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Iraqi Kurdistan hydropower projects put on hold

Iraqi Kurdistan hydropower projects put on hold Subscription Required

30 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

All major schemes stopped until Isis threat recedes

Contractors have submitted technical proposals for the contract to build a power plant at the Waad al-Shamal phosphate mining development

Technical bids in for Waad al-Shamal power plant Subscription Required

29 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Integrated power plant will contain solar component

Oman receives bids for Salalah private power project

Oman receives bids for Salalah private power project Subscription Required

29 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Salalah 2 facility will have a capacity of 300-400MW

Oman plans spot market for electricity by 2020

Oman plans spot market for electricity by 2020

27 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Move will assist with capacity trading within GCC

District cooling

Tabreed awards $37m resort district cooling contract Subscription Required

23 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

SNC-Lavalin wins Meraasland Resort deal in Dubai

Yokogawa wins Rabigh 2 power plant control systems deal

Yokogawa wins Rabigh 2 control systems deal Subscription Required

20 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Saudi power plant being built by Samsung C&T

Siemens low bidder for Jebel Ali M Station expansion

Siemens low bidder for Jebel Ali M Station expansion Subscription Required

19 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

10 groups submitted bids for 600MW capacity expansion

GE to provide turbines for Iraqi Kurdistan power plant

GE to provide turbines for Iraqi Kurdistan power plant Subscription Required

19 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Contract signed to supply five turbines to new Bazyan plant

Dubai peak power demand

Dubai receives bids for 600MW power plant expansion Subscription Required

15 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Work will involve increasing capacity of M Station facility in Jebel Ali

Power plant

Egypt invites bids for power plant equipment contract Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Contract involves providing heat recovery generators for Al-Shabab power plant conversion project

Wind farm

UAE to help fund Oman wind farm project Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Wind farm would be first major renewable scheme in the sultanate

electricity substation

Indian firm to supply substations for Iraq Subscription Required

13 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Avantha Group will provide 16 substations for the Electricity Ministry

Safi power project kick-starts Islamic financing in Morocco

Safi project kick-starts Islamic financing in Morocco Subscription Required

12 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

$2.6bn independent power project reaches financial close

Power plant

Deadline extended for Duba integrated power plant Subscription Required

12 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Gas fired power plant will contain an integrated solar power system

power plant

Saudi Arabia to tender Fadhili IPP by end of October Subscription Required

8 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project is being jointly developed by state oil and electricity companies

Pylon

Jordan signs power purchase agreement for oil shale power plant Subscription Required

8 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Chinese contractor is building the region’s first oil shale plant

hydropower

Morocco relaunches prequalification for hydropower scheme Subscription Required

8 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Rabat had prequalified three groups for the 350MW project in 2013

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

Dubal targets power developer market Subscription Required

7 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Dubai aluminium entity prequalified to bid for Hassyan IPP

Power

Abu Dhabi’s Mirfa power and water project reaches financial close Subscription Required

7 October 2014 | By Rebecca Spong , Andrew Roscoe

Approximately $1.2bn-worth of debt raised

Japan’s Marubeni Corporation is no longer participating in the bidding process for the planned Salalah 2 independent power project

Marubeni out of Salalah IPP bidding Subscription Required

6 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Japanese developer no longer participating in tender for 300-400MW project

Comment

The renewables market is beginning to move in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa region

Region must focus on renewables

30 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Despite missed targets, the market is beginning to move in several countries in the Middle East

Power generation

Power leads privatisation drive in Oman

30 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Creating a spot market for electricity pricing is the latest plan for the country’s utility sector

Acwa Power shows local developers can succeed

Acwa Power shows local developers can succeed

23 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Saudi firm’s rise demonstrates local companies can play major part in utility sector

Dubai serious about power

Dubai serious about power

16 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Emirate is making sure it avoids the potential supply shortfall facing Abu Dhabi

Dubal participation in Dubai IPP raises interesting questions

Dubal participation in Dubai IPP raises questions

9 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Selection of government company may contradict emirate’s liberalisation goals

Morocco can revive region’s renewable energy hopes

Morocco can revive region’s renewable energy hopes

2 October 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

There has been years of talk with little action

Dubai’s planned energy programme states that by 2030, 12 per cent of its power will come from coal

Can coal ever be clean?

25 September 2014 | By Robert Jones

Doubts emerge over carbon capture as UAE considers expanding on coal use

The Energy Ministry estimates that by 2020, about a quarter of the country's power will be generated by the nuclear sector, after the start-up of the nuclear reactor in Abu Dhabi in 2017

UAE shifts energy priorities

25 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

New Energy Ministry directorate designed to face changing landscape in global energy sector

Pylon

Energy key to Jordan’s security Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman has been forced to buy expensive fuel oil to meet the shortfall in gas supplies

Solar

Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay Subscription Required

24 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Amman’s alternative energy setback could prove a valuable lesson for the country and the wider region

Renewable energy

Saudi Arabia renewables plans falter Subscription Required

10 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

The future of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy is not clear

Egypt

Egypt moves ahead with key power projects Subscription Required

3 July 2014 | Updated: 7 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Energy projects top the agenda for Egypt’s new government with atomic power proposed as the main solution

Renewable energy

Jordan sets model for renewables Subscription Required

12 June 2014

Amman has progressed with 12 solar projects, paving the way for other countries in the region to follow suit

Kuwait

Amendment to IWPP law could sideline PTB Subscription Required

5 June 2014

Proposed changes to Kuwait’s IWPP law will reduce the PTB’s role in the country’s power sector

Analysis

Challenge: One barrier to developing alternative energy is the existence of fuel subsidies in the region

Region set to miss 2020 renewables target Subscription Required

30 October 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Lack of regulatory frameworks holds back development of alternative energy in the Middle East and North Africa

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai commits to sustainability Subscription Required

10 September 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

As one of the only renewable energy programmes to have made any real progress in the Middle East, Dubai is taking great strides with its integrated strategy

Power

Saudi Electricity Company awards $2.9bn of contracts Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

State utility has already awarded more transmission contracts in the second quarter than for whole of 2013

Additional capacity requirements 2013-20

Mirfa IWPP marks first private utility award of the year Subscription Required

9 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Three independent utility schemes were awarded in 2013

Power

GCC power contract awards up in 2014 Subscription Required

2 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project contract awards in power sector up 21 per cent year-on-year for first six months of 2014

Nuclear power

Egypt makes another tilt at nuclear power Subscription Required

30 June 2014 | By David Butter

President Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi named the El-Dabaa nuclear power among his priority national projects in his first speech following his inauguration. The challenge is making it a reality

Amman, capital city of Jordan

Amman moves on energy security Subscription Required

13 May 2014

Faced with rapidly rising demand for electricity and the disruption of cheap gas supplies from Egypt, Jordan has been making impressive progress with its alternative energy schemes in recent months

Abu Dhabi peak power demand forecast

Exports drive growth in Abu Dhabi electricity demand Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Abu Dhabi could face electricity shortfall by 2016 if extra capacity does not come online

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