Flowserve Corp is to supply the main pumps for two large seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plants: Taweelah in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Rabigh-3 in Saudi Arabia.

The US company will provide more than 135 pumps, including key products such as high pressure (HP) pumps, HP and ERD boosters and second pass HP pumps to the Taweela and Rabigh-3 projects.

When completed, the Taweelah plant, located just outside Abu Dhabi, will be the largest SWRO project in the world and have the capacity to process 909 200 m3 of water per day (m3/day).

The new Rabigh-3 facility will serve the Jeddah and Mecca areas in Saudi Arabia and will have an initial capacity of 600 000 m3/day.