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Power News & Analysis


Alba looks to improve efficiency of power plants

22 April 2014, 12:54 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Aluminium producer targeting 50 per cent efficiency in its power plants

Bahrain to proceed with pilot renewable energy project

22 April 2014, 10:19 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Renewable project will have solar and wind power components

Bahrain assessing procurement for Al-Dur phase 2 power project

22 April 2014, 10:15 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Kingdom will require additional electricity capacity by 2017

Mott MacDonald to update Bahrain electricity and water masterplan

22 April 2014, 10:09 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

New masterplan will cover period 2015 to 2030

Saudi’s Acwa signs co-investment deal with Apicorp Subscription Required

22 April 2014, 8:47 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

Agreement will boost Acwa’s ability to fund new projects

Siemens to supply turbines for Rabigh 2 power plant Subscription Required

21 April 2014, 8:43 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

German company will supply gas and steam turbines for independent power project

Alstom wins Iraq turbine deal Subscription Required

20 April 2014, 13:30 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

French firm will provide turbines for 1,642MW Al-Anbar gas-fired plant

Fuel subsidies removal vital to Morocco’s power plans Subscription Required

17 April 2014, 14:06 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Morocco’s government ended subsidies on gasoline and fuel oil in early 2014

ABB company wins Iraq electricity contract Subscription Required

17 April 2014, 11:40 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Technology firm will provide software to upgrade Iraq’s electricity network

Dubai tenders solar park substation contract Subscription Required

16 April 2014, 8:19 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Client recently invited expressions of interest for 100MW second phase of project

Drydocks’ North Sea rig to be delivered by June Subscription Required

15 April 2014, 12:40 GMT | By Melissa Song Loong

Dubai World unit Drydocks World will also deliver wind power platform in the third quarter

Saudi Arabia cancels IPP plans for Dhuba 1 Subscription Required

14 April 2014, 8:13 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe , Rebecca Spong

Project will be tendered as a standard engineering, procurement and construction contract

Dubai invites expressions of interest in independent power projects Subscription Required

7 April 2014, 14:00 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Companies invited to submit interest in Dubai clean coal and solar schemes

Saipem and Tecnicas Reunidas favourites for Aramco's Jizan gasification Subscription Required

7 April 2014, 9:24 GMT | By Kevin Baxter

Italian contractor set for two packages worth $3bn with Spanish contractor picking up offsites and utilities

ABB wins Zirku island power contract Subscription Required

6 April 2014, 11:50 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Swiss firm will design and build power generators to boost capacity at Zadco’s Zirku island

Saudi Electricity Company awards substation deal Subscription Required

3 April 2014, 10:01 GMT | By Iliana Foutsitzis

Two other substation contracts were awarded in March

Saudi Electricity Company appoints WSP for power study Subscription Required

3 April 2014, 6:57 GMT | By Iliana Foutsitzis

Environmental study will be conducted at Waad al-Shamal industrial development

Acwa Power increases stake in Shuqaiq utility company Subscription Required

2 April 2014, 14:52 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Saudi developer now holds 40 per cent share in power project company

Alstom wins Iraq captive power plant deal Subscription Required

1 April 2014, 13:00 GMT | By Adal Mirza

740MW gas-fired facility to be built at Zubair oil field

Kahramaa extends bid deadline for Facility D water and power project Subscription Required

1 April 2014, 8:48 GMT | By Rebecca Spong

$3bn project will need strong bank support


Private funding

Dubai looks to private funding

10 April 2014, 15:16 GMT

The emirate is seeking to involve the private sector in its power and transport infrastructure sectors

Dubai solar commitments

Dubai committed to solar targets

20 March 2014, 16:07 GMT

Progress on the emirate’s solar park shows it intends to remain a major player in the renewables market

Abu Dhabi power schemes

Progress needed on Abu Dhabi power plants Subscription Required

20 February 2014, 16:03 GMT

The UAE capital must ensure delays on its power schemes do not erode its reserve margin


Focus switches to renewables Subscription Required

6 February 2014, 13:45 GMT | By Elizabeth Bains

The potential massive build-up in alternative energy capacity in the region will provide a much-needed boost to the renewables industry


