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META Projects

META Projects - Middle East, Turkey & Africa 19-20 November, InterContinental, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

META Projects is the only conference bringing together policy-makers, sponsors, developers, investors, financiers and advisors from across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.  

Nizar Kammourie, General Manager, Sawaco-Water Desalination Saudi Arabia , made a speech and presentation on "Providing clean water for a region where demand exceeds supply - how can the provision of clean water be coupled with power projects?".

Click here to view Nizar Kammourie presentation

MENA Water

MENA Water , 5-7 November 2013,Beach Rotana Hotel ,Abu Dhabi , UAE

The purpose and objective of this Forum is to realise and uphold a sustainable economy, water-resilience for the present and future generations. At the heart of all debates and discussions is the water and energy nexus.

The improved and newly launched MENA Water Forum is the region’s platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions. The clients attending reinforce their plans while showcasing tactics for integrating sustainable water management strategies with urban planning processes

Nizar Kammourie,General Manager, Sawaco-Water Desalination Saudi Arabia , One of Advisory Board of MENA Water, made a speech and presentation on "Desalination Works in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia".

Click here to view Nizar Kammourie presentation

French School Visit

Feb 9, 2014 -French International School Visited SAWACO North Obhur Plant.

In line with SAWACO's on-going CSR initiative regarding raising community awareness about the value of water, students and teachers from French International School visited SAWACO North Obhor Water Desalination plant.

Students aged between 8-9 years old were introduced to the world of Seawater Desalination showing them the effort it takes to transform sea water into pure drinking water.

BATERJEE MEDICAL COLLEGE TEAM

March 20, 2014 - Baterjee Medical College- Jeddah , Students and Scholars Visited SAWACO as part of their Project study: Healthy Water Environment .

Baterjee Medical College for Science and Technology , Selected SAWACO for their Project study as part of their academic project: "Healthy Water Source and Environment" .

SAWACO's staff extended a warm welcome to the college students and scholars and provided an educational and technical lecture in plant premises.

SAWACO GM Mr. Nizar Kammourie stated on this occasion that SWACO will keep on sponsoring such educational tours and visits for universities and schools in Jeddah to increase awareness on the importance of clean water as valuable resource for healthy environment.

This education tours on the importance of water in the life and progress of our society is the very core of SAWACO's Corporate Social Responsibility Policy.

MAGINE H2O and PRINCETON UNIVERSITY -WATER SUMMIT

2014 WATER INNOVATION & RESEARCH SUMMIT , May 15 2014 at - PRINCETON UNIVERSITY - USA

This exclusive summit was organized by both Imagine H2O and Princeton University for an in-depth conversation about promising innovation and research in the water sector.  

Nizar Kammourie,General Manager, Sawaco-Water Desalination invited to attend and share the experience of SAWACO in the exclusive, by-invitation only princeton University Water Innovation Summit.

Nizar Kammourie was one of the Executive on the panel of the infrastructure Session led by Dr. Rengarajan Ramesh- Chairman ,Scientific Advisory Council , Imagine H2O .

for more details Please see the attached session details and Dr. Rengarajan Ramesh Presentation.

META Projects 2014.

Novemeber 17,18 & 19th 2014. META Project 2014,Dubai.

META Projects 2014 focuses on the upcoming projects in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. It is a unique opportunity to hear from decision makers and obtain exclusive insights into the risks and returns involved in each project to better focus your business strategy for the short, medium and long-term. There is also an additional day solely dedicated to project updates in the renewable energy industry.

Nizar KammourieGeneral Manager, SAWACO-Water Desalination Saudi Arabia one of the invitees in the discussion panel on "Assessing the spectrum of water issues across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa – generating supply, supply management, consumer education, reuse of wastewater and long term water policies".

Which projects will be coming to tender over the next 12-18 months and where?

Are we seeing a trend towards optimizing and promoting the efficiency of current facilities rather than tendering new projects? What are the advantages and disadvantages of doing so?

Renegotiating contracts as Power and Water Purchase Agreements (PWPAs) come to an end – how will these projects be refinanced? What products are on offer?.

for more details , click here.

EDS 2014 Conference in Cyprus -

May 2014 , EDS Cyprus Desalination Conference.

SAWACO and KAUST worked jointly on a research paper that was presented at EDS Cyprus Desalination Conference.  Mr.Abdullah Hamoud Dehwah , King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Presented  the findings of this Project Study "Impact of Well intake System on bacterial ,algae and organic carbon reduction in SWRO desalination System, SAWACO , Jeddah , Saudi Arabia " in Co-ordination with Samir Al-Mashharawi and Thomas M. Missimer from KAUST and Nizar Kammourie from SAWACO.

for more details Please see the attached Presentataion and Project details.

