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Honeywell Announces Opening of Gas Detector Factory in Saudi Arabia…

• New facility will form part of Honeywell’s alignment to Saudi Vision 2030 and localization commitments, supporting economic diversification • Honeywell becomes the first international company to produce industrial gas detectors in Saudi Arabia     June 02, 2020 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a global technology leader, has today announced it will open a new facility for the production of gas detection devices in Saudi Arabia. The factory underscores Honeywell’s commitment to the In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program.   Established to accelerate Saudization, IKTVA’s aim is to achieve 70% localization of production and jobs by 2021 and act as a key enabler of Saudi Vision 2030. The new “Made in the Kingdom” Honeywell factory will support IKTVA’s localization ......read more

Trina Solar Recognized as a "Top Performer" Module Manufacturer for Sixth Consecutive Time…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 31, 2020:   Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), the world's leading PV and smart energy total solution provider, has been recognized as a "Top Performer" for outstanding product reliability and performance among global PV module manufacturers by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), the leading independent test laboratory for the global downstream solar industry.  The company is one of only two PV module manufacturers with worldwide reach to gain the recognition for the sixth consecutive time since the Top Performer designation was established. The recognition is based on the results of the Product Qualification Program (PQP), presented in the 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard issued by PVEL, following factory inspections that took place ......read more

MHPS Captures Global Gas Turbine Market Share Leadership Again…

-- Demand Surges for Advanced Class Gas Turbines --    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:   Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) ranks first in market share by megawatts for gas turbine orders in 2020 according to data obtained from McCoy Power Reports. First quarter global orders of 2,638 MW brought MHPS’ market share to 28.5 percent globally. This increase in gas turbine market share was largely responsible for worldwide order booking increasing 19.7 percent during MHPS’ fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. “The extremely competitive global gas turbine market has moved in our direction with a clear preference for our JAC gas turbines, which are more reliable than competitor’s gas turbines while providing record-setting fuel efficiency and output,” said Ken Kawai, ......read more

Reduced Demand for Global Oil Supply May Be Permanent…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Robert Minter, Investment Strategist at Aberdeen Standard Investments, explains the impact of the pandemic on the O&G sector worldwide and offers some predictions for the next 12 months.   Some stress had already begun to appear in the global oil markets at the turn of the year. The US and Europe were in the middle  of an unusually warm  winter, which reduced  energy demand. In the US, investors were prioritising capital discipline over production increases and had started raising interest rates for lower credit quality oil producers. But little evidence existed for the impending shock to demand that would dwarf all others.   The first cases of coronavirus occurred in early December but were not in sufficient scale to be noticed until six weeks later ......read more

ENEC CEO Addresses Global Energy Community During Atlantic Council Fireside Chat…

 H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of ENEC, sat down via video conference with Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, for a virtual fireside chat on COVID-19 and the future of the decarbonized global power system  H.E. Al Hammadi: ”Over 700 people are working on the Barakah plant project to meet the timeline”     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 09 May 2020:   His Excellency Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), recently sat down via video conference with Frederick Kempe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, during a virtual fireside chat on the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on energy systems, and the ......read more

Trina Solar Vertex Module Reaches 515.8W Power Output Reviewed by TÜV Rheinland…

The Vertex module sets new industry benchmark with its ultra-high power output   Dubai, UAE – 04 May 2020:   Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar" or the "Company") announced that its Vertex module is able to reach 515.8W power output, based on the test result by TÜV Rheinland’s independent evaluation. This is another major breakthrough and milestone after Trina Solar had commenced formal mass production of the Vertex pilot line on March 18 and the shipment of the first Vertex order on March 27. The Vertex is one of the first ultra-high power modules to be certified by international testing institutions. It has passed the TÜV Rheinland photovoltaic module IEC test and been granted both the IEC 61215 PV module performance standard and the IEC 61730 PV module safety ......read more

MHPS J-Series Gas Turbine Fleet Achieves One Million Commercial Operating Hours…

• Achieves world record reliability of 99.3% • Latest enhancement is the largest, most fuel-efficient gas turbine in operation anywhere in the world • 30% renewable hydrogen capable, with 100% capability in development       Dubai - UAE, May 4, 2020:   Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems’ (MHPS) J-Series gas turbine installed fleet today reached one million hours of commercial operation, nearly double that of similar sized gas turbines from competitors. This gas turbine series - the company’s largest and most advanced - leads the industry with reliable, efficient power generation and flexibility to meet new and higher standards for reduced carbon emissions. Introduced in 2011, the J-Series delivers an industry-leading overall reliability of 99.3%. The air-cooled JAC ......read more

