CDM and Miahona in Saudi water partnership
US consultant CDM and Miahona (Our Water), a subsidiary of ACWA Power Development, have announced a new partnership to execute water projects in Saudi Arabia. The partnership will manage engineering and consulting for water sector projects, including providing studies, designs, construction management, operations, and management consulting services.The two firms will together execute such projects as brackish groundwater development for domestic purposes; aquifer storage and recovery; groundwater studies, evaluations, treatment, and distribution; design, construction, and operation of water and wastewater facilities; energy efficiency evaluations at operating facilities; sludge and biosolids management; and operations and maintenance of water, reclaimed water, and wastewater systems and treatment facilities.
Miahona and CDM will mutually benefit from the joint framework agreement. According to Alex Makled, CDM group president for client services, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, "CDM is pleased to partner with such a strong and reputable company in the water and wastewater market. Through this collaboration, we are able to bring outstanding capabilities to bear on the critical water needs of clients in Saudi Arabia and the entire region, expanding our presence in Dammam, Riyadh and Jeddah."
Dr Walid Aberrahman, Miahona CEO, echoed the sentiment: "Miahona is pleased to join CDM as we are impressed with the firm's technical expertise and track record in implementing award-winning projects worldwide."