• First fuel retailer in the Middle East to offer a fully contactless shopping experience using AI technology to allow consumers to shop and pay without the need for a cashier or check out
• Fully autonomous store offers app and bank card entry and payment offers seamless shopping experience
• First next generation store launched at Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex before wider UAE roll out
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 November 2021: ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s largest fuel convenience retailer, is the first fuel retailer in the Middle East to launch the next generation retail experience, a fully autonomous and contactless and cashier-less ADNOC Oasis store. It offers new, state-of-the-art cashless and contactless payment system and an AI technology enhanced shopping environment.
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Appointment of new VP marks investment and commitment to company’s go-to-market strategy to better serve customers and channel Partners
Dubai, United Arab Emirates — November 18, 2021: SolarWinds, a leading provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software, announced the appointment of Laurent Delattre as vice president for of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) sales. Delattre will focus on strengthening the company’s commitment to customers and Partners where he will drive business development, foster strategic partnerships, and oversee the EMEA sales teams. Delattre will be based in France, serving the central Europe, south EMEA and Africa, and Middle East regions.
“I’m pleased to welcome Laurent onto our leadership team, as it’s an important step in our ......read more
Game-changing solutions built on the unique domain expertise of the technology and market leader in power grids which integrate with Hitachi’s Lumada platform
Dubai - November 17, 2021: Further to its press release on October 13, 2021, announcing its evolution to Hitachi Energy, the global technology and market leader in power grids today launched IdentiQ™, its digital twin1 solutions for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and power quality solutions. IdentiQ2 will help to advance the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure, accelerating the transition towards a carbon-neutral future.
IdentiQ is the digital twin of a HVDC converter station, STATCOM or other power quality solution. It provides all the relevant asset information, analytics and operational ......read more
The first Cognitive AI company in the MENA region demonstrates how advanced AI solutions can improve sustainability in the energy sector
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 November 2021 – Beyond Limits, a pioneer in industrial and enterprise-grade artificial intelligence (AI), is showcasing technology solutions that can help the oil and gas industry to become more efficient and improve sustainability at ADIPEC 2021.
The company, which leverages a significant portfolio of advanced technology developed for NASA space missions, participates at ADIPEC for the first time ever, exhibiting its Cognitive AI solutions that can help the energy sector to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces today. Beyond Limit’s Cognitive AI solutions combine historical and real-time data with embedded human knowledge and human-like reasoning, to help ......read more
Focus at the exhibition on sustainable solutions to power the energy industry
Dubai – November 14, 2021: Global power and technology leader, today said it will focus on showcasing its range of carbon-neutral energy systems at the upcoming ADIPEC 2021 in Abu Dhabi during November 15-18, 2021.
The company said one of the key products will be its HVDC (high-voltage direct current) systems that is acknowledged as a key enabler for zero carbon energy infrastructure and is highly efficient for transmitting large amounts of electricity over long distances. The system also helps integration of renewables and interconnecting grids, supporting deployment of sustainable transmission solutions.
“Our participation at ADIPEC 2021 will further reinforce our focus on sustainability and outlook of electricity becoming the ......read more
Lowest carbon footprint solution will stabilize the national grid, increase power flows and improve electricity quality for consumers
November 10, 2021: Hitachi Energy today announced it has won a major order from Electricity and Water Authority (EWA), Bahrain’s national electric and water utility, to provide a power quality solution to improve voltage stability and increase capacity in the national high-voltage transmission grid.
