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Power

New projects

Masdar will begin evaluating various techniques for desalination using renewable energy at four pilot sustainable desalination projects from early 2015

Masdar pilots sustainable desalination

9 December 2014 | By

Four projects to evaluate different technologies

Saudi energy mix in 2032

Saudi Arabia receives technical bids for Duba integrated power plant Subscription

17 November 2014 | By

Gas fired power plant will contain an integrated solar power system

Norwegian firm to develop three solar projects in Jordan

Norwegian firm to develop three solar projects in Jordan Subscription

17 November 2014 | By

Plants will provide total annual revenue of $17m

Coal-fired power station

Cairo signs agreement with Abu Dhabi for Egyptian power plant Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi state-owned company part of consortium planning to build 2,000MW-3,000MW coal-fired plant

Photovotaic solar power

Jordan reopens prequalification for Quweira solar project Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

15 companies were previously prequalified for the tender in October 2013

Wind farm

Oman tenders legal and technical advisory for Dhofar wind farm Subscription

9 November 2014 | By

Companies invited to bid to provide services for 50MW project

District cooling

Dubai prepares Mirdif and Al-Khail district cooling consultancy Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Temporary cooling will be replaced in Ghoroob and Shorooq

Dubai peak power demand

Dubai receives bids for 600MW power plant expansion Subscription

15 October 2014 | By

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

Power plant

Egypt invites bids for power plant equipment contract Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

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

Wind farm

UAE to help fund Oman wind farm project Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Wind farm would be first major renewable scheme in the sultanate

Project bids

Egypt issues equipment tenders for power plants

Egypt issues equipment tenders for power plants Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

Bids due by 22 January on mechanical and pipe installation contracts

Gas turbines

SEC issues equipment tenders for major power plants Subscription

2 December 2014 | By

PP13 and PP14 plants will both have a capacity of 1,650MW

Jordan extends Quweira solar prequalification deadline

Jordan extends solar prequalification deadline Subscription

1 December 2014 | By

Submission date for prequalification entries for Quweira plant now 18 December

Dubai tenders construction of solar centre

Dubai tenders construction of solar centre Subscription

26 November 2014 | By

Centre at Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park will have sustainable design

Renewable energy

Egypt invites interest in 4300MW renewables programme Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Huge interest before 26 November deadline for proposals

Rooftop solar panels

UAE signs rooftop solar MoU with ABB Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

ABB will develop pilot grid-connected PV panels

Dewa invites bids for solar installations at utility plants

Dewa invites bids for solar installations at utility plants Subscription

5 November 2014 | By

Photovoltaic units will provide power for water and pumping facilities

Electricity substation

Siemens low bidder for Kuwait substation Subscription

4 November 2014 | By

Five groups submitted prices for the major electrical substation deal

Project awards

Power transmission in Oman

Abengoa awarded electricity project in Oman Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

OETC continue investing in Oman’s electricity

Abengoa wins Morocco electricity transmission contract

Abengoa wins Morocco electricity transmission contract Subscription

26 November 2014 | By

Work involves construction and operation of 210km of power lines

Pylon

Alstom wins transmission contract in Saudi Arabia Subscription

18 November 2014 | By

French company will supply AC transmission systems for western province installations

District cooling

Drake & Scull wins Abu Dhabi district cooling deal Subscription

3 November 2014 | By

Work involves installing a network serving a housing complex

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

29 October 2014 | By

Integrated power plant will contain solar component

District cooling

Tabreed awards $37m resort district cooling contract Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

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

20 October 2014 | By

Saudi power plant being built by Samsung C&T

GE to provide turbines for Iraqi Kurdistan power plant

GE to provide turbines for Iraqi Kurdistan power plant Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

Contract signed to supply five turbines to new Bazyan plant

Financing

Solar energy

Jordan gives developers more time on solar projects Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Sun Edison has reached financial close

Wind farm

UAE to help fund Oman wind farm project Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Wind farm would be first major renewable scheme in the sultanate

