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Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal

Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

ILF Consulting Engineers to advise on 50MW renewables project

Photovoltaic solar power

Jordan receives 33 solar proposals Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Prequalification documents submitted for four 50MW projects

solar

Masdar awards solar consultancy contract Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

German firm providing technical advisory services for Noor 1 solar development

Pylons

Hyundai wins Saudi Arabia transmission deal Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Contractor will install high voltage transmission lines in Riyadh

Gas for power generation

Oman reconsiders coal for power generation Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Sultanate is investigating using coal after original plans were dropped in 2010

Solar energy

Morocco announces two solar projects Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Sites for the solar schemes will be located near the towns of Tata and Midelt

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt considers second round of solar Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Grid capacity to be improved with $549m investment

Power plant

Egypt signs financing deal for power plants Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Financing secured for South Helwan and Assiut power plants

Renewable energy

Egypt prequalifies firms for renewables scheme Subscription

6 January 2015 | By

A total of 109 proposals have been prequalified for 4,300MW programme

Oman awards $228m of power transmission deals

Oman awards $228m of transmission deals Subscription

23 December 2014 | By

Sultanate’s transmission company awards six contracts

Project bids

Jubail Industrial City

Royal Commission to tender $11bn of new projects Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu outlines 200 new contracts planned to be awarded by 2020

Jordan still evaluating wind schemes

Jordan still evaluating wind schemes Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

At least four proposals are under consideration

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt clarifies renewables participation Subscription

28 January 2015 | By

Companies may participate in more than one consortium

Generous pricing for Egypt renewables scheme will have to cover connection, tax and land costs

Costs cut into Egypt feed-in tariff profits Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Generous pricing for renewables scheme will have to cover connection, tax and land costs

Petra, Jordan

Jordan delays solar deadline again Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

First round of projects will reach financial close soon

Landfill site

Landfill site Sharjah's first solar plant tender Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

20MW plant to power Sharjah main landfill facility

oil

Petrochina tenders field surface facilities Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Chinese group also invites bids for power plant expansion management and new road bridge

Renewables

Egypt wants renewables online by 2016 Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Tight timescale for wind and solar feed-in tariff scheme

Project awards

Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal

Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

ILF Consulting Engineers to advise on 50MW renewables project

Dubai power

Siemens awarded Dubai M station contract Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

German firm had submitted low bid for expansion contract

Cesi Middle East to improve Dubai grid

Cesi Middle East to improve Dubai grid Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Contract for consultancy services to prepare for renewables expansion

Pylons

Hyundai wins Saudi Arabia transmission deal Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Contractor will install high voltage transmission lines in Riyadh

Power

Atkins wins design contract for Mirfa IWPP Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

UK firm will provide engineering design services for power and water project

Power

GE wins equipment contract for Yanbu 3 Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

US firm will provide drives for power component of power and water facility

Red Sea, Jordan

Jordan inks LNG supply deal with Shell Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Kingdom to import enough gas to meet quarter of national electricity demand

Power plant

Egypt signs financing deal for power plants Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Financing secured for South Helwan and Assiut power plants

Financing

Jordan power demand

Jordan’s solar projects move towards financial close Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

Development banks funding solar photovoltaic plants

Power

Kuwait must deliver on PPP programme

10 February 2015 | By

Little progress made in the six years since the country established a public-private partnership body to develop major infrastructure projects

Petra, Jordan

Jordan delays solar deadline again Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

First round of projects will reach financial close soon

ACWA power finances

Dubai solar IPP to reach financial close mid-April Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

Total debt financing is $280m

Power plant

Egypt signs financing deal for power plants Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Financing secured for South Helwan and Assiut power plants

Banks to finance 86 per cent of Dubai solar IPP

Banks to finance 86 per cent of Dubai solar IPP Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Financing is expected to be completed within 3 months

Acwa Power Barka raises funding for phase 2 expansion

Acwa Power Barka raises phase 2 funding Subscription

14 January 2015 | By

Local banks provide financing for IWPP

The emergence of the mini-perm structure will create increased opportunity for using project bonds for refinancing major private power and water projects

Short-term financing gains popularity in utility sector Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

Mini-perms and project bonds are set to become more widely used in the region’s utility sector, due to growing complications with long-term loans

Updates

Power

Emergency power plants are on track Subscription

25 February 2015 | By

Three facilities with a combined capacity of 700MW due to be completed in June in Egypt

Dubai power

Siemens awarded Dubai M station contract Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

German firm had submitted low bid for expansion contract

Power generation

Oman to tender private power projects in first quarter Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Two independent power projects will be located at two different sites

