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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
Kids Campus School Visit.
May 20 2015 -Kids Campus 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 Kids Campus School visited SAWACO North Obhor Water Desalination plant.
Students 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 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.
META Projects 2014.
Novemeber 17,18 & 19th 2014. META Project 2014,Dubai.
META Projects 2014focuses 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 Kammourie, General 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?.
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.
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?
Desalination India Congress 2013, September 26-27 at Hilton in Janakapuri, New Delhi - India.
Supported by Indian Desalination Association, Ministry of Water Resources. DIC 2013 brought together over 250 industry leaders and specialists from more than 15 countries. The theme of this year’s conference is “Joint Efforts to Accelerate India Seawater Desalination Expansion ”. DIC 2013 is an event for you to attain deep understandings on India’s desalination initiatives, roadmap, regulatory environment. This international conference is a good platform for sharing insights and experience on global and India desalination industry implementations, facilitating latest and emerging technologies and transforming key and valuable learning into effective practices in the future for the industry.
Nizar Kammourie, General Manager, Sawaco-Water Desalination Saudi Arabia made a speech and presentation on " Operation Model for Sea Water Desalination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia".
13-15 May 2013, Abu Dhabi ,UAE - 6th Annual Arabian World Construction Summit 2013.
Over 300 industry leaders and experts from the Gulf and beyond attended AWCS 2013, confirmed the summit as the premier annual event for the region’s construction projects industry.
Nizar Kammourie, General Manager, Sawaco-Water Desalination Saudi Arabia made a speech and presentation on "Reviewing pros and cons of O&M, BOT/BOO models and factors for successful project delivery across Saudi Arabia's water treatment industry
His Agenda was : WATER TREATMENT PROJECT
Reviewing pros and cons of O&M, BOT/ BOO models and factors for successful project delivery across Saudi Arabia’s water treatment industry
Project opportunities in Saudi Arabia’s desalination, wastewater, sewage treatment, and water reuse sectors
Conventional models versus O&M and BOT/BOO models and how they fare
Saudisation, local procurement and supply chain requirements
Identifying the growth sectors until 2017
25-27 March 2013, Shnagri-La Hotel , Dubai UAE - Water and Waste Water Operation and Maintenance Forum .
2nd O&M Water Middle East conference, the only dedicated conference and exhibition in the Middle East to tackle O&M in water and wastewater treatment and desalination, providing a unique opportunity to discuss and learn about cost-reduction strategies, understand efficient O&M management and explore new technologies to support water O&M
Mr. Nizar Kammourie General Manager of SAWACO, was a panel moderator on discussion "Addressing O & M through measurement and evaluation of performance" on first day , Second day he presented "O&M and innovative technology for the sustainable future of the desalination industry : Resources recovery from sea water desalination plant's brine"..
Japan Navy Training Squadron Visited SAWACO - SOJECO
July 18, 2012 - Japan Navy Training Squadron Visited SAWACO South Jeddah Corniche Plant.
200 Japanese naval officers visited SAWACO South Jeddah Corniche Plant - (SOJECO) .SAWACO Staff and Suido Kiko Japan team headed by Kasakura San welcomed the team and made a fruitful educational and interesting tour of our desalination plant SOJECO.
Fleet Training Conducted by MAN
May 27, 2012 - Fleet Training Conducted by MAN.
As part of SAWACO Employees Technical Training & Safety Awareness Program- SAWACO conducted professional training for its Saudi & Expatriate drivers with technical assistance from famous German Truck manufacturer MAN.
Eng. Basem Salameh - Fleet Manager, is supervising and arranging more training sessions with the assistance of other famous trucks manufacturers that contribute to SAWACO's fleet.
O & M Water Middle East 2012
13-15 May 2012 , Dammam , KSA - Water,Electricity & Power Generation Forum 2012
Now in its 8th year, the Water, Electricity and Power Generation (WEPower) Forum has become the most important annual meeting place to discuss strategies and project opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Forum is taking place with the full support of the Ministry of Water and Electricity, National Water Company, SEC, SWCC and the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority.
Mr. Nizar Kammourie General Manager of SAWACO, is invited to this Conference to Present
The role of ‘designer water’ for industrial and niche water consumers.
April 10,2012- Kids Campus School Visited SAWACO .
Students from Kids campus school visited SAWACO –North Obhor Water Desalination plant. As per International Primary Curriculum (IPC) ,Kids campus school selected SAWACO Water to start the study of their IPC theme Clean Water -Dirty Water .
