Jeremias fire rated systems

Jeremias fire rated systems

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Fire protection of a shaft must not be diminished where the shaft is penetrated. If there is any penetration of shaft, fire stopping must be carried by approved and recognised...

Kanoo Machinery continues to ensure highest level of support for Perkins Engines

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:52

Power Systems Gulf LLC (PSG), member of the Kanoo Group and authorised Perkins distributor for the GCC, is responsible for the group’s business in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,...

Solar energy gets a 400 MW boost in Egypt

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Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:29

A new purchase power agreement will deliver 400 MW of electricity to Egypt, replacing about 350,000 tons of carbon emissions

Siemens expands Kuwaiti open cycle power plant with steam turbine

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 07:23

Siemens has received an order to deliver an industrial steam turbine package to expand the Az Zour South 3 open cycle gas turbine power plant to a combined cycle power...

UAE envoy visits Barakah nuclear energy plant

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:05

An envoy of 117 UAE’s overseas diplomats visited the Barakah nuclear energy plant and took a tour of the project

Siemens to set up logistics headquarters in Dubai

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Monday, 17 April 2017 02:05

Siemens has announced plans to set up its global logistics headquarters including its portfolio for airports, cargo infrastructure and ports in Dubai

Faymonville group has acquired Industrie Cometto S.p.A

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Sunday, 16 April 2017 07:45

Faymonville, the manufacturer of semi-trailers for the special haulage industry reached an agreement last month to acquire a 100 per cent of the shares of the in Industrie Cometto S.p.A

IVECO partners with FAMCO to provide tailor-made solutions in Egypt

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Thursday, 13 April 2017 05:23

IVECO has partnered with Al-Futtaim Misr for Car Trading (FAMCO) for the on- and off-road vehicle dealership network in Egypt

L&T Construction wins US$817mn order from Qatar’s Kahramaa

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Monday, 10 April 2017 07:50

The power transmission and distribution business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction has won its single largest order in the Middle East from Kahramaa (Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation)...

Volvo CE cleaning up Lebanese town with KCC

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Monday, 10 April 2017 05:40

A fleet of Volvo CE machines is helping remove an existing waste dump and construct a new sanitary landfill in a coastal town of Lebanon

Siemens helps boost Oman power plants

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Sunday, 09 April 2017 11:47

Siemens has completed an overhaul project for two SGT5-4000F gas turbines at Sohar 2 and Barka 3 combined cycle power plants in Oman

UAE Ministry awards contract for landfill rehabilitation project in Umm Al Quwain

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Sunday, 09 April 2017 11:26

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has signed a contract with Ceres Associates, an integrated environmental and waste management company, to execute the first phase of the project...

Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift Co. builds Saudi Arabia’s first wind power plant with Scheurle

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Sunday, 09 April 2017 07:57

Gulf Haulage Heavy Lift Co. transported Saudi Arabia’s first wind power plant on 36 Scheurle SPMT axle lines and is milestone for renewable energies in the oil-rich kingdom

Volvo Penta launches new website

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Sunday, 09 April 2017 05:46

Volvo Penta has launched a new website to improve users’ online experience, thus making it easier for customers to engage digitally with the company and explore its wide range of...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 2 - 6 April

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Sunday, 09 April 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on technicalreview.me, from 2 - 6 April 2017 

New US$1bn SOHAR power plant to be Oman’s second largest

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 05:13

SOHAR Port has announced that work is progressing fast on the construction of SOHAR III, a greenfield, integrated combined cycle gas turbine power plant located in the port

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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