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Press Releases

Jul 31, 2017

TuNur Limited has filed its request for authorization with the Tunisian Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy for a 4.5 GW solar export project. A newly established solar complex in the Sahara Desert in Southwest Tunisia, near Réjim Maâtoug (Kébili Governorate) would supply the growing European market for carbon-free electricity, and stimulate much needed economic development in the interior region of the country.

Jun 23, 2016

Further to the successful inclusion in the shortlist of European Network of Transmission Operators (“ENTSO-E”)  Ten Year Network Development Plan (“TNYDP”) 2016 (November 2015), TuNur has now been included in the 2016 Executive Report of the TYNDP.

Nov 30, 2015

In November 2015 the European Network of Transmission Operators (“ENTSO-E”) confirmed that the TuNur application for the Ten Year Network Development Plan (“TNYDP”) 2016 has been accepted and the project is successfully included in the shortlist.

Oct 21, 2014

TuNur project will provide clean energy to more than 2.5 million homes, creating double the energy of UK’s nuclear energy output

Sep 8, 2014
8 September 2014, London - Nur Energie is pleased to announce that Mr Jonathan Walters, the former World Bank Director for Regional Programs and Partnerships in the Middle East and North Africa Region, has joined Nur Energie’s Advisory Board.
Jun 11, 2014
Nur Energie’s flagship solar project in Tunisia could provide clean reliable power to 2.5 Million UK homes by 2018
Jun 9, 2014

Kevin Sara presented the topic of solar energy with storage as a scalable and sustainable source of power for Sub-Saharan Africa (and elsewhere) at the United Nations ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ forum later on Thursday 5th of June 2014.

Apr 29, 2014

TuNur Ltd, the joint venture between Nur Energie and Tunisian investors developing the first solar export project, presented at International parliamentary hearing on renewable energy and climate legislation, which took place from 5th to 6th April 2014, in Hamamet, Tunisia.

Jan 17, 2014

Nur Energie Ltd, the independent solar power plant developer, will be present and exhibiting at the World Future Energy Summit 2014, taking place from 20th to 22th January, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Jan 10, 2014

Kevin Sara, Founder and CEO of Nur Energie Ltd, an independent solar power plant developer, presented at the sixth edition of the World Policy Conference, which took place from 13th to 15th December 2013, in Monaco.

Feb 27, 2013

TuNur project has been re-evaluated by DESERTEC Foundation and has been found in conformity with DESERTEC principles, criteria and indicators. These principles take into account the water use of the project, its socio-economic impact and benefits, its environmental responsibility and conservation and the reliability of the electricity supply.

Dec 21, 2012

Greek Solar Project is Awarded Grant by the European Commission

Nur-Moh Heliothermal SA, the joint venture owned by UK based solar energy developer, Nur Energie Ltd, and Motor Oil Hellas, one of Greece’s leading energy companies, has officially been awarded a €42 Million grant. The grant comes from the ‘NER 300’ program, a financing instrument jointly managed by the European Commission, European Investment Bank and Member States.

Nov 13, 2012

The “EU Grid Integration of Tunisia-Based Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Plant” study, conducted by TuNur with Imperial College of London and DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability investigates the impacts of integrating 2GW of electricity generating capacity from TuNur’s CSP power plant in Tunisia into the European electricity system via an HVDC link from Tunisia to Central Italy. The study shows that solar imports from North Africa technically feasible and brings several grid integration benefits to the European electricity system.

Jul 3, 2012

Kevin Sara, CEO of Nur Energie Ltd and Chairman of Tunur Ltd discusses Tunur, the 2000MW solar power plant and explains the benefits and opportunties such a project will bring Tunisia by creating a new industry and a signficant number of long term jobs thus improving the socio economic cllimate of the region.

Jun 10, 2012

Renewable, ‘Out-Of-Sight’ Clean Energy to be made available in 2016

Responding to the Department of Energy and Climate Change `Call for Evidence’ on their Renewable Energy Consultation, London based Nur Energie Ltd has recommended that the UK quickly authorises the import of renewable solar energy from North Africa.

Apr 11, 2012

The meeting, held at the Carthage Palace, was to discuss Nur Energie's 2000MW solar power plant, TuNur, and to explore Tunisia's ability to develop an industrial complex in developing and building solar power plants which would make Tunisia a leader in the countries of the Arab Maghreb and the Gulf.

Apr 11, 2012

The meeting, held at La Kasbah, was to discuss Nur Energie's 2000MW solar power plant, TuNur, and to explore Tunisia's ability to develop an industrial complex in developing and building solar power plants which would make Tunisia a leader in the countries of the Arab Maghreb and the Gulf.

Jan 27, 2012

In the Sands of North Africa, the DESERTEC Foundation's vision for a future where the world's deserts supply clean and sustainable energy to the whole of mankind is beginning to take shape. That future begins in the Saharan deserts of Tunisia with a project called "TuNur", a project being developed by Nur Energie and Tunisian partners lead by Top Group.

Jan 24, 2012

In the sands of North Africa, the DESERTEC Foundation’s vision for a future where the world's deserts supply clean and sustainable energy to the whole of humankind is beginning to take shape. That future begins in the Saharan deserts of Tunisia with a project called "TuNur".

Jul 13, 2011

On Tuesday 12th July the Department of Energy and Climate Change “DECC” released the results of the Electricity Market Reform Consultation which ran from December 2010 to March 2011.

May 30, 2011

Solar project developer Nur Energie Ltd. today announced the acceptance of the technical terms for the connection of its “TuNur” utility-scale solar export project from Tunisia into the Italian power network. Under the terms of the connection solution, Terna, the Italian high-voltage transmission network operator, has specified a preliminary technical solution to connect up to 2000 MW of solar power produced in the Tunisian desert to the Italian network, with grid infrastructure sufficient to transport electricity to neighbour European countries.

Mar 15, 2011

On 14th March 2011 Nur Energie submitted its response to the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (“DECC”) Electricity Market Reform Consultation.

Jan 20, 2011
Nur-MOH SA received a 38MW solar electricity generation license on the island of Crete, which will be the largest CSP tower installation in Europe.
Dec 9, 2010

Nur Energie strengthens its core strategy of producing green energy in North Africa to export to Europe by becoming a Founder Shareholder of Medgrid

Nov 23, 2010

Nur Energie announced today that it had become a collective member of CIGRE (International Council on Large Electric Systems), one of the leading worldwide organizations on Electric Power Systems.

Apr 12, 2010

Nur Energie has joined the Desertec Industrial Initiative (Dii) as an Associated Partner. The partnership underscores Nur Energie’s development expertise and mission.

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Apr 9, 2010
On Thursday 25th March 2010 Nur Energie hosted an official Algerian delegation at the Nur Energie London office's.
Mar 22, 2010
Mr. Matsuura has over 35 years of commercial, private and investment banking experience in Japan, U.S. and Europe.
Dec 21, 2009
Nur Energie Italia receives further 2MW of grid connections from Enel
Oct 1, 2009
NUR-MOH HELIOTHERMAL, the subsidiary jointly held by Nur Energie Ltd. and Motor Oil (Hellas), entered into an agreement with the Municipality of Lefki, Crete, on a 20-year lease over 100 hectares of municipal land in order to build, own, and operate a Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant.