Water - The Elixer of Life

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Anant K. Upadhyaya, Senior Vice President, Aquatech International's presentation at the 2010 U.S.-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum in Chicago, IL.

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Water - The Elixer of Life

  1. 1. WATER – The Elixir of Life WATER Th Eli i f Lif Presentation by P i b Anant K. UpadhyayaSr. Vice President, Aquatech International Corp. Canonsburg, PA, USA April 29th, 2010 ‐ Chicago 1
  2. 2. Journey to Saudi Arabia Journey to Saudi Arabia <-Desalination Destination Market of KSA ORPPT “Slide” from Nov. 2008 ?? Anant K. Upadhyaya 2
  3. 3. Aquatech  Aquatech ‐ Introduction • Leading player in the global water industry • 28+ years of successful growth and performance • Worldwide offices in Canada, China, India, Italy,  UAE, KSA and USAGlobal Headquarters, PAGlobal Headquarters, PA • Over 1000 Major Projects in > 50 Countries • Focus ‐ Industrial and Infrastructure Markets Process / Pure Water Wastewater Treatment and  Recycle and Reuse Wastewater Treatment and Recycle and Reuse Desalination Zero Liquid Discharge Aquatech Systems Asia Anant K. Upadhyaya
  4. 4. Aquatech ‐ Desalination Solutions6000 Tons /day ‐ MSF – KJO, KSA 10 migd (45,500 m3/day) MED 30,000 m3/ day SWRO – KAIA, Jeddah, KSA  Anant K. Upadhyaya
  5. 5. Water Market – Saudi Arabia The image cannot be display ed. Your computer may not hav e enough memory to open the image, or the image may hav e been corrupted. Restart y our computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, y ou may hav e to delete the image and then insert it again. Water ‐15 largest growth markets g g Courtesy GWI Anant K. Upadhyaya 5
  6. 6. Water Market – Saudi Arabia Water consumption (Per Capita)liters/person/day 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0*230 lit./person/day → * Courtesy - SAMA Anant K. Upadhyaya 6
  7. 7. Water Market – Saudi Arabia Water Market  Saudi Arabia Water Supply* 6% 14% Ground Water Ground Water Renewable  Surface Water Desal + Treated  Sewage Water 80%• Urgent need to conserve ground water by increasing: • Supply of desalinated water • Wastewater recycling for secondary use and• Preventing water leakages are National priorities Preventing water leakages are National priorities * Data courtesy US-SABC Anant K. Upadhyaya 7
  8. 8. Desal Water Market – Saudi Arabia Water Market  Saudi Arabia* Thirty desalination plants (2007): • 6 desalination plants on the coast of Arabian Gulf • 24 desalination plants on the coast of Red-sea** Water production (2008): • 1.1 billion cubic meters • 3 4% increase from 2007 3.4% ** Courtesy – US-SABC SWCC desalination plants - 2007 * Courtesy - SWCC Anant K. Upadhyaya 8
  9. 9. Industrial Ethos ‐ Saudi Arabia Have historical affiliation with U.S.A.(most top executives are U.S. educated & / or have children studying in USA)& / or have children studying in USA) To be a top global economy To utilize the best technology To utilize the best technology(have financial resources to afford it) Have superb knowledge Have superb knowledge “Saudization” is increasingly preferred. Anant K. Upadhyaya 9
  10. 10. Imperatives of success – For U.S. Friends Long Term perspective Have patience Have patience Sustained efforts Anant K. Upadhyaya 10
  11. 11. Imperatives of success – For U.S. Friends Choice of the right partner  Ch i f th i ht t Multiple PERSONAL visits(Personal relationships are VERY IMP.) Surviving the traffic in Riyadh Anant K. Upadhyaya 11
  12. 12. Perseverance Pays ‐ One year Later   Anant K. Upadhyaya 12
  13. 13. MANY THANKSMANY THANKS Anant K. Upadhyaya 13

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