- Language: English
- 38 Pages
- Published: September 2013
- Region: Algeria
United Arab Emirates Water Market Insight
- Published: August 2013
- Region: United Arab Emirates
- 61 Pages
- Global Water Intelligence
In the United Arab Emirates, poor renewable supplies, high per capita water use and a surplus of oil money combine to make an attractive market. There is a prolific market for water and wastewater projects and the UAE has one of the longest track records for privately financed desalination and wastewater treatment projects.
On top of this, water demand is expected to increase by 81% by 2030 – this market insight report is an essential handbook to the emerging opportunities in this sector. We predict that capital expenditure will double from $1.2 billion in 2011 to $2.7 billion, so now is the time to plan your involvement in this sector.
United Arab Emirates Water Market Insight includes in-depth analysis of the water sector structure, challenges and opportunities as well as a regulations guide and full list of utilities in the UAE.
Market drivers and opportunities
This report looks at opportunities in the UAE in two sections – Abu Dhabi and outside Abu Dhabi.
Not only is Abu Dhabi the biggest spender on water and wastewater infrastructure in the Emirate, but it also has a long history of dealing with the international private sector, making this a very attractive market for international water companies looking to expand their business into new region.
Global Water Intelligence Market Insight: UAE will pinpoint the biggest avenues of opportunity for the private sector:
- Private Finance Market – Abu Dhabi regularly taps the private finance market. We will identify the types of projects going out to tender, the best projects for your involvement and show you exactly how those contracts are procured.
- Renewable Energy Generation – There is a new interest in nuclear, solar and other forms of renewable energy generation as Abu Dhabi needs to sell as much oil on the open market as possible over the next few years. Inevitably this will have an effect on the water industry – we show you exactly what trends and opportunities this development is creating, so you can see if decide if this market driver offers prospects for your business.
- Advanced wastewater treatment – we look at how the regulations in Abu Dhabi have affected the adoption of higher levels of wastewater treatment and will predict potential avenues of opportunity for advanced wastewater treatment in this market – so you can be sure to capitalise on emerging trends.
The report investigates, in great depth, how ‘The National Strategy and Action Plan for Environmental Health 2009’ has affected drinking water regulations on the UAE – on either federate of emirate level – and how these regulations will affect how you do business in this market.
This chapter includes:
- Regulatory framework for drinking water, wastewater discharge and reuse
- Drinking water quality regulations
- Municipal and industrial wastewater quality regulations
- Water reuse regulations
- Implementation of regulations and compliance
- Water in industry
- Future regulatory scenario and conclusions
- List of laws, standards and policies - both in their native language and English, with internet links for easy location
This market insight report gives you invaluable advice from industry insiders on how to do business in this country, so you can break into the market or increase your existing presence.
By interviewing experts who have concrete experience in that country, we reveal how the market works in practice and give you strategies to successfully enter the supply chain, offering:
- Analysis of procurement processes and market penetration strategies
- Supply chain analysis
- A list of key water market players and who your potential partners or competitors will be
- Possible ways to enter the supply chain alongside the dominant market players
A database of all the utilities in the UAE.
We have already highlighted that there are increasing opportunities for the private sector in the UAE, and have given strategies for accessing these opportunities.
The final part of this report will allow you to follow up this advice with concrete sales leads and a deep understanding of each water utility and its service. We give you direct access to and contacts details for each utility and the decision maker where possible.
For each utility you will receive the following information:
- Utility name
- General email address
- Water services
- Wastewater services
- Drainage/stormwater service
- Other services
- Service area type
- Service area description
- Ownership type
- Name of the owner/contract operator
- Population served water (number)
- Population served wastewater (number)
- Water connections (number)
- Wastewater connections (number)
- Water pipe network (km)
- Wastewater pipe network (km)
- Name of Head of the organisation
- Job title
- Phone number
Forecasts and Datasets
Accompanying spreadsheets and datasets
The report is accompanied by two spreadsheets, which contain the market forecast and additional datasets.
Market Forecast Spreadsheets
The market forecast spreadsheet brings together the forecast information from the end of the market section of the report, so that you can manipulate the information.
The forecasts included are:
- Utility capital expenditure by spending area.
- Industrial capital expenditure by industry.
- Utility equipment capital expenditure by equipment line.
- Industrial equipment capital expenditure by equipment line.
- Utility water and wastewater operating expenditure.
- Utility and industrial expenditure on chemicals.
The datasets spreadsheet provides the following supplementary information to the report, as appropriate for the country.
Water and wastewater indicators.
