Middle East & Africa

All news, projects, policy and regulation announcements concerning electricity generation in the Middle East and Africa power and energy sectors, with specific focus on Dubai, UAE, Israel, Iran, Egypt, Tanzania and Kenya. Tenders, power purchase agreements, renewable energy projects and energy auctions will also be included in this section.

Private ownership of electric power is more efficient and reliable than...

Worldwide, developing countries are now finding the advantages of privately owned and operated electric power plants

CMS, ABB partner in private expansion of Moroccan plant

The Moroccan government has selected a consortium of CMS Generation and ABB Energy Ventures to negotiate a definitive agreement for the privatization and expansion of the Jorf Lasfar power plant, located southwest of Casablanca in Morocco. CMS and ABB, both based in the United States, will each hold a 50 percent interest in the consortium.

Westinghouse to supply generation equipment in China

Westinghouse Electric Corp., USA, has received four contracts totaling more than (US)$150 million for power generation equipment and services in China.

Submarine power cable to connet Jordan, Egypt.

A 420-kV submarine power cable is being strung between Jordan and Egypt across the Gulf of Aqaba by Alcatel Kabel Norge of Norway. The oil-filled, paper-insulated cable will take about 30 months to place along its 13 kilometer path. The project is expected to cost almost (US)$72 million. The cable will reach a water depth of approximately 830 meters, breaking the previous world depth record of 530 meters, set for an underwater power cable by Alcatel in crossing the Skagerrak between Norway and D

Solar thermal power tested successfully in Spain

The next generation of solar thermal power plants will have reduced capital and power generation costs

GE lands Mayasian power plant contract

GE Industrial & Power Systems is supplying a turnkey power plant consisting of four gas turbine-generators for a 440-MW independent power project that is being constructed at Port Dickson, south of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

Alsthom picks up multi-country gas turbine equipment orders

GEC Alsthom`s European Gas Turbines subsidiary (EGT) is working on four orders worth more than (US)$32 million to supply gas turbine power generation equipment for the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and Turkey.

People promotions, moves, changes, appointments

The Board of Governors of the World Nuclear Fuel Market (WNFM) has elected Eckhard Strecker to chairman and Rudolph M. Grube to vice chairman for the 1994-95 term. Strecker is executive vice president, marketing, with Uranerz Exploration and Mining Ltd. and Grube is director of the Fuel Management Department of Yankee Atomic Electric Co. Other board members include Dan. M. Collier, executive director of the WNFM, George B. Assie of Cameco Corp., Francis P. Herve of Elecricité de France, Rand

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