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Global Water Awards 2021

Metito is the award recipient of the “Water Company of the Year -Distinction Award”, from the Global Water Intelligence (GWI). The award recognizes excellence across the entire international water industry within several categories and rewards those initiatives in the water, wastewater, and desalination sectors that are moving the industry forward.

New Project Award

#Metito has been awarded the project to rehabilitate Irbid northern wastewater treatment plants in #Jordan – a project worth 42M Euros with a capacity of more than10 million m3/year.

The project will cut greenhouse emissions by appx. 6,600 metric tons annually, contributing to a more sustainable environment and a healthier community.

Jordanian Minister of Water and Irrigation Muhammad Najjar and Moustafa Hasan, Metito General Manager, Turkey, Iraq, Levant & CIS, signed the agreement on May 30th in Amman, Jordan.

Commenting on this, Moustafa Hasan, said: “It’s a great honor for Metito to work with Jordan’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation on this project. Irbid is a strategic area, and this project will play a role in creating a more sustainable community around the area and will have a myriad of positive impacts as it becomes a benchmark project of such mega capacity in the Kingdom”.

Metito awarded the design, supply, installation, and operation of El-Hamam agricultural waste treatment plant with a capacity of 7.5 million m3/day, the largest of its type in the world.

Metito has been awarded the design, supply, installation, and operation of El-Hamam agricultural waste treatment plant in joint venture with Hassan Allam, The Arab Contractors, and Orascom Construction.

The wastewater treatment plant has a capacity of 7.5 million m3/day, the largest of its type in the world and the treated water will irrigate up to 500,000 feddans west of the Nile Delta area. The plant will receive the wastewater gathered in the north of Delta from the agricultural drainage, through digging a 120 kilometers pathway connecting the two points.

This iconic national project is part of the state’s strategy to expand Egypt’s agricultural area, develop the West Delta region, and to create new sustainable communities and will have a myriad of positive economic and social impacts in Egypt and beyond.

Metito Awarded Jubail-II SWRO 400,000m3/d Seawater Desalination Plant Project in Saudi Arabia by SEPCO III

SWCC is the end user for this state-of-the-art project worth SAR495 Million

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 10th February 2021: The project for the design, engineering and procurement of the new 400,000m3/day Jubail II seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant by SEPCO Electric Power Construction Corporation (SEPCO III) has been awarded to Metito, a global leader and provider of choice for total intelligent water management and alternative energy solutions. The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) will commission this state-of-the-art SWRO project worth US$132M (SAR495M).

The Jubail II SWRO plant is a 24 months project and a commissioning date set for February 2022. The plant will serve Jubail city in the Eastern province of KSA, home to the largest industrial city in the world.

Commenting on this project the Deputy Governor for Technical Affairs & Projects, SWCC, Eng. Sharekh Ibrahim Al-Sharekh said, “The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is the world’s largest producer of desalinated water and holds the Guinness World Record for the same. We generate potable water from various plants across the east and west coasts of the Kingdom and transport the water to end users through advanced transportation systems feeding multiple regions and cities.”

“The Jubail II project located on the east coast; home of the record-breaking power plant and the world’s largest desalination plant using modern hybrid desalination technology, is a step forward towards achieving the SWCC’s strategic goals of meeting the increasing water demand. Through leading such strategic projects, SWCC plays a vital role in localizing the desalination industry through integration with national entities, companies and institutions to achieve common goals and ensuring world-class projects and operations by harnessing the capabilities and exchanging experiences with entities such as SEPCO III and Metito.”, ENG. AL- Sharekh, SWCC, added.

Metito has been subcontracted by SEPCO III, after winning a competitive tender for the design, engineering, procurement, supervision of installation, commissioning of the plant including process, mechanical, electrical, and automation systems [using innovative technologies such as a state-of-the-art Distributed Control System (DCS). Metito’s scope is fast-tracked with the scope mandated to be concluded in 14 months.

Fady Juez, Metito Managing Director, said: “The Jubail II is a prestigious and challenging project serving a strategic community of local and international significance. We are particularly proud working with SEPCO III for a project commissioned for the SWCC, who we have built a trusting and successful relationship with throughout the years. The project will be a milestone for Metito being the first SWRO plant of this capacity to be engineered by the company in the MENA region. This, and the fact that our scope is fast tracked makes us both proud and humbled by the reputation of quality and trust we have earned across 60 years of experience in this critical industry.” Metito was awarded the project after competing with other international and regional companies for the tender.

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About SWCC

The Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is a Saudi Government Corporation responsible for the desalination of seawater and supplying various regions in the Kingdom with desalinated water. The corporation was established by royal decree dated 20/08/1394 H, corresponding to 07/09/1974 H, as an independent government corporation. The main aim for SWCC is to consolidate the natural water resources in various regions and cities of the Kingdom where there are severe fresh-water shortages, through the process of desalination. One of the main strategic goals for the implementation of these plans is to build a number of desalination plants, along with support facilities in regions suffering from shortages of fresh water supplies, based on the outcomes of technical feasibility studies. Scientific research plays a vital role in spurring economic social and industrial growth and development, offering solutions to development issues and widening horizons for knowledge acquisition in various scientific fields, which SWCC puts great efforts to scientific research, especially with regard to water desalination.

