Tuesday 25 July 2017

Senaat – Abu Dhabi unit wins top EPC ranking

Senaat – Abu Dhabi, one of the UAE’s largest industrial investment holding companies, said its subsidary - National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) - has been ranked 5th in the annual list of Top 30 engineering, procurement and construction companies in the energy sector in th


Enec completes key test on nuclear energy plant

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has successfully completed the cold hydrostatic testing (CHT) at Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi. The completion of this milestone, which concluded approximately 12 months after


Oil to stay between $50-55 in H2, 2018: Barclays

Brent prices are likely to stay in the $50-55 range in the second half of 2017 and to average in the same range in 2018, said Barclays in its latest Oil Instant Insight. Despite the statements in the communiqué of the Opec/Non-Opec Joint Ministerial Monitoring Com


Dewa's R&D facility set for 2020 launch

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said work is progressing at a steady pace on its research and development (R&D) centre being built at a cost of Dh500 million ($136 million) at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. Leading international consultant Stantec


Barzan project to raise Qatar gas production

Qatar’s oil and gas sectors, suffering from the fall in energy prices, should help support growth in 2017 with the start of production at the Barzan facility, which would increase liquid gas production by 21 per cent, a report said. Meanwhile, economy in Qatar is expected t


Dubai Expo 2020 substation work 71pc complete

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority’s (Dewa’s) construction progress of the Opportunity 132/11 kilovolt (kV) main substation at Expo 2020 Dubai is now 71 per cent complete. The substation has a conversion capacity of 150 megavolt-amperes (MVA), and is expected to be


Van Oord wins Dubai Harbour marine works contract

Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind) based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has been awarded the contract for Dubai Harbour marine works, a prestigious mega development in the UAE. A unique new


Alpha Utilities seals Sharjah SWRO plant contract

UAE-based Alpha Utilities has won a major contract from Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) to build a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in the emirate, said a report. The project, which will have a capacity of 2.2 MIGD (million imperial gallons per da


Bahrain selects Cesi to help with its solar programme

Bahrain has appointed Cesi, a global leader in technical consulting and engineering, to support its Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) to develop the technical and regulatory requirements related to connecting distributed renewable energy resources into Bahrain’s national electricity grid owne


Oil sector key market for drones in GCC

The market for drones in the GCC is expected to reach $1.5 billion by 2022, presenting a massive opportunity for regional telecom operators, according to Strategy&, formerly Booz & Company, and part of the PwC network. By leveraging their capabilities and resources, these

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