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Bahrain to proceed with pilot renewable energy project

22 April 2014, 10:19 GMT | By

Renewable project will have solar and wind power components

Bahrain assessing procurement for Al-Dur phase 2 power project

22 April 2014, 10:15 GMT | By

Kingdom will require additional electricity capacity by 2017

Mott MacDonald to update Bahrain electricity and water masterplan

22 April 2014, 10:09 GMT | By

New masterplan will cover period 2015 to 2030

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

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

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

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Alba looks to improve efficiency of power plants

22 April 2014, 12:54 GMT | By

Aluminium producer targeting 50 per cent efficiency in its power plants

Acwa Power increases stake in Shuqaiq utility company Subscription

2 April 2014, 14:52 GMT | By

Saudi developer now holds 40 per cent share in power project company

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

Saudi Aramco lower gasification costs to $8.5bn Subscription

25 March 2014, 10:56 GMT | By

Oil major Saudi Aramco expected to keep capacity of gasification plant to 4,000MW

Trina Solar awarded power contract in Jordan Subscription

17 March 2014, 6:56 GMT | By

Chinese firm Trina Solar will install 2MW solar panels for Jordan food supplier

Yemen obtains World Bank funding for wind farm Subscription

12 March 2014, 7:28 GMT | By

Project will add 60MW of renewable energy to the national grid

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

Kuwait approves contract to upgrade Doha West power plant Subscription

10 March 2014, 12:19 GMT | By

Work will involve upgrading turbines and generators

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March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Video Subscription

17 April 2014, 12:23 GMT

Over $12bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2013 Video Subscription

17 November 2013, 12:37 GMT

Over $7bn awarded in October in the Middle East

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Abu Dhabi electricity demand to soar Subscription

14 November 2013, 12:28 GMT | By

Peak electricity demand in Abu Dhabi is set to rise

Middle East contract awards September 2013

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2013 Video Subscription

20 October 2013, 7:57 GMT | By

Over $8bn awarded in September in the Middle East

Yanbu Power Plant: Phase 3 Subscription

13 October 2013, 12:31 GMT | By

Marafiq is building an independent water and power project in Saudi Arabia to supply Yanbu Industrial City

Shuweihat 3 IPP Subscription

13 October 2013, 12:28 GMT

Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority is building the independent power project to cope with the UAE’s rising electricity demand

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13 October 2013, 11:36 GMT | By

Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricite is building a major independent power project at the Safi Energy Hub

Zubaidiya Power Plant Subscription

13 October 2013, 11:21 GMT

A steam power plant that once commissioned will meet the electricity requirements of Wasit in Iraq

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Abu Dhabi edges closer to shortage

24 April 2014, 15:47 GMT | By

Without the addition of generation capacity, the emirate will struggle to address growing power demand

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

Abu Dhabi power schemes

Progress needed on Abu Dhabi power plants Subscription

20 February 2014, 16:03 GMT

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


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 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


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


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


GCC developers overlooked Subscription

14 November 2013, 14:08 GMT

Governments are keen to increase cross-border electricity sales, but are less willing to work with contractors from neighbouring countries

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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

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Saudi Arabia records biggest increase Subscription

24 April 2014, 9:45 GMT

Iran and Qatar only other projects markets to see growth in value

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

Gulf projects index

Major Gulf markets record declines Subscription

10 October 2013, 8:49 GMT

Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE see falls, causing a decline in the GCC index

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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 Subscription

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

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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

Hwan-Eik Cho Subscription

13 May 2013, 13:10 GMT

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

Mohammad Amin Subscription

Issue 18 4-10 May 2012

Mohammad Amin is director general, Electricity Distribution Company (Edco)

Ahmed Aldohni Subscription

Issue 18 4-10 May 2012

Ahmed Aldohni is contracts and agreements section head, National Electric Power Company (Nepco)

Ned Xoubi Subscription

Issue 18 4-10 May 2012

Ned Xoubi is commissioner, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC)

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UAE: Independent power project Subscription

10 April 2014, 8:12 GMT | By

Provision of a development partner for the 100MW solar photovoltaic (PV) independent power project (IPP), phase 2, with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa)

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A comprehensive overview of the region’s fastest growing projects market

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