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Nawah Energy Company Establishes World's First Nuclear Language Proficiency Standards…

Committed to effective safety communication as part of a healthy nuclear safety culture, Nawah has developed the first language standards for the nuclear industry The Innovative Nuclear English Development Center in Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant supports continuous learning and development of all employees Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 October 2018:   Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the operator of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, has become the first company in the world to develop English language standards for nuclear plant operations. These standards play a significant role in ensuring a high level of effective safety communication as part of a healthy nuclear safety culture.   With employees from more than 40 nationalities, Nawah is the most multinational and ......read more

Masdar Signs Region's First Green Revolving Credit Facility to Drive Sustainability Goals…

Abu Dhabi, October 11, 2018 -   Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has signed a green revolving credit facility (RCF) with four local and international banks to provide funding for new and ongoing investments in its global clean technology and sustainable real estate projects. The facility, which is the first green RCF in the Middle East, has been arranged with the UAE’s First Abu Dhabi Bank, Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, Japanese multinational banking and financial services company Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and pan-European global banking and financial services group UniCredit - together the mandated lead arranger (MLA) and bookrunners – as part of their ongoing commitment to sustainable finance. The three-year facility includes a number of ‘green features’ ......read more

Masdar announces WiSER Pioneers Programme at Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 11, 2018:  Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) has launched the Women in Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy (WiSER) Pioneers Programme, a year-round agenda aimed at nurturing young women aged 20-30 into the next generation of sustainability leaders through proactive engagement with policy makers, industry leaders, technical experts, entrepreneurs and community figures. The announcement was made at the second edition of the Mohamed Bin Zayed Majlis for Future Generations, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. The WISER Pioneers Programme, involving access to bespoke educational workshops, global networking events, and highly sought-after professional ......read more

ENEC Hosts Supplier Forum to Support Growth and Development of Local Supply Chain…

Representatives of UAE-based suppliers were updated on the status of the Barakah Project and upcoming opportunities and requirements     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 October 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), in collaboration with its subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), hosted a Supplier Forum today in Abu Dhabi. The forum brought together delegates representing a diverse range of UAE-based companies as well as employees from ENEC and Nawah.   The forum is an integral component of ENEC’s ongoing efforts to support the development and growth of a local supply chain that can meet operational service, spare part and consumable requirements for the safe, secure and efficient construction and operation of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant for the next 60 years or more. The forum ......read more

ADNOC and BHGE Form a Strategic Partnership to Improve Drilling Efficiencies and Grow ADNOC Drilling into a Fully-Integrated Drilling and Well Construction Business…

Strategic partnership will expand ADNOC Drilling’s capabilities into the integrated drilling and well construction segment and expand BHGE’s presence in the UAE BHGE will acquire a five percent stake in ADNOC Drilling, valuing the business at $11 billion, and the partnership will enable ADNOC Drilling to gain greater market access and new business opportunities ADNOC Drilling will obtain exclusive access to BHGE capabilities, market leading technology and equipment portfolio in the UAE to strengthen its service offering, technical expertise, improve drilling efficiencies and know-how ADNOC will capture more value from growth across its conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon resources, expand local talent development opportunities and generate greater in-country value for the UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE – ......read more

ENEC Continues to Inspire New Generations of Future Energy Pioneers…

ENEC engages with students at Al Sila School as part of Schools Outreach Program Students learn about peaceful nuclear energy and its importance to the future growth and development of the UAE Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 October 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) organized a visit to Al Sila School, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. During the visit, students took part in a variety of activities and learned about the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and its importance to the future growth and development of the nation.   The visit to Al Sila comes as a part of ENEC’s ongoing Schools Outreach Program, which focuses on raising awareness and understanding of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, educating students of all ages on how nuclear energy is used, and ......read more

Barring Oil Or Geopolitical Risks, Gulf Banks' Financial Profile Should Stabilize in 2019…

