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Excitement Increases over Bids for Shuweihat
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 17 April 2001

Bidding proposals submitted for the Shuweihat water and electricity project have been opened. The Shuweihat project is the third, and so far largest, independent water and power project planned for the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Watertight Deal for Taweelah
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 06 February 2001

Financing for the Taweelah A1 power and water project has been completed. Bidding is now underway for the Shuweihat project, which will be the third independent power and water project within the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Power and Water Projects Surge Ahead
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 28 November 2000

Financing for the ambitious Taweelah A1 power and water project is reported to be almost finalized. In addition, plans for a third power and desalination plant at Shuweihat are underway. Its expected capacity is around 1,500 megawatts and 100 million gallons per day.

Overview (October 2000)
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 10 October 2000

Including: Origins of Law; Court System; Security; Foreign Ownership; Interest Charges; Consents and Licences; Abu Dhabi's Privatization Laws

Powering the Move to Private Funding
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 25 July 2000

In the Middle East most public utility projects are financed by public funds, but the Emirate of Abu Dhabi is leading the way in encouraging private investment. This has begun with moves to privatize power generation and water desalination. It is hoped that the projects underway in Abu Dhabi will increase momentum for policy and law reforms across the region.

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