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INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
? Saudi Arabia plans water and power projects worth $12b:
? 3 power & water projects on the anvil in Oman
? Growth For Polish Water/Wastewater Treatment Market
? Middle East Water Industry Set To Witness Massive Growth
? Qatar signs deal for $3.8bn power project
? Saudi Arabia is set to expand the privatization of its desalination and
wastewater treatment sector to cover more cities in the country
? World demand for water treatment products to approach US$40 billion
? Iraq signs contract for power plants
INDIAN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
? Bhel awarded turnkey order for Bokaro TPS
? Jain Group plans mega power project in Orissa : 5,000 mw Targeted Over
Five Years -
? Krishnapatnam mega power project advances
? AND MANY MORE POWER PROJECTS
Water & Wastewater Treatment
? India : Rs 160 cr for sewage projects-
? Desilting Of Water Bodies
? Fluorosis Crippling Villagers In Punjab
Alcohols & Derivatives Industry
Drug Formulations Industry C
Iron & Steel Industry
? Using Microorganisms to Remove TCE from Water ? Dow Chemical And International Aid Partner to address global safe water
? GE Water & Process Technologies mobile water solutions help meet growing
water needs in UAE, Oman
? New Asia-Pacific Network launched to tackle Water Problems ? Asahi Kasei to start Chinese wastewater reuse service ? ELGA Process Water launches water treatment rental service ? Siemens reorganizes into four new segments to drive growth ? Siemens Buys Singapore Firm To Expand Water Treatment In South East
? Ultrafilter membrane distribution agreement for Siemens and inge ? Siemens provides membranes for safe drinking
? Siemens expands enhanced nutrient removal product Iine ? Veolia Water and Grameen Bank join for drinking water project in
? Canadian Companies Eyeing Indian Water Market Keenly ? Packaged Drinking Water Units (Bisleri and Coca-Cola) -Seek Sops ? Desalination Plant project in Gujarat Mobile units capable of treating even
the most turbid water
? Manila Water bidding for project in India Ultrafilter membrane distribution
agreement for Siemens and inge
New Products & Technologies
? Condensate separator for environmental discharge ? Clarifier to enhance flocculation process- Actiflo Turbo ? Siemens To Develop Innovative Seawater Desalination Technology ? Indonesia : Mobile units capable of treating even the most turbid water
? Success Story of Pakistani Engineers
? Japan may assist India in water and sanitation sector
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Saudi Arabia plans water and power projects worth $12b: Saudi Arabia has planned
more than $12 billion worth of water and power projects that will supply an additional 2.24 million cubic meters of water per day and 2,750 mega-watts of power in the next few years, a government official said.
The country is also set to privatize key government-owned assets and expects the total capital and operation investments value of desalination privatization projects to hit $43 billion over the next 20 years, according to Fehied Al Sharif, governor of Saudi's Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and chairman of the Privatization and Restructuring Team.
"The government has decided to privatise key government-owned assets under the guidance of the Supreme Economic Council. The water, wastewater and water desalination sectors have been put on top of the list," Al Sharif said at the Middle East Business Forum during the Singapore International Water Week.
Al Sharif said the projects will boost the water and power supply in the country, which will need 8.3 million cubic meters of fresh water per day and 70,000 mega-watts of power capacity by 2024.
So far, at least four independent water and power projects (IWPP) have been approved by the Supreme Economic Council. The first three projects worth $4.56 billion have already been financially closed and are now under "advance stage of construction." One of them will start production in February 2009.
The fourth project is expected to be worth over $3 billion and the bids for this venture will open this week. Other water transmission projects related to IWPP, estimated to be worth $4.5 billion, have also been planned and are now "under various stages of execution."
Apart from these, SWCC is also implementing various water projects: six satellite plants in different parts of the country at a cost of more than $216 million and a reverse osmosis plant in Jeddah worth $293 million. Two mobile plants on barge were also approved recently for Jeddah City, but the project cost was not specified.
Al Sharif encouraged the private sector to invest in Saudi and to get involved in their projects especially in the desalination industry, saying that the government is "fully committed" to increase private sector participation and offers a good investment climate. "In the present five-year plan of Saudi Arabia, significant changes in the policies have taken place to boost the desalination industry by the participation of the private sector," Al Sharif said.
