Saudi Arabia Mobile Water Treatment Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Product Type (Resin Mobile Water Treatment, Membrance Mobile Water Treatment, Filtration Mobile Water Treatment, Others), By End-User (Muncipal, Petrochemical, Energy & Power, Others), And By Region - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

  • Published : Mar 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061614179
  • Pages : 120

Saudi Arabia Mobile Water Treatment Market is estimated to be valued at US$8.430 million in 2019. Mobile water treatment is a technique that is used to provide quick and reliable water and wastewater treatment solutions. The process provides the customer with a line of containerized mobile membrane plants and is usually applied in various industries like oil & gas, mining, energy & power chemical processing, which are smitten by a water source for end-use application. In this treatment, the water is purified through a system that is generally mounted on a long vehicle and can be transported to the industrial site.

This process is generally used when the permanent supply of water is disrupted temporarily. The mobile water treatment can then be effectively used to achieve a consistent supply of safe drinking water by purifying the water from any natural water source such as surface water, seawater, pond, brackish water, or river.

Market Trends

One of the prime factors that are projected to positively impact the Saudi Arabia mobile water treatment market is the increasing instances of water contamination in the region. Moreover, the shortage of water, scarcity and lack of water resources in the region can also affect market growth significantly. The aid provided by the government to solve the issues related to water scarcity and its poor management can become the highlight for the mobile water treatment market in Saudi Arabia in the coming years. Moreover, the desalination of water is becoming increasingly popular in Saudi Arabia can positively drive this market in the projected years.  

Besides the several positive takes, one of the factors that can restrain the market growth is the high-cost factor during the installation and fabrication processes that can hamper the growth of the market.

Growth Factors

  • Water crisis and poor management

The issue of scarcity of water resources in Saudi Arabia has become a concern, especially for the population residing in the region. According to the Borgen Project, Saudi Arabia is classified as one of the most water-scarce nations on the planet with an absolute water scarcity level of 89.5 cubic meters per capita, per year in the region. The lack of reliable renewable water sources in the region has led to some serious crises in the region lately. Although oil is an important natural resource for the country, due to the mismanagement, water has become increasingly valuable in the region.

Another significant factor in this scenario is the water mismanagement in the region that is putting severe pressure on the already undersized water resources and its dropping groundwater table.

Moreover, the climatic conditions of the region like desertification have become a sweeping environmental concern leading to less availability of agricultural land and poor water management accompanied by that. According to the estimates by The Water Project, agriculture uses 85% of the water in the Middle East region, thus contributing significantly to the region’s water crisis and mismanagement. Besides that, low rainfall, increasing temperature, global warming, etc. can further exacerbate the problem in the region. This crisis led by the above-mentioned factors has led away for solutions like mobile water treatment in the region to resolve this alarming issue in the region.

Recently the government of Saudi Arabia has launched various agreements that can provide a boost to this market in the long run. This includes the signing of a $5.36 million two-year contract between Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) and a French utility company with an aim to reduce the amount of water lost during the Kingdom’s water production process.

  • Desalination of water:

Another significant factor that is projected to contribute to the region’s mobile water treatment market is the increasing implementation of water desalination in the region. Desalination is a process that involves the removal of salt, minerals, and other contaminants from water sources to obtain fresh water for human consumption and industrial applications. According to the Water Project, around 70% of the world’s desalination plants are located in the Middle East, and mostly in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Kuwait. The developments in water treatment technologies are projected to drive the mobile water treatment market further in Saudi Arabia, by contributing significantly to the development of new technologies and expanding the existing technologies.  

Saline Water Conversion Corporation’s (SWCC) Ras Al Khair Desalination Plant is the biggest desalination plant of its kind in the world. The plant is capable of serving approximately 3.5 billion people in the city of Riyadh and can certainly help in the growth of Saudi Arabia's mobile water treatment market in the long run.

The desalination process in the region is mainly led by 2 main technologies: Thermal and electric. Recently, the region witnessed the inauguration of the Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant that has a total production capacity of 450,000 cubic meters per day and is capable of meeting the water demand of over 1.8 million Saudis across the Asir and Jizan provinces. 


  • High Cost

One of the significant factors that can hamper the market growth is the high-cost factor involved in the process of mobile water treatment. From fabrication to installation, operation, and management, the process involves severe high costs and restrain the entry of new entrants in the market thus, hurdling the growth of the market.  

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic:

The outburst of the covid pandemic around the globe severely hampered the growth of the mobile water treatment market in Saudi Arabia. The market suffered a hit mainly because of the decline in the demand for mobile water treatment solutions from the water treatment industry. The pandemic led to the shutdown of industries that led to the halting of operation in water and wastewater treatment facilities and also brought a delay in the construction of new water and wastewater treatment facilities.

Saudi Arabia Mobile Water Treatment Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$8.430 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of during the forecast period
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Product Type, End-User, And Region
 Regions covered  Riyadh, Mecca, Others
 Companies covered Veolia, AES Arabia Ltd., GE Water, Suez Water, Siemens Water Technology, Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Product Type
    • Resin Mobile Water Treatment
    • Membrance Mobile Water Treatment
    • Filtration Mobile Water Treatment
    • Others
  • By End-User
    • Muncipal
    • Petrochemical
    • Energy & Power
    • Others
  • By Region
    • Riyadh
    • Mecca
    • Others

1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. The Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Resin Mobile Water Treatment 
5.3. Membrance Mobile Water Treatment
5.4. Filtration Mobile Water Treatment
5.5. Others 

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Muncipal
6.3. Petrochemical
6.4. Energy & Power
6.5. Others

7.1.  Introduction
7.2. Riyadh
7.3. Mecca
7.4. Others 

8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2.  Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3.  Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4.  Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9.1. Veolia
9.2. AES Arabia Ltd.
9.3. GE Water
9.4. Suez Water
9.5. Siemens Water Technology
9.6. Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited


AES Arabia Ltd.

GE Water

Suez Water

Siemens Water Technology

Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited

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