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Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre sponsors the 10th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum (FUJCON)…

Dubai, UAE, 28 March, 2017:  Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) will be attending the 10th International Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum as a function sponsor. Taking place on 27 to 29 March at the Al Diar Siji Hotel in Fujairah, the annual event is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Ruler of Fujairah & Member of the UAE Supreme Council.  Through the leadership of H.E. Dr. Mohammed Saeed Al Kindi, the Chairman of the Fujcon Steering Committee and EMAC board of trustee member, the conference brings together maritime stakeholders from all corners of the bunker trade. Considered the Middle East’s most important bunkering forum, FUJCON is the anchor event held during Fujairah Bunkering Week, a dedicated professional training week comprising a conference, ......read more

Future Cities Show 2017 to Bring Smart Energy Solutions to the UAE…

Renewable resources lead the way in smart approach to sustainable development Dubai, UAE, March 27, 2017: In today’s era, smart energy solutions are a prerequisite for the socio-economic development of the country. The smart energy solutions not only provide access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy solutions, but also drive the country towards its sustainable development goals. In wake of the above, the inaugural edition of ‘Future Cities Show’ in Dubai, UAE, which runs from April 2nd -4th, will shed light on smart energy solutions. Future Cities Show 2017 is a global platform for companies and organisations engaged in developing an advanced infrastructure all over the world. It will attract big investors and those who have creative and innovative ideas to build future cities from economic, ......read more

Schneider Electric Mentors University of Southern California Students on Regional Innovation, Energy Strategies…

Schneider Electric’s Gulf leadership team participates in knowledge exchange with USC students Dubai, UAE: 26 March, 2017:  Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, hosted a delegation from the University of Southern California (USC), one of the world’s leading private research universities based in Los Angeles, in early March 2017 at its offices in Dubai. Schneider Electric is one of five leading companies in the UAE that have been collaborating with graduate students at the Marshall School of Business at USC on field projects exploring emerging issues as part of an experiential MBA programme. The course, developed and taught by Omar El Sawy, Kenneth King Stonier Professor of Business Administration at USC, focuses on digital business strategies for sustainability in dynamic ......read more

Wintershall: Oil and gas production at record level…

Wintershall continues on growth course Robust portfolio ensures profitability Positive free cash flow despite low prices  Kassel / Abu Dhabi, March 23, 2017:  Wintershall is on a growth course despite the difficult conditions in the industry and attained an historic level of production in 2016 of 165 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). This means the company has increased its oil and gas production in the last ten years by around 50 percent. At the same time, Wintershall more than doubled its commercially recoverable oil and gas reserves in the same period from 814 million BOE to 1.62 billion BOE. “Solid foundations for further profitable growth in future too,” CEO Mario Mehren said at the company’s annual press conference and announced that the company would continue on its long-term growth ......read more

New Quality Benchmark Set During Construction of Unit 3 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Reactor Coolant Loop (RCL) pipe welding completed, establishing new quality benchmark for global industry Concrete pouring for containment building dome structure successfully completed  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 March 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed the welding of Reactor Coolant Loop piping and the Reactor Containment Building (RCB) dome structure for Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.  The completion of pipe welding for the Reactor Coolant Loop has set a new global benchmark for quality in pipe welding, and the RCB dome structure marks the completion of the major construction activities for the building which houses the main components. These achievements mark another set of safe and on-time milestones in the construction of Unit 3, which is now 69 ......read more

EDF Group joins Masdar-led consortium developing Phase 3 of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; March 22, 2017:  EDF Group, via its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles, a market leader in renewable energy electricity, has joined the Masdar-led consortium developing the 800-megawatt (MW) third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The agreement formalising the company’s entry into the consortium was signed today by Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and CEO of EDF Group, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company.  His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), His Excellency Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to the UAE, and Antoine Cahuzac, Group Senior Executive Vice President for Renewable Energies at EDF Group and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EDF Energies ......read more

The Countdown is on for UAE Entities Taking Part in Kazakhstan's "Future Energy" Expo 2017…

