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Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 Million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds…

Global energy system creating more jobs in renewables than in fossil-fuel technologies Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 24 May 2017 — More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market. “Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy worldwide since IRENA’s first annual assessment in 2012, when just over five million people were working in the sector,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “In the last ......read more

IRENA's 13th Council Meeting Kicks Off in Abu Dhabi…

Agency plans future work to drive sustainable energy revolution Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 23 May 2017 — More than 300 high-level government representatives from 110 countries and the European Union — the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council meeting — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 13th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council elected H.E. Mr. Li Fanrong, Deputy Administrator of the National Energy Administration of China as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair. “In our efforts to meet growing energy demand with cleaner, low-carbon and sustainable sources of energy sources, China has become one of the fast-growing renewable energy markets in the world. It has now become evident in China that renewables can not only ......read more

Sharjah National Oil Corporation and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority Sign Gas Sales Agreement to Supply Natural Gas…

Sunday, May 21, 2017 (Sharjah) - Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) have signed a full Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) targeting the supply of Natural Gas for power generation in the Emirate of Sharjah. The Agreement was signed by Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council and President of SNOC and Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman of SEWA. SNOC, in a Joint Venture with its partner Uniper, will organise the importation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into the Port of Hamriyah in the Emirate of Sharjah in the UAE and supply Natural gas to the three power stations operated by SEWA. First gas deliveries to SEWA from the Joint Venture will be in early 2019. Some of the gas will flow from the Hamriyah port receiving jetty directly into the SEWA ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Completes Phase 1 of ADNOC Xpress Station Network…

Abu Dhabi, 17 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of two new Xpress stations, marking the completion of the phase one of the construction of its Xpress station network. Launched to serve the most congested areas and roads in Abu Dhabi city and its suburbs, the Xpress station concept focuses exclusively on petrol fuelling services. A total of 10 stations have now been opened under phase one of the project.  The newly opened stations include Al Zahiyah station, located behind Abu Dhabi Distribution Company on Al Falah Street Abu Dhabi, and Al Raha station, located near Al Raha Gardens housing community in Khalifa City opposite Al Raha beach area.  Al Zahiyah station features three dispensers that offer two fuel varieties – Special 95 and E-Plus 91, with a capacity to serve 6 vehicles simultaneously, ......read more

Zayed Future Energy Prize Engages Ambassadors' Support to Enhance International Outreach…

Abu Dhabi, 17 May 2017 – The Zayed Future Energy Prize last night hosted a special reception for ambassadors from more than 30 countries to encourage international support for its upcoming 10th Anniversary edition. The event, hosted at the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Masdar City, brought together diplomats as well as representatives from Abu Dhabi’s leading sustainability organisations. Guests were welcomed by Mohammad Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, who thanked the diplomatic community in the UAE for their ongoing efforts, emphasizing the critical role they have played in the success of the Prize.  He said: “The success of the Zayed Future Energy Prize during the past nine years, would not have been possible without the strong backing of ......read more

DP World Working to Support Dubai's Economic and Industrial Development Plans Says Group Chairman and CEO…

Mr Bin Sulayem visit Electric Way cables and electrical services center Dubai, May 17, 2017:   DP World and its industrial park operator NIP (National Industries Park) will continue to back the Dubai Plan 2021 and play a key  role in enhancing the Emirate’s position as a leading economic, industrial and commercial hub according to Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem.  Mr. Bin Sulayem’s remarks came during a visit to Electric Way, one of the largest suppliers of electric power cables and construction supplies in the region, which recently inaugurated its headquarters at National Industries Park. Mr. Bin Sulayem was given a tour of the facility by by Atheeqe Ansari, CEO of Electric Way and a briefing on the company's processes and future plans. Mr. Bin Sulayem commended Mr. Ansari ......read more

Industrial Internet of Things to Play a Central Role in Future of Egypt's Oil and Gas Sector…

  -    H.E. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources opens Honeywell Oil & Gas Technologies Symposium in Cairo -    Honeywell Connected Plant solutions to enable Egypt to capitalize on full potential of its oil and gas reserves Dubai, UAE - May 16, 2017 – Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud-based solutions will be key driving forces for the development of Egypt’s oil and gas sector. That was the message delivered and showcased at the Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Oil & Gas Technologies Symposium, held in Cairo yesterday. H.E. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources gave the welcome speech and opening to the event, where Honeywell welcomed government representatives, stakeholders, consultants and partners who gathered to hear ......read more

