Landmark announcements for solar industry at third day of WFES

Landmark announcements for solar industr…

Thursday, 18 January 2018 07:19

The third day of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) has seen a number of developments for the solar energy space including the International Solar Alliance (ISA) signing letters of...

Masdar report highlights opportunities for smart urban transportation

Masdar report highlights opportunities f…

Thursday, 18 January 2018 06:40

Emerging mobility technologies have the potential to provide transformational benefits for cities, with successful integration requiring focus on smart urban planning, long-term investment and use of the latest solutions, according...

World Bank forecasts about three per cent GDP growth for MENA in 2018

World Bank forecasts about three per cen…

Thursday, 18 January 2018 06:09

The World Bank Group’s annual forecast has predicted an average of three per cent GDP growth across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2018, which is up...

Masdar completes financing to develop Baynouna solar project in Jordan

Masdar completes financing to develop Ba…

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 08:08

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) has announced that the financing of the largest solar power plant in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has been completed

NEXTracker delivers solar trackers to Egypt’s Benban solar park

NEXTracker delivers solar trackers to Eg…

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 06:13

The global solar EPC company Sterling and Wilson has selected NEXTracker to supply 325MW of its single-axis solar trackers to the Benban solar park project in Aswan, Egypt

Dubai to get low-cost solar power day and night

Dubai to get low-cost solar power day an…

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:57

An ACWA Power-led consortium has been awarded the fourth phase of the Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is expected to provide electricity to the emirate throughout...

ENEC CEO highlights role of nuclear energy at the Global Energy Forum

ENEC CEO highlights role of nuclear ener…

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 06:13

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the second Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held from 12-13 January 2018

Ajman Holding appoints CSCEC as the official contractor of Mirkaaz

Ajman Holding appoints CSCEC as the offi…

Sunday, 14 January 2018 06:33

The UAE-based Ajman Holding has signed an agreement with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) Middle East LLC to develop and construct shopping mall Mirkaaz in Ajman, which is expected...

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 7th- 11th January

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 14 January 2018 04:11

Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 7th- 11th January 2018

International FM leaders to convene at FM EXPO Saudi next week

International FM leaders to convene at F…

Thursday, 11 January 2018 06:34

The Facilities Management Leaders’ Summit will be organised on the opening day of FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo, to be held at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and...

SSAB’s Hardox Wear Plate steel to reduce downtime and increase output

SSAB’s Hardox Wear Plate steel to reduce…

Thursday, 11 January 2018 06:28

The UAE-based Star Cement has shifted from mild steel to SSAB’s Hardox Wear Plate steel grades, aiming to achieve a turnaround in its machinery downtime and increase production

Yahsat and Tanaza to increase public Wi-Fi hotspots globally

Yahsat and Tanaza to increase public Wi-…

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 10:56

Tanaza, the Italian Wi-Fi cloud management software provider, has signed a MoU with the UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat, aiming to provide Wi-Fi management platform for Yahsat’s satellite broadband services

Abu Dhabi to host fifth edition of EcoWASTE Exhibition

Abu Dhabi to host fifth edition of EcoWA…

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 06:27

With an aim to promote sustainable waste management and recycling across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the fifth edition of EcoWASTE Exhibition will be held in Abu Dhabi...

ACWA Power reaches financial close for three solar PV projects in Egypt

ACWA Power reaches financial close for t…

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 06:25

ACWA Power has reached the financial close of the three solar PV projects worth US$190mn under Round 2 of Egypt Feed-in-Tariff programme II, with an aggregate capacity of 165.5MWp

Al Naboodah launches new facilities management business

Al Naboodah launches new facilities mana…

Monday, 08 January 2018 08:11

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE) is entering the facilities management (FM) industry with the launch of Al Naboodah Facilities Management

DP World invests more than US$1bn in global trade in 2017

DP World invests more than US$1bn in glo…

Monday, 08 January 2018 06:50

DP World has invested more than US$1bn in global trade opportunities in 2017, with an aim to diversify its business across the supply chain and explore smart innovation technologies

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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