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After more than 42 years it is obvious that the business formula Aqua-Techniek choose right from the beginning has been the right one in all respects:
Recent Middle East Projects:
Ion Exchange is a pioneer of water treatment in India with a legacy spanning over five decades. With sales, production and service footprints across the world including an assembly centre in Hamriyah Free Trade zone, Sharjah, UAE and a chemical blending unit in Bahrain. Our ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified facilities manufacture world class ion exchange resins for water and non-water specialty applications, membranes, water treatment chemicals and specialty process chemicals.
We are one of the very few companies worldwide with complete range of solutions for water, waste water management, solid waste management and now waste to energy. Our comprehensive technologies, products and services, enable our multidisciplinary teams of experts to cater not just to industries and municipalities but also to communities, institutions and homes.
We pioneered the concept of ‘Alternate Water Sources’ to meet growing needs of fresh water using sea water desalination, sewage and effluent recycle. We boast of the highest number of references to desalinate water, recycle industrial effluent – to Zero Liquid Discharge and converting municipal sewage to a quality equal to source water by offering pre-engineered and custom built solutions on turnkey EPC, BOOT/BOT basis.
We aim to maintain our leadership position in the business by offering world class products, solutions and services to achieve our vision – to be the leader in our business which is so vital to people’s lives and the environment.
Kee Safety is a leading global supplier of safety barrier components, bespoke systems for roof edge protection and fall prevention and safe access solutions, all designed to separate people from hazards. Kee Safety strives to provide clients with the highest level of safety solutions, and has proven to do so, with its products being used to protect people in many applications and countries around the globe.
Kee Safety has opened its office in the Middle East region in 2007, and they are supplying the water, power, oil and gas, commercial and government sectors. With a local office and warehouse, Kee Safety LLC is able to provide health and safety professionals with full access to its complete product range and design services, combined with short delivery lead times
Chemey is manufacturer of EnduRail™ brand Structural Aluminum Fittings and Handrail systems.
EnduRail system comply OSHA and EN standards and tested as per ASTM E 935 & E 985. EnduRail Structural Fittings has been supplied to many prestigious organizations , contractors and subcontractors to build modular handrails on DeSal , STP & WTP projects at Abu Dhabi, Oman , Bahrain & Qatar.
Bernard Controls, 80 years old France based company is a Global Manufacturer of Electric Actuators, have a vast reference list of Installed Projects, Globally.
World leader in the nuclear sector, BERNARD CONTROLS is one of the top 3 players in the world electric actuation business.
We have Actuator ranges for PWI Market (AQ, AT, BT, ST, SQ), Oil & Gas (STX, SQX, AQX), Nuclear (SN, SQN) and new range of Electro-Hydraulic Actuator – FSE (Fail-Safe Electric).
Our business is safety. We’ve been the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality safety products since 1914. MSA products may be simple to use and maintain, but they’re also highly-sophisticated devices and protective gear — the result of countless R&D hours, relentless testing and an unwavering commitment to quality that saves lives and protects millions of men and women each and every day. Many of our most popular products integrate multiple combinations of electronics, mechanical systems and advanced materials to help ensure that users around the world remain protected in even the most hazardous of situations.
Over 100 years of experience and capability in comprehensive safety solutions have made MSA a modern and forward-looking company for the protection of people, facilities, and the environment.
MSA is one of the few suppliers of fixed gas and flame detection (FGFD) measurement technology that develops and manufactures a complete range of products and integrates them into safety solutions.
With the acquisition of General Monitors in September 2010 and Senscient in 2016, the MSA FGFD product portfolio expanded even further. As these unmatched experts in gas and flame detection joined forces, we are proving that the right mix of durable products and innovative technology increases safety while driving operational efficiency.
Together we have the widest range of sensing technologies for gas and flame detection. We create solutions that not only provide worker safety and protect facilities, but also decrease overall cost of ownership. While our customers still have access to the great products and service that they have come to rely on in the past, they now have access to so much more: superior service, improved support, a wider range of technology, and unique solutions only offered by MSA.
The company carries out design, construction and sale of HDPE pipes and special pieces of polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene (PP) and printed formats up to 2300 mm diameter.
The production of special and customized pieces, especially of big size diameters, it ranks as one of the leading Italian and foreign manufacturers.
Equally to the provision and realization of products, we can intervene with skilled personnel and certified on site, equipped with suitable equipment for the realization of welds for diameters from Ø 32 to Ø 2300.
Over the years we have integrated our specializations diversifying productions with custom designs (as you can see from the photos in the slideshow) used in installations for desalination plants, hydroelectric power stations, industrial plants etc …
More and more we are asked the most fitting of steel, part plastic (PE, PP-H, PVC-C, PVDF etc ..), apparatus execution of pneumatic and electrical instrumentation consists in Italy and assembled in any part of the world; these activities we manage with our professional staff and all within our Italian Company.
