Omicron's Testrano 600 wins Smart Power Product of the Year award.

Omicron's Testrano 600 wins Smart Power …

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 07:23

The Testrano 600, Omicron's new three-phase power transformer test system, was nominated during the Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2017 in the category "Smart Power Product of the Year" and announced on...

Volvo CE sales increase 30 per cent in first quarter

Volvo CE sales increase 30 per cent in f…

Tuesday, 25 April 2017 07:23

Buoyed by improving market conditions and the positive impact of its transformation program, Volvo Construction Equipment saw sales increase by 30 per cent in the first quarter of 2017

Kanoo Machinery continues to ensure highest level of support for Perkins Engines

Kanoo Machinery continues to ensure high…

Monday, 24 April 2017 07:52

Power Systems Gulf LLC (PSG), member of the Kanoo Group and authorised Perkins distributor for the GCC, is responsible for the group’s business in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia,...

Kaeser Kompressoren to demonstrate its innovations at Hannover Messe

Kaeser Kompressoren to demonstrate its i…

Monday, 24 April 2017 07:19

Compressed air specialist Kaeser Kompressoren presents a comprehensive showcase of innovative products and services at Hannover Messe in Hall 27, Stand E 18

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 17th - 21st April

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Monday, 24 April 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Technical Review Middle East, from 17 - 21 April 2017

Jeremias fire rated systems

Jeremias fire rated systems

Friday, 21 April 2017 07:40

Fire protection of a shaft must not be diminished where the shaft is penetrated. If there is any penetration of shaft, fire stopping must be carried by approved and recognised...

Solar energy gets a 400 MW boost in Egypt

Solar energy gets a 400 MW boost in Egyp…

Thursday, 20 April 2017 07:29

A new purchase power agreement will deliver 400 MW of electricity to Egypt, replacing about 350,000 tons of carbon emissions

Siemens expands Kuwaiti open cycle power plant with steam turbine

Siemens expands Kuwaiti open cycle power…

Wednesday, 19 April 2017 07:23

Siemens has received an order to deliver an industrial steam turbine package to expand the Az Zour South 3 open cycle gas turbine power plant to a combined cycle power...

UAE envoy visits Barakah nuclear energy plant

UAE envoy visits Barakah nuclear energy …

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 08:05

An envoy of 117 UAE’s overseas diplomats visited the Barakah nuclear energy plant and took a tour of the project

Siemens to set up logistics headquarters in Dubai

Siemens to set up logistics headquarters…

Monday, 17 April 2017 02:05

Siemens has announced plans to set up its global logistics headquarters including its portfolio for airports, cargo infrastructure and ports in Dubai

Faymonville group has acquired Industrie Cometto S.p.A

Faymonville group has acquired Industrie…

Sunday, 16 April 2017 07:45

Faymonville, the manufacturer of semi-trailers for the special haulage industry reached an agreement last month to acquire a 100 per cent of the shares of the in Industrie Cometto S.p.A

IVECO partners with FAMCO to provide tailor-made solutions in Egypt

IVECO partners with FAMCO to provide tai…

Thursday, 13 April 2017 05:23

IVECO has partnered with Al-Futtaim Misr for Car Trading (FAMCO) for the on- and off-road vehicle dealership network in Egypt

L&T Construction wins US$817mn order from Qatar’s Kahramaa

L&T Construction wins US$817mn order…

Monday, 10 April 2017 07:50

The power transmission and distribution business of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction has won its single largest order in the Middle East from Kahramaa (Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation)...

Volvo CE cleaning up Lebanese town with KCC

Volvo CE cleaning up Lebanese town with …

Monday, 10 April 2017 05:40

A fleet of Volvo CE machines is helping remove an existing waste dump and construct a new sanitary landfill in a coastal town of Lebanon

Siemens helps boost Oman power plants

Siemens helps boost Oman power plants

Sunday, 09 April 2017 11:47

Siemens has completed an overhaul project for two SGT5-4000F gas turbines at Sohar 2 and Barka 3 combined cycle power plants in Oman

UAE Ministry awards contract for landfill rehabilitation project in Umm Al Quwain

UAE Ministry awards contract for landfil…

Sunday, 09 April 2017 11:26

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has signed a contract with Ceres Associates, an integrated environmental and waste management company, to execute the first phase of the project...

Sustainable products at the heart of The Big 5

Green Build Conference at The Big 5 2012 The Big 5 2012 takes place from 5-8 November at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. (Image source: dmg::events)Sustainable products will be a key growth driver for the Middle East construction sector, according to Mario Seneviratne, a speaker at the Green Build Conference at The Big 5 2012 and director of Green Technologies FZCO

The region, which has already made major inroads in the adoption of sustainable construction practices over the last five years, paves this growth further as international exhibitors choose to introduce their latest innovations in this market.

The Big 5 2012 will see a number of green product launches and demonstrations from exhibitors, some of which will be introduced in the Middle East for the first time ever. They include Carlisle HVAC Products, an exhibitor from the US, who has developed a robot - the Inspecting, Sealing and Advanced Cleaning (ISAAC) Robotic Solution - to offer efficient remediation of existing HVAC systems.

The robot can clean hard to reach places that are inaccessible to humans. It can also help improve indoor air quality and decrease heating and cooling costs without significant interruption to building occupants.

Similarly, for the region with abundant solar energy, Austria-based exhibitor Sun Master has developed a new solar collector that feature vein-like channels – similar to those found in leaves – to deliver a greater thermal output without increasing manufacturing costs.

Another exhibitor, Taiwan’s Leve Bio-Green will introduce LED lighting systems that are used widely across hospitals, supermarkets, public buildings and warehouses. Their products can save energy by more than 50 percent and have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours.

In the region, UAE and Qatar have sustainability regulations already in place that mandate minimum levels of sustainability. Similarly, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have numerous projects that have sustainability related key performance indicators, implying a clear shift towards green.

Sustainable buildings call for a wide range of products and services that are designed to comply with a structure’s complete lifecycle - from design, construction, operation, maintenance and renovation to its final stage of deconstruction. Green projects today are seen as profitable as it offers a greater return on investment for the developers while being cost-efficient for the end-user.

“These eco-friendly launches come at a time when the UAE is driving the way with new rules and regulations to promote sustainable construction,” said Mario Seneviratne.

“In order to increase further awareness for green buildings, one of the educational elements at this year’s event will include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workshops which will take participants through core concepts, strategies and implementation of sustainable buildings."

To support the adoption of eco-efficient products among local manufacturers, designers and contractors, The Big 5 will also host the Gaia Awards and the Green Build Conference, which will address important issues and opportunities that are essential to remain compliant, competitive and sustainable in the Middle East.

The Big 5 2012 takes place from 5-8 November with Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM EXPO at the Dubai World Trade Centre. An event with more than 30 years of history, it has grown to become the largest of its kind for the building and construction industry, and a truly international stage for the Middle East industry.

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