Saturday 21 September 2019

Saudi oil fire safety summit set to open today

The Saudi International Oil Fire Safety Conference (OFSAC 2019) featuring training courses and workshops in various related fields is set to open today (September 16) at the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The three-day conference, being held under the patronage of Prince A


Dewa enhances tie-up with France’s Engie

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) recently met with France-based energy major Engie, as part of Dewa’s drive to forge strong ties with major global companies to exchange knowledge and share best practices in the energy sector. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CE


Oil likely to hit $80 per barrel: S&P Global Platts

Oil prices could test $80 per barrel in the coming days after the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities over the weekend, said S&P Global Platts, a leading provider of information and analytics for the energy and commodities markets. Saudi Aramco confirmed that the att


Transco, Siemens activate new smart transformer

Abu Dhabi Power Corporation's subsidiary Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (Transco) and Siemens have jointly activated a new connected power transformer, Siemens Sensformer, at Transco’s Al Foah 220/33-kilovolt substation. This is part of a pilot project that


Mazoon Electricity achieves 98pc Omanisation

Mazoon Electricity Company, the leading electricity provider in Oman, said it has achieved a major milestone, clocking over 98 per cent in its Omanisation drive. This comes as part of its concerted efforts to develop the national workforce in the sultanate. Continuing with its na


Aramco cuts output by 5.7m bpd after drone attack

Saudi Aramco emergency crews contained fires at its plants in Abqaiq and Khurais, as a result of terrorist attacks with projectiles, which resulted in production suspension of 5.7 million barrels of crude oil per day (bpd), the company said on its website. Leading regional experts said


Siemens, Orascom win deal to rebuild 1.6GW Iraq power plants

Global technology giant Siemens and Orascom Construction have been signed up by Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to rebuild Baiji 1 and Baiji 2 power plants in northern part of the country.    The plants will have a combined generation capacity of 1.6 g


Saudi Aramco facilities hit by drone attack, causes fire

Drone attacks caused fires in two major Saudi Aramco facilities in the kingdom, reported Arab News, citing the Saudi interior ministry on Saturday.   One strike hit the oil company’s Abqaiq facility, which is near Dammam in Saudi Arabia’s


Dewa unveils new smart grids development strategy

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) outlined its new strategy in developing smart grids and connecting solar systems in buildings to the power grid during a key workshop at the 24th World Energy Congress (WEC), in Abu Dhabi.   The workshop was organised


Masdar ties up with Swedish firm for clean-tech project

Swedish solar energy company Azelio has partnered with Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, Masdar, and Khalifa University of Science and Technology to run a pilot project evaluating new technology in power storage. An agreement to formalise the partnership was signed by Jonas Eklind

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