In the Gulf countries, Veolia can help cities and industries to manage, optimize and recycle their water, energy, and waste derived resources, paving the way for a new development model rooted in a circular economy: sustainable design, resource recovery and sharing, local commitment
The Gulf Countries are characterized by their dynamic aspects: not only in terms of economy but also in terms of demographic growth and urbanization. This is accompanied by a continuous increase in the demand for water and oil and gas for electricity when those natural resources are scarce.
This is accompanied by growing risk of environmental pollution from municipal and industrial waste and wastewater.
To balance the fulfilment of this growth with the protection of the natural environment and the natural resources, decision makers in the region are keen to improve the performance and lifespan of their infrastructures. They also express an increasing interest in a range of technologies, policies and tools including: specific waste management, alternative energy, resource and energy efficiency, energy savings, and pollution and emission control.
Backed by its international operation expertise in operation and its technological know-how in its three businesses Veolia has developed specific solutions to meet needs of its clients in the Gulf Countries.
They are based on the use of alternative resources such as seawater (as in Oman Sur desalination plant) and saltwater, on specific hybrid desalination technologies (as in Fujairah 2 in UAE), on the reuse of wastewater, or on innovation as in the first District Cooling Plant successfully completed at Saadiyat Island, in Abu Dhabi, etc.
Constantly maintaining quality dialogue with the delegating authorities, representatives and stakeholders of the Gulf countries, Veolia can adapt its operational methods and contractual approach to each local context, which is one of its key success assets in the region.
Develop local talents
Veolia considers sustainable development as an integral part of managing water, waste and energy services. This encompasses a particular attention to human being and its environment. In the Gulf Countries this implies collaboration with its local partners and clients to design tailor-made training solutions and human resources policy to develop the skills of the local workforce.
This solution to address the demographic challenge in the Gulf countries is part of Veolia’s Corporate Social Responsibility values and part of its 360 offering.