Baterjee Medical College Students Visit.

March 20, 2015 - Baterjee Medical College- Jeddah , Students and Scholars Visited SAWACO as part of their "No Smoking" Health Campaign.

 

Baterjee Medical College - Jeddah , Students and Scholars visited SAWACO North Obhur Plant s part of their "No Smoking" Health Campaign.

 

Baterjee Medical College students and Scholars given an awareness lecture on Health and they conducted a medical check up for SAWACO staff.

Luberef Visit

December 9, 2014, A Delegation team from Luberef (Saudi Aramco Base Oil Company - Jeddah) visited SAWACO's South Jeddah Corniche Plant (SOJECO) for  quality assurance verification  and auditing purpose.

The visit according to Representatives of Luberef, was a fruitful one and ensured that SAWACO is maintaining the required high standards of Luberef concerning supply of boiler-feed  water to its refinery.

The visit was concluded on a very good note and some further recommendations were provided to enhance the cooperation between Luberef and SAWACO.

SAWACO stated that it was ready for new stringent requirement of Luberef regarding boiler-feed water where the new required conductivity should not exceed 5 micro Siemens. This is possible by employing CapDI units designed by Enpar Technologies of Canada.

Japanese School Visit.

October 14, 2015 - Jeddah & Riyadh Japanese School Delegation Visited SAWACO South Jeddah Corniche Plant

In line with SAWACO's on-going CSR initiative regarding raising community awareness about the value of water, students and teachers from Jeddah & Riyadh Japanese School visited SAWACO South Jeddah Conrniche Water Desalination plant.

 

Mr.Nakamura and his team, from SAWACO's sister company Suido Kiko Middle East , explained the water desalination importance in Saudi Arabia.

SOJECO Uniliver Visit

April 27, 2016, Uniliver Global team visited SAWACO's South Jeddah Corniche Plant (SOJECO) for  quality assurance verification  and auditing purpose.

 

The visit according to Representatives of Uniliver, was a fruitful one and ensured that SAWACO is maintaining the required high standards of Uniliver.

The visit was concluded on a very good note and some further recommendations were provided to enhance the cooperation between Uniliver and SAWACO.

Baterjee Medical College Visit 2016

March 9 and 10 , 2016 - Baterjee Medical College- Jeddah , Students and Scholars Visited SAWACO .

 

SAWACO  welcomed 16 students from Baterjee Medical college on 9 and 10 March, 2016.

SAWACO  Engineers gave them presentation, started with scarcity of water in our kingdom and the difficulty that we faced to produced fresh water for portable use , how much electricity we spend  to produce fresh water . Our engineers also, teach them the process of desalination started form beach wells going to our big Raw water tanks and passing through many stages of filters until reached our RO Membranes and how the membranes separate salt from water by Reverse Osmosis Technology . After that, our production Engineers show them how reject water was dispensed back to the sea by pumping it through reject pipe line deep in the sea in order to protect marine life from the environmental pollution . They also visited, our Laboratory and Chemist gave them small tutorial about our Chemical dosing system and sawaco standard compared with “ WHO “ and “ SASO “ standards and present to them our ISO certificates .

Finally, the students end their visit by a small tour inside the plant to see the whole process of the desalination and they became  aware to save each drop of water to prevent our kingdom from scarcity of fresh water .

 

BBC Interview

May 5, 2015 - Interview with Mr.Nizar Kammourie ,General Manager of SAWACO Water Desalination.

 

What is the overall sentiment in the desalination and waste water treatment market and how big is the market?

 

The desalination market in Saudi Arabia is an ever increasing market due to the very limited renewable resources of water available, whether it is runoff of rainwater or the aquifer. Desalination is one of the main sources of domestic water for personal use in Saudi Arabia.The government has no choice but to desalinate seawater to provide water in its major cities. I’m sure you are aware there are private operators in Saudi Arabia but bulk quantities are designed and operated by the government, through its agency SWCC (Saline Water Conversion Corporation). I think the total market for desalination alone, over the next 5 years, will be about 70 billion Saudi Riyals. This includes the installation of new capacity and the maintaining and running of existing facilities.

 

KIA Al Kamel Visit

Feb. 18,2016 - King Abdul Aziz University Jeddah - Al Kamel Branch , Students and Scholars Visited SAWACO as part of their Project Study.

 

King Abdul Aziz University Jeddah - Al Kamel Branch , Students and Scholars from Mechanical Engineering Faculty visited SAWACO North Obhur Plant as part of their Project Study.

 

SAWACO Management and staff made a warm welcome and given a detailed information about the latest water desalination process used by SAWACO Plants.

