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Petrofac Strengthens Iraq Presence With Contracts Worth US$100 Million…

Dubai, UAE. July 26, 2017:  Petrofac has secured a contract extension and a new award with a combined value of more than US$100 million for construction management, engineering, commissioning and start-up services for two International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Iraq.  The awards reflect the extensive track record Petrofac has been amassing in the country since 2010.  Today’s announcement builds upon US$70 million of new awards in Iraq announced in April, giving the Group good visibility of future work in the country and securing around 250 jobs.   Mani Rajapathy, Managing Director, Engineering & Production Services East, said: “We’re delighted the IOCs in Iraq continue to choose Petrofac to support their operations.  Iraq is an important market for us and, as evidenced by the number of ......read more

ENEC Progresses Delivering Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Completing Significant Tests of Unit 2…

Milestone testing achievement represents a significant step towards the completion of Unit 2 Tests performed demonstrate commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality.  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 July 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has successfully completed the Cold Hydrostatic Testing (CHT) at Unit 2 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant located in Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi. The completion of this milestone, which concluded approximately 12 months after the same tests were successfully completed on Unit 1, demonstrates a commitment to achieving the highest international quality and safety standards, across the four units of the Barakah Plant.    The CHT verifies that welds, joints, pipes and components of the reactor coolant system and associated high-pressure systems are ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Baron Point Petroleum Signs JV With PetroVietnam Oil Corporation in US$150m Project in Southern Vietnam…

Mega-project at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam to generate growth in the local area, significantly contributing to the modernization of the economy and supply channel in southern Vietnam  Strategically located, the Bonded Terminal System is set to make Vietnam a force in Southeast Asian for crude oil and refined petroleum products H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Hamed’s majority-owned Baron Point Petroleum seeks to finance the development and provide best-in-class, Abu Dhabi and American expertise  Abu Dhabi, 23 July 2017:   Abu Dhabi-based Baron Point Petroleum Services Company L.L.C. (“Baron Point Petroleum”) has joined hands and engaged a joint-venture (“JV”) with PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (“PV Oil”), the national oil and gas company of Vietnam, to finance, ......read more

Regional Lighting Market Continues to Shine as Leading Global Player's Line Up for Light Middle East 2017…

GCC LED lighting market estimated to comprise about 38% of the total lighting market in 2015 Dubai, U.A.E: The increase in global demand for lighting solutions, with an emphasis on energy efficient sources, is reshaping the lighting industry, while the continued market expansion in the region puts the Middle East in the spotlight as global majors target Light Middle East 2017. The leading trade, networking and business generating event for the lighting design and technology industry in the region, Light Middle East returns to Dubai later this year, larger and more representative than ever before. Organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East, are expecting the show to open at least 10% larger than the previous edition in terms of both area and number of exhibitors, underlining the increasing appeal of the region to global ......read more

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

  *Article written by Christopher EL Khouri, Mechanical Engineer at DC PRO Engineering, a recognized world leader in the fields of District Energy, and regional pioneer in sustainable Green Building MEP Design     19 July 2017     With the increase of the temperatures in the GCC during the summer season, higher electric demand load will put pressure on air conditioning equipment in homes and offices around the city. DC PRO Engineering’s Christopher El Khouri provides six tips to reduce unnecessary energy consumption and keep bills down during the summer - and keep the environment happy.    Reduce electrical consumption in peak load hours (14:30-15:30). Daily summer temperatures are highest between 14.30 and 15.30. Consequently, air conditioning equipment consumes much ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Seah Al Saram Service Station in Fujairah…

Abu Dhabi, 15 July, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of Seah Al Saram Service Station in Fujairah, taking the total number of service stations in its network to 460 across the country.  The latest addition to the network demonstrates the company’s sustained efforts to meet the growing demand for its high-quality products and services in the UAE.  Located on Martyrs Street near the area of Dibba Al Hosn, the service station consists of five islands with 8 dispensers offering E-Plus 91, Special 95, Super 98 and Green Diesel. The station has sufficient fuelling capacity to serve 16 vehicles simultaneously. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: "The new Seah Al Saram service station further expands our comprehensive service station network ......read more

