Saudi Focus

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August 2019

Waste management plan for Riyadh

Three Saudi entities – National Waste Management Center, Riyadh Municipality and Saudi Investment Recycling Company (a subsidiary of the Public Investment Fund) – have launched an integrated plan in Riyadh to help improve the collection and recycling of waste in the city as part of Vision 2030 goals.

This includes the recycling of 81 per cent of the 3.4 million tonnes of annually produced municipal solid waste and 47 per cent of the five million tonnes of construction and demolition waste per year.   The plan further aims to remove and recycle an estimated 20 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste that is currently lying in vacant plots and on roadsides around the capital, according to a senior government official.


Spark signs up OSC as anchor tenant

King Salman Energy Park (Spark) has signed up Dubai-based Oilfields Supply Center (OSC) as an anchor tenant at its upcoming energy city venture.

In collaboration with Saudi Aramco, OSC will develop a business incubator, called the Common User Supply Base (CUSB), to support the oil and gas industry in the kingdom and the region, as well as help accelerate the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the energy sector.

The CUSB will be an industrial facility that provides industrial buildings of various sizes to host companies and supply them with integrated services such as logistics, technical engineering services and business support.

The centre will be the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia and the largest in the region with a footprint of over 1 million sq m and a potential expansion of an additional 500,000 sq m.


Pipe manufacturing unit on cards

A new joint venture facility to be set up by Saudi Aramco and Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE) aims to initially focus on the production of non-metallic reinforced thermoplastic pipes in Saudi Arabia.

The joint venture partners last month signed an agreement to build the facility to manufacture non-metallic materials which will be used in a variety of areas of the energy industry.

Non-metallic materials are deployed in various industries, including oil and gas, construction, automotive, packaging and renewable energy to manufacture products including flowlines, downhole production tubing, vessels, pumps, and cooling towers.

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