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Wintershall: Oil and gas production at record level…

Wintershall continues on growth course Robust portfolio ensures profitability Positive free cash flow despite low prices  Kassel / Abu Dhabi, March 23, 2017:  Wintershall is on a growth course despite the difficult conditions in the industry and attained an historic level of production in 2016 of 165 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE). This means the company has increased its oil and gas production in the last ten years by around 50 percent. At the same time, Wintershall more than doubled its commercially recoverable oil and gas reserves in the same period from 814 million BOE to 1.62 billion BOE. “Solid foundations for further profitable growth in future too,” CEO Mario Mehren said at the company’s annual press conference and announced that the company would continue on its long-term growth ......read more

New Quality Benchmark Set During Construction of Unit 3 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Reactor Coolant Loop (RCL) pipe welding completed, establishing new quality benchmark for global industry Concrete pouring for containment building dome structure successfully completed  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 March 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed the welding of Reactor Coolant Loop piping and the Reactor Containment Building (RCB) dome structure for Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.  The completion of pipe welding for the Reactor Coolant Loop has set a new global benchmark for quality in pipe welding, and the RCB dome structure marks the completion of the major construction activities for the building which houses the main components. These achievements mark another set of safe and on-time milestones in the construction of Unit 3, which is now 69 ......read more

EDF Group joins Masdar-led consortium developing Phase 3 of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; March 22, 2017:  EDF Group, via its subsidiary EDF Energies Nouvelles, a market leader in renewable energy electricity, has joined the Masdar-led consortium developing the 800-megawatt (MW) third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The agreement formalising the company’s entry into the consortium was signed today by Jean-Bernard Levy, Chairman and CEO of EDF Group, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company.  His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), His Excellency Michel Miraillet, Ambassador of France to the UAE, and Antoine Cahuzac, Group Senior Executive Vice President for Renewable Energies at EDF Group and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EDF Energies ......read more

The Countdown is on for UAE Entities Taking Part in Kazakhstan's "Future Energy" Expo 2017…

Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  The clock is ticking for UAE entities as they look forward to taking their place in the UAE Pavilion – one of the largest – at the International Specialized Exhibition EXPO 2017 "Future Energy", which will be held in less than 80 days’ time. “With less than three months remaining until EXPO 2017, we are happy to announce that the preparations for the exhibition are almost over, and the participating countries are already starting to organize their pavilions”, said Akhmetzhan Yessimov, the Chairman of the Board of JSC National company Astana EXPO-2017. The United Arab Emirates will host one of the largest pavilions at the event, spread over 980 square metres, that will feature a presence from major UAE organisations. EXPO 2017 will run from 10th June to 11th ......read more

Arabian Gulf Chemicals Industry Grows at 3.7% in 2016 to 150 million tons of Capacity, Outpacing Global Growth…

Region outgrows global average of 2.2%  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 21, 2017:  The petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region grew at 3.7%in 2016 reaching 150 million tons of capacity, according to an annual study by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), outpacing the global average growth of 2.2%. The figures emerged from ‘Arabian Gulf Industry Year in Review’ part of GPCA’s recently released Annual Report.  Released today by GPCA, the go to resource for industry data in the region, the study highlights that the industry’s growth is largely due to new capacity added in Saudi Arabia, the region’s largest petrochemical producer with 99.1 million tons of capacity, representing a 66% share of regional capacity.  While the report highlights a fall ......read more

Mega deals reshape the chemicals industry…

A surge of mega deals is approaching and will accelerate the “merger endgame” in multiple chemicals markets. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 21 March, 2017:   Record-high M&A activity is set to transform the chemicals industry in 2017, according to A.T. Kearney’s new Chemicals Executive M&A Report. More than $300 billion of chemicals M&A deals are in the pipeline of which four pending mega deals represent 75 percent. Each of these large deals (Dow-Dupont, Bayer-Monsanto, ChemChina-Syngenta, Praxair-Linde) is valued between $40-70 billion, two to three times larger than any single deal seen in the past 10 years. “The planned mega deals highlight a broader trend of diversified chemicals companies shifting their portfolios toward more pure play models. This shift is incentivized by the higher ......read more

