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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

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

Developers invited to prequalify for Oman power projects Subscription

23 June 2014 | By

Independent power projects will add an additional 2,600MW to Oman’s main grid

Acwa Power to co-develop coal plant in Vietnam Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

Saudi firm will partner with South Korean company to develop 1,200MW clean-coal facility

Oman considers privatising Muscat electricity distributor Subscription

16 June 2014 | By

Tender will be floated for study into privatising Muscat Electricity Distribution Company

Project bids

Power transmission switchgear

Kuwait approves switching stations contract Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Local firm will supply and install high-voltage switching stations

Developers invited to prequalify for Oman power projects Subscription

23 June 2014 | By

Independent power projects will add an additional 2,600MW to Oman’s main grid

Dubai invites bids for 600MW power plant expansion Subscription

15 June 2014 | By

Work involves expanding existing Jebel Ali power plant in Dubai

Dubai receives bids for solar park distribution contract Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Work will involve building a substation and overhead line

Aramco renegotiates Jizan gasification deal with Sepco Subscription

10 June 2014 | By

Contract signing expected soon after Chinese contractor requested better terms for power package

Oman invites four to bid for Salalah power project Subscription

3 June 2014 | By

Independent power project at Salalah in Oman will have a capacity of 300MW-400MW

Qatar receives bids for next private water and power scheme Subscription

2 June 2014 | By

Four groups submit bids for Facility D project

Jordan extends deadline for renewable energy programme Subscription

14 May 2014 | By

Companies now have until 14 August to express interest in the third round of Jordan’s direct proposal programme

Project awards

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

ABB wins Saudi electricity contract Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

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

Dewa awards cabling contracts to local firms Subscription

6 July 2014 | By

Firms will supply copper and aluminium power cables for Dewa distribution schemes

GDF Suez signs contract for Abu Dhabi Mirfa private power scheme Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Developer will hold a 20 per cent equity stake in the project

Dewa awards substation contract Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Substation will distribute power in the Jumeirah area of Dubai

Foster Wheeler licensee wins Saudi power contract Subscription

1 July 2014 | By

Licensee of US firm Foster Wheeler will provide heat recovery generators for Rabigh 2 power plant

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

Qatar signs $2.1bn-worth of power transmission contracts Subscription

11 June 2014 | By

Contracts are part of phase 11 of Kahramaa’s transmission system upgrade programme

Financing

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

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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

Kuwait tests appetite for next phase of Al-Zour North Subscription

21 May 2014 | By

Request for prequalification for second phase of power and water project expected later this year

Saudi Arabia cancels IPP plans for Dhuba 1 Subscription

14 April 2014 | By ,

Project will be tendered as a standard engineering, procurement and construction contract

Kahramaa extends bid deadline for Facility D water and power project Subscription

1 April 2014 | By

$3bn project will need strong bank support

Updates

Dubai extends deadline for 600MW power plant expansion

Dubai extends deadline for power plant expansion Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Work involves expanding existing M Station facility in Jebel Ali

Power sharing

Tender for Saudi-Egypt power link delayed Subscription

20 July 2014 | By

Construction tenders for 3,000MW link between Egypt and Saudi Arabia were scheduled to be issued in first quarter

Power transmission switchgear

Kuwait approves switching stations contract Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Local firm will supply and install high-voltage switching stations

GDF Suez signs contract for Abu Dhabi Mirfa private power scheme Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Developer will hold a 20 per cent equity stake in the project

Foster Wheeler licensee wins Saudi power contract Subscription

1 July 2014 | By

Licensee of US firm Foster Wheeler will provide heat recovery generators for Rabigh 2 power plant

Jordan extends deadline for renewable energy bids Subscription

29 June 2014 | By

Developers have extra time to work on submissions for second round of Jordan’s direct proposal programme

Bapco commissions first solar project Subscription

29 June 2014 | By

Bapco’s 5MW photovoltaic facility has been installed in the Awali township of Manama

Dubai receives bids for solar park distribution contract Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Work will involve building a substation and overhead line

Power trends

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

Abu Dhabi peak power demand forecast

Exports drive growth in Abu Dhabi electricity demand Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi could face electricity shortfall by 2016 if extra capacity does not come online

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Video Subscription

17 April 2014

Over $12bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Video Subscription

20 March 2014

Over $17bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

Dimitris Tsitsiragos, regional vice-president, IFC

Interview: Dimitris Tsitsiragos, regional vice-president, IFC Subscription

4 March 2014 | By

The IFC’s head of Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa explains how the organisation is attracting private investment into the renewables sector

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MEED comment

Solar

Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay

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

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

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

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

5 June 2014

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

integrated solar combined-cycle plant

SEC drives green energy efforts Subscription

1 May 2014

Saudi utility company comes to the rescue to bolster kingdom’s lacklustre renewables programme

Power

Abu Dhabi edges closer to power shortage Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

Without the addition of generation capacity, the emirate will struggle to address growing power demand

Private funding

Dubai looks to private funding Subscription

10 April 2014

The emirate is seeking to involve the private sector in its power and transport infrastructure sectors

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Special reports

Power generation

Power & Water: Utilities turn to temporary fix

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

Solar power panels

Arab states plan renewable energy capacity hike Subscription

24 November 2011

Get exclusive insight into the drivers behind the ambitious 2020 renewable energy programmes in the Middle East

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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 Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Reactor 4 UAE 2,000
10 Zubaidiya Power Plant: Phase 1 & 2 Iraq 1,940
Click through to the full data table on the power sector's biggest projects in execution
Click through to MEED's Q1 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: April 2014

Projects trends

Gulf Projects Index

Four Gulf states keep index stable Subscription

10 July 2014

Growth in Oman, Iraq, the UAE and Saudi Arabia cancels out decline in Kuwait

Gulf Projects Index

Kuwait leads growth in Gulf Index Subscription

19 June 2014

UAE, Qatar and Iraq only other countries to record increase in value

Value of projects planned or under way ($bn) 10 June 2014

Kuwait rebound lifts Gulf Projects Index Subscription

12 June 2014

GCC state of Kuwait is now the fastest-growing projects market in the Gulf 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

Arab Organisation for Industrialisation Subscription

The Arab Organisation for Industrialisation (AOI) is an industrial organisation in Egypt, responsible for infrastructure, environmental protection, transportation projects and energy 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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