APWS 2012: Exploring power and water opportunities across the region

| 06/03/2012 | 0 Comments

Arabian Power and Water Summit 2012 sets the stage for exploring power and water opportunities across the region

Industry leaders gathered in Abu Dhabi at the  Arabian Power and Water Summit 2012 to discuss the region’s current status, opportunities, risks, and new strategies in the power and water sector .

The conference, hosted by MEED and Strategic Partner & Patron Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), explored upcoming project and investment opportunities in the Middle East’s diverse power & water industry. The event, now in its 11th year, provided 200 delegates with the necessary information on how to profit from some of the world’s most significant projects.

Opening the conference, Keith Miller, Planning & Studies Director of Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC) provided an overview of future demand forecasts for 2012-2030. Miller announced to the audience that around two-thirds of the increase in electricity demand for 2011 -2015 will derive from power exports to the Northern Emirates and by ADNOC requirements. This falls in line with an announcement made by the UAE President in March 2011 that Abu Dhabi would provide greater power support to the country’s northern emirates.

Focusing on Dubai, Duncan Allison, head of power and renewables in the MENA region for HSBC, announced that shortlisted companies to build the Hassyan IPP  will be announced in 3-4 weeks.

The conference also featured key presentations from across the region, including H.E. Dr. Abdullah M. Al-Shehri, Governor, Electricity & Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA), KSA, Abdulsattar al-Rasheed, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Electricity & Water Company (QEWC), Eng. Suhaila Marafi, Director of Studies & Research, Ministry of Electricity & Water (MOEW), Kuwait, and Arnaud de Limburg, Chief Executive Officer, Sohar Power, Oman.

The Conference is supported by Strategic Partner & Patron Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA), Gold Sponsor Siemens, Lunch Sponsor CH2M Hill, Exhibitors Cadagua, Metito and Veolia Water.

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