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ENEC to Focus on Safety Culture at EmiratesSkills Abu Dhabi 2018…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is highlighting the importance of prioritizing health and safety, during its participation in the EmiratesSkills 2018 National Competition, held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 23 to 25 April 2018. ENEC is the official Health and Safety sponsor and exhibitor, emphasizing the importance of establishing a strong culture of safety in everyday life as well as in the workplace. Around 600 UAE Nationals will compete in the 2018 edition of the EmiratesSkills National Competition, which is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and the Head of the General Women’s Union. Participants will demonstrate their skills in 30 different categories in ......read more

Masdar and Costa Rican Electricity Institute to advance renewable energy development…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2018:  Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) and the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad, or ICE) have announced a collaboration to promote renewable energy development.  Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and Eugenia Gutierrez, Member of the Board and Director of ICE, signed a memorandum of understanding to share technical knowledge and project experience. The agreement aims to promote collaboration in utility-scale and off-grid power generation, floating solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, “smart cities” technology, and battery storage. The two companies also hope to offer advisory services to other Latin American and Caribbean countries on energy diversification.  Mohamed Jameel Al ......read more

Game Changing technologies take centre stage at Middle East Static Equipment Engineering & Maintenance Conference (ME Static)…

Featuring 75 per cent international visitors, 80 per cent decision makers and 65 per cent trade visitors, the event witnessed more than 200 visitors and over 150 delegates on the first day of the event The event witnessed participation from Saudi Council of Engineers, Sahara Petrochemicals Company, Orpic, Saudi Aramco, ADNOC Gas Processing and SABIC among many others United Arab Emirates, Dubai, April 24th 2018:   The oil and gas industry has long recognised the importance of understanding and influencing the role of innovation and technological advancements for static equipment.  As the equipment’s performance is key to increased profitability, experts who gathered at the Middle East Static Equipment Engineering & Maintenance Conference held at Waldorf Astoria on 24th April, discussed varied strategies ......read more

Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Marks Earth Day with New Report Release…

On the important occasion of Earth Day, GPCA is pleased to announce the release of the 4th Progress Report, highlighting a major increase in global efforts to prevent marine litter Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 April 2018 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region, today marks Earth Day with the release of the 4th Progress Report, highlighting a huge jump in projects worldwide to prevent marine litter from coming into our oceans. The report, which was released by the Global Plastics Alliance (GPA), a collaboration among plastics industry associations and other allied industries associations around the world, reveals that projects made under the “Global Declaration” for solutions on marine litter, have more than tripled to around 355 ......read more

Government of Ras Al Khaimah Makes Key Appointments to Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum Authority…

- Nishant Dighe Chief Executive Officer of RAKPA Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 19 April 2018:   After the recent announcement of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah appointing His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi as Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum Authority (“RAKPA”), Nishant Dighe is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of RAKPA. Nishant Dighe, also the Chief Executive Officer of RAK Gas, is appointed to RAKPA on an interim basis until completion of the award of the petroleum rights under RAK’s 2018 petroleum licensing round (“the Licensing Round”), at which time a permanent appointment will be made.  On 2 April 2018, the Government of Ras Al Khaimah announced the official launch of the Licensing Round and the establishment of RAKPA – the new regulator ......read more

Final Dome Structure Completed at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

    Construction of Reactor Containment Building Dome Structure for Unit 4 successfully completed; the final unit of the Barakah Plant     Unit 4 Reactor Coolant Loop (RCL) pipe welding and setting of key equipment also completed Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2018:  Reaching another milestone in the development of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed the Reactor Containment Building (RCB) dome for Unit 4, the final unit of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah region of Abu Dhabi. The Unit’s Reactor Coolant Loop (RCL) pipe welding, and the setting of key equipment have also been completed. The completion of Unit 4’s dome structure signifies the majority completion of the main ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum Signed Andaman I PSC in Indonesia…

