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Inside a power plant

Qatar looks to Japan for Facility D finance Subscription Required

28 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Consortium in discussions with banks

Wastewater

Ashghal has QR30bn wastewater budget

28 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Budget covers period up to hosting World Cup

Electrical power station

Tepco buys Abu Dhabi stake Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Increased role in power plant

Sewage treatment

Bahrain prequalifies 10 for Tubli expansion Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

25 had submitted prequalification entries

Water reservoir

Oman plans $6.5bn water investment programme Subscription Required

27 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Investment will be made over 25 years

Electric Industrial generator inside power plant

Facility D consortium seeks financing Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Winning developer in negotiations

Planned wastewater projects

Dubai invites bids for Jebel Ali Sewage plant Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Second phase will more than double capacity of existing plant

Qatar seeks further prices from Facility D independent water and power plant bidders

Qatar signs Facility D contract Subscription Required

25 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Japanese-led consortium was selected as preferred bidder in early March

Phoenix power company

Investors respond positively to Sur IPO Subscription Required

24 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Listings in Oman are driven by government priorities

Water pipeline

Oman tenders water networks operations Subscription Required

24 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Contracts split into thirteen areas

Jordan

Jordan plans $20bn of projects Subscription Required

24 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

2025 plan will be largely driven by public private initiatives

Power

Al-Zour North 1 starts generation Subscription Required

24 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

New capacity will cover summer demand peaks

Kuwait power market

Kuwait reignites PPP programme Subscription Required

18 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Public-private partnership programme has faced significant delays

Sewerage

Qatar awards $880m of sewerage contracts Subscription Required

17 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Inner Doha Resewerage programme to get under way

Wastewater

Kuwait reopens qualification for Umm al-Hayman project Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Companies were initially prequalified for wastewater project in 2012

Kuwait

Low bid submitted on Kuwait water centre Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Scheme part of a restructuring of the country’s water network

Solar

Dubai invites bids for solar powered desalination project Subscription Required

10 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Emirate invites bids for pilot scheme

Power transmission

Oman invites prequalification for Duqm utilities plant Subscription Required

7 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Facility will have power and desalination component

Kuwait

Kuwait extends deadline for desalination plant Subscription Required

3 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Plant will have capacity of 50 million imperial gallons a day

Beirut in Lebanon

Lebanon seeks interest in water treatment plant Subscription Required

3 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project is part of Greater Beirut water supply project

Comment

Andrew Roscoe

Japanese gain ground in region’s utilities market Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Companies from Japan have won the first three major developer contracts of the year

Water desalination plant

Kuwait makes fresh start with PPP programme Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

New economic climate of lower oil prices has raised the importance of private sector partnerships

Qatar shifts its project spending plans

Qatar shifts its project spending plans Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Falling energy prices have forced Doha to focus on infrastructure programme

Kuwait’s peak electricity demand is growing at 8 per cent a year

Kuwait independent power market to return Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Reforms mean progress is expected, but not without teething problems

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

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

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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