Latest MEA News

  • SSDS invites bids for biomethane & solar power plant in Oman

    Salalah Sanitary Drainage Services has invited RFP bids for a biomethane and solar PV power plant to be developed in the Dhofar Governorate, Oman

  • Qapco receives bids for PVC plant

    Qapco has received bids from 6 consortia for a $500 million polyvinyl chloride producing plant to be developed at the Mesaieed Industrial city

  • ACWA Power and Neutral Fuels sign Red Sea MoU

    Saudi water and power developer ACWA Power has signed with Neutral Fuels an MoU for biofuel supply at the $1.5 billion utilities component of the Red Sea tourism megaproject in Saudi Arabia

  • Bee’ah and Chinook to work on UAE hydrogen first

    Emirati waste management company Bee'ah and British waste-to-energy company Chinook Sciences have signed an agreement to co-develop a waste-to-hydrogen project in the United Arab Emirates

  • DP World and DEWA sign solar PV MoU

    DEWA has signed with Dubai-based ports developer DP World an MoU to collaborate on solar PV installations on DP World’s assets in the UAE

  • SWPC prequalifies 10 groups for Ras Mohaisen IWP

    SWPC has prequalified 10 consortia for the 300,000 m3pd Ras Mohaisen IWP project in the Makkah Province

  • SWPC invites EoIs for Rabigh 4 IWP

    SWPC has invited EoIs for the 600,000 m3pd Rabigh 4 IWP project on the coast of the Red Sea in the Western Province, Saudi Arabia

  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries hires new MENA VP for energy

    Japanese engineering company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has hired Hatem Shoukry as its MENA vice president of its NEXT Energy Business

  • KAPP invites consultancy bids for 3GW of renewables

    KAPP has invited bids from consultancy firms for the advisory services on a 3GW renewable energy programme at the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park located 100km off Kuwait City

  • SEC awards REPDO3 connection contract

    The Saudi Electricity Company has awarded a $3 million contract to Smart Union & Contracting Company to connect the 120MW Wadi Al Dawaser and 80MW Layla solar IPPs to the national grid

  • Extra time for Manah I & II bidders

    OPWP has extended the RFP deadlines for its 1GW Manah I and II solar IPP projects

  • Large renewables-backed hydrogen project announced in Oman

    An InterContinental Energy-led consortium has announced the development of a hydrogen project in Oman which will be backed by 25GW of solar PV and wind farms

  • IFC to lend on MENA healthcare provider

    The IFC is considering a $45 million loan to Jersey-registered healthcare provider Integrated Diagnostics Holdings to fund expansion plans in Egypt and beyond

  • JICA set to lend on local Moroccan infra projects

    JICA has agreed with Morocco’s Fonds d’Equipment Communal a $165 million loan agreement to finance a range of infra projects for local governments in the North African state

  • Equinor signs O&G MoU in Algeria

    Energy giant Equinor has signed a memorandum of understanding with Algeria’s state-owned oil company Sonatrach for exploration and production opportunities

  • OPWP updates schedule for Manah solar I and II

    OPWP has added a year each to the expected commercial operations date for the 1GW Manah I and II solar IPP projects

  • ACWA Power issues maiden sukuk

    Saudi water and power developer ACWA Power has issued a SR5 billion ($1.3 billion) sukuk – the company’s first ever

  • Deadline extension for REPDO3 Category B

    Saudi Arabia’s REPDO has extended the bid deadline for the 1GW Category B under its third renewables round

  • Helios Towers set to acquire Oman sites

    Telecoms operator Helios Towers has agreed to acquire 2,890 telecom tower sites in Oman from majority state-owned Omantel for the sum of $575 million by the end of 2021, subject to approval