43 articles about "Marafiq"
Following a period of relative stagnation, the group has embarked on a fresh drive to grow its international presence. CEO Louis-Roch Burgard shares his strategy with GWI.
A period of frenetic desalination plant-building has paid off for the Sultanate, with Muscat set to see a water supply surplus in the country’s key area by next year.
Korean membrane supplier LG Chem has been taken on to supply RO membranes to the new wave of desalination plants springing up in Egypt.
- Saudi Arabia’s water ministry has outlined a radical restructuring of the country’s water sector that foresees a reinvention of the massive state bodies that have dominated one of the world’s largest water markets, and a strengthening of national regulators and water purchasers aimed at tempting...
- The prospect of this investment is driving corporate activity. Local oligarchs such as Abdul Latif Jameel (who is backing Carlos Cosín’s Almar Water Solutions), Al Bakri (which is backing Rawafid Holding), and Al Rayes (which is backing Mowah), are looking to replicate the success of Abunayyan and Al- Muhaidib (of ACWA Holdings) in the first round of Saudi privatisation...
- It is not just the municipal market in Saudi Arabia which is looking up. Aramco is also looking to improve...
- After China and Saudi Arabia, the next biggest enthusiast for private capital in water is probably Vietnam. To date it has not been a greatly attractive place for foreigners to do business: sometimes contractors are...
The industrial city utility says its work with the private sector can be an example for similar municipal cooperation. It wants to take an active hand in new PPP projects.
The growing confidence of industrial utilities in the Gulf can act as an example for their municipal counterparts, argues Tom Scotney.
In what must be the biggest ever compensation payment to a disgruntled power and water client the Rabigh Arabian Water and Electricity Company has agreed to pay $200 million Petro Rabigh to compensate for two power outages.
The collaborative O&M contract the French company holds with Marafiq has secured approval to expand to a new city. While investment will pay dividends for performance, developing human skills has to be the long-term aim.
The resurgent construction market in the Gulf may not filter through to the private water sector, argues Tom Scotney.