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Etihad ESCO signs Contracts with Sharaf Electronics to retrofit 15,000 Light Fixtures…

The Lighting Retrofit Project to generate AED 5 million annual savings UAE, 16 May 2019 – Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) announced the signing of an agreement with Sharaf Electronics for the implementation of the lighting retrofit project at three terminals of Dubai Airport. The project will replace over 15,000 outdoor and indoor lights with latest energy saving LED lights, resulting in about AED 5 million annual savings every year, for next seven years for the airport. In addition, the project supports Dubai Airport’s vision of environmental sustainability. As an accredited ESCO company with Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau (RSB) for electricity and water in Dubai, Sharaf Electronics is tasked to complete the project within a year and a half. With over 8,500 outdoor lights, including high mast lighting ......read more

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy expands role in Middle East water sector…

Agreements in Egypt and Bahrain open up new markets for company Follows recent contract wins in Saudi Arabia and Kenya   May 12, 2019:  Abdul Latif Jameel Energy has stepped up its active participation in the Middle East’s water sector with two agreements expanding its presence in Egypt and Bahrain.    Almar Water Solutions, Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s dedicated water solutions unit, formed a joint venture with HA Utilities (HAU), part of Hassan Allam Holding (HAH), to provide sustainable water infrastructure solutions to municipal and industrial clients across Egypt.    Drawing on the extensive sector experience of both companies, the JV will work on developing sustainable water solutions, including water and wastewater management, and BOT[1] and BOO[2] projects in ......read more

Schneider Electric Affirms Role in Strengthening Digital Trust by Joining the Cybersecurity Coalition…

Affirms openness and advocacy for securing the digital economy and strengthening cybersecurity policies and laws to benefit customers, partners, and its extended ecosystem  Advances digital trust in our hyper-connected world by prioritizing cybersecurity practices that address digital risk  Improves how customers secure and protect digital infrastructure while complying with international requirements Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2019:   Dedicated to securing and protecting trust in the digital economy, Schneider Electric announced this year its membership in the Cybersecurity Coalition, based in Washington, D.C. As a digital transformation leader operating in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric continues to work closely with governments, customers, and partners to play a principal role in confronting cybersecurity risks and ......read more

Empower completes periodic maintenance of cooling plants to welcome summer…

Dubai, UAE, 1st May 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced its readiness for summer, with the latest global technologies; to meet the growing demand for district cooling services in Dubai during the summer. The company usually launches summer campaigns to raise awareness among customers, and help them reduce consumption during summer. Empower confirmed the completion of the periodic maintenance of its 75 cooling plants across Dubai, ensure the provision of high quality district cooling services for customers, during the peak hours of summer. Empower confirmed the use of latest district cooling systems, that comply with global standards, in its operational processes. This supports reducing electricity and water consumption by ......read more

Empower's district cooling system supports the growth of hospitality sector in Dubai…

Provides cooling services for more than 17% of hotels in Dubai Help to build a green economy and achieve sustainable development Ahmad Bin Shafar: “The steady growth in Dubai’s hospitality industry is a clear indication that this sector needs to adopt district cooling systems to be an active partner in promoting sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. ” Dubai, UAE, 29th April 2019:   In conjunction with the Arabian Travel Market 2019, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has confirmed Empower’s support to Dubai’s hospitality sector, one of the fastest-growing industries in the UAE. The district cooling system helps the hotel enterprises to reduce carbon emissions and supports the ......read more

FANR Nuclear Technology Portal (NuTech) integrates with Abu Dhabi Customs (Dhabi System)…

- Fully integrated with Abu Dhabi General Administration of Customs, FANR NuTech Portal is the first of its kind in the UAE   - FANR NuTech Portal reduces approval time for clearing of shipments from customs by 80%     28 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the nuclear regulator in the UAE, has developed the nation’s first automated import and export control system for nuclear related dual use Items. Fully integrated with Abu Dhabi General Administration of Customs, FANR’s NuTech Portal system is paperless and has reduced approval time for the clearing of shipments from Abu Dhabi Customs by 80%, and achieved a customer happiness rating of 100%.   The FANR’s NuTech Portal was established in March 2018, following five ......read more

