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Empower achieves 40% Emiratisation in its senior management in 2019…

Dubai, UAE, 8th December 2019:    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, revealed that it has achieved 40% Emiratisation in its senior management, and 33% in its middle management. Empower also highlighted that 15% of company’s 750 employees are Emiratis, out of which 48% are female Emirati employees and 52% are male Emirati employees. This supports gender balance in the work environment and attracts young Emirati talents, to work in the district cooling sector.  This comes within the framework of Empower's commitment to enhance the role of Emirati talents in driving economic development by increasing the number of employees working in the district cooling sector in line with the UAE Vision 2021. Empower strives to participate ......read more

ENEC Hosts Knowledge Sharing Forum Focused on Business Continuity Management…

Representatives of UAE government entities shared best practices in business continuity management discussing the value it brings to businesses     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 7 December 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has hosted a Knowledge Sharing Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The forum convened representatives and delegates from a diverse range of UAE government entities. Attendees learned about latest best practice in business continuity management within the peaceful nuclear energy industry and how these best practices can be implemented across other sectors.   The forum is a result of ENEC’s commitment and continued efforts to support the UAE’s successful transition into a knowledge-based economy and society. Through sharing knowledge, engaging with local stakeholders and ......read more

ENEC welcomes visit by senior Emiratis to headquarters in Abu Dhabi…

 Group of 50 senior Emiratis from Sharjah visit ENEC’s headquarters  Senior officials  from ENEC and its subsidiaries brief senior citizens on the importance and progress of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 4 December 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has hosted a visiting group of 50 senior Emiratis, members of the Sharjah Social Services Department branch in Dibba Al-Hisn, at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The group had previously expressed interest in learning about the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and visiting ENEC’s headquarters.    His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, welcomed the senior Emiratis along with members of ENEC’s management and ......read more

ENEC Releases 'Tasamoh' a Rehabilitated Green Turtle and organizes Beach Cleanup at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

ENEC releases a rehabilitated green turtle back into the sea at the beach next to the Barakah plant while employees conduct annual beach cleanup     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 29 November 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) organized the release of a rehabilitated Green turtle back into her natural habitat in Barakah, while employees participated in a beach cleanup. The activities are a result of ENEC’s commitment to sustainability and the preservation of the UAE’s natural heritage.   Following the beach cleanup, during which employees collected a significant amount of litter, one large Green turtle called 'Tasamoh' in Arabic which means Tolerance, was released back into the sea. The turtle was originally found in the Barakah plant’s water inlet and was rehabilitated in the ......read more

With a mission to make water available everywhere, S4SUN by DAB makes its debut at the BIG 5 Dubai…

• Italian water tech major DAB presents the solar energy pumping system which can be used in regions without electricity. • DAB, present at Stand C31, Hall 1, Big 5 Dubai 2019, also showcases FX submersible pumps for lifting and movement of civil and industrial waste water.     DUBAI - November 26, 2019:   DAB Water Technology, an Italian frontrunner in the global water management industry, launched in Dubai solar energy pumping system S4SUN, which can be used in regions without electricity. DAB also launched DAB FX submersible pumps that are efficient, reliable and resistant for lifting and movement of civil and industrial wastewater.   With a pumping system using solar energy, S4SUN is the solar motor capable of collecting water everywhere in the world, even in the poorest and most ......read more

Al Dhafra residents learn about nuclear energy and Barakah plant progress at ENEC public forum…

 More than 300 Al Dhafra residents and stakeholders attended ENEC’s latest public forum  Senior officials  from ENEC and operating and maintenance subsidiary Nawah delivered informative presentations and answered questions   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 26 November 2019:   More than 300 residents, students and stakeholders attended a public forum organized by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) at the Baynounah Educational Complex in Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi.   The forum highlighted the strategic nature and national significance of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. It will provide safe, clean, reliable and efficient electricity for up to 25% of the nation with almost zero carbon emissions. Engineers also provided updates on the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear ......read more

Innovative Solutions in Construction Industry are Key to District Cooling Energy Efficiency…

