Saudi Arabia

Jubail Desalination Phase 2, Saudi Arabia

complex temporary works designs were key for the new intake structure

ByrneLooby were responsible for the project management and the civil, structural and geotechnical design for the Phase 2 extension of this major desalination facility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

This sea water reverse osmosis plant is designed to extract 20,000m
3 of filtered water per day via an intake structure from beach wells.

Involved at an early stage, we managed and interpreted the ground investigation to appraise the viability of installing beach wells at the location giving special consideration to the longer term development of the area.

Our role also involved the design of temporary works and construction sequencing for the sea water intake structure which was especially challenging owing to its close proximity to an existing intake structure which serves the city.    

As the programme progressed, we were further engaged by our client for the civil and structural design of all buildings on site as well as the associated design of drainage channels and pipe support systems.   

Scope of Project

  • PMC consultant with responsibility for design of the new extension to this SWRO facility.
  • Involved early feasibility assessment of installing beach wells for use by the plant.
  • Design of the new building to house new plant including all UG services and gantry crane unit for maintenance of the HP pumps and motors.
  • Development of the of the control system software, preparation of FDS, software design, FAT and SAT.
  • Provided the complex temporary works designs for the new intake structure which was in close proximity to an existing structure.


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