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 countries recorded exports of US$ 765.8 billion and imports of US$ 665.2 billion in 2016. The region recorded the highest exports growth (+4 per cent), given its thriving air transport sector, tourism and IT services not only in 2016, but also 2017.
“The Middle East has been exporting for years and has witnessed the most aggressive growth in recent years. The region has not only outperformed its past records, but also set new ......read more
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 investors to encourage technology that makes products and services more sustainable
10 December 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE: The World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the top global event for advancing renewable energy and clean technology, will return to Abu Dhabi from 15-18 January 2018. Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), the eleventh WFES will showcase and discuss solutions and innovations that will transform how energy is ......read more
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) ceremony.
Families of the late Dr. Ghazi Al-Gosaibi (1940 – 2010), Yousuf Al-Shirawi (1927 – 2004) and Abdulbaqi Al-Nouri (1929 – 2010), who have been recognized as Arabian Gulf Chemical Pioneers, collected the awards from Yousef Al-Benyan, Chairman of GPCA, CEO and Vice-Chairman of SABIC, at a ceremony held on 28 November 2017, as part of the 12th Annual GPCA Forum.
Rania and Shermeen Al Shirawi, daughters of the late Yousuf ......read more
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 as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair.
The Council of IRENA meets twice annually to facilitate cooperation among Members, oversee implementation of the IRENA Work Programme and complete substantive preparations for the Agency’s annual Assembly, which takes place in January, at the outset of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.
“We will promote a revolution in energy production and consumption, and build an energy sector ......read more
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 the industry to embrace rapid changes within the global energy landscape as an opportunity.
The Forum is taking place between 27-29 November 2017 at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, under the theme ‘the chemical industry in transformation: a new journey begins’. Introducing the Forum was Yousef Al-Benyan, Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC and Chairman, GPCA, who delivered the opening welcome address. His Excellency Suhail Al Mazrouei, ......read more
At Big 5 Dubai 2017 DAB launches the world’s best energy-efficient water management solutions for urban development
Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2017: November 28, 2017: DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, brings to Dubai a selection of wide line-up, focusing on those products that are of particular interest for the Middle East. The company’s presence at the Big 5 Dubai, taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre from November 26 to 29, is aimed at confirming DAB Pumps as a strong partner for the professionals of the sector, and emphasise its important role in its markets of reference, also for this area.
At the Big 5 Dubai 2017, DAB showcases the jewels in the crown of its range, among which are e.syline, the water pressurisation range, and D.Connect, a technology ......read more
The UAE chemical industry has the highest contribution among all GCC states, accounting for 52% of manufacturing revenue
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 November 2017 : Data released in a new report by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has highlighted the role of the chemical industry in diversifying the regional economy and accelerating non-oil economic growth. According to the report, in 2016 the GCC chemical industry contributed around $43.8 billion to the GCC economy, equal to almost one third of manufacturing value added and 29% of manufacturing revenue.
The UAE chemical industry’s contribution was the highest among all GCC states, accounting for 52% of manufacturing revenue. Off the back of significant investments over the past decade, the UAE almost doubled its ......read more
Capacity building effort led by Masdar part of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund
Next workshop planned before IRENA General Assembly at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 26 November 2017: The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) has launched a two-year renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries financed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid. The training is being led by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company.
The capacity-building initiative falls within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$50 million UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund (UAE-PPF). Masdar developed and is now managing the training programme in collaboration with delivery ......read more
Canadian pipeline disruption sends WTI crude to a two-year high
Copper is being supported by a mining strikes in Peru and Chile
Gold gets a boost from a dovish FOMC and a stronger yen
Opec meeting on November 30 to determine the direction of oil
By Ole Hansen
A pipeline disruption is sending WTI crude oil to a two-year high, strike action in South America is supporting copper, a dovish FOMC and a stronger yen are supporting gold and a mild beginning to the US winter is sending natural gas lower. These are some of the key commodities driver currently ahead of the important Opec meeting on November 30.
US supply disruption supporting oil ahead of key Opec meeting
WTI crude oil reached a two-year high after TransCanada cut deliveries through its Keystone pipeline from Alberta in Canada to the US. This ......read more
402MW Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm now supplying 410,000 UK homes, displacing 893,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually
Flagship project delivered ahead of schedule; significant cost efficiencies achieved
Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company a 35% shareholder in Dudgeon alongside Statoil (35%) and Statkraft (30%)
Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017: Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today inaugurated its third wind farm in the United Kingdom, bringing the combined power generating capacity of all three projects to 1 gigawatt (GW) – enough clean energy to supply nearly 1 million homes.