The Corporation pays great attention to developing technologies for desalination of saline water and discovering the latest and most successful technologies and advanced methods in this field. With the aim of reducing the cost of the production, increasing its efficiency in a way that enhances the preservation of the environment, supports abundance, quality, and sustainability. It obtained (11) applied patents for a number of innovations Foremost among them is nanotechnology, triple hybrid, high-pressure pump, and its unprecedented qualitative innovation, the “Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD)) technology.

Leadership and excellence in seawater desalination demonstrates the corporate’s vision. The mission for SWCC is to meet our customers’ needs of desalinated seawater in an efficient and reliable manner with the lowest possible cost and the highest economic return, and the effective investment in and motivation of our human resources, the development of desalination industry and contribute to economic and social development and commitment to safety and environmental standards.

About Metito

Metito is a global leader and provider of choice for total intelligent water management solutions with operations covering three business areas: design and build, specialty chemicals, and utilities. With over 60 years of experience, the Group provides customized, comprehensive and advanced solutions across the full spectrum of its industry; from clean to dirty water; desalination and re-use; industrial solutions (up to hyper pure water); investing into water and wastewater assets; and structuring both Greenfield and Brownfield schemes under project finance structures. The Group also provides custom alternative energy development and management solutions for utilities and corporations looking to uphold sustainable operations through generating clean, emissions-free energy.

Metito successfully developed and executed thousands of projects across the world earning it the trust of market leaders and a reputation for professional excellence. The Group was the first to introduce the reverse osmosis technology for desalination outside the USA in 1972 and the first to pioneer concession contracts with private entities under Build Own Transfer (BOT), Build Own Operate (BOO), and Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) schemes in the Middle East, and under Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreements for bulk surface water supply concessions in Sub Saharan Africa.

The Group is at the forefront of the water and wastewater industry with an impressive project portfolio that includes more than 3000 projects in more than 46 countries managed by over 3000 experienced and talented employees worldwide in strategically located operational offices.

For more information please visit metito.com

or contact; Reem Saleh reem.saleh@metito.com

Al Mahsamma plant awarded the best water/wastewater project by Engineering News-Record (ENR)

Al Mahsamma agricultural drainage treatment, recycling, and reuse plant has been awarded the best water/wastewater project by Engineering News-Record (ENR) 8th annual Global Best Projects competition.

ENR Global Best Projects identifies and honors the project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts of the past year and focuses on the challenges and risks associated.

Al Mahsamma plant was also named CFI global winner of the Best Recycling and Reuse Water Project for 2020, Construction Innovation Awards “Infrastructure Project of the Year” for 2019 and has been shortlisted for the Wastewater Project of the Year award at GWI’s Global Water Awards.

Metito named a founding member of a new forum dedicated to collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the water sector

21 July 2020 –– Metito, the global leader of intelligent water and alternative energy management solutions, has been named one of the founding members of the Water Action Platform, a new forum dedicated to collaboration and knowledge-sharing in the water sector.

Launched by Isle Utilities, a technology consultancy company, in March 2020, the Water Action Platform was originally established in response to COVID-19 but has evolved to encompass a wider range of topics, pooling experience and expertise from utilities providers around the world. The platform aims to gather experiences within the global water network to develop best practice responses to disruptive scenarios to proactively protect lives and livelihoods.

Piers Clark, Chairman of Isle Utilities, said: “Only through targeted global collaboration and coordinated action can we assist with the response to worldwide emergency scenarios. With support from global industry leaders such as Metito, this platform will become a hub for in-depth discussions of current water affairs and credible solutions and technologies that can contribute to a positive water scenario.”

Commenting on its role as a founding member, Rami Ghandour, Managing Director of Metito, said: “Knowledge-sharing is a top priority for Metito. Through supporting the Water Action Platform, we are paving new ways for supporting utilities and communities around the world. This will minimize the impacts of plausible disruptive scenarios to the water industry – whether it be climate change, pandemics or others.”

Sponsored by leading water industry partners, the dynamic platform is open to all and can be beneficial to governments, financial and academic institutions, water utilities, technology companies and global industry groups.

A key feature of the Water Action Platform is a bi-weekly webinar which is available for public access. The next event will be held twice on 23rd July (7.30 and 16.30 BST). To participate in the virtual event, visit https://www.wateractionplatform.com/contact.

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 About Metito: 

Metito is a global leader and provider of choice for total intelligent water management solutions with operations covering three business areas: design and build, specialty chemicals, and utilities. With over 60 years of experience, the Group provides customized, comprehensive and advanced solutions across the full spectrum of its industry; from clean to dirty water; desalination and re-use; industrial solutions (up to hyper pure water); investing into water and wastewater assets; and structuring both Greenfield and Brownfield schemes under project finance structures. The Group also provides custom alternative energy development and management solutions for utilities and corporations looking to uphold sustainable operations through generating clean, emissions-free energy.

