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 energy has shown that UAE residents are in favour of, and have a strong understanding of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. The poll revealed some of the highest favorability rates for nuclear energy in the world – higher than any other nuclear energy producing nations.
The poll was commissioned by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and conducted in 2018 by the independent global market research company ......read more
• 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 operator errors; while at the same time provide better support to the end user in the day-to-day operations and maintenance through better visibility.
• Schneider Electric has a strong commitment in accelerating the implementation of industry 4.0 in Indonesia through its comprehensive EcoStruxure™ solutions and the sharing of best practices of its smart factories’ transformation to Indonesia’s industry ......read more
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 Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s Nuclear Regulator, has officially certified today the first group of 15 UAE National Senior Reactor Operators (SROs) and Reactor Operators (ROs) at Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC).
The certification is part of complying with FANR’s Regulation 17 ‘Regulation for the Certification of ......read more
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 reliance on technology, which are now a key component of business activities within many organisations.
Empower successfully completed the Information Security Management System Surveillance audit (ISO27001:2013), covering the highest international standards for information security for the next 3 years.
ISO27001:2013 certification is the international standard that specifies how to develop a properly managed information security management ......read more
• 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 Smart Factories, drive efficiencies in an increasingly competitive environment
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 04 July 2019: Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has today had its Smart Factory in Batam, Indonesia, designated as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse by the World Economic Forum at its 13th Annual Meeting of the New ......read more
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 Dhabi’s oil and gas resources
First oil comes as Al Dhafra Petroleum discovers three new fields near Haliba following intensive exploration
Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 4, 2019: Al Dhafra Petroleum, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the Korea National Oil Company (KNOC) and GS Energy, and one of ADNOC’s youngest operating companies, announced, today, it has begun producing crude oil from ......read more
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 Electricity Sector in Abu Dhabi.
Once completed, the project site will cover an area of approximately 20 Km², almost doubling the capacity of the current largest operational single-site solar PV plant in the world, Noor Abu Dhabi. The new project is expected to achieve commercial operations during the first quarter of 2022, upon which it would take Abu Dhabi solar capacity to 3,200 MW.
This follows the receipt by EWEC earlier this year of 48 ......read more
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 the energy sector in Saudi Arabia are set to showcase their services during the World Energy Congress, highlighting the strength of the country’s energy sector and its efforts to move towards a more sustainable industry model.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the 24th World Energy Congress will offer a unique platform for global energy leaders to explore new ......read more
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 sector.
Empower has highlighted the key steps for its customers to enjoy sustainable district cooling services include checking cooling equipment and contacting the company in case of disruptions in service. It is recommended to contact the buildings maintenance team to check the air filters, which may sometimes be blocked by dust, in addition to timely payment of bills before and on the due dates, through its multiple payment options, to avoid service ......read more
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 globally, excluding China, with a total rolling capacity in excess of 18 million tonnes covering a wide range of finished products.
This is the largest single transaction undertaken by GFG and brings the Alliance’s worldwide workforce to nearly 30,000 across 30 counties.
The seven sites, which today became part of Liberty, employ over 14,000 people and include the major integrated steel works at Ostrava in the Czech Republic and ......read more
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
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
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
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
• 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
• 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.
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
Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 Jan 2018 – His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented awards to nine winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize at the awards ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, marking the historic 10th anniversary of the world’s preeminent sustainability award and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 16, 2018 – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, today stated that His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, President of the UAE, has always guided the UAE towards educating young people on the principles of sustainable development, in line with ......read more
January 15, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) today (Monday, January 15, 2018) led a comprehensive seminar on energy efficiency simultaneous with the opening day of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The seminar which saw the participation of renowned FM experts forms part of MEFMA’s ongoing efforts to integrate ......read more
January 15, 2018 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, shared new insights in innovation in district cooling and its role in developing smart cities at the latest State of Green Economy Report launched on Thursday, (January 11, 2018) at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar was recognised at the ......read more
ENEC is a Platinum Sponsor of the 11th World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 January 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is participating in the World Future Energy Summit 2018 (WFES) to highlight how clean, safe and efficient nuclear energy will help the UAE meet its commitments under the Paris ......read more
January 14, 2018- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, is participating at the 11th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the leading event for the clean energy and energy efficiency, which is being held from 15 to 18 January 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The company sheds the spotlight on the ......read more
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 14 January 2017 — The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has today launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. The Commission will examine the immediate and longer-term geopolitical implications of global energy transformation driven by ......read more
Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) is a key Strategic Partner of World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and its Group of Companies are participating as a key strategic partner of the 2018 World Future Energy Summit and 2018 International Water ......read more
His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi:
Renewable energy projects in the UAE have contributed to reducing its cost to the lowest level globally
50% of the country's energy will be clean by 2050
The UAE plays an active role in addressing the financing and investment challenges facing renewable energy projects
Public-private sector partnerships accelerate the transition to ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 January 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the second Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held on 12 and 13 January by The Atlantic Council and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, Mubadala, and Masdar.
ENEC Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, addressed participants during the ......read more
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, 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
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-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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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