ACWA Power to Build 100MW Solar Project in South Africa Following Major Investment Announcements from Saudi, UAE

200 gigawatts of solar could provide 95 percent of the country’s current electricity needs.
ACWA Power says it will begin construction this year on a 100MW solar energy plant in South Africa as Saudi Arabia and the UAE announced that the two countries will invest a combined $20 billion into the country, according to reports.

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Saudis Offer Extra Oil in Asia as OPEC Leader Pumps More

Evidence is mounting that Saudi Arabia is heeding U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for OPEC to keep the oil market amply supplied and rein in ...


Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy reforms ‘will spur Saudi Arabian investment’

Saudi Arabia will introduce its first comprehensive bankruptcy law on Aug. 18 in a move designed to encourage foreign and domestic investment in private business, ...



Foreign Investors Share Exceeds 5% in Saudi Stock

Ownership of foreign investors in Saudi Stock Exchange (Tadawul) is on a rise reaching a new level of 5.02 percent. ...



Saudi Arabia hosts IAEA delegation for infrastructure review

The King Abdullah City of Atomic and Renewable Energy will receive a delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on July 15-24. ...



New energy park to fuel Saudi demand for office space

The development of King Salman Energy Park (SPARK), one of the largest investments in the Saudi Eastern Province, is set to boost sectors of Dammam Metropolitan ...



First Saudi-made gas turbine goes into operation at new power plant

The plant, costing over SR3.75 billion, has a total capacity of 1,390 megawatt (MW) electricity, of which 50 MW will come from a solar component ...



Inside Zaha Hadid Architects’ KAPSARC in Saudi Arabia

After completing construction late last year, Zaha Hadid Architects‘ unveils a breathtaking video with an in-depth look at the firm’s King Abdullah Petroleum Studies & ...



Saudi’s ACWA Power to start new solar project in South Africa

Saudi Arabian renewable energy developer Acwa Power has said it will begin construction this year on a 100MW solar energy plant in South Africa. ...


Missile Defense

Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile targeting Najran

Saudi Arabia’s air defense system intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militia from northern Yemen on Saturday. ...



System launched to help predict, plan for heavy rain in Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs has launched a system to help predict and plan for heavy rain and flooding across the Kingdom ...


Hajj 2018

Saudi Arabia welcomes Qatari Hajj pilgrims

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said it welcomes the arrival of Qatari pilgrims this year. ...


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The U.S. State Department is negotiating a potential deal to sell Turkey the Raytheon Co Patriot missile defense system as an alternative to the Russian-made ...


U.S.-China Trade

China Files WTO Complaint Over U.S. Tariffs On $200 Billion Of Imports

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The United States wants to avoid disrupting global oil markets as it reimposes sanctions against Tehran and in certain cases will consider waivers for countries ...


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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has pledged to invest $10 billion in South Africa’s economy, including the tourism and mining sectors, the South African presidency ...


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U.S. oil boom delivers surprise for traders – and it’s costly

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