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Electricity substation

Siemens wins Saudi Arabia electricity contracts Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

German company will install components at a number of substations throughout the country

Power tranmission

Prequalification entries in for Oman private power projects Subscription

7 August 2014 | By

Two independent power projects in Oman will have a combined capacity of 2,600MW

 Pylons

Tunisia invites bids for new power plant Subscription

3 August 2014 | By

Gas-fired plant will have a capacity of 560MW-660MW

Overhead power lines

Kuwait invites bids for overhead lines contract Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Eight contractors have been prequalified for the Kuwait overhead lines tender

Transformer station

Kuwait invites bids for major transformer station Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

10 groups invited to submit bids for Wafra project in Kuwait

Power transmission

Qatar invites bids for phase 12 of transmission programme Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Contractors invited to bid for multiple packages to expand country’s transmission and distribution infrastructure

Solar panels

Dewa awards contract for solar centre Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Innovation centre will be located at Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park

Companies are still waiting for news on Abu Dhabi’s planned 100MW waste-to-energy plant

Firms wait for news on Abu Dhabi waste-to-energy project Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Construction contract originally scheduled to be awarded by end of 2013

Nakheel appoints consultants for substation work Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Two consultants will oversee construction of eight substations

Japanese firms win equipment deal for Egyptian power plant Subscription

30 June 2014 | By

Japanese group will provide steam turbines and generators for planned gas-fired plant

Project bids

pylon

Dubai extends deadline for coal project to early 2015 Subscription

30 September 2014 | By

Utility received prequalification entries from 17 companies in May

Award for phase 2 of Dubai solar park expected by year end

Award for phase 2 of Dubai solar park by year end

23 September 2014 | By

Substation contract for solar park also awarded

Power generation

Oman extends deadline for Salalah power project Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

New closing date is in late October

Wind farm

Morocco receives bids for 850MW wind projects Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

Five groups are competing for the schemes

Power generation sources

Dubai invites eight to bid for clean coal project Subscription

7 September 2014 | By

Utility received prequalification entries from 17 companies in May

Kuwaiti power transmission lines

Kuwait invites bids for power consultancy Subscription

11 August 2014 | By

Six international consultants invited to participate in Kuwait power consultancy tender deal

Marafiq has received bids for an engineering programme management contract for the Jubail and Yanbu industrial cities

Marafiq receives bids for management contract Subscription

10 August 2014 | By

Seven engineering firms submit proposals for power and water contract for Jubail and Yanbu industrial cities

Pylon

Petrochina tenders power plant services at Halfaya operations Subscription

5 August 2014 | By

Companies asked to submit bids by 3 September for operation and maintenance deal

Project awards

Photovoltaic solar power

Kuwait Oil Company awards solar energy contract Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Spanish company will build off-grid solar scheme at upstream facility

Electricity substation

Siemens wins Saudi Arabia electricity contracts Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

German company will install components at a number of substations throughout the country

Power supply in rural Oman

Local firm wins Oman fuel contract for rural power facilities Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Fuel will be used for power stations outside of ulstanate’s main grid

Pylon

Hyundai wins $250m Saudi substation contract Subscription

13 August 2014 | By

South Korean firm will build one of the largest substations in the kingdom at Jubail Industrial City

Lloyd's Register Energy will provide construction oversight and technical services for the Baraka nuclear plant

Lloyd’s Register wins UAE nuclear deal Subscription

11 August 2014 | By

UK consultant will provide construction oversight and technical services for Baraka plant

First Solar wins Shams Maan photovoltaic plant contract

First Solar wins Jordan plant contract Subscription

6 August 2014 | By

US firm will build 52.5MW Shams Maan photovoltaic plant

Solar panels

Dewa awards contract for solar centre Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Innovation centre will be located at Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park

Power transformer

ABB wins Saudi electricity contract Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

Swiss firm ABB will provide transformers for two power plants in Saudi Arabia

Financing

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

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

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

Aramco gas reserves

Fadhili heat and power plant will require project financing Subscription

3 August 2014 | By

Prequalification phase for Saudi Arabian project has begun

Concentrated solar power

Acwa’s Ouarzazate solar plant project to win new investment Subscription

14 July 2014 | By

World Bank’s IFC considers equity stake in Moroccan project

Oman electricity firm appoints advisers for $2.1bn debt raising

Oman power firm appoints advisers for $2.1bn debt raising Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

