Inge Project News, Middle East

Inge is currently involved in various successful projects and other activities in the Middle East. These include two installations in Saudi Arabia, one designed to treat sea water and the other waste water. Both will be equipped with inge ultrafiltration membranes. Read on to find out more about these two major projects (click to choose):

  • King Abdulaziz International Airport project in Saudi Arabia – inge water re-use plant at the new Jeddah Airport technology deployed in waste
  • inge chosen to supply ultrafiltration technology for SWRO plant as part of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) project.


inge technology deployed in treated sewage effluent (TSE) polishing plant at new Jeddah Airport

A major project based on inge technology is currently underway in the port city of Jeddah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The project involves installing a TSE polishing plant featuring an inge UF system with a capacity of 85 MLD, which is designed to supply pre-filtered water to the downstream reverse osmosis (RO) trains. The inge UF system consists of eight trains, each equipped with 96 dizzer XL 0.9 MB 80 WT modules to achieve the required output.

From the start, the authorities at the new Jeddah Airport insisted on a top-quality, robust and proven UF system and laid down a series of rigorous requirements for the technical equipment. The plant contractor, Al Maymanah Co, opted for inge products following rigorous scrutiny and subsequent approval by the project consultant. Together, Al Maymanah and the inge team managed to meet all of the client‘s and consultant’s specifications to win the contract. inge’s technical services team are providing extensive support to Al Maymanah throughout the construction project.

“This TSE polishing plant is likely to set a trend in Saudi Arabia for reusing treated wastewater in important installations such as the new Jeddah Airport,” says Mr. Khalil Abudukka, General Manager of Al Maymanah. “Our collaboration with inge on the project has been exemplary; we are very pleased that we selected inge to provide both the UF system and a comprehensive package of technical support.”

The plant will supply make-up water for the cooling towers as well as for irrigation and landscaping at the airport. It will be inge‘s third- largest UF plant in the KSA following the successful implementation of inge’s UF technology in the JIGC and JEC projects, two sea water desalination plants constructed for Saudi Aramco in Jazan.

inge confirms major sale of UF In-to-Out technology for 75 MLD sea water desalination project in Saudi Arabia

One of the region’s most important and future-oriented projects, King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in Saudi Arabia will soon be the site of another sea water desalination plant equipped with inge UF technology. Once again, an inge solution has been chosen as the preferred system for supplying pretreated water to a downstream RO unit. KAEC is a master-planned city currently under construction by Emaar TEC along the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia‘s Red Sea coast. Covering an urban area of 155 square kilometers, it currently has a population of 5,000. This is forecast to increase to over 110,000 by 2030 as the city develops the residential, commercial and industrial infrastructure for its planned population size.

The purpose of the new plant is to provide enough potable water for all the city’s inhabitants. Metito – the system integrator in charge of the project – will be deploying eight of inge’s tried-and-tested T-Rack 3.0 racks equipped with a total of over 1,000 dizzer XL 0.9 MB 80 WT modules as a reverse osmosis pretreatment stage. This project marks a clear victory for UF In-to-Out technology over the Out-to-In solution discussed at an earlier stage of the project. Commissioning is planned for the first half of 2019, and the project is expected to be in full operation and production by 2020.

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