Caparol Paints signs deals in Iraq

Caparol Paints signs deals in Iraq

Monday, 20 August 2018 10:21

German paint company Caparol Paints recently signed strategic partnership agreements with a number of contractors from Iraq to increase its market reach in the country

SEC sets up world’s first integrated centre for monitoring energy efficiency

SEC sets up world’s first integrated cen…

Monday, 20 August 2018 04:47

Saudi Electricity Company’s (SEC) Energy Efficiency Center in Dammam is world’s first comprehensive and integrated centre for monitoring, managing and operating generation plants

Kuwait’s oil sector to produce 1.5 GW of PV cells

Kuwait’s oil sector to produce 1.5 GW of…

Sunday, 19 August 2018 08:18

Kuwait’s oil sector will produce 1.5 GW of solar cells before the end of 2018, as quoted saying by oil minister and minister of electricity and water Bakheet Al- Rasheedi

International body prompts marine renewables guidelines

International body prompts marine renewa…

Sunday, 19 August 2018 06:27

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) committee is expected to produce three toolbox talk prompt guidelines for marine operations in the offshore energy sector, responding to the growth of involvement...

SANY introduces advanced excavator for tough terrains

SANY introduces advanced excavator for t…

Thursday, 16 August 2018 06:40

SANY, Chinese multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company, has launched a new advanced excavator model SY50U, aiming to cover a wider range of working conditions than the previous models SY16C and...

Peter Granqvist joins Volvo Penta Executive Group

Peter Granqvist joins Volvo Penta Execut…

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 05:04

Peter Granqvist will take up the position of senior vice-president for product development, planning and purchasing, replacing Johan Inden

MENA data centre spend to hit US$5bn by 2020

MENA data centre spend to hit US$5bn by …

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 06:38

Data centre modernisation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ranks as one of the top digital business priorities for regional CEOs in the next two years, enabling new...

Emrill set to boost UAE’s facilities management sector

Emrill set to boost UAE’s facilities man…

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 06:19

The UAE-based integrated facilities management (FM) company Emrill has announced a record annual contract wins and renewals of more than US$135mn in 2017

SEC links seven transformer stations to main electricity grid

SEC links seven transformer stations to …

Monday, 13 August 2018 06:19

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has announced the start of seven power transformer stations in the northern border area with a total value of US$560mn and capacity of 3613 mva

Improve your utility customer experience

Improve your utility customer experience

Monday, 13 August 2018 06:12

As utility companies continue to develop more customer-centric businesses, cloud services are helping them to engage with the customers in a more appealing way

Huawei to accelerate 5G ecosystem in Bahrain

Huawei to accelerate 5G ecosystem in Bah…

Sunday, 12 August 2018 06:42

Huawei, leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has announced to implement its new ‘1+1 antenna modernisation’ solutions to roll out commercial 5G networks...

Saudi Arabia to help rebuild Yemen

Saudi Arabia to help rebuild Yemen

Sunday, 12 August 2018 06:03

Saudi Arabia has announced eight new developmental projects in Al Mahra Governorate in Yemen, as part of Saudi Reconstruction Programme in Yemen (SRPY)

UAE’s Yahsat introduces Yahclick Wi-Fi Enterprise Solution

UAE’s Yahsat introduces Yahclick Wi-Fi E…

Thursday, 09 August 2018 06:53

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, has launched the YahClick Wi-Fi Enterprise Solution in partnership with Italian Wi-Fi cloud management software provider Tanaza

Second edition of Phanes Group solar incubator for sub-Saharan Africa launched

Second edition of Phanes Group solar inc…

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 09:08

Phanes Group, global end-to-end solar provider headquartered in Dubai, has announced the 2nd edition of its Solar Incubator programme, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by...

Saudi Arabia’s PIF buys five per cent stake in Tesla

Saudi Arabia’s PIF buys five per cent st…

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 07:06

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has acquired up to five per cent stake in electric car maker Tesla

Bobcat targets heavy lift handling with new compact telehandler

Bobcat targets heavy lift handling with …

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:47

Bobcat has launched TL43.80HF telehandler in the Middle East and Africa for heavy lift handling applications such as in manufacturing, building materials, warehousing, quarrying and mining

The Big 5 sees launch of new construction products

Big 5 constructionMany construction products have made their debut at The Big 5 2012. (Image source: Ketchum Raad Middle East)New construction products and technologies have made their debut at The Big 5 2012

Showcasing its new products, UK-based Balmoral Tanks introduced its hot press GRP and steel sectional tanks along with its cylindrical steel tanks. These tanks are all now fully Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) approved for the storage of sprinkler system water storage on a global basis. 

Meanwhile, Avant Flooring, a high quality composite laminate, officially launched its presence in the Middle East at the event. The flooring, constructed of tongue and groove panels, is unique in its composition. Researched and developed in Germany, the flooring is waterproof and durable as well as UV- and fire-resistant.

Mapei unveiled its new range of chemical anchors, including the Mapefix PE SF, intended for light loads, and the Mapefix VE SF, suitable for heavy loads.

The show floor was also host to a number of live demonstrations. Roll Roy UK demonstrated its TeleTower, a compact aluminium scaffold tower which can be erected in three minutes. Emerson’s subsidiary, Ridge Tool Co, showcased the RE – 60 60kN Electrical Tool, while Silk Plaster demonstrated a grade material wall covering used in civil and industrial construction for finishing and decorating walls and ceilings.

Stuart Burns, director of the UK's Dura Composites, said, “We come to The Big 5 every year because it produces great results. We meet people, whether they are specifiers or contractors, who actually want to do business.”

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