Bahri Marine

About Water Desalination

Bahri has expanded its business into new sectors through a 20-year agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) to establish three floating desalination barges capable of processing 150,000 cubic meters of seawater per day using cutting-edge treatment processes. The barges utilize industry-leading innovations including reverse osmosis treatment, remineralization, and integrated ultrafiltration, and will contribute to supplying high-quality potable water for use across the Kingdom.


Bahri joined forces with Metito in a spirit of partnership to execute the floating desalination project as Engineering, Design, and Construction (EPC) contractor. Metito is a global player in water and alternative energy management solutions, with vast experience in seawater desalination projects.


As the lead contractor and enabler for the project, Metito will utilize state-of-the-art technologies and spare no effort to build a platform that will enable Bahri to deliver exceptional value to SWCC and support the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.

Our Impact

Through our long-term partnership with SWCC, we will drive economic growth and development in the Kingdom while fulfilling a fundamental need for the people of Saudi Arabia.


Contributing to a Vision

Across our operations and throughout our value chain, we are focused on building indigenous capabilities and capacity, in line with the directives of Saudi Vision 2030.


Long-term Commitment

We will provide a trusted and consistent source of desalinated water to serve the needs of the businesses and people of Saudi Arabia, with an initial production timeline of 20 years.

Our Desalination Platforms

Our platforms provide an effective, efficient and secure solution for sustainable growth and diversification in the desalination sector.


Geographic Flexibility

Based on a modular design, our platforms can be quickly and easily deployed to other locations when needed.


Environmental Responsibility

Our platforms are designed to minimize potential environmental impact on the coastal area and preserve diversification of the shallow sea ecosystem.


Innovative Design

Our platforms are based on specially adapted barges, which are over 123.3 m long and 36.6 m wide.

Why Bahri Desalination?


High Production Capacity

Each floating platform has a capacity of 50,000 m3 per day of desalinated drinking water for the next 20 years.


State-of-the-Art Technology

Our desalination platforms apply industry-leading design and advanced reverse osmosis technologies to ensure efficient and reliable production of high-quality drinking water.


Industry-leading Fleet

With a fleet of 93 vessels, Bahri is one of the world’s largest owners and operators of Very Large Crude-oil Carriers (VLCCs), as well as one of the largest owner and operator of chemical tankers in the Middle East.


Bold Purpose

Bahri is blazing a trail in the global maritime industry by bringing together deep expertise, broad scale and cutting-edge technologies to deliver integrated, end-to-end solutions by sea, land and air.


Long Term VLCC Market Player

Long term VLCC market player with fundamental focus on strategic long-term alliances with major global Charterers, generating sustainable value addition to both Charterer and Owner

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Bahri Marine

Saudi Arabia - Riyadh

Olaya Towers (B), Floor 12-15
P.O. Box:Riyadh 12213–8022, Saudi Arabia


+966 11 4778036