Together with its partners Statoil and Statkraft of Norway, Masdar staged the official “switch on” of the 402-megawatt (MW) Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm, located 32 kilometres off the Norfolk coast in ......read more
Also collects awards for start-up support, R&D investment and facilities upgrades
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; November 21, 2017: Masdar City has been named “Best Free Zone for Start Up Support” by the Financial Times and has collected three other prestigious global awards.
The Global Free Zone of the Year Awards hosted by the FT’s fDi Magazine are among the most high-profile awards in the free zone sector, with approximately 65 free zones entering this year’s competition. This is Masdar City’s second consecutive year receiving awards.
In addition to the Best Free Zone for Start Up Support award, Masdar City took home awards for Best Free Zone for Renewable Energy, R&D Incentives and Facilities Upgrades. Now home to more than 500 companies, the ......read more
The Hydrogen Council reveals first-of-a-kind study showing hydrogen’s contribution as a key pillar of the energy transition
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017: As global leaders gathered at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, 18 key leaders in their industry verticals, united in the Hydrogen Council coalition, came together to launch first-ever globally quantified vision of the role of hydrogen, developed with support from McKinsey & Company. In addition to being a key pillar in the energy transition, the study shows that hydrogen has the potential to generate US$2.5 trillion worth of business, creating more than 30 million jobs by 2050.
Taking the Hydrogen Council’s vision for hydrogen to the next level, the study entitled ‘Hydrogen, scaling up’ outlines a comprehensive and quantified ......read more
Quantum Eurostar, a leading accredited ESCO in the UAE, has signed an agreement with Etihad ESCO, the energy efficiency and saving arm of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.
Dubai- November 21, 2017: Quantum Eurostar Energy Solutions Company (QESCO), a leading accredited ESCO in the UAE, announced ESCO projects in the UAE to undertake innovative energy management solutions projects. QESCO is a joint venture between the EUROSTAR Group, the leading technology innovator in the Middle East and Quantum, an Italian Energy Expert Company.
QESCO has also signed a major eight-year period contract with Etihad ESCO, the energy efficiency and saving arm of DEWA. Quantum Eurostar will provide energy saving solutions to some of Dubai’s iconic golf courses – Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Emirates Golf Club and Dubai ......read more
Dubai, UAE, November 18, 2017: The quest for energy efficiency and ecologically friendly lighting solutions is set to drive demand for green lighting products in the Middle East. These trends are increasingly evident in the build up to Light Middle East 2017, where global lighting majors target the lucrative green lighting market.
The leading trade, networking and business generating event for the lighting design and technology industry in the region, Light Middle East returns to Dubai, larger and more representative than ever before. Organisers Messe Frankfurt Middle East, are expecting the show to open at least 10% larger than the previous edition in terms of both area and number of exhibitors, underlining the increasing appeal of the region to global players.
According to analysts Frost & Sullivan, the global ......read more
ADFD concessional loans will fund transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 November 2017: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$350 million (AED1.285 billion) IRENA/ADFD Project Facility, the current funding round of US$50 million in concessional loans marks the sixth of seven annual cycles.
“In just the last few years, renewable energy has emerged as one of the most economical choices for new power generation in countries around the globe. Accelerated renewable energy deployment in developing countries expands access to energy, improves health and welfare, creates jobs and drives ......read more
Company Showcases Latest EcoStruxure™ for Oil and Gas Solutions at Booth No. 4250, Hall 4 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2017: Real-time data captured from the field and conveyed to the cloud via sensors and analytical engines can impact the profitability of entire oil and gas (O&G) businesses. Building around this concept, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, is marking its seventh outing at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017, the definitive event for the region’s O&G industry.
Organised under the patronage of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and supported by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and the UAE Ministry of Energy, the event that ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 November 2017: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Al Dhafra Region, visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant to witness the latest construction milestones and receive a briefing on progress of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan was hosted by His Excellency Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC). H.E. Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police and a Member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, H.E. Eng. Awaidha Murshed Al Mara, Chairman of the Department of Energy, Member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi and ENEC Board Member, H.E. Staff Major General Pilot Faris Khalaf Khalfan Al Mazrouei, Chief of the General ......read more
The UAE has typically been a country which has benefitted from extracting and selling its ample oil supplies, which has led to it becoming incredibly wealthy as a result. Now, however, the UAE is looking to diversify its economy away from purely oil based, and is exploring other areas in which it could excel. Here are some of the ways the UAE may be affected by this.
