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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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Beat The Heat – Six Tips to Save Energy and Reduce Bills During Summer…

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ADNOC Distribution Opens Seah Al Saram Service Station in Fujairah…

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ADWEA Leadership Witnesses Progress of UAE's Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program…

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ADNOC Distribution Opens Al Meedan Service Station in Sharjah…

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Empower and partners of the UN initiative “District Energy in Cities” sign Global Cooperation ...…

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Kuwait Oil Tanker Company awards GAC Fujairah husbandry contract…

Covers KOTC vessels in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore Fujairah, UAE July 1, 2017:  GAC Fujairah has been awarded a husbandry contract by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) to provide ship supply services, spare parts handling and a range of other logistical services to its vessels arriving in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore anchorage.  As part of global shipping, ......read more

Empower Presents Best Practices and Innovations at International District Energy Association's ...…

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ADNOC Distribution Opens Abu Dhabi's Mahawi North Service Station…

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InSinkErator contributes to UAE State of Energy Report for third consecutive year…

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ADNOC Distribution Incorporates More Customer-Focused Features in its Enhanced Mobile App…

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Dubai's First Social Experiment Takes Place During Ramadan…

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ICT Energy Efficiency Discussed in Dubai…

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Gulf Energy Maritime Signed AED275 Million Shari'ah-Compliant Facility with Dubai Islamic Bank…

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Petrofac Secures Five-Year Training Agreement with Kuwait Oil Company…

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Petrofac secures framework agreement with Petroleum Development Oman…

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Empower Launches Bills Payment Facility Through Emirates NBDATM/CDMs…

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ADNOC Distribution Opens Two New Service Stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah…

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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, ......read more

Unlocking Dubai's Solar Potential…

innogy International Middle East and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon) to develop Rooftop PV Projects in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai’s vision and the UAE Vision 2021, it is evident that Dubai and the UAE are at the forefront of ......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 ......read more

Sharjah National Oil Corporation and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority Sign Gas Sales ...…

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. ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......read more

Oil and Gas Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Automation Enabled Efficiency and Growth ...…

  -    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 ......read more

MBRSC Showcases the First Sustainable Autonomous House for Hot and Humid Climate at The ...…

  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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

ENEC Announces Completion of Initial Construction Work for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant & ...…

-    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 ......read more

Under the patronage of the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department - Dubai, Mosque ...…

Dubai (May 3, 2017)– Under the patronage of the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department – Dubai, Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) launched Mosque Design & Development Summit at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai. The summit was officially supported by the UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Etihad ESCO and was inaugurated with a keynote address by ......read more

BMTC marks AED 1 million renovation of its 50-year flagship showroom in Dubai…

Modern 500 sq m showroom with high-end technology upgrades will offer seamless customer experience BMTC announces further expansion in Abu Dhabi with all-new 300 sq m showroom in Musaffah to open in May BMTC showrooms showcase entire portfolio of BMTC including lighting, electrical and water solutions Dubai, UAE; May 3rd, 2017: Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company (BMTC), the ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......read more

Schneider Electric Opens Submissions for Seventh Edition of International Student Challenge ‘Go ...…

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 ......read more

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