Oil and Gas Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Automation Enabled Efficiency and Growth Opportunities for UAE's Process Industries…

  -    ISA UAE Automation Conference and Exhibition 2017 set to analyze challenges and opportunities for UAE’s oil and gas sector    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2017: Oil and gas leaders from across the UAE are set to come together in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, 16 May, as part of the 2nd ISA UAE Automation Conference and Exhibition 2017 to discuss automation and digitization enabled efficiency and growth opportunities for the country’s process industries.  Organized by DMS Global in partnership with the International Society of Automation (ISA), the event is taking place from 16-17 May at St. Regis Nation Tower, Corniche. The conference provides an important platform for automation professionals, equipment manufacturers and service providers to explore new strategies and solutions and ......read more

MBRSC Showcases the First Sustainable Autonomous House for Hot and Humid Climate at The International Passive House Conference in Vienna…

  May 14, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  The Sustainable Energy Programme Section team at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) participated in the International Passive House Conference in Vienna. Among the team members present at the conference were Engineer Abdulla Ahli, Manager of the Sustainable Energy Programme Section at MBRSC and Khalifa Majid Al Falasi, senior engineer at the section. The team gave a presentation on MBRSC's Sustainable Autonomous House, which is certified by the Passive House Institute in Germany as the first of its kind Passive House for a hot and humid climate.  The presentation provided information on the engineering practices and technology deployed in the house, including insulation techniques in both directions, a cooling system based on chilled water, mechanical ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 10 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution has announced a reduction of the retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of May 2017 in all service stations in the UAE. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new reduced retail price is as follows: AED 45 per 25lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 52; AED 90 per 50lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 104; and AED 180 per 100lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 208. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “Our competitive LPG cylinder prices are re-evaluated every month bearing in mind the interests of consumers and household customers in the UAE while taking into account fluctuations in international prices for the product. In ......read more

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

Khobar, KSA, May 9, 2017:  Air Liquide Arabia (ALAR) announced today the startup of the Middle East’s first hydrogen pipeline network in the industrial city of Jubail, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia. Designed to transport large volumes of hydrogen to customers in both Jubail I and Jubail II, the network contributes to the development of the downstream industry, the optimization of natural resources and the increase of energy savings within the Kingdom. With a total length of over 21 km, the ALAR hydrogen pipeline provides large organizations, as well as small and medium enterprises in industries such as refining, petrochemicals, polysilicon, glass and steel, with a cost-effective and reliable alternative to existing supply solutions, contributing to enhance their industrial competitiveness, while increasing the ......read more

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

  Khaled Al Qubaisi appointed Chairman of Tabreed’s Board of Directors May 9, 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading regional district cooling utility company, today released its 2017 first quarter (Q1) financial results. The Company’s performance benefited from the new connections made last year, in addition to over 20,000 Refrigerated Tons (RT) added during Q1 2017.  These new connections, combined with Tabreed’s existing presence in the GCC, resulted in net profit increasing by 19% to AED 75.4 million. Financial highlights – three months ended 31 March 2017: •    Net profit attributable to the parent increased by 19 percent to AED 75.4 million (Q1 2016: AED 63.4 million)  •    Earnings per share ......read more

ENEC Announces Completion of Initial Construction Work for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant & Progress Update Towards Safety-led Operations…

-    ENEC completes handover of Unit 1 systems to KHNP for commissioning, marking end of initial construction activities for the first of four units of the Barakah Project  -    KHNP will lead the commissioning work of the first UAE-based APR-1400, as part of the scope of the 2009 Prime Contract  -    Federal regulatory approval from FANR, in addition to international nuclear assessments from IAEA and WANO, will be required before fuel assemblies can be loaded into Unit 1    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 06 May 2017: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced that it has, together with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), completed initial construction activities for Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant and the turnover of all plant systems ......read more

GPCA at the Forefront of Drive to Ensure Safety and Sustainability Remain Key Focus of the Gulf Petrochemicals Industry…

