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Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal

Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal Subscription Required

26 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

ILF Consulting Engineers to advise on 50MW renewables project

Jizan gasification plant capacity to be 4,000MW

Jizan gasification plant capacity to be 4,000MW Subscription Required

25 February 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Aramco clarifies confusion over capacity of world’s largest integrated gasification combined-cycle power plant

Power

Emergency power plants are on track Subscription Required

25 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Three facilities with a combined capacity of 700MW due to be completed in June in Egypt

Jubail Industrial City

Royal Commission to tender $11bn of new projects Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu outlines 200 new contracts planned to be awarded by 2020

Saudi Arabia predicts 50 per cent power demand growth

Saudi Arabia predicts 50 per cent power demand growth Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Increasing efficiency of generation facilities will be key aim going forward

Jordan power demand

Jordan’s solar projects move towards financial close Subscription Required

23 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

Development banks funding solar photovoltaic plants

Photovoltaic solar power

Jordan receives 33 solar proposals Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Prequalification documents submitted for four 50MW projects

Dubai power

Siemens awarded Dubai M station contract Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

German firm had submitted low bid for expansion contract

Cesi Middle East to improve Dubai grid

Cesi Middle East to improve Dubai grid Subscription Required

19 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Contract for consultancy services to prepare for renewables expansion

Power generation

Oman to tender private power projects in first quarter Subscription Required

19 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Two independent power projects will be located at two different sites

Dewa’s programme to reduce energy usage is running in parallel to the utility’s projects to increase the amount of power produced through renewable energy

Dubai to spend $8bn on energy-saving schemes Subscription Required

18 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Eight programmes being implemented up to 2030 to reduce energy usage across emirate

Oman tenders Musandam independent power project consultancy deal

Oman tenders Musandam IPP consultancy Subscription Required

18 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Dual-fired power plant being built in parallel with gas facility

Kuwait electricity cables

Cairo to accelerate Saudi power cable scheme Subscription Required

18 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Completion expected by 2017

Cairo

Egypt's energy sector faces 'unprecedented challenge' Subscription Required

18 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Government expects electricity demand to surge this decade

Solar

Dubai increases planned solar capacity Subscription Required

15 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Planned capacity of park was 1,000MW and has increased to to 2,600MW

solar

Masdar awards solar consultancy contract Subscription Required

12 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

German firm providing technical advisory services for Noor 1 solar development

Pylons

Hyundai wins Saudi Arabia transmission deal Subscription Required

12 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Contractor will install high voltage transmission lines in Riyadh

Kuwait desalination and power markets

Kuwait moves forward with IWPP programme Subscription Required

10 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Public-private partnership (PPP) body has been restructured to encourage progress

Kuwait

Kuwait invites groups to prequalify for IWPPs Subscription Required

8 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Progress with projects stalled as country’s public-private partnership body was restructured

Gas-fired power plant

Oman still in talks with Salalah 2 IPP bidders Subscription Required

5 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Salalah 2 facility will have a capacity of 300-400MW

Comment

Renewables

Jordan’s renewables plan gains momentum

24 February 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

First phase projects move toward financial close

Andrew Roscoe

IWPP opportunities in Kuwait

11 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

An overview of the country’s plans to move ahead with its much-delayed infrastructure schemes

Power

Kuwait must deliver on PPP programme

10 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Little progress made in the six years since the country established a public-private partnership body to develop major infrastructure projects

Renewable energy

KA-Care needs a fresh start

3 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Disbanding the supreme council for atomic and renewable energy was not a surprise

Coal-fired power plant

Coal back on the agenda

27 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

GCC and North Africa look to coal for power generation

Masdar International photovoltaic competition solar panels in Abu Dhabi

Dubai positions itself as region’s renewables hub

22 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Emirate has become one of the most active renewable energy markets in the region

Rabat leads the way with renewables

Rabat leads the way with renewables

13 January 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

North African state has most ambitious renewable energy targets in the region

Shams 1

Renewables still feasible in the GCC

12 January 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Long-term questions over cheap oil

A general view of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant

Hopes rise on reported Iran uranium deal

6 January 2015 | By Mark Watts

Tentative agreement on shipping weapons-grade material to Russia could aid upcoming nuclear talks

