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LED set to form over 50% of regional lighting market by 2020…

Dubai, UAE, November 18, 2017:  The quest for energy efficiency and ecologically friendly lighting solutions is set to drive demand for green lighting products in the Middle East. These trends are increasingly evident in the build up to Light Middle East 2017, where global lighting majors target the lucrative green lighting market. The leading trade, networking and business generating event for the lighting design and technology industry in the region, Light Middle East returns to Dubai, larger and more representative than ever before. Organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East, are expecting the show to open at least 10% larger than the previous edition in terms of both area and number of exhibitors, underlining the increasing appeal of the region to global players. According to analysts Frost & Sullivan, the global ......read more

ADFD, IRENA Open New Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries, Invite Applications…

ADFD concessional loans will fund transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 November 2017:  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$350 million (AED1.285 billion) IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, the current funding round of US$50 million in concessional loans marks the sixth of seven annual cycles. “In just the last few years, renewable energy has emerged as one of the most economical choices for new power generation in countries around the globe. Accelerated renewable energy deployment in developing countries expands access to energy, improves health and welfare, creates jobs and drives ......read more

Schneider Electric at ADIPEC 2017: Real-time Data to Revolutionise Oil and Gas Industry.…

Company Showcases Latest EcoStruxure™ for Oil and Gas Solutions at Booth No. 4250, Hall 4 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2017:   Real-time data captured from the field and conveyed to the cloud via sensors and analytical engines can impact the profitability of entire oil and gas (O&G) businesses. Building around this concept, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, is marking its seventh outing at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017, the definitive event for the region’s O&G industry.  Organised under the patronage of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and supported by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and the UAE Ministry of Energy, the event that ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Tours the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 November 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Al Dhafra Region, visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant to witness the latest construction milestones and receive a briefing on progress of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan was hosted by His Excellency Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC). H.E. Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and a Member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Mara, Chairman of the Department of Energy, Member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi and ENEC Board Member, H.E. Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Chief of the General ......read more

How Might Diversification Away from Oil Affect the UAE?…

The UAE has typically been a country which has benefitted from extracting and selling its ample oil supplies, which has led to it becoming incredibly wealthy as a result. Now, however, the UAE is looking to diversify its economy away from purely oil based, and is exploring other areas in which it could excel. Here are some of the ways the UAE may be affected by this. Collapsing Oil Prices The huge collapse in oil prices due to a massive global oversupply has been well documented, and has been one of the main reasons UAE countries are pursuing alternative economic strategies. It was just a few years ago that oil was more than $100 per barrel, but it plummeted to below $30 per barrel at the start of 2016. Now that the UAE’s oil is worth far less compared to what it once was, there is more reason for the country to invest in ......read more

ADSB successfully expands into oil and gas industry despite low oil prices…

Oil price decline has led to new market opportunity, says CEO Company’s revised strategy turned AED 90.6m (US$24.7m) loss in 2014 to a net profit of AED 71m (US$19.2m) in 2016 New brand identity unveiled at ADIPEC today 14 November 2017 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, announced today that it has expanded its services portfolio to the oil and gas industry. This is the company’s first foray outside of the naval, marine and defense sector, as it opens up to opportunities beyond its traditional industries of focus.   Marking its business success and new direction, ADSB also revealed its new brand identity at ADIPEC today.    Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO ......read more

Khalifa University Showcases Research Projects in Oil and Gas Sector at ADIPEC 2017…

Faculty and Students from Petroleum Institute Participate in Sharing of Knowledge and Experience Abu Dhabi, 14 November 2017:  The Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to discovery and application of knowledge, has announced it is participating through Petroleum Institute as an academic partner in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017. ADIPEC, which opened today, runs until 16 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). It has brought together more than 100.000 leading trade professionals, technology experts, and decision makers, in the oil and gas sector. At the university’s stand, faculty and students are showcasing several advanced scientific research ......read more

