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Wastewater projects news


Egis wins Qatar projects Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

French firm to consult on wastewater site causing serious environmental problems


Doha finalises main trunk sewer deals

11 March 2015 | By

All remaining contracts to be awarded in 2015


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


Work starts on Kuwait wastewater project Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

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


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


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


Suez Environnement wins Egypt wastewater deal Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

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

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Market news


Bids for Egypt’s Abu Rawash plant due in December Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

The wastewater treatment facility will be procured using public-private partnership model

Desalination plant

Egypt plans three PPP desalination projects Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

First two are due to be tendered in March 2015

Sewage treatment plant under construction

Egypt looks to private sector for utilities investment Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Cairo is turning to public-private partnerships to develop sewage and desalination projects

Kuwait City

Kuwait PPP draft regulations on schedule Subscription

25 November 2014 | By

PTB will become executive authority named Public Authority for public-private partnerships

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Wastewater trends

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

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

Gulf projects index

Iraq conflict weighs on Gulf index Subscription

3 February 2015

Saudi Arabia, Oman and Iran only countries to record increases in value

Gulf projects index

Qatar the worst performer on Gulf index Subscription

20 January 2015

Qatar’s project market declines by 2.1 per cent after the scrapping of Al-Karaana project

Gulf projects index

Gulf index records modest growth Subscription

13 January 2015

Saudi Arabia’s projects market sees sole decline in region

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

Gulf Projects Index

Iran records biggest decline in five years Subscription

6 January 2015

Islamic Republic sees $15.8bn wiped off projects market

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

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Special reports



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Tadweer Waste Treatment Subscription

The company was set up as a joint venture with Dubai Municipality to meet the emirate’s need for a solid waste sorting and recycling facility

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