• Siemens Water Technologies Expands Its Presence in the Middle East

Water/Wastewater

Siemens Water Technologies Expands Its Presence in the Middle East

Jul 09 2008

With the formation of a new competence centre in Abu Dhabi and in Riyadh` Siemens Water Technologies `SWT` is expanding its presence in the Middle East` `The growing need for water in the cities as well as increasing demand in industry` including more stringent environmental``requirements for industries such as oil ` gas` require new measures for water and wastewater treatment in this region`` explained Roland Fischer` who is responsible for SWT business development in Europe` Africa` and the Middle East```Siemens will consolidate its presence in the region and expand its range of water and waste treatment services and solutions through investments of around 10 million US dollars` expanded employment of around 30 new process and application engineers` and chemists by 2010` and use of local Siemens manufacturing facilities````Due to the expansion of cities and economic growth` the requirements for the supply of clean drinking water and sufficient wastewater treatment are increasing`` stressed Fischer` He foresees a rising demand for Siemens technologies in the areas of industrial process water treatment` membrane filtration systems` disinfection equipment` advanced industrial wastewater treatment` biological wastewater purification with membrane reactors` and primary`sludge treatment```For instance` Siemens was recently awarded a contract to provide a high`performance nutrient removal system for the 180 mld `47`5 mgd` Kubd wastewater treatment plant located outside of Kuwait City` Kuwait` The solution` which is based on Siemens` new biological process optimization program ` BioFlowsheet Solutions` will help the wastewater treatment plant meet required effluent levels` The 5`2 million euro````7`4m` plant will be commissioned in 2010`

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