The central theme of this unit is to investigate the sources of water , and to define what is clean water and what is dirty water in relation to different social and environmental circumstances and through a range of human activities.
SAWACO Visited by French International School of Jeddah
March 14, 2012 -Al Aqsa School Visited SAWACO.
In line with SAWACO's on-going initiative regarding raising awareness about the value of water ,students and teachers from Jeddah Al Aqsa School visited SAWACO North Obhur Water Desalination plant . SAWACO's staff extended a warm welcome to the students and staff of Al Aqsa and provide an educational tour of the famous desalination plant premises.
Arabian Power & Water Summit 2012
5-8 March 2012 , Abu Dhabi , UAE -Arbian Power & Water Summit 2012 .The Arabian Power & Water Summit (APWS) is an annual gathering of government and private sector industry leaders who explore upcoming project and investment opportunities in the Middle East’s diverse power & water industry. The event, now in its 8th year, provides the perfect chance for you to find out how to profit from some of the world’s most significant projects. You’ll meet over 200 international and regional decision-makers and hear from over 50 industry leading speakers
March 6,2012 - Day2 11:45 General Manager of SAWACO Water Desalination , Mr. Nizar Kammourie presented "Water Designer Concept: The role of O & M in building the desalination bushiness around customers.
SAWACO-Water Desalination and DOW Water & Process Solutionssigned an agreement in January 2012 to evaluate the performance of DOW 16 inch membranes. To this end, SAWACO will design and build a 500 m3/day SWRO pilot plant in its North Obhor location, North of Jeddah –Saudi Arabia .
The 16 inch membranes will be provided by DOW. The trial period will run from June 2012 till June 2013. The findings of this trial will be compiled in a technical paper with mutual agreement between SAWACO and Dow Water and Process Solutions.
Partnership Summit 2012 - "New Age Innovation Partnerships"
January 11-13, 2012 Partnership Summit 2012: Hyderabad - India.
On a special invitation from Confederation of Indian Industry, Mr. Nizar Kammourie General Manager of SAWACO attended and addressed the Partnership Summit -2012 at Hyderabad, India. His speech on Private-Public partnership for social change was well received and applauded. During the summit he also met the Principal Secretary for Government of Andhra Pradesh (India) Mr. Appa Rao and discussed the business opportunities between Andhra Pradesh(India) and Saudi Arabia.
He along with Dr. Aasim Mohammed also visited the L&T headquarters in Chennai, met the top management and explored various opportunities between the two companies. Further on an invitation from Indo Arab Chamber of Commerce, their visited Mumbai, met the business leaders and explored various opportunities.
Saudi Water & Power Forum 2011
4-6 December 2011, Jeddah , Saudi Arabia
Saudi Water & Power Forum 2011 brings together industry professionals, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors giving them direct access to project directors, GCC ministries, government bodies and high-level decision makers. SAWACO Participated in Exhibition at Stand No. M12.
SAWACO Visited by American International School of Jeddah
October 26, 2011 -American International School of Jeddah Visited SAWACO.In line with SAWACO's on-going initiative regarding raising awareness about the value of water ,students and teachers from AISJ visited SAWACO North Obhor Water Desalination plant .
GCC Power and Water Desalination Summit 2011
October 2 & 3 ,2011 - Doha , Qatar
GCC Power and Water Desalination Summit 2011 brings together senior officials from the Power and Water sector
sharing their expertise and solutions on the current trends and future opportunities in the Power and Water Desalination Industry.
October 2 , 2011-11:00 AM - Mr. Nizar Kammourie General Manager of SAWACO Presented "Opportunities in the Water Desalination Sector –
In line with SAWACO's on-going initiative regarding raising awareness about the value of water ,students and teachers from Jeddah Japanese School (JJS) visited SAWACO North Obhur Water Desalination plant . SAWACO's staff extended a warm welcome to the students and staff of JJS and provide an educational tour of the famous desalination plant premises.
SAWACO SOuth Jeddah Corniche Plant started the operation
June 14,2011- SAWACO South Jeddah Corniche Plant started the operation of Production and distribution.Nizar Kammourie the General Manager of SAWACO stated that New water treatment plant is ready for business during an interview with Saudi Gazette officials.