Abu Dhabi, 09 April, 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for Andaman I, as awarded by the Government of Indonesia in the 2017 Indonesian Licence Round.  Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of the Andaman I PSC and a partner in the Andaman II PSC, operated by Premier Oil, which was also signed last week. The Andaman I and II PSCs are adjacent and located in the underexplored but proven North Sumatra basin offshore Aceh, a region that Mubadala Petroleum has been involved in since 2011 through joint study agreements.  The PSCs have the potential to unlock a new material gas play for domestic consumption in North Sumatra and indeed long term export to regional markets.   The work commitment for the Andaman I exploration block is to conduct sub surface ......read more

Global Renewable Generation Continues its Strong Growth, New IRENA Capacity Data Shows…

Sector adds record 167 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity, expands 8.3% in 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE, 07 April 2018:   By the end of 2017, global renewable generation capacity increased by 167 GW and reached 2,179 GW worldwide. This represents a yearly growth of around 8.3%, the average for seven straight years in a row, according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).  Renewable Capacity Statistics 2018 is the most comprehensive, up-to-date and accessible figures on renewable energy capacity statistics. It contains nearly 15,000 data points from more than 200 countries and territories.      “This latest data confirms that the global energy transition continues to move forward at a fast pace, thanks to rapidly falling prices, technology improvements and ......read more

Ensuring water security for future generations is the biggest challenge, says Suhail Al Mazrouei…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 3, 2018:  The biggest challenge for the UAE’s Minister of Energy and Industry is ensuring water security for the country’s future generations.  Speaking at the inaugural edition of the Global Leaders Forum, held in Dubai on April 3, 2018, His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei, the UAE’s Minister of Energy and Industry, said, “The UAE has already put in place a strategy to reduce water consumption. This is the priority for everyone to look at now for the sake of future generations.” “We need to stop taking any water from the ground water resources, especially for agricultural purposes. The current sources need to be replaced to increase the efficiency and keep it for the future generations,” he added.  The minister stressed on the ......read more

Government of Ras Al Khaimah Launches Petroleum Licensing Round…

Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 2 April 2018:  The Government of Ras Al Khaimah has announced the official launch of RAK’s 2018 petroleum licensing round (the “Licensing Round”) and the establishment of the new Ras Al Khaimah Petroleum Authority – the regulator responsible for the Licensing Round tendering process and ongoing management of petroleum rights.   These actions reflect the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, regarding the development of the Emirate and its natural resources. The Licensing Round is being supported by RAK’s national oil company, RAK Gas.  The Licensing Round offers seven contract areas, including four shallow water offshore blocks and three onshore blocks and covering almost the ......read more

Torresol Energy Celebrates Ten Years of Solar Thermal Power Generation…

Collaborative Masdar- and SENER-backed solar company has paved the way for the development of more efficient concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies Dubai,UAE, March 29, 2018: In the ten years since it was established through a collaboration between Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and SENER, the Spanish engineering and technology specialist, Torresol Energy has steadily pursued its mission to improve the competitiveness of large-scale concentrated solar power (CSP) plants. Since 2008, the 60/40 joint venture between SENER and Masdar has demonstrated that the technology behind its three plants in southern Spain (Gemasolar, Valle 1 and Valle 2) can deliver affordable, reliable, carbon-free energy straight to the electricity grid 24 hours a day. Gemasolar, located in Fuentes de Andalucia, is the ......read more

Gulf Oil Middle East partners with Al Naboodah Group Enterprises to enhance its UAE distribution network…

DUBAI – March 29, 2018:   Gulf Oil Middle East Ltd (GOMEL), a part of Hinduja Group and a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf Oil International Ltd (GOI), announced its strategic partnership with Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the leading conglomerates in the UAE. Under the agreement, ANGE will distribute Gulf Oil’s entire range of automotive and industrial lubricants in the UAE, in both B2B and B2C market segments.    Gulf Oil is an iconic global brand with presence in more than 110 countries, producing and marketing a comprehensive range of high quality automotive and industrial lubricants, greases and specialty chemicals. ANGE is among the most well-respected family-owned companies in the UAE, employing over 16,000 people and 47 nationalities.  Mr. Satyabrata Das, Chief Executive ......read more

ENEC Showcases Opportunities in the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at National Service Career Fair…

