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NATIONAL WATER COMPANY

RAISES THE STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE BY SUPPORTING SAUDI VISION 2030 P30

SAUDI ELECTRICITY COMPANY

THE 14TH LARGEST ELECTRICITY UTILITY COMPANY IN THE WORLD P55

WATER & ELECTRICITY LLC

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF PROGRESS AND INNOVATION P65

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NWWC NOW IS YOUR WATER PROJECTS PARTNER!


National Water Works Company is the pioneer

technology in alternative energy with our partners

company in KSA in water pumping sector and always

Franklin electric Germany with their 6-Inch High

provide the market with the latest technologies and

Efficiency Solar System which consisting of a full

equipment in this field, and NWWC was the earliest

stainless, synchronous submersible NEMA motor

company in KSA which put energy efficiency as a

associated with a variable frequency drive and

target for herself and implement it on its Projects

matching output filter have proven their world-class

for private and governmental sector, and In line with

efficiency in over 300 applications to date, saving

kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2030 vision and to impose

up to 20% of electrical energy when compared to

their pioneer Role, NWWC made new agreements

standard synchronous motor systems.

with the leading companies in this Subject starting

NWWC putting their huge experience in cooperation

with General Electric (GE USA) which made vertical

with its pioneer partners to develop the infrastructure

pump motors which can Be considered one of the

in the KSA, and associate in achieving the

Best in the world today in energy efficiency with

governmental goals and enhance the awareness

efficiency can exceed 95%, and ANDRITZ Hydro

of energy efficiency by using alternative resources

Germany with their High pressure Pump HP43 series

of power to protect the non-renewal resources of

with efficiency can reach 93% which considered one

energy and create clean & Healthy Environment.

of the top efficiencies in the industry, and the latest

National Water Works Company P.O. Box 8318, Riyadh 11482 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Tel: +966 11 2088558 | Fax: +966 11 2085584 E:mail: info@nwwc.com.sa | Website: www.nwwc.com.sa


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SUN, WIND ... AND COAL Countries throughout the MENA region need to invest $260 billion over the next five years in order for electricity production to meet rising demand, a recent report by the Arab Petroleum Investment Corp. (APICORP) states. The Dammam-based energy development bank said $152 billion is needed for electricity generation and the rest for transmission and distribution projects. It is projected that 117 gigawatts (GW) of power generation must be added by 2022. It currently stands at 321 GW, but needs to expand by 6.4% on average annually by 2022 to meet growing demand. The nations belonging to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) need to spend $89 billion to add 43 GW over the next five years, according to APICORP estimates. Saudi Arabia is one of the nations leading the way, with an expected investment of $21 billion. APICORP also noted that countries in the region are more and more resorting to clean energy sources, such as solar and nuclear, to produce electricity. And yet Middle Eastern countries are increasingly looking at coal to diversify their fuel mix and to reduce vulnerability to economic or supply shocks. At first, this may seem a surprising strategy. In the United States, for instance, coal is so out of favour that it can’t even be given away. The governor of mining heartland West Virginia is pleading for a $15 per tonne subsidy for burning the state’s coal simply to help get rid of it! So, on the face of it, it is remarkable

that in the Middle East, a region with almost no coal of its own, the demand is on the up. Hassyan, on the coast of Dubai, is an excellent case-in-point. For here, a consortium consisting of Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power and China’s Harbin Electric is building a 2.4 GW coal power plant. What is the thinking behind this? Well, there is no doubt that coal can play an important, although limited, part in the region’s energy mix. Demand is growing dramatically and coal, like it or not, is a viable solution. But there is a caveat: coal’s very real environmental negatives need to be correctly accounted for and, as a matter of urgency, there should be a clear strategy for introducing carbon capture facilities. Coal can look deceptively cheap when compared to cleaner sources of energy, but the region should not slip into a coal future because of getting other parts of energy policy wrong. As a result, it is up to forward-thinking nations such as Saudi Arabia, which has been at the forefront of clean energy research and production, to maintain its pre-eminent position in this vital sector, for coal can only ever be a short-term solution.

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COVER STORY SETE ENERGY SAUDIA FOR INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS LTD LOCAL EXPERTISE, INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

FEATURES IN THIS ISSUE

NATIONAL WATER COMPANY

SAUDI ELECTRICITY COMPANY P55 Saudi Electricity Company has a commitment and vision that requires a meticulously planned and progressive strategy.This has been successfully developed over the past few years, with the company meeting international performance indicators through the nationalisation of modern technologies and the training of Saudi engineers and technicians.

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The National Water Company (NWC), a Saudi joint-stock company fully owned by the government, was established to provide water and wastewater treatment services in accordance with the latest international standards. It specialises in providing the highest quality drinking water, ensuring the presence of water and wastewater connections in all households, preserving natural water resources and the environment, using the Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) with maximum efficiency, and training qualified Saudi employees in accordance with the latest international standards. In 2017, NWC has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment,Water and Agriculture to be appointed the distribution supervisor in the whole kingdom. All of this is done at a satisfactory cost to users, with several key principles supporting the company’s vision, which are known as ‘Strategic Levers’ and include people, digitalization, privatisation, operational excellence, governance and compliance.

ANFAS MEDICAL CARE P61 AMC Hospital will be the first in a series of hospitals and medical cities set to launch across the Kingdom. This stateof-the-art facility will incorporate the very latest medical technologies, which will be in the hands of more than 300 world-class healthcare experts and professionals.The hospital provides 120 beds and is situated right in the heart of Riyadh.

WATER & ELECTRICITY LLC P65 First opening its doors for business in 2003, and celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2018, Water & Electricity Co. LLC (WEC) was established when the Supreme Economic Council passed Resolution 5/23 in order to create a framework for the participation of the private sector in water desalination and power projects, through the ownership of SWCC and SEC.


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PROJECT FOCUS P08 One of NWWC signature projects, Phase 1 had a schedule of completing the primary in just nine months, a huge challenge for any company due to the various types of special pumps and the time required for developing and manufacturing them. Suffice to say that NWWC worked 24/7 in order to succeed in pumping the first part of the phase – 100,000m3 per day.

WORLDWIDE NEWS P10 Network Rail has published a Strategic Business Plan (SBP) to invest more than £2billion in the Anglia route to enable more trains, faster services and better connections in the five years from 2019–2024. The plan also includes measures to maintain the performance, resilience and reliability of the rail network across the region.

REGIONAL NEWS P12 Italian construction services firm, Salini Impregilo, has secured an order worth about USD 1.3 billion to construct villas and associated infrastructure for the Saudi Arabia National Guard. Under the contract, Salini Impregilo will be responsible for housing and urban planning on a large scale with the construction of 6,000 villas in an area of seven million m2 to the east of Riyadh.

LOCAL NEWS P14 In a recent event, King Salman officially launched the construction of an entertainment city located in the south-western region of Riyadh. The project, which is set to become a massive landmark in the country and touted as the Kingdom’s answer to Disneyland, will compromise of an area of 334-square kilometres in Qiddiyah. The Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund and other local and international investors will fund the new city. The Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which was announced by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud in 2016, aims to diversify the economy and lessen the dependence on oil by investing in multiple sectors.

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THE LARGEST PROJECT OF ITS TYPE PHASE 1 OF DEVELOPING SAAD 2 GROUND WATERFIELD, WHICH SUPPLIES RIYADH WITH WATER, INCLUDED THE EXECUTION OF A WATER STATION WITH A CAPACITY OF 400,000M3 DAILY, A PIPELINE 62KM LONG, TWO COLLECTION TANKS WITH A CAPACITY OF 400,000M3, AND A NUMBER OF BUILDINGS AND SERVICE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT.

NATIONAL WATERWORKS COMPANY P.O. BOX 8318 RIYADH 11482 KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA T: +966 11 2088558 E: INFO@NWWC.COM.SA W: WWW.NWWC.COM.SA

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Furthermore, National Water Works Company (NWWC), which carried out the project and stated that its target is to increase water supply to the capital by 14%, is now undertaking Phase 2, which will add a further 350,000 m3 daily. One of NWWC signature projects, Phase 1 had a schedule of completing the primary in just nine months, a huge challenge for any company due to the various types of special pumps and the time required for developing and manufacturing them. Suffice to say that NWWC worked 24/7 in order to succeed in pumping the first part of the phase – 100,000m3 per day – exactly nine months after being awarded the project. From the word go, this was an extremely complex and challenging project, the biggest of its type to date in the history of Saudi Arabia. Due to the metro construction, for instance, water was cut off and NWWC was asked to speed up the project and start pumping within a few days. This the company achieved, pumping 70,000m3 during that period, satisfying all partners and stakeholders. This was enormously challenging – 4160V of power supply is not that easy to pump!

Many similar projects had been completed before, but never to this scale. For NWWC, this was a historic milestone, underlining its capabilities and commitment.

Saving Power is Primary Objective At the present time, Phase 2 is being carried out alongside the operation and maintenance of Phase 1. Things are going very well too, although due to the restructuring of NWWC there is to be a postponement of the final handover, with SWCC talking over the production of water in Saudi Arabia. Ultimately, this project will benefit everyone including NWWC, which is building up a tremendous amount of experience and raising the company’s profile, encouraging it to become more ambitious and play a serious role in the POT water wells project. When you’re running big numbers of pumping units and medium or large size of water projects, the main issue for the BOT is how to reduce the cost of the project. Power saving is a big aim and is applied through ensuring that all equipment offers very high efficiency, consuming less power and therefore reducing the costs.

It is also important to note that privitisation is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of operation for projects throughout the Kingdom, which tie in with the Vision 2030, ensuring that Saudi Arabia continues to move away from its reliance on oil.

Utilising Alternative Energy NWWC operates throughout the length and breadth of Saudi Arabia, with its main headquarters in Riyadh and 10 branches in a variety of diverse locations. The company employees 150 highly skilled and qualified personnel, with around half of them being engineers. NWWC provides totally integrated pumping solutions, dealing with the supply of all equipment and representing 10 international market leaders in the pumping and water equipment manufacturing industry. This has allowed the company to successfully complete in excess of 300 projects over the last 15 years, and at the present time is working on a number of important projects, including those at Al Madina, Al Qassim, and Al Baha.


PROJECT FOCUS - NATIONAL WATER WORKS COMPANY 9 3 Over the next 10 years, NWWC is committed to becoming the undisputed No.1 in Saudi Arabia for water projects, and is set to become a main player with both POT and

PPB business partners. Indeed, the company’s renowned ability to innovate will ensure that it is not only retains but builds upon its pre-eminent position in the marketplace,

underlined by its work on developing an alternative power supply to use in pumping. This, in tandem with its global partners, will allow the world to understand and share the

vision of Saudi Arabia in its quest to utilise alternative energy, which is undoubtedly the future for the Kingdom.

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NETWORK RAIL TO IMPROVE NETWORK IN THE ANGLIA REGION Network Rail has published a Strategic Business Plan (SBP) to invest more than £2 billion n in the Anglia route to enable more trains, faster services and better connections in the five years from 2019–2024. The plan also includes measures to maintain the performance, resilience and reliability of the rail network across the region. The publication of the SBP is a major step in the process to determine funding requirements of Network Rail for the five years to 2024, called Control Period 6 (CP6). The SBP represents the initial view of Network Rail after the publication of governments’ (England, Scotland and Wales) high-level output specifications (HLOS) and statements of funds available (SoFA). The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) will review the plan and make a draft determination of Network Rail’s funding needs in June, and a final determination in the autumn. The proposals aim to deliver additional services while maintaining a safe and efficient railway for the millions of people who rely on it.

The plan includes more than £2 billion for operating, maintaining and renewing the railway during this period. This includes more than £400 million to improve the condition of the track; over £70 million to refurbish the overhead line equipment on the lines out of Fenchurch Street; and key re-signalling projects at Cambridge and Clacton. According to the plan, Network Rail will work with Greater Anglia to help introduce 1,000 new carriages and reduce travel times between London and Colchester, Ipswich and Norwich. In CP6, Network Rail will complete important enhancements, including the Lee Valley Rail Programme, Thameslink, and supporting the introduction of the Elizabeth Line. Network Rail also aims to further improve passenger safety through better inspection techniques and better asset management. Network Rail route managing director for Anglia Meliha Duymaz said: “Investment in rail is critical to powering economic growth with more trains, faster services and better

connections which is a key part of our Railway Upgrade Plan. “This also means greater demand on the network as we address the challenge of

running more services while maintaining performance and reliability, which we know is what is most important to passengers.”

SOLUM SECURES APPROVAL FOR GUILDFORD STATION TRANSFORMATION Solum, a partnership between Network Rail and Kier, has received approval from the Planning Inspectorate to go ahead with a £150 million regeneration scheme to redevelop the area around Guildford station in England. Under the project, the Guildford’s station car park will be transformed into a new Station Quarter. The scheme will deliver a new station building and 438 new homes. It will include 412 car parking spaces for rail users, 536 cycle spaces for station users, 3,427m2 of retail provision, 1,877m2 of new offices, and 456 cycle spaces for the new residents. The Guildford Council had identified the Guildford Station site for mixed-use development to include residential and commercial uses. The £25 million improvements to Guildford Station will include a new station building with a larger, double height ticket hall with a wider gate-line to accommodate more passengers; and a multi-storey car park with improved, safer pedestrian access and reduced average walk time from car to platform.

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The improvements also include separate pick-up and drop-off arrangements; improved taxi rank with shelter and canopies; additional secure station bicycle storage spaces; a station quarter with additional space for shops and restaurants; and new bus replacement arrangements. The scheme is expected to create more than 300 new jobs. Alan Jones from Solum said: “We are very pleased that this exciting brownfield regeneration project has been given the green light. This is a scheme that will transform the area around Guildford Station and provide a new Gateway to the town. “Solum has been working with Guildford Council and the community for seven years. The scheme has undergone significant change through the planning process and we look forward now to working with the council to deliver the scheme.” Network Rail Property managing director David Biggs said: “We at Network Rail are extremely pleased that the planning approval of this fantastic scheme has been achieved. It will deliver significant benefits

to station users and the local community, by releasing land for much needed housing,

attracting new businesses, creating jobs, and providing a significantly improved station.”