Safety Award Presentation

Feb. 29,2016 - North Obhur , Jeddah-Safety Award Presentation.

 

In line with improving and motivating safety among SAWACO Employees, HSE department identified 2 employees from SAWACO North Obhur Plant as "Best Safety Promoters" .

 

Mr.Nizar Kammourie , General Manager of SAWACO Water Desalination , awarded certificate and gifts to the selected "Best Safety Promoters" and appreciated their commitment to follow the safety rules and to be model for other employees.

SAUDI ARAMCO JITC SAWACO Visit

June 22, 2016 – Saudi ARAMCO Jeddah Training Center - ECO Team visited SAWACO North Obhur Plant.

 

As part of Saudi Aramco Jeddah Training Center - ECO Team "Water Conservation Campaign" summer Program, students and scholars visited SAWACO  North Obhur Plant.
SAWACO  Engineers explained to the visitors the  importance of Water Conservation, starting  with scarcity of water in Saudi Arabia  and the difficulty that is  faced to produce fresh water for potable use  and the amount of electricity consumed   to produce fresh water.

Finally, the students ended  their visit by a tour inside the plant to witness firsthand  the whole process of  desalination.

SAUDI ARAMCO JITC - SAWACO Presentation

June 15, 2016 , SAWACO Presentation  for ARAMCO Jeddah Training Center - ECO Team "Water Conservation Campaign "

 

As part of  SAWACO  commitment to nurture water conversation practices , a Presentation  about the value and importance of water was delivered by Mr. Nizar Kammourie-SAWACO GM and Mr. Firas Yaish –SAWACO Production Engineer  to ARAMCO Jeddah Training Center.
This Presentation was part of  "Water Conservation Campaign" , organized by Saudi Aramco ECO Team.

SAWACO  Presentation was well received  and JITC Team awarded  appreciation Certificates for SAWACO  for their effort in  raising  community awareness about Water.

for more details Please Click the attached Nizar Kammourie Presentation.

 

SOJECO Expansion 2017

April.12,2017-SAWACO South Jeddah Corniche Plant (SoJeCo)-Phase II Expansion Commissioned Successfully.

As  demand for  water in South Jeddah and in the  Second and Third industrial cities of Jeddah (JIC2 & JIC3) increases , SAWACO  started the expansion of Phase II of its SoJeCo plant  and successfully commissioned the first Skid with a Capacity of 2,500 M3/day by SAWACO Engineering Team. The Second Skid expansion is currently under process (2,500 M3/Day) and ready for commissioning  by May 1, 2017.
Mr.Nizar Kammourie , General Manager of SAWACO Water Desalination ,congratulated SAWACO Engineering Team on this milestone and stressed the  importance of this day in the history of SAWACO. He expressed his special appreciation for SAWACO Engineering Team and thanked Suido  Kiko Middle East team who assisted SAWACO in the erection and fabrication of these two skids.

Best Emplyee of SAWACO 2016

Sept. 7,2016-North Obhur,Jeddah-Best Employee of SAWACO 2016 Award Presentation.

 

As part of motivating employees to improve their Performance and realize their potential , every year management selects  the  employee of the year. Eng.Essam (Fleet Manager ) was  selected as the "Best Employee of SAWACO 2016" considering his outstanding performance during 2015-2016.

Mr.Nizar Kammourie , General Manager of SAWACO Water Desalination , awarded certificate and gifts to Eng. Essam (Fleet Manager) "Best Employee of SAWACO 2016",appreciated his commitment to his work and presented him as role  model for other employees.

BMC _ Visit 2017

April9,10, 2017 - Baterjee Medical College- Jeddah , Students and Scholars Visited SAWACO as part of their Project study .
Baterjee Medical College for Science and Technology , Selected SAWACO for their Project study as part of their academic assignment .
SAWACO's staff extended a warm welcome to the college students and scholars and provided an educational and technical lecture on the plant’s premises.
Mr. Kammourie , General Manager of SAWACO , stated that SAWACO will keep  opening its doors and facilities for Academic Institutions in Saudi Arabia and beyond to benefit from the array of water technologies that are in operation.

Taif Univesity Visit

April 18, 2017 - Taif University , Engineering Students and Scholars Visited SAWACO North Obhur Plant

 

Taif University Engineering Students and Scholars Visited SAWACO North Obhur Plant .
SAWACO's staff extended a warm welcome to the 40 college students and 6 scholars and provided RO technical lecture in plant premises.

Taif University awarded  SAWACO a complimentary Memento  as a gesture of appreciation.

This educational tour stressed   the importance of water in the prosperity  of our society and the need to preserve it. This message stands at  the very core of SAWACO's Corporate Social Responsibility Policy.

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