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Delta Faucet Company receives Estidama recognition

Delta Faucet Company, manufacturers of residential and commercial products, has successful registered with Estidama, the sustainable building and construction standard authority in Abu Dhabi, to help boost sustainable design in the UAE.

Delta® brand products will now be featured on the Estidama Villa Product Database (EVPD) which is compliant with the Pearl Villa Rating System (PVRS) requirements. The database, created to help villa owners, consultants, contractors, assessors and other relevant stakeholders, will allow them to choose from products that encourage water use efficiency.  The Delta® brand has placed a high priority on products that address today’s environment concerns such as accessibility to water, water conservation and water quality.

Ross Jackson, General Manager Delta Faucet Company, said: “There has been a genuine drive in the region to encourage sustainability in all areas of development.  The determination comes from the eminent water crisis that looms over the region due to population growth and the depletion of our groundwater reserves. For this very reason, project developers and contractors are taking more and more strides to ensure that they are using the right water fixtures that are both modern and help them meet their conservation needs. Now that we have been recognised by Estidama, information about our innovative product range will be available to everyone so they do not have to compromise on experience whilst conserving water.”

The EVPD will be accessible by all who are involved in villa projects in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including but not limited to villa owners, consultants, contractors, assessors, municipality inspectors, etc.

 

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H.E. Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al-Nuaimi Inaugurates Intermat Middle East

The third annual Intermat Middle East – the region’s largest exhibition for construction equipment, machinery and materials – commenced yesterday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) in UAE. The event will go on for three days beginning with an official exhibition opening and tour was led by His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al-Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works (MOPW), UAE.

His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al-Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works, UAE, said: “With Dubai winning the Expo 2020 and the construction industry expected to boom again, Intermat Middle East is an excellent platform to expand our network and meet some of the biggest, most well- known and reputable organisations in the construction industry. Having accumulated a wealth of experience over the years, Intermat Middle East brings together companies providing construction equipment, machinery and materials from across the world that are not only cost-effective but also technologically enhanced.”

Maryvonne Lanoë, Intermat’s exhibition director, said: “We are extremely pleased to once again have the support of the Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Municipal Affairs. 2013 was not the biggest year in market history for the GCC area, despite the growth seen in promising countries such as Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iraq. However, the announcement of the World Expo 2020 in Dubai has already fuelled the market with orders for road building, sewerage works, transport, and tourism infrastructure.

“The market for equipment and machinery will naturally benefit from this upward trend.  Consequently, with this year’s show taking place at the start of the year, it is an essential place to be for anyone who wants to “go shopping” on the equipment market and plan ahead for all the new construction projects. Also, once again this year we are conducting a hosted buyers programme, which aims to attract around 100 decision makers from across the GCC region – these are particularly attentive to the launch of new products in the area.”

The Hosted Buyers Programme is a prestigious networking platform, which makes it easy for top buyers to attend the show, maximising the sales potential for the exhibitors. Hosted buyers from across the GCC were invited to the UAE by the organisers to discover the best machinery, materials and equipment from across the world.

In addition to providing developers with networking opportunities, a series of workshops is also organised in conjunction with the exhibition, which will see speakers focusing on topics such as: major infrastructure projects, regulations, health & safety, design, sustainability, construction materials and machinery.

Participating exhibitors include: SDMO, BOBCAT – Kanoo Machinery, CIFA, LIUGONG, Middle East Cranes Eq. (Hitachi-Sumitomo), Powerscreen, Sennebogen Maschinenfabrik GmbH 551, Yongzhou Yixiang Machinery & Equipment, Sung Won Heavy Machinery, Nooteboom Trailers BV, Ultratrex Machinery SDN, and BHD.

 

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Green building trends in the Middle East

Carrier and Otis convened their Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series in the Middle East last month to inform participants about green building opportunities. John Mandyck, chief sustainability officer at UTC Building & Industrial Systems, speaks to Lorraine Bangera about emerging green practices in the UAE

