Week In Middle East: Arctech Made Its First Foray Into Israel With 11.457 MW Solar Tracking Solution; LONGi’s 65 MW Eti-4 Solar Project In Turkey Drives RE Revolution; And More

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Arctech Made Its First Foray into Israel with 11.457 MW Solar Tracking Solution


Arctech, the world’s leading solar tracking, racking, and BIPV provider, is poised to provide an 11.457 MW SkyLine II solar tracking solution for Nextcom Ltd to a project in Kisufim, Israel, marking the company’s first solar tracking project in the country and another milestone in the Middle East market. Israel is rapidly promoting renewable energy, with the government setting a renewable energy target of 30% by 2030 – roughly equivalent to the construction of approximately 12 GW of solar plants, which is the main renewable energy source developed by this sunny country.

LONGi’s 65 MW Eti-4 Solar Project in Turkey Drives Renewable Energy Revolution


Turkey is making remarkable progress towards a greener and more sustainable future with the successful completion of the 65 MW Eti-4 Solar Power Plant, powered by LONGi, the global leader in solar energy technology. Situated in the city of Konya, this groundbreaking project is poised to revolutionize the renewable energy landscape in the region, showcasing a strong commitment to environmental sustainability and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. Developed by Cengiz Enerji San. ve Tic. A.Ş., the Eti-4 Solar Power Plant represents a significant milestone in Turkey’s renewable energy sector. Divided into two sections, namely the East and West sides, the plant boasts an impressive capacity of 50 MW and 13.99 MW, respectively. These sections are seamlessly interconnected through an Energy Transmission Line, establishing a robust and efficient energy network.

Turkey’s Solar Power Capacity Surpasses 10,000 MW

According to Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez, solar power capacity has surpassed 10,000 MW. The country’s investments in solar power have led to this significant milestone, and Dönmez expects the installed capacity to continue growing in the future. Turkey now ranks fifth in Europe and 12th globally in terms of installed solar power capacity. Renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass, account for over 20 per cent of the country’s installed energy capacity. Dönmez highlighted that renewables make up more than 50 per cent of Turkey’s total installed capacity, with approximately 40 to 45 per cent of electricity being generated from renewable sources.

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DEWA CEO Explores Cooperation And Renewable Energy Initiatives With Vietnamese Ambassador

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received HE Nguyễn Mạnh Tuấn, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the UAE. The visit aimed to enhance cooperation and learn about DEWA’s projects and initiatives. During the meeting, Al Tayer discussed DEWA’s initiatives, projects and successful experiences using renewable and clean energy sources. DEWA continues its endeavours and efforts to achieve the futuristic vision of wise leadership. He explained that DEWA has strategic projects to meet the growing demand for electricity and water in the Emirate.

UAE Cabinet Empowers Development And Clean Energy With New Ministry And National Hydrogen Strategy

In a recent cabinet meeting chaired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Cabinet approved significant measures to drive the country’s development and sustainability goals. The meeting, held at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi, saw the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Under the directives of President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, the UAE Cabinet announced the establishment of the Ministry of Investment and appointed Mohamed Hassan Al Suwaidi as the minister. 

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Jordan’s Aqaba Special Economic Zone Embarks On Green Ammonia And Solar Energy Endeavor

Poland’s Hynfra and Jordan’s Fidelity Group have formed Jordan Green Ammonia L.L.C. The main goal is to build a green ammonia plant in Jordan’s Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ). Hynfra P.S.A. is an integrator of technologies that enable energy transformation and full decarbonization. It designs and develops facilities for the production and use of renewable hydrogen and ammonia, green energy and renewable heat sources. Fidelity Group manages investments in the industrial sector, focusing on oil and chemicals. It partners with leading producers and suppliers of energy, petroleum and petrochemical raw materials in the MENA (Middle East-North Africa) region. 

ADGM Implements Comprehensive Sustainable Finance Regulatory Framework

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) announced the implementation of its sustainable finance regulatory framework with immediate effect, following significant support received through public consultation, reinforcing its position as a leading sustainable financial hub and a natural hub for sustainable finance activities. The framework encompasses rules on sustainability-orientated investment funds, managed portfolios and bonds as well as requirements for environmental, social and governance (ESG) disclosures by ADGM companies. The measures will accelerate the growth of a sustainable finance ecosystem in the jurisdiction and support the UAE’s transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Al-Attiyah Foundation And MEI Join Forces To Drive Energy And Sustainability Initiatives In The Middle East

The Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah International Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development and the Middle East Institute (MEI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore avenues of cooperation on projects related to energy and sustainability initiatives in the Middle East. His Excellency, Dr. Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, a Member of the Board of Trustees at the Al-Attiyah Foundation, and Mr Paul Salem, President, and CEO of the MEI, ratified the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations at the Foundation’s premises in Doha and the MEI’s headquarters in Washington D.C.

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Qatar To Launch Second Clean Energy Plan And Achieve Sustainability Goals Ahead Of Schedule

To promote sustainability and combat climate change, Qatar is preparing to launch its second clean energy plan in September this year. According to the Minister of Transport, H E Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti, eco-friendly public transportation in Qatar, which constituted 25% of the transport during the FIFA World Cup 2022, is expected to significantly increase in numbers by the end of 2023. The country aims to achieve its Qatar National Vision 2030 goals ahead of schedule. Additionally, Qatar Airways plans to expand its operations to approximately 170 destinations by the end of the year.

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