ProMinent is the reliable solutions partner for water treatment and a manufacturer of components and systems for chemical fluid handling. Based on our innovative products, services and industry-specific solutions we provide more efficiency and safety for our customers – worldwide. ProMinent’s global success story is high-quality products based on decades of engineering expertise, an in-depth understanding of applications and continuous innovation. We are passionately committed to environmentally sound, sustainable and cost-effective solutions for metering technology and water treatment. Whether it’s components, systems or technologies for environmentally-friendly and sustainable metering and water treatment, all our solutions are characterized by maximum efficiency and applicability.
SILVER FILTRATION is a leading Manufacturer, Supplier and Exporter of Filter Cartridges for many years,
we have been providing the complete solution for filtration problems to our clients globally.
We adopt high-quality raw material, Three and four Layer advanced technologies in a manufacturing process,
Our products are widely acclaimed for their low maintenance cost, high contaminant holding capacity and long working life with good flow.
Our wide range of Filter Cartridges The range includes:
STAR develops and produces innovative polymer piping systems, which are manufactured in Germany.
We provide you with high-quality and efficient solutions for applications in supply, disposal and industrial, such as mining applications or desalination plants.
In addition to our high-quality standard fittings, seamless bends, electrofusion fittings and welding equipment we also offer prefabricated manifolds and spools such as for seawater intakes and processing.
Our extensive product range gives you the possibility to obtain every-thing from a single source and for almost every building project. Our products mainly transport gas, drinking water, service water, waste water and solids.
TALIS has equipped numerous SWRO desalination plants and WTP all over the world, which reliably perform their task for along time. Dealing with special requirements and complex installations is on the the strengths of our R&D team. The high reliability of TALIS products reduces the risk associated with large scale installations and this ensures successful and economic on-time completion of the project. BELGICAST butterfly and check valves have been working successfully for more than 15 years in medium and large scale SWRO, Water Recycling and WTP in general. TALIS has adapted the products to the market need of long-life service under special requirements, such as high TDS level of the seawater and brine. Halar coated components, high quality Super Duplex and internal EPDM rubber are some of the key features of our manufacturing range for SWRO.
TECEXSA, Tecnoquímica Exterior SA, is a water treatment company specialized in the design and supply of DAF (dissolved air flotation) plants for municipal and industrial application. TECEXSA belongs to EGILE Group of companies with headquarters in Mendaro (Guipuzcoa, Spain), a high-tech industrial company offering fabrication, products and services in the field of high precision mechanics.
Tecexsa offers a wide range of complete solutions for water clarification with physical-chemical treatment and sludge thickening, using advance dissolved air flotation, covering from Containerization small size plants, up to big flow tailor made plants in concrete. The flotation technology is based on a good air saturation at the ASR tank and depressurization at the ADS valves, both Tecexsa proprietary systems for the generation of micro-bubbles.
The know-how of TECEXSA is a result of 50 years of experience and a continuous R&D effort, taking into account the Client needs and innovative ideas which come after observations in the operation and performance of our plants. TECEXSA offers tailor made solutions construed since the Client request until the design of the products and their subsequent manufacture, delivery, installation and after sale.
TECEXSA is a global international process engineering company with presence in more than 10 countries with strong presence in Middle East (Oman, KSA, Iran), Central and South America markets. Tecexsa has built a remarkable reputation in desalination having delivered large capacity plants in Middle East, such as Ghubrah, Sohar, Salalah in Oman, Port Said in Egypt and Bandar Abbas in Iran.
TEMAK operates in the Water Treatment Systems market since 1980 and has already gained the trust of its partners in the Middle East and Africa having successfully accomplished numerous projects in these areas.
TEMAK studies, designs, manufactures, installs and supports Water Treatment Systems offering integrated and reliable solutions for various market applications, such as Sea & Brackish Water Desalination Plants, Water Treatment Systems for potable use, renal dialysis units, boilers & cooling systems, power plants, food & beverage industry, steel mills, pulp & paper, photovoltaic, semiconductor, pharmaceutical industry, as well as Ultra-Pure water for labs and water makers for shipping.
TEMAK not only produces standardized units, but also designs custom-made solutions for its clients. All TEMAK systems can be additionally provided in mobile units, containerized or onboard vehicles.
TEMAK is certified by ISO 9001/2015, ISO 14001/2015 and OHSAS 18001/2007.
The AVK group is a privately-owned international group (est. 1941) comprising of +100 companies worldwide. AVK’s core business is the production of valves, hydrants and accessories suitable for variety of fluid application.
As part of the global AVK Group, we pride ourselves in supplying a full range of Industrial valves, process controls and fittings for any industrial application. We manufacture a wide range of valves mainly Butterfly valves in comprehensive range of Concentric & High performance up to Class 300 for Desalination process and utility application. These products are distinguished by robust design, corrosive resistance, minimum condensation and long-lasting life. Our valves can be used in all applications both inside and outside the plants. In Desalination Water treatment process automation where manual valves are predominant, Motor operated valves are of equal importance mainly for control application. In addition to our manual operators by means of a lever or gear unit we offer a wide range of automatic actuators and accessories such as limit switches, regulating valves and positioners suitable for heavy duty application and high frequency operations.
