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News, analysis, reports, and whitepapers on the power generation industry in the Middle East and MENA region, including North Africa.

Paul Browning expands leadership with new role at MHPS

Paul F. Browning, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc., has been appointed to an expanded role as Chief Regional Officer of the Americas and co-Chief Regional Officer of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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World’s largest CSP plant on track despite COVID-19

The 700 MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant NoorEnergy 1 being built in Dubai is progressing despite COVID-19, the owner’s engineer Worley said this week.

Toshiba to supply gas-insulated switchgears and transformers to Iraq

Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Systems Gulf has finalized a contract with Toyota Tsusho Corporation to supply gas-insulated switchgears and power transformers to the Republic of Iraq.
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Uzbekistan issues tender for 100 MW wind project

In Uzbekistan, the Ministry of Energy has announced the launch of a tender for the development of a 100MW wind power plant.
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Iran invests $500m in raft of new energy projects

Iran has announced almost $500 million in investment into 25 new electricity projects as part of a far-reaching plan to modernise the country’s energy sector.

MENA region enjoys ‘exponential’ solar growth

According to the latest report from the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA), 2019 proved to be a record-breaking year for global solar installed...

Saudi windpower market set for 6 GW growth

Saudi Arabia will become a regional heavyweight in windpower by the early 2020's, according to new research.

Advance in Saudi Arabian solar power with SoftBank investment

SoftBank Group’s Vision Fund is to invest in the creation of the world’s biggest solar power project in Saudi Arabia, a country with an ambitious focus on the technology.

Abu Dhabi’s utility absorbed into government department

Economic circumstance has prompted Abu Dhabi to fold utility Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (Adwea) into the emirate’s newly established department of energy as part of a consolidation of state-owned entities.

GE in $400m Iraq substation deal

GE Power has signed a $400m deal with the Ministry of Electricity in Iraq to develop 14 substations across the country.

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