A more resilient and stable grid transmitting more high-quality power will help Bahrain meet the growing demand for electricity and integrate large-scale renewables to reach its 10 percent clean energy target by 2035.1
“Bahrain is entering an exciting phase as it evolves its economy into new sectors and prepares to integrate large-scale renewables into its power mix,” said Dr. ......read more
(Empower is one of the key partner of the United Nations Environment Program and a global advocate of environmental protection programs through the implementation of energy efficient district cooling systems world-wide)
Dubai, UAE, 07 November 2021: Expanding the use of district cooling is one of the most effective weapons to combat climate change, said Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), on the occasion of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) which is being held in Glasgow, with the participation of 200 countries, including the United Arab Emirates. Empower's statement came in support of UAE’s announcement to invest more than 600 billion dirhams ($163 billion) in clean and renewable energy over the next several years to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
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• The largest deal of its kind in the acquisition of airport district cooling systems
• HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum: The acquisition is the first fruit of the new PPP portfolio
• HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer: The deal marks new success for Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy 2030
• HE Khalifa Al Zaffin: The strategic partnership with Empower is a testament to our ambitions to deliver streamlined operations at DXB and continue the path of high growth.
• Ahmad Bin Shafar: Empower is unique in partnering with largest institutions and mega projects
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 02, November 2021: In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of ......read more
Dubai - 01, November 2021: As part of its continuous efforts to support the environment and achieve sustainable development, QNET, the global leader in direct sales, participated in the fourth edition of Cairo Water Week (CWW) 2021. The event took place from 24th to 28th of October, under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
During the week, the event titled "Water, Population and Global Variables: Challenges and Opportunities" witnessed the launch of QNET’s complete HomePure water line. The water line includes the HomePure Nova Water Filtration System, HomePure Prefilter 1-mc and HomePure NovaSoft which provides a user-friendly and an effective yet efficient water filtration system that helps you conserve water, electricity and single-use plastic bottles.
The fourth edition of Cairo Water ......read more
• SFD renewable energy projects in 9 Asian and African countries produce 42,000 megawatts of sustainable and clean energy
• SFD has established over 8,800 water facilities in 18 African countries using solar energy to pump water to 4.5 million people
• SFD has supported the development of 11 hydroelectric dams converting hydropower into a source of clean energy
October 30, 2021: In line with the Middle East Green Initiative Summit taking place in Riyadh, and as part of Saudi Arabia’s roadmap for protecting the environment and confronting climate change under the Saudi Green Initiative, the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) has already established itself as a leading player supporting clean energy initiatives in developing nations.
One of the SFD’s strategic aims ......read more
Ranking Top Bankable Module Supplier For 6 Consecutive Years
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 28, 2021: Trina Solar Co., Ltd. (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”) has been awarded as bankable by all survey respondents in the 2021 PV Module and Inverter Bankability report issued by BloombergNEF. With this report, Trina Solar is now the only module manufacturer to be rated as bankable for 6 consecutive years by 100% of the industry respondents participating in the annual BloombergNEF survey.
The BloombergNEF report says that a company's financial health, record of its modules in the field and manufacturer warranties are important indicators for financial institutions in their evaluation of PV manufacturers’ bankability. It contacts banks, EPCs, independent power providers and technical ......read more
The global technology and market leader in power grids is committed to advancing a sustainable energy future for all
Dubai, October 13, 2021 – Further to its press release on July 1, 2021, the global technology leader today announced its evolution to Hitachi Energy. Formerly Hitachi ABB Power Grids, the business has renewed its Purpose to ‘advancing a sustainable energy future for all’.
Speaking from its global headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy, commented, “At Hitachi Energy, we are championing the urgency of a clean energy transition, through innovation and collaboration. There are many pathways towards a carbon-neutral future – to tackle this global challenge, we nurture diverse global teams bringing authentic passion and enduring ownership.” He ......read more
• New module marks the unstoppable trend of 600W+
• Module efficiency to up to 21.6%
13 October, 2021, Dubai, UAE - Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, officially announced the availability of the 670W Vertex module in the Middle East and Africa. The series obtained the IEC certification from the TÜV Rheinland after passing complete reliability test and realized the mass production. This marks an even higher milestone in the PV 6.0 era and demonstrates that 600W+ is unstoppable in the future.