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The clock is ticking for UAE entities as they look forward to taking their place in the UAE Pavilion – one of the largest – at the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017 "Future Energy", which will be held in less than 80 days’ time. “With less than three months remaining until EXPO 2017, we are happy to announce that the preparations for the exhibition are almost over, and the participating countries are already starting to organize their pavilions”, said Akhmetzhan Yessimov, the Chairman of the Board of JSC National company Astana EXPO-2017. The United Arab Emirates will host one of the largest pavilions at the event, spread over 980 square metres, that will feature a presence from major UAE organisations. EXPO 2017 will run from 10th June to 11th ......read more

Arabian Gulf Chemicals Industry Grows at 3.7% in 2016 to 150 million tons of Capacity, Outpacing Global Growth…

Region outgrows global average of 2.2%  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2017:  The petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region grew at 3.7%in 2016 reaching 150 million tons of capacity, according to an annual study by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), outpacing the global average growth of 2.2%. The figures emerged from ‘Arabian Gulf Industry Year in Review’ part of GPCA’s recently released Annual Report.  Released today by GPCA, the go to resource for industry data in the region, the study highlights that the industry’s growth is largely due to new capacity added in Saudi Arabia, the region’s largest petrochemical producer with 99.1 million tons of capacity, representing a 66% share of regional capacity.  While the report highlights a fall ......read more

Mega deals reshape the chemicals industry…

A surge of mega deals is approaching and will accelerate the “merger endgame” in multiple chemicals markets. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 21 March, 2017:   Record-high M&A activity is set to transform the chemicals industry in 2017, according to A.T. Kearney’s new Chemicals Executive M&A Report. More than $300 billion of chemicals M&A deals are in the pipeline of which four pending mega deals represent 75 percent. Each of these large deals (Dow-Dupont, Bayer-Monsanto, ChemChina-Syngenta, Praxair-Linde) is valued between $40-70 billion, two to three times larger than any single deal seen in the past 10 years. “The planned mega deals highlight a broader trend of diversified chemicals companies shifting their portfolios toward more pure play models. This shift is incentivized by the higher ......read more

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds…

Decarbonisation of global energy system, led by renewables and efficiency, would create economic gains Berlin, Germany, 20 March 2017 —  Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, presents the case that increased deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in G20 countries and globally can achieve the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperature rise to no more than two-degrees Celsius, avoiding the most severe impacts of climate ......read more

Collaborates with Ministry of Interior to Support GCC Traffic Week…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 March, 2017:  In keeping with its corporate social responsibilities, ADNOC Distribution announced its support for the GCC Traffic Week taking place across the GCC region from 12 to 18 March 2017. The 33rd edition of the annual traffic safety campaign is running under the theme of ‘Your Life is Trust’.  Throughout its nationwide service station network, ADNOC Distribution is seeking to raise awareness about the importance of adhering to speed limits, along with the dangers of using mobile phones behind the wheel, driving without a seat belt, and parking in spots designated for people with special needs. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: "As a key supporter of transport and mobility operations across the UAE, ADNOC Distribution recognises ......read more

Schneider Electric to boost IoT dialogue across MEA region at Innovation Summit 2017 in Dubai…

Company’s annual event from 11-12 April at Atlantis, The Palm to showcase advanced seamless digital connectivity platform -  EcoStruxure™  Set to draw participation of around 2,500 attendees from Middle East and Africa Dubai, UAE: 16 March, 2017:  Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is set to highlight how the future of energy management and automation is being redefined at the IoT-themed Innovation Summit on 11 and 12 April at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. Currently in its fifth year, Schneider Electric’s flagship event will showcase the latest technologies providing homes, datacenters, hotels, healthcare, businesses, utilities providers and O&G operators with analytics, real-time data management and intelligence capabilities. The largest of ......read more

Technology and Innovation Key to Leveraging Heavy Oil's Untapped Potential, says Bapco Chief…

Bahrain Prepares to Host the Second Edition of the Middle East Heavy Oil Congress Middle East Holds Nearly 1 Trillion Barrels of Heavy Crude Oil, accounting for nearly 30% of World Reserves: Industry Report Kingdom of Bahrain – 13 March 2017:  Technology and innovation will play an instrumental role in securing heavy oil’s valuable position in the global energy mix, according to the region’s industry experts. Speaking ahead of the upcoming Middle East Heavy Oil Congress (MEHOC), the largest gathering of heavy oil professionals in the region, Dr Peter Bartlett, Chief Executive of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), said overcoming the challenges associated with leveraging this complex – but invaluable – energy resource will depend on the industry’s ability to develop commercially viable ......read more

