Nidec ASI wins 5 contracts worth $50m-plus for water pipeline systems in Saudi Arabia
- September 17, 2020
- Posted by: Elaine Coles
- Category: Companies, Tenders and Contracts, Middle East
Nidec ASI – head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group – has been awarded work orders worth $50 million-plus for motors and drives needed to create five pipeline systems for transporting water in the Arabian Peninsula.
The projects will ensure greater volumes of water for over 12 million people, helping to improve the quality of life for everyone living in a geographical area characterized by a hostile climate, while at the same time supporting its economic growth.
The five projects being supplied by Nidec ASI are part of the Saudi Government Saline Water Conversion Corporation ambitious growth program. SWCC is responsible for the desalination of seawater and supplying fresh water to citizens in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The pipeline systems will transport salt water to the desalination plants and then convoy the treated water along a network of pipelines to a number of Saudi cities. The pipeline network will take water to the cities of Arafat, Jeddah, Jubail, Rabigh, Riyadh, Al Shuqaiq and Taif.
Nidec ASI motors and drives will be installed along the extensive route connecting the coast to the treatment plants and from there to the various cities, making it possible to take fresh water to inhabitants, hospitals and all public and private facilities in the various regions concerned.
Nidec ASI is supplying 124 motors and 85 drives produced in its Italian plants in Monfalcone and Cinisello Balsamo – designed with environmental sustainability in mind and minimizing the use of electricity, they will contribute to energy savings for the entire system.
Dominique Llonch, CEO of Nidec ASI and Chairman of Nidec Industrial Solutions commented:
“We are particularly proud of these work orders: our motors and drives will help bring the precious commodity of water to over 12 million people who are currently struggling to have access to this life-giving resource. The pipeline systems will also have important benefits for the economic development of the areas concerned.”
“Operating in a country of huge economic ferment like Saudi Arabia, serving such an important client as SWCC, once again confirms the success of our approach based on offering solutions which are innovative, made-to-measure and above all designed to save energy and raw materials.”