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REALITY MODELING COMES OF AGE HELPING TO STREAMLINE BROWNFIELD PROJECTS FOR THE PROCESS INDUSTRY Over 95 percent of projects in the process industry are retrofits or expansions of existing plants that seek to increase capacity, comply with regulations, or introduce new technology to improve performance. Moreover, often the building of a new plant is done on the brownfield site of an existing facility. For all these projects, capturing and modeling the existing context is critical to decision making and both conceptual and detailed engineering design. Bentley’s reality modeling technology is increasingly being leveraged to support these critical workflows. In this year’s submissions for the Be Inspired Awards, there are five excellent examples using reality modeling technology in the process industry, demonstrating how this technology has now become an essential part of any brownfield or greenfield plant design project. UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company, is using reality modeling for its iconic manufacturing plant in Belgium (which was established in 1928) to assess options and communicate ideas to help this complex and established site become carbon neutral by the year 2030. ContextCapture was used to create an engineering-ready 3D model of the entire complex, including all the buildings, production facilities, roads, and parking areas, using both drone and terrestrial photography. This context enabled the engineering team to quickly produce a 3D model to convey ideas and determine options. Point-cloud data from laser scans was then added to the model to enable accurate quantities to be calculated and precise measurements to be given to contractors for the priority work packages. ABS Steel needed to modernise the fume extraction system for its large steel complex in Udine, Italy to meet new regulations. It did not have a survey of the entire site since the complex was the result of a merger of two plants in 1988. ABS Steel awarded the contract to BM Engineering to survey the site. It used laser scanning for inside the plant and photography for outside the plant, creating a combined engineering-ready model in MicroStation using ContextCapture and Bentley Pointools, which was read into AECOsim Building Designer and used to design the new fume extraction system. The model was then used to test the structural integrity of the aging parts of the factory. By using a drone to capture photos of the roofs of the industrial buildings, and using ContextCapture to accurately create the 3D model, the project avoided the need to construct at least 70,000 temporary

structures (guardrails, walkways, ladders, PPE, etc.) to conduct the survey work. Flightline Geographics LLC (FlightlineGeo) solved a problem for an owner of an ethanol plant in Kansas, United States whose plant expansion was impeded by a lack of a drainage plan that would satisfy the local municipality. Traditional alternative methods, such as ground surveying and either ground or aerial LiDAR, were eliminated as possible solutions due to the short time frame and limited project budget involved. It was decided to use a drone (UAV) and, once survey ground control was placed, the UAV capture of the 200-acre site was completed in a single one-hour flight. The team used ContextCapture to produce the 3D model that engineers needed to quickly calculate the results for the drainage and construction study, which was presented to municipal authorities a few days later. Moreover, the team leveraged the same work to create a 3MX reality mesh that could then be used for visualisation within the Acute 3D viewer. It took just one week to conceive, capture, process, and deliver the project, and gain approval. Technical Solutions International (RBI) is a world-class engineering inspection company headquartered in Durban, South Africa. RBI has deployed a solution that combines the use of unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs or drones), 3D reality modeling software (ContextCapture), a geographical information system (Bentley MAP), and engineering documentation management (ProjectWise) to manage the entire inspection process. Its clients include petrochemical, pulp and paper, power generation, and telecommunications firms. The new process enables RBI to deliver more competitive services to its clients that speed survey time considerably and increase the value and visibility of its inspection survey data. “UCB SA is driving a ‘smart factories’ initiative, leveraging Industry 4.0 and Bentley technology. Our objective is to reorganise production so that we are more adaptable and effective in the allocation of resources. We store our engineering data in ProjectWise for better collaboration among colleagues. Using ContextCapture for 3D modeling of our site provides geo-referencing and allocates geographical coordinates to our data. Analysing the 3D model together with the orthophoto drawings provides the official record of our land registry data, waterways, and buildings. We can also bring this 3D model into AECOsim Building Designer

to support any building design changes. For proposed modifications to our production facilities, we use OpenPlant Modeler and OpenPlant Isometrics to provide precise 3D data for contractors and to automate the detection of clashes between pipes, structures, and equipment.” said Joseph Ciarmoli, Head of CAD engineering, UCB SA. “The interoperability of Bentley products has made it possible to optimise and significantly reduce the survey and reality modeling time, while also allowing a BIM model to be created that can easily be used by all stakeholders (structural and plant designers), who have decidedly and significantly improved the efficiency of their integrated design, allowing the implementation of the first revamping phase to be reached just three months after delivery of the BIM model.” Said Marco Barberini -BM Engineering s.r.l.

“Reality modeling using ContextCapture from Bentley enabled FlightlineGeo to process a large amount of data into information for the client in near real time. The project was completed ahead of time and under budget, allowing the company to acquire its expansion permit and move on with production of renewable energy.” Commented Devon Humphrey, CEO, FlightlineGeo. “Bentley’s range of products and integration between their products and our automated UAV systems gives us and our clients an added advantage against an ever-improving competitive market. The future we live in today.” Said Stanley du Toit, Technical and Solution Director, RBI Technical Solutions International.

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SALINI IMPREGILO WINS $1.3 BILLION CONTRACT TO BUILD VILLA COMPLEX IN SAUDI ARABIA Italian construction services firm Salini Impregilo has secured an order worth about $1.3 billion to construct villas and associated infrastructure for the Saudi Arabia National Guard. Under the contract, Salini Impregilo will be responsible for housing and urban planning on a large scale with the construction of 6,000 villas in an area of seven million m2 to the east of Riyadh The scope of the project will also include the construction of over 160km of main roads and secondary routes and related services, as well as a sewage treatment plant and several water tanks above and below ground. Works under the contract will be completed in five years. Salini Impregilo believes that the new order boosts its role in the building and transport sectors of Saudi Arabia, which is seen investing $88 billion in infrastructure in the next five years. The company, which operates in over 50 countries, is involves in the construction of

Line 3, or Orange Line, of the Riyadh metro system. At 41.58km, the line will be the longest in the system. In April 2017, the firm secured a $300 million contract to construct the Al Faisaliah District Redevelopment for the Al Khozama Management Company, which is engaged in the development and management of commercial, luxury and hotel real estate. Salini Impregilo also won a $255 million contract from ACWA Power to build a desalination plant in the Shuaiba region in Oman. In the UAE, the company is constructing the Meydan One Mall for $435 million, a shopping complex at the urban development plan between Meydan and Al Khail Road in Dubai. Furthermore, it has a $200 million contract in Abu Dhabi to design and build a 5km section of a transit way that will cross two islands to connect the Capital District with the Central Business District in the capital of the UAE under its 2030 development plan.

PERKINS+WILL DUBAI STUDIO APPOINTS NEW HEALTHCARE DIRECTOR Interdisciplinary and award-winning architecture firm, Perkins+Will Dubai, announced the appointment of Elmutaz Elrabaa as its Healthcare Director for Middle East operations. As a registered architect, a LEED and EDAC accredited professional, Elrabaa has more than 18 years of extensive, global experience with a primary focus on institutional and healthcare architecture. Perkins+Will has been working with a number of health centres globally for over 65 years. The firm’s healthcare practice in the Middle East has worked on recent projects such as King’s College Hospital and King’s College clinics and has a healthy pipeline for 2018. Elrabaa has led global and multidisciplinary teams across Canada, Middle East and Asia to deliver large-scale projects from inception through to client handover. Some of his recent projects include the CAD $550 million Niagara Health System Hospital in St. Cathrines, Ontario, Canada, the 510 bed Singapore General Hospital in Singapore and the 500 bed Columbia Jiaxing Hospital, China. Elrabaa said: “I am a firm believer in design excellence and collaborating with

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concerned stakeholders of each project to achieve optimum results. Globally, healthcare design is undergoing an exciting evolution and the trend is reflected across Asia and the Middle East. I am thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with a globally acclaimed firm like Perkins+Will.” Elrabaa is an advocate of healthcare design research and has been a speaker in a number of international conferences across Asia. Recently Elrabaa was a keynote speaker in the 4th ArchXpo in Singapore where he spoke about the future trends for healthcare development in the ASEAN countries. Before joining Perkins+Will, Elrabaa, a Canadian citizen, was Director of Healthcare at B+H Architects, a global Canadian firm based in Toronto, Canada. Elrabaa was responsible for delivering healthcare projects across Asia and Ontario, for seven years. Prior to this, Elrabaa delivered projects across the GCC during his tenure in Kuwait as Senior Architect at KEO International Consultants and at The Associated Engineering Partnership before that. Notable projects delivered by Elmutaz in the region include: Barwa Financial District,Al Ain University, Kuwait National

Library and Kuwait National Cancer Centre. Elrabaa graduated from Cairo University and has a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Waterloo, and is a registered architect at Egyptian Engineers Syndicate (EEA) as well as Kuwait Society of Engineers. He has been honoured as an Accredited Professional Engineer by Kuwait Society of Engineers.

“At Perkins+Will we strive to create healthcare facilities that are innovative, smart and sustainably aesthetic, to schedule and budget. We are excited to have a seasoned professional like Elmutaz on board to lead the healthcare practice here in the Middle East where the design requirements of the sector are undergoing revolutionary and exciting changes,” said Perkins+Will’s Managing Director, Roger Wilson.


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TECNICAS SIGNS CONTRACT WITH DRPIC FOR PROCESS UNITS OF OMAN REFINERY

Tecnicas Reunidas (TR) has signed a contract with Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company (DRPIC) for the execution of the process units for the new refinery of Duqm in Oman. The company has already received the letter of intent for the EPC contract award

in August 2017. The project is part of the plans of the Omani government for the industrial development of the Special Economic Zone of Duqm. The plan includes the new grassroots refinery, with an overall investment of $15,000 million in the coming 15 years and

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already includes a dry dockyard, harbour and related infrastructure such as roads and utilities. The refinery is a key project of the area. The contract, valued at $2,750 million, has been awarded on a lump sum turnkey (LSTK) basis to the international joint venture led by Tecnicas Reunidas of

Spain and Daewoo Engineering and Construction of South Korea. The duration of the contract is 47 months. This contract is the largest of the three packages awarded for the refinery and includes all the process units. The project will be developed at Tecnicas Reunidas’ offices in Madrid. Tecnicas Reunidas is the majority partner of the joint venture with a participation of 65%. Tecnicas Reunidas said that the project will enhance the experience and expand the activity of TR in the Middle East, following the recent awards of other important oil and gas projects in the region. Duqm Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Company is a joint venture between the state-owned Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI), the international subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). Tecnicas Reunidas is an international engineering and construction company in the production of oil and gas, petrochemical and power generation for a wide range of clients worldwide. Since 1960, it has designed and built more than 1,000 industrial plants in over 50 countries.

ELAF OPENS NEW FIVE-STAR CITY HOTEL IN JEDDAH The Elaf Group, a SEDCO Holding Group company and a leading provider of travel, tourism and hospitality services, recently opened a new five-star city hotel in Jeddah. The soft opening of Elaf Galleria is part of the Group’s strategic expansion plans aimed at further solidifying its leading presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s flourishing tourism and hospitality sector. The initiative complements the goals and objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 to support the national economy by promoting tourism. The Hotel Galleria by Elaf is a landmark inspired by the famed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy, designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni. The hotel has 364 rooms spread across 7 floors on two separate wings enclosed by a vaulted glass and metal roof. The property also features banquet and luxurious events facilities, an Executive Lounge and other recreational facilities including a health club and spa. Restaurants providing fine dining inside the

hotel include The Kitchen, El-Vaquero, The Birdcage, Milano and Aqua. Ziyad bin Mahfouz, CEO, Elaf Group said: “The opening of Hotel Galleria by Elaf in Jeddah is in line with ongoing efforts to strengthen our leading presence in the KSA and the rest of the GCC. The country's booming tourism industry, as reflected by its continuous year-on-year growth, allows room for such developments. We remain committed to our goal of supporting Saudi Vision 2030’s objective of reinforcing the national economy with non-oil revenue sources by providing the highest quality of hospitality services to our guests.” Established in 1981, Elaf Group is widely considered as a leading travel and tourism brand within the region. It is a pioneering and innovative market leader that greatly continues to provide premier regional travel and tourism services in collaboration with major airlines.

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SAUDI KING SALMAN LAUNCHES ENTERTAINMENT CITY

SAUDI ARABIA LAUNCHES CONSTRUCTION ON ENTERTAINMENT CITY In a recent event, King Salman officially launched the construction of an entertainment city located in the southwestern region of Riyadh. The project, which is set to become a massive landmark in the country and touted as the Kingdom’s answer to Disneyland, will compromise of an area of 334-square kilometres in Qiddiyah. The entertainment city is part of a series of multibillion dollar projects in a sweeping reform and investment program,Vision 2030. The Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund

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and other local and international investors will fund the new city. The Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which was announced by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud in 2016, aims to diversify the economy and lessen the dependence on oil by investing in multiple sectors. The entertainment city is expected to attract 17 million annual visitors, aligning to the Crown Prince’s vision. Generally, Saudi nationals as well as other residents of Saudi Arabia would splurge billions of dollars annually to go to

cinemas and theme parks in neighbouring countries such as the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. In a statement carried out by state news agency SPA, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud said that the project will become “a prominent cultural landmark and an important centre for meeting the future generation’s recreational, cultural and social needs in the Kingdom”. The project’s first phase is expected to be completed in 2022, and will include high-end theme parks, motor facilities and a safari area.

Additionally, earlier this year, the Kingdom lifted its ban on cinemas and hosted its first public film screening for the first time in 35 years. Furthermore, in February, Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority announced that it will stage more than 5000 festivals and concerts in 2018, doubling last year’s figure and pumping more than USD 64 billion into the entertainment sector in the next 10 years.


