48 articles about "Marafiq"

WEC reassures Saudi PPP bidders over project crowding as new investors step up Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Khalid Al-Qureshi, the head of the body at the centre of Saudi Arabia’s water privatisation process, told delegates at GWI’s Saudi privatisation workshop last month that the company is well equipped to take on the challenges facing it.

WEC prepares for PPP take-off Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

Saudi Arabia’s central water offtaker has published RFPs for two major new projects in the last month: the Shuqaiq 3 IWP and the Jeddah Airport 2 ISTP. The deal flow is set to crank up further as it takes on more responsibilities.

Glut of PPP projects brings new state-owned players to the market Vol 19, Issue 4 (April 2018)

International project developers are struggling against suppressed returns on project equity due to the number of project opportunities. New developers are stepping up.

Desal investors head for KSA as SWCC feels out new role Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Saudi Arabia is aiming to hit out at every level of the desalination market. While a new generation of investors vie for its pipeline of privately financed projects, its state-owned desalination body is making waves with targeted projects and new angles for R&D.

What will it take to make Saudi privatisation work? Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

Christopher Gasson identifies the challenges the NWC and its advisors face when bringing private capital into the Saudi water sector.

Saur prepares for accelerated international growth Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

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.

New plants take the strain in Oman Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

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.

Middle East water in brief Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

Korean membrane supplier LG Chem has been taken on to supply RO membranes to the new wave of desalination plants springing up in Egypt.

Water consumption in Saudi Arabia Vol 18, Issue 2 (February 2017)

Saudi yard sale Vol 17, Issue 12 (December 2016)

  • 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...