293 articles in Israel

New fund looks to create alpha from water Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

An investment vehicle backed by Israeli institutions is keen to leverage the capabilities of investee company IDE Technologies to create enhanced returns from infrastructure assets. Finding suitable opportunities is likely to be a challenge.

THINKING BIG Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

  • The Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority announced plans to build the largest membrane desal plant in the world at this month’s International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi. The plant...
  • ADWEA also inaugurated its $430 million Liwa aquifer storage and recovery scheme. It is the first large-scale...
  • Israel is also looking again at large-scale desal. After five years of drought, it is...

Drought-hit Israel returns to desal building Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

A few years after declaring the country’s water infrastructure future-proof, authorities are now putting desal projects back on the menu.

Middle East in brief Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Israel Chemicals has completed the sale of its 50% stake in desalination specialist IDE Technologies for $167 million.

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.

Tahal celebrates despite Kardan difficulties Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

The Israeli engineer hosted a big party this month at the Watec exhibition to celebrate 65 years of pursuing big water projects in difficult markets. Its robust health contrasts strongly with the difficulties faced by its parent company Kardan NV.

Israeli water technology investors struggle to beat the viability gap Vol 18, Issue 9 (September 2017)

Water innovators have struggled to replicate the commercial success seen in other areas of technology. Backers in the private sector are starting to change their tactics.

Middle East water in brief Vol 18, Issue 8 (August 2017)

The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority are planning a feasibility study into the creation of a strategic water connection between their respective potable water networks.

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.

Middle East water in brief Vol 18, Issue 7 (July 2017)

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) is looking to start a wide-ranging research programme into the integration of solar and other renewable energy sources with seawater desalination on a large scale, as well as ways to drive efficiency in renewables-driven desalination. KA-CARE is currently looking to take on an international consultant to advise it on the project.