Latest MEA News

  • New deadline for REPDO3 category A projects

    Saudi Arabia’s REPDO has confirmed the new indicative schedule and latest bid deadline date for the 200MW of category A projects under REPDO3

  • Details emerge on Jeddah solar debt signing

    Further debt details have emerged on the 300MW Jeddah solar IPP which is the third of REPDO2 Category B projects to reach a major milestone recently

  • Utico signs world record WPA for Hassyan IWP

    DEWA has signed with a Utico-led consortium a 35-year WPA for the $410 million Hassyan IWP project

  • Tunisia opens bids for fourth renewables round

    Tunisia’s MoE has received a total of 57 bids for its fourth renewables round, with slightly lower tariffs from the previous round

  • IJGlobal Awards 2020 – MENA Companies Shortlist

    We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the Companies section of MENA for the IJGlobal Awards 2020. The judging session is scheduled for mid-April and the winners will be announced in the summer issue of the magazine that is out towards the end of June

  • Covington promotes three EMEA lawyers

    Covington & Burling has promoted three lawyers based in London and Dubai who work on the firm’s EMEA project finance team

  • Atkins appoints Gray as MENA & Africa CEO

    Atkins has hired the returning Campbell Gray as its next chief executive officer for the Middle East and Africa regions – he will replace Cris Dedigama who will remain with the firm

  • REPDO extends Round 3 category A deadline

    Saudi Arabia’s REPDO has informed bidders of a deadline extension for REPDO3 category A, the second one this month

  • Asian multilateral approves GCC commitment

    A multilateral development bank approved a commitment of $90 million to a Middle East and North Africa private equity infrastructure fund

  • BESIX signs financing for Dubai waste-to-energy

    A BESIX-led consortium has signed the $900 million financing documents for the 200MW Al Warsan 2 Waste-to-Energy project in Dubai

  • Debt talks on REPDO2 Category B projects progress

    All 3 projects under category B of Saudi Arabia’s REPDO2 are well on the way towards financial close as lenders come aboard for the combined 800MW of solar IPPs

  • SWPC invites EoIs for Jazan wastewater programme

    SWPC has invited expressions of interest (EoI) for the development of a cluster of 20 SSTPs in the Jazan region – with a combined capacity of 104,500 m3pd

  • SWPC invites EoIs for first water transmission PPP

    SWPC has invited expressions of interest for the 300km Ras Mohaisen-Baha-Makkah independent water transmission pipeline project

  • Lenders line up for Rabigh solar PV

    A Marubeni-led consortium is in advanced talks with 3 lenders on a $157 million debt for the 300MW Rabigh solar PV project in Saudi Arabia

  • Yanbu-4 IWP reaches financial close

    An Engie-led consortium has reached financial close on the $880 million Yanbu-4 IWP project near Ar Rayyis, Saudi Arabia – complete with water special facilities

  • Tunisia extends fourth round deadline

    Tunisia’s MoE has extended the deadline for the fourth renewables round consisting of 70MW of solar PV

  • Egis increases stake in Projacs International

    French engineering company Egis has completed another part of its acquisition of Kuwaiti technical advisory firm Projacs International – bringing it up to 95.45%

  • Saudi ministers approve new private sector participation law

    The Saudi Council of Ministers has approved the Private Sector Participation Law which has potential consequences for infra projects, PPPs and privatisation in the Kingdom

  • TAV Airports restructures Tunisian concessions

    Turkish airport operator TAV Airports has restructured its 2 concessions in Tunisia with 7 banks in light of the drop in international air travel due to the Covid-19 pandemic