69 articles about "Mekorot"

Israeli investors Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

  • Israeli desalter IDE Technologies is looking to buy its way to growth through brownfield asset purchases, rather than relying solely on winning greenfield projects. The new strategy follows...
  • Israel’s Government-owned Corporations Authority has revived a plan to sell a minority stake in the national water carrier Mekorot through an...

Middle East in brief Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Israel’s Energy and Water Resources Ministry has approved a plan to double the volume of desalinated water produced in the country to 1.2 billion m3/year.

Israel government nixes direct sale of troubled Ashdod desalination plant Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

The plant will have to be put up for auction after the authorities came down in favour of a rival buyer’s complaint.

Builders put up first offer to Mekorot to buy Ashdod desalination project Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

IVM has fired the first shot in the sale of the troubled Ashdod plant, with the construction team looking to take over the plant it built. With disputes over responsibility for construction problems and the cost of repairs still ongoing, there will be no easy solution.

Desal dilemmas Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

  • Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation has initiated the process to find consultants to oversee the sale of its largest asset, the 1.05 million m³/d and 2,400MW Ras Al-Khair power and water complex. While it may be the shiny new jewel in SWCC’s crown, the lack of...

Mekorot taps up Ashdod investor interest as contractor dispute rages on Vol 18, Issue 6 (June 2017)

The Israeli state water company’s foray into project development resulted in an ongoing battle with contractors at the site of one of the country’s major desalination facilities. For the first time it has...

Water war Vol 18, Issue 5 (May 2017)

  • It looks like the mother of all legal battles is brewing over Mekorot’s Ashdod desalination plant in Israel. The project has left a huge crater in state-owned Mekorot’s finances as a result of a salvo of problems which hit the construction and commissioning of the plant. Sadyt, the Spanish desalination specialist which built the plant, is said to have...
  • IDE Technologies is said to have been approached to fix the problems at the plant, which is one of only two large-scale desal facilities in Israel in which is does not own a stake. IDE is in the middle of its own ownership issues – 50% owner Israel Chemicals is said to be shopping its stake to prospective investors...

Middle East water in brief Vol 18, Issue 1 (January 2017)

Shimon Ben Hamo is set to resign from his post as head of national Israeli water body Mekorot, after serving in the position for five and a half years.

Red-Dead desal project opens its doors to investors Vol 16, Issue 12 (December 2015)

Authorities in Jordan have launched tender proceedings to find a developer for a massive desalination and water transfer scheme. Bidding groups will have to offer a wide range of technical skills – and meet the hefty price tag.

Utility energy costs in Israel filter through to water tariffs Vol 16, Issue 11 (November 2015)

A drop in operating costs and improved efficiencies mean that Israel’s record-high water tariffs are now a thing of the past.