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

TAQATI - Dubai Energy Efficiency Program announces the successful completion of the pilot ‘Home Energy Advice Program’ Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22 2017:  Building on the momentum to improve energy efficiency in Dubai, TAQATI - Dubai Energy Efficiency Program announced the successful completion of the pilot ‘Home Energy Advice Program’. The program was run across 60 homes in Dubai as part of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) ‘Ideal Home Initiative’ and supports DEWA’s efforts to achieve the Smart Dubai initiative launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world. The ‘Home Energy Advice Program’ was created to support ......read more

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

Masdar’s funding towards Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre supports commitment of Abu Dhabi to promote knowledge economy  Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2017:  A new research centre at the University of Manchester in England aimed at marketing products and technologies made from a “wonder material” known as graphene will be called The Masdar Building.   Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, is the principal funder of the purpose-built Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC), which held its formal “topping out” ceremony attended by UK and UAE government representatives and university officials.   Graphene is a super-strong, highly flexible nanomaterial with unique properties that could be used for many applications in the future, including energy storage ......read more

Masdar welcomes Luxembourg royal delegation…

1. Luxembourg’s Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie, tour Masdar City one of the world’s most sustainable communities 2. Luxembourg’s Prince Guillaume and Princess Stéphanie visit Yahsat Space Lab, located at Masdar Institute, part of Khalifa University of Science and Technology   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; October 11, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) welcomed Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Luxembourg together with His Excellency Etienne Schneider, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy to Masdar City.    Their visit included a meeting with Masdar CEO, Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, to hear about Masdar’s sustainability mandate and the company’s investments in international and local clean energy projects. The ......read more

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

US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund seeks to bring energy security to Caribbean region   The UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund is one of the largest renewable energy initiatives in the Caribbean region  Abu Dhabi, UAE: 5 October, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar to finalise financing and to bolster collaboration in implementing projects within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund.    Through this renewable energy fund, which is being managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), the UAE is supporting sustainable economic and social development across ......read more

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

Four SMART Tag installation centres already operating across the UAE Mobile units are also now carrying out installations for vehicle fleets  All ADNOC Distribution service stations to convert to SMART technology in Q2’2018  Abu Dhabi, 03 October, 2017:  As part of its ‘SMART Service Stations’ initiative and introduction of cashless ADNOC Wallet-linked payment options, ADNOC Distribution; the UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations and commercial fuelling services, is now expanding its SMART Tag installation facilities through new centres and mobile units serving customers throughout the country. As part of an ongoing process of replacing Rahal Cards, the company is rolling out a superior Smart Tag system installed at a vehicle’s fuel tank ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 02 October 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the sole operator of light vehicle inspection centers in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, is upgrading the information technology systems at its 21 centers across the emirate. The one-day upgrading operation will take place on Friday 6 October 2017. Consequently, service will be suspended that day at the four centers that usually operate on Fridays: namely, Abu Dhabi Main Center, Al Ain Main Center, Mahawi Center and Al Samha Center. Service will resume as usual the next morning on Saturday 7 October 2017. Highlighting the importance of the upgrade, Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting CEO of ADNOC Distribution, said: “As a company, we are passionate about innovation that improves service, choice and convenience for our customers. The upgrade of our IT systems is another step forward ......read more

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

US$600 million deep-water terminal for 320,000dwt supertankers 45-hectare terminal will be on reclaimed land in SOHAR Port South  Two additional bunker licenses for SOHAR are in the pipeline Dubai, UAE, September 25, 2017:  In anticipation of the significant growth in petroleum trading in the GCC region, as well as growing demand for bunker services, Singapore-based Trescorp is to launch a new 45-hectare terminal in SOHAR Port with an investment of US$600 million. The new facility will feature six deep-water berths, with 25 metre drafts, one of them capable of receiving VLCC oil tankers of up to 320,000dwt - so-called supertankers. The new terminal will occupy space in SOHAR Port South, a recently announced land reclamation project designed to create more space for industry at the fast growing Omani hub. In its ......read more

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

Accolade recognizes company’s market-leading position as fuel and services provider Abu Dhabi, 25 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has received a ‘UAE Superbrand’ award for 2017. This marks the fourth consecutive year the company has achieved Superbrand status. Mohammed Al Zaabi, Acting Senior Vice President of Retail Sales Group at ADNOC Distribution, received the award at a ceremony hosted by the Superbrands Council. Superbrands is the largest independent global body evaluating and recognizing corporate branding and positioning. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “We are honored to receive this award as a testament to the quality and distinctiveness of our brand, which ......read more