GCC banks' financial profiles should remain stable in 2019, absent any unexpected geopolitical or oil-price shock. Bank lending growth should stabilize at around the 5% mark over the next 12 months, as higher oil prices and stronger public investments raise economic growth in the region overall. We expect profitability to stabilize--with return on assets at about 1.5%-1.7% and net interest margins at 3% on average in 2018--benefitting from the higher interest rates and significant non-interest-bearing deposits on banks' balance sheets. International operations could pose a latent risk for some GCC banks. A few banks with exposure to Turkey will see some impact on their asset quality. Three-quarters of the 24 GCC banks we rate carry a stable outlook. Negative outlooks are concentrated in Qatar and on a few banks in ......read more

WCU: Signs of life as dollar weakens and trade tensions ease…

By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2018:  The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks the performance of 22 major commodity futures, rose from the ashes this past week. The 2% gain occurred after some early weakness after the US announcement of additional tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.  The broad-based recovery that followed in global stocks and currencies was driven by a combination of the US tariffs coming in at the lower 10% bracket and China, while responding with its own counter tariffs, announcing plans to cut taxes, lift consumption, and lowering its average tariff rate on imports from most of its trading partners as soon as October.  While these developments may have helped sentiment, a proper de-escalation in China / US relations has yet to ......read more

IYNC and the UAE Discuss the Way Forward for Global Nuclear Energy at IAEA General Conference…

The International Youth Nuclear Congress and the UAE Permanent Representation to the International Atomic Energy Agency co-hosted a side-event at the 62nd IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria Young professionals from the UAE, USA, China, Russia and France share their views on the future of nuclear energy and technology Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  The International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Permanent Representation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) facilitated a discussion on the role of young people in the future of the nuclear industry with representatives from around the globe. The two organizations co-hosted a side-event at the 62nd IAEA General Conference today, with opening remarks from Ambassador Hamad AlKaabi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the ......read more

ENEC Highlights Importance of International Cooperation and Capacity Development at the IAEA 62nd General Conference…

ENEC participates in 62nd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, UAE side event and International Youth Nuclear Congress event ENEC CEO updated the attendees on the status of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Project   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 September 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) participated in the 62nd  Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, taking place at the IAEA International Center in Vienna, Austria, from 17 to 21 September 2018. The ENEC delegation to the Conference is led by Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC.   Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi delivered a speech during the special event hosted by the UAE on the side-lines of the General Conference, in which he updated attending officials and representatives from IAEA member ......read more

Masdar, ADFD and PUC partner to build solar power plant with battery storage in Seychelles…

5MW Ile de Romainville Solar Park being developed with financing worth AED31 million from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development as well as funds from PUC’s own equity Solar PV project to be integrated with existing 6MW Port Victoria Wind Farm and PUC’s existing power station   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Sept 12, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, will help the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) in building a five-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with battery storage in the Republic of Seychelles The project is being financed by a AED31 million loan from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, as well as funds from PUC’s own equity.   The project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract ......read more

Why the Modern-Day Oil and Gas Industry Needs Millennials to Survive?…

September 11, 2018 - Dubai UAE: A 2016 report by McKinsey & Company found that 14 percent of millennials said they would not work in the oil and gas industry because of its negative image – the highest percentage of any industry. With millennials set to comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, it is imperative companies within the oil and gas industry do more to attract younger talent.  In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen the landscape in which it operates undergo significant change, marked by a West-East shift in socio-political and economic power and influence. This shift in influence is perhaps most exemplified by the long-awaited free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).  The six countries of the GCC represent an important ......read more

Yahsat and Hughes to Form Joint Venture to Deliver Satellite Broadband Services…

Hughes and Yahsat to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband service across Africa, Middle East and southwest Asia Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018:  Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), today announced an agreement to enter into a joint venture to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia. This new venture combines Hughes deep expertise as the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services with Yahsat’s unique position and knowledge as the leader in satellite broadband solutions across these regions.  Hughes will purchase a minority interest in the ......read more

