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Veolia Water in the United Arab Emirates

Veolia Water is present in the United Arab Emirates since February 2006

Veolia Water in the United Arab Emirates

Veolia Water is present in the United Arab Emirates since February 2006, since the signature of a 25-year contract to operate the future wastewater network of Ajman (capital of the Ajman Emirate, 235 000 inhabitants). This was the first deal outsourcing a wastewater service to a private operator in a Gulf country. Through its subsidiary Moalajah, two third of which it owns, Veolia will be responsible for operating and maintaining the facilities as they start up, in addition to customer billing and consolidation, as of 2009.

In December 2007, Veolia Water was awarded a 12-year contract for the operation & Maintenance of the desalination plant using reverse osmosis of the Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP) in Qidfa, Fujairah. The plant will produce 136 500 m3 per day of desalinated water starting in the summer of 2010.

After more than two years of intense business developments, Veolia Water establishes its presence in the region confirming its competitive edge by opening its new Branch Office in Abu Dhabi. The opening of this Branch Office (March 30th, 2008) embodies the installation of Veolia Water in the Middle East and will enable us to further improve our capacity for providing well tailored solutions for the fast-growing Middle East region.

Key figures


  • Contract: O&M
  • Duration: 25 years since 2006
  • Operating company: Moalajah- 66% Veolia Water
  • Activity: wastewater services
  • Population to serve: 235 000 inhabitants


  • Contract: O&M
  • Duration: 12 years as of 2010 (3-year preliminary phase / facilities improvement)
  • Activity: reverse osmosis seawater desalination
  • Production capacity in reverse osmosis: 136 500 m3/day
  • Population Fujairah : 130 000 inhabitants

Abu Dhabi

  • Contract: DBO
  • Duration: 2.5 years construction, and 25 years operation as of 2011
  • Operating Company: Al Wathba Veolia Besix Wastewater
  • Activity: 2 wastewater treatment plants, Al Wathba (300,000 m3/day) located in Abu Dhabi and Allahamah (130,000 m3/day) located in Al Ain (2nd city of the Emirate)
  • Population Equivalent: 1.25 million for Abu Dhabi and 876,000 for Al Ain
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Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies designs and builds water treatment works for municipalities and industry. It offers a complete range of technological solutions based on in-house processes and including equipment, modular systems and associated services that meet the water treatment requirements of its municipal and industrial clients.

Veolia Water Systems (Gulf) FZC
P O Box 8206,
B2-12, SAIF Zone
United Arab Emirates
+ 971 6 5570703
+ 971 6 5570704

VWS Emirates LLC
Office 213-217, 2nd Floor, Bldg. 7
Emaar Gold & Diamond Park Phase,
P O Box 282431, Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
+ 971 4 3416940
+ 971 4 3416941
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