The desalination evaporator manufactured by Doosan Vina in Vietnam
Korean-owned Doosan Heavy Industries Vietnam (Doosan Vina) has exported its first desalination evaporator from its plant in the central province of Quang Ngai.
The evaporator, more than 7.5 meters tall and weighing almost 3,500 tons, was sent to Saudi Arabia on January 7, a report on the province's portal said.
It is a part of a US$1.28 billion deal signed between Korea-based Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Doosan Vina's parent firm, and the Saudi Arabian government in January 2011.
Ras Al Khair in Saudi Arabia, where the world's largest desalination plant is being built, will have eight desalination evaporators with a total capacity of around 728 million liters of water per day, estimated to provide clean water for daily use of more than 30 million people.
Doosan Vina will make three of them, each costing around $16 million, shipping the remaining two also this quarter.
The company hopes to achieve sales of around $300 million this year, nearly 80 percent up from 2012.
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