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ENEC achieves 75 million safe work hours without a Lost Time Injury at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 January 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved 75 million safe work hours at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, reflecting ENEC’s commitment to the highest standards of safety, security and quality in the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, Mark Reddemann, Chief Executive Officer of Nawah Energy Company, Nasser Al Nasseri, Chief Executive Officer of Barakah One Company, Mr. HoPyeong Lee, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), and a number of senior management officials from ENEC and its subsidiaries attended a special ceremony held at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant to celebrate the safety ......read more

DEWA to highlight future possibilities for women in the sustainable energy sector…

Organised by Dubai Women Establishment, Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020 announces DEWA as Strategic Sustainability Partner • Saeed Al Tayer: GWFD’s goals align with DEWA’s efforts to enhance women’s participation in vital sectors, with a particular emphasis on the energy field, as well as areas of innovation and creativity. • Mona Al Marri: DEWA’s collaboration reinforces the Forum as an exemplary platform that mobilises joint efforts to advance women’s positive impact.  Dubai, UAE; 22 January 2020: Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) has announced Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) as the Strategic Sustainability Partner of Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020 (GWFD 2020), which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice ......read more

Metito Group-led Consortium with Jinko Power and AlJomaih Group awarded 55 MWe ac grid-tied solar power plant in Bangladesh…

• The Consortium wins the project with the record-breaking lowest bid to develop a 55-megawatts electric ac plant • The solar power plant will significantly contribute to the Bangladesh government’s agenda towards sustainable use of energy-mix   21 January 2019 – The Government of Bangladesh has awarded the Rangunia 55-megawatts electric (MWe) ac grid-tied solar power plant project to the Consortium led by Metito Group together with Jinko Power and AlJomaih Group (the Consortium). The project will be developed on a Build Own Operate (BOO) basis under a 20 years concession agreement, which is in line with the Government’s vision to secure a more balanced energy-mix and a reduction in environmental pollution in Bangladesh.   The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), pursuant to ......read more

Schneider Electric's commitment to sustainability recognized in two leading rankings…

  • The Group is ranked in the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ‘A-List’ • The rankings were announced on the opening day of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos    January 21, 2020 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been given two significant rankings - including a top place on among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking of Clean Capitalism magazine Corporate Knights, and a place on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “A-List” for the ninth consecutive year. The rankings were announced on the opening day of the annual meeting of the  World Economic Forum in Davos, where environmental sustainability is a dominating ......read more

UAE Delegation Meets with Senior U.S. Government Officials in Washington, DC to Commemorate Ten-Year Anniversary of Peaceful Civilian Nuclear Energy Cooperation…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:    A senior delegation of officials from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, visited Washington, DC last week to highlight progress around the development of the country’s peaceful nuclear energy program. Their visit to the United States also coincided with the ten year anniversary of the signing of the U.S.-UAE Agreement for Peaceful Civilian Nuclear Energy Cooperation (also called a 123 Agreement).   Led by ENEC CEO H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, the delegation met with U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, and Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs Theodore Garrish at the Department of Energy. The meetings were also attended by UAE ......read more

Tabreed Energy Services Launched…

January 14, 2020 -  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  The National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading  international district cooling developer based in the UAE, establishes ‘Tabreed Energy Services’, a new entity consolidating its service businesses to provide customers with an integrated set of consultancy, operations and maintenance services, that will help them optimize the energy efficiency of their buildings and developments.  Building on more than 20 years’ of experience in offering management services as a complement to its core district cooling offering, the new company will allow building owners, both government and private sector, to access Tabreed’s deep expertise in optimising energy efficiency and in particular cooling systems, which are the largest ......read more

Clean, Baseload electricity from Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant will complement renewables in UAE's clean energy transition…

 ENEC highlights the benefits that nuclear energy will bring at World Future Energy Summit 2020 Nuclear energy produces emissions-free electricity 24/7   14 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has partcipated in the ongoing World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020, to showcase the impactful role that nuclear energy will play in sustainably powering the growth of the country, in line with the UAE Energy Strategy 2050.   The Strategy includes a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 70 per cent, an increase in clean energy use by 50 percent and a 40 percent improvement in energy efficiency by the middle of the century. Nuclear energy will complement the introduction of increasing levels of renewables into the UAE’s ......read more

