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Acwa Power signs deal to expand Barka desalination capacity

Acwa Power signs deal to expand Barka desalination capacity Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Saudi-led consortium will expand capacity of Barka 1 independent water and power plant

Oman invites bids for Sohar wastewater treatment plant

Oman invites bids for Sohar wastewater treatment plant Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tebodin bids low for supervision services contract

Oman invites bids for Sohar port desalination plant

Oman invites bids for Sohar port desalination plant Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Prequalified companies bidding for consultancy and construction contracts

Tunisia to tender Sfax desalination plant

Tunisia to tender Sfax desalination plant Subscription Required

19 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Main contract expected to be tendered in May 2015

Riyadh wastewater treatment plant in operational testing

Riyadh wastewater treatment plant in operational testing Subscription Required

17 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

First phase of Al-Hayer facility to come online in November

Dubai completes 44 per cent of water network upgrade

Dubai completes 44 per cent of water network upgrade Subscription Required

16 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Dewa on schedule with $45m upgrade project

Abu Dhabi revises tariffs for electricity and water

Abu Dhabi revises tariffs for electricity and water Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Emiratis living in the capital will be required to pay for water for the first time

Algeria inaugurates Mactaa desalination plant

Algeria inaugurates Mactaa desalination plant Subscription Required

12 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Facility is largest reverse osmosis plant in North Africa

Safege and Tractabel to design water transmission pipeline and hydropower plant in Jordan

Jordan awards water consultancy contract Subscription Required

12 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Safege and Tractabel to design water transmission pipeline and hydropower plant

Oman extends bid deadline for water distribution deal

Oman extends bid deadline for water distribution deal Subscription Required

12 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project part of sultanate’s plan to upgrade transmission infrastructure

Firms prepare bids for Bahrain sewage plant packages

Firms prepare bids for Bahrain sewage plant packages Subscription Required

12 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Al-Madina al-Shamaliya plant and network projects being funded by Abu Dhabi

Oman to award Seeb sewer network package

Oman to award Seeb sewer network package Subscription Required

11 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Galfar Engineering emerges as low bidder

Wastewater

Oman evaluating bids for al-Ansab extension Subscription Required

10 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Haya to award contract in early 2015

Abu Dhabi is looking at ways to reform its extensive power and water subsidies to cut back on budgetary spending

Abu Dhabi eyeing power and water subsidies reform, says IMF Subscription Required

6 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Emirate looking to cut back on budgetary spending

Reservoir

Qatar expected to award mega-reservoirs in 2015 Subscription Required

4 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Contractors have bid for five reservoir packages

Wastewater

Mushrif wins Kuwaiti wastewater deals Subscription Required

3 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Local contractor will provide O&M services for wastewater plant and pumping station

Kuwait could tender Al-Zour North 2 and Al-Khiran independent water and power projects in 2015

Kuwait could tender Al-Zour North 2 and Al-Khiran in 2015 Subscription Required

2 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Executive regulations for new PPP law yet to be issued

Wastewater

Living Legends Dubailand wastewater contract awarded Subscription Required

30 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Metito wins deal for sewage treatment plant

Adwea peak water supply

Suez Environment wins major Abu Dhabi and Oman contracts Subscription Required

29 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Work will include building desalination component of Abu Dhabi’s Mirfa project

Desalination plant

Oman aims to award independent water project by December Subscription Required

27 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Six consortiums submitted bids for the Qurayyat scheme

Comment

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

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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