According to Dr. Zhang Yingbin, Trina Solar's head of product strategy and marketing department, the 670W Vertex series inherits the non-destructive cutting, high-density interconnection and other high-precision technologies of the 210mm modules; with ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 05 October 2021: His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum visited the pavilion of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling service provider, at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2021), which is being held in the Dubai Exhibition Centre at the site of the global event Expo 2020 in Dubai. During the visit, His Highness was briefed on the qualitative developments of Empower’s various projects and its adoption of innovative technologies in consolidating company’s global leadership in the district cooling industry as the world's largest service provider.
His Highness listened to a detailed explanation by Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, about company’s achievements, most notably the drivers of sustainable ......read more
The exhibition aims drive integration among energy industry, create new trade opportunities, exchange ideas and experiences, and showcase the latest innovations.
Dubai – October 3, 2021: Global power and technology leader, Hitachi ABB Power Grids, will reinforce and showcase its sustainability, electricity and digital technology solutions and services at the 23rd WETEX and sixth Dubai Solar Show, which is taking place October 5-7 at the Dubai Exhibition Centre on the EXPO 2020 Dubai premises.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a Titanium sponsor of WETEX, the region’s premier event on power, water and environment event, organized by the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA).
“This edition of WETEX comes at a crucial time for businesses anticipating a post-pandemic economic growth surge, ” said ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 03, October 2021: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, won two gold awards at the International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Conference & Tradeshow 2021, which was held last week in Austin, Central Texas, USA, under the theme ‘Powering the Future’. The conference was organized in virtual as well as in person modes and concluded with a participation of 2,400 experts from 30 countries. Empower’s winning represents a renewed international recognition of company’s efforts to promote the District Cooling concept worldwide, encourage decision makers to adopt this energy efficient cooling solution and apply the best integrated green practices.
Empower's merited winning of the two gold awards for the ......read more
• DEWA joins GMIS as a Foundation Partner to encourage the adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and drive sustainable energy consumption in the industrial sector
• The partnership will leverage DEWA’s expertise to boost collaboration between energy providers and industrial enterprises to eliminate energy wastage
• DEWA and GMIS will cross-promote the latest energy innovations, trends and policies to optimise sustainability in global supply chains
• His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Ahmad Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, will speak at #GMIS2021, which will be held at EXPO’s Dubai Exhibition Centre from November 22-27
Dubai, UAE, 28 September 2021: The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) today announced a partnership with Dubai ......read more
September 23, 2021: Participants in the 97th edition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), underlined the importance of accelerating investments in the oil & gas industry, identifying disruptive technologies and knowledge-based solutions to the challenges of climate change, primarily the transition toward net zero emissions.
Organised by Dragon Oil, an upstream oil and gas exploration, development, and production company fully-owned by Dubai’s Government, the 2021 edition of the ATCE concluded in Dubai today after three days of reviewing groundbreaking papers through special technical sessions to accelerate the application of innovations in every technical discipline related to the oil & gas industry.
The event ran from September 21st-23rd in ......read more
At Gastech 2021, the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry explores how AI, big data and robotics can future proof businesses in a net-zero world
Technologies exist to increase efficiencies, reduce emissions and capture carbon and should be utilised to support decarbonisation as we move towards the energy transition
Dubai – 22 September 2021– Facing unprecedented demands to deliver wholesale decarbonisation of energy, the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry is increasingly turning to advanced digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data and robotics to future proof businesses and ensure they thrive in the drive to net-zero energy.
At Gastech 2021, the world’s largest exhibition and conference supporting the gas, LNG, hydrogen, and energy industry, industry professionals have ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – September 21, 2021: After passing advanced serial load tests for non-uniform snow-load and 20,000 cycles of dynamic mechanical load, Trina Solar's 210mm Vertex 670W module has passed the extreme wind tunnel test. The result further confirms that ultra-high-power modules can maintain their outstanding performance even when subject to extreme weather.
