The longest water transmission line in the world .. Saudi Arabia penetrates the mountains to fulfill the dream



Al Ain News
A tunnel drilling machine finished deep in the Sarawat Mountains in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is the most rugged mountains, and hosts the longest water transmission line in the world, with a length of 12.5 km, with a record speed of 60.3 meters per day, to transport desalinated water to the cities of Taif and Al-Baha.

According to a press release issued today, Thursday, by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, the drilling was completed ahead of schedule after doubling efforts and continuing to work around the clock with high efficiency and quality, despite the difficult terrain and the repercussions of the Corona pandemic.

The giant drilling machine used in the project, whose length is 160 meters, is one of the fastest tunnel boring machines of its kind. This tunnel, which houses the longest water transmission line in the world, extends 8.4 meters in diameter, from the bottom of Jabal Al-Kar to the Ring Road in Taif.

In a related context, the Governor of the Saline Water Desalination Corporation in Saudi Arabia, Engineer Abdullah bin Ibrahim al-Abd al-Karim, inspected what has been accomplished in the pumping stations and the Arafat-Taif water transport system project, which is being implemented by the corporation, which comes in the context of its development plans to enhance water security and meet the need In the country, and achieving the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.

The Governor of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation was briefed on the details of what has been accomplished in the stages of the project, which aims to transfer desalinated water from the Foundation’s tanks located in Arafat to the strategic tanks in Taif, to cover the needs of the governorate and its southern villages, up to the Al-Baha region.

He inspected the workflow of the strategic storage project in Taif Governorate, which includes 9 tanks with a capacity of 1,530 million cubic meters of desalinated water for all tanks, in addition to the pumping station of the Taif / Turbah / Rania / Al-Kharma water transmission system project.

The corporation has worked with its contractors for the entire system of transmission, pumping and storage lines to finish their work before the contractual date, in order for the corporation to accelerate the increase in supply to Taif Governorate, reaching Al-Baha in the third quarter of 2021.

The governor praised the efforts of all workers in the various projects, as well as the high capabilities of the institution and its qualified national competencies, and their ability to continue projects despite the challenges they faced recently.

They stressed that more efforts should be made to achieve the aspirations of the wise leadership, and to complete projects to meet the need and keep pace with comprehensive development, pointing out that these challenges demonstrated the high capabilities of “desalination” as a pioneering industrial entity, and the capabilities of its national competencies that work with full capacity and responsibility.


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