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More pedestrian-friendly streets on way in Abu Dhabi

Newly built streets in Abu Dhabi will be more pedestrian-friendly thanks to the utilities design manual launched by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC). The Utility Corridors Design Manual (UCDM) aims to reduce the width of

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Summit calls for ways to rein in utility costs

The 2nd Global IWPP (Independent Water and Power Projects) Summit kicked off in Ras Al Khaimah with a call to utilities companies to review ways to rein in escalating costs of new projects and understand the risks involved in them.

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Sembcorp inks Oman utilities JV project

Sembcorp Industries, a leading energy, water and marine group operating across six continents worldwide,has signed a JV agreement with Takamul Investment Company, a subsidiary of Oman Oil Company to develop centralised utilities units for Duqm S

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ADCP, ADDC in utilities partnership

Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) launched a new service allowing its customers to do all formalities of getting utilities connection with Abu Dhabi Commercial Properties (ADCP). The new service enables ADCP's new tenants

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GCC utilities ratings 'relatively high'

The ratings of utilities in the Gulf region remain relatively high, reflecting both their defensive characteristics and their ownership by and support from their respective governments, according to a report by Moody's. The existing GCC re

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Eversheds named advisors for Qatar utility projects

Qatar General Electricity and Water Company (Kahramaa) has appointed global law firm Eversheds as advisor for the project implementation and development activities. Tasked with meeting Qatar’s growing demand for electricity and water, Kahr

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Saudi ministry deploys Oracle solutions

The Saudi ministry of water and electricity has implemented the customer care and billing solution of Orcale to improve its service delivery. The ministry replaced its legacy billing systems with a flexible, scalable and robust solution t

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Mideast 'faces energy sector staff shortage'

The Middle East is facing a shortage of talent in the energy and utilities sector with the average age of key technical staff being over 50, says a study. Succession planning in the energy sector is a key imperative, says the Deloitte whit

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DSI unit wins big Abu Dhabi contract

Dubai-based MEP specialist Drake & Scull International said its subsidiary has been awarded the entire utilities development works at the residential compound located in Khalifa A City, Abu Dhabi. Drake & Scull Water and Power (DSW

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Libya fund eyes European stocks

Libya's $65 billion sovereign wealth fund aims to buy into European utilities, drugmakers and other companies with technology that may be useful for the country, the head of the Libyan Investment Authority said. The fund, which holds aroun

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