Construction and power demand fuel diesel genset market in Middle East

Construction and power demand fuel diese…

Thursday, 27 July 2017 06:38

Continuous development of mega projects such as Dahiyat Al Fursan New City in Saudi Arabia, Al Maktoum International Airport expansion in the UAE and Istanbul New Airport in the Middle...

Eniverse Technologies and Skycart to bring autonomous drone delivery service to UAE

Eniverse Technologies and Skycart to bri…

Thursday, 27 July 2017 05:52

Eniverse Technologies, a Dubai-based technology group, and Skycart, a San Francisco-based drones company, have announced their new partnership to create ‘Space Autonomous Drones’ in Dubai

Iraqi port receives largest container vessel

Iraqi port receives largest container ve…

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 14:39

Gulftainer, an independent port operator, has announced that it has received the largest container vessel to call at Iraq’s ports to date

Barakah nuclear energy plant successfully tested

Barakah nuclear energy plant successfull…

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:46

A cold hydrostatic testing (CHT) has been done at Unit 2 at the Barakah nuclear energy plant in the UAE to verify whether the nuclear power station meets the highest...

Italian firm signs deal to build solar plant in Iran

Italian firm signs deal to build solar p…

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 05:42

An unnamed Italian company has signed an agreement to build a solar power plant in the southern province of Hormozgan in Iran

Stauff’s tube connector range takes safety to the next level

Stauff’s tube connector range takes safe…

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 12:09

Stauff Connect’s range of tube connectors for hydraulic systems, made of steel, comply with the latest version of the standards DIN 2353 and ISO 8434-1

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

New control units for gas gensets

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

Big 5 a strategic platform for new products and innovations


Early indications show that companies from wider Gulf countries, Europe and Japan are using The Big 5 as a launch platform for their latest products and technology.

International brands, as well as UAE based companies, are increasingly looking at The Big 5 as a benchmark for the latest innovations being adopted in the region and thus a key opportunity to offer their latest developments to the Middle East market.

New research from Ventures has revealed that building construction has remained strong in the UAE in Q2 of 2011, garnering 57 per cent of contracts awarded in construction in the region, with initiatives such as the Presidents Housing Programme to provide low cost homes to Emirati nationals now progressing. This continued strength opens up opportunities for companies to provide new and innovative products to compliment and develop this area of construction.

The Middle East continues to be a strategic choice for both local and international companies to launch new products and technologies into the construction market. The region's ambitious and world-leading construction projects are driving the need for continual development in construction technology due to the challenging designs and drive for sustainability within the sector.

Current projects underway include the new ADNOC headquarters in Abu Dhabi, a state-of-the art, energy efficient structure set to accommodate over 2,000 staff and customers, while recently awarded contracts including the US$817 million Jewel of the Creek in Port Saaed, Dubai. The Big 5 2011, will be providing over 80 product led seminars designed to ensure that information on the latest industry innovations and developments is available to all.

"We are delighted The Big 5 continues to be recognized as one of the most important platforms for new product launches and the unveiling of innovative new technology in the construction industry," commented event director, Andy White.

"We have consistently identified product development and innovation as key to driving the industry forward, and have consciously developed The Big 5 to provide both formal and informal opportunities to bring this knowledge to the market. This is why we are focusing on product led, free seminars for attendees this year as regional and international businesses need to be aware of, and embrace, new technologies."

"These developments within the sector can enable lower construction costs, provide more sustainable methods of construction and result in safer, more rigorously regulated buildings that are the key to a safe, profitable future in the construction industry. 2011 is going to be an exceptionally exciting year for The Big 5, we're anticipating a record number of product launches in the region."

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