New Range. New Rules - Al-Bahar at The Big 5 Heavy 2018

New Range. New Rules - Al-Bahar at The B…

Sunday, 18 March 2018 07:20

Al-Bahar, exclusive dealers of Cat® products, will participate in The Big 5 Heavy 2018, dedicated to the heavy construction industry, at Dubai World Trade Centre on from 26-28 March 2018

‘Pay as you throw’ waste fee for Dubai building owners soon

‘Pay as you throw’ waste fee for Dubai b…

Sunday, 18 March 2018 06:52

All buildings in the emirate will soon be charged a new fee of US$21.78 per tonne for general waste disposal, which is proposed to go up by US$2.72 per annum...

Dubai’s RTA processes more than 500,000 online vehicle licensing transactions in 2017

Dubai’s RTA processes more than 500,000 …

Sunday, 18 March 2018 06:52

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has processed more than half a million transactions relating to vehicle licensing in 2017 amidst a major push to digitise government services

Digitalisation and clean energy integration help ABB attain growth in UAE

Digitalisation and clean energy integrat…

Friday, 16 March 2018 10:55

ABB has recorded a steady and sustained growth in the UAE in 2017

FAMCO launches ‘safer’ Volvo Trucks in UAE

FAMCO launches ‘safer’ Volvo Trucks in U…

Thursday, 15 March 2018 15:50

Al-Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (FAMCO) announced the launch of the Volvo Trucks advanced safety features in the UAE 

MEFMA steps up efforts to strengthen corporate sectors’ role in regional facilities management

MEFMA steps up efforts to strengthen cor…

Thursday, 15 March 2018 11:20

The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) has formed a new category for its members – the Strategic Corporate Members – and established the Strategic Corporate Members Committee, which would...

Panel on construction prioritises latest modeling technique adoption

Panel on construction prioritises latest…

Thursday, 15 March 2018 10:56

At a panel discussion hosted by construction consultancy Faithful+Gould, participants spoke about challenges in adopting latest modeling practices and how technology could help drive efficiencies in project delivery

Egypt’s digital forensic lab to improve IPR’s protection and enforcement

Egypt’s digital forensic lab to improve …

Thursday, 15 March 2018 06:24

The government of Egypt has announced to set up a specialised digital forensic lab for intellectual property as part of its enforcement schemes of combating software piracy

The Business Year and Investors Group Iran collaborate in research on Iran’s national economies

The Business Year and Investors Group Ir…

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 06:25

The Business Year (TBY) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Investors Group Iran (IGI) to help IGI’s annual research on Iran’s economy

Abu Dhabi’s Taweelah A2 CCP plant to be managed by Emiratis for one month

Abu Dhabi’s Taweelah A2 CCP plant to be …

Wednesday, 14 March 2018 06:13

Abu Dhabi-based Emirates CMS Power Company (ECPC) has launched a new initiative to manage and operate Taweelah A2 combined cycle power and desalination plant by the UAE nationals for one...

Tunnel drilling for Dubai Metro extension 50 per cent complete

Tunnel drilling for Dubai Metro extensio…

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 10:53

Tunnel drilling works for the Dubai Metro extension, dubbed as the Route 2020 Project, is now 50 per cent complete, Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of...

EGA to save about US$1.36mn in energy costs each year

EGA to save about US$1.36mn in energy co…

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 06:24

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has announced to save around US$1.36mn in energy costs each year by implementing energy conservation ideas from shop floor staff

MaK Middle East opens workshop in Dubai

MaK Middle East opens workshop in Dubai

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 06:12

MaK Middle East LLC has opened its workshop in Dubai Maritime City to provide after-sales support in the region

LED light fittings maker Switch Made partners with boarding school on green initiative

LED light fittings maker Switch Made par…

Monday, 12 March 2018 07:42

France-based Switch Made said it had provided Swiss International Scientific School, a Dubai-based boarding school, with LED lights, making it the "first low-energy building" in the Middle East

ACWA Power inaugurates US$465mn Salalah 2 IPP plant in Oman

ACWA Power inaugurates US$465mn Salalah …

Monday, 12 March 2018 06:33

The Greenfield Salalah 2 IPP project, with an aggregate capacity of 445MW, and an investment of US$465mn, was inaugurated by ACWA Power in Oman recently

Law firm Winston & Strawn advises on Turkish motorway project financings

Law firm Winston & Strawn advises on…

Monday, 12 March 2018 06:04

Law firm Winston & Strawn LLP said that it had advised on project financings for the North Marmara Motorway project in Turkey, which is aimed at improving transport connectivity between...

Middle East Electricity 2012 opens to a grand start

MEE_2012_1Commencing today, Middle East Electricity 2012 (MEE) was officially inaugurated by Dr. Rashid Ahmed Bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water in the UAE.

MEE is the world's leading energy event that focuses on power, lighting, renewable, nuclear and water sectors, creating a key platform for exhibitors to impress industry professionals with their latest innovations, solutions, products and services.

Taking place until 9 February in Dubai, the three-day exhibition opens as 113 new power, water, and energy projects valued at US$180 billion are underway or at the planning stages in the Middle East.

More than 1,000 exhibitors

The event has attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors from within the region and worldwide looking to capitalise on a booming energy sector.

Hundreds of companies are launching new products at the show – among the most notable of these include the Dubai-based cable manufacturer Ducab, which will showcase its new range 66kV to 400 kV High Voltage (HV) cable systems.

Other exhibitors launching their most recent products at the show include Bahrain-based Atlas Copco, which is introducing its portable diesel driven generator sets and lighting towers; and GWB International, which is using the exhibition to officially launch in the UAE and Middle East its Cooper brand of silent generating sets.

Commenting on the growth of Middle East Electricity this year, Anita Mathews, Exhibition Director said: "The exhibitor space for Middle East Electricity 2012 has exceeded last year's occupied space by 15 per cent. We have also seen growth in exhibitor numbers and expect more than 15,000 unique visitors to attend the three-day event."

CESI, an Italian based market leader in power systems consulting and testing will be at the exhibition as it looks to further expand its business operations in the Middle East, having last month opened its first regional office in the UAE.

Middle East Electricity Awards

Middle East Electricity will feature for the first time the Middle East Electricity Awards, established to recognise outstanding achievements of individuals, departments, teams or organisations that have contributed to the growth and development of the energy industry in the Middle East.

The winners will be announced this evening at a gala dinner attended by 1,000 of the region's leading power professionals and companies, senior government officials and special VIP industry guests.

Other highlights

Other highlights of Middle East Electricity include the free-to-attend technical seminars, where a selection of exhibitors will present latest innovations and products to visitors over the three days on the show floor.

Partner event

Middle East Electricity 2012 is the partner event to Power + Water Middle East in Abu Dhabi and Africa Electricity in Johannesburg.

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