‘Saudi Arabia undergoing significant progress’

‘Saudi Arabia undergoing significant pro…

Sunday, 24 September 2017 06:43

In the twelve months to Q1 2017 construction as a percentage of GDP contracted from seven per cent to 6.2 per cent as backlogs continued to fall and awards in...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 24th - 28th September

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Sunday, 24 September 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 24th - 28th September

Economic slowdown affects GCC’s fuel consumption: Apicorp

Economic slowdown affects GCC’s fuel con…

Thursday, 21 September 2017 06:54

An economic slowdown coupled with energy reforms has adversely affected domestic fuel consumption growth across most of the GCC, and in some cases led to negative growth, according to a...

Dubai adds 50 driverless Tesla to its taxi fleet

Dubai adds 50 driverless Tesla to its ta…

Thursday, 21 September 2017 06:38

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chief executive of Emirates Airline & Group, and chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, has launched 50 Tesla electric vehicles to the limo...

Gulf Glass to focus on sustainability goals for glass

Gulf Glass to focus on sustainability go…

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:40

Gulf Glass 2017, which is going to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 25-27 September 2017, is expecting to gather more than 140 stakeholders, with focus on glass...

GE to build Egypt’s first utility-scale solar power plant

GE to build Egypt’s first utility-scale …

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 06:30

General Electric’s (GE) power conversion has announced to provide a full turnkey solution to FAS Energy to build a 50MW solar power plant for Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), a...

Konecranes delivers four reach stackers to container yard in Saudi Arabia

Konecranes delivers four reach stackers …

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 07:29

In August, Konecranes delivered four Konecranes SMV 4531 TC5 reach stackers to Saudi Arabia

RSS achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for meeting health and safety standards

RSS achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation…

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 06:55

Rental Solutions & Services (RSS), the go-to partner for temporary power and cooling rental solutions in the Middle East, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for providing quality, health and safety...

CNIM, GIC and Al Mulla consortium selected preferred investor for the waste to energy project in Kuwait

CNIM, GIC and Al Mulla consortium select…

Tuesday, 19 September 2017 05:21

A consortium composed of Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM), Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), and Al Mulla Group Holding Co (AMG) has been selected as preferred investor for the Kabd...

Mitsubishi releases special edition warehouse and forklift trucks for silver jubilee

Mitsubishi releases special edition ware…

Monday, 18 September 2017 07:48

Marking 25 years of keeping businesses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East productive, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has launched a special 25th-anniversary edition of its award-winning range of warehouse and...

What are the different accessories used in insulation systems?

What are the different accessories used …

Monday, 18 September 2017 06:41

In the insulation of buildings, there are essentially eight different materials used in commercial and industrial installations

Dubai Ruler announces US$3.87bn contract for world’s largest CSP plant

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:09

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the largest single-site concentrated solar power (CSP) project in...

Saudi Arabia to launch nuclear power tender in October

Saudi Arabia to launch nuclear power ten…

Sunday, 17 September 2017 05:28

Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 10th - 14th September

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 10th - 14th September 2017

Safety-boost for the engine

Safety-boost for the engine

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:00

The Reuschling case study shows that COTS is the ideal solution for locomotive renovation

The new CAT 426F2 expands backhoe loader line

The new CAT 426F2 expands backhoe loader…

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 05:11

Offering a highly configurable design, the new CAT 426F2 backhoe loader with side shift frame provides customers with additional choices, allowing the selection of a more base-specification model or a highly...

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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