UAE Focus

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) have issued a joint tender for a first-of-its-kind project in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.

Abu Dhabi Executive Council (Adec) has approved the order to disburse housing loans, homes and residential plots worth a total of Dh5.5 billion ($1.49 billion), granted to more than 5,500 Emirati nationals within the UAE emirate.

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) said the total length of its district cooling pipeline network in various regions of Dubai surged to more than 320 km last year, up 16 per cent compared to the year before.

Sharjah police has cited the use of ‘banned aluminium composite cladding’ as the main cause for the blaze at the 49-storey Abbco Tower last month, said a report.

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has successfully completed cold hydrostatic testing (CHT) at Unit 4 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the Arab world’s first nuclear energy plant, being built in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi.

Johnson Arabia, a leading aerial work platforms (AWP) company in the GCC region that boasts over 250 mobile cranes and over 700 AWPs, has now added a range of Maeda Spider Cranes to boost its fleet size.

HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has issued a decree on the establishment of the Authority of Initiatives Implementation and Infrastructure Development (AIIID) in the emirate.

Work on the 700MW concentrating solar power (CSP) plant being built for the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) by Noor Energy 1 is progressing as per schedule despite the Covid-19 disruption, said the owner’s engineer Worley. The project is part of the fourth phase of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park with a capacity of 900 MW, supporting its efforts to achieve the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to provide 75 per cent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said steady progress was being made on the Khawaneej Roads Improvement Project with 37 per cent of the work already completed.

Sports academy 50pc complete Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) has announced that more than 50 per cent of the construction work on the Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy has been completed and the project will be ready by the year-end.