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Investments Exceeding USD 15 Billion Announced During World Future Energy Summit 2018 in Abu Dhabi…

Ground breaking technology on show from 850 exhibiting companies from 40 countries  Major water security milestones and investments announced for Abu Dhabi at International Water Summit USD 45 million worth of contracts signed by Tadweer at EcoWASTE Exhibition  Abu Dhabi, 22 January 2018:   More than USD 15 billion worth of projects and funding was announced at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) and its co-located events, the International Water Summit and EcoWASTE Exhibition, which took place during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 from 15 – 18 January, hosted by Masdar. The deals, which combined a number of local, regional and international agreements, strengthen the UAE’s position for advancing renewable energy and clean technology.   With WFES entering its 11th year, the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Awards Emirates Motor Company First Abu Dhabi Certification for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment…

Abu Dhabi-UAE:21 January 2018 –  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has awarded Emirates Motor Company (EMC) the first Abu Dhabi Certification for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.  EMC, the authorised distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of ALFAHIM, received the certification for the Mercedes wall-mounted 11kW and 22kW electric vehicle chargers. QCC has verified that the products conform to international electrical standards and they have undergone hot weather testing. In collaboration with the Department of Transport, the QCC-certified chargers will be installed in the parking areas of 10 shopping malls in Abu Dhabi. Engineer Abdullah Hassan Al Muaini, Executive ......read more

Nawah Energy Company participates in Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX)…

Al Suwaidi: we are committed to implement international best practices to preserve the environment    20 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  H.E. Engineer Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Department of Energy, met with executives and directors of several national energy companies participating in the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), an international platform based in Abu Dhabi that was launched as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.    Al Marar visited stands of several government entities participating in CLIX, including Nawah. He also praised the successful organization of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and its accompanying events, stressing that this success enhances the UAE’s leading position in the energy sector.    H.E. Mohammed Sahoo Al Suwaidi, Chief ......read more

Masdar Institute and Cleanergy Partner in Research on Thermal Energy Storage for the Cleanergy Stirling CSP system…

Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2018:  Renewable energy solutions that can deliver on-demand electricity and store energy when renewable resources are available, is the key component for transitioning into fossil fuel-free power generation. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, which is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and the Swedish solar technology company Cleanergy have signed a service agreement to jointly engage in research on solutions for a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system to integrate with Cleanergy’s Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Stirling-based solar electricity technology.    Cleanergy and Masdar Institute will under the agreement conduct research and development to determine the optimal TES material to achieve dispatchable solar electricity with the Stirling CSP system. The ......read more

IHG® partners with Global EVRT for ‘Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East 2018'…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 January 2018:   InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has partnered with e-mobility think tank Global EVRT for the ‘Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East 2018’, starting on January 18th with an inaugural event at Crowne Plaza® Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. The collaboration will install electrical vehicle charging stations across select IHG hotels in the Middle East, including Crowne Plaza® Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, Crowne Plaza® Sohar, Crowne Plaza® Muscat, InterContinental® Muscat and InterContinental®  Fujairah Resort in UAE. The road trip extends IHG’s support as the official hotel partner to Global EVRT in their efforts to promote adoption of electric vehicles as a sustainable method of ......read more

Major Business Deals Announced on Day Two of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi…

Tadweer signs waste contracts worth AED165 million at EcoWASTE Exhibition Abdul Latif Jameel Energy Secures Financing for Mexican Solar Farm that will Power 150,000 Homes Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority launches tender for world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant ACWA Power announces plans to become first utility scale generator to adopt SolarCoin 17 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The second day of the World Future Energy Summit, International Water Summit and EcoWASTE Exhibition saw a number of new business agreements signed by participating companies, with Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority, Tadweer and Abdul Latif Jameel all unveiling significant new plans.   H.E. Suhail Al Mazroui, UAE Minister of Energy Opens World Future Energy Summit Conference ......read more

11th World Future Energy Summit Opens its Doors in Abu Dhabi…

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority unveil the world’s largest manmade water reserve 16 January 2018, Abu Dhabi:  The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018 today opened its doors to some of the world’s most important sustainability stakeholders at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The event, and its co-located events, International Water Summit and EcoWASTE Exhibition will continue throughout the week, closing on Thursday, January 18th.    HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Presents Nine Zayed Future Energy Prize Awards at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Opening Ceremony   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, today ......read more