EEC Engie Deploys Schneider Electric's New Medium Voltage SF6-Free Switchgear Technology…

• New green and digital electrical distribution equipment helps the utility meet environmental challenges • Schneider’s technology uses pure air insulation and vacuum interruption to eliminate use of the SF6 greenhouse gas • EcoStruxureTM for Electricity Companies helps ensure business continuity through connected electrical equipment and sensors January 12, 2020 - Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced a new pilot project with EEC Engie last month, an electric utility in New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands. Pursuing their ambition to remove SF6 switchgear installed on their networks, EEC Engie turned to the new SF6-free technology from Schneider Electric. When innovation serves sustainability  EEC Engie serves nearly 66,000 ......read more

ADNEC to Host the World Future Energy Summit 2020…

WFES to bring together government and business leaders to ADNEC   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 January, 2020:   Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has finalised its preparations to host the World Future Energy Summit 2020 (WFES) and its co-located events including WFES Energy, WFES Water, WFES Solar, WFES ecoWASTE, WFES GREEN BUILDINGS, WFES MOBILITY to be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, running at ADNEC from January 13 to 16. This is the 13th year that ADNEC has hosted WFES and the event is one of the largest sustainability gatherings in the region as well as one of the key international events on ADNEC’s annual calendar. The event is further reinforcing its reputation as a ......read more

Attendees from 170 Countries Expected as World Future Energy Summit Extends its Global Business Reach…

Eight National Pavilions Set to Exhibit at the World Future Energy Summit;  Smart Cities Exhibition and Forum Added to Sustainability Conversation; Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX) Returns for Third Edition, With Mobility Start-Ups as an Additional Pillar for 2020; 33,500 Buyers, Distributors, Project Owners, Consultants and More Will Look to Abu Dhabi in Search for New Technologies and Products   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  - December 26, 2019:  The World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi is further reinforcing its reputation as a global marketplace for renewable energy and sustainable technology, with organisers confirming over 90 percent of the exhibitor space is sold out for the 2020 event in January. There are also eight countries confirmed to host national pavilions at the event, to promote ......read more

Empower awarded contracts with a total value AED1.130 billion in 2019…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates; December 24, 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contracts with a total value of AED1.130 billion during 2019, to various companies as part of the development of District Cooling infrastructure in Dubai. The contracts included engineering consultancy; plant and other constructions, design and operation of cooling plants; expansion of district cooling pipe network; development of new networks to serve the latest projects in Dubai, as well as establishment of new energy transfer stations, procurement of pipes and fittings and more.   This substantial increase in the company's contracting activity during 2019, reflects the growing demand for eco-friendly district cooling ......read more

Empower Sets a Clear Vision to Keep Up with Urban Growth and Preserve Natural Resources…

Dubai, UAE; December 18, 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, confirmed that district cooling service is one among the globally approved solutions by the UN, to help preserving the environment by efficiently saving energy and water every year. This technology plays a major role in combating climate change and water shortage resulting from population growth and changes in the systems of utilizing natural resources.. District cooling solutions help directly with urban development, being a key requirement in planning and designing new, green buildings in Dubai in particular, and as one of the six energy efficiency accelerators within the framework of the United Nations’ ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ (SEforALL). World ......read more

Empower Pilots the world's First unmanned District Cooling plant…

With an output capacity of 50k RT   Dubai, UAE:  15th December 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced pilot operation of the world's first unmanned cooling plant at Jumeirah Village Circle in Dubai, with a total cooling capacity of 50,000 Refrigeration Tons (RT). Empower explained that the highest international standards have been maintained in the construction and building design of the new plant, as it took into account the criteria of sustainable green buildings, and modern urban development in Dubai, as well as the general appearance of the district, and the external appearance of the buildings. The corporation indicated that the plant leverages with the latest technologies in district cooling systems and uses ......read more

Adoption of district cooling services supports global trends to combat climate change…

