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Transmission & distribution projects news


Bids in for Bahrain grid upgrade Subscription

3 March 2015 | By

Korean firm bids low for cable contract in electricity transmission programme

Kuwait electricity cables

Cairo to accelerate Saudi power cable scheme Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Completion expected by 2017


Hyundai wins Saudi Arabia transmission deal Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Contractor will install high voltage transmission lines in Riyadh

Photovoltaic solar power

Egypt considers second round of solar Subscription

21 January 2015 | By

Grid capacity to be improved with $549m investment

Kuwait awards Wafra substation deal

Kuwait approves Wafra substation deal Subscription

6 January 2015 | By

Siemens Electronics & Electrical Services Company submitted low bid

Oman awards $228m of power transmission deals

Oman awards $228m of transmission deals Subscription

23 December 2014 | By

Sultanate’s transmission company awards six contracts

Abengoa wins Morocco electricity transmission contract

Abengoa wins Morocco electricity transmission contract Subscription

26 November 2014 | By

Work involves construction and operation of 210km of power lines


Alstom wins transmission contract in Saudi Arabia Subscription

18 November 2014 | By

French company will supply AC transmission systems for western province installations

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Market news

Solar panel connection

Masdar to fund Morocco solar homes Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Houses to be equipped with solar systems

Power transmission

Islamic Bank financing Egypt-Saudi power link

16 March 2015 | By

Cross-border link will have capacity to transport 3,000MW a day

Rooftop solar

Dubai launches solar rooftop scheme Subscription

16 March 2015 | By

Consumers invited to join 11 applicants to install grid-connected solar panels

Nuclear power

Saudi Electricity signs South Korea deals Subscription

5 March 2015 | By

Cooperation on nuclear energy studies agreed

Cesi Middle East to improve Dubai grid

Cesi Middle East to improve Dubai grid Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Contract for consultancy services to prepare for renewables expansion

Rooftop solar panels

Dubai issues rooftop solar regulations Subscription

1 February 2015 | By

Manufacturers invited to register their products


Oman appoints firm to prepare utility study Subscription

29 January 2015 | By

Canadian group will prepare study exploring privatisation of distribution company

Canadian company selected to study privatisation of power distribution in Muscat

Oman studies electricity privatisation Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Canadian company selected to study privatisation of power distribution in Muscat

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T&D trends

Oman is spending an average of $390m a year to connect 90 per cent of its population to the water supply network by 2035

OPWP prepares for busiest year yet Subscription

10 March 2015 | By

The utility company is looking to tender multiple projects to private developers in 2015 to satisfy growing demand for electricity and water

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

Although Egypt has installed power capacity of more than 30GW, poor maintenance and gas shortages meant that in 2013, the country could not meet peak demand of 27GW

Egypt tackles utility gap Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Following years of underinvestment and with demand increasing across the country, the government is launching a series of new projects and is looking to engage the private sector

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

Electricity supply and power and water projects

Riyadh struggles to keep pace with demand Subscription

2 November 2014 | By James Gavin

Amid rising residential and industrial requirements for power and water, the kingdom is taking steps to boost capacity and curb excessive consumption


GDF Suez consolidates its position Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

The group’s success in winning Kuwait’s first independent water and power project has bolstered its dominance in the GCC’s private developer market

Egypt has finally taken action on reducing electricity price subsidies

Egypt takes the plunge Subscription

22 October 2014 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

As Cairo finally takes action on reducing electricity subsidies, other regional states are feeling the pressure to step up their reform efforts as consumption continues to rise

Oman peak power and water demand

Muscat gears up to meet demand Subscription

21 October 2014 | By

Faced with rapid population and industrial growth, the sultanate is pushing ahead with independent power and water projects in an effort to avoid shortages

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai commits to sustainability Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

As one of the only renewable energy programmes to have made any real progress in the Middle East, Dubai is taking great strides with its integrated strategy


Saudi Electricity Company awards $2.9bn of contracts Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

State utility has already awarded more transmission contracts in the second quarter than for whole of 2013

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Special reports



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

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) logo

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) Subscription

Kahramaa was established in July 2000 to regulate and maintain supply of Electricity & Water in Qatar

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Andrew Ward Subscription

28 January 2015

Andrew Ward is managing partner at Dentons Abu Dhabi

Rajan Phakey Subscription

28 January 2015

Rajan Phakey is partner at Dentons Abu Dhabi UAE

Jon Nash Subscription

28 January 2015

Jon Nash is partner at Dentons Abu Dhabi

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

Mazen Alami Subscription

27 July 2014

Mazen Alami is managing director, Middle East at Black & Veatch

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