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Eye of Riyadh

Saudi Arabia to allow international companies to install solar cells for power subscribers
Environment & Energy | Sunday 17 September, 2017 10:18 am
 The Kingdom will next Sunday begin receiving applications to install solar cells, with the Saudi Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority allowing international companies to register for the project’s auction. The initiative for using the new technology falls into “The...
J-WAFS at MIT develops technologies that provide low cost clean drinking water and reduce pesticide use for agriculture by 50%
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 12 September, 2017 12:13 pm
New research into using wood to provide low cost clean drinking water and reducing the amount of pesticides needed for crop production are among several new projects being developed by the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
 Empower’s ‘Smile at 24 degrees’ campaign cuts energy consumption by 8.6 percent in its third month
Environment & Energy | Saturday 9 September, 2017 4:25 am
While the temperatures have been soaring in the UAE, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider have helped beat the heat and cut energy consumption by 8.6 percent through its summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24...
Saudi Electricity Company warns against using electric towers in sacrificial slaughter
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 29 August, 2017 10:38 am
 The Saudi Electricity Co. (SEC) has warned against the abuse of its high-voltage towers and equipment for improvised sacrificial slaughter. It said the practice is extremely dangerous, and a violation of the regulations and health requirements for sacrificial slaughter outside regular...
Providing 9.2 million pilgrims with a cool and comfortable atmosphere
Environment & Energy | Sunday 27 August, 2017 4:00 am
In what is expected to be one of the hottest seasons of Hajj with the highest number of pilgrims compared to previous years, the concerned authorities are gearing up with preparations to serve the pilgrims and the visitors of the two Holy Mosques. Al Salem Johnson Controls (YORK) has completed all...
WAKGROUP Signs Historic Deal With China’s GEDI & CEEC to Establish State-of-the-Art Oil Refinery in KP Pakistan
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 23 August, 2017 12:34 pm
WAK Group, a Pakistani Conglomerate with varied interests especially in the Oil and Gas Sector, and Guangdong Electrical Design Institute ("GEDI"), an energy industry leader in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions singed a historic EPC agreement to engineer, design...
NWC chairman inspects Hajj water services in Makkah
Environment & Energy | Monday 21 August, 2017 5:24 pm
Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture and National Water Company Chairman Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdul Mohsin Al-Fadhli announced that the water services sector is ready to welcome pilgrims from all over the world. The National Water Company is leading the water distribution project and...
SEC secures $1.75b loan for capex plans
Environment & Energy | Thursday 17 August, 2017 11:13 am
Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) said on Wednesday it had signed a $1.75 billion international syndicated loan to help finance capital expenditure plans. The five-year bullet loan is co-financed by eight major international banks including Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking...
Local startup designs smart solution for detecting floods
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 16 August, 2017 7:14 am
A startup from the labs of King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) has created an innovative smart solution for monitoring floods, becoming the world’s first multi-patented flood and traffic information system with active networks. The wireless sensing systems company...
Shell Lubricants Saudi Arabia holds a seminar for petrochemical, oil and gas and power sectors introducing Next Generation of Transformer & Turbine Oils with unique Gas-to-Liquid Technology
Environment & Energy | Monday 14 August, 2017 12:30 pm
Shell Lubricants Saudi Arabia held in Khobar City a seminar about its latest transformer and turbine oils Shell Diala & Shell Turbo with unique Gas-to-Liquid Technology. The seminar was attended by representatives of more than 100 customers, including executives and decision makers. Through...