22 April 2013, Gulf News
Muscat: Residents of Batinah region on Oman’s northern coast will have to bear a water shortage for one more day, according to a senior official with the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW).
22 April 2013, Zawya
ABU DHBAI--The United Arab Emirates is planning to get up to 25% of its power from nuclear energy by 2021 as it looks to reduce its domestic reliance on fossil fuels and ensure it has enough oil to export as its economy expands, the country's new energy minister said Monday.
22 April 2013, Utilities-ME
Avantha Group Company CG has won a US $60 million deal for the turnkey construction of four high voltage GIS substations by Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity.
21 April 2013, Gulf Times
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) to promote the positive values of Tarsheed, the national campaign for the conservation and efficient use of water and electricity.
21 April 2013, Utilities-ME
Saudi Electricity Company is reportedly planning two new power plants in Tabuk, with a capacity of 2,500 MW, according to the Saudi Gazette.
20 April 2013, Gulf News
Dubai: You might be forgiven for thinking that you have entered into foreign waters as you make your way through wadis filled with flamingos and animals running through greenery – this is the new Dubai Zoo.
19 April 2013, Gulf News
Dubai: The UAE, a major oil-producing country, is spearheading a number of renewable energy projects in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Masdar, the Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company, has inaugurated the Shaikh Zayed Solar Power Plant, a utility-scale, 15-megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in Nouakchott, capital of Mauritania.
18 April 2013, The National
By 2030, the emirate aims to have all taps replaced with water-saving fixtures in a bid to cut current consumption by 52 per cent.
17 April 2013, Utilities-ME
Yokogawa Electric Corporation subsidiary, Yokogawa Middle East, has reportedly won a contract to supply systems and operator training simulators for Saudi Electricity Company’s (SEC) new Shoaiba II power plant, according to Arab News.
16 April 2013, Gulf News
Dubai: A UAE resident consumes 8,271 kilogrammes of oil equivalent energy (kgoe) per annum, much lower than some of its neighbours, such as Qatar which has a per capita energy consumption of 12,799 kgoe and 12,204 by the people of Kuwait.
16 April 2013, Utilities-ME
District cooling giant Empower has revealed the design of its new Business Bay plant during the opening of Dubai’s Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), according to Emirates News Agency. The new facility has been hailed as the ‘greenest plant of its kind in the region’ and will have a 50,000 RT cooling output capacity when completed.
15 April 2013, Saudi Gazette
Saudi Arabia finds itself in an interesting economic cleft stick. While blessed with oil that it can currently sell at around $104 per barrel on the world market, it is compelled to burn a sizable proportion of that potential income to produce desalinated water. Cost of production of water fluctuates, but a fair guess is between 40 and 90 cents a barrel, depending on fuel price.
14 April 2013, Utilities-ME.com
The operators of Oman’s Sohar 2 and Barka 3 Independent Power Plants (IPP) have announced that both facilities have achieved full commercial operation. Al Batinah Power Company, owner of Sohar 2, and Al Suwadi Power Company, owner of the Barka 3 plant, have said that the IPPs are now set to help meet summer demand peaks.
13 April 2013, ArabianBusiness.com
A French company has announced that it has signed a $200m contract to supply equipment to Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity and Water.
12 April 2013, Energy Business Review
Dhuruma Electricity Company (DEC) said that the Riyadh PP11 Independent Power Plant (IPP) in Saudi Arabia, has begun full commercial operation on 12 March 12 2013.
12 April 2013, The National
A US$850 million incinerator plant, which will convert heat from burning rubbish into usable energy, is to be constructed near Mussaffah Sea Port, for the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA).
11 April 2013, Reuters
Saudi Arabia, which is planning massive investment in renewable energy, hopes to export solar electricity to Europe in winter, when cooler temperatures reduce the need for air conditioning in the kingdom.
11 April 2013, Saudi Gazette
Honeywell has been chosen by Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water to modernize its water distribution network that supplies more than 280 million gallons of fresh water daily to Kuwait’s growing population, the online news agency AMEinfo.com said on Thursday.
10 April 2013, OOSKA News
The UAE Environment Ministry is considering a $62 million USD project to build 61 small dams throughout the country, according to sources in the ministry.
9 April 2013, ConstructionWeekOnline.com
The outlay is in response to a projected continued surge in demand during the period from the country’s growing population and its developing economy.