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

HLG wins contract worth US$168mn for Dubai Expo village project

HLG wins contract worth US$168mn for Dub…

Thursday, 13 July 2017 06:47

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has awarded a contract worth US$168mn to HLG Contracting for the construction of Expo village parcels 10 and 11 residential towers as part of the...

Equinix extends data centre services in MENA region

Equinix extends data centre services in …

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 07:45

Technical Review Middle East, speaks to Eric Schwartz, President EMEA at Equinix who discusses the data centre business in the Middle East and the challenges facing the market 

Dubai to build US$1.5bn food park

Dubai to build US$1.5bn food park

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 06:59

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, launched US$1.5bn food park project at Dubai Wholesale City, aiming to boost...

The Big 5 provides opportunities for business growth in Qatar's booming building sector

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The latest figures reveal building construction is the number one area of construction spend across all industries in Qatar in 2011 - having risen from US$10.4bn in 2010 to US$11.8 billion in 2011. Building construction is predicted to remain the main area of strength over the next five years according to research by Ventures on behalf of The Big 5 2011.

Key areas of spend within building construction are commercial and mixed use buildings, with Ventures research revealing that the spend on mixed use buildings will total $35.5bn in the period between 2011 and 2015, accounting for 48 per cent of total building spend during this period.

Mixed used buildings will account for 43 per cent of building spend in Qatar in 2011 while commercial buildings will account for 10 per cent. By 2015 commercial building spend is predicted to remain healthy at nine per cent of total building spend, while mixed use buildings will increase to 62 per cent of overall building spend.

Exhibitors from Qatar will be showcasing their products at The Big 5 to buyers from across the Middle East and further promote the boom in the Qatari construction market.

Qatar National Aluminium Panel Company, who will be exhibiting at The Big 5 2011 pointed out the benefits of participating in The Big 5. Sales and marketing coordinator Nabeel Abdulla said; "We are participating in The Big 5 for the second time as we can market our product widely and introduce Sinco, a product which we are the only manufacturers of in the GCC. Qatar National Aluminium Panel Company's business has had a positive growth from last year and is expected to double compared to the fourth quarter of 2010. The market is looking for better designs for a number of projects lined up for the coming year 2012, this is where we can introduce our product as an Eco-friendly option. It is one of the best designer solutions for architectural needs. A perfect combination; Aluminum sheets with PE / Mineral / Metal Core for specific applications and available in standard as well as customized sizes."

Visitors from Qatar can benefit from the free product focused and educational seminars relevant to areas of growth in the Qatar construction industry. Building focused seminars include 'Energy-Efficient, LEED-Certified Aluminum Enclosures and Retractable Skylights - A Grand Alternative to Traditional Construction' presented by OpenAire and 'Adapting European Safety Regulations for Height Safety Equipment in the Middle East Markets' presented by Fall Protec.

Andy White, event director of The Big 5, said, "Qatar is experiencing significant growth in building construction, and we hope that The Big 5 2011 can consolidate this increase in spending by providing further opportunities for investment in the building sector in Qatar, as well as opening up opportunities for future investments in all areas of industry in Qatar."

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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