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

UAE Ministry awards contract for landfill rehabilitation project in Umm Al Quwain

UAE Ministry awards contract for landfil…

Sunday, 09 April 2017 11:26

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has signed a contract with Ceres Associates, an integrated environmental and waste management company, to execute the first phase of the project...

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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