Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We have assumed we have your consent to use cookies. So, for example, you will not need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Power News & Analysis

Mounting debt: Baghdad owes $9bn to contractors for 2014 and needs to pay $18bn to investors this year

Iraq plans to tender $13bn pipeline before the end of 2016Subscription

Oil ministry official says the Common Seawater Supply Project is key to Iraq’s upstream strategy

New arm of Dubai aluminium company prequalified to bid for Hassyan coal-fired IPP

Coal developers go back to banks for more financeSubscription

Chinese lenders take the lead

Coal-fired power plant

Dubai may double capacity of Acwa Power’s coal projectSubscription

Saudi developer may win deal for 2,400MW coal project, rather than the original 1,200MW

Water pipes

Saudi Arabia completes 2025 water strategySubscription

Work on strategy first started in 2004

Power transmission

Electricity connection planned between Saudi Arabia and TurkeySubscription

Electricity link could transport up to 10,000MW when fully completed

Power plant

Saudi Arabia to save $13bn by improving power sector efficiencySubscription

Converting existing power plants to combined cycle facilities will form key part of target

Power projects

Oman seeks adviser for power generation programmeSubscription

Appointed firm will assist with competitive tendering process

Power plant

Kuwait extends bid deadline for power plant expansionSubscription

Project will extend capacity of existing Subiya facility by 750MW

Solar panels

Dewa seeks advisers for $27bn clean energy fundSubscription

Dubai Green Fund aims to provide low-cost loans for green energy sector

Water pipes

Iraq looks to China for oil project fundingSubscription

Sources say Baghdad is in talks with PetroChina over investment in $13bn project

Power plant

GE wins Iraq power contractsSubscription

US firm will install equipment at 10 sites around the country

Sewage treatment plant

Bahrain invites bids for Tubli sewage plant expansionSubscription

Expansion project will double capacity of existing wastewater plant

Dubai triples renewables target

Commercial banks say 'no' to Egyptian renewablesSubscription

No appetite from international lenders, development banks reach maximum capacity

Wind turbines

Egypt expects renewables agreements in FebruarySubscription

Power purchase agreements are close to being ‘bankable’

China's President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi

China's president signs Egypt finance dealsSubscription

Beijing builds Middle East ties

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt to announce new renewables tariffsSubscription

New round of projects under study

Power station

Development banks to finance Egyptian IPPSubscription

American multinational takes equity stake

Masdar City

UAE mulls gas and electricity subsidy cutSubscription

Move is part of a wider strategy reduce burden on the government budget amid shrinking oil revenues

Nuclear power plant

China set to build nuclear power plants in IranSubscription

Deal to be discussed when Chinese president visits Tehran

Tehran, capital city of Iran

South Korea’s Kexim looks to ink €5bn financing agreement with IranSubscription

The Export-Import Bank of Korea plans to sign the agreement with Iranian central bank in the first quarter of 2016

Andrew Roscoe

Riyadh targets improved efficiencySubscription

The Saudi government wants to reduce waste and so save costs

Philippa Wilkinson

GCC gets serious on subsidiesSubscription

After years of debate, the region’s governments are finally cutting subsidies, but the timing is poor

Philippa Wilkinson

Muscat moves fast on project financeSubscription

Banks still have appetite in Oman, for now

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