Today's Project's 1 AlKhafji Solar Water Desalination Project
Details of Project's AlKhafji Solar Water Desalination Project Ref. No.
Abengoa has agreed a partnership with Advanced Water Technology (AWT) to jointly develop the world's first solar powered, largescale desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. The plant will have a 15 megawatt solar array using polycrystalline solar cells engineered by the research agency King Abdulaziz City Science and Technology. The plant will produce 60,000 m3 of water a day to supply Al Khafji City in North Eastern Saudi Arabia, ensuring a constant water supply throughout the year. The world's first largescale desalination plant powered by solar is currently being built in Saudi Arabia, scheduled to be completed in early 2017. SWRO Features: Expected construction period: 24 months from date of award DAF System (Dissolved Air Filtration) Second stage ultrafiltration Plant area: 250m X 700m, next to existing SWRO plant facility Centralized control room for power and water Solar Features: Polycrystalline PV design by KACST 15 MW PV and medium voltage plant Connection size = 20 MVA Connecting both to the desalination plant and the national grid During peak operation, enough power to sustain plant consumption Efficient tracking technology Land area: 90 hectares, 1 km from plant Expected construction period 1012 months
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Today's Contract Award's 1 Supply of the entire 5 MW of modules
Details of Contract Award's Contract awarded for Supply of the entire 5 MW of modules Ref. No.
Contract Signed for Supply of the entire 5 MW of modules for 5 MW Turkish PV project city of Erzurum. Korean solar module specialist Hanwha SolarOne announced at Intersolar Europe the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Turkish solar power systems company Halk Enerji. The 5 MW project is located in the eastern Turkey city of Erzurum and is the first PV
project to be licensed in the country since the Turkish authorities began the first phase of its 600 MW tendering process in May. Executing Agency
Halk Enerji Ankara Head Quarter Beysu Villakent Sitesi 1920. Cadde 2008. Sokak No: 2 Beysukent 06800 Ankara Turkey Tel: +90 312 236 1993 Fax: +90 312 236 1963 Email: [email protected]
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Today's Business News 1 Egypt : EGYPT can now free itself from energy problems, says a leading investor 2 Ethiopia,Turkey : TURKEY interested to invest in ETHIOPIA's hydropower 3 Qatar : QEWC plans to raise interest in solar power projects 4 Saudi Arabia : GE to power the new YANBU 3 power and desalination plant in SAUDI ARABIA 5 United Arab Emirates : Abengoa signs a desalination research partnership in Abu Dhabi
Details of Business News Egypt : EGYPT can now free itself from energy problems, says a leading investor Ref. No.
Egypt can now free itself from the energy problems and set the foundation for a more secure energy future, says Ahmed Heikal, chairman and founder of Qalaa Holdings (formerly Citadel Capital), an African leader in infrastructure and industry, who was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Swtizerland, on the private sector's perspective of Egypt s challenges and opportunities. Heikal said, We need to look beyond immediate concerns to more fundamental issues, because we have today a onceina generation opportunity for a reformist government not just to lay the foundation for a more secure energy future, but to create whole new industries and perhaps hundreds of thousands of jobs in the process. We can do so by delving into two questions: What s the optimal energy mix for Egypt And how can we most efficiently harness the resources we have today, he said. Heikal was speaking at a dinner session Shaping Egypt s Economic Transformation, during which Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi gave a keynote speech outlining Egypt s economic roadmap and his 2020 vision for the Egyptian economy. Other speakers included Trade and Industry Minister Mounir Abdelnour and Finance Minister Hany Demian, and Martin Sorrell, CEO of global public relations giant WPP. Heikal said, With the state s energy subsidy bill for the current fiscal year already down 30 per cent, I would argue that the Government of Egypt should consider channelling some of the windfall into both exploring a healthier mix of energy sources, with one that includes renewables and into new industries to derive maximum benefit from those resources. In parallel, we need to convince 90 million people to change their behaviours as we move from a rationbased system to one of cash transfers for the needy.
Ethiopia,Turkey : TURKEY interested to invest in ETHIOPIA's hydropower Ref. No.