Kammourie explained that the SOJECO project is a seawater desalination plant which will produce 10,000 cubic meters of water daily. It has been designed to eventually produce 40,000 cubic meters of water a day. This project was carried out by SAWACO with the cooperation of the Municipality of Jeddah. The desalination plant was designed and constructed by Suido Kiko Middle East. “The plant is located in the south Corniche area near the southern industrial area, also known as the second industrial area (JIC2).
May 14-16 , 2011-Dammam - KSA.WEPOWER 2011. Saudi Arabia’s largest Water, Electricity & Power generation conference & exhibition.
WEPower takes place annually in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the industrial heart of the Kingdom and home to massive water and power project developments.
SAWACO GM Mr.Nizar Kammourie invited to give a presentation on Conference Day Two -4.30 -6:00 pm about Ensuring Reuse of Water in industrial Applications, including Cooling , Construction,Cleaning and Irrigation.
March 28-29,2011-Abu Dhabi - The Arabian Power & Water Summit (APWS) wasan annual gathering of government and private sector industry leaders who explore upcoming project and investment opportunities in the Middle East’s diverse power & water industry. The event, in its 8th year, provides the perfect chance for you to find out how to profit from some of the world’s most significant projects. You’ll meet over 300 international and regional decision-makers and hear from over 35 industry leading speakers...
Nizar Kammourie , General Manager of SAWACO presented Case Study : KSA potable water on 29 March 2011:16:30 .
January 26-27 2011-SAWACO Relief Efforts During Jeddah Floods.
SAWACO relief efforts during Jeddah Floods on January 26-27,2011 were highly appreciated by its customers and community at large. SAWACO drivers delivered water for customers in need like Intercontinental Hotel who was housing then hundreds of flood victims.
SAWACO is Committed to deliver quality water to its customers even during the tough circumstances which at times put the safety of its drivers at risk. One of these remarkable drivers is Mr.Maqbool who succeeded in delivering water to customers in dire need of water during the peak of the Jeddah floods that occurred on Wednesday night Jan 26,2011.
In recognition of his heroic action , SAWACO Management presented a certificate of appreciation during a ceremony that took place at crop Plant.
Nizar Kammourie, GM of SAWACO Said in his Presentation that he sees big investment opportunities in the Saudi water sector. He said Saudi Arabia has the largest water desalination capacity in the world. It has one of the highest water consumption per capita and about 45-55 percent of wastewater is treated in the Kingdom.
Kammourie said Saudi Arabia has a favorable investment climate . Saudi Arabia's economy is also strong and it has the largest GDP share in the GCC region and contributes about 50 percent of total GDP in the Gulf.
Kammourie added Saudi Arabia has the largest population in GCC and growth rate is about 2.4 percent a year. He said there are three key factors are driving water demand in the Kingdom — population growth, economic and industrial development and government strategies.
22 June,2010 : SAWACO visited by Japanese Study Tour Group .
Mr. Kyoji Nakano , Representative –Japan Water Desk, Japan Cooperation Center for the Middle East organized a plant visit for " Japanese Tour Group" that has a special interest in the water sector of Saudi Arabia. SAWACO' North Obhor Plant was chosen as one of the interesting sites to visit for this large delegation.
SAWACO Brush Day
18 March, 2010 : SAWACO celebrated 18 March as BRUSH day. All the employees of SAWACO together look forward for a clean environment. SAWACO vision of clean and tidy surroundings contributed to its success.
On 18th of March 2010 , employees of SAWACO irrespective of their position and duties worked together in order to make the surroundings of North Obhor Plant neat and tidy. All employees took their brushes and work together to clean roads, streets and empty spaces around SAWACO North Obhor Plant.
SAWACO will continue to celebrate every 18th of March as SAWACO Brush Day (SBD). It is an occasion for bonding between Management and Employees in a socially responsible way.
TBY talks to Nizar Kammourie, General Manager of SAWACO, on government reforms, renewable energy, and a new mode of doing business in the KSA.
How have the changes over the past year impacted your business?
The most important point is that the government has come to realize that the oil prices will not return to the old highs witnessed during 2009. The government has, therefore, prioritized infrastructure projects, reduced the budgets of existing/ongoing projects, and, has focused on key sectors while slashing non-essential projects. The reforms which have been introduced over the last two years have, in a way, cleared a market which was sprawling with unprofessional companies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
KAIZEN at Effat University
October 18th 2014 ,Effat University Hall , Jeddah.
“KAIZEN” an Organization construed to promote science, technology and environmental awareness in the Kingdom , organized an event that was held at the Effat University Hall, Jeddah on 18th of October 2014 on " Saudi Arabia Water Sustainable, and the Economic Implications of Water Scarcity in the Kingdom ".
