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Water & Wastewater

MEED Mena Water 2014

Masdar will begin evaluating various techniques for desalination using renewable energy at four pilot sustainable desalination projects from early 2015

Masdar pilots sustainable desalination

9 December 2014 | By

Four projects to evaluate different technologies

New projects

Dubai Municipality is planning to build a deep-sewer tunnel and network in the Deira area of the emirate

Dubai plans Deira deep-sewer tunnel Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Project will be similar to Abu Dhabi’s Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Programme

Ras Laffan Industrial City

Deadline extended for Ras Laffan water project Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Bids now due in late February for reverse osmosis facility

Pumping station

Delays on Musaimeer Pumping Station tender Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Qatar expected to issue main contract tender in early 2015

Ras al-Khaimah opens prequalifications for sewerage rehabilitation

Ras al-Khaimah invites prequalification for sewerage rehabilitation Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Prequalification deadline for consultancy contract is 1 February

Wastewater treatment

Qatar tenders third phase of industrial wastewater scheme Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Pre-contract design and consultancy bids due on 11 January

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

Masdar will begin evaluating various techniques for desalination using renewable energy at four pilot sustainable desalination projects from early 2015

Masdar pilots sustainable desalination

9 December 2014 | By

Four projects to evaluate different technologies

Jordan plans $74m wastewater pipeline

Jordan plans $74m wastewater pipeline Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

Amman inviting expressions of interest for consultancy contracts

Project bids

Water treatment plant

Oman retenders water treatment plant Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

Bids for Wadi Dayqah water treatment plant were originally submitted in mid-2013

Oman invites bids for Sohar wastewater treatment plant

Oman invites bids for Sohar wastewater treatment plant Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Tebodin bids low for supervision services contract

Oman invites bids for Sohar port desalination plant

Oman invites bids for Sohar port desalination plant Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Prequalified companies bidding for consultancy and construction contracts

Oman extends bid deadline for water distribution deal

Oman extends bid deadline for water distribution deal Subscription

12 November 2014 | By

Project part of sultanate’s plan to upgrade transmission infrastructure

Oman to award Seeb sewer network package

Oman to award Seeb sewer network package Subscription

11 November 2014 | By

Galfar Engineering emerges as low bidder

Wastewater

Oman evaluating bids for al-Ansab extension Subscription

10 November 2014 | By

Haya to award contract in early 2015

Desalination plant

Oman aims to award independent water project by December Subscription

27 October 2014 | By

Six consortiums submitted bids for the Qurayyat scheme

Pumping station

Kuwait tenders pumping station operations Subscription

27 October 2014 | By

Closing date for Mushrif Pumping station contract 9 December 2014

Project awards

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

Wastewater

Living Legends Dubailand wastewater contract awarded Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

Metito wins deal for sewage treatment plant

Adwea peak water supply

Suez Environment wins major Abu Dhabi and Oman contracts Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

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

Financing

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

Oman Wadi Dayqah dam

Islamic Development Bank to finance Oman water scheme Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Project will supply water to certain areas in Oman

Kurdistan prioritises water projects worth $2.8bn Subscription

9 June 2014 | By

Schemes include $600m Erbil treatment plant and $276m Suleimaniyah wastewater plant

Water trends

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

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Video Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded June 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2014 Video Subscription

31 July 2014

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

Additional capacity requirements 2013-20

Mirfa IWPP marks first private utility award of the year Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Three independent utility schemes were awarded in 2013

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Video Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Video Subscription

17 April 2014

Over $12bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

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MEED commentary

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

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space

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

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

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

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

13 November 2014 | By

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

Desalination

Water remains a challenge for arid Gulf Subscription

2 October 2014 | By

Population growth is creating new supply problems for governments to overcome

Desalination plant

Case strengthens for water reuse Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

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

5 June 2014

Proposed changes to Kuwait’s IWPP law will reduce the PTB’s role in the country’s power sector

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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

Power and water

Power & Water: Region races to build capacity Subscription

13 January 2014

Over the next decade, the countries of the Middle East will have to build an enormous amount of new electricity-generating capacity to keep pace with demand

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Water presentations

Wastewater

Webinar: Project opportunities in GCC wastewater Subscription

15 May 2012

Join MEED for an exclusive online seminar looking at the Gulf wastewater sector

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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

Little change as states remain cautious Subscription

11 December 2014

Governments are engaging in more strategic planning to counter the impact of falling oil prices

Gulf projects index

Qatar and UAE buoy Gulf index Subscription

27 November 2014

All other Gulf countries except Oman record declines in value

Gulf Projects Index

Gulf index falls back to September levels Subscription

30 October 2014

UAE and Qatar record biggest declines in value of 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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Tenders

Egypt: Water treatment works Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Carrying out a water treatment package for the a super critical power plant project

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