Was established by royal Decree No. M/43 dated 11/7/1428H
Shuaibah Independent Water & Power Project (IWPP) is the first IWPP in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Shuaibah Water & Electricity Company (SWEC) was established by royal Decree No. M/43 dated 11/7/1428H, a close joint-stock company responsible for the construction, commissioning and operation of 900MW of power and 880,000m3/day of desalinated water.
Shuaibah IWPP is the first plant in the KSA utilising the Flue Gas Desulphurization (FGD) technology along with low NOx burner and Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) in ensuring full compliance to the World Bank emission requirement.
Together (SWEC and SEPCO), are the largest desalination plant in the world, with capacity of 1,030,000 m3/day water production.
Shuaibah Expansion Project Company (SEPCO) is an expansion project to produce 150,000m3/day using Reverse Osmosis (RO) technology to meet the high water demand in the Holy City of Makkah, Jeddah, Taif and Al-Baha.