ENEC’s wide range of technical scholarships offer talented students the opportunity to develop nuclear-related skills and acquire hands-on experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 March 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its operating subsidiary Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) have offered a wide range of scholarships and showcased unique career opportunities to Emiratis at the National Service Career Fair, that took place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between 25 and 27 March 2018. ENEC and Nawah presented a wide range of scholarship courses for Higher Diplomas in a variety of fields, for those who are interested in pursuing a career in nuclear energy. The UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program offers an exciting, challenging and rewarding career.  National Service graduates ......read more

Masdar and Korea Energy Agency to explore renewable energy collaboration and investment…

  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 27 March 2018:  Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Korea Energy Agency (KEA) for renewable energy collaboration and investment between the Republic of Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Dr. Nam Hoon Kang, President and CEO of KEA, signed the MoU, which coincided with the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in’s four-day visit to the UAE and his first to the Middle East since his election last year.  Under the terms of the agreement, Masdar and KEA aim to establish a potential strategic partnership to encourage renewable energy investment in Korea and to develop a number of renewable energy projects using ......read more

Geopolitics lift oil and gold while hurting copper…

  US places $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods     Sanctions in focus on appointment of Iran hawk John Bolton     Crude oil trades higher, industrial metals retreat Dubai, UAE, March 25, 2018:   Global growth is in the crosshairs as the US and China square off in a trade war.  By Ole Hansen The geopolitical stage looks increasingly awful following President Trump's decision to slap tariffs on $50 billion of China-made goods. China immediately responded by targeting $3bn of US exports while contemplating additional retaliatory measures.  The appointments of Iran hawks to Trump's inner circle has further raised the risk of the US re-introducing sanctions against Iran no later than May 12. The two most recent appointments being Pompeo replacing ......read more

IRENA to Help Deliver Low-Carbon 2022 Winter Olympics in Zhangjiakou, China…

International Renewable Energy Agency to support Zhangjiakou, in Hebei Province,  become China’s first energy transition pilot city Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 March 2018:  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has today signed a co-operation agreement with the People’s Government of Hebei Province, China to provide the city of Zhangjiakou with a renewable energy roadmap that will support its ambition to deliver a low-carbon Winter Olympics in 2022. The agreement will also help the city become China’s first energy transition pilot city. As co-host of the Winter Olympics with Beijing, Zhangjiakou aims to generate 50 per cent of its power from renewable sources by 2020. The agreement, signed by IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin and the Governor of Hebei Province, Xu Qin, will ......read more

Masdar celebrates fifth anniversary of flagship Middle East solar energy project Shams 1…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 22, 2018:  Shams Power Company, the developer, owner and operator of the UAE’s first large-scale solar power project, Shams 1, is celebrating five years of uninterrupted electricity generation at the plant this month.  Located in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi’s western region, the 100 megawatt-capacity (MW) Shams 1 was the largest concentrated solar power plant in the world at the time of its inauguration in 2013 and the first plant of its kind in the Middle East & North Africa. It also represented the world’s largest financing transaction for a solar energy project. Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has an 80 per cent stake in Shams Power, while Total, the world’s fourth-ranked international oil & gas company, owns 20 per cent. Shams 1 uses ......read more

Pegaga Gas Development in Malaysia Approved…

Abu Dhabi, 21 March 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum and its partners PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PETRONAS Carigali) and Sarawak Shell Berhad have reached the Final Investment Decision for the Pegaga gas field development in Block SK 320, offshore Malaysia. The project will now proceed to the construction and installation stage. Mubadala Petroleum is Operator of Block SK 320 with 55 percent interest, PETRONAS Carigali holds 25 percent, and Sarawak Shell Berhad 20 percent interest respectively. Mubadala Petroleum and its partners are expected to invest in excess of USD 1 billion into the development with first gas expected by third quarter of 2021. Dr Bakheet Al Katheeri, CEO of Mubadala Petroleum, commented: “The Pegaga gas project is Mubadala Petroleum’s first development in Malaysia and represents an important ......read more

