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Week In Middle East: EGA To Supply CelestiAL Solar Aluminium To Parts Maker, Hammerer Aluminum Industries; And More


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EGA To Supply CelestiAL Solar Aluminium To Parts Maker, Hammerer Aluminum Industries


Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates and the world’s biggest ‘premium aluminium’ producer, today signed an agreement to supply CelestiAL solar aluminium to Mercedes-Benz parts maker Hammerer Aluminum Industries. The agreement will see EGA’s CelestiAL metal return to the UAE, as well as being distributed all over the world. EGA supplies thousands of tonnes of aluminium to HAI each year. A proportion of this supply will now switch to CelestiAL. In 2021, EGA became the first company in the world to produce aluminium commercially using solar power through a partnership with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, which operates the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in the desert outside Dubai.

Turkey’s Karapinar Solar Photovoltaic Plant To Start Its Operation By End Of 2022

Turkey’s Karapinar solar photovoltaic plant in Konya, a 1.35 gigawatts (GW) plant to start its operation by the end of 2022 said the Cemal Kalyoncu, the chairman of Kalyon Holding. The current capability of the solar park is 700 MW and the company plans to expand it to 1350 MW once it begins its operation. With the help of 3000 people the plant will be constructed and it will supply power to 2 million people. The solar PV plant is spread across 20 million sq m of land. The park will reduce the carbon emission of 1.5 million tonnes every year. This is biggest solar power plant of the Europe.

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AlShawamikh Oil Services Signs MoU With Asyad DryDock To Develop Renewable Energy In Oman

Oman has developed a policy of switching to alternative energy as part of Oman’s Vision 2040 to reach an average of 39% of the total energy supplied by 2040. In the translation of this vision, AlShawamikh Oil Services signed a memorandum of understanding with Asyad DryDock to develop renewable energy delivery initiatives in dry dock services in Duqm. The memorandum of understanding was signed by Dr Aflah bin Saeed Al Hadhrami, CEO of AlShawamikh Oil Services, and Dr Ibrahim Bin Bakhit Al-Nadhiri, CEO of Asyad  Shipping and Dry Dock, in the presence of a number of officials from both companies.

Masdar Agrees To Explore Renewable Energy Opportunities In Kyrgyzstan

Masdar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Kyrgyz Republic’s Ministry of Energy to explore the development of renewable energy opportunities in the Central Asian nation and support Kyrgyzstan’s clean-energy objectives. His Excellency Bekmurzaev Doskul Djumagulovich, Minister of Energy of the Kyrgyz Republic and Abdulla Zayed, Head of Development and Investment, Central Asia and Russia, at Masdar, signed the MoU in Bishkek, the nation’s capital. Under it, Masdar will explore the development of and investment in a range of renewable energy projects, including ground-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV), floating solar PV and hydropower projects, with a potential capacity of up to 1 gigawatt (GW). 

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Iraq Approves Fund Of $680 Million To Invest In Renewable Energy

Iraq approves a fund of $680 million to invest in renewable energy and increase its portfolio of clean energy sources. Iraq imports its electricity and highly relies on its neighbouring countries for its electricity needs. “In 2021, we launched a renewable energy initiative to support the sector…this initiative involved the allocation of one trillion dinars for solar power projects,” said Central Bank Deputy Governor Ihsan Al-Yasiri.  These initiatives aim to grow its clean energy sources, support the environment and handle the power issues. All the solar power projects which were awarded to foreign firms generate around 7.5 GW of power.


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