Wacker’s new solutions will promote standardisation of construction paints

Wacker’s new solutions will promote stan…

Thursday, 14 February 2019 04:29

Germany-based international chemical company Wacker has announced to introduce its sustainable construction solutions project at the Middle East Coatings Show (MECS) from 26-28 February 2019 in Dubai, aiming to promote...

Etihad ESCO completes Hatta Solar retrofit project

Etihad ESCO completes Hatta Solar retrof…

Thursday, 14 February 2019 03:34

With DEWA’s support, Etihad Energy Services Company (Etihad ESCO) has announced the successful completion of the Hatta solar retrofit project, which included installation of 7,756 PV solar panels over the...

Siemens to maintain and digitalise Shuweihat project

Siemens to maintain and digitalise Shuwe…

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 04:49

Siemens has signed an extension of an 18-year maintenance service agreement with Shuweihat S2 Operation and Maintenance Company (S2O&M) to maintain and digitalise 1,500MW Shuweihat S2 independent water and power...

Averda wins 20-year waste recovery contract in Morocco

Averda wins 20-year waste recovery contr…

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:51

Averda has won a 20-year contract with Tangier city in Morocco for advanced waste treatment services

‘Oman’s industrial sector contributed US$14.54bn to GDP’

‘Oman’s industrial sector contributed US…

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:26

Oman’s industrial sector contributed US$14.54bn to the GDP in 2017, said Dr Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidi, minister of commerce and industry

DEWA announces 98 per cent completion of M-Station project

DEWA announces 98 per cent completion of…

Monday, 11 February 2019 05:27

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed 98 per cent of the M-Station expansion project, one of the leading power generation and water desalination plants in the UAE

Japanese energy firms to showcase innovations at 24th World Energy Congress

Japanese energy firms to showcase innova…

Monday, 11 February 2019 04:37

The 24th World Energy Congress (WEC) will be held in Abu Dhabi from 9-12 September 2019, exploring new energy futures, critical innovation areas and new energy strategies across the globe

Niger SMEs to get Khalifa Fund support

Niger SMEs to get Khalifa Fund support

Thursday, 07 February 2019 06:39

Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger, met with Hussain Jasim Al Nowais, chairman of the UAE-based Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, in the Capital Niamey to discuss growing relations and strong...

UAE’s MOCCAE issues resolution on construction waste

UAE’s MOCCAE issues resolution on constr…

Thursday, 07 February 2019 06:30

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has issued the Ministerial Resolution No 21 of 2019 on the use of recycled aggregates from construction and demolition waste for road...

Bentley Systems announces OpenUtilities for grid modernisation

Bentley Systems announces OpenUtilities …

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 06:49

Bentley Systems has announced OpenUtilities solutions for distributed energy resources (DER) planning and design assessment in grid modernisation

Increasing focus on affordable housing in GCC

Increasing focus on affordable housing i…

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 06:50

GCC countries are strengthening their efforts to further enhance the accessibility to affordable housing for low- and middle-income households as part of government efforts to address rapid urbanisation and growing...

‘Attractive FDIs and generous government spend boosting Saudi Arabia’s economy’

‘Attractive FDIs and generous government…

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 04:28

Increased government spending and progress on mega-project developments provide a catalyst for future investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia, outlines JLL’s 2018 Year in Review report

Eaton introduces new generation of 93E UPS

Eaton introduces new generation of 93E U…

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 03:22

Power management company Eaton has introduced of the second-generation of its Eaton 93E uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)

Eltizam invests US$5mn in next-gen property technologies

Eltizam invests US$5mn in next-gen prope…

Monday, 04 February 2019 07:33

Eltizam Asset Management Group, a physical asset management company located across the GCC, is investing US$5mn in next-generation property technologies over the next three years, a move that is seen...

Hanergy to set up region’s first thin-film solar power industrial park in Saudi Arabia

Hanergy to set up region’s first thin-fi…

Monday, 04 February 2019 03:23

China’s Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, world's largest thin-film solar power solution company, has signed an MoU investment cooperation agreement with Ajlan & Bros to launch the first solar thin-film...

Vaisala launches 3-in-1 biogas measurement tool

Vaisala launches 3-in-1 biogas measureme…

Monday, 04 February 2019 03:00

Vaisala, a Finnish-based environmental and industrial measurements manufacturer, has introduced the world’s first in situ 3-in-1 biogas measurement instrument for measuring methane, carbon dioxide and humidity in demanding environments

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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