Megger’s three-phase power quality analyser is intuitive and efficient

Megger’s three-phase power quality analy…

Thursday, 23 February 2017 07:55

Megger is now offering a handheld, three-phase power quality analyser that makes power quality analysis easier and more efficient

‘Growth opportunities in GCC triggered by innovations in building energy efficiency’

‘Growth opportunities in GCC triggered b…

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:48

Analysis by Frost & Sullivan shows that the market for energy performance contracting in the UAE was estimated to be US$80mn to US$100mn in 2015 and is expected to have...

Shell awards contracts to two Omani SMEs for ‘Solar into Schools’ project

Shell awards contracts to two Omani SMEs…

Monday, 20 February 2017 10:31

Shell Development Oman has awarded three contracts to two Omani SMEs to carry out the installations in schools for the pilot phase of ‘Solar into Schools’ project

Saint-Gobain to build Multi-Comfort House in Masdar City

Saint-Gobain to build Multi-Comfort Hous…

Sunday, 19 February 2017 12:24

Saint-Gobain will bring its innovative and sustainable solutions to the UAE with the construction of an energy-efficient ‘Multi–Comfort House’ in Masdar City

Quester’s features lower cost of ownership for Middle East businesses

Quester’s features lower cost of ownersh…

Sunday, 19 February 2017 08:35

As part of its commitment to reduce the overall cost of ownership, Japanese manufacturer UD Trucks has revealed eight key features of its new Quester range and the aftermarket service...

RMD Kwikform supports Kuwait’s Sea City project

RMD Kwikform supports Kuwait’s Sea City …

Friday, 17 February 2017 13:46

For the new beachfront development Sabah Al-Ahmed Sea City, 85km south of Kuwait City, equipment specialist RMD Kwikform has provided a wide range of formwork and shoring to developer La’ala...

FG Wilson reaches for the Sky

FG Wilson reaches for the Sky

Thursday, 16 February 2017 17:41

In many parts of the world, seismic certification is becoming a key requirement for generator sets, especially when they are installed in large buildings or facilities in urban areas

Caterpillar to debut Cat® Connect for expanded range of assets

Caterpillar to debut Cat® Connect for ex…

Thursday, 16 February 2017 14:42

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas from 7-11 March, Caterpillar will launch new Cat® Connect hardware and software to enable equipment managers to connect all of their assets – from...

John Deere extends generator drive range

John Deere extends generator drive range

Thursday, 16 February 2017 02:48

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS), is launching its new 200 kVA prime/225 kVA standby power generator drive engine at the Middle East Electricity show in Dubai

ABB delivers substation to enable power flow from solar park in Dubai

ABB delivers substation to enable power …

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:50

ABB has successfully energised a major substation that will help stream power from the Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park

Borouge showcases XLPE insulation materials at MEE

Borouge showcases XLPE insulation materi…

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 07:44

Borouge and Borealis showcased their latest cutting-edge products for advanced insulation and cable protection applications at the Middle East Electricity 2017, with Borouge focusing on its new cross-linkable polyethylene (XLPE)...

Perkins offers durable and reliable power in the Middle East

Perkins offers durable and reliable powe…

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:54

Perkins aims to address the growing demand for power in the Middle East with a strong presence in MEE 2017.

Volvo Penta launch power generation engines at MEE 2017

Volvo Penta launch power generation engi…

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:37

Volvo Penta is launching two new diesel engines - the TWD1645GE and TWD1644GE - offering up 800 kVA for genset market 

Middle East Electricity and Solar Middle East is 'essential to business'

Middle East Electricity and Solar Middle…

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:19

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance of the UAE, officially inaugurated the 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity (MEE2017) as Anita...

Cummins set to launch new STAMFORD alternator

Cummins set to launch new STAMFORD alter…

Monday, 13 February 2017 11:39

Cummins Generator Technologies will launch its latest product in the new STAMFORD S- Range of alternators at Middle East Electricity 2017 that will be held from 14-16 February

Portable hi-end switchgear test systems from KoCoS

Portable hi-end switchgear test systems …

Monday, 13 February 2017 09:54

At Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2017, KoCoS will present its latest switchgear test system ACTAS, which is a portable and stationary test system for performing fully automatic function tests on...

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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