Dow strikes nanofiltration deal in KSA
Ha'il plant is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia
The Dow Chemical Company has signed a deal with the Saudi Ministry of Water and Electricity to supply nanofiltration technology for the first plant of its type in the country.
The Ha’il Nanofiltration Plant, which will be operational in the second half of next year, will filter radioactive agents in local groundwater at a rate of 150,000 cubic metres a day, supporting between 500,000 and 750,000 residents.
Dow is the only supplier of this technology in the Kingdom. The deal is the outcome of two years of testing by Dow Water & Process Solutions, which will supply Dow FILMTEC NF90-400 elements to the plant via its local distributor.
"This is an extremely significant commercial milestone for Dow and our Water and Process Solutions business unit,” said Zuhair Allawi, commercial director for Dow in India, the Middle East and Africa.
“But more importantly, this is a technological milestone for the region, and for Saudi Arabia in particular. The public authorities have elected to use the latest innovations in the market, to be the first to leverage nanofiltration technologies in the region, in order to secure sustainable clean water supply to Saudi citizens. Dowis proud to be part of this state-of-the-art installation."
A full interview with the general manager of Dow Water & Process Solutions, Ian Barbour, has been published in the December issue of Utilities Middle East.