Gulf Renewable Lab Receives Accreditation from GCC Accreditation Center…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 29, 2020:  Gulf Renewable Lab, a joint venture between global safety science organization UL and GCC Electrical Testing Laboratories (GCC Labs) has received accreditation by GCC Accreditation Center (GAC) in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017.   The recently inaugurated Gulf Renewables Lab met the technical competence requirements and management system requirements that are necessary for it to consistently deliver technically valid test results.   The laboratory received the accreditation as a result of successfully adhering to the general requirements for competence of testing and calibration laboratories set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and GAC.   The GRL laboratory, located in Dammam's Third Industrial ......read more

Commodity Weekly: Oil Bounces but Risk of Tank Tops Still Weighing…

While the US stock market, led by technology, healthcare and media, continues to send a signal that all is well you only have to look beneath the surface to find that it is not the case. Massive amounts of stimulus have found their way into the stock markets but not to the man on the street with unemployment rising and consumer confidence plummeting. These developments have put many government and health authorities under considerable pressure to reduce lock downs.  While some may be successful many are not yet ready and the impact on growth and demand will continue to deteriorate. These developments continue to be most visible across key commodities as they respond to demand more most other sectors. The table below shows the impact on key commodities since the Covid-19 pandemic became known outside of China. Growth and demand ......read more

BNC Network Press Release: USD 12.9 Billion Worth of Energy Projects were Awarded in the GCC in Q1 2020 Registering a 53% QoQ Hike…

BNC Network Energy Sector Drives Construction in Q1 2020 USD 12.9 billion worth of energy projects were awarded in the GCC in Q1 2020 registering a 53% QoQ hike     Key Highlights   • Oil & gas projects worth USD 7.3 billion were awarded across the GCC in Q1 2020 • USD 19.2 billion worth of urban construction projects were completed in the first quarter of 2020 • UAE construction sector leads Q1 2020 with 12.4 billion worth of new project announcements, 9.4 billion worth of contract awards and 18.4 billion worth of project completions      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:   The GCC construction market is estimated at USD 2.4 trillion, with over 23,000 active projects at the end of Q1 2020. BNC Network, the largest ......read more

Are you Seizing all the Digital Opportunities in your Oil and Gas Downstream Operations to Improve Profits?…

Written by: Georges El Mir, Vice President Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, Schneider Electric Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:   Oil prices have been declining since reaching a record of almost $150/barrel over a decade ago (yes, prices were that high). The price volatility has caused, and continues to cause, a lot of distress across the value chain, reducing both CAPEX and OPEX in almost all companies in this industry. We are in a vicious cycle when maintaining investment into the future is critical for innovation and sustainability, not just during the next few years but well into the next few decades. This volatility has further compounded the existing challenges, such as, an ageing workforce and increased environmental regulations.  How can refineries and petrochemical plants continue to sustain ......read more

Deloitte Middle East Point of View: Resilience in the Oil and Gas Industry…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 15, 2020:    The  increased oil production by Saudi Arabia and Russia combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, have precipitated a global economic slowdown that has left Oil and Gas companies wondering in which direction the industry is heading.  This is one of the topics discussed by Deloitte’s experts in the latest edition of the Deloitte Middle East Point of View: Stay calm and be prepared. In the spring 2020 issue of the magazine, Deloitte experts look at what actions organizations need to take to future-proof themselves from crises. In their article Building resilience, Bart Cornelissen, Energy, Resources and Industrials Leader and Yasmin Fansa, Manager, Monitor Deloitte, Middle East, say that: “The situation in the Oil and Gas industry has been further affected by ......read more

Trina Solar Vertex Modules Take Middle East Solar Market Into the Era of 500W+ Output…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar" or the "Company") has announced that it has signed a sales agreement with the Yemeni photovoltaic firm Al Raebi, to supply 6MW of Vertex series modules to high-efficiency distributed PV projects in the Middle East. The acquisition of the order signals the degree to which the Vertex series modules will lead the Middle East solar market into the era of 500W+ ultra-high power output, boosting the local application of photovoltaic clean energy. The Vertex series modules, with a conversion efficiency reaching 21%, boast power output exceeding 500W. The modules come in bifacial double-glass and back sheet versions, incorporating 210mm cells and integrating advanced three-piece, non-destructive cutting and high-density ......read more