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

ADWEA leadership delegation visits Barakah and receives update on commissioning activities of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Peaceful nuclear energy will become a major provider of sustainable energy for the Nation Tour of Units 2, 3 and 4 demonstrate major construction progress and preparations for quality nuclear operations Tour demonstrated alignment with highest nuclear quality and safety standards  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 08 July 2017:  His Excellency Dr. Saif Al Seiari, Acting Director General, Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), as well as senior leaders from ADWEA were hosted by ENEC’s Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Al Hammadi, and executive management, during a visit to the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. The delegation was given a tour of Unit 1, which is now in the ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Al Meedan Service Station in Sharjah…

ADNOC Distribution is the sole distributor of petroleum products in the Emirate  ADNOC Distribution’s service station network in Sharjah receives over 250,000 vehicles every day ADNOC Distribution operates 89 service stations in Sharjah   Abu Dhabi, 08 July, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the sole distributor of petroleum products in the Emirate of Sharjah through its comprehensive service station network, has announced the further consolidation of its presence in the Emirate with the opening of Al Meedan Service Station.    Located on Al Zahra Street adjacent to Government House Square in Sharjah, the new facility is part of the company’s continuous commitment to meet the growing demand for its high-quality products and services across the UAE.    The latest addition to ......read more

Empower and partners of the UN initiative “District Energy in Cities” sign Global Cooperation Agreement at International District Energy Association (IDEA) Annual Conference in USA…

The Global Cooperation Agreement brings together countries such as Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany (European Union), Japan, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America  Dubai, UAE, 1 July 2017:  In an effort to enhance the conservational impact and development of district cooling in the UAE, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider and a member of the Board of Directors of International District Energy Association(IDEA); and partners of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) District Energy in Cities Initiative, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), a Global Cooperation Agreement at the 108th IDEA Annual Conference & Tradeshow held in Scottsdale, U.S.A, from 26 to 29 June ......read more

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company awards GAC Fujairah husbandry contract…

Covers KOTC vessels in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore Fujairah, UAE July 1, 2017:  GAC Fujairah has been awarded a husbandry contract by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) to provide ship supply services, spare parts handling and a range of other logistical services to its vessels arriving in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore anchorage.  As part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group, GAC Fujairah worked in close cooperation with the Middle East Regional Office in Dubai and GAC Singapore to secure the deal. Under the contract, the GAC team is set to handle approximately 450 jobs a year, a figure which is likely to grow as the KOTC fleet expands. This is the third time GAC Fujairah is appointed by KOTC to provide husbandry services to its vessels. A KOTC senior management ......read more

Empower Presents Best Practices and Innovations at International District Energy Association's (IDEA) Annual Conference & Tradeshow in United States…

Ahmad Bin Shafar presented his views and opinions on the pace of change in the district cooling industry during the ‘Global Leaders Plenary Panel Discussion’   Dubai, UAE, 28 June 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, shared some of its latest best practices and innovations at the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA) 108th Annual Conference & Tradeshow held in Scottsdale, USA,from26 to 29 June2017.    “District Cooling has emerged as one of the best solutions to meet energy efficiency needs in response to global warming. The UAE has made considerable progress in this field and it was a pleasure to share and exchange some of the best practices and innovations ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 28 June, 2017: ADNOC Distribution recently opened the Mahawi North service station, located in the Mahawi area on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ain highway. This new addition takes the total number of stations in Abu Dhabi city and its suburbs to 98 service station and 10 ADNOC Xpress.  Throughout 6 islands and 12 dispensers; Mahawi service station will offer its customers with an around-clock conventional refueling services of fuel; E-Plus 91, special 95 and Super 98 as well as Green Diesel. In the future, the station will add natural gas for vehicles (NGV) facilities. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: "The opening of these two new service stations represents the latest stage in ADNOC Distribution’s overall expansion strategy aimed at meeting growing energy ......read more

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

Dubai 20 June 2017:  InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use,  has been included by the Ministry of Energy for the third consecutive year, in the 2017 UAE State of Energy Report. InSinkErator was recognized for this contribution during the Ministry of Energy’s annual iftar.  Engineers at InSinkErator have identified that a 10 watt LED lightbulb could be powered for 17 hours by one pound of food. The conclusion is that by putting food waste directly into a digester or using disposers to divert food waste from landfills to advanced wastewater treatment plants is not only environmentally responsible but also makes commercial sense. In a system where biogas is captured for energy and the bio-solid ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 18 June, 2017: ADNOC Distribution’s has announced that an updated version of its free-to-download mobile app is now available for customers, suppliers and the public. The upgraded app serves as a one-stop-shop for all ADNOC Distribution’s consumer-focused services. Comprehensive and friendly to use, the free mobile app enables customers to engage, interact, explore and stay-up-to date with ADNOC Distribution’s latest facilities and information. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “We are delighted to offer an improved user-friendly design and an expanded range of useful functionalities through our upgraded app. We have focused on ease of use for our customers and have introduced an online account management facility for ADNOC Smart and Rahal ......read more

