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“Marafiq”

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FAQ 1. What are the technical details of the plant? 2. What are the estimated revenues? 3. How are we going to be paid? 4. Duration of the construction phase? 5. Completion of the plant? 6. Duration of the operation contract? 7. Does Veolia fund any part of the investments? 8. Who were the competitors? 9. What made Veolia stand out? 10. What are the environmentally friendly technologies that will be implemented on the desalination plant? 11. What details can you provide on the presence of Sidem in Saudi Arabia and in the Middle East? 12. What details can you provide on the presence of Veolia Water in the Kingdom and in the Middle East? 13. Can you briefly outline the region’s water challenges? 14. Who is Sadara?

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FAQ 1. What are the technical details of the plant? The plant is a desalination facility which will transform sea water from the Arabian Gulf into highquality industrial water to be used mainly by Sadara as make-up water for a cooling tower. The plant uses reverse osmosis membrane technology and follows three main treatment steps: 1. Pretreatment with dissolved air flotation (DAF) and ultrafiltration (UF) 2. Second-pass reverse osmosis 3. Demineralization (addition of lime and CO2) Finally, Veolia will build a 24h storage reservoir on site. Specificities: Very strong pretreatment to face the water quality risk: — high-rate DAF- SPIDFLOW® (a Veolia patent) which already demonstrated its reliability during the recent algae bloom event in one of our plants in the United Arab Emirates. — UF. Second-pass reverse osmosis membrane technology: full second-pass regime will be used on this project to meet the very stringent quality standards for the industrial water.

2. What are the estimated revenues? Revenues of the Lump Sum Turnkey contract: US$310 million Revenues of the operation and maintenance (O&M) contract: — Fixed part: US$7.9 million/year — Variable part: US$1.3 million/year

3. How are we going to be paid? Part of the payment will be fixed and another part variable. The variable part depends on the production of the petrochemical complex and its activity. Marafiq is contractually committed to buy our production during the operation contract.

4. Duration of the construction phase? The plant will be built in three phases: — Phase 1: (production of 2,000m3 per hour): 18 months — Phase 2: (production of 4,000m3 per hour): 18+4 months — Phase 3: (production of 4,000m3 per hour): 18+4 months

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FAQ 5. Completion of the plant?

The plant will be operational from the end of June 2015.

6. Duration of the operation contract? The contract duration is for an initial 10-year period, with an extension option for an additional 20 years.

7. Does Veolia fund any part of the investments? No. Marafiq is the only owner of the plant.

8. Who were the competitors? Few competitors were able to meet the challenges of this project (especially the extremely short delivery time). So there were only two bidders, Veolia and a French-Japanese consortium.

9. What made Veolia stand out? — Competitive pricing. — Technical and contractual compliance with the tender documents. — Quality of the proposal. — Performance guarantees, especially the power consumption guarantee. — Our extensive experience in the Middle East both in construction and in operation of the SWRO plant. — S idem major reference with Marafiq (MED plant on the IWPP in Jubail).

10. What are the environmentally friendly technologies that will be implemented on the desalination plant? One of the main environmental impacts of a Seawater Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) plant is the intensive power consumption. Technologies and equipment have been selected for their performance, which allow us to guarantee to Marafiq a low power consumption. Variable speed drive and an energy recovery device are the main tools for reducing energy consumption. Our O&M expertise will allow us to operate in such a way to reduce power consumption.

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FAQ 11. What details can you provide on the presence of Sidem in Saudi Arabia and in the Middle East? Sidem has been present since 1979 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It built its first desalination plant in 1979 fro the City of Al Khobar. In 2010, it won the contract for the conception and construction of the first desalination plant in the industrial city of Jubail, using multiple effect distillation technology for greater energy efficiency.

12. What details can you provide on the presence of Veolia Water in the Kingdom and in the Middle East? Veolia Water has significantly expanded its presence as a water services operator in the Middle East since 2006. In the Emirate of Ajman, it won the first wastewater services delegated management contract in the Gulf States for sewerage system management in February 2006. In the Sultanate of Oman, it won a performance-based contract in Muscat with the state-owned company, Haya Water, in June 2006, and a construction and operations contract in the city of Sur for a seawater desalination plant using reverse osmosis, in January 2007. In the Emirate of Fujairah, UAE, it was awarded the Qidfa plant operation contract in December 2007. Lastly, in Saudi Arabia, Veolia Water won the largest performance contract in the region, awarded by the National Water Company, for the delegated management of wastewater services and the distribution services of drinking water in Riyadh (population of 4.5 million), the kingdom’s capital. Veolia Water is present in many other Middle Eastern countries via its subsidiary contracts won by Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS). It provides services, expertise and its unique technology portfolio to public authorities and industry in the region to manage issues related to water stress.

13. Can you briefly outline the region’s water challenges? The Gulf area suffers from water scarcity, whereas oil is abundantly available. In the 1970s, the government established a Royal Commission to develop the two industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu. The objective was to diversify the national economy and reduce the Kingdom’s reliance on its oil revenue by providing the requisite infrastructure and facilities for the establishment of primary, secondary and support industries. This is why today the water needs are more and more crucial in these two industrial cities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

14. Who is Sadara? Saudi Aramco, a leading global energy supplier, and the Dow Chemical Company, a leading global science and technology company, have formed a joint venture, Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), which will construct, own and operate a world-scale integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City II, in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Once completed, the Sadara complex will represent the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase. Sadara and the adjoining PlasChem Park will establish a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added performance products destined for the emerging markets of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. www.veolia-newsroom.com

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