Oil Prices See Rises Despite Concerns Over the Growing US Inventory…

Oil prices on Thursday saw a healthy $1 rise, sparked by the reductions in production by OPEC and non-OPEC producers that came into effect on January 1st. This shows that investors are getting on board with the commodity, despite the concerns around the American crude oil inventory, which grew from 2.9 million barrels to 488.3 million barrels in just a week, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Balancing Supply and Demand OPEC countries agreed to reduce crude oil production as of the start of the year in a bid to fix the oversupply that has been experienced in many parts of the world. Before these measures came into place on New Year's Day, Saudi Arabia was shipping more oil than it had since May 2003 at 8.26 million barrels per day. Even though these were the highest export levels in well over a ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Fifth ADNOC Xpress Station…

Bab Al Sharq Station in Mohammed Bin Zayed City Starts Operation Abu Dhabi,UAE, March 07, 2017: ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of Bab Al Sharq ADNOC Xpress station in Mohammed Bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi as part of phase one of its plan to open 10 such stations to service the most congested areas of the city and its suburbs.  ADNOC Xpress stations have a longitudinal ground plan featuring one island with either two or three dispensers that offer only two fuel varieties. Stations with two dispensers span an area of 600 square metres, and those with three dispensers cover an area of 800 square metres. The Bab Al Sharq station offers Special 95 and E-plus 91 in line with the findings of the company’s survey that showed most customers in the area favour these two fuel types. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Expands its Marine Service Station Network…

Opens two new marine services stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah Move to better serve needs of fishermen and boat owners Abu Dhabi, 05 March, 2017:  In line with the initiatives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to ensure the highest quality of life for the people of the UAE and support the country’s sustainable development, Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, opened recently Ghalila marine service station located near the Ghalila Fishermen Association in Ras Al Khaimah. The opening ceremony was attended by Eng. Abdullah Al Neyadi, ‎Projects Unit Head at Crown Prince Court, Munther Mohammed Bin Shekar, Director-General of Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Al Hammadi, Director General of Public Works ......read more

Regional Sustainability Leader George Berbari Turns Up the Heat on Global Warming in Thought-Provoking New Book ‘The Energy Budget'…

CEO of UAE-based DC Pro Engineering outlines the future for energy and why it is vital governments budget the use of power to save the environment Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  “Global Warming is the biggest failure of the human race.” So says world-renowned energy expert George Berbari in his new book ‘The Energy Budget’, which was launched last night (Wednesday) in a grand ceremony at the RODA Murooj. More than 250 people, including distinguished guests such as H.E. Sami Nmeir, Lebanon’s Counsel General in Dubai, Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City, municipal figures, sustainability champions and leading members of the UAE and international media, were in attendance to hear ‘The Energy Budget’ author talk passionately about what he feels is the culmination of his ......read more

Phase One of ADNOC Xpress Network on Schedule…

ADNOC Distribution Opens Two New Xpress Stations in Abu Dhabi City Abu Dhabi, 01 March, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of two new Xpress stations in Abu Dhabi city as part of phase one of its plan to open 10 such stations to service the most congested areas of the city and its suburbs. The new stations are Al Qurm Xpress station, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, and Al Khubaira Xpress station, situated on King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street in the Al Bateen area. ADNOC Xpress stations have a longitudinal ground plan featuring one island with either two or three dispensers that offer only two fuel varieties. Stations with two dispensers span an area of 600 square metres, and those with three dispensers cover an area of 800 square metres. The Al Qurm and Al Khubaira Xpress stations offer Super 98 and Special ......read more

ADNOC Signs 10-Year Vitol Deal for the Sale of 528,000 Tonnes Per Year of LPG…

Agreement creates long-term value and will help protect ADNOC from energy market fluctuations  Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 22, 2017:  The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed an agreement with Vitol, the world’s largest independent energy trader, for the sale of up to 528,000 tonnes per year of LPG, to Vitol, over the next 10 years. The long-term agreement, backdated to January 1, 2017 and which will expire on the 31st of December 2026, was signed on the side-lines of International Petroleum Week (IP WEEK), taking place in London, by Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, ADNOC Sales and Marketing Director and Russell Hardy, a member of Vitol’s Executive Committee. Al Dhaheri said: “ADNOC has implemented a new strategy toward its LPG sales by negotiating longer term contracts to cope with the ......read more

