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Major contract win for Kiverco in the Middle East

Kiverco to build new recycling plant in Saudi Arabia

Company to build new state-of-the-art waste-recycling plant in Saudi Arabia

KIVERCO have secured a multi-million-pound contract to design, build and install a waste-recycling plant that will help recycle construction waste from a new tourism project in Saudi Arabia. The latest project represents another significant win for the company in the Middle East, following a major contract win (in early 2020) in the UAE for a £3 million waste-recycling plant.

The Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia is one of several large-scale investment ‘giga-projects’ approved and overseen by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as part of his ambitious Vision 2030 which, among its many goals, aims to increase tourism in the country and reduce the Kingdom’s dependence on oil.

As well as the huge economic benefits that it will bring to Saudi Arabia, not least the creation of 35,000 new jobs, the Red Sea Project will also deliver on the country’s environmental targets.


The project has committed to go beyond a traditional commitment to sustainability and has pledged, among other things, ‘no waste to landfill’, ‘no use of single-use plastics’ and ‘100% carbon neutrality’ during the construction phase.

Kiverco were chosen by Averda, a leading waste-management operator in the region, based largely on the company’s stellar reputation for providing high-quality, top performing recycling plants across the globe.

Mazen Rifai, technical director at Averda, highlighted the importance of choosing the right partner on the project. ‘It was critical for us to choose the right partner to provide a waste-recycling plant as we must meet stringent targets on throughput and recovery rates,’ he commented. 

‘Kiverco are very well known for their design and build quality and have a long history dealing with this type of waste. I am very confident we have chosen a partner who will work closely with us to deliver this project and facility for Averda and The Red Sea Development Company.’

Kiverco’s recycling expertise and commitment to safety, quality and partnering were key factors in securing the contract. Located at Averda’s newly developed waste-processing facility on the Red Sea coast, the new 150,000 tonnes per annum recycling plant will recover and process a wide range of materials, including: concrete; sand; soil; ferrous/non-ferrous metals; and cable, into new products as well as providing refuse-derived fuel to generate electricity at a nearby waste-to-energy plant.

The project win for Kiverco was spearheaded by Gabriel O’Keefe, export manager for the Middle East region. He commented: ‘We are delighted to be selected by Averda to design, manufacture and install this recycling solution and honoured to be associated with the Red Sea Project.

‘This will be a world-class tourist destination and we look forward to working with Averda for many years to come. The ambition and vision for this project is testament to the foresight of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.’


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