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Private passions Vol 16, Issue 8 (August 2015)

  • Authorities in Jordan have issued a request for proposals seeking a consultant to advise on the first stage of the Red-Dead desal programme...
  • An Orascom/aqualia-led group has emerged as the low bidder for one of the world’s largest wastewater treatment projects at Abu Rawash in Egypt. The 1.6 million m3/d privately financed project had been held up by...
  • The Russian government is currently aiming to complete an inventory of all the country’s water utilities, with a view to transferring all inefficient or loss-making vodokanals to private sector control by...
  • CH2M is feeling pleased with itself after winning a $70 million contract to run wastewater services in Vancouver, despite offering...

Who will link up Red and Dead? Vol 16, Issue 8 (August 2015)

Authorities in Jordan have brought the massive Red Sea desalination and transfer project one step closer to life. Financial issues still remain the key.

Jordan faces Red Sea-Dead Sea brainteaser Vol 16, Issue 8 (August 2015)

The search for advisors has begun on one of the world’s most important – and controversial – desalination projects. The winning consultant will have to balance water, energy and financial acumen to make the project feasible.

Middle East water in brief Vol 16, Issue 5 (May 2015)

The Qatar General Electricity & Water Company, better known as Kahramaa, has cancelled its plans for a major SWRO desalination plant at Ras Laffan.

Desalters Vol 16, Issue 3 (March 2015)

  • Brazil looks set to open up as a major desalination market. The governor of Rio de Janeiro has been inquiring about the possibility of building a desalination plant capable of serving 1 million people. Sabesp, the utility serving São Paulo, is also said to be considering...
  • Meanwhile, the Chilean government’s new desalination and wastewater plan, which had been scheduled for publication in January, has been delayed by a debate over how...
  • Morocco’s Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries has launched a call for expressions of interest in the first of two combined seawater desalination and irrigation BOT (build-operate-transfer) projects...
  • Jordan and Israel have reached agreement on a water-sharing deal, but it is likely to be another five years before the 192,000m3/d desalination plant proposed for Aqaba becomes a reality...
  • Qatar’s national water and electricity offtaker has awarded a contract to build the country’s first major membrane desalination facility. The Qatar Electricity & Water Company will own and operate the 36MIGD (163,656m3/d) Ras Abu Fontas A3 facility, and has lined up...

Red-Dead link still far off, despite agreement Vol 16, Issue 3 (March 2015)

The signing of a long-awaited water sharing deal between Israel and Jordan has cleared the way for procurement of a massive desalination project at Aqaba. Technical and financial issues mean a huge array of hurdles remain.

Jordan taps aquifer to create breathing space Vol 15, Issue 8 (August 2014)

The flood of refugees has pushed water resources in the country to breaking point, despite the successful rollout of the Disi-Amman conveyor project. More groundwater will be needed until desal can come to the rescue.

Jordan faces up to the cost of Red-Dead Sea Vol 15, Issue 7 (July 2014)

Jordan is bullish on the prospects for stage one of its ambitious project. In the long term, however, the cost of operating the scheme means major incentives beyond the world of water will be required to make it bankable.

REFORM SCHOOL Vol 15, Issue 2 (February 2014)

A new report from PwC, released earlier this month, proposes five key measures to tackle the crisis in the Spanish water market and stimulate the flow of private funds into the sector.

Red Sea plant looks better green Vol 15, Issue 2 (February 2014)

Jordan should link its desalination plans with its ambitions for renewable energy, says Tom Scotney.