Empower Participates in the IDEA Campus Energy 2017 in Miami, USA…

HE Ahmad Bin Shafar: ‘We have a firm commitment to provide the best cooling services by using eco-friendly technologies and Dubai takes a front seat in global discussions of district cooling’  Themed as “A Sustainable Future”, the conference is held in sync with International District Energy Association (IDEA)’s Board of Directors Meeting Dubai, UAE, 21 February 2017:  HE Ahmed bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, is participating in the IDEA Campus Energy 2017 which is being held in Miami, Florida, USA under the theme “A Sustainable Future”. This conference is held in sync with the IDEA Board of Directors Meeting.  HE Bin Shafar, who is a member of the IDEA Board of ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Motor World Vehicle Inspection Centre in Al Shamkha, Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi, 20 February, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution announced today the opening of a Vehicle Inspection Centre (VIC) for light vehicles within the Motor World service station located in the Al Shamkha area in Abu Dhabi.  The opening ceremony was attended by Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director-General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), and a number of ADNOC Distribution and ADP officials. The new facility provides inspection for light vehicles, as well as licensing and registration services for customers through an Abu Dhabi Police Vehicle Licensing Section office located within the premises. The VIC also incorporates branches of selected car insurance companies.  ADNOC Distribution is also set to open a car care ......read more

ADNOC Awards China National Petroleum Corporation 8% Stake in ADCO Onshore Concession…

Concession entry valued at AED 6.5 billion  Deal strengthens strategic and economic relationship between UAE and China Partnership will maximise onshore field value in support of ADNOC’s long-term growth objectives Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 20, 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), today, signed an agreement with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), awarding it an 8% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession. CNPC contributed a sign up bonus of AED 6.5 billion ($1.77 billion) to enter the concession. The onshore concession is operated by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO).  The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, ADNOC Group Chief Executive Officer and member of the Supreme Petroleum Council of the Emirate of Abu ......read more

Innovation in the Spotlight at MEE 2017…

The 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity is underway with a key focus on the development and implementation of Smart Cities across the region Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2017:  Middle East Electricity (MEE), which opened yesterday at the Dubai World Trade Centre, has put innovation at the forefront of the 2017 edition, with a keen focus on smart innovations and the current market products and trends that come with it.  Hosted by the Ministry of Energy and in partnership with Dubai Municipality the event is showcasing a number of special features and content platforms designed to help the industry learn and develop in line with its goals to become smarter and more sustainable. Speaking on the side lines of MEE, H.E. Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy for the UAE, said, “Middle East Electricity has ......read more

ADNOC CEO: UAE Leadership Prepares for the Future to Empower Socio-economic and Human Development…

ADNOC has a disciplined focus on operational efficiency and enhanced performance Investments, collaboration, strategic partnerships and smart funding are key to meeting nation’s rising energy demand Cairo, Abu Dhabi, 15 February 2017:  His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO said, today, the UAE is well prepared to meet future energy challenges and maintain its position as a reliable source of oil and gas, in support of the country’s socio-economic and human development goals. In line with the UAE leadership’s strategic goals, H.E. Dr Al Jaber said ADNOC is balancing a disciplined focus on operational efficiency and enhanced performance with the imperative to maintain targeted, investments in exploration, petrochemicals, technology and people, while ......read more

Dubai's Deputy Ruler Opens World's Largest Power Show…

The 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity opens with a key focus on the development and implementation of Smart Cities across the region Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:​  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance of the UAE, officially inaugurated the 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity (MEE) in the presence of other VIP dignitaries. The theme of Middle East Electricity this year is ‘Smart Cities’. Hosted by the Ministry of Energy and in partnership with Dubai Municipality the event will be showcasing special features designed to help the industry learn and develop in line with its goals to become smarter and more sustainable. A new feature this year is the ‘Smart Cities Innovation Zone’. Located in Zabeel Hall 3, this dedicated ......read more

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World Future Energy Summit Sees 60% Growth in Buyer Demand…

