Utico grabs ‘Desalination Company the Year’ distinction award

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Monday, 29 May 2017 07:08

UAE-based Utico, GCC’s largest private utility company, has bagged the ‘Desalination Company the Year’ distinction award at the Global Water Summit 2017 for developing a revolutionary independent water and power...

Marafiq JV to build 300MW mega power plant in Oman

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 07:35

Marafiq, a joint venture firm set up by Takamul Investment Company of Oman and Sembcorp Utilities of Singapore, is in the process of developing a 300MW-capacity power project in the...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 21st - 25th May 2017

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Friday, 26 May 2017 12:15

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Technical Review Middle East, from 21st - 25th May 2017

Hormann’s new steel frame doors for food industry

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:45

Specifically designed for the food industry, Hormann has launched a new high-speed and flexible door type V 2515 Food L, which will optimise the flow of traffic, improve safety and...

Next gen air cooled screw chillers from Daikin exclusively for Middle East

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:33

Global leading air conditioning manufacturer Daikin launched the next generation premium efficiency air cooled screw chillers – EWAD-MZ Series – at a high profile event in Dubai on 22 May

Honeywell launches Connected Technology for high-value freight solutions

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 05:08

Honeywell has launched sensor-based connected technology for freight solutions to make supply chain management more efficient and give the shippers and logistics companies the ability to monitor shipment of goods...

SDLG launches new variable horsepower graders in Middle East and Africa

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:00

Global construction equipment brand Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. (SDLG) has launched variable horsepower versions of two of its biggest selling motor graders for Middle East and African markets

EMC delivers 50 Mercedes-Benz trucks readymix firm in UAE

EMC delivers 50 Mercedes-Benz trucks rea…

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 06:08

Emirates Motor Company (EMC) Daimler Commercial Vehicles has delivered 50 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to the UAE concrete firm Transgulf Readymix, believed to be one of the largest deals of its...

The Big 5 Construction Egypt to debut in Cairo in 2018

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 06:46

The Big 5 Construction Egypt is set to be launched in Cairo Exhibition Centre for the first time from 15-17 September 2018, with an aim to assemble international leaders in...

GE signs deals worth US$15bn for projects in Saudi Arabia

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Monday, 22 May 2017 09:16

GE has taken significant steps in supporting the delivery of Saudi Vision 2030, by announcing in partnership with the kingdom a range of MoUs and projects valued at US$15bn, of...

North Africa’s construction market gains huge impetus with investment worth US$473bn

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Monday, 22 May 2017 06:57

The North African countries are expanding their construction sector with several active high-value projects with approximately US$473bn investment, shows BNC Project Intelligence’s recent market analysis

Imdaad wins US$1.63mn contract from Emirates Post Group

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Monday, 22 May 2017 06:31

Imdaad, a leading integrated facilities management (FM) company based in Dubai, has signed a one-year contract worth US$1.63mn with Emirates Post Group (EPG) and as per the deal, the former...

LED Lighting Industry: Middle East to become one of the fastest growing markets

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:55

City-wide lighting overhauls expected with huge growth opportunities for companies finds Frost & Sullivan’s Energy and Environment team  

Albwardy Damen wins two shipyard awards in the UAE

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 07:01

Albwardy Damen has received two shipyards awards within a month for excellence

SEWA and SNOC sign gas sales agreement for power generation in Sharjah

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 05:40

Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) and Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) have signed a full gas sales agreement (GSA) to supply natural gas for power generation in the emirate

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 14th - 18th May 2017

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Technical Review Middle East, from 14th - 18th May 2017

Middle East Concrete to provide high-profile platform for precast concrete industry

Leading precast concrete companies in the UAE and across the GCC have thrown their weight behind the inaugural Middle East Concrete (MEC) exhibition, being held alongside the industry leading Big 5 Show at Dubai's World Trade Centre from 21st to 24th November 2011.

Nathan Waugh, the Exhibition Manager of Middle East Concrete, said the debut MEC event will host a Precast Zone, which will see the participation of ten of the major UAE precast companies including, Emarat Europe, Dubai Precast and Exeed Precast alongside many other key names in the concrete industry such as Lafarge, Sany and Edama.

MEC's debut comes as the building industry continues to gather pace in the Gulf. According to market research firm Ventures Middle East, construction contracts worth $20bn were signed in the GCC in the second quarter alone.

"MEC will bring together suppliers, buyers, contractors, architects and other key players to experience and interact with the full range of concrete products, share information and technical knowledge and participate in ground breaking discussions on a global scale," explained Waugh.

A relatively new sector within the Middle East's concrete industry, precast, in which concrete products are molded and cured in off-site plants, is making major inroads. It boasts a number of benefits over on-site mixing, which has long been the norm in the Middle East construction sector, including better control, lower cost of production, durability and minimal material wastage.

"Concrete is at the heart of every building project and is used in many applications, from decorative to functional, so a dedicated exhibition will help develop the sector and address its various needs," Waugh said.

"Attendees and participants will notice a particular emphasis on precast at the event, which is a reflection of its increasingly important role within the sector. With a great range of applications and real impact on the bottom line, precast will undoubtedly prove itself to be an indispensible product across the industry in the years to come," he added.

"GCC economies account for over 40% of the Middle East concrete market spurred by the region's largest construction market. Multi-billion dollar projects are currently being built across the GCC ranging from rail and metro projects, to large scale commercial, industrial and residential developments and infrastructure projects. The demand for concrete will be on the increase," Waugh pointed out.

Dr. Daniele Pfeffer Seraphim, COO of Abu-Dhabi-based Gulf Precast Concrete Company, said her company, a major contributor to the UAE construction market for the past 28 years "intends to use MEC as an opportunity to identify new trends in techniques and products so as to later use it and integrate it within the company processes."

"MEC will also be a great platform to exchange knowledge, meet potential partners and collect more information about the forthcoming developments across the GCC," she added.

Emad Shahin, Factory Manager at Union Precast, which produces a comprehensive range of products from simple items such as boundary walls to sophisticated pre-stressed precast elements and entire precast structures, viewed MEC as a vital event that is sure to positively reflect on the sector.

"Construction laws and regulations in the UAE are changing and are favouring precast concrete and MEC will be the ideal channel to promote our products, discuss issues of interest to the sector and meet new players and stakeholders in the market," he said.

"The fact that the event is co-located with Big 5 will make it accessible to a larger audience that is also interested in precast and stands to benefit from having a product specific-show on concrete all under one roof," he added.

Construction professionals including contractors, architects, manufacturers, and engineers will also have the opportunity to attend a range of free to attend seminars every day of the event, with day 2 devoted to topics on the products and trends related to the precast industry. Workshops are scheduled to include educational forums, product showcases and panel discussions aimed at highlighting key trends in concrete products and technologies. More information on this exclusive seminar series will be updated on the Middle East Concrete website in the coming weeks.

Robert Campbell, Commercial Manager of Xtramix Concrete Solutions & Xtramix International Precast, recognised market leaders in sustainable concrete solutions, commented on the significance of MEC across the UAE construction industry, saying, "With a projected construction spend of $600bn in the Middle East over the next three years, the market is clearly picking up, whilst becoming increasingly competitive. MEC is an opportunity for a company such as Xtramix to set itself apart from other key players, while reaching out to potential clients."

The event held at the Dubai World Trade Centre will also feature the live product demonstrations in a dedicated area, during the entire event, offering practical product information in an interactive environment.

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