Win tenders, reach financial close and secure captive opportunities

With growing domestic energy demand, cost competitive technologies and environmental targets 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, who each have the responsibility and power to transform their business – giving the tools to make true change.

A legacy of attracting all Major Developers, EPCs, Government, Investors and Suppliers:

  • uk-parliament
    Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP for Orkney and Shetland
  • SIMEC Atlantis
    Tim CorneliusCEO
    Atlantis Resources
  • Orbital Marine Power
    Andrew Scott CEO
    Orbital Marine Power (formerly Scotrenewables Tidal Power)
  • Minesto
    Martin Edlund CEO
    Minesto
  • Sustainable Marine Energy
    Christoph Harwood Head of Policy
    Sustainable Marine Energy
  • ORE Catapult
    Simon Cheeseman Wave and Tidal Sector Specialist
    ORE Catapult


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 Morocco, 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.

No ordinary conference.
An interactive meeting that will drive the industry forwards

  • Project Financing Workshops with practical takeaways

    Let’s sit down and thrash things out! Ask the questions you need answered, make the connections to move your business forwards, pick apart the challenges facing the industry

  • Roundtable debates with action points

    Debate the most pressing challenges we have, share findings with the group, seek out like-minded people, drive a common consensus that can be carried forwards

  • Project updates from industry leaders

    Get the inside track from industry leading projects -where are we making progress? What lessons have we learnt? How can we adapt and evolve?

  • Panel discussions with purpose

    We’ve lined up panellists with a range of views about how the industry can move forwards to commercial deployment

  • Innovation showcase

    Disruptive innovation is key if we are to make significant step changes to the Tidal Energy industry – hear from game changers across technology, financing models, and the supply chain

  • Lessons learned from the Offshore Wind industry

    How can your know-how be deployed in the Offshore Wind industry to bolster your order book

The MENA region is developing at an unprecedented rate.

Here’s 3 reasons why 2019 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 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
  • GE

    "ITES is an excellent opportunity to get the latest news on Tidal Energy projects and meet the key players in the Industry."

    - GE
  • ORE Catapult

    "A timely update on the tidal sector at a critical time for the industry."

    - ORE Catapult
  • seeneoh

    "I greatly appreciated to meet and learn from the tidal industry and its major players. ITES 2017 was a very good opportunity to share what's going on in France around tidal, from test centres to upcoming market opportunities."

    - SEENEOH S.A.S
Interested in 2019?

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.

Supporters of the International Tidal Energy Summit in the past include:

  • Committee on Climate Change
    The Rt Hon. Lord DebenChairman
    Committee on Climate Change
  • OpenHydro
    Patrick GougeonCEO
    OpenHydro
  • Orbital Marine Power
    Andrew Scott CEO
    Orbital Marine Power (formerly Scotrenewables Tidal Power)
  • Minesto
    Martin EdlundCEO
    Minesto
  • Tidetec AS
    Joachim Amland M.Sc Chief Technology Officer
    Tidetec AS
  • Atlantis Resources Limited
    Tim CorneliusCEO
    Atlantis Resources
  • Verdant Power, Inc.
    Dean Corren Chief Technology Officer
    Verdant Power, Inc.
  • Tidal Lagoon Power
    Keith Clarke Chairman
    Tidal Lagoon Power
  • Magallanes Renovables
    Alejandro Marques de MagallanesCEO
    Magallanes Renovables
  • EDF Energies Nouvelles
    Alan Guilhembaque Project Manager
    EDF Energies Nouvelles
  • Natural Energy Wyre
    Bob LongMD
    Natural Energy Wyre
  • Offshore Energy Research Association
    Russell Dmytriw Project Manager
    Offshore Energy Research Association
Interested in 2019?


If you are interested in ITES 2018 please contact us on the below details:

Darian De La Cruz

Darian De La Cruz

Project Director
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7512 (Global)
Email: darian@newenergyupdate.com

Andre Elkana

Andre Elkana

Commercial Manager
New Energy Update
Telephone: +44 (0)207 375 7231
Email: andre@newenergyupdate.com