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Wastewater

New Al-Samra Wastewater expansion planned Subscription Required

27 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Feasibility studies to begin

Dead Sea

Jordan to move on Dead Sea Project Subscription Required

27 April 2015

Prequalification expected to begin in late 2015

Desalination plant

Qatar cancels Ras Laffan water project Subscription Required

26 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project stopped as a result of Doha scaling back industrial projects pipeline

Wastewater

Egypt still evaluating Abu Rawash proposals Subscription Required

22 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Client had planned to award contract in March

Dams

Oman delays dam tender deadlines Subscription Required

20 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Thirteen firms considering bids

NWC mandate areas

Saudi water distribution plans take shape Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

NWC faces the challenges of defining its role and executing programme

Planned wastewater projects

Second phase planned for Dubai wastewater plant Subscription Required

19 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Planned expansion of existing Jebel Ali sewage treatment plant will more than double capacity

Oman signs industrial estate contracts

Oman signs industrial estate contracts Subscription Required

15 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

New industrial areas to be ready by end of 2016

Saudi Aramco could tender water projects for Jizan Economic City as early as November 2015

Jizan water work to be tendered in late 2015 Subscription Required

13 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Industrial desalination and wastewater projects in design phase

Water desalination plant

First contract tendered for Duqm power and water project Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe , Philippa Wilkinson

Project is being developed by the Centralised Utilities Company

Neil Reynolds CH2M Hill

Rail projects attracting skilled workers Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Robert Jones

No glut in qualified people despite the number of metro and rail schemes planned or underway

Power lines

Oman considers new power and water projects Subscription Required

9 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

15 per cent jump in peak electricity demand drives capacity expansion

Wastewater

Lebanon seeks wastewater contractors Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Treatment plant and gravity sewer network planned to protect water resources

Wastewater

Oman plans wastewater expansion Subscription Required

6 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Consultancy contract tendered

Water pipeline

Jordan seeks contractors for water pipeline Subscription Required

6 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Water resources management programme pushes ahead

Water desalination plant

Morocco appoints consultant for largest desalination plant Subscription Required

2 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Construction on the plant began on 9 March

Power plant

Kuwait issues PPP regulations Subscription Required

30 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Stalled public private partnership projects to go ahead

Reverse osmosis

Oman evaluates IWP prequalification Subscription Required

29 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Client received entries from 12 companies for two desalination projects

Oman signs water purchase agreement

Oman signs water purchase agreement Subscription Required

29 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Singapore firm to develop independent water project

Wastewater

Egis wins Qatar projects Subscription Required

26 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

French firm to consult on wastewater site causing serious environmental problems

Comment

Construction scene in Qatar

Qatar quietly moves forward with infrastructure Subscription Required

17 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Doha must wish all its projects could move forward so peacefully, compared with the media frenzy surrounding projects linked to the 2022 Fifa World Cup

Philippa Wilkinson

Oman continues high capital spend Subscription Required

3 March 2015

Key projects will go forward in 2015

Qatar

Qatar turns focus to World Cup Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions

Power

Kuwait must deliver on PPP programme Subscription Required

10 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Little progress made in the six years since the country established a public-private partnership body to develop major infrastructure projects

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

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space Subscription Required

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 Subscription Required

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 Subscription Required

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

Analysis

Qatar projects update

Qatar project awards to increase Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Around $30bn-worth of awards are expected to be made in 2015

Qatar mega-reservoirs presentation

Qatar's mega-reservoir plans explained Subscription Required

19 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

A data overview of plans to create a strategic seven-day supply of water in the country

Desalination

Innovation to form central part of region’s water plans Subscription Required

27 January 2015

Countries will need to make large investments in the water sector

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

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