SNC-Lavalin awarded West Qurna phase 2 oil field contract in Iraq…

Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018:  SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a framework agreement for project support services with LUKOIL Mid-East for the West Qurna phase 2 oil field in Iraq. “We continue to build on our long-term relationship with LUKOIL and to help them realize their projects successfully. Once again, we look forward to demonstrating our expertise in the delivery of professional services and our enviable reputation that has been earned in the region for over 50 years,” said Christian Brown, President, Oil & Gas, SNC-Lavalin. “We are well established in the Middle East and have worked closely with national and international oil companies and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil on projects across the value chain, ranging from professional services to engineering and ......read more

Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announce the completion of a transaction to jointly develop oil fields in Western Siberia…

Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, the sovereign wealth fund of the Russian Federation) have announced the completion of a transaction establishing a joint venture to develop oil fields in the Tomsk and Omsk regions of Western Siberia.  Further to an agreement announced on 24 May 2018, Gazprom Neft has now completed its sale of a 49-percent interest in Gazpromneft-Vostok LLC, operator of 13 fields, to Mubadala Petroleum and RDIF. Following the completion of this transaction Gazprom Neft now holds a 51-percent interest in the joint venture, with Mubadala Petroleum and RDIF holding 44 percent and five percent equity, respectively. Gazpromneft-Vostok remains a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, and will continue to operate the fields. The ......read more

Čibuk 1 wind farm in Serbia reaches key construction milestone…

Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  A collaboration between Masdar, Taaleri Energia and the German development finance institution DEG to develop the largest utility-scale commercial wind project in Serbia has successfully reached a number of key milestones, and is on schedule to start production early next year. Čibuk 1 in Dolovo, situated 50km outside the capital Belgrade, has completed the construction of 33 overhead pylons allowing for the energisation of the wind farm’s substation, its connection to existing transmission lines 11km away, and the handover of the transmission operation building to its operator.    Comprising 57 wind turbines supplied by GE Renewable Energy, the 158-megawatt (MW) wind farm is expected to provide electricity to 113,000 homes and displace more than 370,000 tonnes of carbon ......read more

Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum Returns to Abu Dhabi in 2019…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 04, 2018:  The third annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 12-13, 2019, again kicking off Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week. The two-day premier event gathers international and regional political, industry, and thought leaders to set the global energy agenda for the year and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system. The conference agenda this year will focus on the future of oil, the digitization of energy, diversification in energy companies and countries, and will have a regional focus on East Asian energy demand and energy innovation. Last year’s event brought over 450 people to Abu Dhabi from around the world, including CEOs, Ministers, global media, and industry experts. The forum will ......read more

FANR and Khalifa University Sign Collaborative Research Agreement…

2 September 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU), have signed a collaborative research agreement focused on advancing nuclear safety research and educating the UAE’s next generation of peaceful nuclear energy professionals. The agreement was signed during a ceremony held at FANR’s headquarters by Christer Viktorsson, Director General of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, and Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President of Khalifa University. According to the new agreement, FANR and KU will continue their joint work on the Advanced Thermal-hydraulic Test Loop for Accident Simulation Project Phase 2 (ATLAS-2), an international project jointly organized by the Organization for Economic Co-operation ......read more

Public-Private Partnerships to boost Economic development in the Gulf…

Oliver Wyman releases new report highlighting the impact of PPPs on national infrastructures across major Gulf economies  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 August 2018:  In recent years, since the oil price slump, plans have emerged across the Gulf to curb fiscal deficits and diversify economies, most notably through the development of national infrastructure, highlights a new report by Oliver Wyman.   Titled “How Public-Private Partnerships can support the Gulf’s Economic development,” the report highlights the significance of the private sector’s contribution to the emerging economies. Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) stand among the main levers being considered in the Gulf as a means to boost private sector contribution to the economy and to offload some of the financing burden from ......read more

The 2nd Edition of the Phanes Group Solar Incubator set to kick off 7th August 2018…

Winner(s) will be announced at the “Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa 2018” conference in November Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018:  Phanes Group, an international end-to-end solar provider headquartered in Dubai, UAE, has announced the 2nd edition of its Solar Incubator program, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing support to funding, and commercial and technical knowledge. The initiative held under the theme, “Your Project, Our Expertise, For a Sustainable Future”, will be held in collaboration with Hogan Lovells, responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding, RINA and Solarplaza, and invites PV developers to submit proposals for projects based in sub-Saharan Africa that have a clear Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) component. Candidates are asked to submit ......read more

