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.
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.