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Emirates Water and Electricity Company appoints Othman Al Ali as Chief Executive Officer…

Abu Dhabi, 26 June, 2019:   Othman Al Ali has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and providing of power and water across the UAE.  Othman joins from the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA), where he was Chief Financial Officer. He has almost two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, having held various positions in the utilities and banking industries across a number of federal government entities.  Throughout his career, Othman has been the driving force behind several successful restructures and transformations that improved efficiency and strengthened performance, including initiatives to privatise the utilities sector. Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi, ......read more

Nawah Energy Company signs Long-term Maintenance Service Agreement with KHNP & KPS…

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power and KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering Co. will provide services to support Nawah Energy Company in maintaining the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant   24 June 2019 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary created by Joint Venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, has today signed a Long Term Maintenance Services Agreement (LTMSA) with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), supported by KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering (KPS).    Under the scope of the signed LTMSA contract, KHNP and KPS will provide maintenance services to support routine and outage maintenance activities of the four APR1400 units of the Barakah ......read more

Nawah Energy Company signs Maintenance Service Agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction…

Doosan Heavy Industries to provide maintenance services for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant 24 June 2019 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary created by Joint Venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, has signed a Maintenance Service Agreement (MSA) with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC), a subsidiary of the Doosan Group, for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. Under the agreement, DHIC will provide Nawah with a range of maintenance services and qualified manpower to support routine and outage maintenance activities across the four 1400 MW APR1400 Units at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate. Working in ......read more

Castrol's latest initiative is designed to ensure that everything keeps running smoothly…

June 24, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Just like other critical spare parts, your vehicle depends on top quality engine oil to keep it running smoothly and ensure that its engine is properly protected. That’s why Castrol, the world leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils, greases and related services to automotive, industrial, marine, aviation, oil exploration and production customers, has launched a new initiative to support workshops around the UAE. A newly introduced fleet of dedicated delivery vehicles serving the whole of the UAE has been put in place so that essential supplies of Castrol’s segment leading brands - Edge, Magnatec and GTX - recommended by leading automotive manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Ford, MAN, Honda, Jaguar Land Rover, Volvo, Seat, Skoda, Tata and Volkswagen - are ......read more

Schneider Electric Improves Flexibility & Energy Savings with Extended Line of PowerLogic EM4200 Series Enercept Energy and Power Meters…

• Offer maximum versatility, flexibility and ease of installation for most retrofit applications • Easily integrate with EcoStruxure Power and Energy Management solutions and building management system software to help building managers improve energy efficiency and savings   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced it is extending its line of PowerLogic EM4200 series Enercept energy and power meters to include five new meters, which join the previously announced line of Enercept Flex meters, to provide installers with enhanced application flexibility and options for retrofit applications.   The EM4200 series Enercept meters are ideal for energy management, tenant sub-billing ......read more

Refinitiv Oil Research: Tanker Attacks off Gulf of Oman on 13 June 2019…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:  Refinitiv Oil Research received reports of a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, about 56 NM East of Fujairah. This was later confirmed through various sources including the managers of the vessels in question. The two tankers are identified as the “FRONT ALTAIR” managed by Frontline and the “KOKUKA COURAGEOUS” managed by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.  Timeline of Events as it occurred based on Vessel Tracking Data:  The vessel Front Altair loaded 75,000 MT of Naphtha from the Takreer Refinery Terminal in Ruwais, UAE and departed the port 19:30 GMT on 11th June. After crossing the Strait of Hormuz at around 21:00 GMT on 12th June, Refinitiv Oil Research data shows the vessel to have taken a sharp deviation from its ......read more

Schneider Electric and Navigant Research Create Blueprint to Resilience through Municipal Microgrids in California…

 Schneider Electric and Navigant Research release new analysis on how California can upgrade critical energy infrastructure through Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solutions  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today released new analysis on the role of microgrids to support the modernization of California’s grid infrastructure. The white paper, created in partnership with leading market research and advisory firm Navigant Research, explores innovative use-cases for Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) municipal microgrids and is part of Schneider Electric’s larger commitment to driving resilience and more sustainable, affordable power in the state.  California faces a number of key challenges, such as ......read more

