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
    Eng. Ahmad M. Alazemi Private-sector Projects Department
    Ministry of Electricity & Water - Kuwait
  • Aurélien Boyer
    Aurélien Boyer Senior Investment Officer Infrastructure Department
    IFC World Bank
  • Wim Alen
    Wim Alen Senior VP Business Development
  • Morten Langsholdt
    Morten Langsholdt VP Project Development
    Scatec Solar
  • Dr Richard Munang
    Dr Richard Munang Regional Climate Change Coordinator – Africa
    United Nations
  • Rajit Nanda
    Rajit Nanda Chief Investment Officer
    ACWA Power
  • Laurent Longuet
    Laurent Longuet CEO
  • Nabih Cherradi
    Nabih Cherradi CTO
    Desert Technologies
  • Dr Hassan Qasem
    Dr Hassan Qasem General Manager
    Alternative Energy Project Co.
  • Dr Andrea Lovato
    Dr Andrea Lovato VP & Head of Renewable Development
    ACWA Power
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A legacy of attracting all Major Developers, EPCs, Government, Investors and Suppliers:

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

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

  • Achieve 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

  • Join the 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

  • 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 – with case studies from Morroco, Egypt, Jordan, Oman and KSA

  • Understand Energy storage’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!

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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 2019 event:

Oman: 2 GW Solar PV Project

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.

Saudi Arabia: NREP Round 2 - Solar PV + Wind

Offtaker: Saudi Power Procurement Company
Location: To be announced

Saudi Arabia’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.

UAE: MBR Solar Park Phase V - 300 CSP Project

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 emirate’s CSP capacity to 1,000 MW by 2030.

UAE: Sweihan II Solar PV Project

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 Dhabi’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.

Tunisia: 500 MW Wind Energy Tender

Offtaker: STEG
Locations: Various sites

In May 2018, the Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines & Renewable Energies launched a prequalification round for up to 500 MW of wind power projects to be completed under a BOO framework. The tender comprises two concessions for a 200 MW project at Jbel Abdherrahmane in Nabeul governorate and another of 100MW at Jbel Tbaga in Kebili governorate. The remaining 200 MW comprise projects of up to 100MW each on sites to be proposed by the developers.

Winners will be awarded a 20-year concession and the right to sign a PPA for a negotiable term with the state utility STEG. Recently, the government extended the bidding deadline for the two 100 MW-wind power projects from 25 September to 25 October 2018.

Exceptional Networking Opportunities

MENA New Energy brings together senior executives from leading renewable energy project stakeholders all under one roof.

  • 20+ hours of supreme networking with leaders in the project development and financing space – unparalleled opportunity to form lasting business relationships.
  • C-level executives from across the industry look to share and solve key issues faced in 2019 as the region transitions to clean energy
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International Representation From:

  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Germany
  • UK
  • USA
  • Italy
  • Finland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Canada
  • Netherlands
  • France
  • UAE
  • South Korea
    South Korea
  • Jordan
  • Japan
  • Czech Republic
    Czech Republic
  • Lebanon
  • Kuwait
  • Algeria
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Egypt
  • India
  • Israel
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia
    Saudi Arabia
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey

Breakdown of Legacy Attendee Base

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)

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)

2019 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Gold Sponsors

  • cmi
  • Extaneda
  • Masen


  • 247Solar

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
  • Solar Magazine

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