Trina Solar, with the third-party authoritative organization CGC (China General Certification), conducted the wind tunnel test on the 210mm Vertex 670W dual-glass module (2.384×1.303m).
The 210 Vertex 670W module remains intact when wind speed reached 62m/s (216km/h or 134 mph), which is equivalent to the low end of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
The wind tunnel test results prove that the 210mm Vertex module ......read more
UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Opens the 5th Arab Water Forum participated by 22 Arab countries pledging strong commitment to water security for peace and sustainable development
H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei: The Arab Water Forum is a leading platform for cooperation and collaboration to support the water sector and accelerate efforts to address challenges of water scarcity
Date: Dubai, UAE, September 21, 2021
1. The UAE is developing three water desalination projects in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Umm Al Quwain with combined capacity of 420 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD), H.E. Engr. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, announced;
2. Once commissioned in 2023, these will raise the water desalination capacity of ......read more
With the theme ‘Galvanising Action for a Sustainable Recovery’
For the 1st time, WGES will be held in person and virtually, to allow the largest number of participants from all over the world to benefit from its activities
Dubai, UAE, 20 September 2021: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Chairman of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES) confirmed that preparations are complete for the 7th WGES, one of the largest green-economy-centric events in the world. WGES is organised by DEWA and the World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) in partnerships with the UN Development Programme. It will take place on 6-7 October 2021 at Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo 2020 Dubai. The 7th WGES will be organised both in person and virtually to allow the largest number of participants ......read more
Ali Rashid Al Jarwan:
-2021 Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition will focus on recharging confidence in oil & gas in a post COVI-19 world.
-ATCE offers visitors engaging experience to discover latest technologies in E&P industry.
Dubai, Sunday, September 19,2021:
Dragon Oil is eying new developments in Turkmenistan, Iraq and Egypt after having survived the challenges of 2020, according to Ali Rashid Al Jarwan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dragon Oil, an upstream oil and gas exploration, development, and production company fully-owned by Dubai’s Government.
“At Dragon Oil, we are determined to achieve our sustainable growth targets through unlocking new opportunities around the world, including Turkmenistan, Iraq and Egypt. The board has put ......read more
• Supply to cover 750 buildings in the city
Dubai, UAE - 30, August 2021: In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Airlines and Group, and Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has signed an agreement to provide district cooling services to Meydan master community with a total capacity of 382,000 refrigeration tons (RT) to meet the needs of the 750 existing and upcoming buildings in the City and acquire the existing district cooling plant for a value of AED 100 million.
His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Chairman of Meydan City ......read more
Pioneering Grid-eMotionTM Fleet charging infrastructure solution supports the increase of quiet, exhaust-free buses in Västerås - one of the country’s biggest cities
Dubai - August 25, 2021: Hitachi ABB Power Grids today announced that it has won an order to supply its Grid-eMotionTM Fleet smart-charging infrastructure solution to Västerås – one of Sweden’s largest cities – enabling it to sustainably expand its electric bus fleet. The contract was awarded by Holmbergs EL AB who will deliver the project to public transport operator, Svealandstrafiken AB.
The transition to an electrified transportation sector is key to accelerating Sweden’s carbon-neutral energy future. The Swedish government is driving to reduce transportation emissions by 70 percent by 2030 ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 19,2021: A 100MW agricultural photovoltaic solar project fitted with Trina Solar’s 210 Vertex modules, situated in Luotian County, Hubei province, China, was connected to the grid recently.
The project, covering 160 hectares, uses Trina Solar's 210 Vertex 550W series and is expected to generate 110 million kWh of electricity a year, which may offset 42,000 tons of standard coal and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 104,500 tons a year.
With the completion of the project, agricultural production and PV power generation will be effectively combined to achieve both agricultural development and solar energy utilization, which not only improves land use but also promotes local economic benefits.
