The consortium of Manila Water Co., Saur Group and Miahona Co. won another seven-year contract to provide water and environmental treatment services in the eastern cluster of the largest oil producer in the Middle East.
The eastern cluster is one of six regional clusters created under Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and National Water Strategy, which restructures the water distribution services and calls for private sector participation.
With a population of 5.27 million and a supply demand of about 1.8 billion liters of water per day, the eastern cluster includes the cities of Dammam, Al Hofuf, Al Jubail, Al Khobar, Al Qatif and Hafar Al Batin.
In December last year, Manila Water clinched its first project in Saudi Arabia calling for the management and improvement of the water and wastewater systems of the North West Cluster. Manila Water holds 30 percent interest in the consortium.
Manila Water president and CEO Jocot de Dios said bagging the north west and eastern clusters brings the company closer to its vision of becoming a global Filipino water company.
“Manila Water will bring in 24 years of experience and knowhow in the water space to provide innovative solutions to the water and wastewater requirements in a region whose population and demand are almost comparable to our existing concession area in eastern Metro Manila and Rizal Province,” he said.