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed along with the President of Mauritania and the Crown Prince of Jordan Honour Winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 Jan 2018 –  His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented awards to nine winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize at the awards ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, marking the historic 10th anniversary of the world’s preeminent sustainability award and 2018 as the Year of Zayed. The ceremony was marked by the participation of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania and HRH Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, said: “2018 marks a momentous year for the UAE. It will see the nation coming together to commemorate the Year of Zayed, ......read more

HH Mohammed bin Zayed attends the Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 16, 2018 –   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, today stated that His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, President of the UAE, has always guided the UAE towards educating young people on the principles of sustainable development, in line with the vision and approach of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.   HH Sheikh Mohammed stressed this as he attended the Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which is being held this year under the theme ‘Driving the Global Energy Transformation’. ADSW 2018 will include government ministers, representatives of international organisations and industry experts, among more ......read more

MEFMA holds seminar on energy efficiency during kick off of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi…

January 15, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) today (Monday, January 15, 2018) led a comprehensive seminar on energy efficiency simultaneous with the opening day of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The seminar which saw the participation of renowned FM experts forms part of MEFMA’s ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into all facets of facilities management (FM) in the region. Top-level representatives from Emrill Services, Talisen International, Enova, Farnek Services, Khansaheb Facility Management, and Cofely Besix graced the one-day session. The forum comes amidst the mounting discussions on how FM can contribute to the national and global sustainability movements, with sustainability now attracting increased attention and high interest from ......read more

ENEC showcases strategic role of nuclear energy at World Future Energy Summit…

ENEC is a Platinum Sponsor of the 11th World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 January 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is participating in the World Future Energy Summit 2018 (WFES) to highlight how clean, safe and efficient nuclear energy will help the UAE meet its commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, in addition to demonstrating how nuclear energy is supporting the diversification of the nation’s economy and energy mix as a part of the UAE Energy Plan 2050.    An important part of the prominent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018, WFES is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between 15th and 18th January. During the summit, ENEC will show through its exhibition booth ......read more

IRENA Commission to analyse how energy transformation driven by renewables will impact foreign policies and geopolitics…

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 14 January 2017 —  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has today launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. The Commission will examine the immediate and longer-term geopolitical implications of global energy transformation driven by large scale-up of renewable energy in the context of global efforts to tackle climate change and advance sustainable development. The Commission will be chaired by Mr. Olafur Grimsson, the former President of Iceland. “The global energy landscape is witnessing rapid and disruptive change that will have far reaching effects on geopolitical dynamics,” said Adnan Z. Amin, IRENA Director-General. “Renewable energy resources are ......read more

Launching Scheme of Projects and Initiatives that Enforce Water and Electricity Sustainability…

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) is a key Strategic Partner of World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2017 –  Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and its Group of Companies are participating as a key strategic partner of the 2018 World Future Energy Summit and 2018 International Water Summit. The last will be hosted by Masdar at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and will be held from January 15th to 18th, 2018 at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center (ADNEC). Through this advanced platform, experts and decision makers will meet and discuss the challenges facing the world in ......read more

Eighth General Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency Kicks Off in Abu Dhabi…

His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi: Renewable energy projects in the UAE have contributed to reducing its cost to the lowest level globally 50% of the country's energy will be clean by 2050 The UAE plays an active role in addressing the financing and investment challenges facing renewable energy projects Public-private sector partnerships accelerate the transition to sustainability in the UAE Dubai-UAE: 14 January 2018 – The Eighth Session of the General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) kicked off in Abu Dhabi with more than 150 countries in attendance. Running from 13 to 14 January, the session has convened representatives of IRENA member states to discuss global renewable energy action and take concrete steps to accelerate global energy transition.   In his ......read more

ENEC CEO: Barakah will be the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab world, setting new global standards…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 January 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the second Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held on 12 and 13 January by The Atlantic Council and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, Mubadala, and Masdar. ENEC Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, addressed participants during the opening of “A New Age for Nuclear Energy” plenary session in the second day of the forum, highlighting the role of nuclear energy leaders as a key to the growth and consolidation of nuclear energy globally. He highlighted that Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, as the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab world, sets a new standard for all countries developing or looking to develop peaceful nuclear energy programs, and will support the ......read more

