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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

Major Components Successfully Installed at Unit 4 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, Abu Dhabi…

Ceremony held to celebrate milestone event, witness the major achievements and the remaining construction and operational readiness work Fourth reactor vessel and steam generators are the final to be installed, as per 2009 Prime Contract, positioning Barakah as a quality-driven site and one of the most efficient nuclear energy construction projects globally Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 August 2017:  In line with the ‘Abu Dhabi Plan’, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has made significant progress on the construction of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, with the installation of the steam generators for Unit 4, the final unit at the plant. This milestone event coincides with the successful installation of Unit 4’s Reactor Vessel (RV).  H.E. Jassim Mohammed Buatabh Al Zaabi, Chairman of the ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 10 August, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced today the new retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of August 2017. As per the announcement that is made on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED52 per 25lb, and AED104 per 50lb.   Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “The price of LPG cylinders is decided every month in cooperation with the concerned government entities in the UAE. The prices set take into account the interests of national stakeholders, consumers and household customers while also reflecting fluctuations in international LPG prices.”  For holders of Rahal e-Gas cards, ADNOC Distribution offers LPG at subsidized prices - AED20 for 25lb and AED30 for 50lb, across Abu Dhabi and the ......read more

Empower connects its district cooling solutions to the prestigious development ‘The Opus'…

Empower will offer district cooling solutions to the commercial complex for a total capacity of 3,520 RT Dubai, UAE, 9 August 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has recently connected its services to The Opus, a prestigious development located in Business Bay. Empower will offer district cooling solutions to the commercial complex for a total capacity of 3,520 RT, which will result in energy savings of approximately 50 per cent for the development. The Opus is commercial tower in the Business Bay district of Dubai designed by the late award winning architect Zaha Hadid. It is a lively and contemporary business destination; perfect for a strategic regional or international headquarter for multinationals and even local ......read more

The New Energy Vehicles Club launched under the Clean Energy Business Council…

Uniting industry players to develop electric vehicle market Dubai – UAE, 08 August 2017:   To support the transition of the automotive industry towards green mobility and the recent initiatives taking places in the UAE, the New Energy Vehicles Club has been created under the umbrella of the Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) at the initiative of ENGIE, an energy company, charging station manufacturer and board member of the CEBC. The creation of the club was announced on the occasion of a webinar on green mobility welcoming 400 participants including regional and global stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The Club’s role is to function as an electric vehicle and clean energy industry representative, connecting private sector players to relevant stakeholders in order to support the development of the ......read more

Gulf Petrochem Group Closes US$150m Financing Deal…

Financing provided by GCC based banks with syndication led by Emirates NBD The raise will support the group’s global operations to realise growth plans The Group plans to tap the Islamic Finance and Sukuk markets in Asia with focus on Indonesia and Malaysia for future potential funding Dubai, UAE, August 1, 2017:  Gulf Petrochem Group (GP), has successfully raised US$ 150 million from a group of international and local financial institutions based in the GCC. In an environment of continued low global oil prices, the financing will be used to support the group’s activities around the world.   The borrowing will take the form of an 8 year term loan which was provided by a syndicate of banks lead by Emirates NBD. IL&FS acted as the Financial Advisor. National Bank of Fujairah will be the ......read more

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

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IRENA Welcomes Paris Agreement as Strong Enabler for Renewable Energy Action…

IRENA chief applauds rapid progress on climate action framework Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 05 November 2016:  International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin issued the following statement upon the entry into force of the Paris Agreement today: “IRENA welcomes the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and congratulates those Parties whose leadership made ......read more

World's Leading Oil Industry Leaders To Gather in Abu Dhabi To Discuss New Energy Landscape…

ADNOC to host Abu Dhabi CEO Roundtable  Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 5, 2016:  Twenty of the world’s leading oil industry chief executives will gather, in Abu Dhabi, on November 6, to discuss the new energy landscape and different models for partnerships across the industry. The senior executives, representing the world’s biggest oil companies from across the globe, have ......read more

Supreme Petroleum Council Approves ADNOC's 2030 Strategy and Five Year Business Plan Focused On ...…

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Chairs First SPC Meeting of 2016 and inaugurates new ADNOC HQ ADNOC’s plans underpin growth across its upstream, midstream and downstream businesses that will drive economic prosperity Abu Dhabi, UAE, 3 November, 2016:  The Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC), presided over by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu ......read more

IRENA's 12th Council Meeting Begins in Abu Dhabi…

Agency plans future work to drive sustainable energy revolution  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 November 2016:  More than 300 high-level government representatives from 100 countries – the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council meeting – gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 12th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).     At the ......read more

