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Electricity transmission

Egypt seeks consultants for electricity sector reform role Subscription

6 September 2015 | By

State transmission company will be restructured as independent transmission system operator

Electricity substation

ABB wins Saudi electricity deal Subscription

13 August 2015 | By

Swiss firm will upgrade five electrical substations

Dubai invites bids for Hassyan substation

Dubai invites bids for Hassyan substation Subscription

13 August 2015 | By

Substation will be used to connect planned coal plant to grid

Iran signs power deal with Armenia

Iran to finance Armenian power link Subscription

11 August 2015 | By

The 18-month project will allow exchange of electricity

Kuwait is experiencing a rapid growth in demand for electricity

Iran invites bid for electricity project Subscription

10 August 2015 | By

Work will involve installing transmission lines and substations

Qatar invites bids for electricity contracts

Qatar invites bids for electricity contracts Subscription

5 August 2015 | By

Projects are part of phase 13 of transmission and distribution programme

Siemens awarded Qatar electricity contract

Siemens awarded Qatar electricity contract Subscription

4 August 2015 | By

German firm will install substations

Kuwait's Clean Fuels substation package on schedule

Kuwait's Clean Fuels substation package on schedule Subscription

29 July 2015 | By

Sources say work is steadily progressing

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Market news

Power transmission

Iraq seeks private electricity network provider Subscription

17 August 2015 | By

Baghdad seeking private company to operate and maintain distribution network


Oman transmission company raises $1bn Subscription

31 May 2015 | By

First international rated corporate bond from Oman

Power transmission

Moody’s rates Oman utilities Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Bond issue planned

Solar panel connection

Masdar to fund Morocco solar homes Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Houses to be equipped with solar systems

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T&D trends

Reverse osmosis equipment used in desalination facilities

Private firms take on UAE's northern utility market Subscription

10 September 2015 | By

With demand for power and water growing at a fast rate in the northern emirates, there is an opportunity for new players to enter the market


Private sector wakes up to Egyptian renewables Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Saudi Arabian interest shows confidence in potential for profit

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

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Special reports

Sharjah city in the UAE

UAE: Northern emirates feel property pinch

10 September 2015

There are concerns over the ability of the UAE’s smaller emirates to ride out the latest real estate slowdown

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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

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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Jordan: Transformers Subscription

2 October 2015 | By

Supply of current transformers

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