Industry 4.0 is Shaping the Future of Sustainable Business Operations…

June 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Industry 4.0 is the intelligence behind the maximum efficiency of tomorrow’s world. But how does collecting data today help businesses stay sustainable while predicting what will happen tomorrow?  The Middle East and Africa market for augmented and virtual reality is expected to grow to $6 billion by 2020, according to the International Data Corporation. As the digital trend continues to innovate, it will transform the future of sustainable business.  Industry 4.0 has revolutionised the way a modern warehouse or distribution centre operates too, and it is only a matter of time before other sectors start to recognise the advantages. Alain Kaddoum, General Manager at Swisslog Middle East reveals more insights on this topic. Energy efficient automation solutions While Industry 4.0 ......read more

Empower takes part in the Annual Partners' Forum for ‘District Energy in Cities' at Copenhagen…

Ahmad Bin Shafar: The meeting acts as a platform that highlights Dubai’s success in district cooling Dubai, UAE, 13th June 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, is taking part in the 5th Annual Partners’ Forum, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) for its ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative. The meeting is being held from 11-14 June 2019 at Copenhagen, Denmark. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower and Special Advisor on district cooling, will be attending the Forum in addition to a number of experts on district cooling from around the world. Bin Shafar will take part in various panel discussions about the district cooling industry and its latest technologies, as part of the ‘District ......read more

Electricity Most Searched Fuel Energy Term Online in UAE…

Solar in top 5, while methanol fastest-growing fuel energy term in UAE in online search   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:   UAE residents are showing increasing interest in methanol and biodiesel as energy resources, with significant online search growth during the past three years, according to a recent report from SEMrush – the award-winning online digital marketing suite.   The SEMrush study, which pooled monthly search volumes of 11 types of fuel energy terms during the past three years, revealed electricity-related online searches were the most popular with UAE residents. Diesel and petrol, natural gas and solar completed the top five related searches.   The fastest-growing fuel energy terms of methanol and biodiesel align with growing regional investment and demand, with ......read more

Italian energy sector to bring expertise to 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi…

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  11 June 2019:   The Italian energy sector looks set to play a key part in European participation at the 24th World Energy Congress, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 9-12 September, following today’s visit to the country by the leadership of the Congress Organising Committee.  Earlier today, H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Chairman of the 24th World Energy Congress Organising Committee, met senior Italian energy stakeholders in Rome to brief them on progress so far towards September’s Congress, including the Congress programme, side events and many other initiatives taking place across the four days.  The meeting included discussions and perspectives towards energy transition in Europe and the Gulf Region. The meeting was organised by the Italian National ......read more

Lukoil Marine Lubricants strengthens its collaboration with KOTC…

After three successful years, Lukoil Marine Lubricants will once again supply Kuwait Oil Tanker Company’s full fleet of various tanker vessels  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Dubai-based subsidiary of LUKOIL, Lukoil Marine Lubricants (Lukoil), has reached a renewal agreement with the subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC). For the past three years, Lukoil has supplied KOTC’s full fleet of tanker vessels with their specialized product of marine lubricants. The new deal between the two companies will help to build upon the existing foundation of an already solid business working relationship. As per the contract terms, Lukoil will supply KOTC’s 24-strong fleet consisting of Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC’s), Product Carriers, Liquefied ......read more

Empower launches summer campaign to reduce district cooling consumption for the 6th year running…

Dubai, UAE, 09 June 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced the launch of its summer campaign, under the slogan ‘Switch to 24°C and save more’. The campaign runs from June till end of summer. This is part of Empower’s efforts to support sustainability and deliver environmentally friendly district cooling services.  The campaign helps customers to reduce their district cooling energy consumption during summer period by encouraging them to set the AC thermostat to 24°C, to reduce cost, promote environmental conservation, save energy, and protect resources, to achieve the transition to a green community. Empower highlighted that setting the AC thermostat to 24°C is the optimum temperature for ideal ......read more