ABB records steady growth in the UAE…

Digitalization and clean energy integration transforming the energy landscape in the country Dubai, UAE, March 15, 2018:   ABB, the pioneering technology leader, has recorded steady and sustained growth in the United Arab Emirates in 2017.  “ABB is seeing profitable growth and a huge opportunity in this market as we are partners to both the energy and industrial revolution that is taking place in the country and around the world,” said Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director, ABB. The company has been a stable partner to the country’s development and is continuing to push boundaries by supporting the transformation of energy landscape.  Commenting on ABB’s four-decade history in the UAE, Mostafa Al Guezeri, Managing Director, said, “A land of endless possibilities is how the UAE ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Allocates AED64 Million for Two Renewable Energy Projects in Seychelles…

 Dual projects designed to enhance Seychelles' capacity to produce renewable energy from sustainable resources  ADFD-funded energy projects electrify thousands of homes in island nation Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 March, 2018:   Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced an allocation of AED64.2 million for the development of two projects in the Republic of Seychelles that will enhance the country's capacity to produce renewable energy from sustainable resources. Confirming the Fund’s support, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD signed two agreements, the first with His Excellency Didier Dogley, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change of the Seychelles, and the second with Philip Morin, CEO of the ......read more

Agreement signed in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni…

Mubadala Petroleum signs agreement with Italian company Eni to purchase interest in Shorouk Concession • Mubadala Petroleum acquires 10 percent interest in the Shorouk Concession in Egypt   Abu Dhabi, 12 March 2018:  Mubadala Petroleum and Italy’s Eni signed an agreement to purchase a 10 percent stake in the Egyptian Shorouk Concession. The signing ceremony was presided over by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy. The stake in the offshore Shorouk Concession encompasses the giant Zohr gas field located in the Mediterranean Sea.   The agreement was signed by HE Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing ......read more

Masdar to Install Rooftop Solar PV Systems at Khazna's Masdar City Facility…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 4 March 2018 –   Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, a subsidiary of the Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), today announced that it will install a 290-kilowatt (KW) solar photovoltaic (PV) system to serve the facility of Khazna Data Centres (Khazna) in Masdar City.  In the presence of Khaled Al Qubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace, Renewables and Information Communications Technology for Mubadala, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, and Hassan Al Naqbi, Chief Executive Officer of Khazna, signed a collaboration agreement on the project, aimed at further advancing Abu Dhabi’s reputation as a hub for renewable energy and clean technology.   Under the terms of the agreement, Masdar’s Energy Services unit will install a solar PV system ......read more

Henkel boasts strong sustainability record in 2017…

Sustainability performance improved once more  More than 50,000 employees serving as sustainability ambassadors Partnership launched to stop ocean plastic  Leading positions in international indices and ratings  Dubai, UAE, March 03, 2018:   “In 2017, we made clear progress in implementing our sustainability strategy and reaching our sustainability targets. We are proud of the fact that many international rating agencies have recognized our achievements with excellent ratings and have acknowledged Henkel as one of the world’s leading companies in the area of sustainability,” said Kathrin Menges, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Chair of Henkel’s Sustainability Council.    Creating sustainable value   Henkel aims to create sustainable ......read more

French Electricity expertise to be showcased once again this year at Middle East Electricity'…

Discover French innovations from March 6 to 8 at the French Pavilion, Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018:  Business France is once again presenting the world-class, innovative and dynamic French electricity sector via the French Pavilion at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition from the 6th to the 8th of March. As a key platform for the introduction of new products and services in the world of electricity, this flagship exhibition continues to be a springboard for French businesses looking to expand in the region. The exhibitors at the French Pavilion are geared to welcome the thousands of participants expected and to showcase their latest novelties.  France, one of the global leaders in the electricity industry (leading exporter in Europe), will showcase a diverse offering across the sector with ......read more

ENEC Appoints Peter Dietrich as Chief Nuclear Officer…

Mr. Dietrich brings more than 27 years of international nuclear industry experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 February 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has appointed Peter Dietrich as the Corporation’s Chief Nuclear Officer (CNO). Mr. Dietrich brings substantial international industry expertise from his 27-year career in the nuclear sector.  The position of ENEC CNO serves a strategic function to the organization in supporting the successful development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, including assessing the program plan for the delivery of Units 1 to 4 in adherence to the highest standards of nuclear safety and quality. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi ENEC CEO, said: “I welcome Peter to the executive team that is leading the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and I look forward to ......read more

