According to data from NCB Capital, the UAE and Saudi Arabia jointly make up 90% of the GCC’s total water demand. The rise in demand for water in the region is significantly ahead of other emerging markets as well as the global average of 1.2%.
More than 40% of global desalination capacity is based in the Middle East with more than 25 million cubic metres per day being produced.
Over 2,100 visitors to Middle East Electricity 2010 were seeking water related products and services.
Top 10 GCC Power & Water Projects contributing to multi billion dollar investment programmes to increase capacity
(source: Utilities Middle East):
Kuwait: Shuaiba North Power and Desalination Plant (Actual value: US$1.27 billion)
Kuwait: Al-Zour Desalination Plant (Estimated value: US$3.6 billion)
Bahrain: Al Dur IWPP (Estimated value: US$2 billion)
Oman: Al Duqm IWPP (Estimated value: US$2 billion)
Qatar: Ras Girtas Power & Water Plant (Actual value: US$3.9 billion)
Qatar: Mesaieed Independent Power Plant (IPP) (Actual value: US$2.3 billion)
UAE: Hassayan power and desalination plant (Actual value: US$2 billion)
Saudi Arabia: Shuaiba power plant, stage 3 (Actual value: US$3 billion)
Saudi Arabia: Jizan Economic City (JEC) - Power Plant (Actual value: US$3.4 billion)
Saudi Arabia: Jubail IWPP (Actual value: US$2.5 billion)
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