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Saudi Aramco to sign $10 bln of deals in France
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 10 April, 2018 6:30 am
Saudi Aramco will sign eight deals worth $10 billion with French firms on Tuesday, the chief executive of the state-run oil giant said on Monday — the main contracts expected to be sealed during Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to France. The crown prince, who is behind...
GE Renewable Energy to develop with Mass Energy Group its first wind farm project in Jordan
Environment & Energy | Monday 9 April, 2018 10:35 am
GE Renewable Energy (NYSE: GE) today announced that it will provide its latest generation of 3.6-137m wind turbines to Mass Energy Group Holding, a subsidiary of Mass Global, to develop a 100 MW Mass Wind project in the country.  This clean energy project will meet the power requirements of...
SABIC-MCC joint venture starts output
Environment & Energy | Thursday 5 April, 2018 2:50 am
SABIC announced the successful completion of the pilot operation of the Methyl Methacrylate Monomer (MMA) and Poly Methyl Methacrylate (PMMA) plants and the commencement of commercial operations. Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh, SABIC Executive Vice President, Petrochemicals, said “our...
‘Excellence Award’ in water sector launched in Saudi Arabia
Environment & Energy | Sunday 1 April, 2018 3:32 am
The first water exhibition held recently at the InterContinental Hotel in Riyadh concluded with a number of researches and recommendations presented during the workshops which were attended by a number of academics, specialists and researchers in the water sector related to the latest techniques in ...
Saudi Arabia to become major solar power exporter under new plan
Environment & Energy | Saturday 31 March, 2018 3:00 am
Saudi Arabia has unveiled plans to transform its solar power production, in line with the Vision 2030 strategy to diversify the country’s economy and end its reliance on oil. Under the Solar Power Project Plan 2030, the Kingdom expects to produce 200 gigawatts of the solar power by 2030,...
California looks to Saudi Arabia for desalination expertise
Environment & Energy | Friday 30 March, 2018 5:35 am
As water shortages become a reality across the globe, authorities in drought-prone areas are looking to Saudi Arabia’s desalination industry for inspiration. The Kingdom produces more desalinated water than any other nation, with 27 plants transforming sea brine into five million cubic...
Saudi Aramco finalizes refinery deal with Malaysia’s Petronas
Environment & Energy | Thursday 29 March, 2018 9:00 am
Saudi Aramco finalized a deal on Wednesday with Malaysian state energy company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) to invest in a refinery project off Malaysia. The Saudi oil giant agreed in February last year to buy a $7 billion stake in Petronas’ Petrochemical Integrated Development...
Colgate and Michael Phelps’ ‘Save Water’ Campaign makes waves and encourages UAE Residents to Turn off the Tap
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 27 March, 2018 12:42 pm
The campaign aims to inspire people to turn off the tap while brushing their teeth to Save Water Colgate-Palmolive has announced the launch of its “Save Water” campaign In the GCC to inspire millions of people to turn off the tap while brushing their teeth and conserve millions of...
 Saudi Arabia joins UN decade for global water security
Environment & Energy | Sunday 25 March, 2018 4:19 am
Saudi Arabia has joined a UN-sponsored international decade to safeguard and improve the world’s water supplies. The “Action Water for Sustainable Development” decade was adopted by the General Assembly in December 2016 and begins this year. It will help focus attention on...
Al-Falih: Aramco IPO could still happen in 2018
Environment & Energy | Friday 23 March, 2018 1:44 pm
Saudi Arabia may still move forward with an initial public offering (IPO) for state oil company Saudi Aramco on an international exchange such as London or New York in the second half of 2018, despite previously raising doubts it could be delayed to next year, Minister of Energy, Industry ...
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