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  • 3 Feb 2020- 07:51 by Local Press Report NEOM The National Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, plans to use solar energy to desalinate water in the planned $500 billion (Dh1.8 trillion) sustainable city of Neom. The "solar dome", which consists of an array of mirrors, will
  • 20 Nov 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg The attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil plant in September added urgency to the kingdom’s push to shore up another key vulnerability: water. The country’s daily water consumption exceeds its storage capacity, and millions of people could go
  • 22 Jul 2018- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Info RIDAYH, Saudi Arabia Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), a Suadia Arabia government corporation has engaged ACCIONA Agua to build the Al Khobar desalination plant in Khobar on the country's east coast, about 400 kilometres from Riyadh. This EPC
  • 29 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia After a year of negotiation, the Namibian government is taking the final steps toward acquiring a desalination plant built by French nuclear energy giant Areva, an official said this week. Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
  • 13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said last week that the country was postponing shale gas exploration activities, and claimed that there may not in fact be any shale reserves in Romania after all. He told the Antena 3 news station
  • 23 Sep 2014- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Saudi government last week rolled out a plan to carry out $400 million USD worth of water projects in kingdom’s Jazan region. The projects include construction of water reservoirs with a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters each,
  • 3 Sep 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Limited availability of freshwater could become a stumbling block to the growing shale gas sector, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based World Resource Institute (WRI). The report, “ Global Shale Gas
  • 24 Jun 2014- 10:05 by Local Press Report RIYADH Zawya Drake & Scull Saudi Arabia, a wholly- owned subsidiary of Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of general contracting, mechanical, electrical
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Electricity and Water last week announced plans for $164 million USD worth of water and sanitation projects throughout the country. The projects include bringing desalinated water to Al Kharaj governorate;
  • 28 May 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq) last week signed an agreement with Marafiq-Saur Operation and Maintenance Company (MASA) to operate and maintain its water and wastewater networks and
  • 24 Apr 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dubai has tendered a $41 million USD project to expand Al Owair Wastewater Treatment Plant, Dubai municipal officials said this week. The project will increase the plant’s capacity to 65,000 cubic meters per day. The contract
  • 17 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Suez Environment subsidiary Degremont has won a contract to provide water treatment units for two of Brazilian energy company Petrobras’ FPSO (floating production and storage offloading) vessels. The value of the engineering and
  • 26 Mar 2014- 09:37 by Local Press Report JEDDAH Saudi Gazette National Water Co. (NWC), Saudi Arabia’s largest supplier, is planning SR2 billion ($533 million) of water-infrastructure projects in the tourist area of Taif, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The utility is working to increase capacity
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency
  • 10 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Officials at Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) are discussing future desalination projects with Japanese company officials, according to an SWCC official. “SWCC officials discussed a number of desalination

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