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The drive towards modernity is creating opportunities for new desalination technology in the kingdom.
Predictions of a megadrought in Israel may force a re-think of the pace at which the Water Authority procures new desalination infrastructure.
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.
An arbitration process has put the seal on a two-year dispute following a failed contract in the Caribbean country. The company’s investment plans are now turning towards domestic needs.
The Gabonese Ministry of Oil, Energy and Hydraulic Resources has awarded Acciona Agua a €50 million contract to expand the country’s largest water treatment plant.
Oman’s main wastewater treatment body is in the middle of a major expansion plan around the capital city. It is now turning its eyes towards finding ways to make wastewater treatment pay.
The latest rising demand projections from the country’s major supplier of desalinated water show that existing plants need to be expanded to satisfy demand until larger plants come online.
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.
Egypt’s PPP programme has been beset by problems since the revolution of 2011. Both the government and the private sector have acknowledged there is no alternative but to look for ways to make privatisation work.