Our products are designed to meet international standards and are sold worldwide. When dealing with the AVK Group expect quality, reliability, functionality and long lifetime in service.
Union Pipes Industry LLC (UPI) was established in Abu Dhabi in 1999 to cater for the needs of the UAE and MENA regional markets for high quality plastic pipes. UPI manufactures a range of rugged and durable pipes from Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP), pressure pipes are manufactured from 10 to 2000mm diameter and structural wall gravity pipes are manufactured from 1200mm to 4000mm.
UPI is a leading manufacturer of large diameter plastic pipes in UAE and one of the major players internationally. UPI manufacturers and supplies a comprehensive full range of fittings. UPI pipes are approved by various federal and local government departments, utilities and oil companies: like
Since 1919, Victaulic’s pipe joining and flow control solutions have optimized construction productivity and reduced risk, ensuring projects are completed safely, on time and within budget. Driven by a spirit of continuous innovation, Victaulic’s portfolio of 100,000+ products and patented technologies promote freedom of design, as well as simplified inspection and maintenance for the life of any system.
With more than 3,500 employees and 40 international facilities, Victaulic helps customers in over 120 countries succeed in the global construction industry. From the tallest buildings to the deepest mines, customers trust our products to increase overall system durability in the most demanding construction projects and operating conditions. Learn more about how our innovative piping products and design services can engineer confidence into your build at www.victaulic.com.
Vontron Membrane Technology Co., Ltd. is a state wholly owned subsidiary of CRRC Corporation Limited, it is committed to the R&D, manufacturing and technical service of RO membrane, nanofiltration membrane and ultrafiltration membrane. The company has the core technology of membrane manufacturing and the production capacity of membrane sheet is 30 million square meters annually.
As one of the global scale separation spiral-wound membrane manufacturer, Vontron provided customers with high quality application technology support services and a complete solution of membrane water treatment system.
Taldeen is a newly formed company based in Hail, Saudi Arabia. Taldeen provides specialized B2B plastic industrial solutions across various fields of industry. The company’s production arm occupies a giant complex of over 100,000m2 that produces various specialized plastic solutions and handling products. Formed by Tasnee, the company borrows heavily from its founder and is strongly committed to the latest technologies and product innovation. In addition, Tasnee provides a wealth of knowledge to Taldeen through its experience in a wide range of industries and impeccable success record.
OUR FOCUS IS PRIMARILY ON FOUR MAJOR SECTORS
LG Chem manufactures the full line of NanoH₂O™ seawater and brackish water reverse osmosis (RO) membranes based on innovative Thin Film Nanocomposite (TFN) technology.
Boasting a record breaking 99.89% salt rejection, we are constantly evolving and have had great success in winning large desalination projects and continue to strengthen market leadership for seawater RO. Beyond SWRO, our BWRO products have already proven their performance and quality that have led to repeat customers.
Clean drinking water means life. Life means commitment.
That’s why we provide the most reliable connections for drinking water supply around the world.
With pioneering spirit, reliable products, solution-oriented and partner-driven teamwork,
we are actively shaping a reliable water supply around the world.
We rely on targeted internationalization and the development of further growth areas in water management within the Hawle Austria Group. The basis for this strategy is our proven culture of engagement and our passion for further development.
Gulf Reinforced Plastics L.L.C. (GRP), established in January 2002 in Abu Dhabi, is a company uniquely specialized in the Fabrication, Installation, and Maintenance of RTR Piping (GRP, GRE and FRP) and HDPE Pipes.
GRP has operations registered in Qatar, KSA and Oman.
GRP is supported by a team of qualified engineers and technicians having over 25 years of experience in this specific field.
GRP undertakes turnkey contracts for installation works of RTR piping for industrial, oil and gas, petro chemical, power, desalination, chemical plants, etc.
GRP is approved by major End Users , EPC contractors and Pipe manufactures
FLUYTEC Spanish company with more than 40 years of experience in designing and manufacturing, and 25 million m3/d installed in different sites spread all over the world, has developed a wide product range that covers a complete filtration spectrum; Microfiltration, Microfiltration, Ultrafiltration & Ultra-pure water treatment for several industries and applications:
All our housings are available in different materials: FRP/ PVC/ Stainless Steel, CSRL. This complete solution range make us the ideal partner for your water treatment challenges.
With the main focus on a market in permanent evolution, our innovation department is in continuous search of new solutions providing the best performance at every project.
FEMCO is a multidisciplinary one of the leading EPC Saudi Contractors, with being considered as an industry leader in District Cooling Plants, Infrastructure, Buildings, Water & Power, Industrial and other related construction facilities, as received many prestigious contracts which were successfully completed all over the Kingdom, with more than 25 years of experience.