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SAUDI ARAMCO SIGNS MOU WITH SABIC TO DEVELOP PETROCHEMICALS COMPLEX

Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) have signed MoU to develop a fully integrated petrochemicals complex in Saudi Arabia. Marking a historic alliance, the announcement will solidify the country’s position as a global leader in petrochemicals by increasing production and further maximising value across the entire hydrocarbons chain. The crude oil to chemicals (COTC) complex is expected to process 400,000 barrels per day of crude oil, which will produce approximately 9 million tons of petrochemicals and base oils annually. It is expected that complex will start operations by 2025. This MoU follows the Heads of Agreement (HoA) signed in June 2016 between the two companies, which governed the feasibility study for the development of a fully integrated petrochemicals complex in Saudi Arabia.

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A Saudi team developed innovative COTC configurations derived from best-in-class refining and chemical technologies. “This project converges the commercial and strategic interests of both Saudi Aramco and SABIC, while reinforcing Saudi Aramco’s efforts to optimise the investment of our petroleum resources. COTC will also help expand our downstream portfolio, reducing our focus on the transportation sector and securing new and promising commercial opportunities,” Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin H Nasser said. “This venture will contribute to the realisation of one of the major aspirations of Saudi Vision 2030, namely achieving economic prosperity by boosting our investment capacity, diversifying the economy and creating jobs for Saudi nationals. It will help strengthen our economic growth and attract world-class quality investments thanks to our unique and strategic geographic

location,” said SABIC vice chairman and CEO Yousef Abdullah Al-Benyan. The complex is expected to create an estimated 30,000 direct and indirect jobs, further stimulating the country’s economic diversification. By 2030 the COTC complex is expected to have 1.5 percent impact on its gross domestic product, with investments being shared equally by both companies. Consistent with the country’s Vision 2030 economic transformation programme, this project will support the creation of a world-leading downstream sector in Saudi Arabia, built on four key drivers: maximising value from Saudi Arabia’s crude oil production via integration across the hydrocarbon chain; enabling the creation of conversion industries to produce semi-finished and finished goods to help diversify the economy; developing advanced technologies and innovation;

and enabling sustainable development in alignment with the country’s National Transformation Program. “Today is a historic day, marking the complementary nature of the relationship between SABIC and Saudi Aramco because it is the first time the two largest economic entities in Saudi Arabia jointly enter into a strategic partnership to achieve a pioneering and innovative new technology. Once completed, this project will not only be the largest crude oil to chemicals complex in the world, it will also set a new competitive threshold thanks to the project’s mass scale and the benefits derived from our joint collaboration. The project will, therefore, help achieve the respective growth ambitions of Sabic and Saudi Aramco and further establishes the country as one of the pioneers in the petrochemicals industry,” Al-Benyan concluded.


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SAUDI RAILWAY COMPANY OPENS FOURTH NORTHERN RAILWAY STATION AT HAIL CITY Saudi Railway Company (SAR) has opened a fourth station on the Northern Railway network at Hail city. Two more stations, one in Jouf and the other in Qurayyat, will be opened under the next phases, which are scheduled for completion in 2018. The train station at Hail, the fourth to be opened this year, consists of a food court, a services area with commercial stores, car rental offices, travel agency offices, a post office, two platforms, and a mosque for 300 worshippers. The trains running on this route will have a capacity to accommodate 444 passengers and comprise two locomotives and nine carriages – four in the economy class, three in the business class, a food carriage and a luggage carriage. The launch of the Hail operations is part of the second phase of SAR’s passenger service expansion. The company launched services between Riyadh, Majmaah and Qassim in February 2017. Built at a cost of USD 2.72 billion, the Northern Railway covers 2,750km, the

longest in Saudi Arabia. SAR Chief Executive Bashar Al Malek said: “We have designed the train station keeping in mind operational efficiency. It consists of three floors with a total area of 137,217 sqm and has two separate lounges for arrivals and departures.” Minister of Transport, Al-Amoudi, said the train service will contribute to the Kingdom’s economic growth, as it will attract new investors to the region. Hail Chamber of Commerce and Industry Secretary-General and Economic Analyst Ali Al-Ammash said the train station will have a positive impact on the region’s economy. “With the opening of the train station, consumers will have a variety of transportation options. Hail will gain credentials as a strategic location for investments. The shipment, storage, and light and heavy transportation services will improve. The train station is also connected to Hail airport and the city’s downtown area,” said Al-Ammash.

SAUDI GOVERNMENT UNVEILS USD 500 BILLION MASTER CITY PLAN The government of Saudi Arabia has

“Future technologies form the cornerstone

unveiled plans for a USD 500 billion new economic zone known as NEOM in the Kingdom’s North Western region. NEOM will encompass over 26,500 sq.km, overlooking the waterfront of the Red Sea to the South and the West, and the Gulf of Aqaba. The city’s land mass will also extend across the Egyptian and Jordanian borders. The new economic zone will have fullyautomated services and processes and will adhere to the highest sustainability norms. The project will be backed by the government of Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund (PIF), alongside local and international investors. Saudi Arabia Crown Prince and Chairman of the PIF Mohammed bin Salman said: “NEOM will be constructed from the ground-up, on greenfield sites, allowing it a unique opportunity to be distinguished from all other places that have been developed and constructed over hundreds of years and we will use this opportunity to build a new way of life with excellent economic prospects.

for NEOM’s development: Disruptive solutions for transportation from automated driving to passenger drones, new ways of growing and processing food, healthcare

centred around the patient for their holistic well-being, wireless high speed internet as a free good called ‘digital air’, free worldclass continuous online education, full scale e-governance putting city services at your

fingertips, building codes that make net-zero carbon houses the standard, a city layout that encourages walking and bicycling and all solely powered by renewable energy just to name a few.”

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L&T HYDROCARBON TEAM WINS EPCI CONTRACT FROM SAUDI ARAMCO A consortium of L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) and Subsea 7 has won a contract from Saudi Aramco for three gas production deck modules. The consortium is already executing three offshore contracts for Saudi Aramco under a long-term agreement. The project comprises engineering, procurement, fabrication, transportation, installation and commissioning of three gas production decks with high-integrity protection systems and materials that will protect the plant for 50 years and more. Two of the decks will be established in Hasbah and one in Arabiyah field of Saudi Aramco. LTHE, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of Indian multinational company Larsen &

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Toubro, owns three fabrication yards and this project will be built at its facility at Hazira. Meanwhile, L&T Construction – the construction arm of Larsen & Toubro – has won orders worth INR33.76bn ($519.23m) in India and overseas.The power transmission and distribution business has secured orders worth INR12.26bn ($188.56m). In India, the Power Transmission Corporation of Uttarakhand (PTCUL) has awarded orders for supply, erection, testing and commissioning of a 220kV double circuit transmission line from Srinagar to Rudrapur. The power transmission and distribution business has secured another order from a utility customer in south India to build substations. It has received urban

electrification orders from the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST) and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for the strengthening of sub-transmission and distribution networks under the Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS). The power transmission and distribution business has also won orders from utility customers in the Middle East, Africa and ASEAN countries for the construction of substations and transmission lines. L&T Construction’s water and effluent treatment business has secured an EPC order worth INR12bn ($184.68m) from the Water Resources Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh, for the execution of

Kundalia Irrigation Project – Left Bank. The project is intended to provide water for micro-irrigation to more than 60,000 hectares of the culturable command area in Agar Malwa district by lifting water from the left bank of the Kundalia reservoir on the Kalisindh river. The scope of work includes survey, investigation, design, procurement, construction and installing of pumping system, rising and gravity main line/branch lines/distribution network, with control and automation systems. The company’s buildings and factories business has secured orders worth INR9.5bn ($146.11m) from two clients in the health and automobile sectors.


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THE NATIONAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM 2020 WAS LAUNCHED to overcome the key challenges facing the Ministry. The objectives are to develop an environment that stimulates cultural activities, increase awareness regarding the government’s decisions and achievements, enhance the Kingdom image locally and internationally, and to develop the media and related industries as well as strengthen their competitiveness internationally. Then, the VRO defined 14 different initiatives to achieve those objectives. Some of the key initiatives include: • Royal Arts Complex: Establish a center featuring an opera house, three multi-purpose theatres, and exhibits aimed at advancing art and cultural innovation and creativity. • Media Nationalism Index: Launch an index which aims to evaluate the various media outlets in terms of positive media content, constructive criticism and social accountability, and encourage a positive and proactive culture in society. • National Unified Centre for National Media Campaigns: Establish a centre to coordinate and enhance media/ informational national campaigns

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has embarked on an ambitious journey and developed the Vision 2030 to guide the development of the Kingdom in the coming years to secure a bright future, which will strengthen its position from the political, economic and social aspects. In order to ensure the required capabilities to achieve the ambitious aspirations and objectives of Vision 2030, the National Transformation Program 2020

was launched. This program is intended to raise the capabilities of government agencies in various sectors, define their strategic objectives and address the challenges facing the Kingdom’s progress and its pursuit of the objectives of the Vision 2030. The Ministry of Culture and Information, through its Vision Realization Office (VRO), played a vital role during the National Transformation Program. First, the VRO defined four strategic objectives

for different government entities and provide guidance in all media and promotional activities • Saudi Identity Around the World: Launch global media campaigns aimed at raising awareness about the Kingdom’s efforts in serving the two holy mosques, stabilising the global market, delivering a positive perception about the Saudi Culture and Society. • Media Centres in Main Cities Around the World: Develop media centers in key cities around the world to provide press releases, official footages, and information related to policies and events in the Kingdom, and provide correct and accurate information about the Kingdom • Establishment of Saudi Media City: Build a fully integrated multi-service media city to provide services and facilitate procedures for media and related industries production. The city will include training and business centres, fully equipped for media producers and networks.

MINISTER OF CULTURE AND INFORMATION, DR. AWWAD S. ALAWWAD

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20ISUZU ISUZUMOTORS MOTORSINTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONALFZE FZE(IIF) (IIF) 2

ISUZU OPENS THE BIGGEST REGIONAL DISTRIBUTOR OUTSIDE OF JAPAN ISUZU IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PLAYER IN THE PICKUP AND TRUCK MARKET IN SAUDI ARABIA, WITH THE COMPANY’S HEAVY DUTY TRUCK RANGE AVAILABLE IN 6×4 AND 8×4 CONFIGURATIONS FOR RIGID CHASSIS AND 4×2 AND 6×4 FOR TRACTOR HEADS.

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A growing number of big fleet customers are using Isuzu vehicles, and with the opening of its new state-of-the-art facility in Jebel Ali Free-Zone (Jafza) in Dubai, Isuzu Motors International FZE (IIF) has clearly announced its intention to continue to evolve and expand throughout the Middle East, Africa & Central and Southern West Asia broadening its business activities and moving its customer service up to the next level. Indeed, with the opening of the new facility, what was already recognised as incomparable customer service will bring countless new benefits to the company’s clients throughout the region. “We chose Dubai because the government and Jafza make it so easy to do business here” explains IIF Vice President Waleed Noubani. “It’s the ideal location for what is now Isuzu’s biggest facility outside of Japan in terms of countries we service. We looked at a number of free zones in the region, but Jafza offered the best deal of all with a business-friendly environment that will promote growth and success for Isuzu.” JAFZA of Dubai offers a 50-year taxfree period of operation, which is also renewable. “With Dubai now considered

to be one of the world’s most important hubs for trade and industry, being in Jafza will undoubtedly help Isuzu to achieve even more prominence in the Middle East, allowing us to provide full service support for all of our commercial and light commercial vehicles.” Mr. Noubani is a man always looking for fresh solutions to create efficiency and make the whole operation more streamlined in order to constantly improve financial feasibility. He has a natural

affinity for the Middle East, too, and you would be hard pressed to find anyone who understands the local automotive market better, having spent time working in several Gulf locations, including Saudi Arabia. “We are growing as an entity in the Gulf region,” he says, “and while others are cutting staff we are proud to be hiring. “There are numerous reasons for this. Some companies operating in the Middle East are unsuccessful because they don’t know how to do business in this region.


ISUZU ISUZUMOTORS MOTORSINTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONALFZE FZE(IIF) (IIF)21 3 People in the MENA region are traders by nature; they’ve been doing it for thousands of years. So you can’t do the ‘multinational approach’ when doing business here. You can’t play games. You need to build a relationship, be direct, and ensure that you understand each other. It’s a good place to do business, but you have to be respectful of local customs and traditions and be honest with people.” IIF is currently serving 10 countries throughout the region, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Oman,

Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Yemen and Syria, and is currently expanding its reach to Africa and Central and Southern West Asia, where it sees big market potential.

being used in a wide array of applications to suit individual customer requirements, including in tough operating conditions.

Achieving Better Fuel Economy Unmatched Reliability and Versatility In Saudi Arabia, Isuzu is hugely admired because of its unmatched reliability and versatility. Offering a wide selection of commercial vehicles, including the everpopular range of D-Max pick-ups and trucks, all models are extremely adaptable and are

But whatever the vehicle, in order to retain the highest levels of performance and safety, IIF recommends that all service and maintenance is undertaken at its authorised dealers Al Yemni Motors Corporation, Alissa Universal Motors, Bakhashab Brothers Holding Company and Bakhashab Transport Trading Holding company with Isuzu trained

technicians ensuring that the customer’s exact needs are met every single time. As a dealer for Isuzu in Saudi Arabia, They sells D-Max, N-Series, F-Series, C&E Series models, spare parts and after sales services through its wide distribution channels. IIF is also committed to helping drivers achieve better fuel economy, and with this in mind, will be visiting dealers and fleet managers to explain how to save fuel ... and therefore money.