Barakah Unit 2 Successfully Completes Significant Pre-Operational Testing…

Unit 2 Hot Functional Test (HFT) completed successfully as part of testing and commissioning in preparation for operation Nawah operators benefit from unique plant operating experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 6 August 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed Hot Functional Testing (HFT) on Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. This significant pre-operational testing process incorporated all lessons learned from the same test on Unit 1 in order to achieve the highest international standards of quality, safety and efficiency.   ENEC worked closely with the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), the Joint Venture partner and Prime Contractor for the Barakah project, and under the observation of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the ......read more

Tabreed's H1 2018 Net Profit Increases 10% To AED 211.9 Million…

2 August, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading regional district cooling utility company, today released its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2018. The company continues to meet the region’s growing demand for district cooling and deliver solid performance and growth.   Financial highlights – six months ended 30 June 2018: Net profit attributable to the parent increased by 10 per cent to AED 211.9 million (H1 2017: AED 192.7 million) Group revenue increased by 2 per cent to AED 650.7 million (H1 2017: AED 639.2 million) Core chilled water revenue increased by 2 per cent to AED 617.3 million (H1 2017: AED 602.3 million) EBITDA increased by 6 per cent to AED 326.1 million (H1 2017: AED 308 ......read more

Nawah Energy Company Celebrates the Graduation of 195 ‘Energy Pioneers'…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 July 2018:   Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the nuclear operating joint venture company established by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), celebrated the graduation of 195 students who are specializing in nuclear energy as part of the ‘Energy Pioneers’ scholarship program. The graduates successfully completed nuclear science and technology focused courses from various institutions of higher education in the UAE and abroad, including Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, and Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University and North Carolina State University in the United States of America.  Nawah Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mark Reddemann, congratulated the students in his speech, and emphasized ......read more

The Sustainable City further reduces its carbon footprint by adopting B100 Bio-Diesel…

The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil produced by restaurants at The Sustainable City Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July 2018:   The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, has adopted B100 biodiesel to fuel the construction of the new buildings in phase 2 including Fairgreen International School, Hotel Indigo, and the innovation centre. The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil consumed by the restaurants at the community plaza, and will allow The Sustainable City to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 150 tons of carbon dioxide per year during the construction period. Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers — the company behind The Sustainable City — commented: “As The Sustainable City ......read more

DP World and EGA Sign Important Agreement to Support Aluminium Exports…

New 175,000-square metre facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone to connect to global markets Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2018:-   DP World, UAE Region, the Middle East’s leading regional trade enabler, today signed an important Strategic Long Term Service Agreement  with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, aimed at supporting the UAE’s position as a major exporter of the metal. The agreement extends the strategic partnership between the two companies, facilitating the storage and transportation of aluminium manufactured by EGA. As part of the agreement, EGA is leasing a dedicated storage area that is the largest the company has ever used at Jebel Ali Port and which will further ease the export of EGA’s metal ......read more

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“As the nation prepares to celebrate the 4th Emirati Women's Day under the theme ‘Women on the Course of Zayed’ to honor the achievements of Emirati women and their contributions to the UAE’s development and prosperity through local, regional, international and leadership positions, the outstanding progress made by women across all professional and technical sectors is ......read more

Significant Milestones Achieved in Construction of Unit 3 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

All major concrete work successfully completed at Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Major construction work completed on Unit 3 Turbine Generator and Reactor Vessel (RV) Internals Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 July 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved a series of significant milestones in the construction of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear ......read more

3rd UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days…

Abu Dhabi, June 25-26, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates; July 3, 2018:  Business France jointly with EVOLEN, and the French Business Group hosted the third UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days from June 25th to 26th in Abu Dhabi and Ruwais. The two days forum included ADNOC and its subsidiaries, as well as several ADNOC partners including Mudabala Petroleum.  This event was ......read more

Submissions Open for Oil and Gas Industry's Prestigious ADIPEC Awards 2018 Edition…