GPCA Expands Industry-Leading Responsible Care® and Gulf SQAS offerings Program Across the Supply Chain to the GCC’s Downstream Logistics Industry Association to Highlight its Initiatives during GPCA Supply Chain Conference in Abu Dhabi Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1st May 2017 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) continues to drive advancements in the region’s downstream industry around critical areas including environmental and safety compliance as it looks to position the Gulf as a global leader in best practice. The association will once again demonstrate its pioneering work in these fields during the GPCA Supply Chain Conference, which will take place between 2-4 May at the Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Across the region, compliance with the Gulf Sustainability and Quality Assessment ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Launches Second Development Phase of Officers City Service Station in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi, 30 April 2017: ADNOC Distribution has launched the second development phase of the Officers City service station, located on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street in Abu Dhabi. The implementation of this phase is designed to raise the station’s capacity to meet growing demand for its high quality services and products by increasing the number of available fuel pumps.  The second phase also provides for the replacement of current operational fuel pumps with new ones designed in line with best international standards in terms of technology, health, safety and environmental protection. The company will suspend existing fuelling services for NGV, Green Diesel, Super 98, Special 95, E-Plus 91 fuels at the station for a maximum of 45 days to complete the upgrade process.  The service station’s backyard entrance and ......read more

SNC-Lavalin wins engineering and project management services contract for gas oil separation plant in Saudi Arabia…

Abu Dhabi – UAE April 29th, 2017 - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it was awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco for engineering and project management services for the Berri Increment Program. New facilities are proposed at Saudi Aramco’s existing plants at Abu Ali and Khursaniyah to process a potential increased output of Arabian Light crude from the Berri Field on the east coast of Saudi Arabia.  SNC-Lavalin’s scope of work includes front end engineering design for a new 250 MBCD (thousand barrels of oil per calendar day) gas oil separation plant at the existing Abu Ali Gas Plant, as well as additional facilities at the Khursaniyah Gas Plant that will process 40 MBD (million barrels per day) of hydrocarbon condensate, all associated with the Berri Crude Increment.  Under the contract, ......read more

Gold on French election alert, oil remains fragile…

By Ole Hansen   Head of Commodity Strategy / Saxo Bank Commodities markets have seen big swings during the past month Farm commodities under pressure from supply overhang and speculative selling Precious metals surged around Easter on spike in geopolitical concerns Gold is back testing key resistance, but could be in for short-term correction Surprise jump in US gasoline stocks rattled oil-market bulls Big commodity swings have been witnessed during the past month, not least in the farm sector where bloated global stocks and the prospect of another bumper year — weather permitting — have led to heavy selling by hedge funds across both soft commodities and grains. The latter have been hit particularly hard with a net short now seen in all of the key crops. Industrial metals are on track for a second ......read more

DC PRO Engineering CEO Maps Out Plan for Greener Earth at the 2017 District Cooling Stakeholders Summit…

Global CO2 emission to reach 43 Billion tonnes by 2040 Hydrogen to play a key role in resolving the energy storage dilemma UAE - 18 April 2017 Towns, cities and individuals must be held accountable for the energy they consume and should be rewarded and penalized accordingly, George Berbari, one of the world’s foremost voices on district cooling technologies told the prestigious District Cooling Stakeholders Summit, in Dubai yesterday (18 April 2017). Berbari, founder of UAE-based district cooling consultancy DC PRO Engineering, and author of the thought-provoking ‘The Energy Budget’ – which outlines a self-financing long-term solution to tackle climate change – outlined that with CO2 emissions expected to reach 43 billion tonnes globally by 2040, it is crucial that municipal official, government ......read more

Schneider Electric Opens Submissions for Seventh Edition of International Student Challenge ‘Go Green in the City'…

Contest promotes innovation among business and engineering students Winning team to visit Schneider Electric’s global facilities, receive employment offers from company Dubai-UAE: 17 April, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched the seventh edition of ‘Go Green in the City,’ its annual global challenge for business and engineering students that promotes innovative energy management ideas for smart cities.  Business and engineering undergraduate and post-graduate students from all over the world can join the competition until 12 May, 2017. Teams must submit a case study illustrating their ideas for innovative energy management solutions in cities related to one of the four topics: Strategy and Technology, Cooling Solutions, Energy ......read more

Empower highlights the importance of district cooling to real estate developers ahead of the upcoming Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2017…

