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IYNC and the UAE Discuss the Way Forward for Global Nuclear Energy at IAEA General Conference…

The International Youth Nuclear Congress and the UAE Permanent Representation to the International Atomic Energy Agency co-hosted a side-event at the 62nd IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria Young professionals from the UAE, USA, China, Russia and France share their views on the future of nuclear energy and technology Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  The International Youth Nuclear Congress (IYNC) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Permanent Representation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) facilitated a discussion on the role of young people in the future of the nuclear industry with representatives from around the globe. The two organizations co-hosted a side-event at the 62nd IAEA General Conference today, with opening remarks from Ambassador Hamad AlKaabi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the ......read more

ENEC Highlights Importance of International Cooperation and Capacity Development at the IAEA 62nd General Conference…

ENEC participates in 62nd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, UAE side event and International Youth Nuclear Congress event ENEC CEO updated the attendees on the status of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Project   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 September 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) participated in the 62nd  Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, taking place at the IAEA International Center in Vienna, Austria, from 17 to 21 September 2018. The ENEC delegation to the Conference is led by Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC.   Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi delivered a speech during the special event hosted by the UAE on the side-lines of the General Conference, in which he updated attending officials and representatives from IAEA member ......read more

Masdar, ADFD and PUC partner to build solar power plant with battery storage in Seychelles…

5MW Ile de Romainville Solar Park being developed with financing worth AED31 million from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development as well as funds from PUC’s own equity Solar PV project to be integrated with existing 6MW Port Victoria Wind Farm and PUC’s existing power station   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Sept 12, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, will help the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) in building a five-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with battery storage in the Republic of Seychelles The project is being financed by a AED31 million loan from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, as well as funds from PUC’s own equity.   The project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract ......read more

Why the Modern-Day Oil and Gas Industry Needs Millennials to Survive?…

September 11, 2018 - Dubai UAE: A 2016 report by McKinsey & Company found that 14 percent of millennials said they would not work in the oil and gas industry because of its negative image – the highest percentage of any industry. With millennials set to comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, it is imperative companies within the oil and gas industry do more to attract younger talent.  In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen the landscape in which it operates undergo significant change, marked by a West-East shift in socio-political and economic power and influence. This shift in influence is perhaps most exemplified by the long-awaited free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).  The six countries of the GCC represent an important ......read more

Yahsat and Hughes to Form Joint Venture to Deliver Satellite Broadband Services…

Hughes and Yahsat to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband service across Africa, Middle East and southwest Asia Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018:  Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), today announced an agreement to enter into a joint venture to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia. This new venture combines Hughes deep expertise as the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services with Yahsat’s unique position and knowledge as the leader in satellite broadband solutions across these regions.  Hughes will purchase a minority interest in the ......read more

SNC-Lavalin awarded West Qurna phase 2 oil field contract in Iraq…

Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018:  SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a framework agreement for project support services with LUKOIL Mid-East for the West Qurna phase 2 oil field in Iraq. “We continue to build on our long-term relationship with LUKOIL and to help them realize their projects successfully. Once again, we look forward to demonstrating our expertise in the delivery of professional services and our enviable reputation that has been earned in the region for over 50 years,” said Christian Brown, President, Oil & Gas, SNC-Lavalin. “We are well established in the Middle East and have worked closely with national and international oil companies and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil on projects across the value chain, ranging from professional services to engineering and ......read more

Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announce the completion of a transaction to jointly develop oil fields in Western Siberia…

Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, the sovereign wealth fund of the Russian Federation) have announced the completion of a transaction establishing a joint venture to develop oil fields in the Tomsk and Omsk regions of Western Siberia.  Further to an agreement announced on 24 May 2018, Gazprom Neft has now completed its sale of a 49-percent interest in Gazpromneft-Vostok LLC, operator of 13 fields, to Mubadala Petroleum and RDIF. Following the completion of this transaction Gazprom Neft now holds a 51-percent interest in the joint venture, with Mubadala Petroleum and RDIF holding 44 percent and five percent equity, respectively. Gazpromneft-Vostok remains a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, and will continue to operate the fields. The ......read more

