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

Saudi water PPP procurement process finds its famous five

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As the bids come in for Saudi Arabia’s flagship privately financed desalination plant at Rabigh, an unprecedented level of involvement from domestic investors has emerged. Who are the Saudi...

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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
Saudi region... Saudi Arabia 16 Aug 18 The NWC has in... Utility
Shuaibah Sou... Kuwait 15 Aug 18 The project ha... Desal
Doha East re... Kuwait 15 Aug 18 The project ha... Desal
Nuwaiseeb de... Kuwait 15 Aug 18 The project ha... Desal
Mamelles (fo... Senegal 14 Aug 18 The following ... Desal

IWP deal boosts Majis reuse cred

The Omani industrial utility will reuse waste streams from the country’s newest desalination plant.

Oman faces stick or twist decision on desal

The country’s desal authorities have begun work on new plants. Will extending agreements with current suppliers derail procurement?

Spanish desalination contractors make their mark in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation has a well-established relationship with contractors in the Far East. As technical and financial pressures change, the centre of gravity for desal contracting is on the shift in the...

Elusive firm promises Saudi desal barges

If delivered, the project would be a ground-breaker for mobile desalination use.

Tom scotney

In praise of desalination

The link between water insecurity and general instability is often made, with climate change and rising food prices cited among the major catalysts for the uprisings that led to the Arab Spring. Unfortunately, it’s an issue that seems to be rearing its head again across the Middle East. Relentless drought conditions have pushed people out into the streets in southern Iraq and Iran, protesting over the lack of water and the poor quality of utility services. Iraq is in a particularly poor position, as the regional water shortage has meant its... Read more

Padlock GWI Briefing: Middle East & Africa

US funding aims to tackle water losses in Jordan

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has made a $166 million commitment to the Jordanian...

Besix expands PPP portfolio with Sharjah deal

Infrastructure group Besix has secured its third wastewater concession in the Middle East, taking over...

Doosan makes its first desal equity move in Oman

Korean contractor Doosan Heavy – one of the most successful large-scale desalination plant suppliers...

Creditors aim to delay Ashdod sale over repair cost

Israel’s Ministry of Finance is facing a battle with creditors looking to delay the sale of the...

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Northern emirates look beyond PPP projects

As oil prices recover and capital budgets look more secure, the utility for the northern emirates of the UAE has started tendering...

Middle East in brief

The African Development Bank has approved a $62 million loan to support the development of Uganda’s Strategic Towns Water...

New prime minister oversees Egyptian sustainabili...

As the Egyptian economy improves, life has returned to the water and wastewater project markets. A new round of tariff rises is...

New prime minister oversees Egyptian sustainabili...

As the Egyptian economy improves, life has returned to the water and wastewater project markets. A new round of tariff rises is...

Political difficulties put Jordan’s water sector ...

The collapse of the country’s government at a key time has disrupted projects, and could block attempts to reform water...

Israel faces decision over IDE desal dominance

As the country readies itself for another wave of desalination procurement, the market dominance of developer IDE Technologies has...

Qatari water lags in a year of crisis

The country has held up to financial pressure, but water projects have lagged behind.

Cooperation is the goal

As regional rivals take to the pitch in Russia, Tom Scotney says calm will be needed to make the Middle East’s water dreams a...

Middle East in brief

Emirates Sembcorp Water and Power, the owner of the 600,000m3/d & 893MW Fujairah F1 power and water plant in the UAE, is looking...

Saudi Arabia pushes for speed on regional PPP con...

Time is of the essence for the Saudi authorities as they look to get the first elements of a dual-stage management-to-concession...

WEC reassures Saudi PPP bidders over project crow...

Khalid Al-Qureshi, the head of the body at the centre of Saudi Arabia’s water privatisation process, told delegates at...

Saudi Arabia unveils more private wastewater trea...

Following a very strong response from bidders to two flagship projects, the pace of the independent sewage treatment plant programme...

Desalination giant SWCC plots out a future withou...

The planned brownfield privatisation of water production in the Kingdom means that the world’s largest desalination company...

Jordan says Red-Dead desal could still be on

The long-awaited project hit political problems last year, but Jordan wants to remain positive. It is still pushing ahead with...