Working From Home? Reduce Your Energy Bills With These Simple Hacks…

As many of us settle into a routine of working from home, companies have never been better prepared to take advantage of the technology now available to meet these new demands.    However, this greater flexibility in how we are working comes with drawbacks. To stay connected with our colleagues, remote working requires greater usage of electricity and energy, between plugging in our machines, using appliances more often, and the temptation for regular trips to the coffee machine or boiling water for a cup of tea.   This means we are using far more energy without realizing it, and in turn seeing our electricity bills rise. But there are some simple tips and tricks you can implement into your daily work at home routine that will help you use energy more efficiently and save money on your electricity bills in the ......read more

Schneider Electric Introduces Uniflair™ Rack Mounted Cooling Solution to Meet the Needs of Edge Computing…

• 3.5kW, 5U, DX based solution is designed for fast installation and servicing • Rack mounted design frees up IT floor space • Low maintenance requirements make Uniflair Rack Mounting Cooling ideal for edge computing and micro data center applications   March 11, 2020 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the introduction of its first rack mounted data center  cooling solution. The Uniflair Rack Mounted Cooling 3.5kW, DX solution addresses the escalating demand for rack-based cooling for micro data centers and edge computing where space can be at a premium.   Available globally, the new offer frees up valuable IT floor space by placing the IT cooling at the bottom of any IT rack. The solution can be integrated ......read more

UAE's Energy for Greater Efficiency Can Propel Region Towards a Sustainable Future, Industry Experts Tell Middle East Energy 2020…

Public and private sector efforts held up as benchmark during thought-leading session titled ‘Decarbonisation and Sustainable Development Goals’ ‘Expo site is a blueprint for future smart city’ - Markus Strohmeier, Siemens  Session told energy services companies (ESCO) in the Emirates have increased tenfold in past two years  Dubai, UAE: 04 March 2020: Greater focus on energy efficiency will help reduce costs and aid Middle East energy sector players meet the dual challenge of meeting growing demand for power while reducing carbon footprint, according to industry experts during a thought-provoking plenary session titled ‘Decarbonisation and Sustainable Development Goals’ on the sidelines of Middle East Energy 2020, the 45th edition of the global energy platform, which runs until March 5 ......read more

UAE Becomes First Peaceful Nuclear Operating Nation in Arab World…

• Safe Completion of Fuel Assembly Loading in Unit 1 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Marks the Start of Nuclear Operations for Electricity Generation • Certified Operators Begin Process to Gradually Produce Clean Electricity   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 March 2020: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced today that, following the successful completion of fuel assembly loading into Unit 1, the UAE has officially become a peaceful nuclear energy operating nation. The Nation also becomes the first country in the Arab World to achieve this status, joining a limited group of countries worldwide that have successfully developed the intellectual and infrastructural capacity to use nuclear energy to generate safe, clean, and reliable baseload electricity.    The milestone was achieved this ......read more

World's Power Sector Leaders Gather in Dubai for Mega Middle East Energy Meet…

Digitalisation and renewables will be front and centre across three days as Energy & Utilities Market Outlook report forecasts annual investment in renewable energy to top US $35 billion in MENA  Dubai, UAE: 02 March 2020: Power sector leaders have arrived in the UAE for this week’s mega Middle East Energy exhibition and probing conference series which begins a three-day run at the Dubai World Trade Centre tomorrow (March 3). Set against the background of an industry in the midst of major disruption and transformation, the show, previously known as Middle East Electricity, has attracted more than 1,100 exhibitors from more than 130 countries. Industry heavyweights will demonstrate breakthrough technologies that are changing the entire energy eco-system, with power capacity in the MENA region set for annual 6.4% ......read more