High Interest in KSA 9.5 GW and India 175 GW Renewable Energy Deals Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 19, 2017:  The 10thedition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) ended Thursday, with strong growth in commercial activity surrounding the event and the number of hosted business meetings surging by more than 60 per cent. Hosted by Masdar as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability ......read more

Preparing for 2019 Abu Dhabi World Energy Congress, the Organizing Committee appointed the Project ...…

18 January 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Attended by His Excellency Eng. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Chair of the UAE National Committee, His Excellency Dr Matar Al Neyadi, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Energy and the Chair of the Organizing Committee signed today the Project Management Office (PMO) contract with Energy Events Experts (E3) to support the work of the ......read more

Estidama Villa Products Database Ownership Transferred from Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council to Abu ...…

QCC to Focus on Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Certification Schemes to Promote Sustainable Built Environment Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 January, 2017:  The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) will be transferring ownership of Estidama Villa Products Database (EVPD) to Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council. This transition has been decided by Abu Dhabi Government in order to ......read more

PepsiCo Highlights the Importance of Partnerships, Innovation in Water Management at the ...…

Event closely aligned with PepsiCo’s commitment to responsible water stewardship PepsiCo pledges to provide access to safe water to an incremental 16 million people in water-stressed areas over the next decade  PepsiCo plans to improve water-use efficiency by 25% globally in direct manufacturing operations, and replenish local watersheds New expert report from Booz Allen ......read more

Tadweer's Waste Management Solutions Forum attracts key decision makers and industry experts…

The forum is being held in parallel to the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi  H.E. Eisa Saif Al Qubaisi: “The implementation of waste management plan is one of the main pillars of Abu Dhabi’s national waste policy” Abu Dhabi, 18 January 2017:  Tadweer (Center  of  Waste Manage – Abu Dhabi) concluded today its  Waste Management Solutions ......read more

Empower participates in World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi…

Displaying model of its third plant in Business Bay: Company to contribute in implementing Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 as part of adopting best sustainable solutions to save natural resources for future generations in the Emirate  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 January 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service ......read more

ADNOC to Improve Energy Efficiency by 10% by 2020…

Initiatives will generate savings of US$1 billion by 2020  Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 17, 2017:  The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, it plans to introduce measures that will increase energy efficiencies by 10 per cent by 2020. The energy efficiency strategy will reduce ADNOC’s gas consumption by 156 million cubic feet per day, saving a total of US ......read more

Rooftop Solar in the Spotlight at the World Future Energy Summit Solar Expo…

UAE Policies Encourage Building Owners to Install PV Panels Rooftop Solar Places Electricity Generation Where it is Needed Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  Rooftop solar energy will help drive renewable energy to the next stage of its development in the Middle East and South Asian markets, according to leading industry figures at the World Future Energy Summit and the ......read more

Sustainability a Key Component of the UAE's Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program…

ENEC emphasizes sustainable working practices across the corporation as a whole  ENEC is a Platinum Sponsor of the 10th World Future Energy Summit, a part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 January 2017:  Showcasing its commitment to sustainability, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is an exhibitor and Platinum Sponsor of the 10th ......read more

Astana EXPO 2017 Takes Part in World Future Energy Summit…

Abu Dhabi. January 17, 2017:  A delegation of EXPO 2017 National Company is taking part in the 10th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. "Participating in such a large-scale event dedicated to the development of green energy in the world is very important for us. Kazakhstan and the UAE have similar goals in terms of economic diversification, the ......read more

Full Text of Speech World Future Energy Summit, January 16, 2017…

Opening Address Delivered by: His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar.     Your Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. Allow me to take a moment to pay tribute to the five UAE diplomats, whose lives were cut short, while bringing ......read more

International Water Summit to Put Focus on Clean Energy Desalination…

GCC Leads World in Desalination, Now Aims to Link Water Supply to Sustainable Energy New Business Opportunities in Closing the Water ‘Sustainability Gap’ Clean Energy Desalination Key Topic for Conference Agenda Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  A review of recent research into water security, conducted ahead of this month’s International Water Summit ......read more

ADNOC Distribution to Enhance Services at Officers City Service Station in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 January, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution today announced that it has commenced a project to enhance the quality of services and products offered at its Officers City service station, located on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street in Abu Dhabi.  Designed to meet the growing demand for fuelling services at the service station, the enhancement project involves increasing the number ......read more

