Masinaei ... “enabling platform”.

With the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) expected to see $250 billion investment in power projects between 2021 and 2025, regional and global power and utility providers are gearing up to secure more business through the Mena Power Projects Forum 2022.

The event will take place from September 7 to 8, 2022, at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The $250 billion investment in the Mena power sector includes $93 billion committed and $157 billion planned projects, according to a report by Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp).

Of these, nearly $60 billion worth of power projects are being developed in Saudi Arabia, followed by Egypt where $37 billion worth of power projects, country-wise data shows.  The UAE comes third with $26 billion worth of power projects under planning and development.

More than 300 delegates including senior government officials, project owners, project management professionals, project developers, contractors, sub-contractors, technology providers, utility suppliers, industry experts and key stakeholders will participate in the Mena Power Projects Forum that will highlight the business opportunity in the power and utilities sector.

More than 30 experts will discuss wide-ranging subjects including GCC interconnection, increasing efficiency of power generating units, green hydrogen, wind power, solar power, nuclear power projects, re-powering existing units, retrofitting power plants with new technology, and business opportunities for the suppliers.

Participating in the panel discussions are Dr Bruce Stedall, Director of Asset Management, Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company (Transco); Dr Mahmoud Al-Hader, Head of Asset Information Section, Al Ain Distribution Company; Mayure Daby, Head Net Zero Energy, Middle East, at Atkins; and Faiza Al Harthi, Energy Sector Head, Oman Vision 2040 Implementation Follow-up Unit, Oman.

More than 30 industry exhibitors will display their latest technology, products and services to secure public contracts in the power and utilities sectors.

With the theme ‘fostering innovation and diversification to achieve energy transition and self-sufficiency in the region’, the two-day forum will also focus on the development of clean, green and renewable energy that is gaining momentum.

Leila Masinaei, Festival Director and Managing Partner of Great Minds Event Management, said: “Mena Power Projects Forum is a great enabling platform that will bring local, regional and international players in one place to explore more business opportunities in the region’s growing power and utility sectors.”