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ENEC Completes Significant Tests of Unit 3 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Cold Hydrostatic Testing successfully completed at Unit 3 Significant step towards the completion of Unit 3 of the Barakah plant Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 December 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed Cold Hydrostatic Testing (CHT) at Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The testing, which is a crucial step towards the completion of Unit 3 of the 4-unit Barakah plant, incorporated the lessons learned from Units 1 and 2 and represents a significant milestone in the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program.   Prior to the commencement of CHT, Unit 3’s Nuclear Steam Supply Systems were flushed with demineralized water, and the Reactor Pressure Vessel Head and Reactor Coolant Pump Seals were installed. During the Cold ......read more

Schneider Electric presents Villaya Emergency for easier access to energy in emergency situations…

The increase in humanitarian emergencies calls for mobile, clean, reliable and affordable energy access solutions Villaya Emergency can be deployed on site in less than 30 minutes to provide energy for impacted areas  Dubai (United Arab Emirates) – 12 December 2018 –   During a humanitarian crisis, electricity is often difficult to access. Schneider Electric , the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is launching Villaya Emergency, a solar microgrid solution ready to use in any situation thanks to a system combining Schneider Electric technologies and the expertise of innovative start-ups.    Facilitating access to clean, reliable and affordable energy during humanitarian emergencies   Whether due to the geopolitical context, natural disasters or ......read more

At COP24, Schneider Electric Strengthens its Commitment to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030…

The Group will present innovative solutions to fight climate change in Katowice Schneider Electric’s experts & leaders will actively participate at COP24 Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2018:  At a time when the latest IPCC report calls for urgent action to fight climate change, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is accelerating its contribution to meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. To mark the occasion of COP24 in Katowice (Poland), from December 3 to 14, 2018, Schneider Electric is strengthening its commitments to become carbon neutral by 2030 using solutions that will help accelerate the transition towards a low carbon economy.   Carbon neutral by 2030 “The climate emergency is growing, and new players are ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum completes the acquisition of a 20 percent interest in the Nour Concession in Egypt…

Abu Dhabi, 10 December 2018:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has completed the acquisition from Italy’s Eni of a 20 percent participating interest in the Nour North Sinai Offshore Area (”Nour”) concession, an offshore exploration block in Egypt.  In the concession, which is in participation with Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS), Eni as operator through its subsidiary, IEOC, now holds a 40 percent interest. The other partners in the concession are BP with 25 percent interest and Tharwa Petroleum Company with 15 percent interest.  Dr. Bakheet Al Katheeri, Chief Executive Officer, Mubadala Petroleum signed a deed with Eni completing the sale to Mubadala Petroleum in the presence of the Egyptian Minister of Petroleum, H.E. Tarek El Molla, in Sharm El Sheikh.  Dr. Al ......read more

Backing the next generation of solar power innovators…

As the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 comes to an end, German bathroom brand sponsor hansgrohe – and its regional partner ITC – say the future is looking brighter for protecting the environment  09 December 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Solar energy could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs, but it is crucial that individual countries invest in the next generation of innovators to make that happen.  As always, the UAE has been leading the way in pioneering new technology and new thinking. The just concluded Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 (SDME), hosted by DEWA in collaboration with the US Department of Energy Dubai, was an intriguing competition that challenged students from various international universities to design and build a 150 square metre residential house that is entirely ......read more

Oil rallies on Opec+ production cut, gold breaks higher…

By Ole S Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank Dubai, UAE, December 09, 2018:  Commodities received a late boost after the Opec+ group managed to agree to a decent output cut; gold, meanwhile, received a bid following a weak US jobs report. The market’s overall focus stayed with the US-China trade war and the increased prospect of a US slowdown.  Commodities found a bid on Friday to finish the week higher after the Opec+ group – following 24 hours of negotiations – agreed to a production cut large enough to support the market. Gold, meanwhile, traded above $1,240/oz in response to a weaker than expected US nonfarm payrolls report. Until Friday, the market had been struggling amid continued worries about the economic impact of the ongoing trade war. US and global stock markets gyrated wildly ......read more

