Landmark announcements for solar industry at third day of WFES

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Thursday, 18 January 2018 07:19

The third day of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) has seen a number of developments for the solar energy space including the International Solar Alliance (ISA) signing letters of...

Masdar report highlights opportunities for smart urban transportation

Masdar report highlights opportunities f…

Thursday, 18 January 2018 06:40

Emerging mobility technologies have the potential to provide transformational benefits for cities, with successful integration requiring focus on smart urban planning, long-term investment and use of the latest solutions, according...

World Bank forecasts about three per cent GDP growth for MENA in 2018

World Bank forecasts about three per cen…

Thursday, 18 January 2018 06:09

The World Bank Group’s annual forecast has predicted an average of three per cent GDP growth across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2018, which is up...

Masdar completes financing to develop Baynouna solar project in Jordan

Masdar completes financing to develop Ba…

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 08:08

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has announced that the financing of the largest solar power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been completed

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

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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

HVAC Industry will take centre stage at new product seminars at The Big 5 2011


The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) sector is one that has constantly come under pressure during discussions of sustainability and environmental stability.

As a result, exhibitors at The Big 5 exhibition 2011 will be putting forward their newly launched HVAC technologies, with an emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency, at the free-to-attend product seminars taking place on site.

The seminars are just one of the new offerings this year, with both product and educational sessions. The product sessions will educate the audience on sustainable products and that are new to the region. Each session will include examples of case studies and talk through the challenges faced in purchasing and application as well as the solution applied to overcome these. The educational seminars will focus on key topics influencing the purchasing and commercial decisions within the industry at present.

Within these seminars, the HVAC sector has quickly come to the forefront of the presentation schedule. A number of brand new products will be presented, with many from the region, all of which are classing themselves as truly innovative green technology.

Manufacturers are playing a part in easing engineers and HVAC system designers through the changes that are expected to take place over the next few years. Recently, the major air conditioning firms have invested huge sums in the research and development of new technology to maximise energy efficiency and minimise refrigerant use. Many new products and technologies have been released that have greatly improved operational efficiencies, while also using the newer, more environmentally friendly refrigerants, as is evident by the latest product exhibits at trade shows such as The Big 5.

The Middle East is, naturally, one of the biggest offenders when it comes to the HVAC industry, with a significant demand for effective ventilation and AC throughout a large period of the year. The type of products being launched and presented at The Big 5 seminars in November include inspection, maintenance and mechanical, all of which will include features that ensure a reduction in environmental damage.

New Products

One of the new products is the Ecosmart from Nuaire, which is designed to incorporate speed control, bms interface or simple plug in remote controls, negating the needs for costly third party controls and their installation. There is the option of a constant pressure model, which can ventilate multiple systems without the need for any hard wiring back to the fan, and the integral speed control and matching sensors ensure the unit only operates when required.

Alan Hopes,Middle East sales engineer of Nuaire, said: “Huge energy savings are possible as the motor is running at a fraction of its full speed for the majority of the time instead of running at 100 per cent continuously. As well as the energy saving of the motor, expensively cooled/heated air is not being needlessly extracted so there is little wear and tear on the unit components.”

Another of the new products launching will be the next generation MECHFit from Japanese COCOMECH, the only press-fitting without tools. The technology is based around a clamp ring feature that grips the pipe; it is made from a heat-treated special steel spring with no need for power tools and therefore electricity. The tool is said to improve productivity by up to eight times and provides higher quality press-fitting than conventional methods. The flexible design of the piping system improves water efficiency and with no corrosion, scaling and algae growth, water contamination is eliminated.

White continued: “Changes to local regulations will have a huge effect on the way future buildings are cooled, with the Abu Dhabi government for example stating the use of variable refrigerant flow units for new residential buildings. Regulations are also coming into effect in Dubai for the use of thermal storage. Further improvements can be made simply by the choice of equipment.”

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