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Power Generation

Middle East power generation news, analysis, tenders, contracts awarded, commentary and data. Keep up to date by signing up to MEED's power newsletter. If you are not a subscriber but need access then subscribe to the region's leading business intelligence service now

Power generation projects news

Combined-cycle power plant

Kuwait to tender 3,000MW power plant in 2016Subscription

26 November, 2015 By

Project will be tendered as an engineering, procurement and construction contract

Egypt power

Acwa in talks with banks for Egyptian IPP loanSubscription

26 November, 2015 By Sarmad Khan,

Saudi developer in talks with international banks to explore financing options for power project


Kuwait to spend $93bn in new development planSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

This will involve significant investment from the private sector

Kuwait housing

Kuwait plans new citiesSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Housing developments to be built with private sector participation

Egypt power

Siemens turbine deal reaches financial closeSubscription

23 November, 2015 By

German banks finance record power deal in Egypt

Power plant

Saudi Arabia sets submission date for 3,780MW power plantSubscription

23 November, 2015 By

Integrated solar combined-cycle plant will be one of the kingdom’s largest power generation facilities

Power plant

Abengoa wins Emal captive power plant contractSubscription

22 November, 2015 By

Cogeneration plant will expand Emal’s captive power capacity by 220MW

Solar power

Consultants work on bids for 3,780MW Saudi power plantSubscription

22 November, 2015 By

Taiba plant will be one of the biggest power generation facilities in the kingdom

Market news

Abengoa designed the Solucar Platform in Spain

Spain’s Abengoa starts insolvency proceedingsSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Move may have impact on Middle East projects

Power plant

Kuwait to tender Al-Khiran IWPP in early 2016Subscription

25 November, 2015 By

Project will be Kuwait’s third independent water and power project

Kuwait reviews bids for key road projects

Kuwait pushes ahead with PPP programmeSubscription

24 November, 2015 By

Seven projects in procurement stages and more are planned

Electricity transmission

Kuwait signs Egypt-Saudi electricity link funding dealSubscription

24 November, 2015 By

The 25-year loan will cover 15 per cent of the Egyptian side of the project

Emal still evaluating bids for power project

Emirates Global Aluminium aims for $4.9bn loanSubscription

23 November, 2015 By

UAE firm hopes to refinance by the end of 2015

Jebel Ali

Jebel Ali launches region's largest energy efficiency projectSubscription

22 November, 2015 By

First phase comprises energy retrofit of 157 staff accommodation buildings

Egypt power

Egypt seeks loans from South Korean development fundSubscription

19 November, 2015 By

Egypt in talks with South Korean fund for two loans totalling $247m

Oman seeks electricity spot market advice

GCC plans to expand electricity tradingSubscription

19 November, 2015 By

Countries want to introduce a market similar to Scandinavia and trade with Europe long-term

Power generation trends


Private equity targets energy and industry Subscription

23 November, 2015 By

Egypt infrastructure push creates opportunities

Qatar seeks further prices from Facility D independent water and power plant bidders

Acwa Power gains further ground in GCC developer rankingsSubscription

23 November, 2015 By

UK/French Engie retains the number one spot in MEED’s 2015 GCC developer ranking

Power sector

Saudi Arabia plans upcoming power & water projectsVideoSubscription

18 November, 2015 By

A video presentation looking at plans in the kingdom to ensure it meets future capacity requirements

Power plant

Power players: 2015 contractor rankingSubscription

18 November, 2015 By



Private financing resurfaces in regionSubscription

4 November, 2015 By

Governments need to create effective and transparent institutions to succeed this time around

Middle East contract awards August 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2015VideoSubscription

13 September, 2015

Kuwait dominates awards again

Top 100 projects Q2 2015

Iraq projects market value collapses in Top 100 projects indexSubscription

19 August, 2015 By

But the value of the index in the second quarter edges higher

Power plant

Saudi Arabia and Qatar prop up GCC power sectorSubscription

9 July, 2015 By

Power contract awards down 58 per cent year-on-year

MEED comment

Philippa Wilkinson

Kuwait promises much on projectsSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

The challenges on delivering its ambitious infrastructure plans are significant

Andrew Roscoe

Changing power sector will open up market for new entrantsSubscription

17 November, 2015 By

South Koreans remain dominant force in power generation EPC market

Andrew Roscoe

Saudi Arabia doesn’t stand still on power projectsSubscription

3 November, 2015 By

Power plant signing shows that important schemes will go ahead

Andrew Roscoe

Russian nuclear power gains will benefit both sidesSubscription

20 October, 2015 By

Competitive market will benefit region’s clients

Wil Crisp

Power negotiations in Iraqi Kurdistan don't have to be disruptiveSubscription

13 October, 2015 By

The Kurdistan Regional Government has made it clear it intends to tread carefully

Andrew Roscoe

Dubai shows it means business with coal plansSubscription

13 October, 2015 By

Emirate selects team to develop GCC’s first coal-fired power plant

Andrew Roscoe

Chinese participation could benefit both partiesSubscription

6 October, 2015 By

Capacity for financing and lower costs will bring benefits for the region’s clients

Andrew Roscoe

Kuwait must maintain momentumSubscription

25 August, 2015 By

Government cannot let lower oil prices derail vital infrastructure schemes

Special reports

Power plant

Power: Delaying projects is not an optionSubscription

27 October, 2015 By

Consumption of electricity will remain strong as populations continue to grow at a rapid rate

Sharjah city in the UAE

UAE: Northern emirates feel property pinchSubscription

10 September, 2015

There are concerns over the ability of the UAE’s smaller emirates to ride out the latest real estate slowdown


Power & Water: Drive towards efficiencySubscription

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 portfoliosSubscription

12 January, 2015

Governments are increasingly looking to develop renewables projects and improve the efficiency of existing facilities to maximise resources and revenues

Projects trends

Value of projects planned or under way, 6 Nov 2015

Saudi renewables programme drags down Gulf IndexSubscription

11 November, 2015 By

There have been no updates from KA-Care for almost two years

Gulf Project Index in week ending 23 October

Saudi Arabia continues to decline Subscription

26 October, 2015

Iran and Qatar only projects markets to record growth in value

Gulf projects index

Qatar and Kuwait boost Gulf indexSubscription

26 May, 2015

Saudi Arabia records sole decline in regional projects market


Tokyo Electric Power CompanySubscription

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) provides energy infrastructure, generation, transmission, and distribution services

Attarat Power CompanySubscription

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


Sander TrestainSubscription

16 October, 2014

Sander Trestain is founding partner and executive director of projects Enviromena Power Systems

Erik VoldnerSubscription

2 October, 2014Updated: 6 October, 2014

Erik Voldner is founding partner and executive director of operations Enviromena Power Systems

Lee Jae-SungSubscription

19 January, 2014

Lee Jae-Sung is chairman, Hyundai Heavy Industries

Suhaila MarafiSubscription

14 January, 2014

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

Hwan-Eik ChoSubscription

13 May, 2013

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

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Andrew Roscoe
Power & Water Editor

Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0237

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Qatar: Substation worksSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Carrying out civil replacement and maintenance works to substations

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A detailed analysis of the outlook for Kuwait’s projects sector

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