FEMCO has also been recognized for its reliability, flexibility and strong execution track-record, as all the projects undertaken by FEMCO were executed with high quality and expert management and a workforce dedicated to their work.
Through its rich resources coupled with the financial strength, effective operational system, extensive experience in the field of construction and engineering as well as the high quality of technical and managerial staff, FEMCO recognizes any challenge posed by new projects regardless of the size or complexity of the project with its commitment to competitive prices and compliance to all quality and safety standards.
Brother Filtation specializes in water pre filtration field.We provide high quality and cost competitive water filter cartridges and housings.
At Brother Filtration,you will find a ‘ONE STOP SHOP’ for all your water filter cartridges,filter housings and High Flow filter cartridges.
As one professional and leading liquid equipment manufacturer,Brother Filtration focused on filter cartridges research and production, we devote to optimize filter cartridge to decrease its energy cost for you and extend its lifetime. We not only sell product, but also offer professional service with critical data.
No matter which industry you are in and what trouble you are facing,our service and products will always help you out and achieve your goals.
BMS Factories Manufacturing full range of Water Treatment Filtration Media products with an active statistical processing control program monitoring material, products are tested as produced and all shipments are guaranteed to meet the stringent specifications standard of ANSI/AWWA B100-09 and ASTM E11.
Partner for Geosynthetics and Thermoplastics
BMC Gulf has over 20 years of experience in Welding and Installation of Thermoplastic Materials. This includes Geomembranes for pond lining, tank lining and tunnel lining, as well as thermoplastic piping systems for gas and water distribution, seawater intakes, RO plants, chemical skids and many more.
Further we are specialized in the supply of Pipes, Fittings and Valves made of PE 100-RC (HDPE), PP, PVDF and ECTFE, Plastic Welding Machines, Geomembranes, Concrete Protective Liners (CPL), Concrete Canvas (GCCM’s), Geosynthetic Clay Liners, Geogrids and Drainage Composites.
Pipelife Norway is Norway’s largest producer and supplier of plastic pipe systems. The Pipelife Group is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of plastic pipes and associated parts. Our piping systems are used for water, sewage, gas, cable protection and electrical installations. A significant proportion of our production is exported. This are especially PE tubes in large dimensions, where Pipelife Norway has developed a unique concept in the Western Hemisphere.
HDPE pipes delivered in long lengths for onshore, offshore and near-shore applications have been our speciality for more than 25 years. The long length pipe concept is especially suitable for marine solutions serving power plants, desalination, water and wastewater management, as well as transmission line protection (e.g. offshore windfarms).
Kilometers of pipe have been economically delivered by tug boat to over 140 different marine sites around the world from the Pipelife plant in Stathelle, Norway, directly to the (marine) installation site where they are ballasted, submerged and installed.
Our seamless pipes ranging from 20 mm to 2500 mm in diameter are extruded in lengths up to about 600 meters and, in smaller diameters, even over 1.5 km.
Bilfinger is a leading international industrial services provider. The Group enhances the efficiency of assets, ensures a high level of availability and reduces maintenance costs. The portfolio covers the entire value chain from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance and plant expansion to turnarounds and also includes environmental technologies and digital applications.
The company delivers its services in two service lines: Engineering & Maintenance and Technologies. Bilfinger is primarily active in Europe, North America and the Middle East. Process industry customers come from sectors that include chemicals & petrochemicals, energy & utilities, oil & gas, pharma & biopharma, metallurgy and cement. With its 34,000 employees, Bilfinger upholds the highest standards of safety and quality and generated revenues of €4.327 billion in financial year 2019.
Bilfinger Middle East is a leading engineering and industrial services provider, with more than half a century of presence in the Middle East. Bilfinger has been a trusted partner to the region’s process industries, delivering technologies and solutions that cover the entire value chain: from consulting, engineering, fabrication, maintenance, modifications and turnarounds, to environmental technologies and digital applications. With around 3,500 employees across the Middle East, it supports over 200 customers in the oil & gas, chemical & petrochemical, and energy & utilities industries of Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Bahri Logistics is the first of five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world. Operating six multipurpose vessels, Bahri Logistics offers a comprehensive range of complete logistics solutions. It is the leading direct full liner service from the US East Coast, Canada and Gulf Coast ports to Jeddah, Dubai, Dammam, and Mumbai.
AZUD group is a worldwide leader designing and manufacturing Irrigation, Filtration and Water Treatment Systems. We develop technology for an efficient, optimal and rational use of our most valuable resources, WATER.
AZUD has always worked to offer a global and complete solution for each one of our customers. Our wide net of subsidiaries and distributors worlwide, esnures a customized service for each maket requiremente. Our main value is to solve the existing requirements and to take advantage of future needs.
Sound experience give us the necessary knowledge not only to provide high-tech products, but also to supply efficient solutions for filtration and water treatment.
