NWC signs new $27m wastewater deal
Firm will work on industrial wastewater project in Jeddah
Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) has signed an agreement on a US $27 million deal with Middle East Paper Co. (MEP) to treat 5,000m3 of industrial wastewater per day for 20 years. The CEO of NWC, Dr Luay Al-Musallam, confirmed that the deal will see the treatment of the company’s industrial wastewater at NWC’s plant in Jeddah.
Al-Musallam said that the agreement is part of NWC’s strategic plan to “preserve the environment by getting rid of industrial wastewater in a safe environmental way”. He went on to say that an advantage of treating wastewater is that it can be used in district cooling systems after treatment – a much cheaper alternative to using desalinated water.
NWC has said it has the ability to “treat large amounts of wastewater through processing it across its terminals in a number of Saudi cities”.