Čibuk 1 wind farm in Serbia reaches key construction milestone…

Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  A collaboration between Masdar, Taaleri Energia and the German development finance institution DEG to develop the largest utility-scale commercial wind project in Serbia has successfully reached a number of key milestones, and is on schedule to start production early next year. Čibuk 1 in Dolovo, situated 50km outside the capital Belgrade, has completed the construction of 33 overhead pylons allowing for the energisation of the wind farm’s substation, its connection to existing transmission lines 11km away, and the handover of the transmission operation building to its operator.    Comprising 57 wind turbines supplied by GE Renewable Energy, the 158-megawatt (MW) wind farm is expected to provide electricity to 113,000 homes and displace more than 370,000 tonnes of carbon ......read more

Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum Returns to Abu Dhabi in 2019…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 04, 2018:  The third annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 12-13, 2019, again kicking off Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week. The two-day premier event gathers international and regional political, industry, and thought leaders to set the global energy agenda for the year and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system. The conference agenda this year will focus on the future of oil, the digitization of energy, diversification in energy companies and countries, and will have a regional focus on East Asian energy demand and energy innovation. Last year’s event brought over 450 people to Abu Dhabi from around the world, including CEOs, Ministers, global media, and industry experts. The forum will ......read more

FANR and Khalifa University Sign Collaborative Research Agreement…

2 September 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU), have signed a collaborative research agreement focused on advancing nuclear safety research and educating the UAE’s next generation of peaceful nuclear energy professionals. The agreement was signed during a ceremony held at FANR’s headquarters by Christer Viktorsson, Director General of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, and Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President of Khalifa University. According to the new agreement, FANR and KU will continue their joint work on the Advanced Thermal-hydraulic Test Loop for Accident Simulation Project Phase 2 (ATLAS-2), an international project jointly organized by the Organization for Economic Co-operation ......read more

Public-Private Partnerships to boost Economic development in the Gulf…

Oliver Wyman releases new report highlighting the impact of PPPs on national infrastructures across major Gulf economies  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 07 August 2018:  In recent years, since the oil price slump, plans have emerged across the Gulf to curb fiscal deficits and diversify economies, most notably through the development of national infrastructure, highlights a new report by Oliver Wyman.   Titled “How Public-Private Partnerships can support the Gulf’s Economic development,” the report highlights the significance of the private sector’s contribution to the emerging economies. Public-Private-Partnerships (PPPs) stand among the main levers being considered in the Gulf as a means to boost private sector contribution to the economy and to offload some of the financing burden from ......read more

The 2nd Edition of the Phanes Group Solar Incubator set to kick off 7th August 2018…

Winner(s) will be announced at the “Unlocking Solar Capital: Africa 2018” conference in November Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018:  Phanes Group, an international end-to-end solar provider headquartered in Dubai, UAE, has announced the 2nd edition of its Solar Incubator program, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by providing support to funding, and commercial and technical knowledge. The initiative held under the theme, “Your Project, Our Expertise, For a Sustainable Future”, will be held in collaboration with Hogan Lovells, responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding, RINA and Solarplaza, and invites PV developers to submit proposals for projects based in sub-Saharan Africa that have a clear Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) component. Candidates are asked to submit ......read more

Barakah Unit 2 Successfully Completes Significant Pre-Operational Testing…

Unit 2 Hot Functional Test (HFT) completed successfully as part of testing and commissioning in preparation for operation Nawah operators benefit from unique plant operating experience Abu Dhabi, UAE – 6 August 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed Hot Functional Testing (HFT) on Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. This significant pre-operational testing process incorporated all lessons learned from the same test on Unit 1 in order to achieve the highest international standards of quality, safety and efficiency.   ENEC worked closely with the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), the Joint Venture partner and Prime Contractor for the Barakah project, and under the observation of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the ......read more

Tabreed's H1 2018 Net Profit Increases 10% To AED 211.9 Million…

2 August, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading regional district cooling utility company, today released its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2018. The company continues to meet the region’s growing demand for district cooling and deliver solid performance and growth.   Financial highlights – six months ended 30 June 2018: Net profit attributable to the parent increased by 10 per cent to AED 211.9 million (H1 2017: AED 192.7 million) Group revenue increased by 2 per cent to AED 650.7 million (H1 2017: AED 639.2 million) Core chilled water revenue increased by 2 per cent to AED 617.3 million (H1 2017: AED 602.3 million) EBITDA increased by 6 per cent to AED 326.1 million (H1 2017: AED 308 ......read more