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) launches the fourth edition of Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2020 in Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco…

The award aims to promote practices and techniques to improve energy efficiency, rationalize consumption and increase renewable energy Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2019:  The Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai announced the launch of the fourth edition of the Emirates Energy 2020 Award, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, at a press conference held in the city of Casablanca in the Kingdom of Morocco. As part of the Council's strategy, the aim is to encourage innovative ideas from individuals and research centres, as well as public and private sector institutions to participate in the forthcoming award. The launch ceremony witnessed the presence of representative of UAE embassy in Morocco and HE Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the ......read more

APICORP 2019 OUTLOOK: Total Planned and Committed MENA Investments in Energy Sector estimated to be USD 1 trillion over next five years…

 The share of non-government led investments increased to 22% from last year   Saudi Arabia has the largest committed and planned investments in the medium-term followed by UAE and Kuwait  The power sector constitutes 36% of total investment in the region  The oil sector remains important with just over half of projects now committed accounting for USD 304 billion of investments  MENA remains a primary growth region for gas demand over next five years - with 2% growth per year  The petrochemical sector is in the ascendant, with total investments marking over USD 123 billion   Most of the MENA region will see a greater transition towards gas, downstream and petrochemicals sector, and significant renewable energy additions Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  April 23, ......read more

In 2019 first quarter, the amplified Schneider Sustainability Impact reaches 6.23 out of 10…

Following the excellent progress on SSI in 2018, objectives for 9 indicators out of 21 have been raised With a result of 35% renewable electricity consumption, Schneider Electric continues its steady progress towards its 80% goal in 2020  More than 49,000 metric tons of avoided primary resource consumption Dubai, UAE, April 23, 2019:  For the fifth year, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its financial and non-financial results together for the first quarter of 2019. Each quarter, Schneider Electric publishes 21 indicators from the Schneider Sustainability Impact, measuring progress towards its ambitious sustainability commitments for 2018 to 2020, in line with the COP 21 and United Nations objectives. With a total score of 6.23 out of 10 in Q1 ......read more

LIN SCAN successfully inspects unpiggable loading line in UAE using state of the art technology…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 23, 2019:   On 6th February 2019, LIN SCAN successfully completed the cleaning and inspection of three strategic crude oil loading lines in the UAE that had been deemed unpiggable. Within 120 days, thanks to excellent planning and innovation, LIN SCAN carried out the geometric and metal loss inspection survey using its high-resolution Magnetic Flux Leakage tool and submitted digital intelligent inspection reports for the integrity assessment of these lines.   Other companies had previously attempted to inspect these lines using a Tethered UT tool and failed due to complex onshore routing and lack of proper cleaning. By utilising only one drop-out spool, LIN SCAN successfully installed a single-entry, temporary pigging facility (trap) for bi-directional pigging operations at the ......read more

Schneider Electric named among 100 of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere® Institute for the 9th consecutive year…

Schneider Electric is recognized for the ninth consecutive year for putting values and ethics at the heart of its strategy  The ranking recognizes Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to business ethics at all levels Schneider Electric will expand its ethics charter with a chapter on digital responsibility, making it a leader in this area   Dubai, UAE, April 21, 2019:  Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing ethical business standards. It is the ninth year that Schneider Electric has received this accolade, proving the group’s long-term commitment to ethical business in all ......read more

LIN SCAN successfully cleans unpiggable UAE loading lines…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 April 2019:  On 6th February 2019, LIN SCAN successfully completed the cleaning and inspection of three strategic crude oil loading lines in the UAE that had been deemed unpiggable. Within 120 days, thanks to excellent planning and innovation, LIN SCAN carried out the geometric and metal loss inspection survey using its high-resolution Magnetic Flux Leakage tool and submitted digital intelligent inspection reports for the integrity assessment of these lines.   Other companies had previously attempted to inspect these lines using a Tethered UT tool and failed due to complex onshore routing and lack of proper cleaning. By utilising only one drop-out spool, LIN SCAN successfully installed a single-entry, temporary pigging facility (trap) for bi-directional pigging operations at the onshore ......read more

