UAE’s leading construction company ALEC Engineering and Contracting company (ALEC) has entered into a strategic partnership with Norway-based MAT Filtration Technologies and MAT-KULING for land-based aquaculture, water treatment projects, and filtration in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
The partnership is intended to provide a viable, turnkey solution for several of the region’s upcoming megaprojects. Further, it will focus on increasing food security through the development of fisheries, which will use MAT-KULING’s Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS), which are especially designed to require less freshwater, while retaining a healthy environment for the fish.
“With both the UAE and Saudi Arabia seeking to reinforce their national food security programs, in addition to the international challenges facing the global fishing industry, our partnership with MAT Filtration Technologies and MAT-KULING is a strategic step which will combine the strengths of both companies to provide a cost-effective, state-of-the-art solution for aquaculture, thereby supporting the region’s longer-term, self-sufficiency targets. In addition, we will also be seeking to broaden our scope by looking at future water treatment projects and integrated filtration systems, thanks to MAT-KULING’s diverse range of technological solutions.”
With more than a decade of filtration equipment production experience, MAT-KULING’s product range has been uniquely fine-tuned to make it more operator-friendly focused, while remaining durable enough to cope with the harsh humid conditions of the Middle Eastern summers.
“Having integrated RAS technology into its offering, the new regional partnership is not only able to adhere to stricter environmental regulations in terms of energy consumption, but also through its materials, which are made from non-osmotic and ozone sustainable plastic materials,” as per the company statement.
According to RAS Tech Magazine, Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners recently closed a round of fundraising with 8F Asset Management’s land-based aquaculture fund, which also owns Pure Salmon and has other RAS projects in Europe, Japan, and the US.
Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia’s megacity project Neom has signed an agreement with Tabuk Fish Company to develop the Middle East and North Africa’s (MENA) biggest fish farm as the kingdom diversifies its economy.