WEG manufactures motors and inverters to equip the largest seawater desalination plant on the planet, with the capacity to produce 600,000 m3 of water per day and supply approximately three million people

Flavia Marinho
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05-05-2022 11:04:00
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Plant equipped with WEG motors and inverters, was honored and recognized by Guinness World Records as “the largest reverse osmosis desalination plant in the world”.

Increasingly, the international water market needs structure and innovation to meet global needs. WEG, iinformed on April 26, which opened on March 31, in Saudi Arabia, the largest seawater desalination plant in the world, Rabigh 3, in which the Brazilian multinational participated as a supplier of motors and frequency inverters.

The success of the project was honored and recognized by Guinness World Records as “the largest reverse osmosis desalination facility in the world”.

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Watch the video below and get to know Rabigh 3, the largest seawater desalination plant on the planet

With an exclusive structure to serve large engineering companies, WEG was part of this great international project as a supplier of motors and frequency inverters for the main processes of the water production chain, ranging from capture, pre-treatment and osmosis process. reverse, until post-treatment.

Brazilian multinational leader in turbine manufacturing, equipped the largest desalination plant on the planet, with 69 electric motors and 50 frequency inverters

In all, there are 69 electric motors and 50 medium voltage frequency inverters supplied through companies in the field, such as the Abengoa, SIDEM and Sepco III consortium, which is responsible for the engineering, supply, construction and commissioning of the plant.

Rabigh 3 was built on the western shore of the Red Sea and has the capacity to produce 600,000 m3 of water per day and supply approximately three million people. It is also characterized as the greenest power plant in the world due to the lowest electricity consumption during day-to-day operations and also recorded the lowest noise rate.

“This bet by WEG, based on the exclusive service of large engineering companies, guaranteed the company new supplies in the Middle East, and also experience to meet the national demand, which is increasingly intense due to the new regulatory framework for basic sanitation, sanctioned in Brazil”, declared the Brazilian company.

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