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Regional Lighting Market Continues to Shine as Leading Global Player's Line Up for Light Middle East 2017…

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 trade, networking and business generating event for the lighting design and technology industry in the region, Light Middle East returns to Dubai later this year, larger and more representative than ever before. Organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East, are expecting the show to open at least 10% larger than the previous edition in terms of both area and number of exhibitors, underlining the increasing appeal of the region to global ......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 on air conditioning equipment in homes and offices around the city. DC PRO Engineering’s Christopher El Khouri provides six tips to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and keep bills down during the summer - and keep the environment happy.    Reduce electrical consumption in peak load hours (14:30-15:30). Daily summer temperatures are highest between 14.30 and 15.30. Consequently, air conditioning equipment consumes much ......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 UAE.  Located on Martyrs Street near the area of Dibba Al Hosn, the service station consists of five islands with 8 dispensers offering E-Plus 91, Special 95, Super 98 and Green Diesel. The station has sufficient fuelling capacity to serve 16 vehicles simultaneously. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: "The new Seah Al Saram service station further expands our comprehensive service station network ......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 quality and safety standards  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 08 July 2017:  His Excellency Dr. Saif Al Seiari, Acting Director General, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), as well as senior leaders from ADWEA were hosted by ENEC’s Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Al Hammadi, and executive management, during a visit to the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. The delegation was given a tour of Unit 1, which is now in the ......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 comprehensive service station network, has announced the further consolidation of its presence in the Emirate with the opening of Al Meedan Service Station.    Located on Al Zahra Street adjacent to Government House Square in Sharjah, the new facility is part of the company’s continuous commitment to meet the growing demand for its high-quality products and services across the UAE.    The latest addition to ......read more

Empower and partners of the UN initiative “District Energy in Cities” sign Global Cooperation Agreement at International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Conference in USA…

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 (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider and a member of the Board of Directors of International District Energy Association(IDEA); and partners of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) District Energy in Cities Initiative, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), a Global Cooperation Agreement at the 108th IDEA Annual Conference & Tradeshow held in Scottsdale, U.S.A, from 26 to 29 June ......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, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group, GAC Fujairah worked in close cooperation with the Middle East Regional Office in Dubai and GAC Singapore to secure the deal. Under the contract, the GAC team is set to handle approximately 450 jobs a year, a figure which is likely to grow as the KOTC fleet expands. This is the third time GAC Fujairah is appointed by KOTC to provide husbandry services to its vessels. A KOTC senior management ......read more

Empower Presents Best Practices and Innovations at International District Energy Association's (IDEA) Annual Conference & Tradeshow in United States…

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 innovations at the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) 108th Annual Conference & Tradeshow held in Scottsdale, USA,from26 to 29 June2017.    “District Cooling has emerged as one of the best solutions to meet energy efficiency needs in response to global warming. The UAE has made considerable progress in this field and it was a pleasure to share and exchange some of the best practices and innovations ......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 around-clock conventional refueling services of fuel; E-Plus 91, special 95 and Super 98 as well as Green Diesel. In the future, the station will add natural gas for vehicles (NGV) facilities. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: "The opening of these two new service stations represents the latest stage in ADNOC Distribution’s overall expansion strategy aimed at meeting growing energy ......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 annual iftar.  Engineers at InSinkErator have identified that a 10 watt LED lightbulb could be powered for 17 hours by one pound of food. The conclusion is that by putting food waste directly into a digester or using disposers to divert food waste from landfills to advanced wastewater treatment plants is not only environmentally responsible but also makes commercial sense. In a system where biogas is captured for energy and the bio-solid ......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 stay-up-to date with ADNOC Distribution’s latest facilities and information. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “We are delighted to offer an improved user-friendly design and an expanded range of useful functionalities through our upgraded app. We have focused on ease of use for our customers and have introduced an online account management facility for ADNOC Smart and Rahal ......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 representing the ICT industry in the region, including local operators Etisalat and du, as well as regional players including STC and Vodafone. The event also saw the participation of policy makers, regional authorities and industry analysts.  The Summit highlighted topics include the road to smart ICT facilities, reducing operating expenditure (OPEX), solar energy applications in the ICT industry and ways to a green, connected ......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 terms, GEM CEO Ahmed Essa Hareb Al Falahi said: “The seven year facility is the first deal between GEM and Dubai Islamic Bank, the closing of this agreement is part of a long-term relationship with the bank as we look to extend our association. Providing custom-made services will assist the company to meet objectives to provide safe, high quality and economical operation of vessels and optimise shareholder value as well the purchase of 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 team who form part of Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division.  Petrofac will support KOC in reviewing and updating its competency systems and will develop and deliver technical training programmes to enhance the capability of its operations and maintenance personnel.   Karim Osseiran, Vice President, Training Services, Engineering & Production Services, East said: “This is a highly innovative, ......read more