The 210 Vertex module, based on large 210mm silicon wafers, achieves ......read more
Digital event will feature product strategy sessions, and technical and sales accreditation training
Global c-suite and leadership team to present keynote sessions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 18, 2021 – SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of simple, powerful, and secure IT management software, has announced it will host its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Virtual Partner Summit 2021 (August 23 – 27), and Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) Virtual Partner Summit 2021 (September 6 – 10). The events offer a collegial setting for in-depth training and enablement, virtual networking opportunities, and exchange of experience. New this year, SolarWinds President and CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna and Chief Product Officer Rohini Kasturi will lead the keynote sessions at both ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 10, 2021: Trina Solar has formally joined the global Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) and signed the Business Ambition for 1.5°C pledge. This once again underlines the company's commitment to helping to limit the rise in the global temperature to 1.5°C through its own actions to reduce emissions. Trina Solar has committed itself to being a global energy transformation leader and to promote global sustainable development, and to achieve the goals of carbon neutrality and peak carbon dioxide emissions.
“Trina Solar joined SBTi to better fulfill its mission of ‘Solar Energy for All’,” said Gao Jifan, the company’s chairman. "We will draw on our strategic advantages, our strong product development and innovation ......read more
Dubai residents responds to Empower's 'Set and Save 24°C’ campaign to optimise energy consumption
Dubai, UAE, 08 August 2021: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, revealed a remarkable progress in its summer campaign 'Set and Save 24°C’, which it launched in June 2021 for a period of three months with the aim of encouraging the country's population in general and Empower's 140,000 customers in particular, to focus on the optimal use and rationalization of energy, especially during the summer period, where the power consumption for cooling is at its peak. The Company commended customer’s positive interaction with the campaign to achieve energy savings and reduce the consumption bills, stressing that ......read more
August 05, 2021: Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, published today its half-year progress overview on setting up and advancing on its 2021-2025 sustainability impact targets. Schneider Electric, named as the world’s most sustainable corporation 2021 by the Corporate Knights Global 100 Index, announced the acceleration of its sustainability strategy in January, aligned to its commitments regarding climate, resources, trust, equal opportunities, generations, and local communities.
Since then, the Group has successfully launched The Zero Carbon Project, its initiative to halve carbon emissions of its top supply chain partners by 2025, a call to action already joined by 91% of them. By engaging, training, and supporting the sustainable transformation of each of its ......read more
Service solutions including remote monitoring via secure, wireless communication provide the special care transformers need over their average 40 year lifespan
Dubai, August 04, 2021: Hitachi ABB Power Grids is taking the next step towards digitalization with the development of a new range of TXpert™ Remote Services for transformer fleets. The range includes remote monitoring, consulting, troubleshooting, and guidance using augmented reality.
Data collection is straightforward but making effective use of that data is the real challenge. Working together remotely, Hitachi ABB Power Grids supports customers in analyzing large amounts of data and creating comprehensive reports that include the next steps required for optimal maintenance.
“Digitalization and the amount of collected data can be overwhelming. ......read more
Dubai, UAE - 26, July 2021: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded the main construction contract to build its new permanent plant at Al Khail Gate with a total value of more than AED 133 million. Construction has already begun and is managed under the direct supervision of Empower's in-house projects team. The new advanced plant will have a total capacity of 32,000 refrigeration tones (RT) that will cover the Al Khail Gate development, which is, yet one of Dubai’s vital residential projects comprises 33 buildings with 5665 units.
Empower emphasized that it would go on directing well-informed investments towards expanding its operations in Dubai. This echoes the company’s commitment towards the ......read more
• Caters to the Rapidly Increasing Demand for Solar Energy in South Africa
• Brings Cutting Edge Technology and Innovation to the Region
Dubai, UAE - 14 July, 2021: Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a world leading PV and smart energy total solution provider, has announced today that it will launch a distribution facility in South Africa. This comes as a step that further caters to the company’s overarching expansion strategy to grow ambitiously in the region.
