Obeikan Group, a leading group in digital transformation and industry, and SAUR Group, a leading global provider of water and sanitation solutions, have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop mega digital platform for water sector.

The signing ceremony took place on last Thursday, February 10, 2022, attended by some experts and officials in the two groups, at the Obeikan Group headquarters in the capital, Riyadh, where the agreement was signed on behalf of Obeikan by His Excellency Eng. Abdallah Obeikan –

CEO of Obeikan Group, and on behalf of SAUR by Patrick Blethon – CEO of the French SAUR Group.

Thanks to this partnership, Obeikan’s Digital Solutions will offer to our customers a Digital platform adding significant value to their operations through the integration of innovative Lean technology and practices. Obeikan’s industrial applications and consulting services are helping many Saudi companies cultivate new enterprise insights and intelligence that enhance their competitiveness.

As a water expert, Saur will offer its complementary digital assets to optimize water services.

The partnership of these two companies will provide to utilities market an advanced suite to implement excellence on its operations.

Speaking at this occasion, Eng. Abdallah Obeikan – CEO of Obeikan Group said: “The strategic agreement with SAUR Group, comes as part of the promotion of the qualitative and influential partnership to form an advanced group in the water sector and to improve its operations to contribute effectively to achieving the Kingdom’s vision 2030.”

He also added: “We are pleased with this agreement, which will have – God willing – an effective impact in upgrading the services of this sector and opening new prospects for a sustainable economy.”

Patrick Blethon – CEO of the French SAUR Group, for his part, said: “I am delighted to be partnering with such a dynamic company, to combine the strengths of the Saur group with Obeikan’s cutting edge Lean technological expertise.

Our goal is to use digital and lean technologies as a lever for progress to give water the value it deserves. Through this partnership, we will develop the future of Saudi water services by aiming to become the champion of the water transition and ensure better preservation of water resources. We are proud to contribute to the Kingdom’s ecological and digital transformation in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.”

About Obeikan

Obeikan Group has extensive experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Middle East in the field of digital innovation and providing digital solutions to various sectors. This is consistent with the great ambition of SAUR Group to transform towards digitizing its services through its significant investments in digitization and innovation, where it incorporated cutting-edge technologies for the new wave of digitization such as artificial intelligence and analytics, and service innovations such as real-time scheduling or predictive maintenance, in line with its leading position in building and managing waters in future cities.

About SAUR

As a pure player in water and essential services, Saur works to protect the environment in the heart of the territories it serves. Saur has always acted to offer the same quality of service to small towns as to large cities, guided by its mission: to restore to water the value it deserves. Saur worldwide presence: Cyprus, Colombia, France, Italia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia Scotland, Spain. 2021 key figures: $2.0 billion Group net revenue, 9,500 local authorities and industrial clients contracted, 12,000 employees and 20 million consumers served worldwide. At a time when the challenges of the ecological transition are central to the problems faced by society worldwide, Saur is reasserting its

commitments to act; advocating and rallying all stakeholders to ensure a safer world for future generations.

Through this alliance, Obeikan and Saur are participating in the country’s “Vision 2030” modernization program, ensuring sustainable access to water resources and developing the digital economy