The United Arab Emirates has announced that the country’s first nuclear power plant, the Barakah plant in Abu Dhabi, has been given approval to operate, making it the first such facility to deploy in the Arab world.
Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) has confirmed that it has submitted an offer to Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA) to transfer the majority of its water and electricity generation, transmission, and distribution assets.
Al-Ittihad, the Abu Dhabi government-owned newspaper, has reported that Barakah Unit 1 should start operating in the first quarter of 2020.
Iran and Russia have announced the start of a new phase of construction for a second reactor at Iran’s Bushehr site on the Gulf Coast.
Nasrul Hamid, the State Minister for Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources for Qatar, said that the country is willing to make major investments in Bangladesh’s energy sector.
Siemens Gamesa has announced that it has been chosen to construct the 250MW West Bakr Wind project in Egypt, which is owned by the renewable power generation company Lekela.
Ground has been broken on the Hunutlu Thermal Plant in the coastal town of Yumurtalik in the province of Adana in Turkey.
Ansaldo Energia has been awarded a 10-year structured service agreement by Taweelah Asia Power Company (TAPCO) for its Taweelah New B Extension (TNBE) combined cycle power plant in Abu Dhabi.
The Iraq Ministry of Electricity, Mass Energy Group Holding (MGH) and GE Power have signed an agreement to establish Phase 3 of the Besmaya Power Plant, taking the total capacity of the plant to 4.5 GW.
Iraq has signed a deal with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for a transmission line that would import up to 500 MW to its overstretched grid by 2020.