UAE's First Nuclear Energy Power Purchase Agreement signed between Barakah One Company and ADWEC…

Barakah One and ADWEC signed the agreement for the purchase of electricity generated at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant for 60 years Agreement is key to powering the growth of the UAE with clean energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and attain climate change COP 21 sustainability targets Abu Dhabi, UAE, 1 November 2016:  The Barakah One PJSC Company (Barakah One), a ......read more

Masdar Institute's Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium to Host Seawater Energy and ...…

Forum Set to create a knowledge base for seawater-based food and energy systems Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 1, 2016:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) – a non-profit consortium supported by founding members Etihad Airways, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], as well as Takreer, SAFRAN and General Electric [NYSE: GE] – ......read more

ADNOC's New Corporate Identity…

Dubai, UAE, November 1, 2016:  Abu Dhabi National Oil Company “ADNOC”, would like to thank you for your ongoing support in providing media coverage of our company’s developments and activities. We appreciate your help in conveying information regarding ADNOC, and we recognise the important role you hold for your readership and in the community. In order to ensure ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26 October 2016:  Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), has spoken on the past fifty years of nation building and Abu Dhabi’s ceaseless pursuit of a brighter future. Al Hammadi emphasized the pride brought on by the occasion, a reflection of the extraordinary efforts committed to the advancement of the ......read more

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 …

ESCO type and efficient lighting projects are now listed in the UNFCCC site as approved Programme of Activities for the UAE  Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Dubai Carbon has jointly announced with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) that it has reached a major milestone to incentivise retrofit markets in the entire UAE. The UN backed Programme of Activities (PoA) framework, launched ......read more

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

ENEC and KEPCO finalize financial agreements for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant project as part of new Joint Venture Agreement Barakah One Company will receive and manage the funds of the Barakah project Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 October 2016:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) announced today the formal financial ......read more

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…

UAE, October 16, 2016- The 7th edition of the Arabia CSR Forum kicks off on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Steigenberger Hotel in Dubai’s Business Bay with the broad participation of senior government officials and luminaries in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. The region’s leading CSR event will once again act as a strategic platform for regional and ......read more

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…

ADIPEC 2016 Panel Sessions to Address Research and Technology, Operational Efficiency, and Investment Challenges and Opportunities Natural Gas Fastest Growing Fossil Fuel Globally, with 50% Increase in Consumption by 2040: World Energy Outlook Abu Dhabi, UAE – 12 October 2016 – Oil and gas companies must demonstrate agility in their approach to business and adapt to a rapidly ......read more

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

Partnership puts manufacturing at the heart of global problem-solving and sustainable industrial development, in line with UN’s Development Goals Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit to bring together business, government and NGOs to create blueprint for sustainable change Siemens strategic partnership with GMIS demonstrates commitment to being at the forefront of ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10 October, 2016:  ADNOC Distribution has announced the new retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of September 2016. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED49 per 25lb up from the earlier marked retail price of AED46, and AED98 per 50lb from the earlier marked retail price of ......read more

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 ...…

Dubai, UAE- Halul Offshore Services Co., the offshore marine services arm of Milaha (Qatar Navigation), won the ‘Excellence in Health, Safety & Environment Award’ at the recently concluded 2nd Offshore Achievement Awards for the jack-up rig & liftboat industry. The award ceremony was held during the annual Offshore Jack Up Middle East (OJME) Conference at The Address Hotel, ......read more

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

PV power plant accounts for approximately 1% of Jordan’s total power generation capacity TEMPE, Ariz./AMMAN, Jordan, October 9, 2016 – First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that it has commissioned the 52.5 megawatt (MW)AC Shams Ma’an project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on schedule.  The plant is owned by a consortium of investors consisting of ......read more

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

The company named QESCO (Quantum Eurostar Energy Solutions Company) will help businesses in the GCC to implement eco-sustainable and socially responsible practices by reducing energy consumption.  Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2016:  EUROSTAR Group, the leading digital and consumer technology innovator in the Middle East, has signed a partnership agreement with Italian technology major ......read more

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

To Develop Collaborative Technology Entrepreneurial Projects Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2016:  Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship of Moscow (DSIPE of Moscow), the executive body ......read more

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

Early adopter of renewable energy, DWTC taps into next-gen technologies and innovative conservation solutions Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016:   In its continued commitment to champion the UAE’s clean energy agenda, the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) seeks to be a benchmark in fully integrated, new-age renewable energy solutions across its developments.   As an integral ......read more

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…

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

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