Empower announced recently a saving of 1000 MW of electricity, which is equal to AED 2.6 billion, as a result of using its district cooling services in  2016 Dubai, UAE, April 17 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), world’s largest district cooling services provider, underlined the importance of district cooling as an environment-friendly alternative to conventionalair-conditioning. The company emphasised the importance of district cooling to real estate developers ahead of the upcoming Cityscape Abu Dhabi2017, one of the largest and most significant real estate events, which will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)from April18th to 20th 2017. "District cooling is the need of the hour. It paves the way for economic advancements. The UAE is making remarkable ......read more

UAE Ambassadors Tour Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

-    Over 100 UAE Ambassadors briefed on the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program  -    Delegation witnessed the exceptional progress made at Barakah Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 April 2017: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) welcomed 117 of the UAE’s overseas diplomats to the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant during a tour of the project, which included a briefing on the UAE’s Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and the latest construction and commissioning milestones.  The UAE Ambassadors and Heads of Missions Abroad were hosted by ENEC CEO, Mohamed Al Hammadi, Acting CEO of Nawah Energy Company, Mohammed Sahoo Al Suwaidi, Barakah One Company CEO, Nasser Al Nasseri, ENEC’s Deputy CEO Ahmed Al Rumaithi, and other senior ......read more

ENGIE has been qualified in the first round of the tendering process for two renewable energy projects in Saudi Arabia…

ENGIE, through its subsidiary International Power SA, has been qualified in the first round of the tendering process for two renewable energy projects in Saudi Arabia. ENGIE is among the 27 companies selected for a 300 MW solar photovoltaic project, and among the 24 companies selected for a 400 MW wind farm. The shortlisted companies have been selected from a total of 128 applications. The 300 MW solar photovoltaic project will be developed in the Sakaka area in the northern Al Jouf Province. The 400 MW wind farm will be built in the Midyan coastal area in Tabuk Province, which is also in the north. Both projects will be backed by long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs), i.e. 25 years for Solar PV and 20 years for Wind. The request for proposal process will be launched on 17 April, on the occasion of the Saudi Arabia Renewable ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 11, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced a reduction of the retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of April 2017 in all service stations in the UAE. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new reduced retail price is as follows: AED 52 per 25lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 58; AED 104 per 50lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 116; and AED 208 per 100lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 232. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “Our competitive LPG cylinder prices are re-evaluated every month bearing in mind the interests of consumers and household customers in the UAE while taking into account fluctuations in international prices for the ......read more

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to Open Regional Headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone- PRESS RELEASE…

-          Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem: CNPC’s move reinforces the company’s presence in Middle East markets and consolidates Jafza’s position as a regional hub for the oil and gas sector. -          Zhu Junfeng: New headquarters brings together 16 organisations in CNPC Group under one roof Dubai, United Arab Emirates,11 April, 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the largest integrated energy company in China, have signed an agreement to establish CNPC’s regional headquarters in Jafza to serve its customers in the Middle East. The agreement was signed between Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of Jafza and ......read more

New US$1 billion SOHAR power plant is key to Port's expansion…

•    Construction in full swing on Oman’s second largest power plant  •    Commercial operation to commence in less than two years •    Gas turbine project with capacity of over 1,700 Megawatts   06 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: Work is progressing fast on the construction of SOHAR III, a green-field, integrated combined-cycle gas turbine power plant located in SOHAR Port. The project is valued at over US$1 billion and is on track to commence commercial operations by January 2019. With more than enough capacity to power new developments in the recently announced SOHAR Port South and SOHAR Freezone Phase II expansions, the new plant will have a power output of over 1,700 Megawatts, making it Oman’s second largest power station.  Developed by Shinas ......read more

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Siemens brings digital future experience to WFES…

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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

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Nawah Energy Company Celebrate 45th UAE National Day…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 03 December 2016:  This year, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the operating company co-owned with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), celebrated the 45th UAE National Day in style.  Two events were held at ENEC’s headquarters at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi and at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant site for the ......read more

GCC Petchem Industry Can Become Global Powerhouse Through Greater Collaboration…

ADNOC CEO calls on regional players to work together to tap growth opportunities  Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 29, 2016:  GCC petrochemical producers should explore new partnership models for collaboration to collectively capitalise on market access, if they are to become a global industry powerhouse, according to His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ......read more

Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) promotes third session of Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2017 ...…

Doha, Qatar, 29 November 2016:  As part of maximising participations in the third Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2017 that is organised 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) held yesterday (Monday, 28 ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Hosts Joint Inspection Group Workshop for Aviation Fuelling Services…

