Siemens launch Digital Asset Optimization project with DEWA in Middle East

Siemens launch Digital Asset Optimizatio…

Thursday, 27 April 2017 07:16

Siemens and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have signed an agreement to collaborate on an advanced data-driven project

Omicron's Testrano 600 wins Smart Power Product of the Year award.

Omicron's Testrano 600 wins Smart Power …

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 07:23

The Testrano 600, Omicron's new three-phase power transformer test system, was nominated during the Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2017 in the category "Smart Power Product of the Year" and announced on...

Volvo CE sales increase 30 per cent in first quarter

Volvo CE sales increase 30 per cent in f…

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:23

Buoyed by improving market conditions and the positive impact of its transformation program, Volvo Construction Equipment saw sales increase by 30 per cent in the first quarter of 2017

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

Kanoo Machinery continues to ensure high…

Monday, 24 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,...

Kaeser Kompressoren to demonstrate its innovations at Hannover Messe

Kaeser Kompressoren to demonstrate its i…

Monday, 24 April 2017 07:19

Compressed air specialist Kaeser Kompressoren presents a comprehensive showcase of innovative products and services at Hannover Messe in Hall 27, Stand E 18

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 17th - 21st April

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Monday, 24 April 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Technical Review Middle East, from 17 - 21 April 2017

Jeremias fire rated systems

Jeremias fire rated systems

Friday, 21 April 2017 07:40

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...

Solar energy gets a 400 MW boost in Egypt

Solar energy gets a 400 MW boost in Egyp…

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

Siemens expands Kuwaiti open cycle power…

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

UAE envoy visits Barakah nuclear energy …

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

Siemens to set up logistics headquarters…

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

Faymonville group has acquired Industrie…

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

IVECO partners with FAMCO to provide tai…

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

L&T Construction wins US$817mn order…

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

Volvo CE cleaning up Lebanese town with …

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

Siemens helps boost Oman power plants

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

The Big 5 bringing in new opportunities to drive business

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An estimated US$915 billion worth of construction projects are expected to be undertaken in the GCC over the next two years, with Saudi Arabia and the UAE accounting for more than 75 per cent of that figure.

With business consistently on the increase, the building and construction industry has a continual need to evolve, and The Big 5 2011 will be introducing new features and opportunities to help drive business forward.

"The Big 5 exhibition has been on a journey alongside the industry over the past few years," commented Andy White, event director for The Big 5 2011, "and we are constantly in touch with exhibitors and leading industry experts to ensure that what is on offer over the four-day event is in tune with business being done."

Following a round table discussion with members of The Big 5 Platinum Club, key decision makers from the industry with budgets of over $100 million, it became apparent that a need for knowledge share with a focus on products and sustainability was being increasingly sought out.

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The event has therefore made a significant commitment to creating additional platforms for discussion and showcasing new products together with applications and solutions. Product specific seminars and green issues will be taking centre stage at the 2011 event, with dedicated arenas for exhibitors and industry experts to showcase innovative technology and relevant applications.

This increasing importance of knowledge share across a number of sectors has also generated the creation of more than 80 free-to-attend seminars. Led by experts from the field who have collaborated on some of the most challenging projects seen across the globe, these seminars will include information on key products and technologies, with real life case studies, analysis of challenges and solutions.

There will also be seminars dedicated to international exhibitors, who want to find out further information about doing business in the region, how to set up and office and how a manufacturer can go about setting up a contract with a local distributer.

Taking place from 21-14 November at Dubai International Conference & Exhibition Centre, The Big 5 will also be continuing its support of sustainability and green building. The Green Build Congress will provide an opportunity for all construction sectors to understand further the drivers for sustainable change, as well as gain experience in the practical elements of benchmarking and implementation.

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Global politicians, CEOs and experts involved in the strategic planning and execution of sustainable processes will be presenting their own theories and experiences relating to green technologies and practices in the region. The event will include a 'Vision Day' with industry experts defining their vision for a green and sustainable future, followed by a two-day 'Action Forum' enabling action of a green strategy in an interactive, practical and engaging event format.

Mr. White continues: "This year, feedback has shown that there needs be a strong focus on products, what is new in the market and what products can help construction processes more efficient and more sustainable. We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to evolve and ensure the event is completely in sync with the industry. Feedback this year has provided us with a clear direction and a strong four-day programme that propels The Big 5 into a new era."

Mohammed Al Saadi, Marketing Department Manager at Qatar Steel Company, commented, "The Big 5 is an excellent platform, serving the purpose of networking, showcasing and image building all at a time. Qatar Steel, one of the leading brands in the Middle East in the Steel industry, continues to be the part of The Big 5 Carbon Neutral Show, for the 5th time in a row in a campaign towards reducing carbon emissions."

The Big 5 anticipates building on last year's phenomenal success; BPA audit figures from 2010 saw an unprecedented seven per cent increase in visitor attendance from 45,177 visits in 2009 to 48,366 visits in 2010, with exhibitors from over 70 countries occupying a vast 37,872 net square feet of floor space.

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