Monday 21 August 2017

Solar, renewable focus for debut Bahrain energy expo

Preparations are in full swing for the upcoming first Energy Investment Forum and Exhibition (Steeb 2017) in Bahrain from September 17 to 19, Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza said.   The event will showcase the latest developments in


Masdar signs EPC contract to build Oman wind farm

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the first large-scale wind farm in Oman and the GCC. The Dhofar Wind Power Project is a


Saipem wins $850-million new Kuwait refinery deal

Italy-based Saipem, a leading oil and gas industry contractor, has won a new contract worth $850 million for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the feed pipelines of the New Refinery Project (NRP) in Al Zour located in the south of Kuwait. The contrac


Dewa wins top awards for costumer focus, innovation

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has won the Best Innovation and Best Customer Focus awards at the UK’s Best Business Awards 2017. The awards recognise Dewa’s achievements in implementing the best international standards for monitoring customer happiness t


Duqm Refinery inks PMC contract with Amec Foster

Oman’s Duqm Refinery has officially signed the recent agreement to appoint Amec Foster Wheeler (AFW) engineering consultancy as the project management contractor (PMC) for the refinery’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) phase. The signing ceremony was a


Topaz Energy H1 revenue down 23pc to $116m

Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, has posted a revenue of $115.6 million for the first half of the year (H1), a decrease of 22.7 per cent against corresponding revenue of $149.5 million in H1 2016. This decrease is mainly due to off-hire of barge


World’s first commercial floating wind farm nears completion

The fifth and final wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm, a joint project between Masdar and Statoil, has arrived at its final destination at Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland.    Earlier this summ


New power distribution station opens at Bahrain airport

A new 220 kV power distribution station at Bahrain International Airport was inaugurated yesterday (August 16) by Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza.   The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) chief executive officer Shaikh Nawaf bin I


Morocco to build new desalination plant

Morocco will build a seawater desalination plant in the Casablanca-Settat region, said a senior government official. The feasibility study and the institutional set-up of the project are currently being finalised, Charafate Afailal, secretary of state for water, was quoted as say


Engie completes $762m investment in Tabreed

The National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) has announced the successful completion of an investment of approximately Dh2.8 billion ($762.32 million) by Engie, a global energy company, to acquire 40 per cent of Tabreed shares, a Wam news agency report said. Headquarte

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