May 22 2013, ConstructArabia.com
Abdulrahman Almutari, Head of Privatization at the National Water Company (NWC) was speaking at the 9th Water, Electricity and Power Generation Conference (WEPower 2013) in Dammam. He said that the NWC has plans to implement a number of water projects by 2017, including SAR7 million worth of investments for wastewater projects.
22 May 2013, ArabianBusiness.com
Global power giant Siemens has been awarded two contracts valued at about SR1bn ($266m) by state-run utility Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).
21 May 2013, MenaFN
The power and water sectors are experiencing a massive boom in Saudi Arabia, according to Abdulrahman Almutari, head of privatization at the National Water Company (NWC).
20 May 2013, Bloomberg
Qatar created a $1 billion investment arm to add foreign power and water assets to stakes it already has in businesses from Barclays Plc (BARC) to Harrods department store.
20 May 2013, Utilities-ME
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it has launched a new 132/11kV substation with a capacity of 150 megavolt amperes in Dubai Marina. The project, valued at US $28.6 million, is aimed at supporting network capacity in the Marina area.
19 May 2013, Utilities-ME
Abu Dhabi’s Masdar has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank. The deal will see the pair collaborate on the development of clean energy projects.
16 May 2013, Utilities-ME
Dubai-based district cooling firm Empower has said that it anticipates saving 350MW of energy by the end of 2013. The company says that district cooling systems can help save up to 50% of the total power consumption compared with conventional cooling, and consequently recorded a power saving of an impressive 320MW through 2012.
15 May 2013, OOSKAnews
The Omani Agency for Electricity and Water last week announced plans to carry out $182 million USD worth of water projects in Al Amirat state.
15 May 2013, Gulf News
Abu Dhabi: The UAE will announce an action plan for the UAE Vision 2021 and the Green Growth Strategy by the end of this year, a senior official announced here at a recent forum.
12 May 2013, Utilities-ME
The UAE’s Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) has reportedly agreed two deals, valued at a combined US $231.4 million, with Saudi National Contracting Company (NCC), according to Emirates News Agency.
12 May 2013, Oman Daily Observer
The Nimr Water Treatment Plant (NWTP), the only and the largest industrially constructed wetland system in the world at the PDO’s Marmul site is planning to process an additional of 150,000 cubic metres produced water against its present 95,000 a day, according to the PDO Nimr Bauer sources.
“At the Nimr Water Treatment Plant we are planning to increase the Plant capacity by 150,000 cubic metres against the present output of 95,000 cubic metres”, Terrence Shelby, Plant Manager, NWTP, Nimr Bauer told the Observer, adding, “The NWTP has set new global standards for the oil and gas industry by developing a state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly water treatment plant for the produced water in the oil fields”.
9 May 2013, Construction Week Online
Oman's government is planning to float tenders for for new power plants in Dhofar and Salalah within the next year in a bid to boost the country's generating capacity by 2,000-5,000MW.
8 May 2013, OOSKAnews
The United Arab Emirates will expand nuclear energy projects in order to boost desalination projects, Minister of Environment and Water Rashed Ahmad Ben Fahd said last week.
8 May 2013, Khaleej Times
No need for desalination anymore. An Emirati entrepreneur has obtained a patent for his sea-borne water collector, a unique invention to collect airborne moisture that can be used to provide clean water to arid regions like the UAE without having to resort to desalination
8 May 2013, Utilities-ME
ABB has been awarded a US $10 million contract by Kuwait’s IEPC for a project at the Ministry for Electricity and Water. The deal is the largest of its kind for Kuwait’s distribution network, and will see ABB’s VD4 type vacuum circuit breakers installed in 500 distribution 11kV substations.
7 May 2013, Utilities-ME
Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has signed an agreement to fund a new wind power project in Jordan, with a grant of US $154.6 million. The new plant, set to be located in Maan District, will have a capacity of around 65 MW, using 30 wind turbines with individual capacities of between 2 and 3 GW.
7 May 2013, Utilities-ME
First Solar has released its first quarter results for 2013, showing net profits of US $59.1 million, which compares with a loss of $449 million in the same period last year. The firm’s net sales were up to $755.2 million from $497 million in 2012.
5 May 2013, Utilities-ME
Turkey has confirmed that it has signed a US $22 billion deal with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Areva for the construction of the country’s second nuclear power plant. The plant, planned to have four reactors with a total output of around 4.5 GW, is set to be sited in Sinop province on the Black Sea coast.
3 May 2013, Quartz
Last month, Mauritania flipped the switch on a 15-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic power plant. As solar power stations go, that’s small stuff. But for the west African nation of 3.4 million people, the project built by Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar will supply 10% of its entire electricity demand, which is mostly served by diesel generators.
2 May 2013, Global Post
Japan and the United Arab Emirates have signed a nuclear cooperation agreement that will open the door to Japan providing nuclear power plant technology to the UAE.