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    Rooftop Solar in the Spotlight at the World Future Energy Summit Solar Expo

    UAE Policies Encourage Building Owners to Install PV Panels Rooftop Solar Places Electricity Generation Where it is Needed Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  Rooftop solar energy will help drive renewable energy to the next stage of its development in the Middle East and South Asian markets, according to leading industry figures at the World Future Energy Summit and the Solar Expo in Abu Dhabi. Renewable energy, particularly solar, is making rapid progress in the region, with organisers estimating that buyers at WFES have more than 200 gigawatts of planned capacity to be added within the next decade. The region is already setting the agenda for utility scale projects, with bids for projects in the UAE bringing below 3 US cents per kilowatt-hour during 2016. The industry expects to see similar progress in more

    Sustainability a Key Component of the UAE's Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program

    ENEC emphasizes sustainable working practices across the corporation as a whole  ENEC is a Platinum Sponsor of the 10th World Future Energy Summit, a part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 January 2017:  Showcasing its commitment to sustainability, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is an exhibitor and Platinum Sponsor of the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES). A part of the prominent Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, the summit is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) between January 16th and 19th. A delegation from ENEC, including Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, attended the opening of the summit, and showed distinguished guests around ENEC’s exhibition booth where they learnt about the latest more

    Astana EXPO 2017 Takes Part in World Future Energy Summit

    Abu Dhabi. January 17, 2017:  A delegation of EXPO 2017 National Company is taking part in the 10th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. "Participating in such a large-scale event dedicated to the development of green energy in the world is very important for us. Kazakhstan and the UAE have similar goals in terms of economic diversification, the development of renewable energy sources and reducing oil dependence," said the Chairman of Astana EXPO 2017 National Company, Akhmetzhan Yessimov. A special area of EXPO 2017 will be opened at the Summit. Its visitors will be able to learn about key events of the exhibition, its pavilions, participants, projects, Kazakhstan’s goals for the development of green energy, and the country's amazing attractions. The President of Kazakhstan, more

    Full Text of Speech World Future Energy Summit, January 16, 2017

    Opening Address Delivered by: His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar.     Your Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. Allow me to take a moment to pay tribute to the five UAE diplomats, whose lives were cut short, while bringing humanitarian relief to the people of Afghanistan. Their sacrifice reminds us that the values that unite us are much stronger than any attempt to divide us. Please join me in a minute of silence in their honor. Thank you.  Your Highnesses, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests. It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this year’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Over the last decade this platform has become the premier destination more

    International Water Summit to Put Focus on Clean Energy Desalination

    GCC Leads World in Desalination, Now Aims to Link Water Supply to Sustainable Energy New Business Opportunities in Closing the Water ‘Sustainability Gap’ Clean Energy Desalination Key Topic for Conference Agenda Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 17, 2017:  A review of recent research into water security, conducted ahead of this month’s International Water Summit (IWS) in Abu Dhabi, has demonstrated significant potential for innovative desalination technology to improve sustainability in the UAE’s water supply. The UAE and other GCC states are global leaders in desalination, and have proved the value of the technology in underpinning water security worldwide. Historically, the region has used thermal processes using waste heat from electricity generation. The IWS 2017 Market Report, compiled by more

    Abu Dhabi Ports Launches HSE Award

    Award Honours Corporate Departments, Employees and Partners Abu Dhabi–UAE: 17 January, 2017:  As part of its efforts to reinforce safety practices in workplace, Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, has launched a health, safety and environment (HSE) award.  Aimed at recognising the contributions of individuals, government and private entities and partners for their role in improving Abu Dhabi Ports’ overall HSE performance, the award seeks to promote a competitive spirit among Abu Dhabi Ports’ employees as well as clients in adopting the highest HSE practices in various facilities.  The award is based on specific criteria; a set of key indicators and standards followed by Abu Dhabi more