Dubai, UAE, 11th December 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, confirmed that district cooling is a key pillar in combating climate change worldwide. Countries are moving towards maintaining a sustainable environment, by adopting environmentally-friendly solutions and services, to create a better future for generations to come. This comes in line with the global approach to combat climate change.   Advantages Empower highlighted that district cooling is one of the best internationally-adopted solutions to combat climate change, as they contribute to reducing carbon emissions. District cooling systems use the latest local and global technologies, to reduce annual energy consumption and protect the environment.  District ......read more

Renewable energy rises to the top of Middle East's energy agenda…

• Middle East electricity demand to triple by 2050 • More than $100bn worth of clean energy projects already in pipeline • Cost of installing photovoltaic solar in Middle East has fallen by 73 per cent since 2010   Dubai, UAE 11 December:    The Middle East’s energy and utilities sector is undergoing an unprecedented transformation, with the shift towards renewable energy and digital innovation at the heart of ambitious energy diversification programmes. As governments seek to increase energy security and maximise returns from hydrocarbon resources, utilities are pressing ahead with some of the largest renewable energy schemes in the world.   A number of milestones in the push for clean energy across the region were reached in 2019, including the commissioning of the ......read more

Empower achieves 40% Emiratisation in its senior management in 2019…

Dubai, UAE, 8th December 2019:    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, revealed that it has achieved 40% Emiratisation in its senior management, and 33% in its middle management. Empower also highlighted that 15% of company’s 750 employees are Emiratis, out of which 48% are female Emirati employees and 52% are male Emirati employees. This supports gender balance in the work environment and attracts young Emirati talents, to work in the district cooling sector.  This comes within the framework of Empower's commitment to enhance the role of Emirati talents in driving economic development by increasing the number of employees working in the district cooling sector in line with the UAE Vision 2021. Empower strives to participate ......read more

ENEC Hosts Knowledge Sharing Forum Focused on Business Continuity Management…

Representatives of UAE government entities shared best practices in business continuity management discussing the value it brings to businesses     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 7 December 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has hosted a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The forum convened representatives and delegates from a diverse range of UAE government entities. Attendees learned about latest best practice in business continuity management within the peaceful nuclear energy industry and how these best practices can be implemented across other sectors.   The forum is a result of ENEC’s commitment and continued efforts to support the UAE’s successful transition into a knowledge-based economy and society. Through sharing knowledge, engaging with local stakeholders and ......read more

ENEC welcomes visit by senior Emiratis to headquarters in Abu Dhabi…

 Group of 50 senior Emiratis from Sharjah visit ENEC’s headquarters  Senior officials  from ENEC and its subsidiaries brief senior citizens on the importance and progress of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 December 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has hosted a visiting group of 50 senior Emiratis, members of the Sharjah Social Services Department branch in Dibba Al-Hisn, at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The group had previously expressed interest in learning about the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and visiting ENEC’s headquarters.    His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, welcomed the senior Emiratis along with members of ENEC’s management and ......read more

ENEC Releases 'Tasamoh' a Rehabilitated Green Turtle and organizes Beach Cleanup at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

ENEC releases a rehabilitated green turtle back into the sea at the beach next to the Barakah plant while employees conduct annual beach cleanup     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 29 November 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) organized the release of a rehabilitated Green turtle back into her natural habitat in Barakah, while employees participated in a beach cleanup. The activities are a result of ENEC’s commitment to sustainability and the preservation of the UAE’s natural heritage.   Following the beach cleanup, during which employees collected a significant amount of litter, one large Green turtle called 'Tasamoh' in Arabic which means Tolerance, was released back into the sea. The turtle was originally found in the Barakah plant’s water inlet and was rehabilitated in the ......read more

With a mission to make water available everywhere, S4SUN by DAB makes its debut at the BIG 5 Dubai…

• Italian water tech major DAB presents the solar energy pumping system which can be used in regions without electricity. • DAB, present at Stand C31, Hall 1, Big 5 Dubai 2019, also showcases FX submersible pumps for lifting and movement of civil and industrial waste water.     DUBAI - November 26, 2019:   DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, launched in Dubai solar energy pumping system S4SUN, which can be used in regions without electricity. DAB also launched DAB FX submersible pumps that are efficient, reliable and resistant for lifting and movement of civil and industrial wastewater.   With a pumping system using solar energy, S4SUN is the solar motor capable of collecting water everywhere in the world, even in the poorest and most ......read more

