Yokogawa Electric International received an order from Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation (SIPSC) to supply the monitoring system for a water distribution pipeline that the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is building in Saudi Arabia between the cities of Yanbu and Medina.

Yanbu is a Red Sea port and a center of industry in Al Madinah province, and Medina is the capital city with a population of 1.1 million.

When completed, the new water distribution pipeline will stretch 610 km from a seawater desalination plant in Yanbu to the city of Medina and its surrounding districts, and it will be capable of supplying 709,000 m3 of potable water per day.

This order includes the FAST/TOOLS SCADA software and the STARDOM network-based control system for monitoring the pipeline, the PRM integrated device management software package for instrumentation monitoring and online diagnosis, pipeline leakage detection systems, and a telecommunications system.

These products will be delivered by July 2014, and the new pipeline is expected to become operational the following month.