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Dubai extends deadline for 600MW power plant expansion

Dubai extends deadline for power plant expansion Subscription Required

22 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Work involves expanding existing M Station facility in Jebel Ali

Overhead power lines

Kuwait invites bids for overhead lines contract Subscription Required

22 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Eight contractors have been prequalified for the Kuwait overhead lines tender

Jordan cancels third round of renewables programme

Jordan cancels third round of renewables programme Subscription Required

20 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman also postpones submission date for second round until end of year

Tender for Saudi-Egypt power link delayed Subscription Required

20 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Construction tenders for 3,000MW link between Egypt and Saudi Arabia were scheduled to be issued in first quarter

Kuwait invites bids for major transformer station Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

10 groups invited to submit bids for Wafra project in Kuwait

Kuwait approves switching stations contract Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Local firm will supply and install high-voltage switching stations

Qatar invites bids for phase 12 of transmission programme Subscription Required

16 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Contractors invited to bid for multiple packages to expand country’s transmission and distribution infrastructure

Dewa awards contract for solar centre Subscription Required

16 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Innovation centre will be located at Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park

Acwa’s Ouarzazate solar plant project to win new investment Subscription Required

14 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

World Bank’s IFC considers equity stake in Moroccan project

Gazprom consortium tenders Badra oil field power grids development Subscription Required

13 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

Companies asked to submit bids for contract in eastern Iraq by 10 August

Tabreed consortium acquires district cooling firm in Abu Dhabi Subscription Required

10 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Consortium has acquired 30-year concession for Al-Maryah Island after acquiring district cooling firm

Oman power firm appoints advisers for $2.1bn debt raising Subscription Required

10 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Firms will act as joint financial advisers and arrangers for financing package

Firms wait for news on Abu Dhabi waste-to-energy project Subscription Required

9 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Construction contract originally scheduled to be awarded by end of 2013

International Finance Corporation invests in Acwa Power Subscription Required

8 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

International Finance Corporation move broadens Saudi company Acwa Power’s shareholder base

ABB wins Saudi electricity contract Subscription Required

7 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Swiss firm ABB will provide transformers for two power plants in Saudi Arabia

Iran nuclear talks enter final round Subscription Required

6 July 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Negotiators for Tehran and the world’s six most powerful governments are seeking a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear progarmme by 20 July

Dewa awards cabling contracts to local firms Subscription Required

6 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Firms will supply copper and aluminium power cables for Dewa distribution schemes

GDF Suez signs contract for Abu Dhabi Mirfa private power scheme Subscription Required

3 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Developer will hold a 20 per cent equity stake in the project

Nakheel appoints consultants for substation work Subscription Required

2 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Two consultants will oversee construction of eight substations

Dewa awards substation contract Subscription Required

2 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Substation will distribute power in the Jumeirah area of Dubai

Comment

Renewable energy

Saudi Arabia renewables plans falter

10 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

The future of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy is not clear

Egypt

Egypt moves ahead with key power projects

3 July 2014 | Updated: 7 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Energy projects top the agenda for Egypt’s new government with atomic power proposed as the main solution

Renewable energy

Jordan sets model for renewables

12 June 2014

Amman has progressed with 12 solar projects, paving the way for other countries in the region to follow suit

Kuwait

Amendment to IWPP law could sideline PTB

5 June 2014

Proposed changes to Kuwait’s IWPP law will reduce the PTB’s role in the country’s power sector

integrated solar combined-cycle plant

SEC drives green energy efforts Subscription Required

1 May 2014

Saudi utility company comes to the rescue to bolster kingdom’s lacklustre renewables programme

Power

Abu Dhabi edges closer to power shortage Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Without the addition of generation capacity, the emirate will struggle to address growing power demand

Private funding

Dubai looks to private funding Subscription Required

10 April 2014

The emirate is seeking to involve the private sector in its power and transport infrastructure sectors

Dubai solar commitments

Dubai committed to solar targets Subscription Required

20 March 2014

Progress on the emirate’s solar park shows it intends to remain a major player in the renewables market

Abu Dhabi power schemes

Progress needed on Abu Dhabi power plants Subscription Required

20 February 2014

The UAE capital must ensure delays on its power schemes do not erode its reserve margin

Energy

Focus switches to renewables Subscription Required

6 February 2014 | By Elizabeth Bains

The potential massive build-up in alternative energy capacity in the region will provide a much-needed boost to the renewables industry

Analysis

Additional capacity requirements 2013-20

Mirfa IWPP marks first private utility award of the year Subscription Required

9 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Three independent utility schemes were awarded in 2013

Power

GCC power contract awards up in 2014 Subscription Required

2 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project contract awards in power sector up 21 per cent year-on-year for first six months of 2014

Nuclear power

Egypt makes another tilt at nuclear power Subscription Required

30 June 2014 | By David Butter

President Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi named the El-Dabaa nuclear power among his priority national projects in his first speech following his inauguration. The challenge is making it a reality

Amman, capital city of Jordan

Amman moves on energy security Subscription Required

13 May 2014

Faced with rapidly rising demand for electricity and the disruption of cheap gas supplies from Egypt, Jordan has been making impressive progress with its alternative energy schemes in recent months

Abu Dhabi peak power demand forecast

Exports drive growth in Abu Dhabi electricity demand Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Abu Dhabi could face electricity shortfall by 2016 if extra capacity does not come online

Dimitris Tsitsiragos, regional vice-president, IFC

Interview: Dimitris Tsitsiragos, regional vice-president, IFC Subscription Required

4 March 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

The IFC’s head of Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa explains how the organisation is attracting private investment into the renewables sector

Alternatives: Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power plants have been adopted into the region’s energy portfolio

Region gears up for sustainable energy boom Subscription Required

6 February 2014 | By Ed James

With Middle East governments committed to 2020 power targets, the renewables sector is set to grow

MEED Quality Awards

Deadline nears for MEED Quality Awards for Projects entries

21 January 2014

The awards will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

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