Al Dhafra residents learn about nuclear energy and Barakah plant progress at ENEC public forum…

 More than 300 Al Dhafra residents and stakeholders attended ENEC’s latest public forum  Senior officials  from ENEC and operating and maintenance subsidiary Nawah delivered informative presentations and answered questions   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 26 November 2019:   More than 300 residents, students and stakeholders attended a public forum organized by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) at the Baynounah Educational Complex in Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi.   The forum highlighted the strategic nature and national significance of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. It will provide safe, clean, reliable and efficient electricity for up to 25% of the nation with almost zero carbon emissions. Engineers also provided updates on the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear ......read more

Innovative Solutions in Construction Industry are Key to District Cooling Energy Efficiency…

Dubai, UAE, 25th November 2019:    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, confirmed that utilising of innovative solutions in the construction industry is one of the key factor for energy efficiency in district cooling services. This came in conjunction with The Big 5 Exhibition, the largest and most influential building and construction show in the Middle East, being held from 25 to 28 November, 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre.  The exhibition discusses the changing economic landscape, promoting businesses, launching of latest construction and sustainability solutions, educating industry professionals, promoting best practices in line with technological innovations, and enabling industry professionals to review products from around the ......read more

ENEC to host public forum in Al Dhafra Region…

ENEC CEO, H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, and senior officials to highlight the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in preparation to commence unit 1 start-up in early 2020       Abu Dhabi, UAE - 23 November 2019:   Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will host a public forum at the Baynounah Educational Complex in Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi, on Monday, 25 November, 2019.   The forum is a core component of ENEC's ongoing commitment to engage with the local community on the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and its benefits, as well as providing updates on the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. The event is open to all members of the public in addition to various stakeholders; from government entities and the peaceful nuclear energy ......read more

EWEC receives bids for the world's largest solar power plant project in the Al Dhafra region in Abu Dhabi…

The plant is expected to be almost double the size of EWEC’s ‘Noor Abu Dhabi’ solar plant - the current largest operational single-site Solar PV plant in the world   23 November 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) and a leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and beyond, has received bids for its 2 GW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Independent Power Producer (IPP) project, to be located in the Al Dhafra region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.  The project tender included the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the solar plant, including installation of solar ......read more

Inclusion and Diversity Can Deliver Business Benefits for Oil and Gas Industry…

The UAE is Leading the Way to Create a More Diverse Oil and Gas Industry, But Much Remains to Be Done, Says ADIPEC Keynote Speaker   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 November 2019:   Oil and gas companies will reap financial as well social benefits from actively promoting inclusion and diversity in their organisations, industry leaders at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) heard today.   In delivering the keynote address for ADIPEC’s co-located Inclusion and Diversity in Energy Conference, Tala Al Ramahi, Chief Strategy Officer for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi, said that while diversity remained a problem in oil and gas, ADNOC and other leading companies were actively seeking to change this.   “Women make up only 15 percent of the oil and gas ......read more

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French electricity sector experts show their loyalty to Middle East Electricity 2019 in Dubai…

United Arab Emirates - 26 February 2019:  27 French companies will be exhibiting in 2019 with Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, at the Middle East Electricity Show in Dubai, a chance for a French excellence sector that is both innovative and dynamic to enjoy the spotlight. The event is truly a springboard for companies ......read more

Ahmad Bin Shafar participates in the IDEA Campus Energy 2019 at New Orleans, Louisiana…

Ahmad Bin Shafar: “IDEA is committed to diversify its topics and the objectives of its activities to maximise the benefit of all parties involved in the district cooling and heating sector” Dubai, UAE, 24 February 2019:  Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, ......read more

Artificial Intelligence to Impact Regional Power Sector Jobs, says New Middle East Electricity ...…

Power generation operations and maintenance to be major beneficiaries Advanced technology dominating knowledge programme at Middle East Electricity 2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 February, 2019:  Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) will significantly impact roles within the regional power sector according to the newly-released Middle East Electricity A.I. & Energy Report, ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum Signed South Andaman PSC in Indonesia…

