Powering rail
The recent boom in the construction of automated urban rail networks in the GCC is opening up immense possibilities for substations tailored for the rail industry, says Samir Fadda, head of rail, Asia and MENA
Saudi breaks up water and electricity ministry
The water and electricity ministry has been broken up, with the water portfolio added to a new environment, water and agriculture ministry, and electricity added to the new energy ministry
Galfar wins $56.9mn worth contracts in Oman
Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company, one of the leading contracting firms in Oman, has won four major contracts worth $56.9mn from the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW)
Bahrain, Kuwait sign $940m electricity deal
Bahrain and Kuwait have signed a deal worth $940m to develop electricity networks in the island kingdom
Kuwait MPs slam proposed hike in utility tariffs
Lawmakers in Kuwait have opposed a government proposal to increase electricity and water consumption tariffs, describing them as ‘disastrous’ to citizens and expatriates
The Abraaj Group launches energy development arm
Abraaj Group will address the large power deficit in growth markets where a lack of bankable projects is inhibiting economic development. Themis Energy will support energy infrastructure projects from concept to operations across target markets

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