UPS Makes Largest Purchase of Renewable Natural Gas Ever in the U.S.…

• Seven-Year 170 Million Gallon Equivalents Purchase from Clean Energy Fuels Corp.  • Will Reduce GHG Emissions by More than 1 Million Metric Tons   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   today announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 - 25 million gallon equivalents per year. RNG is a key part of UPS’s strategy to increase alternative fuel consumption to be 40% of total ground fuel purchases by 2025, supporting the logistics leader’s efforts to reduce the absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its ground fleet 12% by 2025.        ......read more

ENOC announces ambitious plans to strengthen its retail and service station network by 2020…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 May 2019:   ENOC Group has announced ambitious plans to strengthen its retail and service station network by 2020 to meet the requirements of Expo 2020 Dubai.  ENOC Group will further expand its retail network to 191 from its current 129 service stations across the UAE in the lead up to Expo 2020 Dubai as its Official Integrated Energy Partner. Alongside, the Group will also expand its local presence across the Northern Emirates through reopening service stations in Sharjah; Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.  In 2019, ENOC plans to open 15 service stations across the UAE, with five service stations and three compact stations in Dubai. The Group will also move forward with its plans for Sharjah by opening five service stations in its reclaimed locations; one new service station in ......read more

Empower: Artificial Intelligence pushes the district cooling sector forward…

Bin Shafar: AI based district cooling mechanism increases efficiency and leads to more reduction in energy consumption Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 26, 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, stated that the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology in district cooling systems helps to improve the efficiency of the sector and provide an easier experience for the countries and companies looking for adopting district cooling systems. Empower is committed to offer innovative and environmentally friendly district cooling solutions since its inception, 15 years ago. With the advancement of AI technology, the company will continue its efforts to employ smart and advanced district cooling systems, which support the transition towards the ......read more

Schneider Electric's Cutting-Edge Technology for Gas Grid Management Goes Live at Gasunie…

• Gasunie manages its high-grade gas grid using innovative Schneider Electric’s Advanced Gas Management System (AGMS) software • The AGMS software serves as a modern, sophisticated and smart SCADA + Grid Management platform for natural gas grid management • It is built with the joint effort of Gasunie and Schneider Electric and relies on EcoStruxture ADMS proven foundations in the power utility industry • Using AGMS technology, Gasunie reduces its operational transport cost while maintaining the highest standards for safe and secure operations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 23, 2019:    Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and Gasunie, the leading European gas infrastructure company, have successfully completed a ......read more

Schneider Electric leads the transition to energy efficient and sustainable future while propelling business growth…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 22, 2019:   Every year, companies spend more than $450 billion on energy and sustainability initiatives while 63% of Fortune 100 companies have set clean energy targets. That’s a clear indication that companies recognize the positive benefits these efforts bring. There is ample proof to validate the same. Organizations that actively manage for climate change see an average of 67% higher return on equity than companies that don’t. In addition, the nearly 80,000 emission-reducing projects reported by 190 Fortune 500 companies in 2016 returned almost $3.7 billion in savings. A groundswell of new technology means that its increasingly easier for companies to meet their energy and environmental goals. For corporate leaders, this creates an opportunity and a challenge: more ......read more

Etihad ESCO signs Contracts with Sharaf Electronics to retrofit 15,000 Light Fixtures…

The Lighting Retrofit Project to generate AED 5 million annual savings UAE, 16 May 2019 – Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) announced the signing of an agreement with Sharaf Electronics for the implementation of the lighting retrofit project at three terminals of Dubai Airport. The project will replace over 15,000 outdoor and indoor lights with latest energy saving LED lights, resulting in about AED 5 million annual savings every year, for next seven years for the airport. In addition, the project supports Dubai Airport’s vision of environmental sustainability. As an accredited ESCO company with Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau (RSB) for electricity and water in Dubai, Sharaf Electronics is tasked to complete the project within a year and a half. With over 8,500 outdoor lights, including high mast lighting ......read more