Region must drive power projects Subscription Required

9 January 2014, 14:22 GMT

Organised funding for new power projects is key to balancing electricity generation with increasing demand


Jordan closes in on autonomy Subscription Required

9 January 2014, 13:40 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman has realised the need for energy independence and is making progress on renewable, nuclear and shale oil schemes


Banks still wary of dollar lending Subscription Required

19 December 2013, 14:28 GMT

The cost of funding long-tenored dollar-denominated deals remains too expensive for some banks


Acwa Power in strong position Subscription Required

5 December 2013, 14:49 GMT

The signing of the power purchase agreement for the Rabigh 2 plant shows Riyadh’s confidence in Acwa


GCC developers overlooked Subscription Required

14 November 2013, 14:08 GMT

Governments are keen to increase cross-border electricity sales, but are less willing to work with contractors from neighbouring countries

Ambition: Jordan is unwavering in its nuclear plans

Reviving the nuclear debate in Jordan Subscription Required

7 November 2013, 13:01 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman’s persistence in pushing ahead with its programme shows nuclear power can still play a huge role in providing energy to the region


Dimitris Tsitsiragos, regional vice-president, IFC

Interview: Dimitris Tsitsiragos, regional vice-president, IFC Subscription Required

4 March 2014, 6:12 GMT | 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

Alternatives: Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power plants have been adopted into the region’s energy portfolio

Region gears up for sustainable energy boom Subscription Required

6 February 2014, 10:11 GMT | By Ed James

With Middle East governments committed to 2020 power targets, the renewables sector is set to grow

MEED Quality Awards

Deadline nears for MEED Quality Awards for Projects entries

21 January 2014, 5:48 GMT

The awards will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

MEED Quality Awards

Focus returns to quality projects

2 January 2014, 11:36 GMT

The MEED Quality Awards for Projects will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

GCC oil and gas consumption

GCC Oil and gas consumption set to rise 50 per cent by 2030 Subscription Required

19 November 2013, 11:57 GMT | By Mark Watts

Mena needs more than $1 trillion investment to meet 2030 gas and electricity demand

Abu Dhabi peak demand

Abu Dhabi electricity demand to soar Subscription Required

14 November 2013, 12:28 GMT | By Andrew Roscoe

Peak electricity demand in Abu Dhabi is set to rise

Dialogue: Rouhani and Obama’s telephone conversation on 27 September was the first between Iranian and the US leaders for more than 30 years

A new horizon for Iran and the US Subscription Required

24 October 2013, 7:31 GMT | By Dominic Dudley

Iran’s new president has rekindled hopes for a nuclear deal, but there are still plenty of hurdles ahead

Thorough process: MEED Quality Awards for Projects applicants must undergo rigorous evaluation

MEED Quality Awards for Projects opens for entries

20 October 2013, 7:03 GMT

The GCC is home to some of the world’s most impressive and unique buildings

Yanbu Power Plant: Phase 3 Subscription Required

13 October 2013, 12:31 GMT | By Robert Jones

Marafiq is building an independent water and power project in Saudi Arabia to supply Yanbu Industrial City

Shuweihat 3 IPP Subscription Required

13 October 2013, 12:28 GMT

Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority is building the independent power project to cope with the UAE’s rising electricity demand

Safi IPP Subscription Required

13 October 2013, 11:36 GMT | By Robert Jones

Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricite is building a major independent power project at the Safi Energy Hub

Zubaidiya Power Plant Subscription Required

13 October 2013, 11:21 GMT

A steam power plant that once commissioned will meet the electricity requirements of Wasit in Iraq

Ras Al-Khair Power Plant Subscription Required

13 October 2013, 10:56 GMT | By Robert Jones

The Independent Water and Power Project at Ras Al-Khair is the third of three planned IWPP plants in Saudi Arabia

Qurayyah IPP 1 and 2 Subscription Required

13 October 2013, 10:34 GMT | By Robert Jones

Saudi Arabia is building additional power generation capacity to meet rapidly rising commercial and consumer demand

Jeddah South Power Plant Subscription Required

13 October 2013, 10:02 GMT

Saudi Electric Company is building a new steam power plant in Mecca

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