Saudi “Miahona”, France’s “Saur Group”, And Philippines’ “Manila Water” Consortium Wins O&M Management Contract of Eastern Region At Sr 221m Preliminary To Concession Contracts


SAUDI “MIAHONA”, FRANCE’S “SAUR GROUP”, AND PHILIPPINES’ “MANILA WATER” CONSORTIUM WINS O&M MANAGEMENT CONTRACT OF ESATERN REGION AT SR 221M PRELIMINARY TO CONCESSION CONTRACTS.

The National water company (NWC) has made public, that a Saudi-French-Philippines consortium of Saudi Arabia “Miahona”, France’s Saur Group, and Philippine manila Water” has won the third management contract. The consortium will undertake operation of the water and environmental treatment services in the Eastern Cluster (Eastern Region), at a value of more than 221 million Saudi Riyals, for a period of seven years.

This has been achieved after NWC Board approval, chaired by Eng. Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al Fadhli, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture on awarding the management contract for the Eastern Region, which became entirely under the umbrella of the company in March 2021.

 

On behalf of the wining consortium, Miahona has demonstrated that they have the experience to manage water and environmental treatment services.

Miahona (under Vision Global Investment, a subsidiary of the Abunian and Al-Muhaidib groups(is a leading developer water services (potable, industrial, recycle, Sewage)  infrastructure management in the last 20 years.

The French “SAUR Group” is a major international water service provider serving more than 20 million customers worldwide and has been exist in the Kingdom through its water supply, sewage treatment and industrial cooling services in Jebel and is in partnership with Facilities, Inc.

Manila Water is the operator of the concession contract on the east side of Manila City, one of the largest and most successful concession contracts in Asia and has contributed to the transformation of water services for more than 14 million customers in Manila City and around the world, also providing water services in the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Indonesia.

The Management contracts depend on 14 key indicators that the consortium must achieve, the most important of which are: Improving the client’s experience and development, raising operational efficiency through cost rationing, reducing water losses, improving network management, indicating that the duration of the contract is 7 years, if the targets are achieved after the third year of the contract, and the sector becomes more ready, it will enable the national water company to move directly to the concession contract phase where the private sector will take over full responsibility for water services, and not wait until the end of the seven years.

The announcement link from NWC website