Desalination Plant








23,500 ton/day x 20 units = total 470,000 ton/day
MSF Desalination plant
(1983 Saline Water Conversion Corp. Al Jubail, Phase II Saudi Arabia)

Product Outline

Sasakura is the world’s leading manufacturer of desalination plant. An independent survey published in 2004 shows that more than 10% of the total installed capacity of thermal and membrane plants in the world has been supplied by Sasakura and its licencees. The Sasakura experience covers so many desalination processes in every possible application : land based municipal plants, packaged plants for construction and hotel use, marine and offshore units, plants for making boiler feed and process water, dual-purpose combinations with electricity generation, miniature watermakers for fishing vessels and hundreds of other applications.

Through more than 40 years of activity in the field of desalination, Sasakura has gained experience both as main contractor and as a joint venture partner for dozens of multi-million dollar turnkey projects around the world. The arrangements have sometimes included occasional long-term operation of the plants themselves. Nothing is too big or too small for Sasakura to tackle.

Furthermore, due to the technological know-how developed over the years, Sasakura has accumulated a vast experience enabling diagnostics to be performed on older desalination plants and has restored full recovery of performance to various plants throughout the world.

Multi-Stage Flash Desalination Plant (MSF)

23,000 ton/day x 6 units = total 138,000 ton/day MSF Desalination plant (1983 Saline Water Conversion Corp. Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia)
Product Outline

The Multi-Stage Flash-type plant is the most common type of desalination plant .
It is used particularly for large scale applications that are combined with power generation.
Sasakura is proud to be the leading supplier of this type of plant.

Reheat Seawater Desalination Plant (RH)

6,819 ton/day x 5 units = total 34,099 ton/day Reheat Desalination Plant (1999 Ministry of Electricity & Water/ ETA . Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Fujairah , U.A.E.)
Product Outline

Sasakura’s RH is the most perfect process amongst sea water desalination plants because it achieves the high GOR by “re- heating” the vapour produced in the lower temperature chamber using a thermo compressor and realizes the lowest electric power consumption.
Furthermore, it operates with low temperature – less than 70 °C – thus preventing scaling formation.

Vacuum Vapour Compression Distiller (VVC)

206 ton/day x 7 units = total 1,442 ton/day Vacuum Vapour Compression Distiller (1986 Ras Al Khaimah Co, for White Cement. Ras Al Khaimah, U.A.E.)
Product Outline

The equipped blower contributes to increase the temperature of the vapour produced and can serve the heating medium of the seawater evaporation. In this way, most of the heat is effectively recycled in the continuous evaporation/condensation process.

Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant (RO)

46,000 ton/day 1984 and 14,400 ton/day,2006(Expansion) RO Desalination plant (Ministry of Electricity a Water. Ras Abu Jarjur, Bahrain )
Product Outline

Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plants produce fresh water by utilizing semi-permeable membranes which effectively resist the passage of dissolved salts. From the energy saving point of view, this type of desalination is the best.


Rehabilitation Work

Jeddah Phase IV, Rehabilitation Work. (2007, Saline Water Conversion Corp Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

Based on the Sasakura’s long term accumulation of the professional technology in the field of desalination plants, sasakura’s rehabilitaiton covers the plants supplied by the other manufacturers too.

Amazing cost performance less than 1/3 budget against new installation only SASAKURA GROUP established the know-how of MSF Rehabilitation.

  Existing Plant Rehabilitating Existing Plant New Plant
Capital Cost Y 33 ~ 50% of Y ±or = Y
Construction Period Z <Z ±or = Z
Plant Life 20 years +15 years 20 years

Our experience for Desalination plant Rehabilitation

Project Name Capacity Unit Unit Location 1st Ope. Year of Rehab
Sitra I (1st) 22,700T/D 1 MSF BAHRAIN 1976 1987 
Sitra I (2nd) 22,700T/D 1 MSF BAHRAIN 1976 2001 
BAPCO 3,400T/D 2 MSF BAHRAIN 1973 1996 
JEDDAH 4 227,100T/D 10 MSF SAUDI ARABIA 1980 2005-

Starting with its successful completion of Rehabilitation works for Sitra phase I desalination plant, We have verified that our rehabilitation work is very much feasible for extension of plant life. We have developed into a leading rehabilitation company in the Middle East.

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