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Kuwait issues PPP regulations Subscription

30 March 2015 | By

Stalled public private partnership projects to go ahead


Dewa and Acwa sign solar contract Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Saudi company to develop 200MW solar photovoltaic plant

Abu Dhabi submits nuclear licence applications

Abu Dhabi submits nuclear licence applications Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Unit 1 at Baraka plant 69 per cent complete

Photovoltaic solar power

Morocco considers solar projects Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Two potential solar photovoltaic plants proposed

Dubai extends deadline for coal IPP

Dubai extends deadline for coal IPP Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Eight consortiums invited to bid for coal plant

Nuclear power

Jordan signs $10bn nuclear deal Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Agreement sets legal foundation for nuclear power

Solar energy

Morocco invites Noor IV interest Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Next phase of the Noor-Ouarzatate Solar Complex to use photovoltaic technology

Combined-cycle power plant

Firms prepare bids for Saudi PP9 power project Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Combined-cycle conversion project will boost plant’s capacity by 240MW

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Market news

Dubai energy strategy 2030

Dubai’s solar IPP on track for financial close Subscription

29 March 2015 | By

Dewa has already signed PPA with developers

Fuel consumption for power and peak power demand

Saudi Arabia scales down renewables Subscription

19 March 2015 | By

Renewables industry lowers expectations as SEC takes lead

Kuwait needs to grow capacity to 25,500MW in order to meet rising demand

Kuwait appoints new minister of water and electricity Subscription

18 March 2015 | By

Predecessor’s resignation followed February power cut and clashes with parliament

A minimum of 12.5GW of the new capacity will be developed through coal-fired plants

Egypt to develop 54GW of power capacity by 2022

16 March 2015 | By

Programme will require total investment of $70bn

Nuclear power

Egypt considering 4GW nuclear power partnership

16 March 2015 | By

Cairo is planning strategic partnership rather than competitive tender for first project

Rooftop solar

Dubai launches solar rooftop scheme Subscription

16 March 2015 | By

Consumers invited to join 11 applicants to install grid-connected solar panels

Coal-fired power plant

Egypt signs agreement for the world’s largest coal plant

15 March 2015 | By

Tharwa Investments will develop 6,000MW coal-fired facility

Coal-fired power plant

Egypt signs agreements for 12GW of coal power projects

15 March 2015 | By

Memorandum of understandings were signed with Chinese and UK developers for proposed power plants

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Power generation trends

Samir Brikho, CEO, Amec Foster Wheeler

Amec Foster Wheeler sets sights on Saudi Arabia Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

CEO of the newly formed company, Samir Brikho speaks to MEED

Middle East contract awards December 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: December 2014 Video Subscription

7 January 2015

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

Illustration of Lucas Hautvast

Interview: Lucas Hautvast, CEO and president, GDF Suez Energy Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

The new South Asia, Middle East and Africa head of GDF Suez explains how financing models are changing in the region’s private developer market

Middle East contracts October 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2014 Video Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $13bn of contracts awarded in October in the Middle East

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy

Renewables just one element of Egypt's strategy Subscription

1 December 2014 | By

Cairo recently launched 4,300MW direct proposal renewable energy programme

Crunch: Abu Dhabi faces a shortfall of water next year unless new capacity comes online or demand decreases

A brave move by Abu Dhabi on water tariffs Subscription

20 November 2014 | By ,

The emirate is targeting nationals in its reform of power and water subsidies

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Video Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

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

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MEED comment


The quiet demise of Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy ambitions

24 March 2015 | By

Shifting strategy in the kingdom leaves long-term energy dilemma

Philippa Wilkinson

Saudi Arabia renewables disappointment

22 March 2015 | By

Kingdom expected to be one of the region’s smaller renewables markets

The Egyptian government is committed to implementing coal-fired schemes on a large scale

Cairo turns to coal

17 March 2015 | By

Government forecasts it needs an additional 54GW of capacity to tackle power outages

Philippa Wilkinson

Egypt renewables scheme faces hurdles Subscription

10 March 2015

Authorities and developers working towards solutions for feed-in tariff projects

Andrew Roscoe

IWPP opportunities in Kuwait Subscription

11 February 2015 | By

An overview of the country’s plans to move ahead with its much-delayed infrastructure schemes


Kuwait must deliver on PPP programme Subscription

10 February 2015 | By

Little progress made in the six years since the country established a public-private partnership body to develop major infrastructure projects

Coal-fired power plant

Coal back on the agenda Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

GCC and North Africa look to coal for power generation

Iraq's decision to relaunch its private power programme is laudable, but is likely to attract scepticism

Baghdad faces IPP challenge Subscription

22 December 2014

The government’s decision to relaunch its private power programme is laudable, but is likely to attract scepticism due to the many challenges involved

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Special reports


Power and water: Pressure grows to diversify energy portfolios

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

Power generation

Power & Water: Utilities turn to temporary fix Subscription

8 May 2014

Electricity consumption is rising fast throughout the region

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Qatar leads Gulf index growth Subscription

31 March 2015

Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain also record expansions in value

Gulf projects index

UAE leads Gulf index decline Subscription

24 February 2015

Region’s second-biggest projects market drops by 3 per cent

Gulf projects index

Gulf index slides on low oil prices Subscription

9 February 2015

Iraq and UAE only countries to record strong growth in projects markets

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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


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)

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Egypt: Power plant equipment Subscription

27 March 2015 | By

Carrying out the electrical equipment and instruments installation package for a three-by-650MW supercritical power plant project

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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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Bahrain Infrastructure & Finance Forum 2015

Bahrain Infrastructure & Finance Forum 2015

28 - 29 April 2015 | Profiling upcoming commercial opportunities across Bahrain’s transport infrastructure, real estate, housing, tourism and healthcare sectors.

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