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

WEC prepares for PPP take-off

Middle east

Saudi Arabia’s central water offtaker has published RFPs for two major new projects in the last month: the Shuqaiq 3 IWP and the Jeddah Airport 2 ISTP. The deal flow is set to crank up...

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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
Fuladshahr &... Iran 20 Apr 18 The client iss... WWTP
Shiraz STP (... Iran 20 Apr 18 The client iss... WWTP
Ardakan Dire... Iran 20 Apr 18 The client has... Desal
Qarchak WWTP Iran 20 Apr 18 The client re-... Reuse
Zeralda SWRO Algeria 19 Apr 18 A request for ... Desal

Glut of PPP projects brings new state-owned players to the market

International project developers are struggling against suppressed returns on project equity due to the number of project opportunities. New developers are stepping up.

Egypt lays out its 20-year desalination plans

The country wants to increase its portfolio more than sixfold by 2037. The process of expansion is already well underway.

Rise in UAE water demand leads to boom for private wastewater concessionaire

One of the region’s most groundbreaking concessions is set to double in size, courtesy of its first expansion since being signed in 2004. Growing sales of treated sewage effluent will play a key role for concessionaire Tanqia.

Fragmented Libyan authorities push desal

The need and the appetite for desalination in the troubled country is intense. The ability to deliver the infrastructure is less clear.

Tom scotney

Looking past the end of history

We’re in the business of identifying trends here at GWI. And there’s always a dangerous temptation to think that a trend in the market is something that’s inevitable and here to stay. But forecasters have to beware of trying to think of development as a process with an end. In 1992, at the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama heralded the “end of history” and the eternal victory of free-market liberal democracy as the final form of government. Twenty-five years later, this prediction looks to have been a little premature. It seems fairly... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Middle East & Africa

Nigeria declares state of emergency for water sector

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared a state of emergency in the water, sanitation and hygiene...

National Water Company folds in new Saudi areas

Saudi water minister Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli officially completed the expansion of the country’s...

IDE revenues fall as construction work eases off

IDE Technologies’ revenue and net profit numbers both declined in 2017, with the group posting a net...

Gaza desalination backers pass finance tipping point

Procurement of the desperately needed 150,000m3/d Gaza desalination facility will begin soon, after 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.

New fund to boost African non-sewer sanitation

Piped sanitation is a pipe dream for many African cities. A new fund could make the alternatives much more palatable.

Progressive African cities learn from RASOP’s fable

A series of bankable non-sewer sanitation projects has emerged from a programme designed to inspire African cities to clean up.

Middle East in brief

Egyptian contracting giant Orascom Construction has cited growth in its water division as a key driver behind positive 2017 results....

Abu Dhabi brings regulation in-house in sectoral ...

The emirate’s water and power bodies are being brought under one umbrella. While the centralised approach will allow it to...

Advisors to grapple with Saudi PPP issues

A new team of consultants is aiming to make a breakthrough on privatisation in the Kingdom. It will not be an easy task.

Diplomatic dispute scuppers cross-border Red Sea-...

With negotiations over a water swap deal with Israel on ice, Jordan has outlined a new plan that will lean on increased groundwater...

Ghana Water delivers ultimatum to central governm...

With the project company for a privately held 60,000m3/d desalination plant in Ghana about to change hands, there has never been a...

Ivory Coast turns to PPPs to meet water demand

The West African country has signed MoUs for two water treatment PPPs. Are privately financed desalination plants next?

Ivory Coast utility Sodeci outlines its plans to ...

High physical water losses are no longer acceptable as new treatment plants come online. A 12-year tariff freeze is unlikely to...

Congo reform paves the way for affermage

A change in the way the country delivers public services could provide an opportunity for a new private water contract. What’s...

Gabon seeks a new international water PPP

Weeks after expropriating Veolia, the government is already looking for a new private water operator. Political risk insurance is a...

Middle East in brief

Riyadh-based water and power project developer ACWA Power has taken on JPMorgan and Citigroup to arrange an IPO of the company, a...

Six of the best in Paris

Tom Scotney looks at some of the key questions to be asked – and answered – at the Global Water Summit in Paris this...

Desal investors head for KSA as SWCC feels out ne...

Saudi Arabia is aiming to hit out at every level of the desalination market. While a new generation of investors vie for its...