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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

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

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 Subscription

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

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

electricity substation

Indian firm to supply substations for Iraq Subscription

13 October 2014 | By

Avantha Group will provide 16 substations for the Electricity Ministry

Riyadh Metro

Saudi Arabia awards Riyadh metro power contracts Subscription

2 October 2014 | By

Seven contracts awarded worth a total of $693m to supply electricity to the Riyadh Metro.

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

Financing

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

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

Updates

District cooling

Tabreed awards $37m resort district cooling contract Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

SNC-Lavalin wins Meraasland Resort deal in Dubai

Siemens low bidder for Jebel Ali M Station expansion

Siemens low bidder for Jebel Ali M Station expansion Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

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

19 October 2014 | By

Contract signed to supply five turbines to new Bazyan plant

Power plant

Deadline extended for Duba integrated power plant Subscription

12 October 2014 | By

Gas fired power plant will contain an integrated solar power system

power plant

Saudi Arabia to tender Fadhili IPP by end of October Subscription

8 October 2014 | By

Project is being jointly developed by state oil and electricity companies

Pylon

Jordan signs power purchase agreement for oil shale power plant Subscription

8 October 2014 | By

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

hydropower

Morocco relaunches prequalification for hydropower scheme Subscription

8 October 2014 | By

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

7 October 2014 | By

Dubai aluminium entity prequalified to bid for Hassyan IPP

Power trends

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

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

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MEED comment

Acwa Power shows local developers can succeed

Acwa Power shows local developers can succeed

23 October 2014 | By

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

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

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

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

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 Subscription

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

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Special reports

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

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

Gulf index rises on Qatar growth Subscription

23 October 2014

Gas-rich state records expansion of 3.4 per cent in value of projects market

Gulf projects index

Market eases for Eid break Subscription

9 October 2014

Oman is only projects market to record significant movement

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

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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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Andrew Roscoe
Power & Water Editor


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

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Tenders

UAE: PV systems Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of on-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems

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