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Power generation

Oman extends deadline for Salalah power project Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

New closing date is in late October

Power generation sources

Dubai invites eight to bid for clean coal project Subscription

7 September 2014 | By

Utility received prequalification entries from 17 companies in May

Gas-fired power station

Nine groups shortlisted for Fadhili power and steam plant Subscription

3 September 2014 | By

15 groups submitted expressions of interest in August for the cogeneration plant

Solar power

Bids invited for Duba integrated solar and gas power plant Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Gas fired power plant will contain an integrated solar power system

Saudi Arabia power demand 2000-2030

Contractors invited to bid for Waad al-Shamal power plant Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Client has now added a solar component to the scheme

Lloyd's Register Energy will provide construction oversight and technical services for the Baraka nuclear plant

Lloyd’s Register wins UAE nuclear deal Subscription

11 August 2014 | By

UK consultant will provide construction oversight and technical services for Baraka plant

Work on a 1,400MW power plant in Sirte has been suspended due to ongoing fighting Benghazi and Tripoli

Work on power plant halted in Libya Subscription

11 August 2014 | By

Ongoing fighting causes South Korean companies to temporarily stop construction

Marafiq has received bids for an engineering programme management contract for the Jubail and Yanbu industrial cities

Marafiq receives bids for management contract Subscription

10 August 2014 | By

Seven engineering firms submit proposals for power and water contract for Jubail and Yanbu industrial cities

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Market news

Electric vehicle charging stations are being planned for Dubai

Solar and smart meters promote cleaner energy in Dubai

9 September 2014

Dewa pushes three major smart city initiatives


Egyptian capital suffers power outages Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

Power cuts led to suspension of services on Cairo Metro

Electicite du Liban

Lebanon utility calls for end to strike Subscription

4 September 2014 | By

Strikes over contracts have resulted in prolonged blackouts in some areas

Power lines

Contractors complete Abu Dhabi's Shuweihat S3 power plant Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Facility will provide 1,600MW for residential and industrial schemes


Samsung Engineering in $2.5bn merger Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

One of the Middle East’s most active international contractors to join Samsung Heavy Industries

Power supply in rural Oman

Local firm wins Oman fuel contract for rural power facilities Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Fuel will be used for power stations outside of ulstanate’s main grid

Egypt parliament

Egyptian electricity officials sacked Subscription

26 August 2014 | By

All the eight sacked officials reportedly had links to the Muslim Brotherhood


Bidders wait for news on Qatar’s Facility D project Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Four consortiums submitted prices for Qatar’s independent power and water project in May

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Power generation trends

Middle East contracts awarded June 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2014 Video Subscription

31 July 2014

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in June in the Middle East

Additional capacity requirements 2013-20

Mirfa IWPP marks first private utility award of the year Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Three independent utility schemes were awarded in 2013


GCC power contract awards up in 2014 Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Project contract awards in power sector up 21 per cent year-on-year for first six months of 2014

Middle East contract awards April 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2014 Video Subscription

31 May 2014

Over $23bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

Amman, capital city of Jordan

Amman moves on energy security Subscription

13 May 2014

Faced with rapidly rising demand for electricity and the disruption of cheap gas supplies from Egypt, Jordan has been making impressive progress with its alternative energy schemes in recent months

Abu Dhabi peak power demand forecast

Exports drive growth in Abu Dhabi electricity demand Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi could face electricity shortfall by 2016 if extra capacity does not come online

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Video Subscription

17 April 2014

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

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MEED comment


Energy key to Jordan’s security

21 August 2014 | By

Amman has been forced to buy expensive fuel oil to meet the shortfall in gas supplies


Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay

24 July 2014 | By

Amman’s alternative energy setback could prove a valuable lesson for the country and the wider region


Egypt moves ahead with key power projects Subscription

3 July 2014 | Updated: 7 July 2014 | By

Energy projects top the agenda for Egypt’s new government with atomic power proposed as the main solution


Amendment to IWPP law could sideline PTB Subscription

5 June 2014

Proposed changes to Kuwait’s IWPP law will reduce the PTB’s role in the country’s power sector

integrated solar combined-cycle plant

SEC drives green energy efforts Subscription

1 May 2014

Saudi utility company comes to the rescue to bolster kingdom’s lacklustre renewables programme


Abu Dhabi edges closer to power shortage Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

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

Private funding

Dubai looks to private funding Subscription

10 April 2014

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

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

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Special reports

Power generation

Power & Water: Utilities turn to temporary fix Subscription

8 May 2014

Electricity consumption is rising fast throughout the region

Power and water

Power & Water: Region races to build capacity Subscription

13 January 2014

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 sees biggest expansion Subscription

18 September 2014

Kingdom’s surge pushes Gulf Projects Index up by 1 per cent

Gulf projects index

Expansion in Saudi Arabia lifts market Subscription

11 September 2014

Projects announcements in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia give boost to Gulf Projects Index

Gulf Projects Index

Gulf Index sees its worst week in nearly two years Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

All markets declined apart from those of Qatar and Saudi Arabia

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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

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)

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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Palestine: EOI for EPC Tender of PPGC 450 MW Combined-Cycle Power Plant Subscription

11 September 2014 | By

Palestine Power Generation Company (PPGC) would like to invite qualified EPC contractors to express their intention and ability for the design, engineering, construction, installation, testing, start-up and commissioning of 450 MW power plant in Jenin Governorate.

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Research report

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Egypt Projects Market Report 2014

A comprehensive overview and assessment of the projects market in Egypt

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