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Egypt gets loans for $1.25bn sanitation project Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Development bank supports rural sanitation

Qatar shifts its project spending plans

Qatar banks focus on contractor finance Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Project finance dominated by foreign lenders

Planned Facility D ownership

Qatar awards power plant construction deal Subscription Required

28 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Facility will have a capacity of 2,500MW

Qatar plans groundwater facility

Qatar plans groundwater facility Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Demonstration unit will be located at Doha South wastewater plant

Qatar tenders sewage treatment contract

Joint venture wins Bahraini wastewater deal Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Sewage treatment plant funded by Abu Dhabi

Water pipeline

Dubai invites bids for water transmission project Subscription Required

13 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project is part of emirate’s efforts to expand and upgrade water transmission network

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa)

Dewa receives bids for solar powered water scheme Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Seven bids were accepted

Desalination plant

Oman desalination plant begins trial operation Subscription Required

6 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Plant due to be fully commissioned in early 2016

Oman wastewater capacity

Doosan wins Oman wastewater deal Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

South Korean contractor will expand sewage treatment plant

Mecca

Spanish firm wins Saudi wastewater contract Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Contract will involve providing operation and maintenance services for Mecca plants

Water pipes

Oman invites bids for water contracts Subscription Required

2 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Eight operation and maintenance contracts have been tendered for projects across the sultanate

Bank agrees financing for Qatar mega reservoirs contract

Bank agrees financing for Qatar mega reservoirs contract Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Local lender will finance major construction package

Water desalination plant

Oman invites bids for temporary water projects Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Desalination services required at two sites

Qatar plans groundwater scheme

Qatar plans groundwater scheme Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Consultants sought to design groundwater production wells

Desalination

Spanish team bids low for Kuwait desalination project Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Desalination plant will have capacity of 50 million imperial gallons a day

Sewage treatment

Qatar extends sewage treatment deadline Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project is part of $2.7bn Idris scheme

Qatar's current desalination capacity stands at about 1.5 million cubic metres a day

Egypt to tender three desalination projects in third quarter Subscription Required

11 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Desalination facilities will be procured under a PPP model

Desalination

Oman sets August deadline for two IWPs Subscription Required

11 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Eight international consortiums have been prequalified for the tender

Desalination plant

Kuwait receives bids for desalination plant Subscription Required

11 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Six groups submitted bids for reverse osmosis facility

Desalination plant

Oman prequalifies eight for next IWPs Subscription Required

10 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Projects will have a combined capacity of more than 500,000 cubic metres a day

Comment

Andrew Roscoe

Saudi utilities market disappoints private sector Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Traditional procurement methods are being favoured ahead of private sector involvement

Andrew Roscoe 2

GCC neighbours support Bahrain’s infrastructure Subscription Required

2 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Developing new wastewater infrastructure has become a critical problem for Manama

Andrew Roscoe 2

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

Andrew Roscoe

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

Analysis

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

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

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