United Arab Emirates
257 articles in United Arab Emirates
The serious work of assessment has started on Abu Dhabi’s groundbreaking new energy desalination programme. For the consultant involved, it marks the culmination of a year of successes.
Tom Scotney asks whether the switch to renewable power will break the hold of power firms over the desal market.
Abu Dhabi is in the middle of a serious desalination build-out, with three major projects currently in the works. A steep rise in predicted water demand means that further capacity is likely to be needed by 2015.
The consortium behind Kuwait’s first IWPP has said it aims to reach financial close on the funding package to support the deal at the end of April.
GWI’s new Global Water Market Report gives an insight into how to solve the problems of bidding in the Middle East, says Tom Scotney.
A recent surge in independent water and power projects cannot hide the fact that the model is set to fall out of favour in a changing market.
The Japanese developer has trumped its competitors with low prices for the latest UAE desalination mega-project. Do the tariffs tell the whole story?
The Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) saw its income from power and water jump 9% to AED8.5 billion ($2.3 billion) in 2012 on the back of new capacity from the Shuweihat 2 IWPP.
The renewable energy drive is changing the nature of the water-energy nexus in the Gulf, writes Tom Scotney.
Acciona Agua only succeeded in penetrating the world’s largest desalination market at the end of last year. Now it plans to make up for lost time.