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Wind farm

Jordan signs wind power purchase agreement Subscription

27 May 2015 | By

First wind project on feed-in tariff scheme to progress

Power plant

Alba plans new power plant Subscription

27 May 2015 | By

The project is part of the steel producer’s ambitious expansion plans

Dubai Municipal solid waste

Dubai plans waste-to-energy plant Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

Contractors invited to prequalify for construction contract

Power

Kuwait reopens prequalification for waste-to-energy project Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

Project will be developed under a public-private partnership (PPP) model

Egypt power generation

Egypt revising renewables power-purchase agreements Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Draft agreements were recently circulated to developers for feedback

Photovoltaic solar power

Dubai receives advisory bids for 800MW solar scheme Subscription

7 May 2015 | By

Nine submit bids for advisory role

Egypt secures upgrade from Moody’s

Energy firm plans floating Egypt power plant Subscription

3 May 2015 | By

Plant will be located in a port

World Bank will finance Morocco projects

World Bank will finance Morocco solar projects Subscription

30 April 2015 | By

Rural 25MW solar plants will be developed with loans

Egypt studying additional 4,000MW of renewables projects

Egypt studying additional 4,000MW of renewables projects Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia and local investors negotiating for large-scale projects

Egypt power generation

Egypt pushes ahead with major power plants Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

The plants will be among the largest thermal facilities in the country

Project bids

Power

Four line up for Oman power project Subscription

2 June 2015 | By

Bids are due in August

Mena solar spending forecast

Jordan receives tariffs for solar programme Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Four groups will be selected to develop 50MW photovoltaic solar plants

Combined-cycle power plant

Kuwait seeks prequalifiers for integrated solar project Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

Project will run on solar power and gas

Dubai power sector

Acwa Power group submits lowest Dubai coal project tariff Subscription

30 April 2015 | By

Low bidder also submitted alternative price for larger capacity plant

Solar power

Tunisia tenders solar project Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

Solar programme restarted

Oman seeks electricity spot market advice

Oman seeks electricity spot market advice Subscription

26 April 2015 | By

Consultants invited to bid to draft rules

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt renewables PPAs released Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

Developers studying draft documents and preparing feedback

Wind power

Egypt opens wind farm bids Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Four consortiums submitted proposals for project

Project awards

Electrical power station

Contracts signed on Salalah 2 IPP Subscription

31 May 2015 | By

Power plant to have 445MW capacity

Wind farm

Jordan signs wind power purchase agreement Subscription

27 May 2015 | By

First wind project on feed-in tariff scheme to progress

Qatar seeks further prices from Facility D independent water and power plant bidders

Qatar signs Facility D contract Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Japanese-led consortium was selected as preferred bidder in early March

Power station

Indian company wins Kuwait substation contract Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

New facility will supply the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery

Power

US firm wins Saudi power role Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

Company will provide engineering management services for conversion project

Qatar’s Nebras buys Jordan power plant stake

Poyry wins Oman power station role Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Musandam power project will have a capacity of 120MW

Refinery

Aramco awards final major Jizan package Subscription

20 April 2015 | By

$20bn refinery and power plant complex in southwest of Saudi Arabia ready to enter construction phase

Solar

Dewa and Acwa sign solar contract Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Saudi company to develop 200MW solar photovoltaic plant

Financing

Power

Oman transmission company raises $1bn Subscription

31 May 2015 | By

First international rated corporate bond from Oman

Jordan solar financiers

Jordan solar fully financed Subscription

28 May 2015 | By

All round-one projects have reached a financial close

Planned Facility D ownership

Qatar looks to Japan for Facility D finance Subscription

28 May 2015 | By

Consortium in discussions with banks

Solar

Terms of Shams Dubai make financing a challenge Subscription

27 May 2015 | By

Investors look to build up rooftop solar portfolios

Philippa Wilkinson

Renewables financing deals show opportunities Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

Financing for renewables projects still relies on development banks

Electric Industrial generator inside power plant

Facility D consortium seeks financing Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Winning developer in negotiations

Solar panels

Jordan solar projects close financing Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Latest projects in first round reach a financial close

Kuwait power market

Kuwait reignites PPP programme Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

Public-private partnership programme has faced significant delays

Updates

Turbines

Siemens completes Egypt fast-track power scheme Subscription

3 June 2015 | By

Project was completed within five months

Electrical power station

Contracts signed on Salalah 2 IPP Subscription

31 May 2015 | By

Power plant to have 445MW capacity

Jordan solar financiers

Jordan solar fully financed Subscription

28 May 2015 | By

All round-one projects have reached a financial close

Solar panels

Jordan solar projects close financing Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Latest projects in first round reach a financial close

Power

Al-Zour North 1 starts generation Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

New capacity will cover summer demand peaks

Six groups have submitted bids for the contract to develop Iraq’s first publicly tendered independent power project

