ACWA Power to develop 100MW solar project in South Africa

ACWA Power to develop 100MW solar projec…

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:57

Saudi Arabia-based ACWA Power and Central Energy Fund of South Africa have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a 100MW Redstone concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) plant in South Africa’s...

UAE set to lead the world in VAT innovation

UAE set to lead the world in VAT innovat…

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:34

The UAE ranks first in the MENA region in terms of innovation, according to a recent report by Global Innovation Index 2017

CP Automation to distribute SineTamer surge protectors in EMEA

CP Automation to distribute SineTamer su…

Monday, 16 July 2018 13:14

Industrial repair specialist CP Automation has partnered with SineTamer to distribute surge and transient protection systems across Europe, the Middle East and Asia

‘GCC automation industry on track for double digit growth’

‘GCC automation industry on track for do…

Monday, 16 July 2018 06:35

The GCC region’s automation industry is on track for double-digit growth over the next five years, as recovering oil prices and economic diversification plans boost demand for industrial and building...

Jacobs secures key role on Etihad Rail project in the UAE

Jacobs secures key role on Etihad Rail p…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 12:02

Jacobs Engineering Group has been selected by Etihad Rail to deliver critical technical and programme consulting services for the UAE’s largest and most vital national freight and passenger railway network

FPT Industrial solutions to drive Teksan Generators

FPT Industrial solutions to drive Teksan…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 07:33

Teksan Generator has selected FPT Industrial for a long-term partnership to supply it with the full FPT Industrial Power Generation G-Drive line-up

MAN to power gas-engine power plant in Oman

MAN to power gas-engine power plant in O…

Sunday, 15 July 2018 05:28

MAN Energy Solutions has won the order from Oman Liquefied Natural Gas (Oman LNG) to equip a new power plant with nine MAN 51/60 gas engines

Waste management efforts step up in GCC

Waste management efforts step up in GCC

Thursday, 12 July 2018 10:00

Waste, and getting rid of it in a manner that makes sense for the economy and the environment, is an issue that has been getting much more attention and investment...

Etisalat to provide 5G services for Expo 2020 Dubai

Etisalat to provide 5G services for Expo…

Thursday, 12 July 2018 06:28

Expo 2020 Dubai has become the first major commercial customer to access 5G services provided by UAE-based telecom provider Etisalat

Oman aggregate plant relies on SDLG wheel loader

Oman aggregate plant relies on SDLG whee…

Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:21

Operations at a sand and aggregate plant in Oman have been boosted by the arrival of a new SDLG L958F wheel loader, part of the latest F-series machines

Haya Water’s wastewater investment outlay reaches US$15.59bn

Haya Water’s wastewater investment outla…

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 06:56

Oman’s Haya Water has started the work on the master plan to supply 979cu/m of water per day to 4.1mn residents by 2045 

New power plant to help boost Saudi Arabia’s electric power industry

New power plant to help boost Saudi Arab…

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 04:19

The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has started operating the Waad Al-Shamal plant, which partially depends on solar power to generate electricity, as part of its efforts to support economic and...

Iraq offers US$30bn FDI opportunity, says Frost & Sullivan

Iraq offers US$30bn FDI opportunity, say…

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 06:48

In line with Iraq’s ambitious aim to implement a stable macroeconomic framework in the country, the government seeks to unlock potential investment opportunities in both the oil and gas as...

Bobcat telehandler gains customer’s trust

Bobcat telehandler gains customer’s trus…

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 06:02

Bobcat’s telehandler range has helped Dubai’s Fujairah National Construction Company (FNC) complete projects on time

5G plays a crucial role in the future of AVs, says Gartner

5G plays a crucial role in the future of…

Monday, 09 July 2018 06:25

With 5G network capability, communications service providers (CSPs) seek to secure future market opportunities with autonomous vehicle (AV) manufacturers in enhancing driver safety and data management, according to Gartner, Inc,...

Quick coupler systems and attachments from Liebherr

Quick coupler systems and attachments fr…

Monday, 09 July 2018 04:06

Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH develops and manufactures innovative attachments and quick coupler systems that can be used for both hydraulic excavators and material handlers from Liebherr as well as for machines from...

Cast in concrete for a better future

MEC-MiddleEast-Concrete-Big5-2014Precast concrete is in heavy demand in the Middle East, as it can save costs and time, as well as providing environmental benefits to builders and developers.Middle East Concrete (MEC) 2014 is poised to provide a platform for builders and developers to see what is going on within the concrete industry within the Middle East

The demand for precast concrete in the construction sector is growing, as builders realise that it can reduce the time taken to complete major projects.

Nathan Waugh, event director for MEC and PMW Live, said, “The precast concrete market offers enormous opportunities to local producers and developers here in the region. We are keen to address this rising demand and offer our visitors access to high-level experts, international exhibitors and top-of-the-range products in line with their needs.”

According to Ventures Onsite, precast concrete is gaining popularity in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. In the UAE, Expo 2020 is considered a major project for which this material will be in high demand.

In Qatar, the World Cup to be held in 2022 and the development of labour cities has spiked a demand for precast concrete. Saudi Arabia is keen to use the material to build 500,000 new homes. The use and benefits of, and latest innovations pertaining to precast concrete will be discussed at MEC 2014 in two technical seminars.

Bashar Abou Mayaleh, managing director at Hard Precast Building Systems, said, “Developers are attracted to precast concrete as it can greatly reduce the duration of a project as well as the cost. It provides cost and time savings to developers and governments, as well as offering significant environmental benefits.”

Hard Precast Building Systems will be at MEC 2014. In addition, Austria’s ABR Tools, Turkey’s Akar Makina, Germany’s All Gaier Process Technology, BASF Construction Chemicals UAE, Bauer Maschinen, Blastrac Middle East and California Scaffolding and Formwork will all be among the companies present at the show.

The exhibition will be supported by free-to-attend workshops and technical seminars that will offer visitors the chance to find out about the latest industry advancements from fellow construction professionals.

MEC will be held from 17-20 November at the Dubai World Trade Centre in conjunction with PMV Live

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