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Top Experts to Explore Digital Innovations in GCC at Bahrain Tech Week

Date : Sep 19, 2018

Technology experts from government, major private-sector entities and startups will explore how digital innovations can revolutionize industries across the GCC at an upcoming event to be held later this month, in Bahrain.

 

The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) has announced that the kingdom will host Bahrain Tech Week from September 28 to October 7.

 

Delivered in strategic partnership with Tamkeen, the event presents a uniquely diverse programme of events, with more than 10 summits, forums and workshops exploring tech-driven disruption across different industries and ...

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OVL to Exit Kazakhstan's Satpayev Oil Block

Date : Sep 19, 2018

ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas investment arm of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), plans to exit Kazakhstan's Satpayev block after it could not find commercially exploitable oil, an official said...

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Jaipur Ranks Third in World’s Top 10 Smart Renewable Cities List, Bengaluru Comes Sixth

Date : Sep 19, 2018

Jaipur has bagged the third rank in the list of world’s top 10 smart renewable cities (SRCs), with the silicon valley of India, Bengaluru, coming at the sixth spot. United States' city of San Diego topped the list, while Paris was...

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SBI to Run 10,000 Atms on Solar Energy

Date : Sep 19, 2018

India’s largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) plans to run 10,000 automated teller machines (ATMs) on solar power in the next two years, said Prashant Kumar, deputy managing director and chief financial...

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Iran Replaces 2,222 Old Heavy-Duty Trucks with New Ones

Date : Sep 19, 2018

Iran Fuel Conservation Company (IFCC) has received 2,222 trucks to replace old ones in a bid to renovate the country's road transportation fleet.

 

The trucks were offered by Mammut...

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AER Oman to Test Cyber Security of its Power Systems

Date : Sep 19, 2018

Seeking to secure the Sultanate’s power infrastructure from cyber attacks, the Authority for Electricity Regulation Oman (AER) is preparing to test whether the sector’s critical control systems meet the robust standards...

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Petrol and Diesel Should Come Under GST, says Dharmendra Pradhan

Date : Sep 18, 2018

Expressing concern over the continuous rise in fuel prices, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said that petrol and diesel should come under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax...

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Baba Ramdev Offers to Sell Petrol, Diesel at Rs 35-40, Won’t Campaign for BJP

Date : Sep 18, 2018

When petrol prices near the Rs 90 mark, Baba Ramdev, yoga guru and founder of Patanjali Ayurved, has claimed he could sell petrol and diesel at Rs 35-40 a litre if the government allows. "If the government lets me, and gives some relief in tax, I...

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Azure Power to Develop a 6 MW Solar Project in Odisha

Date : Sep 18, 2018

Renewable energy project developer Azure Power has emerged as the winner in the recent auction held by Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) for the development of 6 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Koraput,...

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Dewa Partners with Berkeley Lab for AI development

Date : Sep 18, 2018

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has formed a strategic partnership with Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (Bair) Lab. It is the first public utility in the world to do so.

 

This...

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Besix Completes Bahrain LNG Terminal Project

Date : Sep 19, 2018

Besix, the largest Belgian construction company operating in the Middle East, said it has completed the design and construction of the Bahrain LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Import Terminal, located offshore Muharraq Island in Bahrain.   The LNG Import Terminal forms a vital part of Bahrain's energy infrastructure as it provides the kingdom with a secure supply of liquefied natural gas to meet the growth in demand for natural gas in order to fuel large industrial projects, to generate power and water, and for enhanced oil recovery, said a statement from Besix.   The scope of work included the design and construction of an LNG jetty constru...

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Adani Group, IOC, BPCL, Torrent Emerge as Big Winners of City Gas Licences

Date : Sep 18, 2018

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) on Monday declared the final list of winners of city gas retailing licences that had billionaire Gautam Adani's group, state-owned Indian Oil Corp (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corp...

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NTPC Kudgi Project Becomes Fully Operational

Date : Sep 17, 2018

The third unit begins commercial production from today NTPC Kudgi’s 3rd unit of 800 MW commenced commercial production from Saturday. With this the NTPC Kudgi project has become fully operational with 2400...

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Empower Completes $16.3 Expansion at DIFC Cooling Plant

Date : Sep 14, 2018

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has completed Dh60 million ($16.3 million) expansion at its district cooling plant in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), according to the approved time plan in April...

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Bids for 9,000 MW Solar Power Projects Spiked, Government May Miss Target

Date : Sep 14, 2018

Solar power agencies of the central and state governments have scrapped bids for projects aggregating 9,000 MW capacity, which will lead to a flat growth in capacity addition next year and delay the goal of achieving 1 GW (giga watt)...

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ADFD Approves $33mn Loan for Sharjah Waste-to-Energy Project

Date : Sep 12, 2018

UAE-based Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), a leading national entity for development aid, has approved a $33-million concessionary loan for the development of a waste-to-energy facility in the northern emirate of...

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EGA Marks Major Milestone in Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery Project

Date : Sep 12, 2018

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas, has received the first shipment of caustic soda for its under-construction Al Taweelah alumina refinery, marking a major...

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Suzlon Inks JV with CLP India for Two Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Date : Sep 12, 2018

Wind turbine maker Suzlon Tuesday announced a joint venture (JV) with CLP Power India Private Limited for two solar projects with of 50 megawatt (MW) and 20 megawatt (MW) in Dhule, Maharashtra.

 

"As per...

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NTPC Board Okays Rs 9,785 Cr Stage-III Expansion at Odisha’s Talcher Plant

Date : Sep 11, 2018

The NTPC board has given approval for an investment of Rs 9,785 crore for 1,320 MW stage-III expansion of its Talcher thermal power plant in Odisha.

 

The Talcher plant is situated in Angul district of Odisha....

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Production Restarted at Baiji Refinery

Date : Sep 11, 2018

Oil Minister Jabar Ali al-Luaibi [Allibi, Luiebi] announced on Sunday the full rehabilitation of the Salahaddin-2 unit at Baiji oil refinery.

 

The refinery was shut down in 2014 due to the actions of the...

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