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Firms express interest in Iraq independent power project

Firms express interest in Iraq IPP Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Total of 17 companies submit expressions of interest for first publicly tendered independent power project since 2011

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

Qatar seeks further prices from Facility D bidders Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Three bidders asked to resubmit final offers for independent water and power project

Generous pricing for Egypt renewables scheme will have to cover connection, tax and land costs

Costs cut into Egypt feed-in tariff profits Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Generous pricing for renewables scheme will have to cover connection, tax and land costs

Landfill site

Landfill site Sharjah's first solar plant tender Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

20MW plant to power Sharjah main landfill facility

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt considers second round of solar Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Grid capacity to be improved with $549m investment

Renewables

Egypt wants renewables online by 2016 Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Tight timescale for wind and solar feed-in tariff scheme

Rooftop solar panels

Dewa and ABB prepare rooftop solar plans Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

Regulations for grid connection to be rolled out in 2015

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Egypt signs financing deal for power plants Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Financing secured for South Helwan and Assiut power plants

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Market news

Photovoltaic solar panels

Algeria doubles renewables targets Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Algeria moves towards photovoltaic solar technology

Michelle Davies and Gus Shellenkens

Hopes pinned on Egypt for large-scale renewables Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

The country’s plans for solar and wind plans make renewables attractive for investors

Steven Griffiths

A significant year for solar Subscription

25 January 2015 | By

Solar plans are expected to accelerate in 2015

Petra, Jordan

Jordan delays solar deadline again Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

First round of projects will reach financial close soon

Daniel Zywietz

Kickstarting Dubai's solar market Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

The emirate’s decision to allow solar to be fed into the electricity grid is expected to drive installations in business premises

Nuclear

France keen to export nuclear expertise Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

French Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Minister spoke at WFES

Gus Schellekens, PWC

Dubai triples solar target Subscription

22 January 2015 | By

Emirate accelerates plans to diversify energy mix and generate electricity from renewables

solar report

UAE solar plans take shape Subscription

21 January 2015

Governments in the UAE are pushing ahead with their renewable energy plans

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Power generation trends

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

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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

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

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MEED comment

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

Baghdad faces IPP challenge

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

Photovotaic solar power

Renewables can wait out low oil prices

18 December 2014 | By

In the long term, the strategic advantage of renewables will only increase

The downwards revision of population estimates for Abu Dhabi means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space

11 December 2014 | By

The downwards revision of population estimates for the emirate means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Kuwait’s projects market is enjoying a long-awaited period of high activity

Bright future for Kuwait projects market

27 November 2014 | By

While contract awards are expected to keep flowing in 2015, the country is little prepared for the surge in activity

The development of power plants shows the Kurdistan Regional Government is determined to meet the needs of its people and industries

Erbil remains committed to development Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

The development of power plants shows the Kurdistan Regional Government is determined to meet the needs of its people and industries

Power generation

Power leads privatisation drive in Oman Subscription

30 October 2014 | By

Creating a spot market for electricity pricing is the latest plan for the country’s utility sector

Dubai serious about power

Dubai serious about power Subscription

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 Subscription

9 October 2014 | By

Selection of government company may contradict emirate’s liberalisation goals

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Special reports

Power

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 the worst performer on Gulf index Subscription

20 January 2015

Qatar’s project market declines by 2.1 per cent after the scrapping of Al-Karaana project

Gulf Projects Index

Iran records biggest decline in five years Subscription

6 January 2015

Islamic Republic sees $15.8bn wiped off projects market

Gulf projects index

Little change as states remain cautious Subscription

11 December 2014

Governments are engaging in more strategic planning to counter the impact of falling oil prices

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Companies

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority logo

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

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

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People

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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Power & Water Editor


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Tenders

Egypt: Mechanical equipment and pipes Subscription

11 January 2015 | By

Supply of mechanical equipment and pipes as part of a supercritical pressure power plant project

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Research report

Power

MENA Power Report 2015

An in-depth outlook of the MENA Power market up to 2020

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