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

-    Fuel Assemblies ready to generate emissions-free electricity to  power the UAE, pending regulatory approval -   -    Transport process focused on protecting the integrity  and exacting standards of fuel assemblies - Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 May 2017: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced the successful receipt of the fuel assemblies required to generate electricity from Unit 1. The fuel assemblies are securely stored in Barakah until the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) approves the Operating License for Units 1 & 2, which will allow the generation of the first megawatts of emission-free electricity to power the growth of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The fuel assemblies were transported in adherence to the highest standards of ......read more

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, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market. “Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily driven up investment and employment in renewable energy worldwide since IRENA’s first annual assessment in 2012, when just over five million people were working in the sector,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “In the last ......read more

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

Agency plans future work to drive sustainable energy revolution Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 23 May 2017 — More than 300 high-level government representatives from 110 countries and the European Union — the largest number ever represented at an IRENA Council meeting — gathered today in Abu Dhabi to attend the 13th Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). At the outset of the meeting, the Council elected H.E. Mr. Li Fanrong, Deputy Administrator of the National Energy Administration of China as Chair of the meeting and Colombia as Vice-Chair. “In our efforts to meet growing energy demand with cleaner, low-carbon and sustainable sources of energy sources, China has become one of the fast-growing renewable energy markets in the world. It has now become evident in China that renewables can not only ......read more

Sharjah National Oil Corporation and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority Sign Gas Sales Agreement to Supply Natural Gas…

Sunday, May 21, 2017 (Sharjah) - Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) have signed a full Gas Sales Agreement (GSA) targeting the supply of Natural Gas for power generation in the Emirate of Sharjah. The Agreement was signed by Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Petroleum Council and President of SNOC and Dr. Rashid Alleem, Chairman of SEWA. SNOC, in a Joint Venture with its partner Uniper, will organise the importation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into the Port of Hamriyah in the Emirate of Sharjah in the UAE and supply Natural gas to the three power stations operated by SEWA. First gas deliveries to SEWA from the Joint Venture will be in early 2019. Some of the gas will flow from the Hamriyah port receiving jetty directly into the SEWA ......read more

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 under phase one of the project.  The newly opened stations include Al Zahiyah station, located behind Abu Dhabi Distribution Company on Al Falah Street Abu Dhabi, and Al Raha station, located near Al Raha Gardens housing community in Khalifa City opposite Al Raha beach area.  Al Zahiyah station features three dispensers that offer two fuel varieties – Special 95 and E-Plus 91, with a capacity to serve 6 vehicles simultaneously, ......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 Dhabi’s leading sustainability organisations. Guests were welcomed by Mohammad Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, who thanked the diplomatic community in the UAE for their ongoing efforts, emphasizing the critical role they have played in the success of the Prize.  He said: “The success of the Zayed Future Energy Prize during the past nine years, would not have been possible without the strong backing of ......read more

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

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 Sulayem.  Mr. Bin Sulayem’s remarks came during a visit to Electric Way, one of the largest suppliers of electric power cables and construction supplies in the region, which recently inaugurated its headquarters at National Industries Park. Mr. Bin Sulayem was given a tour of the facility by by Atheeqe Ansari, CEO of Electric Way and a briefing on the company's processes and future plans. Mr. Bin Sulayem commended Mr. Ansari ......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 will be key driving forces for the development of Egypt’s oil and gas sector. That was the message delivered and showcased at the Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Oil & Gas Technologies Symposium, held in Cairo yesterday. H.E. Tarek El Molla, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources gave the welcome speech and opening to the event, where Honeywell welcomed government representatives, stakeholders, consultants and partners who gathered to hear ......read more

Oil and Gas Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Automation Enabled Efficiency and Growth Opportunities for UAE's Process Industries…

  -    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 digitization enabled efficiency and growth opportunities for the country’s process industries.  Organized by DMS Global in partnership with the International Society of Automation (ISA), the event is taking place from 16-17 May at St. Regis Nation Tower, Corniche. The conference provides an important platform for automation professionals, equipment manufacturers and service providers to explore new strategies and solutions and ......read more

MBRSC Showcases the First Sustainable Autonomous House for Hot and Humid Climate at The International Passive House Conference in Vienna…