Safi power project kick-starts Islamic financing in Morocco

Safi project kick-starts Islamic financing in Morocco Subscription

12 October 2014 | By

$2.6bn independent power project reaches financial close

Power

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

7 October 2014 | By ,

Approximately $1.2bn-worth of debt raised

Power plant

Oman to finalise tariff model for Musandam private power scheme Subscription

30 September 2014 | By

Bank financing for the planned independent power project to be closed by end of year

Karim Nassif, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Renewables can attract innovative financing Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

Projects such as solar can use more flexible investment to encourage sponsors

Power

UAE banks missing out on project finance opportunities Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Lending in dirhams means developers do not get the best interest rates

Dubai Business Bay

Empower secures Islamic financing facility Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Fund will be used to develop district cooling network in Dubai

Updates

Iraq power sector and power capacity

Iraq relaunches private power programme Subscription

22 December 2014 | By

Ministry invites developers to express interest in first publicly tendered IPP since 2011

Coal-fired power station

Dubai extends deadline for coal project Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

State utility received prequalification entries from 17 companies in May

Kuwait retenders 50MW concentrated solar power plant

Kuwait retenders 50MW solar plant Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

Bids were first submitted for the project in November 2013

Co-generation power plant

Saudi Arabia expected to tender Fadhili IPP in 2015 Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

Request for proposals for Fadhili cogeneration plant was initially expected in September

Wartsila wins Oman IPP construction deal

Wartsila wins Oman IPP construction deal Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Finnish company will build 120MW dual-fired plant in northern Musandam area

The 301MW Tarfaya wind farm in Morocco

Moroccan wind farm comes online Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Africa’s largest wind farm at 301MW now fully operational

Solar energy

Jordan gives developers more time on solar projects Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Sun Edison has reached financial close

Abu Dhabi nuclear project

Abu Dhabi nuclear project on schedule for first power in 2017 Subscription

8 December 2014 | By

Construction work on first unit is more than 60 per cent complete

Power trends

Illustration of Lucas Hautvast

Interview: Lucas Hautvast, CEO and president, GDF Suez Energy Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

The new South Asia, Middle East and Africa head of GDF Suez explains how financing models are changing in the region’s private developer market

Middle East contracts October 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2014 Video Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $13bn of contracts awarded in October in the Middle East

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy Subscription

1 December 2014 | By

Cairo recently launched 4,300MW direct proposal renewable energy programme

Crunch: Abu Dhabi faces a shortfall of water next year unless new capacity comes online or demand decreases

A brave move by Abu Dhabi on water tariffs Subscription

20 November 2014 | By ,

The emirate is targeting nationals in its reform of power and water subsidies

Hi-tech: The Passivhaus features many environmentally friendly technologies

Doha Passivhaus sets green building standard Subscription

5 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

An environmentally friendly villa built as a pilot scheme in Qatar is setting a precedent in the GCC green building industry

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

Region set to miss 2020 renewables target Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

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

Middle East contracts September 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2014 Video Subscription

16 October 2014

Over $2bn of contracts awarded in September in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded August 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2014 Video Subscription

14 October 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in August in the Middle East

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai commits to sustainability Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

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

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MEED comment

Iraq's decision to relaunch its private power programme is laudable, but is likely to attract scepticism

Baghdad faces IPP challenge

22 December 2014

The government’s decision to relaunch its private power programme is laudable, but is likely to attract scepticism due to the many challenges involved

Photovotaic solar power

Renewables can wait out low oil prices

18 December 2014 | By

In the long term, the strategic advantage of renewables will only increase

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

The downwards revision of population estimates for Abu Dhabi means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space

11 December 2014 | By

The downwards revision of population estimates for the emirate means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Renewable energy