Middle East economies are still dominated by oil sector development…

Dubai, UAE, December 01, 2018:  According to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report, economic recovery in the Middle East is slowly gathering momentum after last year’s slump, when economic growth slowed to an eight-year low at only 0.9%. Overall, the Middle East’s GDP is expected to grow to 2.3% in 2018, though growth remains below the 2010-2016 average of 3.9%. The accountancy and finance body says oil continues to dominate and shape the macroeconomic outlook for Middle Eastern economies, despite major economic diversification efforts. Economic Insight: Middle East Q4 2018, produced by Oxford Economics, says the same factors that slowed down economic growth in 2017 are now contributing to the overall economic recovery. Oil prices have hit their highest levels since the end of November 2014 in recent weeks at ......read more

UAE's non-oil sector drives economic growth in 2018…

Dubai, UAE, November 28, 2018:  According to ICAEW’s latest Economic Insight report, the economic outlook for UAE is set to accelerate to 2% this year, up from the eight-year low of 0.8% in 2017, supported by rising oil prices, regional economic recovery, higher public spending and investment and a gradual build-up in business momentum. The accountancy and finance body says the non-oil sector, which represents close to 70% of the UAE’s economy, is driving the country’s economic growth this year. Economic Insight: Middle East Q4 2018, produced by Oxford Economics, says the oil sector is expected to remain a drag on growth in 2018, as overall production has remained limited in the first half of 2018 at an average of 2.85 million barrels per day, down by almost 2% from the average of 2.91 million barrels per day in ......read more

PLC System partners with Dubai Carbon as demand for renewable energy increases…

28th November 2018, Dubai, UAE:   Dubai Carbon has enabled yet another key energy player to enter the UAE renewable energy market, following the signing of an agreement with energy experts PLC System S.r.l. Mr. Francesco Esposito, Sole Director of PLC System S.r.l signed a joint venture agreement with the CEO of Dubai Carbon, Mr. Ivano Iannelli signaling the increasing growth of Dubai Carbon’s portfolio of renewable energy partners, strengthening their position as the region’s renewable energy experts, and supporting the U.A.E.’s commitment towards a greener economy.   The partnership between the two leaders in the renewable energy market will enable access to advanced systems required to generate renewable energy and in turn achieve the stringent targets set out in Dubai’s Clean Energy ......read more

Italian water tech major DAB to cater to the higher demand for energy-efficient tech solutions…

At Big 5 Dubai 2018, DAB launches the world’s best energy-efficient water management solutions for urban development DUBAI - November 27, 2018:   DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, brings to Dubai a range of solutions utilising the advantages of renewable energy for urban development. At Big 5 Dubai 2018, taking place from November 26 to 29 at Dubai World Trade Centre, DAB introduces a range of solutions, focused on innovation, digitalisation and safety of people.  DAB is among a few water technology solution providers globally to offer a comprehensive range with more than 2,000 products. DAB produces over three million pumps per year catering mainly to residential, commercial, and agricultural irrigation sectors. DAB offers energy-saving Italian technologies, ......read more

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) launches the Emirates Energy Award (EEA) 2020 in Jordan…

The award aims to recognise best practices in energy efficiency to enhance constructive contribution to a sustainable future  Dubai, UAE, November 27, 2018:  Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) unveiled the fourth edition of Emirates Energy Award (EEA) - 2020 at a press conference held at Fairmont – Amman, Jordan on 27th November. The DSCE’s move comes as part of its goals and promotion plans. The press conference was attended by high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan, HE Mattar Saif Al Shamsi, the UAE ambassador to Jordan, HE Ahmad Buti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE), and Vice Chairman of the ......read more

Wintershall acquires stake in the largest gas and condensate fields yet to be developed in the United Arab Emirates…

10% stake in Ghasha Concession in Abu Dhabi Close partnership with ADNOC: 40 years term concession Investments running into the billions in the growth region in the Arabian Gulf Abu Dhabi, November 26, 2018:   Wintershall will invest in one of the world’s most important centers for oil and gas production: The company will take a ten percent stake in the Ghasha Concession alongside the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in the United Arab Emirates. The Hail, Ghasha, Dalma and other ultra-sour gas and condensate fields such as Nasr, SARB and Mubarraz are located in the Al Dhafra region off the coast of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.    His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, as well as Mario Mehren, CEO of Wintershall, have now signed a ......read more

