Desalination Barges

WETICO designed and built the World’s first barge mounted desalination plants. The plants were developed by a consortium of ACWA Power and RAKA to ease the water shortage in the Western Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

WETICO was awarded the contract to design and build the two 25,000 m3/day barge desalination plants in 2007 including two-year operation and maintenance. The plant was handed over to the customer in October 2010.

The overall design took into consideration variables such as raw water characteristics, product water requirements, barge balance issues, area constraints, power supply restrictions and environmental impact.


Treatment System

Pre-filtration, micro filtration, reverse osmosis,

chemical treatment, re-mineralization


2 x 25,000.00 m3/day


Design, procurement, fabrication, installation, commissioning, and start-up.

Riyadh Head Office

Al-Khobar Office​

Jeddah Office

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