According with a new report issued by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), Saudi Arabia continues to lead the race for installed desalination capacity. The country accounts for 18% of world’s desalinated water. A total of 1.3 billion cubic metres of water is generated annually from desalination in Saudi Arabia, with 55% of plants located on the east coast and remainder on the west coast. Oman has seen substantial activity in recent months with contracts up for grabs as the country increases its desalinated water to 1.3 million m3/day by 2020. Efforts are currently underway in Saudi Arabia to develop a 60,000 m3/day solar powered desalination plant in al Khafji City.