Week In Middle East: ACWA Power And The HIWPT Launch RE And Occupational Safety Program; ILF Consulting Engineers Appointed As Consultant For World’s Largest RE Parks; And More

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ACWA Power And The Higher Institute For Water And Power Technologies Launch The Renewable Energy And Occupational Safety Program


ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor, and operator of power generation, water desalination, and green hydrogen plants worldwide, in partnership with its vocational institute the Higher Institute for Water and Power Technologies (HIWPT), launched the all-new “Renewable Energy and Occupational Safety” Program as part of the institute’s curriculum. The groundbreaking program is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and focuses on training women in technical disciplines related to renewable energy and water. The first batch within the program will include 60 female trainees in the fields of water and mechanical maintenance.


ILF Consulting Engineers Appointed As Consultant For World’s Largest Renewable Energy Parks In Saudi Arabia


ILF Consulting Engineers has set another historical milestone in its 50+ years of engineering excellence. The company has been appointed as the consultant of choice for the pre-development studies for three multi-gigawatt solar PV parks in Saudi Arabia. These parks, with an installed capacity of up to 30 GWp, will by far be the world’s largest renewable energy parks in terms of installed capacity. ILF will provide world-class engineering services, accompanying the parks’ development up to the point where the parks can be tendered on an independent power producer (IPP) basis.


Eni And ADNOC Sign Agreement To Strengthen Cooperation In Clean Energy And Sustainability Sectors

Claudio Descalzi, Eni Chief Executive Officer, and his Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology and ADNOC Managing Director and Group CEO, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which outlines a framework of cooperation for future joint projects on energy transition, sustainability, and decarbonization. The MoU was signed in the presence of the President of the Council of Ministers, Giorgia Meloni, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates. 

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Ajman Chamber Of Commerce And Industry Partners With Etihad ESCO To Promote Clean Energy Solutions

The Ajman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO), with a view to enhancing joint cooperation and developing programs and plans aimed at encouraging private sector establishments, including factories and companies that are members of the Ajman Chamber, to adopt clean and alternative energy solutions, especially solar energy. MoU was signed at the Ajman Chamber’s headquarters by H.E. Salem Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Ajman Chamber, Dr. Waleed Alnuaimi, CEO of Etihad ESCO, in the presence of Nasser Al Dhafri, Executive Director of the Member Support and Innovation Sector at Ajman Chamber.

JBIC Signs USD207 Million Loan Agreement With Saudi Electricity Company For Interconnection Project With Egypt

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC; Governor: HAYASHI Nobumitsu) signed a loan agreement amounting to up to USD207 million, of which JBIC’s portion is approximately USD103 million, with Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) for an electricity interconnection project that will link Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The loan is co-financed with MUFG Bank, Ltd., the Bank of Yokohama, Ltd., and the Nishi-Nippon City Bank, Ltd. JBIC will also provide a guarantee for part of the portion co-financed by the private financial institutions. The project will construct a 3,000 MW high-voltage direct current (HVDC) system with 1,350 km of overhead power lines and 22 km of submarine cables to connect northwestern Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The loan is provided as part of JBIC’s GREEN operations, and it is intended to provide SEC with the funds necessary for the construction in Saudi Arabia.

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GV Developments And TAQA Arabia Join Forces To Provide Clean Energy Solutions For Tarboul City Development

GV Developments, one of the leading real estate developers, announces signing a cooperation agreement with TAQA Arabia “a Qalaa Holdings company” and Egypt’s largest private sector energy distribution company, to develop, design, build, and operate the full-fledged infrastructure and provide integrated solutions for facilities in the city of Tarboul. The cooperation agreement was signed by Mr. Sherif Hammouda, Founder and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, GV Developments; Ms. Pakinam Kafafi, CEO of TAQA Arabia; and was attended by Eng. Khaled Abu Bakr, Chairman of TAQA Arabia. As a part of GV’s Developments strategy to forge strong partnerships, the agreement serves to accelerate the completion of the infrastructure and provide clean energy sources for the first phase of the city of Tarboul.

EWEC Recommends Over 600% Increase In Total Solar Power Capacity By 2030 For Abu Dhabi

EWEC (Emirates Water and Electricity Company), a leading company in the integrated coordination of planning, purchasing, system operations, and supply of water and electricity across the UAE released its latest Statement of Future Capacity Requirements 2023-2029: Summary Report for Abu Dhabi’s future water and electricity production. The Statement recommends that, between 2023 and 2030, EWEC increase its total solar power generation capacity by 606 percent to 7.3 gigawatts (GW), in addition to the development of 300 megawatts (MW) of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS). Furthermore, the Statement endorses continued investment in low-carbon intensive reverse osmosis (RO) water desalination technology to enable over 90 percent of the total water demand to be met using RO by 2030.

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Sungrow To Supply Doral With Several Hundred MWh Of Energy Storage Systems For Israeli Projects Using DC Or AC Coupled Solutions

Sungrow, the global leading inverter, and Energy Storage System (ESS) supplier signed a contract to supply Doral Renewable Energy Resources Group, the leading Israel-based renewable energy and environmental infrastructure developer, with several hundred MWh of ESS with DC or AC coupled solutions. The capacity will serve multiple projects and will be delivered between mid-2023 to the end of 2024. The projects are expected to be connected to the grid by the end of 2024. Once connected, the stability and reliability of Israel’s electricity grid will be further enhanced despite the continued increase in the market growth of PV-based plants. Currently, approximately 10 percent of Israel’s energy comes from renewable sources. The Israeli government is committed to producing 30 percent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030. Solar energy is expected to account for 26 percent of this goal.

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