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Power generation projects news

Wind farm

Jordan signs wind power purchase agreement Subscription

27 May 2015 | By

First wind project on feed-in tariff scheme to progress


Jordan sees energy investment boost Subscription

27 May 2015 | By

$6.9bn of agreements inked at World Economic Forum

Electrical power station

Tepco buys Abu Dhabi stake Subscription

27 May 2015 | By

Increased role in power plant

Power plant

Alba plans new power plant Subscription

27 May 2015 | By

The project is part of the steel producer’s ambitious expansion plans

Electric Industrial generator inside power plant

Facility D consortium seeks financing Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Winning developer in negotiations

Solar panels

Jordan solar projects close financing Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Latest projects in first round reach a financial close

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

Qatar signs Facility D contract Subscription

25 May 2015 | By

Japanese-led consortium was selected as preferred bidder in early March


Al-Zour North 1 starts generation Subscription

24 May 2015 | By

New capacity will cover summer demand peaks

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Market news

Kuwait power market

Kuwait reignites PPP programme Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

Public-private partnership programme has faced significant delays

Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman is tipped to be the head of the super ministry

Riyadh moves to restructure energy sector Subscription

12 May 2015 | By ,

New super ministry would allow a coordinated strategy across the energy and industrial sectors

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Bidders finalise Dubai coal project submissions Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Bids are due on 30 April

For water, Dewa's aim is to improve efficiency of supply and reduce leaks, unmetered supply and technical losses

Dubai aims to cut electricity demand by 30 per cent Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

Dubai sets out sustainability strategy


Cautious optimism on Kuwait PPP bylaws Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

Developers and financiers study new regulations

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

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Power generation trends

US-based GE’s distributed power business finds promising markets in areas of volatility

GE sees opportunity in instability Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

Firm’s CEO of distributed power talks about supply and generation challenges in region


Jizan enters next phase Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Construction of refinery and power plant will offer up some serious challenges for Saudi Aramco

Wind power a contender in North Africa

Wind power a contender in North Africa Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Latest bid prices put onshore wind in Egypt on par with gas generation

Middle East contracts March 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2015 Video Subscription

15 April 2015

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

Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO, Acwa Power

Acwa Power builds up international portfolio Subscription

3 February 2015 | By

Paddy Padmanathan, President & CEO of Saudi utility firm Acwa Power, has his sights firmly set on turning the company into the most cost-effective renewable energy provider in the Middle East and North Africa

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

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MEED comment

Qatar power station

Japanese gain further ground in region’s utilities market Subscription

26 May 2015 | By

Companies from Japan have won the first three major developer contracts of the year

Coal-fired power plant

Acwa strengthens position in Dubai Subscription

5 May 2015 | By

Saudi developer has submitted lowest tariff prices for two different fuel platforms


Private sector wakes up to Egyptian renewables Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Saudi Arabian interest shows confidence in potential for profit

Kuwait’s peak electricity demand is growing at 8 per cent a year

Kuwait independent power market to return Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Reforms mean progress is expected, but not without teething problems

Renewable energy

Renewables market hotspots taking off Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Excitement over Egypt, but Saudi Arabia’s plans remain unclear

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Progress with Egypt power schemes welcomed Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Cairo must ensure progress is made with all preliminary agreements for vital generation projects


The real work at Jizan starts now Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

The execution phase will offer up some huge challenges at the extremely complex scheme

Andrew Roscoe

Dubai delivers on solar Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

As other countries rethink or slow their renewable energy plans, the emirate pushes ahead

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Special reports


Power and water: Pressure grows to diversify energy portfolios Subscription

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

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Qatar and Kuwait boost Gulf index Subscription

26 May 2015

Saudi Arabia records sole decline in regional projects market

Gulf projects index

Impact of GCC slowdown takes hold Subscription

12 May 2015

Bahrain makes the biggest gain, while Saudi Arabia’s market continues to fall

Gulf projects index

Gulf index sees biggest fall in months Subscription

21 April 2015

Only three countries post expansions in value

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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


Elsewedy Electric Subscription

Egypt-based company that has a number of firms under its ownership, and specialises in the supply, installationand commissioning of overhead transmission lines and substations

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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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Research report


MENA Power Report 2015

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

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Kuwait Projects 2014

Kuwait Projects 2015

23 - 25 November 2015 | Exploring project opportunities in the Kuwait Market

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