African Renewable Energy Sources Underused Says Kenyan Power Expert…

Continent to see increased focus on geothermal, wind, solar & biomass    Dubai, UAE: 01 March 2020: African’s rich renewable sources are being underused even though the continent aims to connect 60 million new households to electricity grids by 2030. The under-utilisation claim was made by Wnaguli Charles Wainaina, the Chief Procurement Officer of the Kenya Electricity Generating Co. Ltd ahead of his buying visit to Middle East Energy, the mega global power event, which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 3-5.   Mr Wataina, who is being hosted at Middle East Energy organised by Informa Markets, said recently the African power scene had undergone transformation to a more renewable focus but needed to boost efficiency of the approach.   “There has been a paradigm shift in ......read more

Schneider Electric Joins Cybersecurity Tech Accord…

• Largest-ever cybersecurity alliance advances industry collaboration to defend digital economy • Improves the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace in an increasingly digital world • Supports the commitment to an open, transparent and collaborative culture that focuses on people, processes and technology   February 27, 2020 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has joined the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a watershed agreement among its signatories to enhance the cybersecurity ecosystem and to defend the digital economy from cyberattacks.    The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a public commitment among 144 global companies to protect and empower civilians online and to improve the security, stability and resilience of ......read more

Middle East Gas Market Growing at Double the Rate of Global Energy Demand…

According to BCG’s report, the Middle East can deliver 8500 bcm of gas by 2030 marking the strongest growth in a decade Dubai, 23 February, 2020 : The natural gas market in the Middle East is experiencing a substantial growth phase, with its cost of supply remaining competitive in the long-term despite shale revolution. The recent report by Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG), Snam, and the International Gas Union (IGU) reveals that the Middle East and Asia-Pacific have demonstrated the strongest growth in gas demand the past ten years – growing at an average of 4.6% per year, double the rate of global primary energy demand. The Middle East can deliver approximately 8,500 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas with average breakeven prices of $2.5 per MMBtu [Million British Thermal Units] by 2030. While recent record low ......read more

Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division Celebrates an Award-Winning Year in 2019…

• The Secure Power Division captures more than 20 industry awards for leadership, solutions, and programs in 2019 • Industry analysts, trade publications and leadership groups among those recognizing Secure Power  • Division provides power and cooling solutions for data centers, distributed IT, and non-IT applications   BOSTON, MASS., FEBRUARY 13, 2020 –  Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced that its Secure Power Division received more than 20 awards across leadership, offers, and programs in 2019, leading the way in the data center and IT industries. In addition to the awards, a number of media, analysts and industry organizations recognized Secure Power with prestigious rankings. Most recently, independent technology ......read more

Digital Convergence of Power Management and Process Automation to Boost Oil and Gas Profitability…

This piece is co-authored by Chris Dartnell, President Oil and Gas, Industrial Automation Business at Schneider Electric and Shebin Jalal, Global Solution Architect, Oil and Gas, Industrial Automation Business at Schneider Electric    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2020:   Today, devices of all kinds across the Oil & Gas industry are equipped with intelligent sensors that gather data. Since these devices are connected, they send the data forward to a repository like the cloud, and the data is then correlated and analyzed on servers. The rapid output of that analysis enables better, faster process decisions that help cut costs and drive efficiencies. Consider the example of pump jacks in an oil field. Traditionally, oil companies would regularly schedule crew visits (every 6 months or so) to the ......read more

FANR Issues Operating License for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant…

- UAE is the first country in the Arab region to operate a nuclear power plant. - License issuance follows comprehensive review of Operating License Application submitted by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation on behalf of Nawah in 2015   17 February 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, has today issued the Operating License for Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant to the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) subsidiary responsible for operation of the nuclear power plant located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate in the United Arab Emirates.    The Operating License, with an estimated duration of 60 years, authorizes Nawah to commission and ......read more

Schneider Electric Adds New Features and PROFIBUS and PROFINET Compatibility to TeSys™ island Digital Load Management System…

• Application avatars set new ease-of-use standards for pump and conveyor environments.  • PROFIBUS and PROFINET protocol support now added to existing Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP compatibility for a wider range of applications. • Flexible load management now allows for autonomous operation mode.   Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced important additions to its versatile TeSys™ island digital load management system solution. When introduced, TeSys island redefined the way loads are managed and introduced unprecedented potential for efficiency in machine design, installation and service phases. TeSys island is a fully digitized and object-oriented load management system and an Industry 4.0 compliant data provider. With the availability ......read more

