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NWC and Saudi Tabreed ink MoU

NWC will supply 20,000 cubic metres of treated water per day to Saudi Tabreed

| | Nov 18, 2010 | 2:51 pm
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NWC will supply 20,000 cubic metres of treated water per day to Saudi Tabreed

The National Water Company (NWC) and Saudi Tabreed have signed a memorandum of understanding for the sale of treated sewage water. This was done on the sidelines of the Investment Opportunities in the Water and Sanitation Forum, in the Kingdom.

As per the MoU, which was signed by Loay Al Musallam, Executive Chairman of the NWC, and Mohammed bin Abdullah Abu Nian, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saudi Tabreed, NWC will provide Saudi Tabreed with 20,000 cubic metres of treated water per day, for a period of 25 years, to be used in cooling commercial areas near the Holy Mosque in Makkah.

In this context, Al-Musallam said that treated water was widely being used in developed countries, owing to its economic and environmental benefits, and that it was the best option for large-scale use, such as in industries, agriculture and cooling systems.

Al-Musallam acknowledged that the memorandum would ensure the NWC’s assistance in dealing with water demand management and making sure that the treated sewage water was used for ‘non-human purposes’. Al-Musallam added that NWC has already signed a number of memorandums with several local companies, to provide them with treated water at agreed-upon prices.

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