On 25 January 2011 hundreds of thousands of Egyptians massed on the street. As political unrest swept across North Africa, President Hosni Mubarak stepped down on 11 February 2011, handing power to the army council after 30 years of autocracy
In response to serious power shortages in 2007, the government of Kuwait initiated an emergency power procurement effort to install several hundred megawatts of gas turbine fired generation. The project was such that only immediately available equipment could be used.
This issue of MEE focuses on Egypt, one of the countries in the Middle East that has experienced a transformation of political rule as part of the so-called Arab Spring. Like many countries in the region, Egypt has a fast-growing population.
OPC power plant at Mishor Rotem in the Negev in Israel is poised to sign a 10-year contract with Haifa Oil Refineries to sell 115 MW, starting at the end of 2012. The deal is worth $55m a year.