"There are many incentives for the private sector that Saudi Arabia can offer. The private sector can be assured of the government's full commitment to the reform process. The potential investors can look for a reasonable return on their investment, flexible payment
terms, well-defined risk allocation responsibilities and obligations of both parties, fair and transparent bidding process," Al Sharif added.
3 power & water projects on the anvil in Oman
Three newly planned independent water & power projects and redevelopment of an existing power plant will substantially enhance availability of electricity in Oman in the coming years.
The new projects, one each at Salalah, Al Duqm and either at Barka or Sohar, are aimed at enhancing supply of power and water in Oman.
Mr Mohammed bin Abdullah al Mahrouqi chairman of Public Authority for Electricity & Water said that also, move is afoot for redeveloping Al Ghubrah power plant. He added that a new independent water & power project in Salalah would generate around 370 MW to 430 MW of power and over 15 million gallons of water per day. The project, which will be awarded before 2008 end, will start operation by 2010.
He said that another green field independent water & power project planned either in Sohar or Barka is expected to generate as much as 750 MW to 1000 MW of power and will be completed by 2011-2012.
He added that the independent water & power project proposed at Al Duqm will generate up to 1000 MW of power. This project, with a desalination plant, will be ready by 2014-2015.
Similarly, the redevelopment of the Al Ghubrah project will generate additional power of up to 500 MW and will see completion by 2011-2012.
Mr al Mahrouqi said that "The electricity and water sectors in Oman have great investment potential since it is open to foreign investment and committed to market liberalization." He added that the sector, which witnessed a power load growth of 6% to 8% in the last 3 years, has a comprehensive restructuring policy in place. Source- Asianwaterbusiness.com- June 2008
Growth for Polish Water/Wastewater Treatment Market
"The Polish water and wastewater sector is experiencing high growth due to a robust economy which has driven the industrial treatment sector," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Jenny Lieu. "Compliance with EU directives obliging the municipal and industrial sectors to address effluent quality coupled with a large influx of EU funds to finance the development of the water and wastewater sector are also positively impacting market expansion." New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Snapshot Study on the Polish Water and Wastewater Treatment Markets predicts the market earned revenues of $344 million in 2006 to reach $639.1 million in 2013. A wide range of opportunities exists for contractors, service providers, consultants as well as equipment and technology suppliers. Wastewater treatment is the most dynamic and top revenue earner in the Polish water and wastewater treatment market. Strong industrial performance and EU directives are continually promoting long term high growth trend in secondary, tertiary and sludge treatment technologies. Water technologies also exhibit growth potential, especially in the membrane technologies market, due to the continued expansion and requirement of advanced treatment solutions in the industrial and manufacturing sector. Source- Water Today, Mar-Apr. 2008, Vol. 1, No. 1, P. 20
Middle East Water Industry Set To Witness Massive Growth
Water supply industry across the Middle East would attract investment of some $100 billion over the next 10 years, according to industry experts, news agency WAM reported. 'Alongside power generation, water is the top priority for governments and the Middle East has one of the world's highest demands for clean water due to high population growth rates and economic diversification: said Sarah Woodbridge, Group Director at the Institute of International Research (IIR), Middle East: Conservative estimates project that in the Gulf Cooperation Council region $100bn of investment is necessary over the next 10 years to sustain continued economic growth: she added. Factors like rapidly teeming population, rapid urbanization and need for irrigation would continue to drive investment in water supply industry across the Middle East, the experts said. In Saudi Arabia, the world's largest producer of desalinated water, an estimated $53 billion is required to boost its desalination capacity to 10.7 million cubic meters per day (cmd) by 2020 to meet demand, said Abdullah AI-Husayn, Saudi Arabia's minister of water and electricity. Source- Water Today, Mar-Apr. 2008, Vol. 1, No. 1, P. 16
Qatar signs deal for $3.8bn power project Doha • Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Qatar
Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) together with a consortium of companies have joined force on a world-scale power and water project with a production capacity of 2,730 MW of electricity and 63 Million Gallons per Day (MIGD) of water. The Ras Laffan C plant to be located at Ras Laffan Industrial City is slated for completion by 2011 in phased manner. Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry H E Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah said the total project cost is estimated at $3.8bn QP and QEWC yesterday signed a joint venture agreement with a consortium of companies comprising French firm Suez Energy International and Mitsui of Japan to establish the Ras Girtas Power Company to build the facility.
QP has 15 percent stake in the company, QEWC 45 percent and the remainder 40 percent is owned by Suez Energy International and Mitsui. Under the Build-Operate-Own-