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Commends Russia's Role in the Development of the Global Nuclear Power Generation Market and Non-Energy Peaceful Nuclear Applications…

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 visit, Mr. Amano expressed his high opinion of the Leningrad BPP’s safety systems, commenting that the new power unit comes originally equipped with additional protection systems compared to earlier projects. ‘The VVER-1200 unit’s multi-level produces a very powerful impression – in the event one system fails, another comes into effect, which is very correctly done,’ Mr. Amano noted. Earlier, on June 1, Mr. Amano ......read more

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

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 was led by Dr. Eassa Al Bastaki, chairman of the technical committee, in addition to the committee members, Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emirates GBC, Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson of the Emirates Environmental Group, Taher Diab, Secretary General of EEA, technical committee coordinator among other assessors experts. Members of the committee reviewed during the meeting the applications received by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to participate ......read more

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

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 will be running for three months and it aims to reduce the energy consumption through optimal temperature setting, which will help to save the environment, energy, future for the generations to come, as well as save on energy bills. To put simple ideas into action, Empower ran a pre-summer preparation campaign titled ‘8 Step Summer Campaign’ to  ensure accuracy, efficiency and reliability of the usage of district cooling ......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 contract delivery Petrofac has undertaken on behalf of PDO. Future projects undertaken through the FA will be supported by Petrofac’s Muscat office for technical delivery and to ensure sustainable in-country value is generated.   Craig Muir, Group Managing Director, Engineering and Production Services, Petrofac said: “This is a landmark agreement between our two companies and marks a new level of collaboration between PDO and ......read more

A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute Launches, with the Aim of Helping GCC Governments and Business Leaders Navigate a Rapidly Changing Energy Landscape…

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 increased pressure to combat climate change and keep global warming below the 2o target, says A.T. Kearney.    “UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait offer large opportunities for the advancement of sustainable energy projects,” commented Kurt Oswald, lead partner of the A.T. Kearney Utilities Practice in the Middle East and board member of the A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute.   The UAE has taken huge strides and made ......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 Emirates NBD (ENBD) bank’s ATMs and CDMs across the country. The new service is part of wider customer relation management (CRM) initiatives now being implemented by Empower. The new service will allow Empower’s more than 65,000 customers to perform almost all the activities related to their district cooling consumption bills, such as viewing the outstanding amount, statements, making payments and getting a receipt at ENBD’s ......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 Dubai. The expansion of NICEIC’s services comes after the introduction of Dubai’s new fire code in January 2017, which mandates third party independent inspections, strict accountability and a number of fines for non-compliance or a breach of standards.  Electrical faults are the most common cause of fire across the GCC. A study by Dubai Statistics Centre revealed 22% of fires between 2011 and 2013 were caused by electrical faults ......read more

Schneider Electric Announces EcoStruxure Power, Redefines Power Distribution with Unparalleled Efficiency and Reliability Gains…

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 buildings Dubai, UAE – June 05, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the introduction of EcoStruxure Power, a digital architecture for energy management in buildings that delivers significantly enhanced value to professionals in the power industry, including contractors, consulting engineers, panel builders and their end customers. With open integration, real-time ......read more

Empower Focuses on ‘Supporting Implementation' at 3rd Annual Partners Meeting of the ‘Global District Energy in Cities' Initiative in Paris…