Oman tenders Musandam independent power project consultancy deal

Oman tenders Musandam IPP consultancy Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Dual-fired power plant being built in parallel with gas facility

Kuwait electricity cables

Cairo to accelerate Saudi power cable scheme Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Completion expected by 2017

Kuwait desalination and power markets

Kuwait moves forward with IWPP programme Subscription

10 February 2015 | By

Public-private partnership (PPP) body has been restructured to encourage progress

Kuwait

Kuwait invites groups to prequalify for IWPPs Subscription

8 February 2015 | By

Progress with projects stalled as country’s public-private partnership body was restructured

Power

Atkins wins design contract for Mirfa IWPP Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

UK firm will provide engineering design services for power and water project

Power trends

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

Cairo

Cairo faces similar difficulties to Amman Subscription

27 January 2015

For developers and clients, Egypt’s wind and solar feed-in tariff programme is a learning curve, which will be shaped by dialogue and trial and error

Mena power capacity

Pivotal year for renewables projects Subscription

27 January 2015

This year is likely to be a game-changer for alternative energy developers, with lower tariffs and new technology reducing costs for renewable energy schemes

Samir Brikho, CEO, Amec Foster Wheeler

Amec Foster Wheeler sets sights on Saudi Arabia Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

CEO of the newly formed company, Samir Brikho speaks to MEED

Middle East contract awards December 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: December 2014 Video Subscription

7 January 2015

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

Concentrated solar power scheme

Solar market optimistic over region’s renewables prospects Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

UAE solar firm Enviromena says major solar programmes will move forward in spite of the drop in oil prices

Illustration of Lucas Hautvast

Interview: Lucas Hautvast, CEO and president, GDF Suez Energy Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

The new South Asia, Middle East and Africa head of GDF Suez explains how financing models are changing in the region’s private developer market

Middle East contracts October 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2014 Video Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $13bn of contracts awarded in October in the Middle East

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy Subscription

1 December 2014 | By

Cairo recently launched 4,300MW direct proposal renewable energy programme

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MEED comment

Renewables

Jordan’s renewables plan gains momentum

24 February 2015 | By

First phase projects move toward financial close

Andrew Roscoe

IWPP opportunities in Kuwait

11 February 2015 | By

An overview of the country’s plans to move ahead with its much-delayed infrastructure schemes

Power

Kuwait must deliver on PPP programme

10 February 2015 | By

Little progress made in the six years since the country established a public-private partnership body to develop major infrastructure projects

Renewable energy

KA-Care needs a fresh start

3 February 2015 | By

Disbanding the supreme council for atomic and renewable energy was not a surprise

Coal-fired power plant

Coal back on the agenda

27 January 2015 | By

GCC and North Africa look to coal for power generation

Masdar International photovoltaic competition solar panels in Abu Dhabi

Dubai positions itself as region’s renewables hub

22 January 2015 | By

Emirate has become one of the most active renewable energy markets in the region

Rabat leads the way with renewables

Rabat leads the way with renewables

13 January 2015 | By

North African state has most ambitious renewable energy targets in the region

Shams 1

Renewables still feasible in the GCC

12 January 2015 | By

Long-term questions over cheap oil

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Special reports

Power

Power and water: Pressure grows to diversify energy portfolios

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

Power generation

Power & Water: Utilities turn to temporary fix Subscription

8 May 2014

Electricity consumption is rising fast throughout the region

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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
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

UAE leads Gulf index decline Subscription

24 February 2015

Region’s second-biggest projects market drops by 3 per cent

Gulf projects index

Gulf index slides on low oil prices Subscription

9 February 2015

Iraq and UAE only countries to record strong growth in projects markets

Gulf projects index

Iraq conflict weighs on Gulf index Subscription

3 February 2015

Saudi Arabia, Oman and Iran only countries to record increases 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

Aktor logo

Aktor Subscription

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

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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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Future Energy

Daniel Zywietz

Kickstarting Dubai's solar market Subscription

22 January 2015

The emirate’s decision to allow solar to be fed into the electricity grid is expected to drive installations in business premises

World Future Energy Summit video report

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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

Bahrain: Base load diesel generators Subscription

25 February 2015 | By

Supply and installation of base load diesel generators

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MEED events

Bahrain Infrastructure & Finance Forum 2015

Bahrain Infrastructure & Finance Forum 2015

Profiling upcoming commercial opportunities across Bahrain’s transport infrastructure, real estate, housing, tourism and healthcare sectors.

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