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Saudi Arabia pushes for speed on regional PPP contracts Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

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.

Saudi Arabia unveils more private wastewater treatment plants Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

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.

Desalination giant SWCC plots out a future without desal plants Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

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?

Jordan says Red-Dead desal could still be on Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

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

Construction giant Hassan Allam plans pivot to water infrastructure investment Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

One of Egypt’s largest companies is looking to take advantage of what it predicts will be a renaissance in Egyptian water PPPs.

Haya Water seeks to set benchmark for PPPs in Omani wastewater roll-out Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

The country’s sewage network needs serious investment. National wastewater authority Haya Water is looking to make a breakthrough for BOTs, even while operating under the shadow of a national utility restructuring that could see it disappear completely.

Israel steps up desalination expansion plans Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Drought and population growth have convinced the state to firm up the tender timetable for the next phase of its desalination roll-out.

Lagos State re-ignites water PPP programme Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

The market for water BOTs in Nigeria is being revived with a new set of opportunities. It will need to go hand-in-hand with reform.

Making the water-energy nexus pay off Vol 19, Issue 5 (May 2018)

Tom Scotney looks at three ways to improve energy efficiency in plant design in the Middle East.