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Unit 3 Transformers Energized at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Main Power Transformer and Gas Insulated Bus (GIB) safely and successfully energized at Unit 3 allowing the beginning of preparations for Hot Functional Test   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 August 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved another milestone in the construction of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, being built at the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ENEC has safely and successfully energized Unit 3’s Main Power Transformer and Gas Insulated Bus (GIB), an important step in the continued testing and commissioning of the plant.   In addition to the Main Transformer and GIB, Unit 3’s Auxiliary Power Transformers and Excitation Transformer were energized safely and successfully in normal operating configuration. This work was performed with ......read more

Empower's summer awareness campaigns, to create a safe environment for future generations…

Bin Shafar: “Customers can save in their district cooling service bill and tackle climate change through simple steps” Dubai, UAE, 18th August 2019:  As part of its continuous and solid approach and efforts to improve the performance of district cooling systems and make them more integrated, energy efficient and supporting for the rapid transition to a “green economy”, the summer awareness campaigns launched by the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, guides it’s customers to save in the district cooling bills by reducing energy consumption.  Empower explains to customers to close the blinds and glass windows prior to leaving their houses, which is the first center of defense from the heat of the sun during the ......read more

US $859bn Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Projects Underway or Planned in the MENA Region as Global Demand for Energy Rises…

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE lead the way with strategic investments designed to maximize value and open up new revenue streams ADIPEC 2019 will be catalyst for robust oil and gas industry growth as companies forge new partnerships and tap into the emerging commercial opportunities investments are creating Abu Dhabi, UAE – 08 August 2019:  Oil, gas and petrochemical projects, valued at more than US $859 billion, are either underway or planned in the Middle East and North Africa, of these US $283 billion are projects are being implemented, as the region gets ready to meet the forecast increases in demand for energy over the next two decades.   According to industry forecasts global oil demand will increase by at least 10 million barrels per day by 2040, while natural gas demand is set to grow by 40 per cent ......read more

Empower awards network extension contract worth AED 25 million…

To meet the needs of major development projects in Dubai Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contract worth AED 25 million to extend its cooling service pipeline network in order to meet the needs of major development projects in Dubai. This extension work will be completed by the end of 2019, and will link ‘Al Wasl Tower 2020’ and the ‘Yotel Hotel’ in Sheikh Zayed Road, ‘The Address Hotel’ and the ‘One JBR Tower’ in Jumeirah Beach Residence as well as Barsha Heights with the permanent cooling plants located in the respective areas.  Extension of pipe network is part of Empower’s strategy to expand its projects as demand for district ......read more

RAKEZ partners with Smart4Power to reduce energy and water consumption by 38%…

through a retrofit initiative – “Among the highest achievements in the region for comprehensive retrofit projects”. At a signing ceremony, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAKEZ, signed an agreement to retrofit nine RAKEZ buildings and reduce energy and water consumption through a guaranteed savings contract. Ras Al Khaimah, 3 August 2019: Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has contracted with Smart4Power, one of the Middle East’s leading energy efficiency solutions providers, for a retrofit project covering nine buildings, including a district cooling plant. The agreement, which is part of RAKEZ contribution towards the targets of RAK Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040, will extend over five years, and will provide guaranteed energy and water savings of 38.5% vs. usual ......read more

Tabreed reports solid results for the first half of 2019 with underlying net profit up 11%…

1 August, 2019 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based regional district cooling developer, released today its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2019. The company continues to meet the region’s growing demand for district cooling and delivers solid performance and growth.   Financial highlights – six months ended 30 June 2019: Group revenue increased by 3% to AED 671.9 million (H1 2018: AED 650.7 million) Core chilled water revenue increased by 3% to AED 634.4 million (H1 2018: AED 617.3 million) EBITDA increased by 12% to AED 366.0 million (H1 2018: AED 326.1 million) Net profit attributable to the parent was   AED 199.4 million, an increase of 11% on H1 2018, when the latter is adjusted for the ......read more

Schneider Electric Extends Easy UPS 3M to 200 kVA, Delivering up to 99% Energy Efficiency in an Optimized Footprint…

