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...

Awards for excellence in energy presented to winners

Abu Dhabi Municipality and Ruud Lighting Arabia were the winners at the Middle East Electricity Awards, taking home the Project of the Year Award for their joint collaboration on the Salaam Street and Tunnel project in the UAE capital.

Contested by 29 departments, teams and organisations across six different categories, the awards were a new addition to Middle East Electricity, which opened yesterday.

High performance and saving

Ruud Lighting Arabia supplied the municipality with 5,016 interior zone LED luminaires which were installed along the 2.6km Salaam Street Tunnel to replace existing High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights. The new fixtures reduce energy consumption by 60 per cent and deliver 80,000 of burning hours compared to 10,000 burning hours of the incumbent HPS fixtures.

Other notable winners of the evening included global leaders in power and automation technologies ABB Power for their 'ABB Transmission & Distribution' project in the CSR Initiative of the Year category; and CIMCON Software for their 'LightingGale Intelligent Streetlight Management System' in the Best Innovation or Technology of the Year category.

Light management system

CIMCON's LightingGale is an automated, intelligent street light management system that automatically adjusts lighting for traditional and LED lights where and when it is needed, thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions by up to 30 per cent and saving 50 per cent on maintenance costs.

The Middle East Electricity Award winners :

Category

Winner

Project

CSR Initiative of the Year

ABB Transmission & Distribution

IMA Health and Safety Week

HSE Project or Initiative of the Year

Ras Laffan Power Company

Target Zero Accident

Renewable Project of the Year

TLM International FZE

TLM Intl FZE Project

Best Innovation or Technology of the Year

CIMCON Software

LightingGale Intelligent Streetlight Management System

Power & Water Utility of the Year

Qatar Power Company

Ras Laffan-B, Independent Water and Power Plant

Project of the Year Award

Abu Dhabi Municipality and Ruud Lighting Arabia

Salaam Street and Tunnel Project

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