Week In Middle East: Egypt Invites Bids For 20 MW Hurghada Photovoltaic Plant; Al Sharqi Completes First Solar Rooftop Project On Its 3PL; And More


Egypt Invites Bids For 20 MW Hurghada Photovoltaic Plant


New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) invites bids for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction of the 20 MW Hurghada photovoltaic power plant, with a battery system with a capacity of 30 Mwh, with O&M services for a period of 2 years, in addition, to construct an information center for renewable energy as turnkey Bidding will be conducted according to the applicable Guidelines for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).


Oman Issue A RfP For Financial Consulting Services For The Development Of 500 MW Ibri III Solar Project


OPWP, Oman Power and Water Procurement Company issued a request to proposals (RfP) for financial consulting services in support of the development of the 500-MW Ibri III project. It is located in the northwest region of the country. You can purchase the documents required to participate in the tender until December 1, 2022, and submit your proposals by January 11, 2023. OPWP stated in a statement that this deadline has been extended for submissions.


Jindal Shadeed Group To Establish Manufacturing Facility In Oman Powered With Renewable Energy

Jindal Shadeed Group, a pioneer in the steel industry, announced that it has selected the Special Economic Zone at Duqm (SEZAD) in the Sultanate of Oman to establish a manufacturing facility. Slated to be the largest of its kind within the zone to produce green steel, the factory will also utilize renewable energy sources in its manufacturing operations. This announcement was made at a ceremony that included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and a land allocation agreement.

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Al Sharqi Completes First Solar Rooftop Project On Its 3PL

Al Sharqi Shipping, a leading logistics company in the UAE, went live with its green solar rooftop project in its warehouses as a part of its green initiative. The Solar Project is located at Al Sharqi Shipping’s 3PL facility in Dubai Industrial City. The solar panels cover a total area of 3,800 sqm and have a power output of 370 KWP. The project was co-developed and implemented by Al Shirawi Solar LLC. This initiative will help the company offset its carbon footprint and produce a sustainable energy source from the first day of its operations.  

Emerge To Develop Rooftop Solar Power Project In Abu Dhabi With Al Dahra

Emerge, a joint venture of Masdar and EDF and Al Dahra (one of the largest integrated agricultural businesses in the Middle East), has announced a strategic partnership for the development of a rooftop solar photovoltaic installation at Al Dahra Food Industry, Khalifa Industrial Zone Facility Abu Dhabi. (KIZAD). Al Dahra will install the rooftop solar system at KIZAD’s rice processing plant. It will generate approximately 45% of Al Dahra’s annual energy needs. Emerge will be providing a complete turnkey solution to the 1.2-megawatt peak project (MWp), including design, procurement, construction, operation, and maintenance. The project will be fully operational by next year.

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EWEC To Conduct Its Q4 2022 Clean Energy Certificates Auction

EWEC (Emirates Water and Electricity Company), a leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing, and supply of water and electricity across the UAE, today announced that it will conduct its upcoming auction for Clean Energy Certificates (CECs) closing on 14 December 2022. The CEC scheme is a strategic initiative that was introduced by the Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) which provides Abu Dhabi entities and companies across different sectors the ability to adopt a reliable system that certifies their clean energy consumption claims, and to support the UAE’s transition towards a sustainable, carbon-free economy in line with the UAE Net Zero by 2050 strategic initiative.

Voltalia And TAQA Arabia To Develop A Cluster Combining RE Generation With Green Hydrogen Production In Egypt

Voltalia and its partner TAQA Arabia have signed an MOU with the Government of Egypt, to develop, finance, and operate a cluster combining green hydrogen production with solar and wind power generation. The initial project will include a new green hydrogen production facility with a capacity of 15,000 tonnes per year, in a greenfield site near Ain Sokhna port in the Suez Canal Economic Zone, through a 100-megawatt electrolyser supplied with 283 megawatts of renewable power.

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