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New projects

Dubai tenders solar park substation contract Subscription

16 April 2014, 8:19 GMT | By

Client recently invited expressions of interest for 100MW second phase of project

Saudi Arabia cancels IPP plans for Dhuba 1 Subscription

14 April 2014, 8:13 GMT | By ,

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

Dubai invites expressions of interest in independent power projects Subscription

7 April 2014, 14:00 GMT | By

Companies invited to submit interest in Dubai clean coal and solar schemes

Saudi Electricity Company appoints WSP for power study Subscription

3 April 2014, 6:57 GMT | By

Environmental study will be conducted at Waad al-Shamal industrial development

Dewa plans to award major power contracts in 2014 Subscription

26 March 2014, 12:08 GMT | By

Contracts will include 600MW expansion of existing power plant

GE wins $135m mobile power contract in Libya Subscription

25 March 2014, 13:16 GMT | By

US firm is providing mobile gas turbine units to meet emergency power demands

Kuwait approves $494m solar energy contract Subscription

25 March 2014, 9:33 GMT | By

Spanish firm will build 50MW concentrated solar power plant at Shagaya Renewable Energy Park

Lukoil tenders new power plant for Iraqi field Subscription

23 March 2014, 8:11 GMT | By

Gas turbine power plant planned for West Qurna-2 oil field

ABB wins Saudi substation contract Subscription

20 March 2014, 12:51 GMT | By

Substations will reduce requirement for diesel generators in remote areas

Dubai appoints advisory team for independent solar project Subscription

20 March 2014, 5:32 GMT | By

Dubai independent power project will involve developing 100MW photovoltaic solar scheme

Project bids

Dubai tenders solar park substation contract Subscription

16 April 2014, 8:19 GMT | By

Client recently invited expressions of interest for 100MW second phase of project

Saipem and Tecnicas Reunidas favourites for Aramco's Jizan gasification Subscription

7 April 2014, 9:24 GMT | By

Italian contractor set for two packages worth $3bn with Spanish contractor picking up offsites and utilities

Jordan to award Spanish firm solar contract Subscription

16 March 2014, 9:43 GMT | By

Spain’s Atersa Group prepares for award of photovoltaic project in Azraq in Jordan

Kuwait tenders nine substations Subscription

11 March 2014, 7:19 GMT | By

Bids for supply and installment are due in April

Morocco issues tender for 850MW wind farm projects Subscription

10 March 2014, 5:31 GMT | By

Technical offers due in June

Iraq in negotiations for first independent power projects Subscription

2 March 2014, 10:22 GMT | By

Iraq private power schemes will have a total capacity of nearly 6,000MW when fully commissioned

Kuwait aims to award renewables projects before end of February Subscription

20 February 2014, 13:26 GMT | By

Joint venture of Spain’s TSK Electronica and the local Kharafi National bid low for three Kuwait renewables schemes

Saudi Arabia to build 1,000MW power plant at Waad al-Shamal Subscription

4 February 2014, 6:25 GMT | By

Plant to be at Saudi Arabian Mining Company’s industrial development

Project awards

Siemens to supply turbines for Rabigh 2 power plant Subscription

21 April 2014, 8:43 GMT | By

German company will supply gas and steam turbines for independent power project

Alstom wins Iraq turbine deal Subscription

20 April 2014, 13:30 GMT | By

French firm will provide turbines for 1,642MW Al-Anbar gas-fired plant

ABB wins Zirku island power contract Subscription

6 April 2014, 11:50 GMT | By

Swiss firm will design and build power generators to boost capacity at Zadco’s Zirku island

Saudi Electricity Company awards substation deal Subscription

3 April 2014, 10:01 GMT | By

Two other substation contracts were awarded in March

Saudi Electricity Company appoints WSP for power study Subscription

3 April 2014, 6:57 GMT | By

Environmental study will be conducted at Waad al-Shamal industrial development

Alstom wins Iraq captive power plant deal Subscription

1 April 2014, 13:00 GMT | By

740MW gas-fired facility to be built at Zubair oil field

French firm to provide components for Saudi power plant Subscription

31 March 2014, 8:48 GMT | By

France’s Vallourec to supply equipment for South Korean-constructed Shuqaiq steam power plant

GE wins $135m mobile power contract in Libya Subscription

25 March 2014, 13:16 GMT | By

US firm is providing mobile gas turbine units to meet emergency power demands

Financing

Saudi Arabia cancels IPP plans for Dhuba 1 Subscription

14 April 2014, 8:13 GMT | 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, 8:48 GMT | By

$3bn project will need strong bank support

Kurdistan power project could secure IFC support Subscription

31 March 2014, 8:20 GMT | By

Project involves construction of 1,260MW Greenfield power plant in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq

Renewable energy to offer main growth market for project finance Subscription

19 March 2014, 13:07 GMT | By

Strong liquidity will enable banks to finance the proposed renewable energy schemes

Acwa’s Mozambique power project to reach financial close by June Subscription

17 March 2014, 12:24 GMT | By

Debt features European banks, development lenders and South Korean insurance cover

Saudi Arabia’s Acwa signs power deal in Mozambique Subscription

16 March 2014, 10:47 GMT | By

Deal will mark project finance first for African country

Dewa pushes forward with IPP plans Subscription

11 March 2014, 9:15 GMT | By

CEO says there will be no problem financing clean coal project

Shuweihat S2 project bond to pave way for more issuance Subscription

5 February 2014, 5:24 GMT | By

Deal demonstrates strong investor appetite for GCC risk

Updates

Siemens to supply turbines for Rabigh 2 power plant Subscription

21 April 2014, 8:43 GMT | By

German company will supply gas and steam turbines for independent power project

Alstom wins Iraq turbine deal Subscription

20 April 2014, 13:30 GMT | By

French firm will provide turbines for 1,642MW Al-Anbar gas-fired plant

Saudi Arabia cancels IPP plans for Dhuba 1 Subscription

14 April 2014, 8:13 GMT | 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, 8:48 GMT | By

$3bn project will need strong bank support

Saudi Arabia’s Acwa signs power deal in Mozambique Subscription

16 March 2014, 10:47 GMT | By

Deal will mark project finance first for African country

Sojitz pulls out of group bidding for Mirfa power scheme Subscription

10 March 2014, 8:48 GMT | By

Japanese partner pulls out of consortium in discussion to develop Abu Dhabi’s next independent water and power project