Nawah Energy Company Celebrates the Graduation of 195 ‘Energy Pioneers'…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 July 2018:   Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the nuclear operating joint venture company established by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), celebrated the graduation of 195 students who are specializing in nuclear energy as part of the ‘Energy Pioneers’ scholarship program. The graduates successfully completed nuclear science and technology focused courses from various institutions of higher education in the UAE and abroad, including Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi Polytechnic, and Pennsylvania State University, Texas A&M University and North Carolina State University in the United States of America.  Nawah Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Mark Reddemann, congratulated the students in his speech, and emphasized ......read more

The Sustainable City further reduces its carbon footprint by adopting B100 Bio-Diesel…

The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil produced by restaurants at The Sustainable City Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 July 2018:   The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, has adopted B100 biodiesel to fuel the construction of the new buildings in phase 2 including Fairgreen International School, Hotel Indigo, and the innovation centre. The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil consumed by the restaurants at the community plaza, and will allow The Sustainable City to reduce its carbon footprint by up to 150 tons of carbon dioxide per year during the construction period. Faris Saeed, CEO of Diamond Developers — the company behind The Sustainable City — commented: “As The Sustainable City ......read more

DP World and EGA Sign Important Agreement to Support Aluminium Exports…

New 175,000-square metre facility in Jebel Ali Free Zone to connect to global markets Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 July 2018:-   DP World, UAE Region, the Middle East’s leading regional trade enabler, today signed an important Strategic Long Term Service Agreement  with Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, aimed at supporting the UAE’s position as a major exporter of the metal. The agreement extends the strategic partnership between the two companies, facilitating the storage and transportation of aluminium manufactured by EGA. As part of the agreement, EGA is leasing a dedicated storage area that is the largest the company has ever used at Jebel Ali Port and which will further ease the export of EGA’s metal ......read more

Significant Milestones Achieved in Construction of Unit 3 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

All major concrete work successfully completed at Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Major construction work completed on Unit 3 Turbine Generator and Reactor Vessel (RV) Internals Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 July 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved a series of significant milestones in the construction of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi. ENEC has successfully completed the major construction work including major concrete pouring, installation of the Turbine Generator, and the internal components of the Reactor Vessel (RV) of Unit 3, paving the way for the commencement of testing and commissioning.    With the accomplishment of these milestones, construction crews will begin transitioning from Unit 3 to Unit 4, taking ......read more

3rd UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days…

Abu Dhabi, June 25-26, 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates; July 3, 2018:  Business France jointly with EVOLEN, and the French Business Group hosted the third UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days from June 25th to 26th in Abu Dhabi and Ruwais. The two days forum included ADNOC and its subsidiaries, as well as several ADNOC partners including Mudabala Petroleum.  This event was launched under the patronage of His Excellency Ludovic Pouille, Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates. Following the successful sessions in 2015 and 2017, under the framework of UAE France strategic dialog,  the third UAE France Oil and Gas Connecting Days aims to highlight the strong innovative capabilities of the French industry in Energy and Oil and Gas sectors and to strengthen business relationships in the fields of Oil ......read more

Submissions Open for Oil and Gas Industry's Prestigious ADIPEC Awards 2018 Edition…

ADIPEC Awards Celebrate Excellence in the Petroleum Industry Categories Highlight Outstanding Achievements Shaping the Future in an Evolving Landscape for Hydrocarbons Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 July 2018 –   Entries for the oil and gas industry’s prestigious ADIPEC 2018 Awards are now open, with six categories focused on issues crucial to the progress and resilience of the hydrocarbons sector.   Celebrating achievements across the oil and gas industry, the ADIPEC Awards identify the leading companies, individuals, initiatives, projects and technologies that are shaping the sector’s future, in a changing energy landscape. Entries will remain open until August, and submissions can be made via the ADIPEC website.   “The ADIPEC Awards recognise outstanding people and industry ......read more