ADNOC Adds Germany's Wintershall to the Ghasha Ultra-Sour Gas Concession…

Wintershall awarded 10 percent concession share in the Ghasha offshore sour gas mega-project, marking the first time a German oil and gas company joins an ADNOC concession Concession agreement will give ADNOC access to world-leading sour gas technology  Project contributes to ADNOC’s In-Country Value program and is expected to produce more than 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per day Announcement builds on momentum generated by the Supreme Petroleum Council’s approval of ADNOC’s new integrated gas strategy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – November 26, 2018: The Abu Dhabi Government and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have added Wintershall Holding GmbH to the Ghasha ultra-sour gas mega-project with a 10 percent stake. The Ghasha concession consists of the Hail, Ghasha, Dalma and other ......read more

EDF and Nawah Energy Company sign operations and maintenance assistance agreement for Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, United Arab Emirates.…

Dubai, UAE, November 22, 2018:   EDF, the world-leading nuclear operator, and Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) that is mandated to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, signed a long-term framework agreement whereby EDF will provide a range of services to support Nawah in operating and maintaining the Barakah Plant, the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab World. With more than 50 years of nuclear experience and acclaimed expertise in supporting newcomer countries, EDF will provide Nawah with services in a number of areas including operational safety, radiation protection, fuel-cycle management and environmental monitoring. The EDF Group will provide expertise in the form of engineering studies, on-site support, training and benchmarking ......read more

Schneider Electric and Verger Delporte Partner for Electricity Innovation…

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 22 November 2018 –   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced a partnership with Verger Delporte to become a Certified Reseller and EcoStruxure Advisor to support innovation in franchised panel building in electric facilities.

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Danfoss enters wastewater market with a series of high energy efficiency pumps…

Danfoss launches a new series of APP W HC pumps specially designed and built for Zero Liquid Discharge and Minimal Liquid Discharge (ZLD/MLD) industrial wastewater treatment, that can deliver total efficiency rates of 90% at pressures up to 120 bar.      UAE, Dubai, 20 November 2018:   In response to the growing demand for energy efficient ZLD/MLD solutions in the Middle East, Danfoss now releases its first APP pumps targeting large capacity industrial wastewater treatment plants.    The new APP W HC pumps that handle flow ranges from 11 to 24 m3/hour are made of Duplex stainless steel to provide maximum corrosion protection.  The ZLD/MLD APP pumps can be parallel-coupled to fulfil the required capacity at any time. If one of the pumps is out for maintenance, the remaining pumps ......read more

Schneider Electric Announces APC NetShelter Racks and Micro Data Centers Achieve Cisco Certification…

Extends Cisco UCS Pre-rack and Ship Certification to the entire NetShelter SX product line with Shock Packaging including 13 preconfigured SKUs and Micro Data Center Xpress SX 24U and 42U Provides more options for greater flexibility and faster deployment at the edge Offers IT channel partners and customers assurance of pre-tested, proven system compatibility DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 20 November 2018:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced today that APC NetShelter® SX with Shock Packaging has achieved Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Pre-rack and Ship Certification, expanding certification from one standard size to covering the entire product line.   The NetShelter SX product line includes 13 preconfigured SKUs with ......read more

ADNOC to Announce Additional Partnerships as Group CEO Builds on ADIPEC Momentum…

Announcements to address new partnerships for sour gas concession and oil and gas blocks Record-breaking ADIPEC draws more than 145K oil and gas industry professionals; attendance increases 30 percent, with international visitors up 50 percent Series of new partnerships and investments at ADIPEC to meet rising demand triggered by 4th Industrial Revolution in line with ADNOC’s industrial call to action: ‘Oil and Gas 4.0’  Announcements will accelerate delivery of ADNOC’s 2030 growth strategy following SPC mandate  Abu Dhabi, UAE – November  19, 2018:  The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) will accelerate delivery of its new integrated gas strategy, as well as its plans to increase its oil production capacity to 4 million barrels per day by 2020, with H.E. Dr. Sultan ......read more

