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Kuwait Oil Tanker Company awards GAC Fujairah husbandry contract…

Covers KOTC vessels in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore Fujairah, UAE July 1, 2017:  GAC Fujairah has been awarded a husbandry contract by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) to provide ship supply services, spare parts handling and a range of other logistical services to its vessels arriving in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore anchorage.  As part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group, GAC Fujairah worked in close cooperation with the Middle East Regional Office in Dubai and GAC Singapore to secure the deal. Under the contract, the GAC team is set to handle approximately 450 jobs a year, a figure which is likely to grow as the KOTC fleet expands. This is the third time GAC Fujairah is appointed by KOTC to provide husbandry services to its vessels. A KOTC senior management ......read more

Halul Offshore Wins Excellence in Health, Safety & Environment Award at Offshore Achievement Awards 2016…

Dubai, UAE- Halul Offshore Services Co., the offshore marine services arm of Milaha (Qatar Navigation), won the ‘Excellence in Health, Safety & Environment Award’ at the recently concluded 2nd Offshore Achievement Awards for the jack-up rig & liftboat industry. The award ceremony was held during the annual Offshore Jack Up Middle East (OJME) Conference at The Address Hotel, Dubai Mall, UAE. The prestigious award recognized the outstanding performance of Halul Offshorein ensuring the health and safety of its employees and partners in addition to protecting its assets and the environment.  Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, Halul Offshore’s parent company, said: “The 2nd Offshore Achievement Awards 2016 is a leading platform for the Jack Up Rig & Liftboat industry, ......read more

First Solar Commissions 52.5MW Shams Ma'an Plant in Jordan…

PV power plant accounts for approximately 1% of Jordan’s total power generation capacity TEMPE, Ariz./AMMAN, Jordan, October 9, 2016 – First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that it has commissioned the 52.5 megawatt (MW)AC Shams Ma’an project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on schedule.  The plant is owned by a consortium of investors consisting of Diamond Generating Europe Ltd., Nebras Power Q.S.C. and the Kawar Group. First Solar significantly contributed to the development of the project before divesting its stake and being appointed the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor. Shams Ma’an has a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO), the country’s power generation and distribution authority. “First ......read more

Dubai's Carbon Copy…

New agreement signed to support the development of National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Systems (NIS) Dubai, 10 March 2016 – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) have signed an agreement to develop National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Systems (NIS) for Oman and Kuwait, helping these countries to monitor progress towards the international climate targets agreed in Paris, in December. Signed by Ivano Iannelli, CEO of Dubai Carbon and Iyad Abumoghli, Director and Regional Representative of UNEP, the agreement also allows for future collaboration in other Gulf Countries. UNEP Regional Representative in West Asia, H.E. Dr. Iyad Abumoghli, said: “This Memorandum of Understanding represents a special and significant commitment to engage and establish the best possible solutions ......read more

Kuwait to host petroleum economist energy strategy forum…

Leading international and regional experts and decision makers to attend Official Co-Host: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation Gold Sponsor: National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) Kuwait City, Kuwait: 20 December 2015: Petroleum Economist, the global energy magazine, and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation will officially co-host the second annual Energy Strategy Forum at The Sheraton Hotel, Kuwait City on Tuesday 26 January. National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) have confirmed as a Gold Sponsor of the conference. This VIP, invitation-only forum brings together a 300-strong audience of regional policy makers, national oil companies, international oil companies, financiers, investors and other key market players. The second in this series of energy strategy forums will explore the contention that the hydrocarbons industry is facing a combination of ......read more

Deloitte: Current oil price fluctuations unlikely to impact industry trajectory…

Deloitte: OPEC’s oil market share to fall by 5% by 2018 Deloitte: New global patterns could threaten OPEC’s position on global markets 5 July, 2015- The cyclicality of the oil and gas industry is unlikely to impact the long term trajectory of the sector. However the current fluctuations may speed up some of the trends that were already unfolding according to Deloitte’s latest Oil and Gas Reality Check 2015 report. The report outlines six of the major issues currently impacting the oil and gas industry (and the upstream market in particular). These issues include an anticipated shift in supply-demand fundamentals, the emergence of new trading patterns, consideration of OPEC’s role in the market, falling LNG prices, the long-term costs of complex projects and evolving dynamics between integrated oil companies ......read more

London Array Proves Viability of Large-Scale Renewable Projects as it Celebrates Two Years of Successful Operations…

