Passavant Energy, Aziz Company in wastewater treatment plant deal

New plant will be able to process 70,000 cubic metres of wastewater per day

Fares Khatib

According to a statement issued by Drake & Scull, Passavant Energy & Environment (PE&E) and the Aziz Company for Contracting and Industrial Investment (ACCII) have secured a $71m deal for a new wastewater treatment plant in Saudi Arabia.

The South Dhahran Wasterwater Treatment Plant will be located in Al Khobar, and will be able to treat 70,000 cubic metres of water per day coming from different areas within the Dhahran Municipality.

PE&E is a German water and energy technology solutions provider, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Drake & Scull, while Saudi-based ACCII specialises in civil and infrastructure projects.

The three-year contract was awarded by the National Water Company (NWC), with two years specified for design and build (D&B), and one year allocated for operation and maintenance (O&M). PE&E’s scope of work includes the design, procurement and supply of equipment; installation, supervision, and commissioning of the plant process and related electro-mechanical works.

“This is a significant win for the company and a testimony to our exceptional ability in water and energy. Our core technical competency as a leading MEP provider combined with our sector knowledge and expertise in water makes this project a perfect match for our strengths, where we plan to exceed expectations in the delivery of this project,” explained Wael Allan, CEO, Drake & Scull International PJSC.

Fares Khatib, managing director, Passavant Energy & Environment added, “PE&E is very pleased to collaborate with ACCII to undertake the execution of this important WWTP Project. This plant will be amongst the few in Saudi Arabia that harnesses bio-gas from the treated sludge to generate electricity to cover a major part of the Plant power needs. PE&E is capitalising on its own proven pioneering process technology to minimise the plant life-cycle cost and increase the value added to our client.”

Austria-based engineering and consulting firm ILF-Tecon & Partners Engineering is the consultant for the project.

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