"United Arab Emirates Water Report Q3 2012" now available at Fast Market Research

Recently published research from Business Monitor International, "United Arab Emirates Water Report Q3 2012", is now available at Fast Market Research
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Aug. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- BMI View: Dubai's commitment to private models of delivery in the utilities sector has been thrown into doubt following its Q212 decision to cancel a long-planned IPP. Consequently, should the emirate ever seek to implement the PPP model to bring new desalination capacity on-stream, it may well find that developers are now unwilling to take on the risk. This does not, however, negate Dubai's decision to rationalise water usage through the implementation of slab tariffs, which have had an immediate impact on the emirate's demand situation.

Key themes to highlight for UAE's water sector:

* In early Q212, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) scrapped the emirate's debut independent power project (IPP) at Hassyan, claiming that the authorities had simply overestimated the need for additional generating capacity. For those companies who went through the laborious process of submitting bids, such a peremptory move - one that should have been foreseen by DEWA - will be highly frustrating and is representative of a flawed business climate. For international water companies cautiously eyeing the market in Dubai - as opposed to private investor-friendly Abu Dhabi - it will confirm their worst suspicions about the emirate's supposed conversion to a public-private business model.
* Abu Dhabi's continued commitment to developing independent water and power projects (IWPPs) - with a new tendering process for the planned Mirfa power and water plant having been launched in Q212 - suggests that other parts of the seven-emirate federation are accommodating places in which international investors can to do business in the water sector. Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) is readying requests for qualification (RFQs) for construction of the new plant - which will have 60mn gallons a day (g/d) capacity - for release early in Q3. First up, it will solicit financial, legal and technical proposals.
* Evidently, Dubai has become better at water conservation, meaning there is less need to rely on international developers. Equally evident is that the UAE's experiment with water tariffs, first levied on nationals in 2011, appears to be having an impact on water usage rates. This will clearly affect demand going forward, and the way in which DEWA and others will plan for expansion. For developers, this will clearly be significant when calculating investment decisions.
* The tapering of Dubai's 2011 water demand, estimated by DEWA to have declined by 2.5%, suggests that caution should be exercised with regard to the UAE's water consumption outlook in future years. The introduction of the slab tariff for the first time in 2011 has clearly resulted in greater rationalisation. However, Abu Dhabi should record a rise in demand, estimated at 8% per annum over the period to 2016. By 2016, BMI expects water production to rise above 200,000mn gallons, from just 161,653mn g/d in 2012. ADWEA's latest IWPP at Mirfa, is a welcome addition to the emirate's roster of privately operated desalination plants. We remain confident that, overall, the UAE will balance its demand/supply equation.

Full Report Details at
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Report Table of Contents:

SWOT Analysis
- United Arab Emirates Water Industry SWOT
- United Arab Emirates Political SWOT
- United Arab Emirates Economic SWOT
- United Arab Emirates Business Environment SWOT
Market Overview
- Domestic Competitive Landscape
- Northern Emirates/Sharjah
Pricing Mechanisms And Regulatory Framework
- Tariffs
- Table: ADWEA's Water Tariffs
- Desalination
- Wastewater Treatment
- Water Systems/Pipelines
Major Projects
- Wastewater Treatment
- Water Pipelines/Systems
- Key Projects
- Table: Major Projects - Water
Industry Forecast Scenario
- Table: UAE - Water Industry Historical Data And Industry Forecasts, 2008-2016
- Table: UAE - Water Data by City ('000 cubic metres)
- Table: Annual Water Production by Region (MG)
- Table: UAE - Annual Water Supply By Company (MG) 1999-2006
Regional Risk Reward Ratings
- Table: Regional Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings
Macroeconomic Data
- Table: United Arab Emirates - Economic Activity
Company Profiles
- Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA)
- Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA)
- Suez Environnement
- Veolia Water
BMI Water Forecast Modelling
- How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
- Sources
- Business Environment Ratings
- Ratings Overview
- Table: Infrastructure Business Environment Indicators
- Project Finance Ratings Methodology
- Table: Design And Construction Phase
- Table: Commissioning And Operating Phase - Commercial Construction
- Table: Commissioning And Operating Phase - Energy And Utilities
- Table: Commissioning And Operating Phase - Transport

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