Eliminating Energy-Related Carbon Emissions Possible, New IRENA Study Finds…

Decarbonisation of global energy system, led by renewables and efficiency, would create economic gains Berlin, Germany, 20 March 2017 —  Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition, launched on the occasion of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue, presents the case that increased deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency in G20 countries and globally can achieve the emissions reductions needed to keep global temperature rise to no more than two-degrees Celsius, avoiding the most severe impacts of climate ......read more

Collaborates with Ministry of Interior to Support GCC Traffic Week…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 March, 2017:  In keeping with its corporate social responsibilities, ADNOC Distribution announced its support for the GCC Traffic Week taking place across the GCC region from 12 to 18 March 2017. The 33rd edition of the annual traffic safety campaign is running under the theme of ‘Your Life is Trust’.  Throughout its nationwide service station network, ADNOC Distribution is seeking to raise awareness about the importance of adhering to speed limits, along with the dangers of using mobile phones behind the wheel, driving without a seat belt, and parking in spots designated for people with special needs. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: "As a key supporter of transport and mobility operations across the UAE, ADNOC Distribution recognises ......read more

Schneider Electric to boost IoT dialogue across MEA region at Innovation Summit 2017 in Dubai…

Company’s annual event from 11-12 April at Atlantis, The Palm to showcase advanced seamless digital connectivity platform -  EcoStruxure™  Set to draw participation of around 2,500 attendees from Middle East and Africa Dubai, UAE: 16 March, 2017:  Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management and automation, is set to highlight how the future of energy management and automation is being redefined at the IoT-themed Innovation Summit on 11 and 12 April at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai. Currently in its fifth year, Schneider Electric’s flagship event will showcase the latest technologies providing homes, datacenters, hotels, healthcare, businesses, utilities providers and O&G operators with analytics, real-time data management and intelligence capabilities. The largest of ......read more

Technology and Innovation Key to Leveraging Heavy Oil's Untapped Potential, says Bapco Chief…

Bahrain Prepares to Host the Second Edition of the Middle East Heavy Oil Congress Middle East Holds Nearly 1 Trillion Barrels of Heavy Crude Oil, accounting for nearly 30% of World Reserves: Industry Report Kingdom of Bahrain – 13 March 2017:  Technology and innovation will play an instrumental role in securing heavy oil’s valuable position in the global energy mix, according to the region’s industry experts. Speaking ahead of the upcoming Middle East Heavy Oil Congress (MEHOC), the largest gathering of heavy oil professionals in the region, Dr Peter Bartlett, Chief Executive of the Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco), said overcoming the challenges associated with leveraging this complex – but invaluable – energy resource will depend on the industry’s ability to develop commercially viable ......read more

Oil Prices See Rises Despite Concerns Over the Growing US Inventory…

Oil prices on Thursday saw a healthy $1 rise, sparked by the reductions in production by OPEC and non-OPEC producers that came into effect on January 1st. This shows that investors are getting on board with the commodity, despite the concerns around the American crude oil inventory, which grew from 2.9 million barrels to 488.3 million barrels in just a week, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Balancing Supply and Demand OPEC countries agreed to reduce crude oil production as of the start of the year in a bid to fix the oversupply that has been experienced in many parts of the world. Before these measures came into place on New Year's Day, Saudi Arabia was shipping more oil than it had since May 2003 at 8.26 million barrels per day. Even though these were the highest export levels in well over a ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Fifth ADNOC Xpress Station…

Bab Al Sharq Station in Mohammed Bin Zayed City Starts Operation Abu Dhabi,UAE, March 07, 2017: ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of Bab Al Sharq ADNOC Xpress station in Mohammed Bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi as part of phase one of its plan to open 10 such stations to service the most congested areas of the city and its suburbs.  ADNOC Xpress stations have a longitudinal ground plan featuring one island with either two or three dispensers that offer only two fuel varieties. Stations with two dispensers span an area of 600 square metres, and those with three dispensers cover an area of 800 square metres. The Bab Al Sharq station offers Special 95 and E-plus 91 in line with the findings of the company’s survey that showed most customers in the area favour these two fuel types. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Expands its Marine Service Station Network…

