Arab Energy Club discuss industry issues in Amman meet
Amman, June 16, 2014
The Arab Energy Club met to discuss critical industry insights, tackle current sector challenges and the latest market trends and opportunities in Amman recently.
The 2014 AEC Meeting was hosted by Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power International, a majority stake owner in Central Electricity Generating Company (Cegco) which specialises in developing power generation and desalinated water production plants across the Middle East.
The AEC, which was established in 2009, draws membership from academics and professionals interested and working on energy-related issues in the region, said a statement.
A prominent group of speakers from the region and beyond delved into the current global energy issues, the impact of shale gas on the region’s petrochemicals and the future prospects of renewables in power generatio in the region.
Mohammed Abunayyan, chairman, ACWA Power International, said: “As the region’s energy mix begins to shift and realign to accommodate heavier market demands, governments and power sector stakeholders must rise to the occasion by working as one in tackling our biggest developmental obstacles.
“The AEC Meeting presented a unique opportunity for regional players to touch base and learn from peer experiences, and we look forward to continuing to support the AEC in its future endeavours.”
Majid Al Moneef, president AEC, said: “During the AEC Meetings, we strive to cover a broad range of industry topics and shed light onto key obstacles and opportunities within the region’s dynamic energy sector. As such, we are very pleased with the level of involvement and expertise witnessed at the AEC Meeting in Jordan this year, as well as with the successful cooperation with CEGCO which contributed to the success of this meeting.” - TradeArabia News Service