DP World reports 10.7 per cent growth in Q2 2017

DP World reports 10.7 per cent growth in…

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:45

DP World Limited handled 34mn TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2017, with gross container volumes growing by 8.2 per...

CESI and Bahrain collaborate on renewable energy programme

CESI and Bahrain collaborate on renewabl…

Monday, 24 July 2017 05:15

CESI, technical consulting and engineering firm, has announced that it will develop technical and strategic regulatory requirements related to connecting distributed renewable energy resources into Bahrain’s national electricity grid owned...

DEWA CEO inspects work at MBR Solar Park Phase 3

DEWA CEO inspects work at MBR Solar Park…

Monday, 24 July 2017 05:14

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), recently reviewed the construction work at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, situated about...

US$200bn investment required in renewable sector: MEED estimates

US$200bn investment required in renewabl…

Sunday, 23 July 2017 07:42

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is looking to develop more than 67 GW of clean energy projects that are currently at various stages of the design and...

GE signs US$575mn agreement to help improve rail infrastructure in Egypt

GE signs US$575mn agreement to help impr…

Sunday, 23 July 2017 05:27

GE has signed a letter of intent (LoI) worth US$575mn with the Egypt’s Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply 100 GE ES30ACi Light Evolution Series...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 16th July - 20th July

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 23 July 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 16th July - 20th July

New control units for gas gensets by HIMOINSA

New control units for gas gensets by HIM…

Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:10

HIMOINSA has developed control units for gas-powered generator sets

Iron ore exports to Middle East from Brazil surge

Iron ore exports to Middle East from Bra…

Thursday, 20 July 2017 06:40

Iron ore exports from Brazil to Middle East countries fetched US$564.5mn in the first half of 2017, up 133 per cent from H1 2016, according to Brazilian Ministry of Industry,...

Chicago Pneumatic towers to light up oil and gas project in Kuwait

Chicago Pneumatic towers to light up oil…

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 08:32

Chicago Pneumatic has sold 100 CPLT V15 metal halide tough and efficient light towers in Kuwait to its authorised distributor General Transportation & Equipment Company (GTE)

Iran and Iraq sign deals for joint industrial parks

Iran and Iraq sign deals for joint indus…

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 07:48

Iran and Iraq have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish joint industrial parks, according to news reports

UAE to set up waste-to-energy facility in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah

UAE to set up waste-to-energy facility i…

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:16

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi’s future energy company Masdar and Bee’ah to develop a waste-to-energy conversion...

Bahri and Bolloré Logistics launch joint venture in Saudi Arabia

Bahri and Bolloré Logistics launch joint…

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 05:00

Bahri, transportation and logistics solutions provider, has signed an agreement with Bolloré Logistics to establish a new logistics joint venture and this new cooperation will serve the needs of customers...

Visa Group to increase use of DEUTZ engines in its ranges

Visa Group to increase use of DEUTZ engi…

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 10:14

Engine manufacturer DEUTZ and Italian genset manufacturer Visa Group are expanding their supply agreement and soon Visa SpA, with its brands such as Onis Visa, Nettuno and Tecnoplus S.A., will...

Kim Fausing takes over as Danfoss CEO

Kim Fausing takes over as Danfoss CEO

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 06:36

Kim Fausing took over as the new president and CEO of Danfoss, with effect from 1 July 2017, and has announced that he will continue the Danfoss strategy, focusing on...

Masdar Institute’s new technology to make solar thermal power generation more affordable in UAE

Masdar Institute’s new technology to mak…

Monday, 17 July 2017 07:51

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced the development of a high-performance solar absorber that could make solar thermal technologies significantly more efficient

Saudi Arabia issues REQ for 400MW wind power project

Saudi Arabia issues REQ for 400MW wind p…

Monday, 17 July 2017 06:29

Saudi Arabia has issued the request for qualification (REQ) to build a 400MW wind power project in Dumat Al Jandal, situated in the Al Jouf region, thus taking the first...

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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