15 September 2013, Ooska News
The Saudi Ministry of Water and Electricity last week rolled out a $91 million USD plan for new water and sanitation projects nationwide.
15 September 2013, Arab News
The Ministry of Water and Electricity has introduced cost cutting and innovative techniques — known as value engineering — which has resulted in savings of SR1.4 billion from 44 projects undertaken worth SR8.8 billion.
15 September 2013, Market Watch
Thomson Reuters ONE via COMTEX) -- Designed to be the largest single reverse osmosis trains in operation world-wide, Oman is highlighting Energy Recovery's scalability and technical adaptability in desalination
Utilities-ME, 15 September 2013
Qais bin Saud al Zakwani, deputy executive director of Oman's Electricity Regulatory Authority, has said that the government is determined to regulate the water sector in the same way that it succeeded in regulating the electricity sector through power generation and electricity transmission.
14 August 2013, Albawaba
Strong economic and demographic growth associated with rapid urbanisation has led to an increase in energy demand to meet rising electricity and desalinated water needs in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, according to a recent report.
14 August 2013, ConstructionWeekOnline.com
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will budget AED16m ($4.3m) for 2014 for green building initiatives across its premises.
20 July 2013, Green Prophet
Lebanon and Pakistan have each announced new biogas projects, tapping into a sustainable energy source that, unlike other renewable energy streams, solves two municipal problems – energy creation and waste processing.
16 July 2013, OOSKAnews
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met this weekend to further discuss plans for a $1 billion USD unified regional water network, including discussing legal aspects and overall planning.
10 July 2013, The National
Dubai Municipality will continue to invest in solar power and energy-efficient systems after saving hundreds of thousands of dirhams a year in energy costs.
9 July 2013, AME Info
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), visited the construction site of a new water reservoir project in Al Lusaily, and inspected its progress, emphasizing the importance of completing it by the agreed contractual date.
8 July 2013, Construction Week Online
The Saudi Water and Electricity Ministry has signed 18 contracts worth a total of $67.5m (SAR 253m) for the implementation of water and sanitation projects across different parts of the country, Saudi Press Agency reports.
8 July 2013, CleanTechnica
US solar project developer SolarReserve has hopes to build a massive solar energy park in Saudi Arabia that could boast up to 600 MW of baseload capacity.
4 July 2013, Khaleej Times
Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, has reiterated that the United Arab Emirates, under the leadership of the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will continue to be a major global provider of energy.
4 July 2013, Desalination & Water Reuse
With a capacity of 178,000 m³/d, the plant will supply the Sadara petrochemical complex built by Dow Chemical and Saudi Aramco in Jubail Industrial City II and is due to come on stream in June 2015. The water will be used in two cooling towers and as boiler feed water.
4 July 2013, AMEInfo.com
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) is setting up 70 stations and centres in all parts of the kingdom to determine renewable energy sources, Arab News has reported.
15 June 2013, MENAFN.com
An expert here believes that the Kingdom is likely to spend all its oil on electricity in the country by 2031 if current consumption continues, and has called for an urgent program to harness solar energy.
15 June 2013, Arabian Gazette
Kuwait will spend USD 100 billion on the nation’s domestic energy sector over the next 5 years – and for the first time, some of that investment is earmarked for renewable energy.
13 June 2013, OilPrice.com
Gulf countries, whilst rich in oil and natural gas, also have an abundant supply of sun, which makes them an ideal location for solar power technologies, yet despite this fact they lag far behind the rest of the world in terms of capacity installed.
13 June 2013, Kuwait News Agency
Kuwait could save up to 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) out of 350,000 BOE a day, used as fuel at local power plants, by raising the efficiency of these plants, suggested an energy expert.
12 June 2013, AFP
Kuwait invited bids on Wednesday to build a solar farm to produce 70 megawatts of electricity by 2016, the first phase of a plan to generate 2,000 megawatts from renewables in 2030, the project supervisor said.