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Madinah hosts anti-smoking event to preserve city's cleanliness
Environment & Energy | Saturday 23 December, 2017 9:31 am
The Under Presidency for the Affairs of the Prophet’s Mosque organized an awareness event titled “Together to Make the Haram Area Smoking-Free.”   The event included two lectures by Dr. Mohammed bin Jaber Al-Yamani, head of the pharmacology department at King Saud...
Saudi Arabia hopes to start nuclear pact talks with US in weeks
Environment & Energy | Friday 22 December, 2017 1:45 am
Saudi Arabia aims to start talks with Washington within weeks on an agreement to allow US firms to participate in its nascent civilian nuclear energy programme, with the first tender expected in 2018, the kingdom’s energy minister said on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia is interested in reaching ...
Schneider Electric Renews MoU with National Grid Saudi Arabia to Increase Electricity Reliability
Environment & Energy | Thursday 21 December, 2017 2:25 pm
Schneider Electric and the National Grid Saudi Arabia (SA) renewed the 3-year long Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed 3 years ago to continue to provide the National Grid Saudi Arabia with reliable and cost-effective electricity in Saudi Arabia, through which National Grid SA and Schneider...
Saudi Aramco awards Schlumberger contracts for drilling rigs and services for oil and gas wells
Environment & Energy | Sunday 17 December, 2017 7:20 am
Saudi Aramco has awarded Schlumberger two lump sum contracts for drilling rigs and services for oil and gas wells. Under the contracts, Schlumberger Integrated Drilling Services (IDS) will provide drilling rigs and services for up to 146 gas wells and up to 128 oil wells over three...
Saudi Aramco Awards Schlumberger 2 Contracts for Oil, Gas Wellheads' Excavation, Service Devices
Environment & Energy | Sunday 17 December, 2017 5:50 am
 Saudi Aramco awarded Schlumberger Limited Company two contracts to provide it with oil wellheads' excavation and other service devices, as the Schlumberger integrated drilling sector will serve as many as 46 gas wellheads as well as 128 oil wellheads, through 3-year span of time...
Sustainable energy concerns answered at Saudi smart grid conference
Environment & Energy | Friday 15 December, 2017 2:46 am
The seventh Saudi Arabia Smart Grid (SASG) conference was convened on Wednesday at the Jeddah Hilton Hotel with a focus on “smart solutions for sustainable energy.” The conference commenced with words from Deputy Minister for Energy Dr. Saleh Al-Awaji; the governor of the...
Saudi Aramco awards $175 million contract to Baker Hughes, a GE company to boost production of Haradh and Hawiyah gas fields
Environment & Energy | Thursday 14 December, 2017 3:17 pm
Saudi Aramco has awarded a $175 million contract to Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) to drive enhanced production at the Haradh and Hawiyah gas fields, underlining the strong local partnerships of BHGE in the Kingdom.   Part of Al-Ghawar, the world’s largest oilfield, Haradh ...
Saudi Arabia to set up SR188m solar plant in Bangladesh
Environment & Energy | Thursday 14 December, 2017 7:17 am
Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement in Dhaka to set up an SR188 million solar plant in Bangladesh. The agreement was signed between the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and the Riyadh-based Alfanar Energy, which is a 100 percent subsidiary of the Alfanar...
Aramco lifts spending plans to $414bn over next decade
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 13 December, 2017 9:00 am
Saudi Aramco plans to raise its spending to $414 billion over the next 10 years, including on infrastructure and drilling, as the state oil giant moves into new businesses, executives said.   The spending plan is higher than Aramco’s projection last year of around $334 billion by...
Electricity tariffs to be revised from Jan. 1
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 13 December, 2017 6:38 am
The Council of Ministers has approved gradual revision of energy prices in the Kingdom including changes to electricity tariffs effective from Jan. 1. 2018, the Electricity and Cogeneration Regulatory Authority (ECRA) announced on Tuesday. Residential electricity consumption of 1-6000 KW/h...
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