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Rabigh 3 desal bids push the price of water to new lows Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

Bidders for the flagship Saudi PPP project have submitted offers that would see the plant offer some of the cheapest desalinated water in the world. How did they make it happen?

Kuwait revives water PPPs as desal building boom nears reality Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

Two planned plants will bring a spark of life back to the thermal desalination market.

Besix to take Sharjah STP up the value chain Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

The international contracting giant has expanded its concessions portfolio alongside local partner Shurooq with the purchase of the Saja’a treatment plant. With income from sales of treated effluent key to the deal, the team is keen to invest in advanced treatment.

Tunisian phosphates giant outlines plan to eliminate freshwater usage Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

State-owned Groupe Chimique Tunisien will deploy a major new desalination plant alongside an array of water reuse and recycling facilities as it looks to rewrite the book for industrial sustainability.

Chinese EPC looks for Egypt equity partner Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

Engineering giant CMC needs an equity injection to complete the funding package for a desalination project on Egypt’s north coast.

US sanctions pile pressure on Iranian desal Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

GWI picks apart the enormous Bandar Abbas desalination project in southern Iran – and asks what increasing international business isolation could mean for the mega-project.

Ghana Water forced into desalination U-turn as plant buyers consider new deal Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

The utility will start taking water from the currently idle Nungua desalination plant again after the regulator stepped in. With the plant up for sale, a new deal on what was widely seen as an unsustainable water tariff may be the best solution for everyone involved.

Cheap at twice the price Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

The pricing of the Rabigh 3 desalination plant vindicates the rush towards PPPs in the Saudi water sector, says Tom Scotney.

Middle East in brief Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

Abdelmajid Bettaieb has been appointed chief executive of Tunisia’s national wastewater utility ONAS, following the retirement of Habib Omrane in April. He was previously director of the National Coastline Agency.

Saudi water PPP procurement process finds its famous five Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

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 investors defining the future of the country’s PPP market?