Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is a Saudi Government Corporation responsible for the desalination of seawater producing and supplying various regions in the Kingdom with desalinated water.
The corporation aims at consolidating the natural water resource in various regions and cities of the Kingdom where there are severe freshwater shortages, through the process of desalination. SWCC is considered one of the largest water desalination companies in the world producing more than 1800 Million Cubic meter a year (2018), which is almost 20% of all the desalinated water produced in the world.
One of the main strategic goals for the implementation of these plans is to build a number of desalination plants, along with support facilities in regions suffering from shortages of fresh water supplies, based on the outcomes of technical feasibility studies.
SWCC is driving a big part of the kingdom localization program. Therefore, SWCC Local Content Team along with representatives from Project, Prequalification and Maintenance departments have made two visits to AVK Saudi factories in Jeddah in the process for qualifying AVK Saudi as preferred local supplier of valves and hydrants.
During the visit, SWCC representatives went on a tour in both AVK Saudi factories, where they have seen the processes of manufacturing a local high-quality valves and hydrant passing by check points where every single product must be tested before leaving the factory. SWCC representatives were glad to see how AVK Saudi has managed the localization journey by transferring modern technologies of manufacturing valves from AVK companies around the world and bringing it to Saudi Arabia to be produced by Saudi hands. The visit output was fruitful and promising for both SWCC and AVK Saudi indicating a higher degree of cooperation in the future.
AVK Saudi is honored by SWCC visit and the level of satisfaction that the visitors left with. We are looking for a stronger partnership where we can enhance the localization of the valves industry with high quality products and services.