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Power generation projects news

Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal

Oman awards wind farm consultancy deal Subscription

26 February 2015 | By

ILF Consulting Engineers to advise on 50MW renewables project

Power

Emergency power plants are on track Subscription

25 February 2015 | By

Three facilities with a combined capacity of 700MW due to be completed in June in Egypt

Photovoltaic solar power

Jordan receives 33 solar proposals Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

Prequalification documents submitted for four 50MW projects

Dubai power

Siemens awarded Dubai M station contract Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

German firm had submitted low bid for expansion contract

Power generation

Oman to tender private power projects in first quarter Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Two independent power projects will be located at two different sites

Oman tenders Musandam independent power project consultancy deal

Oman tenders Musandam IPP consultancy Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Dual-fired power plant being built in parallel with gas facility

solar

Masdar awards solar consultancy contract Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

German firm providing technical advisory services for Noor 1 solar development

President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt

Egypt and Russia cooperate on nuclear Subscription

11 February 2015 | By

Russia to provide technical assistance for El-Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt

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Market news

Saudi Arabia predicts 50 per cent power demand growth

Saudi Arabia predicts 50 per cent power demand growth Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Increasing efficiency of generation facilities will be key aim going forward

Dewa’s programme to reduce energy usage is running in parallel to the utility’s projects to increase the amount of power produced through renewable energy

Dubai to spend $8bn on energy-saving schemes Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Eight programmes being implemented up to 2030 to reduce energy usage across emirate

Cairo

Egypt's energy sector faces 'unprecedented challenge' Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Government expects electricity demand to surge this decade

Nile river

Al-Sisi to meet Ethiopian premier over dam Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Grand Renaissance Dam will be discussed at African Union Summit

Wind power

Saudi Arabia wind map to be completed in 2015 Subscription

28 January 2015 | By

Vestas see high potential for wind projects in the kingdom

Photovoltaic solar panels

Algeria doubles renewables targets Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Algeria moves towards photovoltaic solar technology

Michelle Davies and Gus Shellenkens

Egypt focus for renewables Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

The country’s plans for solar and wind plans make renewables attractive for investors

Steven Griffiths

A significant year for solar Subscription

25 January 2015 | By

Solar plans are expected to accelerate in 2015

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Power generation trends

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

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

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MEED comment

Andrew Roscoe

IWPP opportunities in Kuwait

11 February 2015 | By

An overview of the country’s plans to move ahead with its much-delayed infrastructure schemes

Power

Kuwait must deliver on PPP programme

10 February 2015 | By

Little progress made in the six years since the country established a public-private partnership body to develop major infrastructure projects

Coal-fired power plant

Coal back on the agenda

27 January 2015 | By

GCC and North Africa look to coal for power generation

Iraq's decision to relaunch its private power programme is laudable, but is likely to attract scepticism

Baghdad faces IPP challenge Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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

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Special reports

Power

Power and water: Pressure grows to diversify energy portfolios

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

Power generation

Power & Water: Utilities turn to temporary fix Subscription

8 May 2014

Electricity consumption is rising fast throughout the region

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Projects trends

Gulf projects index

UAE leads Gulf index decline Subscription

24 February 2015

Region’s second-biggest projects market drops by 3 per cent

Gulf projects index

Gulf index slides on low oil prices Subscription

9 February 2015

Iraq and UAE only countries to record strong growth in projects markets

Gulf projects index

Iraq conflict weighs on Gulf index Subscription

3 February 2015

Saudi Arabia, Oman and Iran only countries to record increases in value

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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

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

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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)

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Andrew Roscoe
Power & Water Editor


Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0237
Email: andrew.roscoe@meed.com

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