Hyder Consulting delivers successful PPP to improve Jeddah’s water and wastewater services

Published May 22nd, 2008 - 12:45 GMT

Hyder Consulting, the award-winning international advisory and design consultancy, was today honoured by the National Water Company (NWC) in Saudi Arabia for providing technical transaction advice for a strategic transformation project designed to improve water and wastewater services in Jeddah.

His Excellency Mr. Abdullah Al Hussayen, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Water Company honoured Hyder Consulting at a special ceremony held in Jeddah today to mark the signing of the Management Contract with an international consortium.

The project will increase the capacity and the operating efficiency of the water supply networks and expand coverage of the sewerage network in Jeddah to meet the projected demand from the 3.5 million population. Hyder Consulting was appointed as a consultant in January 2007 to help determine the most appropriate international public-private partnership (PPP) model for the project.

“Our focus was on finding the most suitable model that would address capacity constraints, improve service delivery and maintain environmental protection standards,” said Roger Ford, Senior Management Advisory Consultant at Hyder Consulting Middle East. “Our growing track record of successful PPP projects in the Middle East coupled with our international expertise gained through working with major infrastructure expansion projects across the region has been extremely valuable in designing the model for this PPP for Jeddah.”

The short term Management Contract will result in the formation of a self-sufficient, commercially robust organisation able to provide internationally acceptable standards of service for water supply, sewerage and customer services.

Hyder Consulting’s mandate also included the development of the scope of services, performance regime and payment mechanism for a long term wastewater treatment concession which NWC will procure. The concession will progressively replace the existing ageing facilities with modern plants capable of meeting the latest environmental standards for sludge and effluent re-use.

About Hyder Consulting Middle East
Hyder Consulting is a an award winning international advisory and design consultancy employing almost 4,000 people worldwide, with offices in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong, China and the Middle East.

Hyder Consulting Middle East has been established in the region for the past 45 years, and is today at the forefront of regional growth, contributing to the engineering of prestigious developments such as the Burj Dubai and City of Arabia in Dubai; Shams Development on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi; Lusail and Education City in Qatar; and Al Areen Desert Resort and Spa in Bahrain.

A regional team of 1,200 diverse and highly qualified staff operates from offices across the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar. Working closely with its international network of staff resources, and utilising the latest technology and systems, the company delivers world class solutions in the following disciplines on which clients and partners can build and grow.
- Masterplanning, Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture
- Environmental
- Structural and Civil Engineering
- Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP)
- Water, Wastewater Treatment and Networks
- Oil and Gas Engineering
- Telecommunications
- Transportation and Highways Engineering
- Bridges
- Facades
- Infrastructure
- Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
- Light Rail Systems

For more information, visit www.hyderconsulting.com


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