Firms will act as joint financial advisers and arrangers for financing package

Lenders ready for Qatar projects boom Subscription

11 June 2014 | By

Local banks are confident they can handle the financing requirements of Qatar’s planned infrastructure development over the coming years, but the scale of the funding needed could test that belief

Updates

Dubai extends deadline for solar park deal

Dubai extends deadline for solar park deal Subscription

28 September 2014 | By

24 companies invited to bid for independent power project

Saudi oil production

Jordan signs nuclear development agreement Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Amman selects Russian firm to build first nuclear power plant

Dubai Business Bay

Empower secures Islamic financing facility Subscription

15 September 2014 | By

Fund will be used to develop district cooling network in Dubai

Photovoltaic solar power

Kuwait Oil Company awards solar energy contract Subscription

8 September 2014 | By

Spanish company will build off-grid solar scheme at upstream facility

Gas-fired power station

Nine groups shortlisted for Fadhili power and steam plant Subscription

3 September 2014 | By

15 groups submitted expressions of interest in August for the cogeneration plant

Kuwait electricity cables

Kuwait extends deadline for overhead lines contract Subscription

26 August 2014 | By

Eight contractors have been prequalified for the Kuwait overhead lines tender

Solar power

Bids invited for Duba integrated solar and gas power plant Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Gas fired power plant will contain an integrated solar power system

Power generation sources

Dubai invites bids for phase 2 of solar park Subscription

17 August 2014 | By

Utility has prequalified 24 companies to bid for independent power project

Power trends

Power

Saudi Electricity Company awards $2.9bn of contracts Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

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

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Video Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded June 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2014 Video Subscription

31 July 2014

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

Additional capacity requirements 2013-20

Mirfa IWPP marks first private utility award of the year Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Three independent utility schemes were awarded in 2013

Power

GCC power contract awards up in 2014 Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

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

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

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Video Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

Middle East contract awards April 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2014 Video Subscription

31 May 2014

Over $23bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

Amman, capital city of Jordan

Amman moves on energy security Subscription

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

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MEED comment

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

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

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

Pylon

Energy key to Jordan’s security

21 August 2014 | By

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

Solar

Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

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

10 July 2014 | By

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

Egypt

Egypt moves ahead with key power projects Subscription

3 July 2014 | Updated: 7 July 2014 | By

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

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

5 June 2014

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

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Special reports

Renewables

Region trials new ways to meet power demand

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

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

Power

Power and water: MEED's developer survey Subscription

13 November 2013

The market is set for an upturn

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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

Kuwait

Kuwaiti projects market 2012 Subscription

6 March 2012

MEED’s online seminar on the Kuwiat projects market, providing a comprehensive forecast and review of opportunities in the country

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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
7 Jizan Refinery IGCC Power Plant:
Combined Cycle Power Plant
Saudi Arabia 2,500
7 Karak Oil Shale Power Plant Jordan 2,500
10 Ras Al-Khair Power Plant Saudi Arabia 2,420
Click through to the full data table on the power sector's biggest projects in execution
Click through to MEED's Q2 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: September 2014

Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Conflict weighs on Gulf index Subscription

25 September 2014

Large declines in Iraq and Iran drag down value of region’s projects market

Gulf projects index

Saudi Arabia sees biggest expansion Subscription

18 September 2014

Kingdom’s surge pushes Gulf Projects Index up by 1 per cent

Gulf projects index

Expansion in Saudi Arabia lifts market Subscription

11 September 2014

Projects announcements in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia give boost to Gulf Projects Index

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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

Aktor logo

Aktor Subscription

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

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People

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

Suhaila Marafi Subscription

14 January 2014

Suhaila Marafi is director of studies & research, Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

Mohammed al-Hammadi Subscription

14 May 2013

Mohammed al-Hammadi is chief executive officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

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Andrew Roscoe
Power & Water Editor


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

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Tenders

Egypt: LED bulbs Subscription

30 September 2014 | By

Supply of 10 million various capacity LED bulbs

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