Water & Environment

Qatar plans to avert a water crisis

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Qatar has embarked on plans to build a 10 billion Qatari riyal (US$2.75 billion) mega-reservoir capable of holding seven days worth of fresh water to avert a potential crisis should its giant desalination plants that supply 99 per cent of the Gulf state's water fail.

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World’s largest RO facility nears completion

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A huge project is nearing completion next year to serve Algeria's second largest city.

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GCC lays out unified water strategy

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The recent Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit held in Abu Dhabi laid out an action plan for Gulf countries to combat water scarcity and diversify energy resource.

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Saudi signs new power and water project for US$4.2bn

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Saudi Arabia announced that it had signed contracts amounting to US$4.2bn for the construction of the Ras Az Zawr power and water plant, reported Saudi media.

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Water company awards US$2.44 billion power plant deal

Water company awards US$2.44 billion power plant deal

Saudi state-owned Saline Water Conversion Corp (SWCC) has awarded a US$2.44 billion power plant contract to a group led by China's Sepco III Electric Power Construction Corp, an industry source has been reported as saying. The group, which includes Saudi Arabia's Al Arrab Contracting Co, will build a 2,400 MW plant that will be integrated with a water desalination facility in Ras Azzour, on Saudi Arabia's Gulf coast. Sepco III and Al Arrab's bid was the lowest.

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