Collapsing Oil Prices
The huge collapse in oil prices due to a massive global oversupply has been well documented, and has been one of the main reasons UAE countries are pursuing alternative economic strategies. It was just a few years ago that oil was more than $100 per barrel, but it plummeted to below $30 per barrel at the start of 2016.
Now that the UAE’s oil is worth far less compared to what it once was, there is more reason for the country to invest in ......read more
Oil price decline has led to new market opportunity, says CEO
Company’s revised strategy turned AED 90.6m (US$24.7m) loss in 2014 to a net profit of AED 71m (US$19.2m) in 2016
New brand identity unveiled at ADIPEC today
14 November 2017 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, announced today that it has expanded its services portfolio to the oil and gas industry. This is the company’s first foray outside of the naval, marine and defense sector, as it opens up to opportunities beyond its traditional industries of focus.
Marking its business success and new direction, ADSB also revealed its new brand identity at ADIPEC today.
Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO ......read more
Faculty and Students from Petroleum Institute Participate in Sharing of Knowledge and Experience
Abu Dhabi, 14 November 2017: The Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to discovery and application of knowledge, has announced it is participating through Petroleum Institute as an academic partner in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017.
ADIPEC, which opened today, runs until 16 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). It has brought together more than 100.000 leading trade professionals, technology experts, and decision makers, in the oil and gas sector.
At the university’s stand, faculty and students are showcasing several advanced scientific research ......read more
Company Showcases Latest EcoStruxure™ for Oil and Gas Solutions at Booth No. 4250, Hall 4 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Dubai-UAE: 13 November, 2017: Real-time data captured from the field and conveyed to the cloud via sensors and analytical engines can impact the profitability of entire oil and gas (O&G) businesses. Building around this concept, Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, is marking its seventh outing at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2017, the definitive event for the region’s O&G industry.
Organised under the patronage of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and supported by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and the UAE Ministry of Energy, the event that runs from ......read more
Hundreds of UAE residents attended ENEC’s latest public forums
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 November 2017: Hundreds of residents, members of the public and students, attended two successful public forums organized by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The forums were held at Baynounah Educational Complex in the Al Dhafra Region on the 6th November and at Zayed University Convention Centre on 8th November.
Following the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century, which took place in Abu Dhabi earlier this month, the public forums continued to highlight the importance of nuclear energy as a safe, clean, efficient and reliable source of electricity. Around 448 nuclear energy plants are currently ......read more
Sultan Bin Sulayem: Location is the primary driver for companies setting up in Jebel Ali Free Zone
Dubai, November 11, 2017: Jafza, one of the world’s largest free zones, and a subsidiary of global trade enabler DP World has seen 7 per cent growth in the number of oil and gas companies during 2016.
DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, : “Jafza’s prime location as a gateway to the Middle East, Africa and South Asia attracts oil & gas companies looking to enhance their presence in these markets and serve their customers more efficiently through our flagship Jebel Ali Port.”
Jafza is focused on providing innovative services to its customers in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of ......read more
Nationally Determined Contributions under Paris Agreement must reflect growing business case and global momentum for renewables
Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017: Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris Agreement, per a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
Released today at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany, the report found that current NDCs and energy strategies can be substantially enhanced to meet global climate objectives. Entitled ‘Untapped Potential for Climate Action:Renewable Energy in Nationally Determined Contributions’, the report also identifies that renewable ......read more
The GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” ÇáÑæÇÏ)) will debut during the 12th Annual GPCA Forum in Dubai to recognize the pioneers of the Arabian Gulf chemical industry
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 November 2017: The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) is proud to announce the launch of the GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” ÇáÑæÇÏ)) dedicated to the pioneers of the chemical and petrochemical industry in the Arabian Gulf.
First of its kind in the region, the annual program will honor individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to foster and strengthen the development of the chemical and petrochemical industry in one or more of the GCC states. It will further aim to recognize, preserve, and make known the achievements of ......read more
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 January, 2017: ADNOC Distribution today announced that it has commenced a project to enhance the quality of services and products offered at its Officers City service station, located on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street in Abu Dhabi.