Nizar Kammourie,General Manager, Sawaco-Water Desalination was one of the speakers in the Opening ceremony.
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.
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.
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".
SAWACO North Obhur Plant has passed Saudi Aramco's "Environmental Protection Departments's (EPD's) " audit on Thursday Sept12,2013 .
As part of Saudi Aramco Environmental Health monitoring program of Approved National Food & Water Suppliers, Western Region Environmental Unit (WREU) visited SAWACO North Obhur, Jeddah on September 12, 2013. The objective of the inspection was to assess the facility against G.l. 0151.006, implementing the Saudi Aramco Sanitary Code (SASC).
Site inspection revealed that the plant is operating to a high standard of Good Manufacturing Practice and Quality Control. Accordingly, WREU informed SAWACO that its water treatment plant will be retained on the list of Saudi Aramco's Approved National Food & Water Suppliers list for the provision of bulk water to Saudi Aramco.
May 13, 2013 - Zahrat Al Sahraa School Delegation 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 Zahrat Al Sahraa School visited SAWACO North Obhor Water Desalination plant
INTERLINK Language Center visited SAWACO
March 17, 2013 -INTERLINK Language Center/English Gate Academy Visited SAWACO.
In line with SAWACO's on-going initiative regarding raising awareness about the value of water and public relation ,students and Instructor from INTERLINK Language Center/English Academy ,Jeddah visited SAWACO North Obhur Water Desalination plant . SAWACO's staff extended a warm welcome to the students and staff and provided an educational and technical lecture in plant premises.
SAWACO visited by Riyadh Japanese School
July 17, 2012 - Riyadh Japanese School Delegation 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 Riyadh Japanese School visited SAWACO North Obhor Water Desalination plant
SAWACO Visited by Ethiopian International School
May 20,21-2012 -Ethiopian International School of Jeddah Visited SAWACO.
In line with SAWACO's on-going CSR initiative regarding raising community awareness about the value of water ,students and teachers from Ethiopian School visited SAWACO North Obhor Water Desalination plant .
Production Shift Engineer Ahamed Al Harthi & other SAWACO's team members welcomed the visitors and presented to the students and teachers the different departments of the desalination factory. A detailed presentation about the desalination process was undertaken by Eng Al Harthi.
O & M Water Middle East 2012
16-17 April, 2012 , Hilton Abu Dhabi , UAE - Water and Waste Water Operation and Maintenance Forum .
Welcome to the inaugural O&M Water Middle East conference, the only conference in the Middle East to tackle O&M in water and wastewater treatment and desalination, providing a unique opportunity to discuss and learn about cost-reduction strategies, understand efficient O&M management and explore new technologies to support water O&M.
Mr. Nizar Kammourie General Manager of SAWACO, was chosen as the Chairman of day 2 of this Conference in addition to a presentation about O&M of RO Plants .His topic will be: O&M strategies of reverse osmosis plants including transportation of fresh water.
As part of SAWACO commitment to improve quality and food safety ,SGS conducted a training program for SAWACO employees to maintain improvement and ensure responsibility and role of each employee in upholding health and quality standards of the water industry. All department heads and key staff attended the training.
SGS tutor Mr. Rafeeullah carried out a very interesting training session which included many relevant case studies. He emphasized the importance of coordination between all disciplines to uphold HACCP standards.
SAWACO Designed Type XI Water Product
1st April 2012 , SAWACO Officially announced Type XI Water Product
SAWACO Designed a new product of water Type XI (Type XI 20 <TDS>90, 9.0<pH>9.5, 0.3<Boron <1.0 ppm) on special requirement of our valued customer Makkah Water to maintain their quality of drinking water.
SAWACO Visited by French International School of Jeddah
March 11,12 & 13, 2012- SAWACO Visited by Ecole Francaise International de Jeddah.
Students from French International School of Jeddah visited SAWACO –North Obhor Water Desalination plant. The General Manager of SAWACO Eng. Nizar Kammourie and Heads of Departments welcomed and explained to the students the desalination process that converts sea water into potable water.
SAWACO Trucks Transporting Liquid Sugar
SAWACO-Water Desalination introduced to its logistic department a new line of transportation :liquid sugar.