Easy UPS 3 Series now extends from 10 to 200 kVA with new Easy UPS 3M 120, 160, and 200 kVA UPSs Easy UPS 3M offers small and medium business competitive specifications requiring lower capital investment Simple to install, use, and service Dubai, UAE - July 28, 2019 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced it has extended Easy UPS 3M from 60-200 kVA with the addition of 120, 160, and 200 kVA Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPSs). Available in China now and coming soon to the other regions, the Easy UPS 3M 120-200 kVA UPSs personify simplicity as they are easy to install, easy to use, and easy to service, providing business continuity for small and medium businesses, and making it an excellent fit in both the data center space and in industrial ......read more

Emicool receives two IDEA District Energy Awards marking 9thconsecutive year win…

More than dozen awards conferred during the last 9 years  Dubai, July 28, 2019:   Emirates District Cooling LLC [Emicool] – a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC has been conferred with its 9th consecutive IDEA District Energy Awards in two categories. A bronze each has been won under the “No of Buildings Committed/ Beyond North America” and “Total Building Area Committed/Beyond North America” categories.  The awards given at the 110th International District Energy Association [IDEA] Annual Conference and Trade Show held in Pittsburgh, USA, has been an active contributor in informing, connecting, and advancing district energy industry around the world. With over a dozen IDEA Awards, over the last nine ......read more

ADNOC and Pertamina Sign Comprehensive Strategic Framework in Oil and Gas Development…

Framework signed in the presence of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the President of Indonesia. ADNOC and Pertamina to explore opportunities for collaboration across the oil and gas value chain in the UAE, Indonesia and globally.  Projects under consideration include potential new investments in upstream, refining, petrochemicals, LNG, LPG, aviation fuel and fuel retail, as well as other forms of strategic collaboration. Agreement further demonstrates both companies’ expanded partnership approach and drive to unlock value across their portfolio of assets. Dubai, UAE - July 24, 2019: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) today signed a Comprehensive Strategic Framework (CSF) with Indonesia’s energy company, PT Pertamina (Persero) to explore opportunities for collaboration across the oil and gas value ......read more

Oil and Gas industry's digital transformation fast tracked as Middle East energy companies seek faster and leaner exploration and production…

Investment in AI, big data and analytics could cut capital expenditure by 20 percent and add $300 billion a year to offshore cash flows by 2025  Digital innovation to drive unprecedented era of oil and gas productivity as global energy demand continues to rise   ADIPEC 2019 to bring together industry thought leaders to explore the nexus between break though technologies and energy Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 July 2019 – Digital transformation of the oil and gas industry in the Middle East and North Africa continues to be fast tracked, as energy companies across the region ramp up investment in technologies supporting faster and leaner exploration and production and optimisation of costs.   In the past five years the MENA region has seen a tight focus on cost reduction, as oil and gas companies have responded ......read more

ENOC Group launches ‘ENOCBlue' diesel exhaust fluid…

ENOCBlue is a Euro 4 and above regulated product that reduces harmful emissions, especially from heavy duty vehicles, by up to 90 per cent Product mandated by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), UAE’s flagbearer for excellence and quality   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 July, 2019: ENOC Group recently launched ENOCBlue, a diesel exhaust fluid that reduces harmful emissions, in the UAE. The product, mandated by ESMA and regulated by Euro 4 and above, is one of the highest international standards for exhaust emissions is available in small and bulk quantities for corporate customers, and will soon be rolled out across ENOC’s retail network.   ENOCBlue is a revolutionary non-toxic, colorless, odorless, incombustible diesel exhaust fluid that breaks down toxic nitrogen ......read more

EY collaborates with the World Energy Council on innovation in energy…

Platinum sponsorship deal announced for the 24th World Energy Congress Abu Dhabi, 22 July 2019:  The World Energy Council has announced their collaboration with EY on the topic of innovation in energy and their platinum sponsorship of the 24th World Energy Congress, to be held between 9-12 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi. EY will play an integral role by offering insight and thought leadership on the issues faced by the industry - helping delegates anticipate market trends, identify implications and opportunities and apply innovative thinking and the latest technology. EY has been a long-standing supporter of the World Energy Council and a valued member of the Council’s international network. In 2012, EY became a Global Supporter, joining a select group of leading organizations who work closely with the Council to help ......read more

ENEC highlights benefits of peaceful nuclear energy during participation in the Liwa Date Festival 2019…

ENEC, the Community Sponsor, welcomes significant number of visitors to its pavilion at Liwa Date Festival.   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 21 July 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is the Community Sponsor of the Liwa Date Festival 2019. The event is taking place from 17 to 27 July 2019 in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, UAE.   The Festival is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and organized by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee - Abu Dhabi. ENEC’s participation is the result of its ongoing efforts to support the economic and social development of the Al Dhafra region. Visitors to ENEC’s pavilion have been updated on the latest achievements accomplished at the ......read more