FANR Hosts IAEA Nuclear Infrastructure Review Mission…

1 July 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The United Arab Emirates hosted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Phase 3 Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission from 24 to 1 July. The aim of the mission was to assist the UAE by providing a review of the nation’s overall nuclear energy infrastructure. The UAE is the first country to implement and achieve Milestone 3 of the IAEA’s ‘Milestones’ approach to nuclear energy infrastructure development. An international team of ten IAEA and international experts reviewed the UAE’s development since the last INIR mission conducted in 2011. The team focused on the conditions required to achieve Milestone 3, through assessing 19 infrastructure issues as outlined in the IAEA’s ‘Milestones’ approach, a ......read more

RAK Petroleum plc Report on payments to governments for the year 2017…

Dubai, UAE, June 28, 2018:  Introduction and basis for preparation    This report sets out details of the payments made to governments by RAK Petroleum plc and its subsidiary undertakings (‘RAK Petroleum’) for  the year ended 31 December 2017 as required under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the UK Financial Conduct Authority (the ‘DTRs’)  and in accordance with our interpretation of the draft Industry Guidance issued for the UK’s Report on Payments to Governments Regulations  2014, as amended in December 2015 (‘the Regulations’). The DTRs require companies in the UK and operating in the extractives sector to  publically disclose payments made to governments in the countries where they undertake exploration, prospection, development and ......read more

Siemens to supply three large gas turbines to Dubai…

Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  Siemens has received an order for three SGT5-4000F gas turbines from United Arab Emirates (UAE). The turbines will be used in Unit H Phase 4 of the Al Aweer power plant complex which is located approximately 35 kilometers from downtown Dubai. DEWA has awarded the project EPC contract to Siemens in a consortium led by the Egypt-based company El Sewedy Electric Co SAE (SWDY.CA) through its subsidiary Elsewedy Power. With an electrical generating capacity of about 815 megawatts (MW), the turbines will increase the total output of the power plant complex to more than 2.8 gigawatts (GW). The commercial commissioning of the three gas turbine trains is scheduled for spring 2020.  Siemens' scope of supply encompasses three SGT5-4000F gas turbines, three SGen5-1200A generators and the control system ......read more

Oil rallies on Opec compromise; Metals challenged by dollar and trade war…

Dubai, UAE, June 24, 2018:  The Bloomberg Commodity Index has seen its year-to-date gains disappear following four weeks of heavy selling. The broad-based index, which tracks 22 major commodities evenly split between energy, metals and agriculture, has been hurt by a stronger dollar and trade war angst as well as expectations that Opec+ will increase production in order to cap crude oil’s upside.  The current robustness of the US economy compared with the rest of the world has led to the current divergence in monetary policy between the Federal Reserve and other major central banks around the world. As a result, the global economy, especially emerging market economies carrying a heavy debt load, has seen a more challenging environment as the dollar strengthens and liquidity becomes tighter.  Adding to this, the ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum completes the acquisition of a 10 percent interest in the Shorouk Concession in Egypt…

Abu Dhabi, 20 June 2018:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has completed the acquisition from Italy’s Eni of a 10 percent participating interest in the offshore Shorouk Concession in Egypt, which contains the supergiant Zohr gas field. Following the completion, Eni, through its subsidiary IEOC, holds a 50 percent interest in the concession. The other partners in the concession are BP with 10 percent interest and Rosneft with 30 percent interest.  Dr. Bakheet Al Katheeri, Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Petroleum signed a deed with Eni completing the sale to Mubadala Petroleum in the presence of the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, HE Tarek El-Molla, in Cairo.  Dr. Al Katheeri said: “The acquisition of a 10 percent interest in the Shorouk concession with the producing Zohr gas field is a ......read more

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Empower and partners of the UN initiative “District Energy in Cities” sign Global Cooperation ...…

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Kuwait Oil Tanker Company awards GAC Fujairah husbandry contract…

Covers KOTC vessels in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore Fujairah, UAE July 1, 2017:  GAC Fujairah has been awarded a husbandry contract by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) to provide ship supply services, spare parts handling and a range of other logistical services to its vessels arriving in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore anchorage.  As part of global shipping, ......read more

Empower Presents Best Practices and Innovations at International District Energy Association's ...…

