First four Doha Metro trains arrive in Qatar

First four Doha Metro trains arrive in Q…

Monday, 21 August 2017 06:10

The first four of the 75 Doha Metro trains have arrived two months ahead of schedule at Hamad Port in Qatar after a three-week journey by sea from Japan’s Kobe...

The green guidebooks

The green guidebooks

Monday, 21 August 2017 05:01

Saeed Alabbar, chairman of Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), in talks with Technical Review Middle East about the UAE’s sustainable construction practices and the council’s role in fulfilling the criteria

Masdar and Oman join hands to build first large-scale wind farm in GCC

Masdar and Oman join hands to build firs…

Sunday, 20 August 2017 07:00

Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, Masdar, has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the Dhofar Wind Power...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 13th August - 17th August

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 20 August 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 13th August - 17th August

Materials Handling Middle East to push the role of automation in logistics

Materials Handling Middle East to push t…

Friday, 18 August 2017 05:02

Realising the growth potential of the regional market, more than 130 exhibitors from 21 countries have signed up for the upcoming ninth edition of Materials Handling Middle East that will...

MAN Diesel & Turbo expands UAE office to meet growing regional demands

MAN Diesel & Turbo expands UAE offic…

Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:11

MAN Diesel & Turbo has announced an expansion of its Dubai office to meet the needs of its regional businesses partners and governments

Saudi Arabia to launch second local currency sukuk programme

Saudi Arabia to launch second local curr…

Thursday, 17 August 2017 05:46

Saudi Arabia plans to launch its second local currency sukuk issuance next week, beginning 20 August

Trina's PV modules operational in the sustainable city in Dubai

Trina's PV modules operational in the su…

Thursday, 17 August 2017 05:12

Solar installation of 10MW set to power several facilities, including residential villas and leisure complexes 

Dubai and Abu Dhabi to build potable water interconnection network

Dubai and Abu Dhabi to build potable wat…

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 06:18

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) have signed an MoU agreement to build a strategic water connection network between Dubai and Abu...

Deal for largest solar storage project signed in Jordan

Deal for largest solar storage project s…

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 05:55

Jordanian PV manufacturer Irbid District Electricity Company and EPC Philadelphia Solar are developing a 11MW generation site, which will be paired with a 12MWh lithium-ion battery, which will perform peak...

Energy Recovery wins US$2.5mn for desalination projects in Saudi Arabia

Energy Recovery wins US$2.5mn for desali…

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:11

Energy Recovery, provider of pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, has been awarded US$2.5mn to supply its PX Pressure Exchanger technology for desalination projects in Saudi Arabia

DEWA completes 70 per cent of M-Station expansion

DEWA completes 70 per cent of M-Station …

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 04:59

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer recently reviewed the progress of the M-Station expansion project, the newest and largest electricity generation and...

Bahrain’s non-oil growth hikes to 4.4 per cent in Q1 2017

Bahrain’s non-oil growth hikes to 4.4 pe…

Monday, 14 August 2017 06:18

Growth in the non-oil sector of Bahrain’s economy reached 4.4 per cent in Q1 2017, up from 3.7 per cent during 2016, according to Bahrain Economic Quarterly published by the...

Jebel Ali Free Zone trade hits US$80.2bn in 2016

Jebel Ali Free Zone trade hits US$80.2bn…

Monday, 14 August 2017 05:35

DP World has announced the growing of Dubai-based Jebel Ali Free Zone’s (Jafza) non-oil foreign trade by 17 per cent from 23.9mn to 27.9mn tonnes in 2016, worth US$80.2bn

Siemens to build two new substations in Egypt’s Delta region

Siemens to build two new substations in …

Sunday, 13 August 2017 08:04

In a new move aimed at improving the resilience of Egypt’s power grid, the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has awarded Siemens a contract for the construction of two substations

Expo 2020 Dubai: SMEs win more than 50 per cent of 2017 contracts

Expo 2020 Dubai: SMEs win more than 50 p…

Sunday, 13 August 2017 06:37

The latest Expo 2020 Dubai report, prepared by The Big 5 Dubai, reveals that more than 15,000 businesses have registered their interest on Expo 2020 Dubai’s online procurement portal and...

The Big 5 Gaia Awards invites online entries

The_Big_5_Gaia_Awards

The Big 5 Gaia Awards has grown into one of the most respected construction awards honouring those products that have truly integrated the concept of green.

This year, the awards are open to not only exhibitors but also non-exhibitors whose products are distributed within the Middle East. Without forming any categories, the awards have a gold winner followed by two silver and four bronze finalists.

A panel of expert judges will carefully select those winners who are expected to demonstrate an exceptional and unique product that has successfully been integrated into the built environment.

The deadline to submit all entries is 22nd September 2011 and the short-listed entries will be announced at the end of October.

Winners will be revealed during an Awards Ceremony on the evening of the 21st November and will be joined by the industry's key buyers and green advocates.

Details for awards criteria and other information are available at www.thebig5.ae/page.cfm/link=291

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