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Saudi Water and Power Forum kicks off 10th edition on Monday
Environment & Energy | Sunday 11 January, 2015 12:41 am
ACWA Power has confirmed its participation as a key principal sponsor of the 10th edition of the Saudi Water and Power Forum (SWPF), to be held in Riyadh on Monday, January 12th, 2015 at Al Faisaliah hotel. The forum is set to be a platform that gathers key stakeholders in the water and power...
Prince Turki lends a hand in cleaning the environment
Environment & Energy | Saturday 10 January, 2015 12:57 am
Riyadh Gov. Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has underlined the importance of preserving the environment and observing hygiene. He unveiled a ‘carrot and stick’ policy as part of the regulatory framework to keep the environment green and clean.A penalty will be imposed on picnickers...
Icy weather, sandstorms hit Kingdom
Environment & Energy | Friday 9 January, 2015 12:15 am
Icy weather accompanied by sandstorms hit large parts of the Kingdom on Thursday, reducing visibility on the nation’s roads and resulting in major traffic jams.Motorists should be extra cautious in the dangerous conditions, said Maj. Mohammed Al-Hamadi, spokesman of the Civil Defense Department....
GCC petrochemicals sector, a global manufacturer of commodity polymers, saw 11% overall growth
Environment & Energy | Thursday 8 January, 2015 12:11 am
Organizers of the 12th ArabPlast have said that the petrochemical sector in the GCC saw an overall growth of about 11 per cent (CAGR) over the past 10 years, driven by enhanced capacities across all major sub-sectors. Those figures were highlighted at a press conference held in Grand Hyatt, Dubai,...
Schneider Electric Wins 2014 Platts Global Energy Award
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 7 January, 2015 12:10 am
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has been recognized for its efforts to conserve and manage energy consumption at more than 300 company facilities around the world. The company was honored with a Stewardship Award at the 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards. Chris Hummel, ...
Cold wave to lash KSA with snow, wind
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 6 January, 2015 12:09 am
A wave of bitterly cold weather accompanied by wind, sub-zero temperatures and snow is expected to hit the Kingdom on Wednesday and last until Sunday, the Presidency of Meteorology and Environmental Protection (PME) said on Monday.The extreme cold is forecast strike the north and northwest areas of ...
SABIC signs joint venture agreement with Molecular Rebar Design to develop nanomaterials
Environment & Energy | Monday 5 January, 2015 12:05 pm
SABIC and Molecular Rebar Design, LLC have signed a joint venture agreement to develop and commercialize nanomaterials for select market segments and applications. The joint venture, Black Diamond Structures, LLC will develop, manufacture, and commercialize products based on Molecular Rebar...
 GE integrates solar energy with combined cycle for landmark power project of Saudi Electricity
Environment & Energy | Monday 5 January, 2015 10:15 am
Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has selected its long-time partner GE (NYSE:GE) for a project that marks Saudi Arabia’s first integration of a solar field with a combined cycle plant and the first introduction of condensate as a gas turbine fuel. The landmark project, the ‘Green Duba’...
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