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As the Egyptian economy improves, life has returned to the water and wastewater project markets. A new round of tariff rises is aimed at bolstering the balance sheets of utilities.
The collapse of the country’s government at a key time has disrupted projects, and could block attempts to reform water finances.
As the country readies itself for another wave of desalination procurement, the market dominance of developer IDE Technologies has come under the spotlight. Regulators will have to decide whether to approve its recent takeover of the country’s largest plant.
The country has held up to financial pressure, but water projects have lagged behind.
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 reality.
Emirates Sembcorp Water and Power, the owner of the 600,000m3/d & 893MW Fujairah F1 power and water plant in the UAE, is looking to retrofit the 284,000m3/d thermal desalination portion of the facility.
Time is of the essence for the Saudi authorities as they look to get the first elements of a dual-stage management-to-concession process out to the market this year. With many questions still to be answered, the key players joined GWI in Paris to take on the challenge.
WEC reassures Saudi PPP bidders over project crowding as new investors step up Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)
Khalid Al-Qureshi, the head of the body at the centre of Saudi Arabia’s water privatisation process, told delegates at GWI’s Saudi privatisation workshop last month that the company is well equipped to take on the challenges facing it.
Following a very strong response from bidders to two flagship projects, the pace of the independent sewage treatment plant programme is set to pick up.
The planned brownfield privatisation of water production in the Kingdom means that the world’s largest desalination company now faces the prospects of a future without any plants. What does the future hold for the Saline Water Conversion Corporation?