Governments to Signal Support for IRENA Key Role in Global Energy Transformation…

More than 1,100 government representatives from over 150 countries to gather in Abu Dhabi for Eighth IRENA Assembly    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 January 2018 –  More than 1,100 representatives of governments from 150 countries will meet in Abu Dhabi to attend the Eighth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), taking place on January 13-14. As the world’s principal platform for international cooperation on renewable energy, the Assembly will provide strategic guidance to the work of the Agency for the next four years and position it to play a key role in driving the global energy transformation.   “As renewable energy costs decline, technology advances and deployment accelerates around the world, we are entering a new age of energy transformation, with renewable energy ......read more

Dallas Picks Ericsson for Smart Cities Traffic Solution…

Adoption of Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution will help ease traffic congestion Ability to share data across cities and counties to make roads safer for commuters  Will improve the connection of systems to increase efficiency and reduce costs Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  The City of Dallas has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to install and host an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) based on Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution. The city’s vision for the traffic system is an intuitive and easy-to-use interface that automates and facilitates system monitoring, management, maintenance, and performance monitoring across departments, as well as between cities and counties.   The Connected Urban Transport solution will give the City of Dallas and adjacent cities ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Completes Verification of Fuel Meters at ADNOC Distribution Service Stations in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 January, 2018 –   Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has completed the verification of all fuel meters used at ADNOC Distribution service stations across the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Council confirmed that 99 per cent of the fuel meters used at 178 service stations in the emirate are compliant with the relevant quality standards and specifications. Following the inspection, ADNOC Distribution carried out adjustments on the remaining one per cent of the meters to ensure their complete accuracy. Sultan Al Mehairi, Director of Information Service and Engagement at QCC, said: "Our latest move to verify the fuel meters used at ADNOC Distribution service stations in Abu Dhabi aligns with our ......read more

ENEC Achieves Significant Construction Milestones in Development of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Switchyard for Units 3 and 4 safely and successfully energized and connected to the UAE electricity transmission grid Key Power Transformers for Unit 2 safely energized in preparation for Plant Functional Testing  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 January 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully achieved a series of significant milestones in the construction development of its Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, including the energization of the switchyards for Units 3 and 4, energization of Unit 2 Main Power Transformer (MTR), Excitation Transformer and Unit Auxiliary Power Transformers (UAT). The connection of Units 3 and 4 to the UAE electricity transmission grid is a prerequisite for future testing and allows for the completion of additional auxiliary buildings at both units. Meanwhile, the ......read more

Schneider Electric Renews MoU with National Grid Saudi Arabia to Increase Electricity Reliability…

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 2, 2018:  Schneider Electric and the National Grid Saudi Arabia (SA) renewed the 3-year long Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed 3 years ago to continue to provide the National Grid Saudi Arabia with reliable and cost-effective electricity in Saudi Arabia, through which National Grid SA and Schneider Electric will cooperate in developing and advancing electricity infrastructure in the country. The MoU renewal, inked between Mr. Najib AlNaeem, Country President of Schneider Electric and Eng. Waleed Al-Saadi, VP Engineering of National Grid SA, facilitates the two organizations to exchange knowledge, experiences, best practices and technology through conducting periodic technical forums hosted interchangeably at their premises.  The companies will also extend their collaboration as ......read more

Saudi Arabia, European Union Experts Discuss Cooperation on Energy Efficiency…

Dubai, UAE, January 2, 2018:   An “EU - Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting” taking place in conjunction with HVACR Expo Saudi (14-16 January 2018, Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events) will gather key decision makers and experts from both the European Union and Saudi Arabia. A high level “EU - Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting” is taking place in Jeddah on January 14, 2018, under the initiative of the EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network and the European Union Delegation to Saudi Arabia, with the participation of SASO (the Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization) and other Saudi entities. The event, organized in partnership with dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa and Eurovent ME, is held in conjunction with HVACR Expo Saudi 2018 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & ......read more

ARTS Energy Ni-MH battery technology: New ENDURANCE range offering a 10-year lifetime in outdoor applications in the Middle East…

