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Power generation projects news

Dubai extends deadline for 600MW power plant expansion

Dubai extends deadline for power plant expansion Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Work involves expanding existing M Station facility in Jebel Ali

GDF Suez signs contract for Abu Dhabi Mirfa private power scheme Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Developer will hold a 20 per cent equity stake in the project


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

Foster Wheeler licensee wins Saudi power contract Subscription

1 July 2014 | By

Licensee of US firm Foster Wheeler will provide heat recovery generators for Rabigh 2 power plant

Japanese firms win equipment deal for Egyptian power plant Subscription

30 June 2014 | By

Japanese group will provide steam turbines and generators for planned gas-fired plant

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Developers invited to prequalify for Oman power projects Subscription

23 June 2014 | By

Independent power projects will add an additional 2,600MW to Oman’s main grid

Acwa Power to co-develop coal plant in Vietnam Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

Saudi firm will partner with South Korean company to develop 1,200MW clean-coal facility

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Market news

Oman power firm appoints advisers for $2.1bn debt raising Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

Firms will act as joint financial advisers and arrangers for financing package

Iran nuclear talks enter final round Subscription

6 July 2014 | By

Negotiators for Tehran and the world’s six most powerful governments are seeking a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear progarmme by 20 July

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Kuwait considers electricity tariff reform Subscription

4 June 2014 | By

Country currently has highest per capita usage of electricity in the world

Kuwait plans solar rooftop programme for homes Subscription

3 June 2014 | By

Pilot scheme involves installing photovoltaic solar panels at 150 Kuwaiti villas

MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

Bahrain water treatment project named GCC project of the year

13 May 2014 | By

Bahrain Petroleum Company sustainability project heads the list of winners at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

Oman power companies launch public share offerings Subscription

11 May 2014 | By

Muscat Securities Market offerings by Al-Batinah and Al-Suwadi power companies expected to raise $163m for shareholders

Abu Dhabi approves Mirfa private power and water scheme Subscription

4 May 2014 | By

GDF Suez Energy International consortium will develop the independent water and power project

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Power generation trends


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

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2013 Video Subscription

17 November 2013

Over $7bn awarded in October in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi peak demand

Abu Dhabi electricity demand to soar Subscription

14 November 2013 | By

Peak electricity demand in Abu Dhabi is set to rise

Middle East contract awards September 2013

Middle East contracts awarded: September 2013 Video Subscription

20 October 2013 | By

Over $8bn awarded in September in the Middle East

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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

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

5 June 2014

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

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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


Region must drive power projects Subscription

9 January 2014

Organised funding for new power projects is key to balancing electricity generation with increasing demand

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Special reports

Power generation

Power & Water: Utilities turn to temporary fix

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

Iran puts in strong performance Subscription

5 June 2014

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain only other countries to record growth in value

Gulf Projects Index

Saudi Arabia and Iran upgrades lift index Subscription

29 May 2014

Growth in market values remains flat across most of the Gulf

Gulf projects index

Saudi Arabia records biggest increase Subscription

24 April 2014

Iran and Qatar only other projects markets to see growth in value

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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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Egypt Projects Market Report 2014

A comprehensive overview and assessment of the projects market in Egypt

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