Hyperion Simulation to supply the Reverse Osmosis OTS for the SWCC Training Center, in Saudi Arabia

Nicosia, Cyprus Hyperion Systems Engineering (Hyperion), the leading independent solutions provider to the global process industries, announces that it will supply a generic Operator Training Simulator System (OTS) and the civil works of the OTS room for the Reverse Osmosis (RO) Project, at the Training Center of Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), in Saudi Arabia.

Hyperion Simulation will be the main supplier of the OTS system, and responsible for the functionality and handover of the complete system. Hyperion will also manage a sub-contractor, conducting the civil works portion of the project. To obtain more information on this and other Hyperion OTS projects, please visit: www.hyperionsystems.net/ots.


Hyperion Simulation’s responsibilities on the project will include:

  • Development of the dynamic process models for the Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant, using DYNSIM™ dynamic simulation software.
  • Emulation of operator station (emulated DCS screens)
  • Emulation of the DCS controls
  • Emulation of the Safety System
  • Integration of the process models with the emulated Safety System and emulated DCS
  • Development of the Instructor Station
  • Hardware and software procurements
  • Installation and commissioning at SWCC Training Center
  • Provision of appropriate training and documentation (manuals and specifications)
  • Management of the subcontractor who will perform the civil works for the Reverse Osmosis OTS room of SWCC’s Training Center.

Mr. Fahad Al-Minqash, Training Administration Manager of SWCC Training Center stated, “The Reverse Osmosis OTS for our training center is an important project for us. We have many scheduled training courses on RO and we wish to enrich our theoretical training with a simulator for the process, allowing for hands-on training using the simulator. By selecting an experienced company like Hyperion, we trust that we will have a successful project delivery, in line with our expectations and requirements.”

Mr. Dean R. Jones, Executive Vice President of Hyperion Simulation stated, “We are really pleased by the fact that SWCC has selected Hyperion Simulation for the provision of the RO OTS for its Training Center. Hyperion has vast experience of working on Operator Training Simulator projects with a range of different chemical processes and DCS suppliers. With its experience Hyperion can develop and deliver this generic OTS system, capable to sharpen the understanding of control room operators, operating supervisors, and other plant operators. The use of the simulator, will allow the trainees to gain operating experience, confidence, and accuracy in normal and abnormal plant operations.”

About Hyperion

Hyperion Systems Engineering is a globally operating, independent provider of consulting & advisory services, systems engineering solutions and professional implementation services and support to process manufacturers. With 20 years of experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemicals, Chemical, Power, Water and Metals industries, Hyperion helps its customers reduce operating and supply chain costs, improve safety and increase their overall profitability, always cognisant of environmental impact.

Employing a workforce of top engineers, consultants and project managers distributed across several locations, Hyperion operates world-wide delivering systems engineering solutions in areas such as Process Modeling and Optimisation, Operator Training Simulators, Basic and Advanced Process Control, Manufacturing Execution Systems, Data Validation and Reconciliation, Laboratory Information Systems, Plant Performance Management and Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Scheduling.

Hyperion’s professional advisory and consulting services range from Strategic Opportunity Assessment, Technology Readiness and Front End Engineering Design studies, Project Management Consulting and Program Management, to knowledge transfer assurance, technology review, training and education.

Hyperion Systems Engineering Ltd. is a company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus and is the holding company of the Hyperion Systems Engineering group with registered subsidiaries in Greece, China, Russian Federation, Singapore, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Bahrain, India, United Kingdom and the United States.  The company is also certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard, is reviewed by TRACE International and is accredited with the Investors in People Standard.

About Saline Water Conversion Corporation


Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is a Saudi government corporation, responsible for desalinating sea water, in order to augment the supply of potable water to coastal and inland cities in the Kingdom. SWCC is also the second largest electric power producer in the Kingdom.

SWCC also has a research department and a training center.

SWCC started its works by constructing single purpose plants (to produce potable water only) and later dual purpose plants (to produce water and power). Within its activities, SWCC gained tremendous achievements in the field of sea water desalination. It satisfies a high percentage of Saudi nationals and expatriates requirements of drinking water in the main cities, through 30 plants, producing 3.5 million m3 of water daily, and about 5000 MW of electricity. The main technologies used to produce desalinated water in SWCC plants are:

  • Multistage Flash (MSF).
  • Reverse Osmosis (RO).

For more information, see SWCC online at www.swcc.gov.sa