WFES 2014

The UAE has certainly led the way in ambitious renewable energy projects in the GCC, says World Future Energy Summit show director NAJI EL HADDAD in an interview with OGN EXHIBITORS in large numbers have signed up for the World Future Energy Summit 2014 (WFES 2014) amid increasing business opportunities in clean energy in the region brought about by a clear shift towards renewables...






Mena faces a glowing future in solar technology due its advantages of abundant sunshine, a power grid and road network that could support a large solar industry A NEW study released by Masdar and Reed Exhibitions, and compiled by EY during the 2013 World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi, proposes a number of initiatives to accelerate the development of the solar industry in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena...






As global energy and political leaders continue to debate effective avenues for sustainable growth, the need to harmonise the defining factors remains the key MASDAR, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, says that the second edition of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) will focus on the interconnected challenges and opportunities of sustainable growth, with particular focus on the energy-water nexus and sustainable waste management. ADSW and its...






By April 2013, more than 100 projects totalling over 7.5 GW of new renewable capacity were in the pipeline (excluding hydro) in the region THE Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is rapidly developing its abundant renewable energy resources due to strong demographic growth, rapid urbanisation, and an expanding economy, which had enabled the countries to experience a strong growth in demand for energy and electricity, the (Mena...






The emirate is exploring innovative ways for recycling and the conversion of waste material into power, officials say while launching an international exhibition WASTE generated in Abu Dhabi emirate will go up to 30 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) by 2030 from the current 6 mtpa, should the emirate maintain its current rate of urban and economic growth, officials say. Gulf States produce 120 million tonnes of solid waste every year...






The UAE has traditionally used hydrocarbon gases in some of the Abu Dhabi fields to enhance oil production. However, with the nation’s rise in its energy demand, this CCUS project will allow the UAE to preserve its natural gas for domestic electricity ABU Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Masdar have signed a joint venture agreement – the Middle East’s first company focused on exploring and developing commercial-scale projects for carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS...






The innovative CSP project will produce 100 MW of power and reduces the UAE’s carbon emissions, displacing approximately 175,000 tonnes of CO² per year, an equivalent to planting 1.5 million trees, or taking 15,000 cars off the road THE UAE has launched Shams 1, the largest concentrated solar power plant (CSP) in operation in the world. Located in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, the 100-megawatt, grid connected power plant will generate clean energy to power 20,000 homes in the UAE. ...






Working with technology partners and investors, the pilot programme includes three test sites in the UAE MASDAR has launched a pilot programme to test and develop advanced energy-efficient seawater desalination technologies suitable to be powered by renewable energy sources...






Mauritania’s electricity grid, which is powered mostly by expensive diesel generators, has an installed capacity of only 144 megawatts. With energy demand increasing by 12 per cent annually, the addition of solar power will help meet future shortfalls UAE has reaffirmed its long-standing support for economic and social growth projects in developing countries...






THE ‘UAE Solar Atlas’developed by the Research Centre for Renewable Energy Mapping and Assessment (ReCREMA) at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in collaboration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), has received the “Technology of The Year” award from the Middle East...






THE UAE has signed a deal with the World Energy Council (WEC) that will see Abu Dhabi host the ‘WEC Energy Leader Dialogue’ (WELD) in January next year during the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week...






TriGen’s multi-value process offers a cost-effective alternative to other carbon capture options IN KEEPING with the World Future Energy Summit’s focus on environmentally sound power and water production, Maersk Oil is out to impress by showcasing its ground breaking TriGen integrated energy system, which is being touted as a natural fit for Abu Dhabi’s future energy needs...






GPC, a joint venture between Erndtebrucker Eisenwerk (EEW) of Germany and its Saudi partners, is expected to play a key role in import substitution as it will help meet Saudi Arabia’s domestic demand for LSAW pipes that have up till now been imported GLOBAL Pipe Company (GPC), the first manufacturer in the Middle East of line pipes up to 50.8 mm (2 inches) wall thickness, plans to ramp up production to 200,000 tonnes at its new state-of-the-art factory at Jubail Industrial City by the first quarter of 2014...






Over 100 renewable energy projects are currently under development in the Middle East North Africa (Mena) region and Mena governments expect an additional non-hydro renewable energy capacity of 50 GW by 2020 and 107 GW by 2030 WITH investment in cleantech and renewable energy projects at an all-time high – both in the UAE and globally – the Project and Finance Village at the 2014 World Future Energy Summit (WFES) will play a crucial role in linking developers and entrepreneurs with investors...






At Intermat Middle East 2012, 72 per cent of exhibitors had already met or exceeded their ROI targets for participation by the close of the event, and overall, 88 per cent of exhibitors will consider or have already confirmed to return for the third edition AFTER a successful second edition of Intermat Middle East, the Middle East’s only dedicated exhibition for construction infrastructure projects, the show’s organisers have now commenced preparations for the third edition to be held from January 20 to 22, 2014, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition...






Under the MoU, the two parties will consider opportunities to jointly invest in green infrastructure projects in the UK MASDAR and the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore project investment opportunities in the UK’s clean energy sector...






The country is committed to diversifying its energy mix and reducing its reliance on fuel imports through adoption of renewables MASDAR, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) have launched a 6-megawatt, eight-turbine wind farm in the Republic of Seychelles...






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