Utico Company Profile

Utico is a major Utility service provider in the Middle East & the largest private utility in the United Arab Emirates. We are a part of the Abu Dhabi based Ghantoot Group of companies. The total Group Turnover is over US$, 2.8 Billion and includes 27 companies. Utico has access to the strengths of Ghantoot Group in road and civil infrastructure, power distribution substations, harbour and marine works.

Utico is a utility infrastructure developer. Its business operation includes generation, transmission, distribution, billing, collection and customer service. It also designs, engineer, procures, install, test and commission water desalination and power generation plants. It was incorporated in 2005 in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. In the short span of seven years it has grown to generating and meeting the needs of water and power to an area of 300 sq km with a population of over 75,000. The company is investing over US$ 1500 million to set up a 270 MW coal based power plant with 100%  carbon capture – The First in Middle East. The carbon capture will be over 99% pure Carbon dioxide which has a number of industrial applications from enhanced oil recovery, to carbonated beverages, dry ice, logistics to name a few applications. The plant will reduce the cost of production of energy per unit for Utico thereby enabling local government to increase revenue by exporting more oil. Also we can go for carbon credits rating and approval for this project.

Utico is an infrastructure developer with aim of preserving the nature and environment. In words of   Mr. Richard Menezes, Managing Director  -  “The fast paced growth of Utico is unique in its engineering, innovation and adoption of latest technologies in line with green principles. This is an extension of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi for developing an environment friendly industrial base for the growth of the Emirate. Our water is produced at the lowest specific energy consumption per MIGD in the region which is appreciated by the company board and financial investors.”

The six core values of the company are:

  • Customer Focus
  • Full Service Utility
  • Environmental   Concern
  • Team Work
  • Innovation
  • Social Responsibility

Core Sectors:

Our Core Sector includes:

  • Water production
  • Power production
  • Waste water treatment

The company pursues a goal to reach 1,000,000 m3/ day of Sea Water desalination plants and 1000 MW of power generation capacities to be installed by 2015.

Current Operations in Ras Al Khaimah:

  • Desalination facility - Total capacity  160,000 m3 per day
  • A gas based power generation of 120 MW
  • 300 km of water distribution HDPE piping net work
  • 100 km of power distribution network
  • Fresh water and power to Industries and local users in

a. Al Hamra Village, Mina Al Arab, Al Jazira village
b. Al Marjan Island
c. Saqr Port and Al Jazeera Port
d. Khorkhwair
e. Al Ghail industrial zone
f. RAK maritime city 
g. Over 650 industries in the business of Ceramics, Glass, Petro Products, Cement and Steel
h. Water sports at Iceland and Golf Club,
i. 5 star hotels including Waldorf Astoria, Hilton Al Hamra, Banyan Tree, Bab Al Bahar.


To support our business activities Ras Al Khaimah Govt. has allotted land of over 130,000 sq. meters through its agencies. Utico is the first company in Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region to get  ISO 50001:2011 management certification.We are an ISO certified organization having ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.

UTICO’s Technology base:

Utico posses expertise in design, engineering, procurement, erection, testing and commissioning of seawater and brackish water reverse osmosis plants, sewage and effluent treatment plants, small and medium gas based power generation plants and water and power distribution systems.
We have developed a strong collaboration with several renowned companies for water and waste water technologies in areas of

  • Desalination by sea water reverse osmosis & brackish water reverse osmosis
  • Sewage treatment & industrial effluent treatment by

a) Sequential Batch Reactor (SBR)
b) Membrane Bioreactor (MBR)
c) Reverse-Osmosis treatment technology.
d) Ultra – Filtration (UF)

Utico has in house developed a 5 micron gravity filter  which has a life span of over 20 years compared to similar GRP / SS based vessels which have life span of upto 10 years  working in corrosive environment of Seawater filteration. The product is under patent processing and will  soon be ready for commercial production.

The EPC team is backed by certified and well experienced professional engineers in various disciplines, trained supervisory staff, specific consultancy agencies for client’s need and approved sub-contractors. The team draws on a wealth of experience from its operation and management team for water and power plants.

Utico has its ISO Certified workshop facilities equipped with a full complement of machinery and manpower for handling specialized jobs including welding of super duplex stainless steel, HDPE pipe welding and laying, power cables and equipment installation, fabrication of large tanks, overhauling equipment.

Utico has a Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) team for ensuring strict quality control as per ISO 9001.

UTICO BOOT /EPC Projects:

  • Designed, installed, commissioned, operates & maintains S.W.R.O. Systems for Desalination, Capacity ranging from 10,000 to 160,000 m3/day and 100 – 4000 m3/day capacity plant  for sewage treatment for private clients .
  • Designed, installed, commissioned 11KV/ 0.4  transformers, switchgear, capacitor banks, cabling and equipment for a number of industrial customers in Al Hamra Industrial zone.

SPECIALIZATIONS:

  • EPC Projects from complete design, supply, install, test and commission of the plant.
  • BOO- Build-Own-Operate – Complete concept to design, capital investment, project management, installation, commissioning operation and  Maintenance
  • BLT – Build-Lease-Transfer – Complete concept to design, capital investment with lease, project management, installation, commissioning, maintenance and facility transfer on expiry of lease
  • BOOT – Build-Own-Operate-Transfer - Complete concept to design, capital investment, project management, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance and facility transfer on expiry of tenure
  • Concession Contract – Supply concession for provision of utilities to client’s end users, tenants-residents for a fixed fee to the client. Complete concept to design, capital investment, project management, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance
  • Equity participation – Equity participation of the client for provision of utilities to the client, tenants, residents on a joint profit sharing basis. Complete concept to design, capital investment, project management, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance.

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