Uniti, an industrial titanium joint venture between Allegheny Technologies and Verkhnaya Salda Metallurgical Production Association, has secured a contract from Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction of Korea to supply titanium for a seawater desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.

The contract requires Uniti to supply between 5.5 million and 6.0 million pounds of commercially pure (CP) titanium strip that will be used to produce titanium tubing for the project, to be built by Doosan in Ras Az Zawr of Saudi Arabia under a contract with Saline Water Conversion.

Shipments for this seawater desalination project, which will have the capacity to produce sufficient potable water to meet the daily needs of 3.5 million people, are planned to be spread evenly throughout 2011.