Abdul Latif Jameel Energy expands role in Middle East water sector…

Agreements in Egypt and Bahrain open up new markets for company Follows recent contract wins in Saudi Arabia and Kenya   May 12, 2019:  Abdul Latif Jameel Energy has stepped up its active participation in the Middle East’s water sector with two agreements expanding its presence in Egypt and Bahrain.    Almar Water Solutions, Abdul Latif Jameel Energy’s dedicated water solutions unit, formed a joint venture with HA Utilities (HAU), part of Hassan Allam Holding (HAH), to provide sustainable water infrastructure solutions to municipal and industrial clients across Egypt.    Drawing on the extensive sector experience of both companies, the JV will work on developing sustainable water solutions, including water and wastewater management, and BOT[1] and BOO[2] projects in ......read more

Schneider Electric Affirms Role in Strengthening Digital Trust by Joining the Cybersecurity Coalition…

Affirms openness and advocacy for securing the digital economy and strengthening cybersecurity policies and laws to benefit customers, partners, and its extended ecosystem  Advances digital trust in our hyper-connected world by prioritizing cybersecurity practices that address digital risk  Improves how customers secure and protect digital infrastructure while complying with international requirements Dubai, UAE, May 02, 2019:   Dedicated to securing and protecting trust in the digital economy, Schneider Electric announced this year its membership in the Cybersecurity Coalition, based in Washington, D.C. As a digital transformation leader operating in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric continues to work closely with governments, customers, and partners to play a principal role in confronting cybersecurity risks and ......read more

Empower completes periodic maintenance of cooling plants to welcome summer…

Dubai, UAE, 1st May 2019:   Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced its readiness for summer, with the latest global technologies; to meet the growing demand for district cooling services in Dubai during the summer. The company usually launches summer campaigns to raise awareness among customers, and help them reduce consumption during summer. Empower confirmed the completion of the periodic maintenance of its 75 cooling plants across Dubai, ensure the provision of high quality district cooling services for customers, during the peak hours of summer. Empower confirmed the use of latest district cooling systems, that comply with global standards, in its operational processes. This supports reducing electricity and water consumption by ......read more

Empower's district cooling system supports the growth of hospitality sector in Dubai…

Provides cooling services for more than 17% of hotels in Dubai Help to build a green economy and achieve sustainable development Ahmad Bin Shafar: “The steady growth in Dubai’s hospitality industry is a clear indication that this sector needs to adopt district cooling systems to be an active partner in promoting sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. ” Dubai, UAE, 29th April 2019:   In conjunction with the Arabian Travel Market 2019, Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, has confirmed Empower’s support to Dubai’s hospitality sector, one of the fastest-growing industries in the UAE. The district cooling system helps the hotel enterprises to reduce carbon emissions and supports the ......read more

FANR Nuclear Technology Portal (NuTech) integrates with Abu Dhabi Customs (Dhabi System)…

- Fully integrated with Abu Dhabi General Administration of Customs, FANR NuTech Portal is the first of its kind in the UAE   - FANR NuTech Portal reduces approval time for clearing of shipments from customs by 80%     28 April 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the nuclear regulator in the UAE, has developed the nation’s first automated import and export control system for nuclear related dual use Items. Fully integrated with Abu Dhabi General Administration of Customs, FANR’s NuTech Portal system is paperless and has reduced approval time for the clearing of shipments from Abu Dhabi Customs by 80%, and achieved a customer happiness rating of 100%.   The FANR’s NuTech Portal was established in March 2018, following five ......read more

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) launches the fourth edition of Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2020 in Casablanca, Kingdom of Morocco…

The award aims to promote practices and techniques to improve energy efficiency, rationalize consumption and increase renewable energy Dubai, UAE, April 27, 2019:  The Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai announced the launch of the fourth edition of the Emirates Energy 2020 Award, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, at a press conference held in the city of Casablanca in the Kingdom of Morocco. As part of the Council's strategy, the aim is to encourage innovative ideas from individuals and research centres, as well as public and private sector institutions to participate in the forthcoming award. The launch ceremony witnessed the presence of representative of UAE embassy in Morocco and HE Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the ......read more

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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

Hydrogen could contribute to 20% of CO2 emissions reduction targets by 2050…

The Hydrogen Council reveals first-of-a-kind study showing hydrogen’s contribution as a key pillar of the energy transition Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017:  As global leaders gathered at COP23 in Bonn, Germany, 18 key leaders in their industry verticals, united in the Hydrogen Council coalition, came together to launch first-ever globally quantified vision of the ......read more

