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Yokogawa wins Rabigh 2 power plant control systems deal

Yokogawa wins Rabigh 2 control systems deal Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Saudi power plant being built by Samsung C&T

Siemens low bidder for Jebel Ali M Station expansion

Siemens low bidder for Jebel Ali M Station expansion Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

10 groups submitted bids for 600MW capacity expansion

Dubai peak power demand

Dubai receives bids for 600MW power plant expansion Subscription

15 October 2014 | By

Work will involve increasing capacity of M Station facility in Jebel Ali

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Egypt invites bids for power plant equipment contract Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Contract involves providing heat recovery generators for Al-Shabab power plant conversion project

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Deadline extended for Duba integrated power plant Subscription

12 October 2014 | By

Gas fired power plant will contain an integrated solar power system

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Saudi Arabia to tender Fadhili IPP by end of October Subscription

8 October 2014 | By

Project is being jointly developed by state oil and electricity companies


Jordan signs power purchase agreement for oil shale power plant Subscription

8 October 2014 | By

Chinese contractor is building the region’s first oil shale plant

New arm of Dubai aluminium company prequalified to bid for Hassyan coal-fired IPP

Dubal targets power developer market Subscription

7 October 2014 | By

Dubai aluminium entity prequalified to bid for Hassyan IPP

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Market news

GE to provide turbines for Iraqi Kurdistan power plant

GE to provide turbines for Iraqi Kurdistan power plant Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

Contract signed to supply five turbines to new Bazyan plant

Safi power project kick-starts Islamic financing in Morocco

Safi project kick-starts Islamic financing in Morocco Subscription

12 October 2014 | By

$2.6bn independent power project reaches financial close

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Oman to finalise tariff model for Musandam private power scheme Subscription

30 September 2014 | By

Bank financing for the planned independent power project to be closed by end of year

Humidity boosts performance at Dubai solar park

Humidity boosts performance at Dubai solar park Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

Environmental conditions unexpectedly help light convertion

Dewa is expected to announce a plan to introduce net metering for future rooftop solar implementations

Dewa favours net metering over feed-in tariffs Subscription

24 September 2014 | By

Dubai utility will make decision this year as it opens up its solar market

Dubai 2030 energy mix

UAE considers coal expansion across all emirates Subscription

24 September 2014 | By

Emirates plan drive for a diversified energy-supply mix and energy security

For water, Dewa's aim is to improve efficiency of supply and reduce leaks, unmetered supply and technical losses

Dewa launches sustainability report Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Utility outlines targets around future performance

Solar Power

Middle East likely to miss 2020 renewables targets Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Region has big plans but has been slow to progress them into projects

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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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Dubai serious about power

Dubai serious about power

16 October 2014 | By

Emirate is making sure it avoids the potential supply shortfall facing Abu Dhabi

Dubal participation in Dubai IPP raises interesting questions

Dubal participation in Dubai IPP raises questions

9 October 2014 | By

Selection of government company may contradict emirate’s liberalisation goals

Dubai’s planned energy programme states that by 2030, 12 per cent of its power will come from coal

Can coal ever be clean?

25 September 2014 | By

Doubts emerge over carbon capture as UAE considers expanding on coal use


Energy key to Jordan’s security Subscription

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 Subscription

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

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Special reports

Power and water

Power & Water: GCC developer rankings

23 October 2014

The next 12 months promises to be more active

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

Gulf index rises on Qatar growth Subscription

23 October 2014

Gas-rich state records expansion of 3.4 per cent in value of projects market

Gulf projects index

Market eases for Eid break Subscription

9 October 2014

Oman is only projects market to record significant movement

Gulf projects index

Conflict weighs on Gulf index Subscription

25 September 2014

Large declines in Iraq and Iran drag down value of region’s projects market

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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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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)

Mohammad Amin Subscription

Issue 18 4-10 May 2012

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

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Egypt Projects Market Report 2014

A comprehensive overview and assessment of the projects market in Egypt

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