ADIPEC Awards Celebrate Excellence in the Petroleum Industry Categories Highlight Outstanding Achievements Shaping the Future in an Evolving Landscape for Hydrocarbons Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 July 2018 –   Entries for the oil and gas industry’s prestigious ADIPEC 2018 Awards are now open, with six categories focused on issues crucial to the progress and resilience ......read more

FANR Hosts IAEA Nuclear Infrastructure Review Mission…

1 July 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The United Arab Emirates hosted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Phase 3 Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission from 24 to 1 July. The aim of the mission was to assist the UAE by providing a review of the nation’s overall nuclear energy infrastructure. The UAE is the first country to implement and ......read more

RAK Petroleum plc Report on payments to governments for the year 2017…

Dubai, UAE, June 28, 2018:  Introduction and basis for preparation    This report sets out details of the payments made to governments by RAK Petroleum plc and its subsidiary undertakings (‘RAK Petroleum’) for  the year ended 31 December 2017 as required under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the ......read more

Siemens to supply three large gas turbines to Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  Siemens has received an order for three SGT5-4000F gas turbines from United Arab Emirates (UAE). The turbines will be used in Unit H Phase 4 of the Al Aweer power plant complex which is located approximately 35 kilometers from downtown Dubai. DEWA has awarded the project EPC contract to Siemens in a consortium led by the Egypt-based company El Sewedy Electric Co ......read more

Oil rallies on Opec compromise; Metals challenged by dollar and trade war…

Dubai, UAE, June 24, 2018:  The Bloomberg Commodity Index has seen its year-to-date gains disappear following four weeks of heavy selling. The broad-based index, which tracks 22 major commodities evenly split between energy, metals and agriculture, has been hurt by a stronger dollar and trade war angst as well as expectations that Opec+ will increase production in order to cap crude ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum completes the acquisition of a 10 percent interest in the Shorouk Concession in ...…

Abu Dhabi, 20 June 2018:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has completed the acquisition from Italy’s Eni of a 10 percent participating interest in the offshore Shorouk Concession in Egypt, which contains the supergiant Zohr gas field. Following the completion, Eni, through its subsidiary IEOC, holds a 50 percent interest in the concession. The other partners in the ......read more

Etihad ESCO signs service agreement with Jamal Al Ghurair Group for its first retrofit project in ...…

June 20, 2018 - Etihad ESCO, the leading energy service company, announced the signing of an agreement with Jamal Al Ghurair Group to retrofit two of their industrial facilities in Abu Dhabi- Gypsemna and Porcellan. Etihad ESCO and Jamal Al Ghurair Group formed the partnership after identifying the enormous energy savings potential of the project. Being the first retrofit program to be undertaken ......read more

National Poll Shows Strong Support for UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program…

The poll on nuclear energy conducted by independent global market research company Nielsen shows that 82 percent of UAE residents are in favor of using nuclear energy for generating electricity - the highest level of support globally Al Dhafra residents show highest acceptance levels in the UAE for the construction of the Barakah plant Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 June 2018:   An ......read more

EU Reinforces Position at the Forefront of Global Energy Transformation, Says IRENA…

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 17 June 2018:  Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has welcomed the European Union’s (EU) decision to increase its renewable energy target from 27 per cent to 32 per cent by 2030, highlighting that the move reinforces the EU’s position at the forefront of energy transformation and reflects the new economics of ......read more

Tristar Group's Jebel Ali warehouses receive DMCC's 5-star rating for second and third consecutive ...…

Dubai, UAE; June 13, 2018:   Tristar Group’s two warehouses located in the Jebel Ali Industrial Area 1 and 2 were awarded 5-star rating by Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) for the second and third consecutive years, respectively.   Shivananda Baikady, General Manager-Road Transport and Warehousing, Tristar, said: “Our specialized warehousing facilities are ......read more

GCC must make the right decisions to harness the potential of renewable energy…

Renewable energy continues to attract an increasing share of global investment, with annual investments expected to grow by $130 billion, compared to 2016 figures, reaching around $370 billion in 2020.  Developing countries now account for almost half of all renewables investment, although to date there has been modest investment in the GCC Investment in GCC renewable energy could ......read more