Abu Dhabi, 18 February 2019:  Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed the Gross Split Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for South Andaman, as awarded by the Government of Indonesia pursuant to the 2018 Indonesian Third Direct Tender Round. Following the signing, Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of both the South Andaman and the adjacent Andaman I PSC and a partner in the Andaman II ......read more

The UAE's Pioneering Nuclear Energy Program Discussed During ‘Government Leadership Talks'…

Entitled “Pioneering Nuclear Energy; Emirati Leadership” the session was led by H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation  The session, held at ENEC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, highlighted the key role played by peaceful nuclear energy in powering the future growth and prosperity of the UAE   Abu ......read more

MHPS Is Global Market Share Leader in 2018 for Heavy Duty Gas Turbines…

J-Series Reliability and Efficiency Propel Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems to Global Leadership   Dubai, UAE (February 18, 2019) - Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has achieved a major milestone in the global Power Generation sector, securing 2018 market share leadership in global orders for heavy duty gas turbines (100 MW and above). The result is based on data compiled ......read more

Etihad ESCO announces completion of Hatta Solar retrofit project…

7,756 photovoltaic (PV) solar panels installed over roofs of 554 Hatta villas Project to generate 3,612,357-kilowatt hour (KWh) of power annually Annual reduction of CO2 emissions by 2,159 tons among many benefits   UAE, 13 February 2019 – With DEWA’s support and sponsorship, Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), the wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai ......read more

Nexans to present its cutting-edge umbilical offer at EGYPS 2019…

Dubai UAE, February 11, 2019 – Nexans, a global actor in cabling systems and services and an industry leader in umbilicals, will be attending the EGYPS 2019 exhibition and conference on February 11-13.  Through several umbilical deliveries in East Mediterranean, Nexans has confirmed its role as a trusted and committed partner in the in the oil and gas industry. This has also ......read more

ENEC Marks Innovation Week with a Focus on Youth, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability…

ENEC Innovation Week activities included an Innovation Majlis, hackathons, and collaboration with academia to foster innovative thinking and the pursuit of excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE - 07 February 2019: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One Company, hosted an Innovation Majlis, a hackathon, and youth events as part of ......read more

ENEC Marks Innovation Week with a Focus on Youth, Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability…

ENEC Innovation Week activities included an Innovation Majlis, hackathons, and collaboration with academia to foster innovative thinking and the pursuit of excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE - 06 February 2019: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One Company, hosted an Innovation Majlis, a hackathon, and youth events as part of ......read more

TSSC continues to raise the bar on cold chain innovation with latest sustainable solutions…

February 04, 2019: Technical Supplies & Services Company (TSSC), a leading manufacturer of advanced building materials and systems in the Middle East and a member of Harwal Group, announced that its latest innovative technologies for the cold chain industry continue to gain traction, serving the ever-growing demand for energy-efficient solutions in the region in line with the highest ......read more

ENEC's CEO Highlights Strategic Importance of UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program at Abu Dhabi ...…

Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi addresses UAE high ranking military students at Abu Dhabi University ENEC CEO delivers series of lectures on the role of UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program in advancing the nuclear energy industry locally and internationally     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 February 2019: Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy ......read more

Saudi Plastic and Petrochemical Exhibition 2019 set to launch with government and private sector ...…

Big opportunities to help increase petrochemical output in the Kingdom to USD 453.3 billion by 2030 January 23, 2019 –   Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Mishaal Bin Majid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Governor of Jeddah, the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events is set to host the 16th edition of the Saudi Plastic and Petrochemical Exhibition, organized by Riyadh ......read more

Empower achieves steady growth in 2018 with Net Profit exceeding AED 800 Mn …

Empower also achieved the milestone of Revenues crossing the mark of AED 2.0 bn for the first time Total Cooling Capacity reached to 1.43 million RT in 2018 Customer base expanded to 100,000 and the total number of buildings served by Empower DCS reaches to 1,090. Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, ......read more

ENOC ‘Women in Energy Awards' recognises achievements in the energy sector…

Eight women from diverse backgrounds within the energy sector win inaugural awards   Dubai, UAE; January 22, 2019:  ENOC Group’s inaugural ‘Women in Energy Awards’ honoured eight women in a first-of-its-kind award ceremony held to recognise women’s achievements within Dubai’s energy sector.    The biennial awards which were previously ......read more