Abu Dhabi’s Mirfa IWPP still with Executive Council Subscription

18 February 2014, 6:09 GMT | By

Bids were submitted in March last year

Approval granted for extra works on Abu Dhabi nuclear project Subscription

16 February 2014, 10:30 GMT | By

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation receives approval for additional civil construction works on units 3 and 4 of Barakah project

Power trends

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Video Subscription

20 March 2014, 12:58 GMT

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, 6:12 GMT | 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

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2014 Video Subscription

16 February 2014, 11:13 GMT

Over $17bn awarded in January in the Middle East

Alternatives: Photovoltaic and concentrated solar power plants have been adopted into the region’s energy portfolio

Region gears up for sustainable energy boom Subscription

6 February 2014, 10:11 GMT | By

With Middle East governments committed to 2020 power targets, the renewables sector is set to grow

MEED Quality Awards

Deadline nears for MEED Quality Awards for Projects entries

21 January 2014, 5:48 GMT

The awards will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

Middle East contract awards December 2013

Middle East contracts awarded: December 2013 Video Subscription

8 January 2014, 8:16 GMT

Over $7bn awarded in December in the Middle East

MEED Quality Awards

Focus returns to quality projects

2 January 2014, 11:36 GMT

The MEED Quality Awards for Projects will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

Middle East contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: November 2013 Video Subscription

5 December 2013, 8:15 GMT

Over $11bn awarded in November in the Middle East

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MEED comment

Private funding

Dubai looks to private funding

10 April 2014, 15:16 GMT

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

Dubai solar commitments

Dubai committed to solar targets

20 March 2014, 16:07 GMT

Progress on the emirate’s solar park shows it intends to remain a major player in the renewables market

Abu Dhabi power schemes

Progress needed on Abu Dhabi power plants

20 February 2014, 16:03 GMT

The UAE capital must ensure delays on its power schemes do not erode its reserve margin

Energy

Focus switches to renewables Subscription

6 February 2014, 13:45 GMT | By

The potential massive build-up in alternative energy capacity in the region will provide a much-needed boost to the renewables industry

Power

Region must drive power projects Subscription

9 January 2014, 14:22 GMT

Organised funding for new power projects is key to balancing electricity generation with increasing demand

Jordan

Jordan closes in on autonomy Subscription

9 January 2014, 13:40 GMT | By

Amman has realised the need for energy independence and is making progress on renewable, nuclear and shale oil schemes

Power

Banks still wary of dollar lending Subscription

19 December 2013, 14:28 GMT

The cost of funding long-tenored dollar-denominated deals remains too expensive for some banks

Power

Acwa Power in strong position Subscription

5 December 2013, 14:49 GMT

The signing of the power purchase agreement for the Rabigh 2 plant shows Riyadh’s confidence in Acwa

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Special reports

Power and water

Power & Water: Region races to build capacity Subscription

13 January 2014, 6:07 GMT

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, 12:55 GMT

The market is set for an upturn

Technology

Technology: Utility providers invest in power and water Subscription

25 July 2013, 7:26 GMT

The region’s utility providers are investment in technology to improve the efficiency of power and water

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Power presentations

Mena renewables 2013

Webinar: MENA Renewable Energy Subscription

12 May 2013, 12:38 GMT

In this presentation, MEED discusses the trends and prospects for renewable power in the region

Kuwait

Kuwaiti projects market 2012 Subscription

6 March 2012, 8:32 GMT

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, 13:00 GMT

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 Baraka Nuclear Power Plant 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 1 UAE 3,100
6 Qurayyah IPP 1 & 2 Saudi Arabia 2,850
7 Barakah Nuclear Power Plant 2 UAE 2,500
8 Ras Al-Khair Power Plant Saudi Arabia 2,420
9 Al Zour North IWPP: Phase 1 Kuwait 2,000
9 Barakah Nuclear Power Plant 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 Q3 2013 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: October 2013

Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Iraq and UAE lead Gulf index growth Subscription

17 April 2014, 11:01 GMT

Kuwait, Qatar and Iran record largest declines in value

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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

Dewa

Dewa Subscription

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority was formed in 1992 when the formerly separate authorities were merged

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People

Saeed Mohammed al-Tayer Subscription

27 January 2014, 12:44 GMT

Saeed Mohammed al-Tayer is managing director and CEO, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

Lee Jae-Sung Subscription

19 January 2014, 13:41 GMT

Lee Jae-Sung is chairman, Hyundai Heavy Industries

Suhaila Marafi Subscription

14 January 2014, 6:55 GMT

Suhaila Marafi is director of studies & research, Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

Mohammed al-Hammadi Subscription

14 May 2013, 7:48 GMT

Mohammed al-Hammadi is chief executive officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

Farouk Eltawila Subscription

13 May 2013, 13:38 GMT

Farouk Eltawila is chief scientist, FANR

Petri Tuominen Subscription

13 May 2013, 13:25 GMT

Petri Tuominen is chief financial officer, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

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Tenders

Kuwait: Electrical equipment Subscription

18 April 2014, 10:39 GMT | By

Repair, replacement, operation and maintenance (O&M) of electrical equipment

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