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Middle east countries are embarking on a massive power and electricity investment programme over the next five years to significantly expand the region's power generation and secure stable power supplies for the future.
ABB was awarded a contract valued at US$39 million from the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to improve the efficiency of power transmission and distribution in the country’s Eastern Province, according to a company statement.
Qatar General Electricity and Water Company (Kahramaa) is pushing ahead with expanding the country's electricity capacity with a collaboration with Alstom Grid to build sub-station plants for US$695mn.
There is sufficient electricity and water to meet the needs of Dubai residents and businesses for the next five years, a senior Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) official revealed.
The consumption of district cooling, which can reduce power consumption by up to 50 per cent, is on the rise in Dubai, say industry leaders.