ICT Energy Efficiency Discussed in Dubai…

Dubai, 15 June, 2017:  As the region’s countries continue to inch closer to establishing knowledge-based economies and ICT becomes an integral part of everyday life, Dubai hosted the ICT Energy Efficiency Summit 2017, a two-day event that highlighted the latest innovations that drastically reduce energy consumption. Organized by Huawei, the Summit saw over 100 high-profile delegates representing the ICT industry in the region, including local operators Etisalat and du, as well as regional players including STC and Vodafone. The event also saw the participation of policy makers, regional authorities and industry analysts.  The Summit highlighted topics include the road to smart ICT facilities, reducing operating expenditure (OPEX), solar energy applications in the ICT industry and ways to a green, connected ......read more

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

15 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), the Middle East's leading independent commercial product tanker operator has signed an AED275 million Shari'ah-compliant facility with Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE.  The agreement marks the first time GEM has raised funding of this kind through Islamic finance. Commenting on the new terms, GEM CEO Ahmed Essa Hareb Al Falahi said: “The seven year facility is the first deal between GEM and Dubai Islamic Bank, the closing of this agreement is part of a long-term relationship with the bank as we look to extend our association. Providing custom-made services will assist the company to meet objectives to provide safe, high quality and economical operation of vessels and optimise shareholder value as well the purchase of new ......read more

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

13 June 2017 Petrofac has agreed a five-year relationship with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for the provision of specialist technical training and competency development services.  The contract, which is valued at more than US$35 million, was secured following a competitive tendering process and is effective immediately. The work will be undertaken within Kuwait by the Training Services team who form part of Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division.  Petrofac will support KOC in reviewing and updating its competency systems and will develop and deliver technical training programmes to enhance the capability of its operations and maintenance personnel.   Karim Osseiran, Vice President, Training Services, Engineering & Production Services, East said: “This is a highly innovative, ......read more

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Commends Russia's Role in the Development of the Global Nuclear Power Generation Market and Non-Energy Peaceful Nuclear Applications…

On June 1-3, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano inspected several Russian nuclear facilities as part of his visit to the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. On June 3, Mr. Amano visited the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, where he was introduced to the operation of the revamped power units and inspected the new launch-ready Generation 3+ VVER-1200 unit of the NPP.  During his visit, Mr. Amano expressed his high opinion of the Leningrad BPP’s safety systems, commenting that the new power unit comes originally equipped with additional protection systems compared to earlier projects. ‘The VVER-1200 unit’s multi-level produces a very powerful impression – in the event one system fails, another comes into effect, which is very correctly done,’ Mr. Amano noted. Earlier, on June 1, Mr. Amano ......read more

Technical Committee of 3rd Emirates Energy Award (EEA) Holds Its 1st Meeting to Review Participations…

Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2017: The technical committee of the Emirates Energy Award (EEA), which organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme “Innovative solutions for clean energy”, held its first meeting in the headquarter of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE). The meeting was led by Dr. Eassa Al Bastaki, chairman of the technical committee, in addition to the committee members, Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emirates GBC, Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson of the Emirates Environmental Group, Taher Diab, Secretary General of EEA, technical committee coordinator among other assessors experts. Members of the committee reviewed during the meeting the applications received by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to participate ......read more

Empower's ‘Smile at 24 Degrees' Campaign Set to Drive Optimal Utility Savings for District Cooling Consumers…

For the fourth year in a row: The campaign aims to reduce the energy consumption through optimal temperature setting  Dubai, UAE, 11 June 2017: As the mercury rises, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has launched its nationwide summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24 degrees’. The campaign will be running for three months and it aims to reduce the energy consumption through optimal temperature setting, which will help to save the environment, energy, future for the generations to come, as well as save on energy bills. To put simple ideas into action, Empower ran a pre-summer preparation campaign titled ‘8 Step Summer Campaign’ to  ensure accuracy, efficiency and reliability of the usage of district cooling ......read more

