Saudi Arabia possess world's biggest strategic drinking water reservoir

Filed on March 1, 2015

The implementation will be done in three phases.

Jeddah: Saudi Arabia has set the global Guinness record for Strategic Water Storage project in Breiman area in Jeddah, which is being developed by the National Water Company (NCW), as the world's largest drinking water reservoir.

The Saudi Press Agency quoted the NWC as saying that "this achievement includes the implementation 11 cylindrical tanks with a capacity of 188,000 cubic metres for each tank in the first phase. This will bring the full capacity of the first phase to two million cubic metres at a cost of 740 million Saudi riyals."

Regarding the awarding of second and third phases of the Strategic Water Storage Project in Jeddah, the company said it has awarded the two phases, adding that the second phase will be implemented in the Breiman area, and the third phase will be implemented in the Faisaliah Jeddah area.

It noted that the total future capacity would reach up to two million cubic metres at a cost of 824 million Saudi riyals for the second and third phases.

The strategic water storage projects in Jeddah are the first projects of their kind amid growing water demand.

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