AZUD is committed with the innovation since its beginnings, hence has spent an extensive number of resources to develop smart solutions for the water management. Our work philosophy makes us feel proud to own a significant number of patents.
In AZUD, we manufacture equipment, but we sell SOLUTIONS.
In Turkey Asteknik has served in infrastructure market since 1976 and entered to valve manufacturing business by producing the first Asteknik brand butterfly valve in 1985. At the present time besides butterfly valves, check valves, dismantling joints, knife gate valves, plunger valves and elastomer gaskets are in the product portfolio between the dimensions of DN25-DN3000 and pressure ratings of PN 6-10-16-25-40-63 with different material alternatives are available for use in different industries such as power plants, desalination plants, general industrial applications, HVAC and drinking water distribution systems. All these valves are produced at the factory located in Bursa,Turkey in 13.000 m2 closed area.
Firm policy is such that international standards (BS, ANSI, ASME, JIS, EN) are followed at design, R&D, and manufacture.
Asteknik Valve has ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 45001 Health and safety management, CE marking according to PED 2014/68/EU Directive, ATEX certificate and drinking water certificates.
The company is structured into five different divisions, Petrochemical, Gas, Water, Energy & Marine. Arflu, incorporated in 1988, designs and manufactures a wide range of Industrial Valves such as Ball, Gate, Globe, Check, Plug and also special products like Dual Expanding Plug, Rising Stem Ball, Desalination Plug & Control valves.
The aim of Arflu in the development of their products is customer and market satisfaction through tailor design, high quality products and careful service.
Arflu is a company with great capacity to adapt to the needs of both the market and clients and it is in continous growth with multiple offices around the world. We take special care in pre and post sales customer service.
As valve manufacturer, due to our experience and our wide range of production, and having our own Engineering company, we can offer both standard production and special products according to the needs of each client. In this way we understand that we can provide solutions to our clients, and not just supplies.
Aqueous Solutions has been established for over 20 years offering custom built, turnkey desalination, water and wastewater treatment solutions.
Our expertise includes professional design, construction, installation and commissioning of water treatment equipment. From our Melbourne manufacturing facility we design build and install units world wide.
Our construction is carried out within an accredited ISO 9001 quality system. Australian and international standards are applied throughout the work to ensure a quality outcome.
Aqueous Solutions have decade’s experience installing membrane systems Australia and world wide, producing drinking water from natural resources such as bores, rivers and the sea, as well as recycling and reuse of heavily polluted industrial and mining waste water. Aqueous Solutions is also a pioneer of solar powered desalination systems.
Aqueous specializes in containerized desalination systems. Containerization minimises onsite installation time and provides ease of transport and is a convenient and increasingly popular means of providing an economical desalination system. Aqueous supply UF & RO systems fully integrated inside a 20’ or 40’ shipping containers including pretreatment, chemical dosing, disinfection, post treatment remineralization and pH adjustment. Recent destinations for these systems include the middle east, and pacific island nations.
AFFCO began its journey from the Netherlands (Europe) with headquarters in Shanghai (China) and branches located in Singapore and U.A.E. (Sharjah).
With a large stock of standard range and sizes butterfly valves in Shanghai (China) as well as in Netherlands (Europe) we are always ready to serve you.
Many years of casting knowledge gives us a very strong foundation for high quality manufacturing of valves and selected actuators to offer a solution to each market segment and customer.
We manufacture Concentric, Double & Triple eccentric and even Quadruple Butterfly valves.
Also able with our partners to complete your scope with other valves (Gate, Globe, Check, Ball Valves, ..etc.) as required.
AERZEN is one of the worldwide leading manufacturer of reliable, high performing and efficient, Compressors, Blowers and Turbos all over the world, specializing in:
In 156 years of existence, we have managed to expand globally starting from a single machine factory in Germany into more than 100 subsidiaries across the world with more than 2500 employees worldwide.
We also have our team of mechanical and electrical engineers and support staff that offers fast and efficient services in our existing offices across United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
AME-Avanzini Middle East FZE in Sharjah, UAE, is operating in MENA Countries since several years, as specialized consulting company on marine pipelines, bringing in the area the year-long experience of Carlo Avanzini. AME provides pipeline hydraulics and mechanical design as well as construction consulting services in seawater intake and outfall projects. AME’s experience covers whole range of marine pipeline systems from GRP to HDPE applications.
ARTI Proje is an engineering and consulting company working in the fields of coastal, marine and port engineering. ARTI’s services extend from planning and basic design to detailed design and construction consulting in all sorts of marine structures including reclamations, breakwaters, coastal protection structures, jetties, quay walls and underwater pipelines. ARTI currently operates through the offices in Dubai, Istanbul and London.
For Desalination projects, AME and ARTI jointly provides engineering and design services for seawater intake and outfall systems to EPC Contractors, Owners and Operators. These services include engineering of intake towers, pipeline stability and trench design, diffuser design, dilution and recirculation analysis, wave studies, installation consulting, etc. AME – ARTI Proje are presently involved in several power plant and desalination plant projects in UAE, KSA, Egypt, Turkey, Oman, Greece, Iraq and Tunisia.