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24th World Energy Congress Poised to Attract Largest Attendance as Countdown Begins…

Abu Dhabi, Wednesday 28 August 2019:  With less than two weeks to go until the 24th World Energy Congress, the UAE Organizing Committee has today given an update on the number of delegates, ministers and exhibitors that will be attending the global event in Abu Dhabi. Taking place from September 9 to 12 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the prestigious event will see the ......read more

Unit 3 Transformers Energized at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Main Power Transformer and Gas Insulated Bus (GIB) safely and successfully energized at Unit 3 allowing the beginning of preparations for Hot Functional Test   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 August 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved another milestone in the construction of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, being built at the Al Dhafra region of ......read more

Empower's summer awareness campaigns, to create a safe environment for future generations…

Bin Shafar: “Customers can save in their district cooling service bill and tackle climate change through simple steps” Dubai, UAE, 18th August 2019:  As part of its continuous and solid approach and efforts to improve the performance of district cooling systems and make them more integrated, energy efficient and supporting for the rapid transition to a “green ......read more

US $859bn Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Projects Underway or Planned in the MENA Region as Global ...…

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE lead the way with strategic investments designed to maximize value and open up new revenue streams ADIPEC 2019 will be catalyst for robust oil and gas industry growth as companies forge new partnerships and tap into the emerging commercial opportunities investments are creating Abu Dhabi, UAE – 08 August 2019:  Oil, gas and petrochemical projects, ......read more

Empower awards network extension contract worth AED 25 million…

To meet the needs of major development projects in Dubai Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contract worth AED 25 million to extend its cooling service pipeline network in order to meet the needs of major development projects in Dubai. This extension work ......read more

RAKEZ partners with Smart4Power to reduce energy and water consumption by 38%…

through a retrofit initiative – “Among the highest achievements in the region for comprehensive retrofit projects”. At a signing ceremony, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAKEZ, signed an agreement to retrofit nine RAKEZ buildings and reduce energy and water consumption through a guaranteed savings contract. Ras Al Khaimah, 3 August 2019: Ras Al Khaimah ......read more

Tabreed reports solid results for the first half of 2019 with underlying net profit up 11%…

1 August, 2019 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based regional district cooling developer, released today its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2019. The company continues to meet the region’s growing demand for district cooling and delivers solid performance and growth.   Financial ......read more

Schneider Electric Extends Easy UPS 3M to 200 kVA, Delivering up to 99% Energy Efficiency in an ...…

Easy UPS 3 Series now extends from 10 to 200 kVA with new Easy UPS 3M 120, 160, and 200 kVA UPSs Easy UPS 3M offers small and medium business competitive specifications requiring lower capital investment Simple to install, use, and service Dubai, UAE - July 28, 2019 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced it has extended ......read more

Emicool receives two IDEA District Energy Awards marking 9thconsecutive year win…

More than dozen awards conferred during the last 9 years  Dubai, July 28, 2019:   Emirates District Cooling LLC [Emicool] – a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC has been conferred with its 9th consecutive IDEA District Energy Awards in two categories. A bronze each has been won under the “No ......read more

ADNOC and Pertamina Sign Comprehensive Strategic Framework in Oil and Gas Development…

Framework signed in the presence of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the President of Indonesia. ADNOC and Pertamina to explore opportunities for collaboration across the oil and gas value chain in the UAE, Indonesia and globally.  Projects under consideration include potential new investments in upstream, refining, petrochemicals, LNG, LPG, aviation fuel and fuel retail, as well as ......read more

Oil and Gas industry's digital transformation fast tracked as Middle East energy companies seek ...…

Investment in AI, big data and analytics could cut capital expenditure by 20 percent and add $300 billion a year to offshore cash flows by 2025  Digital innovation to drive unprecedented era of oil and gas productivity as global energy demand continues to rise   ADIPEC 2019 to bring together industry thought leaders to explore the nexus between break though technologies and ......read more

ENOC Group launches ‘ENOCBlue' diesel exhaust fluid…

ENOCBlue is a Euro 4 and above regulated product that reduces harmful emissions, especially from heavy duty vehicles, by up to 90 per cent Product mandated by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), UAE’s flagbearer for excellence and quality   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 July, 2019: ENOC Group recently launched ENOCBlue, a diesel exhaust fluid ......read more

