Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 2nd - 7th September

Fernando Tomas Flickr for TRME 307 (Image source: Fernando Tomas/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 2nd - 7th September 2017

Saudi Arabia National Renewable Energy Program seeks bids for first utility scale wind power project 

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources released the Request for Proposals (RFP) for its first utility-scale wind power project within the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP). Click here to read the full story.

Iran unveils reserve solar energy reactor in Qazvin 

Iran has unveiled a long-term reserve solar energy reactor, made by an Iranian, in the Science and Technology Park of Qazvin, with an aim to reserve and generate solar energy for domestic use. Click here to read the full story

Gulf Marketing Group breaks ground for new distribution facility in Dubai 

Gulf Marketing Group, one of the Middle East’s leading family owned holding companies, held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new distribution facility for its business in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA). Click here to read the full story

Ministerial meeting in Italy to scale-up geothermal energy worldwide 

Global governments and private sector leaders will assemble in Italy to unlock geothermal’s 200 GW of potential. Click here to read the full story

Runecast Analyzer 1.6 delivers automation VMware integration and security compliance 

Runecast has announced the availability of version 1.6 of Runecast Analyzer. Runecast Analyzer 1.6 will be showcased on Runecast booth number 832 at VMworld, Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center, 27-31 August. Click here to read the full story.

CESI rolls out Phase Two of Oman’s smart metering project 

CESI, consulting and engineering company, has been awarded the second phase of the automated meter reading (AMR) technology implementation project by Nama Group (NG) Oman. Click here to read the full story

DEWA’s smart services adoption hits 80 per cent a year ahead of deadline 

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that the adoption rate of its smart services has reached 80 per cent, ahead of the 2018 deadline set by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to reduce the number of visitors to government offices. Click here to read the full story

Barclays continues to expand private bank team in MENA 

Barclays announced today (4 September) the appointment of Bjorn Holderbeke as MENA Head of Global Investments and Solutions (GIS) for its Private Bank. Click here to read the full story.  

Zain Iraq to deploy Ericsson virtual EPC 

Ericsson has partnered with Zain Iraq, the telecom service provider across the Middle East and Africa, to upgrade its existing network through Ericsson’s virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) which addresses customer’s growing data usage. Click here to read the full story. 

Sohar Aluminum to host 21st edition of ARABAL in Oman 

Sohar Aluminum will host the 21st edition of Arab International Aluminum Conference (ARABAL) and Exhibition from 6-9 November 2017 at Bar Al Jissah Resort in Muscat, Oman. Click here to read the full story

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