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Saudi Desal Capacity Continues to Rise

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Saudi Arabia remains the largest supplier of desalinated water in the world producing 18 percent of the total global output. SWCC's 27 plants on the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf produced 855.9 million cubic meters of water and 15.6 million megawatt/hour in 2012, registering a 6.3 percent increase in production compared to 2011. Plants along the Arabian Gulf supplied 487.6 million cm or 55 percent o