The new facility comes as part of Trina Solar’s commitment to further increase its footprint and presence in Africa to cater to the rapidly growing demand for solar energy in generating power for residential, commercial and industrial needs, in addition to farming and agriculture.
Antonio Jimenez, ......read more
With a follow-the-sun model, the network of Collaborative Operations Centers offers customers expert customer service and lifecycle management for protection and control systems, 24/7
Dubai, June 13, 2021: Extending its global base of engineering and service centers, Hitachi ABB Power Grids has announced the opening of Collaborative Operations Centers (COC) for grid automation solutions at key regional centers around the world.
In addition, Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced its new lifecycle management program which enables customers to map and track their installed assets. The Grid Automation Shield program will provide up-to-date information about the product lifecycle and associated services required to optimize operations.
Already under development before the pandemic, the network of Collaborative Operations ......read more
• High level jury for energy industry’s leading awards announced; includes UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure and Egypt’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources
• 2021 ADIPEC Awards will honour projects, innovators and ideas at the forefront of the energy industry’s transformation as it responds to the accelerating demand for sustainable energy
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 6 July 2021– The deadline for submissions for the 2021 edition of the prestigious ADIPEC Awards has been extended until Monday, July 12, following unprecedented interest in the awards from across the energy industry.
The decision to extend the deadline coincides with the announcement of a high-level jury for this year’s awards, that includes H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, UAE ......read more
Coinciding with its first-year anniversary, the global technology and market leader announces that it will be changing its name and corporate brand from October 2021
Dubai – July 1, 2021 – Hitachi ABB Power Grids today announced that it will be evolving to become Hitachi Energy from October 2021. The decision to change name has board and shareholder consent and coincides with the business’ first-year anniversary since it started operations on 1 July, 2020. Hitachi Ltd. has an 80.1 per-cent stake in the joint venture and ABB Ltd. holds the balance.
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, the global technology and market leader brings a rich heritage of pioneering breakthroughs, which have helped to increase access to safe, secure, and reliable electricity for more than one century. These range from ......read more
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and France’s EDF sign Letter of Intent ahead of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at UAE-France nuclear cooperation event E-FUSION
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 June 2021: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has signed a Letter of Intent with France’s electricity company EDF to develop a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation on research and development (R&D) in the nuclear energy sector.
The collaboration is part of ENEC’s commitment towards progressing the UAE’s nuclear energy industry, supporting innovation, clean electricity production and tackling climate change. The planned MoU will elevate the strategic partnership between the two entities through sharing global expertise and the latest advancements in the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 25 June 2021: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) joins the celebration of the World Refrigeration Day which celebrates on 26 June every year. The Day aims to raise awareness and understanding among the general public, of the significant role that the refrigeration and air conditioning industry and technology play in the modern life and society.
On the World Refrigeration Day, Empower urged developers and builders to adopt the environmentally friendly District Cooling solutions that reduces carbon emissions and contribute to conserving the natural resources for the future generations to come. District Cooling systems has made revolutionary changes in the air conditioning industry locally and internationally as it reduces the usage of fossil fuel based energy. It uses up to 50% less electricity ......read more
June 23, 2021: ABB’s highly efficient electric motors and variable speed drives can help the Middle East reduce CO2 emissions in critical water supply and cooling applications.
Countries across the Middle East are adopting national action plans and strategic initiatives to support a greener economy – many of these initiatives address the need for increased energy efficiency.