Iraq's decision to relaunch its private power programme is laudable, but is likely to attract scepticism

Baghdad faces IPP challenge Subscription Required

22 December 2014

The government’s decision to relaunch its private power programme is laudable, but is likely to attract scepticism due to the many challenges involved

Photovotaic solar power

Renewables can wait out low oil prices Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

In the long term, the strategic advantage of renewables will only increase

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

The downwards revision of population estimates for Abu Dhabi means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

The downwards revision of population estimates for the emirate means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Renewable energy

Low oil price puzzle for regional utilities Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Sharp drop in prices has created uncertainty heading into 2015

Egypt renewables

Egypt commits to renewables Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Cairo now faces the challenges of implementing and financing the projects

Kuwait’s projects market is enjoying a long-awaited period of high activity

Bright future for Kuwait projects market Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

While contract awards are expected to keep flowing in 2015, the country is little prepared for the surge in activity

While Abu Dhabi's decision to reform tariffs is a brave one, implementing them will prove the real challenge

Abu Dhabi leads the way with tariff reform Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Enforcing new utility tariffs may provide stiff challenge for government

Abu Dhabi’s decision to reform electricity and water tariffs is a bold move

Abu Dhabi takes bold step with tariff reform Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

It will be interesting to see when the other GCC states will follow suit

The development of power plants shows the Kurdistan Regional Government is determined to meet the needs of its people and industries

Erbil remains committed to development Subscription Required

6 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

The development of power plants shows the Kurdistan Regional Government is determined to meet the needs of its people and industries

The renewables market is beginning to move in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa region

Region must focus on renewables Subscription Required

30 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Despite missed targets, the market is beginning to move in several countries in the Middle East

Analysis

Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, Acwa Power

Acwa Power builds up international portfolio Subscription Required

3 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO of Saudi utility firm Acwa Power, has his sights firmly set on turning the company into the most cost-effective renewable energy provider in the Middle East and North Africa

Cairo

Cairo faces similar difficulties to Amman Subscription Required

27 January 2015

For developers and clients, Egypt’s wind and solar feed-in tariff programme is a learning curve, which will be shaped by dialogue and trial and error

Mena power capacity

Pivotal year for renewables projects Subscription Required

27 January 2015

This year is likely to be a game-changer for alternative energy developers, with lower tariffs and new technology reducing costs for renewable energy schemes

Samir Brikho, CEO, Amec Foster Wheeler

Amec Foster Wheeler sets sights on Saudi Arabia Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

CEO of the newly formed company, Samir Brikho speaks to MEED

Concentrated solar power scheme

Solar market optimistic over region’s renewables prospects Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

UAE solar firm Enviromena says major solar programmes will move forward in spite of the drop in oil prices

Illustration of Lucas Hautvast

Interview: Lucas Hautvast, CEO and president, GDF Suez Energy Subscription Required

11 December 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

The new South Asia, Middle East and Africa head of GDF Suez explains how financing models are changing in the region’s private developer market

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy Subscription Required

1 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Cairo recently launched 4,300MW direct proposal renewable energy programme

Crunch: Abu Dhabi faces a shortfall of water next year unless new capacity comes online or demand decreases

A brave move by Abu Dhabi on water tariffs Subscription Required

20 November 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe , Philippa Wilkinson

The emirate is targeting nationals in its reform of power and water subsidies

Hi-tech: The Passivhaus features many environmentally friendly technologies

Doha Passivhaus sets green building standard Subscription Required

5 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

An environmentally friendly villa built as a pilot scheme in Qatar is setting a precedent in the GCC green building industry

Challenge: One barrier to developing alternative energy is the existence of fuel subsidies in the region

Region set to miss 2020 renewables target Subscription Required

30 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Lack of regulatory frameworks holds back development of alternative energy in the Middle East and North Africa

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai commits to sustainability Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

As one of the only renewable energy programmes to have made any real progress in the Middle East, Dubai is taking great strides with its integrated strategy

Power

Saudi Electricity Company awards $2.9bn of contracts Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

State utility has already awarded more transmission contracts in the second quarter than for whole of 2013

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