Investment in electricity surpasses oil and gas in 2017

Investment in electricity surpasses oil …

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:49

The electricity sector has attracted the largest share of energy investments in 2017, exceeding the oil and gas industry for the second year in row, according to the latest review...

SEC starts operation of solar-powered plant in the mining city

SEC starts operation of solar-powered pl…

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:10

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has commenced the operation of a solar-powered plant in Waad al-Shamal Mining City, located south of Turaif in the northern border region

ACWA Power to develop 100MW solar project in South Africa

ACWA Power to develop 100MW solar projec…

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:57

Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power and Central Energy Fund of South Africa have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a 100MW Redstone concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant in South Africa’s...

UAE set to lead the world in VAT innovation

UAE set to lead the world in VAT innovat…

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:34

The UAE ranks first in the MENA region in terms of innovation, according to a recent report by Global Innovation Index 2017

CP Automation to distribute SineTamer surge protectors in EMEA

CP Automation to distribute SineTamer su…

Monday, 16 July 2018 13:14

Industrial repair specialist CP Automation has partnered with SineTamer to distribute surge and transient protection systems across Europe, the Middle East and Asia

‘GCC automation industry on track for double digit growth’

‘GCC automation industry on track for do…

Monday, 16 July 2018 06:35

The GCC region’s automation industry is on track for double-digit growth over the next five years, as recovering oil prices and economic diversification plans boost demand for industrial and building...

Jacobs secures key role on Etihad Rail project in the UAE

Jacobs secures key role on Etihad Rail p…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 12:02

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Etihad Rail to deliver critical technical and programme consulting services for the UAE’s largest and most vital national freight and passenger railway network

FPT Industrial solutions to drive Teksan Generators

FPT Industrial solutions to drive Teksan…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 07:33

Teksan Generator has selected FPT Industrial for a long-term partnership to supply it with the full FPT Industrial Power Generation G-Drive line-up

MAN to power gas-engine power plant in Oman

MAN to power gas-engine power plant in O…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 05:28

MAN Energy Solutions has won the order from Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (Oman LNG) to equip a new power plant with nine MAN 51/60 gas engines

Waste management efforts step up in GCC

Waste management efforts step up in GCC

Thursday, 12 July 2018 10:00

Waste, and getting rid of it in a manner that makes sense for the economy and the environment, is an issue that has been getting much more attention and investment...

Etisalat to provide 5G services for Expo 2020 Dubai

Etisalat to provide 5G services for Expo…

Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:28

Expo 2020 Dubai has become the first major commercial customer to access 5G services provided by UAE-based telecom provider Etisalat

Oman aggregate plant relies on SDLG wheel loader

Oman aggregate plant relies on SDLG whee…

Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:21

Operations at a sand and aggregate plant in Oman have been boosted by the arrival of a new SDLG L958F wheel loader, part of the latest F-series machines

Haya Water’s wastewater investment outlay reaches US$15.59bn

Haya Water’s wastewater investment outla…

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 06:56

Oman’s Haya Water has started the work on the master plan to supply 979cu/m of water per day to 4.1mn residents by 2045 

New power plant to help boost Saudi Arabia’s electric power industry

New power plant to help boost Saudi Arab…

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 04:19

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has started operating the Waad Al-Shamal plant, which partially depends on solar power to generate electricity, as part of its efforts to support economic and...

Iraq offers US$30bn FDI opportunity, says Frost & Sullivan

Iraq offers US$30bn FDI opportunity, say…

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 06:48

In line with Iraq’s ambitious aim to implement a stable macroeconomic framework in the country, the government seeks to unlock potential investment opportunities in both the oil and gas as...

Bobcat telehandler gains customer’s trust

Bobcat telehandler gains customer’s trus…

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 06:02

Bobcat’s telehandler range has helped Dubai’s Fujairah National Construction Company (FNC) complete projects on time

Middle East Electricity 2012 opens to a grand start

MEE_2012_1Commencing today, Middle East Electricity 2012 (MEE) was officially inaugurated by Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water in the UAE.

MEE is the world's leading energy event that focuses on power, lighting, renewable, nuclear and water sectors, creating a key platform for exhibitors to impress industry professionals with their latest innovations, solutions, products and services.

Taking place until 9 February in Dubai, the three-day exhibition opens as 113 new power, water, and energy projects valued at US$180 billion are underway or at the planning stages in the Middle East.

More than 1,000 exhibitors

The event has attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors from within the region and worldwide looking to capitalise on a booming energy sector.

Hundreds of companies are launching new products at the show – among the most notable of these include the Dubai-based cable manufacturer Ducab, which will showcase its new range 66kV to 400 kV High Voltage (HV) cable systems.

Other exhibitors launching their most recent products at the show include Bahrain-based Atlas Copco, which is introducing its portable diesel driven generator sets and lighting towers; and GWB International, which is using the exhibition to officially launch in the UAE and Middle East its Cooper brand of silent generating sets.

Commenting on the growth of Middle East Electricity this year, Anita Mathews, Exhibition Director said: "The exhibitor space for Middle East Electricity 2012 has exceeded last year's occupied space by 15 per cent. We have also seen growth in exhibitor numbers and expect more than 15,000 unique visitors to attend the three-day event."

CESI, an Italian based market leader in power systems consulting and testing will be at the exhibition as it looks to further expand its business operations in the Middle East, having last month opened its first regional office in the UAE.

Middle East Electricity Awards

Middle East Electricity will feature for the first time the Middle East Electricity Awards, established to recognise outstanding achievements of individuals, departments, teams or organisations that have contributed to the growth and development of the energy industry in the Middle East.

The winners will be announced this evening at a gala dinner attended by 1,000 of the region's leading power professionals and companies, senior government officials and special VIP industry guests.

Other highlights

Other highlights of Middle East Electricity include the free-to-attend technical seminars, where a selection of exhibitors will present latest innovations and products to visitors over the three days on the show floor.

Partner event

Middle East Electricity 2012 is the partner event to Power + Water Middle East in Abu Dhabi and Africa Electricity in Johannesburg.

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