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

The GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” ÇáÑæÇÏ)) will debut during the 12th Annual GPCA Forum in Dubai to recognize the pioneers of the Arabian Gulf chemical industry Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 November 2017:  The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) is proud to announce the launch of the GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award ......read more

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

Public forums key part of ongoing UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program educational and awareness campaigns led by ENEC Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 05 November 2017:  Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will host public forums at Baynounah Educational Complex in Al Dhafra region on Monday, 6 November, and at Zayed University Convention Centre, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, ......read more

Rock Wettability Research Breakthrough from Khalifa University of Science and Technology May Help ...…

Researchers from the University’s Masdar Institute Developed a Novel Quantum Mechanical Simulation Approach to Predict Carbonate Surface Wettability, which Enhances Understanding of Oil Reservoirs in the Region Abu Dhabi-UAE: 04 November, 2017:   A team of researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have proposed a quantum mechanical simulation technique to ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 November 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) celebrated Flag Day at its headquarters in Masdar City, and at the site of the Barakah Peaceful Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The activity comes in support of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s call ......read more

UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program one of the most diverse, multinational and multicultural ...…

Her Excellency, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi delivers special presentation on the role of women in the nuclear industry during the final day of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi, UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 1 November 2017:  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program was praised for ......read more

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

UAE nuclear energy leaders showcased to global industry audience the “The UAE’s Journey Towards Peaceful Nuclear Energy” at the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 1 November 2017:  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program was showcased as a role model ......read more

Jury Selects 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize Winners…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 Oct 2017:  The Jury of the Zayed Future Energy Prize convened to deliberate and select nine winners across its five categories today. The winners will be announced at the Prize awards ceremony on 15 January 2018 as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).   The Prize recognises notable work carried out by businesses and individuals through the large ......read more

Safety and Reliability of Nuclear Energy Discussed During Second Day of International Ministerial ...…

More than 700 delegates and nuclear energy experts attended the second day of the IAEA organized conference in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 October 2017:  Challenges in developing nuclear energy infrastructure, facilitating international cooperation, and the safety and reliability of nuclear energy were the key topics discussed during the second day of the ......read more

Nuclear energy drives global economic growth and sustainable development…

Crucial role of nuclear energy sector in meeting global energy demands and sustainable development goals highlighted at day one of International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 October 2017:  Nuclear energy drives global economic growth, supports sustainable development and is helping to meet ......read more

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

Statement by the United Arab Emirates  Delivered by H.E. Suhail Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy and Industry Mr. President, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. At the outset, I would like to welcome you to the United Arab Emirates and to this  special gathering here in Abu Dhabi to deliberate the future of nuclear energy and its contribution to sustainable ......read more

International Delegation witnesses significant progress at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 30 October 2017:  Leading nuclear energy experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and senior UAE officials visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi today, witnessing the significant progress being made across all four units. The delegation observed all of the key updates to the construction of the units which are being developed to ......read more

Upstream Companies Expect Shorter Time to Produce Oil and Gas Due to Digital Technology ...…

Almost two-thirds of upstream firms see the value digital technologies deliver as low oil prices linger, and the top risk of a lack of digital investment is becoming uncompetitive Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2017:   Faster and better decision-making and shorter time to first oil and gas top the list of expected benefits that digital technologies can drive for upstream oil and gas ......read more

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

Conference to raise awareness of the nuclear energy as an important and credible energy source for future generations   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 28 October 2017: Global nuclear energy experts and leaders are gathering in Abu Dhabi, on Monday, for the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century. Organized by the International Atomic Energy ......read more

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

Clean energy projects and experts shine at 19th annual WETEX exhibition as Executives take part in important sessions to discuss key renewable energy topics Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2017:  Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, was honoured this week with two Emirates Energy Awards during the 4th annual World Green Economy Summit (WGES), held in ......read more

