Ras al-Khaimah invites prequalification for solar projects
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Ras al-Khaimah invites prequalification for solar projects

Ras al-Khaimah (RAK) Municipality has invited contractors and commercial solar leasing companies to prequalify for an aggregated solar tender for distributed solar installations at a variety of locations in the northern UAE emirate

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Masdar acquires 64MW solar plant in Egypt
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Masdar acquires 64MW solar plant in Egypt

The 64MW PV solar plant was commissioned in 2018 and is located in the Benban solar complex, which contains more than 1.4GW of PV solar projects developed under Egypt's ambitious feed-in-tariff (FIT) programme

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Acwa Power sells stake in Bulgarian solar project
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Acwa Power sells stake in Bulgarian solar project

ACF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of Acwa Power, sold the stake in Acwa Power Karad, the project company for the 60.4MW Karadzhalovo PV project, to Energy Development, an Austrian project developer and investors in the renewable energy sector for an u...

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Acwa Power reaches financial close for Dubai 900MW solar project
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Acwa Power reaches financial close for Dubai 900MW solar project

The consortium led by Saudi Arabia's Acwa Power has signed all of the project finance agreements for the 900MW fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum solar park in Dubai. Financing agreements have been signed with nine lenders for the $564m ...

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Green hydrogen can become the 'oil of the new era'
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Green hydrogen can become the 'oil of the new era'

In an exclusive interview with Energy & Utilities, Manuel Kuehn, Head of New Energy for Middle East and Africa, Siemens Energy, discusses the reasons why green hydrogen can become the oil of the new era and be the game changer for the energy transition

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Masdar buys stake in eight US renewable energy assets
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Masdar buys stake in eight US renewable energy assets

UAE-based Masdar has acquired 50 per cent stakes in a 1.6GW clean energy portfolio in the US, which includes three wind energy projects and five PV solar schemes. Masdar has acquired the stake from the North American arm of France's EDF Renewables

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Global Energy & Utilities Digital Week underway
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Global Energy & Utilities Digital Week underway

The inaugural digital week, running from 10-13 August, will harness Informa Markets' global network of 500,000 + energy professionals to provide leading content, debate and solutions for companies and clients across the energy supply chain

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Bidders wait for news on Saudi renewables programme
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Bidders wait for news on Saudi renewables programme

Saudi Arabia's Renewable Energy Project Development Office (Repdo) shortlisted bidders for seven of the eight projects under the second round of the National Renewable Energy Programme (NREP) in April

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Amea Power appoints new management team
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Amea Power appoints new management team

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Oman invites bids for 1GW-plus Manah solar projects
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Oman invites bids for 1GW-plus Manah solar projects

OPWP has issued the request for proposals (RFP) for the planned Manah 1 and 2 solar IPPs, which will each have a capacity of 500MW-600MW. The client has stipulated that a different bidder will be selected for each project.

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Azerbaijan plans pilot programme for floating solar installations
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Azerbaijan plans pilot programme for floating solar installations

Azerbaijan has set a target for renewable energy to contribute 30 per cent of its total energy requirements by 2030. Earlier in 2020, Saudi Arabia's Acwa Power and the UAE's Masdar signed agreements to develop 240MW wind energy and 200MW PV solar energ...

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Major GCC solar project nears financial close
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Major GCC solar project nears financial close

The Marubeni/Total consortium will own a 40 per cent stake in the solar asset, with the government-owned Siraj Solar holding the remaining 60 per cent. Siraj Solar is a joint venture (JV) of utility provider Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC) and...

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Air Products and Acwa Power to develop $5bn green hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia
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Air Products and Acwa Power to develop $5bn green hydrogen plant in Saudi Arabia

Planned $5bn hydrogen-based ammonia plant will be developed at the $500bn Neom development on the Red Sea coast of the kingdom. The project will be powered by more than 4GW of renewable energy, and will be able to produce 1.2 million tonnes per year of...