Patrick joined Barka Desalination Company in 2019
Education :Graduated from ESAP Toulouse and holds an Agriculture Engineering degree Certificate.
Experience :With more than 25 years’ experience in the drinking water and waste water sector, Patrick THIENPONT has a proven track record of successful management of large and complex projects with multiple stakeholders in Europe and overseas.
He joined SUEZ in 1993 and held various positions within the Group in Europe, Asia, America and Middle East. Before joining Barka Desalination Company, he was the COO of Bordeaux Metropolis Waste Water Facilities. From 2011 to 2016 he worked as country director in Indonesia and Egypt, responsible for Construction and Operation & Maintenance of SUEZ Plants in these regions. Prior to this position he was the O&M Director of Middle East Asia Pacific region and also spent 5 years in Jordan, managing and developing Plant Operations in the country and more largely in Middle East.
Patrick THIENPONT started his career at SUEZ in India and then in France, where he worked until 2002 and he was successively Project Engineer and Profit Centre Manager in Water and Waste Water Services to Municipalities.
Imteyaz Ahmad is currently heading the desalination business for WSP in the Middle East and provides technical and commercial leadership on desalination projects in the region. He has a wide range of experience in desalination technology including MSF, MED and SWRO. He also has good technological back ground in fossil fuel based power generation technologies. He is keenly interested in renewable energy for power and water generation and has worked extensively on solar CSP and PV projects. Desalination with solar energy (CSP/PV) remains at the core of his heart and he aims to push for integration of solar energy with desalination in the MENA region.
He is a PMI, USA certified project and risk management professional and his experience includes power and water plants project management, contracts management, planning, project risk assessment, erection, commissioning and troubleshooting, performance and reliability tests, operation and maintenance and others.
Prof. Dr. Rifaat ABDEL WAHAAB is currently Sector Head of Research & Development (R & D) at the Holding Co. for Water and Wastewater (HCWW), Cairo, Egypt since 2009.
Prior to his appointment as Sector Head at HCWW, he has been served as Project Team Leader of Canadian project funded by CIDA “Egypt Environmental Initiative Fund (EEIF) for 7 years, focuses on urban and rural sanitation, industrial pollution control, environmental management and strategy, green environmental business; and climate changes initiatives & adaptation.
Dr. Rifaat is one of the leading environmental & water experts in Egypt, with more than 25 years’ experience combining both academic and practice applications. He has managed and intensively involved in many of donors funded projects (National and International) in water technology, desalination, and sanitation, reuse, and sludge and industry wastewater. He has chaired international conferences on Water Supply and Sanitation; desalination and managed & delivered many capacity development training workshops/seminars.
As an academic Professor at the National research Center in Cairo, Dr. Rifaat has supervised more than 50 PhD & MSc degrees & published over 100 refereed research papers & reports in leading International journals. He is a reviewer for number of scientific journals. He has awarded the country prestigious prize in environment and development; acknowledges his contribution in diverse areas of water & sanitation, industrial wastewater management and sustainable environmental initiatives.
Dr. Rifaat has received the BSc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Assiut, Egypt in 1980, MSc degree in “Environmental Sciences” 1987; and PhD. degree in “Hazardous Wastewater Management” 1991 from the University of Wales, UK.
Robert M. (Bob) Bryniak will co-lead the workshop. He is an experienced professional in Public Private Partnerships (“PPPs”) and has hands on experience delivering PPP programs for over 25 years throughout the utility sector, both in North America and the Middle East. His PPP experience includes:
He is currently the Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer at Saudi Water Partnership Company (previously the Water and Electricity Company or WEC), assisting the Company with its successful privatization program.
Participants will benefit from the hands-on experience of working in these areas and learning from various PPP models that have been successful, as well as those that have failed. Project financing is a critical component of any successful PPP, especially in the water sector, and Mr. Bryniak understands the ins and outs of financing. He also understands what it takes to design and launch successful PPPs, especially in the utility sector. And he knows this from having worked with both side of the transaction: from the utility’s viewpoint; and, the private sector’s viewpoint.
Mr. Bryniak has also taught at various universities in Canada and was awarded the Faculty Teaching Award while teaching introductory and advance finance as part of their full time MBA program at McMaster University.
Iqbal Al Tayar holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kuwait. She was the first site engineer in the water sector. She served as a member of the National Committee for green buildings and led a nation-wide campaign on electricity and water saving. Member of the Kuwait Society of Engineers, Eng. Al Tayar is also an expert and member of the commission on Judicial Arbitration at the Ministry of Justice and is involved as senior member of the American International Organization in Kuwait Center for Value Engineering.
