Join every Major Developer, EPC, Government, Investor and Supplier:

  • ACWA-Power
  • engie
  • edf-energies-nouvelles
  • masdar
  • Marubeni

2018’s Expert Speakers Included:

  • ADWEA : Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority
    Charlie Seymour
    Charlie Seymour Financial Advisor
    ADWEA : Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority
  • Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
    Amani Al Azzam
    Amani Al Azzam Secretary General
    Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan
  • ACWA Power
    Paddy Padmanathan
    Paddy Padmanathan President & CEO
    ACWA Power
  • Abengoa
    Michael Geyer
    Michael Geyer Vice President Business Development
  • Masdar Clean Energy
    Ali Buhaji
    Ali Buhaji Senior Manager, Business Development
  • IFC
    Erik Becker
    Erik BeckerManager, Infrastructure Middle East and North Africa
  • Fotowatio Renewable Ventures
    Nicolas Fasquelle
    Nicolas Fasquelle Managing Director Middle East, Africa and New Territories
    Fotowatio Renewable Ventures
  • Marubeni
    Takeshi Hiramatsu
    Takeshi Hiramatsu IPP Business Development
  • Fluence
    Paul McCusker
    Paul McCusker Managing Director
  • Ministry of Electricity and Water - Kuwait
    Ahmad Alazemi
    Ahmad Alazemi Private-Sector Projects Department
    Ministry of Electricity and Water - Kuwait
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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

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The MENA region is developing at an unprecedented rate.

Here’s 3 reasons why 2018 was 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 learnt 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
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The MENA region is full of commercial opportunities for the renewables industry.

Here are some of the big tenders discussed at our 2018 event.

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
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Attendees by Company Type

Attendees by Company Type

Attendees by Seniority:

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Previous attendees attending MENASol (now MENA New Energy)

Previous attendees attending MENASol (now MENA New Energy)

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

  • Panel Debates & presentations:

    2019 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, 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

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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
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If you are interested in MENA New Energy 2019 please contact us:

Rhys Watt

Rhys Watt

Project Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7177 (Global)

Tobias Crow

Tobias Crow

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

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • Masen
  • Rioglass

Silver Sponsor

  • senvion

Bronze Sponsors

  • cmi
  • Extaneda
  • Globaltherm
  • Oritia y Boreas


  • 247Solar
  • Array Technologies, Inc.
  • DuPont
  • energon-dobris
  • Miller
  • Nidec
  • Shandong
  • Siemens
  • wartsila
  • Wood Mackenzie Limited

Website Sponsor

  • Abengoa


  • andaltec
  • Dow
  • lanxess
  • Lointek
  • peiko
  • RKH Specialty
  • salt-x
  • Solargis
  • Pu Neng

Knowledge Partner

  • Apricum

Financial Advisory Partner

  • Synergy

Supporting Partners

  • asa
  • BPVA
  • cebc
  • Dii
  • Egypt Energy Monitor
  • EIC
  • EU GCC Clean Energy Technology Network
  • Green Gulf
  • Libya Monitor
  • mesia
  • ME Construction News