    2XL awarded for excellence at leading wedding fair in Ajman

    Dubai, UAE; January 16, 2017:  2XL, the leading Furniture and Home Décor brand in the UAE was recognised as the top exhibitor in lifestyle and luxury interiors category at 'The Ajman Palace Hotel Wedding Fair', the largest and most luxurious bridal fair in the Northern Emirates. The theme for this year’s show was 'Inspire' and the winners were nominated based on the most creative presentation and concept.     H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi, and Faisal Al Nuaimi, General Manager of Ajman Tourism Development Department (ATDD), presented the award of excellence to 2XL.   On receiving the award Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager 2XL said: “This award is a recognition of our exclusive designs that are perfect for a bride and groom’s new home; and also the creativity with which more

    Abu Dhabi Ports and Khalidia International Shipping sign AED 80 million Musataha Agreement

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: January 15, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a Musataha Agreement with Khalidia International Shipping LLC, a subsidiary of Emirates Business Group (EBG), to set up a third-party logistics (3PL) warehouse with a total investment of AED 80 million in Khalifa Industrial Zone’s (KIZAD) trade and logistics cluster. The agreement was signed by Mr. Mohamed Abdul Jaleel Al Blooki, Chairman of Emirates Business Group (EBG), and Mr. Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla, KIZAD CEO. Located in “Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone” (KPFTZ), a dedicated new project that will serve as a platform for businesses looking to expand in the trade, logistics, and manufacturing sectors in the region, the warehouse will be developed on a 47,081.4 sqm plot of land with a total capacity of 33,318 pallet positions. It is expected to more

    ADNOC Distribution to Enhance Services at Officers City Service Station in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 15 January, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution today announced that it has commenced a project to enhance the quality of services and products offered at its Officers City service station, located on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street in Abu Dhabi.  Designed to meet the growing demand for fuelling services at the service station, the enhancement project involves increasing the number of dispensers at the station. The two dispensers currently offering Green Diesel will be replaced with four dispensers that provide Green Diesel and E-Plus 91, Special 95, and Super 98 fuels.  ADNOC Distribution also clarified that during the implementation period, the service station will continue to offer all varieties of fuel, except Green Diesel.  From its convenient location, the Officers City service station caters to the more

    Empower braces for active participation in World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

    Part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Abu Dhabi, UAE, 15 January 2017:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, has announced its participation in the 10th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), which will be held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017, under the theme of 'Practical Steps Towards a Sustainable Future' from January 16 to19 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre The summit offers a global platform for pioneers in the sustainability and energy sectors at the regional and global level. The summit will showcase latest studies and techniques related to the development of efficient use of clean and renewable energy. It also seeks to create proper and active environment for new opportunities for businesses. “The more

    ADFD Funds US$15 Million Hybrid Power Project in Antigua and Barbuda

    10MW of clean energy for 90,000 people, rising to 25MW in subsequent phases Major step for country’s ambition to have 20% of all energy from renewable sources by 2018 Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates: 15 January 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Abu Dhabi’s national independent entity, has today signed an USD 15 million concessionary loan agreement for the development of an innovative new hybrid solar and wind generation project in the Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda; one of the third funding cycle recipients of ADFD/IRENA Project Facility. The loan agreement was signed during the Seventh Session of the IRENA Assembly between His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD and His Excellency Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda.  The initial 10MW more

    ADNOC Distribution Announces New Retail Price of Unsubsidised LPG for Month of January

    Abu Dhabi, 14 January, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced the new retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of January 2017. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED53 per 25lb up from the earlier marked retail price of AED49, and AED106 per 50lb from the earlier marked retail price of AED98.  Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “The prices of LPG cylinders is decided every month based on specialised studies, taking into account the interests of consumers and household customers in the UAE, while keeping up with the changing prices for the product worldwide. In cooperation with the concerned entities in the country, ADNOC Distribution is also keen to apply the new prices economically, more