Dubai, UAE, 25th November 2019:    Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, confirmed that utilising of innovative solutions in the construction industry is one of the key factor for energy efficiency in district cooling services. This came in conjunction with The Big 5 Exhibition, the largest and most influential building and construction show in the Middle East, being held from 25 to 28 November, 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre.  The exhibition discusses the changing economic landscape, promoting businesses, launching of latest construction and sustainability solutions, educating industry professionals, promoting best practices in line with technological innovations, and enabling industry professionals to review products from around the ......read more

ENEC to host public forum in Al Dhafra Region…

ENEC CEO, H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, and senior officials to highlight the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in preparation to commence unit 1 start-up in early 2020       Abu Dhabi, UAE - 23 November 2019:   Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will host a public forum at the Baynounah Educational Complex in Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi, on Monday, 25 November, 2019.   The forum is a core component of ENEC's ongoing commitment to engage with the local community on the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program and its benefits, as well as providing updates on the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. The event is open to all members of the public in addition to various stakeholders; from government entities and the peaceful nuclear energy ......read more

EWEC receives bids for the world's largest solar power plant project in the Al Dhafra region in Abu Dhabi…

The plant is expected to be almost double the size of EWEC’s ‘Noor Abu Dhabi’ solar plant - the current largest operational single-site Solar PV plant in the world   23 November 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) and a leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and beyond, has received bids for its 2 GW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Independent Power Producer (IPP) project, to be located in the Al Dhafra region in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.  The project tender included the financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the solar plant, including installation of solar ......read more

Inclusion and Diversity Can Deliver Business Benefits for Oil and Gas Industry…

The UAE is Leading the Way to Create a More Diverse Oil and Gas Industry, But Much Remains to Be Done, Says ADIPEC Keynote Speaker   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 November 2019:   Oil and gas companies will reap financial as well social benefits from actively promoting inclusion and diversity in their organisations, industry leaders at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) heard today.   In delivering the keynote address for ADIPEC’s co-located Inclusion and Diversity in Energy Conference, Tala Al Ramahi, Chief Strategy Officer for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi, said that while diversity remained a problem in oil and gas, ADNOC and other leading companies were actively seeking to change this.   “Women make up only 15 percent of the oil and gas ......read more

Oil Prices Hover Around Annual Average as OPEC Experiences Robust Production Declines…

Oil prices are hovering near the 50-week moving average which is a proxy for 1-year. While commodity trading prices have whipsawed throughout 2019, they are well above the $45 level low and the $66.5 highs. In early November, Saudi Aramco finally announced its initial public offering and is expected to go on a multi-week road show describing its long-term goals. Saudi Arabia also needs to contend with the United States which is a major global oil producer. OPEC countries are expected to produce nearly 28.2 million barrels a day of crude oil according to the Energy Information Administration. This number is down 1.6 million barrels a day from August. Production has been on the decline making the September numbers the lowest level of OPEC production seen in 16-years. Iran and Venezuela Lead Production Declines The decline comes as ......read more

KPMG Comment: Oil and Gas sector outlook…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 11, 2019:    A slew of exciting developments are transforming the oil and gas (O&G) industry globally. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are driving a digital revolution. Organizations within the industry are focusing on extensive capital investment.   The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) which opens today brings together the very companies, decision and policy makers that shape the future of oil and gas supply across 4 days of focused business, dialogue and knowledge transfer that addresses today’s energy challenges and define tomorrow’s energy landscape.  We would like to share with you the below statement from Nizar Jichi, Partner, Head of Energy and Natural Resources, KPMG Lower Gulf, who will be exhibiting ......read more

Italy's Leading Energy Innovators Calls to Create Partnerships at ADIPEC 2019…

Manufacturers of the latest design and technology solutions for the oil and gas sector will be at the upcoming oil and gas exhibition.   Dubai, UAE; 9 November 2019: Italy will be strongly represented once again during the annual Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC). Aiming to identify solutions and strategies that will shape the future of the industry, the Italian energy innovators will demonstrate its know-how at ADIPEC, taking place from 11 to 14 November 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.   Over a hundred companies, 32 of which are SMEs supported by the Italian Trade Agency, will be looking for new business opportunities and reinforcing partnerships with locally-based organisations.  Visitors can meet with Italian manufacturers showcasing a wide range of ......read more

