In order to address this important and ever evolving subject of Environmental protection and to meet its growing standards, while providing to the country and its citizens a healthy, safe and sustainable environment, the BDD was mandated to identify and develop a long term sustainable model to address the issue of industrial sewage in areas outside the MODON operated industrial cities.
This initiative involves the commercialisation of a “Pilot”,newly constructed and commissioned industrial waste water treatment plant , built by NWC during 2012. This plant is located in Jeddah which has a total capacity of 50,000 m3/day half of which is designed to handle the industrial waste
As a pre-cursor to this initiative, the BDD success in 2012 includes:
- Assisting the JCBU to implement and enforce a tariff structure for the industrial influent, both from truckers and network connections.
- Collection of the tariffs since 2012.
- Receipt of actual revenues of SAR 2.8 mil during 2012 related to the acceptance of tankered industrial waste
Business Privatisation Initiative (BPI): NWC inline with the BPI, proposes to privatise the Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant ( IWWTP ) located in Jeddah, by granting a long term concession to use IWWTP assets in collaboration with local & international private sector partner ( PSP ) of repute, with technical and operational expertise, for value. This plant along with certain other related assets will be concessioned to a JV, where NWC will be a shareholder.
Currently, the KPMG led consortium of consultants are finalizing the processes and parameters to obtain necessary approvals and implement this initiative successfully.