Schneider Electric at ADIPEC 2017: Real-time Data to Revolutionise Oil and Gas Industry…

Company Showcases Latest EcoStruxure™ for Oil and Gas Solutions at Booth No. 4250, Hall 4 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Dubai-UAE: 13 November, 2017:  Real-time data captured from the field and conveyed to the cloud via sensors and analytical engines can impact the profitability of entire oil and gas (O&G) businesses. Building around this concept, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, is marking its seventh outing at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017, the definitive event for the region’s O&G industry.  Organised under the patronage of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and supported by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and the UAE Ministry of Energy, the event that runs from ......read more

Abu Dhabi Residents Learn About Nuclear Energy and Latest Project Updates at ENEC Public Forums…

Hundreds of UAE residents attended ENEC’s latest public forums Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 November 2017:  Hundreds of residents, members of the public and students, attended two successful public forums organized by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The forums were held at Baynounah Educational Complex in the Al Dhafra Region on the 6th November and at Zayed University Convention Centre on 8th November. Following the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, which took place in Abu Dhabi earlier this month, the public forums continued to highlight the importance of nuclear energy as a safe, clean, efficient and reliable source of electricity. Around 448 nuclear energy plants are currently ......read more

7% growth of oil and gas companies in Jafza…

Sultan Bin Sulayem: Location is the primary driver for companies setting up in Jebel Ali Free Zone Dubai, November 11, 2017:  Jafza, one of the world’s largest free zones, and a subsidiary of global trade enabler DP World has seen 7 per cent growth in the number of oil and gas companies during 2016. DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, : “Jafza’s prime location as a gateway to the Middle East, Africa and South Asia attracts oil & gas companies looking to enhance their presence in these markets and serve their customers more efficiently through our flagship Jebel Ali Port.” Jafza is focused on providing innovative services to its customers in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ......read more

Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Round of Climate Negotiations…

Nationally Determined Contributions under Paris Agreement must reflect growing business case and global momentum for renewables    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017:  Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, per a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).   Released today at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, the report found that current NDCs and energy strategies can be substantially enhanced to meet global climate objectives. Entitled ‘Untapped Potential for Climate Action:Renewable Energy in Nationally Determined Contributions’, the report also identifies that renewable ......read more

Region's first of its kind initiative to launch in November…

The GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” ÇáÑæÇÏ)) will debut during the 12th Annual GPCA Forum in Dubai to recognize the pioneers of the Arabian Gulf chemical industry Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 November 2017:  The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) is proud to announce the launch of the GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” ÇáÑæÇÏ)) dedicated to the pioneers of the chemical and petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf.  First of its kind in the region, the annual program will honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to foster and strengthen the development of the chemical and petrochemical industry in one or more of the GCC states. It will further aim to recognize, preserve, and make known the achievements of ......read more

ENEC to Host Public Forums on Nuclear Energy in Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhafra Region…

Public forums key part of ongoing UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program educational and awareness campaigns led by ENEC Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 05 November 2017:  Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will host public forums at Baynounah Educational Complex in Al Dhafra region on Monday, 6 November, and at Zayed University Convention Centre, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, 8 November. The forums play a key part in ENEC’s ongoing commitment to community engagement, focusing on raising awareness and understanding of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.    The events will highlight the importance of nuclear energy as a safe, clean, reliable and efficient source of electricity and its vital contribution to the long-term growth of the UAE. The forums are open to everyone from the public and ......read more

Rock Wettability Research Breakthrough from Khalifa University of Science and Technology May Help Abu Dhabi Achieve Targeted 70% Oil Recovery Goal…

Researchers from the University’s Masdar Institute Developed a Novel Quantum Mechanical Simulation Approach to Predict Carbonate Surface Wettability, which Enhances Understanding of Oil Reservoirs in the Region Abu Dhabi-UAE: 04 November, 2017:   A team of researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have proposed a quantum mechanical simulation technique to predict how liquids move across the surface of solid crystalline structures, which could enhance energy production from the region’s geological petroleum reservoirs. The Masdar Institute is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. “The new technique for accurately predicting the wetting properties of carbonate minerals will play a key role in the reservoir characterization and modeling needed for Abu Dhabi to ......read more