APICORP Reports 2018 Record Financial Year with net profit increase to USD182m…

2018 marks a record financial year for APICORP  Total assets grew by 11% Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2019:   The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a multilateral development financial institution, held its 43rd General Assembly for 2019 in Muscat, Oman.  The meetings were attended by the shareholders of APICORP representing its member states, the ten Arab oil exporting countries.    The net profit for the Corporation in 2018 increased to USD 182.3 million, a 76 percent year-over-year increase and is the highest in APICORP’s history. This was driven by returns from a capital gain of USD 86.7 million on the sale of APICORP’s equity stake in National Petroleum Services (NPS) as well as remarkable growth achievements of net interest income and dividend income at 67 ......read more

Grandweld Shipyards delivers four Crew Boats to Kuwait Oil Company…

As per the contract’s delivery deadline 17 April 2019:   The UAE-based, Grandweld Shipyards, has recently announced a delivery of four Crew Boats to Kuwait Oil Company “KOC”. As per the contractual agreement signed in May 2017, Grandweld should build six Pilot Boats and four Crew Boats for KOC. Five boats have been delivered and the remaining five will be delivered in June 2019. Furthermore, the newly constructed four boats were specially designed to meet the requirements of KOC, in accordance with Lloyd's Register’s classification rules in order to provide the highest operational efficiency and safety, and have been delivered promptly without delay. Commenting on this development, Jamal Abki, General Manager of Grandweld Shipyards clarified, “Our long years of experience in the ......read more

BP and Schneider Electric Sign Five-Year, Global Frame Agreement…

Schneider Electric to serve as one of BP’s Main Electrical Contractors  Intention to drive value, innovation and safety for BP’s upstream projects EcoStruxture architecture to improve lifecycleTotEx spend from design to commissioning to operations Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2019:  BP, a global energy producer, has selected Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, as one of its main electrical contractors (MEC) in a five-year global framework agreement.    Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will provide full-scope design and engineering services, including optimization, project management and integration, procurement and supply chain management, and full support from commissioning through to operations after start-up for ......read more

RAK Petroleum plc announces share buyback offer…

Not for Direct or Indirect Release, Publication or Distribution, in Whole or in Part, Into or in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or the United Arab Emirates or Any Other Jurisdiction in Which Offers or Sales Would Be Prohibited by Applicable Law. Please See the Important Notice at the End of This Announcement. Dubai, UAE, April 15, 2019: Buyback Offer RAK Petroleum plc, the Oslo-listed oil and gas investment company (the “Company”), announces its intent to repurchase such number of its class A shares with ISIN GB00BRGBL804 (the "Shares") at the Repurchase Price (as defined below) up to a maximum aggregate consideration of US$ 15 million in accordance with the authorization provided at its Annual General Meeting on 1 June 2018 (the ......read more

Schneider Electric Extends Award-Winning Galaxy UPS Series with the Galaxy VS for Critical Infrastructure and Edge Applications…

Compact and flexible design ideal for any environment 99% online efficiency and Lithium-ion battery option reduce Total Cost of Ownership EcoStruxure™ Ready simplifies management and servicing Modular design for faster deployment and servicing Dubai, UAE, April 14, 2019:  Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today introduced the Galaxy VS, a highly efficient, modular, easy-to-deploy, 10-100 kW, three-phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) designed to meet the critical power requirements of IT, commercial, and industrial facilities.    With its compact and flexible design, the Galaxy VS addresses the unique requirements of edge computing and small data centers where space and access are at a premium. Up to 99% efficient and with optional ......read more

DP World, UAE Region to Unveil Door-to-door Solutions at GPCA…

Strengthening Dubai's Position as a Hub for Petrochemicals and Chemicals Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 April 2019:   DP World UAE Region will showcase its latest range of offerings for the petrochemicals and chemicals sector at the 11th Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA) trade show that will be held from 15-17 April 2019 in Dubai. The company will highlight new door-to-door logistics solutions that cover the full breadth of the supply chain and support customers every step of the way. These solutions are based on generating and leveraging synergies from integrating the activities of its numerous businesses –including Jebel Ali Port, Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai Trade, and many others – and creating one of the most efficient and robust supply chains in the GCC. Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and ......read more

