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Kingdom to invest $133b in power, water projects

Energy consumption in Saudi Arabia is witnessing an unprecedented growth, prompting a wave of investments expected to reach $133 billion (SR502.5 billion) for various power generation and water projects in the next decade, organizers of an industry event in the capital said. Being the third largest water consuming country in the world with an average […]

Uninsulated buildings won’t be given power

The Ministry of Water and Electricity has decided to strictly enforce thermal insulation for all new buildings in the Western region beginning from the third quarter of 2013 as defaulters would not receive power. “Electricity connections will not be given to new buildings licensed after this date except after making sure they applied thermal insulation,” […]

Kuwait may face power shortage risk next year

KUWAIT: Kuwait faces the risk of being unable to meet its energy requirements during the summer of 2014 and 2015 if a planned mega power plant project was to be delayed, a senior Ministry of Electricity and Water official said in a recent press statement. Undersecretary Assistant for Planning and Training Dr. Meshan Al-Otaibi indicated […]

SEC awards SR987m contracts

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has signed three contracts worth a total of SR986.7 million to strengthen the power grid in Makkah, Jeddah and Madinah in the western region. Eng. Ali Al-Barak, CEO of the company, said that the contracts, which include setting up of transmission lines and underground cables, were awarded to Saudi companies. […]

Qatar’s per capita water consumption highest in the world

Doha: The per capita water consumption in Qatar is the highest in the world, with the total consumption recorded at 216 cubic metres in 2012. This was revealed by officials of the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) on the occasion of the Arab Water Day observed by the Arab Water Ministerial Council yesterday. […]

Saudi sets out roadmap for major renewable energy programme

Saudi Arabia has published a roadmap for its renewable energy programme, aimed at reducing the amount of oil it burns in power stations, and targets issuing final bids for the first plants within three months. The world’s top oil exporter aims to install 23.9 gigawatts (GW) of renewable power capacity by 2020 and 54.1 GW […]

Energy efficiency can save SR 7 bn annually

Ventilation and air-conditioning has been identified as the highest energy consumer in Saudi Arabia with the summer months showing extraordinary high usage. “Air-conditioned buildings account for 70 percent of power consumption during this period,” said Minister of Water and Electricity (MOW&E) Abdullah Al Hussein citing a study. The minister spoke at the opening of the […]

SR 3.6 bn approved to boost water, sewage projects

The Ministry of Water and Electricity has approved SR 3.6 billion for the implementation of different development projects in the Riyadh region, according to local media sources. The projects include design and implementation of water and sewage projects in the region at a total cost of SR 300 million, Dharma, Muzahmiyya and Quwiayyah Provinces at […]

Saudi Arabia leads GCC with 148 power projects

Rising oil and gas prices combined with increasing domestic power requirements are prompting governments across the GCC to increase investments in the power and water sector, as well as secure alternative sources of energy. Installed generating capacity in the GCC is forecasted to reach 170,000MW by 2019, according to the latest data from MEED Insight. […]