Report Description

The Saudi Arabia Wastewater Treatment Services market is anticipated to grow at a steady pace in the forecast period, 2024-2028 & growing at a very high CAGR in the forecast period. Wastewater treatment is the process of removing impurities from wastewater and turning them into effluent that may be reintroduced into the water cycle. The wastewater either has little influence on the environment or is utilized for other purposes after entering the water cycle. A wastewater treatment facility is where the treatment is done. A variety of wastewater types may be handled by the right sort of wastewater treatment facility. Sewage treatment facilities handle household wastewater, also known as municipal wastewater or sewage. Either a sewage treatment plant or a separate industrial wastewater treatment facility handles handling industrial effluent (usually after some form of pre-treatment). Sewage treatment plants and agricultural wastewater treatment facilities are further examples of wastewater treatment facilities. Phase separation techniques, for instance, sedimentation, biological and chemical procedures, like oxidation, or polishing are some examples of wastewater treatment techniques. A particular kind of sludge, which is typically treated in the same or another wastewater treatment plant, is the primary by-product of these facilities. Another consequence of anaerobic treatment methods is biogas. Reclaimed water may be produced via wastewater treatment. The primary goal of wastewater treatment is to allow for the disposal or reuse of treated wastewater. Prior to treating the wastewater, the options for reuse or disposal must be taken into account to ensure that the correct treatment method is utilized. A few examples of the numerous kinds of treatment facilities are sewage treatment facilities, industrial wastewater treatment facilities, agricultural wastewater treatment facilities, and leachate treatment facilities.

While secondary treatments remove a greater percentage of biodegradable organic matter (both in solution and suspension) as well as suspended solids from wastewater, primary wastewater treatments only remove a portion of the organic matter and suspended solids from wastewater. Secondary treatments also frequently include some type of disinfection. Following secondary and tertiary treatments often involve disinfection and nutrient removal. They typically involve granular media filtration, surface filtering, and/or membranes to remove residual suspended materials. Finally, for certain water reuse applications, sophisticated treatments remove trace elements, as needed.

According to a recent study, Saudi Arabia built 133 wastewater treatment facilities in 2021, which is an increase of 14.66% over the previous year. With 26, the Riyadh region has the most plants, followed by the Aseer region (20) and the Eastern region (19). In 2021, treated water was reused over 419 million cubic metres, up 23.60% from the previous year. In 2021, the percentage of treated water that was repurposed was 22.35%. Additionally, Jubail and Yanbu recycled 340,000 tonnes of industrial garbage in 2021, up 23.46 per cent year over year and accounting for 61.58 per cent of all industrial waste collected.

Recent Initiatives by the Saudi Arabia Government

According to its 2022 budget, Saudi Arabia intends to entice domestic and foreign capital by putting up ten projects for bid, totaling around USD 3.2 billion, with an emphasis on transmission networks, strategic storage, and sanitation and water desalination.

MEWA intends to supply 90% of Saudi Arabia's water needs with desalinated water and 10% through ground and surface water, by 2030. A 4.5 million m3/day water shortfall would need the construction of additional urban desalination plants based on the committed water supply and the current urban water demand.

About half of the total wastewater produced in Saudi Arabia is covered by the country's current and projected sewage networks. According to statistics from 2018, Saudi Arabia has a total wastewater treatment capacity of about 5.6 million m3/day, with 3.2 million m3/day under development and 0.4 million m3/day slated for decommissioning. A total capacity expansion of 8.4 million m3/day is needed to reach the treatment goals for 2030.

After China and the United States, Saudi Arabia's water reuse industry is thought to be the third largest in the world, valued at USD4.69 billion by Gulf State Analytics. Saudi Arabia has 204 wastewater treatment facilities, as of 2019. A lot of the non-potable wastewater that has been treated finds usage as "grey water," which is used to irrigate agriculture, r urban areas, or is recycled in industry. By 2025, Saudi Arabia wants to reuse all of the treated wastewater from its cities.

By 2030, SWPC hopes to gradually raise private sector involvement in the production of desalinated water to 100%. It intends to do this between 2022 and 2030 by assessing supply and demand during this time and implementing projects as per necessity to close gaps in water production, strategic storage, and treatment capacity. In order to better assist Saudi Arabia's objective to use more renewable energy, SWPC is trying to incorporate criteria for alternative energy sources into prospective projects.