Saudi Arabia

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Desal growth Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

  • 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...

Desal investors head for KSA as SWCC feels out new role Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

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.

KAEC planners opt for solar desal as future utility needs grow Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

A new facility at the city could herald a fresh spurt of opportunities for operators.

The devil’s in the details Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The level of interest in Saudi Arabia’s newest desalination plant is positive, but that’s not the whole picture, says Tom Scotney.

What will it take to make Saudi privatisation work? Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

Christopher Gasson identifies the challenges the NWC and its advisors face when bringing private capital into the Saudi water sector.

Al Mowkley spells out his ambitions for NWC reform Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

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.

GrahamTek backers hope to make the case for 16in desal Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

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.

Kingdom bundles assets into new PPP procurement wave Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

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?

The ‘80s revival in Saudi PPPs Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Bundling brownfield and greenfield plant PPPs is a novel move, but the value of old assets is hard to ascertain, says Tom Scotney.

Network and billing problems put new Saudi water price rises on ice Vol 18, Issue 10 (October 2017)

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.