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.
Reza Ardakanian, Energy Minister for Iran, has announced that 10 new major dams will be inaugurated in nine provinces across the country by March 2020.
Wärtsilä has announced that it will supply additional capacity for an existing power plant in Borg El Arab, near Alexandria, Egypt.
The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp) has issued a report that states that the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region will need to invest $209 billion in the power sector between 2019-2023.
GE Renewable Energy has announced that it has been selected by Borusan EnBW Enerji to provide 27 Cypress wind turbine units for the 138MW Saros project in Turkey.
Siemens has received an order to supply the key components and long-term power generation services for the 840MW Maisan combined cycle power plant in Iraq.
A 10MW solar power plant has been inaugurated in Kerman province in south-eastern Iran.
Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment for the UAE, said that Abu Dhabi would soon receive a 2GW solar power plant to be built in the capital’s Al Dhafra region.
GE Steam Power and AAEM Turbine Technology, a joint venture between AtomEnergoMash JSC (AEM) and GE, have begun manufacturing for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant project in Turkey with the start of manufacturing activities in Belfort, France, for the Arabelle steam turbine.