The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) in Jubail, an entity under the authority of the Ministry of Saudi Arabia, is in charge of operating the country’s 30 publicly-owned desalination plants  that produce more than three million cubic meters a day of potable water.

These plants provide more than 70 percent of the water used in cities, as well as a sizeable portion of the needs of industry. They are also a major source of electric power generation.

Statistics show that Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest producer of desalinated water representing 30% of global production.   SWCC with a more than SR 60 billion investment ,  accounts for 18 percent of total global output and 41 percent of the total production of GCC states.