Mat filtration technologies & mat-kuling sign regional partnership with leading contractor, alec
From left to right: Barry Lewis, Managing Director of ALEC, Vassilis Sklavounos Sales & Business Development Director of MAT Filtration Technologies and Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC.
  • Post last modified:November 7, 2022
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ALEC & MAT strategic partnership in UAE & KSA

MAT FILTRATION TECHNOLOGIES & MAT-KULING of Norway, announce their exclusive strategic partnership with ALEC Engineering and Contracting L.L.C (ALEC) for land-based aquaculture, waterpark developments and water treatment projects in the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

ALEC – Award winning, established & multi-disciplinary construction company

ALEC is a leading innovative construction group with the ability to successfully setup and execute complex projects and has a proven track record. What makes ALEC stand out of the competition is their large-scale experience in complete turnkey integrated solutions utilizing their inhouse design, build, technological and construction capacity and their 20+ years experience with completion of large scale projects across diverse sectors.

ALEC Engineering and Contracting Corporate Video

Land Based Aquaculture & Sustainable Food Security

Both UAE and KSA are currently taking measures to ensure optimum food security.

Recently UAE announced a large Investment in land-based aquaculture. The Abu Dhabi Catalyst Partners “channeled investments in 8F Asset Management’s land-based aquaculture fund, which reached its final close of $358.8 million,” according to RAS Tech Magazine. It is worth mentioning that 8F owns Pure Salmon which has multiple RAS projects in Poland, Japan, France and the United States.

In KSA, NEOM, in agreement with Tabuk Fish Company is planning for a fish farm with a production capacity of 70 million eggs. This will make NEOM the biggest hatchery in the MENA region according to Arab News.


The development of land based aquaculture is a common hotspot for both countries, promoting a healthy lifestyle for people in respect with the environment. Following the lead of UAE and KSA for optimum food security ALEC and MAT are planning to deliver high quality projects in the Middle East, through the development of fisheries, which will utilize ΜΑΤ Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, which are especially designed to require less fresh water, 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.”

Kez Taylor, CEO of ALEC

Saudi Vision 2030 & KSA GIGA Projects

Saudi Vision 2030 is a strategic framework to reduce Saudi Arabia’s dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation, and tourism.

KSA has plenty of projects in the works which include investments from SEVEN, Cinépolis, Triple 5, Six Flags Majid Al Futtaim and the Al Hokair Group. The Qiddiya giga project will be surpassing Walt Disney World in Florida, USA, according to Blooloop. Saudi Alakaria signed $5 billion agreement with Triple 5 to develop tourist destination: SAGIA according to Reuters.

Qiddiya Masterplan | Saudi Giga Development Project

In respect to nature and in complete alliance with the Saudi Vision 2030, ALEC & MAT are ready to develop and support waterpark and water treatment projects in KSA with the highest quality standards. The new partnership having integrated filtration technology into its offering, is able to adhere to stricter environmental regulations in terms of energy consumption, environmental friendly materials and water conservation tactics.

More news will be released soon.

MAT Filtration Technologies is an one stop shop for effective solutions in intense land based aquaculture, water treatment solutions in water parks, aquariums, zoos, theme parks and industrial or municipal applications. Contact us for any water treatment application request.