SWS Holding to Take Global Water Industry to High Level


SWS Holding to Take Global Water Industry to High Level

Abu Dhabi-headquartered Sustainable Water Solutions Holding Company (SWS Holding), which is part of ADQ, an investment and holding company owned by the Abu Dhabi government, has drawn up ambitious plans to take the global water industry to the next highest level.

As part its efforts, the company will focus is on resource recovery and water circularity that will benefit industries and communities.

Ahmed Al Shamsi was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of SWS Holding and underlined the company’s commitment to pioneering cutting-edge sustainable water solutions that will allow the company to pursue an ambitious expansion strategy in the UAE as well as in other markets.

The newly created SWS Holding is taking ownership of Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC), which is responsible for all wastewater collection, treatment, and reuse in the Emirate, has also announced the launch of its new brand Abu Dhabi Sustainable Water Solutions Company (ADSWS).

With over 1,341,000 cu m collected daily through an extensive 12,000 km network supported by over 200 pumping stations and 42 treatment plants, ADSWS works towards reducing the pressure on natural water resources and promote sustainability and value creation.

The new brand identity comes as part of the company’s ongoing strategic transformation and business expansion to include new specializations and signify its important role in the realization of the Emirate’s circular economy ambitions.

On the holding level, the go-to-market strategy is to develop developing cutting-edge end-to-end water treatment solutions that cater to the rapidly emerging needs of communities and industries, seeking to promote responsible water usage and conservation to support and circular economy objectives. While SWS Holding currently operates mainly in Abu Dhabi, the company has plans to capitalize on local, regional, and international expansion opportunities, in line with existing government-to-government initiatives.

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Saeed Hamad Al Dhaheri, Chairman of SWS Holding, said that the company was launched in the Year of Sustainability which will also see the UAE host COP28.

He said the SWS Holding will embark on a journey with a firm commitment to delivering sustainable water solutions that will not only benefit our customers and local communities, but also help protect our planet and its ecosystems.

“As a trusted leader in sustainable water solutions, we understand the urgency of bringing circular economy ambitions to life. Our new company builds on the strong track record of Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, which will now operate under its new name Abu Dhabi Sustainable Water Solutions Company, and further expand and elevate existing capabilities to support sustainability ambitions,” he added.

Ahmed Al Shamsi, MD and CEO of SWS Holding, said that their mission was to create and implement sustainable water solutions to enable the circular economy and they will achieve this by ensuring responsible water use and reuse, promoting smart growth, towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially SDG 6, which is related to clean water and sanitation.

“As we continue our stewardship in sustainable water management, ADSWS will emerge as a reliable low-carbon water champion and bring innovative practical measures and operational excellence to spearhead the integrated management of water-food-energy. We look forward to participating in high-profile events over the year including the World Utilities Congress in Abu Dhabi and COP28 and collaborating with our partners for a sustainable future,” he added.

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