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US firm wins Egypt power deal Subscription Required

5 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

US firm will install temporary power plant for industrial user

ABB wins Qatar electricity order

ABB wins Qatar electricity order Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Swiss firm will provide and install three electrical substations

Power

Saudi power plant deadline extended Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Power plant will have combined-cycle and solar energy components

Financiers keen on Kuwait PPP projects

Financiers keen on Kuwait PPP projects Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Local banks eye larger role

OPWP has received technical submissions from four groups for 3,200MW Sohar 3/Ibri independent power project

Four groups submit technical bids for Oman IPP Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Sultanate’s next independent power project will be split over two sites

Egypt evaluating sole IPP bid

Egypt evaluating sole IPP bid Subscription Required

30 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Only one bid was received for 2,250MW scheme in March

Saudi Arabia 2015: The Kingdom's Year of Change

Saudi projects market rebounds strongly

30 June 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Project contract awards in the kingdom up 25 per cent in 2015, according to new research from MEED

Solar power

Joint venture signs agreements for Egypt renewables Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Memorandum of understandings covers land allocation for wind and solar projects

Deadline extended again for Saudi power plant

Spanish firm submits low bid for Duba project Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Lowest two prices for construction contract were submitted by Spanish contractors

Six submit bids for Duba power project

Six submit bids for Duba power project Subscription Required

28 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Duba plant will run on a combination of gas and solar energy

Alstom signs electricity agreement with Saudi Arabia

Alstom signs electricity agreement with Saudi Arabia Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

French firm will provide assistance for Saudi transmission company

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (right), exchanges documents with Hashim Yamani, President of King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (left), after signing an agreement between France and Saudi Arabia, in front of France's President Fran

Saudi Arabia signs nuclear agreement with France Subscription Required

25 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was part of delegation that met with French government

GCC Projects forecast 2015

GCC contract awards down 21 per cent Subscription Required

22 June 2015 | By Robert Jones

Fall in awards highlights the uncertainty surrounding the projects market

Power transmission

First phase of Egyptian power plant complete Subscription Required

22 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

First phase of West Damietta plant has added 250MW to grid

Larsen & Toubro wins $198m Saudi transmission deal

Larsen & Toubro wins $198m Saudi transmission deal Subscription Required

22 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Indian firm will install cables and transmission line

Nuclear power plant

Saudi Arabia signs nuclear power agreement with Russia Subscription Required

21 June 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Rosatom has also signed agreements with Jordan

Kuwait is experiencing a rapid growth in demand for electricity

Bids invited for Kuwait power plant expansion Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Country is experiencing rapid growth in demand for electricity

Power plant

Kuwait tenders power conversion projects Subscription Required

18 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Two plants will be converted to combined-cycle facilities

Award for phase 2 of Dubai solar park expected by year end

ABB wins Dubai solar contract Subscription Required

17 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Swiss firm to expand substation at solar park

Power plant

Oman power IPO hugely oversubscribed Subscription Required

15 June 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Phoenix Power shares to begin trading on 22 June

Comment

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Japanese gain ground in region’s utilities market Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Companies from Japan have won the first three major developer contracts of the year

Philippa Wilkinson

Renewables financing deals show opportunities Subscription Required

26 May 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Financing for renewables projects still relies on development banks

Andrew Roscoe

Kuwait makes fresh start with PPP programme Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

New economic climate of lower oil prices has raised the importance of private sector partnerships

Kevin Baxter

Creating a giant ministry Subscription Required

12 May 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new ‘super ministry’ in Saudi Arabia would give the king’s sons a huge power base

Coal-fired power plant

Acwa strengthens position in Dubai Subscription Required

5 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Saudi developer has submitted lowest tariff prices for two different fuel platforms

Renewables

Private sector wakes up to Egyptian renewables Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Saudi Arabian interest shows confidence in potential for profit

Kuwait’s peak electricity demand is growing at 8 per cent a year

Kuwait independent power market to return Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Reforms mean progress is expected, but not without teething problems

Renewable energy

Renewables market hotspots taking off Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Excitement over Egypt, but Saudi Arabia’s plans remain unclear

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Progress with Egypt power schemes welcomed Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Cairo must ensure progress is made with all preliminary agreements for vital generation projects

Refinery

The real work at Jizan starts now Subscription Required

21 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

The execution phase will offer up some huge challenges at the extremely complex scheme

Andrew Roscoe

Dubai delivers on solar Subscription Required

16 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

As other countries rethink or slow their renewable energy plans, the emirate pushes ahead

Gas power station

Saudi Arabia moves on power Subscription Required

14 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Progress with the Fadhili IPP shows Riyadh’s commitment to developing its own gas resources

Dubai takes up region’s solar mantle

Dubai takes up region’s solar mantle Subscription Required

7 April 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Emirate is quickly emerging as one of the world’s most attractive solar markets

Rabat serious about solar power

Rabat serious about solar power Subscription Required

31 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Latest progress shows Morocco is focusing on its aim to reach 42 per cent renewable generation

Renewables

The quiet demise of Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy ambitions Subscription Required

24 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Shifting strategy in the kingdom leaves long-term energy dilemma

Philippa Wilkinson

Saudi Arabia renewables disappointment Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Kingdom expected to be one of the region’s smaller renewables markets

The Egyptian government is committed to implementing coal-fired schemes on a large scale

Cairo turns to coal Subscription Required

17 March 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Government forecasts it needs an additional 54GW of capacity to tackle power outages

Philippa Wilkinson

Egypt renewables scheme faces hurdles Subscription Required

10 March 2015

Authorities and developers working towards solutions for feed-in tariff projects

Kevin Baxter

Aramco pushing ahead with Jizan refinery Subscription Required

5 March 2015

The $20bn investment is expected to drive growth in the remote area of Saudi Arabia

Philippa Wilkinson

Oman continues high capital spend Subscription Required

3 March 2015

Key projects will go forward in 2015

Analysis

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Dubai and Abu Dhabi power supply and demand

Abu Dhabi prepares energy overhaul Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The need to restructure the UAE’s energy sector has grown more urgent following the launch of the country’s nuclear power programme

Richard Thompson

Top 10 trends shaping the Middle East: 5-1 Subscription Required

21 May 2015 | By Richard Thompson

MEED outlines the biggest trends impacting the region

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by sector, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

US-based GE’s distributed power business finds promising markets in areas of volatility

GE sees opportunity in instability Subscription Required

27 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Firm’s CEO of distributed power talks about supply and generation challenges in region

Refinery

Jizan enters next phase Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Construction of refinery and power plant will offer up some serious challenges for Saudi Aramco

Wind power a contender in North Africa

Wind power a contender in North Africa Subscription Required

23 April 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Latest bid prices put onshore wind in Egypt on par with gas generation

Renewables

Saudi Arabia retreats from renewables Subscription Required

26 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Saudi Arabia is the most irradiated country on Earth, but it is slashing plans for the world’s biggest solar power programme

Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals Subscription Required

15 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

Country seeks finance to rebuild infrastructure and kick-start economy

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

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