Metito successfully developed and executed thousands of projects across the world earning it the trust of market leaders and a reputation for professional excellence. The Group was the first to introduce the reverse osmosis technology for desalination outside the USA in 1972 and the first to pioneer concession contracts with private entities under Build Own Transfer (BOT), Build Own Operate (BOO), and Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) schemes in the Middle East, and under Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreements for bulk surface water supply concessions in Sub Saharan Africa.

The Group is at the forefront of the water and wastewater industry with an impressive project portfolio that includes more than 3000 projects in more than 46 countries managed by over 3000 experienced and talented employees worldwide in strategically located operational offices.

For more information please visit metito.com

Metito:

Reem Saleh Reem.Saleh@metito.com

About Water Action Platform:

Water Action Platform provides a forum for the sharing of learning and best practice across the water sector. It was initiated in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic but now covers a much wider range of water-related topics. Membership grew rapidly and, as of July 2020, it involves over 745 people from 395 organizations across 64 countries. The Water Action Platform has become an incredibly vibrant forum for organizations to share their experiences and learnings as well as a brilliant example of true collaboration and the sharing of best practice.

For more information, please visit https://www.wateractionplatform.com

Despite of the Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic, the ‘First of its Kind’ Independent Sewage Treatment Plant in KSA Reaches Financial Closing

  • The project value is $245m (SAR920m)
  • Dammam ISTP project moves ahead

Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, 1st June 2020: Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) and the consortium led by the Metito Group and comprising the companies; “Metito”, “Mowah”, and “Orascom Construction” (the Consortium) today confirmed the successful financial closing of the Kingdom’s first independent sewage treatment plant (ISTP) to be awarded to the private sector under the Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) concession model with a tenor of 25 years, in Dammam West. The project is worth US$245M with the investment made up of a combination of equity and debt.

The financial close of this ‘first of its kind’ project comes in spite of the global Covid-19 pandemic, which has frozen many large-scale projects around the world. The Dammam ISTP has a designed capacity of 350,000 cubic meters per day and an initial capacity of 200,000 cubic meters per day and will serve the western region of Dammam.

Khaled AlQureshi, Chief Executive Officer Saudi Water Partnership Company, said: “Despite global volatility and liquidity issues, and ever-changing market conditions, SWPC and the Consortium were able to successfully reach financial closing, in close cooperation with the lenders group.”

“This is a testament of SWPC’s commitment to support and encourage private sector participation in sustainable development by providing lucrative opportunities for local and foreign investors to participate in the implementation of lifeline water projects. This will achieve sustainable development, provide job opportunities for young people, and support local output and balanced development, in line with the strategic goals of the Kingdom’s “Vision 2030” and the initiatives approved by the Saudi Council of Ministers to encourage private sector participation in economic development”, added AlQureshi.

The Consortium scope of work covers the entire investment and includes the EPC and O&M which will be executed by a wholly owned Saudi-based company established by the Consortium to serve the project – the Dammam West Company for Water.

The total project costs approx. $245m (SAR920m), with funding sourced from a combination of senior project finance loans in addition to equity contributions from shareholders. Non-recourse project financing is provided by a group of local and international banks, including The National Commercial Bank (NCB), Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited (SMBC), and Arab Petroleum Investment Corporation (APICORP), worth a total of $160m (SAR601m).

“Reaching this stage in the project and resuming construction work under these difficult circumstances indicates confidence in the investment environment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its suitability for the private sector”, stressed AlQureshi.

On behalf of the Consortium, Rami Ghandour, Metito Managing Director, said: ‘While the world is navigating unprecedented and testing times due to the fast evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we are delighted to share a strategic milestone for the water and wastewater industry in MENASA region. Today marks the successful financial close of the Dammam ISTP, a pioneering project in the Kingdom and the region. The financial structure for this project is a testament to its importance, scale and impact, and the confidence of all stakeholders in its sustainable success.”

“We are confident that with the continued support from SWPC the Dammam ISTP will pave the way for similar developments in the future that can contribute to a more efficient water sector in the Kingdom and beyond,” Ghandour added.

The successful financial closing marks a significant achievement for the Saudi Government and the wider region, demonstrating sustained commitment to development in the water sector. Since breaking ground on the Dammam West site in February this year, work has continued without interruption and the project remains on track.

Advisors:
Project Sponsors International Legal Advisors: Covington & Burling LLP
Project Sponsors Local Legal Advisors: Hatem Abbas Ghazzawi & Co
Project Sponsors Financial Advisor: Synergy Consulting
Project Sponsors Insurance Advisor: Willis Towers Watson
Lenders International Legal Advisors: Allen & Overy LLP
Lenders Local Legal Advisors: Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla
Lenders Insurance Advisor: INDECS Consulting Limited
LTA: ILF & Partners Engineering