Latest news and project tracker updates from the Middle East and Africa

‘Perfect storm’ sparks life into Egyptian desal market

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A combination of demographic, economic and political pressures has brought about a spike in activity for Egypt’s moribund seawater desalination market. Who are the main beneficiaries?

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Project Tracker: Middle East & Africa

Latest news and project tracker updates from the Middle East and Africa

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PROJECT COUNTRY UPDATED STATUS TYPE
Az-Zour Nort... Kuwait 25 Jul 17 The client has... Desal
South Dhahra... Saudi Arabia 24 Jul 17 Five companies... Desal
Mauritius wa... Mauritius 24 Jul 17 The IFC has is... Utility
Sfax Tunisia 21 Jul 17 JICA has signe... Desal
Shoaiba 3 ex... Saudi Arabia 21 Jul 17 ILF Engineerin... Desal

Muscat paves the way for PSP with planned water sector restructuring

Oman’s fragmented water and wastewater utilities are due for an overhaul under a recently approved restructuring plan. With the government looking to take on advisors to push through the process, what will the implications be for the private...

Riyadh prepares for green light on wastewater PPP

A team of advisors has been taken on as the country looks to replicate its desalination privatisation programme in the wastewater sphere.

Mauritius gets serious about PSP in water

After 20 years of fits and starts, the government is now soliciting interest from a range of consultants ahead of a 15-year affermage contract to address chronic underinvestment in its failing water infrastructure. The situation is desperate.

Middle East water in brief

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) is looking to start a wide-ranging research programme into the integration of solar and other renewable energy sources with seawater desalination on a large scale, as...

Tom scotney

Life after death for Egypt projects?

One of the less well-known success stories in the water sector recently has been the surge in seawater desalination contracts in Egypt over the last year or so. For a decade or more, it felt like desalination was on the cusp of breaking through in the country. But while smaller packaged plants for industrial and commercial water users became commonplace, the cost of desalinated water – both in terms of the capital investment required and the price of energy – always stopped it from becoming an established part of the national water mix. This... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Middle East & Africa

MCDC shoots to thrill with Muscat desal listing

The consortium that owns the 190,932m3/d Ghubrah desalination plant in Oman has applied to list 35% of the...

Riyadh utility to spend on coverage as PPP nears

The water utility in the Saudi capital Riyadh is looking to expand network coverage through a series of...

UAE water supply secure despite Qatar dispute

Abu Dhabi has moved to reassure its population over the security of the power supply for its gas-fired...

ICL funding needs depress price for IDE stake sale

Israel Chemicals (ICL) has agreed to sell its 50% stake in desalination expert IDE Technologies to a...

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Ras Al-Khair sale to point the way for Saudi priv...

Investors are paying heed as Saudi Arabia preps for the flagship sale of the Ras Al-Khair desalination mega-project, a process the...

Bamako leads the way as Mali plans second water t...

The West African country has seen a robust amount of construction work in the water sector, with more to come. Is the use of...

Investors profit from desal market dip for IDE st...

The desal firm’s CEO is leading a team of investors in purchasing a 50% stake. The other half may prove harder to pin down.

New plants take the strain in Oman

A period of frenetic desalination plant-building has paid off for the Sultanate, with Muscat set to see a water supply surplus in...

Mekorot taps up Ashdod investor interest as contr...

The Israeli state water company’s foray into project development resulted in an ongoing battle with contractors at the site of...

Angola eyes PPP roll-out to help strengthen water...

The country will need to address high unaccounted-for water levels, operating deficits, and an immature regulatory framework if it...

Cape Town takes collaborative approach to advance...

A new request for information on advanced treatment technologies is the surest sign yet that the authorities in Cape Town are...

Middle East water in brief

Korean membrane supplier LG Chem has been taken on to supply RO membranes to the new wave of desalination plants springing up in...

From global to local muni desal

The Arab world is increasingly becoming the arbiter of global desalination market trends, says Tom Scotney.

Mekorot D&E faces chaos over crisis-hit Ashdod pr...

Israel’s government has asked IDE Technologies to step in at the troubled Ashdod desalination plant. With delays, construction...

Global pooled finance initiative for water gets €...

A new water financing facility aims to leverage €1 billion of debt finance from local institutional investors. How will it...

African Water Facility to screen projects for PPP...

The AfDB-hosted body wants to leverage €15 billion of funding for infrastructure and service provision by matching bankable...

ACWA Power upsizes unique project-backed bond for...

An oversubscribed asset-backed bond will mean a major cash injection for the leading Saudi power and water developer at a time when...

Saudi Arabia bolsters role of central offtaker ah...

A new cabinet ruling has put the Water and Electricity Company back at the centre of things as the Kingdom looks to stimulate a wave...