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Gas for power generation

Oman reconsiders coal for power generation Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Sultanate is investigating using coal after original plans were dropped in 2010

Solar energy

Morocco announces two solar projects Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Sites for the solar schemes will be located near the towns of Tata and Midelt

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt considers second round of solar Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Grid capacity to be improved with $549m investment

Power plant

Egypt signs financing deal for power plants Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Financing secured for South Helwan and Assiut power plants

Renewable energy

Egypt prequalifies firms for renewables scheme Subscription

6 January 2015 | By

A total of 109 proposals have been prequalified for 4,300MW programme

Oman awards $228m of power transmission deals

Oman awards $228m of transmission deals Subscription

23 December 2014 | By

Sultanate’s transmission company awards six contracts

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

Masdar pilots sustainable desalination Subscription

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

Project bids

Jordan still evaluating wind schemes

Jordan still evaluating wind schemes Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

At least four proposals are under consideration

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt clarifies renewables participation Subscription

28 January 2015 | By

Companies may participate in more than one consortium

Generous pricing for Egypt renewables scheme will have to cover connection, tax and land costs

Costs cut into Egypt feed-in tariff profits Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Generous pricing for renewables scheme will have to cover connection, tax and land costs

Petra, Jordan

Jordan delays solar deadline again Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

First round of projects will reach financial close soon

Landfill site

Landfill site Sharjah's first solar plant tender Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

20MW plant to power Sharjah main landfill facility

oil

Petrochina tenders field surface facilities Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Chinese group also invites bids for power plant expansion management and new road bridge

Renewables

Egypt wants renewables online by 2016 Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Tight timescale for wind and solar feed-in tariff scheme

Jordan invites firms for Khaw water project

Jordan invites firms for Khaw water project Subscription

7 January 2015 | By

Work includes design and construction of pipeline and hydropower plant

Project awards

Power

GE wins equipment contract for Yanbu 3 Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

US firm will provide drives for power component of power and water facility

Red Sea, Jordan

Jordan inks LNG supply deal with Shell Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Kingdom to import enough gas to meet quarter of national electricity demand

Power plant

Egypt signs financing deal for power plants Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Financing secured for South Helwan and Assiut power plants

Morocco power output

Acwa wins deal for $2bn Moroccan solar project Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

Second and third Noor phases will surpass Abu Dhabi’s Shams 1 project as largest concentrated solar power scheme in the region

Power plant gas turbines

ElSewedy to build two power plants Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

Emergency projects to address Egypt’s shortfall

Kuwait awards Wafra substation deal

Kuwait approves Wafra substation deal Subscription

6 January 2015 | By

Siemens Electronics & Electrical Services Company submitted low bid

Oman awards $228m of power transmission deals

Oman awards $228m of transmission deals Subscription

23 December 2014 | By

Sultanate’s transmission company awards six contracts

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

Financing

Petra, Jordan

Jordan delays solar deadline again Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

First round of projects will reach financial close soon

ACWA power finances

Dubai solar IPP to reach financial close mid-April Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

Total debt financing is $280m

Power plant

Egypt signs financing deal for power plants Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Financing secured for South Helwan and Assiut power plants

Banks to finance 86 per cent of Dubai solar IPP

Banks to finance 86 per cent of Dubai solar IPP Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Financing is expected to be completed within 3 months

Acwa Power Barka raises funding for phase 2 expansion

Acwa Power Barka raises phase 2 funding Subscription

14 January 2015 | By

Local banks provide financing for IWPP

The emergence of the mini-perm structure will create increased opportunity for using project bonds for refinancing major private power and water projects

Short-term financing gains popularity in utility sector Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

Mini-perms and project bonds are set to become more widely used in the region’s utility sector, due to growing complications with long-term loans

Power plant

Musandam IPP heading for financial close Subscription

8 January 2015 | By

EPC contract awarded in December

Solar energy

Jordan gives developers more time on solar projects Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Sun Edison has reached financial close

Updates

Power

GE wins equipment contract for Yanbu 3 Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

US firm will provide drives for power component of power and water facility

Iraq generating capacity 2013

Firms express interest in Iraq IPP Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Total of 17 companies submit expressions of interest for first publicly tendered independent power project since 2011

Qatar peak demand

Qatar seeks new prices from Facility D bidders Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Three bidders asked to resubmit final offers for independent water and power project

Rooftop solar panels

Dewa and ABB prepare rooftop solar plans Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

Regulations for grid connection to be rolled out in 2015

Aviation

Masdar Institute pilots biofuels Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

Construction to start in February

Power plant

Egypt signs financing deal for power plants Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Financing secured for South Helwan and Assiut power plants

Banks to finance 86 per cent of Dubai solar IPP

Banks to finance 86 per cent of Dubai solar IPP Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Financing is expected to be completed within 3 months

Enec announced on 13 January that the construction works have been completed on the dome for the nuclear reactor

Enec completes dome for first reactor Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

Construction work on Baraka reactor in Abu Dhabi more than 60 per cent complete

Power trends

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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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

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MEED comment

Coal-fired power plant

Coal back on the agenda

27 January 2015 | By

GCC and North Africa look to coal for power generation

Masdar International photovoltaic competition solar panels in Abu Dhabi

Dubai positions itself as region’s renewables hub

22 January 2015 | By

Emirate has become one of the most active renewable energy markets in the region

Rabat leads the way with renewables

Rabat leads the way with renewables

13 January 2015 | By

North African state has most ambitious renewable energy targets in the region

Shams 1

Renewables still feasible in the GCC

12 January 2015 | By

Long-term questions over cheap oil

A general view of Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant

Hopes rise on reported Iran uranium deal

6 January 2015 | By

Tentative agreement on shipping weapons-grade material to Russia could aid upcoming nuclear talks

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

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Special reports

Power

Power and water: Pressure grows to diversify energy portfolios

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

Iran drags down Gulf index Subscription

27 January 2015

Losses in UAE, Iraq and Iran wipe 0.5 per cent off regional projects index

Gulf projects index

Qatar the worst performer on Gulf index Subscription

20 January 2015

Qatar’s project market declines by 2.1 per cent after the scrapping of Al-Karaana project

Gulf projects index

Gulf index records modest growth Subscription

13 January 2015

Saudi Arabia’s projects market sees sole decline in region

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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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Future Energy

Daniel Zywietz

Kickstarting Dubai's solar market Subscription

22 January 2015

The emirate’s decision to allow solar to be fed into the electricity grid is expected to drive installations in business premises

World Future Energy Summit video report

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Email: andrew.roscoe@meed.com

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Tenders

Kuwait: Street lighting equipment Subscription

31 January 2015 | By

Supply and installation of street lighting equipment

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