Saudi Arabia holds the world’s largest national seawater desalination capacity – unsurprising, given the country’s climate and location – producing potable water in 29 plants, all powered with electricity generated by burning gas and oil from the kingdom’s world-beating hydrocarbon resources.

As with a number of Riyadh’s assets, the kingdom’s energy supremo Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman has his mind set on attracting outside investment as part of his Vision 2030 strategy to broaden the Saudi economy and reduce its high dependence on oil export revenues. (CONTINUED - 1158 WORDS)