Week In Middle East: DGW Partners With Etihad ESCO To Build PV Station; Nafath Renewable Energy And Solar Wadi To Develop 30 MWp Solar PV Projects In Oman; And More

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Dubai Government Workshop Partners With Etihad ESCO To Build Photovoltaic StationDubai Government Workshop Partners With Etihad ESCO To Build Photovoltaic Station


Dubai Government Workshop (DGW) signs an agreement with Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO) to build a photovoltaic station. This will increase the contribution to clean energy and decrease carbon emissions. The Executive Director of DGW, H.E. Fahad Ahmed Al Raeesi, and the CEO of Etihad ESCO, Dr. Waleed Alnuaimi. The agreement was signed with the aim to strengthen bilateral cooperation in renewable energy. It has a capacity of 2.49 MW and is expected to produce 3.79 million kWh of renewable energy in its first year. This will reduce carbon emissions by 1.37 million kilograms.

Nafath Renewable Energy And Solar Wadi To Develop 30 MWp Solar PV Projects In Oman


Nafath Renewable Energy and Solar Wadi, both based in Muscat, signed a framework deal during Oman Sustainability Week (OSW). Minister of Energy and Minerals, Eng Salim bin Naser al Aufi was present to sign the pact. The two sides agree to collaborate in the engineering procurement and construction (EPC), of a portfolio of private-wire solar PV plants with an aggregate capacity of approximately 30 megawatt-peak. Solar Wadi stated in a blog post that “this is the first of a series of 25-30 MWp portfolios projects planned as part of this collaboration between our Omani companies to service the Commercial & Industrial sectors within Oman.”


Infinity Power And Conjuncta Sign MoU With Government Of Mauritania For Green Hydrogen Project

Infinity Power Holding, the joint venture between Egypt’s Infinity and UAE’s Masdar along with Conjuncta GmbH, a German project developer, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Mauritania, represented by the Ministry of Petroleum, Mines, and Energy to develop a Green Hydrogen plant over four phases, which is expected to produce up to 8 million tons of Green Hydrogen or other renewable fuels of non-biological origins, upon completion. The plant, which will be located near the Northeast of Nouakchott, can reach an Electrolyser capacity of up to 10GW, making it capable of producing up to 8 million tons of Green Hydrogen or its equivalent in renewable fuels of non-biological origins.

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TeraLight And Sun’Agri Partner To Boost Agrivoltaics Projects In Israel

TeraLight, an Israeli renewable energy firm, and Sun’Agri of France have announced a strategic partnership in Israel’s field agrivoltaics. This is a study that examines the relationship between solar panels as well as crops and how they can improve each other’s performance. This collaboration will encourage joint projects with farmers as well as agricultural communities. Two pilot projects in agrivoltaic will be conducted by the companies by the end of 2023. This partnership will combine TeraLight’s expertise in solar-energy construction and project development with Sun’Agri’s dynamic software for managing solar fields. This software adjusts the angle of the panels to provide dynamic shading and microclimate control. It works in real-time to find the right balance between electricity production and plant needs.

Majid Al Futtaim And Yellow Door Energy Partner To Launch A 6.2MW Solar Plant At The Bahrain Mall

Majid Al Futtaim is the world’s leading shopping center, community, retail, and leisure innovator in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. A 6.2-megawatt peak solar power plant was inaugurated by Yellow Door Energy at The Bahrain Mall. It is operated by Carrefour Bahrain. Yellow Door Energy is the most trusted partner in sustainable energy for industrial and commercial businesses throughout the Middle East, Africa, and more. The solar power purchase agreement was signed by Majid Al Futtaim with Yellow Door Energy. The roof of The Bahrain Mall has seen more than 11,000 solar panels installed. It covers an area of over 40,000 square metres. The rooftop solar plant, with a peak power of 6.2 megawatts, produces 10 million kilowatt-hours (equivalent to 7,100 metric tons) of clean energy within the first year.

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US Launches $20 Million Solar & Renewable Energy Fund To Support Lebanon’s Energy Transition

U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy Shea announced the launch of a $20 million Solar & Renewable Energy Fund at an event in the presence of Minister of Industry George Bouchikian, Minister of Energy and Water Dr. Walid Fayad, Minister of Environment Dr. Nasser Yassin, USAID Lebanon Acting Mission Director Nicholas Vivio, investors, and local enterprises. The fund, created by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Trade and Investment Facilitation (TIF) Activity and Lebanon Investment Initiative (LII), will unlock private sector investments to finance the cost of solar panel installations for Lebanese entities.

Hynfra And Amarenco MENA Form Strategic Partnership To Produce Hydrogen And Ammonia Through Clean Energy Resources

Hynfra, a Polish company, has signed a framework cooperation agreement with Amarenco MENA, a major developer of renewable energy projects in the Middle East and North Africa and part of Amarenco Group. The strategic partnership is aimed at building infrastructure for the production of hydrogen and its derivatives, primarily ammonia, using electrolysis powered by clean energy resources. Under the agreement, the partnership’s focus will be on producing green ammonia and hydrogen in the MENA region. The area has high solar radiation levels, making it an ideal location for large-scale solar energy production.

DEWA Holds Conference For Bidders On The Sixth Phase Of The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organised a special conference at its headquarters to give an overview for local and international bidders about the latest developments of the 1,800MW 6th phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, using photovoltaic solar panels. The 6th phase will become operational in stages between 2024 and 2026. Following the conference, DEWA took the attendees on a tour around the solar park, which is the largest single-site solar park in the world, using the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, with a production capacity that will reach 5,000 MW by 2030. When completed, the Solar Park will reduce more than 6.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

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EBRD, IFC, And TSFE To Support Desalination Projects Powered By Renewable Energy In Egypt

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) are working with The Sovereign Fund of Egypt for Investment and Development (TSFE) and the Egyptian Government to support the preparation and procurement of four seawater desalination plants. The EBRD and IFC signed an advisory agreement to support Egypt in structuring and implementing public-private partnership (PPP) desalination projects that will increase the supply of water in the country, particularly from sustainable, unconventional sources. The desalination project will help to ensure Egypt’s water security, improve its resilience, mitigate the impact of climate change-induced freshwater scarcity, and boost sustainable economic growth. Moreover, the electricity used to power the desalination plants will be procured from renewable energy sources.

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