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22ISUZU ISUZUMOTORS MOTORSINTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONALFZE FZE(IIF) (IIF) 4 Up-to-the-minute commercial vehicles across diverse segments are all engineered for performance, efficiency and safety. Nevertheless, these capabilities are optimised only when the driver fully understands how his actions have an effect on the vehicle. When it comes to fuel consumption, for example, a lot of the drivers in Saudi Arabia come from countries that are using what are known as high-rev engines in trucks. And because drivers are so used to hearing the engines rev, they drop gears so that they can hear the engine. However, with an Isuzu you don’t need to drop gears because you’re not getting any more power out of the engine. Instead, fuel is being wasted by increasing the RPM. That’s why when fleets invest in sufficiently training their drivers savings are potentially enormous. Isuzu’s renowned ‘eco-driving’ techniques

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include minimising speed, accelerating slowly, upshifting at low RPMs, maximising time in top gear, keeping a steady foot on the accelerator, and avoiding overuse of engine braking. Taking on-board these simple suggestions can provide a massive benefit to customers.

The Most Trusted Supplier in the Middle East Headquartered with its production facility in Tokyo, Isuzu is the world’s largest manufacturer of light duty commercial vehicles, with the first truck rolling off the factory assembly line more than 80 years ago. Today, the company is considered a pioneer and an innovative truck manufacturer, leading the automotive industry in the 21st century. It is also a company that leads the field in customer service.

“When customers rely upon Isuzu, they have to be confident that our vehicles will get the job done, and that is why we provide a complete package. And with the opening of what will be a huge new warehouse & training facilities in Jafza, we will now be able

to service the dealer better, and in doing so greatly improve the service our customers receive. This will result in Isuzu retaining its reputation for being the most trusted commercial vehicle supplier in the Middle East” concludes Mr. Noubani.


24RED REDSEA SEAGATEWAY GATEWAYTERMINAL TERMINAL 2

MAXIMISING EFFICIENCY AND PRODUCTIVITY THE EXPANSION OF THE RED SEA GATEWAY TERMINAL (RSGT) PROVIDES SHIPPING LINES WITH MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO DEPLOY LARGER VESSELS INTO WHAT IS AN INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT MARKET, WHILE ALSO HELPING RSGT GAIN ADDITIONAL MARKET SHARE IN THE EXISTING TRADE AND EXPECTED TRADE EXPANSION OVER THE COMING YEARS.

Moreover, whilst being ideally located for servicing the local market, it is also the most cost-efficient location for network optimisation when it comes to transhipment. RSGT, located on the Red Sea, through which more than 30% of the world’s container traffic passes every year, has invested around SAR 500 million in the expansion of the facility, including additional equipment. In doing so, it has increased its handling capacity from 1.8 million TEU to 2.5 million TEU, which makes it the largest terminal in Jeddah Islamic Port.

Long-Term Development Plans

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This new equipment included four of the world’s largest STS cranes, the most modern ship-to-shore cranes to be found anywhere, allowing RSGT to continue to accommodate growing volumes and increasing vessel size.The super post panama cranes were manufactured by ZPMC at the cost of SAR 131,250,000 and 8 Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes also were supplied by ZPMC. RSGT’s additional investment for the expansion of the infrastructure and equipment reaches SAR 510,000,000 which was fully funded by the private sector.

The four new quay cranes are in addition to the 10 already operational cranes at RSGT, with Managing Director Jens O Floe explaining: “By investing in our state-of-the-art infrastructure, we are further establishing RSGT as one of the best equipped and most technologically advanced terminals on the Asia-Europe trade lane.

“We have constantly invested in capacity at our Jeddah terminal to meet the rapidly expanding needs of our customers. These new Super-Post-Panama cranes will contribute to positioning RSGT as the natural hub for transhipment in the region. RSGT remains the only terminal in Jeddah with the outreach and depth to handle the largest vessels on the route.


RED REDSEA SEAGATEWAY GATEWAYTERMINAL TERMINAL25 3 “We remain committed to providing our customers with quality services and have long-term development plans for RSGT. These include expanding the terminal in line with market demand and our customers need for larger and deeper facilities. RSGT is in the midst of this investment and now, with 12 super post-Panama cranes out of 14, we have taken the next step in our domestic growth strategy. In addition to this, RSGT is evaluating selected international projects in order to fulfil its growth strategy.”

Establishing a Global Footprint Indeed, following the expansion and delivery of these new cranes and equipment, RSGT’s capability to handle shipping alliance service networks and next generation container vessels in the most highly efficient manner is unparalleled. RSGT is the only terminal in Jeddah Islamic Port which can

handle the fully loaded mega container vessel of 14,000 - 22,000 TEU size without any limitation. RSGT has already been acknowledged and ranked top in terminal productivity by the major shipping lines, and it is expected that efficiency will be further bolstered by the enforcement of the berth length and equipment. In fact, with the industry trend being for ever-larger vessels it is expected that RSGT will become an increasingly popular option thanks to its capability to handle mega-vessels and provide the customers with more efficient and cost competitive terminal service. Over the next 10 years, RSGT will continue to fulfil its growth strategy by exploring opportunities for business development not only in the local marketplace, but also internationally, actively participating in development projects in

ports around the world. As a result, it will, in the very near future, establish an international footprint and become one of the first globally-orientated Saudi port developers and operators.

Meets Every Challenge Covering over 750,000m2, RSGT was constructed to set a benchmark for other port terminals in the region, utilising such state-of-the-art approaches as intelligent design and layout, cutting-edge technologies, and value-added logistics capabilities. This has ensured efficiency throughout the entire supply chain, meeting the demands of modern day trade. It also adds 45% annually to the existing port’s capacity, with its bestin-class terminal facilities and equipment incorporating: • Fully automated features that are designed to meet the highest international standards

• Four berths, including a separate feederberth • A berth designed to accommodate mega vessels • A dedicated deep-water channel, 300m wide, that is able to accommodate nextgeneration cargo ships • A 70,000 TEU stacking yard, serviced by the world’s largest state-of-the-art cranes and most advanced terminal equipment (including the world’s largest ZMPC Quay Cranes and RTGs) • 2400 reefer points, available to preserve the temperature of cooled or frozen cargo With the best facilities and some of the most highly trained and motivated people in the industry, RSGT looks to continue to set new standards, whilst offering clients an unrivalled service that is professional, valueadded, and cost-effective.

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26TYPSA TYPSACONSULTING CONSULTINGENGINEERS ENGINEERSAND ANDARCHITECTS ARCHITECTS 2

DELIVERING BETTER RESULTS FIRST OPENING ITS DOORS FOR BUSINESS IN 1966 IN SPAIN, TYPSA WAS ESTABLISHED FOLLOWING THE VISION OF ITS FOUNDER, MR. PABLO BUENO SAINZ, A CIVIL ENGINEER, WHO WAS WORKING AT THE TIME IN A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY.

TYPSA CONSULTING ENGINEERS AND ARCHITECTS P.O. BOX 10651 RIYADH 11443 KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA T: +966 11 4079799 E: ARABIA@TYPSA.COM W: WWW.TYPSA.COM

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While doing so, he saw the need to enhance the quality of the engineering services available through the creation of a consultancy practice that was able to deliver better services. TYPSA launched itself on the international stage in 1969 in the Dominican Republic but it won its first contract in the Middle East in Kuwait on 1970. It was the design, planning and supervision of the sewage and sewerage scheme of Kuwait City. In 1974 TYPSA won another contract in the Middle East. It was in Sharjah, UAE, where it was commissioned to design a new commercial complex in Burj Avenue, which was something of a landmark at the time. In 1978, the company won an international tender in Saudi Arabia for the design and construction supervision of the new campus of Al-Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic Universtiy in Riyadh. Since that time, TYPSA has been working uninterruptedly in Saudi Arabia, winning the trust of its clients and a reputation for quality services above any other consideration.

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Broad Expertise TYPSA is one of the main Spanish consultancy companies for civil engineering, architecture, and the environment and renewable energies, with its work being focused primarily in the following specialist areas: • Feasibility Studies • Design in all stages (concept design, preliminary design, detailed engineering design, etc.) • Construction Supervision and Project Management of all kind of civil infrastructures • Architecture (universities, hotels, sport complexes, hospitals, office and residential buildings, high rise buildings, etc.) • Civil Engineering (transport studies, roads, highways, high-speed and conventional railways, metros, airports, ports and coasts, water infrastructures, wastewater treatment plants, desalination plants, MEP and telecommunication systems, etc.) • The Environment (environmental consulting, assessment, control and

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analysis, and forest engineering) Renewable Energies (wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric power, etc.) Agricultural Engineering

A Global Player At the present time, TYPSA is working on the Riyadh Metro project, a USD 22.5 billion undertaking that will consist of six new lines in Saudi Arabia’s capital. It is due to become fully operational in 2021, and will consist of 176 kilometres of track and 85 metro stations. Committed to quality workmanship as a job philosophy, TYPSA has worked hard to attract and retain some of the most highly skilled and motivated personnel in the industry, with around 2500 employees, which allows it to work on such prestigious projects. Approximatrely 90% of its turnover, which reached USD 242 million in 2016, is generated outside of Spain, with its main market (44% of its total turnover) being the Middle East, especially Saudi Arabia, where it has around 500 people working.


TYPSA TYPSACONSULTING CONSULTINGENGINEERS ENGINEERSAND ANDARCHITECTS ARCHITECTS27 3 TYPSA’s main clients are both public (national and regional governments, municipalities, ministries, etc.) and private (big companies, contractors, real estate developers, hotels owners, etc.). Moreover, the company works in more than 60 countries on several continents, but its main market is the Middle East.

TYPSA thrives because its whole philosophy revolves around quality, with the company doing its best to convince clients that ‘cheap is expensive in the end’. They try to explain to clients that quality comes at a price and, nine times out of ten, if you choose cheap services you end up paying more. This is something that not all clients understand, but the trend is going in that direction.

Cheap is Expensive Business has slowed down slightly in some geographical areas (for example, in the Middle Eastern countries), but it is compensated for by an increase in activities in other regions. Because TYPSA works almost everywhere on the planet, it stands to reason that it will have its ups and downs, but the general global trend remains positive. In fact, TYPSA is expecting an increase in its activities in the Middle East, not least in Saudi Arabia, due to the efforts of His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, as specified in his Vision 2030 plan. Meanwhile, back home in Spain the economy is recovering from the last economic crisis, where almost no new public tenders were released.

Success Built on Relationships TYPSA is currently expanding its activities through the Gulf region, as well as in other countries such as Pakistan. In actual fact, the company is exploring new opportunities in a variety of new markets. It tries to diversify its geographical market base as much as possible in order to minimise the risks of a downturn. Over the next five years,TYPSA is looking to retain its position as a global reference for quality and integrity, working with a wide range of clients. What’s more, this is a company that does not work to win new projects, but to win new clients. And when a new client comes on-board, it is usually the start of a new relationship that lasts forever.

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SETE SAUDIA (SETE ENERGY SAUDIA FOR INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS LTD.)

SURPASSING ALL OF YOUR EXPECTATIONS For over 40 years SETE Saudia has been providing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with a broad portfolio of specialist services, delivering vital projects in areas such as industrial and civil construction, development of real estate communities, and water treatment. First incorporated under the name of Petrola International, the company quickly established a strong presence in KSA›s Western Region and, steadily expanding into other parts of the Kingdom, gained an unparalleled reputation for carrying out large-scale industrial and infrastructure projects, including the Rabigh Refinery and Complex and the unique Jeddah Fountain. WIDE-RANGING EXPERTISE A member of leading global enterprise the Latsis Group, SETE Saudia prides itself on its ability to offer local expertise in tandem with international standards. Indeed, this commitment to quality workmanship and customer service is something of a tradition within the Latsis Group which, founded in the 1940s by the late John S Latsis, is active across a wide range of sectors, including power, energy, oil refining, shipping, private banking and financial services, real estate investment and development, aviation, and mega yacht management and construction.

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It was in 1975 that SETE Saudia and the Latsis Group first began serving the government and people of KSA, and 43 years later everyone feels that it is still a young thriving organisation looking to grow in this great nation. As a result, as the Kingdom continues to diversify its economy and grow its services and industrial sectors, the Latsis Group of companies is still contributing to the nation’s growth through providing global expertise in diversified sectors such as utilities, real estate, facilities management and industrial EPC.


UTILITIES, O&M, BOOT SETE Saudia has extensive experience in operating major industrial electromechanical plants, providing customised Operations and Maintenance (O&M) solutions to ensure the faultless productivity of industrial facilities. The company employs tested and proven O&M methodologies, utilising the most meticulous operational procedures. Its scope of works covers asset lifecycle planning and operations, taking in all required activities from planned preventive maintenance through to reactive maintenance and ongoing operations. Within this scope, SETE Saudia, in partnership with leading international industry experts seeks to employ energy saving systems that reduces energy consumption, while extending the life of the assets. The BOO(T) Division of SETE Saudia gives it critical insight into lifecycle planning from an operator and an investor/developer point of view.

INDUSTRIAL EPC SETE Saudia has far-reaching experience in small and medium size water treatment projects in KSA, covering the entire project lifecycle, incorporating design, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up, and O&M in the following categories: • Sea or brackish water desalination plants for potable or process water supply (reverse osmosis and thermal technologies) • Industrial wastewater treatment plants • Sewage / municipal wastewater • Water treatment systems and packages such as API separators, de-oiling DAF, Fenton technology, filtration systems, dewatering systems, chemical dosing systems etc.

In addition to EPC projects, SETE Saudia also specialises in the development of water treatment BOTs and BOOs requiring private sector equity participation. SETE Saudia has the expertise and resources to develop technological solutions to build sustainable plants where performance is tailored to meet a variety of needs, whilst optimising investment requirements, operating costs, and delivery times.

TOTAL FACILITIES MANAGEMENT The core function of Total Facility Management revolves around integrating all FM services under one solution in order to create additional value and better service levels at more efficient costs through sustainable reduction of operating and management costs. This ensures the smooth operation of all aspects of a community or a building in a competent manner to create an environment that supports occupants and landlords’ requirements and maintains asset value during its lifecycle. Total Facility Management includes hard services (building engineering services, electrical, mechanical, and civil fabric works etc.); soft services (landscaping, cleaning, pest control etc.); and master community (engineering, utilities and infrastructure services management, master community management, co-owners association management, lifecycle modelling etc.). SETE Saudia delivers complete end-to-end solutions, from inception and development through to asset management and operation of real estate developments. The company’s Asset Management division covers all three levels of AM, from strategic, which includes financial management, lifecycle and asset valuation, through to property management, facility management and operational day-to-day delivery.