EY collaborates with the World Energy Council on innovation in energy…

Platinum sponsorship deal announced for the 24th World Energy Congress Abu Dhabi, 22 July 2019:  The World Energy Council has announced their collaboration with EY on the topic of innovation in energy and their platinum sponsorship of the 24th World Energy Congress, to be held between 9-12 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi. EY will play an integral role by offering insight and thought ......read more

ENEC highlights benefits of peaceful nuclear energy during participation in the Liwa Date Festival ...…

ENEC, the Community Sponsor, welcomes significant number of visitors to its pavilion at Liwa Date Festival.   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 21 July 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is the Community Sponsor of the Liwa Date Festival 2019. The event is taking place from 17 to 27 July 2019 in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, UAE.   The Festival is held under the ......read more

Empower: District cooling is environmentally-friendly and saves energy…

Dubai, UAE, 17th July 2019: In light of the urban expansion and the major developments in the construction sector, especially in the GCC, the gradual rise in temperature has become a challenge during the last hundred to two hundred years due to greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide and many other types of gases. As a result, the United Nations (UN) began to adopt and promote a culture of ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum to farmout a 20% participating interest in both the Andaman I and South Andaman ...…

Abu Dhabi, 17 July, 2019:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed an agreement with Premier Oil to farmout a 20 percent participating interest in each of the Andaman I and South Andaman Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs). Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of both the Andaman I and adjacent South Andaman PSCs.  Completion of the transaction is subject to ......read more

New National Poll Reveals Continuously High Levels of Trust and Support for UAE Peaceful Nuclear ...…

National poll on nuclear energy in the UAE highlights some of the highest favorability rates for nuclear energy in the world The national poll conducted by the independent global market research company Nielsen shows the increase of awareness of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program by seven percent    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2019: A new national poll on nuclear ......read more

Schneider Electric's Biggest Engineer-to-Order Factory in Asia Utilizes IIoT Technology and ...…

• Schneider Electric’s factory in Cikarang, Indonesia, is the showcase for the integration of industrial automation systems and renewable energy utilization  • The Engineer-to-Order factory demonstrates quantifiable and real-time benefits while protecting the environment -- improvements in energy efficiency and productivity by up to 15%; reduction in time and costs, and ......read more

FANR Certifies ENEC's First group of UAE National Nuclear Reactor Operators…

A Major Milestone in the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme Certification is part of Operational Readiness which is a key requirement of the Operating License Application FANR is currently in the final stage of reviewing the Operating License Application for Units 1  of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant   08 July 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal ......read more

Empower successfully renewed ISO27001:2013 certificate…

Dubai, UAE, 7th July 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, achieved the highest internationally recognised safety standard in the protection of customer information since 2014. Safety and information security have become the foundation of successful and safe business services due to scientific progress and high ......read more

Schneider Electric's Batam Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Fourth ...…

• The factory in Batam, Indonesia, is the third Schneider Electric Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as advanced manufacturing sites • Schneider Electric's Smart Factory Program has launched nine showcase factories around the world, demystifying digital transformation for industry • EcoStruxureTM solutions, the foundation of Schneider Electric's ......read more

ADNOC's Al Dhafra Petroleum Joint Venture Celebrates First Oil Production from Haliba Field…

Leading government delegation from South Korea arrive in the UAE to mark the success of Haliba Al Dhafra Petroleum is a joint venture between ADNOC and South Korea’s KNOC and GS Energy Haliba is a building block of ADNOC’s oil production capacity growth to 4 million bpd by the end of 2020 and demonstrates ADNOC’s ambition to unlock and maximize value from all of Abu ......read more

EWEC invites bids for one of the world's largest solar plants to be located in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi, 03 July, 2019: Emirates Water and Electricity Company PJSC (EWEC), the UAE’s leading procurer of water and electricity, has issued a Tender for the construction and development of a new 2,000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project to be located at Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi. The new project forms part of a series of projects approved by the higher Committee for the Water and ......read more

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources signs a contract announcing major ...…

Saudi Arabia’s pavilion will be the largest country pavilion at this year’s World Energy Congress, held 9 – 12 September.   Abu Dhabi, 3 July 2019:  The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will have a large presence at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi after signing a major contract with the Organizing Committee today.   More than 20 organizations from ......read more