Jamal Shadid holds a master’s degree in engineering management (water) from the University of Technology in Sydney (Australia) and a mechanical engineering degree from USA. Jamal currently holds the position of Policy Development Director at the Department of Energy. His prior experience includes research, operation and maintenance of desalination plants, both thermal and reverse osmosis, and managing water transmission and distribution systems projects.Jamal has worked in Kuwait, Jordan and Australia before joining the Regulation & Supervision Bureau in 1999 as Water Regulation Engineer.
Francois is the International Water Client Director for Atkins with over 12 years of experience for both a major Consultancy engineering company as well as with a major Water Utility company.
Francois has extensive experience working in the Middle East region through his career and has in-depth knowledge of successful public-private partnership in region. Over the past 3 years, Francois has been involved in most water/wastewater PPP projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supporting successfully key Saudi stakeholders (SWPC, NWC, SWCC, MEWA or PIF) in the delivery of those flagship projects. Francois is a key private sector figure of the current Privatisation of the Water Sector across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Martin Stahl is the Director of Infrastructure and Utilities at The Red Sea Development Company, bringing more than 35 years’ experience to the project across consulting, contracting, and operation and maintenance in the water and wastewater sector, including treatment plants, networks and utilities.
A chemical engineer from Germany, Martin has held the positions of CEO and COO for public and private utility companies as well as top management roles for international consultants and EPC contractors. He has a proven track record in design and engineering, contracting, project management and execution as well as in operation and maintenance for water and wastewater projects, as well as in leadership and management.
Martin holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mannheim, Germany.
Corrado Sommariva is a consultant of International reputation in the field of desalination, power generation waste water and sustainability.
He has over 30 years of experience and has covered several executive positions in Consultancy firms for the last 20 years.
Corrado Sommariva has served the President of International Desalination Association (2011-2013), President of the European Desalination Society (2004-2006), Chairman of WHO committee for safe water use from desalination.
Dr Sommariva has published more than 100 leading edge papers and four books on desalination and sustainability. Dr Sommariva has a honorary doctorate from Heriot Watt University for his contribution to the development of desalination.
In 2015 he was honored by the President of Italy with the title of Master of work
Dr. Amgad Elmahdi is the Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Office of the International Water Management Institute.
Dr Elmahdi has over 25 years of working experience in the fields of hydrology, natural resource management, water accounting and assessment and water information management in operational, research, and academic agencies in Australia, Greece, Italy, China and Egypt.
He holds a PhD in Water Resource Management from the University of Melbourne, Australia, 2 M.Sc. in Land & Water Management from Italy and Egypt with around 100 publications on water-related issues and tools. He is also a recognized International Water and Natural Resources Management Expert and the Australian representative for a number of international agencies- such as ICID- International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage.
Dr Elmahdi’s mission is to provide evidence-based science and low-cost solutions to sustainably manage water and land resources for water and food security, people’s livelihoods, and the environment. Before joining IWMI; Dr Elmahdi was a senior executives public officer, leading the Water Resources Section, Australia: where he managed and led a four multi-disciplinary teams responsible for delivering high profile government and organisation objectives 1) Water resources modelling, 2) Groundwater, 3) Urban Water, and 4) Water Analysis to provide water information services across Australia using data collected by about 200 water management agencies and utilities across Australia. These services were formulated the key element of water reforms to provide secure access to water, to address over allocation, and to provide efficient allocation of water through water markets, pricing and other means. He has received a number of awards nationally and internationally for his Science Impact for Landscape Water modelling and Strategic Excellence Award for Partnership and Watsaving award.
Julio De la Rosa is a seasoned executive with over 18 years of experience, offering thorough understanding of operating principles and strong strategic and commercial acumen. With hands-on experience, technical and commercial, working on global flagship power/energy/water and environment projects, Julio joined ACCIONA in 2016 and since then he has been responsible for the overall management of all strategic and operational Marketing and Customer Relationship activities across Middle East regarding power, water and environment projects for development, Investment, EPC and OM activities. The main activities Mr. de la Rosa has been developing for the last 6 years are: to provide market feedback to the company regarding competitive offerings, prospect needs and project pipeline update, to work under stringent targets, planning and coordinating the implementation of business plans and the penetration of new market and motivating the business development team. In addition, He provided local support to his head offices for tender preparation and submission actively participating in coordination activities with local resources and engineering firms in order to provide the most competitive and professional proposal to ACCIONA clients.
Thomas Altmann gained his experience by working for more than 25 years for top ranking engineering and construction companies, including Bechtel and Fluor, in technical as well as managerial positions. Before joining ACWA Power he held an EVP position at ILF Consulting with global responsibility for its Energy & Desalination business. Prior to that, he served as VP at Bechtel Intl. in the Power Generation business unit with global responsibility for desalination based in the UK and USA. Mr. Altmann served as a Director of the International Desalination Association (IDA) and the European Desalination Society (EDS) and is a member of the supervisory board at Desertec Industrial Initiative. Furthermore, he served on the Research Advisory Council (RAC) of the Middle East Desalination Research Centre (MEDRC) in Oman. Mr. Altmann holds a degree in chemical engineering and was granted two patents.
