Kingdom bundles assets into new PPP procurement wave

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?

Saudi Arabia is looking to transition a number of major municipal water and wastewater treatment plants to private sector ownership by bundling them with new greenfield building projects, in a major new development in the country’s over-arching privatisation process.

In the weeks prior to GWI going to press, Water and Electricity LLC (WEC) – the national procurer and offtaker for...

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