Metito to build Al Ruqai wastewater facility


Metito, a leading provider of total intelligent water management solutions in emerging markets, is to design, supply, deliver and install the latest water treatment plant in the company's growing portfolio of projects in Saudi Arabia.

The Al Ruqai Border Center wastewater treatment plant will be located in the north-east of the Kingdom.

The contract valued at US$1.2mn will be executed under the main contractor, Sanam Contracting Company, and upon completion in May 2012 will service 10,000 people in Al Ruqai and the surrounding area with treated wastewater for irrigation.

As Salah El Ackad, general manager – Dubai, Northern Emirates, Oman, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, said: "We have a long history in the region lasting over 50 years and this project is part of a long line of ongoing initiatives we are looking at and signing on with in the Kingdom."

"Al Ruqai represents a key area, as it is located right on the border with Kuwait and is home to many thousands of people. We are dedicated to constantly innovating water treatment technology and we aim to offer safe water for all those areas that need it."

The plant will utilize the latest in Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR) technology for the treatment of the domestic wastewater, in order to yield the highest standards of Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) with minimum use of area.

Metito took part in the 2011 WEPower Exhibition held in Dammam, where the company unveiled new projects and discussed the latest topics pertaining to the water industry in the region.

El Ackad added: "The event was very important to the industry and particularly to Metito, as it allowed us to enhance our presence in the Saudi Arabian market."

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