Ahmad Bin Shafar presented his views and opinions on the pace of change in the district cooling industry during the ‘Global Leaders Plenary Panel Discussion’   Dubai, UAE, 28 June 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, shared some of its latest best practices and ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 28 June, 2017: ADNOC Distribution recently opened the Mahawi North service station, located in the Mahawi area on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ain highway. This new addition takes the total number of stations in Abu Dhabi city and its suburbs to 98 service station and 10 ADNOC Xpress.  Throughout 6 islands and 12 dispensers; Mahawi service station will offer its customers with an ......read more

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

Dubai 20 June 2017:  InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use,  has been included by the Ministry of Energy for the third consecutive year, in the 2017 UAE State of Energy Report. InSinkErator was recognized for this contribution during the Ministry of Energy’s ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 18 June, 2017: ADNOC Distribution’s has announced that an updated version of its free-to-download mobile app is now available for customers, suppliers and the public. The upgraded app serves as a one-stop-shop for all ADNOC Distribution’s consumer-focused services. Comprehensive and friendly to use, the free mobile app enables customers to engage, interact, explore and ......read more

Dubai's First Social Experiment Takes Place During Ramadan…

The study, conducted by Dubai Carbon, aims to map the behavioural patterns in food waste and other precious resources in support of the Emirate’s transition to a sustainable society Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Continuing its efforts to boost sustainable living, Dubai Carbon has launched the emirate’s first social experiment focused on understanding lifestyle habits of the general ......read more

ICT Energy Efficiency Discussed in Dubai…

Dubai, 15 June, 2017:  As the region’s countries continue to inch closer to establishing knowledge-based economies and ICT becomes an integral part of everyday life, Dubai hosted the ICT Energy Efficiency Summit 2017, a two-day event that highlighted the latest innovations that drastically reduce energy consumption. Organized by Huawei, the Summit saw over 100 high-profile delegates ......read more

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

15 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), the Middle East's leading independent commercial product tanker operator has signed an AED275 million Shari'ah-compliant facility with Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE.  The agreement marks the first time GEM has raised funding of this kind through Islamic finance. Commenting on the new ......read more

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

13 June 2017 Petrofac has agreed a five-year relationship with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for the provision of specialist technical training and competency development services.  The contract, which is valued at more than US$35 million, was secured following a competitive tendering process and is effective immediately. The work will be undertaken within Kuwait by the Training Services ......read more

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Commends Russia's Role in the Development of the Global Nuclear ...…

On June 1-3, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano inspected several Russian nuclear facilities as part of his visit to the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. On June 3, Mr. Amano visited the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, where he was introduced to the operation of the revamped power units and inspected the new launch-ready Generation 3+ VVER-1200 unit of the NPP.  During his ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2017: The technical committee of the Emirates Energy Award (EEA), which organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme “Innovative solutions for clean energy”, held its first meeting in the headquarter of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE). The meeting ......read more

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

For the fourth year in a row: The campaign aims to reduce the energy consumption through optimal temperature setting  Dubai, UAE, 11 June 2017: As the mercury rises, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has launched its nationwide summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24 degrees’. The campaign ......read more

Petrofac secures framework agreement with Petroleum Development Oman…

Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2017:  Petrofac has secured a long-term Framework Agreement (FA) with Petroleum Development Oman PDO) for the provision of Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EP+Cm) Support Services for major oil and gas projects.  The Agreement, which is for ten years with an additional five-year option, builds upon a three-year programme of EP+Cm support ......read more

A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute Launches, with the Aim of Helping GCC Governments and ...…

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Empower Launches Bills Payment Facility Through Emirates NBDATM/CDMs…

  The new service will allow Empower’s customers to know the outstanding balance and make the payment of their district cooling consumption bills at all ENBD ATMs and CDMs across the UAE. Dubai, UAE, 7 June 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, launched payment facility for its customers through ......read more

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

NICEIC – British training and safety body for electrical contractors to help GCC authorities tackle high incidence of building fires caused by electrical faults Dubai, UAE, 6th June 2017: - NICEIC, the UK’s electrical contracting industry’s independent voluntary regulatory body for electrical installation safety throughout the UK, is to establish a regional base in ......read more

Schneider Electric Announces EcoStruxure Power, Redefines Power Distribution with Unparalleled ...…

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Empower Focuses on ‘Supporting Implementation' at 3rd Annual Partners Meeting of the ‘Global ...…