- A dataset that gives context to the report by quantifying the level of utility coverage. See the Indicators of utility service coverage section on the following page for full details.
Water and wastewater utilities.
- A dataset of utilities that serve more then 50,000 people. Where available, data fields include state/region/province and city (where applicable), utility name, address, phone, website, general email address, water services, wastewater services, drainage / stormwater service, other services, service area type, service area description, ownership type , name of owner / contract operator (when there is private sector involvement), population served water, population served wastewater , water connections , wastewater connections , water pipe network length, wastewater pipe network length, head of organisation name, job title, email address and phone number.
- A dataset of awarded contracts with some degree of private sector participation. Where available, data fields include start year, end year, contract type (e.g. O&M), contract scope, contract name, private company, water population served, wastewater population served, water capacity, wastewater capacity, stake held by company, project type (e.g. BOT), contract length (years), contract value, expected cost, client.
Tracked desalination projects.
- A dataset of potential projects yet to be awarded from the Global Water Intelligence desalination tracker. Where available, data fields include project name, capacity, expected cost, project description, client, project structure and current status.
Tracked reuse projects.
- A dataset of potential projects yet to be awarded from the Global Water Intelligence reuse tracker. Where available, data fields include project name, capacity, expected cost, project description, client, project structure and current status.
Drinking water regulations.
- Data tables of drinking water regulatory standards, including both the substance names from the original sources and standardised IUPAC names for ease of reference.
Wastewater discharge regulations.
- Data tables of drinking water regulatory standards, including both the substance names from the original sources and standardised IUPAC names for ease of reference. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
Accompanying spreadsheets and datasets
Utility and industrial forecast category definitions
Indicators of utility service coverage
Indicators of water service coverage
Indicators of wastewater service coverage
1. United Arab Emirates - Market
1.1 Overview of indicators
Figure 1.1 Population projections, 2010-2020
Figure 1.2 Economic indicators
1.2 Context and overview of challenges
1.3 Water sector organisation and structure
1.3.1 Government ministries and agencies
126.96.36.199 Supply, water transmission and distribution
1.3.2 Water and wastewater companies
188.8.131.52 Regulated water-generating companies
184.108.40.206 Regulated wastewater treatment companies
1.3.3 Structure of water supply in Abu Dhabi
Figure 1.3 Organisation of the water and electricity sector in Abu Dhabi
1.4 Government’s water strategy
1.4.1 Plan Abu Dhabi 2030
1.4.2 Waterwise and demand management
1.4.3 Renewable energy
1.5 Water availability and demand
1.5.1 Water availability
Figure 1.4 Estimated renewable water resources in Abu Dhabi, 2013
1.5.2 Sectoral water demand
Figure 1.5 Water sources and water use in Abu Dhabi, 2007
Figure 1.6 Potable water consumption by sector in Abu Dhabi, 2009
1.5.3 Supply to the Northern Emirates
Figure 1.7 ADWEC’s estimated peak daily demand from Abu Dhabi and Northern Emirates, 2011-2030
1.6 Municipal water and wastewater
Figure 1.8 Water supply indicators
Figure 1.9 Wastewater indicators
1.6.1 Water treatment
Figure 1.10 The largest desalination plants in Abu Dhabi
1.6.3 Wastewater treatment
Figure 1.11 Treated sewage effluent quality at the Mafraq WWTP, 2007
Figure 1.12 Largest WWTPs in Abu Dhabi
1.6.4 Water reuse
1.7 Water finance
1.7.1 Funding sources
Figure 1.13 Water tariff rates in Abu Dhabi
220.127.116.11 Government subsidy
1.7.2 Capital expenditure
1.7.3 Operating expenditure
1.8 Private sector participation
1.8.1 Independent water and power projects
1.8.2 Wastewater BOOs
1.8.3 Wastewater network operation
Figure 1.14 Abu Dhabi’s wastewater infrastructure areas
1.9 Procurement process for water and wastewater infrastructure
1.9.1 Private sector contract models
Figure 1.15 Typical BOO contract structure
18.104.22.168 Bidding and award
1.10 Supply chain
1.10.1 Consulting engineers
Figure 1.16 Private developers in Abu Dhabi
1.10.4 Private operators
22.214.171.124 Private plant operators
Figure 1.17 Private plant operators in Abu Dhabi