  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, senior engineer at the section. The team gave a presentation on MBRSC's Sustainable Autonomous House, which is certified by the Passive House Institute in Germany as the first of its kind Passive House for a hot and humid climate.  The presentation provided information on the engineering practices and technology deployed in the house, including insulation techniques in both directions, a cooling system based on chilled water, mechanical ......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 earlier marked retail price of AED 104; and AED 180 per 100lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 208. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “Our competitive LPG cylinder prices are re-evaluated every month bearing in mind the interests of consumers and household customers in the UAE while taking into account fluctuations in international prices for the product. In ......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 natural resources and the increase of energy savings within the Kingdom. With a total length of over 21 km, the ALAR hydrogen pipeline provides large organizations, as well as small and medium enterprises in industries such as refining, petrochemicals, polysilicon, glass and steel, with a cost-effective and reliable alternative to existing supply solutions, contributing to enhance their industrial competitiveness, while increasing the ......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 Refrigerated Tons (RT) added during Q1 2017.  These new connections, combined with Tabreed’s existing presence in the GCC, resulted in net profit increasing by 19% to AED 75.4 million. Financial highlights – three months ended 31 March 2017: •    Net profit attributable to the parent increased by 19 percent to AED 75.4 million (Q1 2016: AED 63.4 million)  •    Earnings per share ......read more

ENEC Announces Completion of Initial Construction Work for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant & Progress Update Towards Safety-led Operations…

-    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 FANR, in addition to international nuclear assessments from IAEA and WANO, will be required before fuel assemblies can be loaded into Unit 1    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 06 May 2017: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced that it has, together with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), completed initial construction activities for Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant and the turnover of all plant systems ......read more

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

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 region’s downstream industry around critical areas including environmental and safety compliance as it looks to position the Gulf as a global leader in best practice. The association will once again demonstrate its pioneering work in these fields during the GPCA Supply Chain Conference, which will take place between 2-4 May at the Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Across the region, compliance with the Gulf Sustainability and Quality Assessment ......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 phase also provides for the replacement of current operational fuel pumps with new ones designed in line with best international standards in terms of technology, health, safety and environmental protection. The company will suspend existing fuelling services for NGV, Green Diesel, Super 98, Special 95, E-Plus 91 fuels at the station for a maximum of 45 days to complete the upgrade process.  The service station’s backyard entrance and ......read more

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

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 the east coast of Saudi Arabia.  SNC-Lavalin’s scope of work includes front end engineering design for a new 250 MBCD (thousand barrels of oil per calendar day) gas oil separation plant at the existing Abu Ali Gas Plant, as well as additional facilities at the Khursaniyah Gas Plant that will process 40 MBD (million barrels per day) of hydrocarbon condensate, all associated with the Berri Crude Increment.  Under the contract, ......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 stocks rattled oil-market bulls Big commodity swings have been witnessed during the past month, not least in the farm sector where bloated global stocks and the prospect of another bumper year — weather permitting — have led to heavy selling by hedge funds across both soft commodities and grains. The latter have been hit particularly hard with a net short now seen in all of the key crops. Industrial metals are on track for a second ......read more

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

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 District Cooling Stakeholders Summit, in Dubai yesterday (18 April 2017). Berbari, founder of UAE-based district cooling consultancy DC PRO Engineering, and author of the thought-provoking ‘The Energy Budget’ – which outlines a self-financing long-term solution to tackle climate change – outlined that with CO2 emissions expected to reach 43 billion tonnes globally by 2040, it is crucial that municipal official, government ......read more

Schneider Electric Opens Submissions for Seventh Edition of International Student Challenge ‘Go Green in the City'…

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 for business and engineering students that promotes innovative energy management ideas for smart cities.  Business and engineering undergraduate and post-graduate students from all over the world can join the competition until 12 May, 2017. Teams must submit a case study illustrating their ideas for innovative energy management solutions in cities related to one of the four topics: Strategy and Technology, Cooling Solutions, Energy ......read more

Empower highlights the importance of district cooling to real estate developers ahead of the upcoming Cityscape Abu Dhabi 2017…

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 to conventionalair-conditioning. The company emphasised the importance of district cooling to real estate developers ahead of the upcoming Cityscape Abu Dhabi2017, one of the largest and most significant real estate events, which will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)from April18th to 20th 2017. "District cooling is the need of the hour. It paves the way for economic advancements. The UAE is making remarkable ......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 a tour of the project, which included a briefing on the UAE’s Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and the latest construction and commissioning milestones.  The UAE Ambassadors and Heads of Missions Abroad were hosted by ENEC CEO, Mohamed Al Hammadi, Acting CEO of Nawah Energy Company, Mohammed Sahoo Al Suwaidi, Barakah One Company CEO, Nasser Al Nasseri, ENEC’s Deputy CEO Ahmed Al Rumaithi, and other senior ......read more