UAE-Republic of Korea meeting of the Supreme Joint Committee on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy…

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 November 2018:  On Friday November 16, 2018, His Excellency (HE) Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Energy and Industry, chaired the UAE-Republic of Korea meeting of the Supreme Joint Committee on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy that took place in the South Korean capital of Seoul.  On behalf of the UAE, the meeting was attended by H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC); H.E. Eng. Mohammed Bin Jarsh Al Falasi, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy; Christer Viktorsson, Director General of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR); Mr. Nasser Al Nasseri, Barakah One Company CEO, as well as officials from the UAE energy sector and members of the UAE embassy in ......read more

ADNOC to Invest AED 5.1 Billion to Upgrade and Expand its Giant Bu Hasa Field as it Ramps up Onshore Crude Production Capacity…

EPC contract that will deliver in excess of 60% of In-Country Value awarded to Tecnicas Reunidas SA after rigorous tender process Crude oil production capacity from Bu Hasa Field will increase from 550,000 to 650,000 barrels per day in line with ADNOC’s plan to increase its oil production capacity to 4mmbpd by 2020 Investment will enhance Bu Hasa’s production, deliver greater efficiencies and maximize value from a mature oil field Abu Dhabi, UAE – November 14, 2018: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, an AED 5.1 billion (US $1.4 billion) investment to upgrade and expand its Bu Hasa field, which will increase crude oil production capacity to 650,000 barrels per day (bpd). This is an important step towards delivery of ADNOC’s 2030 smart growth strategy that seeks to increase its ......read more

ENEC Achieves Historic Milestone in Construction of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

ENEC celebrates the completion of main concrete works and heavy equipment lifting at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant  More than 2.3 million  cubic meters of concrete poured and approximately 250,000 metric tons of rebar installed at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 October 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has celebrated the achievement of a historic milestone in the development of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, with the completion of all main concrete works and heavy equipment lifting for the four nuclear reactor units being built in the Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi.    Senior leaders and employees of ENEC, together with the Prime Contractor and Joint Venture partner, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), and their subsidiaries, the Nawah Energy ......read more

Atlantic presents its water heating solutions with renewable energy sources at The Big 5 and Solar Decathlon Middle East…

Visit Atlantic International at The Big 5 located in Hall 3 stand number 3B129 to discover Explorer and Solerio Optimum 3 product ranges. Learn more about Groupe Atlantic’s support in the student led initiative to create the ideal solar house prototype at the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018.   United Arab Emirates, 14 November 2018, Atlantic is a renowned French brand creating the best in class water heating solutions with energy savings at the heart of its mission, will be showcasing its latest range of products at The Big 5 taking place from the 26th  to the 29th  of November at Dubai World Trade Centre.    Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with regional team leaders who will reveal the latest product technology and innovations with demonstrations of Explorer, the highly ......read more

Tabreed's Reports 10% Increase in Net Profit to AED 319.3 Million…

Tabreed has been rated investment grade by two credit rating agencies   14 November, 2018 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based regional district cooling utility company, today released its consolidated financial results for the first nine months of 2018. Tabreed reported a 10% increase in net profit to AED 319.3 million for the year up to 30 September, compared with the same period in 2017, mainly driven by the acquisition in March of S&T Cool, a district cooling provider on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, as well as income in May from a partial sale of Saudi Tabreed following the investment by the IDB Infrastructure Fund II, reducing Tabreed's total shareholding in Saudi Tabreed from 25% to 20%.    Tabreed’s ......read more

FANR releases first annual report on Radiological Environmental Monitoring…

The background radiation level in the UAE’s environment is very low in comparison to most other countries 13 November 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has released its first annual report on Radiological Environmental Monitoring in the United Arab Emirates. The report establishes the baseline level of radiation either from naturally occurring or from man-made radionuclides sources in the UAE and reveals that in general the radiation dose rates are very low when compared to most other countries in the world. The report summarizes the results of the first year of FANR’s comprehensive Radiological Monitoring Program, covering January 1 – December 31, 2015. The program was established as a result of FANR’s role as the UAE’s independent nuclear ......read more

