By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Power Generation

Middle East power generation news, analysis, tenders, contracts awarded, commentary and data. Keep up to date by signing up to MEED's power newsletter. If you are not a subscriber but need access then subscribe to the region's leading business intelligence service now

Power generation projects news

Gulf projects index

Iraq and UAE lead Gulf index growth Subscription

17 April 2014, 11:01 GMT

Kuwait, Qatar and Iran record largest declines in value

Saudi Arabia cancels IPP plans for Dhuba 1 Subscription

14 April 2014, 8:13 GMT | By ,

Project will be tendered as a standard engineering, procurement and construction contract

Dubai invites expressions of interest in independent power projects Subscription

7 April 2014, 14:00 GMT | By

Companies invited to submit interest in Dubai clean coal and solar schemes

Saipem and Tecnicas Reunidas favourites for Aramco's Jizan gasification Subscription

7 April 2014, 9:24 GMT | By

Italian contractor set for two packages worth $3bn with Spanish contractor picking up offsites and utilities

ABB wins Zirku island power contract Subscription

6 April 2014, 11:50 GMT | By

Swiss firm will design and build power generators to boost capacity at Zadco’s Zirku island

Saudi Electricity Company appoints WSP for power study Subscription

3 April 2014, 6:57 GMT | By

Environmental study will be conducted at Waad al-Shamal industrial development

Alstom wins Iraq captive power plant deal Subscription

1 April 2014, 13:00 GMT | By

740MW gas-fired facility to be built at Zubair oil field

Kahramaa extends bid deadline for Facility D water and power project Subscription

1 April 2014, 8:48 GMT | By

$3bn project will need strong bank support

Filter all power generation news by country

Market news

Acwa Power increases stake in Shuqaiq utility company Subscription

2 April 2014, 14:52 GMT | By

Saudi developer now holds 40 per cent share in power project company

Kurdistan power project could secure IFC support Subscription

31 March 2014, 8:20 GMT | By

Project involves construction of 1,260MW Greenfield power plant in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq

Saudi Aramco lower gasification costs to $8.5bn Subscription

25 March 2014, 10:56 GMT | By

Oil major Saudi Aramco expected to keep capacity of gasification plant to 4,000MW

Trina Solar awarded power contract in Jordan Subscription

17 March 2014, 6:56 GMT | By

Chinese firm Trina Solar will install 2MW solar panels for Jordan food supplier

Yemen obtains World Bank funding for wind farm Subscription

12 March 2014, 7:28 GMT | By

Project will add 60MW of renewable energy to the national grid

Dewa pushes forward with IPP plans Subscription

11 March 2014, 9:15 GMT | By

CEO says there will be no problem financing clean coal project

Kuwait approves contract to upgrade Doha West power plant Subscription

10 March 2014, 12:19 GMT | By

Work will involve upgrading turbines and generators

Taqa consortium to buy two hydropower plants in India Subscription

3 March 2014, 9:11 GMT | By

When deal closes, Abu Dhabi National Energy Company will be India’s biggest private hydroelectric operator

Filter all power generation news by country

Power generation trends

Contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2013 Video Subscription

17 November 2013, 12:37 GMT

Over $7bn awarded in October in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi peak demand

Abu Dhabi electricity demand to soar Subscription

14 November 2013, 12:28 GMT | 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, 7:57 GMT | By

Over $8bn awarded in September in the Middle East

Yanbu Power Plant: Phase 3 Subscription

13 October 2013, 12:31 GMT | By

Marafiq is building an independent water and power project in Saudi Arabia to supply Yanbu Industrial City

Shuweihat 3 IPP Subscription

13 October 2013, 12:28 GMT

Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority is building the independent power project to cope with the UAE’s rising electricity demand

Safi IPP Subscription

13 October 2013, 11:36 GMT | By

Morocco’s Office National de l’Electricite is building a major independent power project at the Safi Energy Hub

Zubaidiya Power Plant Subscription

13 October 2013, 11:21 GMT

A steam power plant that once commissioned will meet the electricity requirements of Wasit in Iraq

Ras Al-Khair Power Plant Subscription

13 October 2013, 10:56 GMT | By

The Independent Water and Power Project at Ras Al-Khair is the third of three planned IWPP plants in Saudi Arabia

Filter all power generation analysis by country

MEED comment

Private funding

Dubai looks to private funding

10 April 2014, 15:16 GMT

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

20 February 2014, 16:03 GMT

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, 14:22 GMT

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


Jordan closes in on autonomy Subscription

9 January 2014, 13:40 GMT | By

Amman has realised the need for energy independence and is making progress on renewable, nuclear and shale oil schemes


Banks still wary of dollar lending Subscription

19 December 2013, 14:28 GMT

The cost of funding long-tenored dollar-denominated deals remains too expensive for some banks


Acwa Power in strong position Subscription

5 December 2013, 14:49 GMT

The signing of the power purchase agreement for the Rabigh 2 plant shows Riyadh’s confidence in Acwa


GCC developers overlooked Subscription

14 November 2013, 14:08 GMT

Governments are keen to increase cross-border electricity sales, but are less willing to work with contractors from neighbouring countries


Qatar power deal faces finance challenge Subscription

17 October 2013, 5:00 GMT

Qatar’s plan to build another giant power plant will need all the financial support it can get

See all MEED commentary

Special reports

Power and water

Power & Water: Region races to build capacity Subscription

13 January 2014, 6:07 GMT

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

See all power special reports

Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Iraq and UAE lead Gulf index growth Subscription

17 April 2014, 11:01 GMT

Kuwait, Qatar and Iran record largest declines in value

Gulf projects index

Major Gulf markets record declines Subscription

10 October 2013, 8:49 GMT

Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE see falls, causing a decline in the GCC index

Gulf Projects Index

Bahrain and Iraq lead Gulf index Subscription

3 October 2013, 10:05 GMT

Kuwait and UAE only other countries in region to avoid market shrinkage

See all Gulf Projects Index articles


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 Subscription

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

See all power company profiles


Lee Jae-Sung Subscription

19 January 2014, 13:41 GMT

Lee Jae-Sung is chairman, Hyundai Heavy Industries

Suhaila Marafi Subscription

14 January 2014, 6:55 GMT

Suhaila Marafi is director of studies & research, Ministry of Electricity & Water, Kuwait

Hwan-Eik Cho Subscription

13 May 2013, 13:10 GMT

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)

See all power biographies


UAE: Independent power project Subscription

10 April 2014, 8:12 GMT | By

Provision of a development partner for the 100MW solar photovoltaic (PV) independent power project (IPP), phase 2, with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa)

Filter all power generation tenders by country

Research report

Exclusive pre-launch offer: Qatar Projects Market Report 2014

A comprehensive overview of the region’s fastest growing projects market

See all research reports

Newsletter Sign-up

More sector and country newsletters

Subscribe to MEED to receive your choice of premium newsletters

Find out more

MEED events

Oman Projects 2014

Oman Projects Forum 2014

Reviewing Oman’s Project Market and upcoming Opportunities

See the MEED events calendar