Sadara and Harcros-ARA to establish facility in Saudi Arabia’s PlasChem Park

Sadara and Harcros-ARA to establish faci…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:45

Sadara Chemical Company has signed a supply agreement with Harcros-ARA, a new venture being established by international manufacturer and distributor of industrial and specialty chemicals Harcros Chemicals Inc and Riyadh-based...

Ducab begins construction of its new headquarter in Jebel Ali

Ducab begins construction of its new hea…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:12

Ducab, global manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, has broken ground on its new global headquarter building in Jebel Ali

Caterpillar and Al-Bahar ready to commission its first solar project installation for Caterpillar Dubai District Office in UAE

Caterpillar and Al-Bahar ready to commis…

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 06:08

Al-Bahar has completed its first solar photovoltaic (PV) project with Caterpillar Middle East, which includes design, installation and commissioning of a grid-tied solar PV plant for their regional facility. Assuring...

Grundfos Dubai updates ISO certification to the latest quality management standard

Grundfos Dubai updates ISO certification…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:04

Grundfos, the market leader in advanced pump and water application systems, has recently updated its certification to ISO 9001.2015 – ISO’s latest flagship quality management standard, now globally recognised as...

Saudi Arabia joins TIR, eyes regional trade boost

Saudi Arabia joins TIR, eyes regional tr…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 09:06

Saudi Arabia has become the 74th country to ratify the TIR Convention that will help improve and develop its transport sector, as outlined in its 2030 Vision and 2020 National...

Atlas Copco’s oil-injected screw compressor reduces energy consumption

Atlas Copco’s oil-injected screw compres…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:58

Atlas Copco has launched the new air compressor, the GA 90+-160 (VSD+) oil-injected screw compressor range, aiming to achieve reduced energy consumption and ease of installation and service

Etisalat launches first commercial 5G network for MENA

Etisalat launches first commercial 5G ne…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:48

Telecom company Etisalat has launched its first commercial 5G wireless network in the UAE, the first by any operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

SAMENA Summit 2018 focuses on building Middle East's digital economy

SAMENA Summit 2018 focuses on building M…

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 06:46

The South Asia-Middle East-North Africa (SAMENA) region’s annual leadership event, the SAMENA Telecommunications Council's Leaders' Summit 2018, has discussed the importance of enabling telecom operators and regulatory authorities to collaborate...

Abu Dhabi to better construction license approval procedures

Abu Dhabi to better construction license…

Monday, 21 May 2018 09:23

Abu Dhabi department of urban planning and municipalities and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence have signed an MoU to further bolster their efforts aimed at providing integrated services in the construction...

UAE changes visa rules to attract global investors

UAE changes visa rules to attract global…

Monday, 21 May 2018 07:59

In line with the UAE’s position as a primary destination for international investors and a global talents, the UAE Cabinet, chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President...

Abu Dhabi Airport reduces waiting time and quicker check-in with smart IoT technology

Abu Dhabi Airport reduces waiting time a…

Monday, 21 May 2018 06:46

Dubai Technology Partners LLC (DTP), systems integrator firm for the aviation industry, has partnered with Xovis, provider of people flow monitoring solutions, to help improve operations at Abu Dhabi International...

Safest MAN coaches arrive in the UAE

Safest MAN coaches arrive in the UAE

Monday, 21 May 2018 05:00

In keeping with the UAE’s efforts to make its roads safer, MAN Truck & Bus has delivered the safest coaches to the Sharjah Road Transport Authority (RTA)

Saudi Cement plant to get upgrade boost from GE Power

Saudi Cement plant to get upgrade boost …

Sunday, 20 May 2018 11:21

Saudi Cement has signed an agreement with GE Power for the upgrade of three GE 6B gas turbines at its Hofuf plant to increase power output and efficiency

Eaton’s updated Tofino security solution adds fibre optic capabilities, simplifies set up

Eaton’s updated Tofino security solution…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 07:16

Power management company Eaton has released updated versions of its Tofino industrial Ethernet security solution

GE Power to upgrade Jebel Ali power stations

GE Power to upgrade Jebel Ali power stat…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:53

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an agreement worth about US$52.5mn with GE Power to upgrade gas turbines at the Jebel Ali Power & Desalination E Station

TechnipFMC gets Pakistan refinery contract

TechnipFMC gets Pakistan refinery contra…

Sunday, 20 May 2018 06:38

Pak-Arab Refinery Ltd (PARCO) has awarded oilfield services company TechnipFMC an engineering contract for a refinery at Hub near Karachi, Pakistan

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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