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Power News & Analysis

Abengoa designed the Solucar Platform in Spain

Spain’s Abengoa starts insolvency proceedingsSubscription

Move may have impact on Middle East projects

Combined-cycle power plant

Kuwait to tender 3,000MW power plant in 2016Subscription

Project will be tendered as an engineering, procurement and construction contract

Egypt power

Acwa in talks with banks for Egyptian IPP loanSubscription

Saudi developer in talks with international banks to explore financing options for power project

Power plant

Kuwait to tender Al-Khiran IWPP in early 2016Subscription

Project will be Kuwait’s third independent water and power project

Kuwait reviews bids for key road projects

Kuwait pushes ahead with PPP programmeSubscription

Seven projects in procurement stages and more are planned

Kuwait could tender Al-Zour North 2 and Al-Khiran independent water and power projects in 2015

Al-Zour North 1 to reach commercial operation in November 2016Subscription

Project is Kuwait’s first independent water and power project

Egypt power

Siemens turbine deal reaches financial closeSubscription

German banks finance record power deal in Egypt

Jebel Ali

Jebel Ali launches region's largest energy efficiency projectSubscription

First phase comprises energy retrofit of 157 staff accommodation buildings

Nuclear power plant

Russia signs Egypt nuclear power dealSubscription

Deal involves the supply of four reactor units

Oman seeks electricity spot market advice

GCC plans to expand electricity tradingSubscription

Countries want to introduce a market similar to Scandinavia and trade with Europe long-term

Sewage treatment plant under construction

Contractors wait on news for Jeddah wastewater projectSubscription

Firms submitted prequalification entries in first quarter of 2015

Electricity pylons

Alstom to pay $772m bribery fineSubscription

Bribery case involved transactions committed in Saudi Arabia, Egypt 

The Pearl Initiative and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School delivering a senior executive leadership and trust programme in Dubai in March

Anti-corruption drive enlists major GCC companiesSubscription

The Sharjah-based Pearl Initiative says reducing corruption benefits the entire economy, and is set to work with some of the largest firms in the Gulf

Power plant

Oman considers splitting project for next IPPSubscription

Sohar3/Ibri scheme will be sultanate’s largest ever independent power project

Oman receives bids for independent water projects

Oman to invest $5.2bn in power sector Subscription

Investment is planned over next five years

Solar power

Client still evaluating bids for Waad al-Shamal power plantSubscription

Integrated plant will contain gas-fired turbines and solar energy component

Kuwait City

Kuwait tenders three PPP dealsSubscription

Private sector gears up to play leading role in infrastructure development

Offshore oil rig

Abu Dhabi's Taqa posts major lossSubscription

Capital spending slashed at Abu Dhabi energy firm

Combined-cycle power plant

Kuwait extends deadline for power conversion projectsSubscription

Projects will expand the capacity of existing plants by 250MW

Combined-cycle power plant

Morocco seeks adviser for $4.6bn gas-to-power projectSubscription

Project will involve building LNG terminal and 2,400MW capacity of power plants

Philippa Wilkinson

Kuwait promises much on projectsSubscription

The challenges on delivering its ambitious infrastructure plans are significant

Andrew Roscoe

Acwa Power spreads its reachSubscription

Rise up ranking shows developer’s ability to adapt 

Philippa Wilkinson

Kuwait and Tunisia's bumpy road to PPPSubscription

New legal frameworks build on earlier lessons

Andrew Roscoe

Riyadh seeks competitive advantagesSubscription

Widening the pool of bidders should result in more competitive prices

Andrew Roscoe

Saudi Arabia doesn’t stand still on power projectsSubscription

Power plant signing shows that important schemes will go ahead

Jennifer Aguinaldo

What internet-of-things means to projects marketSubscription

Major barriers remain before concrete benefits can emerge

Andrew Roscoe

Riyadh scales back on power projectsSubscription

Saudi Arabia may have to turn back to the private sector to ensure progress with new generating capacity

Wil Crisp

Power negotiations in Iraqi Kurdistan don't have to be disruptiveSubscription

The Kurdistan Regional Government has made it clear it intends to tread carefully

Andrew Roscoe

Dubai shows it means business with coal plansSubscription

Emirate selects team to develop GCC’s first coal-fired power plant

Andrew Roscoe

Chinese participation could benefit both partiesSubscription

Capacity for financing and lower costs will bring benefits for the region’s clients

Andrew Roscoe

Saudi Arabia sticks with solarSubscription

Tender for Taiba South power plant demonstrates Riyadh’s commitment

Wil Crisp

Oil and gas firms still confident on Saudi growthSubscription

Amid low oil prices and spending cuts the kingdom will remain a key focus for consultants and contractors

Philippa Wilkinson

Middle East shrugs off Exim Bank shutdownSubscription

The Middle East is unconcerned at the export credit agency’s problems, but US will suffer

Andrew Roscoe

Kuwait delivering on infrastructure programmeVideoSubscription

Government cannot let lower prices derail progress

Hossam Abougabal

Abu Rawash PPP could set new precedent for EgyptSubscription

The project could show investors that Egypt is willing to work with the private sector on major infrastructure projects

Andrew Roscoe

Kuwait must maintain momentumSubscription

Government cannot let lower oil prices derail vital infrastructure schemes

Andrew Roscoe

Power deal shows Iran needs money more than technologySubscription

Tehran is targeting investment from Europe and Asia

Andrew Roscoe

Saudi utilities market disappoints private sectorSubscription

Traditional procurement methods are being favoured ahead of private sector involvement

Andrew Roscoe 2

GCC neighbours support Bahrain’s infrastructure Subscription

Developing new wastewater infrastructure has become a critical problem for Manama