World’s first nuclear language proficiency standards established in the UAE

World’s first nuclear language proficien…

Monday, 15 October 2018 05:30

Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the operator of the Barakah nuclear energy plant in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, has become the first company in the world to develop...

Construction starts at DP World US$442mn Berbera port in Somaliland

Construction starts at DP World US$442mn…

Sunday, 14 October 2018 10:00

H.E. president of the Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi and DP World group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem has launched the first phase of construction work at...

Masdar signs region’s first green revolving credit facility

Masdar signs region’s first green revolv…

Sunday, 14 October 2018 05:30

Masdar, Abu Dhabi renewable energy company, has signed a green revolving credit facility (RCF) with four local and international banks to provide funding for new and ongoing investments in its...

Bee’ah and EVOTEQ launch UAE’s first AI platform for offices of future

Bee’ah and EVOTEQ launch UAE’s first AI …

Thursday, 11 October 2018 09:00

Bee’ah, sustainability solutions provider in the Middle East, and Evoteq, its technology partner, have announced the launch of the UAE’s first advanced artificial intelligence (AI) platform for offices of the...

IIS attacks spiked to 1.7mn from 2,000 in a quarter: eSentire report

IIS attacks spiked to 1.7mn from 2,000 i…

Thursday, 11 October 2018 05:30

Internet Information Services (IIS) attacks showed a 782 times increase, from 2,000 to 1.7mn, since the last quarter, according to a new threat report from eSentire, a pure-play Managed Detection...

L&T wins orders valued at US$252mn in Kuwait

L&T wins orders valued at US$252mn i…

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 09:00

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction, Power Transmission and Distribution business has won EPC orders worth US$252mn in Kuwait

GE Power wins turbine contract for Egypt’s first nuclear plant

GE Power wins turbine contract for Egypt…

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 05:30

GE Power will deliver turbine island equipment for El Dabaa nuclear power plant project in Egypt through AAEM, its joint venture with Russian-based power engineering company, Atomenergomash

DuPont helps Saudi Arabia’s SWCC transform operations to meet water objectives

DuPont helps Saudi Arabia’s SWCC transfo…

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 12:15

Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has achieved significant desalination goals with DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) following a partnership in 2016 to help SWCC find ways to optimise operations...

SirajPower to install solar plants for Apparel Group in Dubai

SirajPower to install solar plants for A…

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 11:11

SirajPower, providing comprehensive turnkey solutions around solar rooftops in the UAE, continues its growth in Dubai with the signature of a new leasing agreement for a solar system with Apparel...

DEWA awards contracts worth US$25mn for 990 transformers

DEWA awards contracts worth US$25mn for …

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 10:30

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts to design, manufacture, test and supply 11/0.4kV, 1,500kVA and 1,000kVA cast resin distribution transformers with LV smart meters to various international...

Nuix partner programme to expedite expansion plan in EMEA

Nuix partner programme to expedite expan…

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 07:00

Cybersecurity, risk, and compliance software company Nuix has announced the launch of a new partner programme in line with the company’s goals for expansion into the EMEA markets

Saudi Arabia invests US$133.3bn in industrial and service projects

Saudi Arabia invests US$133.3bn in indus…

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 05:30

Saudi Arabia has invested US$133.3bn in industrial, service and logistics projects and contracts in its efforts to cut dependence on oil and in diversifying the national economy

Bioenergy leads the growth of all renewables to 2023: IEA forecast

Bioenergy leads the growth of all renewa…

Monday, 08 October 2018 11:01

Modern bioenergy will have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023, underscoring its critical role in building a robust renewable portfolio and ensuring a more secure and...

WGEO and GGGI launch joint initiative for funding of smart green cities

WGEO and GGGI launch joint initiative fo…

Monday, 08 October 2018 08:57

The World Green Economy Organization (WGEO) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have signed a partnership agreement in Dubai to fast-track green investments into bankable smart city projects

Multotec builds high recovery water treatment plant in Oman

Multotec builds high recovery water trea…

Monday, 08 October 2018 07:01

Mineral processing specialist Multotec Group is commissioning a full-scale DeSALx plant to treat wastewater from a flue gas desulphurisation scrubber, at a minerals processing plant in Oman

Morocco plans to invest US$40bn in energy sector

Morocco plans to invest US$40bn in energ…

Monday, 08 October 2018 04:25

At the 11th Arab Energy Conference, Morocco announced that it will invest more than US$40bn in the energy sector by 2030

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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