Middle East Energy Assembles High-powered Advisory Board to Chart Industry Future…

Collective comprising 21 regional experts outline key issues to be explored at global energy platform in Dubai from 3-5 March, 2020  45th edition of three-day mega event will feature 150+ high-calibre conference speakers, leveraging the UAE’s position as a leader in sustainability and technology to shape the direction of an industry in transformation   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 06, 2019:  Middle East Energy (formerly Middle East Electricity), the global energy platform, has assembled a high-powered advisory board of industry heavyweights to set the agenda for a sector in the midst of transformative change as it readies for a 45th edition from 3-5 March, 2020, at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).  After 44 hugely successful editions as a holistic energy stage that empowers ......read more

Evonik Showcases Oil and Gas Portfolio at ADIPEC…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 05, 2019:    Evonik, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, participates this month at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) held November 11-14, 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).   “We are participating at ADIPEC for the second year in a row because we believe we have many solutions that can help the regional oil and gas industry to achieve production goals more efficiently. For us, ADIPEC presents a great platform to connect with the most important regional players and promote our technologies” said Dr. Herndrik Schoenfelder, Regional President, Evonik Middle East and Africa.      “Evonik is proud to bring its innovative solutions and broad range of products to the region. We ......read more

The French Oil & Gas Industry on display at ADIPEC…

 Inaugural French Award Ceremony on Day 2  44 Exhibiting Companies on the French Pavilion Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Convention Center– November 11th to 14th, 2019     United Arab Emirates : November 3, 2019:  The French pavilion, organized by Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will gather 44 companies, of which 10 are first time exhibitors, this year at ADIPEC trade show, the world's 2nd largest event in the O&G sector, from November 11 to 14, 2019.    France's exhibiting companies will represent every part of the sector, showcasing all the expertise and quality of French know-how when it comes to equipment and fittings for oil and gas, exploration, production and processing of hydrocarbons, ......read more

New oil discovery in Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt - AspenTech statement…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 29, 2019:     The recent breaking news about a large new oil discovery in the Gulf of Suez offshore Egypt - with estimations of about 200 million barrels of oil in place – is significant. This will further drive the rapid  development of the offshore E&P business as well as the onshore, midstream and refining sectors as Egypt’s oil and gas industry modernizes and expands.   Not only is it significant for Egypt, but also for the region, global energy markets and AspenTech’s business in the Middle East.  Even bigger is the opportunity to take advantage of an important time and true inflection point for industry. The volume of data being collected within our customers’ businesses has increased exponentially, and the insights that can be ......read more

MHPS highlights the pivotal role of hydrogen in enabling and accelerating the transition to a clean energy system…

Saudi Arabia strongly positioned to evolve into a global supply hub of commercially competitive hydrogen fuel Riyadh, KSA, 30 October 2019:   Talking to senior industry stakeholders at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) panel on ‘Fueling the Future’, Akimasa Muyama, Director, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) said, “We clearly believe in the ‘Hydrogen Society,’ a future in which hydrogen, a carbon free  fuel, will be a significant part of the world’s energy mix.” “The acceleration in the evolution of hydrogen technology along with the optimization of the supply chain has prompted many leading governments and organizations today to prioritize hydrogen in their energy sourcing strategies.  ......read more

ENEC Hosts Stakeholder Forum in Abu Dhabi…

representatives of more than 30 Governmental entities received an update on the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant and the ongoing development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program     Abu Dhabi, UAE - 30 October 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has hosted a Stakeholder Networking Forum in Abu Dhabi City, bringing together representatives from more than 30 governmental entities from across the UAE. Stakeholders learnt about the latest developments on the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program, as well as the latest progress updates on operational readiness preparations by the operating and maintenance subsidiary Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) for the first Unit of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant.   The forum provided opportunities for networking, followed by progress updates and ......read more

