Business Monitor International


Saudi Arabia Water Report

Published 01 April 2014

  • 55 pages
 
$1,295.00
Saudi Arabia Water Report

Saudi Arabia has solidified its position as a major player in the global water infrastructure market, as it has begun to alleviate the pressure on its limited water resources caused by economic and population growth. However, water shortages could still occur, and the effects of industrial over-consumption will continue to intensify. In addition to the basic provision of water services to the public, an expansionary economic policy, active construction sector and water intensive operational developments in the oil and gas industry create an increased urgency. In order to cater for this, the government must ramp up its already-impressive project pipeline for the sector.

Backed by a multi-billion dollar infrastructure expenditure programme, Saudi Arabia is ploughing resources into its water sector and prioritising contractor awards across the key desalination, waste water and network areas. The government is planning to invest around SAR134bn (US$35.72bn) in several water and electricity projects in 2014. SAR100bn (US$26.65bn) will be invested in power projects and SAR34bn (US$9.06bn) for water projects, according to Water and Electricity Minister Abdul Rahman al-Hussein. The projects will be funded through an interest-free government loan of SAR70bn (US$18.66bn) and by local banks and private sector investments. The government is also planning to divide its state-owned Saudi Electricity Company into four different firms in a bid to manage and fulfil the demands of the new projects.

The most favourable aspect of the Saudi landscape is the abundance of liquidity and the willingness of key projects sponsors and utilities to furnish this on what is a critical economic sector in a country where water resources are highly restricted yet demand continues to grow. The increasing attractiveness of the Saudi water sector is highlighted by the widespread international interest it generates, and the fact that various international water management and water infrastructure...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
9
Water
9
Political
11
Economic
13
Business Environment
14
Industry Forecast
15
Water Extraction
16
Table: Water Extraction, 2011-2018
17
Water Consumption
17
Table: Water Consumption, 2011-2018
19
Water Treatment & Sanitation
19
Table: Waste Water, 2011-2018
20
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
21
Table: Middle East & Africa Water Risk/Reward Ratings
21
Rewards
21
Risks
22
Market Overview
23
Water Supply & Consumption
23
Industrial & Agricultural Water Consumption
24
Distribution
25
Table: Subscribers By Region
26
Treatment & Sanitation
27
Regulations & Water Tariffs
28
Industry Trends And Developments
31
Table: Water Projects
34
Competitive Landscape
37
Ministry Of Water And Electricity
37
Saline Water Conversion Corporation
37
National Water And Electricity Company
37
Power And Water Utility For Jubail And Yanbu
38
API
38
Foreign Players
38
Global Industry Overview
40
Demographic Forecast
43
Table: Saudi Arabia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
44
Table: Saudi Arabia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
45
Table: Saudi Arabia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
46
Table: Saudi Arabia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
46
Methodology
47
Industry Forecast Methodology
47
Sources
49
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
49
Table: Water Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
50
Table: Weighting of Indicators (%)
52

The Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia.

BMI's Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent water industry forecasts for Saudi Arabia to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Saudi water industry.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in Saudi Arabia through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.

Coverage

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-2018 for all key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions. Indicators include extraction, consumption and treatment.

Market Overview

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.

Competitive Landscape

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.

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