- Published: August 2011
- Region: Bahrain
Bahrain Water Report Q1 2012
- Published: February 2012
- Region: Bahrain
- 41 Pages
- Business Monitor International
Business Monitor International's Bahrain Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, utilities associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Bahrain's water industry.
BMI View: The government must make a serious effort in 2012 to inject renewed momentum into its water sector, focusing on critical wastewater treatment plant capacity additions and – a big plus – the first onset of supplies from the Al Dur independent water and power project, with an initial 48mn gallons a day (g/d) capacity rising to 96mn g/d at the end of the four-phase project. The increase in treated sewage effluent (TSE) – expected to double from the current 200,000 m3/d level within the next 10-15 years – will furnish further supply, staving off serious water shortages.
Key themes to highlight for Bahrain’s water sector:
- In 2012, the Bahraini authorities face a stiff challenge to re-engage the international investor community after a difficult year that saw political turmoil negatively impact the island’s business climate. The need to sustain momentum on centrepiece infrastructure projects will ensure continued commitment to making the investment climate inviting for water developers and contractors. With the Economic Development Board, under the tutelage of the reformist crown prince, making renewed efforts to push reform, foreign companies will enjoy a level playing field in a water sector that remains open.
- Efforts to support public private partnership (PPP) water schemes were affected by the Arab Spring political protests, which diverted the authorities from pushing key economic development projects. But we expect 2012 to see a return of focus on PPP and private-led power and water projects.
With evidence of greater support behind some key wastewater projects and a renewed impetus on privately financed desalination projects, BMI envisages an increase in desalinated water supplies in the next five years, with reverse osmosis production breaking the 28,000mn gallon level by 2016, compared to 24,526mn gallons in 2011. The government’s long-term focus on hiking desalination capacity will see its initial manifestation at the Al Dur plant, with first production coming on stream in Q112. Multi-stage flash desalination will break the 35,000mn gallon barrier in 2016. This positive outlook will be supported by increased wastewater treatment effluent, which the government expects to break the 500,000 m3/d mark by 2030, more than double current capacity levels. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
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