    South East Europe Has Vast Renewable Potential worth 740 GW, IRENA Report Finds

    IRENA Convenes high-level meeting on renewable energy in South East Europe Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 January 2017:  A new comprehensive study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), reveals the enormous potential of renewable energy in the South East Europe (SEE) region. The report, Cost-Competitive Renewable Power Generation: Potential across South East Europe, was released at a high-level meeting preceeding the opening of the seventh session of IRENA’s Assembly, which gathered policymakers from SEE and key regional stakeholders, to discuss the opportunities and challenges in expanding the share of renewable energy in SEE. Detailed outcomes from the meeting were then presented in a communiqué. The report underscores that SEE possesses vast technical renewable energy potential – equal to more

    ENEC's CEO addresses international audience at Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum

    ENEC CEO, Mohamed Al Hammadi, attended as a panel member at the opening of the forum  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 January 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the inaugural Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held by The Atlantic Council and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, Mubadala, and IPIC. ENEC CEO, Mohamed Al Hammadi, addressed participants during the official opening of the forum, highlighting ENEC’s ongoing contribution to many strategic sectors within the UAE and internationally. The two-day forum concentrated on the geopolitics and geo-economics of energy transformation. Attendees reflected on the role that oil, gas, nuclear, and renewables will play in supplying the world’s growing energy needs in the context of more

    Siemens brings digital future experience to WFES

    World Future Energy Summit, ADNEC, Booth No. A401, Hall 5 Showcasing solutions that empower energy industries in Middle East     Regional CEO to address company’s CO2-neutral program in panel discussion  Key topics include transformation of distribution grids, hydrogen storage  Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017:  Siemens will provide a glimpse into the digital future through interactive displays from the company’s technology portfolio next week at the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. Visitors will have the chance to experience Siemens’ innovative digital solutions, aimed at empowering energy industries to achieve efficiency, productivity and reliability gains. The company will demonstrate its digital capabilities through the more

    France Maintain Its Presence In The Middle Eastern Renewable Energy, Solar And Water Markets By Attending WFES And IWS

    Abu Dhabi — January 16-19, 2017 2 French pavilions (IWS & WFES) Energy competitiveness clusters: French innovation to take part in the Tech Talk Theater on 17th, 18th  from 1p.m to 3p.m United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2017:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, is once again running two French pavilions at the World Future Energy Summit and the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi to give visitors an opportunity to evaluate France’s globally recognized expertise which ranks very well in Europe in the areas of renewable energy and energy efficiency.  28 businesses from all around the country decided to engage in Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2017 and showcase their latest technology, innovations and products for the middle more

    Love is in the air - Valentine's Day Gift Guide

    It's never too early to start thinking about Valentine's Day, there is already so much love in the air. Give it one more week and everyone on your insta feed will be using the hashtag #couplegoals .  Our curated Valentine's Day gift guide includes gifts for the beauty lover, those who want something a little bit different, those on a budget or if you are looking to splurge. There is something for everyone.  Ipanema- Love Heart Flip Flops in a selection of colours  Price- AED 100, Available at Ipanema outlets  Konjac Sponge Company- Heart Sponge  Price- AED 75, Available at Holland and Barrett  SACHAJUAN- Spicy Citrus Body Wash Price- AED 130, Available at Bloomingdales Fressko- Glass Range Flasks  Price- AED 179, Available at Virgin Megastores  Fressko- Blush more

    Global Energy Leaders Gather in Abu Dhabi to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment

    Over 1,000 delegates from 150 countries to attend IRENA Assembly Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 January 2017:  Government officials from more than 150 countries including 75 ministers, and leaders from international organisations, the private sector and civil society are gathering this week for the Seventh Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Assembly will bring together energy leaders to set the global renewable energy agenda and take concrete action to accelerate the ongoing global energy transition. “2016 was a remarkable year for renewable energy. The falling costs of solar and wind power in markets around the world highlight the increasing cost-competitiveness of renewable energy which has become the preferred option for new power generation capacity in many countries around the more

