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.

Saudi solar plant attracts lowest offers ever recorded

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Sakaka solar power plant has received offers to supply the electricity from the facility at record low prices.

Minister says nuclear ‘best choice’ for UAE

Energy minister Suhail Al Mazrouei says nuclear power is the best choice for the Unite Arab Emirates.

Mytilineos wins first Libya power plant deal

Greek engineering, procurement and construction company Mytilineos has won its first project in Libya with a $400m deal for a new power plant in Tobruk.

Turkey’s largest generator transformer set for Greece

GE will manufacture Turkey's largest generator transformer for TERNA SA at its Power Transformers factory in Gebze.

Engie and Abraaj Group to build 1 GW of wind power...

Engie and Dubai-based investment firm The Abraaj Group are to partner on building a portfolio of wind power projects in India. 

UK firm to build 600 MW solar power plant in Iran

UK-based renewables investment firm Quercus is set to build a 600 MW solar PV plant in Iran. 

MHPS boiler delivered to $9.23bn SA coal-fired power plant

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has delivered the first boiler for Eskom’s new 4.8 GW Kusile coal-fired power plant in South Africa.

Symantec warns hackers poised to shut down power infrastructure

Global cyber security firm Symantec has warned that a hacking operation has successfully infected power companies in the US and Europe.

World energy demand to plateau from 2030 says DNV GL report

Energy efficiency will improve faster than global economic growth due to the rapid electrification of the world’s energy system, leading to a plateau in energy demand from 2030.

Multiple advantages for re-vamped GE 9E Max

GE’s 9E Max gas turbine is entering a revival after intense feedback from clients was incorporated into a recent upgrade. Robert Colwell, Senior Product Manager, 9EMax gas turbine technology for GE's Power Services tells Power Engineering International how the new offering is set to offer compelling advantages over rival technologies, even within the company’s own stable.

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