Opens two new marine services stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah Move to better serve needs of fishermen and boat owners Abu Dhabi, 05 March, 2017:  In line with the initiatives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to ensure the highest quality of life for the people of the UAE and support the country’s sustainable development, Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, opened recently Ghalila marine service station located near the Ghalila Fishermen Association in Ras Al Khaimah. The opening ceremony was attended by Eng. Abdullah Al Neyadi, ‎Projects Unit Head at Crown Prince Court, Munther Mohammed Bin Shekar, Director-General of Ras Al Khaimah Municipality, Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Al Hammadi, Director General of Public Works ......read more

Regional Sustainability Leader George Berbari Turns Up the Heat on Global Warming in Thought-Provoking New Book ‘The Energy Budget'…

CEO of UAE-based DC Pro Engineering outlines the future for energy and why it is vital governments budget the use of power to save the environment Dubai, UAE, March 2, 2017:  “Global Warming is the biggest failure of the human race.” So says world-renowned energy expert George Berbari in his new book ‘The Energy Budget’, which was launched last night (Wednesday) in a grand ceremony at the RODA Murooj. More than 250 people, including distinguished guests such as H.E. Sami Nmeir, Lebanon’s Counsel General in Dubai, Dr. Khalid Omar Al Midfa, Chairman of Sharjah Media City, municipal figures, sustainability champions and leading members of the UAE and international media, were in attendance to hear ‘The Energy Budget’ author talk passionately about what he feels is the culmination of his ......read more

Phase One of ADNOC Xpress Network on Schedule…

ADNOC Distribution Opens Two New Xpress Stations in Abu Dhabi City Abu Dhabi, 01 March, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of two new Xpress stations in Abu Dhabi city as part of phase one of its plan to open 10 such stations to service the most congested areas of the city and its suburbs. The new stations are Al Qurm Xpress station, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, and Al Khubaira Xpress station, situated on King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street in the Al Bateen area. ADNOC Xpress stations have a longitudinal ground plan featuring one island with either two or three dispensers that offer only two fuel varieties. Stations with two dispensers span an area of 600 square metres, and those with three dispensers cover an area of 800 square metres. The Al Qurm and Al Khubaira Xpress stations offer Super 98 and Special ......read more

ADNOC Signs 10-Year Vitol Deal for the Sale of 528,000 Tonnes Per Year of LPG…

Agreement creates long-term value and will help protect ADNOC from energy market fluctuations  Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 22, 2017:  The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed an agreement with Vitol, the world’s largest independent energy trader, for the sale of up to 528,000 tonnes per year of LPG, to Vitol, over the next 10 years. The long-term agreement, backdated to January 1, 2017 and which will expire on the 31st of December 2026, was signed on the side-lines of International Petroleum Week (IP WEEK), taking place in London, by Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, ADNOC Sales and Marketing Director and Russell Hardy, a member of Vitol’s Executive Committee. Al Dhaheri said: “ADNOC has implemented a new strategy toward its LPG sales by negotiating longer term contracts to cope with the ......read more