Quantum Eurostar to implement the largest ESCO project in the UAE leisure and entertainment sector…

Quantum Eurostar, a leading accredited ESCO in the UAE, has signed an agreement with Etihad ESCO, the energy efficiency and saving arm of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. Dubai- November 21, 2017:  Quantum Eurostar Energy Solutions Company (QESCO), a leading accredited ESCO in the UAE, announced ESCO projects in the UAE to undertake innovative energy management solutions ......read more

LED set to form over 50% of regional lighting market by 2020…

Dubai, UAE, November 18, 2017:  The quest for energy efficiency and ecologically friendly lighting solutions is set to drive demand for green lighting products in the Middle East. These trends are increasingly evident in the build up to Light Middle East 2017, where global lighting majors target the lucrative green lighting market. The leading trade, networking and business ......read more

ADFD, IRENA Open New Round of Funding for Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries, Invite ...…

ADFD concessional loans will fund transformative renewable energy projects in developing countries Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 November 2017:  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), is inviting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Within the framework of the ADFD-funded US$350 million ......read more

Schneider Electric at ADIPEC 2017: Real-time Data to Revolutionise Oil and Gas Industry.…

Company Showcases Latest EcoStruxure™ for Oil and Gas Solutions at Booth No. 4250, Hall 4 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2017:   Real-time data captured from the field and conveyed to the cloud via sensors and analytical engines can impact the profitability of entire oil and gas (O&G) businesses. Building around this concept, Schneider ......read more

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Tours the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 November 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Al Dhafra Region, visited the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant to witness the latest construction milestones and receive a briefing on progress of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan was hosted by His Excellency Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman ......read more

BP wins Advancements in Asset Performance category for Khazzan Gas Production project…

November 15, 2017 – BP Oman has won the prestigious BIM Advancements in Asset Performance of Utilities and Industrial Facilities category in Bentley’s Be Inspired Awards program. The announcement was made during Bentley’s annual Year in Infrastructure Conference, held in Singapore last month. The Khazzan Project in Oman is one of BP’s seven major projects in 2017, and ......read more

ADSB successfully expands into oil and gas industry despite low oil prices…

Oil price decline has led to new market opportunity, says CEO Company’s revised strategy turned AED 90.6m (US$24.7m) loss in 2014 to a net profit of AED 71m (US$19.2m) in 2016 New brand identity unveiled at ADIPEC today 14 November 2017 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, ......read more

Khalifa University Showcases Research Projects in Oil and Gas Sector at ADIPEC 2017…

Faculty and Students from Petroleum Institute Participate in Sharing of Knowledge and Experience Abu Dhabi, 14 November 2017:  The Khalifa University of Science and Technology, a research university dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to discovery and application of knowledge, has announced it is participating through Petroleum Institute as an ......read more

Schneider Electric at ADIPEC 2017: Real-time Data to Revolutionise Oil and Gas Industry…

Company Showcases Latest EcoStruxure™ for Oil and Gas Solutions at Booth No. 4250, Hall 4 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Dubai-UAE: 13 November, 2017:  Real-time data captured from the field and conveyed to the cloud via sensors and analytical engines can impact the profitability of entire oil and gas (O&G) businesses. Building around this concept, Schneider Electric, ......read more

Prestigious private & government entities extend full support to Abu Dhabi Science Festival 2017…

November 13, 2017 - Renowned private and public organizations from across the UAE are extending their full support to the 7th Abu Dhabi Science Festival (ADSF) running until the 18th of November 2017 simultaneously at both Khalifa Park and the Al Ain Zoo under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed ......read more

Abu Dhabi Residents Learn About Nuclear Energy and Latest Project Updates at ENEC Public Forums…

Hundreds of UAE residents attended ENEC’s latest public forums Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 November 2017:  Hundreds of residents, members of the public and students, attended two successful public forums organized by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The forums were held at Baynounah Educational Complex in the Al Dhafra Region on the 6th ......read more