  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 district cooling services provider, participated in the 3rd Annual Partners Meeting of the ‘Global District Energy in Cities’ initiative by United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), which was held on 30thMay, at United Nations (UN) Environment offices in Paris. In the presence of Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, the 3rd Annual Partners Meeting focused on ‘Supporting Implementation’ at various cities. In addition, ......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 of Abu Dhabi and the Ras Al Khaimah Marine service station - a land and marine service station in Ras Al Khaimah. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: "The opening of these two new service stations represents the latest stage in ADNOC Distribution’s overall expansion strategy aimed at meeting growing energy demand from various sectors in the UAE.” "Since the beginning of ......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 manufacturer  Brings together industry’s broadest portfolio in one architecture to deliver end-to-end operational efficiency with more dynamic control for better business results  Dubai, UAE – May 31, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced a significant step forward in its ability to help its industrial customers remove complexity, leverage open technology and experience ......read more

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Jordan to host major Energy Summit under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II…

The audience is expected to surpass last year with attendees coming from 45 countries making Jordan a focal point for the energy industry in the region and throughout JIES delegates are able to interact and engage in purposeful meetings AMMAN, Jordan, February 1, 2017:  On 2-3 April 2017, Jordan will host the 3rd Jordan International Energy Summit (JIES) (www.JIES-Summit.com) under the ......read more

ENGIE awarded the Fadhili Independent Power Project in Saudi Arabia…

Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  ENGIE has been awarded the contract and achieved financial closing for the greenfield Fadhili independent power project (IPP) in Saudi Arabia, the most efficient cogeneration plant in the country.  Located in the east of Saudi Arabia, 50 kilometers northwest of Jubail Industrial City, the Fadhili project is a combined cycled gas power plant with a ......read more

Etihad ESCO Submits Tender for Largest Rooftop Solar PV Project in the Region…

The entity will provide energy efficiency solutions to over 600 villas built under the Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan Dubai, United Arab Emirates- Etihad ESCO, the leading energy management services provider established by DEWA, has submitted a tender for the largest rooftop solar PV project in the region. Etihad ESCO will design and install the most comprehensive energy efficiency ......read more

ADNOC Signs Agreement For 5.86m Barrels Strategic Crude Oil Reserve in India…

Agreement exchanged in presence of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and India’s PM Narendra Modi  Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 26, 2016:  In the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and ......read more

ONGC Adds 10-15 Years Life to Existing Offshore Assets with Bentley SACS…

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) started its hunt for “Black Gold” in Indian waters in 1976 and is currently operating more than 265 offshore fixed jacket platforms in water depths ranging from 25 to 90 meters. Most of these platforms had a 25-year design life, with many of them having already outlived this milestone and many more approaching it. Additionally, modifications on ......read more

CMCS introduces Executive Training Program for Project Management Office…

UAE, January 25, 2017- Collaboration Management & Control Solutions (CMCS), the leading in Project Management Information Systems, has introduced an Executive Training Program for Project Management Offices (PMOs) in the UAE. The move is in line with the UAE Government’s announcement to launch a project for training and certifying over 500 public sector employees who are managing ......read more

Empower successfully concludes its participation in "World Future Energy Summit"…

H.E Bin Shafar: "Empower boosted cooperation with many international energy companies at the summit" Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 January 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, successfully concluded its participation in the 10th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week ......read more

Saudi deficit set to narrow as oil prices rise…

Fisch Asset Management: Energy sector faces challenges but reasons for optimism in Saudi Arabia Despite World Future Energy Summit focus on Saudi diversification, oil revenues remain at heart of economic growth Proposed IPO of Saudi Aramco could see leverage up to a maximum of 2.5x and qualify for a rating in line with the sovereign I-CV issues independent ratings of A for UAE’s ......read more

ADNOC and Masdar's Carbon Capture Facility Holds Key to Limiting Industrial CO2 Emissions…

Abu Dhabi leads region in successful Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 21, 2017:  The world must recognise the increasingly important role Carbon Capture and Storage’ (CCS) can play in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions, the World Future Summit (WFES) has been told. CCS operations like Al-Reyadah, the joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Empower participates in World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi…

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

ADNOC to Improve Energy Efficiency by 10% by 2020…

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

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

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

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

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

Astana EXPO 2017 Takes Part in World Future Energy Summit…

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

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

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

International Water Summit to Put Focus on Clean Energy Desalination…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Siemens brings digital future experience to WFES…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Altaaqa Global Achieves ISO Recognition for Energy Performance…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Celebrates 2nd Barakah Excellence Awards…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADNOC Distribution Opens Three New Service Stations in Sharjah…

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

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

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

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