Nemer Bin Mohammed Al-Shibly , Vice President for Commercial Affairs of the National Water Company ,right , receives the award from Christopher Gassan , Publisher of the Global Water Intelligence (GWI) in Paris on Monday .

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Kingdom wins Best Award for water project in Makkah

National Water Company has won the Best Water Project Award for 2018 for its best smart project achieved through its intelligent  operation for the management and distribution of water in the holy places in Makkah.

The award was presented at the Global Water Summit 2018, organized by the Global Water Intelligence  (GWI) held in Paris on Monday .

The award was received by Nemer Bin Mohammed Al-Shibly , Vice President for Commercial Affairs  of the National Water Company from Christopher Gassan , Publisher of the Global Water Intelligence (GWI).

On his part, the CEO of the National Water Company, Mohammed bin Ahmed Al-Mukaili, said the company's achievements in this specialized world forum is actually registered in the name of the Kingdom. 

Commending  the level of the services provided by the company is in accordance with the directives of the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman , deputy premier and minister of defense, he said, adding that the National Water Company implements the best programs as per the highest international standards in the water sector to serve the pilgrims, as well as to promote the sector to compete at global levels.

Al-Mukailli said: "The Kingdom receiving  the award for the best intelligent water project for the year 2018, reflects what Saudi Arabia has achieved in the field of implementing water projects. “ It reflects the professional practical reality, which complies with the comprehensive development process according to the vision of the wise its leadership,” he added .

He said  the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Mohsin Al-Fadhli and members of the Board contributed to providing the best services to citizens, residents , Haj and Umrah pilgrims .

He pointed out that the company's success came in the face of fierce competition among the companies that have been awarded this year's award for the best management and operation of electronic water for the world. He pointed out that the company qualified for the finalists and achieved first place amid competition between three global projects submitted by companies such as Christ Church in New Zealand, the Lanley Water Project in Wales and the Um Mazza Project for the Drinking Water Treatment Plant in Morocco.

He explained that the objectives of the winning project is to transform the control of the most important components of water systems to be remote control and convert it from manual to SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition), and improve the efficiency of water system operation by raising the level of demand management performance (Water Demand Management) ), Pro-active handling with technical faults and problems and their processing speed prior to the arrival of communications.

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