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Middle Easterners Vol 16, Issue 12 (December 2015)

  • The scale of Iran’s ambitions for its water and wastewater sector has been revealed by GWI, just as a potential change in the rule on sanctions looks likely to open up the country’s market to the world.Nearly $20 billion is set to be invested in infrastructure in the period 2016-2021...

  • Jordan’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation has launched the tender process for the massive Red Sea-Dead Sea desalination and water transfer project by opening up prequalification for companies interested in bidding for the $1 billion privately financed first stage of the project...
  • Oman has had one of the most active years for desalination on record. Less than a month after awarding the two largest desal projects in the country’s history, the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company has already opened tendering for three more plants...

  • The four much-heralded low-energy pilot desal plants at the Masdar Renewable Energy Programme in Abu Dhabi have gone into operation...

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.

Project Tracker Vol 16, Issue 12 (December 2015)

Indonesian developers walk away; Kathmandu DBOs in focus; Rosarito desal plant draws interest; American Water begs for more time in California; Severn Trent takes Oklahoma City; Red-Dead developers face multiple challenges; all the latest project news from around the world this month.

Jordan seeks out small wins for PPP with micro-BOT programme Vol 16, Issue 11 (November 2015)

While international mega-scale private projects like the Red-Dead Sea transfer have struggled to gain traction, a more grass-roots approach has seen success. Barriers still exist for international involvement, however.

World Bank aims for Jordan water reform Vol 16, Issue 10 (October 2015)

A $250 million funding injection from the World Bank aims to alleviate water stress caused by the influx of refugees from Syria. Structural reform will also pave the way for improved relationships with the private sector.

Private passions Vol 16, Issue 8 (August 2015)

  • Authorities in Jordan have issued a request for proposals seeking a consultant to advise on the first stage of the Red-Dead desal programme...
  • An Orascom/aqualia-led group has emerged as the low bidder for one of the world’s largest wastewater treatment projects at Abu Rawash in Egypt. The 1.6 million m3/d privately financed project had been held up by...
  • The Russian government is currently aiming to complete an inventory of all the country’s water utilities, with a view to transferring all inefficient or loss-making vodokanals to private sector control by...
  • CH2M is feeling pleased with itself after winning a $70 million contract to run wastewater services in Vancouver, despite offering...

Who will link up Red and Dead? Vol 16, Issue 8 (August 2015)

Authorities in Jordan have brought the massive Red Sea desalination and transfer project one step closer to life. Financial issues still remain the key.

Jordan faces Red Sea-Dead Sea brainteaser Vol 16, Issue 8 (August 2015)

The search for advisors has begun on one of the world’s most important – and controversial – desalination projects. The winning consultant will have to balance water, energy and financial acumen to make the project feasible.

Middle East water in brief Vol 16, Issue 5 (May 2015)

The Qatar General Electricity & Water Company, better known as Kahramaa, has cancelled its plans for a major SWRO desalination plant at Ras Laffan.

Desalters Vol 16, Issue 3 (March 2015)

  • Brazil looks set to open up as a major desalination market. The governor of Rio de Janeiro has been inquiring about the possibility of building a desalination plant capable of serving 1 million people. Sabesp, the utility serving São Paulo, is also said to be considering...
  • Meanwhile, the Chilean government’s new desalination and wastewater plan, which had been scheduled for publication in January, has been delayed by a debate over how...
  • Morocco’s Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Fisheries has launched a call for expressions of interest in the first of two combined seawater desalination and irrigation BOT (build-operate-transfer) projects...
  • Jordan and Israel have reached agreement on a water-sharing deal, but it is likely to be another five years before the 192,000m3/d desalination plant proposed for Aqaba becomes a reality...
  • Qatar’s national water and electricity offtaker has awarded a contract to build the country’s first major membrane desalination facility. The Qatar Electricity & Water Company will own and operate the 36MIGD (163,656m3/d) Ras Abu Fontas A3 facility, and has lined up...