Empower Participates in the IDEA Campus Energy 2017 in Miami, USA…

HE Ahmad Bin Shafar: ‘We have a firm commitment to provide the best cooling services by using eco-friendly technologies and Dubai takes a front seat in global discussions of district cooling’  Themed as “A Sustainable Future”, the conference is held in sync with International District Energy Association (IDEA)’s Board of Directors Meeting Dubai, UAE, 21 February 2017:  HE Ahmed bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, is participating in the IDEA Campus Energy 2017 which is being held in Miami, Florida, USA under the theme “A Sustainable Future”. This conference is held in sync with the IDEA Board of Directors Meeting.  HE Bin Shafar, who is a member of the IDEA Board of ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Motor World Vehicle Inspection Centre in Al Shamkha, Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi, 20 February, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution announced today the opening of a Vehicle Inspection Centre (VIC) for light vehicles within the Motor World service station located in the Al Shamkha area in Abu Dhabi.  The opening ceremony was attended by Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, Brigadier Ali Khalfan Al Dhaheri, Director-General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi Police (ADP), and a number of ADNOC Distribution and ADP officials. The new facility provides inspection for light vehicles, as well as licensing and registration services for customers through an Abu Dhabi Police Vehicle Licensing Section office located within the premises. The VIC also incorporates branches of selected car insurance companies.  ADNOC Distribution is also set to open a car care ......read more

ADNOC Awards China National Petroleum Corporation 8% Stake in ADCO Onshore Concession…

Concession entry valued at AED 6.5 billion  Deal strengthens strategic and economic relationship between UAE and China Partnership will maximise onshore field value in support of ADNOC’s long-term growth objectives Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 20, 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), today, signed an agreement with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), awarding it an 8% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession. CNPC contributed a sign up bonus of AED 6.5 billion ($1.77 billion) to enter the concession. The onshore concession is operated by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO).  The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, ADNOC Group Chief Executive Officer and member of the Supreme Petroleum Council of the Emirate of Abu ......read more

Innovation in the Spotlight at MEE 2017…

The 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity is underway with a key focus on the development and implementation of Smart Cities across the region Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2017:  Middle East Electricity (MEE), which opened yesterday at the Dubai World Trade Centre, has put innovation at the forefront of the 2017 edition, with a keen focus on smart innovations and the current market products and trends that come with it.  Hosted by the Ministry of Energy and in partnership with Dubai Municipality the event is showcasing a number of special features and content platforms designed to help the industry learn and develop in line with its goals to become smarter and more sustainable. Speaking on the side lines of MEE, H.E. Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy for the UAE, said, “Middle East Electricity has ......read more

ADNOC CEO: UAE Leadership Prepares for the Future to Empower Socio-economic and Human Development…

ADNOC has a disciplined focus on operational efficiency and enhanced performance Investments, collaboration, strategic partnerships and smart funding are key to meeting nation’s rising energy demand Cairo, Abu Dhabi, 15 February 2017:  His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO said, today, the UAE is well prepared to meet future energy challenges and maintain its position as a reliable source of oil and gas, in support of the country’s socio-economic and human development goals. In line with the UAE leadership’s strategic goals, H.E. Dr Al Jaber said ADNOC is balancing a disciplined focus on operational efficiency and enhanced performance with the imperative to maintain targeted, investments in exploration, petrochemicals, technology and people, while ......read more

Dubai's Deputy Ruler Opens World's Largest Power Show…

The 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity opens with a key focus on the development and implementation of Smart Cities across the region Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:​  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance of the UAE, officially inaugurated the 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity (MEE) in the presence of other VIP dignitaries. The theme of Middle East Electricity this year is ‘Smart Cities’. Hosted by the Ministry of Energy and in partnership with Dubai Municipality the event will be showcasing special features designed to help the industry learn and develop in line with its goals to become smarter and more sustainable. A new feature this year is the ‘Smart Cities Innovation Zone’. Located in Zabeel Hall 3, this dedicated ......read more

Panasonic Exhibits Latest Electrical Solutions at MEE 2017…

The leading eco solutions provider is showcasing its latest sustainable living concepts for the region at the three-day event Dubai United Arab Emirates: Panasonic, a global leader in technology, is showcasing its path breaking products in the energy creation, air conditioning, and lighting segments at Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2017, region’s largest power exhibition, happening at Dubai International Convention Centre on February 14-16, 2017. In line with governments’ efforts to encourage environmental sustainability and energy security in the region, Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) is focusing on bringing in solutions that are ready meet the rising demand for renewable energy technologies as well as energy efficiency and electrical solutions. The Japanese manufacturer is introducing its ......read more