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

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 MW solar photovoltaic project will be developed in the Sakaka area in the northern Al Jouf Province. The 400 MW wind farm will be built in the Midyan coastal area in Tabuk Province, which is also in the north. Both projects will be backed by long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs), i.e. 25 years for Solar PV and 20 years for Wind. The request for proposal process will be launched on 17 April, on the occasion of the Saudi Arabia Renewable ......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, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 116; and AED 208 per 100lb, reduced from the earlier marked retail price of AED 232. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “Our competitive LPG cylinder prices are re-evaluated every month bearing in mind the interests of consumers and household customers in the UAE while taking into account fluctuations in international prices for the ......read more

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

-          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 Emirates,11 April, 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company and the UAE’s flagship trade and logistics hub for the Middle East region and Africa and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the largest integrated energy company in China, have signed an agreement to establish CNPC’s regional headquarters in Jafza to serve its customers in the Middle East. The agreement was signed between Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO of Jafza and ......read more

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ADNOC Distribution to Launch Public Awareness Campaign to Promote Safe Use of LPG Cylinders and ...…

‘Safety! It’s in Your Hands’ Drive to Run from 8 August to 29 August 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE, August 7, 2016:  ADNOC Distribution has announced the launch of a special safety campaign titled ‘Safety: it’s in Your Hands’ to raise public awareness on the correct ways of transporting, handling, and using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders and their ......read more

IFS to modernize enterprise application environment at Seychelles Petroleum…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ENEC Completes Installation of Unit 3 Reactor Vessel…

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

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

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

DC Pro Engineering targets Saudi growth through TAQNIA ENERGY partnership…

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

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

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

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

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

Completing Plant Testing: Fact Sheet…

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

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

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

Our Food is Damaging the Environment…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Average Costs for Solar and Wind Electricity Could Fall 59% by 2025…

Dramatic price drops for solar and wind electricity set to continue as cost reduction drivers shift  Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 15 June 2016 – The average costs for electricity generated by solar and wind technologies could decrease by between 26 and 59 per cent by 2025, according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report, The Power to ......read more

US $3 Billion In Contracts Awarded To Emirati Companies Participating in UAE Nuclear Energy Program…

More than 1,400 UAE-based companies now contributing to the construction of the country’s first nuclear energy plant Significant achievement for local companies in raising quality standards to international nuclear industry levels Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 June 2016:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced contracts with UAE- based companies totaling ......read more

ENOC takes over chairmanship of Gulf Energy Maritime…

Group CEO Saif Humaid Al Falasi assumes post from IPIC’s Khalifa Abdulla Al Romaithi Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2016:   H.E Saif Humaid Al Falasi, CEO of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Dubai Government’s wholly owned company, has been announced as the new Chairman of Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC (GEM). In accordance with the shareholders’ agreement, the ......read more

GAC Bunker Fuels and ENOC Global Marine sign exclusive sales & distribution agreement…

Turnkey logistics & sales support in South African market Athens, 7 June 2016 – Global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC has announced an exclusive partnership between its bunker fuels trading arm GAC Bunker Fuels (GBFL) and ENOC Global Marine. Under the agreement, which was announced during the Posidonia international shipping event in Athens, GBFL has been ......read more

Record growth in renewable energy, especially in developing countries – new report…

UAE, Abu Dhabi – 6th June, 2016:   A new report by REN21 shows record growth in renewable energy generating capacity, especially in developing countries. According to the REN21 Renewables 2016 Global Status Report, these results were driven by several factors: Renewables are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in many markets; Government leadership continues to play a key ......read more

Sustainability Made Easy…

How you can improve your sustainability efforts Sustainability self assessment tool launched on World Environment Day to encourage entities to assess and identify opportunities for improving sustainability efforts Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Get the most out of your sustainability efforts. World Environment Day was marked by the introduction of an online sustainability self-assessment ......read more

ENEC takes important step in launch of world-class nuclear operating subsidiary – Nawah…