Empower braces for active participation in World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi…

Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 January 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, has announced its participation in the 10th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which will be held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, under the theme of 'Practical Steps Towards a ......read more

ADFD Funds US$15 Million Hybrid Power Project in Antigua and Barbuda…

10MW of clean energy for 90,000 people, rising to 25MW in subsequent phases Major step for country’s ambition to have 20% of all energy from renewable sources by 2018 Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates: 15 January 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Abu Dhabi’s national independent entity, has today signed an USD 15 million concessionary loan agreement for the ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Announces New Retail Price of Unsubsidised LPG for Month of January…

Abu Dhabi, 14 January, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced the new retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of January 2017. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED53 per 25lb up from the earlier marked retail price of AED49, and AED106 per 50lb from the earlier marked retail price of AED98.  Saeed ......read more

South East Europe Has Vast Renewable Potential worth 740 GW, IRENA Report Finds…

IRENA Convenes high-level meeting on renewable energy in South East Europe Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2017:  A new comprehensive study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), reveals the enormous potential of renewable energy in the South East Europe (SEE) region. The report, Cost-Competitive Renewable Power Generation: Potential across South East Europe, ......read more

ENEC's CEO addresses international audience at Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum…

ENEC CEO, Mohamed Al Hammadi, attended as a panel member at the opening of the forum  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 January 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the inaugural Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held by The Atlantic Council and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, Mubadala, and IPIC. ENEC ......read more

Siemens brings digital future experience to WFES…

World Future Energy Summit, ADNEC, Booth No. A401, Hall 5 Showcasing solutions that empower energy industries in Middle East     Regional CEO to address company’s CO2-neutral program in panel discussion  Key topics include transformation of distribution grids, hydrogen storage  Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017:  Siemens will provide a glimpse into the ......read more

France Maintain Its Presence In The Middle Eastern Renewable Energy, Solar And Water Markets By ...…

Abu Dhabi — January 16-19, 2017 2 French pavilions (IWS & WFES) Energy competitiveness clusters: French innovation to take part in the Tech Talk Theater on 17th, 18th  from 1p.m to 3p.m United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2017:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is once again running two French ......read more

Etihad ESCO's Building Retrofit Programme Saves Energy Worth Over AED 34 Million…

The energy service provider has successfully completed retrofit projects for 2,178 buildings Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Etihad ESCO’s retrofit projects have successfully saved 54GHW of energy in 2016, through five major projects, implemented for DEWA, JAFZA, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE), which equates to AED 34 Million ......read more

Global Energy Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment…

Over 1,000 delegates from 150 countries to attend IRENA Assembly Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2017:  Government officials from more than 150 countries including 75 ministers, and leaders from international organisations, the private sector and civil society are gathering this week for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Assembly ......read more

Join Kazakhstan President and Organisers of Astana Expo 2017 at World Future Energy Summit…

President Nursultan Nazarbayev and organisers of Astana Expo 2017 will officially unveil their WFES pavilion on 16th January 2017 Kazakhstan Delegation to participate in WFES panel discussion on how the Expo can provide sustainability opportunities for upcoming host cities Astana and Dubai Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2017:  Organisers of Astana Expo 2017 invite you to the opening day of World ......read more

Altaaqa Global Achieves ISO Recognition for Energy Performance…

The company is the first and thus far the only temporary power provider to have its projects certified in accordance with ISO 50001:2011 standards  Dubai, UAE, January 4, 2017:  After months of rigorous process alignment and extensive audit, Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Rental Power, a leading global provider of multi-megawatt temporary power solutions, has achieved ISO 50001:2011 ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Hosts First ‘Oasis of Surprises' Promotional Campaign Draw…

  120 Lucky Customers Win Valuable Prizes in First Phase 175 Additional Prizes to be Won in Second and Final Draw on 27 February, 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 03, 2017:  A total of 120 lucky customers won valuable prizes at the first draw of ADNOC Distribution’s ‘Oasis of Surprises’ promotional campaign hosted on Thursday, 29 December 2016. Launched in ......read more

French companies affirm their presence in the Middle Eastern renewable energy, solar and water ...…

2 French pavilions (IWS & WFES) 28 French exhibitors attending United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2017:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is once again running a French pavilion at the World Future Energy Summit and the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi from January 16 to 19, 2017, in partnership with Club ......read more