Designed to meet the growing demand for fuelling services at the service station, the enhancement project involves increasing the number ......read more
Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 January 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, has announced its participation in the 10th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which will be held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, under the theme of 'Practical Steps Towards a ......read more
10MW of clean energy for 90,000 people, rising to 25MW in subsequent phases
Major step for country’s ambition to have 20% of all energy from renewable sources by 2018
Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates: 15 January 2017: Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Abu Dhabi’s national independent entity, has today signed an USD 15 million concessionary loan agreement for the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 14 January, 2017: ADNOC Distribution has announced the new retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of January 2017.
As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED53 per 25lb up from the earlier marked retail price of AED49, and AED106 per 50lb from the earlier marked retail price of AED98.
Saeed ......read more
IRENA Convenes high-level meeting on renewable energy in South East Europe
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2017: A new comprehensive study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), reveals the enormous potential of renewable energy in the South East Europe (SEE) region. The report, Cost-Competitive Renewable Power Generation: Potential across South East Europe, ......read more
ENEC CEO, Mohamed Al Hammadi, attended as a panel member at the opening of the forum
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 January 2017: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the inaugural Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held by The Atlantic Council and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, Mubadala, and IPIC.
ENEC ......read more
World Future Energy Summit, ADNEC, Booth No. A401, Hall 5
Showcasing solutions that empower energy industries in Middle East
Regional CEO to address company’s CO2-neutral program in panel discussion
Key topics include transformation of distribution grids, hydrogen storage
Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017: Siemens will provide a glimpse into the ......read more
Abu Dhabi — January 16-19, 2017
2 French pavilions (IWS & WFES)
Energy competitiveness clusters: French innovation to take part in the Tech Talk Theater on 17th, 18th from 1p.m to 3p.m
United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2017: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is once again running two French ......read more
The energy service provider has successfully completed retrofit projects for 2,178 buildings
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Etihad ESCO’s retrofit projects have successfully saved 54GHW of energy in 2016, through five major projects, implemented for DEWA, JAFZA, Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE), which equates to AED 34 Million ......read more
Over 1,000 delegates from 150 countries to attend IRENA Assembly
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2017: Government officials from more than 150 countries including 75 ministers, and leaders from international organisations, the private sector and civil society are gathering this week for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Assembly ......read more
President Nursultan Nazarbayev and organisers of Astana Expo 2017 will officially unveil their WFES pavilion on 16th January 2017
Kazakhstan Delegation to participate in WFES panel discussion on how the Expo can provide sustainability opportunities for upcoming host cities Astana and Dubai
Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2017: Organisers of Astana Expo 2017 invite you to the opening day of World ......read more
The company is the first and thus far the only temporary power provider to have its projects certified in accordance with ISO 50001:2011 standards
Dubai, UAE, January 4, 2017: After months of rigorous process alignment and extensive audit, Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Rental Power, a leading global provider of multi-megawatt temporary power solutions, has achieved ISO 50001:2011 ......read more
120 Lucky Customers Win Valuable Prizes in First Phase
175 Additional Prizes to be Won in Second and Final Draw on 27 February, 2017
Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 03, 2017: A total of 120 lucky customers won valuable prizes at the first draw of ADNOC Distribution’s ‘Oasis of Surprises’ promotional campaign hosted on Thursday, 29 December 2016. Launched in ......read more
2 French pavilions (IWS & WFES)
28 French exhibitors attending
United Arab Emirates, January 3, 2017: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is once again running a French pavilion at the World Future Energy Summit and the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi from January 16 to 19, 2017, in partnership with Club ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 28 December, 2016: ADNOC Distribution, in collaboration with Al Masaood, has launched an Autoserv Centre at its Rabdan service station in Abu Dhabi’s Mushrif area.
Managed by Al Masaood, vehicle owners in Mushrif visiting the Autoserv Centre can benefit from the expertise of highly skilled technicians who ensure the delivery of best-in-class, reliable services. ......read more
Gasoline and Aromatics Project will add 4.2 mtpa of gasoline supply and 1.6 mtpa of aromatics
Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 28, 2016: The Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER), an ADNOC Group company announced, today, the awarding of two major contracts for its Gasoline and Aromatics Project (GAP), that will significantly increase its gasoline production capacity.
As part of ......read more
United Arab Emirates,December 27th 2016: Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is once again running a French pavilion at the World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi from January 16 to 19, 2017, in partnership with Club ADEME International.