ADNOC to capitalise on increased sulphur processing capabilities and target new markets…

Sulphur production to double over next decade  Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 13th 2017:  The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) plans to capitalise on increased sulphur processing capabilities, by doubling production and targeting new markets in Africa, Asia, South America and Australia, according to Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, ADNOC’s Gas Management Director. During his keynote speech, today, at the inaugural Middle East Sulphur Conference, Al Suwaidi said ADNOC’s clear focus is on retaining and strengthening the company’s competitive edge, and on maximising the value of the UAE’s natural resources, including sulphur, a by-product of gas processing.  Al Suwaidi said: “We produce 6 million tonnes of sulphur per year and we expect production to double over the coming decade, due to ......read more

Demand for Edible Oil in the MENA Region to Outstrip Global Average…

European refineries eager to capitalize on MENA region’s rising demand by leveraging dedicated ‘Fats & Oils’ segment at Gulfood 2017 Growth in low-fat, low-cholesterol and low-calorie oils driven by health-conscious consumer demand Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2017:  An increasing appetite for olive oil is spearheading strong demand for edible oils across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), putting the sector on track to record a 5.3 per cent compound annual growth rate by 2021, far outstripping the forecasted 3.8 per cent global average, according to Euromonitor International, the market research provider. Euromonitor International also reported that soaring demand for olive oil, particularly in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, is the result of an influx of Arab and Southern European ......read more

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INSEAD and Siemens Forum Debates Future of Oil During ADIPEC…

INSEAD’s first oil and gas industry event calls for reform to account for new realities Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th November 2016:  As experts  work out details for the next OPEC ministerial gathering on Nov. 30, INSEAD, the world’s leading business school, and Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, brought together several industry ......read more

Schlumberger Licenses ADNOC Offshore Drilling Technology…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 9, 2016:  The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has entered into an agreement with Schlumberger, a world leader in drilling technology, to license ADNOC’s proprietary offshore drilling technology for use in Schlumberger’s portfolio of drilling services. The Stabilising System for Deep Drilling (SSDD) technology greatly improves offshore drilling ......read more

Dynamic Policies Driving Renewable Energy Growth in Latin America…

New IRENA report highlights region’s success, emerging trends and valuable insights for other countries Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 November 2016:  Buoyed by rapid technology cost reductions and the consolidation of renewable energy policies, Latin America hosts some of the world’s most dynamic renewable energy markets, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy ......read more

ADNOC Announces Intention to Expand Al Hosn Sour Gas Project…

Plant would add 50% additional processing capacity and help ensure Abu Dhabi’s rising demand for gas is met Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2016:  ADNOC, in partnership with Occidental Petroleum, announced today, its intention to expand its Al Hosn facility, which will increase sour gas processing by 50 per cent of existing capacity. The plant could become operational within the life ......read more

ADNOC CEO Says Oil and Gas Industry Can Achieve Resilience by focusing on Being More Efficient, ...…

“In new energy era cost and price are the only variables and the rules are being redefined” Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 7, 2016:  Delivering the keynote address at ADIPEC 2016, the world’s most influential event for the oil and gas industry, H.E, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, said that in an era of unpredictable oil prices, ......read more

Standardised solutions – a game changer in the Middle East's energy sector…

30% reduction in project costs through standardised and modular solutions SNC-Lavalin will present technical session on modular construction for oil and gas projects at ADIPEC 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 6, 2016:  The oil and gas sector is under increasing pressure to reduce costs and enhance efficiency for energy projects. Against such a backdrop, standardised designs and ......read more

Jafza Participates in ADIPEC to attract more Oil & Gas companies into the Free Zone…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 06, 2016:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), Dubai and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the wider Middle East region and Africa has a growing customer base in the energy and petrochemicals sector with leading global companies expressing their interest in setting up facility in the free zone. Energy giants looking forward to establishing ......read more