Empower: District cooling is environmentally-friendly and saves energy…

Dubai, UAE, 17th July 2019: In light of the urban expansion and the major developments in the construction sector, especially in the GCC, the gradual rise in temperature has become a challenge during the last hundred to two hundred years due to greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide and many other types of gases. As a result, the United Nations (UN) began to adopt and promote a culture of sustainable development to preserve the environment, through a plan for a better and more sustainable future for all; aimed at combating climate change and environmental degradation by 2030. Consequently, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, plays a major role in adopting district cooling systems locally and internationally. According to the UN, Empower is a key ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum to farmout a 20% participating interest in both the Andaman I and South Andaman PSCs in Indonesia…

Abu Dhabi, 17 July, 2019:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed an agreement with Premier Oil to farmout a 20 percent participating interest in each of the Andaman I and South Andaman Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs). Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of both the Andaman I and adjacent South Andaman PSCs.  Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions including government approvals.   The Andaman I and South Andaman PSCs are located in the underexplored but proven North Sumatra basin offshore Aceh. Mubadala Petroleum is also a partner with a 30 percent participating interest in the Andaman II PSC which is operated by Premier Oil. With participating interests in these three adjacent blocks, Mubadala Petroleum is the largest net acreage holder in the area, securing the ......read more

New National Poll Reveals Continuously High Levels of Trust and Support for UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program…

National poll on nuclear energy in the UAE highlights some of the highest favorability rates for nuclear energy in the world The national poll conducted by the independent global market research company Nielsen shows the increase of awareness of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program by seven percent    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2019: A new national poll on nuclear energy has shown that UAE residents are in favour of, and have a strong understanding of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. The poll revealed some of the highest favorability rates for nuclear energy in the world – higher than any other nuclear energy producing nations.    The poll was commissioned by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and conducted in 2018 by the independent global market research company ......read more

Schneider Electric's Biggest Engineer-to-Order Factory in Asia Utilizes IIoT Technology and Renewable Energy to Enhance Its Operations…

• Schneider Electric’s factory in Cikarang, Indonesia, is the showcase for the integration of industrial automation systems and renewable energy utilization  • The Engineer-to-Order factory demonstrates quantifiable and real-time benefits while protecting the environment -- improvements in energy efficiency and productivity by up to 15%; reduction in time and costs, and operator errors; while at the same time provide better support to the end user in the day-to-day operations and maintenance through better visibility. • Schneider Electric has a strong commitment in accelerating the implementation of industry 4.0 in Indonesia through its comprehensive EcoStruxure™ solutions and the sharing of best practices of its smart factories’ transformation to Indonesia’s industry ......read more

FANR Certifies ENEC's First group of UAE National Nuclear Reactor Operators…

A Major Milestone in the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme Certification is part of Operational Readiness which is a key requirement of the Operating License Application FANR is currently in the final stage of reviewing the Operating License Application for Units 1  of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant   08 July 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s Nuclear Regulator, has officially certified today the first group of 15 UAE National Senior Reactor Operators (SROs) and Reactor Operators (ROs) at Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC).    The certification is part of complying with FANR’s Regulation 17 ‘Regulation for the Certification of ......read more

Empower successfully renewed ISO27001:2013 certificate…

Dubai, UAE, 7th July 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, achieved the highest internationally recognised safety standard in the protection of customer information since 2014. Safety and information security have become the foundation of successful and safe business services due to scientific progress and high reliance on technology, which are now a key component of business activities within many organisations. Empower successfully completed the Information Security Management System Surveillance audit (ISO27001:2013), covering the highest international standards for information security for the next 3 years. ISO27001:2013 certification is the international standard that specifies how to develop a properly managed information security management ......read more

Schneider Electric's Batam Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Fourth Industrial Revolution Lighthouse…

• The factory in Batam, Indonesia, is the third Schneider Electric Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as advanced manufacturing sites • Schneider Electric's Smart Factory Program has launched nine showcase factories around the world, demystifying digital transformation for industry • EcoStruxureTM solutions, the foundation of Schneider Electric's Smart Factories, drive efficiencies in an increasingly competitive environment    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has today had its Smart Factory in Batam, Indonesia, designated as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse by the World Economic Forum at its 13th Annual Meeting of the New ......read more

