Latest MEA News

  • Ashghal invites EoIs for third schools PPP package

    Ashghal has invited expressions of interest for the 14 schools making up the third package of the Qatar schools PPP development programme

  • OPWP invites technical advisory bids for IWPs construction

    OPWP has invited technical advisory bids from firms for the Al Ghubrah III and Barka V IWPs during the construction phase

  • Bahrain appoints advisers for metro project

    Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications has appointed the financial, legal and technical advisers for its $1-2 billion, 109km Bahrain Metro Project

  • Walker takes project finance skills to BonelliErede

    Infrastructure veteran Calvin Walker has today joined Italian law firm BonelliErede in a project finance advisory role for transactions in the Middle East and Africa

  • Iraq in talks with developers for utility-scale solar programme

    Iraq’s Ministry of Oil has said it is in talks with “international developers including Norwegian companies and the French company Total” as part of the implementation of a 750MW solar PV programme

  • Fichtner confirmed for SEC’s gas-fired IPPs

    Fichtner has been confirmed as the technical adviser for Saudi Electricity Company’s 7GW gas-fired IPP programme

  • DFIs to support Egyptian power sector reform

    JICA has signed with the government of Egypt a $237 million loan for a power sector reform programme – with 2 other DFIs set to follow

  • Feasibility study signed for SOHAR port expansion

    Oman’s SOHAR Port and Freezone has signed a joint feasibility study with HK-based Hutchison Ports to assess a potential expansion of SOHAR Port in North Al Batinah – complete with a new container terminal

  • Egis promotes new executive director of MENA unit

    French infrastructure developer Egis has promoted its MENA chief operating officer Alaa Abu Siam to executive director of its Middle East Business Unit

  • EBRD in frame for Ain Ghazal wastewater loan

    The EBRD is considering an up-scaled €30 million loan for the €60 million Ain Ghazal wastewater project in Amman, Jordan

  • EWEC invites EoIs for Mirfa 2 IWP

    EWEC has invited EoIs for the 550,000 cubic metres per day Mirfa 2 independent water producer (IWP) project located 110km west of Abu Dhabi

  • ACWA Power signs off EPC contract for Kom Ombo

    ACWA Power has awarded a $127.5 million contract to Indian EPC company Sterling & Wilson Solar to construct the $155.4 million, 200MW Kom Ombo solar project in Egypt

  • Qatar to proceed with world’s largest LNG project

    Qatar Petroleum has taken the final investment decision on developing the North Field East project – the world’s largest LNG project.

  • EY secures key Kuwait advisory

    The EY-led team has won the advisory mandate for 2 projects in Kuwait – the Al Khairan and Az-Zour North 2 IWPPs – having late last year (2020) submitted the lowest bid of KD1.2 million

  • Egis scoops Qatari DBOM deal

    Ashghal – the public works authority of Qatar – has awarded Egis the consultancy services contract for the DBOM of the first phase of the Integrated Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plant in Doha

  • DFIs lend on Yellow Door’s Jordan solar fleet

    Three DFIs have signed with Dubai-based solar developer Yellow Door Energy a $31.2 million debt package for an eight-strong solar power plant portfolio comprising 48.3MW of installed power capacity

  • EBRD signs pandemic loan to Tunisia’s STEG

    The EBRD has signed with Tunisia's energy utility STEG a €300 million loan to support Tunisia’s energy sector through the Covid-19 pandemic

  • PwC re-hires energy adviser in Dubai

    David Lloyd has returned to PwC after a 12-year period away from the firm – he will advise on energy, utilities, and resources sector in the Middle East

  • Summer deadline for Ras al-Khair privatisation

    Saudi Arabia’s SWCC has set the deadline for the RFP issued to 7 consortia for the $4.2 billion, 2.65GW RAK sell-off