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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

Pumping station

Delays on Musaimeer Pumping Station tender Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Qatar expected to issue main contract tender in early 2015

Power

Fewa revises northern emirates utility tariffs Subscription Required

17 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Revisions will increase cost of water by 0.5 fils per gallon

Iraq energy EPC awards

Iraq awards design deal on critical seawater supply project Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Austria’s ILF Consulting Engineers wins contract on two 150km pipelines

Ras al-Khaimah opens prequalifications for sewerage rehabilitation

Ras al-Khaimah invites prequalification for sewerage rehabilitation Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Prequalification deadline for consultancy contract is 1 February

Wastewater treatment

Qatar tenders third phase of industrial wastewater scheme Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Pre-contract design and consultancy bids due on 11 January

Qatar peak power demand

Qatar has clarification meetings with Facility D IWPP bidders Subscription Required

14 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Consortium led by Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation is favourite to win development contract

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Take part in MEED’s survey to identify the key trends that will shape the Middle East economy in 2030

Black & Veatch wins Jeddah desalination consultancy deal

Black & Veatch wins Jeddah desalination consultancy deal Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Fourth-phase expansion will bring plant’s capacity to 400,000 cubic metres a day

Wastewater

Arcadis win Mecca water management contract Subscription Required

9 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Consultants will develop 2050 masterplan

Masdar will begin evaluating various techniques for desalination using renewable energy at four pilot sustainable desalination projects from early 2015

Masdar pilots sustainable desalination Subscription Required

9 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Four projects to evaluate different technologies

Water pipelines

Al-Khalij funds Qatar reservoir pipelines Subscription Required

9 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Finance covers reservoir pipelines recently awarded to a contracting joint venture

Road

Qatar awards $1.5bn of infrastructure deals Subscription Required

8 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Ashghal announces roads, drainage and sewage treatment contracts

Water storage

Dubai nears completion of Al-Lusaily reservoirs Subscription Required

8 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Construction is complete but mechanical works ongoing

Wastewater

Bids for Egypt’s Abu Rawash plant due in December Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

The wastewater treatment facility will be procured using public-private partnership model

Desalination plant

Egypt plans three PPP desalination projects Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

First two are due to be tendered in March 2015

Mostafa Madbouly

Egypt plans major housing, utility and infrastructure projects Subscription Required

27 November 2014

Social housing, water and sewerage, road network and north coast development programme are Egypt’s immediate priorities, says Egyptian minister

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

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

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

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

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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