Gavin van Tonder originally hails from South Africa where he started his career as a Process Chemical Engineer working for Sasol Oil Company. In 1989 he joined Schlumberger Oilfield Services in South Africa and has worked and lived in Italy, Scotland, Singapore, Vietnam, India, China, UK, Australia and Malaysia in the Oil, Gas, Electricity and Water Industries. Gavin started in the Water industry in 2001 as Asia Pacific Vice President, and in 2010 was transferred to Itron HQ in France as the Global Marketing and Systems Vice President for Itron Water and Heat. In 2013 Gavin was made President of Itron Water Division in France and was transferred to Austin, Texas in 2016. Gavin has more than 20 years global experience in the Water industry and has worked with Water Utilities and Water Companies around the globe, providing solutions, systems and products to enhance their efficiency and improve their performances. Gavin has started factories and facilities from greenfield in China, India, Indonesia, Australia, Malaysia and Mexico. In 2018 Gavin was approached to join NEOM as the Water Sector Head to develop out the Greenfield Water Infrastructure from 100% Desalination with Zero Liquid Discharge, through to a Smart IoW network, and full reuse of waste water treatment, including preservation of StormWater Runoff, all with a focus on a fully Circular economy.
Mr. Michael Sronce has been part of Sargent & Lundy for over 13 years. He is Sargent & Lundy’s Managing Director of their corporate branch office in the United Arab Emirates where his responsibilities include international project interface, business development and engaging with clients worldwide including owners, developers, financiers and EPC contractors. Prior to joining the United Arabic Emirates office Mr. Sronce worked in the Sargent & Lundy’s Energy and Industrial Group with a background in project management and design engineering of energy projects in the United States and throughout the world. Mr. Sronce has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University and a MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Business. He also holds a project management professional (PMP) certification and is a licensed professional engineer.
Charafat Afailal, was the Minister in charge of water in the Moroccan government between 2013 and 2018 and is an expert on water and climate.
She graduated in 1997 from the Mohammadia School of Engineers, in Morocco, beginning a career of more than two decades in the field of water. Her first experience as an engineer was in the Moroccan potable water office, where she contributed to the achievements of several major projects and programs of national importance.
As Minister, Charafat Afailal launched many important reforms and made several landmark achievements that ensured water security in a difficult climatic context.
Many achievements were concluded under her leadership, such as the elaboration of the Moroccan water policy 2015-2030, development and implementation of the drought management plans, establishment of a new mode of groundwater governance, development of re-use plans and others.
Charafat Afailal also played an important role in the recognition of water as the sector most affected by climate change, which culminated in the organisation of the Water Action Day during Cop 22 by CCNUCC
Ahmad is an electrical engineer, having graduated from Old Dominion University in Virginia in the United States. Ahmad achieved first place in his Senior Project in competition with other state universities.
Ahmad works in the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) in the Private Sector Projects Department (PSPD) which he joined when it was first established.
The Private Sector Projects Department was established to deal with the new PPP projects and is working with Azzour North Power Station Phase 1 (1540MW CCGT with 107MIGD desalination) which is Kuwait’s first PPP project and is in commercial operation. PSPD are currently working with KAPP on the next phase of PPP projects, which include the further phases of Azzour North (Phase 2 & 3 – 3000MW CCGT & Desalination), Al Abdaliya (280MW ISCC project), AL Khairan Phase 1 (1500MW) and a 1200MW PV plant.
Ahmad has represented MEW and the State of Kuwait at the eighth annual meeting of executives of the Arab Atomic Energy Agency, which was organized with IAEA attendance. He has also recently represented MEW at the World Water Day organized by the United Nations, presenting how the energy sector manages its waste water. His interests in power projects, renewable energy and clean environment.
Miguel Angel Sanz is the Director of Strategic Development in SUEZ International, Treatment Infrastructure Division, based in France. He joined the Degrémont group in 1983. He has been in several positions in the group in Spain and France as Technical Director, Desalination Manager, Proposal Director and Business Development Director.
He is Director of IDA (International Desalination Association), being President of the Association in the Term 2017-2019, and Director of AEDyR (Spanish Desalination and Reuse Association), being Vice President in both associations in past terms. He also served 8 years in the board of Directors of European Desalination Society.
He has 36-year professional experience in Desalination as well as in Drinking and Waste Water fields, in Municipal and Industry Markets. He has been active in innovation and worldwide promotion of membrane desalination field, publishing more than 50 papers on Desalination and Water & Waste Water Treatments.
Industrial Engineer Master Degree received in 1981 from Bilbao High Technical School of Engineers.
A chemical engineer from Germany, Martin has held the positions of CEO and COO for public and private utility companies as well as top management roles for international consultants and EPC contractors. He has a proven track record in design and engineering, contracting, project management and execution as well as in operation and maintenance for water and wastewater projects, as well as in leadership and management.
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