Empower guides customers to avoid disruption of service during summer…

Dubai, UAE, 3rd July 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, offered its customers a set of guidelines to avoid service interruption during summer, and to enjoy a refreshing summer. Through this, Empower aims to increase customer satisfaction by providing the best services and solutions in the cooling ......read more

Liberty completes landmark acquisition of European ArcelorMittal steel assets…

Deal catapults Liberty into top 10 steel producers globally excluding China 1 July 2019 - Dubai, UAE Liberty Steel, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, today completed the acquisition of seven major steelworks and five service centres across seven European countries from ArcelorMittal.  The €740 million deal makes Liberty Steel one of the top ten producers ......read more

Emirates Water and Electricity Company appoints Othman Al Ali as Chief Executive Officer…

Abu Dhabi, 26 June, 2019:   Othman Al Ali has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and providing of power and water across the UAE.  Othman joins from the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA), where he was Chief Financial Officer. He has almost two ......read more

Nawah Energy Company signs Long-term Maintenance Service Agreement with KHNP & KPS…

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power and KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering Co. will provide services to support Nawah Energy Company in maintaining the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant   24 June 2019 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary created by Joint Venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power ......read more

Nawah Energy Company signs Maintenance Service Agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & ...…

Doosan Heavy Industries to provide maintenance services for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant 24 June 2019 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary created by Joint Venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, has signed a Maintenance Service ......read more

Castrol's latest initiative is designed to ensure that everything keeps running smoothly…

June 24, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Just like other critical spare parts, your vehicle depends on top quality engine oil to keep it running smoothly and ensure that its engine is properly protected. That’s why Castrol, the world leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils, greases and related services to automotive, industrial, marine, aviation, oil exploration ......read more

Schneider Electric Improves Flexibility & Energy Savings with Extended Line of PowerLogic EM4200 ...…

• Offer maximum versatility, flexibility and ease of installation for most retrofit applications • Easily integrate with EcoStruxure Power and Energy Management solutions and building management system software to help building managers improve energy efficiency and savings   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in ......read more

Refinitiv Oil Research: Tanker Attacks off Gulf of Oman on 13 June 2019…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:  Refinitiv Oil Research received reports of a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, about 56 NM East of Fujairah. This was later confirmed through various sources including the managers of the vessels in question. The two tankers are identified as the “FRONT ALTAIR” managed by Frontline and the “KOKUKA ......read more

Schneider Electric and Navigant Research Create Blueprint to Resilience through Municipal ...…

 Schneider Electric and Navigant Research release new analysis on how California can upgrade critical energy infrastructure through Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solutions  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today released new analysis on the role of microgrids to ......read more

Industry 4.0 is Shaping the Future of Sustainable Business Operations…

June 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Industry 4.0 is the intelligence behind the maximum efficiency of tomorrow’s world. But how does collecting data today help businesses stay sustainable while predicting what will happen tomorrow?  The Middle East and Africa market for augmented and virtual reality is expected to grow to $6 billion by 2020, according to the International Data ......read more

Empower takes part in the Annual Partners' Forum for ‘District Energy in Cities' at Copenhagen…

Ahmad Bin Shafar: The meeting acts as a platform that highlights Dubai’s success in district cooling Dubai, UAE, 13th June 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, is taking part in the 5th Annual Partners’ Forum, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) for its ......read more

Electricity Most Searched Fuel Energy Term Online in UAE…

Solar in top 5, while methanol fastest-growing fuel energy term in UAE in online search   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:   UAE residents are showing increasing interest in methanol and biodiesel as energy resources, with significant online search growth during the past three years, according to a recent report from SEMrush – the award-winning online digital ......read more

Italian energy sector to bring expertise to 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  11 June 2019:   The Italian energy sector looks set to play a key part in European participation at the 24th World Energy Congress, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 9-12 September, following today’s visit to the country by the leadership of the Congress Organising Committee.  Earlier today, H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Chairman ......read more

Lukoil Marine Lubricants strengthens its collaboration with KOTC…

After three successful years, Lukoil Marine Lubricants will once again supply Kuwait Oil Tanker Company’s full fleet of various tanker vessels  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Dubai-based subsidiary of LUKOIL, Lukoil Marine Lubricants (Lukoil), has reached a renewal agreement with the subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait Oil Tanker Company ......read more