Abu Dhabi, UAE, July 4, 2015 – Today marks the two-year anniversary of the inauguration and completion of London Array – the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The sophisticated, 630-megawatt wind power project – and Masdar’s largest international investment to date – continues to deliver clean and reliable energy to more than half-a-million homes throughout the United Kingdom. Since its launch, London Array has produced more than 5-terawatt hours of affordable, renewable electricity, while mitigating more than 2 million tons of CO2 emissions. “As the largest operating offshore wind farm, the London Array has helped lead the way for the global renewable energy sector,” said Dr Ahmad Belhoul, CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy and clean-technology company. “London ......read more

Turkey offers $350bn projects market opportunity…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 June 2015: The value of major active projects in Turkey is worth almost $350bn representing an excellent new opportunity for GCC contractors and consultants impacted by falling oil prices, according to new research by MEED Projects, the region’s leading online projects tracking service. Thanks to its booming economy and fast-growing population, Turkey has really accelerated its nationwide infrastructure programme in recent years. For active projects worth more than $100m, the largest individual sector is transport, with $135bn worth of projects either planned or under construction, mainly in the form of new roads, railways and airports.  It is closely followed by the power sector, which has $125bn worth of projects planned or under construction, including nuclear, solar and wind power ......read more

ADIPEC 2015 Puts Abu Dhabi in Global Spotlight with Record Number of Conference Programme Submissions…

Call for Papers Breaks Industry World Record with 2,278 Proposals from 540 Organizations Across 65 Countries Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 June 2015 – Global industry leaders and decision-makers are set to make the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2015 a record-breaker, with the number of abstract submissions for the Conference Programme rising 26 percent from 2014. With a total of 2,278 proposals submitted from 540 organizations across 65 countries, the ADIPEC 2015 Conference Programme is already building on the success of last year’s event, which received 1,806 abstracts. Nearly half of submissions this year were received from outside the Middle East, underscoring the Abu Dhabi event’s importance as the world’s new meeting point for the global oil and gas community. The ......read more

New Masdar Institute Analytical Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab Enhancing UAE's R&D Infrastructure…

Pursuit of Local Water, Energy and Environment Innovations to be Boosted by New Advanced Facility Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 April, 2015  ̶  Masdar Institute of Science and Technology,  an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, is launching its new Analytical Chemistry and Biochemistry (ACBC) Laboratory as part of its continuing contribution to the UAE’s indigenous research infrastructure and capacity. “The new ACBC Laboratory and all of the core labs at Masdar Institute are advanced research and training facilities. Our main focus is to increase advance research and increase the number of researchers in the UAE with the skills to operate and understand the results provided by the equipment. These core labs serve as research support, ......read more

Rockwell Automation Introduces the Safety Maturity Index Tool to Help Manufacturers Achieve Best-in-Class Safety Performance…

Safety Maturity Index tool provides insights into where and how manufacturers need to optimize safety to improve plant performance Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13th May 2015 – Rockwell Automation today announced the Safety Maturity Index (SMI) tool, a self-guided assessment that gives manufacturers visibility into the effectiveness of their safety programs and the ability to optimize plant performance. Applicable to any industry, any plant size and any location in the world, the SMI tool helps manufacturers see where they measure in safety culture, compliance and capital. Most importantly, it provides recommendations to help achieve best-in-class safety performance. The three principal components of a successful safe workplace – culture (behavioral), compliance (procedural) and capital (technical) – are equally critical ......read more

DSI Reports AED 1.11 Billion in Revenues and AED 41.7 Million in Operating Profit in Q1 2015…

UAE, May 14, 2015- Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of Civil Contracting, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Water and Power, Rail and Oil and Gas reported today the financial results for Q1 2015 ended March 31st.   Revenues recorded for the quarter stood at AED 1.11 billion driven by operations in the KSA and UAE markets each contributing 41% and 25% of the cumulative topline achieved in Q1 2015 respectively. Earnings per Share (EPS) stood at AED 0.011 and Net profit reached AED 27.8 million.   DSI started the year with a positive momentum at its home market the UAE and managed to secure AED 378 million worth of new Engineering and General Contracting contracts in Q1 2015 across the Hospitality and Commercial ......read more

Group Management changes further sharpen GAC's business focus…

Dubai, 5 May 2015 – Global shipping, logistics and marine services company, GAC, is further strengthening its strategic focus on the worldwide energy sector with the appointment of William Hill as its Executive Group Vice President – Oil & Gas. Group President Bengt Ekstrand says bringing a specific senior management focus on Oil & Gas is a clear signal of GAC’s intent. "Our aim is to be more strategic, more active and more successful in this sector.”   “Over the decades, GAC has built up a broad suite of assets and skills in Oil & Gas,” he adds. “With Hill's appointment, we will expand our footprint and impact as a global provider to this dynamic and demanding industry.” Hill joined the GAC Group in 1984 and held marketing and business development roles in ......read more