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Celebrates Flag Day at its Headquarters and Barakah Site…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 November 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) celebrated Flag Day at its headquarters in Masdar City, and at the site of the Barakah Peaceful Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The activity comes in support of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s call to all federal and local institutions to mark the occasion, which coincides with the anniversary of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan's accession to the presidency of the UAE. The management, engineers and employees of ENEC and its affiliated companies Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) and Barakah One Company, joined hands to raise the flag of the UAE and saluted it with pride, expressing loyalty to the UAE and its wise ......read more

UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program one of the most diverse, multinational and multicultural nuclear programs in the world…

Her Excellency, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi delivers special presentation on the role of women in the nuclear industry during the final day of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi, UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 1 November 2017:  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program was praised for its high level of female participation, as well as its position as one of the most diverse, multinational and multicultural nuclear programs in the world during a special presentation on the vital role of women in the nuclear industry. The special presentation was given by Her Excellency, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Vice Chairwoman, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Board of Directors, and President of Zayed University, on the final ......read more

UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program highlighted as a role model for major projects…

UAE nuclear energy leaders showcased to global industry audience the “The UAE’s Journey Towards Peaceful Nuclear Energy” at the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 1 November 2017:  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program was showcased as a role model for other nations around the world considering launching major peaceful nuclear energy projects to meet their growing energy demands. The session took place at the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, being held in Abu Dhabi this week.  Speaking at the UAE Side Event session entitled “The UAE’s Journey Towards Peaceful Nuclear Energy”, industry leaders displayed how the UAE has ......read more

Jury Selects 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize Winners…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 Oct 2017:  The Jury of the Zayed Future Energy Prize convened to deliberate and select nine winners across its five categories today. The winners will be announced at the Prize awards ceremony on 15 January 2018 as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).   The Prize recognises notable work carried out by businesses and individuals through the large corporation and lifetime achievement categories. Simultaneously, it serves to help small and medium enterprises and non-profit organisations scale their operations. The Prize also provides funding for high schools around the world to execute sustainable project plans that create a meaningful impact in their school and community.   Chair of the Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury and Former President of the Republic of Iceland, H.E. Ólafur ......read more

Safety and Reliability of Nuclear Energy Discussed During Second Day of International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century…

More than 700 delegates and nuclear energy experts attended the second day of the IAEA organized conference in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 October 2017:  Challenges in developing nuclear energy infrastructure, facilitating international cooperation, and the safety and reliability of nuclear energy were the key topics discussed during the second day of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, currently being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). More than 700 delegates and nuclear energy leaders attending the Conference participated in two panel sessions and a jointly organized IAEA/NEA side event on facilitating international cooperation.  The first panel session opened with a keynote address by Mr. Mzubanzi Bismark Tyobeka, CEO, National Nuclear ......read more

Nuclear energy drives global economic growth and sustainable development…

Crucial role of nuclear energy sector in meeting global energy demands and sustainable development goals highlighted at day one of International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 October 2017:  Nuclear energy drives global economic growth, supports sustainable development and is helping to meet growing worldwide energy demands - that was the key message on day one of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, currently being held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Over 700 nuclear energy leaders and experts have convened in the UAE capital to assess the latest trends in the industry and propose new strategies to tackle energy challenges faced across the globe. The importance of international ......read more

IAEA International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in The 21st Century…

Statement by the United Arab Emirates  Delivered by H.E. Suhail Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy and Industry Mr. President, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. At the outset, I would like to welcome you to the United Arab Emirates and to this  special gathering here in Abu Dhabi to deliberate the future of nuclear energy and its contribution to sustainable development. This is a significant occasion as this is the first time that we are hosting the International Atomic Energy Agency’s prestigious conference in a nuclear new comer country  . I would like to thank the International Atomic Energy Agency  and the OECD / NEA for organizing such a high-level event in the UAE. We are looking forward to having fruitful discussions and producing  appropriate recommendations . Mr. ......read more

