Shell awards contracts to two Omani SMEs for ‘Solar into Schools’ project

Shell awards contracts to two Omani SMEs…

Monday, 20 February 2017 10:31

Shell Development Oman has awarded three contracts to two Omani SMEs to carry out the installations in schools for the pilot phase of ‘Solar into Schools’ project

Saint-Gobain to build Multi-Comfort House in Masdar City

Saint-Gobain to build Multi-Comfort Hous…

Sunday, 19 February 2017 12:24

Saint-Gobain will bring its innovative and sustainable solutions to the UAE with the construction of an energy-efficient ‘Multi–Comfort House’ in Masdar City

Quester’s features lower cost of ownership for Middle East businesses

Quester’s features lower cost of ownersh…

Sunday, 19 February 2017 08:35

As part of its commitment to reduce the overall cost of ownership, Japanese manufacturer UD Trucks has revealed eight key features of its new Quester range and the aftermarket service...

RMD Kwikform supports Kuwait’s Sea City project

RMD Kwikform supports Kuwait’s Sea City …

Friday, 17 February 2017 13:46

For the new beachfront development Sabah Al-Ahmed Sea City, 85km south of Kuwait City, equipment specialist RMD Kwikform has provided a wide range of formwork and shoring to developer La’ala...

FG Wilson reaches for the Sky

FG Wilson reaches for the Sky

Thursday, 16 February 2017 17:41

In many parts of the world, seismic certification is becoming a key requirement for generator sets, especially when they are installed in large buildings or facilities in urban areas

Caterpillar to debut Cat® Connect for expanded range of assets

Caterpillar to debut Cat® Connect for ex…

Thursday, 16 February 2017 14:42

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas from 7-11 March, Caterpillar will launch new Cat® Connect hardware and software to enable equipment managers to connect all of their assets – from...

John Deere extends generator drive range

John Deere extends generator drive range

Thursday, 16 February 2017 02:48

John Deere Power Systems (JDPS), is launching its new 200 kVA prime/225 kVA standby power generator drive engine at the Middle East Electricity show in Dubai

ABB delivers substation to enable power flow from solar park in Dubai

ABB delivers substation to enable power …

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 16:50

ABB has successfully energised a major substation that will help stream power from the Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park

Borouge showcases XLPE insulation materials at MEE

Borouge showcases XLPE insulation materi…

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 07:44

Borouge and Borealis showcased their latest cutting-edge products for advanced insulation and cable protection applications at the Middle East Electricity 2017, with Borouge focusing on its new cross-linkable polyethylene (XLPE)...

Perkins offers durable and reliable power in the Middle East

Perkins offers durable and reliable powe…

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:54

Perkins aims to address the growing demand for power in the Middle East with a strong presence in MEE 2017.

Volvo Penta launch power generation engines at MEE 2017

Volvo Penta launch power generation engi…

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:37

Volvo Penta is launching two new diesel engines - the TWD1645GE and TWD1644GE - offering up 800 kVA for genset market 

Middle East Electricity and Solar Middle East is 'essential to business'

Middle East Electricity and Solar Middle…

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:19

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance of the UAE, officially inaugurated the 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity (MEE2017) as Anita...

Cummins set to launch new STAMFORD alternator

Cummins set to launch new STAMFORD alter…

Monday, 13 February 2017 11:39

Cummins Generator Technologies will launch its latest product in the new STAMFORD S- Range of alternators at Middle East Electricity 2017 that will be held from 14-16 February

Portable hi-end switchgear test systems from KoCoS

Portable hi-end switchgear test systems …

Monday, 13 February 2017 09:54

At Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2017, KoCoS will present its latest switchgear test system ACTAS, which is a portable and stationary test system for performing fully automatic function tests on...

Quick and easy three-phase testing of power transformers

Quick and easy three-phase testing of po…

Monday, 13 February 2017 08:47

Testing and diagnostic solutions provider OMICRON claims it has developed the world’s first portable, three-phase test system, which supports all common electrical tests on power transformers – TESTRANO 600

Omicron release solutions for on-line partial discharge monitoring on rotating machines

Omicron release solutions for on-line pa…

Monday, 13 February 2017 07:34

Early detection of insulation defects helps prevent machine failure and safeguards investments, and the latest Omicron on-line partial discharge monitoring detects insulation defects early so that corrective action can be...

Saudi Arabia construction spend to reach US$420 billion over next three years

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The construction industry in Saudi Arabia is expected to spend up to US$420 billion over the next three years. The research conducted by Ventures Middle East for The Big 5 2011, has shown that the country's projected spend will mostly lie in buildings and oil and gas developments.

Andy White, exhibition director of The Big 5 2011, said: "It is no industry secret that Saudi Arabia presents significant opportunities for the construction sector, however, this research highlights the extent of projected spend over the upcoming years as well as the specific areas that these opportunities are most abundant.

"Saudi visitor participation has consistently increased at The Big 5 and the event's position within the market has continued to strengthen. The event's reputation as a platform to source the right products and solutions means that its importance in the current market place has grown."

Within the buildings sector, mixed use and residential developments are consistently at the top of the spending list, accounting for almost US$70 billion and US$50 billion respectively. Petrochemicals and refineries account for the majority of oil and gas budgets, representing over 90 per cent of the spend.

The Big 5 2011 will see Saudi exhibitors, including Saudi Sabic Corporation, TSSC, Emirates Steel, Raihi Steel and Al Jawda Ceramic attend the event in November. With more 2,500 exhibitors spanning 75 countries, and the very latest technologies and innovations from the building and construction sector, there will be unrivalled opportunities to source products and services and network with leading industry experts.

Faisal BinEdan, director of marketing for Rajhi Steel Industries said: "The construction in KSA has expanded rapidly in the last five years with several mega projects, both industrial, economical or even housing. It is also expected that this expansion with continue for the next five years on the existing projects announcements alone.

"The Big 5 is one of the largest exhibitions in the Middle East, where visitors and companies come from all over the world to hunt business opportunities in and outside of the region. We are looking forward to showcasing our brand not only in the Kingdom but also in the region, to increase the marketing of our new expansions for 2012."

White concluded: "It is fantastic to see such figures being projected for the industry in the region and we are anticipating a lot of discussion and debate on the Saudi market during The Big 5 this year. This year's event will see more than 30,000 products on display with access to expertise from 75 countries ranging from heavy construction, concrete, fit-out as well a burgeoning facilities management industry. Many of these products will be showcased individually at the event's brand new product seminars, providing a dedicated area to innovation and forward thinking within the industry."

Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM Expo are now operating under The Big 5 portfolio of events and will run alongside The Big 5 in 2011 and beyond. Developed to cater to industry demand they will provide dedicated zones for buyers, which will focus on those products and services most relevant to each industry.

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