84 articles in Jordan

Middle East water in brief Vol 17, Issue 5 (May 2016)

Dubai Municipality has taken on Parsons Corporation to advise on the procurement and implementation of an AED12 billion ($3.3 billion) deep tunnel sewer programme.

Jordan taps Islamic finance to keep water sector moving Vol 17, Issue 4 (April 2016)

The country is looking for new ways to raise cash and cover operating costs at its water utilities. Will tapping Islamic investors make PPPs a more credible prospect?

Jordan dips its toes into the sea Vol 17, Issue 3 (March 2016)

Firms are circling round the world’s most prominent desalination scheme. The country’s first ever seawater desalination plant will provide some technical insights.

Middle East Water in brief Vol 17, Issue 2 (February 2016)

  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering an equity injection of up to $50 million into the MENA Infrastructure Fund II, in a bid to promote more widespread private ownership of infrastructure projects in the region. The Dubaibased fund’s backer previously took a 20% equity stake in the Sohar power and water plant in Oman in 2013.

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...