Empower launches summer campaign to reduce district cooling consumption for the 6th year running…

Dubai, UAE, 09 June 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced the launch of its summer campaign, under the slogan ‘Switch to 24°C and save more’. The campaign runs from June till end of summer. This is part of Empower’s efforts to support sustainability and deliver environmentally ......read more

UPS Makes Largest Purchase of Renewable Natural Gas Ever in the U.S.…

• Seven-Year 170 Million Gallon Equivalents Purchase from Clean Energy Fuels Corp.  • Will Reduce GHG Emissions by More than 1 Million Metric Tons   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   today announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. ......read more

ENOC announces ambitious plans to strengthen its retail and service station network by 2020…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019:   ENOC Group has announced ambitious plans to strengthen its retail and service station network by 2020 to meet the requirements of Expo 2020 Dubai.  ENOC Group will further expand its retail network to 191 from its current 129 service stations across the UAE in the lead up to Expo 2020 Dubai as its Official Integrated Energy Partner. ......read more

Empower: Artificial Intelligence pushes the district cooling sector forward…

Bin Shafar: AI based district cooling mechanism increases efficiency and leads to more reduction in energy consumption Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, stated that the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in district cooling systems helps to improve the ......read more

Schneider Electric's Cutting-Edge Technology for Gas Grid Management Goes Live at Gasunie…

• Gasunie manages its high-grade gas grid using innovative Schneider Electric’s Advanced Gas Management System (AGMS) software • The AGMS software serves as a modern, sophisticated and smart SCADA + Grid Management platform for natural gas grid management • It is built with the joint effort of Gasunie and Schneider Electric and relies on EcoStruxture ADMS proven ......read more

Schneider Electric leads the transition to energy efficient and sustainable future while propelling ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019:   Every year, companies spend more than $450 billion on energy and sustainability initiatives while 63% of Fortune 100 companies have set clean energy targets. That’s a clear indication that companies recognize the positive benefits these efforts bring. There is ample proof to validate the same. Organizations that actively manage for ......read more

Etihad ESCO signs Contracts with Sharaf Electronics to retrofit 15,000 Light Fixtures…

The Lighting Retrofit Project to generate AED 5 million annual savings UAE, 16 May 2019 – Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) announced the signing of an agreement with Sharaf Electronics for the implementation of the lighting retrofit project at three terminals of Dubai Airport. The project will replace over 15,000 outdoor and indoor lights with latest energy saving LED lights, ......read more

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy expands role in Middle East water sector…

Agreements in Egypt and Bahrain open up new markets for company Follows recent contract wins in Saudi Arabia and Kenya   May 12, 2019:  Abdul Latif Jameel Energy has stepped up its active participation in the Middle East’s water sector with two agreements expanding its presence in Egypt and Bahrain.    Almar Water Solutions, Abdul Latif Jameel ......read more

Schneider Electric Affirms Role in Strengthening Digital Trust by Joining the Cybersecurity ...…

Affirms openness and advocacy for securing the digital economy and strengthening cybersecurity policies and laws to benefit customers, partners, and its extended ecosystem  Advances digital trust in our hyper-connected world by prioritizing cybersecurity practices that address digital risk  Improves how customers secure and protect digital infrastructure while complying with international ......read more

Empower completes periodic maintenance of cooling plants to welcome summer…

Dubai, UAE, 1st May 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced its readiness for summer, with the latest global technologies; to meet the growing demand for district cooling services in Dubai during the summer. The company usually launches summer campaigns to raise awareness among customers, and ......read more

Empower's district cooling system supports the growth of hospitality sector in Dubai…

Provides cooling services for more than 17% of hotels in Dubai Help to build a green economy and achieve sustainable development Ahmad Bin Shafar: “The steady growth in Dubai’s hospitality industry is a clear indication that this sector needs to adopt district cooling systems to be an active partner in promoting sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. ” Dubai, ......read more

FANR Nuclear Technology Portal (NuTech) integrates with Abu Dhabi Customs (Dhabi System)…

- Fully integrated with Abu Dhabi General Administration of Customs, FANR NuTech Portal is the first of its kind in the UAE   - FANR NuTech Portal reduces approval time for clearing of shipments from customs by 80%     28 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the nuclear regulator in the UAE, has developed ......read more

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