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Power generation

Dubai plans power plant expansion Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Feasibility study tendered

Solar energy

Northern Emirates to introduce solar power Subscription

12 April 2015 | By

100MW to be spread over several sites

Water desalination plant

First contract tendered for Duqm power and water project Subscription

9 April 2015 | By ,

Project is being developed by the Centralised Utilities Company

Power lines

Oman considers new power and water projects Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

15 per cent jump in peak electricity demand drives capacity expansion

Power

Dubal invites bids for power plant expansion Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Project will expand captive power plant capacity for aluminium producer

Oman plans solar tender in 2015

Oman plans solar tender in 2015 Subscription

7 April 2015 | By

Data collection at sites under way

Dubai generation targets and Dubai demand and capacity

Dubai moves on world’s largest solar project Subscription

7 April 2015 | By

Third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum solar park would be the largest single-phase solar scheme in the world

Photovoltaic solar power

Dubai moves ahead with 800MW solar project Subscription

5 April 2015 | By

Third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum solar park would be the world’s largest single solar project

Waste-to-energy plant

Bahrain evaluates bids for waste-to-energy project Subscription

5 April 2015 | By

Project was first tendered in 2008

Gas turbine generator

Firms submit prequalification entries for Iraq IPP Subscription

5 April 2015 | By

Independent power project will have a capacity of 750MW

Project bids

Solar panels

Jordan prequalifies firms for solar scheme Subscription

12 April 2015 | By

Europeans dominate list of 15 prequalified companies and consortiums

Power lines

Oman considers new power and water projects Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

15 per cent jump in peak electricity demand drives capacity expansion

Kuwait to award solar contract

Kuwait to award solar contract Subscription

7 April 2015 | By

10MW wind and photovoltaic solar deals signed earlier in 2015

Nuclear power

Jordan signs $10bn nuclear deal Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Agreement sets legal foundation for nuclear power

Solar energy

Morocco invites Noor IV interest Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Next phase of the Noor-Ouarzatate Solar Complex to use photovoltaic technology

Frontrunner emerges for Salalah 2 IPP

Frontrunner emerges for Salalah 2 IPP Subscription

9 March 2015 | By

Japanese/Saudi consortium is expected to win contract to develop independent power project (IPP)

Egypt requests feedback on renewable scheme

Egypt requests feedback on renewable scheme Subscription

9 March 2015 | By

Reluctance to commit capital early leads to lower capitalisation requirements

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Tunisia confirms Japanese project financing Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Project awards

Solar

Dewa and Acwa sign solar contract Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Saudi company to develop 200MW solar photovoltaic plant

Dhofar power plant

Mitsui consortium wins Salalah 2 IPP Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Japanese-led consortium will develop 400MW power plant in the southern Dhofar governorate

Egypt

Egypt awards $2.5bn worth of power contracts Subscription

13 March 2015 | By

Emergency power programme will boost country’s grid capacity by 3.7GW

Solar cells at a dam

Qatar to install solar on mega-reservoir project Subscription

12 March 2015 | By

Tenders to be floated after project completion

Siemens confirms Egypt turbine order

Siemens confirms Egypt turbine order Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

German firm will provide turbines for power plant upgrade

Combined cycle power plant

Japanese firm wins Saudi electricity order Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Yokogawa Electric will provide distributed control systems

Wind farms

Gamesa awarded Egypt wind farms Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Spanish company to execute 220MW project

Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal

Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

ILF Consulting Engineers to advise on 50MW renewables project

Financing

Saudi power demand

Saudi Arabia invites bids for Fadhili IPP Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Cogeneration plant will be developed jointly by Saudi Aramco and Saudi Electricity Company

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant Subscription

17 March 2015 | By

Several other coal projects will also require bank debt

Power transmission

Islamic Bank financing Egypt-Saudi power link Subscription

16 March 2015 | By

Cross-border link will have capacity to transport 3,000MW a day

Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals Subscription

15 March 2015 | By

Country seeks finance to rebuild infrastructure and kick-start economy

Iraq additional power capacity and power sector

Baghdad gives IPPs another try Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Iraq is restarting its independent power project programme in a bid to tackle its electricity crisis, but it remains to be seen whether developers and financiers will be interested

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Tunisia confirms Japanese project financing Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

As the most populous Arab country, much of Egypt's infrastructure is ill-equipped to meet the needs of its people

All eyes on Egypt Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom

Power plant

Japan to provide Iraq loan for power project Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Project is part of government efforts to meet the supply shortfall for electricity

