KSB Aktiengesellschaft will supply a total of 14 pumps for use in the “Shuweihat S1” seawater desalination plant in Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates, with pump sets coming from the factories in Frankenthal (Halle, Germany) and Châteauroux, France. According to its future operator, “Shuweihat S1” will be the largest privately owned water and power producing plant in Abu Dhabi. Initial investment costs are well above EUR 1.5 billion. After completion in August 2004, the plant will produce 454,000 cubic metres of water each day. The supply of drinking water is emerging as a first-priority task for countries in the Gulf Region, where the demand for water is expected to increase by 30% over the next three years.
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