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

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

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

•    Construction in full swing on Oman’s second largest power plant  •    Commercial operation to commence in less than two years •    Gas turbine project with capacity of over 1,700 Megawatts   06 April 2017 - Dubai UAE: Work is progressing fast on the construction of SOHAR III, a green-field, integrated combined-cycle gas turbine power plant located in SOHAR Port. The project is valued at over US$1 billion and is on track to commence commercial operations by January 2019. With more than enough capacity to power new developments in the recently announced SOHAR Port South and SOHAR Freezone Phase II expansions, the new plant will have a power output of over 1,700 Megawatts, making it Oman’s second largest power station.  Developed by Shinas ......read more

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ADFD and IRENA enter new phase of cooperation for innovative $350m renewable energy development ...…

Facility will be even better placed for targeted and effective renewable energy investments in developing countries through $6m of technical and administrative support from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development over next four years Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19 April, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a new cooperation and support agreement with the International Renewable Energy ......read more

Latest Innovation Trends & Maintenance Cycles Highlighted at GCC Plant Maintenance & Reliability ...…

The First Day of the conference showcased best-practices of the industry. Dubai, UAE, April 19, 2016:  Plant Maintenance and Reliability is significantly important to reduce the overall operating cost, while boosting the productivity of the plant. In lieu of the same, Neft Management in collaboration with a committee of regional and international oil company representatives ......read more

Significant milestone achieved at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Unit 2 Reactor Containment Building Dome Structure Completed Installation of the Post-Tensioning System underway Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 April 2016: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced the completion of the construction of the concrete dome for the Unit 2 Reactor Containment Building (RCB), another major achievement in the development of the UAE’s ......read more

ADNOC Distribution temporarily closes Al Abraj service station in Umm al-Quwain…

As a result of facilities maintenance for service stations Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 April, 2016 – ADNOC Distribution today announced the temporary closure of its Al Abraj service station located in the King Faisal Street at Al Butain area in the Emirate of Umm al-Quwain. The closure, which commenced as of today 17 April and will last up to a maximum of 20 days, comes as part of the ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Al Manara Service Station in Mohammed bin Zayed City…

As part of its commitment to providing the best services in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 April, 2016 - ADNOC Distribution today announced the opening of the new Al Manara service station, located near Mazyad Mall in Mohammed Bin Zayed city, Abu Dhabi. The company has recruited all its capabilities and expertise to provide the station with the services and facilities needed to meet the ......read more

Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Indian Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas addresses a round ...…

Dubai, 12th April, 2016: Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India addressed UAE business leaders at a gathering held on 11th April, 2016 at the Taj Dubai. The event was also attended by a delegation from the Energy sector in India including CMDs from the Indian Oil Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum, Oil India Limited and ......read more

ENEC Updates International Nuclear Energy Experts at Nuclear Fuel Conference in Abu Dhabi…

World Nuclear Fuel Cycle Conference 2016 held in UAE capital ENEC lead sponsor of conference Abu Dhabi, UAE – 07 April 2016: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) provided a project update on the status of the UAE peaceful nuclear energy program and the Barakah site to international nuclear industry leaders attending the inauguration of the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle (WNFC) ......read more

Wintershall raises oil and gas production again…

• Earnings in 2015 significantly below previous year owing to price developments • High production target for 2018 remains unchanged • Further developments in UAE and the ME • Expenditure will decrease considerably in 2016 Abu Dhabi, 7 April 2016. Wintershall made a profit of more than 1 billion euros in 2015 for the fifth year in a row – ......read more

The Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition (MAF 2016) Opens on an Upbeat Note…

The conference and exhibition witnessed more than 500 government and industry attendees and representatives of Oil & Gas sector. Dubai, UAE, April 6, 2016:   Held under the Patronage of HRH Prince Dr. Turki Bin Saud Bin Mohammed Al Saud, The Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition for Oil & Gas (MAF 2016) commenced on an upbeat note at the Crowne Plaza, Dubai, United Arab ......read more

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence honors sponsors and ...…