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy continues advance in Australia in drive to grow capacity eight-fold by 2024…

The solar plant will produce enough energy to supply more than 45,000 Australian homes, while avoiding the emission of 175,000 tons of CO2 per year FRV has invested USD 700m in Australia since 2012  Company investing USD 900m worldwide in 2019 alone in strategy to increase installed capacity eight-fold by 2024 in projects around the world Dubai, UAE, 10 April 2019:  Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Abdul Latif Jameel Energy and a global leader in the development of renewable energy projects, has announced that its latest project in Australia, the Lilyvale solar plant, is now up and running.   The 100 MW ac project produced its first Kwh of energy last month and is expected to reach full capacity in the coming months following a testing phase. Located in the Queensland Central Highlands region, ......read more

At Hannover Messe 2019, Schneider Electric showcases digital collaboration and productivity solutions to power connected industry…

Schneider Electric Exchange is the world’s first cross-industry open ecosystem that unleashes the power of collaboration in an open environment Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture and platform gives unprecedented productivity with IIoT-ready solutions for machine builders A new range of EcoStruxure Advisor apps and services help companies start their digitization journey Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 8, 2019 –   Closely aligned to the “Integrated Industry – Industrial Intelligence” theme of Hannover Messe, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, will showcase a range of digitally connected products, solutions, and services that help customers either begin their digitization journey, or accelerate their digital ......read more

Schneider Electric Combines Physical Infrastructure with Cisco's HyperFlex™ Edge for New Micro Data Center Options…

Offering several new, customizable reference designs for flexibility and fast deployment at the Edge Dubai, UAE, April 07, 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today new solutions for micro data centers that couple APC by Schneider Electric physical infrastructure with Cisco’s HyperFlex Edge, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solutions for quick and efficient deployment in edge environments in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East & Africa) and NAM (North America & Mexico).   Together, Schneider Electric and Cisco can now offer IT global channel partners and system integrators access to several new reference designs for HyperFlex deployments that can be used as-is or be customized to meet specific micro data center needs. ......read more

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) issues USD 300 million 5-Year Dual Listed Floating Rate Formosa…

The transaction from APICORP is the third successful “Formosa” bond since its first Formosa issuance in 2016 Dubai, UAE, April 03, 2019:   The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a multilateral development bank, rated Aa3 by Moody’s with a positive outlook, successfully issued its third Formosa bond after accessing this market earlier in 2016 and 2017. The Aa3 rated USD 300 million 5-year Note which matures on April 01, 2024, offers investors a floating rate coupon.  The transaction attracted robust investor demand with order book close to three times oversubscribed, enabling APICORP to price its Formosa well within its secondary curve while also continuing to strengthen its investor access into Asia, innovate its funding profile and access efficient and cost-effective financing ......read more

Next Stage of Testing Completed at Unit 2 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Structural Integrity Test (SIT) and Integrated Leak Rate Test (ILRT) successfully completed for Unit 2 SIT and ILRT demonstrate Unit 2’s exemplary structural safety performance under normal and extraordinary circumstances  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 31 March  2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has recently completed the Structural Integrity Test (SIT) and Integrated Leak Rate Test (ILRT) at Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. These significant pre-operational tests incorporated all the lessons learned from the same tests on Unit 1, and represent another major achievement in the testing and commissioning phase of the Barakah plant, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate.   The SIT and ILRT were performed over a period of ten days, on the Unit 2 at Barakah. ......read more

Schneider Electric accelerates its practices of gender equality and inclusion forward with 100% leadership commitment to UN Women's Empowerment Principles…

Schneider Electric is the first multi-national company to achieve unanimous commitment by its country presidents to the UN’s guidelines on gender equality and empowerment Commitment exemplifies Schneider Electric’s practices of inclusion and furthers the company’s goals of advancing gender equality across its global footprint  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26, 2019 –   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today that it is the first multi-national company to  achieved 100% commitment to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) across its global leadership team. In addition to the company’s Chairman and CEO, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, each of the company’s country presidents in markets with at least ......read more

Schneider Electric Partners with Vericlave to Strengthen Customers' Cyber Posture…

