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“Considerable Potential” for wind energy in Saudi Arabia, say researchers
Researchers point out that scaling-up wind energy could provide a significant new source of clean electricity in the country, as well as a potential new industry for the Kingdom
SNC-Lavalin wins $70m contract to build three substations in Meydan One
The substations are expected to be operational in late 2019
Saudi Arabia opens bids for Kingdom’s first utility-scale wind farm
Four bids were submitted by pre-qualified consortiums ACWA Power, EDF Energies Nouvelles, Enel Green Power S.p.A. and International Power SA, Dubai branch (ENGIE).
UAE nuclear plant gets licence to generate electric power
The licence is a key regulatory requirement before the Barakah nuclear energy plant in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi, can start operations
Dubai makes progress on first hydroelectric plant
The $523mn hydroelectric plant will use water stored in the Hatta Dam
UAE's DEWA begins testing turbines at 700MW M-Station expansion project
Tests are scheduled to continue until the completion of the project in Q4 of 2018. The project supports DEWA’s vision to become a sustainable innovative world class utility

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