BMI View: New power plants, desalination plants and reservoirs have all entered operation over the past few years, however, between now and the FIFA 2022 World Cup, billions of dollars of investment is still to be invested into boosting Qatar's water infrastructure. However , with a limited number of major projects in the pipeline, we highlight that over the longer term growth will moderate.
Qatar is one of the largest per capita water consumers in the world, with consumption levels quadruple that of the average European consumer. In order to cater to the vast consumption levels and limited freshwater reserves, the country is focusing on a massive reservoir-development project. At present five reservoirs are under construction or in the tendering process and more are in the pipeline. Desalination facilities and wastewater treatment projects are also seeing extensive investment under the auspices of various Ashghal development programmes and we expect this tripartite programme designed to boost the country's water availability will continue, offering numerous opportunities to water infrastructure companies. There are plans to make investments worth USD22bn in its power and water infrastructure up to 2020, according to the Qatar Electricity & Water Company (Kahramaa). Qatar has budgeted for USD4.1bn to be spent up to 2015 on electricity and water projects.
The water sector was one of the first to be targeted for investment in the country's infrastructure development plans. As such, much of the capacity expansion in electricity generation and water desalination has already been completed.
Qatar also aims to follow in the footsteps of its neighbour UAE and use solar power to fuel desalination plants. We believe this costly undertaking will enable the country to improve the availability of water, particularly for industrial and agricultural consumption, freeing up fresh water resources for domestic use and enabling them to be less over-used (and therefore...
The Qatar Water Report has been researched at source and features latest-available data covering public and private sector investment in all major water projects including water extraction, water distribution and water treatment and sanitation projects and also includes competitive intelligence. The report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s independent industry forecasts and analysis of latest industry news, trends and regulatory developments in Qatar.
BMI's Qatar Water Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the water industry in Qatar.
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BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into Water Extraction, Water Consumption and Water Treatment & Sanitation.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the water and wastewater sectors and the potential affects for industrial consumers, within the broader political, economic and business environment.
Industry & Economic Forecasts
Historic data series (2011-2012) and forecasts to end-2017 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions. Indicators include extraction, consumption and treatment.
Evaluation of the water industry in each state, with special emphasis on supply & consumption, distribution, treatment & sanitation, regulations & tariffs.
Industry Trends & Developments
Analysis of latest projects across the water infrastructure sector including Water and wastewater treatment plants, desalination facilities, mains water and sewage network expansions, dams, and hydropower plants.
Provides an overview of key government ministries overseeing the water sector together with regulatory organisations, alongside the central companies involved in water and wastewater distribution and treatment services in the country.