NEXTracker delivers solar trackers to Egypt’s Benban solar park

NEXTracker delivers solar trackers to Eg…

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 06:13

The global solar EPC company Sterling and Wilson has selected NEXTracker to supply 325MW of its single-axis solar trackers to the Benban solar park project in Aswan, Egypt

Dubai to get low-cost solar power day and night

Dubai to get low-cost solar power day an…

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:57

An ACWA Power-led consortium has been awarded the fourth phase of the Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is expected to provide electricity to the emirate throughout...

ENEC CEO highlights role of nuclear energy at the Global Energy Forum

ENEC CEO highlights role of nuclear ener…

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 06:13

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the second Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held from 12-13 January 2018

Ajman Holding appoints CSCEC as the official contractor of Mirkaaz

Ajman Holding appoints CSCEC as the offi…

Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:33

The UAE-based Ajman Holding has signed an agreement with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) Middle East LLC to develop and construct shopping mall Mirkaaz in Ajman, which is expected...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 7th- 11th January

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:11

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 7th- 11th January 2018

International FM leaders to convene at FM EXPO Saudi next week

International FM leaders to convene at F…

Thursday, 11 January 2018 06:34

The Facilities Management Leaders’ Summit will be organised on the opening day of FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo, to be held at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and...

SSAB’s Hardox Wear Plate steel to reduce downtime and increase output

SSAB’s Hardox Wear Plate steel to reduce…

Thursday, 11 January 2018 06:28

The UAE-based Star Cement has shifted from mild steel to SSAB’s Hardox Wear Plate steel grades, aiming to achieve a turnaround in its machinery downtime and increase production

Yahsat and Tanaza to increase public Wi-Fi hotspots globally

Yahsat and Tanaza to increase public Wi-…

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 10:56

Tanaza, the Italian Wi-Fi cloud management software provider, has signed a MoU with the UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat, aiming to provide Wi-Fi management platform for Yahsat’s satellite broadband services

Abu Dhabi to host fifth edition of EcoWASTE Exhibition

Abu Dhabi to host fifth edition of EcoWA…

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 06:27

With an aim to promote sustainable waste management and recycling across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the fifth edition of EcoWASTE Exhibition will be held in Abu Dhabi...

ACWA Power reaches financial close for three solar PV projects in Egypt

ACWA Power reaches financial close for t…

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 06:25

ACWA Power has reached the financial close of the three solar PV projects worth US$190mn under Round 2 of Egypt Feed-in-Tariff programme II, with an aggregate capacity of 165.5MWp

Al Naboodah launches new facilities management business

Al Naboodah launches new facilities mana…

Monday, 08 January 2018 08:11

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE) is entering the facilities management (FM) industry with the launch of Al Naboodah Facilities Management

DP World invests more than US$1bn in global trade in 2017

DP World invests more than US$1bn in glo…

Monday, 08 January 2018 06:50

DP World has invested more than US$1bn in global trade opportunities in 2017, with an aim to diversify its business across the supply chain and explore smart innovation technologies

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 31st December - 4th January

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 07 January 2018 04:21

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 31st December 2017- 4th January 2018

PDO’s headquarters in Muscat to be fully solar-powered

PDO’s headquarters in Muscat to be fully…

Thursday, 04 January 2018 08:32

The Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) headquarters at Mina Al Fahal will be completely powered by solar energy by the end of the year, a major stride towards its transformation into...

Engie acquires SPIE Group’s operation in Morocco

Engie acquires SPIE Group’s operation in…

Thursday, 04 January 2018 06:56

Engie has signed an agreement with the SPIE Group to acquire SPIE Morocco’s operations

Arab Contractors and Orascom to build Egypt’s first monorail

Arab Contractors and Orascom to build Eg…

Thursday, 04 January 2018 06:17

Arab Contractors, one of the leading construction companies in the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with Orascom Construction Company (OC) to build Egypt’s first primary monorail project on the...

Big 5 2011 a success - sees 6 per cent increase in participation

Big_5__2011 The Big 5 2011 attracted more than 49,000 participants, an increase of 6 per cent on the previous year's participation figures.Held in November at Dubai, The Big 5 2011 attracted more than 49,000 participants, an increase of 6 per cent on the previous year's participation figures.

The co-located shows Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM Expo as well as the newly introduced product zones created a more coherent event experience for construction industry exhibitors and visitors, with an easy and efficient navigation through the halls based on their product interest.

The show floor featured a mixture of product specific sections as well as the traditional National Pavilions, of which there were 32 popular features. The Gaia Awards and The Platinum Club returned in 2011 ; the Green Build Congress was launched and over 130 free to attend product and educational seminars were organised.

Gaia Awards

For the first time this year, the Gaia Awards, which honours companies who have contributed towards reducing the impact of construction on the environment, was open also to non-exhibitors and the response was nothing short of overwhelming.

This year's Gold winner, Enocean Technology by Nuuon Trading LLc, was assessed by the judges as a world and sector leading technology with innovative and energy efficient features, generating high level benefits to other building systems.

Green Build Congress

The Big 5 2011 also saw the introduction of the Green Build Congress, with over 40 of the region's most influential industry leaders, who spoke to an audience of 250 delegates from the building and construction industry.

Feedback

Feedback from attendees highlighted that there is still a strong desire to improve sustainability in the region's construction industry. Over 90 per cent of those who fed back believed that buildings in the Middle East are not yet sustainable enough, though 92 per cent of those questioned did not think it was too late to conserve the Middle East's environment. Over 60 per cent believed that it is possible for commercial growth and environmental conservation to work together.

The Platinum Club

The Platinum Club also resumed this year, bringing together high-level construction industry players, with spending budgets in excess of US$100m. This year the Club saw a 25 per cent increase on 2010 participation with the number of buyers increasing from 499 to 628 in 2011, accounting for billions of dollars worth of purchasing power and providing a broader focus group for future research into industry requirements and expectations of The Big 5.

The next Big 5 show will take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from 10-13 March 2012.

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