Iran’s electricity exports rose nearly 25 per cent in the first six months of the current fiscal year (March to September) compared to the same period a year ago, according to Houshang Falahtian, Iran’s Deputy Energy Minister.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has inaugurated its new wind turbine rotor blade factory in Tangier, Morocco, the first blade plant of a wind turbine manufacturer in Africa and the Middle East.
Implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, or the nuclear deal) appears to have paved the way for foreign investment to help Iran upgrade its power sector.
General construction work has started on the Akkuyu nuclear power plant site in Turkey.
Saudi Arabia has said that it will launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors in October, and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including France, South Korea, and China.
The Syrian Government has signed an agreement for Iran to repair parts of the war-torn country’s power grid.
GE’s Distributed Energy has announced that it is providing its Jenbacher biogas engine technology and its myPalnt Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions for three new landfill power production sites in Turkey.
Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Madar, has signed an EPC contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the 50 MW Dhofar Wind Power Project in Oman, the first large-scale wind farm in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
GE Renewable Energy has won a turnkey contract with Star Pumped Storage Ltd for the 344 MW Kokhav Hayarden hydro pumped storage station, the second to be installed in Israel.
Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s Energy Minister, said that the country plans to build three nuclear power plants between 2023 and 2030, and that these would provide 10 per cent of domestic electricity consumption.