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Saudi power plant deadline extended Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Power plant will have combined-cycle and solar energy components

OPWP has received technical submissions from four groups for 3,200MW Sohar 3/Ibri independent power project

Four groups submit technical bids for Oman IPP Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Sultanate’s next independent power project will be split over two sites

Egypt evaluating sole IPP bid

Egypt evaluating sole IPP bid Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Only one bid was received for 2,250MW scheme in March

Solar power

Joint venture signs agreements for Egypt renewables Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Memorandum of understandings covers land allocation for wind and solar projects

Deadline extended again for Saudi power plant

Spanish firm submits low bid for Duba project Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

Lowest two prices for construction contract were submitted by Spanish contractors

Six submit bids for Duba power project

Six submit bids for Duba power project Subscription

28 June 2015 | By

Duba plant will run on a combination of gas and solar energy

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (right), exchanges documents with Hashim Yamani, President of King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (left), after signing an agreement between France and Saudi Arabia, in front of France's President Fran

Saudi Arabia signs nuclear agreement with France Subscription

25 June 2015 | By

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was part of delegation that met with French government

Power transmission

First phase of Egyptian power plant complete Subscription

22 June 2015 | By

First phase of West Damietta plant has added 250MW to grid

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Market news

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

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman is tipped to be the head of the super ministry

Riyadh moves to restructure energy sector Subscription

12 May 2015 | By ,

New super ministry would allow a coordinated strategy across the energy and industrial sectors

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Bidders finalise Dubai coal project submissions Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Bids are due on 30 April

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Power generation trends

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

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

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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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

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

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

Refinery

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

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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Companies

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

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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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People

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


Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0237
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MENA Power Report 2015

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

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Oman Projects 2014

Oman Projects Forum 2015

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

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