Crescent Petroleum signs MoU to sponsor Special Olympics…

Sharjah, UAE January 20, 2019:   Crescent Petroleum, the Middle East's first and largest private exploration and production company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 to sponsor the World Games taking place 14-21 March, underscoring its commitment to empowering people of ......read more

Space, AI, renewable energy to get priority as sectors open for more foreign investment in 2019 - ...…

 Legislation recognising ICOs as securities among legal reforms to act as a beacon for increased foreign investment, says STA senior partner Dubai, UAE, 19 January, 2019:   Space, artificial intelligence and renewable energy are priority sectors in the UAE, and it is expected they will be amongst those to be opened up to higher levels of foreign investment in 2019, according to ......read more

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources Visits Barakah ...…

H.E. Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih witnessed the significant progress being made at Barakah     16 January 2019:   H.E. Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) expressed his appreciation for the significant development of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in a recent visit to ......read more

RAK Petroleum plc: Changes in Share Capital…

Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2019:  RAK Petroleum plc, the Oslo-listed oil and gas investment company, announces that, as the result of a request by Afaq Al Roya Trading (LLC) to release the restrictions on its 9,000,000 Restricted Class A Shares, and a request by another shareholder to release the restrictions on his 180,000 Restricted Class A Shares, 9,180,000 Restricted Class A Shares have ......read more

ENEC Showcases Commitment to Sustainability at the World Future Energy Summit…

ENEC sponsoring and exhibiting at WFES 2019 ENEC committed to sustainable working practices across all aspects of its business Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 January 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One Company, are participating for the seventh year in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2019 as ......read more

Saudi energy minister on the country's Crown Prince: His ability to lead the kingdom is unshaken ...…

For CNN Business, John Defterios spoke to Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Khalid A. Al-Falih.  During the interview, Al-Falih told CNN he doesn't "see a big economic recession" but that corrective actions are "easily within our control." As the United States Secretary of States Mike Pompeo prepares to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin ......read more

Sultan Awards Oil & Gas Exploration Concession to Italy's Eni…

HH Ruler of Sharjah Receives Eni Ceo Claudio Descalzi    SHARJAH, Sharjah Government Media Bureau, January 14, 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, received this morning (Sunday) in his office Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni, Italy’s largest energy company, in the presence of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin ......read more

Global Energy Forum: His Excellency Khalid Al-Falih's address on day three…

Dubai, UAE, January 13, 2019:  As part of the third Global Energy Forum, His Excellency Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia delivered the opening address for day three of the Forum.  His Excellency Al-Falih later joined Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, on a panel titled 'An Update On ......read more

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Celebrates 3rd Barakah Excellence Awards…

Winners of 3rd edition of Barakah Excellence Awards announced during special ceremony Awards part of ENEC’s internal recognition program designed to promote and encourage excellence Abu Dhabi, UAE – 12 January 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its subsidiaries, Nawah Energy Company and Barakah One Company, celebrated the third edition of its ......read more

Plastics to be the main driver for crude oil demand…

ArabPlast 2019, closed on a grand note witnessing the participation of more than 900 companies from 32 countries Advanced economies currently use up to 20 times more plastic than developing economies on a per capita basis, underscoring the huge potential for global growth Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2019:   Industry experts at ArabPlast 2019 indicated that plastics ......read more

Siemens outlines economic, societal contribution to UAE in new report…

90% of Siemens’ contribution to UAE gross value added is in non-oil sector Company works with more than 800 SMEs in the UAE AED 425-million software grant to five UAE universities, equipping over 3,850 students with digital experience Its energy-efficient solutions reduce CO2 emissions by 4.76 million metric tons  Dubai, UAE, January 07, 2019:  For the second ......read more

Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group partners with Petronas for lubricants distribution in the UAE…

Dubai, UAE, January 06, 2019:  Dubai-based multidimensional conglomerate Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group (ESAG) inked a new partnership with Petronas Lubricants International (PLI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Malaysia’s national oil corporation, Petronas, which will see its range of automotive lubricants available in the UAE within the first quarter of 2019. With the deal, ESAG will ......read more