IRENA Welcomes Paris Agreement as Strong Enabler for Renewable Energy Action…

IRENA chief applauds rapid progress on climate action framework Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 05 November 2016:  International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin issued the following statement upon the entry into force of the Paris Agreement today: “IRENA welcomes the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and congratulates those Parties whose leadership made ......read more

World's Leading Oil Industry Leaders To Gather in Abu Dhabi To Discuss New Energy Landscape…

ADNOC to host Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable  Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 5, 2016:  Twenty of the world’s leading oil industry chief executives will gather, in Abu Dhabi, on November 6, to discuss the new energy landscape and different models for partnerships across the industry. The senior executives, representing the world’s biggest oil companies from across the globe, have ......read more

Supreme Petroleum Council Approves ADNOC's 2030 Strategy and Five Year Business Plan Focused On ...…

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IRENA's 12th Council Meeting Begins in Abu Dhabi…

Agency plans future work to drive sustainable energy revolution  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 November 2016:  More than 300 high-level government representatives from 100 countries – the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council meeting – gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 12th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).     At the ......read more

UAE's First Nuclear Energy Power Purchase Agreement signed between Barakah One Company and ADWEC…

Barakah One and ADWEC signed the agreement for the purchase of electricity generated at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant for 60 years Agreement is key to powering the growth of the UAE with clean energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and attain climate change COP 21 sustainability targets Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 November 2016:  The Barakah One PJSC Company (Barakah One), a ......read more

Masdar Institute's Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium to Host Seawater Energy and ...…

Forum Set to create a knowledge base for seawater-based food and energy systems Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 1, 2016:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) – a non-profit consortium supported by founding members Etihad Airways, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], as well as Takreer, SAFRAN and General Electric [NYSE: GE] – ......read more

ADNOC's New Corporate Identity…

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ENEC's CEO: Abu Dhabi Celebrates 50 Years of Outstanding Progress and Establishes Itself as a ...…

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Dresser-Rand business to supply turbine-generator sets for Egypt's Zohr gas field…

Three SGT-400 gas turbine-generator sets destined for largest natural gas field in the Mediterranean sea  Approximately 20 percent more efficient than competing offers Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2016:   The Dresser-Rand business received an order from Egypt-based Belayim Petroleum Company (Petrobel) for three model SGT-400 industrial gas turbines, including associated ......read more

UN approves Energy Efficiency Programme in the UAE …

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ENEC and KEPCO Announce Financial Close for Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

ENEC and KEPCO finalize financial agreements for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant project as part of new Joint Venture Agreement Barakah One Company will receive and manage the funds of the Barakah project Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 October 2016:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) announced today the formal financial ......read more

3M to Showcase Innovative and Sustainable Fire Suppression Solution at ADIPEC 2016…

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Boosting Renewables in Cities is Vital to Achieve Climate and Development Goals…

IRENA analysis of more than 3,500 cities charts course to increase renewable energy in urban settings Dubai, UAE, October 19, 2016:  Cities now have an unprecedented opportunity to transform and decarbonise their energy supply and use, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy in Cities, released today on the sidelines of the ......read more

Seventh edition of Arabia CSR Forum gathers leading names in sustainability…

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Sharjah National Oil Company and Uniper sign MoU to import LNG into UAE…

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Evolution of Global Energy Mix Will Shape Future Oil & Gas Investments, say UAE Energy Leaders…

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

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Yaming, the MEA and CIS regional headquarters of Chinese lighting giant Shanghai Yaming Lighting Co, a trusted brand and pioneer in lighting technology development is pleased to announce the appointment of Ayhan Siriner as its new General Manager with immediate effect. Ayhan will be responsible for managing the sales and marketing team to maximize market share, sales, margin and volumes ......read more

Halul Offshore Wins Excellence in Health, Safety & Environment Award at Offshore Achievement Awards ...…

Dubai, UAE- Halul Offshore Services Co., the offshore marine services arm of Milaha (Qatar Navigation), won the ‘Excellence in Health, Safety & Environment Award’ at the recently concluded 2nd Offshore Achievement Awards for the jack-up rig & liftboat industry. The award ceremony was held during the annual Offshore Jack Up Middle East (OJME) Conference at The Address Hotel, ......read more

