ENEC and KHNP Sign Operating Support Services Agreement for the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant


The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have signed an Operating Support Services Agreement (OSSA) at a ceremony held at ENEC’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi in the presence of senior management representatives from both companies. Under the agreement, KHNP will dispatch experienced and qualified nuclear plant personnel to the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP), …

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Siemens ships its first “Made in KSA” gas turbine to power Jazan Economic City


In line with the Saudi Vision 2030 and Saudi Aramco’s In-Kingdom Total Value Add (iktva) program, Siemens delivered the first shipment of its locally produced gas turbines to the Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant in Jazan. This is the world’s largest power plant of its kind that will be fueled with gasified refinery residues, which contributes significantly to …

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DEWA’s Green Bill supports Smart Dubai Initiative

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

Over 97% of DEWA’s customers receive the electronic bill DEWA announced the initial launch of the Green Bill in July 2012 to enhance its efforts to protect the environment and promote sustainability. The Green Bill is an electronic version of the regular paper bill, which customers will receive through monthly emails. The service was launched, on an optional basis, in …

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Dubai future foundation announces seven key “future challenges”, open to applications from companies around the world

Dubai future foundation

Directives from HH Sheikh Mohammed – monitored closely by HH Sheikh Hamdan – stress urgency and for cooperation in the quest to achieve the targets of the initiative. HE Al Gergawi: “Dubai Future Accelerators” is the business support system that is most in line with government directives and strategies. Several prominent UAE figures commented on the initiative, including HE Humaid …

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Samsung appoints Gulf Islands Group as Official Distributor for Office Automation Solutions


Dubai – Samsung has appointed Gulf Islands Group, leading provider of IT Solutions, as official distributor of its office automation services in the United Arab Emirates. Speaking of the agreement, Ismail Yoon, President, Samsung Gulf Electronics commented, “Not only will it consolidate our prominent market position in the industry, the agreement will significantly boost the reach of Samsung’s latest printing …

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DEWA wins 3 Golden Globe Tigers Awards in Sustainability Leadership


Dubai, UAE – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has won three Golden Globe Tigers Awards in Sustainability Leadership. The awards are for Best Renewable Resources – Energy, Best Renewable Resources – Green Building, and Best Renewable Resources – Sustainable Transport, for the Green Charger initiative. DEWA received the awards in a special ceremony in Malaysia. The awards underline DEWA’s …

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GE appoints Joseph Anis as President & CEO for Power Services in the Middle East & Africa


Dubai, UAE – GE (NYSE: GE) today announced the appointment of Joseph J. Anis as President and Chief Executive Officer for its Power Services business for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). His appointment follows the move of Azeez Mohammed, who takes on a new role as CEO for GE Energy Connection’s Power Conversion unit based in Paris. Power Services …

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RTA names Al Qusais Bus Depot “Most Sustainable in Water Consumption”


The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has recently honoured Al Qusais Bus Depot by naming it: The Most Sustainable Bus Depot in terms of optimizing water consumption by as much 11 per cent. The award is a result of a series of initiatives rolled out by RTA’s Public Transport Agency with a view to saving water consumption, and realizing RTA’s …

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Digital Payments to Generate USD 2 Trillion in Revenue by 2020


Half of EMEA Banks to Hire a Chief Digital Officer in Next Four Years: IDC; FinTech Experts James Barrese and Andres Wolberg-Stok to Highlight Non-Traditional Banking at GITEX Technology Week 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates – GITEX Technology Week 2016 will welcome an exceptional line up of finance and technology experts, including James Barrese, formally CTO of PayPal, and Andres …

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Dubai leads with recycling initiatives in the region along with top 70 cities in the world


Dubai, UAE – Dubai Chamber Sustainability Network in partnership with Dulsco organised the ‘Open Source Circular Economy’ Days. Dubai is the only city in the region to be part of ‘OSCE Days’ among 70 other global cities. The industry experts from Dubai shared best practices with regard to efficiently recycling resources, collaborating with peers and thereby creating a new self-sustaining …

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