    New Colour Collection Flasks Made by Fressko

    Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2017:  Made by Fressko, the Australian flask brand taking the world by storm has launched its new range of colourful flasks. The brand now offers a wide range of colourful, trendy and chemical free flasks which are a must have for hot or cold beverages.  Fancy a fresh fruit detox water infusion to beat the heat or a hot coffee in the morning at the office?  The flasks are 100% BPA and chemical free made without rubber or plastic. The sustainable brand had the idea of portable freshness and hydration, which allows its consumers to enjoy a tasteful and healthy beverage anytime, anywhere. The Colour collection now available in five colours (onyx, blush, stone, midnight and reef) for AED 179 / 360ml in number of locations in the UAE: Detox Delight Shop in Gold & Diamond Park, Virgin Megastores more

    Summertown Interiors: increased corporate sustainability awareness needed in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE 09 January 2017:  Despite the progressive measures the UAE Government is taking to make the country a successful global model of sustainable development, UAE businesses are still considerably behind their Western counterparts when it comes to implementing sustainable practises, according to Summertown Interiors the UAE’s leading fit-out contractor specialising in green interiors. Commenting on corporate sustainability in the UAE Marcos Bish, the Managing Director of Summertown Interiors said: “Since Dubai pledged to make Expo 2020 the first sustainable expo, the UAE’s sustainable development agenda has been thrust into the global spotlight. The UAE Government has made very clear its intention to become a successful model of a sustainable economy and has put in place some ambitious targets to make this more

    Join Kazakhstan President and Organisers of Astana Expo 2017 at World Future Energy Summit

    President Nursultan Nazarbayev and organisers of Astana Expo 2017 will officially unveil their WFES pavilion on 16th January 2017 Kazakhstan Delegation to participate in WFES panel discussion on how the Expo can provide sustainability opportunities for upcoming host cities Astana and Dubai Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2017:  Organisers of Astana Expo 2017 invite you to the opening day of World Future Energy Summit where Kazakhstan President, Nursultan Nazarbayev, will officially unveil the Astana EXPO 2017 pavilion. He will also be joined by key members of the EXPO organising committee, including Chairman of National Company Astana EXPO 2017, Akhmetzhan Yessimov, and Astana EXPO 2017 Commissioner, Rapil Zhoshybayev. The delegation will share their experience of driving sustainability measures in the Kazakhstan capital through its more

    ArabPlast 2017 opens today (Sunday, 8 January) with increase in overall display area reaching 12 percent

    Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber : “Dubai achieved positive growth in manufacturing industry in 2016” ‘Oil demand for petrochemicals is likely to grow by about 3% a year between 2015 and 2021, with petrochemicals taking a more significant proportion of the oil barrel’ says International Energy Agency (IEA) Dubai, 8 January 2017:  ArabPlast 2017 kicked off today (Sunday, 8th January, 2017) in Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, as HE Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber  inaugurated the show along with many other government representative, business executives and industry experts. The No. 1 trade show in the Middle East in term of machinery on display and the leading regional platform for the plastic industry, will continue for three days until Tuesday, more

    Membership applications now open at the new Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC)

    The region’s first maritime arbitration centre Wide variety of support services and resources available to members Dubai, UAE, January, 04, 2017:  The Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) is officially accepting applications for new members. Officially launched in Dubai on November 2, 2016, EMAC was established to offer an effective and efficient regional platform to settle maritime disputes using alternative dispute resolution. The Centre was established in response to the UAE’s evolving maritime industry as it grows into one of the world’s most advanced and accessible maritime hubs, with a vision to promote excellence in maritime dispute resolution and provide the region with a trusted global standard for maritime dispute resolution services.  EMAC provides a complete package of services which more

    Altaaqa Global Achieves ISO Recognition for Energy Performance

    The company is the first and thus far the only temporary power provider to have its projects certified in accordance with ISO 50001:2011 standards  Dubai, UAE, January 4, 2017:  After months of rigorous process alignment and extensive audit, Altaaqa Global Caterpillar Rental Power, a leading global provider of multi-megawatt temporary power solutions, has achieved ISO 50001:2011 certification from TÜV NORD, the ISO-accredited certification body headquartered in Hanover, Germany.  ISO 50001:2011 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement in energy performance within its operations and projects. “ISO 50001:2011 is applicable to any more

