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Kuwait electricity cables

Kuwait extends deadline for overhead lines contract Subscription Required

26 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Eight contractors have been prequalified for the Kuwait overhead lines tender

Egypt parliament

Egyptian electricity officials sacked Subscription Required

26 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

All the eight sacked officials reportedly had links to the Muslim Brotherhood

Power

Bidders wait for news on Qatar’s Facility D project Subscription Required

25 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Four consortiums submitted prices for Qatar’s independent power and water project in May

Pylon

Dubai extends bid deadline for Jebel Ali plant expansion Subscription Required

20 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project will expand M Station plant by 600MW

Solar power

Bids invited for Duba integrated solar and gas power plant Subscription Required

18 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Gas fired power plant will contain an integrated solar power system

Power generation sources

Dubai invites bids for phase 2 of solar park Subscription Required

17 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Utility has prequalified 24 companies to bid for independent power project

Saudi Arabia power demand 2000-2030

Contractors invited to bid for Waad al-Shamal power plant Subscription Required

14 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Client has now added a solar component to the scheme

Pylon

Hyundai wins $250m Saudi substation contract Subscription Required

13 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

South Korean firm will build one of the largest substations in the kingdom at Jubail Industrial City

Lloyd's Register Energy will provide construction oversight and technical services for the Baraka nuclear plant

Lloyd’s Register wins UAE nuclear deal Subscription Required

11 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

UK consultant will provide construction oversight and technical services for Baraka plant

Work on a 1,400MW power plant in Sirte has been suspended due to ongoing fighting Benghazi and Tripoli

Work on power plant halted in Libya Subscription Required

11 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Ongoing fighting causes South Korean companies to temporarily stop construction

Kuwaiti power transmission lines

Kuwait invites bids for power consultancy Subscription Required

11 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Six international consultants invited to participate in Kuwait power consultancy tender deal

Marafiq has received bids for an engineering programme management contract for the Jubail and Yanbu industrial cities

Marafiq receives bids for management contract Subscription Required

10 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Seven engineering firms submit proposals for power and water contract for Jubail and Yanbu industrial cities

Power tranmission

Prequalification entries in for Oman private power projects Subscription Required

7 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Two independent power projects in Oman will have a combined capacity of 2,600MW

First Solar wins Shams Maan photovoltaic plant contract

First Solar wins Jordan plant contract Subscription Required

6 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

US firm will build 52.5MW Shams Maan photovoltaic plant

Pylon

Petrochina tenders power plant services at Halfaya operations Subscription Required

5 August 2014 | By Mark Watts

Companies asked to submit bids by 3 September for operation and maintenance deal

Gas pipe gauges

Interest sought for Fadhili power project Subscription Required

3 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Plant is being jointly developed by Saudi Aramco and Saudi Electricity Company

 Pylons

Tunisia invites bids for new power plant Subscription Required

3 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Gas-fired plant will have a capacity of 560MW-660MW

Aramco gas reserves

Fadhili heat and power plant will require project financing Subscription Required

3 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Prequalification phase for Saudi Arabian project has begun

Qatar considers using solar technology for rail projects

Qatar considers solar technology for rail projects Subscription Required

27 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Solar panels at depot could provide up to 80MW of power for proposed rail system

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

Comment

Pylon

Energy key to Jordan’s security

21 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman has been forced to buy expensive fuel oil to meet the shortfall in gas supplies

Solar

Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay

24 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman’s alternative energy setback could prove a valuable lesson for the country and the wider region

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 Subscription Required

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 Subscription Required

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

Analysis

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

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

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