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Dubai invites bids for phase 2 of solar park Subscription

17 August 2014 | By

Utility has prequalified 24 companies to bid for independent power project

First Solar wins Shams Maan photovoltaic plant contract

First Solar wins Jordan plant contract Subscription

6 August 2014 | By

US firm will build 52.5MW Shams Maan photovoltaic plant

Solar panels

Dewa awards contract for solar centre Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Innovation centre will be located at Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Solar Park

Companies are still waiting for news on Abu Dhabi’s planned 100MW waste-to-energy plant

Firms wait for news on Abu Dhabi waste-to-energy project Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Construction contract originally scheduled to be awarded by end of 2013

Jordan extends deadline for renewable energy bids Subscription

29 June 2014 | By

Developers have extra time to work on submissions for second round of Jordan’s direct proposal programme

Bapco commissions first solar project Subscription

29 June 2014 | By

Bapco’s 5MW photovoltaic facility has been installed in the Awali township of Manama

Dubai receives bids for solar park distribution contract Subscription

12 June 2014 | By

Work will involve building a substation and overhead line

Jordan signs agreements for initial renewables round Subscription

10 June 2014 | By

12 developers will build and operate photovoltaic power plants in Jordan

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Markets news

Qatar considers using solar technology for rail projects

Qatar considers solar technology for rail projects Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Solar panels at depot could provide up to 80MW of power for proposed rail system

Jordan targeted energy mix

Jordan cancels third round of renewables programme Subscription

20 July 2014 | By

Amman also postpones submission date for second round until end of year

Concentrated solar power

Acwa’s Ouarzazate solar plant project to win new investment Subscription

14 July 2014 | By

World Bank’s IFC considers equity stake in Moroccan project

Qatar opens region’s largest solar manufacturing plant Subscription

11 June 2014 | By

Plant owner already has orders for 300MW-worth of solar panels for Asian market

Kuwait should introduce solar power buy-back scheme Subscription

3 June 2014 | By

Solar power buy-back scheme will encourage consumers to generate electricity

Kuwait plans solar rooftop programme for homes Subscription

3 June 2014 | By

Pilot scheme involves installing photovoltaic solar panels at 150 Kuwaiti villas

Key Saudi Arabian solar executive leaves post Subscription

26 May 2014 | By

Man who designed extremely ambitious solar power plan no longer working for KA-Care  

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

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Renewables trends


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

Gulf Projects Index

Four Gulf states keep index stable Subscription

10 July 2014

Growth in Oman, Iraq, the UAE and Saudi Arabia cancels out decline in Kuwait

Renewable energy

Saudi Arabia renewables plans falter

10 July 2014 | By

The future of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy is not clear

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Renewable energy initiative stalls Subscription

10 July 2014 | By

After launching to great fanfare, the Saudi renewable energy programme has fallen silent. Developers and financiers have been left wondering about the way forward for Riyadh’s ambitious plan

Gulf Projects Index

Kuwait leads growth in Gulf Index Subscription

19 June 2014

UAE, Qatar and Iraq only other countries to record increase in value

Renewable energy

Jordan sets model for renewables Subscription

12 June 2014

Amman has progressed with 12 solar projects, paving the way for other countries in the region to follow suit

Value of projects planned or under way ($bn) 10 June 2014

Kuwait rebound lifts Gulf Projects Index Subscription

12 June 2014

GCC state of Kuwait is now the fastest-growing projects market in the Gulf region

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

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Special reports


Mena renewables 2013

Webinar: MENA Renewable Energy Subscription

12 May 2013

In this presentation, MEED discusses the trends and prospects for renewable power in the region

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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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Fichtner Consulting Engineers Subscription

The company offers engineering consulting in bioenergy, industrial, power, renewable and waste sectors

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Alaa Nassif Subscription

20 June 2012

Alaa Nassif is executive president, Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu

Ghassan Jabbour Subscription

20 June 2012

Ghassan Jabbour is director of solar and photovoltaics engineering research centre, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (Kaust)

Abdulhadi al-Mureeh Subscription

20 June 2012

Abdulhadi al-Mureeh is managing director, National Solar Systems

Mujahid al-Gain Subscription

20 June 2012

Mujahid al-Gain is senior investment consultant, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-Care)

Ibrahim Babelli Subscription

20 June 2012

Ibrahim Babelli is chief strategist, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-Care)

Khalid al-Sulaiman Subscription

20 June 2012

Khalid al-Sulaiman is vice-president for renewable energy, King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA-Care)

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