Investment in electricity surpasses oil and gas in 2017

Investment in electricity surpasses oil …

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:49

The electricity sector has attracted the largest share of energy investments in 2017, exceeding the oil and gas industry for the second year in row, according to the latest review...

SEC starts operation of solar-powered plant in the mining city

SEC starts operation of solar-powered pl…

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 06:10

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has commenced the operation of a solar-powered plant in Waad al-Shamal Mining City, located south of Turaif in the northern border region

ACWA Power to develop 100MW solar project in South Africa

ACWA Power to develop 100MW solar projec…

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:57

Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power and Central Energy Fund of South Africa have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a 100MW Redstone concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant in South Africa’s...

UAE set to lead the world in VAT innovation

UAE set to lead the world in VAT innovat…

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:34

The UAE ranks first in the MENA region in terms of innovation, according to a recent report by Global Innovation Index 2017

CP Automation to distribute SineTamer surge protectors in EMEA

CP Automation to distribute SineTamer su…

Monday, 16 July 2018 13:14

Industrial repair specialist CP Automation has partnered with SineTamer to distribute surge and transient protection systems across Europe, the Middle East and Asia

‘GCC automation industry on track for double digit growth’

‘GCC automation industry on track for do…

Monday, 16 July 2018 06:35

The GCC region’s automation industry is on track for double-digit growth over the next five years, as recovering oil prices and economic diversification plans boost demand for industrial and building...

Jacobs secures key role on Etihad Rail project in the UAE

Jacobs secures key role on Etihad Rail p…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 12:02

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Etihad Rail to deliver critical technical and programme consulting services for the UAE’s largest and most vital national freight and passenger railway network

FPT Industrial solutions to drive Teksan Generators

FPT Industrial solutions to drive Teksan…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 07:33

Teksan Generator has selected FPT Industrial for a long-term partnership to supply it with the full FPT Industrial Power Generation G-Drive line-up

MAN to power gas-engine power plant in Oman

MAN to power gas-engine power plant in O…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 05:28

MAN Energy Solutions has won the order from Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (Oman LNG) to equip a new power plant with nine MAN 51/60 gas engines

Waste management efforts step up in GCC

Waste management efforts step up in GCC

Thursday, 12 July 2018 10:00

Waste, and getting rid of it in a manner that makes sense for the economy and the environment, is an issue that has been getting much more attention and investment...

Etisalat to provide 5G services for Expo 2020 Dubai

Etisalat to provide 5G services for Expo…

Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:28

Expo 2020 Dubai has become the first major commercial customer to access 5G services provided by UAE-based telecom provider Etisalat

Oman aggregate plant relies on SDLG wheel loader

Oman aggregate plant relies on SDLG whee…

Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:21

Operations at a sand and aggregate plant in Oman have been boosted by the arrival of a new SDLG L958F wheel loader, part of the latest F-series machines

Haya Water’s wastewater investment outlay reaches US$15.59bn

Haya Water’s wastewater investment outla…

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 06:56

Oman’s Haya Water has started the work on the master plan to supply 979cu/m of water per day to 4.1mn residents by 2045 

New power plant to help boost Saudi Arabia’s electric power industry

New power plant to help boost Saudi Arab…

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 04:19

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has started operating the Waad Al-Shamal plant, which partially depends on solar power to generate electricity, as part of its efforts to support economic and...

Iraq offers US$30bn FDI opportunity, says Frost & Sullivan

Iraq offers US$30bn FDI opportunity, say…

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 06:48

In line with Iraq’s ambitious aim to implement a stable macroeconomic framework in the country, the government seeks to unlock potential investment opportunities in both the oil and gas as...

Bobcat telehandler gains customer’s trust

Bobcat telehandler gains customer’s trus…

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 06:02

Bobcat’s telehandler range has helped Dubai’s Fujairah National Construction Company (FNC) complete projects on time

The Big 5 show opens in Dubai

Big_Five_DubaiThe Big 5 was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai yesterday (November 21, 2011).The Big 5, the largest event for the building and construction industry in the region, was inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai yesterday (November 21, 2011).

More than 2,500 exhibitors from 70 countries are taking part in the mega expo, which will run till November 24 at the Dubai International Conference & Exhibition Centre.

Andy White, event director for The Big 5, said, "The Big 5 continues to be something of a barometer for the building and construction industry in terms of trends, performance and outlook. We have developed a number of features and reports that provide real and relevant added value for participants, and we have ensured that information on innovative new products in the market is readily available."

Knowledge sharing

Product specific seminars and green issues have taken the centre stage at the 2011 edition, 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 130 free-to-attend seminars.

Green Build Congress

The Green Build Congress forms another major highlight of the Big 5 2011. This new initiative will see some of the global experts and other key players in the industry discussing sustainability in the built environment, best practice and solutions for the future.

Gaia Awards

Returning to this year’s event is the Gaia Awards, which has grown to become a highly acclaimed recognition for those companies investing in the development and promotion of products, which aim to reduce the effects of damage to the environment caused in construction. The Gaia Award winners will be announced during The Green Build Congress on 22 November.

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