ACES Jeddah and ACES Khobar have completed the marine (offshore) geotechnical investigation for the Reverse Osmosis Plant in Shoaiba, Saudi Arabia.
The Shoaiba power and desalination plant is an oil-fired Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT) power and desalination complex on the coast of the Red Sea, about 120 kilometers South of Jeddah.
It is considered one of the world's largest fossil fuel power plants, and the world's third largest integrated water and power plant.
ACES scope of work included drilling six boreholes to a depth of 10m below seabed, conducting extensive laboratory testing including sieve analysis, classification, Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) and direct shear, as well as detailed environmental testing of the soil and water samples.
The project utilised the marine jack up pontoons and rotary drill rigs available in the ACES Saudi Arabia fleet.
The main contractor for the project, which was commissioned for the Saline water Compression Corporation (SWCC), is Fisia Abeima
ACES has been involved in a number of major projects in Saudi Arabia, including the Riyadh Metro, Kingdom Tower, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University, Jeddah Metro, Saudi Land Bridge Railway, King Abdullah Financial District, and the King Fahd Causway Island.