The first successful trial took place on Feb 26,2012 with the first 19,000 liters shipment taking place from United Sugar Factory in South Jeddah to National Food Industries Company in Jeddah industrial City1 .The filling ,transportation and offloading of this delicate shipment was conducted successfully under the strict supervision of Mr.Basem Salameh (SAWACO Fleet Manager ) and Mr.Jifthikker Manapattil (Distribution Manager).
SAWACO's 19 m3 Stainless Steel Grade 316 L vessel was deployed to execute this task. This is another first for SAWACO-Water Desalination where the company is leveraging its expertise in water transportation into more delicate fluid transportation like liquid sugar.
SAWACO Celebrated 10 nth Anniversary
January 27, 2012 SAWACO Celebrated its 10 nth Anniversary
SAWACO Water Desalination is the flagship of Saudi Brothers Commercial Group (SBCG) in water sector. 2001 marked an important year in the history of SBCG. SAWACO started its operation on 23 December 2001 with a production capacity of 5,000m³/d with its first plant in North Obhur and is proud to state that the production capacity of SAWACO has reached 30,000m³/d with its multi-plants while celebrating its 10th Anniversary on 27 January 2012.
Since its inception, SAWACO has been improving its leading-edge technologies, increasing its resources resulting in the development and growth of SAWACO Water Desalination.
SAWACO currently owns & operates four desalination plants in different locations of Jeddah that cater the needs of water for Jeddah residents and business communities. SAWACO has become an integral part of the daily lives of the entire Jeddah community.
SAWACO management is obliged and thankful to its valued customers, contractors and suppliers, etc for this successful achievement of a decade. Credit also goes to Sawaco’s highly qualified and motivated manpower resource who have played a major role in this success story.
SAWACO always committed to strive for further success and achievements in the years to come. SAWACO management assure further enhancements to meet and satisfy the ever growing requirements.
Sipco (pepsiCo bottler in Jeddah) visited SAWACO
December 15, 2011, a Delegation from Sipco (Pepsico bottler in jeddah) visited SAWACO's North Obhor Desalination Plant(NODP) for quality assurance and auditing purpose.
The visit according to Jose Lorilla of Sipco was a fruitful one and ensured that SAWACO is maintaining the required tough standard of PepsiCo concerning supply of potable water to its bottlers.
The visit was concluded on a very good note and some further recommendations were provided to enhance the cooperation between Sipco and SAWACO.
SAWACO Visited by The Delegation of China Water
October 12,2011 : SAWACO visited by The Delegation from China Water.Mr.Wang Zhimin-Director General Research Center for policy and Technology , Office of the South -to-North Water Diversion Project Commission of the State Council headed the Delegation team.. SAWACO' North Obhor Plant was chosen as one of the interesting sites to visit for this large delegation.
Social Responsibility of SAWACO in Time of Disaster
August 28 ,2011 - Jeddah
Social Responsibility of SAWACO in Times of Disaster.
As Part of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Commitment, SAWACO once again extended its arm to assist one of the biggest Can manufacturing firm in industrial city of Jeddah Western Region of Saudi Arabia ,when it was devastatingly engulfed by fire last week of August 2011.
SAWACO Water Reinforcement Team (SWRT) responded immediately to assist the government's fire department team in extinguishing the fire without any delay.
SAWACO Environmental Commitment Confirmation
June 10,2011- SAWACO Confirmed again its Environmental Commitment by sending divers to inspect the marine life in and around the mixing zone in red sea at North obhur .
We are proud at SAWACO to have protected the marine habitat even in the heart of the brine dumping zone (better known scientifically as the Mixing Zone).
SAWACO is documenting photographic evidence of marine habitat in and around its Mixing Zone year after year.
We are proud to state that there are certain coral species -soft coral- that are almost extinct along Jeddah shore and can be found in and around our Mixing Zone.
This is a clear proof that our desalination plant is eco-friendly and set the example for other desalination plant along the Red Sea coast in terms of sustainability and sensitivity to the fragile marine environment.
SAWACO Visited by Dar Al Janna School
May 3 & 4, 2011- SAWACO Visited by Dar Al Janna School. Students from Dar Al Janna school visited SAWACO –North Obhor Water Desalination plant. The General Manager of SAWACO Eng. Nizar Kammourie and Heads of Departments welcomed and explained to the students the desalination process that converts sea water into potable water.
This is part of SAWACO's commitment to raise awareness about the need to conserve water use and its scarcity in Saudi Arabia in particular and the Middle East in General. There was of course leisure activities for the kids and interaction with the employees which made the entire program very interesting.