Dubai, UAE: In the presence of HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and Chairman of the World Green Economy Summit (WGES), DEWA organized, in collaboration with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), a ceremony to honor organizations ......read more

Monte Plata: The Caribbean's Largest Solar Array Goes Live…

• 33.4 project developed by Phanes Group and partners, will generate 50,000MWh per year • PV solar output of the country will have increased fivefold by end of 2016 • Model project for solar ‘bankability’ in complex emerging markets Dubai - UAE, March 31, 2016: Monte Plata, a 33.4 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar array located on the Dominic Republic ......read more

‘Digital Rock Physics' Project by Masdar Institute, ADNOC, Petroleum Institute and Total Win 2016 ...…

Masdar Institute Partners to Create 3D Images and Simulations for Improved Oil Recovery Abu Dhabi-UAE: 30 March, 2016 – The Digital Rock Physics (DRP) project, a research and development (R&D) collaboration with partners including Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), French energy firm Total, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, and the Petroleum Institute, has won the Oil ......read more

ENEC to support first women in nuclear global annual conference hosted in the Middle East…

Participants from around the world to participate in key nuclear energy conference in Abu Dhabi 30 March 2016 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, President of the General Women’s Union, Chairwoman of Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, ENEC has announced that Abu Dhabi will host ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Launches Initiative to Promote ADNOC Wallet Registration among Female Customers…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 March, 2016 – ADNOC Distribution has launched an initiative to encourage female customers to register for ADNOC Wallet accounts. As part of the drive, eight female promoters have been commissioned to the four service stations participating in the pilot phase of the programme from 22 March to 21 April 2016. The promoters will work in morning and evening shifts to help ......read more

Service industry will attract investment in the post oil scenario…

UAE government’s restructuring is timely and will impact the economy positively, says London Business School expert Dubai, UAE, 22 March 2016: According to Vasiliki Kostami, Assistant Professor of Management Science and Operations at London Business School, the UAE’s recent government restructuring initiative has come at the right time and will provide a boost to the national ......read more

German Ministers Congratulate Zayed Future Energy Prize Winning School…

IRENA Director-General: “Deploying renewable energy to schools gives students a reason to learn about sustainability in an academic environment.” Abu Dhabi, UAE, 21 March 2016 – Germany’s Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Minister for Economic Affairs and Environment Sigmar Gabriel congratulated Students-Research-Network South Wuerttemberg (SFZ) for ......read more

Masdar Celebrates 3 Years of Reliable, Clean Energy from Shams 1 Solar Power Plant…

Shams General Manager: “Shams 1 will continue to provide a world-leading, technologically advanced template for the effective use of solar power” Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 March 2016 – Today marks the third anniversary of the start of the Shams 1 Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant’s operations. Shams 1, which occupies 2.5 square kilometres and has a power generating capacity ......read more

ENEC Sponsors 2nd Middle East Nuclear Training and Simulation Forum…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 March 2016: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) was a lead sponsor of the 2nd Middle East Nuclear Training and Simulation Forum held at the Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi, from the 14-15 of March. The Middle East Nuclear Training and Simulation Forum is the only business conference in the Middle East for the nuclear industry with a focus on simulators and is ......read more

The Petroleum Institute Hosts Japanese Delegates…

Abu Dhabi, 15 March 2016: The External Relations & Collaborations Department at the Petroleum Institute (PI) hosted a group of 20 Japanese delegates on the institute’s premises. Dr. Thomas Hochstettler, Petroleum Institute’s President, and Ebrahim Al Hajri, Director of External Relations and Collaborations, welcomed the delegation. The purpose of the meeting was to assess the ......read more

Gulf oil international and manchester united launch historic new partnership…

Ground breaking deal in Oil and Fuel sector for Gulf Oil International and the world’s number one football brand Gulf Oil International is proud to announce that it has entered into a long-term partnership with the world’s leading football brand, Manchester United. This groundbreaking initiative - believed to be the first such in the sector - makes Gulf Oil International Manchester ......read more

