ACWA Power COVID 19 Social Responsibility Initiative
Sponsored and developed by ACWA Power, a 100 bed integrated hospital was built in only 57 days by our expert team using both ingenuity and agility to ensure its completion ahead of schedule, while ensuring the highest level of safety measures on site.
We are proud to play our role in supporting the health and wellbeing of the community, under the guidance and directives of our great Saudi leadership, Ministry of Health and the Saudi Ministry of Energy which has facilitated this valuable public-private partnership effort. We are truly thankful to HRH Prince Faisal Bin Salman, Governor of Madinah Province for enabling the smooth progress of our initiative to support the Saudi medical sector’s efforts to curtail the spread of COVID19.
Namaa Al Manawara
In September 2014, ACWA Power was one of the first private entities to pledge our support to the SAR1 billion endowments to develop and empower the SME sector in the Madinah region of Saudi Arabia. ACWA Power has committed to providing SAR 15M to the program over a 3 year period starting in 2014. The launch of the non-profit organization Namaa Al Manawara will support SMEs in the region.
The Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT) is a vocational training institute founded by ACWA Power and located in Rabigh, KSA. HIWPT is our flagship initiative and has been our priority CSR project since 2010. The Institute was established as a not-for-profit technical institute aimed at the training and upskilling of young Saudis (see photos alongside) to work as operators and technicians in the field of water desalination and power technologies. As of the end of 2014, more than 200 trainees had graduated with a further 150 in training and just over 100 progressing through the On-Job-Training phase.
The Institute has been successful in securing employment for all trainees as they are matched with sponsors from the start. The continued success of HIWPT is assured by the strong strategic partnerships that have been established between the Institute and government authorities, water and power sector partners, industry leaders, equipment manufacturers, international training providers and plant operators.
Shuqaiq Water and Electricity Company
Shuqaiq Water and Electricity Company (SqWEC) sponsored specialty medical equipment and the visiting doctor program for the Optometric Center (December 2010)