Nidec ASI takes water into the desert and wins 5 contracts in Saudi Arabia worth more than $50 million

These projects will ensure greater volumes of water for over 12 million people, helping to improve the quality of life for everyone living in this geographical area characterized by a hostile climate while at the same time supporting its economic growth.

  

Milan - Water is the new oil for Saudi Arabia and Nidec ASI - head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group - which has always been committed to creating and supplying innovative, sustainable and customized solutions, has been awarded work orders for motors and drives needed to create 5 pipeline systems for transporting water in the Arabian Peninsula. These projects will ensure greater volumes of water for over 12 million people, helping to improve the quality of life for everyone living in this geographical area characterized by a hostile climate while at the same time supporting its economic growth.

The 5 projects being supplied by Nidec ASI are part of SWCC’s (Saline Water Conversion Corporation - a Saudi Government Corporation responsible for the desalination of seawater and supplying fresh water to its citizens) ambitious growth program and will transport salt water to the desalination plants and then convoy the treated water along a network of pipelines to a number of Saudi cities. The pipeline network will take water to the cities of Arafat, Jeddah, Jubail, Rabigh, Riyadh, Al Shuqaiq and Taif.

Nidec ASI motors and drives will be installed along the extensive route connecting the coast to the treatment plants and from there to the various cities, making it possible to take fresh water to inhabitants, hospitals and all public and private facilities in the various regions concerned. Nidec ASI's solutions have also been designed with environmental sustainability in mind, in fact they contribute to energy savings for the entire system, minimizing the use of electricity and reducing the environmental impact thanks to a reduction in the use of non-recyclable raw materials.

Specifically, Nidec ASI is supplying 124 motors and 85 drives produced in its Italian plants in Monfalcone and Cinisello Balsamo.

We are particularly proud of these work orders: our motors and drives will help bring the precious commodity of water to over 12 million people who are currently struggling to have access to this life-giving resource. The pipeline systems will also have important benefits for the economic development of the areas concerned", said Dominique Llonch, CEO of Nidec ASI and Chairman of Nidec Industrial Solutions. "Operating in a country of huge economic ferment like Saudi Arabia, serving such an important client as SWCC, once again confirms the success of our approach based on offering solutions which are innovative, made-to-measure and above all designed to save energy and raw materials.”

For over 150 years, Nidec ASI has been a market leader thanks to its ability to innovate and offer technologies capable of meeting all the needs and requirements of ambitious projects throughout the world. The technical specifications of Nidec ASI solutions make it possible to adjust them to the most extreme design and climate conditions, without ever forgetting about environmental protection and always with the aim of contributing to creating an increasingly green and sustainable future.

Nidec Industrial Solutions is the commercial platform created by Nidec Group which brings together all Nidec ASI products and services. The company designs, manufactures and installs reliable and efficient control and power systems, with particular attention to life cycle, performance and energy consumption, making it one of the world's technological leaders operating in the process of energy transition towards an "All Electric" and therefore green and sustainable future. Nidec Industrial Solutions offers customised solutions throughout the world for a wide range of industrial applications. Its reference markets are the petrochemical, traditional and renewable energy, steel, naval and industrial automation markets. The multinational is specialised in heavy duty applications in which high power and high performance are key: electric motors and generators up to 65 MW of power (87,000 HP); power electronics inverters and converters; automation and software for industrial processes; retrofitting of power plants and hydroelectric generators; integrated systems for producing electricity from renewable sources and their integration in power grids; medium and low power drives. Thanks to the acquisitions of Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer, the company is also able to offer technologies optimised for the control of motors and to develop automation solutions for specific applications, tailored to the needs of the client to provide a flexible response to each requirement.

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