Saudi Japanese Forum -SIF
March 23-25,2011,Tokyo-Japan-Saudi Japanese Forum-
SAWACO -SBCC Group Participated as Co-Sponser.Saudi-Japanese Industrial Cooperation Forum coinciding with Saudi Industrial Investment Exhibition & The 12 th Saudi-Japanese Business Council under the Patronage H.E Minister of Commerce & Industry and a delegation of senior officials and business society.
The importance of Japan in the world markets and its position as the world’s third largest economy underline the growing importance of trade and economic links between Saudi Arabia and Japan. These relations between both countries are emphasized by the economic and technical cooperation between both governments, with the goal of seeking to facilitate the growing opportunities of Saudi exports while also attracting Japanese Investments to the Kingdom. These investments pertain to industrial projects specifically in the oil sector, and the development of economic and technical cooperation in the Kingdom designed to promote mutual companies working in these fields.
As Japan is one of the largest trading partners of the Kingdom, the two countries are playing an increasingly important role in the development of their respective economies, and as a result we have chosen to organize this event in Tokyo. Saudi Japanese Forum details
Desalination O & M 2011
Jan 24-25,2011,Abu Dhabi. Desalination O & M 2011
11:10 Structuring Efficient O&M Regimes in Private
RO Plants Presented by
• Building on O&M capabilities as a prime element
in securing privately financed desalination schemes
• SAWACO case study: what is the best practice in
building efficient O&M teams?
• What is the O&M role in extending lifetime of
• Using O&M as an important tool in building the water
production around customers’ needs
• Integration of QA/QC procedures into the routines
• Developing and adapting O&M procedures in line with
new advances in desalination technologies
• Conclusions and recommendations of our research
02 to 6 October, 2010 : SAWACO Participated in SWPF 2010
SAWACO Participated in Saudi Water & Power Forum Exhibition 2 to 6 October 2010 conducted in Jeddah Hilton in Stall C15 .
SWPF unites Saudi and international stakeholders and is your opportunity to gain the knowledge and contacts you need to develop your business in one of the largest power and water markets in the world.
SAWACO visited by French school students
17 May, 2010: On 12 ,15 and 16 of May 2010, students from the French school visited SAWACO –North Obhor Water Desalination plant. The General Manager of SAWACO Eng. Nizar Kammourie and Heads of Departments welcomed and explained to the students the desalination process that converts sea water into potable water.
This is part of SAWACO's commitment to raise awareness about the need to conserve water use and its scarcity in Saudi Arabia in particular and the Middle East in General. There was leisure activities for the kids and interaction with the employees which made the entire program very interesting.
SAWACO Received ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP Certification
11 March, 2010 : SAWACO establisheditself at the forefront of companies that took quality seriously in KSA. To consolidate what it preaches, SAWACO was awarded both ISO 9001:2008 and HACCP certifications. SAWACO maintains its world class quality production and distribution of desalinated water.
SAWACO had always kept a keen interest in quality of production, processing and of distribution of its different types of desalinated water. SAWACO upgraded its ISO 9001:2000 certification to the new standard of ISO 9001-:2008.
SAWACO's mode of operation for desalination plants is unique in the Middle East and probably the world over. With plants efficiency exceeding 98% as an annual average, SAWACO has set the bar high for other operators and private water utilities to beat.
SAWACO has chosen Reverse Osmosis as the technology of choice since its inception in the later 90's and purified water is produced in different qualities to suit the needs of the different classes of customers from residential, commercial and industrial sectors.
We welcome all interested parties to visit our plants. Just drop a note of interest at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Bravery v/s Fury of nature
25 November, 2009 : We are proud to acknowledgeour employee Mr Thair for saving human lives during the deadly Jeddah floods of 2009 .The gusting wind and the gushing water did not stand as barrier for saving human lives .
ISO QMS Training
20 February,2010 : To be a part of the best organizationsand the best quality companies in the world SAWACO decided to maintain both ISO and HACCP certifications. As a part of that ,SGS has been conducting training and auditing to test train and maintain the quality of SAWACO products.
SAWACO's unique vision made it possible to provide the People of Arabia a solution for their water scarcity. We are helping organizations, companies, residences and any field of human life where scarcity of water is felt .Now we are going to upgrade the ISO 9001:2000 certificOur customers can trust that what we provide here in SAWACO is the best one can expect due to the fact that we use the latest technology, we employ well qualified , experienced workforce and strict procedures in water production and distribution.ation to its new global standard as ISO 9001:2008