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

9 July 2014, 6:17 GMT | By

Construction contract originally scheduled to be awarded by end of 2013

Jordan extends deadline for renewable energy bids Subscription

29 June 2014, 11:19 GMT | 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, 8:48 GMT | By

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

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Dubai receives bids for solar park distribution contract Subscription

12 June 2014, 9:09 GMT | By

Work will involve building a substation and overhead line

Jordan signs agreements for initial renewables round Subscription

10 June 2014, 11:47 GMT | By

12 developers will build and operate photovoltaic power plants in Jordan

Dubai seeks consultants for new sustainable city Subscription

9 June 2014, 9:52 GMT | By

Work involves designing infrastructure for city with a population of 160,000 people

Kuwait approves wind farm project Subscription

8 June 2014, 12:04 GMT | By

10MW pilot plant will be located at Shagaya renewable energy park

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Qatar opens region’s largest solar manufacturing plant Subscription

11 June 2014, 13:40 GMT | 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, 14:02 GMT | By

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

Kuwait plans solar rooftop programme for homes Subscription

3 June 2014, 13:51 GMT | By

Pilot scheme involves installing photovoltaic solar panels at 150 Kuwaiti villas

Key Saudi Arabian solar executive leaves post Subscription

26 May 2014, 11:46 GMT | By

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

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Bahrain water treatment project named GCC project of the year

13 May 2014, 6:30 GMT | By

Bahrain Petroleum Company sustainability project heads the list of winners at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

Fuel subsidies removal vital to Morocco’s power plans Subscription

17 April 2014, 14:06 GMT | By

Morocco’s government ended subsidies on gasoline and fuel oil in early 2014

Drydocks’ North Sea rig to be delivered by June Subscription

15 April 2014, 12:40 GMT | By

Dubai World unit Drydocks World will also deliver wind power platform in the third quarter

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Four Gulf states keep index stable Subscription

10 July 2014, 13:04 GMT

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

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Saudi Arabia renewables plans falter

10 July 2014, 9:06 GMT | 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, 8:16 GMT | 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

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Kuwait leads growth in Gulf Index Subscription

19 June 2014, 11:39 GMT

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

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Jordan sets model for renewables

12 June 2014, 16:07 GMT

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

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Kuwait rebound lifts Gulf Projects Index Subscription

12 June 2014, 12:53 GMT

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

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Iran puts in strong performance Subscription

5 June 2014, 11:08 GMT

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain only other countries to record growth in value

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Projects index dips as market slows Subscription

22 May 2014, 11:46 GMT

Oman only country to record growth in value, while Iraq posts biggest decline

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

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Alaa Nassif Subscription

20 June 2012, 9:21 GMT

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

Ghassan Jabbour Subscription

20 June 2012, 9:18 GMT

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

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20 June 2012, 9:12 GMT

Abdulhadi al-Mureeh is managing director, National Solar Systems

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20 June 2012, 9:08 GMT

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

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20 June 2012, 9:07 GMT

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

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20 June 2012, 9:04 GMT

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

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