Low oil price puzzle for regional utilities

11 December 2014 | By

Sharp drop in prices has created uncertainty heading into 2015

Egypt renewables

Egypt commits to renewables

27 November 2014 | By

Cairo now faces the challenges of implementing and financing the projects

Kuwait’s projects market is enjoying a long-awaited period of high activity

Bright future for Kuwait projects market

27 November 2014 | By

While contract awards are expected to keep flowing in 2015, the country is little prepared for the surge in activity

While Abu Dhabi's decision to reform tariffs is a brave one, implementing them will prove the real challenge

Abu Dhabi leads the way with tariff reform

20 November 2014 | By

Enforcing new utility tariffs may provide stiff challenge for government

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Special reports

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Power and water

Power & Water: GCC developer rankings

23 October 2014

The next 12 months promises to be more active

Renewables

Region trials new ways to meet power demand Subscription

17 September 2014 | By

Renewable power championed in the Middle East

Region: Political stability a must to be able to go nuclear

Nuclear: Backing key to plans Subscription

7 August 2014

The highly regulated nature and requirements of the nuclear power industry means foreign support is key to the region’s ambitions

Power generation

Power & Water: Utilities turn to temporary fix Subscription

8 May 2014

Electricity consumption is rising fast throughout the region

Power and water

Power & Water: Region races to build capacity Subscription

13 January 2014

Over the next decade, the countries of the Middle East will have to build an enormous amount of new electricity-generating capacity to keep pace with demand

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Power presentations

Mena renewables 2013

Webinar: MENA Renewable Energy Subscription

12 May 2013

In this presentation, MEED discusses the trends and prospects for renewable power in the region

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Top 10 projects

Q2 Rank Project Name Country Contract value ($m)
1 Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Reactor 3 UAE 4,000
2 Rabigh Power Plant Extension: Phase 6 Saudi Arabia 3,400
3 Shuqaiq Steam Power Plant Saudi Arabia 3,300
4 Jeddah South Thermal Power Plant Saudi Arabia 3,120
5 Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Reactor 1 UAE 3,100
6 Qurayyah IPP 1 & 2 Saudi Arabia 2,850
7 Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Reactor 2 UAE 2,500
8 Ras Al-Khair Power Plant Saudi Arabia 2,420
9 Attarat Um Ghudran Power Plant Jordan 2,200
10 IGCC Power Plant, Jizan Refinery complex: Combined Cycle Power Plant Saudi Arabia 2,100
Click through to the full data table on the power sector's biggest projects in execution
Click through to MEED's Q3 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: November 2014

Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Little change as states remain cautious Subscription

11 December 2014

Governments are engaging in more strategic planning to counter the impact of falling oil prices

Gulf projects index

Qatar and UAE buoy Gulf index Subscription

27 November 2014

All other Gulf countries except Oman record declines in value

Gulf projects index

Gulf projects market remains flat Subscription

13 November 2014

Gains by Oman and Kuwait cancelled out by losses in Iraq and Iran

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Companies

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority logo

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority Subscription

Owned by the Abu Dhabi government, Adwea is expected to run as a financially independent power and water company

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Aktor Subscription

Aktor is a Greek construction company providing project management, mining, power and contracting services

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People

Sander Trestain Subscription

16 October 2014

Sander Trestain is founding partner and executive director of projects Enviromena Power Systems

Erik Voldner Subscription

2 October 2014

Erik Voldner is founding partner and executive director of operations Enviromena Power Systems

Mazen Alami Subscription

27 July 2014

Mazen Alami is managing director, Middle East at Black & Veatch

Sam Mitchelle Subscription

20 July 2014

Sam Mitchelle is regional general manager, energy, Middle East at Black & Veatch

Saeed Mohammed al-Tayer Subscription

27 January 2014

Saeed Mohammed al-Tayer is managing director and CEO, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

Lee Jae-Sung Subscription

19 January 2014

Lee Jae-Sung is chairman, Hyundai Heavy Industries

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Power & Water Editor


Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0237
Email: andrew.roscoe@meed.com

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Tenders

Egypt: Water treatment works Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Carrying out a water treatment package for the a super critical power plant project

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