The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia has become one of the most important and influential campuses in the world. The 36 square kilometre campus is located in Thuwal, near Jeddah. It is a private research university with its own desalination plant to supply the campus.
Although this desalination plant, with a production capacity of 50,000 m3/day, already has a rejection line, the aim of the project is to install a new one to be used in case of emergency and thus provide the plant with maximum safety.
Nesma Partner, the main contractor for the project, through SGP, has entrusted Savener with the development of the engineering given its vast experience in this type of technological and logistical challenges as well as in desalination projects in locations where climatic conditions are extreme.
The line in question will be one and a half kilometres long. As it is a buried line of great length and diameter, it is important to carry out, within the different analyses, a study of the transient behaviour inside the pipe to see the stresses generated by this effect.
The first phase of the project, consisting of stress, hydraulic and transient calculations, is about to be completed. In a second phase, the electrical and control design will be carried out, so it is expected that, in a month, and after some meetings with the end customer, the project will be completed.
With this design, Savener not only pursues solutions under demanding criteria of optimisation, maximum efficiency and durability, but also manages to adapt as much as possible to the requirements of the different actors involved, carrying out a magnificent management and coordination of the entire team involved.