MENA New Energy's 10-year legacy unites every offtaker, government, developer, investor, EPC and supplier - to develop PV, CSP, Wind and Energy Storage projects 

2018 powerhouse speakers include:

  • Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources - Saudi Arabia
    Turki Alshehri Head of the Renewable Energy Projects Development Office
    Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources - Saudi Arabia
  • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
    Amani Al Azzam Secretary General
    Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
  • ACWA Power
    Paddy Padmanathan President & CEO
    ACWA Power
  • Abengoa
    Michael Geyer Vice President Business Development
  • Masdar Clean Energy
    Yousif Al Ali Director, Business Growth
    Masdar Clean Energy
  • IFC
    Christopher M. Cantelmi Principle
  • Abdul Latif Jameel Group
    Roberto de Diego Arozamena CEO
    Abdul Latif Jameel Group
  • Marubeni
    Daisuke FukuokaIPP Business Development
  • ACWA Power
    Paul McCusker Vice President Energy Storage
  • Mainstream Renewable Power
    Linda Thompson Head of development: Africa
    Mainstream Renewable Power

MENA New Energy will support your business to:

  • Win tenders:

    Assess the latest pipeline of PPAs and FITs in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, UAE, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan & more

  • Project finance:

    Review the latest initiatives to reach financial close in MENA’s leading projects including DEWA IV, KSA round I and II, Sweihan, NOOR & more

  • CSP market renaissance:

    Assess the future timelines for DEWA’s 700 MW CSP plant & review which nations will aim to deploy more CSP off the back of UAE’s success

  • PV utility & non-utility markets:

    Learn of the commercial opportunities for utility scale as well as  rooftop, distributed generation, hybrids and other non-utility applications

  • Driving wind developments:

    Minismise the risk profiles for wind at development and construction stages – with case studies from Morroco, Egypt, Jordan, Oman and KSA

  • Energy storage’s future in MENA:

    Assess how leading governments will assess the cost/benefit of energy storage to best generate and distribute electricity


Senior representation from all the serious wind and solar companies working in the Middle East and North Africa


(Inter)national government & C-Level speakers from key developers, financiers and EPCs


Capitalise on the chance for EXCEPTIONAL industry exposure through exclusive sponsor & exhibition packages


Business-critical topics and fruitful opportunities for networking and discussion

Get the MENA New Energy 2018 Program now

The MENA region is developing at an unprecedented rate.

Here’s 3 reasons why 2018 is a year not to miss:

Saudi Arabia is to take PV & wind to a whole new level

Review the Round 1 and 2 tenders and the lessons learnt from C-level developers, investors and government

CSP’s role in the DEWA IV era

Review the lessons learn from ACWA Power’s 700 MW project and where CSP could be deployed in the future

Energy storage’s future in MENA

Assess storage’s business case, tech forecast, future storage tenders and the prospect for 24-hour electricity

Get the MENA New Energy 2018 Program now

ACWA-PowerTake part in extra networking:

A pre-conference site visit to the Shuaa Energy 1 IPP (260 MWp) hosted by ACWA Power

pre-conference site visit
pre-conference site visit
pre-conference site visit

On Monday 23rd April (1.30pm-6pm), including transport from the venue.

This project is a corner piece of Integrated Energy Strategy 2030 of the Emirate of Dubai.

  • Learn how the Shuaa team has installed +2 million panels enough capacity to power 30,000 homes.
  • Being subsidy free -review ACWA Power’s business model including the development of a levelized tariff of 5.61 cents/kWh over a 25-year period
  • Assess the latest initiatives for cost reduction including insight on technology and components
Get the MENA New Energy 2018 Program now

The MENA region is full of commercial opportunities for the renewables industry.

In 2018, here are some of the big tenders which you can’t afford to miss

SAUDI ARABIA: Round 2 of the NREP

Offtaker: Saudi Electricity Company
Location: Various sites

The RFQs for Round Two of Saudi Arabia’s National Renewable Energy Program will go live during the last quarter of 2017. The projects will feature tenders for 1,020 MW of capacity, comprising a 400MW wind farm in Doumat Al Jandal and 620 MW of solar-PV projects across various sites.

Key dates:
Q4 2017: Launch of Round Two

KUWAIT: Dibdibah Solar Power Plant

Offtaker: Kuwait National Petroleum Company
Location: Within the Shagaya Renewable Energy Park, 100km west of Kuwait

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), invited expressions of interest for the Dibdibah solar-power plant in May 2017, with a submission deadline of September 7, 2017 (extended to September 28).

