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Power generation projects news

The Salalah 2 independent power project (IPP) in Oman

Oman IPP reaches financial close Subscription

27 August 2015 | By

Seven local and international banks finance project

UAE firm signs Egypt solar agreement

Bidders wait on award for Saudi power project Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Final prices were received on 9 July

Kuwait makes progress with major infrastructure schemes

Kuwait makes progress with major infrastructure schemes Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Airport contract approved days after final deal was awarded for Al-Zour North refinery

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Kuwait prequalifies developers for Al-Khiran IWPP Subscription

23 August 2015 | By

Seven groups prequalified to participate in bidding for Kuwait’s third planned IWPP

Kuwait could tender Al-Zour North 2 and Al-Khiran independent water and power projects in 2015

Kuwait prequalifies seven for Al-Zour North 2 IWPP Subscription

16 August 2015 | By

Prequalification entries were received in April

Combined-cycle power plant

Saudi Arabia extends bid deadline for Fadhili IPP Subscription

16 August 2015 | By

Cogeneration plant will be developed jointly by Aramco and Saudi Electricity Company

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Four bidding for Fadhili IPP Subscription

12 August 2015 | By

Cogeneration plant will be developed jointly by Saudi Aramco and Saudi Electricity Company

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Agreements signed for Oman IPP Subscription

11 August 2015 | By

Three major agreements signed for power project

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Market news

With the US Congress and Senate returning for their autumn sessions in September, the business community is hopeful that a renewal of Exim Bank’s authorisation can be passed

US Exim Bank shutdown affects Middle East projects Subscription

26 August 2015 | By

Paralysis at export credit agency will damage US more than Middle East

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Acwa Power taps Saudi banks Subscription

17 August 2015 | By

Developer increases credit financing facilities

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Kuwait approves $10bn power and water projects Subscription

16 August 2015 | By

Projects will boost country’s power generation capacity by 3,850MW

Tehran in Iran

Italian firm wins first Iran power contract after sanctions deal Subscription

9 August 2015 | By

Contract involves building 800 MW combined cycle power station in Bandar Abbas

Oman awards nine power deals

Oman awards nine power deals Subscription

6 August 2015 | By Joanna Justin

Majan Electricity Company signed nine agreements on 30 July

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt allocates plots for renewables Subscription

4 August 2015 | By

Feed-in tariff scheme progresses well

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

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Power generation trends

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Saudi Arabia and Qatar prop up GCC power sector Subscription

9 July 2015 | By

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

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

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MEED comment

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Kuwait must maintain momentum Subscription

25 August 2015 | By

Government cannot let lower oil prices derail vital infrastructure schemes

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Power deal shows Iran needs money more than technology Subscription

11 August 2015 | By

Tehran is targeting investment from Europe and Asia

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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

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Special reports


Power & Water: Drive towards efficiency Subscription

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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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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