Fortifies end-to-end cyber portfolio to protect industrial installations Advanced technology shrinks attack surface by more than 90 percent Cuts cybersecurity deployment and ownership costs by 50 percent or more   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 21, 2019 –   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has entered into a global partnership with Vericlave, a leading cybersecurity technology provider. Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will provide Vericlave’s advanced encryption technology to further secure and protect its customers’ critical IT and OT systems from the risk of cyberattack.    “Digital transformation and the growth of IoT are giving rise to new threats that can have a ......read more

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French Electricity expertise to be showcased once again this year at Middle East Electricity'…

Discover French innovations from March 6 to 8 at the French Pavilion, Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, UAE, March 01, 2018:  Business France is once again presenting the world-class, innovative and dynamic French electricity sector via the French Pavilion at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition from the 6th to the 8th of March. As a key platform for the introduction of new products and ......read more

ENEC Appoints Peter Dietrich as Chief Nuclear Officer…

Mr. Dietrich brings more than 27 years of international nuclear industry experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 28 February 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has appointed Peter Dietrich as the Corporation’s Chief Nuclear Officer (CNO). Mr. Dietrich brings substantial international industry expertise from his 27-year career in the nuclear sector.  The position ......read more

Awareness: The key to unlocking benefits of energy efficiency…

February 24, 2018 - Awareness enhancement is a key impetus for the achievement of the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) targets. Behavioral changes are only possible when people and organizations are aware of their energy consumption, and of measures and practices they can adopt to reduce their consumption. Even small changes in seemingly insignificant everyday practices can go a long way in ......read more

Puma Energy Hosts “Be Road Safe” Event in Dubai…

Opportunity to help local truck drivers drive more safely  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 22nd February 2018 –   Puma Energy, the global integrated midstream and downstream energy company, hosted its first Be Road Safe event specifically created for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Dubai on Thursday, February 22nd. The event aims to promote the importance of road ......read more

ENEC Demonstrates Commitment to Environmental Protection and Sustainability during Visit by UAE ...…

Al Zeyoudi: The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant will contribute to meeting the UAE Energy Strategy and the realization of the UAE’s voluntary commitments to the Paris Agreement The project will improve air quality by cutting down up to 21 million tonnes of carbon emissions every year Abu Dhabi-UAE – 21 February 2018 -   His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, ......read more

Renewable energy prospects for the European Union…

Dubai, UAE, February 20, 2018:  For more than two decades, the European Union (EU) has been at the forefront of global renewable energy deployment. The adoption of long-term targets and supporting policy measures has resulted in strong growth in renewable energy deployment across the region, from a 9% share in gross final energy consumption in 2005 to 16.7% in 2015. The REmap study by the ......read more

French Electricity expertise to be showcased once again this year at Middle East Electricity…

Discover French innovations from March 6 to 8 at the French Pavilion, Dubai World Trade Centre Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 February 2018 –   Business France is once again presenting the world-class, innovative and dynamic French electricity sector via the French Pavilion at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition from the 6th to the 8th of March. As a key platform for the ......read more

WGS 2018: DEWA Is Shaping the Future of Utilities with an Innovative and Holistic Approach…

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer: Dubai is a global model for clean energy and green economy  Dubai-UAE: 14 February, 2018 –  A holistic view of the energy sector is driving innovation at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), said His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of DEWA, on day three of the sixth World ......read more

Global energy shifts set to transform the Middle East energy sector…

Recent A.T. Kearney report released during the World Government Summit identifies three key steps required for the Middle East to prepare for the future of energy   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 13 February 2018 —   Growing global diversification of the energy mix and an increased share of natural gas, renewables and electrification, is challenging conventional ......read more

Renish Group appoints new CEO for Southeast Asia to strengthen presence in the region…

February 05, 2018 – Industry experts are optimistic that the oil and gas storage industry in some key global markets is poised for significant increase driven by strong oil demand, vibrant logistics activity in the oil and gas, and robust international and domestic trade activities. The international oil storage sector is projected to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 4.2 per cent ......read more

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises expands into solar energy…