SRS Middle East makes Sharjah its headquarters for the Middle East Region…

The group will invest Dh160 million in the Hamriyah Free Zone in order to provide industrial services for the oil sector Dubai, UAE, January 05, 2019:  SRS Middle East FZE, which is a joint venture that consists of Global Petro Storage (GPS), Innova Refining Industries, and Chemie Tech LLC, has announced its decision to select Sharjah as the destination for its latest investment projects ......read more

ENEC Partners with Al Dhafra Festival in Abu Dhabi to Promote Social Engagement and UAE Cultural ...…

ENEC stand provided visitors with information about peaceful nuclear energy and included a range of educational activities Abu Dhabi, UAE – 02 January 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) participated in the Al Dhafra Festival, which took place in Madinat Zayed, in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi, between 17 December 2018 and 1 January 2019. ENEC’s ......read more

Schneider Electric Calls to Massively Expand Training in Energy Sector…

Decentralized renewable energy solutions will guarantee electricity access to millions, while creating millions of jobs Training programs, particularly in the low energy access countries, are not adequacy developed The Powering Jobs campaign wants all stakeholders to recognize the challenge and step up their efforts  Dubai (United Arab Emirates), 23 December 2018 –  ......read more

Oil and Gas Industry Set to Accelerate Move to Digital in 2019…

by Ron Beck Energy Industry Marketing Director, AspenTech Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2018:  Digital transformation continues to be the keynote of the coming year for operators across the oil and gas sectors. Digitalisation is nothing new to the sector, of course. Refineries have, for example, been pursuing it for more than thirty years, with technologies like advanced process control (APC) ......read more

ENEC Completes Significant Tests of Unit 3 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Cold Hydrostatic Testing successfully completed at Unit 3 Significant step towards the completion of Unit 3 of the Barakah plant Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 December 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed Cold Hydrostatic Testing (CHT) at Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The testing, which is a crucial step ......read more

Schneider Electric presents Villaya Emergency for easier access to energy in emergency situations…

The increase in humanitarian emergencies calls for mobile, clean, reliable and affordable energy access solutions Villaya Emergency can be deployed on site in less than 30 minutes to provide energy for impacted areas  Dubai (United Arab Emirates) – 12 December 2018 –   During a humanitarian crisis, electricity is often difficult to access. Schneider Electric , ......read more

At COP24, Schneider Electric Strengthens its Commitment to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030…

The Group will present innovative solutions to fight climate change in Katowice Schneider Electric’s experts & leaders will actively participate at COP24 Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018:  At a time when the latest IPCC report calls for urgent action to fight climate change, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum completes the acquisition of a 20 percent interest in the Nour Concession in ...…

Abu Dhabi, 10 December 2018:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has completed the acquisition from Italy’s Eni of a 20 percent participating interest in the Nour North Sinai Offshore Area (”Nour”) concession, an offshore exploration block in Egypt.  In the concession, which is in participation with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Eni as ......read more

Backing the next generation of solar power innovators…

As the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 comes to an end, German bathroom brand sponsor hansgrohe – and its regional partner ITC – say the future is looking brighter for protecting the environment  09 December 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Solar energy could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs, but it is crucial that individual countries invest in the next ......read more

Oil rallies on Opec+ production cut, gold breaks higher…

By Ole S Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:  Commodities received a late boost after the Opec+ group managed to agree to a decent output cut; gold, meanwhile, received a bid following a weak US jobs report. The market’s overall focus stayed with the US-China trade war and the increased prospect of a US slowdown.  Commodities found a ......read more

Middle East economies are still dominated by oil sector development…

Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018:  According to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report, economic recovery in the Middle East is slowly gathering momentum after last year’s slump, when economic growth slowed to an eight-year low at only 0.9%. Overall, the Middle East’s GDP is expected to grow to 2.3% in 2018, though growth remains below the 2010-2016 average of 3.9%. The ......read more

UAE's non-oil sector drives economic growth in 2018…

Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  According to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report, the economic outlook for UAE is set to accelerate to 2% this year, up from the eight-year low of 0.8% in 2017, supported by rising oil prices, regional economic recovery, higher public spending and investment and a gradual build-up in business momentum. The accountancy and finance body says the non-oil ......read more