Crude spreads widen; gold still looking for a catalyst…

By Ole S Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, June 3, 2018:  Commodities traded lower this past week with losses being led by the energy sector while both the metals and agriculture sectors were mixed. Impacting commodities both directly and indirectly were the unfolding political crises in both Spain and Italy, together with Donald Trump’s decision to slap ......read more

Nawah Energy Company Enters Next Phase of Preparations for Barakah Unit 1 Nuclear Operations…

All efforts focused on preparations for safety-led nuclear operations of the UAE’s first nuclear reactor in accordance with the highest standards of a  nuclear safety culture and quality assurance Comprehensive schedule review points to start-up of nuclear operations for Unit 1 between the end of 2019 and early 2020  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 May 2018:   Nawah ......read more

RDIF, Mubadala Petroleum and Gazprom Neft announce a joint venture to develop Siberian oil fields…

Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2018:  The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, the sovereign wealth fund of Russia) and Mubadala Petroleum, the UAE-based leading oil and gas exploration and production company, announce the creation of a joint venture with PJSC Gazprom Neft to develop several oil fields in the Tomsk and Omsk regions. RDIF and Mubadala Petroleum will acquire a 49 percent equity stake in ......read more

Strong Global Interest in Tendering Process for Oil and Gas Concessions in Ras Al Khaimah, Reveals ...…

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Regulatory Reform Key to Meeting Renewable Energy Targets in Panama…

70% renewables by 2050 target is achievable if regulations adequately reflect contribution of solar and wind power says IRENA  Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2018:  Upgrades to Panama’s regulatory environment and power system management are critical to achieving the renewable energy goals set out in the country’s National Energy Plan, per a Renewables Readiness Assessment ......read more

Big Oil Production Is Still Growing Despite Capex Cuts…

May 16, 2018, United Arab Emirates:  Since mid-2014, the harsh cyclical downturn in oil prices has tested, and proved, the resilience of international oil majors' integrated business models. S&P Global Ratings recognizes the majors' downstream refining and petrochemical assets provided them with a cushion as cash flows from the upstream businesses, ......read more

Over 200 Senior Energy, Petrochemical and Private Sector Leaders and CEOs Tour Ruwais As Part of ...…

Visit included a tour of Ruwais Industrial Complex and Ruwais City Investment and expansion of Ruwais to form centrepiece of ADNOC’s Downstream Strategy  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 15, 2018:  As part of the launch of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) new Downstream strategy at the ADNOC Downstream Investment Forum in Abu Dhabi this week, ......read more

JAFZA'S PETROCHEMICAL COMPANIES GENERATE AED 16 BILLION…

DP World, UAE Region highlights sector-wide collaboration at GPCA Supply Chain Conference Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 May 2018:  Petrochemical companies operating in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the region’s premier business and logistics hub, generated trade worth AED 16 billion in 2017. Jafza is home to 526 companies in the sector from 67 countries and will be exhibiting ......read more

Khalifa Fund joins ADNOC's In-Country Value Program…

The Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED) has joined a workshop on the implementation of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (ADNOC) new In-Country Value (ICV) strategy that was launched to help stimulate socio-economic value, promote locally-made content and products, and nurture government and private partnerships in the UAE. The participation was in keeping with Fund’s vision ......read more

nVent Announces Completion of Separation from Pentair…

Independent, $2.1 billion company focuses on electrical connection and protection  DUBAI, UAE – May 3, 2018 –   nVent Electric plc (NYSE:NVT) (“nVent”), a global leader in electrical connection and protection solutions, today announced the completion of its separation from Pentair plc (“Pentair”) and its launch as an independent, publicly ......read more

Progress on Global Energy Goals Slow, but Strong Gains in Countries Show Promise…

Dubai, United Arab emirates, May 2, 2018:  The world is not on track to meet the global energy targets for 2030 set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, but real progress is being made in certain areas – particularly expansion of access to electricity in least developed countries, and industrial energy efficiency, according to a new report from five international ......read more

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