Under recently-launched Al Naboodah Electrics, the new business is dedicated to providing renewable energy solutions in partnership with Jakson Group  Dubai, UAE, January 05 2018 –   Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, is entering the solar energy space with the ......read more

UL's Global Energy Experts Educate Audience at 2018 World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi…

Experts cover the latest international best practices in drone safety standards, energy storage solutions and risk management for solar and wind projects at WFES. Abu Dhabi, February 04, 2018 —   UL (Underwriters Laboratories, a safety science leader, introduced a team of energy experts from across the globe to a captivated audience at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in ......read more

Rosatom showcased innovative energy technologies and solutions at the World Future Energy Summit in ...…

January 29, 2018,  Abu Dhabi –   Rosatom participated in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) that took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on January 15-18.  The WFES is the foremost global annual event dedicated to advancing renewable energy and clean technologies. The Summit is traditionally held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, under the patronage of His Highness ......read more

ADNOC Distribution to open 13 new stations in the UAE and KSA in 2018…

3 new stations to open in Dubai 3 major station extensions in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 24, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading fuels and convenience retailer, has announced plans to open at least 13 new service stations in 2018 including, for the first time, sites in Dubai and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.    Three new service stations are ......read more

Investments Exceeding USD 15 Billion Announced During World Future Energy Summit 2018 in Abu Dhabi…

Ground breaking technology on show from 850 exhibiting companies from 40 countries  Major water security milestones and investments announced for Abu Dhabi at International Water Summit USD 45 million worth of contracts signed by Tadweer at EcoWASTE Exhibition  Abu Dhabi, 22 January 2018:   More than USD 15 billion worth of projects and funding was announced at the ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Awards Emirates Motor Company First Abu Dhabi ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE:21 January 2018 –  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has awarded Emirates Motor Company (EMC) the first Abu Dhabi Certification for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.  EMC, the authorised distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the ......read more

Nawah Energy Company participates in Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX)…

Al Suwaidi: we are committed to implement international best practices to preserve the environment    20 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  H.E. Engineer Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Department of Energy, met with executives and directors of several national energy companies participating in the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), an international platform based ......read more

Masdar Institute and Cleanergy Partner in Research on Thermal Energy Storage for the Cleanergy ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2018:  Renewable energy solutions that can deliver on-demand electricity and store energy when renewable resources are available, is the key component for transitioning into fossil fuel-free power generation. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, which is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and the Swedish solar technology company Cleanergy ......read more

IHG® partners with Global EVRT for ‘Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East 2018'…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 January 2018:   InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has partnered with e-mobility think tank Global EVRT for the ‘Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East 2018’, starting on January 18th with an inaugural event at Crowne Plaza® Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. The collaboration will ......read more

Major Business Deals Announced on Day Two of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi…

Tadweer signs waste contracts worth AED165 million at EcoWASTE Exhibition Abdul Latif Jameel Energy Secures Financing for Mexican Solar Farm that will Power 150,000 Homes Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority launches tender for world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant ACWA Power announces plans to become first utility scale generator to adopt SolarCoin 17 ......read more

Etihad ESCO selects Siemens & Smart4Power for retrofitting at Dubai International Airport terminals…

Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO), a leading energy service company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEWA, announced its partnership with Siemens Tech and Smart4Power for the execution of an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) Project at the Dubai International Airport, which involves the implementation of energy efficiency measures at Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and ......read more

11th World Future Energy Summit Opens its Doors in Abu Dhabi…

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority unveil the world’s largest manmade water reserve 16 January 2018, Abu Dhabi:  The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018 today opened its doors to some of the world’s most important sustainability stakeholders at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The event, and its ......read more

Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed along with the President of Mauritania and the Crown Prince of Jordan ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 Jan 2018 –  His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented awards to nine winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize at the awards ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, marking the historic 10th anniversary of the world’s preeminent sustainability award and ......read more

HH Mohammed bin Zayed attends the Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 16, 2018 –   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, today stated that His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, President of the UAE, has always guided the UAE towards educating young people on the principles of sustainable development, in line with ......read more

MEFMA holds seminar on energy efficiency during kick off of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi…

