Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company has signed a 100 million riyal contract (USD$27 million) to treat 5000 m3/day of industrial water from Jeddah-based Middle East Paper co (MEP).
The 20-year contract will see MEP connecting its facility to the National Water Company’s industrial wastewater treatment plant in Jeddah for treatment.
National Water Company CEO Dr. Luay Al-Musallam emphasized the importance of wastewater reuse and said that “the use of treated water is the perfect choice for industrial, commercial and agricultural sector”.
He said it is cheaper than desalinated water that is intended for drinking and can “help to maintain a strategic reserve of groundwater, as well as protecting the environment”.
The agreement was signed by the National Water Company's Dr. Luay Al-Musallam and vice chairman of the Board of Directors of MEP co. Mr. Emad Al-Muhaidib, at the headquarters of NWC in Jeddah in the presence of senior executive of the two companies.