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

Role of technology in education and sustainability in MENA region opens  Day 2’s discussions at the Third Sharjah FDI Forum Sharjah, 20 September 2017:  The UAE Undersecretary for Foreign Trade and Industry Affairs, Ministry of Economy, HE Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Saleh opened Day 2 of the Third Sharjah FDI Forum with promising remarks on the role foreign direct investments (FDIs) will play in fulfilling the SDG 2030’s vision, globally, saying that the UAE is both a global destination for and an exporter of FDI. Among other high-profile attendees were Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Investment and Development (Shurooq); HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Shurooq; and HE Mohamed Ali Rashed Alabbar, Founder and Chairman of Emaar Properties.   Observing how the UAE’s ......read more

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

Around 100 Oasis convenience stores to feature popular school products Abu Dhabi, 18 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of service stations and convenience stores, has launched a ‘back-to-school’ promotion as part of a range of initiatives to help customers celebrate special events and holidays throughout the year. Around 100 Oasis convenience stores are hosting ‘back-to-school’ promotional stands, featuring popular school products such as Minion’s stationary. ADNOC Distribution is also promoting a ‘Little Falcons’ offer until 30 September, where customers who spend AED15 or more on back-to-school supplies at 10 selected Oasis convenience stores in Abu Dhabi will receive a free collectable cooler bag. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief ......read more

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

ENEC Executives amongst 600 nuclear energy professionals participating in World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, London, UK.  ENEC CEO, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, updates industry leaders on evolution of ENEC and the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 September 2017:  A senior delegation from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), led by Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, has participated in the World Nuclear Association (WNA) Symposium, taking place in London, U.K. During the opening session of the conference, Mr. Al Hammadi  shared a number of lessons learned on the quality and safety-led development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program with the international nuclear energy community.   On the cusp of becoming the 31st country to generate ......read more

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

The 2nd phase upgrades the existing station infrastructure and installs new fuel pump technologies The final phase will involve adjunct facility providing 8 fuel pumps and 6 rental spaces for cafes and fast-food restaurants   Abu Dhabi, 16 September, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the leading operator of retail fueling services outlets in the UAE, today announced the completion of the second phase of the development and expansion of the Officers City Service Station located on the Arabian Gulf Road in Abu Dhabi.    During the second phase of the project, ADNOC Distribution has upgraded the existing station infrastructure and installed new fuel pump technologies. The service station currently provides super-98 fuel products, Special 95 and E-Plus 91, as along with Green Diesel and Natural Gas for Vehicles ......read more

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

Chairman’s Interim Report Dear Shareholders: On behalf of the Board of Directors of RAK Petroleum plc (the “Company”), I am pleased to present the Half-Year Financial Report for the period ending 30 June 2017. The Company’s fundamental objective is to generate significant total shareholder returns from investments in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on the Middle East and Africa. We currently hold interests in two oil and gas companies, DNO ASA (“DNO”) and Foxtrot International LDC (“Foxtrot International”). DNO DNO is a publicly listed Norwegian exploration and production company focused on the Middle East-North Africa region and the North Sea with interests in oil and gas blocks in various stages of exploration, development and production, both onshore and offshore. ......read more

ADNOC Distribution expands international sales footprint…

ADNOC’s Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant to be sold in Ethiopia and Yemen Abu Dhabi, 13 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of retail fuel service stations and commercial fuelling services, has signed two agreements to sell its popular Voyager branded engine oil and lubricant in Ethiopia and Yemen. The new supply agreements with Ethiopia’s Kinsi General Trading Company and Yemen’s Myco General Trading Company are a further milestone in ADNOC Distribution’s drive to increase business, optimise performance and secure greater access to international markets. Mr Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, commented: "With a combined population of approximately 130 million people, Ethiopia and Yemen offer markets that ......read more

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

Joint venture will operate as a UL and GCC Lab Company based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Partnership will combine resources, knowledge and expertise to expand services to the region’s renewable energy market. Dubai, September 11, 2017:  Global safety science organization, UL, has announced a joint venture with Saudi-based GCC Lab aimed at strengthening the Middle East’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure.    UL’s regional base operates out of offices in Dubai and its new, state-of-the-art lab facility in Abu Dhabi. The joint venture will operate as a UL and GCC Lab Company and will be based in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to cater to customers in parts of the Middle East, including Egypt.   The joint venture will support the region’s renewable energy market by leveraging both ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 10 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced today the new retail price of unsubsidized LPG cylinders for the month of September 2017. As per the announcement that is made on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED55 per 25lb, and AED110 per 50lb.  Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “Our competitive LPG cylinder prices are set every month to reflect adjustments in international market prices for LPG. With our customers at the heart of our business, we are determined to build on our eminent reputation for delivering an excellent, client-focused service while meeting the nation’s energy needs and helping to sustain its rapid growth.” For holders of Rahal e-Gas cards, ADNOC Distribution continues to offer LPG at ......read more