January 15, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) today (Monday, January 15, 2018) led a comprehensive seminar on energy efficiency simultaneous with the opening day of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The seminar which saw the participation of renowned FM experts forms part of MEFMA’s ongoing efforts to integrate ......read more

Empower sheds light on innovation that powers district cooling & district energy in smart cities in ...…

January 15, 2018 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, shared new insights in innovation in district cooling and its role in developing smart cities at the latest State of Green Economy Report launched on Thursday, (January 11, 2018) at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar was recognised at the ......read more

ENEC showcases strategic role of nuclear energy at World Future Energy Summit…

ENEC is a Platinum Sponsor of the 11th World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 January 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is participating in the World Future Energy Summit 2018 (WFES) to highlight how clean, safe and efficient nuclear energy will help the UAE meet its commitments under the Paris ......read more

Empower highlights the role of energy efficiency in the future of sustainable cooling at 11th World ...…

January 14, 2018- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, is participating at the 11th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the leading event for the clean energy and energy efficiency, which is being held from 15 to 18 January 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The company sheds the spotlight on the ......read more

IRENA Commission to analyse how energy transformation driven by renewables will impact foreign ...…

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 14 January 2017 —  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has today launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. The Commission will examine the immediate and longer-term geopolitical implications of global energy transformation driven by ......read more

Launching Scheme of Projects and Initiatives that Enforce Water and Electricity Sustainability…

Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) is a key Strategic Partner of World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2017 –  Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and its Group of Companies are participating as a key strategic partner of the 2018 World Future Energy Summit and 2018 International Water ......read more

Eighth General Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency Kicks Off in Abu Dhabi…

His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi: Renewable energy projects in the UAE have contributed to reducing its cost to the lowest level globally 50% of the country's energy will be clean by 2050 The UAE plays an active role in addressing the financing and investment challenges facing renewable energy projects Public-private sector partnerships accelerate the transition to ......read more

ENEC CEO: Barakah will be the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab world, setting new global ...…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 January 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the second Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held on 12 and 13 January by The Atlantic Council and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, Mubadala, and Masdar. ENEC Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, addressed participants during the ......read more

Governments to Signal Support for IRENA Key Role in Global Energy Transformation…

More than 1,100 government representatives from over 150 countries to gather in Abu Dhabi for Eighth IRENA Assembly    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 11 January 2018 –  More than 1,100 representatives of governments from 150 countries will meet in Abu Dhabi to attend the Eighth Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), taking place on January 13-14. As the ......read more

TAQATI to highlight significance of ESCOs in DSM strategy at annual RSB event…

TAQATI, the dedicated program management office for the Dubai Demand Side Management (DSM) strategy, took part in the Regulatory and Supervisory Bureau (RSB) for Electricity and Water in Dubai annual event with accredited Energy Service Companies or ESCOs, held on 10 January 2018 at the Four Seasons in DIFC. As part of the DSM Strategy implementation support and awareness improvement ......read more

Dallas Picks Ericsson for Smart Cities Traffic Solution…

Adoption of Ericsson’s Connected Urban Transport solution will help ease traffic congestion Ability to share data across cities and counties to make roads safer for commuters  Will improve the connection of systems to increase efficiency and reduce costs Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  The City of Dallas has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to install and host an ......read more

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Completes Verification of Fuel Meters at ADNOC ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 January, 2018 –   Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has completed the verification of all fuel meters used at ADNOC Distribution service stations across the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Council confirmed that 99 per cent of the fuel meters used at 178 service ......read more

ENEC Achieves Significant Construction Milestones in Development of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Switchyard for Units 3 and 4 safely and successfully energized and connected to the UAE electricity transmission grid Key Power Transformers for Unit 2 safely energized in preparation for Plant Functional Testing  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 January 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully achieved a series of significant milestones in the ......read more

Empower provides district cooling services to 17 per cent of hotels in Dubai, including three of ...…

January 03, 2018- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has revealed that it currently supplies its highly efficient district cooling services to 17 per cent of the 674 hotels located in the emirate. The total number of hotels was recently released by the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the ......read more

Schneider Electric Renews MoU with National Grid Saudi Arabia to Increase Electricity Reliability…