Emirates Steel Showcases Oil and Gas Products at ADIPEC 2018 in Abu Dhabi…

Emirates Steel has sold 215 thousand tons of heavy and medium sections for use in the oil and gas industry over the past three years   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 13 November 2018: Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE and a subsidiary of the General Holding Corporation (SENAAT), is participating in the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2018. The event is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, from 12-15 November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.   During the exhibition Emirates Steel is showcasing its steel product range, which is uniquely suited to meet the requirements of the oil and gas industry. Emirates Steel’s participation in the event for the fourth consecutive year is a ......read more

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ENEC Progresses Delivering Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Completing Significant Tests of Unit 2…

Milestone testing achievement represents a significant step towards the completion of Unit 2 Tests performed demonstrate commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality.  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 25 July 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has successfully completed the Cold Hydrostatic Testing (CHT) at Unit 2 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant located in Al ......read more

Abu Dhabi's Baron Point Petroleum Signs JV With PetroVietnam Oil Corporation in US$150m Project in ...…

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Regional Lighting Market Continues to Shine as Leading Global Player's Line Up for Light Middle ...…

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Beat The Heat – Six Tips to Save Energy and Reduce Bills During Summer…

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ADNOC Distribution Opens Seah Al Saram Service Station in Fujairah…

Abu Dhabi, 15 July, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of Seah Al Saram Service Station in Fujairah, taking the total number of service stations in its network to 460 across the country.  The latest addition to the network demonstrates the company’s sustained efforts to meet the growing demand for its high-quality products and services in the ......read more

ADWEA Leadership Witnesses Progress of UAE's Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program…

ADWEA leadership delegation visits Barakah and receives update on commissioning activities of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Peaceful nuclear energy will become a major provider of sustainable energy for the Nation Tour of Units 2, 3 and 4 demonstrate major construction progress and preparations for quality nuclear operations Tour demonstrated alignment with highest nuclear ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Al Meedan Service Station in Sharjah…

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Empower and partners of the UN initiative “District Energy in Cities” sign Global Cooperation ...…

The Global Cooperation Agreement brings together countries such as Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Germany (European Union), Japan, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America  Dubai, UAE, 1 July 2017:  In an effort to enhance the conservational impact and development of district cooling in the UAE, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation ......read more

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company awards GAC Fujairah husbandry contract…

Covers KOTC vessels in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore Fujairah, UAE July 1, 2017:  GAC Fujairah has been awarded a husbandry contract by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) to provide ship supply services, spare parts handling and a range of other logistical services to its vessels arriving in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore anchorage.  As part of global shipping, ......read more

Empower Presents Best Practices and Innovations at International District Energy Association's ...…

Ahmad Bin Shafar presented his views and opinions on the pace of change in the district cooling industry during the ‘Global Leaders Plenary Panel Discussion’   Dubai, UAE, 28 June 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, shared some of its latest best practices and ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Opens Abu Dhabi's Mahawi North Service Station…

Abu Dhabi, 28 June, 2017: ADNOC Distribution recently opened the Mahawi North service station, located in the Mahawi area on the Abu Dhabi – Al Ain highway. This new addition takes the total number of stations in Abu Dhabi city and its suburbs to 98 service station and 10 ADNOC Xpress.  Throughout 6 islands and 12 dispensers; Mahawi service station will offer its customers with an ......read more

InSinkErator contributes to UAE State of Energy Report for third consecutive year…

Dubai 20 June 2017:  InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use,  has been included by the Ministry of Energy for the third consecutive year, in the 2017 UAE State of Energy Report. InSinkErator was recognized for this contribution during the Ministry of Energy’s ......read more

ADNOC Distribution Incorporates More Customer-Focused Features in its Enhanced Mobile App…

Abu Dhabi, 18 June, 2017: ADNOC Distribution’s has announced that an updated version of its free-to-download mobile app is now available for customers, suppliers and the public. The upgraded app serves as a one-stop-shop for all ADNOC Distribution’s consumer-focused services. Comprehensive and friendly to use, the free mobile app enables customers to engage, interact, explore and ......read more