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

Umm Ghafa station opening meets growing fuel and convenience store demand in Al Ain City ADNOC Distribution now has 362 retail service stations in the UAE  Abu Dhabi, 5 September, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading operator of fuel service stations and convenience stores, has celebrated the opening of its 362nd station in the UAE.    The new 24-hour Umm Ghafa service station in Al Ain city can serve 12 vehicles simultaneously and includes a popular Oasis convenience store, a fast food restaurant and facilities for oil change, automatic car wash, an LPG cylinder depot and a tyre centre.   Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, commented: "We are delighted to offer our customers in Al Ain greater service, choice and convenience with ......read more

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

Government and private sector leaders assemble to unlock geothermal’s 200GW of potential  Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 5 September 2017:  Leaders and ministers from more than 25 governments will meet in Florence, Italy on 11 September, to accelerate the global adoption of geothermal energy. The Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) meeting represents the largest such ministerial gathering dedicated to geothermal energy development. Geothermal energy today accounts for just 0.3 percent of globally installed renewable energy capacity. However – once start-up costs are met – it is one of the lowest-cost and most reliable renewable energy sources available. The global potential for geothermal is estimated to be in the region of 200 gigawatts.  Entitled: ‘Working Together to Promote Geothermal Energy ......read more

Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Discusses Areas of Collaboration With Global Safety Science Firm UL…

Dr Mohammed Shaker shared his vision for the sector  UL presented its insight on the latest technologies and developments Collaboration on future projects will be aimed at helping improve the sector and the lives of the Egyptian people Abu Dhabi, 04 September 2017:  The Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy met with a global safety science firm to gain some valuable insight to the latest technologies in the sector and the safest methods of adopting them.   Dr Mohammed Shaker received the delegation from UL, a renowned expert with a long heritage of helping governments and large corporates to identify and minimize risks of new technologies being implemented.   The organizations now plan to collaborate on various aspects of electricity and renewable energy with a particular focus on ......read more

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

ADIPEC Programme Will Include Downstream Industry for the First Time 900 Speakers Scheduled for More Than 200 Technical and Strategic Conference Sessions Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 August 2017:  Organisers of the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), hosted by ADNOC, have confirmed the event’s technical conference, already the world’s largest for oil and gas professionals, will see a significant increase in scope for 2017 to include the downstream industry for the first time, as well as more sessions for specialised areas including offshore and marine exploration and production. With around 900 speakers scheduled for more than 200 sessions, the conference will bring together the industry’s most respected experts, global leaders and top decision makers, with around ......read more

Empower pays tribute to Emirati women…

On the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, Empower recognise the contribution of the nation's women in the development of UAE Dubai, UAE, 27 August 2017:  To commemorate the outstanding contributions of the country’s women, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), paid tribute to the Emirati women for their leading role and effective participation in national development. Emirati Women’s Day was launched by HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the General Women’s Union, President of the Family Development Foundation, and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood. The important day was added to the calendar to boost the recognition of women in the region and highlight their pivotal role in the community. The day is part of a bigger movement to increase ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider announced energy savings of 5.2 per cent in the second month of its summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24 degrees’, compared to the same period last year.    “As the leading district cooling services provider, we’re proud of the savings generated in the second month of our summer campaign. At Empower, we want to create an environment that will allow us to achieve the vision of the UAE leadership and help us support the businesses and people in the country benefit from a sustainable development,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower.   While the ‘Smile at 24 degrees’ campaign helps decrease the energy consumed for cooling, ......read more

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

Increasing India’s renewables would save 12 times more than it costs Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 22 August 2017:  India can raise its renewable energy use to meet a quarter of the country's total final energy demand by 2030, according to the findings of a report presented today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable energy prospects for India, a study from IRENA’s REmap programme, outlines action areas that can unlock India’s vast renewable energy potential, ensure clean and sustainable energy for generations to come, and enable the country to fulfill its pledges under the Paris Climate Agreement. Renewable energy prospects for India describes how solar energy will play a vital role representing the second largest source of renewable energy use with 16 per cent, followed by wind at 14 per ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, 20 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that 75 new buildings have so far been connected to its services in 2017. The company also announced good progress towards deploying its services to many other buildings in months to follow. “This is an important milestone for us District cooling is an environment-friendly technology and the way forward to achieving a green economy. We’re pleased that developers have realised the importance of this technology and in the coming years, we will see more building owners and developers converting from conventional chilling methods to district cooling,” said Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower. Over the years, Empower has boosted its production and commissioned ......read more

