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

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

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

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

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

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

ADNOC Distribution Completes Phase 1 of ADNOC Xpress Station Network…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gold on French election alert, oil remains fragile…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UAE Ambassadors Tour Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ADNOC's New Corporate Identity…

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

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

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

UN approves Energy Efficiency Programme in the UAE …

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

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

3M a science-based company fuelled by innovation, will showcase 3M™Novec™ 1230 Fire Protection Fluid at ADIPEC that will be held from 7 – 10 November 2016. Novec™1230 fluid is a revolutionary clean fire suppression agent that reduces the climate impact of a fire protection system by more than 99%.    As a clean agent Novec™1230 fluid is electrically ......read more

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

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

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

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

Dubai, UAE, October 13, 2016:  Under the auspices of Sharjah Petroleum Council (SPC),  Sharjah National Oil  Corporation (SNOC) and Uniper SE  today have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) targeting the importation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into the Port of Hamriyah in the Emirate of Sharjah in the UAE.   First gas deliveries should arrive into ......read more

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

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Siemens partners with GMIS to drive new generation of sustainable industrialisation…

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

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Chinese lighting giant Yaming names Mena GM…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Emicool wins IDEA District Energy Awards in two categories…

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

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

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

“Go Solar” …

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

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

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

Intersolar Middle East opens in Dubai…

UAE Energy Minster opens Dubai leg of 2016 Intersolar World Series, as organisers brace for record crowds at Dubai World Trade Centre   Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2016:   H.E Saeed Mohammed Ahmed Al Tayer, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority's Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, officially opened Intersolar Middle East in Dubai today. The region’s ......read more

Bringing Sustainability to the Core of UAE Economy…

Dubai Carbon launches the first sustainability self-assessment tool focused on capital investment markets to streamline portfolio exposure to climate change  Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2016:   Dubai Carbon has launched a new version of Sustainability Self-Assessment specifically focused on measuring the risk and exposure towards socio-environmental impacts thus allowing both ......read more

Dubai to host international experts at global solar industry summit…

Energy ministers from UAE, Jordan, Egypt confirmed as speakers   Dubai, UAE, September 14, 2016:   Energy ministers and international experts representing countries and organisations with a combined 5.6 GW in installed solar power capacity – enough to power almost 1 million homes – will address the Global Solar Leaders’ Summit at Dubai World Trade Centre in ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Yas Island installs region's first sustainable, low-maintenance vertical solar street ...…

The system with 100% energy saving features has now been continuously operational for two years with a flawless success rate.  The solar lighting system has been implemented across streets in the Yas Island housing development, consisting of 488 villas for UAE nationals.  Abu Dhabi – September 08, 2016: The Emirati Housing development in Yas Island, a key project under ......read more

Tesla to speak in Dubai at Intersolar Middle East…

Tesla Energy VP to deliver remarks on the future of energy storage    Dubai, UAE, September 7, 2016:   Ben Hill, Vice President for Tesla Energy – Europe & Africa will deliver a keynote presentation in Dubai on the future of energy storage and how batteries can revolutionise the solar industry at Intersolar Middle East, on 20 September 2016. The global market ......read more

Turkish Refiner Tupras using Honeywell UOP Unicracking™ Technology to Boost Diesel Production…

Technology helping to meet growing domestic demand for transportation fuel Refiner also leveraging Honeywell Process Solutions control technology Dubai, UAE, September 7, 2016:   Honeywell (NYSE: HON) UOP announced that Turkey’s largest oil refiner is using Honeywell technology to boost diesel fuel production at its facility in Izmit, Turkey. Tüpraş, the country’s ......read more

Emvees Waste Water Treatment LLC Launches new website …

Ajman UAE, August 30, 2016 - Emvees Waste Water Treatment LLC is delightfully announcing the launch of fully featured website www.emveestech.com. The new website exclusively showcases series of content that exhibits Emvees new technical services and advance technology that offers to the respective clientele. The new website is designed to inform the industrial and commercial sectors about the ......read more

Philips Lighting Continues its Partnership with Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 28, 2016: The Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit, the leading lighting and energy summit in the region, held under the patronage of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, today announced that Philips Lighting has joined the summit as a Gold Sponsor. The fifth edition of the summit is scheduled to be held on 26-27 September at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu ......read more

Mission accomplished as oil returns to $50/b…

Commodity strength comes as USD weakens Massive short-covering rally drives oil back to $50/b All eyes on Fed chair Yellen's Jackson Hole address More downside likely for gold; support at $1,300/oz Mission accomplished? The recent, short-driven spike in oil prices has possibly returned crude prices to Opec's comfort zone. Photo: iStock Dubai, UAE, August 21, 2016: ......read more

Shell Launches Inaugural Make the Future Singapore Campaign: a Festival of Ideas and Innovation…

Made in the UAE student-designed fuel efficient cars of the future to compete at Shell Eco-marathon Asia, to be held in Singapore for the first time in 2017  Dubai, UAE, August 18, 2016:  Singapore will play host to the inaugural edition of Shell’s Make the Future festival, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Asia at which students from across the UAE will participate with their Made ......read more

ENEC Completes Successful Installation of Unit 3 Steam Generators at the Barakah Nuclear Energy ...…

Latest milestone reached for unit 3 at Barakah  Unit 3 now over 54% complete Steam generators play a key role in converting energy into electricity Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 17, 2016:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced the successful installation of its Unit 3 Steam Generators (SGs), marking another safe and on-time milestone in the development of the ......read more

The new generation of solar energy leaders…

Intersolar World Series to provide insights on global best practices  Dubai, UAE, August 7, 2016:  Inspiring a new generation of leaders and leveraging the enormous opportunity for job creation within the solar industry will be a major part of the Dubai leg of the Intersolar World Series, when the event makes its debut in the region later this year. Held under the patronage of His ......read more

ADNOC Distribution to Launch Public Awareness Campaign to Promote Safe Use of LPG Cylinders and ...…

‘Safety! It’s in Your Hands’ Drive to Run from 8 August to 29 August 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 7, 2016:  ADNOC Distribution has announced the launch of a special safety campaign titled ‘Safety: it’s in Your Hands’ to raise public awareness on the correct ways of transporting, handling, and using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders and their ......read more

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