Nidec ASI wins five contracts in Saudi Arabia worth more than US$50mn

NidecNidec ASI, head of the Nidec industrial solutions platform belonging to the Nidec group, has been awarded work orders for motors and drives needed to create five pipeline systems for transporting water in the Arabian Peninsula

The five projects being supplied by Nidec ASI are part of Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) ambitious growth programme and will transport salt water to the desalination plants and then convoy the treated water along a network of pipelines to a number of Saudi cities. The pipeline network will take water to the cities of Arafat, Jeddah, Jubail, Rabigh, Riyadh, Al Shuqaiq and Taif.

These projects is expected to ensure greater volumes of water for over 12 million people, helping to improve the quality of life for everyone living in this geographical area characterised by a hostile climate while at the same time supporting its economic growth.

Nidec ASI motors and drives will be installed along the extensive route connecting the coast to the treatment plants and from there to the various cities, making it possible to take fresh water to inhabitants, hospitals and all public and private facilities in the various regions concerned. Nidec ASI's sustainable solutions contribute to energy savings for the entire system, minimising the use of electricity and reducing the environmental impact, thanks to a reduction in the use of non-recyclable raw materials.

Specifically, Nidec ASI is supplying 124 motors and 85 drives produced in its Italian plants in Monfalcone and Cinisello Balsamo.

“We are particularly proud of these work orders: our motors and drives will help bring the precious commodity of water to over 12 million people who are currently struggling to have access to this life-giving resource. The pipeline systems will also have important benefits for the economic development of the areas concerned,” said Dominique Llonch, CEO of Nidec ASI and chairman of Nidec industrial solutions. "Operating in a country of huge economic ferment like Saudi Arabia, serving such an important client as SWCC, once again confirms the success of our approach based on offering solutions which are innovative, made-to-measure and above all designed to save energy and raw materials.”

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