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Power News & Analysis

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi's Ipic and Mubadala to mergeSubscription

Sovereign wealth funds combined to cut costs

Combined-cycle power plant

IFC to finance Jordan power plantSubscription

New equity investor engages in discussions

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar eyes $800m loanSubscription

Company plans to secure funds to finance construction of solar project in Dubai

Cogeneration power plant

Sembcorp Salalah refinancing waiting for approvalSubscription

No decision on whether to go ahead


Dow Chemical plans logistics centre in Saudi ArabiaSubscription

Kingdom granted firm’s trading arm 100 per cent ownership

Power plant

Saudi Arabia continues negotiations for Fadhili IPPSubscription

Plant will have a total capacity of 1,200MW-1,600MW

Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal

Egypt arbitration clause hits IPPSubscription

Renewables projects affected

Waste-to-energy plant

Dubai considering PPP for waste-to-energy plantSubscription

Municipality was originally planning to build project under engineering, procurement and construction model

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Is Dubai about to kick-start a new solar price revolution?Subscription

Countries are increasingly considering the use of concentrated solar power as part of their base-load energy mix and Dubai’s plans will see tariffs tumble

Combined-cycle gas-fired power plant

Consultants wait for news on Morocco gas-to-power schemeSubscription

Project will cost about $4.6bn to develop

Power plant

Three groups submit bids for Al-Zour North 2 IWPPSubscription

Gas-fired cogeneration plant will be Kuwait’s second independent water and power project

Concentrated solar power

Siemens to provide turbines for Morocco solar schemesSubscription

German firm will provide steam turbines for Noor 2 and 3 projects


Egypt extends solar deadline by six monthsSubscription

200MW solar project will be developed under the IPP model

Reverse osmosis desalination plant

Oman water project reaches financial closeSubscription

Water supply due to start in 2017

Cairo, capital city of Egypt

Major lender pulls out of Egypt renewables schemeSubscription

Developers lose trust in government

Acwa confirms Oman desalination contract

Oman seeks companies for fast-track desalination projectSubscription

Scheme to ensure provision of potable water until permanent desalination facilities are commissioned

Underwater pipes

Dubai considers new renewable energy sourcesSubscription

Emirate will study feasibility of geothermal and wave technologies

Desalination plant

Oman seeks advisers for independent water projectSubscription

Water project planned to be commissioned in 2021

Desalination plant

Dubal plans desalination plantSubscription

Plant is part of aluminium producer’s expansion programme

Wind farm

Saudi Arabia to install first wind turbineSubscription

Wind turbine will be installed at Aramco plant

Philippa Wilkinson

Backtracking in Egypt puts off developersSubscription

Renewables scheme under threat

Philippa Wilkinson

Difficult timing for Kuwait restructuring proposalSubscription

Move to consolidate investment authorities may undermine confidence among investors

Andrew Roscoe

Saudi Arabia kicks off renewable energy programmeSubscription

Kingdom is targeting 3.5GW of renewables capacity by 2020

Andrew Roscoe

Dubai widens its renewables mixSubscription

Emirate aims to further diversify its quickly growing solar energy portfolio

Andrew Roscoe

Water market waits for Saudi Arabia's reformsSubscription

Contractors and developers are waiting for clarity on the future of the kingdom’s desalination and wastewater schemes

Philippa Wilkinson

Kuwait returns to formSubscription

Long delays on PPP projects are causing jitters in investment community

Andrew Roscoe

Dubai’s record solar tariff is a game changerSubscription

The bids submitted for the emirate’s next solar project are lower than for conventional power schemes

Andrew Roscoe

Take two for Saudi Arabia's renewables programmeSubscription

New renewable energy target offers great hope, but lessons must be learned from past mistakes

Andrew Roscoe

Water projects offer opportunitiesSubscription

Demand remains for residential and industrial desalination and wastewater schemes

Philippa Wilkinson

Egypt dollar shortage threatens development plansSubscription

Investors, developers and manufacturers need hard currency

Richard Thompson

Japan moves to restore Iran ties

Tokyo seeks to build on historic ties and supportive economic policies

Andrew Roscoe

Morocco cements position as region’s renewables leaderSubscription

Rabat is making impressive progress towards reaching its 42 per cent renewable energy goal

Philippa Wilkinson

The return of international banksSubscription

Growing space for global lenders in GCC finance may not be attractive

Andrew Roscoe

Region commits to nuclear powerSubscription

Algeria is the latest state to make progress with atomic energy plans

Philippa Wilkinson

Oman dominates GCC project financeSubscription

Two projects have Oman secured financing in March

Andrew Roscoe

Why governments are turning to coal and nuclearVideoSubscription

Utilities are seeking to diversify sources of energy for power generation

Andrew Roscoe

Financing power projectsVideoSubscription

Governments are turning to private investors to fund their major electricity generation schemes

Andrew Roscoe

Fast track power offers lucrative opportunitiesSubscription

More utilities are having to undertake fast track power programmes to meet the rapidly growing demand for electricity

Andrew Roscoe

Why governments are seeking to diversify their energy mixVideoSubscription

Geopolitics and falling costs of renewables are underpinning move towards energy diversification

Andrew Roscoe

Egypt makes progress with energy diversification Subscription

Cairo is moving ahead with major coal, nuclear and renewable energy projects