SETE ENERGY SAUDIA FOR INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS LTD.

P.O. Box 5166, Jeddah 21422 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Tel: +966 1 266 3800 Email: seteinfo@setesaudia.com.sa

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT AND CONTRACTING Operating within the real estate, engineering, construction and asset management sectors, SETE Saudia has a wealth of experience in both government and private sector projects around the world, with access to an international pool of talent that allows it to provide smart solutions for the diverse needs of its blue-chip client-base. SETE Saudia’s expertise across real estate, construction, contracting and investment and strategic partnerships focuses on master planned communities, mixed-use developments, residential communities, offices and commercial towers, retail and shopping malls, plus hospitality, healthcare and education facilities.

RESPONDING TO CLIENTS’ UNIQUE VISIONS Each project that SETE Saudia takes on brings its own individual and unique challenges. That’s why the company approaches every single project individually, ensuring that any challenge is met with a fresh perspective. Its diverse portfolio of experience is a testament to its ability to deliver each project to be the best of its kind, making it one of the most sought after and trusted partners in KSA. For over four decades, SETE Saudia’s philosophy has remained the same - to produce quality results and create solid long-term relationships. In order to achieve this, the company recognises and responds to the demands of its clients by focusing on full ownership of a project, from budget, schedule, design and management through to communication and implementation. Put simply, everything is pulled together under SETE Saudia’s leadership to meet each client’s unique vision.


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SETTING A NEW STANDARD OF PERFORMANCE THE NATIONAL WATER COMPANY (NWC), A SAUDI JOINT-STOCK COMPANY FULLY OWNED BY THE GOVERNMENT, WAS ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE WATER AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS.

NATIONAL WATER COMPANY P.O. BOX 676 RIYADH 11421 KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA T: +966 11 4409478 E: INFO@NWC.COM.SA W: WWW.NWC.COM.SA

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It specialises in providing the highest quality drinking water, ensuring the presence of water and wastewater connections in all households, preserving natural water resources and the environment, using the Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) with maximum efficiency, and training qualified Saudi employees in accordance with the latest international standards. In 2017, NWC has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture to be appointed the distribution supervisor in the whole kingdom. All of this is done at a satisfactory cost to users, with several key principles supporting the company’s vision, which are known as ‘Strategic Levers’ and include people, digitalisation, privatisation, operational excellence, governance and compliance. Representing downstream water distribution within the kingdom, NWC always has one eye firmly on the future, for it understands that whilst water is a basic utility it is also a scarce commodity in the Middle East. With this in mind, it will actively participate and lead in the

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transformation of the water sector. For NTP 2020 and Vision 2030, for instance, NWC will help in two big areas - privatisation and conservation. As a result, in 10 to 15 years time the company believes that it will see a completely transformed sector, with high private participation in water distribution; a high awareness on water and its use; a keen eye on conserving non-renewable sources of water; and a well thought-out use of water so that the per capita consumption comes down to a benchmark level. What is more, NWC expects to be able to connect all customers to both the

water and waste networks. It anticipates that all waste will be treated to the highest environmental standards, with the company having invested in current internationally accredited laboratories in order to analyse and report on key water and waste quality performance. In addition to this performance, the company is subject to regulation from the independent regulator, GAMEP. And because the reuse of treated sewage effluent across the kingdom will have increased considerably over the next decade or so, significant and wide ranging environmental benefits will be enjoyed.

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THE FIRST CONSULTING FIRM IN THE MIDDLE EAST TO SPECIALISE IN WATER AND WASTE WATER

AAW Consulting Engineers is a leading privately owned multidisciplinary consulting engineering group headquartered in Cairo, Egypt, with a specialisations in complex infrastructure projects. The firm’s track record dates back to 1957, and has seen it grow from a solo practitioner

into a top provider of professional services to clients across 22 African and Middle Eastern nations.

AAW has completed more than 1,300 projects worth in excess of US$ 35 billion across a 22-country footprint.

AAW’s more than 1,000 professionals deploy state-ofthe-art technology across 21 branches and offices across seven Middle East and African countries.

The firm is ISO 9001: 2011 certified and is adopting QMS. The first consulting firm in the Middle East to specialise in water and waste water.

AAW & PARTNERS CONSULTING ENGINEERS P.O. Box 4338, Saad Alajlan Building Office No.4, Al Olaya Street, Riyadh 11491, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia E-mail: b.d.manager@aww.com.sa | Website: www.aaw.com.eg


NATIONAL WATER COMPANY 33 There to Meet the Challenge Working with government and other stakeholders, NWC is committed to improving the services it provides to its customers; services that are linked to the National Transformation Programme to ensure the highest standards. There will, of course, be a lot of challenges along the way, including change management, people capabilities, the global macro-economic scenario (for private participation), and regulation and tariff control. One specific challenge is that of sludge, with company having already started one pilot project to utilise sludge in electrical generation. Other alternatives are under review, including generating by-products from the sludge. No matter what challenges are thrown up, though, the company believes that it has a big opportunity to step ahead of other countries through the use of new technology and techniques.This takes in everything from smart networks, where NWC can diagnose and fix faults before its customers notice, through to utilising low energy solutions to

recycle and treat wastewater. In fact, there are a number of exciting technologies the company is currently working on with suppliers.

The Biggest Project of its Type At the present time and being the water distribution supervisor for the whole kingdom, NWC is carrying out a growing number of 838 projects with a total budget of SAR 42 billion, for water and wastewater services. This includes 461 water projects, 381 wastewater projects, while the remaining 59 are for supporting facilities.Those projects include treatment plants, transmission lines, main lines, networks and connections. When completed, they will raise service coverage in all regions to meet the demands. Phase one of developing Abar Saad ground waterfield, which supplies Riyadh with water, included the execution of a water station with a capacity of 500,000m3 daily, a pipeline 62km long, two collection tanks with a capacity of 40,000m3, and a number of buildings and service support equipment.

Furthermore, NWC, which carried out the project and stated that its target is to increase water supply to the capital by 14%, is now undertaking Phase 2, which will add a further 70,000m3 daily. One of NWC’s signature projects, Phase 1 had a schedule of completing the primary in just nine months, a huge challenge for any company due to the various types of special pumps and the time required for developing and manufacturing them. Suffice to say that NWC worked 24/7 in order to succeed in pumping the first part of the phase – 100,000m3 per day – exactly nine months after being awarded the project. From the word go this was an extremely complex and challenging project, the biggest of its type to date in the history of Saudi Arabia. Due to the metro construction, for instance, water was cut off and NWC was asked to speed up the project and start pumping within a few days. This the company achieved, pumping 70,000m3 during that period, satisfying all partners and stakeholders. This was enormously

challenging – 4160V of power supply is not that easy to pump! Many similar projects had been completed before, but never to this scale. For NWC, this was an historic milestone, underlining it capabilities and commitment. At the present time, Phase 2 is being carried out, alongside the operation and maintenance of Phase 1. Things are going very well too, although due to the restructuring of NWC there is to be a postponement of the final handover, with SWCC talking over the production of water in Saudi Arabia. This is a project that will benefit everyone, including NWC, which is becoming more ambitious and playing a serious role in this BOT project. When you’re running big numbers of pumping units and medium or large size of water projects, the main issue for the BOT is how to reduce the cost of the project. Power saving is a big aim and is applied through ensuring that all equipment offers very high efficiency, consuming less power and therefore reducing the costs.

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NATIONAL WATER COMPANY 35 Over 300 Projects Completed in 15 Years NWC operates right the way through Saudi Arabia, with its main headquarters in Riyadh and 10 branches in a variety of diverse locations. Employing 150 highly skilled and qualified personnel, with around half of them being engineers, the company provides totally integrated pumping solutions, dealing with the supply of all equipment and representing 10 international market leaders in the pumping and water equipment manufacturing industry. This has allowed it to successfully complete in excess of 300 projects over the last 15 years, and at

the present time is working on a number of important projects, including those at Al Madina, Al Qassim, and Al Baha. Over the next 10 years, NWC is committed to becoming the undisputed No.1 in Saudi Arabia for water projects, and is set to become a main player with both BOT and PPP business partners. Without a doubt, the company’s renowned ability to innovate will ensure that it not only retains but builds upon its pre-eminent position in the marketplace, underlined by its work on developing an alternative power supply to use in pumping. This, in tandem with its global partners, will allow the world to understand and share the

vision of Saudi Arabia in its quest to utilise alternative energy, which is undoubtedly the future for the kingdom.

Improving Standards in Jeddah A large number of projects, as we have seen, are in progress or have been completed. The first phase of NWC’s programme to upgrade existing wastewater networks in Jeddah is an excellent case-in-point, with projects enhancing environmental services in Ghalil and Al Baghdadiya districts. This follows similar remedial work completed in Al Sabil, Al Sharafiyah, Al Hendawiyah and Al Hamra’ districts.

This project is part the NWC’s overall efforts to improve the standard of services in Jeddah, a National Transformation 2020 initiative that coincides with government directives to enhance the welfare of the population. The programme aims to raise efficiency in districts most affected by sewage overflows. Existing networks are aging and do not have the necessary capacity for current levels of urbanisation in these districts. The sector in general, and NWC in particular, are committed to enhancing all services and protecting customers.

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NATIONAL WATER COMPANY 37 The requirements of the updated system are based on records of past overflows, field surveys and customer complaints. NWC has reinforced existing wastewater pipelines and connected them to new large tunnels in the south of the Governorate. It has also installed new pipelines to transfer wastewater directly to pumping stations and tunnels. Further work is being undertaken to redesign and implement a number of solutions to enhance operational efficiency, which will benefit districts that include historical areas such as Bitromin, Al Qaraiyat, Mada’en Al Fahad and Al Waziriyah in the

second stage of the programme this year. These projects play a part in the relief of suffering caused by sewage overflows, whilst also enabling control of high sewage levels, dispensing with daily flushing by tanker. Projects have been completed in less than six months and overflow rates have dropped by approximately 80%. Additional wastewater enhancements are progressing.

A Trio of Vital Projects In Taif, three essential environmental projects worth SAR 326 million are being undertaken to increase coverage and put

a stop to sewage outages. These projects are in line with strategic plans to develop infrastructure and improve the efficiency of the water and environmental sectors in order to keep up with urban expansion and meet customer requirements. The projects consist of an 18,550m wastewater pipeline from Al Haweyiah to a treatment plant to the north of Taif, costing some SAR 197 million; a 2100m main wastewater pipeline to the plant costing SAR 32 million; and 29,500m of key wastewater pipelines worth over SAR 97 million. These projects also comprise 58,000 domestic

connections, serving residents of Al Haweyiah, Sultana, Al Aremyiah, Al Ruwaidef, Al Jawharah, Al Wasetah, Mathmalah, Al Rehab, Al Qami’ and Raiha districts.

Business Development Initiatives NWC has several business development initiatives, taking in Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE), Operation & Maintenance (O&M), Bulk Potable Water (key account customers), Industrial Waste Treatment, National Water Real Estate, and the National Water Polytechnic.

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AL RASHID TRADING & CONTRACTING CO. Founded in 1957 in the Eastern Province, Al Rashid Trading & Contracting Company (RTCC) was initially established by Abdullah Saad Al-Rashid and brothers. By 1968, Rashed A. Al-Rashed & Sons Co. (RAR) joined as the fourth partner; and the success journey continued unabated. Over years of successful operation, RTCC has accumulated considerable expertise in the field of Construction and Civil Engineering Industry recognized in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The corporate is classified as Grade “A” – Top Classification – as per the Saudi Contractors Classification System issued by Ministry of Public Works & Housing. The company has executed many development projects in numerous fields with total value of over (40) forty billion Saudi Riyals. All projects have been completed according to their business and financial contractual terms without any delay. RTCC is a company that draws on a heritage of more than 60 years of dedication and excellence to provide services that enhance outcomes for Saudi development and prosperity and will continue to carve its name even bolder in the field of engineering and construction to live up to its hard-earned reputation that RTCC name is synonymous with excellence and integrity.

Head Office: P.O. Box (307) Riyadh 11411 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Tel: +966 1 416 4111 | Fax: +966 1 416 4222 Email: info@rtcc.com.sa | Web: www. rtcc.com.sa


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AVK In Saudi Arabia For More Than Three Decades With Valves Manufacturing Experience And Local Commitment AVK Saudi Valve Manufacturing Co. Ltd. was founded in 1985 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, becoming the kingdom’s first international company within the valves industry, with its unique promise to its customers – ‘Expect Global Leadership and Local Commitment’ – setting it apart. AVK values quality and efficiency in the same way that its valuable customers do. It realises that safety, health and non-revenue water (NRW) are vital parts of human life; hence, the company refuses to compromise on the quality of valves that the water flows through. This is ensured through all valves being constantly accredited by international bodies such as UL/FM for fire protection and WRAS/NSF for potable water. Also, the company is secondto-none when it comes to rubber compounds, with its own research, vulcanization and coating facilities enabling it to deliver more durable products. AVK’s products can withstand the harshest environmental conditions, which call for the highest standards. But the company’s quality guarantee does not end there. AVK has three decades of following the same commitment of increasing local content by adding more local solutions and services, in addition to enhancing Saudization. AVK has become one of the most respected and

recognised valve manufacturers in the Gulf region, with its customer-base including such blue-chip names as NWC, ARAMCO, Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture, SABIC, RC, and Marafiq. Starting locally, AVK has expanded and evolved into a position where it has today it has manufactured and delivered thousands of valves and fire hydrants. The rapid development of the water and fire industry in the kingdom had allowed production to increase year-on-year in line with a capability of manufacturing and supplying valves up to DN3000mm in size above than this is upon request. As a current reference point of the company’s success, AVK supplied various products to Masjid Al Haram Makkah Expansion, Jizan Refinery, Jeddah New Airport, South Jeddah Sewage Treatment Plant, and other strategic waterworks projects. Within AVK, quality products and excellent customer service are fundamental objectives. Therefore, the company uses the most advanced and highest quality tools, such as LEAN and Six Sigma principles to optimise all of its processes and procedures, thereby securing efficiency and achieving maximum output and benefits for customers.