ADNOC Distribution, Al Masaood Open New Autoserv Centre at Rabdan Service Station in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi, 28 December, 2016:  ADNOC Distribution, in collaboration with Al Masaood, has launched an Autoserv Centre at its Rabdan service station in Abu Dhabi’s Mushrif area.  Managed by Al Masaood, vehicle owners in Mushrif visiting the Autoserv Centre can benefit from the expertise of highly skilled technicians who ensure the delivery of best-in-class, reliable services. ......read more

TAKREER Awards Major Gasoline and Aromatics Project Contracts to Expand Fuel Production…

Gasoline and Aromatics Project will add 4.2 mtpa of gasoline supply and 1.6 mtpa of aromatics Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 28, 2016:  The Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER), an ADNOC Group company announced, today, the awarding of two major contracts for its Gasoline and Aromatics Project (GAP), that will significantly increase its gasoline production capacity. As part of ......read more

French companies affirm their presence in the Middle Eastern renewable energy, solar and water ...…

United Arab Emirates,December 27th 2016:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is once again running a French pavilion at the World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi from January 16 to 19, 2017, in partnership with Club ADEME International. The agency’s renewed attendance at WFES & IWS ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Al Muhathab Service Station in Umm Al Quwain…

Abu Dhabi, 26 December, 2016:  ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of Al Muhathab service station in Umm Al Quwain as part of its ongoing efforts to consolidate its service station network across the UAE. The company has leveraged its extensive expertise and unique capabilities in the construction of the new service station in order to meet its customers’ dynamic needs and ......read more

Schneider Electric Joins Science-Based Targets Initiative to achieve Sustainability Objectives…

Science-Based Targets Initiative is supported by Carbon Disclosure Project, United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute, WWF Company’s leadership reiterates efforts towards carbon neutrality following COP22 Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016:   Schneider Electric has joined the Science-Based Targets initiative to align its objectives of reducing its greenhouse gas ......read more

Nawah Energy Company Demonstrates Progress towards Operations during visit of the Regulator's Board ...…

Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) Board of Management tour extensive safety and environmental facilities in Ruwais  FANR leadership receives update on construction progress and operational readiness while visiting the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 December 2016:  The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation’s (FANR) Board of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Awards BP 10% Stake in ADCO Onshore Concession…

Agreement strengthens long standing relationship with BP in Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas sector Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 December, 2016:  ADNOC today, signed an agreement with BP, awarding the British oil and gas giant a 10% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession operated by ADCO, the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations  As part of BP’s ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Expands Presence in Abu Dhabi's Khalifa City…

Opens Second Service Station; Khalifa City – South  Commences Construction of Third Facility to Open in Q1 2017 Extension of Khalifa City-North Service Station Set for Completion in Q2 2017 Total Number of Service Stations in Abu Dhabi Emirate Reaches 166  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 December, 2016:   ADNOC Distribution has consolidated its service station network ......read more

Milestone for Siemens Egypt megaproject: First substations ready for operation…

Fast-track installation of first GIS for Egypt megaproject ahead of schedule Substations to integrate the new, highly efficient power plants into the grid Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016:  Siemens has successfully energized the first two substations that will transmit electricity generated by the new power plants in Beni Suef and Burullus to Egypt’s power grid. When finished, ......read more

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Celebrates 2nd Barakah Excellence Awards…

Awards form part of ENEC’s internal recognition program, inspired by the Abu Dhabi Excellence in Government Performance Awards Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 December 2016:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has celebrated the second edition of its Barakah Excellence Awards, an internal recognition program inspired by the Abu Dhabi Excellence in Government ......read more

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy promotes 3rd Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2017 in Oman…

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman; 14 December 2016:  As part of its efforts to maximise participation in 3rd Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2017 that will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai under the theme ‘Innovative Solutions for Clean Energy’, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) highlighted ......read more

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy Along with Etihad ESCO and TAQATI Conduct Workshop for Energy Users…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) in association with Etihad ESCO, and TAQATI held a workshop for Energy Users, reflecting on the progress and performance of Directive 1 of 2015. The workshop also looked at building-level energy audits, and discussed ways to accelerate project implementation and how to successfully overcome obstacles. The Directive issued ......read more