International Delegation witnesses significant progress at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 October 2017:  Leading nuclear energy experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and senior UAE officials visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi today, witnessing the significant progress being made across all four units. The delegation observed all of the key updates to the construction of the units which are being developed to the highest standards of nuclear quality, safety and security. The visit came ahead of the IAEA International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st  Century, which is being held in Abu Dhabi from 30 October to 1 November.  Unit 1 is more than 96 percent, while Unit 2 is more than 87 percent, Unit 3 is more than 78 percent, and Unit 4 is now 58 percent complete. Overall, construction of the four Units is now more than 84 ......read more

Upstream Companies Expect Shorter Time to Produce Oil and Gas Due to Digital Technology Investments, Finds New Research from Accenture and Microsoft…

Almost two-thirds of upstream firms see the value digital technologies deliver as low oil prices linger, and the top risk of a lack of digital investment is becoming uncompetitive Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017:   Faster and better decision-making and shorter time to first oil and gas top the list of expected benefits that digital technologies can drive for upstream oil and gas companies, a new survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) reports. Respondents to the “Accenture and Microsoft 2017 Upstream Oil and Gas Digital Trends Survey” also estimated the monetary value of digital technologies and noted the next wave’s potential to further transform their business, despite ongoing low oil prices. Asked to identify the top ways digital benefits their companies, faster and better ......read more

Global Nuclear Energy Leaders to Convene in Abu Dhabi for International Ministerial Conference…

Conference to raise awareness of the nuclear energy as an important and credible energy source for future generations   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 28 October 2017: Global nuclear energy experts and leaders are gathering in Abu Dhabi, on Monday, for the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century. Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA), and hosted by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, the conference convenes every four years and will discuss trends, challenges and opportunities in developing peaceful nuclear energy.    The event will focus on the role of the nuclear energy sector in meeting global energy demands, contributing to sustainable ......read more

Masdar wins Emirates Energy Awards at 4th annual World Green Economy Summit…

Clean energy projects and experts shine at 19th annual WETEX exhibition as Executives take part in important sessions to discuss key renewable energy topics Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2017:  Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, was honoured this week with two Emirates Energy Awards during the 4th annual World Green Economy Summit (WGES), held in conjunction with the 19th annual Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) in Dubai.   His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Supreme Council of Energy, presented the team behind Masdar’s Renewable Energy Desalination Programme with an Emirates Energy Award in the Research and Development category, while Masdar’s joint venture with ADNOC, the Al Reyadah CCUS project, was recognised in the Large ......read more

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A Quarter of India's Energy Demand Can Be Met with Renewable Energy…

Increasing India’s renewables would save 12 times more than it costs Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 22 August 2017:  India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country's total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable energy prospects for India, a study from ......read more

Empower connects its district cooling solutions to 75 buildings Year to Date 2017…

Dubai, UAE, 20 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that 75 new buildings have so far been connected to its services in 2017. The company also announced good progress towards deploying its services to many other buildings in months to follow. “This is an important milestone for ......read more

Sultanate of Oman prepares to build the first large-scale wind farm in the GCC region…

Masdar of Abu Dhabi awards EPC contract to develop 50 MW Dhofar Wind Power Project Muscat, Oman - August 19, 2017:  Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, signed an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the Dhofar Wind Power Project, the first large-scale wind farm in Oman and the ......read more

Major Components Successfully Installed at Unit 4 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, Abu Dhabi…

Ceremony held to celebrate milestone event, witness the major achievements and the remaining construction and operational readiness work Fourth reactor vessel and steam generators are the final to be installed, as per 2009 Prime Contract, positioning Barakah as a quality-driven site and one of the most efficient nuclear energy construction projects globally Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 10 August, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced today the new retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of August 2017. As per the announcement that is made on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED52 per 25lb, and AED104 per 50lb.   Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “The ......read more