AVK Saudi Valves Manufacturing Co. Ltd. P.O. Box 10930, Jeddah 21443, Street#45, Phase 4, Industrial Area, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Tel: +966 12 637 1570 | Fax: +966 12 637 9380 E-mail: sales@avksvmc.com | Website: www.avksvmc.com

AVK is dedicated to continually offer innovative solutions that secure the company as the ‘first choice supplier’ among end users. And besides its focus on product innovation, AVK also focuses its efforts on constantly improving the working environment performance through ongoing and detailed development plans. Currently, AVK has around 150 people with different backgrounds and nationalities. The company is determined to provide equal opportunities to both males and females who are recruited through various Saudi graduation programmes. Furthermore, in relation to its active segment water supply, wastewater, and fire protection services, AVK has started several initiatives to meet its customers’ expectations by providing optimal solutions. The initiatives are included, but not limited to, AVK shops, encompassing non-revenue water solutions, -24hour leakage packages services, AVK smart and AVK green, in addition to other solutions available in at the company’s website: www.avksvmc.com. The company’s extraordinary success is the result of a solid experience in manufacturing high quality products and excellent customer service, supported by the world famous blue AVK logo that promotes an entire series of well-known brands.


NATIONAL WATER COMPANY 41 Treated Sewage Effluent The intention of this initiative is to successfully utilise the currently wasted resources by creating an environmentally friendly and financially sustainable longterm market for treated sewage effluent. This includes selling large volumes of TSE to customers for a variety of uses, such as landscaping, industrial, commercial, and district cooling, among others. There are numerous benefits of this approach, including: • Addressing the water shortage challenges in KSA, whilst conserving scarce water resources • Maintaining existing infrastructure and developing new infrastructure in line

with international best practice • Providing environmental benefits, such as net carbon reductions, by indirectly contributing to lesser capital requirements in regard to power/water generating capacities To make the best use of this opportunity, the Business Development Department (BDD) initially created the TSE Business Unit (TSE BU) to educate on the uses and commercially available markets for TSE. During its incubation period, up until October 2012, the TSE BU initiated bankable commercial and legally enforceable contracts with a range of TSE customers (non-agricultural) for long-term supply agreements for up to 20 years, with the daily

volume exceeding 281,950m3 per day. This brought in total revenue of SAR 5.3 billion. Having achieved this, TSE BU spun off from BDD and became an independent entity. Subsequently, under the Business Privatisation Initiative (BPI), many of the above mentioned contracts have evolved into recently formed joint-ventures as ‘pilots’ for value.

Operation & Maintenance The purpose of the O&M initiative was to fill the void in the market for a technically proficient entity, incorporating global best practice with financially sustainable operations. Phase one, the business unit creation and incubation, saw target

operations identified and ring-fenced within NWC itself, operating as a profit centre. Phase two saw the venture being spun off as an independent business unit.

Bulk Potable Water In order to consolidate one of the three pillars of NWC, relating to the financial viability for the organisation, the BDD was mandated to instigate this initiative, which involved the identification, regulation and supply of potable water supplies to key account customers; from sources including deep wells in areas where there is a demand for commercial quantities, and which were currently not being served.

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Water Technology Systems Co. (WTS) is a privately owned company in Saudi. Being a grade 2 contractor specialising in water/waste water projects, their scope of works begin from water treatment plants and ends with house connections. The company was founded by Eng. Mofag Ibraheem Al-Sugeir in 2005, after gaining more than 20 years experience as Director of Projects in the General Directorate of Water in Riyadh. In 2016, WTS under its trading branch, became an authorised seller in the territory of Saudi Arabia. LG Chem Membranes, is one of the leading manufacturers of Reverse Osmosis Membranes in the world. In the same year, WTS signed a partnership with ESLI Co., a Turkish specialised engineering and manufacturing company of Water Treatment Solutions, which further expanded WTS capabilities and broadened its prospective. WTS projects include Water Networks, Main Lines, Civil Works, STP, RO, WTP, and many more applications, making it a comprehensive solution provider for the ever challenging local market.

WATER TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS CO. P.O. Box 22155, Riyadh 11495 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia T: +966 11 2489 035 / 2489 025 F: +966 11 2489 012 | M: +966 50 3664 655 E: info@wts.com.sa | W: www.wts.com.sa


NATIONAL WATER COMPANY 45 The Bulk Potable Water initiative also involved the ‘correction’ and ‘reclassification’ of customers according to their uses (commercial, industrial etc.) and the metering activities of non-metered key account customers. Following a successful start up of the programme and discussions with customers, the Bulk Potable Water initiative was spun off as a separate independent business unit, KAC BU, in June 2011, and is further evolving.

Industrial Waste Treatment In order to tackle the critically important and ever evolving subject of environmental protection, and to meet its growing standards while providing to the country and its citizens a healthy, safe and sustainable environment, the BDD was mandated to identify and progress a long-term sustainable model to address the issue of industrial sewage in areas outside the MODON operated industrial cities.

This initiative involves the commercialisation of a ‘pilot’ newly constructed and commissioned industrial wastewater treatment plant, which was built by NWC during 2012. This plant is located in Jeddah and has a total capacity of 50,000 m3 per day, half of which is designed to deal with industrial waste.

forward. The mandate was to set up a centre for the GCC/MENA region. This has resulted in the creation of a national training centre, known as the National Water Polytechnic, jointly with TVTC and KAUST, which is operated and managed by leading international companies in the water and wastewater sector, along with respected local companies.

National Water Real Estate NWC identified valuable real estate in the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah, which it effectively utilises in order to generate additional revenues.

National Water Polytechnic To harness the global expertise and strengthen the local skillset of the country’s youth in activities relating to the water and wastewater sector, and in doing so localising human resources, the idea of setting up a technical training centre for NWC was put

Award Winning Performance With its e-branch services and its smart metering, NWC believes that it can provide huge potential for win-win scenarios. And this type of innovative thinking has led the company to be presented with a number of awards and accolades down the tears, including: • Best Winback Programme 2009 – Middle East Call Centre • Best Environmental Achievement 2010 – GWI

• Middle East Call Centre Award 2011 – MECC • Golden Membership of Saudi Quality Council 2011 – Saudi Quality Council • King Khalid Award for Corporate Social Responsibility 2011 – King Khalid Organisation • King Khalid Award for Responsible Competitiveness and First Place in Quality Commitment 2012 - King Khalid Organisation • Best Public Water Agency 2012 – GWI • The E-Government & E-Services Excellence Award (Middle East) 2013 – Middle East Excellence Institute • Best Global Water Project Award 2014 – GWI • HP Excellence Award 2014 – HP • Smart Project of the Year – GWI 2018

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SETRA’s continuous development and evolution towards specialisation made it one of Saudi Arabia’s most reliable and performing companies in its field. The Saudi Electronic Trading Company (SETRA) was founded in 1996 in Riyadh, KSA by a team of pioneers in the field of computer and electrical engineering. SETRA has been

growing consistently over the years and has become an established name in the Saudi market for cable & network solutions, data centres and mission critical facilities, low

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Water Ambassadors NWC carries out myriad corporate responsibility initiatives, including participating in many school education projects throughout Riyadh. NWC set up an awareness campaign in several schools in the capital, presenting the ‘Water Ambassador’ programme, which aims to educate students on the importance

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of water in Saudi Arabia. The presentation included information about water; water cycles; water sources; water history in Saudi Arabia; various uses of water in our lives; and treated water – all which encouraged the youngsters to become water ambassadors.

Celebrating Success Ultimately, NWC’s vision is to retain its

position as a leading water utility company that offers services of international standards, providing outstanding water and wastewater services in a credible, sustainable, and costeffective manner, while earning the trust of its customers, employees, and the community. It achieves this through an effective performance delivered by a commercial organisation capable of constant development and growth.

By providing innovative solutions, striving to achieve operational excellence, and exceeding clients’ expectations, NWC will achieve its objectives with a high level of efficiency, whilst learning from its mistakes, rewarding great performance, and celebrating success.


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WATER: A PRECIOUS RESOURCE THAT DEMANDS OUTSTANDING MANAGEMENT AQUALIA, THE FOURTH LARGEST PRIVATE WATER COMPANY IN EUROPE BY POPULATION SERVED AND AMONG THE TOP 10 IN THE WORLD, CONSTANTLY SHOWS ITS COMMITMENT TO ECO-EFFICIENCY, THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY, AND SUSTAINABILITY, WHILST ALL OF THE TIME FOCUSING INTENTLY ON CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.

AQUALIA P.O. BOX 13321 RIYADH 13321 KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA T: +349 1 7573558 E: AJUSTELL@FCC.ES W: WWW.AQUALIA.COM

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Globally, there is intense pressure on water resources, as well as a growing need to ensure access to water of greater quality for most of the population of our planet. To achieve this there needs to be enhanced water infrastructure to supply the population, better technology to help with efficient management of resources, and more innovation so that the public participates in responsible consumption and genuinely cares for what is a precious resource. Companies like Aqualia, the water management company of FCC, one of the leading providers of public services in Europe, respond to these trends with real and specific actions. These actions are linked with a continuous connection with the public, not only from the perspective of the services provided, but also through a contribution to economic and social development. In addition, the development of intelligent services, which proposes leading-edge and sustainable solutions, helps the efficient management of water resources, improves people’s quality of life and protects the surroundings, whilst also minimising environmental impact. Aqualia is positioned as a leading international company thanks to its high degree of specialisation and innovation in the management of the whole water cycle (from intake, purification and distribution of drinking water to the collection and

treatment of used water), especially in the design and building of turnkey projects that match its clients’ needs. The company is focused on the design and building of all types of water infrastructure: purification, wastewater treatment, desalination, re-use and industrial water treatment. The coverage that Aqualia displays across the whole water cycle helps the company to face explicit commitments in the field of sustainability, the smart management of water resources, and customer satisfaction. These can be summarised in the following manner: • Applied innovation focused on the re-use of wastewater through projects such as ALL-GAS (that produces free wastewater treatment and vehicle biofuel, generated by using wastewater as a source of nutrients of algae cultures) and INCOVER (which increases the knowledge acquired in the previous projects for producing bio fertilisers and bio plastics from wastewater). • R&D in the water cycle to guarantee sustainability, improve efficiency and optimise the management of urban water through intelligent monitoring systems that continuously analyse the condition of the system. • Development of applications for mobile devices such as Smart Aqua, which allows the public to undertake management in real time – Omni-

channel experience – of the services contracted, simply and easily. • Education and awareness campaigns for youngsters and adults that give value to management and the need for the responsible use of water, both regarding its consumption and its return to the natural environment through treatment processes. Because of its high level of innovation and specialisation, and thanks to an experienced team that seeks maximum efficiency in the production processes, the company has quickly become a leading brand in the sector, offering authorities a broad portfolio of consultancy and technical assistance services.

Aqualia in Saudi Arabia In 2011, Aqualia was the first Spanish company to achieve a water management contract in Saudi Arabia; the contract was to implement an innovative improvement plan in drinking water distribution in the capital, Riyadh. The company has also been awarded with a contract for the management of the affected services of the subway works of Riyadh, as well as the operation and maintenance of the wastewater treatment plants in Hadda and Arana, in Mecca, treating an average flow of 250,000m3 per day.

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With Ministry of Water, Environment and Agriculture (MEWA), in addition to existing large portfolio, AWPT has been awarded several new major projects. ALKHORAYEF WATER & POWER TECHNOLOGIES Alkhorayef Water and Power Technologies (AWPT) is a vital player in the Saudi Arabian water and wastewater market for over three decades. In recent years, AWPT managed to assert itself as the leading O&M and EPC contractor in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia with an excellent track record in water, wastewater, infrastructure, electromechanical and heavy civil field. AWPT’s lead in the market derived from a sustainable operational philosophy encompassing strong code of ethics, performance driven management, and deep subject matter expertise. AWPT’s Entrepreneurial Leadership structured the company into two highly organised Business Units (O&M and EPC) enabling efficient management and sufficient flexibility to dominate the market and expand regionally by focusing on client satisfaction, quality, and timely completion of projects. This accountable approach resulted in high credibility, name recognition, and made Alkhorayef Water and Power Technologies the go to contractor in Saudi market.

