Develop Your MENA Renewable Energy Project Pipeline
With growing domestic energy demand, regional environmental targets and cost competitive technologies driving a clean energy transition across MENA, this is a vital time for the renewable energy industry to secure partnerships and develop frameworks for the complete project life cycle.
Which is why MENA New Energy brings together 500+ leaders from across the core pillars of the renewable energy value chain. Meet with the decision makers behind utility-scale and C&I projects to understand who they are, what projects they are planning, upcoming opportunities for partnerships and review the latest initiatives to reach financial close - all at MENA New Energy 2019.
Industry Leaders, Innovators and Experts speaking in Dubai
Eng. Ahmad M. Alazemi Private-sector Projects Department
Ministry of Electricity & Water - Kuwait
AurĂ©lien Boyer Senior Investment Officer Infrastructure Department
IFC World Bank
Wim Alen Senior VP Business Development
Morten Langsholdt VP Project Development
Dr Richard Munang UNEP Programme Coordinator
Rajit Nanda Chief Investment Officer
Laurent Longuet CEO
Nabih Cherradi CTO
Dr Hassan Qasem General Manager
Alternative Energy Project Co.
Dr Andrea Lovato VP & Head of Renewable Development
A legacy of attracting all Major Developers, EPCs, Government, Investors and Suppliers:
MENA New Energy will support your business to:
Assess the latest pipeline of PPAs and FITs in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Algeria, Tunisia, UAE, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan & more
Achieve project finance:
Review the latest initiatives to reach financial close in MENAâ€™s leading projects including DEWA IV, KSA round I and II, Sweihan, NOOR & more
Join the CSP market renaissance:
Assess the future timelines for DEWAâ€™s 700 MW CSP plant & review which nations will aim to deploy more CSP off the back of UAEâ€™s success
Capitalise on 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
Drive wind developments:
Minismise the risk profiles for wind at development and construction stages â€“ with case studies from Morroco, Egypt, Jordan, Oman and KSA
Understand Energy storageâ€™s future in MENA:
Assess how leading governments will assess the cost/benefit of energy storage to best generate and distribute electricity
The MENA region is developing at an unprecedented rate.
Government tenders are leading development across the region - ongoing and upcoming tenders for 2018 and beyond across Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon total 7.72GW's of solar PV, CSP, wind and energy storage. In addition to utility scale projects, commercial and industrial renewable energy uptake is on the rise. UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Oman are developing regulatory frameworks for the sector to support renewable energy powered operations.
With so many projects at the development of pre-development phase, this is a vital time to network with developers and off-takers to ensure you are part of the project's birth and life-cycle. With PPA's between government, developers and off-takers lasting up to 25 years, the MENA New Energy Conference & Exhibition will be a platform to make sure you are involved as early as the tender stage.
If you're serious about delivering renewable energy projects in the MENA region, you and your team need to be represented. Take the necessary steps to develop your MENA renewable energy project pipeline and support the regions clean energy transition by securing your place today!
The MENA region is full of commercial opportunities for the renewables industry.
Here are some of the big tenders discussed at our 2019 event:
Offtaker: Oman Power & Water Procurement Company
Location: Various sites
Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP), the sole procurer of new capacity in Oman, aims to deploy 2 GW of solar capacity by 2024 through four utility-scale projects. The company has already shortlisted 12 bidders for the development of the first 500 MW solar IPP in Ibri and is now working to finalise the RFPs.
OPWP now plans to launch the qualification process for its second 500 MW solar IPP tender in the fourth quarter of 2018, subject to site access approval from the Ministry of Housing. As for the two tenders that will make up the remaining 1 GW, they should be issued in 2019 and 2020. While the project under the first tender is scheduled to become operational in 2021, the three that will follow are expected to come online in 2022, 2023 and 2024.
Offtaker: Saudi Power Procurement Company
Location: To be announced
Saudi Arabiaâ€™s National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) is targeting 700 MW, 1,020 MW and 1,730 MW across the three rounds by 2020, and a further 6.05GW by 2023. Round 1 tenders have already been launched - the 300 MW Sakaka PV project has been awarded to ACWA Power and the 400 MW Dumat Al Jandal wind project should be awarded in December 2018. Round 2 tenders comprising 1,020 MW of renewable energy capacity (400 MW wind and 620 solar PV) are expected to be launched in the coming months.
Offtaker: Dubai Electricity & Water Authority
Location: Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, Dubai
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) plans to tender a 300 MW Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant with thermal energy storage for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park before the first quarter of 2019. With the 700 MW CSP project that is currently being developed by ACWA Power and Shanghai Electric, the new plant will raise the emirateâ€™s CSP capacity to 1,000 MW by 2030.
Offtaker: Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority
Location: Sweihan, Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) revealed in early 2018 that it was planning to build another solar PV plant in addition to the 1,177 MW Sweihan plant (aka Noor Abu Dhabi). The new project will have a capacity similar to or larger than the Sweihan solar plant and will be a joint collaboration between ADWEA and private companies.
According to ADWEA, Abu Dhabiâ€™s government is looking to develop three or four new solar PV plants in order to reach a target of generating 5.7 GW by 2026. The exact number of solar plants will depend on the availability of land among other factors.