Crude Exports Declined Marginally in February Despite Production falling by 280,000 bpd…

Largest Asian buyers shifted their attention back to Saudi Arabian crude oil Dubai, March 14, 2016 – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets, released its OPEC Oil research and forecasts report for the month of February 2016. According to the findings, crude exports declined marginally in February despite production falling by ......read more

Global Downstream Executives to Convene at 17th Annual Abu Dhabi International Downstream Summit ý…

Abu Dhabi - UAE: 14 March 2016- The World Refining Association (WRA), today announced, the 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Downstream Summit & Exhibition which will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi from 8 - 10 May, 2016. The summit, which is the longest running downstream event in the Middle East, will continue to focus on the regions core goal of locking in ......read more

First Solar Reaches 5GW of O&M Assets…

Intends to grow market share in EMEA region  Dubai, UAE, March 13, 2016:  First Solar, Inc.’s (Nasdaq: FSLR) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) has announced it now has 5 gigawatts (GW) of assets in its portfolio of solar power plants, firmly establishing it as the largest O&M provider in the world. First Solar Energy Services, which has held the top position on GTM ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Awards 48 Winners of Oil Change Campaign with AED1.2 Million Worth of Grand ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 March, 2016 - ADNOC Distribution has awarded 48 lucky winners of its three-month oil change promotional campaign across 139 lube change outlets in the UAE with grand prizes worth AED1.2 million. Launched to coincide with the 44th UAE National Day, the campaign concluded on 1 March, and entered all customers spending AED50 and above at ADNOC Distribution’s lube change ......read more

Business leaders to discuss the future of Iraq's energy sector…

Active capital projects in the country are worth $358bn 10 March, 2016- Abu Dhabi, UAE: Middle East business leaders are preparing to meet in Dubai to discuss the future of Iraq’s energy sector during what could prove to be a pivotal year for the country’s economy. Representatives from international oil and gas companies, engineering firms, and the Iraqi government will come ......read more

Dubai's Carbon Copy…

New agreement signed to support the development of National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Systems (NIS) Dubai, 10 March 2016 – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) have signed an agreement to develop National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Systems (NIS) for Oman and Kuwait, helping these countries to monitor progress towards the international ......read more

767kW solar power project in Vanuatu marks UAE-Pacific Partnership Fund's latest success…

Masdar delivers sixth Pacific Project in aid of local energy security and economic growth Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi: “Secure sources of clean energy are becoming an increasingly critical component of economic and social development” Abu Dhabi, UAE, 9 March 2016 – The recent completion of a solar power project for the Pacific nation of Vanuatu marks the latest stage ......read more

Emirates Insolaire's solar glass at Danish school to create one of the world's largest photovoltaic ...…

12,000 coloured solar panels spread across 6,000 square metres to make Copenhagen school first in the world with complete photovoltaic façade Dubai, March 8, 2016: Emirates Insolaire LLC, a pioneer in the development and application of the unique KromatixTM solar technology and a joint venture of Dubai Investments & SwissINSO Holding Inc., has announced that it has won the supply contract ......read more

QCC, ADNOC Distribution Collaborate to Ensure Accuracy of Fuel Meters at Rabdan Service Station…

Drive Aligned with QCC’s Priority to Verify Compliance of All Fuel Meters in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi Rabdan Service Station is among Largest Operated by ADNOC Distribution in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi-UAE: March 7, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure and raising awareness on quality standards in the ......read more

World's Biggest Power Event Opens Its Doors…

Partner event Solar Middle East sees 57 per cent YoY increase in exhibitors Dubai, UAE, 1 March 2016: His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry of the UAE, has officially opened the 41st edition of Middle East Electricity (MEE) in the presence of other VIP dignitaries, which takes place until 3 March, alongside partner ......read more

UAE Oil and Gas Leaders Announce Plans for ADIPEC 2016…

Landmark Energy Event Puts Strategy and Energy Efficiency on Global Agenda Abu Dhabi Reaffirms Position as Global Energy Hub, with More Than 80% of ADIPEC Show Floor Already Booked Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 February 2016 – Driving efficiency in the energy sector will form the cornerstone of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) 2016, UAE oil and gas ......read more

