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Power generation projects news

Siemens confirms Egypt turbine order

Loan under discussion for $9bn power project Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Export credit agency to support international banks in Egypt

Planned Facility D ownership

Qatar awards power plant construction deal Subscription

28 July 2015 | By

Facility will have a capacity of 2,500MW

Morocco opens solar prequalification

Morocco opens solar prequalification Subscription

20 July 2015 | By

Projects to be funded through development banks

Consortium pulls out of Oman IPP bidding

Consortium pulls out of Oman IPP bidding Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

Three groups remain in race for sultanate’s largest ever privately financed power scheme

Combined-cycle power plant

Consortiums bid for $1.3bn Waad al-Shamal power plant Subscription

15 July 2015 | By

Eight groups submit bids for engineering, procurement and construction contract

Power plant

Kuwait extends bid deadline for power projects Subscription

14 July 2015 | By

Ministry extends submission dates for Subiya and Al-Zour South power plant conversion projects

UAE firm signs Egypt solar agreement

Groups submit solar bids for Duba project Subscription

13 July 2015 | By

Spanish company replaces other Spanish group as low bidder for overall project

Cogeneration power plant

Local firm wins Saudi power deal Subscription

12 July 2015 | By

Zamil group will provide steel for major power project

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Market news

UAE project finance deals

Dubai solar closes financing Subscription

21 July 2015 | By

Three banks finance 200MW solar IPP

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US firm wins Egypt power deal Subscription

5 July 2015 | By

US firm will install temporary power plant for industrial user

Financiers keen on Kuwait PPP projects

Financiers keen on Kuwait PPP projects Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Local banks eye larger role

Private power schemes

Lower oil prices will not mean more private power schemes Subscription

9 June 2015 | By

Focus is on cutting costs

Region must spend $150bn on 150GW by 2040

Region must spend $150bn on 150GW by 2040 Subscription

8 June 2015 | By

Fossil fuels will continue to dominate energy mix

Coal-fired power plant

Moving towards coal is a wise choice Subscription

8 June 2015 | By

Cheapest energy source can preserve resources in the region

Planned Facility D ownership

Qatar looks to Japan for Facility D finance Subscription

28 May 2015 | By

Consortium in discussions with banks

Kuwait power market

Kuwait reignites PPP programme Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

Public-private partnership programme has faced significant delays

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Power generation trends

Middle East contract awards June 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2015 Video Subscription

6 July 2015

More than $13bn-worth of contracts awarded in June

While other Arab nations adopt firm stances on regional politics, Muscat is content to straddle the fence

Oman prepares to borrow to keep project programme on track Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Sultanate has more than $100bn-worth of schemes in the pipeline, but it needs banks and investors to finance at least part of this sum

Dubai and Abu Dhabi power supply and demand

Abu Dhabi prepares energy overhaul Subscription

16 June 2015 | By

The need to restructure the UAE’s energy sector has grown more urgent following the launch of the country’s nuclear power programme

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2015 Video Subscription

14 June 2015

Nearly $9bn of contracts awarded in May

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


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

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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

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


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

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Progress with Egypt power schemes welcomed Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Cairo must ensure progress is made with all preliminary agreements for vital generation projects


The real work at Jizan starts now Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

The execution phase will offer up some huge challenges at the extremely complex scheme

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Dubai delivers on solar Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

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

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Special reports


Power & Water: Drive towards efficiency

15 July 2015

Most of the power plants being planned in the GCC today are combined-cycle facilities


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

Power and water

Power & Water: GCC developer rankings Subscription

23 October 2014

The next 12 months promises to be more active

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Projects trends

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

Gulf projects index

Gulf index sees biggest fall in months Subscription

21 April 2015

Only three countries post expansions in value

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Attarat Power Company Subscription

Attarat Power Company is a subsidiary of Eesti Energia responsible for building Jordan’s oil shale power plant at Attarat Um Ghudran


Elsewedy Electric Subscription

Egypt-based company that has a number of firms under its ownership, and specialises in the supply, installationand commissioning of overhead transmission lines and substations

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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

Lee Jae-Sung Subscription

19 January 2014

Lee Jae-Sung is chairman, Hyundai Heavy Industries

Suhaila Marafi Subscription

14 January 2014

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

Hwan-Eik Cho Subscription

13 May 2013

Hwan-Eik Cho is president and CEO, Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco)

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Power & Water Editor

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Research report


MENA Power Report 2015

An in-depth outlook of the MENA Power market up to 2020

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MEED events

Oman Projects 2015

Oman Projects Forum 2015

26-28 October 2015 | Reviewing Oman’s project market and upcoming opportunities

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