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Water pumping station

Oman begins work on water distribution project Subscription Required

23 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Construction of 695km of pipeline has begun

Desalination

Deadline extended for Saudi desalination contracts Subscription Required

22 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Work will involve building three desalination plants

Qatar awards mega reservoirs contracts

Qatar awards mega reservoirs contracts Subscription Required

22 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson , Andrew Roscoe

Work involves building pipelines that will link reservoirs and new desalination scheme with water network

Riyadh completes work on initial stages of water storage project

Riyadh completes work on initial stages of water security project Subscription Required

20 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

First phase will store up to 600,000 cubic metres

Qatar invites bids for sewerage network assessment

Qatar invites bids for sewerage network assessment Subscription Required

15 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Consultancy tender involves studying life expectancy of sewage pressure mains and trunk sewers

Wadi in Oman

Oman tenders dam construction contract Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Work will involve building flood protection and recharge dam

Kahramaa investment

Firms prepare bids for Ras Laffan water project Subscription Required

13 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Bids due in early January for reverse osmosis facility

Power

Abu Dhabi’s Mirfa power and water project reaches financial close Subscription Required

7 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong , Andrew Roscoe

Approximately $1.2bn-worth of debt raised

Oman invites bids for water distribution network

Oman invites bids for water distribution network Subscription Required

7 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project is part of sultanate’s plan to upgrade water transmission infrastructure

Wastewater

Tanqia to treble capacity of wastewater treatment plant Subscription Required

30 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Fujairah-based company was first privately held wastewater collection and treatment system in Middle East

Reverse osmosis desalination

Kuwait to invite bids for Doha desalination plant Subscription Required

30 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Nine groups have been prequalified for the desalination plant tender

National Water Company signs sewage deal with Maaden

National Water Company to supply TSE to Waad al-Shamal Subscription Required

29 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Water company will supply 125,000 cubic metres a day of treated effluent

National Water Company to invest $13bn

National Water Company to invest $13bn Subscription Required

29 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Saudi company’s plan includes investment in water and wastewater sectors

Phase two of Jebel Ali sewage plant due for tender

Phase two of Jebel Ali sewage plant due for tender Subscription Required

29 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Design work on second phase currently ongoing

Industry leaders call for reform in water project delivery

Industry leaders call for reform in water project delivery Subscription Required

29 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Adopting change can resolve issues faced by sector

Tawfik Habashneh, Water Authority of Jordan

Jordan to begin $1bn Red-Dead seawater scheme in 2015 Subscription Required

29 September 2014

Project will create additional capacity of 100 million cubic metres

Mark Lemmon, Mena Infrastructure

Water is an opportunity for the private sector Subscription Required

29 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Region has had considerable success at developing private power and water schemes

Kuwait is currently pushing ahead with several projects to boost desalination capacity

Kuwait water demand grows in 2014 Subscription Required

29 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Ministry of Electricity & Water pushing ahead with major desalination projects to cope with increase in consumption

Mohamed Abdel Hamyd Dawoud, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi plans overarching water authority Subscription Required

29 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Agency will have control over emirate’s water sector

Bahrain water projects

Finance is major challenge for Bahrain’s water sector Subscription Required

29 September 2014 | By Colin Foreman , Andrew Roscoe

Population is growing by 3 per cent a year

Comment

Desalination

Water remains a challenge for arid Gulf

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

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

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