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Photovoltaic solar power

Morocco considers solar projects Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Two potential solar photovoltaic plants proposed

Combined-cycle power plant

Firms prepare bids for Saudi PP9 power project Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Combined-cycle conversion project will boost plant’s capacity by 240MW

Power generation mix 2022

Acwa Power submits only bid for Egypt IPP Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Dairout independent power project is first tendered IPP since late 1990s

Wind power

Siemens to install 2GW of wind power in Egypt

15 March 2015 | By

German company will also build a wind turbine rotor factory

Combined-cycle power plant

Siemens to build 4.4GW Beni Suef power plant

15 March 2015 | By

German company will provide turbines and build Egyptian power generation plant

Oman invites bids for 3,200MW independent power project

Oman invites bids for 3,200MW IPP Subscription

11 March 2015 | By

Independent power project will be located over two sites

Solar panels

Oman invites bids for solar study Subscription

8 March 2015 | By

Contract will involve operating solar monitoring sites in Adam and Manah

Power plant

Japan to provide Iraq loan for power project Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Project is part of government efforts to meet the supply shortfall for electricity

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi

Emal receives bids for power plant expansion Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Samsung C&T recently completed second phase expansion of Abu Dhabi captive power plant

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

Project bids

Nuclear power

Jordan signs $10bn nuclear deal Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Agreement sets legal foundation for nuclear power

Solar energy

Morocco invites Noor IV interest Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Next phase of the Noor-Ouarzatate Solar Complex to use photovoltaic technology

Frontrunner emerges for Salalah 2 IPP

Frontrunner emerges for Salalah 2 IPP Subscription

9 March 2015 | By

Japanese/Saudi consortium is expected to win contract to develop independent power project (IPP)

Egypt requests feedback on renewable scheme

Egypt requests feedback on renewable scheme Subscription

9 March 2015 | By

Reluctance to commit capital early leads to lower capitalisation requirements

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Tunisia confirms Japanese project financing Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Wind farms

Oman wind farm deadline extended Subscription

4 March 2015 | By

Renewables contractors preparing bids for GCC’s first wind farm

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Bids in for Bahrain grid upgrade Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Korean firm bids low for cable contract in electricity transmission programme

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

Project awards

Solar

Dewa and Acwa sign solar contract Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Saudi company to develop 200MW solar photovoltaic plant

Dhofar power plant

Mitsui consortium wins Salalah 2 IPP Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Japanese-led consortium will develop 400MW power plant in the southern Dhofar governorate

Egypt

Egypt awards $2.5bn worth of power contracts

13 March 2015 | By

Emergency power programme will boost country’s grid capacity by 3.7GW

Solar cells at a dam

Qatar to install solar on mega-reservoir project Subscription

12 March 2015 | By

Tenders to be floated after project completion

Siemens confirms Egypt turbine order

Siemens confirms Egypt turbine order Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

German firm will provide turbines for power plant upgrade

Combined cycle power plant

Japanese firm wins Saudi electricity order Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Yokogawa Electric will provide distributed control systems

Wind farms

Gamesa awarded Egypt wind farms Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Spanish company to execute 220MW project

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

Financing

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant

17 March 2015 | By

Several other coal projects will also require bank debt

Power transmission

Islamic Bank financing Egypt-Saudi power link

16 March 2015 | By

Cross-border link will have capacity to transport 3,000MW a day

Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals

15 March 2015 | By

Country seeks finance to rebuild infrastructure and kick-start economy

Iraq additional power capacity and power sector

Baghdad gives IPPs another try Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

Iraq is restarting its independent power project programme in a bid to tackle its electricity crisis, but it remains to be seen whether developers and financiers will be interested

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

Tunisia confirms Japanese project financing Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Jica loans for Rades combined-cycle power plant and Medjerda river flood control projects

As the most populous Arab country, much of Egypt's infrastructure is ill-equipped to meet the needs of its people

All eyes on Egypt Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom

Power plant

Japan to provide Iraq loan for power project Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Project is part of government efforts to meet the supply shortfall for electricity

Jordan power demand

Jordan’s solar projects move towards financial close Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

Development banks funding solar photovoltaic plants

Updates

Dubai extends deadline for coal IPP

Dubai extends deadline for coal IPP Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Eight consortiums invited to bid for coal plant

Saudi Arabia power demand

Bids invited for Waad al-Shamal power plant Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Commercial proposals due in early April

Peak power demand growth

Mitsubishi the preferred bidder for Facility D Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

Three bidders resubmitted final offers for Qatar independent water and power project in January

Planned solar innovation centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dewa evaluates solar innovation centre bids Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

Chinese contractor submits low bid for construction project

Power

Bidders wait for Saudi power plant deadline Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

Contractors submitted technical bids in October for Waad al-Shamal power generation facility

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

Power trends

Egypt attracts almost $100bn of investment deals

Egypt attracts $130bn of investment deals

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

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

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MEED comment

Renewables

The quiet demise of Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy ambitions

24 March 2015 | By

Shifting strategy in the kingdom leaves long-term energy dilemma

Philippa Wilkinson

Saudi Arabia renewables disappointment

22 March 2015 | By

Kingdom expected to be one of the region’s smaller renewables markets

The Egyptian government is committed to implementing coal-fired schemes on a large scale

Cairo turns to coal

17 March 2015 | By

Government forecasts it needs an additional 54GW of capacity to tackle power outages

Philippa Wilkinson

Egypt renewables scheme faces hurdles Subscription

10 March 2015

Authorities and developers working towards solutions for feed-in tariff projects

Kevin Baxter

Aramco pushing ahead with Jizan refinery Subscription

5 March 2015

The $20bn investment is expected to drive growth in the remote area of Saudi Arabia

Philippa Wilkinson

Oman continues high capital spend Subscription

3 March 2015

Key projects will go forward in 2015

As the most populous Arab country, much of Egypt's infrastructure is ill-equipped to meet the needs of its people

All eyes on Egypt Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

International community eagerly anticipating country’s impending infastructure boom

Renewables

Jordan’s renewables plan gains momentum Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

First phase projects move toward financial close

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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

Gulf index stalls on Saudi Arabia decline Subscription

23 March 2015

Kingdom cancels out gains made by Bahrain and Qatar

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

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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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Future Energy

Philippa Wilkinson

Saudi Arabia renewables disappointment

22 March 2015

Kingdom expected to be one of the region’s smaller renewables markets

World Future Energy Summit video report

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Power & Water Editor


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Tenders

Kuwait: Roads, infrastructure and substation transformers Subscription

28 March 2015 | By

Construction, completion and maintenance of roads, car parking, main infrastructure services networks

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MEED events

Bahrain Infrastructure & Finance Forum 2015

Bahrain Infrastructure & Finance Forum 2015

28 - 29 April 2015 | Profiling upcoming commercial opportunities across Bahrain’s transport infrastructure, real estate, housing, tourism and healthcare sectors.

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