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

Saudi trading giant backs new water investment group

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Multi-service conglomerate Abdul Latif Jameel has made a major play for the growing water and wastewater PPP market by setting up a new investment wing backed by some of the industry’s...

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

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Gabès reuse Tunisia 22 Feb 17 GCT is finalis... Reuse
WWTP O&M con... Tunisia 22 Feb 17 ONAS has launc... WWTP
Dakhla SWRO Morocco 22 Feb 17 The Ministry o... Desal
Mombasa desa... Kenya 22 Feb 17 Mombasa County... Desal
Facility E IWPP Qatar 13 Feb 17 Kahramaa has a... Desal

NWC matches structural reform with customer service

Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company has been at the forefront of the changes sweeping the Kingdom. With a vast array of new projects lined up, CEO Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim tells GWI how he plans to match reform with a focus on customer...

Recycling wastewater plants

Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company is looking to partner its new greenfield PPP projects with a major capital recycling scheme by privatising a host of existing plants.

Hyflux signs MoU to supply trio of new Saudi desalination facilities

Sources have indicated that private finance could underpin the Singaporean company’s newly announced projects.

Water operators tread new ground in Jeddah with first Modon O&M lease contract

While Saudi Arabia’s municipal utility bodies look for new ways to engage with the private sector, the body responsible for the Kingdom’s industrial parks has embarked on a ground-breaking performance-based lease contract. How does the...

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Trump and Iran

Trying to work out which way the new leader of the free world will go next is a blessing and a curse for journalists. A blessing because you’re never short of something to write about – and a curse because it sometimes seems almost impossible to know what he’s thinking, despite his willingness to share his views of the day on Twitter. Any predictions thus have an inherent potential to come back and bite you on the behind. If his words are hard to draw conclusions from, his actions as President haven’t exactly given much insight either – at... Read more

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Omani government considers water sector options

Advisors were expected to submit recommendations on concepts for a new water sector structure in Oman to a...

Haya Water secures third district cooling reuse deal

Omani national wastewater company Haya Water has expanded its reuse portfolio with an agreement to supply...

Rwanda cuts rural water price as urban tariff rises

Rwanda’s national water regulator has slashed the cost of water in rural areas in a bid to open up...

Kibbutz desal plant to tackle Israeli water shortage

A new brackish water desalination plant is set to tackle drought conditions in the north of Israel, as the...

Global Water Market 2014: Meeting the world's water & wastewater needs until 2018

Global Water Market 2014 identifies the best global opportunities for private sector participation and investment over the next five years. The report is an essential resource for planning your business strategy and for expanding your business into these profitable country markets.

Omani government considers its options for struct...

An ambitious array of suggestions about reform for water and wastewater services in the Sultanate have been submitted to the...

PAEW targets quick wins in water

Oman’s public water agency has put tackling non-revenue water at the top of its agenda. The private sector will have a key...

Middle East water in brief

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Holding has agreed to sell its stake in the ACWA Power Sasakura company to partner Sasakura.

Abu Dhabi TSE pipelines set emirate on course for...

The emirate boasts an enviable record on wastewater treatment, but distribution issues have meant large amounts of treated effluent...

Utico gears up for PPP growth after securing majo...

The Emirates-based project developer has received a major boost to its finances following an investment from a fund backed by...

A tale of two developers

The resurgent PPP market in the Middle East will help those developers that help themselves, says Tom Scotney.

Middle East water in brief

Shimon Ben Hamo is set to resign from his post as head of national Israeli water body Mekorot, after serving in the position for...

Saudis lay out PPP-driven water sector overhaul

The running of almost every part of one of the world’s largest water markets is being reconsidered, as the Kingdom attempts to...

Marafiq shows off PPP credentials

The industrial city utility says its work with the private sector can be an example for similar municipal cooperation. It wants to...

Renewed national offtaker WEC signs on team to ad...

Saudi Arabia’s rejuvenated purchaser of privately produced water has taken its first steps back into the market.

Saudi PPP commitment leads to privately financed ...

The Kingdom’s decision to turn to the private sector to prop up its capital budget will see its first impact in the project...

The bottom-up approach to PPP

Private groundwater supplier Mowah has welcomed the inclusion of brackish groundwater treatment and supply projects in the...

Lower oil prices pay dividends for industrial wat...

With oil prices still weak despite a recent production cut agreement, investment in efficiency is the name of the game for the oil...

Qualified bidders emerge for Red Sea-Dead Sea des...

Five teams have been given the go-ahead to bid on one of water’s largest – and most complex – projects.