Key dates:
28 September 2017: EOI submission deadline
Q1 2018: Tender to be issued
End of 2020:  Commercial operation date

MOROCCO: Noor Midelt Solar Hybrid Complex

Offtaker: The Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN)
Location: Northeast of Midelt, Central Morocco

Noor Midelt Phase I consists of two solar hybrid plants, each with 150-190 MW CSP capacity and a minimum of five hours of thermal storage. The capacity of the PV component, which is expected to provide daytime generation, is left to the bidders' discretion, but cannot exceed night-time CSP net capacity by more than 20%. The project will be developed through an IPP scheme and have an overall capacity of around 800 MW.

Key dates:
June 2017: Five consortia prequalified
Mid-December 2017: RFP deadline
End of 2018: Winners to be announced

TUNISIA: Solar & Wind Power Auction

Offtaker: Tunisian Company of Electricity and Gas (STEG)
Location: TBA

The Tunisian government, through the Department of Energy, invited tenders for 70 MW of solar and 140 MW of wind energy projects in May 2017. With a budget of around $164.2 million, the auction includes small-scale and utility scale plants.

Key dates:
May 2017: RFP launched
15 November 2017: Deadline for bid submission (70 MW solar and 70 MW wind)
15 August 2018: Deadline for bid submission (70 MW wind)

EGYPT: Gulf of Suez Wind Farm

Offtaker: The Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy
Location: Gulf of Suez, northern end of the Red Sea (400km southeast of Cairo)

Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) invited pre-qualifications for this project between 20 April and 29 May 2017. The scope of work entails the design, construction and commissioning of a 250 MW wind farm in the Gulf of Suez, to be built under a turnkey EPC contract.

Key dates:
20 April – 29 May 2017: RFQ window
July 2017: Four out of 121 companies prequalified

A legacy of attracting all the biggest names in renewable energy:

  • Abdul-Latif
  • Acciona
  • ACS-Cobra
  • ACWA-Power
  • ArcelorMittal
  • BASF
  • cobra
  • DOW-Chemical
  • edf
  • ENEL
  • engie
  • first-gulf-bank
  • Gamesa
  • GE
  • GlassPoint
  • GES
  • Heliovis
  • ingeteam
  • irena
  • KACO
  • Kawar
  • Masdar
  • Parsons-Brinckerhoff
  • Rioglass
  • riyad-bank
  • RWE
  • Siemens
  • SolarReserve
  • suzlon
  • Thyssenkrupp
  • Vaisala
  • windar
  • Yellow Door Energy
  • zedsolar

Attendees by Company Type

Attendees by Company Type

Attendees by Seniority:

Attendees by Seniority:

Previous attendees attending MENASol (now MENA New Energy)

Previous attendees attending MENASol (now MENA New Energy)

Get the MENA New Energy 2018 Program now

25+ hours of thought provoking debate, best practice & technological advances at your fingertips

  • Panel Debates & presentations:

    2017 introduces more interactive panels per market discussed that allow you to debate ideas with the industry's most influential executives

  • Women in Energy lunch:

    Join with MENA's most influential women leading the new energy charge and who are empowering women across the region to join this exciting industry

  • Technology deep-dive (CSP-PV-Wind):

    Delve into the technology of your choice with our triple tracked afternoon, providing you with a fully-wrapped renewables approach. Join in and increase your onsite experience and the chances of meeting those that really matter to you and your company's overall ROI

Get the MENA New Energy 2018 Program now

What our Delegates are saying

  • African Clean Energy Developments

    "I sincerely enjoyed participating in the event and I thought the attendance and quality of speakers was very high so well done!"

    - Mary Waller, African Clean Energy Developments
  • Arup

    "Thank you to you and your team for an excellent conference"

    - Arup
  • Rand Merchant Bank

    "It was my pleasure to participate in an excellent conference"

    - Siyanda Mflathelwa, Rand Merchant Bank
  • Mott MacDonald

    "Vibrant and informative"

    - Mott MacDonald
  • Hyundai Engineering

    "At CSP Today South Africa our team had many opportunities to form collaborations with global companies"

    - Jaboon Park, Hyundai Engineering
  • Mott MacDonald

    "Thank you very much for the wonderful New Energy Update conference in Cape Town. As usual, it was a pleasure to participate in it… we look forward to collaborating with you in a similar fashion in future wind and solar events in South Africa and worldwide"

    - Javier Relancio, Solar Programme Leader (Africa), Mott MacDonald
Get the MENA New Energy 2018 Program now

If you are interested in MENA New Energy 2018 please contact us:

Paul Soskin

Paul Soskin

Sr. Projects Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7503 (Global)

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

Business Development Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 422 4358 (Global)

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • Masen
  • Rioglass

Bronze Sponsors

  • cmi
  • Extaneda
  • Globaltherm
  • senvion


  • Array Technologies, Inc.
  • DuPont
  • Nidec
  • wartsila


  • andaltec
  • lanxess
  • peiko
  • RKH Specialty

Knowledge Partner

  • Apricum

Financial Advisory Partner

  • Synergy

Supporting Partners

  • cebc
  • Dii
  • EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
  • mesia
  • ME Construction News