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ACES Jeddah and Khobar Jointly Complete the Marine Geotechnical Investigation for the Reverse Osmosis Plant in Shoaiba

Date: 
15 May 2018

ACES Jeddah and ACES Khobar successfully completed the marine (offshore) geotechnical investigation for the Reverse Osmosis Plant in Shoaiba, Saudi Arabia.

The Shoaiba power and desalination plant is an oil-fired Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT) power and desalination complex on the coast of the Red Sea, about 120 kilometers South of Jeddah. It is considered one of the world's largest fossil fuel power plants, and the world's third largest integrated water and power plant.

ACES scope of work included drilling six boreholes to a depth of 10m below seabed, conducting extensive laboratory testing including sieve analysis, classification, Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) and direct shear, as well as detailed environmental testing of the soil and water samples. The project utilized the marine jack up pontoons and rotary drill rigs available in the ACES Saudi Arabia fleet.

The main contractor was Fisia Abeima LLC. and the owner was Saline water Compression Corporation SWCC (SWCC).

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