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Ducab commissions head office solar plant
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Ducab commissions head office solar plant

The 2MW PV solar installation at Ducab's head office in Jebel Ali will have the capacity to produce 3.5GWh of electricity a year, which is enough energy to run the Ducab PVC plant on site or meet the energy requirements of 500 homes

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Oman commits to 1GW Manah solar projects
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Oman commits to 1GW Manah solar projects

State utility is planning to issue request for proposal (RFP) for 500-600MW Manah and Manah 2 projects in July

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Saudi Arabia prepares to announce world record solar tariff project
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Saudi Arabia prepares to announce world record solar tariff project

Saudi Arabia received best and final proposals for the 600MW Fasiliyah PV IPP under the second round of its National Renewable Energy Programme (NREP) in April.

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Prequalification documents issued for Uzbekistan solar IPP
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Prequalification documents issued for Uzbekistan solar IPP

Uzbekistan's Ministry of Energy received expressions of interest from 54 groups earlier this year for the planned 200MW Sherabad solar IPP. The MOE is pushing ahead with the project in partnership with the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade (MIF...

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Technology focus: the rise of bifacial solar in the Middle East’s power sector
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Technology focus: the rise of bifacial solar in the Middle East’s power sector

Written by Caline Malek

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Tunisia awards 16 solar projects
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Tunisia awards 16 solar projects

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Apicorp acquires stake in Jordan’s Tafila Wind IPP
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Apicorp acquires stake in Jordan’s Tafila Wind IPP

Multilateral investment bank has acquired a 20 per cent stake in the 117MW Tafila Wind IPP, marking the bank’s first equity investment in Jordan

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Apicorp forecasts $792bn investment in Mena energy sector over next five years
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Apicorp forecasts $792bn investment in Mena energy sector over next five years

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp) estimates that planned and total investments in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) energy sector will reach $792bn in the 2020-2024 period, marking a $173bn drop on the group’s last five-year fo...

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Myanmar sets July deadline for 1GW PV solar programme
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Myanmar sets July deadline for 1GW PV solar programme

Myanmar's Ministry of Electricity & Energy is seeking private developers to build and operate up to 1GW of photovoltaic solar capacity at up to 30 sites around the country. The solar plants will be developed under build-own-operate (BOO) contracts

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Masdar signs power purchase agreement for Uzbekistan wind project
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Masdar signs power purchase agreement for Uzbekistan wind project

UAE energy firm Masdar will develop 500MW wind IPP in the Navoi region of Uzbekistan. Masdar was awarded a contract to develop a 100MW PV solar project in the Eurasian country in November 2019

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Abu Dhabi receives bids for waste-to-energy plants
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Abu Dhabi receives bids for waste-to-energy plants

Musaffah and Al-Ain waste-to-energy plants will be developed through an independent power producer (IPP) model and able to handle up to 1.5 million tonnes of waste a year, generating 150MW of electricity

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Denmark plans 1.3GW green hydrogen project to be powered by offshore wind
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Denmark plans 1.3GW green hydrogen project to be powered by offshore wind


Six of Denmark's largest companies are working on plans to develop a 1.3GW green hydrogen scheme which would be powered by one of the world's largest offshore wind farms

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Consultants prepare proposals for Abu Dhabi waste-to-energy plants
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Consultants prepare proposals for Abu Dhabi waste-to-energy plants

Waste-to-energy plants will be developed through an independent power producer (IPP) model and able to handle up to 1.5 million tonnes of waste a year, generating 150MW of electricity

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Abu Dhabi sets target for PPA signing for 2GW solar project
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Abu Dhabi sets target for PPA signing for 2GW solar project


World record low tariff was submitted in April for the planned Al-Dhafra PV solar IPP in Abu Dhabi

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Solar energy can power healthcare sector during pandemics
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Solar energy can power healthcare sector during pandemics

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Bidders wait for Saudi 600MW solar independent power project
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Bidders wait for Saudi 600MW solar independent power project

Two consortiums submitted best and final offers for 600MW Fasiliyah PV IPP on 19 April

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