Dubai's First Social Experiment Takes Place During Ramadan…

The study, conducted by Dubai Carbon, aims to map the behavioural patterns in food waste and other precious resources in support of the Emirate’s transition to a sustainable society Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Continuing its efforts to boost sustainable living, Dubai Carbon has launched the emirate’s first social experiment focused on understanding lifestyle habits of the general ......read more

ICT Energy Efficiency Discussed in Dubai…

Dubai, 15 June, 2017:  As the region’s countries continue to inch closer to establishing knowledge-based economies and ICT becomes an integral part of everyday life, Dubai hosted the ICT Energy Efficiency Summit 2017, a two-day event that highlighted the latest innovations that drastically reduce energy consumption. Organized by Huawei, the Summit saw over 100 high-profile delegates ......read more

Gulf Energy Maritime Signed AED275 Million Shari'ah-Compliant Facility with Dubai Islamic Bank…

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Petrofac Secures Five-Year Training Agreement with Kuwait Oil Company…

13 June 2017 Petrofac has agreed a five-year relationship with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for the provision of specialist technical training and competency development services.  The contract, which is valued at more than US$35 million, was secured following a competitive tendering process and is effective immediately. The work will be undertaken within Kuwait by the Training Services ......read more

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Commends Russia's Role in the Development of the Global Nuclear ...…

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Technical Committee of 3rd Emirates Energy Award (EEA) Holds Its 1st Meeting to Review ...…

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Empower's ‘Smile at 24 Degrees' Campaign Set to Drive Optimal Utility Savings for District Cooling ...…

For the fourth year in a row: The campaign aims to reduce the energy consumption through optimal temperature setting  Dubai, UAE, 11 June 2017: As the mercury rises, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has launched its nationwide summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24 degrees’. The campaign ......read more

Petrofac secures framework agreement with Petroleum Development Oman…

Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2017:  Petrofac has secured a long-term Framework Agreement (FA) with Petroleum Development Oman PDO) for the provision of Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EP+Cm) Support Services for major oil and gas projects.  The Agreement, which is for ten years with an additional five-year option, builds upon a three-year programme of EP+Cm support ......read more

A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute Launches, with the Aim of Helping GCC Governments and ...…

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Empower Launches Bills Payment Facility Through Emirates NBDATM/CDMs…

  The new service will allow Empower’s customers to know the outstanding balance and make the payment of their district cooling consumption bills at all ENBD ATMs and CDMs across the UAE. Dubai, UAE, 7 June 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, launched payment facility for its customers through ......read more

UK Electrical Safety Body to Open in Dubai as GCC Authorities Look to Minimise Fire Incidents…

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ADNOC Distribution Opens Two New Service Stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah…

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

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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, ......read more

Unlocking Dubai's Solar Potential…

innogy International Middle East and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (Dubai Carbon) to develop Rooftop PV Projects in Dubai Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai’s vision and the UAE Vision 2021, it is evident that Dubai and the UAE are at the forefront of ......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 ......read more

Sharjah National Oil Corporation and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority Sign Gas Sales ...…

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. ......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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......read more

Oil and Gas Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Discuss Automation Enabled Efficiency and Growth ...…

  -    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 ......read more

MBRSC Showcases the First Sustainable Autonomous House for Hot and Humid Climate at The ...…

  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, ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

ENEC Announces Completion of Initial Construction Work for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant & ...…

-    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 ......read more

Under the patronage of the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department - Dubai, Mosque ...…

Dubai (May 3, 2017)– Under the patronage of the Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department – Dubai, Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) launched Mosque Design & Development Summit at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai. The summit was officially supported by the UAE Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Etihad ESCO and was inaugurated with a keynote address by ......read more

BMTC marks AED 1 million renovation of its 50-year flagship showroom in Dubai…

Modern 500 sq m showroom with high-end technology upgrades will offer seamless customer experience BMTC announces further expansion in Abu Dhabi with all-new 300 sq m showroom in Musaffah to open in May BMTC showrooms showcase entire portfolio of BMTC including lighting, electrical and water solutions Dubai, UAE; May 3rd, 2017: Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company (BMTC), the ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......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 ......read more

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

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 ......read more

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