Emal evaluates bids for power project Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Expansion will boost capacity by 235MW

Power plant

Dubal extends deadline for power plant expansion Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Project will expand captive power plant capacity for aluminium producer

Morocco power output 2013

Acwa reaches financial close for solar scheme Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

Developer was selected as preferred bidder in January

MEEDtv

Power trends

MEED contracts awarded April 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2015 Video Subscription

3 May 2015

Nearly $5bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

US-based GE’s distributed power business finds promising markets in areas of volatility

GE sees opportunity in instability Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

Firm’s CEO of distributed power talks about supply and generation challenges in region

Refinery

Jizan enters next phase Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Construction of refinery and power plant will offer up some serious challenges for Saudi Aramco

Wind power a contender in North Africa

Wind power a contender in North Africa Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Latest bid prices put onshore wind in Egypt on par with gas generation

Middle East contracts March 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2015 Video Subscription

15 April 2015

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

Renewables

Saudi Arabia retreats from renewables Video Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia is the most irradiated country on Earth, but it is slashing plans for the world’s biggest solar power programme

Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals Subscription

15 March 2015 | By

Country seeks finance to rebuild infrastructure and kick-start economy

Middle East contracts awarded Jan 15

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2015 Video Subscription

3 February 2015

Over $7bn of contracts awarded in January in the Middle East

Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, Acwa Power

Acwa Power builds up international portfolio Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO of Saudi utility firm Acwa Power, has his sights firmly set on turning the company into the most cost-effective renewable energy provider in the Middle East and North Africa

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MEED comment

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Japanese gain ground in region’s utilities market Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

Companies from Japan have won the first three major developer contracts of the year

Philippa Wilkinson

Renewables financing deals show opportunities Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

Financing for renewables projects still relies on development banks

Water desalination plant

Kuwait makes fresh start with PPP programme Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

New economic climate of lower oil prices has raised the importance of private sector partnerships

Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi is still very much an active and vital component of the kingdom’s energy sector, but it is likely the legendary executive will retire within the next 12 months

Creating a giant ministry Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

A new ‘super ministry’ in Saudi Arabia would give the king’s sons a huge power base

Coal-fired power plant

Acwa strengthens position in Dubai Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

Saudi developer has submitted lowest tariff prices for two different fuel platforms

Renewables

Private sector wakes up to Egyptian renewables Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Saudi Arabian interest shows confidence in potential for profit

Kuwait’s peak electricity demand is growing at 8 per cent a year

Kuwait independent power market to return Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Reforms mean progress is expected, but not without teething problems

Renewable energy

Renewables market hotspots taking off Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Excitement over Egypt, but Saudi Arabia’s plans remain unclear

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Special reports

Power

Power and water: Pressure grows to diversify energy portfolios Subscription

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

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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
1 Beni Suef Combined-Cycle Power Plant Egypt 4,000
3 Rabigh Power Plant Extension - Phase 6 Saudi Arabia 3,400
4 Shuqaiq Steam Power Plant Saudi Arabia 3,300
5 Jeddah South Thermal Power Plant Saudi Arabia 3,120
6 Barakah Nuclear Power Plant: Reactor 1 UAE 3,100
7 Jizan Refinery IGCC Power Plant: Combined Cycle Power Plant Saudi Arabia 2,500
7 Barakah Nuclear Power Plant: Reactor 2 UAE 2,500
9 Ras Al-Khair Power Plant Saudi Arabia 2,420
10 Attarat Um Ghudran Power Plant Jordan 2,000
10 Barakah Nuclear Power Plant: Reactor 4 UAE 2,000
Click through to the full data table on the power sector's biggest projects in execution
Click through to MEED's Q1 2015 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: May 2015

Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Gulf index approaches all-time high Subscription

1 June 2015

All six GCC states record growth with the exception of Qatar

Gulf projects index

Qatar and Kuwait boost Gulf index Subscription

26 May 2015

Saudi Arabia records sole decline in regional projects market

Gulf projects index

Impact of GCC slowdown takes hold Subscription

12 May 2015

Bahrain makes the biggest gain, while Saudi Arabia’s market continues to fall

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Companies

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Aktor Subscription

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

Algeria Ministry of Energy and Mining Subscription

The Algerian Ministry of Energy and Mining are responsible for the development of resources in the country

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People

Andrew Ward Subscription

28 January 2015

Andrew Ward is managing partner at Dentons Abu Dhabi

Rajan Phakey Subscription

28 January 2015

Rajan Phakey is partner at Dentons Abu Dhabi UAE

Jon Nash Subscription

28 January 2015

Jon Nash is partner at Dentons Abu Dhabi

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

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Power & Water Editor


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

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Future Energy

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Dubai delivers on solar Subscription

16 April 2015

As other countries rethink or slow their renewable energy plans, the emirate pushes ahead

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