Ras Al Khaimah Moving Towards 100% Reuse of TSE…

RAS AL KHAIMAH WASTE WATER AGENCY  signs a TSE Water sales agreement with Durrat Al Khaleej Sweet Water Company   United Arab Emirates - October 27, 2019:    At a special meeting dated on October 23, 2019 RAS AL Khaimah waste water agency (RAKWA) and Durrat Al Khaleej Sweet Water Company have signed a Treated Sewage Effluent (TSE) water sale agreement. The agreement would see some 2500 cubic meters of TSE water, per day, delivered to Durrat Al Khaleej in the second quarter of 2020 and looking forward to increasing  the volume to around 5000 cubic meters per day by the first quarter of 2023.  Currently 70% of treated waste water  is reused in Ras Al Khaimah for irrigation of the City or commercial and industrial use , this agreement will see a significant step towards RAKWA vision to reuse ......read more

Siemens to supply gas turbines for new power plant in Karachi…

• Pakistan’s K-Electric awarded Siemens AG and China’s Harbin Electric International a contract to build a 900-megawatt combined cycle power plant at the Bin Qasim Power Complex in Karachi  • Siemens to supply two F-class gas turbines, steam turbines, generators and condensers     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - October 23, 2019:    Siemens along with partner Harbin Electric International, signed an agreement with K-Electric to build a 900-megawatt combined cycle power plant at the Bin Qasim Power Complex in Karachi.    K-Electric’s total investment for the project, known as Bin Qasim Power Station 3 (BQPS-III), is $650 million. Work is expected to begin by the end of 2019 and will be completed in 24 months.    Siemens will provide two ......read more

DEWA renews cooperation with Honeywell to expand smart grids in Dubai…

Renewed collaboration to install 250,000 additional smart meters across Dubai     Dubai, UAE, 23 October 2019:    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) renewed its collaboration with Honeywell to install 250,000 additional smart meters across Dubai, bringing the total number of Honeywell smart meters installed as part of ‘Smart Applications via Smart Grid and Meters’ initiative to approximately 1 million.   The project aims to provide smart infrastructure for electricity transmission and distribution networks, to ensure the speed of response to immediately reconnect in the event of any disruption; rationalize consumption via smart meters; and to monitor the details of consumption accurately, instantly and at any time, to enhance convenience and satisfaction levels of ......read more

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits Empower stand at WETEX 2019 and views the world's first unmanned District Cooling plant…

Dubai, UAE  21st October 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), visited the pavilion of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling service provider, at WETEX 2019 in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, where he was briefed on the latest developments and innovations in district cooling sector. During the visit, His Highness listened to a detailed explanation by Ahmad bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, about the achievements of the Company during the last period towards 2019, and the most important projects that have been completed based on the latest technologies in district cooling services, in addition to the aspirations of the ......read more

EWEC and ACWA Power Announce the Financial Closing of the World's Largest Reverse Osmosis Desalination Project…

Mubadala Investment Company and Abu Dhabi Power Corporation to own 60% of the project, and ACWA Power to own 40% Abu Dhabi, 19 October, 2019:  Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) and a leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, and ACWA Power, the leading Saudi-based developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants, have confirmed the successful financial closing of the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant. The new plant will be located at the Taweelah power and water desalination complex in Abu Dhabi, with completion expected in 2022. A partnership of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation and Mubadala Investment Company holds a 60% equity ......read more

EWEC receives six proposals for Fujairah F3 power plant project…

Continuing the rapid transformation of its energy mix, improving efficiency and driving sustainability  16 October 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) and a leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, has received six proposals for its “Fujairah F3” Independent Power Producer (IPP) project.  The Fujairah F3 project includes development, financing, construction, operations, maintenance and equity in a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) plant, which will have a power capacity of up to 2.4 GW. The project will be constructed in the Emirate of Fujairah on a site between the existing Fujairah F1 and Fujairah F2 power and water plants. The ......read more