PLC System partners with Dubai Carbon as demand for renewable energy increases…

28th November 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Dubai Carbon has enabled yet another key energy player to enter the UAE renewable energy market, following the signing of an agreement with energy experts PLC System S.r.l. Mr. Francesco Esposito, Sole Director of PLC System S.r.l signed a joint venture agreement with the CEO of Dubai Carbon, Mr. Ivano Iannelli signaling the increasing growth of ......read more

Italian water tech major DAB to cater to the higher demand for energy-efficient tech solutions…

At Big 5 Dubai 2018, DAB launches the world’s best energy-efficient water management solutions for urban development DUBAI - November 27, 2018:   DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, brings to Dubai a range of solutions utilising the advantages of renewable energy for urban development. At Big 5 Dubai 2018, taking place from ......read more

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) launches the Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2020 in Jordan…

The award aims to recognise best practices in energy efficiency to enhance constructive contribution to a sustainable future  Dubai, UAE, November 27, 2018:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) unveiled the fourth edition of Emirates Energy Award (EEA) - ......read more

Wintershall acquires stake in the largest gas and condensate fields yet to be developed in the ...…

10% stake in Ghasha Concession in Abu Dhabi Close partnership with ADNOC: 40 years term concession Investments running into the billions in the growth region in the Arabian Gulf Abu Dhabi, November 26, 2018:   Wintershall will invest in one of the world’s most important centers for oil and gas production: The company will take a ten percent stake in the ......read more

ADNOC Adds Germany's Wintershall to the Ghasha Ultra-Sour Gas Concession…

Wintershall awarded 10 percent concession share in the Ghasha offshore sour gas mega-project, marking the first time a German oil and gas company joins an ADNOC concession Concession agreement will give ADNOC access to world-leading sour gas technology  Project contributes to ADNOC’s In-Country Value program and is expected to produce more than 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per ......read more

SRTI Park backs Big 5 Dubai 2018's ‘FutureTech Construction Summit'…

November 25, 2018: As part of its efforts to promote innovation and advanced research in Sharjah and the UAE, the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has announced that it is participating in the one-day ‘FutureTech Construction Summit’ to be held this month in conjunction with the Big 5 Dubai 2018, the largest and most influential construction event in the ......read more

EDF and Nawah Energy Company sign operations and maintenance assistance agreement for Barakah ...…

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:   EDF, the world-leading nuclear operator, and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) that is mandated to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, signed a long-term framework agreement whereby EDF will provide a range of services to support Nawah in operating and maintaining the ......read more

Schneider Electric and Verger Delporte Partner for Electricity Innovation…

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 22 November 2018 –   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced a partnership with Verger Delporte to become a Certified Reseller and EcoStruxure Advisor to support innovation in franchised panel building in electric facilities. ...read more

Danfoss enters wastewater market with a series of high energy efficiency pumps…

Danfoss launches a new series of APP W HC pumps specially designed and built for Zero Liquid Discharge and Minimal Liquid Discharge (ZLD/MLD) industrial wastewater treatment, that can deliver total efficiency rates of 90% at pressures up to 120 bar.      UAE, Dubai, 20 November 2018:   In response to the growing demand for energy efficient ZLD/MLD solutions in ......read more

Schneider Electric Announces APC NetShelter Racks and Micro Data Centers Achieve Cisco Certification…

Extends Cisco UCS Pre-rack and Ship Certification to the entire NetShelter SX product line with Shock Packaging including 13 preconfigured SKUs and Micro Data Center Xpress SX 24U and 42U Provides more options for greater flexibility and faster deployment at the edge Offers IT channel partners and customers assurance of pre-tested, proven system compatibility DUBAI, United Arab ......read more

ADNOC to Announce Additional Partnerships as Group CEO Builds on ADIPEC Momentum…

Announcements to address new partnerships for sour gas concession and oil and gas blocks Record-breaking ADIPEC draws more than 145K oil and gas industry professionals; attendance increases 30 percent, with international visitors up 50 percent Series of new partnerships and investments at ADIPEC to meet rising demand triggered by 4th Industrial Revolution in line with ADNOC’s ......read more

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