Networked Energy Services Announces Fourth Generation Smart Meter…

UAE, August 10, 2017-  Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid market leader with the industry’s leading Patagonia Energy Applications Platform (EAP ™), announced today its next generation polyphase smart meter is now available for customers. The new Polyphase Smart Meter, MTR3000, is the second model available from the Generation 4 product family, which ......read more

Empower connects its district cooling solutions to the prestigious development ‘The Opus'…

Empower will offer district cooling solutions to the commercial complex for a total capacity of 3,520 RT Dubai, UAE, 9 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has recently connected its services to The Opus, a prestigious development located in Business Bay. Empower will offer ......read more

The New Energy Vehicles Club launched under the Clean Energy Business Council…

Uniting industry players to develop electric vehicle market Dubai – UAE, 08 August 2017:   To support the transition of the automotive industry towards green mobility and the recent initiatives taking places in the UAE, the New Energy Vehicles Club has been created under the umbrella of the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) at the initiative of ENGIE, an energy company, charging ......read more

Gulf Petrochem Group Closes US$150m Financing Deal…

Financing provided by GCC based banks with syndication led by Emirates NBD The raise will support the group’s global operations to realise growth plans The Group plans to tap the Islamic Finance and Sukuk markets in Asia with focus on Indonesia and Malaysia for future potential funding Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017:  Gulf Petrochem Group (GP), has successfully raised US$ 150 ......read more

Networked Energy Services Corporation emphasizes critical importance of Smart Grid security…

UAE, July 29, 2017 – Over the last two months, the world has been subject to two major ransomware attacks. The most recent being an attack known as 'Petya,' a malicious software that spread through large firms that led to PC's and essential data being locked up and held for ransom. Prior to this incident, the 'Wannacry' ransomware locked data from nearly 230,000 ......read more

Petrofac Strengthens Iraq Presence With Contracts Worth US$100 Million…

Dubai, UAE. July 26, 2017:  Petrofac has secured a contract extension and a new award with a combined value of more than US$100 million for construction management, engineering, commissioning and start-up services for two International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Iraq.  The awards reflect the extensive track record Petrofac has been amassing in the country since 2010.  Today’s ......read more

ENEC Progresses Delivering Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Completing Significant Tests of Unit 2…

Milestone testing achievement represents a significant step towards the completion of Unit 2 Tests performed demonstrate commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality.  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 July 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has successfully completed the Cold Hydrostatic Testing (CHT) at Unit 2 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant located in Al ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Baron Point Petroleum Signs JV With PetroVietnam Oil Corporation in US$150m Project in ...…

Mega-project at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam to generate growth in the local area, significantly contributing to the modernization of the economy and supply channel in southern Vietnam  Strategically located, the Bonded Terminal System is set to make Vietnam a force in Southeast Asian for crude oil and refined petroleum products H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Hamed’s ......read more

Regional Lighting Market Continues to Shine as Leading Global Player's Line Up for Light Middle ...…

GCC LED lighting market estimated to comprise about 38% of the total lighting market in 2015 Dubai, U.A.E: The increase in global demand for lighting solutions, with an emphasis on energy efficient sources, is reshaping the lighting industry, while the continued market expansion in the region puts the Middle East in the spotlight as global majors target Light Middle East 2017. The leading ......read more

Beat The Heat – Six Tips to Save Energy and Reduce Bills During Summer…

  *Article written by Christopher EL Khouri, Mechanical Engineer at DC PRO Engineering, a recognized world leader in the fields of District Energy, and regional pioneer in sustainable Green Building MEP Design     19 July 2017     With the increase of the temperatures in the GCC during the summer season, higher electric demand load will put pressure ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Seah Al Saram Service Station in Fujairah…

Abu Dhabi, 15 July, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of Seah Al Saram Service Station in Fujairah, taking the total number of service stations in its network to 460 across the country.  The latest addition to the network demonstrates the company’s sustained efforts to meet the growing demand for its high-quality products and services in the ......read more