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 2, 2018:  Schneider Electric and the National Grid Saudi Arabia (SA) renewed the 3-year long Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed 3 years ago to continue to provide the National Grid Saudi Arabia with reliable and cost-effective electricity in Saudi Arabia, through which National Grid SA and Schneider Electric will cooperate in developing and advancing ......read more

Saudi Arabia, European Union Experts Discuss Cooperation on Energy Efficiency…

Dubai, UAE, January 2, 2018:   An “EU - Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting” taking place in conjunction with HVACR Expo Saudi (14-16 January 2018, Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events) will gather key decision makers and experts from both the European Union and Saudi Arabia. A high level “EU - Saudi Arabia Energy Efficiency Meeting” is taking place in ......read more

Empower sheds spotlight on the technology best practices in district cooling during its Second ...…

December 25, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, recently highlighted the district cooling guidelines for 2018, at the second consultants’ meet held in Dubai. The event was organised as part of a series of the similar events conducted by the company, aimed at educating on Empower’s practices about ......read more

Thermal energy storage as district cooling component boosts Empower's energy efficiency targets…

December 17, 2017– Producing chilled water during off-peak hours and storing them for later use to cool buildings at peak time is one of the key energy efficiency drivers for Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider. Through Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology, the district cooling company eases the power grid ......read more

ARTS Energy Ni-MH battery technology: New ENDURANCE range offering a 10-year lifetime in outdoor ...…

United Arab Emirates December 17, 2017:  French company ARTS Energy, one of the world's leading battery manufacturers, will be presenting its new generation of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries for professional autonomous solar energy solutions and backup applications on January 15-18, 2018 at the WFES & IWS trade fair in Abu Dhabi (French Pavilion).    ARTS ......read more

Schneider Electric commits to 100% renewable electricity by 2030, doubling energy productivity…

Company reaffirms position at forefront of global sustainability efforts through joining The Climate Group's EP100, RE100 initiatives   Dubai, UAE: 13 December, 2017 –   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has committed to obtaining 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources and doubling its energy ......read more

Middle Eastern countries recorded exports of US$ 765.8 billion and imports of US$ 665.2 billion in ...…

Middle East sustains its position as a top global trading partner The region records highest export growth in 2016 and 2017;   Dubai, UAE, 11 December 2017:  The Middle East remains the world’s most important trading partner in the region despite a fall in oil prices, according to a report by World Trade Organisation (WTO). The report stated that the Middle Eastern ......read more

World Future Energy Summit 2018 to map transition to a sustainable economy and lead ‘cleantech' ...…

More than 30,000 delegates and attendees from up to 175 countries are expected to visit Abu Dhabi for WFES 2018 Events including Solar Expo, Energy Efficiency Expo and Energy Storage and Batteries Expo will showcase innovative solutions WFES 2018 will also include the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), which aims to match the world’s top “cleantech” entrepreneurs with ......read more

Empower measures customers' happiness on district cooling…

December 05, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, kicked off its Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) 2017-2018, the fourth edition of its efforts to measure the quality of its services and the happiness of its over 85,000 customers across Dubai. The company has been conducting customer surveys since 2008 to ......read more

Arabian Gulf chemical industry pioneers recognized at inaugural GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad”…

Regional pioneers bestowed posthumous honors for extraordinary contributions to petrochemicals industry Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 29 November 2017 –  The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) honored pioneers of the chemicals and petrochemicals industry in the Arabian Gulf posthumously at the first-ever GPCA Legacy Award “Al-Rowad” (ÇáÑøæÇÏ) ......read more

Countries Meet to Chart the Future of IRENA in Driving the Global Energy Transformation…

IRENA’s 14th Council Meeting Begins in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 29 November 2017:  More than 350 government representatives from 115 countries — including Ministers and high-level officials — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 14th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council re-elected China ......read more

Regional Chemical Industry Must Embrace Change as an Opportunity, Say Speakers at the 12th GPCA ...…

Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources delivers inaugural address, urges industry-wide transformation and value creation  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017 –  The inaugural address at the 12th Annual GPCA Forum was delivered by H.E. Khalid A. Al-Falih, Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia, who called for ......read more

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