126.96.36.199 Wastewater network operators
1.10.5 Equipment suppliers
1.11 Current and future key projects
1.11.1 Current projects
1.11.2 Future projects
1.12 Future market directions
1.12.2 Notes on the market forecast
1.13 Market forecast
Figure 1.18 Market forecast, 2011-2018
Figure 1.19 Market forecast breakdown, 2013
Figure 1.20 Market forecast data, 2011-2018
Figure 1.21 Industrial markets, 2013-2017
2. United Arab Emirates - Regulations
2.1 The United Arab Emirates - Introduction
2.1.1 Challenges in water sector in the UAE
2.1.2 Federal government bodies and agencies involved in the water sector in the UAE
2.1.3 Differences in procurement practices
2.1.4 Future plans in the UAE United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi - Regulations
2.2 Regulatory framework for drinking water, wastewater discharge and reuse
Figure 2.1 Government bodies: Drinking water, wastewater discharge and reuse regulation in Abu Dhabi Emirate
2.2.1 Main government bodies
2.2.2 Relevant legislation
Figure 2.2 Legislation related to the drinking water, wastewater and reuse water in the Abu Dhabi Emirate
2.3 Drinking water quality regulations
2.3.1 Drinking water quality standards
Figure 2.3 Users of desalinated water in Abu Dhabi 2008
Figure 2.4 Specifications for drinking water parameters, according to the WQR 2009
2.3.2 Implementation of regulations and compliance
Figure 2.5 Sampling frequencies at thermal desalination plant connection points
Figure 2.6 Water quality performance indicators in 2009
Figure 2.7 Compliance in production, transmission and distribution in 2009
2.3.3 Future plans
2.4 Municipal and industrial wastewater quality regulations
2.4.1 Wastewater quality regulations
2.4.2 Wastewater discharge standards
Figure 2.8 Specifications for treated wastewater at point-of-discharge into the sea, according to PDE 1999
2.4.3 Industrial wastewater standards
Figure 2.9 Specifications for industrial wastewater, according to TEC 2010
2.4.4 Implementation of regulations and compliance
2.4.5 Monitoring and sampling
2.4.6 Sewage sludge regulations
Figure 2.10 Biosolids quality according to RWB 2010
Figure 2.11 Criteria for biosolids stabilisation
2.4.7 Wastewater treatment technology in Abu Dhabi
Figure 2.12 Wastewater treatment in Abu Dhabi Emirate in 2009
2.4.8 Future plans
2.5 Water reuse regulations
2.5.1 Current regulatory framework
Figure 2.13 Current and future projected demand for water reuse in landscape irrigation
Figure 2.14 Treated wastewater quality standards for general and restricted use according to the RWB 2010
Figure 2.15 MAC of trace elements in treated wastewater used for irrigation
2.5.2 Implementation of regulations and compliance
2.5.3 Future plans
2.6 Water in industry: Oil and gas industry
Figure 2.16 ADNOC Group water facts for 2009
2.7 Future regulatory scenario and conclusions
2.8 List of laws, standards and policies in United Arab Emirates, Dubai - Regulations
2.9 Overview of the current situation in the water sector in Dubai
2.9.1 Main government bodies
Figure 2.17 Government bodies: Drinking water, wastewater discharge and reuse regulation in Dubai
2.9.2 Relevant legislation
Figure 2.18 Legislation related to the drinking water, wastewater and reuse water in the Dubai Emirate
2.10 Drinking water quality standards
Figure 2.19 Water consumption in Dubai in 2010
Figure 2.20 Installed desalination capacity and the demand for water in Dubai 2004 - 2009
2.10.1 Implementation of regulations and compliance
2.11 Wastewater quality regulations
2.11.1 Industrial wastewater quality regulations
188.8.131.52 Wastewater discharge standards
Figure 2.21 Specifications for treated wastewater parameters discharged into harbour, according to EN 5.0
Figure 2.22 Specifications for treated wastewater discharged into open sea/Gulf, according to DM and EN 5.0
Figure 2.23 Specifications for pre-treatment for industrial effluent discharged into DM’s sewerage system, according to EN 5.0
184.108.40.206 Sewage sludge regulations
Figure 2.24 Concentration limits for trace metals in the sewage sludge intended for disposal on land, EN 5.0
2.11.2 Implementation of regulations and compliance
Figure 2.25 Categories of EN 5.0 violations
2.11.3 Monitoring and sampling
2.11.4 Wastewater treatment technology in Dubai
2.12 Water reuse regulations
Figure 2.26 Quantity of treated wastewater used for irrigation 2007 - 2009
2.12.1 Current regulatory framework
Figure 2.27 MAC of substances in treated water used for irrigation according to the DM
Figure 2.28 Irrigation methods according to water class
2.13 Future regulatory scenario and conclusions
2.14 List of laws, standards and policies
3. United Arab Emirates - Utilities