The agency’s renewed attendance at WFES & IWS ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 26 December, 2016: ADNOC Distribution announced the opening of Al Muhathab service station in Umm Al Quwain as part of its ongoing efforts to consolidate its service station network across the UAE. The company has leveraged its extensive expertise and unique capabilities in the construction of the new service station in order to meet its customers’ dynamic needs and ......read more
Science-Based Targets Initiative is supported by Carbon Disclosure Project, United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute, WWF
Company’s leadership reiterates efforts towards carbon neutrality following COP22
Dubai, UAE, December 21, 2016: Schneider Electric has joined the Science-Based Targets initiative to align its objectives of reducing its greenhouse gas ......read more
Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) Board of Management tour extensive safety and environmental facilities in Ruwais
FANR leadership receives update on construction progress and operational readiness while visiting the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 December 2016: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation’s (FANR) Board of ......read more
Agreement strengthens long standing relationship with BP in Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas sector
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 December, 2016: ADNOC today, signed an agreement with BP, awarding the British oil and gas giant a 10% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession operated by ADCO, the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations
As part of BP’s ......read more
Opens Second Service Station; Khalifa City – South
Commences Construction of Third Facility to Open in Q1 2017
Extension of Khalifa City-North Service Station Set for Completion in Q2 2017
Total Number of Service Stations in Abu Dhabi Emirate Reaches 166
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 December, 2016: ADNOC Distribution has consolidated its service station network ......read more
Fast-track installation of first GIS for Egypt megaproject ahead of schedule
Substations to integrate the new, highly efficient power plants into the grid
Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016: Siemens has successfully energized the first two substations that will transmit electricity generated by the new power plants in Beni Suef and Burullus to Egypt’s power grid. When finished, ......read more
Awards form part of ENEC’s internal recognition program, inspired by the Abu Dhabi Excellence in Government Performance Awards
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 December 2016: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has celebrated the second edition of its Barakah Excellence Awards, an internal recognition program inspired by the Abu Dhabi Excellence in Government ......read more
Muscat, Sultanate of Oman; 14 December 2016: As part of its efforts to maximise participation in 3rd Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2017 that will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai under the theme ‘Innovative Solutions for Clean Energy’, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) highlighted ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) in association with Etihad ESCO, and TAQATI held a workshop for Energy Users, reflecting on the progress and performance of Directive 1 of 2015. The workshop also looked at building-level energy audits, and discussed ways to accelerate project implementation and how to successfully overcome obstacles.
The Directive issued ......read more
Dr. Nasser Saidi, Chairman of Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC) says “Market Anticipates a ‘Major Shift’ over Next 12 Months”
5th MENA Clean Energy Summit to take place in Dubai tomorrow (December 14th)
Dubai – UAE, 13 December 2016: The renewable energy industry is bracing itself for a critical year of positive activity in 2017 as key markets ......read more
Opening Part of Asset Transfer Agreement Signed with ENOC
Abu Dhabi, 08 December, 2016: As part of the Asset Transfer Agreement signed with ENOC, ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of three new service stations in Sharjah, taking the total number of its service stations in the emirate to 88.
The new additions include Al Manakh service station next to the old Sharjah ......read more
Expansion will help ensure Abu Dhabi’s rising demand for gas is met sustainably and economically
Abu Dhabi, UAE – December 7, 2016: Plans to expand the Al Hosn Shah Gas plant’s capacity by 50 per cent have come one step closer today, with the awarding of the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) Services contract, to Britain’s Amec Foster Wheeler.
One of ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 03 December 2016: This year, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the operating company co-owned with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), celebrated the 45th UAE National Day in style.
Two events were held at ENEC’s headquarters at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi and at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant site for the ......read more
ADNOC CEO calls on regional players to work together to tap growth opportunities
Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 29, 2016: GCC petrochemical producers should explore new partnership models for collaboration to collectively capitalise on market access, if they are to become a global industry powerhouse, according to His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 29 November 2016: As part of maximising participations in the third Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2017 that is organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai under the theme ‘Innovative Solutions for Clean Energy’, Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) held yesterday (Monday, 28 ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 27 November, 2016: For the third consecutive year, ADNOC Distribution hosted a Joint Inspection Group (JIG) workshop for 12 representatives from global blue-chip entities engaged in the aviation fuelling services sector.
