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Power generation projects news

Pylon

Saudi Arabia’s Qurrayah IPP set for full operation in January 2015 Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Power plant will add 3,927MW to the grid when fully commissioned

Algeria is no longer planning to provide solar power generated in the Sahara Desert to southern Europe

Algeria drops 10,000MW energy export plans Subscription

24 November 2014 | By

343MW of solar projects under way to meet local demand

Renewable energy

Egypt invites interest in 4300MW renewables programme Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Huge interest before 26 November deadline for proposals

Rooftop solar panels

UAE signs rooftop solar MoU with ABB Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

ABB will develop pilot grid-connected PV panels

Saudi energy mix in 2032

Saudi Arabia receives technical bids for Duba integrated power plant Subscription

17 November 2014 | By

Gas fired power plant will contain an integrated solar power system

Coal-fired power station

Cairo signs agreement with Abu Dhabi for Egyptian power plant Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi state-owned company part of consortium planning to build 2,000MW-3,000MW coal-fired plant

Wind farm

Oman tenders legal and technical advisory for Dhofar wind farm Subscription

9 November 2014 | By

Companies invited to bid to provide services for 50MW project

Oman peak demand forecast

Final negotiations for Musandam power contract Subscription

2 November 2014 | By

Project company led by Oman Oil Company is close to awarding construction contract for 120MW plant

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Market news

Solar

Masdar investing in rooftop solar in Egypt

27 November 2014 | By

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

Renewables

Companies express interest in Egypt renewables scheme

27 November 2014 | By ,

Prequalified companies due to be announced in December

Kuwait on track to meet growing power and water demand

Kuwait on track to meet growing power and water demand Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Ministry says water consumption will increase by 40 per cent by 2020

Sace finalises Egypt power plant deal

Sace finalises Egypt power plant deal Subscription

26 November 2014 | By

Italian agency guaranteeing $261m loan

Kuwait City

Kuwait PPP draft regulations on schedule

25 November 2014 | By

PTB will become executive authority named Public Authority for public-private partnerships

Kuwait’s Partnerships Technical Bureau is unable to issue tenders until the Council of Ministers issues executive regulations for two laws relating to public-private partnerships

Kuwait on hold for PPP bylaws Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Project delays caused by wait for Council of Ministers to agree new regulations

US plans environmental standards attache for GCC to help countries reduce energy footprint

US plans environmental standards attache for GCC

17 November 2014 | By

Attache will help region reduce energy and environmental footprint

Kuwait could tender Al-Zour North 2 and Al-Khiran independent water and power projects in 2015

Kuwait could tender Al-Zour North 2 and Al-Khiran in 2015 Subscription

2 November 2014 | By

Executive regulations for new PPP law yet to be issued

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Power generation trends

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

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

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MEED comment

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

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

9 October 2014 | By

Selection of government company may contradict emirate’s liberalisation goals

Dubai’s planned energy programme states that by 2030, 12 per cent of its power will come from coal

Can coal ever be clean? Subscription

25 September 2014 | By

Doubts emerge over carbon capture as UAE considers expanding on coal use

Pylon

Energy key to Jordan’s security Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Amman has been forced to buy expensive fuel oil to meet the shortfall in gas supplies

Solar

Lesson of Jordan’s renewables delay Subscription

24 July 2014 | By

Amman’s alternative energy setback could prove a valuable lesson for the country and the wider region

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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

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

Gulf projects index

Gulf index rises on Qatar growth Subscription

23 October 2014

Gas-rich state records expansion of 3.4 per cent in value of projects market

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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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