CDM, Miahona partner on water projects in Saudi Arabia

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Aug. 4, 2009 -- CDM and Miahona (Our Water), a subsidiary of ACWA Power Development, have announced their new partnership to execute water projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia...

Aug 4th, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, MA, Aug. 4, 2009 -- CDM and Miahona (Our Water), a subsidiary of ACWA Power Development, have announced their new partnership to execute water projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through this collaboration, CDM and Miahona will manage engineering and consulting for water sector projects, including providing studies, designs, construction management, operations, and management consulting services.

Together, the two firms will 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 Chief Executive Officer, echoes this sentiment saying, "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."

Miahona/ACWA is a leader in the water sector in Saudi Arabia with strong credentials in water supply and wastewater collection, treatment, and reuse; as well as in contract management and the design-build-own-operate of water and wastewater treatment plants in the Middle East.

CDM is a consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm delivering exceptional service to public and private clients worldwide. Visit our Web site at www.cdm.com.

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