    ADNOC Distribution Hosts First ‘Oasis of Surprises' Promotional Campaign Draw

      120 Lucky Customers Win Valuable Prizes in First Phase 175 Additional Prizes to be Won in Second and Final Draw on 27 February, 2017 Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 03, 2017:  A total of 120 lucky customers won valuable prizes at the first draw of ADNOC Distribution’s ‘Oasis of Surprises’ promotional campaign hosted on Thursday, 29 December 2016. Launched in early December 2016, the Oasis of Surprises campaign is being held across two phases and distributing 295 prizes worth AED1 million in total to customers of ADNOC Oasis convenience stores.  The first draw took place at ADNOC Distribution’s Abu Dhabi Corniche service station for customers based in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region and at Ras Al Khaimah’s Al Bawaba 2 service station for customers based in the Northern more

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    Fujairah experts convene to further heighten industrial safety standards

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    ADNOC Distribution, Al Masaood Open New Autoserv Centre at Rabdan Service Station in Abu Dhabi

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    ADNOC Distribution Opens Al Muhathab Service Station in Umm Al Quwain

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    December 17, 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, recently held a meeting for all stakeholders and concerned organizations in Aids to Navigation (AtoN) in Dubai. The participants included representatives from free zones and special development zones along with owners and operators of maritime projects such as walkways and bridges in local territorial waters. The meeting aimed to increase commitment and coordination among relevant more

    Abu Dhabi Awards BP 10% Stake in ADCO Onshore Concession

    Agreement strengthens long standing relationship with BP in Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas sector Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 December, 2016:  ADNOC today, signed an agreement with BP, awarding the British oil and gas giant a 10% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession operated by ADCO, the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations  As part of BP’s interest in the concession, it will become asset leader for the Bab integrated asset group within ADCO.  The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, ADNOC Group Chief more

    ADNOC Distribution Expands Presence in Abu Dhabi's Khalifa City

    Opens Second Service Station; Khalifa City – South  Commences Construction of Third Facility to Open in Q1 2017 Extension of Khalifa City-North Service Station Set for Completion in Q2 2017 Total Number of Service Stations in Abu Dhabi Emirate Reaches 166  Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 December, 2016:   ADNOC Distribution has consolidated its service station network in the emirate of Abu Dhabi with the opening of the Khalifa City-South service station - located near Al Forsan International Sports Resort and the Emirates Identity Authority’s headquarters in more

    Milestone for Siemens Egypt megaproject: First substations ready for operation

    Fast-track installation of first GIS for Egypt megaproject ahead of schedule Substations to integrate the new, highly efficient power plants into the grid Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2016:  Siemens has successfully energized the first two substations that will transmit electricity generated by the new power plants in Beni Suef and Burullus to Egypt’s power grid. When finished, the plants which Siemens is building alongside with its partners will feature a total of six 500/220 kV (kilovolt) substations and will enable a reliable and resilient energy delivery for the people of more

    Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation Celebrates 2nd Barakah Excellence Awards

    Awards form part of ENEC’s internal recognition program, inspired by the Abu Dhabi Excellence in Government Performance Awards Abu Dhabi, UAE – 17 December 2016:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has celebrated the second edition of its Barakah Excellence Awards, an internal recognition program inspired by the Abu Dhabi Excellence in Government Performance Awards, of which ENEC was awarded Most Distinguished Government Entity in 2015. Launched in 2014 the Barakah Excellence Awards aim to inspire excellence in performance at all levels and across more

    Saxo Bank Enhances Options Trading With New Combination Order Ticket

    Saxo Bank unveils powerful tool for clients using multi-legged option strategies  Dubai, UAE, December 15, 2016:  Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, today announces that it is launching a combination order ticket for all clients trading contract options.  The combination order ticket will enable clients to deploy multi-legged option strategies by simultaneously placing orders to buy and/or sell different options from the same order ticket.  Georgio Stoev, Futures and Listed Options Product Manager, said: “Instead of trading more

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