Privatisation plans in Saudi Arabia will present the international water sector with its biggest opportunity over the next decade. $60 billion of investment will be needed to deliver success at every level of water and wastewater service provision. From privatising existing water production and water and wastewater distribution assets to attracting private finance to build out new water and wastewater treatment plants, there will be significant opportunities for the private sector.
The key to this market will be building relationships with the relevant officials at this early stage in the privatisation process – this workshop is a crucial platform for forging those connections if you want to be involved.
In partnership with Global Water Intelligence, The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA), together with the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, the National Water Company and the Water and Electricity Company, will be hosting this workshop in a bid to identify and attract top-performing potential partners with the following expertise and capacities:
The workshop is highly interactive, promoting direct dialogue between potential partners. By attending this workshop, you will:
This is a must-attend workshop if you want to tap into the $60 billion opportunity and to build a critical network for your future involvement.
A discounted package is available for delegates wishing to book a Global Water Summit delegate pass. You will be given the option of adding a Global Water Summit delegate pass when booking your workshop place and a discount of £115 / $170 will be automatically applied.
*Please make additional arrangements for transport and accommodation.
Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture
The ministry responsible for delivering water sector privatisation
Abdulrahman Al-Zogaibi, Deputy Minister for Planning
Khalid Al-Habib, Privatisation Manager
Ibrahim Al-Hudif, Privatisation Advisor
Saline Water Conversion Corporation
The national bulk water agency which is looking to sell its major production centres to the private sector while retaining its distribution assets and smaller desalination plants.
Abdullah Al-Abdulkarim, Deputy Governor for Planning and Development
Ahmed Al-Arifi, Director General of International Cooperation
Ahmad Al-Amoudi, General Manager of the Desalination Technologies Research Institute
Mohemmad Al-Alsheikh, Project Manager in Project Department
Ahmed Mohammed Alamro, Privatization Department
National Water Company
The body responsible for running utility services across the country.
Mohammed Al-Mowkley, CEO and Deputy Minister
Nemer Al-Shebel, Riyadh City Business Unit
Water and Electricity Company
The off-taker responsible for tendering privately financed desalination and wastewater treatment projects.
Khaled Al-Qureshi, CEO
Suleiman Khaliwe, responsible for wastewater projects
Up to $25 billion investment required
6 regional utility areas
6 regional utility areas
Up to $20 billion investment required
Ras Al Khair sale
9 Red Sea Plants (EPC only)
Other asset sales
Up to 3,000,000 m3/d
Up to $15 billion investment required
Rabigh phase 3
Longer term seawater projects include Yanbu 5, Shoaiba 5,Ras Al Khair 2, Rabigh 4, Al Khobar 4, and Jeddah 5 with a total capacity of 4,175,000m3/d. A further 1,250,000m3/d of brackish water capacity is also being considered.
Up to $2 billion investment required
Jeddah Airport 1+2
Turaif, Agar, Sakarkah
Other wastewater projects at Al Ta’if, South Jeddah, Al Qassim, Al Hasa, Al Medina Al Munawara, Tabuk.
|DAY 0, SUNDAY 15 APRIL 2018|
|13.30 – 15.30||
Session 1: Privatisation Overview
NWC distribution networks privatisation:
SWCC brownfield asset sales:
Greenfield desalination and wastewater treatment BOTs:
|15.30 – 16.00||
|16.00 – 17.30||
Session 2: Breakout Discussion
Six roundtables hosted by a representative from Saudi Arabia, presenting a specific aspect of the privatisation programme. Each roundtable will begin with a 10-minute presentation followed by lively discussion, giving delegates the opportunity to participate in more intimate discussions. Each round table lasts 30 minutes with 3 rotations, allowing delegates to join new tables for discussion.
NWC phase 1 operations contracts
NWC phase 2 concession models
SWCC’s production assets
Contractual arrangements for SWCC privatisation
Greenfield desalination projects (WEC)
Expanding wastewater treatment (WEC)
MOWE privatisation objectives
|17.30 – 18.00||
Session 3: Feedback, Summary and Next steps
An opportunity for delegates to provide feedback on the plans and objectives discussed during the workshop. The four opening speakers are invited to return to the podium to offer their responses to the workshop.
|18.00 – 19.00||
One-to- one Networking Meetings (for selected participants only)
Registered delegates will be considered for one-to-one meetings with government officials.