Saudi utility company to expand major industrial wastewater treatment plant

Nov. 4, 2020

Marafiq, the power and water utility company for Jubail and Yanbu, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, recently signed the fourth phase contract to expand its Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 8 (IWTP8) in Jubail. The project is expected to take three years and will be implemented by the Saudi Electrical and Mechanical Services Company. Marafiq is an integrated utility service provider to industrial cities within Saudi Arabia, which hosts some of the world’s largest hydrocarbon conglomerates in Yanbu and Jubail.

The president and CEO of Marafiq, Abdullah Khalifa Al-Buainain, signed the contract worth $201 million with the Saudi Electrical and Mechanical Services Company to implement the fourth expansion works of its Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 8. Al-Buainain further stated that Marafiq is seeking to provide high-level services that meet the requirements of growth in industrial projects in the Kingdom within the framework of its 2030 Vision, adding that this expansion will enable the plant to treat industrial wastewater with a 125,000 m3/day of liquid waste in addition to its current capacity.

Al-Buainain emphasized that this project demonstrates Marafiq’s commitment to its ambitious plans, which are to expand its business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This achievement further highlights the continued value that Marafiq contributes to industrial growth and its commitment to meeting its needs in Jubail Industrial City. The expansion of IWTP-8 will use the latest technologies to enhance the capabilities to preserve the environment and ensure full commitment to the Royal Commission’s environmental regulations.

The general manager of the Saudi Electrical and Mechanical Services Company, Moath Al Sohaibani, expressed his gratitude in signing of the contract for the expansion and operation of the fourth phase of the Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 8, adding, “We have sufficient capacity as a Saudi company to quickly implement the project and complete it with the level and quality that meets Marafiq’s expectations.”

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