Veolia & Sadara create partnership in Saudi Arabia on industrial waste to energy facility
Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) and Veolia Middle East SAS (Veolia) have signed an agreement for the construction and operation of a sustainable industrial waste to energy facility in PlasChem Park in Saudi Arabia.
According to Utilities Middle East, PlasChem park is a collaborative effort between Sadara and the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) in Jubail Industrial City II. Veolia will develop the facility under a Design-Build-Own-Operate model.
Veolia will treat among others, the identified Sadara industrial waste streams and recover energy to provide steam, cooling and instrument air to the industrial park. According to Utilities Middle East, the agreement follows and MoU signed earlier this year and solidifies plans to provide long-term waste management solutions for Sadara.
“This project is a key milestone for the development of Veolia in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the journey towards a Circular Economy. The long-term partnership with Sadara is paving our ‘industrial symbiosis’ path, a model in which resources and energy are recycled and recovered, and it will bring the most advanced technologies to support the growth of PlasChem Park,” said Sebastien Chauvin, CEO of Veolia Middle East, to Utilities Middle East.
According to Utilities Middle East, the development of the Industrial Waste to Energy facility is expected to be a game changer for the Jubail chemical industry. This would provide a local and reliable solution for industrial waste management as well as industrial utility supply for PlasChem Park.
“Since its inception, Sadara has been billed as an enabler of the Kingdom’s downstream manufacturing industry, based on our diversified product portfolio and the varied end-use manufacturing opportunities they enable,” said Dr. Faisal Al-Faqeer, CEO at Sadara, to Utilities Middle East. “Part of this offering is the ability to lower the capital footprint required for investors and potential investors to set up their facilities in PlasChem Park, and this agreement is a huge step forward for those investors who have already broken ground, or who will soon be breaking ground in the Park.”
Veolia currently treats over six million metric ton of industrial waste worldwide, according to Utilities Middle East. The group has been successful in Jubail in the operation and maintenance of industrial wastewater projects and in delivery Engineering, Procurement and Construction works. Specifically the Marafiq and the Sadara desalination SWRO plants.