JEDDAH — The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has launched the first desalination plant using solar and wind energy in Saudi Arabia as part of efforts to preserve the natural environment for sustainable development by reducing carbon emissions.
The project also aims to support the Saudi tourism sector which focuses on diversity and development in the line with the Kingdom’s vision seeks 2030.
The chief administrator and spokesman of TRSDC, Ahmed Ghazi Darwish said the pioneering project was launched in cooperation with Source Global, a company that specializes in water desalination.
The launch coincides with the boom the Saudi tourism sector is witnessing and the project will cover the tourists’ demand for the distinctive Red Sea destination through various means, he added.
According to the spokesman, the solar-powered desalination plant is the largest of its kind in the world, with a production capacity of 2 million 330 milliliter water bottles per year. The…