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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

Photovotaic solar power

Jordan reopens prequalification for Quweira solar project Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

15 companies were previously prequalified for the tender in October 2013

Wind farm

Oman tenders legal and technical advisory for Dhofar wind farm Subscription

9 November 2014 | By

Companies invited to bid to provide services for 50MW project

District cooling

Dubai prepares Mirdif and Al-Khail district cooling consultancy Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Temporary cooling will be replaced in Ghoroob and Shorooq

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

Project bids

Renewable energy

Egypt invites interest in 4300MW renewables programme Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Huge interest before 26 November deadline for proposals

Rooftop solar panels

UAE signs rooftop solar MoU with ABB Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

ABB will develop pilot grid-connected PV panels

Dewa invites bids for solar installations at utility plants

Dewa invites bids for solar installations at utility plants Subscription

5 November 2014 | By

Photovoltaic units will provide power for water and pumping facilities

Electricity substation

Siemens low bidder for Kuwait substation Subscription

4 November 2014 | By

Five groups submitted prices for the major electrical substation deal

Oman receives bids for Salalah private power project

Oman receives bids for Salalah private power project Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

Salalah 2 facility will have a capacity of 300-400MW

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

Project awards

Pylon

Alstom wins transmission contract in Saudi Arabia Subscription

18 November 2014 | By

French company will supply AC transmission systems for western province installations

District cooling

Drake & Scull wins Abu Dhabi district cooling deal Subscription

3 November 2014 | By

Work involves installing a network serving a housing complex

Contractors have submitted technical proposals for the contract to build a power plant at the Waad al-Shamal phosphate mining development

Technical bids in for Waad al-Shamal power plant Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

Integrated power plant will contain solar component

District cooling

Tabreed awards $37m resort district cooling contract Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

SNC-Lavalin wins Meraasland Resort deal in Dubai

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.

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

Algeria is no longer planning to provide solar power generated in the Sahara Desert to southern Europe

Algeria drops 10,000MW energy export plans Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

343MW of solar projects under way to meet local demand

Acwa Power submits low tariff for 100MW Dubai solar scheme

Acwa Power submits low tariff for 100MW Dubai solar scheme Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

A total of 10 prequalified groups submitted bids on 20 November

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

Oman peak demand forecast

Final negotiations for Musandam power contract Subscription

2 November 2014 | By

Project company led by Oman Oil Company is close to awarding construction contract for 120MW plant

Contractors have submitted technical proposals for the contract to build a power plant at the Waad al-Shamal phosphate mining development

Technical bids in for Waad al-Shamal power plant Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

Integrated power plant will contain solar component

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 trends

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

Challenge: One barrier to developing alternative energy is the existence of fuel subsidies in the region

Region set to miss 2020 renewables target Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

Lack of regulatory frameworks holds back development of alternative energy in the Middle East and North Africa

Middle East contracts September 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2014 Video Subscription

16 October 2014

Over $2bn of contracts awarded in September in the Middle East

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

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MEED comment

While Abu Dhabi's decision to reform tariffs is a brave one, implementing them will prove the real challenge

Abu Dhabi leads the way with tariff reform

20 November 2014 | By

Enforcing new utility tariffs may provide stiff challenge for government

Abu Dhabi’s decision to reform electricity and water tariffs is a bold move

Abu Dhabi takes bold step with tariff reform

13 November 2014 | By

It will be interesting to see when the other GCC states will follow suit

The development of power plants shows the Kurdistan Regional Government is determined to meet the needs of its people and industries

Erbil remains committed to development

6 November 2014 | By

The development of power plants shows the Kurdistan Regional Government is determined to meet the needs of its people and industries

The renewables market is beginning to move in several countries in the Middle East and North Africa region

Region must focus on renewables

30 October 2014 | By

Despite missed targets, the market is beginning to move in several countries in the Middle East

Power generation

Power leads privatisation drive in Oman

30 October 2014 | By

Creating a spot market for electricity pricing is the latest plan for the country’s utility sector

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

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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 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

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

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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
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

Gulf projects market remains flat Subscription

13 November 2014

Gains by Oman and Kuwait cancelled out by losses in Iraq and Iran

Gulf Projects Index

Gulf index falls back to September levels Subscription

30 October 2014

UAE and Qatar record biggest declines in value of projects markets

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

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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

Saudi Arabia: Tank plant expansion Subscription

19 November 2014 | By

Expansion of tank plants

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