Abu Dhabi, 27 November, 2016:  For the third consecutive year, ADNOC Distribution hosted a Joint Inspection Group (JIG) workshop for 12 representatives from global blue-chip entities engaged in the aviation fuelling services sector.  Held at ADNOC Distribution’s training centre at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the workshop aimed to help participants qualify as ......read more

Masen selects the developer of the 3 NOOR PV I solar power plants and signs contracts securing ...…

Masen, a leading force for renewable energy in Morocco, supports the development of an integrated and competitive Moroccan solar ecosystem, activated in particular by the establishment of NOOR solar power plants throughout the Kingdom. Today Masen has selected the developer of the 170 MW NOOR PV I, the first photovoltaic (PV) phase of the NOOR Solar Plan. Masen has also signed contracts that ......read more

Italian major DAB Water Technology targets 50% revenue growth from the ME market…

DAB is among a few water technology solution providers globally to offering a comprehensive range of water management solutions with more than 2,000 products.  Dubai, UAE, November 24, 2016:   DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, eyes at least 50 per cent growth in the Middle East market in the next few years. DAB officials said ......read more

ENEC Marks Innovation Week with Interactive Workshops, Innovation Lab and ICT focus…

Workshops and activities to foster innovative thinking and the pursuit of excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 November 2016:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has this week held a series of interactive workshops and activities for employees and strategic partners to mark Innovation Week. The activities fall in line with the directives of the government and the ......read more

Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority boosts innovation to light up the world…

SEWA pavilion showcases unconventional ways to generate power for free and save energy for a bright future Sharjah, UAE, November 21, 2016:  In line with the spirit of UAE Innovation Week 2016, the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) pavilion at the Expo Centre Sharjah has been hosting a number of activities that range from showcasing innovative ways to save electricity to ......read more

Innovation Live! partners with Dubai Chamber to discuss the future of ‘start ups' in the UAE…

Challenges and solutions concerning entrepreneurial strategies discussed at length by public and private sectors during dialogue hosted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and MEED, organisers of Innovation Live!  The need for introducing a platform as a ‘one-stop shop’ for starting business in the UAE identified as key to progress.  Dubai, UAE, ......read more

NDCs and Global Stocktake…

In Paris in December 2015, countries adopted the historic international climate agreement at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21). Ahead of this moment, countries outlined what post-2020 climate actions they intended to take under the new international agreement. ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ identified the pledges ......read more

Empower gets Recognition for Launching New UN-Approved Methodology (AM0117) on Sidelines of ...…

HE Bin Shafar: "UAE gives high importance to efforts to develop mechanisms and routes to reduce carbon emissions and boost sustainability." Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, was recognised for developing a new Methodology (AM0117) that aims to reduce carbon emissions ......read more

IRENA/ADFD Open Fifth Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects…

USD 50 million available for scalable, replicable and transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 15 November, 2016:  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have officially opened the fifth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of ......read more

Inclusive platform reuniting high officials and experts to discuss the strategic use of district ...…

IDEA districtCOOLING2016 conference opens in Dubai Dubai, 14th of November 2016:  HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER) and Mr Rob Thornton, President and CEO, International District Energy Association (IDEA) officially inaugurated The International District Cooling Conference 2016 today with the presence of high profile officials and ......read more

ADNOC to Expand Use of EOR and ERD Technologies to Maximise Value of Resources…

Abu Dhabi, UAE: 10 November, 2016:  ADNOC, Abu Dhabi’s integrated oil and gas company, today announced that it will expand its use of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) technologies as part of its plans to maximise the value of its resources. ADNOC intends to expedite the development of its hydrocarbon resources, and enhance recovery from several smaller ......read more

Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine Middle East Road Show Hosted in Abu Dhabi and Al-Khobar in ...…

Leading global engineering software provider organized one-day conference series in Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 10, 2016:  Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine (PP&M), part of Hexagon and the world’s leading global provider of enterprise engineering software to the process, power and marine industries, organized its Middle East Users Conference in ......read more

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 ...…

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Chairs First SPC Meeting of 2016 and inaugurates new ADNOC HQ ADNOC’s plans underpin growth across its upstream, midstream and downstream businesses that will drive economic prosperity Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3 November, 2016:  The Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC), presided over by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu ......read more

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

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