Global Processing

Dow to help supply fresh water in Saudi Arabia

December 14, 2009
Dow Chemical Company has been awarded a contract to supply its water nanofiltration technology to the Ha''il Nanofiltration Plant in Saudi Arabia. The project, awarded by Saudi Arabia''s Ministry of Water and Electricity, is expected to come online in the second half of 2010 and will be the first nanofiltration plant in the Kingdom, and the largest in the Middle East, the company announced. Dow''s technology will filter radioactive agents in the natural fresh water wells underground in Ha''il at a rate of 150,000 cubic metres a day, enough to fulfil the daily clean water needs of 500,000 to 750,000 residents. With this project, Dow, headquartered in Midland in Michigan, US, has become the first supplier of water nanofiltration technology in Dubai. Clean underground fresh water resources in Ha''il are diminishing.