Country Spotlight Iraq Although the war in Iraq is arguably over, international troops remain and serious unrest continues. All this has had a devastating effect on the country's power sector - typically the population is lucky to have 14 hours of electricity a day. However, the government has ambitious plans and there are some positive signs. MEE gets an update on the situation.
Interview ACWA Power International ACWA Power continues to be one of the leading private water and power developers in the Middle East, which is due to no small part to the company's sheer ambition. MEE talks to Paddy Padmanathan, president & CEO, to find out how it has transformed itself and the company's future plans.
Combined-Cycle Gas Turbines Power Plants Plant Automation Upgrades It is all too easy to forget that some of the Middle East region's power plants are not as young as they used to be. This is a particular problem for many of the original auxiliary components. Sascha Zarmutek of Alstom Power highlights these problems and offers solutions.