United Arab Emirates December 17, 2017:  French company ARTS Energy, one of the world's leading battery manufacturers, will be presenting its new generation of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries for professional autonomous solar energy solutions and backup applications on January 15-18, 2018 at the WFES & IWS trade fair in Abu Dhabi (French Pavilion).    ARTS Energy's latest generation of Ni-MH batteries are exceptionally robust in very warm environments (up to 85°C) and boast a 10-year lifetime when used in outdoor applications in the Middle East. Ni-MH is particularly well suited to autonomous solar applications in the Middle East (Solar Street Lights, Road and Urban Signage, etc..), which are very demanding. But this new generation of batteries also performs extremely well in backup ......read more

Schneider Electric commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, doubling energy productivity…

Company reaffirms position at forefront of global sustainability efforts through joining The Climate Group's EP100, RE100 initiatives   Dubai, UAE: 13 December, 2017 –   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has committed to obtaining 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources and doubling its energy productivity. To achieve these objectives, the company intends to carry out a comprehensive optimization of its energy system.    The commitment is yet another step in Schneider Electric's journey to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030. In line with this priority, Schneider Electric decided to join two global collaborative initiatives, led by The Climate Group, that bring together influential businesses dedicated to accelerating ......read more

Middle Eastern countries recorded exports of US$ 765.8 billion and imports of US$ 665.2 billion in 2016…

Middle East sustains its position as a top global trading partner The region records highest export growth in 2016 and 2017;   Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2017:  The Middle East remains the world’s most important trading partner in the region despite a fall in oil prices, according to a report by World Trade Organisation (WTO). The report stated that the Middle Eastern countries recorded exports of US$ 765.8 billion and imports of US$ 665.2 billion in 2016. The region recorded the highest exports growth (+4 per cent), given its thriving air transport sector, tourism and IT services not only in 2016, but also 2017.   “The Middle East has been exporting for years and has witnessed the most aggressive growth in recent years. The region has not only outperformed its past records, but also set new ......read more

World Future Energy Summit 2018 to map transition to a sustainable economy and lead ‘cleantech' innovation…

More than 30,000 delegates and attendees from up to 175 countries are expected to visit Abu Dhabi for WFES 2018 Events including Solar Expo, Energy Efficiency Expo and Energy Storage and Batteries Expo will showcase innovative solutions WFES 2018 will also include the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), which aims to match the world’s top “cleantech” entrepreneurs with investors to encourage technology that makes products and services more sustainable 10 December 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the top global event for advancing renewable energy and clean technology, will return to Abu Dhabi from 15-18 January 2018. Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the eleventh WFES will showcase and discuss solutions and innovations that will transform how energy is ......read more

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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

ADNOC Distribution Announces Reduction of Retail Price of Unsubsidised LPG for Month of May…

Abu Dhabi, 10 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution has announced a reduction of the retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of May 2017 in all service stations in the UAE. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new reduced retail price is as follows: AED 45 per 25lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 52; AED 90 per 50lb, reduced from the ......read more

Air Liquide Arabia starts up the Middle East's first hydrogen pipeline network in KSA…

Khobar, KSA, May 9, 2017:  Air Liquide Arabia (ALAR) announced today the startup of the Middle East’s first hydrogen pipeline network in the industrial city of Jubail, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia. Designed to transport large volumes of hydrogen to customers in both Jubail I and Jubail II, the network contributes to the development of the downstream industry, the optimization of ......read more

Tabreed's Q1 2017 Net Profit Increases by 19% to AED 75.4 Million…

  Khaled Al Qubaisi appointed Chairman of Tabreed’s Board of Directors May 9, 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading regional district cooling utility company, today released its 2017 first quarter (Q1) financial results. The Company’s performance benefited from the new connections made last year, in addition to over 20,000 ......read more

ENEC Announces Completion of Initial Construction Work for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant & ...…

-    ENEC completes handover of Unit 1 systems to KHNP for commissioning, marking end of initial construction activities for the first of four units of the Barakah Project  -    KHNP will lead the commissioning work of the first UAE-based APR-1400, as part of the scope of the 2009 Prime Contract  -    Federal regulatory approval from ......read more

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