Thursday 17 April 2014

Altaaqa Global opens East Africa office

Dubai-based Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power, a global provider of temporary power solutions, has recently opened a branch in Nairobi, Kenya to serve the East Africa territory. The office will cater to several countries, including Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia,


Taqa begins storing gas at new Dutch facility

Abu Dhabi energy company Taqa said on Wednesday it had started injecting natural gas into its partially built Bergermeer storage facility in The Netherlands. Europe is seeking to diversify its energy supplies away from Russia and boost its storage capacity to prepare for a potent


Saudi oil & gas expo to draw 8,000 visitors

More than 8,000 visitors from almost 30 countries are expected to take part in the sixth edition of the Saudi Arabia International Oil and Gas Exhibition (SAOGE) from November 24 to 26 in Dammam. SAOGE was launched in November 2008 as the premier event for the oil & gas indus


SEC plans 17 new energy projects in Saudi

Saudi Electricity Company is set to implement 17 new projects worth SR7.2 billion ($1.9 billion) as part of its efforts to meet the growing demand for energy, said a report.   They include new transformer stations in Waed Al-Shamal, Gurayat, Tabarjal, Al-Jouf an


Kuwait to invest $35bn in oil projects

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) will invest $35 billion in expansions and new projects in the coming five years, said the company's chief executive officer Mohammad Ghazi Al-Mutairi. "At the forefront of these projects came the multi-billion dollar clean fuel pr


Libya to export first oil since rebel deal

A tanker is due to load 1 million barrels of crude on Tuesday from Libya's reopened Hariga port, its first export shipment since a deal to end months of closures at its main oil terminals, the National Oil Corp (NOC) said. The outages have raised supply concerns on global mar


GE, Aramco launch desal efficiency challenge

GE ecomagination and Aramco Entrepreneurship today launched an open global technology challenge to accelerate the development of solutions focused on improving energy efficiency of seawater desalination. The $200,000 challenge will be awarded to four winners at a prize of $50,000


Kuwait to award $4.3bn new contract

Kuwait plans to award a 1.2 billion dinar ($4.3 billion) contract later this year for the first phase of a project to produce heavy oil at its northern Ratqa field, the head of state-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) said. The project is part of efforts to meet Kuwait's target o


Chevron breaks ground on Kuwait oil project

Saudi Arabian Chevron along with Kuwait Gulf Oil Company broke ground on their integral oil project at Wafra in Kuwait. With this Main Gathering Center (MGC) Revamp Project, Saudi Arabian Chevron and its partner the Kuwait Gulf Oil Company plan to upgrade and maintain facilities


Iraq signs up ABB unit to upgrade power networks

Ventyx, an ABB company, has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Electricity (MOE) in Iraq to provide energy management systems that will help improve power supplies in Iraq from main control centres in Baghdad, Kirkuk and Basra. The MOE is upgrading its existing regional con

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