ADWEA Leadership Witnesses Progress of UAE's Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program…

ADWEA leadership delegation visits Barakah and receives update on commissioning activities of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Peaceful nuclear energy will become a major provider of sustainable energy for the Nation Tour of Units 2, 3 and 4 demonstrate major construction progress and preparations for quality nuclear operations Tour demonstrated alignment with highest nuclear ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Al Meedan Service Station in Sharjah…

ADNOC Distribution is the sole distributor of petroleum products in the Emirate  ADNOC Distribution’s service station network in Sharjah receives over 250,000 vehicles every day ADNOC Distribution operates 89 service stations in Sharjah   Abu Dhabi, 08 July, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the sole distributor of petroleum products in the Emirate of Sharjah through its ......read more

Empower and partners of the UN initiative “District Energy in Cities” sign Global Cooperation ...…

The Global Cooperation Agreement brings together countries such as Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany (European Union), Japan, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America  Dubai, UAE, 1 July 2017:  In an effort to enhance the conservational impact and development of district cooling in the UAE, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation ......read more

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company awards GAC Fujairah husbandry contract…

Covers KOTC vessels in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore Fujairah, UAE July 1, 2017:  GAC Fujairah has been awarded a husbandry contract by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) to provide ship supply services, spare parts handling and a range of other logistical services to its vessels arriving in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore anchorage.  As part of global shipping, ......read more

Empower Presents Best Practices and Innovations at International District Energy Association's ...…

Ahmad Bin Shafar presented his views and opinions on the pace of change in the district cooling industry during the ‘Global Leaders Plenary Panel Discussion’   Dubai, UAE, 28 June 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, shared some of its latest best practices and ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Abu Dhabi's Mahawi North Service Station…

Abu Dhabi, 28 June, 2017: ADNOC Distribution recently opened the Mahawi North service station, located in the Mahawi area on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ain highway. This new addition takes the total number of stations in Abu Dhabi city and its suburbs to 98 service station and 10 ADNOC Xpress.  Throughout 6 islands and 12 dispensers; Mahawi service station will offer its customers with an ......read more

InSinkErator contributes to UAE State of Energy Report for third consecutive year…

Dubai 20 June 2017:  InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use,  has been included by the Ministry of Energy for the third consecutive year, in the 2017 UAE State of Energy Report. InSinkErator was recognized for this contribution during the Ministry of Energy’s ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Incorporates More Customer-Focused Features in its Enhanced Mobile App…

Abu Dhabi, 18 June, 2017: ADNOC Distribution’s has announced that an updated version of its free-to-download mobile app is now available for customers, suppliers and the public. The upgraded app serves as a one-stop-shop for all ADNOC Distribution’s consumer-focused services. Comprehensive and friendly to use, the free mobile app enables customers to engage, interact, explore and ......read more

Dubai's First Social Experiment Takes Place During Ramadan…

The study, conducted by Dubai Carbon, aims to map the behavioural patterns in food waste and other precious resources in support of the Emirate’s transition to a sustainable society Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Continuing its efforts to boost sustainable living, Dubai Carbon has launched the emirate’s first social experiment focused on understanding lifestyle habits of the general ......read more

ICT Energy Efficiency Discussed in Dubai…

Dubai, 15 June, 2017:  As the region’s countries continue to inch closer to establishing knowledge-based economies and ICT becomes an integral part of everyday life, Dubai hosted the ICT Energy Efficiency Summit 2017, a two-day event that highlighted the latest innovations that drastically reduce energy consumption. Organized by Huawei, the Summit saw over 100 high-profile delegates ......read more

Gulf Energy Maritime Signed AED275 Million Shari'ah-Compliant Facility with Dubai Islamic Bank…

