ACWA Power, a Saudi developer, investor, and operator of desalinated water, power generation, and green hydrogen plants worldwide, announced that the company’s Rabigh 3 Independent Water Plant (IWP) in Saudi Arabia, has been recognised as the “world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination facility” by the Guinness World Records™, the ultimate global authority on record-breaking achievements.
Rabigh 3 IWP has the capacity of producing 600,000 cubic metres of desalinated water per day and can fulfil the water demand of nearly one million households in Makkah Al Mukarramah and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia’s western region.
The record comes after an independent Records Management Team at the Guinness World Records™ verified the evidence over three weeks.
ACWA Power is a global pioneer in applying reverse osmosis technology toward utility-scale desalination projects. The company commenced its journey with the Shuaibah Expansion IWP launched in the fourth quarter of 2009, supplying 150,000 cubic metres of water per day. This facility was the first project of its kind at the time to deploy reverse osmosis technology with a production capacity at this scale. ACWA Power then commissioned Shuqaiq IWP in the second quarter of 2011 with a production capacity of 212,000 cubic meters per day, which was another testament to the effectiveness of reverse osmosis technology. Since then, ACWA Power has continued to harness reverse osmosis technology and developed its capabilities to maximise production capacities, resulting in the development of the 600,000 cubic metres per day Rabigh 3 IWP.