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Power generation projects news

Iraq power sector and power capacity

Iraq relaunches private power programme Subscription

22 December 2014 | By

Ministry invites developers to express interest in first publicly tendered IPP since 2011

Coal-fired power station

Dubai extends deadline for coal project Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

State utility received prequalification entries from 17 companies in May

Egypt issues equipment tenders for power plants

Egypt issues equipment tenders for power plants Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

Bids due by 22 January on mechanical and pipe installation contracts

Co-generation power plant

Saudi Arabia expected to tender Fadhili IPP in 2015 Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

Request for proposals for Fadhili cogeneration plant was initially expected in September

Wartsila wins Oman IPP construction deal

Wartsila wins Oman IPP construction deal Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Finnish company will build 120MW dual-fired plant in northern Musandam area

The 301MW Tarfaya wind farm in Morocco

Moroccan wind farm comes online Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Africa’s largest wind farm at 301MW now fully operational

Solar energy

Jordan gives developers more time on solar projects Subscription

15 December 2014 | By

Sun Edison has reached financial close

Gas turbines

SEC issues equipment tenders for major power plants Subscription

2 December 2014 | By

PP13 and PP14 plants will both have a capacity of 1,650MW

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Market news

Liquefied natural gas terminal

Morocco launches $4.6bn LNG project Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Scheme will increase Moroccan power generation from natural gas

Mena power capacity 2012

Renewables industry not worried about oil price Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Priority concerns are subsidies and government commitment

Power

Fewa revises northern emirates utility tariffs Subscription

17 December 2014 | By

Revisions will increase cost of water by 0.5 fils per gallon

Qatar peak power demand

Qatar has clarification meetings with Facility D IWPP bidders Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Consortium led by Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation is favourite to win development contract

Nuclear power

Abu Dhabi focuses on demand side management Subscription

9 December 2014 | By

Peak demand power growing at 8 per cent a year

Shams solar project meets annual production target in November

Shams solar meets production target

9 December 2014 | By

Plant has already produced 210GW/h since commercial output began in September

Solar

Masdar investing in rooftop solar in Egypt Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Off-grid projects will provide electricity for 61,000 homes

Renewables

Companies express interest in Egypt renewables scheme Subscription

27 November 2014 | By ,

Prequalified companies due to be announced in December

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Power generation trends

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

Power

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

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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

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

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 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

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

Gulf projects index

Qatar and UAE buoy Gulf index Subscription

27 November 2014

All other Gulf countries except Oman record declines in value

Gulf Projects Index

Gulf index falls back to September levels Subscription

30 October 2014

UAE and Qatar record biggest declines in value of projects markets

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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

Dewa

Dewa Subscription

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority was formed in 1992 when the formerly separate authorities were merged

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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)

Mohammad Amin Subscription

Issue 18 4-10 May 2012

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

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Power & Water Editor


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Email: andrew.roscoe@meed.com

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