The lecture series provided participants the opportunity to obtain LEED training, learn more about green building and gain insight into world green building trends from experts. It was held in Kuwait City, Riyadh and Dubai, connecting over 350 industry professionals, local building owners and operators with international green building experts.
John Mandyck, also one of the experts, said: “Green building is a smart, long-term business decision with equal economic and environmental value.”
Looking at the popular construction trends in the UAE, Mandyck said: “According to McGraw-Hill, environmental regulation is the number one trigger driving future green building activity in the UAE, which is a rate significantly higher compared to other parts of the world. This result confirms the key role that government is playing. In the United States, federal, state and local governments are some of the strongest green adopters and help move the early green market. The UAE could see the same result with the government’s commitments making the case for green buildings in other sectors.
“Rapid global urbanisation also strengthens green building. In fact, green building activity is doubling every three years on a global stage and it’s not just new buildings – industry research shows that existing buildings are going green, too. In the UAE both new and retrofit projects offer payback for investment within six years. The same data shows up to 7% operating cost savings for green retrofit projects in five years and up to 12% for new green building projects.
It is important for developers, contractors, architects and engineers to attend such lectures and seminars which highlight sustainability. Mandyck said: “According to a recent report by McGraw-Hill Construction, client demand, both private and public, among UAE firms for green building construction is a strong driver of green building activity – significantly more so than in other parts of the world. Seminars such as our recent Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series connect international green building thought leaders with local professionals. They share best practices, learn the latest trends and even gain LEED training – all of which can help position them to better address their clients’ needs.”

Dubai Expo 2020
As sustainability is one of the main themes of Dubai Expo 2020, it would play a major role in driving sustainable practices in the construction industry. Companies like UTC Building & Industrial Systems believe that green building will accelerate with education. According to Mandyck, there is no better platform to raise the profile of sustainability than the World Expo. He said: “The event offers a valuable opportunity for Dubai to not only demonstrate sustainability before a global audience, but to educate them as well. The fact that Expo 2020 includes sustainability as a main theme illustrates the seriousness with which Dubai is working to establish itself as a green building leader.”
Dubai winning Expo 2020 also influences other cities in the region to take up sustainable practices. Mandyck said: “During the lecture series, we spent three days meeting with nearly 400 industry professionals in the Middle East. Given the level of engagement in green practices during that visit coupled with the fact that this was our twelfth lecture in the area, I can tell you that there is already a great deal of interest in the region. I think that strong baseline will only be magnified by the Dubai Expo 2020. Since this marks the first time the Expo will be held in the Middle East, I imagine the entire region will take great pride in the event and hopefully support it through additional sustainability initiatives. “
The construction industry taking up energy efficiency is inevitable, concludes Mandyck. He said: “The business case is clear – there are real, proven financial, environmental and human health benefits from green building. For those who are still unsure about the advantages of green building, I encourage them to educate themselves and I personally extend an invitation for them to attend our lecture series the next time we are in the area.”

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BGreen Seminar Series : Energy Efficiency Early in Construction

Sustainability managers, engineers, architects, developers and consultants met in Dubai for the BGreen Seminar series the day after the announcement that the city would host Expo 2020. And as the construction industry prepared for the new shot in the arm, it added an extra dimension to the two seminars: Energy Efficiency Early in Construction and Internal Air Quality. Reports by Lorraine Bangera

The BGreen Seminar series held on November 28, 2013 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, was organised by CPI Media Group in association with Dubai Government and partners Kone and Gyproc.
The two panel discussions dealt with less publicised sectors in the construction industry, the first of which looked at ‘Energy Efficiency in the Early Stages of Construction’ and the second ‘Indoor Air Quality’.
Before the energy efficiency panel discussion, Nicolas Alchal, Managing Director of elevator manufacturer Kone, made a presentation where he praised the UAE and Qatar for their latest achievements in winning Dubai Expo 2020, and World Cup 2022. He also talked about the construction industry and the need for energy-efficient projects that could drive sustainability.
He said: “Urbanisation, environment, safety and aging population”, is what drives the industry. The importance of this panel discussion was highlighted when he mentioned said “The International Energy Agency reports: buildings are the largest energy consumers. The current energy consumed by buildings works up to 38% of the total energy produced.”
Kone is a leading producer of energy-efficient escalators, elevators, auto-walks and automatic doors. Elevators consume 2-10% of the total energy consumption of a building. And Alchal notes that could be reduced through various solutions offered by Kone in terms of eco-friendly products, services, and solutions.

Energy efficiency panel discussion
Moderated by BGreen’s Senior Editor Gary Wright, who welcomed panellists: Eric Johnson, Managing Director, KONE; Stephen Smith, Sustainability Manager, Brookfield Multiplex; Antonio Ceci, Senior Architect, RW Armstrong; Amer H Shehader, Manager of Contracts, Diamond Developers; and Bram Lansink, Marketing Director, Philips.
Initially the panel focussed on the benefits of a co-ordinated approach to energy consumption in the very early stages of any construction project.

