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Renewable energy projects get green light

January 30, 2012 by Matthew Cook

The Executive Council recently approved a number of projects that support the UAE’s global role as an energy provider. The Shams solar power plant is scheduled to be operational by August and will contribute 100 megawatts to the Abu Dhabi power grid.  Approval has also been given for the construction of the Sir Baniyas wind farm....[read more]

Revolt in Libya and Potential Unrest in Middle East Push Oil Prices into "Danger Zone"

February 22, 2011 by Nathanael Baker

Political upheaval in oil producing African and Middle Eastern states could drive the price of gasoline to $5 per gallon this summer in the United States. Following the lead of neigbouring Egypt, Libyans are attempting to remove the current governing regime.  Similiar political unrest has been sparked in some of the Middle East's...[read more]

Open, Direct Competition Between Natural Gas and Nuclear Energy In UAE

March 16, 2010 by Rod Adams

The UAE is one of the world's most richly endowed oil and gas producers, but it has recently signed a contract with a consortium of South Korean manufacturers to build 4 large (1400 MWe) nuclear power plants to supply the electricity baseload in the country. This decision is completely rational. The UAE has a growing, energy intensive...[read more]

The Atomic Show Podcast #146

December 31, 2009 by Dan Yurman

Want to know how South Korea won the $20 billion UAE nuclear energy contract? Tune in here Details Below. The Atomic Show #146 - South Korea Nuclear Technology Development The United Arab Emirates has recently selected a consortium that includes Korea Electric Power Corp., Westinghouse Electric, Hyundai Engineering and Construction,...[read more]

South Korean Consortium Wins UAE Reactor Deal - Bid Was $16 Billion (40%) Lower Than Areva Led Consortium

December 27, 2009 by Rod Adams

The United Arab Emirates UAE announced today that it had chosen a South Korean consortium that includes Korea Electric Power Corp., Westinghouse Electric, Hyundai Engineering and Construction, Samsung C&T Corp and Doosan Heavy Industries to supply four nuclear power plants, each producing approximately 1400 MW of electricity. The...[read more]

South Korea wins UAE $20.4 billion nuclear contract

December 27, 2009 by Dan Yurman

Award is based on commercial and safety merits of the bid The Wall Street Journal reports Dec 27 that a consortium led by South Korean companies has won a $20.4 billion contract to build four new nuclear reactors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The newspaper reported that the announcement was made in Abu Dhabi by UAE...[read more]

UAE creates nuclear regulatory agency

October 5, 2009 by Dan Yurman

Government action is a necessary precursor to award of $40 billion in nuclear reactor construction The Wall Street Journal reports an independent nuclear regulatory body has been set up in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) under a new law that paves the way for up to $40 billion in new nuclear reactor construction. The UAE's cabinet...[read more]

UAE nuclear deal waits for US 123 agreement

September 10, 2009 by Dan Yurman

First you see them now you don't This blog post also appeared in an edited version in Fuel Cycle Week , V8N343, September 10, 2009, published by International Nuclear Associates, Washington, DC Reuters wire service found itself in a double boomerange effect in its coverage of nuclear energy issues this week when it comes to the...[read more]

UAE could top US, Europe in solar power

July 9, 2009 by ToddWallace

The United Arab Emirates could surpass the United States and Europe by generating 20-30% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. The Middle East’s first 10-megawatt solar park at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi was connected to Abu Dhabi’s electrical grid at the end of May this year, and is using power to finish the zero-waste, zero-...[read more]

G8 Energy ministers endorse nuclear option

May 25, 2009 by Dan Yurman

New nuclear reactors are a “common low-carbon technology platform” In the arcane world of international diplomacy, it is unusual to see an absence of the usual contorted language in a joint statement from a group of western nations with wildly divergent interests. The Wall Street Journal reports that energy ministers from the world's...[read more]

UAE nuclear deal faces Congress

April 26, 2009 by Dan Yurman

If the US turns them down, other countries will supply the reactors The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is getting ready to make its case with Congress to acquire nuclear reactor technologies according to a report by the Associated Press.  At the heart of the debate is whether a country that counts Iran as one of its major trading...[read more]