ENEC Board of Directors appoints Mohammed Sahoo AlSuwaidi as Nawah acting CEO Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 5, 2016:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced today the initiation of the formation of its operating subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah). A wholly-owned ENEC subsidiary, Nawah has been mandated to safely operate and maintain Units 1 to 4 in Barakah in ......read more

IRENA Joins Public/Private Sector Initiative to Boost Corporate Sourcing of Renewables…

Dubai, UAE, June 4, 2016:  Governments and private sector corporations will collaborate to scale up renewable energy in support of the Paris Agreement under a campaign launched today at the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) meeting in San Francisco. The Corporate Sourcing of Renewables Campaign will build partnerships to increase the number of companies committed to sourcing ......read more

IoT 2020: Schneider Electric Issues PredictionsBased on New Global Study…

CompanypredictsIoT will trigger nextwaveof enterprise digital transformation Forward-looking GCC governments encourage industries and businesses to get IoT-ready and leverageits uses towardsenergymanagement Dubai, UAE, May 29, 2016: Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, recentlyunveiledits IoT 2020 Business Report, outlining the company’s ......read more

‘Smart' Efficiency Key to a Resilient Offshore Sector, urge Industry Experts…

GCC Countries Look Offshore to Boost Oil and Gas Production; Abu Dhabi On Track with USD 25 Billion Offshore Investment ADIPEC 2016 Prepares to Host Region’s Largest Waterfront Offshore & Marine Zone, with more than 100 Exhibitors  Global Offshore Drilling Rigs Industry Expected to Reach USD 102 Billion by 2019: Industry Report Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 May 2016 – ......read more

IRENA Celebrates First Five Years, Looks Ahead to Next Five…

On the eve of IRENA’s 11th Council meeting, IRENA celebrates five years of advancing the renewable energy solution Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 24, 2016 – Tonight at its headquarters in Masdar City, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) gathered Member State representatives, international stakeholders and local leaders to celebrate its fifth year of operations. Since its first ......read more

Second Smart Home Show Wraps-up on High Note…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: May 23, 2016 – Smart Home Show, a unique event dedicated to promoting energy conservation in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, brought the curtains down on a highly successful second edition at Al Ain Convention Centre that drew thousands of visitors across a four-day run. Organized by Al Ain Distribution Company (AADC), the event received high interest from various segments of ......read more

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development launches unique public utility sector training and support programme ...…

  The initiative is to be delivered in partnership with the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA), global experts in utility matters  Programme represents a new chapter in international development approach by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development that represents cutting-edge international thinking  Abu Dhabi, May 22, 2016 : The Abu Dhabi Fund for ......read more

Enova Announces Ambitious Expansion with MOU Signing and New Leadership…

New Era for Leading Energy and Facilities Management Services Company        Dubai, UAE, May 19, 2016:   Enova, one of the region’s leading providers of multi-technical and energy management services, has announced a major expansion plan with the signing of an MOU between Enova’s two shareholders: Veolia and Majid Al Futtaim Ventures.  On the same day, ......read more

Petroleum distribution companies in the UAE are not providing vehicle fuel delivery outside of ...…

Abu Dhabi, Dubai-UAE: 18 May, 2016 –  Abu Dhabi National Oil Distribution Company (ADNOC Distribution), Emirates General Petroleum Corporation (Emarat) and Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) confirm that news reports recently published on some websites and social media platforms announcing the launch of a new fuel delivery service in the UAE are false. This statement comes after ......read more

The Dubai Green Economy Partnership showcases the efforts from the Public and Private sector to ...…

Latest Green Leadership Series Discusses Outcomes of Paris Agreement and its Impact on Public- Private Partnerships in the UAE Dubai United Arab Emirates: In line with the UAE’s signing of the Paris Agreement at the Climate Conference COP21, the latest edition of Dubai Green Leadership Series (GLS) organized by Dubai Science Park and Dubai Green Economy Partnership discussed ways to ......read more

Oil and Gas Leaders Evaluate Opportunities and New Technologies at Middle East-Pipetech Conference…

The exclusive conference unleashed best practices and innovative techniques to optimize the life of oil & gas pipeline community.  Abu Dhabi, May 17th 2016:  Tackling pipeline design, engineering and project challenges, key stakeholders of the Oil and Gas industry evaluated opportunities offered by new lucrative markets and emerging technologies at the Middle East Pipetech ......read more