AlKhorayef Water and Power Technologies

King Abdulaziz Road (North), Exit-5, Al Nafal District P.O. Box 62637, Riyadh 11595, K.S.A. Tel: +966 11 400 0612 Fax: +966 11 455 5179 E-mail: awpt@alkhorayef.com Web: www.alkhorayef.com

Moreover, AWPT has a big fleet of specialised construction equipment and a versatile multidisciplined workforce totaling over 2,500 employees. Currently, AWPT is the lead water and wastewater operator for governmental and semi-governmental sector such as Ministry of Environment, Water & Agriculture (MEWA) and National Water Company (NWC). AWPT operates over 40% of Saudi water and waste water infrastructure in 40 towns and cities, serving critical needs of a large portion of the population. In addition to the O&M arm, AWPT possess advanced integrated EPC capabilities proven by the successful and timely completion of numerous challenging projects throughout the kingdom. As the water market dynamics is changing drastically in Saudi by shifting towards privatisation, AWPT is in a prime position


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to invest and pursue Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), Concessions, BOT, BOO, ROT and other contract schemes to implement its long-term growth strategy. As one of the Alkhorayef Water and Power leading and long standing Saudi firms, is a key player to materialise the implementations of Saudi Vision 2030 goals. Their experience in the market, vast resources, strong financial capabilities, diversified scope, strong track record, commitment to quality and efficient organisation made them a prime candidate to formulate strategic international partnerships and make reaching Vision 2030 goals in water and power sectors ever more achievable. AWPT TODAY AWPT and National Water Company (NWC) further strengthened their relations recently by signing new critical contracts of construction of sewage network projects containing 96,000 metres of pipelines, 3,100 metres house

connections, 3,500 metres thrust boring, and all its related civil works. These new projects are additional to many ongoing projects with NWC, such as O&M of Haddah and Arana Wastewater Treatment Plants with a total capacity of 500,000 m3/day average flow and 750,000 m3/day at peak, both plants serve Makkah Al Mukarama City including pilgrims in the Holy City. With Ministry of Water, Environment and Agriculture (MEWA), in addition to, an existing large portfolio, AWPT has been awarded several new major projects, such as Riyadh Area Drinking Water O&M Project, Tabuk Drinking Water O&M Project, Dammam House Connection Project, Eastern Region STPs Portable Diesel Pumps Maintenance Project, Hail Hameema WTP O&M Project, Madinah WTPs and Wells O&M Project, Hail House Connection Project, Hail WTPs O&M Project, Hail Water Network O&M Project, and more. AWPT serves nine million KSA residents in more than 40 towns, through O&M of 1,100,000 m3/

day of potable water, 59 ROs, 338 drinking water wells, 3,645,500 metres of water networks, 3,110,000 metres of wastewater networks, 15 WWTPs, 1,620,000 m3/day of waste water treatment, and 18 Laboratories. AWPT built over 300 KM of major water and waste water networks for MEWA and Metro, cutting edge IWwTP, and several STP’s ranging from 25,000m3/day to 200,000 m3/day. By leveraging over 30 years in the market and partnering with international companies, Alkhorayef Water and Power Technologies is thriving to be the leading local developer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Water & Power Industry for BOT, BOO, ROT projects.


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THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN THE INDUSTRY IN THE MODERN WORLD, ELECTRICITY IS A MAJOR PART OF OUR LIVES. AS A RESULT, FOR A NATION TO PROSPER, IT IS VITAL THAT IT PRODUCES SUFFICIENT AMOUNTS OF ELECTRICITY, AND IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA THIS CHALLENGE IS BEING MET BY THE SAUDI ELECTRICITY COMPANY, THE 14TH LARGEST ELECTRICITY UTILITY COMPANY IN THE WORLD AND THE LEADING PLAYER IN THE MENA REGION.

SAUDI ELECTRICITY COMPANY P.O. BOX 22955 RIYADH 11416 KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA T: +966 118079395 E: INFO@SE.COM.SA W: WWW.SE.COM.SA

Saudi Electricity Company has a commitment and vision that requires a meticulously planned and progressive strategy.This has been successfully developed over the past few years, with the company meeting international performance indicators through the nationalisation of modern technologies and the training of Saudi engineers and technicians at several specialised international institutes and organisations. This has led to the company becoming the Arab world’s market leader with a market value of around SAR 100 billion by the end of September 2017. Moreover, in addition to picking up several international prizes for its creativity and innovation, it now produces more than a quarter of the power produced by all of the Arab countries combined. Reducing its Reliance on Oil Saudi Electricity Company does not only focus on power generation (which reached more than 74 GW in 2017), but also takes into account competitive pricing and environmental affects. With this in mind, it recently organised the first forum

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for clean energy in the city of Jeddah under the banner of ‘Clean Energy and Fuel Additives’. This forum brought together manufacturers, importers and specialists in the technology of fuel additives and combustion enhancers from around the world, as well as participation by over 200 experts from several government entities, companies and universities in KSA. In the context of its efforts to reduce its reliance on oil and utilise modern

technologies to produce clean energy, Saudi Electricity Company has succeeded, in just one year, in reducing diesel fuel consumption to approximately 50%. This was discovered after a technical report revealed that the company consumed only 26 million barrels by the end of the third quarter of 2017, compared to 50 million barrels by the end of September 2016. Saudi Electricity Company was also capable of reducing equivalent fuel consumption by about 4% during the same period.

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56 SAUDI ELECTRICITY COMPANY The Transfer of Modern Expertise & Technology Saudi Electricity Company has adopted numerous creative ideas, which have successfully saved a considerable amount of money – more than SAR 2 billion. This has been made possible through encouraging the company’s personnel to submit creative ideas that would contribute to reducing the cost of maintenance works of equipment and stations, as well as providing advanced technical means to save time and effort, in addition to other innovations. This enlightened approach is fuelled by the company having major training programmes outside of KSA, with Saudi engineers and technicians employed by SEC being granted scholarships at leading international

companies and institutes that specialise in the electricity industry. The result of this process is the transfer of modern expertise and technologies to KSA, including a team of Saudi engineers and technicians who were granted scholarships to the USA in order to train on the running and commissioning of solar energy programmes and stations as part of the renewable energy projects being implemented in the Kingdom. Three Years Ahead of Schedule The benefits of training Saudi national employees is clear for all to see, with SEC having increased its capacity of electricity power production from 25,000 MW to more than 74,000 MW in just 16 years. This is a rise of very nearly 200%, a growth stimulated

by the rapid development of the economy and subsequent high demand for energy, in tandem with a lower dependence of fossil fuels through the use of modern technologies, which is in line with Vision 2030. Indeed, Saudi Electricity Company has gone a long way to improving the efficiency of electricity production in the Kingdom, with the company having achieved a 40% improvement in operational efficiency at its generation plants – the same rate it planned to reach by 2020. Such notable success will be a driving force in realising further achievements in the quest to reduce dependence on oil through the use of modern technology. Saudi Electricity Company now plans, for instance, to increase operational efficiency in the generation

sector to 42% by 2020, which will save around 140 million barrels of fuel. Shrewd Leadership The quantum leap in all areas of SEC’s business, whether related to power generation, modern technology, clean energy, or transmission and distribution, has been achieved thanks to the unwavering support of the Saudi government and the wise leadership within the company. This has succeeded in developing a number of international partnerships, which has resulted, amongst other things, in the training of SEC employees in the United States, Europe, China, Japan, and South Korea, bringing the nationisation rate in the company to 91.5%.

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Kingdom, with the return of its shares increasing by 95% compared to the same period last year. These results come at a time when SEC is carrying out ambitious plans for the years ahead, with projects currently

Ambitious Plans According to a report released by Tadawul (Saudi Stock Exchange) at the beginning of November 2017, Saudi Electricity Company has the fourth largest market value in the

under construction having a value of SAR 80 billion. The net value of the company’s fixed assets is SAR 316 billion as of the end of September 2017. During the first nine months of 2017

the company’s net income was estimated at more than SAR 12 billion, with property rights increasing by 18% at the end of 2016 to reach SAR 78 billion by the end of the third quarter of 2017.

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SGT-A45 MOBILE UNIT Siemens has developed an innovative 44-megawatt mobile gas turbine that can be installed and commissioned in less than two weeks and can begin generating electricity immediately – even in areas that lack suitable infrastructure. In many areas of the world, the ability to meet the rapidly growing demand for electricity is hampered by a lack of suitable infrastructure. The challenge in these regions is to deploy power-generating capacity quickly to fuel economic development, and Siemens has a new solution that delivers fast, reliable power. The SGT-A45 gas turbine is integrated into a mobile unit that can be installed and commissioned in less than two weeks and can begin generating electricity immediately. With an electrical output of up to 44 megawatts, the aeroderivative gas turbine delivers more power and higher efficiency than any other mobile gas turbine.

The design leverages the know-how and experience gained from millions of operating hours accumulated in flight, industrial and marine service. It is based on Rolls-Royce Aero-Engine technology, and the gas turbine core utilizes components from the Siemens Industrial Trent 60. The standardisation and modular design of the package enable rapid deployment and installation. Each unit is fully assembled and tested at the factory in order to verify operation and performance and minimize the scope of commissioning work needed on site. In addition to being reliable, the SGT-A45 is flexible. Its relatively low weight facilitates transport by air, land, or sea. It can run on gas or liquid fuels – and transition smoothly between both fuel types while in operation. Low NOx emissions can be achieved with optional water injection, which also boosts the unit’s power output, particularly in warm climates.

The aeroderivative gas turbine can generate full power in less than nine minutes from start without the need for auxiliary systems to maintain the unit in an operationally ready

standby mode. In the event of a shutdown, the unit can be restarted at any time to restore power quickly, as it has no “hot lockout” restrictions.

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But owners of the existing fleet of Siemens turbines will profit from this leap in innovation, too.

In a huge production hall in the western part of Berlin, not far from the cradle of Siemens, hundreds of employees are working

on some of the most powerful gas turbines the world has ever known. Blades are inserted into turbine modules and gas turbines are assembled with the utmost accuracy. With more than 80 units sold worldwide and over 450,000 operating hours under its belt, Siemens’ SGT-8000H series has proven to be the most reliable gas turbine in its class. Now, Siemens is taking the next step: Based on the proven H-class technology, it developed a gas turbine that pushes the efficiency threshold from 61 to more than 63 percent. In the midst of this well-organised, buzzing hive. The innovation has been conceived in close collaboration with engineers from all over the world at greater innovation speed. Rapid prototyping – the design process backed by 3D printing, which speeds up component testing – took place in Berlin and at the company’s Clean Energy Center in Ludwigsfelde, as did the thorough testing phase. The HL-class’ combined cycle efficiency of over 63 percent is impressive. Innovative, heat-resistant multi-layer coatings have been used to protect the blade material against the increased heat. But for the blades, the inner values prove just as important: Superefficient internal cooling features have been engineered to improve the cooling process and hence efficiency. Furthermore, optimised sealing minimises the leakage of cooling air. Finally, evolutionary 3D blading improved the compressor’s aero-efficiency.

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THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE WHEN INNOVATING IN A HOSPITAL ENVIRONMENT THE AIM IS TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE DELIVERY, AS WELL AS THE WAY PEOPLE MANAGE THEIR OWN HEALTHCARE, BY TESTING AND DEVELOPING PIONEERING NEW IDEAS AND APPROACHES, AND THEN PUTTING THEM INTO PRACTICE.

ANFAS MEDICAL CARE P.O. BOX 57887 RIYADH 11584 KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA T: +966 112731214 E: INFO@AMCHEALTHGROUP.COM W: WWW.AMCHEALTHGROUP.COM

And that is exactly what Anfas Medical Care (AMC) is in the process of doing, introducing a new and innovative model that has been designed to reinvent the concept of healthcare and the methods through which it is delivered. AMC Hospital will be the first in a series of hospitals and medical cities set to launch across the Kingdom. This state-ofthe-art facility will incorporate the very latest medical technologies, which will be in the hands of more than 300 world-class healthcare experts and professionals. The hospital provides 120 beds and is situated right in the heart of Riyadh, with easy and convenient access to the highly acclaimed new metro lines. Offering a personalised and patientcentric approach, AMC aims to provide an environment that feels less like a hospital and more like a home. While it may seem like commonsense for hospitals to be a little more inviting, often in medicine commonsense is overlooked for distinctly higher goals, such as waiting for peerreviewed evidence and doing something a certain way because that’s how it’s always been done. At AMC, though, they go above and beyond in order to provide the highest quality in long-term care and services for all the patients’ medical needs, including Intensive Care, Ventilation, Physiotherapy & Injury Rehabilitation.

Healing Hands, Caring Hearts AMC’s concept stems from the fact that few, if any, hospitals in the Middle East perform follow-up sessions with patients who have undergone intensive medical treatments. AMC has set about building facilities that provide long-term patients with a ‘home away from home’ facility, whether during the initial procedures or following their discharge. To further reinforce the hospital’s level of dedication and wellbeing, all rooms will be equipped with live cameras that can be accessed by patients’ loved ones. This will allow families to monitor their daily activities, putting both the patients and their relatives at ease, and providing them with unparalleled peace of mind. Upon discharge, outbound patients will be

remotely monitored by AMC Hospital staff to safeguard their health during recovery.

Your Most Trusted Health Partner for Life AMC is partnering with Houston Methodist to operate the hospital. Houston Methodist is one of the US’s foremost hospital management specialists. AMC is also powered by GE Healthcare, a leading international manufacturer of medical equipment. Construction & Planning Co. (C&P) has been selected as the main construction and fit-out partner for the AMC project due to their experience of implementing creative ideas and determination to meet challenges head on.

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62 ANFAS MEDICAL CARE The hospital boasts a built-up area of 27,000m2, and is due to complete in Q1 2018 with a value of SAR 400 million. In addition, it will have 53 nurse accommodation rooms (41 twin units and 12 single units), eight elevators, and 126 parking spaces. The medical facilities will incorporate: • 120 high dependency units, both dialysis and bariatric • Emergency and admission facilities, including a clinic, a patient waiting area, a patient recovery area, and a resuscitation room, plus an area for minor procedures and examinations. • An imaging department that incorporates a CT scanner room and a fluoroscopy x-ray room. • A diagnostics and treatment department that caters for pulmonary function tests and medication. • A fully-equipped laboratory that features an automated floor, chemical store, sterile store, cold room, and microbiology unit.

A physiotherapy and hydrotherapy resource, consisting of a gymnasium, treatment cubicles, a body tank, and wax and ice facilities. A central sterile services department that encompasses a morgue, IP pharmacy, store, a waste holding space, generators, and a computer and service room.

Inspiring Better Health The AMC project comes in line with Vision 2030, in which healthcare in Saudi Arabia is undergoing major changes: The National Transformation Programme is a comprehensive healthcare syllabus that comes within a framework that revolves around meeting the challenges of rising healthcare costs, a growing population, and rising rates of lifestylerelated diseases - specifically diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. The National Transformation Programme initiates a greater role for the private sector in providing healthcare services,

with the aim of increasing the sector’s contribution to healthcare spending from 25% to 35% by 2020.