Egypt Vision 2030, Saudi vision 2030, Kuwait Vision 2030, UAE Water Security Strategy 2036 and UAE Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals and other initiatives are addressing the impact of climate change in the region and actively seeking energy efficiency improvements. ABB is working closely with stakeholders in these programs to capture the potential savings that will contribute to a greener and more sustainable ......read more
- ENEC and its Joint Venture partner KEPCO surpass more than 100 million man-hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant
- Achievement marks ENEC’s continued unwavering commitment to maintain a world-class industrial safety culture, policies and procedures for the construction and development of the Barakah plant
- Thousands of construction workers have committed to safe working practices and have received regular training to achieve this project milestone
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 June 2021: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has marked four years and more than 100 million safe man-hours without a Lost Time Injury (LTI) at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The accomplishment highlights ENEC’s success in ......read more
Dubai, UAE – June 15, 2021: PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), the leading independent PV test laboratory has recently released its latest annual global PV module test results, the 2021 PV Module Reliability Scorecard Report. Trina Solar again placed as a “Top Performer” for outstanding product reliability and performance among global PV module manufacturers, which is the seventh in a row since the PVEL test was established.
The recognition is based on the results of the Product Qualification Program (PQP), presented in the 2021 PV Module Reliability Scorecard issued by PVEL, following strict factory inspections taking place over the past 18 months. With a focus on evaluating the performance of PV modules in terms of thermal cycling, damp heat, dynamic mechanical load, potential-induced degradation, PAN files, ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 06 June 2021: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, reaffirmed its full and complete commitment to support the UAE’s global climate interests and to actively contribute to consolidating and maximizing the State achievements in terms of climate action in line with its voluntary commitments under the Paris Agreement and the UNFCCC, its future directions and strategies, and efforts to reduce carbon emissions locally and globally.
The announcement was made in the context of highlighting UAE’s carbon emission reduction strategies by the UAE climate negotiation team in the virtual meetings of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was launched on May 31 and continues until June 17 to ......read more
Sustainability 2030 is the business’ strategic plan for sustainability, which draws from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and is focused on: Planet, People, Peace and Partnerships.
DUBAI - June 5, 2021: Hitachi ABB Power Grids today announced Sustainability 2030 – its strategic plan for sustainability. Through Sustainability 2030 the global technology leader has outlined its main commitments to act and drive business in a sustainable way.
Based around four pillars – Planet, People, Peace and Partnerships – the strategy draws from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), where each pillar has corresponding targets that drive the business to contribute social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi ABB Power Grids supports all SDGs and is making a deeper ......read more
• Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed on car shading at short-term car parking facility at the Midfield Terminal
• Project will provide three megawatts (MW) of clean energy to the airport and save 5,300 tonnes of CO2 per year
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, June 1, 2021: Abu Dhabi Airports, the owner and operator of the emirate’s five airports, and Masdar, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies have announced the completion of Abu Dhabi’s largest solar-powered car park, which will save 5,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
The three-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) project is installed on the car shading at the short-term car park of the Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport, with 7,542 solar panels producing electricity. ......read more
May 23, 2021: We have long argued oil was capped at $70/bbl in 2021…
The combination of easy monetary and fiscal policy, a roaring Chinese economy, and growing global infrastructure spending plans have all conjured up a turbocharged macro outlook for many raw materials from bulks to metals to agriculture in recent months. In turn, the large upward move in commodity prices has contributed to a big jump in producer price inflation. Big macro drivers-including a weaker USD, inflation and monetary easing-all point to higher oil prices in 2022. Yet Brent crude oil has barely broken $70/bbl a couple of times this year, our target for 2Q21, despite record copper and iron ore prices. The relatively modest recovery in oil is due to two main reasons. First, global oil demand remains at ~95mn b/d for 2Q21 (IEA), or 4% below the ......read more
May 20, 2021: Washington, D.C. May 20, 2021: Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented Samsung with the rare ENERGY STAR Corporate Commitment Award for the company’s longstanding and multifaceted commitment to demonstrating leadership and partnership with ENERGY STAR and mitigating climate change. Addressing the climate crisis requires organizations to take holistic approaches, and this rare and prestigious award was created to recognize the few companies whose cumulative and superior achievements in energy efficiency span the breadth of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program. In 2021, Samsung is the only company to win the distinction, which was last granted nine years ago.