First Solar Commissions 52.5MW Shams Ma'an Plant in Jordan…

PV power plant accounts for approximately 1% of Jordan’s total power generation capacity TEMPE, Ariz./AMMAN, Jordan, October 9, 2016 – First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that it has commissioned the 52.5 megawatt (MW)AC Shams Ma’an project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on schedule.  The plant is owned by a consortium of investors consisting of ......read more

EUROSTAR Group and Italian Quantum form joint venture targeting GCC energy management sector…

The company named QESCO (Quantum Eurostar Energy Solutions Company) will help businesses in the GCC to implement eco-sustainable and socially responsible practices by reducing energy consumption.  Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2016:  EUROSTAR Group, the leading digital and consumer technology innovator in the Middle East, has signed a partnership agreement with Italian technology major ......read more

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority Signs Strategic Partnership with DSIPE of Moscow…

To Develop Collaborative Technology Entrepreneurial Projects Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2016:  Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow (DSIPE of Moscow), the executive body ......read more

Dubai World Trade Centre powers up with solar energy, spearheading sustainability across its assets…

Early adopter of renewable energy, DWTC taps into next-gen technologies and innovative conservation solutions Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016:   In its continued commitment to champion the UAE’s clean energy agenda, the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) seeks to be a benchmark in fully integrated, new-age renewable energy solutions across its developments.   As an integral ......read more

Dubai announces another year of positive results and savings for the Demand Side Management ...…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy launched its 2015 Annual Report for the Demand Side Management Strategy at WETEX 2016. The Council announced another year of positive results of the Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy of Dubai, which delivered over 5% of electricity consumption savings and over 3% of water consumption savings compared to business as usual ......read more

Arabian Power Electronics Company Announces GCC Expansion Plans At WETEX 2016…

Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2016: Arabian Power Electronics Company (APEC), a leading global power electronics manufacturer fully owned by Eram Group, today announced its regional expansion plans for the UAE and other GCC countries at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2016, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 4-6 October 2016. The company showcased ......read more

New LED luminaire offering ‘billions of colour options' gets set for regional debut at Light Middle ...…

Leading international brands showcase latest developments in lighting design and technology at fast-growing Future Zone  Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2016:  A lighting installation allowing Middle East home-owners and end-users to create their own customised illumination from ‘billions of colour options’ will be among the latest innovations on show at the Light Middle East 2016 ......read more

Climate Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Hardware Show Open at ADNEC…

Draw Strong Participation of Leading Global Suppliers and Manufacturers Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 4, 2016:  His Excellency Mohamed Thani Murshed Al Rumaithi, Chairman of Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, opened at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) today the inaugural editions of Climate Abu Dhabi, an ......read more

Industry experts have stated that connected digital and physical infrastructure is the key to ...…

First three industry ‘Watercooler Challenge’ focus groups ahead of the Innovation Live! Summit to be held in Dubai on 21st November 2016 during UAE Innovation Week The initial sessions identified challenges in the sectors of transportation, city development and sustainable energy  Watercooler participants included representatives from government agencies including ......read more

Philips Lighting showcase Connected LED Lighting of the future at WETEX 2016…

Innovations support Dubai Government’s Smart City agenda  Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2016:    For the very first time, Philips Lighting will be displaying  its energy efficient LED and connected lighting systems at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2016) that is taking place between 4 – 6 October, at Dubai International Convention ......read more

“The oil price tsunami is a cloud with a silver lining for the UAE”…

An opening keynote on day 2 of the Sharjah FDI Forum 2016 that puts much in perspective for the need of future diversification of the UAE economy Sharjah, UAE, September 29, 2016:  The resounding success of the first day of Sharjah FDI Forum 2016 led to visitors and participants trickle in even earlier on day 2. With seats at the Jawaher Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre ......read more