Exceptional Technology, Extraordinary Care The completion of this fantastic new hospital is great news both for Riyadh and the whole of Saudi Arabia, underlining the fact that AMC is committed to be a leading provider of healthcare within the Kingdom. Dedicated to maintaining excellence and the highest quality standards of patient care, AMC will provide better access to care and greatly improve the patient experience in a facility that is extremely well designed. The advancements in the way patients are monitored, diagnosed and then treated at AMC will change the way the Kingdom’s healthcare operates, allowing health issues to be caught earlier and treated quicker.

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The Shuaibah IWPP was the first IWPP developed following the Saudi Government’s decision to open the market to private investment. The facility delivers Water and Electricity to a wide region including the cities of Makkah, Jeddah, Taif and Al-Baha.

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Reverse Osmosis (RO)

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Arabian Light Crude

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Q1 2010

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The Shuaibah Expansion Project was delivered in response to the Saudi Government’s need for a fast-track solution. The challenge was to provide an additional 150,000 m3/day of desalinated water to meet the accelerating demand in Jeddah. The project is located on reclaimed land adjacent to the Shuaibah IWPP and both plants use a common water discharge channel. The facility uses reverse Osmosis Technology with 2 passes.

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CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF PROGRESS AND INNOVATION FIRST OPENING ITS DOORS FOR BUSINESS IN 2003, AND CELEBRATING ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2018, WATER & ELECTRICITY CO. LLC (WEC) WAS ESTABLISHED WHEN THE SUPREME ECONOMIC COUNCIL PASSED RESOLUTION 5/23 IN ORDER TO CREATE A FRAMEWORK FOR THE PARTICIPATION OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN WATER DESALINATION AND POWER PROJECTS, THROUGH THE OWNERSHIP OF SALINE WATER CONVERSION CORPORATION (SWCC) AND SAUDI ELECTRICITY COMPANY (SEC).

WATER & ELECTRICITY L.L.C. P.O. BOX 300091 RIYADH 11372 KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA T: +966 11 2113366 W: WWW.WEC.COM.SA

WEC’s objective is the sale and purchase of water and electricity and all required ancillary activities. Today, it has three operational projects, Shuaibah-3 IWPP, Shuqaiq-2 IWPP, and Shuaibah RO expansion, with a total capacity of 1.2 million m3 per day potable water and 1.75 GWH power. WEC acts as a single off taker of power and water from IWPPS, selling 100% of the water to SWCC and 100% of power to SEC. It is also the single point of contact for developers, thus avoiding difficulties arising due to a multiplicity of agencies. WEC carries out the Request for Proposals (RFP) development, the tendering and bidder selection too, with its main objective being to achieve the lowest tariff for power and water subject to prequalification of the developers and minimum standards set forth in the RFP. Meeting the Nation’s Demands At the present time, WEC has three operational projects (Shuaibah Phase 3 and Shuqaiq Phase 2 IWPP’s and Shuaibah RO Expansion IWP), and Shuaibah-3 Expansion II IWPP project is under construction. In addition, two IWP’s

(Rabgih-3 and Shuqaiq-3) and one ISTP (Damam) projects under RFPs have been released onto the market. The Shuaibah Phase-3 IWPP project is the first of the IWPPs developed in Saudi Arabia and represents a major development in the Kingdom’s water and power sector, helping to satisfy the increasing national demand for power and water. The project serves as a template for similar undertakings by WEC, and has been developed by the Saudi Malaysian Water Electricity Company (SAMAWEC), which owns 60% of the project company. The project is currently in full production.

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It is based on a BOO (Build, Own & Operate) basis under a 20-year PWPA agreement for the design, construction, commissioning, testing, ownership, operation and maintenance of a new 900 MW, light crude oil-fired power and 880,000 m3/day (194 MIGD) desalination plant and associated facilities, based on around 80:20 debt to equity project financing. WEC will be the counter party under the PWPA and will buy the project’s water and electricity, which it will sell on to SWCC and SEC respectively.

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The company is fully committed with Saudi Vision 2030 including PPP programme and Saudization regulations. With an even more global approach and vision, plus a firm commitment to innovation and the use of state-of-the-art technologies to launch its projects, ACCIONA Agua has started 2018 as one of the sector leaders worldwide. It has strengthen its presence in Latin America, where it has now more than 30 projects in 12 countries. In the Gulf States, it is carrying out the largest-scale projects making it the Spanish company with the strongest presence in the water sector in the Middle East. The Company has recently finalised construction of Al Jubail RO4 desalination plant in Saudi Arabia (100,000 m3/ day), the operation and maintenance of Haddah 1 WWTP, Haddah 2 WWTP and Arana 1 WWTP in Makkah Region with a total capacity of 500MLD, the Fujairah SWRO in the UAE (137,000 m3/day) which is now under Operation and Maintenance and other projects adding up further 450,000 m3/d RO in the region. Last month, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded ACCIONA Agua the contract for the construction of 182,000 m3/d SWRO desalination plant in Jebel Ali (Dubai UAE).

The management of the integrated water cycle, the improvement of energy consumption, the overall development of water treatment plants and smart control systems, and its research into state-of-theart technologies are just some of the areas that characterize the Company. These areas will also determine its evolution and future projects. ACCIONA Agua has permanent establishments in many countries in the region (KSA, UAE, OMAN..), so our clients and stakeholders can benefit from the proximity of our experts across the GCC. Indeed, we are acting as O&M contractor treating more than 600.000 m3/d of desalinated water (Reverse Osmosis) over the region for the ten coming years. The Company is particularly active in the KSA participating in its extensive and exciting PPP programme launched by WEC. ACCIONA Agua is fully committed with the Saudi Vision 2030 including the PPP programme and saudization regulations. ACCIONA Agua is keen to build a cooperative and healthy relationship with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s main water corporations (WEC, SWCC, NWC...)

Acciona Agua KSA P.O. Box 118820, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tel: +971 4 329 7880 | Web: www.acciona-agua.com

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Shuaibah Phase-3 is located adjacent to the existing SWCC Shoaiba power and desalination complex 110 km south of Jeddah, on the western coast of Saudi Arabia, and serves the water requirements of Makkah, Jeddah, Taif and Al-Baha cities, as well as the electrical requirement of the Western Electricity grid. The power plant is operated as a base load plant with the capability of following the daily and seasonal load profile of the Kingdon’s western region, where peak power demand occurs during summer and the Hajj periods, whereas water demand is generally constant throughout the year. The Shuqaiq Phase-2 IWPP project is the second of WEC’s IWPPs and represents a major development in Saudi Arabia’s water and power sector. The project follows the template of Shuaibah IWPP, with the power and desalination units located adjacent to the existing Shuqaiq-I power and desalination complex 105 km south of Abha and 140 km north of Jazan, on the south-western (Red Sea) coast of Saudi Arabia. Shuqaiq – II IWPP has been developed by Shuqaiq International Water & Electricity

Co., which owns 60% of the project company. The project is currently in full production and is based on a BOO (Build, Own & Operate) basis under a 20-year PWPA agreement for the design, construction, commissioning, testing, ownership, operation and maintenance of a new 850 MW Arabian Heavy crude oil-fired power and a 212,000 m3/day (47 MIGD) desalination plant, plus certain associated facilities based on approximately 80:20 debt to equity project financing. The electricity and water produced at the plant will supply power to the SEC southern grid and water to Abha, Jazan and other southern cities. The power plant will be operated as a base load plant with the capability of following the daily and seasonal load profile of the Kingdom’s southern region. Meanwhile, Shuaibah Expansion IWPP was requested by the government to be developed on an urgent basis to add 150,000 m3/d net water desalination capacity. SAMAWEC, the successful bidder for the Shuaibah IWPP, was invited to submit a

proposal to develop the project broadly under the same economics and contractual arrangements as the Shuaibah IWPP. The project is located on a reclaimed land south of Shuaibah III IWPP. The project is currently in full production.

MIGD) SWRO desalination plant and associated facilities. The Shuaibah-3 Expansion II IWPP is the second IWP at the Shuaibah Phase-3 complex and is currently under construction phase.

Under Construction Shuaibah-3 Expansion II IWPP has been requested by the government to be developed on an urgent basis to add 250,000 m3/d net water desalination capacity. ACWA Power is the successful bidder for the Shuaibah-3 Expansion II IWPP and was invited to submit a proposal to develop the project broadly under the similar economics and contractual arrangements as the Shuaibah Expansion IWP. The project is located on a reclaimed land south of Shuaibah III IWPP, and was successfully financially closed on 11th October, 2017. The project is based on a BOO (Build, Own & Operate) basis under a 25-year WPA agreement for the design, construction, commissioning, testing, ownership, operation and maintenance of a 250,000 m3/day (55

An Expanded Mandate WEC procures water desalination, purification, treatment and co-generation projects in line with government PSP policies (i.e., IWP, IWPP, STP), with business being good at the present time. For as per the Vision 2030, the water sector in Saudi Arabia is undergoing an exciting transformational change that is centred on private sector participation. Indeed, WEC’s mandate has recently been expanded to enable the realisation of the vision and engagement of the privatisation programme of the water sector in the development and operations of future projects under BOO(T) contracts, including desalination plants, surface water plants, ground water plants, sewage treatment plants, and storage tanks.

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WATER & ELECTRICITY LLC 69 The resolution of the Council of Ministers No. 494, dated 5/8/1438H, extended the scope of the work of WEC as the principal off-taker of water, taking in the purchase of desalinated, purified, treated and untreated water, in addition to co-generation. The Minister of Finance provides the credit support to the company to sustain its financial solvency in the signing of long-term purchase contracts within the framework of the principles stated in the Council of Ministers Resolution No.181. In accordance with the terms and conditions set by the Minister of Finance, the transfer of ownership of the company in full to the government has also been completed, with the agreement on corporate governance and contracted projects. As a result, the Ministry of Finance fully (100%) owns WEC and the company’s capital is SAR 100,000,000.

Ensuring Economic Growth The demand for water in Saudi Arabia is growing daily and the government is encouraging Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the water sector. In order to meet this demand, over the next few years WEC is aiming to develop and control at least six IWP/IWPP projects with a combined water production capacity of 2,910,000 m3/d (which is approximately a 63% increase in the government’s current desalination water production), in addition to the STP projects with a combined water capacity of 1,086,000 m3/d (i.e. around 49.5% increase in the total treated wastewater production in the Kingdom). There are a number of direct positive impacts for undertaking these pioneering projects, including attractive investment opportunities, such as securing access to

water and power and implementing state-ofthe-art technologies, which will effectively result in the efficiency and competence of the national cadre in several aspects, not least plant engineering, managing and monitoring production, quality assurance and industrial management. This will naturally create more job opportunities for Saudi nationals for generations to come, whilst increasing economic growth in sectors such as agriculture, industrial and construction. Attention to Detail WEC has attained a reputation for quality workmanship and the utmost professionalism, attracting new clients through its competitive and robust tendering process. In the near future, WEC will tender for five water desalination projects with a total capacity of 3 million m3 per day. In addition, there are 12

impending storage projects with a total capacity of 20 million m3, as well as 14 sewage treatment plants that will be tendered with a total capacity of 3 million m3 per day. The next five years look genuinely exciting and productive for WEC, with the company managing the procurement process for targetting in excess of 20 projects. It will also look to continue to build the organisation up with skilled professionals by developing Saudi nationals and using experienced expats. Furthermore, it will deliver high quality RFP to optimise tariffs and meet market schedules and demands. There are no shortcuts to excellence and it’s the little things that make the difference; details that separate the good from the great.That’s why WEC is passionate about doing whatever it takes to accomplish every single detail of a project the right way ... every time.

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THE KEY ROLE OF WATER PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS IN ACHIEVING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN 2015, THE UNITED NATIONS ADOPTED 17 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) DESIGNED TO ACHIEVE THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY IN ALL ITS FORMS BY 2030, AS WELL AS TO PROTECT THE PLANET.

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One of these goals, number 6, clean and accessible water and sanitation for all, aims to address the challenges related to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for populations, as well as for water-related ecosystems. To meet this goal, it is necessary to face the most important challenge: financing. Given the limited government resources, a huge amount of private financing will be needed and water public-private partnerships (PPPs) are presented as an adequate mode to attract additional resources. In this regard, Aqualia, the fourth largest private water company in Europe by population served and among the top ten in the world, is involved as a main actor in the development of one of the most important waste water PPP projects in North Africa, the New Cairo WWTP. The New Cairo WWTP is an urban waste water treatment plant with an average daily flow of up to 250,000 m³, enough to serve more than one million residents and the first successful public-private partnership (PPP) project in Egypt.

Before the New Cairo plant was in operation, waste water was discharged into the river, which had significant negative effects on the river’s ecosystem and public health. As well as improving water treatment and increasing fresh water availability, the new infrastructure, which went into service in October 2013, allows the compost from the waste water sludge to be used as agricultural fertiliser and reduces the environmental impact of the waste water discharge into the River Nile. From the financial point of view,The PPP model followed by the development of this project, with a PPP contract value of USD 482 million for a 20-year concession, also provided the adequate private investment capital, reducing the Egyptian government’s pressure on public finances. The project received the Global Water Intelligence award for Water Deal of the Year in 2010, the Euromoney/Project Finance magazine award for PPP African Deal of the Year in 2010 and the Emerging Partnerships Bronze Award MENA in

2013. In January 2017, the IESE-UN Specialist Centre on PPPs in Smart and Sustainable Cities (PPP for Cities) selected the project for its first water case study. Also in 2017, the plant was shortlisted for the Transformational Business Awards given by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation.

Aqualia in Saudi Arabia In 2011, Aqualia was the first Spanish company to achieve a water management contract in Saudi Arabia, the contract to implement an innovative improvement plan in the drinking water distribution of the capital, Riyadh. From this moment on, the company has been awarded in the country with the contract for the management of the utilities affected by the Metro works of Riyadh as well as the O&M of the waste water treatment plants in Hadda and Arana, in Mecca, treating an average flow of 500,000 cubic metres per day


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Saudi Projects Magazine Issue 39  
Saudi Projects Magazine Issue 39