The Kingdom of Saudi and Sinopec (the world’s largest oil refining company in the world), awarded Industrial and Environmental Concepts, Inc. of Lakeville, Minnesota a contract in the Al Khobar region of Saudi Arabia.
The project is managed by the Saudi Government and their agency Hassa Irrigation and Drainage. The Saudi government recognizes the importance of water, and is currently employing the world’s leaders in the water industry to assist in their development and preservation of their countries resources.
Industrial and Environmental Concepts has designed an innovative Evaporation Mitigation Cover System that not only reduces evaporation, but also traps rainwater and keeps wind-blown debris from entering water reservoirs.
The water conserved by IEC’s system will be piped approximately 165 miles to an agricultural area where it will be used to grow crops.
Approximately 1/3 of the cover materials have shipped from Minnesota, with estimated completion scheduled for March 2015.
The continued exchange of products and management practices between the Saudi Government and USA is a great example of countries using their best resources to improve the overall economic and environmental conditions of both participating countries.
Assistance from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), EXIM and the US Commercial Service and their Saudi offices were a great asset and essential to making this project possible.
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