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ADNOC Distribution Opens Two New Service Stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah…

Abu Dhabi, 31 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of two new service stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah, taking the total number of service stations in its UAE-wide network to 447: these include 347 stations dedicated to vehicles and boats and 100 stations serving specialised sectors.  The newly opened stations are the Tawazun service station in the Al Ajban area ......read more

Schneider Electric Makes Industry Simpler and More Profitable with EcoStruxure for Industry…

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Unit 1 Fuel Assemblies Safely Transported and Securely Stored at Barakah Plant…

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

Global energy system creating more jobs in renewables than in fossil-fuel technologies Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 24 May 2017 — More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, ......read more

Unlocking Dubai's Solar Potential…

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

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Sharjah National Oil Corporation and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority Sign Gas Sales ...…

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ADNOC Distribution Completes Phase 1 of ADNOC Xpress Station Network…

Abu Dhabi, 17 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of two new Xpress stations, marking the completion of the phase one of the construction of its Xpress station network. Launched to serve the most congested areas and roads in Abu Dhabi city and its suburbs, the Xpress station concept focuses exclusively on petrol fuelling services. A total of 10 stations have now been opened ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 17 May 2017 – The Zayed Future Energy Prize last night hosted a special reception for ambassadors from more than 30 countries to encourage international support for its upcoming 10th Anniversary edition. The event, hosted at the headquarters of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Masdar City, brought together diplomats as well as representatives from Abu ......read more

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

Mr Bin Sulayem visit Electric Way cables and electrical services center Dubai, May 17, 2017:   DP World and its industrial park operator NIP (National Industries Park) will continue to back the Dubai Plan 2021 and play a key  role in enhancing the Emirate’s position as a leading economic, industrial and commercial hub according to Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin ......read more

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

  -    H.E. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources opens Honeywell Oil & Gas Technologies Symposium in Cairo -    Honeywell Connected Plant solutions to enable Egypt to capitalize on full potential of its oil and gas reserves Dubai, UAE - May 16, 2017 – Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud-based solutions ......read more

Oil and Gas Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Automation Enabled Efficiency and Growth ...…

  -    ISA UAE Automation Conference and Exhibition 2017 set to analyze challenges and opportunities for UAE’s oil and gas sector    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 May 2017: Oil and gas leaders from across the UAE are set to come together in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, 16 May, as part of the 2nd ISA UAE Automation Conference and Exhibition 2017 to discuss automation and ......read more

MBRSC Showcases the First Sustainable Autonomous House for Hot and Humid Climate at The ...…

  May 14, 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates  The Sustainable Energy Programme Section team at the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) participated in the International Passive House Conference in Vienna. Among the team members present at the conference were Engineer Abdulla Ahli, Manager of the Sustainable Energy Programme Section at MBRSC and Khalifa Majid Al Falasi, ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 10 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution has announced a reduction of the retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of May 2017 in all service stations in the UAE. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new reduced retail price is as follows: AED 45 per 25lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 52; AED 90 per 50lb, reduced from the ......read more

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

Khobar, KSA, May 9, 2017:  Air Liquide Arabia (ALAR) announced today the startup of the Middle East’s first hydrogen pipeline network in the industrial city of Jubail, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia. Designed to transport large volumes of hydrogen to customers in both Jubail I and Jubail II, the network contributes to the development of the downstream industry, the optimization of ......read more

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

  Khaled Al Qubaisi appointed Chairman of Tabreed’s Board of Directors May 9, 2017 - Abu Dhabi, UAE: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading regional district cooling utility company, today released its 2017 first quarter (Q1) financial results. The Company’s performance benefited from the new connections made last year, in addition to over 20,000 ......read more

ENEC Announces Completion of Initial Construction Work for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant & ...…

-    ENEC completes handover of Unit 1 systems to KHNP for commissioning, marking end of initial construction activities for the first of four units of the Barakah Project  -    KHNP will lead the commissioning work of the first UAE-based APR-1400, as part of the scope of the 2009 Prime Contract  -    Federal regulatory approval from ......read more

Under the patronage of the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department - Dubai, Mosque ...…

