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Desalination

Oman tenders Salalah IWP advisory contracts Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Consultants invited to bid for three advisory roles

Desalination plant

Saudi Arabia plans nine desalination plants by 2020 Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Combined capacity will be about 3 million cubic metres a day

Desalination

SWCC to tender desalination projects Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Largest planned project will be Jubail 3 plant, which will have a capacity of 1.5 million cubic metres a day

Wastewater

Royal Commission to expand central wastewater plant Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Project will expand capacity of plant by almost 40,000 cubic metres a day

Wastewater

Work starts on Kuwait wastewater project Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Expansion will increase capacity to 600,000 cubic metres a day

Oman peak water demand

Oman seeks firms for next water projects Subscription

12 February 2015 | By ,

Two desalination projects are planned at different sites

Water pipe

Kuwait tenders major water pipeline project Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

Pipeline will carry water from Doha reverse osmosis (RO) plant to distribution centre

Seawater intake installation

Oman begins process for planned new Barka IWP Subscription

5 February 2015 | By

Consultants invited to submit bids for water recirculation study

Project bids

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Tunisia confirms Japanese project financing Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

dam

Oman tenders dam work Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

Three flood protection dams to be built in Wadi Aday

Jubail Industrial City

Royal Commission to tender $11bn of new projects Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu outlines 200 new contracts planned to be awarded by 2020

Water pipes

Jordan tenders water pipeline Subscription

15 February 2015 | By

Water network upgrades to supply Syrian refugees

Wastewater

Oman tenders sewerage work Subscription

15 February 2015 | By

Construction of sewerage networks in Suwaiq

Sewage treatment

Bahrain plans to tender Tubli expansion in March Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Bahrain upgrades wastewater treatment capacity

Oman peak water demand

Oman seeks firms for next water projects Subscription

12 February 2015 | By ,

Two desalination projects are planned at different sites

Desalination

Consortium bids low for Sohar desalination scheme Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

28,000cm/d desalination plant will supply plastics industry

Project awards

Wastewater

Suez Environnement wins Egypt wastewater deal Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

French company’s subsidiary Degremont will operate two wastewater plants in Cairo

Reservoir

CMC di Ravenna wins tunnelling contract Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Italian firm will undertake water pipeline project

Marubeni and Degremont consortium wins Doha wastewater deal

Consortium lands Doha wastewater deal Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Second expansion will increase capacity of Doha West plant to 280,000 cubic metres a day

Iraq energy EPC awards

Iraq awards design deal on critical seawater supply project Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

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

Black & Veatch wins Jeddah desalination consultancy deal

Black & Veatch wins Jeddah desalination consultancy deal Subscription

10 December 2014 | By

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

Wastewater

Arcadis win Mecca water management contract Subscription

9 December 2014 | By

Consultants will develop 2050 masterplan

Road

Qatar awards $1.5bn of infrastructure deals Subscription

8 December 2014 | By

Ashghal announces roads, drainage and sewage treatment contracts

Wastewater

Mushrif wins Kuwaiti wastewater deals Subscription

3 November 2014 | By

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

Financing

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Tunisia confirms Japanese project financing Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Wastewater

Abu Rawash wastewater award planned in March Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Commercial bids for Egypt wastewater treatment plant to be opened in first week of March

Water reservoir

Banks await award on Qatar’s mega-reservoirs Subscription

16 February 2015 | By

Project opens up opportunities for contractor financing

Power

Kuwait must deliver on PPP programme

10 February 2015 | By

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

Acwa Power Barka raises funding for phase 2 expansion

Acwa Power Barka raises phase 2 funding Subscription

14 January 2015 | By

Local banks provide financing for IWPP

Water pipelines

Al-Khalij funds Qatar reservoir pipelines Subscription

9 December 2014 | By

Finance covers reservoir pipelines recently awarded to a contracting joint venture

Power

Abu Dhabi’s Mirfa power and water project reaches financial close Subscription

7 October 2014 | By ,

Approximately $1.2bn-worth of debt raised

Bahrain water projects

Finance is major challenge for Bahrain’s water sector Subscription

29 September 2014 | By ,

Population is growing by 3 per cent a year

Water trends

Middle East contracts awarded Jan 15

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2015 Video Subscription

3 February 2015

Over $7bn of contracts awarded in January in the Middle East

Desalination

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

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

20 January 2015 | By

CEO of the newly formed company, Samir Brikho speaks to MEED

Middle East contract awards December 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: December 2014 Video Subscription

7 January 2015

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in December in the Middle East

Middle East contracts October 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2014 Video Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $13bn of contracts awarded in October in the Middle East

November contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: November 2014 Video Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in November in the Middle East

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

20 November 2014 | By ,

The emirate is targeting nationals in its reform of power and water subsidies

Middle East contracts September 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2014 Video Subscription

16 October 2014

Over $2bn of contracts awarded in September in the Middle East

Lebanon water demand

Beirut’s water supply challenge Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

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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MEED commentary

Philippa Wilkinson

Oman continues high capital spend

3 March 2015

Key projects will go forward in 2015

Qatar

Qatar turns focus to World Cup

24 February 2015 | By

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions

Power

Kuwait must deliver on PPP programme

10 February 2015 | By

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

11 December 2014 | By

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

11 December 2014 | By

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

27 November 2014 | By

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

20 November 2014 | By

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

13 November 2014 | By

It will be interesting to see when the other GCC states will follow suit

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Special reports

Desalination

Power and water: Dubai leads on water reuse Subscription

17 July 2014

Several water authorities in the GCC have had to take remedial action in recent years to prevent supply shortages occurring in the summer months

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Water presentations

Top 10 projects

Q2 Rank Project Name Country Contract value ($m)
1 Souk Tleta Dam Algeria 1,100
2 Yanbu Desalination Plant: Phase 3 Saudi Arabia 1,000
3 Bakhtiyari Dam Iran 865
4 Jeddah Water Storage Programme Saudi Arabia 586
5 Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme:
Pumping Stations
UAE 572
6 Jizan Refinery IGCC Power Plant: Water Intake Facility Saudi Arabia 550
7 Mecca Strategic Reservoirs 1 Saudi Arabia 500
8 Fujairah Water Distribution Network: Lot-A UAE 450
9 Al Zour North IWPP: Phase 1: Water Desalination Plant Kuwait 437
10 Yanbu-Al-Madinah Water Transmission System: Phase 3 Saudi Arabia 426
Click through to the full data table on the water sector's biggest projects in execution
Click through to MEED's Q3 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: November 2014

Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Kuwait five-year plan boosts index Subscription

3 March 2015

Six per cent rise in Kuwait market contributes to Gulf Projects Index growth

Gulf projects index

UAE leads Gulf index decline Subscription

24 February 2015

Region’s second-biggest projects market drops by 3 per cent

Gulf projects index

Gulf index slides on low oil prices Subscription

9 February 2015

Iraq and UAE only countries to record strong growth in projects markets

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People

John Abi-Hanna Subscription

27 July 2014

John Abi-Hanna is business development director, water, Middle East for Black & Veatch

Reginald Randall Subscription

30 June 2014

Reginald Randall is CEO, Masafi UAE

Saeed Mohammed al-Tayer Subscription

27 January 2014

Saeed Mohammed al-Tayer is managing director and CEO, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

Suhaila Marafi Subscription

14 January 2014

Suhaila Marafi is director of studies & research, Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

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Andrew Roscoe
Power & Water Editor


Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0237
Email: andrew.roscoe@meed.com

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