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Thrust on innovation
The World Future Energy Summit 2012 to be held in Abu Dhabi will be an unparalleled forum for political, business and intellectual debate, and for networking and transactions between manufacturers, suppliers and customers in both the public and private sectors
THE world’s most influential leaders in renewable energy, including heads of state, policy makers, government officials, business leaders, and academics, will gather in Abu Dhabi, the emerging global hub for renewable energy, to discuss, promote and debate the challenges and solutions of the world’s energy requirements at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2012.
Carbon capture challenge part of a green dream
The odds appear to be stacked against CCS, but as with any new wide-reaching technology, this is due – to a large extent – to the fact that there’s currently no precedent to follow in this new emerging sector
CARBON capture and storage (CCS) technologies have the potential to achieve substantial reductions in global energy-related CO2 emissions, and dramatically slow down global warming – if deployed at a significant scale, in a timely manner and at competitive costs (essential to attracting firm and robust investments), says Bader Al Lamki, director of Masdar Carbon.
A sunny forecast for solar energy
Determined efforts are going into making solar energy more pervasive and more affordable for introducing it throughout the entire world
AT THE European Future Energy Forum (EFEF) held in October this year, participants were reminded once again about the need for collaboration, innovation and knowledge transfer between countries, companies and governments, in shaping the future of renewable energy in the world.
Electricity from wind, a viable option in Mideast
Realising innovation in the wind power sector will be a specific topic discussed by global delegates attending WFES 2012’s four-day conference. Wind offers a solution to the growing power requirements of countries without significant oil and gas resources
IN THE heat of the Gulf, it is hard to imagine the Middle East proving a worthwhile location for wind power producers. Considering its plentiful year-round sunshine, it is not surprising that solar projects tend to attract the most attention in the region.
Masdar-Emal sign research deal
The Master Research Agreement provides sponsorship terms, while details for individual projects are established through individual agreements
MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, has entered into a Master Research Agreement with Emirates Aluminium Company Ltd (Emal), a joint venture between Mubadala Development Company and Dubai Aluminium Company (Dubal).
Energy exporting solar HQ deferred
Masdar, promoter of the Middle East’s most ambitious plan to develop renewable energy, accepted its latest setback after the financial crisis curbed Abu Dhabi’s ambitions
MASDAR has deferred plans for the world’s first building that makes more energy than it consumes, a year after the financial crisis forced the Abu Dhabi company to step back from setting up the first carbon-neutral city.
Masdar bullish on investing capital
Masdar Capital, which has fully deployed its first $250 million fund launched in 2006 in partnership with Credit Suisse, has made two investments in its second fund
MASDAR Capital, the venture capital arm of Abu Dhabi government-owned green energy firm Masdar, is bullish about snapping up stakes in renewables and clean tech energy companies in order to fully invest a $290 million fund by 2014.
Masdar PV plant meeting all targets
The plant, consisting of 87,777 panels of thin film and crystalline silicon technologies, has so far generated approximately 36,000 MWh of clean energy
THE largest photovoltaic (PV) plant in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) located in Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has hit all performance targets in the first two years of its operations, demonstrating that utility-scale PV plants in the region are viable.
Technip relocates its regional HQ
The new office’s endeavour is to unite and join all employees in one location thus providing a more consolidated and more efficient business approach
TECHNIP, a global leader in project management, engineering and construction in the energy industry, confirms its commitment to Abu Dhabi and the Middle East markets by moving its regional headquarters to a brand new building in Al Reyhan zone on Muroor Street.
Building reputation step by step
Sun Power Gen, an ISO 9001-2008 certified engineering company, serves various sectors including oil and gas, marine, aluminum smelting, power plants and others
ESTABLISHED in 1973 in the UAE, Sun Power Gen, an ISO 9001 – 2008 certified engineering company, part of the Supertech Group, has built an enviable reputation in the UAE, the Middle East and the sub-continent for being a reliable business partner, offering complete engineering systems, solutions, products and services.