Schneider Electric Showcases Benefits of StruxureWare™ for Data Centers to CIOs across Oman…

Muscat/Oman, February 18, 2016 - Schneider Electric, a global leader in energy management and automation, showcased its comprehensive datacenter infrastructure portfolio in Muscat, Oman as part of its GCC-wide roadshow.  Best practices in integrating Schneider Electric’s solutions to maximize business efficiency and value were also shared at the event that drew the attendance of ......read more

Globally recognised scientists return to Ras Al Khaimah…

International Workshop brings together the leading nanotechnology and advanced materials experts 17 February 2016 – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: From February 21-23 Ras Al Khaimah will play host once more to an elite group of scientists acknowledged as the top minds in their respective fields. They will be participating in IWAM-2016 (International Workshops on Advanced Materials). IWAM is ......read more

First Siemens gas turbines begin their journey to Egypt…

Two H-class gas turbines for Beni Suef power plant project Total weight of 890 metric tons Dubai, UAE, February 17, 2016:  The first gas turbines for the largest order in Siemens’ history have started their journey to Egypt. Two turbines for the Beni Suef power plant project will be loaded onto a barge at the Berlin Westhafen port, from where they will be shipped to the ......read more

ENEC completes major work and testing at Barakah Unit 1 nuclear energy plant…

- Finalization of vital projects allows for successful completion of testing in preparation for Unit 1 operations - ENEC continues to achieve crucial milestones in the development of the UAE’s peaceful nuclear energy program 16 February 2016 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced the successful completion of ......read more

Bioenergy Research at Masdar Institute is a Featured Technology at Global Forum for Innovation in ...…

World-class bioenergy and aquaculture facility underscores the role of innovation as a pathway to sustainably address the water, energy and food nexus Abu Dhabi, February 16, 2016 – The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) today announced that its soon-to-be operational bioenergy research facility at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology will be featured during the ......read more

Total Marketing Middle East partners with Dubai Police to launch new truck driver safety campaign…

Dubai, UAE, 15th February, 2016:  Total Marketing Middle East (TMME), a subsidiary of Total, the fourth largest global oil and gas company, has teamed up with Dubai Police to run a five-day campaign to improve the health and safety of truck drivers on the road. The ‘Truck Drivers Campaign’ is a four-point initiative informing drivers, to be safe on the roads, they have to be ......read more

Greenhouses go greener: Abu Dhabi to showcase sustainable horticulture solutions…

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture turns spotlight on self-sufficient greenhouses ideal for UAE climate Abu Dhabi, 13 February 2016: Plans for self-sufficient greenhouses that enable the production of high-quality plants in sub-tropical regions affected by water scarcity are set to be unveiled by leading agricultural experts at Abu Dhabi’s Global Forum for Innovations in ......read more

Build Compact and Connected Cities, Reduce Deforestation and Encourage Innovation in Energy, says ...…

• Correlation between climate change, rise in carbon emission and frequency of natural disasters • Key policy recommendations include: eliminate subsidies on fossil fuels, establish predictable prices on carbon, accelerate low carbon investment, boost R&D budgets, finance low carbon infrastructure Dubai-UAE: 10 February, 2016 – No longer a scientific theory, ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Announces Further Reduction on Retail Price of Unsubsidised LPG Cylinders for ...…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 10 February, 2016 - ADNOC Distribution has announced the new retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of February 2016. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED42 per 25lb cylinder down from the earlier marked retail price of AED44, and AED83 per 50lb cylinder from the earlier marked retail price of ......read more

Enec and Transco sign deal for Barakah Nuclear Power Plant to supply UAE grid…

Agreement paves way for UAE grid to transmit sustainable electricity from nuclear energy generation Abu Dhabi, UAE – 10 February 2016: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) recently signed the Connection & Interface Agreement (C&IA) with the Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company (TRANSCO). The agreement establishes a contractual operating framework between the ......read more