Middle East's Renewable Energy Industry Braces for ‘Big' Year in 2017, Says Clean Energy Business ...…

Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman of Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) says “Market Anticipates a ‘Major Shift’ over Next 12 Months” 5th MENA Clean Energy Summit to take place in Dubai tomorrow (December 14th)  Dubai – UAE, 13 December 2016:  The renewable energy industry is bracing itself for a critical year of positive activity in 2017 as key markets ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Three New Service Stations in Sharjah…

Opening Part of Asset Transfer Agreement Signed with ENOC Abu Dhabi, 08 December, 2016:  As part of the Asset Transfer Agreement signed with ENOC, ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of three new service stations in Sharjah, taking the total number of its service stations in the emirate to 88. The new additions include Al Manakh service station next to the old Sharjah ......read more

Al Hosn Gas Plant Expansion a Step Closer with Award of Design Concept Contract for Additional Gas ...…

Expansion will help ensure Abu Dhabi’s rising demand for gas is met sustainably and economically Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 7, 2016:  Plans to expand the Al Hosn Shah Gas plant’s capacity by 50 per cent have come one step closer today, with the awarding of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) Services contract, to Britain’s Amec Foster Wheeler.  One of ......read more

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Nawah Energy Company Celebrate 45th UAE National Day…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 03 December 2016:  This year, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the operating company co-owned with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), celebrated the 45th UAE National Day in style.  Two events were held at ENEC’s headquarters at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi and at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant site for the ......read more

GCC Petchem Industry Can Become Global Powerhouse Through Greater Collaboration…

ADNOC CEO calls on regional players to work together to tap growth opportunities  Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 29, 2016:  GCC petrochemical producers should explore new partnership models for collaboration to collectively capitalise on market access, if they are to become a global industry powerhouse, according to His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ......read more

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) promotes third session of Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2017 ...…

Doha, Qatar, 29 November 2016:  As part of maximising participations in the third Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2017 that is organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai under the theme ‘Innovative Solutions for Clean Energy’, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) held yesterday (Monday, 28 ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Hosts Joint Inspection Group Workshop for Aviation Fuelling Services…

Abu Dhabi, 27 November, 2016:  For the third consecutive year, ADNOC Distribution hosted a Joint Inspection Group (JIG) workshop for 12 representatives from global blue-chip entities engaged in the aviation fuelling services sector.  Held at ADNOC Distribution’s training centre at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the workshop aimed to help participants qualify as ......read more

Masen selects the developer of the 3 NOOR PV I solar power plants and signs contracts securing ...…

Masen, a leading force for renewable energy in Morocco, supports the development of an integrated and competitive Moroccan solar ecosystem, activated in particular by the establishment of NOOR solar power plants throughout the Kingdom. Today Masen has selected the developer of the 170 MW NOOR PV I, the first photovoltaic (PV) phase of the NOOR Solar Plan. Masen has also signed contracts that ......read more

Italian major DAB Water Technology targets 50% revenue growth from the ME market…

DAB is among a few water technology solution providers globally to offering a comprehensive range of water management solutions with more than 2,000 products.  Dubai, UAE, November 24, 2016:   DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, eyes at least 50 per cent growth in the Middle East market in the next few years. DAB officials said ......read more

ENEC Marks Innovation Week with Interactive Workshops, Innovation Lab and ICT focus…

Workshops and activities to foster innovative thinking and the pursuit of excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 November 2016:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has this week held a series of interactive workshops and activities for employees and strategic partners to mark Innovation Week. The activities fall in line with the directives of the government and the ......read more

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority boosts innovation to light up the world…

SEWA pavilion showcases unconventional ways to generate power for free and save energy for a bright future Sharjah, UAE, November 21, 2016:  In line with the spirit of UAE Innovation Week 2016, the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) pavilion at the Expo Centre Sharjah has been hosting a number of activities that range from showcasing innovative ways to save electricity to ......read more

Innovation Live! partners with Dubai Chamber to discuss the future of ‘start ups' in the UAE…

Challenges and solutions concerning entrepreneurial strategies discussed at length by public and private sectors during dialogue hosted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and MEED, organisers of Innovation Live!  The need for introducing a platform as a ‘one-stop shop’ for starting business in the UAE identified as key to progress.  Dubai, UAE, ......read more

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