Sustainable Lighting Techniques Discussed at the Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit 2016…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 29, 2016: H. E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure Development inaugurated the fifth edition of the Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit on Monday, 26th September and also delivered the welcome address in the presence of other VIPs. Eng. Sami Abdul Qader Al Hashmi, Director of the Infrastructure ......read more

Climate Abu Dhabi,Abu Dhabi Hardware Show to Get Underway at ADNEC in Early October 2016…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 28, 2016: Organisers Dome Exhibitions and Euroexpo have announced that preparations are complete at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) to host the inaugural editions of Climate Abu Dhabi, an exhibition dedicated to the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry, and the Abu Dhabi Hardware Show, Abu Dhabi’s first ......read more

ADIPEC 2016 Unveils List of High-Level Speakers for Distinguished VIP Programme…

H.E. Mohammed Barkindo, OPEC Secretary General, to Present Exclusive Industry Briefing on World Oil Outlook Confirmed Speakers include H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, and H.E. Tarek El Molla, Egypt Minister of Petroleum & Mineral Resources “Strategic Relationships and Diplomacy Essential in Today’s World,” says Former NATO Commander General Sir Richard ......read more

US$100 mn petroleum storage terminal opens in Hamriyah Free Zone…

Sharjah, UAE, September 27, 2016:  Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) inaugurated the petroleum storage terminal of Sharafco Group at Hamriyah Free Zone’s first phase recently. After the opening ceremony, Al Mazrouei and other officials toured the facilities and congratulated Sharafco Group ......read more

Siemens 1,000th gas turbine arrives at Umm Al Houl power plant in Qatar…

SGT5-4000F gas turbine has capacity of 300 MW Fifth of six turbines destined for the combined cycle power plant Plant to deliver one quarter of Qatar’s installed power generating capacity Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2016:  Siemens celebrated the arrival of the company’s 1000th gas turbine produced at its Berlin factory to the Umm Al Houl combined cycle power plant in ......read more

Oil Industry Must Focus on Sustainability, Says Top Petroleum Development Oman Executive…

Ms Intisaar Al Kindi to Represent Innovative Oman Oil Producer at Middle East’s Largest Oil & Gas Event Industry Transition and Resilience Set the Agenda for ADIPEC 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 September 2016 – The Exploration Director at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Intisaar Al Kindi, says GCC oil companies must have an immediate focus on economic sustainability if ......read more

Smart Lighting Strategies And Innovations Explored At The Middle East Smart Lighting And Energy ...…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 26, 2016: The fifth edition of the Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit 2016, held under the patronage of Abu Dhabi City Municipality started today at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. H. E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure Development along with H. E. Eng. Fatima Al Foora Al Shamsi, Assistant Undersecretary ......read more

Emicool wins IDEA District Energy Awards in two categories…

Leading district cooling company honoured for servicing greatest number of buildings and total building area committed to district energy Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2016:  Emirates District Cooling LLC [Emicool] – a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC and Union Properties, has been recognized with top industry awards ......read more

Vice President of Tesla Energy Sales Europe & Africa Visits The Sustainable City in Dubai…

Technical tour of region’s first smart, sustainable community in Dubai steals the show at Intersolar Middle East Exhibition 2016 Dubai, UAE, September 21, 2016:  The Sustainable City in Dubai, the region’s first fully operational sustainable community, took centre stage at this year’s ‘Intersolar Middle East Exhibition and Conference’ that took place at the ......read more

“Go Solar” …

Tips from Dubai Carbon CEO to Homeowners Solar energy is the future, especially here in the region. Today, equipping your home to generate solar power is a great option if you are eager to lower your carbon footprint, and save on energy bills The climate we live in makes solar energy one of the best alternative sources for low-cost power generation.  In simple terms, solar power is ......read more

Affordable Solar Energy is a driving force of Middle East innovation…

Intersolar Middle East exhibitors state low solar energy costs enable them to develop technologies in the region   Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2016:   Falling solar energy costs are driving innovation and the creation of new intelligent energy systems for managing solar energy in the Middle East, according to participants at the 2016 Intersolar Middle East at Dubai World Trade ......read more

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