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

Masdar of Abu Dhabi awards EPC contract to develop 50 MW Dhofar Wind Power Project Muscat, Oman - August 19, 2017:  Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, signed an Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the Dhofar Wind Power Project, the first large-scale wind farm in Oman and the GCC.   The Dhofar Wind Power Project is a result of the joint development agreement that was established in 2014 between Masdar and the Rural Areas Electricity Company of Oman (RAECO). Funding for the wind farm is provided by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), a leading national entity supporting global socio-economic development initiatives.   The 50 MW wind farm takes its name from the southern Omani governorate ......read more

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Empower participates in World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi…

Displaying model of its third plant in Business Bay: Company to contribute in implementing Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 as part of adopting best sustainable solutions to save natural resources for future generations in the Emirate  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 18 January 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service ......read more

ADNOC to Improve Energy Efficiency by 10% by 2020…

Initiatives will generate savings of US$1 billion by 2020  Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 17, 2017:  The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, it plans to introduce measures that will increase energy efficiencies by 10 per cent by 2020. The energy efficiency strategy will reduce ADNOC’s gas consumption by 156 million cubic feet per day, saving a total of US ......read more

Rooftop Solar in the Spotlight at the World Future Energy Summit Solar Expo…

UAE Policies Encourage Building Owners to Install PV Panels Rooftop Solar Places Electricity Generation Where it is Needed Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  Rooftop solar energy will help drive renewable energy to the next stage of its development in the Middle East and South Asian markets, according to leading industry figures at the World Future Energy Summit and the ......read more

Sustainability a Key Component of the UAE's Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program…

ENEC emphasizes sustainable working practices across the corporation as a whole  ENEC is a Platinum Sponsor of the 10th World Future Energy Summit, a part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 January 2017:  Showcasing its commitment to sustainability, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is an exhibitor and Platinum Sponsor of the 10th ......read more

Astana EXPO 2017 Takes Part in World Future Energy Summit…

Abu Dhabi. January 17, 2017:  A delegation of EXPO 2017 National Company is taking part in the 10th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. "Participating in such a large-scale event dedicated to the development of green energy in the world is very important for us. Kazakhstan and the UAE have similar goals in terms of economic diversification, the ......read more

Full Text of Speech World Future Energy Summit, January 16, 2017…

Opening Address Delivered by: His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar.     Your Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. Allow me to take a moment to pay tribute to the five UAE diplomats, whose lives were cut short, while bringing ......read more

International Water Summit to Put Focus on Clean Energy Desalination…

GCC Leads World in Desalination, Now Aims to Link Water Supply to Sustainable Energy New Business Opportunities in Closing the Water ‘Sustainability Gap’ Clean Energy Desalination Key Topic for Conference Agenda Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  A review of recent research into water security, conducted ahead of this month’s International Water Summit ......read more

ADNOC Distribution to Enhance Services at Officers City Service Station in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 January, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution today announced that it has commenced a project to enhance the quality of services and products offered at its Officers City service station, located on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street in Abu Dhabi.  Designed to meet the growing demand for fuelling services at the service station, the enhancement project involves increasing the number ......read more

Empower braces for active participation in World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi…

Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 January 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, has announced its participation in the 10th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which will be held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, under the theme of 'Practical Steps Towards a ......read more

ADFD Funds US$15 Million Hybrid Power Project in Antigua and Barbuda…

10MW of clean energy for 90,000 people, rising to 25MW in subsequent phases Major step for country’s ambition to have 20% of all energy from renewable sources by 2018 Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates: 15 January 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Abu Dhabi’s national independent entity, has today signed an USD 15 million concessionary loan agreement for the ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 14 January, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced the new retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of January 2017. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED53 per 25lb up from the earlier marked retail price of AED49, and AED106 per 50lb from the earlier marked retail price of AED98.  Saeed ......read more

South East Europe Has Vast Renewable Potential worth 740 GW, IRENA Report Finds…

IRENA Convenes high-level meeting on renewable energy in South East Europe Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2017:  A new comprehensive study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), reveals the enormous potential of renewable energy in the South East Europe (SEE) region. The report, Cost-Competitive Renewable Power Generation: Potential across South East Europe, ......read more

ENEC's CEO addresses international audience at Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum…

ENEC CEO, Mohamed Al Hammadi, attended as a panel member at the opening of the forum  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 January 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the inaugural Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held by The Atlantic Council and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, Mubadala, and IPIC. ENEC ......read more

Siemens brings digital future experience to WFES…

World Future Energy Summit, ADNEC, Booth No. A401, Hall 5 Showcasing solutions that empower energy industries in Middle East     Regional CEO to address company’s CO2-neutral program in panel discussion  Key topics include transformation of distribution grids, hydrogen storage  Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017:  Siemens will provide a glimpse into the ......read more

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

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