Almar Water Solutions, through its parent company Abdul Latif Jameel, has been pre-qualified for a wastewater treatment plant in West Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The project will have a treatment capacity of 300,000 cubic meters per day and will be developed under a public-private participation (PPP) scheme.
Saudi Arabia’s national water and electricity company (WEC) has pre-qualified nine groups to take part in the upcoming tendering process for the West Dammam plant. Almar Water Solutions is one of those groups and will participate along with the companies FCC Aqualia and Nesma. The project will be developed within the framework of a 25-year agreement for wastewater treatment, with the sewer network provided by the National Water Company (NWC).
Dammam, located in the Persian Gulf, is the capital city of Saudi Arabia’s eastern province and is the country’s sixth largest city in terms of population. Dammam has a warm desert climate and precipitation is generally scarce. Both the population growth and dry climate make it necessary to develop water infrastructure to supply drinking water and to treat the wastewater in the area.
In addition to this new project, Almar Water Solutions is currently pre-qualified for three desalination projects in different parts of the world. The first, for a desalination plant with a capacity of 600,000 m3/day, also in Saudi Arabia, in the Rabigh zone to the north of Jeddah. The second in Mombasa, Kenya, with an estimated total capacity of 100,000 m3/day for the North Mainland zone. And the third is a project that will be located in the United Arab Emirates, with a capacity of 205,000 m3/day, through the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA).
Almar Water Solutions is strongly committed to the water shortage problems that the planet is experiencing, especially in the Middle East, and this pre-qualification makes two so far this year in Saudi Arabia.