Empower's ‘Consultants' Meet discusses new district cooling guidelines for 2018…

Dubai, UAE, November 12 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider held ‘Consultants’ Meet’ in Dubai to discuss the new district cooling guidelines for 2018. The event was attended by over 100 guests, including district cooling technical experts, contractors and consultants. The meeting is part of a ......read more

7% growth of oil and gas companies in Jafza…

Sultan Bin Sulayem: Location is the primary driver for companies setting up in Jebel Ali Free Zone Dubai, November 11, 2017:  Jafza, one of the world’s largest free zones, and a subsidiary of global trade enabler DP World has seen 7 per cent growth in the number of oil and gas companies during 2016. DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, : “Jafza’s ......read more

Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Round of Climate Negotiations…

Nationally Determined Contributions under Paris Agreement must reflect growing business case and global momentum for renewables    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2017:  Countries have an opportunity to significantly increase renewable energy ambition within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and to accelerate its deployment in line with climate objectives under the Paris ......read more

Region's first of its kind initiative to launch in November…

The GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award “Al Rowad” ÇáÑæÇÏ)) will debut during the 12th Annual GPCA Forum in Dubai to recognize the pioneers of the Arabian Gulf chemical industry Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 November 2017:  The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) is proud to announce the launch of the GPCA Legacy Initiative and GPCA Legacy Award ......read more

ENEC to Host Public Forums on Nuclear Energy in Abu Dhabi City and Al Dhafra Region…

Public forums key part of ongoing UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program educational and awareness campaigns led by ENEC Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 05 November 2017:  Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will host public forums at Baynounah Educational Complex in Al Dhafra region on Monday, 6 November, and at Zayed University Convention Centre, Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, ......read more

Rock Wettability Research Breakthrough from Khalifa University of Science and Technology May Help ...…

Researchers from the University’s Masdar Institute Developed a Novel Quantum Mechanical Simulation Approach to Predict Carbonate Surface Wettability, which Enhances Understanding of Oil Reservoirs in the Region Abu Dhabi-UAE: 04 November, 2017:   A team of researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have proposed a quantum mechanical simulation technique to ......read more

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Celebrates Flag Day at its Headquarters and Barakah Site…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2 November 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) celebrated Flag Day at its headquarters in Masdar City, and at the site of the Barakah Peaceful Nuclear Energy Plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The activity comes in support of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s call ......read more

UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program one of the most diverse, multinational and multicultural ...…

Her Excellency, Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi delivers special presentation on the role of women in the nuclear industry during the final day of the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi, UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 1 November 2017:  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program was praised for ......read more

UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program highlighted as a role model for major projects…

UAE nuclear energy leaders showcased to global industry audience the “The UAE’s Journey Towards Peaceful Nuclear Energy” at the International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 1 November 2017:  The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program was showcased as a role model ......read more

Jury Selects 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize Winners…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31 Oct 2017:  The Jury of the Zayed Future Energy Prize convened to deliberate and select nine winners across its five categories today. The winners will be announced at the Prize awards ceremony on 15 January 2018 as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).   The Prize recognises notable work carried out by businesses and individuals through the large ......read more

Safety and Reliability of Nuclear Energy Discussed During Second Day of International Ministerial ...…

More than 700 delegates and nuclear energy experts attended the second day of the IAEA organized conference in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 31 October 2017:  Challenges in developing nuclear energy infrastructure, facilitating international cooperation, and the safety and reliability of nuclear energy were the key topics discussed during the second day of the ......read more

Nuclear energy drives global economic growth and sustainable development…

Crucial role of nuclear energy sector in meeting global energy demands and sustainable development goals highlighted at day one of International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – 30 October 2017:  Nuclear energy drives global economic growth, supports sustainable development and is helping to meet ......read more

IAEA International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in The 21st Century…

Statement by the United Arab Emirates  Delivered by H.E. Suhail Al Mazroui, Minister of Energy and Industry Mr. President, Excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. At the outset, I would like to welcome you to the United Arab Emirates and to this  special gathering here in Abu Dhabi to deliberate the future of nuclear energy and its contribution to sustainable ......read more

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