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Unit 3 Transformers Energized at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant…

Main Power Transformer and Gas Insulated Bus (GIB) safely and successfully energized at Unit 3 allowing the beginning of preparations for Hot Functional Test   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 August 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved another milestone in the construction of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, being built at the Al Dhafra region of ......read more

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

Bin Shafar: “Customers can save in their district cooling service bill and tackle climate change through simple steps” Dubai, UAE, 18th August 2019:  As part of its continuous and solid approach and efforts to improve the performance of district cooling systems and make them more integrated, energy efficient and supporting for the rapid transition to a “green ......read more

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

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE lead the way with strategic investments designed to maximize value and open up new revenue streams ADIPEC 2019 will be catalyst for robust oil and gas industry growth as companies forge new partnerships and tap into the emerging commercial opportunities investments are creating Abu Dhabi, UAE – 08 August 2019:  Oil, gas and petrochemical projects, ......read more

Empower awards network extension contract worth AED 25 million…

To meet the needs of major development projects in Dubai Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contract worth AED 25 million to extend its cooling service pipeline network in order to meet the needs of major development projects in Dubai. This extension work ......read more

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

through a retrofit initiative – “Among the highest achievements in the region for comprehensive retrofit projects”. At a signing ceremony, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAKEZ, signed an agreement to retrofit nine RAKEZ buildings and reduce energy and water consumption through a guaranteed savings contract. Ras Al Khaimah, 3 August 2019: Ras Al Khaimah ......read more

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

1 August, 2019 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based regional district cooling developer, released today its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2019. The company continues to meet the region’s growing demand for district cooling and delivers solid performance and growth.   Financial ......read more

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

Easy UPS 3 Series now extends from 10 to 200 kVA with new Easy UPS 3M 120, 160, and 200 kVA UPSs Easy UPS 3M offers small and medium business competitive specifications requiring lower capital investment Simple to install, use, and service Dubai, UAE - July 28, 2019 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced it has extended ......read more

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

More than dozen awards conferred during the last 9 years  Dubai, July 28, 2019:   Emirates District Cooling LLC [Emicool] – a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC has been conferred with its 9th consecutive IDEA District Energy Awards in two categories. A bronze each has been won under the “No ......read more

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

Framework signed in the presence of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the President of Indonesia. ADNOC and Pertamina to explore opportunities for collaboration across the oil and gas value chain in the UAE, Indonesia and globally.  Projects under consideration include potential new investments in upstream, refining, petrochemicals, LNG, LPG, aviation fuel and fuel retail, as well as ......read more

Oil and Gas industry's digital transformation fast tracked as Middle East energy companies seek ...…

Investment in AI, big data and analytics could cut capital expenditure by 20 percent and add $300 billion a year to offshore cash flows by 2025  Digital innovation to drive unprecedented era of oil and gas productivity as global energy demand continues to rise   ADIPEC 2019 to bring together industry thought leaders to explore the nexus between break though technologies and ......read more

ENOC Group launches ‘ENOCBlue' diesel exhaust fluid…

ENOCBlue is a Euro 4 and above regulated product that reduces harmful emissions, especially from heavy duty vehicles, by up to 90 per cent Product mandated by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), UAE’s flagbearer for excellence and quality   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 July, 2019: ENOC Group recently launched ENOCBlue, a diesel exhaust fluid ......read more

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

Platinum sponsorship deal announced for the 24th World Energy Congress Abu Dhabi, 22 July 2019:  The World Energy Council has announced their collaboration with EY on the topic of innovation in energy and their platinum sponsorship of the 24th World Energy Congress, to be held between 9-12 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi. EY will play an integral role by offering insight and thought ......read more

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

ENEC, the Community Sponsor, welcomes significant number of visitors to its pavilion at Liwa Date Festival.   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 21 July 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is the Community Sponsor of the Liwa Date Festival 2019. The event is taking place from 17 to 27 July 2019 in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, UAE.   The Festival is held under the ......read more