Q. How is energy efficiency approached in the early stages of construction and what are the benefits of bringing energy efficiency at the design stage?
Antonio Ceci:
There are numerous advantages in approaching energy efficiency in the pre-design stage. One of the major goals is to identify the energy needs. In pre-design stage, with the stakeholder’s involvement you can identify the target you want to achieve in terms of energy, from 30% to 50% energy reduction. Setting a target will help understand the strategy and how to achieve the goal you choose. After that you can optimise your design to achieve the goal. So, by involving every stakeholder in the project, you will get a direction or vision for the project.
Stephen Smith: The markets in the region have experienced a shift from an early construction build model to a design build model. Thereby, you involve the contractors upfront in the early design phase. This promotes synergy between the project teams and also promotes an integrated design process. This way you not only look at energy-efficient lighting but also the façade and building performance parameters. You can then balance them all.

Q. Including energy efficiency in the early stages has not been done in the UAE as much as the other parts of the world. Do you think that is the case? Or has it been quite good in this country?
Stephan Smith:
It is good in the UAE. I haven’t seen such a shift in any other countries in the GCC.

Q. What would you do to involve stakeholder at an early stage?
Amer H Shehader:
The market is still working in a traditional way, where the client is in one side, the project manager on another side, and consultants on the third side. Since this is a ‘step by step’ process, every time a new stakeholder enters the project you will have to educate that stakeholder to get them in line with the project.
By bringing all stakeholders together from the first stage is definitely better. We are doing it in a different way at Diamond Developers, we have a vertical integration where we have deliverables. We have sister companies who are contractors and consultants, involving everybody from day one.

Q. From a lighting point of view, would you rather be involved earlier than later?
Bram Lansink:
It is very important for a supplier to be involved from the beginning, then we give them pointers on what is the latest innovations in the market. By involving suppliers, the project will have the opportunity to be optimised through solutions.
It is also vital to involve stakeholders throughout the project up until completion. Because as project begins responsibility shifts and there are some decisions being made that do not help in optimisation.
Another point is these projects take so much time, that the speed of innovation in the market is quicker than the speed of construction. For example, in lighting every year there are new innovations in energy-efficient lighting and LED. So what could be a specified a year ago may not be the most optimal solution now.

Q. Elevator energy usage is a high demand on a building’s supply, how much progress have you seen from developers and other suppliers involved in an early stage?
Eric Johnson:
We work with our products and make sure it as energy efficient as possible but the whole picture is not possible. We do include all the stakeholders to make sure the solution can be an energy-efficient one.

Q. Does the panel feel that local contractors don’t understand the benefits of integrating energy efficiency from the early design stage?
Eric Johnson:
I think it’s mixed. There is some examples in the UAE where contractors don’t understand, but I think overall there is some kind of knowledge and awareness in the market. However, what to do with that knowledge is lacking. This should hopefully change with the new legislations coming, it would make things much clearer.
Amer H Shehader: Unfortunately, I feel most contractors are unaware of integrating energy-efficiency because they don’t care. And I don’t blame them. Their target is take the job, finish it on time, and take the money. They are not attached to the project, to be concerned about what would happen to it once it is completed.
I think if we give them a sense of ownership, there might be a chance. We must take ourselves out of the box, out of the traditional way of contracting. We must focus on the contractors, the output and the key performance indicators (KPIs) rather than focussing on the quantity. Taking time, cost and quality as the prerequisites, they are by default factors to be considered. KPIs are a measurement of the achievement, and could translate into a bonus. Instead of thinking about bonuses, contractors currently focus on penalties and how to escape them because developers usually look at guarantees, performance guarantees and time guarantees. Contractors are always threatened. But if we change our mentality, if we try to change the perspective and look at a more efficient way of managing the contractors, it would change their mentality.
Antonio Ceci: I think we must shift the responsibility in the earlier stages. You need to have a KPI in the design stage itself. I have the experience working with Masdar, where the KPIs for design and renewable energy was in every part for all buildings. This same method was taken in construction which made everyone focus on achievement. So you need KPIs in the design stage also.
Bram Lansink: The responsibility should not be solely of the contractors. For example, in lighting, after a project comes to life, and an energy-efficient lighting solution is available. Why does the contractor not choose this solution? Clearly it is in the best interest of everybody but the initial price is high. You will win that back in the upcoming years because of lower energy cost and lower maintenance costs, which will come back to the end user only. So if the performance indicators are set financially only, then the decision will not be towards the most energy efficient solutions.
Stephen Smith: Contractors are contractors. There is a very slim chance that they will think above and beyond unless there is something in it for them. That is just the way it is. We do put in performance indicators, but they don’t usually reflect on the work. Some take it seriously, others don’t.

