Amane Advisors has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) in Saudi Arabia, which is seeking to preserve and develop AlUla, a city of outstanding natural and cultural heritage, located in the country’s northwest.
As part of the agreement, Amane will support the RCU in delivering world-class waste management services within AlUla, including implementing collection and cleaning services, and establishing recycling and treatment facilities at Resource Management Park.
It will also guide the RCU in meeting an ambitious waste recovery objective of 70% by 2035.
Amane Advisors has completed more than 50 water, waste, and resource recovery projects in Saudi Arabia, and leaders say the company is eager to continue contributing to the Kingdom’s sustainable development.
Saudi Arabia envisions Al Ula as a global showcase of history, heritage, culture, and environment. The region is the size of Belgium and it’s incredibly exciting to have the opportunity to bring our expertise to a project”, said Principal Ismail Alaoui.
“As the country modernizes and diversifies its economy, we see our role as helping ensure the region’s waste, energy, and other resources are managed responsibly so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come.”
The RCU was established in July 2017 to take a sensitive, sustainable, and responsible approach to the urban and economic development of AlUla.
The RCU also signed a foundational agreement with RATP Dev to develop local mobility solutions for residents and tourists as well as an MOU with Idverde to cover sustainable landscape development and support the RCU’s biodiversity goals.
All three agreements were supported by Afalula, the French Agency for AlUla Development.
“The signing of the contract with RATP Dev and the memoranda of understanding with Amane Advisors and Idverde are proof of the common desire of Saudi Arabia and France to provide AlUla with smart and innovative solutions for mobility, waste management, and landscaping, and to serve the region, its residents, and the visitors of today and tomorrow,” said Gérard Mestrallet, Executive Chairman of Afalula.