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

Dubai, UAE, 17th July 2019: In light of the urban expansion and the major developments in the construction sector, especially in the GCC, the gradual rise in temperature has become a challenge during the last hundred to two hundred years due to greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide and many other types of gases. As a result, the United Nations (UN) began to adopt and promote a culture of ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 17 July, 2019:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed an agreement with Premier Oil to farmout a 20 percent participating interest in each of the Andaman I and South Andaman Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs). Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of both the Andaman I and adjacent South Andaman PSCs.  Completion of the transaction is subject to ......read more

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

National poll on nuclear energy in the UAE highlights some of the highest favorability rates for nuclear energy in the world The national poll conducted by the independent global market research company Nielsen shows the increase of awareness of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program by seven percent    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2019: A new national poll on nuclear ......read more

Schneider Electric's Biggest Engineer-to-Order Factory in Asia Utilizes IIoT Technology and ...…

• Schneider Electric’s factory in Cikarang, Indonesia, is the showcase for the integration of industrial automation systems and renewable energy utilization  • The Engineer-to-Order factory demonstrates quantifiable and real-time benefits while protecting the environment -- improvements in energy efficiency and productivity by up to 15%; reduction in time and costs, and ......read more

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

A Major Milestone in the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme Certification is part of Operational Readiness which is a key requirement of the Operating License Application FANR is currently in the final stage of reviewing the Operating License Application for Units 1  of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant   08 July 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal ......read more

Empower successfully renewed ISO27001:2013 certificate…

Dubai, UAE, 7th July 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, achieved the highest internationally recognised safety standard in the protection of customer information since 2014. Safety and information security have become the foundation of successful and safe business services due to scientific progress and high ......read more

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

• The factory in Batam, Indonesia, is the third Schneider Electric Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as advanced manufacturing sites • Schneider Electric's Smart Factory Program has launched nine showcase factories around the world, demystifying digital transformation for industry • EcoStruxureTM solutions, the foundation of Schneider Electric's ......read more

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

Leading government delegation from South Korea arrive in the UAE to mark the success of Haliba Al Dhafra Petroleum is a joint venture between ADNOC and South Korea’s KNOC and GS Energy Haliba is a building block of ADNOC’s oil production capacity growth to 4 million bpd by the end of 2020 and demonstrates ADNOC’s ambition to unlock and maximize value from all of Abu ......read more

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

Abu Dhabi, 03 July, 2019: Emirates Water and Electricity Company PJSC (EWEC), the UAE’s leading procurer of water and electricity, has issued a Tender for the construction and development of a new 2,000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project to be located at Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi. The new project forms part of a series of projects approved by the higher Committee for the Water and ......read more

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources signs a contract announcing major ...…

Saudi Arabia’s pavilion will be the largest country pavilion at this year’s World Energy Congress, held 9 – 12 September.   Abu Dhabi, 3 July 2019:  The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will have a large presence at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi after signing a major contract with the Organizing Committee today.   More than 20 organizations from ......read more

Empower guides customers to avoid disruption of service during summer…

Dubai, UAE, 3rd July 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, offered its customers a set of guidelines to avoid service interruption during summer, and to enjoy a refreshing summer. Through this, Empower aims to increase customer satisfaction by providing the best services and solutions in the cooling ......read more

Liberty completes landmark acquisition of European ArcelorMittal steel assets…

Deal catapults Liberty into top 10 steel producers globally excluding China 1 July 2019 - Dubai, UAE Liberty Steel, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, today completed the acquisition of seven major steelworks and five service centres across seven European countries from ArcelorMittal.  The €740 million deal makes Liberty Steel one of the top ten producers ......read more

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

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

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

Schneider Electric Improves Flexibility & Energy Savings with Extended Line of PowerLogic EM4200 ...…

• 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 ......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 ......read more

Schneider Electric and Navigant Research Create Blueprint to Resilience through Municipal ...…

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

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

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

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

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

The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE) launches the fourth edition of Emirates Energy Award ...…

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 ......read more

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