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Qatar seeks further prices from Facility D independent water and power plant bidders

Qatar seeks further prices from Facility D bidders Subscription Required

26 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Three bidders asked to resubmit final offers for independent water and power project

Desalination plant

Ajman desalination plant will be EPC contract Subscription Required

26 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Feasability studies for planned 30MIGD plant tendered

Desalination

Abengoa selected for solar powered desalination plant Subscription Required

22 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Plant in Saudi Arabia will be the world’s first large-scale desalination plant

Wastewater

Abu Rawash Wastewater deadline delayed Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Bids now due 26 January

Reservoir

CMC di Ravenna wins tunnelling contract Subscription Required

18 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Italian firm will undertake water pipeline project

Acwa Power Barka raises funding for phase 2 expansion

Acwa Power Barka raises phase 2 funding Subscription Required

14 January 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Local banks provide financing for IWPP

Doosan bids low for Oman wastewater deal

Doosan bids low for Oman wastewater deal Subscription Required

13 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Larsen & Toubro also passes technical evaluation

Prequalification invited for Lebanon water project

Prequalification invited for Lebanon water project Subscription Required

12 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Treatment plant part of Greater Beirut water supply project

Acwa confirms Oman desalination contract

Acwa confirms Oman desalination contract Subscription Required

12 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project company will expand capacity of Barka 1 plant

Sewage treatment

Bahrain tenders Tubli sewage consultancy work Subscription Required

11 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

No progress on plant expansion

Jordan invites firms for Khaw water project

Jordan invites firms for Khaw water project Subscription Required

7 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Work includes design and construction of pipeline and hydropower plant

Desalination plant

Oman tenders water project management services Subscription Required

6 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Three desalination plants under execution for independent water projects

Kuwait invites bids for Doha desalination plant

Kuwait invites bids for Doha desalination plant Subscription Required

5 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Nine groups prequalified for reverse osmosis facility tender

Wastewater treatment

Haya Water revives sewerage scheme Subscription Required

5 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tender issued for consultancy work on planned rehabilitation

Qatar receives bids for mega reservoirs packages

Qatar shortlists firms for mega-reservoirs Subscription Required

30 December 2014 | By Colin Foreman

International and local contractors compete for $3bn infrastructure scheme

Dewa ups investment to $2.25bn in 2015 Subscription Required

29 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Investment to meet higher demand includes K-Station expansion in Jebel Ali

Water treatment plant

Oman retenders water treatment plant Subscription Required

21 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Bids for Wadi Dayqah water treatment plant were originally submitted in mid-2013

Dubai treated water

Dubai plans Deira deep-sewer tunnel Subscription Required

21 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project will be similar to Abu Dhabi’s Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme

Ras Laffan Industrial City

Deadline extended for Ras Laffan water project Subscription Required

21 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Bids now due in late February for reverse osmosis facility

Marubeni and Degremont consortium wins Doha wastewater deal

Consortium lands Doha wastewater deal Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Second expansion will increase capacity of Doha West plant to 280,000 cubic metres a day

Comment

The downwards revision of population estimates for Abu Dhabi means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space

11 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

The downwards revision of population estimates for the emirate means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Renewable energy

Low oil price puzzle for regional utilities

11 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Sharp drop in prices has created uncertainty heading into 2015

Kuwait’s projects market is enjoying a long-awaited period of high activity

Bright future for Kuwait projects market

27 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

While contract awards are expected to keep flowing in 2015, the country is little prepared for the surge in activity

While Abu Dhabi's decision to reform tariffs is a brave one, implementing them will prove the real challenge

Abu Dhabi leads the way with tariff reform Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Enforcing new utility tariffs may provide stiff challenge for government

Abu Dhabi’s decision to reform electricity and water tariffs is a bold move

Abu Dhabi takes bold step with tariff reform Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

It will be interesting to see when the other GCC states will follow suit

Desalination

Water remains a challenge for arid Gulf Subscription Required

2 October 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Population growth is creating new supply problems for governments to overcome

Desalination plant

Case strengthens for water reuse Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Governments need to increase and incentivise the use of treated sewage effluent to help meet rising demand for water

Kuwait

Amendment to IWPP law could sideline PTB Subscription Required

5 June 2014

Proposed changes to Kuwait’s IWPP law will reduce the PTB’s role in the country’s power sector

Abu Dhabi power schemes

Progress needed on Abu Dhabi power plants Subscription Required

20 February 2014

The UAE capital must ensure delays on its power schemes do not erode its reserve margin

Analysis

Samir Brikho, CEO, Amec Foster Wheeler

Amec Foster Wheeler sets sights on Saudi Arabia Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

CEO of the newly formed company, Samir Brikho speaks to MEED

Crunch: Abu Dhabi faces a shortfall of water next year unless new capacity comes online or demand decreases

A brave move by Abu Dhabi on water tariffs Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe , Philippa Wilkinson

The emirate is targeting nationals in its reform of power and water subsidies

Lebanon water demand

Beirut’s water supply challenge Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Lebanon’s water supply is under increasing pressure as demand for potable water climbs higher. Beirut hopes new water transmission infrastructure plans will make up the shortfall

Additional capacity requirements 2013-20

Mirfa IWPP marks first private utility award of the year Subscription Required

9 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Three independent utility schemes were awarded in 2013

Lantier: Degremont look to be more competitive

Interview: Degremont targets region's water demand growth Subscription Required

28 January 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

In an exclusive interview with MEED, Remi Lantier, CEO of Degremont, explains why the French water services company is focusing on the region’s growing industrial sector

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