15 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), the Middle East's leading independent commercial product tanker operator has signed an AED275 million Shari'ah-compliant facility with Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE.  The agreement marks the first time GEM has raised funding of this kind through Islamic finance. Commenting on the new ......read more

Petrofac Secures Five-Year Training Agreement with Kuwait Oil Company…

13 June 2017 Petrofac has agreed a five-year relationship with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for the provision of specialist technical training and competency development services.  The contract, which is valued at more than US$35 million, was secured following a competitive tendering process and is effective immediately. The work will be undertaken within Kuwait by the Training Services ......read more

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Commends Russia's Role in the Development of the Global Nuclear ...…

On June 1-3, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano inspected several Russian nuclear facilities as part of his visit to the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. On June 3, Mr. Amano visited the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, where he was introduced to the operation of the revamped power units and inspected the new launch-ready Generation 3+ VVER-1200 unit of the NPP.  During his ......read more

Technical Committee of 3rd Emirates Energy Award (EEA) Holds Its 1st Meeting to Review ...…

Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2017: The technical committee of the Emirates Energy Award (EEA), which organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme “Innovative solutions for clean energy”, held its first meeting in the headquarter of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE). The meeting ......read more

Empower's ‘Smile at 24 Degrees' Campaign Set to Drive Optimal Utility Savings for District Cooling ...…

For the fourth year in a row: The campaign aims to reduce the energy consumption through optimal temperature setting  Dubai, UAE, 11 June 2017: As the mercury rises, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has launched its nationwide summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24 degrees’. The campaign ......read more

Petrofac secures framework agreement with Petroleum Development Oman…

Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2017:  Petrofac has secured a long-term Framework Agreement (FA) with Petroleum Development Oman PDO) for the provision of Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EP+Cm) Support Services for major oil and gas projects.  The Agreement, which is for ten years with an additional five-year option, builds upon a three-year programme of EP+Cm support ......read more

A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute Launches, with the Aim of Helping GCC Governments and ...…

The new A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute will develop and share technological, economical, and forward-looking insights on energy transition Dubai, 07 June, 2017 - In a world where energy consumption results in 66% of global greenhouse gas emissions, senior leaders in the public and private sectors need to find ways to navigate a rapidly changing energy landscape while meeting ......read more

Empower Launches Bills Payment Facility Through Emirates NBDATM/CDMs…

  The new service will allow Empower’s customers to know the outstanding balance and make the payment of their district cooling consumption bills at all ENBD ATMs and CDMs across the UAE. Dubai, UAE, 7 June 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, launched payment facility for its customers through ......read more

UK Electrical Safety Body to Open in Dubai as GCC Authorities Look to Minimise Fire Incidents…

NICEIC – British training and safety body for electrical contractors to help GCC authorities tackle high incidence of building fires caused by electrical faults Dubai, UAE, 6th June 2017: - NICEIC, the UK’s electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary regulatory body for electrical installation safety throughout the UK, is to establish a regional base in ......read more

Schneider Electric Announces EcoStruxure Power, Redefines Power Distribution with Unparalleled ...…

Latest addition to IoT-enabled EcoStruxure™ architecture leverages advances in power distribution to improve operational and energy efficiency  Delivers safer, more reliable and efficient power in large and critical buildings and infrastructures Simplifies building management, tracks and reduces energy costs and improves asset and maintenance efficiency in small and medium ......read more

Empower Focuses on ‘Supporting Implementation' at 3rd Annual Partners Meeting of the ‘Global ...…

  The meeting was held to review the assessment results of the introduction of district cooling in countries as Bosnia, Herzegovina, Chile, China, India, Serbia and Morocco among many others. Dubai, UAE, 31 May 2017: With an aim to promote sustainable development of cities through energy efficiency, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Two New Service Stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah…

Abu Dhabi, 31 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of two new service stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah, taking the total number of service stations in its UAE-wide network to 447: these include 347 stations dedicated to vehicles and boats and 100 stations serving specialised sectors.  The newly opened stations are the Tawazun service station in the Al Ajban area ......read more