The Sustainable City, Dubai, unveils first report on water and energy savings…

The Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community is living up to its creators’ ambitions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 October 2017:  The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, revealed the results of one year of monitoring at the city during WETEX 2017, which ran from 23rd to 25th October at the Dubai ......read more

Energy Matters: Boosting Energy Efficiency in Dubai Homes through Personalised Advice…

TAQATI - Dubai Energy Efficiency Program announces the successful completion of the pilot ‘Home Energy Advice Program’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22 2017:  Building on the momentum to improve energy efficiency in Dubai, TAQATI - Dubai Energy Efficiency Program announced the successful completion of the pilot ‘Home Energy Advice Program’. The program was ......read more

Leading UK advanced materials research centre to be named The Masdar Building…

Masdar’s funding towards Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre supports commitment of Abu Dhabi to promote knowledge economy  Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017:  A new research centre at the University of Manchester in England aimed at marketing products and technologies made from a “wonder material” known as graphene will be called The Masdar ......read more

Masdar welcomes Luxembourg royal delegation…

1. Luxembourg’s Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie, tour Masdar City one of the world’s most sustainable communities 2. Luxembourg’s Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie visit Yahsat Space Lab, located at Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 11, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Future Energy ......read more

Cooperation Agreement to Support Renewable Energy Projects in 16 Caribbean Island Countries…

US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund seeks to bring energy security to Caribbean region   The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund is one of the largest renewable energy initiatives in the Caribbean region  Abu Dhabi, UAE: 5 October, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has signed an agreement ......read more

ADNOC Distribution to Open More SMART Tag Installation Centres Supported by Mobile Units Across the ...…

Four SMART Tag installation centres already operating across the UAE Mobile units are also now carrying out installations for vehicle fleets  All ADNOC Distribution service stations to convert to SMART technology in Q2’2018  Abu Dhabi, 03 October, 2017:  As part of its ‘SMART Service Stations’ initiative and introduction of cashless ADNOC Wallet-linked ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Upgrades Information Technology Systems at its Vehicle Inspection Centers…

Abu Dhabi, 02 October 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the sole operator of light vehicle inspection centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is upgrading the information technology systems at its 21 centers across the emirate. The one-day upgrading operation will take place on Friday 6 October 2017. Consequently, service will be suspended that day at the four centers that usually operate on ......read more

Singapore's Trescorp to launch oil storage and bunker services in SOHAR.…

US$600 million deep-water terminal for 320,000dwt supertankers 45-hectare terminal will be on reclaimed land in SOHAR Port South  Two additional bunker licenses for SOHAR are in the pipeline Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2017:  In anticipation of the significant growth in petroleum trading in the GCC region, as well as growing demand for bunker services, Singapore-based Trescorp ......read more

ADNOC Distribution wins ‘UAE Superbrand' award for the fourth consecutive year…

Accolade recognizes company’s market-leading position as fuel and services provider Abu Dhabi, 25 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has received a ‘UAE Superbrand’ award for 2017. This marks the fourth consecutive year the company has achieved Superbrand status. Mohammed Al Zaabi, Acting ......read more

Technology not a Substitute for but a Value Add to Business…

Role of technology in education and sustainability in MENA region opens  Day 2’s discussions at the Third Sharjah FDI Forum Sharjah, 20 September 2017:  The UAE Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry Affairs, Ministry of Economy, HE Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh opened Day 2 of the Third Sharjah FDI Forum with promising remarks on the role foreign direct investments ......read more

ADNOC Distribution launches ‘Back-to-School' promotion…

Around 100 Oasis convenience stores to feature popular school products Abu Dhabi, 18 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has launched a ‘back-to-school’ promotion as part of a range of initiatives to help customers celebrate special events and holidays throughout the year. Around 100 Oasis ......read more

ENEC CEO Highlights Priorities of UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at WNA Symposium in London…

ENEC Executives amongst 600 nuclear energy professionals participating in World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, London, UK.  ENEC CEO, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, updates industry leaders on evolution of ENEC and the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 September 2017:  A senior delegation from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), led by ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Completes the Second Phase of the Officers City Service Station Expansion in Abu ...…