ADNOC's Al Dhafra Petroleum Joint Venture Celebrates First Oil Production from Haliba Field…

Leading government delegation from South Korea arrive in the UAE to mark the success of Haliba Al Dhafra Petroleum is a joint venture between ADNOC and South Korea’s KNOC and GS Energy Haliba is a building block of ADNOC’s oil production capacity growth to 4 million bpd by the end of 2020 and demonstrates ADNOC’s ambition to unlock and maximize value from all of Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas resources First oil comes as Al Dhafra Petroleum discovers three new fields near Haliba following intensive exploration  Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 4, 2019:  Al Dhafra Petroleum, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the Korea National Oil Company (KNOC) and GS Energy, and one of ADNOC’s youngest operating companies, announced, today, it has begun producing crude oil from ......read more

EWEC invites bids for one of the world's largest solar plants to be located in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi, 03 July, 2019: Emirates Water and Electricity Company PJSC (EWEC), the UAE’s leading procurer of water and electricity, has issued a Tender for the construction and development of a new 2,000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project to be located at Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi. The new project forms part of a series of projects approved by the higher Committee for the Water and Electricity Sector in Abu Dhabi. Once completed, the project site will cover an area of approximately 20 Km², almost doubling the capacity of the current largest operational single-site solar PV plant in the world, Noor Abu Dhabi. The new project is expected to achieve commercial operations during the first quarter of 2022, upon which it would take Abu Dhabi solar capacity to 3,200 MW. This follows the receipt by EWEC earlier this year of 48 ......read more

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources signs a contract announcing major presence at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi…

Saudi Arabia’s pavilion will be the largest country pavilion at this year’s World Energy Congress, held 9 – 12 September.   Abu Dhabi, 3 July 2019:  The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will have a large presence at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi after signing a major contract with the Organizing Committee today.   More than 20 organizations from the energy sector in Saudi Arabia are set to showcase their services during the World Energy Congress, highlighting the strength of the country’s energy sector and its efforts to move towards a more sustainable industry model.   Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the 24th World Energy Congress will offer a unique platform for global energy leaders to explore new ......read more

Empower guides customers to avoid disruption of service during summer…

Dubai, UAE, 3rd July 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, offered its customers a set of guidelines to avoid service interruption during summer, and to enjoy a refreshing summer. Through this, Empower aims to increase customer satisfaction by providing the best services and solutions in the cooling sector. Empower has highlighted the key steps for its customers to enjoy sustainable district cooling services include checking cooling equipment and contacting the company in case of disruptions in service. It is recommended to contact the buildings maintenance team to check the air filters, which may sometimes be blocked by dust, in addition to timely payment of bills before and on the due dates, through its multiple payment options, to avoid service ......read more

Liberty completes landmark acquisition of European ArcelorMittal steel assets…

Deal catapults Liberty into top 10 steel producers globally excluding China 1 July 2019 - Dubai, UAE Liberty Steel, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, today completed the acquisition of seven major steelworks and five service centres across seven European countries from ArcelorMittal.  The €740 million deal makes Liberty Steel one of the top ten producers globally, excluding China, with a total rolling capacity in excess of 18 million tonnes covering a wide range of finished products. This is the largest single transaction undertaken by GFG and brings the Alliance’s worldwide workforce to nearly 30,000 across 30 counties.  The seven sites, which today became part of Liberty, employ over 14,000 people and include the major integrated steel works at Ostrava in the Czech Republic and ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises expands into solar energy…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dallas Picks Ericsson for Smart Cities Traffic Solution…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Empower measures customers' happiness on district cooling…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Italian leading player DAB targets 20% growth in the GCC water management technology market…

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. ......read more

Figures' GCC chemical industry to sustain region's non-oil economic growth…

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 ......read more

At the outset of Big 5 Construction Exhibition:…

November 26, 2017 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, urged the construction sector to be aware of its efforts to integrate sustainable practices to help create a more sustainable built environment as the Big 5, the largest construction event in the Middle East, takes place from November 26 to 29, 2017 at the ......read more

UAE rolls out renewable energy training programme for Pacific Island countries…

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 ......read more

Disruption supports oil ahead of Opec meeting…

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 ......read more

Masdar inaugurates one of the world's largest offshore wind farms in showcase of industry ...…

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 ......read more

Financial Times names Masdar City best free zone for renewable energy…

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 ......read more

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