Held at ADNOC Distribution’s training centre at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the workshop aimed to help participants qualify as ......read more
Masen, a leading force for renewable energy in Morocco, supports the development of an integrated and competitive Moroccan solar ecosystem, activated in particular by the establishment of NOOR solar power plants throughout the Kingdom. Today Masen has selected the developer of the 170 MW NOOR PV I, the first photovoltaic (PV) phase of the NOOR Solar Plan. Masen has also signed contracts that ......read more
DAB is among a few water technology solution providers globally to offering a comprehensive range of water management solutions with more than 2,000 products.
Dubai, UAE, November 24, 2016: DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, eyes at least 50 per cent growth in the Middle East market in the next few years. DAB officials said ......read more
Workshops and activities to foster innovative thinking and the pursuit of excellence
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 24 November 2016: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has this week held a series of interactive workshops and activities for employees and strategic partners to mark Innovation Week. The activities fall in line with the directives of the government and the ......read more
SEWA pavilion showcases unconventional ways to generate power for free and save energy for a bright future
Sharjah, UAE, November 21, 2016: In line with the spirit of UAE Innovation Week 2016, the Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) pavilion at the Expo Centre Sharjah has been hosting a number of activities that range from showcasing innovative ways to save electricity to ......read more
Challenges and solutions concerning entrepreneurial strategies discussed at length by public and private sectors during dialogue hosted by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and MEED, organisers of Innovation Live!
The need for introducing a platform as a ‘one-stop shop’ for starting business in the UAE identified as key to progress.
Dubai, UAE, ......read more
In Paris in December 2015, countries adopted the historic international climate agreement at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21). Ahead of this moment, countries outlined what post-2020 climate actions they intended to take under the new international agreement. ‘Intended Nationally Determined Contributions’ identified the pledges ......read more
HE Bin Shafar: "UAE gives high importance to efforts to develop mechanisms and routes to reduce carbon emissions and boost sustainability."
Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2016: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, was recognised for developing a new Methodology (AM0117) that aims to reduce carbon emissions ......read more
USD 50 million available for scalable, replicable and transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 15 November, 2016: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have officially opened the fifth round of funding for renewable energy projects in developing countries. The funding round of ......read more
IDEA districtCOOLING2016 conference opens in Dubai
Dubai, 14th of November 2016: HE Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER) and Mr Rob Thornton, President and CEO, International District Energy Association (IDEA) officially inaugurated The International District Cooling Conference 2016 today with the presence of high profile officials and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE: 10 November, 2016: ADNOC, Abu Dhabi’s integrated oil and gas company, today announced that it will expand its use of Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) and Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) technologies as part of its plans to maximise the value of its resources.
ADNOC intends to expedite the development of its hydrocarbon resources, and enhance recovery from several smaller ......read more
Leading global engineering software provider organized one-day conference series in Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 10, 2016: Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine (PP&M), part of Hexagon and the world’s leading global provider of enterprise engineering software to the process, power and marine industries, organized its Middle East Users Conference in ......read more
INSEAD’s first oil and gas industry event calls for reform to account for new realities
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th November 2016: As experts work out details for the next OPEC ministerial gathering on Nov. 30, INSEAD, the world’s leading business school, and Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, brought together several industry ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 9, 2016: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has entered into an agreement with Schlumberger, a world leader in drilling technology, to license ADNOC’s proprietary offshore drilling technology for use in Schlumberger’s portfolio of drilling services. The Stabilising System for Deep Drilling (SSDD) technology greatly improves offshore drilling ......read more
New IRENA report highlights region’s success, emerging trends and valuable insights for other countries
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 8 November 2016: Buoyed by rapid technology cost reductions and the consolidation of renewable energy policies, Latin America hosts some of the world’s most dynamic renewable energy markets, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy ......read more
Plant would add 50% additional processing capacity and help ensure Abu Dhabi’s rising demand for gas is met
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 8, 2016: ADNOC, in partnership with Occidental Petroleum, announced today, its intention to expand its Al Hosn facility, which will increase sour gas processing by 50 per cent of existing capacity.
The plant could become operational within the life ......read more
“In new energy era cost and price are the only variables and the rules are being redefined”
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 7, 2016: Delivering the keynote address at ADIPEC 2016, the world’s most influential event for the oil and gas industry, H.E, Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, said that in an era of unpredictable oil prices, ......read more
30% reduction in project costs through standardised and modular solutions
SNC-Lavalin will present technical session on modular construction for oil and gas projects at ADIPEC 2016
Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 6, 2016: The oil and gas sector is under increasing pressure to reduce costs and enhance efficiency for energy projects. Against such a backdrop, standardised designs and ......read more