Petrofac secures framework agreement with Petroleum Development Oman…

Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2017:  Petrofac has secured a long-term Framework Agreement (FA) with Petroleum Development Oman PDO) for the provision of Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EP+Cm) Support Services for major oil and gas projects.  The Agreement, which is for ten years with an additional five-year option, builds upon a three-year programme of EP+Cm support contract delivery Petrofac has undertaken on behalf of PDO. Future projects undertaken through the FA will be supported by Petrofac’s Muscat office for technical delivery and to ensure sustainable in-country value is generated.   Craig Muir, Group Managing Director, Engineering and Production Services, Petrofac said: “This is a landmark agreement between our two companies and marks a new level of collaboration between PDO and ......read more

A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute Launches, with the Aim of Helping GCC Governments and Business Leaders Navigate a Rapidly Changing Energy Landscape…

The new A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute will develop and share technological, economical, and forward-looking insights on energy transition Dubai, 07 June, 2017 - In a world where energy consumption results in 66% of global greenhouse gas emissions, senior leaders in the public and private sectors need to find ways to navigate a rapidly changing energy landscape while meeting increased pressure to combat climate change and keep global warming below the 2o target, says A.T. Kearney.    “UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait offer large opportunities for the advancement of sustainable energy projects,” commented Kurt Oswald, lead partner of the A.T. Kearney Utilities Practice in the Middle East and board member of the A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute.   The UAE has taken huge strides and made ......read more

Empower Launches Bills Payment Facility Through Emirates NBDATM/CDMs…

  The new service will allow Empower’s customers to know the outstanding balance and make the payment of their district cooling consumption bills at all ENBD ATMs and CDMs across the UAE. Dubai, UAE, 7 June 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, launched payment facility for its customers through Emirates NBD (ENBD) bank’s ATMs and CDMs across the country. The new service is part of wider customer relation management (CRM) initiatives now being implemented by Empower. The new service will allow Empower’s more than 65,000 customers to perform almost all the activities related to their district cooling consumption bills, such as viewing the outstanding amount, statements, making payments and getting a receipt at ENBD’s ......read more

UK Electrical Safety Body to Open in Dubai as GCC Authorities Look to Minimise Fire Incidents…

NICEIC – British training and safety body for electrical contractors to help GCC authorities tackle high incidence of building fires caused by electrical faults Dubai, UAE, 6th June 2017: - NICEIC, the UK’s electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary regulatory body for electrical installation safety throughout the UK, is to establish a regional base in Dubai. The expansion of NICEIC’s services comes after the introduction of Dubai’s new fire code in January 2017, which mandates third party independent inspections, strict accountability and a number of fines for non-compliance or a breach of standards.  Electrical faults are the most common cause of fire across the GCC. A study by Dubai Statistics Centre revealed 22% of fires between 2011 and 2013 were caused by electrical faults ......read more

Schneider Electric Announces EcoStruxure Power, Redefines Power Distribution with Unparalleled Efficiency and Reliability Gains…

Latest addition to IoT-enabled EcoStruxure™ architecture leverages advances in power distribution to improve operational and energy efficiency  Delivers safer, more reliable and efficient power in large and critical buildings and infrastructures Simplifies building management, tracks and reduces energy costs and improves asset and maintenance efficiency in small and medium buildings Dubai, UAE – June 05, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the introduction of EcoStruxure Power, a digital architecture for energy management in buildings that delivers significantly enhanced value to professionals in the power industry, including contractors, consulting engineers, panel builders and their end customers. With open integration, real-time ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2016: Arabian Power Electronics Company (APEC), a leading global power electronics manufacturer fully owned by Eram Group, today announced its regional expansion plans for the UAE and other GCC countries at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) 2016, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 4-6 October 2016. The company showcased ......read more

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

Leading international brands showcase latest developments in lighting design and technology at fast-growing Future Zone  Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2016:  A lighting installation allowing Middle East home-owners and end-users to create their own customised illumination from ‘billions of colour options’ will be among the latest innovations on show at the Light Middle East 2016 ......read more

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

Draw Strong Participation of Leading Global Suppliers and Manufacturers Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 4, 2016:  His Excellency Mohamed Thani Murshed Al Rumaithi, Chairman of Federation of UAE Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, opened at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) today the inaugural editions of Climate Abu Dhabi, an ......read more

