United Arab Emirates

UAE giants ink deal to develop Dubai power, desalination plant – Dubai

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), Mubadala and Dubai Holding are to sign an agreement to develop a new power block and a water desalination plant at EGA’s smelter at Jebel Ali in Dubai.

The new facilities will improve the efficiency of power for EGA’s aluminium smelting, reducing environmental emissions and natural gas consumption, a statement said.


Acciona’s Spain to Dubai journey with Jesús Sancho – Dubai

While the company is a relative newcomer in the region, its history stretches back to the 1860s, when it built a railroad in Spain from Medina del Campo to Zamora.

More than 150 years later, Acciona, or Ciz Mzov as it was known in the early days, has become a global business with a presence in 65 countries across five continents.

Its projects span heavy infrastructure, ports, roads, tunnels, desalination plants, hydroelectric dams, solar farms, and oil and gas megaprojects. But in all these years, one thing remains unchanged – Acciona continues to build railways.


Acwa signs partnership deal for giant renewable energy project – Dubai

Acwa Power, a leading developer, owner, and operator of power generation and water desalination plants based in Saudi Arabia, said it has joined hands with three international groups – Spanish company Abengoa and Chinese firms Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC), Shanghai Electric Group Company (SEGC) – to set up the world’s largest renewable energy project in Dubai, UAE.

As per the deal, Acwa Power is lead developer on the project, while ICBC has established its role as an international lender for Noor Energy 1.


Mirfa IWPP: The capital’s hope – Abu Dhabi

The demand for electric power and water are inextricably linked in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

One of its newer and larger plants, the Mirfa Independent Water and Power Plant, which has a power capacity of 1.6 GW and produces 52.5 million gallons of water per day, integrates the newest iterations of power generation and desalination technologies.

Over the years, the UAE has leveraged its large oil and natural gas resources to bolster a booming economy and to support its financial and trading importance in the Middle East and around the world.


UAE inspires GCC nuclear future – United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is making progress on the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the GCC region.

In July, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced that the first nuclear reactor would come online to start generating electric power in late 2019 or early 2020.

Construction of the UAE’s second nuclear power reactor is nearing completion with pre-operational testing well underway. Pre-operational testing process incorporates all lessons learned from the same test on Unit 1.


Powering the Universe – Dubai

Paddy Padmanathan is the President and CEO of ACWA Power. He has been chosen as the utilities industry personality of the month for his achievement at ACWA Power over the past few years.

Early this year, ACWA power set the pace for the first ever concentrated solar plant (CSP) in Dubai following a ground-breaking ceremony for the $3.8bn project at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar plant.


Seven bidders up for Taweelah desalination project in Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi

Acwa Power of Saudi Arabia, along with its partner Abengoa, placed the lowest bid using the higher electricity tariff at AED8.26 ($2.25) per 1,000 gallons (4.55 m3); or $0.49 per cube

Abu Dhabi Department of Energy has unveiled the seven consortia bidding for Taweela desalination plant mega-project, with the lowest price coming from ACWA Power at $0.49 per cube.


Abu Dhabi studying tenders for developing Taweelah desalination plant – Abu Dhabi – UAE

Abu Dhabi’s Department of Energy said on Sunday it was studying tenders for developing the Taweelah desalination plant.

Seven offers were received and opened, the department said in a statement, adding that “it expects to register the lowest production cost of 8.26 dirhams ($2.25) per 1,000 gallons”.


Mubadala unit, Fewa to develop desal plants in N Emirates – Sharjah – United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Company said one of its entities, MDC Power Holding Company, has signed a joint development agreement with The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) to co-develop seawater reverse osmosis desalination plants in the Northern Emirates.

The Fewa was established to cater the needs of the Northern Emirates population by providing world-class electricity and water services, improve the standards of living and achieve sustainable growth by 2021


Desalination plants to open in RAK, Fujairah and UAQ in 2021 – Fujairah – United Arab Emirates

A number of desalination plants producing 511 million litres of fresh water per day will open in the Northern Emirates in 2021.

The three plants will be built in Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah by the Federal Electricity and Water Authority and MDC Power Holding Company, which is owned by Mubadala Investment Company.