Q. Are there any specific areas, that you could make a saving if you consider energy efficiency at the design stage?
Bram Lansink:
20% of the energy cost in the Middle East is spent on lighting. There is up to 80% savings involved when investing in energyefficient lighting. Imagine the opportunity we have in reducing the energy cost if we consider energy efficiency in the early stages. Dubai Municipality is taking it up by changing all its buildings’ traditional lighting to LED lighting, this will be a clear savings of over 50%. So it is not just a green solution, it also makes sense financially.
Antonio Ceci: In this part of the world the heat from the sun makes us consume more electricity through air-conditioners. Around 40% energy consumption in a building is from the air-conditioners. We need to start developing roof insulation and insulations for walls. The ‘envelope’ could save energy consumption by 5-10%. In this perspective the first thing to do is to go for passive design solution. There are many factors that could affect the energy efficiency of the building. The owner must have a clear vision about the project and what it must achieve.

Q. How was the Standard Chartered Bank building designed? Were all the stakeholders involved from the beginning?
Stephen Smith:
That was a designer build project. It was difficult at first, as we had to update all our staff and everyone was new to everybody. But by the end of the job, we had the project manager coming into the office and everything was very open and good. So now we have all the inputs taken straight up to top management.

Q. Can buildings still be green without a certification?
Amer H Shehader:
LEED was not made for this region. It may have been introduced for marketing or business purposes and everyone is using it. LEED is more of a documentation than implementation. It is on the procurement side only. There has to be a localised standard for sustainability.
Estidama, is a good approach, but even that has to be tested for a certain period, updated and in certain ways modified.
Dubai has started a draft for having sustainability guidelines and they might be enforced as of January 2014. We have a review with the land department to help draft the regulations. It will be implemented on a test period first, then it will take the inputs of the market.
Antonio Ceci: I partially disagree about Estidama and LEED. I think they are assessment tools used to measure sustainability. Different rating systems target different things. I don’t think LEED is not made for this region. LEED is a global rating system. Of course it does not address many points with water like Estidama does. These rating systems are just tools that could help you decide.

Q. Expo 2020 was announced yesterday. Do you think it is a good thing for Dubai and what will change?
Eric Johnson:
I do think it is good thing for Dubai because they have already shown what they can do. Now it is an opportunity for the region to show its commitment to energy efficiency. Antonio Ceci: It is great for the construction. Hopefully we will learn from the mistakes made in 2009. It is also motivating to see sustainability as one of the key points.
Stephan Smith: It is obviously great news for the industry and for the country. One thing from a sustainability perspective that I look forward to is how they’re going to rate the buildings, or and create regulations. Quite excited to see their master plan, especially if it would include a KPI system.
Amer H Shehader: The market has recovered before the bid, now winning the Expo 2020 will give them a further push. Even if we did not win, I have no doubt Dubai would still grow. The expo’s theme mobility, opportunity and sustainability, the vision of Sheikh Mohammed and the Dubai Government, will be a major drive.
Bram Lansink: Dubai has already had a clear drive to improve energy efficiency even before the expo. Being a part of Expo 2020 will only further accelerate Dubai into a greener place.

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Siemens to erect turnkey combined-cycle power plant in Turkey

Siemens has received an order for the turnkey construction of the Bandirma II combined-cycle (gas and steam) power plant (CCPP) in Turkey.

The purchaser is Enerjisa, a joint venture of Sabanci Holding and E.ON. Following the Samsun project, which is currently under construction, Bandirma II will be the second power plant in Turkey to be powered by an SGT5-8000H gas turbine, marking the sale of 28 of this model of gas turbine by Siemens worldwide.
These gas turbines, which have proven themselves in commercial operation since 2011, have now clocked up approximately 50,000 equivalent operating hours at an availability of more than 97%. Upon completion in the spring of 2016, this plant will have an installed capacity of around 600 megawatts (MW) and an efficiency of over 60%.

The natural-gas-fired CCPP Bandirma II will be built on the southern coast of the Sea of Marmara, near the city of Bandirma in the Balikesir province.