Industry experts have stated that connected digital and physical infrastructure is the key to ...…

First three industry ‘Watercooler Challenge’ focus groups ahead of the Innovation Live! Summit to be held in Dubai on 21st November 2016 during UAE Innovation Week The initial sessions identified challenges in the sectors of transportation, city development and sustainable energy  Watercooler participants included representatives from government agencies including ......read more

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

Innovations support Dubai Government’s Smart City agenda  Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2016:    For the very first time, Philips Lighting will be displaying  its energy efficient LED and connected lighting systems at the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2016) that is taking place between 4 – 6 October, at Dubai International Convention ......read more

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

An opening keynote on day 2 of the Sharjah FDI Forum 2016 that puts much in perspective for the need of future diversification of the UAE economy Sharjah, UAE, September 29, 2016:  The resounding success of the first day of Sharjah FDI Forum 2016 led to visitors and participants trickle in even earlier on day 2. With seats at the Jawaher Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre ......read more

Sustainable Lighting Techniques Discussed at the Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit 2016…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 29, 2016: H. E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister, Ministry of Infrastructure Development inaugurated the fifth edition of the Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit on Monday, 26th September and also delivered the welcome address in the presence of other VIPs. Eng. Sami Abdul Qader Al Hashmi, Director of the Infrastructure ......read more

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

IFS to modernize enterprise application environment at Seychelles Petroleum…

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Seychelles Petroleum has chosen the IFS Applications™ 9 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite as its business management platform of choice. The oil company will be replacing its legacy systems with IFS Financials, Maintenance, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, CRM, HR & Payroll, and BI modules. Once ......read more

IRENA Welcomes HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to Headquarters…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 2, 2016:  The Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Adnan Z. Amin received His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, and H.E. Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar at the Agency’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi ......read more

Schneider Electric's next - generation Uninterruptible Power Supply ideal for GCC's harsh ...…

New Gutor PXC helps bridge product gap between industrial UPS for soft environments and customized UPS solutions for harsh environments Ideal for oil and gas exploration and production sites, marine and offshore applications  Turnkey solution protects critical equipment and applications, can be deployed in dramatically shorter time frame and at lower cost Dubai, UAE, August 1, ......read more

Dominican Republic Can Triple Renewable Energy Share by 2030, New IRENA Report Finds…

Higher renewables share would reduce CO2 emissions by 23% and save billions of dollars  Dubai, UAE, July 28, 2016:   The Dominican Republic can increase the share of modern renewable energy in its energy mix from 9 to 27 per cent by 2030, according to a new report launched today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Prospects: Dominican Republic, ......read more

Philips Lighting reports continued improvement in operational profitability and cash flow in second ...…

Second quarter 2016 highlights • Total LED-based sales growth of 25%, representing 53% of total sales • Seventh consecutive quarter of year-on-year improvement in operational profitability    o adjusted EBITA of €161 million (Q2 2015: €139 million)    o adjusted EBITA margin of 9.3% (Q2 2015: 7.5%) • Net income of €57 million, includes ......read more

Siemens ships its first “Made in KSA” gas turbine to power Jazan Economic City…

Dubai, UAE, July 27, 2016:   In line with the Saudi Vision 2030 and Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (iktva) program, Siemens delivered the first shipment of its locally produced gas turbines to the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant in Jazan. This is the world’s largest power plant of its kind that will be fueled with gasified refinery ......read more

ENEC and KHNP Sign Operating Support Services Agreement for the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 24, 2016:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have signed an Operating Support Services Agreement (OSSA) at a ceremony held at ENEC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi in the presence of senior management representatives from both companies. Under the agreement, KHNP will dispatch experienced and qualified nuclear ......read more

ENEC Completes Installation of Unit 3 Reactor Vessel…

Another safe and on-time milestone reached at the UAE’s first nuclear energy plant Third Reactor Vessel safely installed   Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 21, 2016:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced the completion of yet another milestone in the development of the country’s first nuclear energy plant, with the successful installation of its Unit 3 ......read more

ADNOC Distribution to Operate Vehicle Inspection Centres on Fridays and Saturdays…

New Operating Hours To Better Meet Customer Requirements  at Abu Dhabi Main Inspection Centre and Mahawi, Al Samha and Al Ain Main Centre  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 July, 2016:  ADNOC Distribution today announced that beginning 1 August, 2016 a number of its vehicle inspection centres will operate on Fridays and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm in a bid to meet the dynamic requirements of ......read more

