Archive for the ‘Abu Dhabi’ Category

How Abu Dhabi Is Building The World’s First Esports Island Into Its Future

Via Forbes, a report on Abu Dhabi’s efforts to build the world’s first esports island: In Abu Dhabi, two modern high-rises bookend a cluster of multi-story, low-lying buildings. At the moment, the structures appear in renderings for what would be the world’s first esports island. But while investments in esports have been cooling off in […]

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AD Ports Partners with Iraq on Al-Faw Grand Port Development

Via World Cargo News, a report on AD Ports Group joining forces with Iraq’s General Company for Ports to develop Al-Faw Grand Port, poised to offer a strategic alternative to the Suez Canal: Abu Dhabi-based AD Ports Group has signed a preliminary agreement with the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI) to establish a joint […]

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ADNOC and BP Announce New Gas Joint Venture in Egypt

Via BP, an announcement of a new gas joint venture in Egypt: JV to initially focus on development of gas assets in Egypt Deepens long-standing partnership and complements the companies’ strategic growth plans ADNOC and bp today announce that they have agreed to form a new joint venture (JV) in Egypt. The JV (51% bp […]

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Abu Dhabi’s ADQ in Talks With Turkey to Build Railway for Trade Corridor

Via Al Monitor, a look at how – amid increasing cooperation between the two countries – an alternative trade corridor is planned linking Europe, the Middle East and Asia; Abu Dhabi wealth fund ADQ is reportedly in talks with Turkey to build a railway over the Bosporus in Istanbul as part of a planned trade corridor linking […]

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The Gulf Goes Green

Courtesy of Foreign Affairs, an article on whether the world’s fossil fuel giants can lead the energy transition: In the last few years, the global energy outlook has been transformed. The rise of populist politics and a growing sense of urgency about climate change have roiled debates about energy policy in wealthy countries, generating a […]

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Abu Dhabi To Invest $15 Billion In Decarbonization

Via Al Monitor, a report on Abu Dhabi’s plans to invest $15 billion in decarbonization: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced a major investment in sustainable and green technology Thursday.  ADNOC said it allocated $15 billion to decarbonization projects to be invested by 2030. They specifically mentioned the following, according to a press release: carbon capture  […]

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