ENEC Board of Directors Approves Formation of Nawah Energy Company…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 May 2016: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced the approval by the ENEC Board of Directors of the formation of Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) as ENEC’s wholly-owned operating subsidiary. Nawah will be mandated by ENEC to safely operate and maintain Barakah Units 1-4. The ENEC Board of Directors mandated ENEC management to proceed with the ......read more

Schneider Electric Launches PowerTag®, the simplest and most accessible way to monitor and secure ...…

Smallest wireless power meter which revolutionizes energy meters in electrical panels now available in the Gulf Dubai, UAE, May 16, 2016 –  Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched PowerTag®, the smallest wireless power meter available, designed to enhance the monitoring and security of electrical assets, in the Gulf ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Signs a Fifty-year Mustaha Agreement with Abu Dhabi Ports…

Operations will commence in the new location by the beginning of 2022 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 May, 2016 –  In line with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030, which is aimed at creating an effective shift in the Emirate’s economy and to achieve greater integration with the global economy; ADNOC Distribution and Abu Dhabi Ports  signed a Mustaha agreement yesterday. The new agreement aims to ......read more

AlMansoori makes High Profile Appoints…

Dubai, UAE, May 14, 2016:  AlMansoori, the leader in oilfield services in the Middle East, has enhanced its senior management team with the appointment of three key personnel to its operations. Mousa Kiwan has been appointed as corporate supply chain manager for AlMansoori Specialized Engineering, while Erhan Saygi has been announced as marketing and integrated service manager for ......read more

PwC surveyreports how 'lower for longer' oil prices are impacting the capital project and ...…

65% of respondents expect to spend less on projects than last year Dubai, UAE, May 11, 2016:  According to a new survey released by PwC Middle East, capital projects and infrastructure has been greatly impacted by slowdowns and deferrals of government spending as a result of ‘lower for longer’  oil prices. PwC Middle East’s survey titled “Delivering ......read more

ENEC to Host Public Forums on Nuclear Energy in Abu Dhabi and in the Western Region Next Week…

- ENEC CEO, Mohamed Al Hammadi and senior officials to host forums to highlight the importance of nuclear energy and the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 11, 2016: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will host public forums at Baynounah Institute of Science and Technology, in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region on Monday 16th May, ......read more

GCC SERVICES Wins Top HSE Excellence Awards 2016…

Dubai, UAE, May 9, 2016:  GCC SERVICES was named the Gold Award winner for the fourth consecutive year in the Facility and Maintenance category of the American Society of Safety Engineers Gulf Cooperation Council Health, Safety and Environment (ASSE-GCC HSE) Excellence Award 2016. GCC SERVICES has won this prestigious award in recognition of excellence in the fields of health and safety, CSR ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Honours Winners of HSE Award 2015…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: May 07, 2016 – Committed to encourage several of its departments, ADNOC Distribution held its annual ceremony yesterday to award the winners of its third Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Award programme. This year’s initiative saw an increase of 57% from last year, having had 58 submissions this year as opposed to 37 last year.  The ceremony was attended by ......read more

Mohammed bin Zayed Inaugurates ADNOC's Al Hosn Gas Project in Western Region…

Shah Field Sour Gas project largest of its kind in the world   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 April, 2016: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, officially inaugurated, today, ADNOC’s Al Hosn Sour Gas Development Project, the largest of its kind in the world. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed was ......read more

MoU signed to strengthen OSH competence in Omani oil and gas sector…

Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2016:  A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was today (Wednesday 27 April) signed to strengthen occupational safety and health competence in Oman’s oil and gas sector. The agreement between the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Oman Society for Petroleum Services (OPAL) cements the working relationship between the two ......read more

International Experts Present to ENEC's Senior Leadership on the Unique Culture of Safety in ...…

Forum demonstrates ENEC’s continual commitment to safety International expertise embedded within ENEC Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 April 2016: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) organized a presentation by international experts on safety in nuclear energy. Naohiro Masuda, the President and Chief Decommissioning Officer of Fukushima Daiichi Decontamination and ......read more

Sixteen French operators in the nuclear industry draw closer to the Emirates Nuclear Energy ...…

United Arab Emirates; April 20, 2016 – ENEC – the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation – is keen to ensure that international companies, in particular French companies, in the nuclear sector take a more active role in the upcoming calls for tender for the Barakah power plant project, in particular in respect of operations and maintenance. With this in mind, from 26 to 28 April ......read more

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