Bahrain Water Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2390696
  • January 2013
  • Region: Bahrain
  • 46 pages
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Of all the Gulf states, Bahrain is considered the most challenging from a risk perspective, and 2013 must see an improvement in the overall investment climate if the authorities are to stand a chance of achieving their water expansion targets. Positively, there is movement on the creation of a long-term water and power sector masterplan, which should determine the Kingdom's priorities for these vital sectors - and should at least provide a glimpse of what the future sector will look like. Despite residual concerns that the government - anxious to keep its support base happy - is prepared to sacrifice vital projects, such as a planned pumping station in a heavily populated area, BMI expects the leadership to provide greater reassurance to investors that it supports major water sector projects.

The key trends and developments in Bahrain's water sector are:

Bahrain has still to regain its status as an attractive investment destination after the political unrest of 2011. However, a semblance of stability has returned to the marketplace, and there are signs that international water companies are looking with more interest at opportunities in Bahrain, whether in wastewater, desalination or pipelines and networks. The government is mindful of the deterioration of its political risk profile and has sought to reassure investors that past problems will not render the country a no-go area for investors and that its infrastructure needs will continue to put a series of opportunities and contract awards in the paths of private investors. There have been no material moves against foreign companies, and BMI does not expect the coming year to witness any such measures.

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Political 7

Economic 8

Business Environment 9

Industry Forecast 10
Table: Bahrain, Water Industry, 2008-2016 10
Table: Water Production By Station, 2007-2009 (mn Gallons) 10

Macroeconomic Forecasts 12

Economic Outlook 12
Table: Bahrain - Economic Activity 18

Industry Risk Reward Ratings 19

Regional Ratings 19
Table: Regional Infrastructure Business Environment Ratings 24

Market Overview 25

Sectors 25

Regulatory Development 30

Competitive Landscape 31

Company Profile 36

Suez Environment (SE) 36

Demographic Forecast 38

Bahrain Demographic Data 38
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 39
Table: Bahrain's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 40
Table: Bahrain's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 41
Table: Bahrain's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 41

Methodology 42

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 42

Infrastructure Risk/Reward Ratings 43
Table: Infrastructure Business Environment Indicators 44

Project Finance Ratings 45

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