Saur reinforces presence in Saudi Arabia through a partnership with Mecca

MECCA, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 31, 2009 -- Saur Group has just signed a technical assistance contract worth 2.3 million euros with the Holy City...

MECCA, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 31, 2009 -- Saur Group has just signed a technical assistance contract worth 2.3 million euros with the Holy City.

The contract concerns the overall water management for Mecca, which numbers 1.4 million inhabitants, a figure which can increase to 4.5 million during the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

The services provided within the scope of the contract, which has been concluded for a period of one year, include the following:

- Distribution
- Sanitation
- Customer relationship management
- Diagnostic audit and implementation of the inventory of assets and equipment.

History of the Saur Group in Saudi Arabia:

- 2006: Full audit (technical and financial) of the water and sanitation services for the towns of Dammam (750,000 inhabitants) and Al Khobar (456,000 inhabitants).
- 2007: Technical assistance contract for water and sanitation management for the town of Djeddah (2.8 million inhabitants).

Find out more about Saur Group from 11 to 14 October at the Saudi Water and Power Forum, stand F 15, Jeddah Hilton, Saudi Arabia.

About Saur
The Group supports communities in the environmental and tertiary sectors. Saur provides drinking water to and treats the wastewater of 5.5 million French consumers and 7 million international consumers in Spain, Poland, Armenia and Argentina as well as in countries of the Near and Middle East. Saur has two main subsidiaries: Stereau designs and builds wastewater treatment plants and drinking water production plants for some of the largest cities in the world. Coved is a leading player in waste management operations; its activities impact more than 5 million of the French population. With 13,000 employees, Saur Group posted a net turnover figure of 1.5 billion euros in France for the financial year ended on 31 December 2008.

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