DC Pro Engineering targets Saudi growth through TAQNIA ENERGY partnership…

The UAE-based company aims for KSA to make up 50 per cent of its total revenue following an exclusive agreement with the Saudi Technology Development and Investment Company subsidiary Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2016:  UAE-based DC Pro Engineering – a global leader in District Energy, Co-Generation, Tri-Generation and sustainability in Green Building MEP designs, has partnered with TAQNIA ......read more

MENA Natural resource industry leaders concerned by geopolitical instability and regulatory change…

Operating in more technically challenging physical environments, increased cyber-security and vulnerability to reclamation obligations are seen as top threats Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2016:  Difficulties arising from operating in more technically challenging physical environments is the number one risk on the minds of executives in the natural resources industry in the MENA region, according ......read more

Eni Iraq B.V. awards Drake & Scull AED 226 million water injection installation contract for Iraq's ...…

UAE, July 18, 2016- Drake & Scull International PJSC, (DSI PJSC), a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of General Contracting, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Rail & Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, and Water & Wastewater Treatment, has announced that it has been awarded a AED 226 million engineering, procurement and ......read more

Completing Plant Testing: Fact Sheet…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 2, 2016:  Before entering commercial operation, nuclear energy plants undergo extensive testing to verify that all components and systems operate efficiently, reliably and as designed. Tests of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Western Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, are underway and are conducted in line with international standards and best ......read more

G20 Energy Ministers Recognise Progress on Renewables, Set Stage for More Action…

IRENA-led toolkit for renewable energy deployment moves to mobilise finance, reduce costs and chart renewable potentials Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2016:  Energy Ministers and other senior officials recognised recent progress to scale up renewable energy and examined opportunities for even greater action today on the sidelines of the G20 Energy Ministers meeting in Beijing. Before the start of ......read more

Our Food is Damaging the Environment…

According to Dubai Carbon’s awareness campaign, an average person in the UAE generates 5.4kg of waste a day during Ramadan, most of it from food waste Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Food wastage is one of the most critical problems the region faces, especially during Ramadan. The demand for meat during the holy month increases by almost 50%, similar is the fate of other related food items ......read more

Radiant Group to open oil distillation plant in Hamriyah Free Zone…

Sharjah, UAE, June 28, 2016:  India’s Radiant Group will start an oil distillation plant in Hamriyah Free Zone by the middle of next year. "We have leased 107,639 square feet of land in phase-two of Hamriyah Free Zone and the construction of our factory will start soon”, Vibhor Gupta, Managing Director of Radiant Overseas FZC said after signing the lease ......read more

TA'AZ Mobile Security Teams receive “Best Performance Award” by Great Wall Drilling Company in Iraq…

TA’AZ Security 141 named for outstanding performance in southern Iraq oil field Dubai, UAE, 28/6/2016 - Citing Professional Performance, Team Integrity, Work Spirit, and Continual Contributions from TA'AZ Security 141 operating for Great Wall Drilling Company (GWDC) Iraq-Branch Rumaila Project, the GWDC awarded TA’AZ Security 141 earlier this month as the company ramps up oil ......read more

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Nawah Energy Company relocate Headquarters to Masdar City…

The development of nuclear energy supports the UAE’s energy diversification strategy New HQ streamlines ENEC and Nawah’s corporate functions into one location Abu Dhabi, UAE – 26 June 2016: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and its operating subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), commemorated the move to new headquarters in Masdar City with an inaugural ......read more

CHECKPOINT Pumps announces 20% YOY growth in rental solutions business…

Dubai, UAE, June 22, 2016:   CHECKPOINT Pumps and Systems FZE, a leading supplier of custom pumping solutions and chemical injection systems for the oil industry announced an upward trend in the utilization of rental solutions across the region. The company has experienced an incredible 20% year-on-year growth in the take-up of their rental packages as operators reformulate their ......read more

Focus on National Economic Development will help UAE prosper in Post-Oil Era – Report…

PA Consulting Group analysis says developing human capital, economies and reforming business of governments is key to surviving oil crisis Abu Dhabi, UAE, 21 June 2016:  The UAE can achieve a whole new level of excellence and prosperity by making innovation a highlight of its strategic direction in a Post-Oil era, according to a new market analysis issued today. The report by PA ......read more

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