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

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

Thales to provide security to Muscat International Airport’s new terminal

Thales to provide security to Muscat Int…

Tuesday, 07 August 2018 06:52

The new terminal of Muscat International Airport, which was opened in March 2018, is benefiting its passengers from enhanced operations and overall security provided by Thales

Dubai’s mega tunnel works on track, estimated completion by 2020

Dubai’s mega tunnel works on track, esti…

Monday, 06 August 2018 07:39

The construction of a deep tunnel storm water system in Dubai is currently underway by the PORR-Six Construct joint venture for Dubai Municipality

UAE-based Yahsat acquires stake in Thuraya

UAE-based Yahsat acquires stake in Thura…

Monday, 06 August 2018 06:41

Yahsat, UAE-based global satellite operator owned by Mubadala Investment Company, has acquired a majority and controlling stake in the mobile satellite services operator Thuraya

DEWA tests energy storage system at Dubai’s solar park

DEWA tests energy storage system at Duba…

Monday, 06 August 2018 06:27

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a pilot project to install and test a 1.2MW/7.2MW per hour sodium sulphur battery energy storage system (NaS BESS) at the Mohammed...

Oman’s Port of Duqm offers additional 100 ha for investment

Oman’s Port of Duqm offers additional 10…

Monday, 06 August 2018 06:15

The Port of Duqm Company is set to open an additional 100 ha of new real estate for investment, following the uptake of 65 ha of land to develop logistics...

Saudi Arabia’s Zahid Group acquires German solar PV firm

Saudi Arabia’s Zahid Group acquires Germ…

Monday, 06 August 2018 06:15

OMAS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian conglomerate Zahid Group, has acquired a 50 per cent share in Greencells Group, a German provider for solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants

Immensa and Consolidated Contractors Company revive concrete casting techniques with 3D printing

Immensa and Consolidated Contractors Com…

Thursday, 02 August 2018 06:14

Immensa Technology Labs, the UAE’s leading additive manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company, in collaboration with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) has released the result of a world-first joint effort to...

Qatar’s railway projects largest among GCC countries

Qatar railway10Qatar’s railway projects are estimated to top all GCC countries. (Image source: blue_quartz/Flickr)Qatar's railway projects are estimated to be the most ambitious of all GCC countries, with an estimated US$41.8bn in the pipeline

Across the GCC as a whole, as much as US$149bn worth of rail projects are in the planning or construction stages over the next decade, according to a report by Zawya.

Among the GCC countries, Qatar remains one of the most buoyant and has many ongoing projects at various stages of development, many of which are scheduled to be ready in time to host the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Rail projects include national and inner-city railway systems, some of which will ultimately converge to form part of the ambitious GCC Rail project, which aims to unify the region and enhance connectivity and freight movement.

The project is expected to generate significant employment for GCC nationals, promote social integration and economic development, advance the GCC initiatives on the common market and facilitate trade.

It will also support building national railway industries in the GCC member states, alleviate congestion and reduce maintenance costs on roads.

This impending expansion is reflected in the rise in participation from rail related service providers and Qatar-based business at The Big 5, taking place from 5-8 November at Dubai World Trade Centre.

The Big 5 is one of the largest event for the building and construction industry in the Middle East and will host some of Qatar’s key industry players.

“With numerous multi-billion projects related to the GCC rail underway, The Big 5 exhibition offers an ideal platform for global and local companies to tap on new regional business opportunities and benefit from specialised services, product offerings and partnerships,” said event director, Andy White.

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