Siemens signs long-term service agreement for existing power stations in Egypt…

Solution upgrades to help meet demand peaks at three power plants currently operating in Egypt Will help ensure reliability and availability of country’s energy supply Dubai, UAE, February 9, 2016:  Siemens has extended a long-term contract to provide service and maintenance, as well as component upgrades, at the Nubaria, Talkha and El Kureimat power stations in Egypt. The ......read more

WGS 2016: Nanotechnologies can lead to ground-breaking innovations in renewable energy…

Dubai-UAE: 9 February, 2016 – Leading a discussion on the future of renewable energy at the fourth World Government Summit (WGS 2016), Justin Hall-Tipping, Chief Executive Officer of NanoHoldings, talks about the need to make use of nanotechnologies and encourage government officials, leaders and future generations to embrace new thinking of sciences. He said: “With the ......read more

WGS 2016: Dubai reaffirms commitment to producing 75% of its energy from clean sources…

• DEWA implements Dh7 billion five-year Smart Networks and Meters Project strategy • Kaeser commends UAE and the region’s efforts for their forward thinking strategies in renewable energy • Countries cannot solely focus on one energy source, must make use of a mix of energies • Panelists discuss Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Invites Customers to Register for ADNOC Wallet Online to Benefit from Company's ...…

Announces marked retail prices for ADNOC Wallet tokens including Smart Tag and ADNOC Plus Card Abu Dhabi-UAE: 07 February, 2016 – ADNOC Distribution has announced the marked retail price of its Smart Tag and ADNOC Plus payment tokens available to ADNOC Wallet account holders. Starting 1 March 2016, the company will retail the Smart Tag at AED250, while the ADNOC Plus card will be ......read more

ADFD Signs AED55 Million Loan Agreement with St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Support Key ...…

 Geothermal Power Plant Aims to Plug Power Shortage in Caribbean Country  Project to Deliver Clean Energy to Over 100,000 People across the islands as part of ADFD /IRENA Partnership  St. Vincent Prime Minister: ADFD Plays Key Role in Promoting Sustainable Development at Global Level  Mohammed Al Suwaidi: ADFD-funded Renewable Energy ......read more

ADNOC Distribution to Roll-out Seven Month Pilot Phase of ADNOC SMART Self Service in Emirate of ...…

Invites Customers to Register for ADNOC Wallet Account New Service in Line with Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 and UAE efforts to Shape Smart Cities and Governments Abu Dhabi-UAE: 2 February, 2016 - ADNOC Distribution today announced the roll-out an seven-month pilot phase of its smart self-service refuelling (ADNOC SMART) in the emirate of Abu Dhabi from 1 March to 1 October 2016. The pilot ......read more

Rumor & Denial: Verbal oil intervention in action (Commodity weekly)…

• Oil at the eye of the storm during a volatile week • Oil rebound on speculation of Russo/Opec deal • Gold's rally ran out of steam, leaving longs wondering what's next • Sugar lost its sweet edge and fell  A new dawn for oil if Russia and Opec cobble together a deal. Pic: iStock 2 February 2016: January proved to be a very volatile ......read more

Middle East industry giants told ‘go green' to counter rising energy costs in wake of subsidy ...…

Investment in low emission technologies can make huge savings, create competitive business edge, says PA Consulting Group Abu Dhabi, UAE, 28 January 2016:  Some of the Middle East’s biggest industrial firms facing up to massive increases in energy costs in the wake of subsidy reforms are being advised to reduce their carbon footprint to make multi-million dollar savings. The ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Showcases Clean Energy Initiatives at World Future Energy Summit…

Participation Highlights Sustainable Features of NGV Fuel Abu Dhabi-UAE: 24 January, 2016 - ADNOC Distribution is showcasing its environment friendly initiatives and achievements in preserving precious natural resources for future generations as part of its participation at the 9th edition of World Future Energy Summit from 18-21 January - one of the key events at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week ......read more

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