Friday 18 August 2017

World’s first commercial floating wind farm nears completion

The fifth and final wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm, a joint project between Masdar and Statoil, has arrived at its final destination at Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland.    Earlier this summ


New power distribution station opens at Bahrain airport

A new 220 kV power distribution station at Bahrain International Airport was inaugurated yesterday (August 16) by Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza.   The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) chief executive officer Shaikh Nawaf bin I


Morocco to build new desalination plant

Morocco will build a seawater desalination plant in the Casablanca-Settat region, said a senior government official. The feasibility study and the institutional set-up of the project are currently being finalised, Charafate Afailal, secretary of state for water, was quoted as say


Engie completes $762m investment in Tabreed

The National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) has announced the successful completion of an investment of approximately Dh2.8 billion ($762.32 million) by Engie, a global energy company, to acquire 40 per cent of Tabreed shares, a Wam news agency report said. Headquarte


Qatargas delivers first LNG cargo to Thailand

Qatargas recently delivered the first Q-Max cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) under a long-term sale agreement with PTT Public Company to Thailand. The cargo arrived on board the Q-Max LNG vessel, Bu Samra, at Thailand’s Map Ta Phut LNG receiving terminal.


Panalpina wins gas transportation deal in Iraq

Swiss-based Panalpina, a leading provider of supply chain solutions, was recently awarded a contract to manage transportation for a gas project in Iraq. The contract will run for a minimum of five years, and involves high air and LCL (less than container load) ocean freight volum


Tethys reports new oil finds in Oman Blocks 3&4

Sweden-based Tethys Oil has reported discovery of two new hydrocarbon sources with potential to be developed as oil fields in Block 3 & 4 in eastern Oman, a media source said. It follows the successful completion and testing of the exploration well Ulfa-1 which flowed oil to


Qatar mulls solar panels on house rooftops

Qatar has launched a project to generate around 500MW of electricity through solar power, which includes a plan to install solar panels on the rooftops of houses across the country, a report said. "Kahramaa is currently working on using solar power to desalinate ground water


KBR wins PMC contract for key Adnoc projects

KBR, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction services, has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract for two major Abu Dhabi projects. The contract awarded by Occidental of Abu Dhabi on behalf of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is f


Kuwait to tender major solar plant in Q1 2018

Kuwait is expected to issue a tender to build the estimated $1.2-billion Dibdibah solar power plant in the first quarter of 2018, a senior official said. September 7 is the deadline for companies to express interest in the 1 gigawatt (GW) project, Shukri AbdulAziz Al Mahrous, dep

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