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Non-oil sectors driving Saudi growth

16 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

About 37 per cent of projects under execution are in the transport sector

Oman has received bids from six consortiums for the contract to develop the Qurayyat independent water project

Bids in for Oman independent water project Subscription Required

9 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Six consortiums are competing for Qurayyat scheme

Oman Wadi Dayqah dam

Islamic Development Bank to finance Oman water scheme Subscription Required

2 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project will supply water to certain areas in Oman

Ship-building

Samsung Engineering in $2.5bn merger Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

One of the Middle East’s most active international contractors to join Samsung Heavy Industries

Water pipes

Work starts on Dubai water network project Subscription Required

1 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Work has started on $46m, 25-kilometre water transmission network

Desalination plant

Saudi Arabia extends bid deadline for desalination plants Subscription Required

28 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Three plants will have a capacity of 2 million imperial gallons a day

Water supply tunnel

Lebanon evaluating bids for Greater Beirut Water Supply package Subscription Required

28 August 2014 | Updated: 28 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Contract will involve building main tunnel for water scheme

Power

Bidders wait for news on Qatar’s Facility D project Subscription Required

25 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Four consortiums submitted prices for Qatar’s independent power and water project in May

Water reservoir

Qatar extends deadline for packages on reservoirs megaproject Subscription Required

24 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Water Security Mega Reservoirs project will provide seven days of strategic water storage

Oman

Oman extends deadline for water network project Subscription Required

24 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Work will involve expanding distribution networks in Muscat

Sewage treatment

Oman seeks bids for Sohar Port sewage project Subscription Required

19 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Contract will involve providing project management services for treated sewage effluent scheme

Saudi Arabia has awarded contracts to implement flood protection and drainage projects across the kingdom

Saudi Arabia awards more flood protection deals Subscription Required

13 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Kingdom has suffered from significant damage due to flash-flooding in recent years

Water transmission

Dewa launches water control centre Subscription Required

12 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Water control centre will be able to identify and isolate faults in Dubai’s water transmission network

Marafiq has received bids for an engineering programme management contract for the Jubail and Yanbu industrial cities

Marafiq receives bids for management contract Subscription Required

10 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Seven engineering firms submit proposals for power and water contract for Jubail and Yanbu industrial cities

Qatar water customers

French firm to supply pipes for Qatar mega reservoirs Subscription Required

30 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Local company installing pipelines as part of strategic water scheme

Oman extends deadline for water distribution scheme

Oman extends deadline for water scheme Subscription Required

27 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Work will involve expanding distribution networks in Muscat

Dow Chemical to build reverse osmosis manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia

Dow to build Saudi reverse osmosis plant Subscription Required

27 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Plant will manufacture component for desalination facilities

Water supply

Acciona wins Egypt water supply contract Subscription Required

23 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Spain’s Acciona Agua and local partner will operate and maintain water network for New Cairo area

Muscat, Oman

Deadline extended for Qurayyat water project Subscription Required

23 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Plant will have a capacity of 44 million imperial gallons a day

Comment

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

Infrastructure

Infrastructure an inflation risk

22 September 2013 | By Rebecca Spong

Plans to increase infrastructure development will require capping the cost of implementing them

Analysis

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

MEED Quality Awards

Deadline nears for MEED Quality Awards for Projects entries

21 January 2014

The awards will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

MEED Quality Awards

Focus returns to quality projects

2 January 2014

The MEED Quality Awards for Projects will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

Thorough process: MEED Quality Awards for Projects applicants must undergo rigorous evaluation

MEED Quality Awards for Projects opens for entries

20 October 2013

The GCC is home to some of the world’s most impressive and unique buildings

Ras Al-Khair to Riyadh Water Transmission Pipeline: Phase 2 and 3 Subscription Required

13 October 2013

Saline Water Conversion Corporation in Saudi Arabia is building pipelines to transmit desalinated water from plants at Shoaiba, Ras al-Khair and Jubail

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