Tuesday 26 September 2017

UAE inks nuclear energy deals with UK, Canada

The UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has signed two international co-operation agreements with leading nuclear regulators aimed at exchange of knowledge and information related to the peaceful use of nuclear energy, as well as safety and regulatory-related information


EthosEnergy wins $13m Kazakhstan contract

EthosEnergy,  a leading independent service provider of rotating equipment services and solutions, has been awarded a $13-million contract by Zhaikmunai for a refurbishment and upgrade of a Frame 5 package and Long Term Service Agreement (LTSA) at its plant in Kazakhstan. An


MAP-Tech's USV remote control demo steals show at Seatrade

A live demonstration involving remote control of an Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) located in Dubai from an autonomous control station situated in Adnec, Abu Dhabi is attracting many visitors at the Seatrade ffshore Marine and Work Boat Middle East 2017 show. UAE manufacturer of s


Iran firm to build utility vessels for oil platforms

Iran’s Arvandan Shipbuilding Company plans to construct utility vessels for oil platforms for the first time, the company's managing director was quoted as saying in a media report. The firm is in talks with Iranian Offshore Oil Company (IOOC) on the construction of the


Iraq, Iran in talks to invest in joint oilfields

Iraq is in talks with Iran to jointly invest in two oilfields shared by the two countries, a top Iraqi government official was quoted as saying in a media report.   Without specifying the fields and when the agreement would be signed, Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi said it wou


Saudi group wins funding for big Jordan solar project

Saudi-based Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, a leading GCC-based solar PV (photovoltaic) developer, said one of its key units has secured funding for a major solar project that can power more than 120,000 homes in Jordan and also generate 435 million kWH of electricity per year. The tr


Dewa sets up bills payment plan with Dubai Islamic

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed an agreement with Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), allowing customers to pay their bills in instalments of up to 12 months, without additional fees when they use DIB credit cards. This is part of Dewa’s efforts to make its cu


Trescorp to launch oil storage and bunker services in Sohar

Singapore-based Trescorp will set up a new 45-hectare terminal in Sohar Port in Oman with an investment of $600 million for oil storage and bunker services. The new facility will feature six deep-water berths, with 25-m drafts, one of them capable of receiving VLCC oil tankers of


Seatrade event opens in Abu Dhabi; 100 firms join show

The three-day biennial Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East conference and exhibition (SOMWME) was inaugurated today (September 25) by  Sheikh Dhiyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the Transport Authority and member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council.


UAE to set up big energy projects in Caribbean region

The UAE has announced the first five projects under the $50 million UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund across Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.    Announced in January 2017, the fund is a partnership betw

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