430 articles in Saudi Arabia
- The desalination market in the Middle East is firing on all cylinders once again, with 3 million m3/d of new capacity currently out to tender (see Project Tracker). The project everyone is watching this month is...
- Opportunities in Saudi Arabia have been coming in all shapes and sizes. The Saline Water Conversion Corporation last month announced plans to tender nine...
- The reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas has boosted hopes that Gaza will get its much-needed...
- The day when Cape Town is expected to run out of water as a result of its prolonged drought has been pushed back to 4th June as a result of...
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.
A new facility at the city could herald a fresh spurt of opportunities for operators.
The level of interest in Saudi Arabia’s newest desalination plant is positive, but that’s not the whole picture, says Tom Scotney.
Christopher Gasson identifies the challenges the NWC and its advisors face when bringing private capital into the Saudi water sector.
The National Water Company is on the verge of appointing advisors to push ahead with the process of privatising its network operations. The company’s CEO envisages a twostage process designed to double the speed of performance improvement.
Private equity investors in South Africa have made a major bet on turning a local engineer into a major global desalination supplier. Success will hinge on persuading the world that 16-inch membrane desalination is a viable concept.
Saudi Arabia is asking greenfield plant investors to take over ownership of nearby older facilities under a new batch of contracts. Will the sale of ageing but upgradeable plants be a necessary burden for investors, or an opportunity for enhanced profit margins?
Bundling brownfield and greenfield plant PPPs is a novel move, but the value of old assets is hard to ascertain, says Tom Scotney.
Problems with piping, metering and billing have put a halt to the Kingdom’s much-needed, but controversial, water tariff restructuring plans. With further consumer price rises off the cards for now, improving network efficiency will be a priority.