25658544 The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on his official visit in Ethiopia stated that his country is interested to invest in generation of electricity from hydro power. After witnessing science and technology cooperation agreement signing between the two countries with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, President Erdogan said, A new era is incepted between Ethiopia and Turkey. We want the energy field to be part of our cooperation. We encourage our energy companies to invest in this sector as Ethiopia has over 45,000 megawatts hydroelectric generation potential. According to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, his government is all set to sign the power purchase agreement with the Turkey when they are ready to be engaged in power generation. Once the Turkish commences production of hydroelectric power, the Ethiopian government will buy from them and further sell it to the public, for only power generation is allowed for foreign companies according to the law of the land. At present, Ethiopia generates a total of slightly over 2,000 megawatts of electricity from various hydropower plants and is also to construct the 6,000 megawatts Great Ethiopian
Renaissance Dam with only local financing. Completion of the 1700 megawatts Gibe III hydropower undertaken with external financing is also expected during this year. Prime Minister Hailemariam said, We want more Turkish investment and will be working very hard with Turkish government and companies. "With a total population of 170 million in the two countries, the trade volume is insufficient. By the end of 2015 we want to increase it to 500 million," President Erdogan added.
Qatar : QEWC plans to raise interest in solar power projects Ref. No.
Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC) plans to increase its scope in solar power projects in Qatar and the wider region. QEWC board has granted approval to a partnership with Qatar Petroleum for construction of solar power plants in Qatar. Additionally, Nebras Power, 60% owned by QEWC, is into negotiations for acquisition of stakes in several more projects in the MENA region. During last year, Nebras acquired a 35% stake in the 52MW Shams Ma an solar power plant in Jordan. Japan s Mitsubishi Corp holds 35% and Jordan s Kawar owns 30% stake in the project which secured $129mn in financing last week. In 2014, QEWC accounted for net profit of QAR 1.53bn, an 11% hike on the previous year.
Saudi Arabia : GE to power the new YANBU 3 power and desalination plant in SAUDI ARABIA Ref. No.
GE s Power Conversion business will be supplying the electrical variable speed drive (eVSD) system technology such as motors and MV7000 drives to help power the new Yanbu 3 power and desalination plant in Saudi Arabia. GE systems will help in increasing the efficiency of the desalination plant, reducing the amount of energy required for operating the desalination process and also the overall cost. Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has taken up construction of the Yanbu 3 power and water treatment facility on the Red Sea coast, nearly 200 kilometers north of Jeddah, to provide 2,700 megawatts (MW) of reliable electricity and 550,000 m3/day of clean water for 8 million residents and businesses in the region. Abdul Hadi AlSheikh, Deputy Governor and Project Director of SWCC, said, A growing population, alongside strong growth in industry, makes meeting the region s energy and water needs one of our greatest challenges. GE provides us with a reliable, economical, scalable and efficient infrastructure, and its focus on exceptional customer care means we can confidently meet the Kingdom s utility needs now and in future. GE is providing its MV7000 eVSD drive and electric motor equipment to pumps manufacturer KSB and its customer, local engineering, procurement and construction company AlToukhi. The equipment is to be utilised for powering up the boiler feed pumps at SWCC s new Yanbu 3 facility. The contract includes 15 induction motors (17.1 MW each), 15 input transformers (23MVA) and 15 medium Voltage (MV) Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) 18 MW each.
United Arab Emirates : Abengoa signs a desalination research partnership in Abu Dhabi Ref. No.
25654798 Abengoa, the company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has recently signed a research partnership agreement with the Masdar Institute and the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar company). The objective of this research project is to optimize the technology of membrane distillation for the treatment of reverse osmosis brines. The accomplishment of this objective would improve the water recovery and productivity of seawater reverse osmosis plants, while reducing the volume of brine discharge, increasing the environmental sustainability of the whole desalination process. Within this framework, Abengoa is currently developing a seawater reverse osmosis pilot scale project located in Ghantoot city, in Abu Dhabi s border with Dubai. This pilot plant will have a capacity of producing 1,000 m3/d of desalted water using a hybrid system consisting in reverse osmosis in combination with an innovative membrane distillation system. Abengoa, is a technologydriven global water company with a total water treatment capacity of over 5 Mm3/d all over the world, out of which 1.5 M m3/d are of water desalination, making Abengoa a global reference in the desalination market. This research partnership will
consolidate Abengoa s commitment to R&D with the aim to improve the performance of existing products in the water market and the development of completely new technologies that solve problems in the water market.
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