Schneider Electric Makes Industry Simpler and More Profitable with EcoStruxure for Industry…

  Open IIoT approach helps customers digitize and bring new levels of intelligence, decision making capabilities, productivity and efficiency across multiple industries Next-generation System Platform 2017 sets new standard for operational excellence, situational awareness and actionable intelligence, can be built on any hardware or software regardless of age or ......read more

Unit 1 Fuel Assemblies Safely Transported and Securely Stored at Barakah Plant…

-    Fuel Assemblies ready to generate emissions-free electricity to  power the UAE, pending regulatory approval -   -    Transport process focused on protecting the integrity  and exacting standards of fuel assemblies - Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 May 2017: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced the successful receipt of the ......read more

Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 Million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds…

Global energy system creating more jobs in renewables than in fossil-fuel technologies Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 24 May 2017 — More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, ......read more

Unlocking Dubai's Solar Potential…

innogy International Middle East and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon) to develop Rooftop PV Projects in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai’s vision and the UAE Vision 2021, it is evident that Dubai and the UAE are at the forefront of ......read more

IRENA's 13th Council Meeting Kicks Off in Abu Dhabi…

Agency plans future work to drive sustainable energy revolution Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 23 May 2017 — More than 300 high-level government representatives from 110 countries and the European Union — the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council meeting — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 13th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the ......read more

Sharjah National Oil Corporation and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority Sign Gas Sales ...…

Sunday, May 21, 2017 (Sharjah) - Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) have signed a full Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) targeting the supply of Natural Gas for power generation in the Emirate of Sharjah. The Agreement was signed by Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council and President of SNOC and Dr. ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Completes Phase 1 of ADNOC Xpress Station Network…

Abu Dhabi, 17 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of two new Xpress stations, marking the completion of the phase one of the construction of its Xpress station network. Launched to serve the most congested areas and roads in Abu Dhabi city and its suburbs, the Xpress station concept focuses exclusively on petrol fuelling services. A total of 10 stations have now been opened ......read more

Zayed Future Energy Prize Engages Ambassadors' Support to Enhance International Outreach…

Abu Dhabi, 17 May 2017 – The Zayed Future Energy Prize last night hosted a special reception for ambassadors from more than 30 countries to encourage international support for its upcoming 10th Anniversary edition. The event, hosted at the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Masdar City, brought together diplomats as well as representatives from Abu ......read more

DP World Working to Support Dubai's Economic and Industrial Development Plans Says Group Chairman ...…

Mr Bin Sulayem visit Electric Way cables and electrical services center Dubai, May 17, 2017:   DP World and its industrial park operator NIP (National Industries Park) will continue to back the Dubai Plan 2021 and play a key  role in enhancing the Emirate’s position as a leading economic, industrial and commercial hub according to Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin ......read more

Industrial Internet of Things to Play a Central Role in Future of Egypt's Oil and Gas Sector…

  -    H.E. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources opens Honeywell Oil & Gas Technologies Symposium in Cairo -    Honeywell Connected Plant solutions to enable Egypt to capitalize on full potential of its oil and gas reserves Dubai, UAE - May 16, 2017 – Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud-based solutions ......read more

Oil and Gas Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Automation Enabled Efficiency and Growth ...…

  -    ISA UAE Automation Conference and Exhibition 2017 set to analyze challenges and opportunities for UAE’s oil and gas sector    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2017: Oil and gas leaders from across the UAE are set to come together in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, 16 May, as part of the 2nd ISA UAE Automation Conference and Exhibition 2017 to discuss automation and ......read more

MBRSC Showcases the First Sustainable Autonomous House for Hot and Humid Climate at The ...…

  May 14, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  The Sustainable Energy Programme Section team at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) participated in the International Passive House Conference in Vienna. Among the team members present at the conference were Engineer Abdulla Ahli, Manager of the Sustainable Energy Programme Section at MBRSC and Khalifa Majid Al Falasi, ......read more

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