The 2nd phase upgrades the existing station infrastructure and installs new fuel pump technologies The final phase will involve adjunct facility providing 8 fuel pumps and 6 rental spaces for cafes and fast-food restaurants   Abu Dhabi, 16 September, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the leading operator of retail fueling services outlets in the UAE, today announced the completion ......read more

RAK Petroleum plc Releases Half-Year Financial Report for the Period Ended 30 June 2017…

Chairman’s Interim Report Dear Shareholders: On behalf of the Board of Directors of RAK Petroleum plc (the “Company”), I am pleased to present the Half-Year Financial Report for the period ending 30 June 2017. The Company’s fundamental objective is to generate significant total shareholder returns from investments in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on the ......read more

ADNOC Distribution expands international sales footprint…

ADNOC’s Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant to be sold in Ethiopia and Yemen Abu Dhabi, 13 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations and commercial fuelling services, has signed two agreements to sell its popular Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant in Ethiopia and Yemen. The new supply agreements with ......read more

UL and the GCC Laboratories Announce Joint Venture to Strengthen the Middle East's Renewable Energy ...…

Joint venture will operate as a UL and GCC Lab Company based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Partnership will combine resources, knowledge and expertise to expand services to the region’s renewable energy market. Dubai, September 11, 2017:  Global safety science organization, UL, has announced a joint venture with Saudi-based GCC Lab aimed at strengthening the Middle East’s ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Announces New Retail Price of Unsubsidized LPG for Month of September…

Abu Dhabi, 10 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced today the new retail price of unsubsidized LPG cylinders for the month of September 2017. As per the announcement that is made on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED55 per 25lb, and AED110 per 50lb.  Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: ......read more

ADNOC Distribution celebrates the opening of its 44th service station in Al Ain City…

Umm Ghafa station opening meets growing fuel and convenience store demand in Al Ain City ADNOC Distribution now has 362 retail service stations in the UAE  Abu Dhabi, 5 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of fuel service stations and convenience stores, has celebrated the opening of its 362nd station in the UAE.    The new ......read more

Ministerial Meeting Gathers in Italy to Scale-Up Geothermal Energy Worldwide…

Government and private sector leaders assemble to unlock geothermal’s 200GW of potential  Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 5 September 2017:  Leaders and ministers from more than 25 governments will meet in Florence, Italy on 11 September, to accelerate the global adoption of geothermal energy. The Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting represents the largest such ministerial ......read more

DowDuPont™ Merger Auccessfully Completed…

September 4, 2017 – DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) today announced the successful completion of the merger of equals between The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (“DuPont”), effective Aug. 31, 2017. The combined entity is operating as a holding company under the name “DowDuPont™” with three divisions – ......read more

Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Discusses Areas of Collaboration With Global ...…

Dr Mohammed Shaker shared his vision for the sector  UL presented its insight on the latest technologies and developments Collaboration on future projects will be aimed at helping improve the sector and the lives of the Egyptian people Abu Dhabi, 04 September 2017:  The Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy met with a global safety science firm to gain some valuable ......read more

Abu Dhabi Confirms Expanded Programme for World's Largest Oil and Gas Technical Conference…

ADIPEC Programme Will Include Downstream Industry for the First Time 900 Speakers Scheduled for More Than 200 Technical and Strategic Conference Sessions Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August 2017:  Organisers of the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), hosted by ADNOC, have confirmed the event’s technical conference, already the world’s ......read more

Empower pays tribute to Emirati women…

On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, Empower recognise the contribution of the nation's women in the development of UAE Dubai, UAE, 27 August 2017:  To commemorate the outstanding contributions of the country’s women, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), paid tribute to the Emirati women for their leading role and effective participation in national ......read more

Empower's ‘Smile at 24 degrees' campaign records saving of 5.2 per cent energy in the second month…

Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider announced energy savings of 5.2 per cent in the second month of its summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24 degrees’, compared to the same period last year.    “As the leading district cooling services provider, ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Networked Energy Services Announces Fourth Generation Smart Meter…

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

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

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

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

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

Gulf Petrochem Group Closes US$150m Financing Deal…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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