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 by HIMOINSA

New control units for gas gensets by HIM…

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

UAE to set up waste-to-energy facility in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah

UAE to set up waste-to-energy facility i…

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 06:16

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi’s future energy company Masdar and Bee’ah to develop a waste-to-energy conversion...

Bahri and Bolloré Logistics launch joint venture in Saudi Arabia

Bahri and Bolloré Logistics launch joint…

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 05:00

Bahri, transportation and logistics solutions provider, has signed an agreement with Bolloré Logistics to establish a new logistics joint venture and this new cooperation will serve the needs of customers...

Visa Group to increase use of DEUTZ engines in its ranges

Visa Group to increase use of DEUTZ engi…

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 10:14

Engine manufacturer DEUTZ and Italian genset manufacturer Visa Group are expanding their supply agreement and soon Visa SpA, with its brands such as Onis Visa, Nettuno and Tecnoplus S.A., will...

Kim Fausing takes over as Danfoss CEO

Kim Fausing takes over as Danfoss CEO

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 06:36

Kim Fausing took over as the new president and CEO of Danfoss, with effect from 1 July 2017, and has announced that he will continue the Danfoss strategy, focusing on...

Masdar Institute’s new technology to make solar thermal power generation more affordable in UAE

Masdar Institute’s new technology to mak…

Monday, 17 July 2017 07:51

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced the development of a high-performance solar absorber that could make solar thermal technologies significantly more efficient

Saudi Arabia issues REQ for 400MW wind power project

Saudi Arabia issues REQ for 400MW wind p…

Monday, 17 July 2017 06:29

Saudi Arabia has issued the request for qualification (REQ) to build a 400MW wind power project in Dumat Al Jandal, situated in the Al Jouf region, thus taking the first...

SDLG’s first asphalt compactor launched in Middle East and Africa

SDLG’s first asphalt compactor launched …

Monday, 17 July 2017 05:19

With the rise in infrastructure spend in the Middle East and Africa regions, SDLG has introduced the first asphalt compactor – RD730 – to meet construction demand

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 9th - 13th July 2017

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 16 July 2017 06:16

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 9th July - 13th July 2017

Wärtsilä to supply two baseload power plants in Iran

Wärtsilä to supply two baseload power pl…

Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:19

Global power solutions provider Wärtsilä will be supplying generator sets for two baseload power plants in Iran

Innovative technologies to promote construction growth

The_Big_5_1The Ventures report, commissioned by The Big 5, provides new information on sustainable and innovative products available in the GCC market, as well as case studies to provide real life examples of successful applications.

The report ‘New technologies to help promote sustainability and efficiency in construction' reveals that despite an international economic downturn, the GCC construction industry remains a significant area of growth, with the UAE and Saudi Arabia leading the way with construction spend in the upcoming year. The report also highlights the development of new technologies in the region and the impact these will have on the industry.

Vision 2030

New technology will help drive the healthiest areas of UAE construction in the upcoming years, with spend in building construction alone projected at US$184 billion between 2011 and 2015. Much of the growth in Abu Dhabi’s building sector can be attributed to Vision 2030 that focuses heavily on building industry growth across various sectors.

Latest technologies

Continued growth in the UAE is supported by projects utilizing the latest in technologies across a range of industries. Mirdif City Centre is credited in the report as using the latest Enthalpy control technology in Air Handling Units to save electricity costs during favourable outdoor temperature climates, and overall the UAE has seen an increased demand in HVAC systems, growing from USD $1,494 million in 2010 to a projected $1,599 million by 2012.

Leader in green technologies

The UAE is identified by the report as the leader in adopting green measures in building design and the report provides examples of new green technologies that have been produced or utilized; RAK ceramics have developed the Luminos tile, which stores light energy during the day and then glows during darkness, ultimately conserving energy. Within the plumbing sector, RoeVac’s environmentally friendly and efficient vacuum sewage system was utilized on the Palm Jumeirah project. Dual flush toilets, which can save up to 65 per cent water, are in place in projects such as the Burj Khalifa Residential Tower.

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