Updates

Saudi Arabia extends deadline for Duba power plant

Saudi Arabia extends deadline for Duba plant Subscription

15 April 2015 | By

Facility will run on combination of gas and solar energy

Six groups have submitted bids for the contract to develop Iraq’s first publicly tendered independent power project

Six groups seek Iraq IPP prequalification Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Independent power project will be located in southern area of country

Saudi power demand

Saudi Arabia invites bids for Fadhili IPP Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

Cogeneration plant will be developed jointly by Saudi Aramco and Saudi Electricity Company

Power

Deadline extended for Waad al-Shamal power plant Subscription

6 April 2015 | By

Technical bids were submitted in October

Initec Energia consortium bids low for Saudi power contract

Initec Energia consortium bids low for Saudi power contract Subscription

6 April 2015 | By

Project will expand capacity of PP9 plant by about 240MW

Dubai extends deadline for coal IPP

Dubai extends deadline for coal IPP Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Eight consortiums invited to bid for coal plant

Saudi Arabia power demand

Bids invited for Waad al-Shamal power plant Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Commercial proposals due in early April

Peak power demand growth

Mitsubishi the preferred bidder for Facility D Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

Three bidders resubmitted final offers for Qatar independent water and power project in January

MEEDtv

Power trends

Renewables

Saudi Arabia retreats from renewables Video Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

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

15 March 2015 | By

Country seeks finance to rebuild infrastructure and kick-start economy

Middle East contracts awarded Jan 15

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2015 Video Subscription

3 February 2015

Over $7bn of contracts awarded in January in the Middle East

Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, Acwa Power

Acwa Power builds up international portfolio Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

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

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

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

20 January 2015 | By

CEO of the newly formed company, Samir Brikho speaks to MEED

Middle East contract awards December 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: December 2014 Video Subscription

7 January 2015

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in December in the Middle East

Concentrated solar power scheme

Solar market optimistic over region’s renewables prospects Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

UAE solar firm Enviromena says major solar programmes will move forward in spite of the drop in oil prices

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MEED comment

Andrew Roscoe

Dubai delivers on solar

16 April 2015 | By

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

Gas power station

Saudi Arabia moves on power

14 April 2015 | By

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

7 April 2015 | By

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

31 March 2015 | By

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

24 March 2015 | By

Shifting strategy in the kingdom leaves long-term energy dilemma

Philippa Wilkinson

Saudi Arabia renewables disappointment Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

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

17 March 2015 | By

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

Philippa Wilkinson

Egypt renewables scheme faces hurdles Subscription

10 March 2015

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

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Special reports

Power

Power and water: Pressure grows to diversify energy portfolios Subscription

12 January 2015

Governments are increasingly looking to develop renewables projects and improve the efficiency of existing facilities to maximise resources and revenues

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 Subscription

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

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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

Bahrain makes biggest gains Subscription

14 April 2015

Iran and Qatar also expand, but fail to lift Gulf Projects Index

Gulf projects index

Mass declines on Gulf index Subscription

6 April 2015

Iran leads slump in region, with Bahrain and Iraq only countries to record gains

Gulf projects index

Qatar leads Gulf index growth Subscription

31 March 2015

Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain also record expansions in value

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Companies

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Aktor Subscription

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

Algeria Ministry of Energy and Mining Subscription

The Algerian Ministry of Energy and Mining are responsible for the development of resources in the country

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People

Andrew Ward Subscription

28 January 2015

Andrew Ward is managing partner at Dentons Abu Dhabi

Rajan Phakey Subscription

28 January 2015

Rajan Phakey is partner at Dentons Abu Dhabi UAE

Jon Nash Subscription

28 January 2015

Jon Nash is partner at Dentons Abu Dhabi

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

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Andrew Roscoe
Power & Water Editor


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

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Future Energy

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Dubai delivers on solar

16 April 2015

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

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Tenders

UAE: Photovoltaic power plant IPP consultancy services Subscription

10 April 2015 | By

Provision of independent power producer (IPP) advisory consultancy services for an 800MW solar photovoltaic power plant

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MEED events

Bahrain Infrastructure & Finance Forum 2015

Bahrain Infrastructure & Finance Forum 2015

28 - 29 April 2015 | Profiling upcoming commercial opportunities across Bahrain’s transport infrastructure, real estate, housing, tourism and healthcare sectors.

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