Manz CIGS Modules Reach Record Efficiency of 16%; Thin-Film Technology Best Placed to Secure UAE's Solar Target…

High-tech equipment manufacturer achieves new, record efficiency for its CIGS modules on mass production line in Schwäbisch Hall Impressive transfer of the 21.7% world record for laboratory cells of technology partner ZSW Stuttgart to mass production CEO Dieter Manz: 16% record efficiency in module format is an important milestone, but immense potential of CIGS technology not nearly exhausted Dubai, May 04, 2015. With a module efficiency of 16%, Manz AG presented an impressive new record efficiency grade for CIGS thin-film solar modules at SNEC in Shanghai, the world's leading trade fair for the photovoltaics (PV) industry. In doing so, Manz is pushing forward into a new dimension and closing the efficiency gap that has previously existed when compared to multi-crystalline technology that is still prevalent today. ......read more

Kuwait is well placed to withstand lower oil prices…

Doha, 19 March 2015: QNB Group has published its Kuwait Economic Insight 2015. The report examines recent developments and the outlook for Kuwait’s economy. Kuwait is well placed to withstand lower international oil prices with strong macroeconomic fundamentals and the lowest breakeven oil prices amongst the GCC countries. According to the report, Real GDP is projected to slow in 2015 (1.0%) as the government cuts subsidies before recovering in  2016 (1.8%) and 2017 (3.3%) as major development projects get underway.  In the hydrocarbon sector, the government plans to invest USD100bn in 2015-19 on boosting production, upgrading refineries, petrochemicals and transportation—the Burgan oil project, among others, should accelerate oil production growth starting in 2017.  Non-hydrocarbons are expected ......read more

Schneider Electric Expands Its Juno Lighting Group Brand into Middle East Markets…

Juno Lighting Group joins Schneider Electric’s significant market presence in the Middle East; the company’s innovative luminaires will be distributed by Lumasense Dubai, UAE– 23 November 2014 – Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, today announced that it has expanded distribution of its market-leading lighting brand, Juno Lighting Group by Schneider Electric, into the Middle East. The distribution of Juno Lighting Group’s innovative, award-winning luminaires will address key project opportunities in healthcare, hospitality, commercial, multi-unit and industrial property development as well as sports and entertainment venues.      Headquartered in North America, Juno Lighting Group is a leading manufacturer of ......read more

Middle East Oil and Gas Industry Urged to Focus on HSE Issues at ADIPEC 2014 …

Aligning Cultures, Communication and Competence Key Issue in Post “Easy Oil Era” Panel Tells Delegates Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 November 2014 – The regional oil and gas industry needs to place Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) issues at the centre of planning during the post “easy oil” era, a distinguished panel of international experts and industry thought leaders announced at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) 2014 today. With 86.5 per cent of workers in the region last year being imported, according to recruiter Hays, key challenges that organisations’ are dealing with include the lack of experienced manpower along with the difficulty of recruiting and developing competent personnel with a strong commitment towards HSE. Under the theme of ......read more

UAE and Saudi Arabia Score High in GCC Renewable Energy Readiness Index…

Assessment Report Calls for Clear Policy and Legal Framework in GCC Region to Ensure Sustainable Deployment of Renewable Energy Projects Abu Dhabi-UAE: 25 July, 2013 – Clear policy and legal framework with a consistent strategy will ensure sustainable deployment of the renewable energy projects across the GCC region, according to a GCC-wide study that was released today. Titled ‘Renewable Energy Readiness Assessment Report: The GCC Countries 2011-2012', the report (2013-The EU-GCC-Report) suggests that initiatives undertaken so far in the GCC represent a proactive approach to addressing energy security and environmental issues at international, regional and national scales. It reveals that most countries have not yet officially set their RE development targets and are yet to implement stable policies. The GCC has ......read more

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Kuwait to Tackle Climate Change with National GHG Inventory System…

The comprehensive National Inventory System will monitor critical data on climate change to help implement effective mitigation strategies Dubai, United Arab Emirates: After the successful delivery of UAE GHG Inventory for three consecutive years, Dubai Carbon is now cooperating with the UN Environment (UNEP) to develop a National Inventory System (NIS) for GHG Emissions in the state of ......read more

Dehumidifiers by Trotec, Germany being distributed in UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain & Kuwait by Vacker ...…

Trotec Group Germany has entered into an agreement with Vacker Group Dubai for distributing their dehumidifiers and other products in United Arab Emirate and other Middle East countries. 9 May 2015 – Vacker Dubai is excited to announce that they are now supplying international quality dehumidifiers in all of UAE, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. Vacker Dubai is a distributor of The ......read more

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