The Corporate Commitment Award builds on a strong and mutually beneficial relationship ......read more
EMs are poised to lag the DM oil demand surge
Even as Covid-19 cases hit record levels this week, oil prices have moved higher on growing vaccination numbers in Developed Markets. Recent data points to the high effectiveness of vaccines at preventing infections and fatalities. So both U.S. and European governments are pushing ahead with big reopening plans. Linked to this immunization push, driving mobility and service PMI (purchasing managers' index) trends between developed and emerging markets have visibly started to diverge, ringing alarm bells across the oil market. Emerging economies come in all shapes and sizes. After a strong rebound in 2H20, manufacturing PMIs have started to roll down in Brazil and India, where Covid-19 is once again slowing economic activity.
A robust Chinese recovery stands alone ......read more
• New project to transmit power to 700,000 citizens
• 400-kV station to be the largest in Northern Iraq
May 04, 2021: Siemens Energy and the Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq signed a contract to construct Iraq’s West Mosul 400-kilovolt (kV) super grid station, which will provide reliable and efficient power supply to around 700,000 Iraqi citizens in northern Iraq, particularly the Nineveh province.
The construction of the Mosul station, which was destroyed in 2014, will help ensure stability in the transmission of power supply to the covered areas, coupled with a reduction in power losses. The newly built 400-kV station will supply approximately 30 stations with voltage levels of 132-kV, thereby helping to tackle the severe shortage of power supply in the Nineveh ......read more
• Consortium led by renewable energy leaders EDF Renewables and Masdar is delivering the Dumat Al Jandal first utility-scale wind farm project in Saudi Arabia and the largest in the Middle East
• Vestas has installed half of the 99 V150-4.2MW™ wind turbines to reach a power capacity of more than 400MW upon full completion of the wind farm’s construction and its commercial operation in 2022
• The Dumat Al-Jandal wind farm will contribute to the Kingdom’s 16GW wind power capacity targets under Vision 2030 and once operational will provide clean energy to 70,000 Saudi households and displace 988,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every year
April 29, 2021: The Ministry of Energy of Saudi Arabia commemorated the mid-way mark of the construction of the Dumat Al Jandal wind ......read more
• An industry first, two global leaders in power technologies have entered into a non-exclusive, cross-licensing agreement that will allow them to expand their range of high-voltage equipment using a game-changing gas alternative to sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)
• SF6 an insulating and switching gas commonly used in high-voltage electrical equipment, is a potent greenhouse gas
• This historic agreement announced just before Earth Day 2021 will enable utilities to accelerate their reduction of greenhouse gas emissions
Dubai, April 29, 2021 – Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. and GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions business (NYSE: GE) announced today a non-exclusive, cross-licensing agreement related to the use of an alternative gas to sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) used in high voltage equipment. ......read more
First contract will manufacture, supply, store and service surface wellhead and tree systems over 10 years in the UAE
Second contract will manufacture, supply, store, install and service liner hanger systems
ABU DHABI – Nov. 18, 2021 – Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) has been awarded two contracts from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) this week for equipment and services ......read more
October 12, 2021 – Additives and colorant expert Milliken & Company will demonstrate its commitment to the development of the plastics processing sector in the Middle East with a full package of value-adding product innovations and service solutions on its stand 7C140 at ArabPlast 2021.
At the show — being held Nov. 15-18 at the UAE’s Dubai World Trade Center — ......read more
World’s largest single-site solar project signs MoU with Abu Dhabi University
May 29, 2021: Noor Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest stand-alone operational solar photovoltaic (PV) plant located in Abu Dhabi’s Sweihan region, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi University to offer internships to students in the company’s solar power plant. The move ......read more
May 18, 2021 – Daikin, the leading global innovator and provider of advanced, high-quality air conditioning, heating, ventilation, and refrigeration (HVAC-R) products and solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial applications, has announced the launch of its new series of Air Purifiers for the Middle East and African (MEA) region. The move follows the company's recent ......read more