Rainer Hauenschild, head of Gas Turbine Power Plant Solutions at Siemens Energy, said: “We are very excited about working together with Enerjisa. As a manufacturer of turnkey installations, our customers profit from our expertise in ideally integrating mechanical, electrical and chemical processes optimally with our products in fossil-fired power plants. Therefore we can fulfill the needs of our customers at best.

“In this project, too, we will live up to our very high claim concerning quality and safety in project engineering and execution and during the construction and installation phase.”

The dynamic power plant market in Turkey calls for flexible and eco-friendly power generation facilities that are cost-efficient at the same time, so that they are right at the top in the merit order. The Bandirma II combined-cycle power plant is of single-shaft design. Such plants are highly flexible and can be run up to full power in only 30 minutes. With load ramping of gradients of up to 50 MW per minute, they also respond very quickly to fluctuations in power demand and so can help to stabilize the grid.

Highly efficient combined-cycle power plants and the associated service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world’s leading providers of eco-friendly technology.

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10 clean energy projects that matter

 

Noor 1 Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant
Project Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build Noor 1 photovoltaic solar power plant with capacity of 100 MW.

COUNTRY: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
BUDGET: $600,000,000
CLIENT: Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (MASDAR)
CONTRACTORS: Not Applicable
CONSULTANTS: Lahmeyer International has been appointed technical consultant
REMARKS: Noor 1 project will be located to the east of Al Ain city in Al-Aflaj. Unlike concentrated solar power technology (used in Shams 1) which generates electricity from the heat of the sun, the Noor 1 project will use the photovoltaic (PV) solar technology which can directly convert the sunlight into electricity. The client owns 60% of this project, while French energy giant Total and Spain’s Abengoa share the rest equally. Bids are currently under evaluation for the EPC contract on this scheme. An award was expected in the second half of 2013. Construction of the plant is said to commence in the fourth quarter of 2013. Project completion is expected in 2014.

Al-Shaqaya Wind Power Plant Project
10 MW capacity wind power pant

 

COUNTRY: Kuwait
BUDGET: Not Available
CLIENT: Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR)
CONTRACTORS: Not Applicable
CONSULTANTS: Not Applicable
REMARKS: The tender is open to following companies: EDF-En, France; Xinjiang Gold Wind Science & Technology, China; Elsewedy Power/Schneider /Mtoi / Guris Electric, Turkey, Egypt, Spain; Sanjose Constructora, Spain; Isolux Ingenieria S.A, Spain; Energia Recursos Ambientates S.A, Spain; Renco SPA , Italy; Cruptiz / Renovelia Energy, Spain; Ife Eriksen AG Germany; Regen Powertech, India; Elecnor, Spain; Toshiba, Japan; Gamesa Wind Turbines/ Insolar energy, India; Renerco Renewable Energy Concepts AG , Germany; Orascom Construction – Flagsd, Egypt; TS K Electronica Y Electronicdad S.A, Spain.

Maan Wind Power Project
Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract to build a wind farm in the area of Maan with capacity of 65-75 MW.

COUNTRY: Jordan
BUDGET:
Not Available
CLIENT:
Ministry of Energy & Mineral Resources (Jordan)
CONTRACTORS:
Not Applicable
CONSULTANTS:
Not Applicable
REMARKS:
This project will be located in the southern part of Jordan. Request for proposals for the EPC contract is expected to be issued soon. An award was expected in the fourth quarter of 2013. Construction is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2014. The scope of the EPC contract will cover engineering and design, procurement, supply and transportation, construction and installation as well as commissioning of the wind turbines including LV /MV transformers and control system, the MV and signal cabling system, the MV/HV substation and grid connection including control system, the necessary equipment to interface the project with the electrical network, all required civil works including the construction of the foundations, access roads, wind farm internal roads, crane platforms, substation and O&M building, and an operation & management contract for the wind farm.

Photovoltaic Farm Construction Project – Beirut River Solar Snake – Phase 4
Construction of a photovoltaic farm with a power generation capacity of 10MW at Beirut River Solar Snake (BRSS ) – Phase 4.

COUNTRY: Lebanon
BUDGET: Not Available
CLIENT: Lebanese Centre for Energy Conservation (LCEC)
CONTRACTORS: Not Applicable
CONSULTANTS: Not Applicable
REMARKS: This project is in Beirut. The purpose is to generate power to decrease the country’s power deficit by introducing renewable energy. The plant will generate a combined capacity of 9MW to reach 10MW as a final capacity, while the solar panels will cover 6.5 kilometres. It is understood that the project will be financed through a special financing mechanism (to be developed) with seed money coming from the cost of produced electricity being paid by Electricite du Liban (EDL) to a special account managed by the client. The project is currently under planning. A schedule is yet to be announced.

