According to BMI’s ‘United Arab Emirates Power Report Q1 2010’, the Middle East and Africa’s (MEA) regional power generation will rise to 1,523twh by 2013, representing an increase of 29.3% 2008 – 2013. The same report puts the UAE near the top of the range in the region with electricity generation increasing by 100.2% 2007 – 2018.
85% of exhibitors at Middle East Electricity 2010 highlighted power generation as one of the most important sectors to their business.
45% of visitors to Middle East Electricity 2010 stated that power generation was a main area of interest for them.
Top 10 GCC Power & Water Projects contributing to multi billion dollar investment programmes to increase capacity
(source: Utilities Middle East):
Kuwait: Shuaiba North Power and Desalination Plant (Actual value: US$1.27 billion)
Kuwait: Al-Zour Desalination Plant (Estimated value: US$3.6 billion)
Bahrain: Al Dur IWPP (Estimated value: US$2 billion)
Oman: Al Duqm IWPP (Estimated value: US$2 billion)
Qatar: Ras Girtas Power & Water Plant (Actual value: US$3.9 billion)
Qatar: Mesaieed Independent Power Plant (IPP) (Actual value: US$2.3 billion)
UAE: Hassayan power and desalination plant (Actual value: US$2 billion)
Saudi Arabia: Shuaiba power plant, stage 3 (Actual value: US$3 billion)
Saudi Arabia: Jizan Economic City (JEC) - Power Plant (Actual value: US$3.4 billion)
Saudi Arabia: Jubail IWPP (Actual value: US$2.5 billion)
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