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GE & Al Tamimi Group Announce `GET Water` Partnership to Bring Mobile Water Treatment Fleet to Saudi Arabia


Source: GE Water & Process Technologies

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA - GE Water & Process Technologies, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) and the Saudi Arabia-based Al Tamimi Group announced today 'GET Water', a partnership that will bring a fleet of GE Mobile Water Treatment Systems to Saudi Arabia.  The mobile fleet, which includes seawater and brackish water reverse osmosis (RO) systems, ultrafiltration (UF), multi-media pretreatment, and clean-in-place
(CIP) systems, will supply the Saudi Arabia marketplace with on-site, drought-proof supplies of water, water reuse, wastewater management and emergency water response capabilities.  The GET Water partnership will also bring expedited customer response times to the region.
'Saudi Arabia is facing unprecedented demand for reliable sources of water,' said Ralph Hadley, General Manager, Middle East and Africa for GE Water & Process Technologies. 'Our advanced water treatment technologies and our partnership with Al Tamimi will bring quick, affordable, consistent solutions that will increase water availability throughout the region.'

Using reverse osmosis to remove unwanted salts from seawater or brackish water, GE's 40-foot (12-meter) mobile water containers can produce up to 1,000 cubic meters (264,000 gallons) of high-quality water per day.   The
systems will be stored by Al Tamimi Group in Jeddah and Dammam and will be ready for deployment within the first few hours of receiving a request.  In many cases, the mobile units are fully operational on the day as the system
arrives at a customer site.   The GET Water partnership will jointly operate the systems.

The mobile systems will bring a safe source of potable water relief to many communities in Saudi Arabia that face the challenge of inconsistent water supplies.  At industrial facilities, the reverse osmosis desalination systems will ensure a consistent and reliable source of safe, high-quality water needed for many processes.  GE Mobile Water Treatment Systems will benefit industries in Saudi Arabia by eliminating aging infrastructure and seasonal changes in water quality challenges, as well as, support the region's emergency water needs.

Mohammed Abiad, General Manager, Al Tamimi Group, commented, 'Rapidly deployed mobile water systems mean businesses no longer have to shut down, due to a shortage of sufficient treated water.  Continuing operations and bringing adequate water supplies to the region is at the heart of this new offering in Saudi Arabia.'

In addition to supplying the mobile water filtration equipment, GE will provide the consumables required for fleet's operations.  Currently, GE operates its Mobile Water Treatment Systems in the various parts of the Middle East, including in Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.

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