Gulf of Zeit Wind Farm Project – Stage 2
Construction of a wind farm with capacity of 220 MW in Gulf of Zeit district – Stage 2.

BUDGET: $460,000,000
COUNTRY: Egypt
CLIENT: New & Renewable Energy Authority (Egypt)
CONTRACTOR: Not Applicable
CONSULTANT: Lahmeyer International GmbH (Egypt) is project manager; Japan International Cooperation Agency (Egypt) is specialist consultant.
REMARKS: This plant will be located on the Red Sea coast in Egypt. The project is part of second stage of wind energy development in Egypt. Short listing of pre-qualified companies is still under progress. RFP for the construction contract is expected to be issued in the third quarter of 2013. Project completion is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2015. The feasibility study was carried out by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Azraq Photovoltaic Solar Plant
Construction of a Grid Connected Photovoltaic Solar Plant at Azraq.

BUDGET: Not Available
COUNTRY: Jordan
CLIENT: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources
CONTRACTOR: Not Applicable
CONSULTANT: Not Applicable
REMARKS: The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) has obtained an allocation of funds from the Bilateral Spanish-Jordan Debt Swap Mechanism towards the cost of establishing a Solar PV grid connected plant at Azraq, located about 100 kilometres east of Jordan’s capital, Amman. Jordan’s Renewable Energy law calls for renewable resources to account for 10% of the country’s energy mix by 2020. EPC bids have been invited for the project.

Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant Project
Supply, installation of a one megawatt rooftop photovoltaic solar power plant at Al Assimah

BUDGET: $3,100, 000
COUNTRY: Kuwait
CLIENT: Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW)
CONTRACTOR: Not Applicable
CONSULTANT: Not Applicable
REMARKS: Local company Bader-Al Mullah & Brothers have been awarded the main contract for this scheme. They had submitted a bid of $4.6 million to build the project. The decision to make the formal award is with Kuwait’s Tender Board. The solar PV panels are to be installed in the rooftops of the MEW building and the adjacent Ministry of Public Works building with a combined rooftop area of 8,400 square metres.

Wind Farm Project-7
Construction of a wind farm with power generation capacity between 50 MW and 100 MW.

COUNTRY: Lebanon
BUDGET: Not Available
CLIENT: Lebanese Centre for Energy Conservation (LCEC)
CONTRACTORS: Not Applicable
CONSULTANTS: Not Applicable
REMARKS: Four companies have submitted bids for the main contract. They are Arabian Construction Company, Caporal & Moretti, El Sewedy Cables Company and Ghaddar Machinery Company. Evaluation of bids is currently underway. An award was expected in the third quarter of 2013. This project is being implemented to promote non-hydro renewable projects and to have a minimum of 60 to 100 MW to be powered by wind by the private sector by 2013 and to have 12% from renewable energy by 2020.

Solar farm project
Construction of a five megawatt solar farm in Sharjah.

BUDGET: Not Available
COUNTRY: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
CLIENT: Proventus Renewables, UK
CONTRACTOR: Not Applicable
CONSULTANT: Not Applicable
REMARKS: The project will be built in Al Dhaid in Sharjah. The client has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai-based ABC Facilities Management to work jointly on building the project. Proventus Renewables director Samrat Deep Bhandari said the partnership marked the first step in the Middle East region for the Ireland-based renewable energy company. Proventus Energy’s main investments, to date, have been in wind and solar farms in Bulgaria.

Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Projects
Waste-to-Energy (WTE) projects for solid municipal waste treatment and power generation according to the existing policies and regulations for renewable energy.

BUDGET: Not Available
COUNTRY: Jordan
CLIENT: Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR)
CONTRACTOR: Not Applicable
CONSULTANT: Not Applicable
REMARKS: The client had set a deadline of 20th June for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from interested parties. Only domestic wastes generated in Jordan shall be treated in the WTE plant. Waste import from other countries is not allowed to be treated in the WTE plant. The interested applicant needs to provide evidence of its technical and financial capabilities to manage the design, engineering, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of Waste-to-Energy projects of similar conditions and type. The government plans to generate 50MW through WTE technology by 2020.

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