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Saudi Arabia Water Report

Published 20 October 2014

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Saudi Arabia Water Report

BMI View: The Saudi Arabian water sector remains one of the most active in the region and offers some of the greatest opportunities to private sector participants. In particular, we highlight the continued growth in desalination projects and ongoing water reclamation developments as offering significant potential. However, the country continues to be constrained by limited fresh water resources and rising domestic and industrial demand. Desalination is expensive and requires vast electricity resources . M oreover , electricity generation itself uses significant volumes of water in the cooling processes for thermal generation, and although Saudi Arabia is increasing its solar generation, additional industrial demands are weighing down on water resources. 

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 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 groups are keen to enter the water sector in Saudi Arabia.

Japan recently announced it was seeking greater involvement, particularly via product distribution.

In some areas of the country, people consume as much as 500 litres of water a day - almost double the OECD average. In order to cater to this growing water demand - the development of alternative water supplies is a key priority in the country. To cater to these requirements, in 2014 and 2015, Saudi Arabia-based National Water Company (NWC) plans to implement over 30 water projects, worth more than SAR2bn (USD533mn) in Taif, Saudi Arabia. The projects will help increase coverage ratios in populated areas, raise operational efficiency and keep up with the demand for water and the provision of services according to best...

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: Wastewater, 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
Treatment & Sanitation
25
Regulations & Water Tariffs
26
Industry Trends And Developments
29
Table: Water Projects
32
Competitive Landscape
36
Ministry Of Water And Electricity
36
Saline Water Conversion Corporation
36
National Water And Electricity Company
36
API
37
Foreign Players
37
Global Industry Overview
38
Demographic Forecast
42
Table: Saudi Arabia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000)
43
Table: Saudi Arabia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total)
44
Table: Saudi Arabia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020
45
Table: Saudi Arabia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020
45
Methodology
46
Industry Forecast Methodology
46
Sources
48
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
48
Table: Water Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
49
Table: Weighting of Indicators
51

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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