Saudi Arabia General Authority of Civil Aviation
(GACA) is responsible for constructing, managing,
operating, and maintaining airports and air
navigation infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.
The city lacked adequate water production and
distribution systems around the airport. GACA's
objective was to increase water production to
meet projected growth in demand, and wanted to
outsource to a private investor the setting up of the
desalination plant for the production and provision
of potable water. Qatarat Saqiya was formed as
the entity that would construct the plant and in turn
supply water to the Authority of Civil Aviation.
Aquatech along with the local consortium partners
were successful in the competitive bidding process
for setting up the SWRO plant.