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

New Saudi NWC boss heralds start of utility sea change

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New National Water Company CEO Mohammed Mowkley has taken the helm as the body faces a raft of social, financial and structural challenges. With the Mecca region chosen for the first major step...

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

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Programme de... Tunisia 20 Apr 17 The tender for... Desal
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Nitrate remo... Iran 19 Apr 17 The client re-... WTP
Jubail 3 Saudi Arabia 18 Apr 17 SWCC has appoi... Desal

Abu Rawash award points to decline of water PPPs in Egypt

The decision by the government to fund a massive wastewater treatment project directly is a blow to investors looking to support infrastructure in the country.

Lydec’s profit declines as Casablanca grows

The Moroccan concessionaire, in which Suez holds a majority stake, is anxious to reverse a multi-year decline in profitability. A longdelayed contract revision is only one of the challenges it faces.

SEAALing the future of water provision in Algiers

Suez has succeeded in extending its management contract in the Algerian capital for a second time. Can it make it three in a row?

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...

Tom scotney

Solving the subsidy question

You can never accuse Saudi Arabia of lacking the ability to think big. While high oil prices buoyed the national income, the Kingdom pushed out some of the world’s biggest projects – not least in the water sector, where the initiatives included the planet’s largest desalination plant at Ras Al-Khair. And even when the economic tide changed and the Kingdom decided it was time to trim sails and look for a new way to carry out business, it was a case of the biggest and most ambitious national transformation plan around. The goals laid out under... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Middle East & Africa

New Taqa board looks beyond energy sector worries

Shares at the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, better known as Taqa, matched their 2017 high of AED0.60...

Cape Town resists large-scale desal as drought bites

The authorities in Cape Town are adopting a series of measures – including tariff hikes, desalination...

Abu Dhabi utility steps in to prop up desal co Taqa

The ADX-listed majority owner of Abu Dhabi’s string of massive desalination plants has seen its share...

IDE Technologies slumps to an operating loss in 2016

Israeli desalination plant supplier IDE Technologies slumped to an operating loss last year, despite its...

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

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Middle East water in brief

François de Rochambeaud has been appointed as chief executive of Veolia Maroc.

Recycling wastewater plants

Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company is looking to partner its new greenfield PPP projects with a major capital recycling...

Hyflux signs MoU to supply trio of new Saudi desa...

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

Water operators tread new ground in Jeddah with f...

While Saudi Arabia’s municipal utility bodies look for new ways to engage with the private sector, the body responsible for...

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.

Trump and Iran

The rhetoric is worrying, but the reality is safer – and worth the risk, argues Tom Scotney.

Saudi trading giant backs new water investment group

Multi-service conglomerate Abdul Latif Jameel has made a major play for the growing water and wastewater PPP market by setting up a...

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...