Dubai (May 3, 2017)– Under the patronage of the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department – Dubai, Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) launched Mosque Design & Development Summit at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai. The summit was officially supported by the UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Etihad ESCO and was inaugurated with a keynote address by ......read more

BMTC marks AED 1 million renovation of its 50-year flagship showroom in Dubai…

Modern 500 sq m showroom with high-end technology upgrades will offer seamless customer experience BMTC announces further expansion in Abu Dhabi with all-new 300 sq m showroom in Musaffah to open in May BMTC showrooms showcase entire portfolio of BMTC including lighting, electrical and water solutions Dubai, UAE; May 3rd, 2017: Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company (BMTC), the ......read more

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

GPCA Expands Industry-Leading Responsible Care® and Gulf SQAS offerings Program Across the Supply Chain to the GCC’s Downstream Logistics Industry Association to Highlight its Initiatives during GPCA Supply Chain Conference in Abu Dhabi Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1st May 2017 – The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) continues to drive advancements in the ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 30 April 2017: ADNOC Distribution has launched the second development phase of the Officers City service station, located on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street in Abu Dhabi. The implementation of this phase is designed to raise the station’s capacity to meet growing demand for its high quality services and products by increasing the number of available fuel pumps.  The second ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi – UAE April 29th, 2017 - SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it was awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco for engineering and project management services for the Berri Increment Program. New facilities are proposed at Saudi Aramco’s existing plants at Abu Ali and Khursaniyah to process a potential increased output of Arabian Light crude from the Berri Field on ......read more

Gold on French election alert, oil remains fragile…

By Ole Hansen   Head of Commodity Strategy / Saxo Bank Commodities markets have seen big swings during the past month Farm commodities under pressure from supply overhang and speculative selling Precious metals surged around Easter on spike in geopolitical concerns Gold is back testing key resistance, but could be in for short-term correction Surprise jump in US gasoline ......read more

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

Global CO2 emission to reach 43 Billion tonnes by 2040 Hydrogen to play a key role in resolving the energy storage dilemma UAE - 18 April 2017 Towns, cities and individuals must be held accountable for the energy they consume and should be rewarded and penalized accordingly, George Berbari, one of the world’s foremost voices on district cooling technologies told the prestigious ......read more

Schneider Electric Opens Submissions for Seventh Edition of International Student Challenge ‘Go ...…

Contest promotes innovation among business and engineering students Winning team to visit Schneider Electric’s global facilities, receive employment offers from company Dubai-UAE: 17 April, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched the seventh edition of ‘Go Green in the City,’ its annual global challenge ......read more

Empower highlights the importance of district cooling to real estate developers ahead of the ...…

Empower announced recently a saving of 1000 MW of electricity, which is equal to AED 2.6 billion, as a result of using its district cooling services in  2016 Dubai, UAE, April 17 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), world’s largest district cooling services provider, underlined the importance of district cooling as an environment-friendly alternative ......read more

UAE Ambassadors Tour Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

-    Over 100 UAE Ambassadors briefed on the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program  -    Delegation witnessed the exceptional progress made at Barakah Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 April 2017: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) welcomed 117 of the UAE’s overseas diplomats to the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant during ......read more

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

ENGIE, through its subsidiary International Power SA, has been qualified in the first round of the tendering process for two renewable energy projects in Saudi Arabia. ENGIE is among the 27 companies selected for a 300 MW solar photovoltaic project, and among the 24 companies selected for a 400 MW wind farm. The shortlisted companies have been selected from a total of 128 applications. The 300 ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 11, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced a reduction of the retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of April 2017 in all service stations in the UAE. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new reduced retail price is as follows: AED 52 per 25lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 58; AED 104 per 50lb, ......read more

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

-          Sultan Ahmad Bin Sulayem: CNPC’s move reinforces the company’s presence in Middle East markets and consolidates Jafza’s position as a regional hub for the oil and gas sector. -          Zhu Junfeng: New headquarters brings together 16 organisations in CNPC Group under one roof Dubai, United Arab ......read more

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

•    Construction in full swing on Oman’s second largest power plant  •    Commercial operation to commence in less than two years •    Gas turbine project with capacity of over 1,700 Megawatts   06 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: Work is progressing fast on the construction of SOHAR III, a green-field, integrated ......read more

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