Iran plans to build small-scale power plants in the north

Iran plans to build small-scale power pl…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:23

Iran’s Energy Ministry has launched plans to establish 40 small-scale power plants with distributed generation systems in the Northern provinces of Mazandaran and Golestan with the help of the private...

Oman names advisors for privatising five power firms

Oman names advisors for privatising five…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:16

Oman’s state-owned electricity holding firm, Nama Holding, has appointed a consortium of advisors, jointly led by London Economics and Lazard Freres, to privatise its five subsidiary power distribution and transmission...

Coperion Middle East opens new service centre in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Coperion Middle East opens new service c…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:00

Coperion Middle East Co, Ltd has opened a new facility in the Jubail 2 district with a two day customer event in early February 2018

JinkoSolar and Marubeni’s Sweihan project wins MESIA award

JinkoSolar and Marubeni’s Sweihan projec…

Monday, 19 February 2018 06:27

The record-breaking 1,177MW Sweihan project, co-developed by JinkoSolar, Marubeni, and the Abu Dhabi Electricity and Water Authority (ADEWA), won ‘Large Scale Solar Project of the Year’ by the Middle East...

Abu Dhabi Ports opens ME’s first Port Digital Innovation Lab

Abu Dhabi Ports opens ME’s first Port Di…

Monday, 19 February 2018 06:21

Abu Dhabi Ports has launched the first Port Digital Innovation Lab, as part of its commitment to innovation, through providing a platform for creative minds in the UAE to develop...

Volvo CE’s electric compact excavator prototype wins INTERMAT Innovation Award

Volvo CE’s electric compact excavator pr…

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:36

Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) electric compact excavator prototype, the EX2, has won equipment and machinery award at the INTERMAT Innovation Awards in the earthmoving and demolition category

Iraq receives US$30bn aid to rebuild economy

Iraq receives US$30bn aid to rebuild eco…

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:33

International donors and investors have pledged US$30bn to help Iraq rebuild its economy after its massive war against the Islamic State group

Voltalia to build two hydropower plants in Morocco

Voltalia to build two hydropower plants …

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:02

Voltalia, a renewable energy producer and service provider, has obtained permits to develop two hydropower plants of 9.8MW and 7.2MW in Morocco’s Middle-Atlas region

Konecranes receives first CXT Explorer order from Johnson Arabia LLC

Konecranes receives first CXT Explorer o…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:44

Konecranes has received the first CXT Explorer order from Johnson Arabia LLC in Dubai to deliver one unit with two containers

Dubai launches 26 government projects under ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative

Dubai launches 26 government projects un…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:16

Dubai has launched 26 projects to be undertaken by 24 Dubai government entities under ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative, aiming to transform government operations and enhance their flexibility

Siemens signs MoU with Kuwait to push digital transformation

Siemens signs MoU with Kuwait to push di…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:00

Siemens will provide technical education for local workforce in Kuwait through Siemens Power Academy and Siemens Training for Industry Siemens has taken its knowledge-sharing commitment to Kuwait up a notch and...

Disruptive future technologies take centre stage at Autodesk’s inaugural Futures’ Forum in Saudi Arabia

Disruptive future technologies take cent…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 04:32

Autodesk hosted its first Saudi edition of the Futures’ Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh on 14 February 2018

Serco wins facilities management contract in Abu Dhabi

Serco wins facilities management contrac…

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 06:46

Serco, an international service provider of outsourced services, has received a contract from Aldar Properties PJSC to deliver integrated facilities services for various Aldar properties in Abu Dhabi

PDO and GlassPoint inaugurate Miraah solar plant in Oman

PDO and GlassPoint inaugurate Miraah sol…

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 05:31

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar have inaugurated the Miraah solar plant, located at the Amal oilfield in the south of Oman, which will be among the world’s largest...

ABB launches string inverter to reduce operational costs for solar installations

ABB launches string inverter to reduce o…

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:56

ABB, the global provider of electrification products, robotics and motion, has introduced new PVS-100/120 range of cloud connected, three-phase string inverter solutions for decentralised photovoltaic systems

Wärtsilä to support operation at Turbah power plant in Saudi Arabia

Wärtsilä to support operation at Turbah …

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:34

Wärtsilä and Saudi Arabia-based Hail Cement Company have announced to continue their co-operation by renewing three-year asset management agreement for Hail Cement Company’s power plant in Turbah, Saudi Arabia

Doka to showcase cost-effective formwork solutions at Big 5

DOKA Dokaflex 15 on ME sitesDokaflex 15 is in use on many sites across the region. (Image source: Doka)Dokaflex 15 is the newest cost-effective Doka solution for affordable housing construction and will be on show at this year's Big 5

 

Compared to traditional formwork, Dokaflex 15 offers a major reduction in the price of panel and slab formwork systems and speeds up construction workflows, especially since the system can be assembled by semi-skilled labourers.

Using Dokaflex 15, Doka says that contractors can expect to cut their assembly time, material weight and singular components in half. The unique features allow for more reuses, faster forming times, and minimal onsite adjustments. Dokaflex 15 boasts optimised lifespan and maximum cost savings when used for up to 25cm thick slabs.

Load-bearing Staxo 100 is extremely flexible for irregular layouts, has high abistability and rugged load capacity of more than 100kN per leg. It can safely handle transfer slabs, provide stability for shoring (including large shoring heights), and be used for applications in the industrial and petrochemical sectors.

The system features integrated access ladders, gapless assembly decks with planking units inside the towers and between frames, integrated connectors and logical colour-coded assembly.

By listening to and acting upon proactive feedback from its customers, Doka facilities in the Middle East are offering the exclusive and cost effective Ready-to-Use (RTU) preassembly service.

RTU simply means that Doka plans, designs and expertly custom builds the formwork units for specific jobsite requirements. Then, instead of delivering loose material that must be assembled by a contractors site-crew onsite, Doka send trucks prescheduled or ‘Just-in-Time’ with the pre-assembled formwork units, ready to start concrete pouring.

Brand new for clients in the Middle East, Dokadek 30 is a beamless handset system for speed and safety onsite. Its lightweight steel construction with powder-coated frames and proven Xlife sheet with built in plywood, make it excel in safety, ease of handling and high-speed for onsite use.

Spacious three sqm panels are ideally sized for forming large areas fast, plus greatly reduce the number of separate parts that need to be shifted.

Results using Dokadek are that contractors can make their entire forming operation quicker, also due to the fact that no crane is needed during setup. With the suspension clamp, infill zones can be formed quickly as Dokadek 30 merges seamlessly with the adaptable floor-slab system Dokaflex.

Safety - a topic of utmost importance - is defined in the workflow as Dokadek 30 is deployed from the floor level and erected from below with no need for anyone to step onto the slab formwork itself. For the best end result, the Xlife sheet offers immaculate concreting results for many re-use cycles.

Alain Charles Publishing, University House, 11-13 Lower Grosvenor Place, London, SW1W 0EX, UK
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