Emirates Steel’s new financing structure to strengthen growth and development

Emirates Steel’s new financing structure…

Sunday, 16 December 2018 05:58

The UAE’s only integrated steel plant Emirates Steel has finalised a significant loan refinancing deal that will enable the company to accelerate deleveraging, increase financial flexibility, simplify its debt structure...

ULO Systems awarded MAX Group nuclear project in Bangladesh

ULO Systems awarded MAX Group nuclear pr…

Thursday, 13 December 2018 09:21

The UAE division of ULO Systems, a wholly-owned private company and a provider of services within the oil and gas and construction industries, has won a major contract in Bangladesh...

Sohail Samdani is SNC-Lavalin’s new mining and metallurgy head in Middle East

Sohail Samdani is SNC-Lavalin’s new mini…

Thursday, 13 December 2018 06:55

SNC-Lavalin has announced the appointment of Sohail Samdani as senior vice-president and general manager for the company’s mining and metallurgy sector in the Middle East

Liebherr mobile construction cranes tackle building retrofit

Liebherr mobile construction cranes tack…

Thursday, 13 December 2018 05:26

Liebherr has used three mobile construction cranes including MK 140, MK 88 and MK 100 have been in an administrative building retrofit in Neckarsulm, Germany

AEC and Honeywell sign MoA for smart city opportunities in Saudi Arabia

AEC and Honeywell sign MoA for smart cit…

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:51

Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Riyadh-based Saudi economic offset programme company, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Honeywell to collaborate on business development activities for smart and connected...

‘Iraq moving towards the green path’

‘Iraq moving towards the green path’

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 06:22

Iraq is seeking to diversify its energy dependency by building large-scale solar, wind and biomass facilities within the next decade, expecting to supply more than 10 per cent of its...

SPARK: Saudi Arabia’s hub for energy development

SPARK: Saudi Arabia’s hub for energy dev…

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 04:54

Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, has inaugurated the 50-sq km King Salman Energy Park (SPARK), located in the kingdom’s Eastern Province

CE-Ventures acquires stake in UAE’s logistics firm Transcorp

CE-Ventures acquires stake in UAE’s logi…

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:35

CE-Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of UAE-headquartered global conglomerate Crescent Enterprises, has invested in Transcorp International, one of the UAE’s leading logistics and last-mile distribution service providers, acquiring a...

Complete, affordable and fully automated traceability labelling solution from Brady

Complete, affordable and fully automated…

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 06:20

Brady Corporation presents a complete and reliable labelling solution for printed circuit boards that can automate traceability and generate smart manufacturing data about SMD production lines at affordable costs

Major COSCO terminal opened in Abu Dhabi

Major COSCO terminal opened in Abu Dhabi

Monday, 10 December 2018 06:03

COSCO SHIPPING Ports and Abu Dhabi Ports have inaugurated CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal at Khalifa Port, aiming to position Abu Dhabi as the regional hub for COSCO’s global network of...

Rick Hancock is Atkins’ new country director in Saudi Arabia

Rick Hancock is Atkins’ new country dire…

Monday, 10 December 2018 04:46

Atkins, the UK-based global design, engineering and project management consultancy and a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has announced the appointment of Rick Hancock as country director for design and...

‘Hiring in Middle East’s construction and infrastructure sector to rise’

‘Hiring in Middle East’s construction an…

Sunday, 09 December 2018 06:49

The Middle East construction and infrastructure activities have shown a decline in the Q3 2018, with an increasing additional headcount being highlighted across the region due to future workload expectations,...

RENAC’s green banking programme launched for MENA

RENAC’s green banking programme launched…

Sunday, 09 December 2018 05:06

The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), an international training provider for green energy technologies, has announced the start of the scholarship application phase for one of the trainings under its 18-month...

Oman needs to prioritise energy transition policies: Survey

Oman needs to prioritise energy transiti…

Sunday, 09 December 2018 04:16

Oman needs to prioritise strategies for reducing national demand for power rather than investing in delivering new energy supplies to meet its soaring call on energy, according to a survey

New mast operator lift for Potain cranes from Manitowoc

New mast operator lift for Potain cranes…

Thursday, 06 December 2018 04:24

Manitowoc, one of the leading global manufacturers of cranes and lifting solutions, has launched an internal mast operator lift for Potaintop-slewing cranes

Tunisia-South Africa Business Council to boost trade and investment

Tunisia-South Africa Business Council to…

Thursday, 06 December 2018 04:06

Tunisia and South Africa are keen to establish the joint South Africa-Tunisia Business Council, aiming to stimulate trade and investment opportunities between the countries

Synergy United Co gets special recognition for sunlight tracking device at 7th GAIA Awards

big5-gala-awardsThere were over 200 entries for the various categories, out of which 57 companies were shortlistedThe seventh edition of the GAIA Awards were held on Day 2 of The Big 5 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, where companies were awarded for innovating and cutting-edge technologies on sustainable design and construction

The awards were held as part of the Sustainable Design and Construction Conference, attended mainly by industry leaders and companies leading the way with best sustainable practices. There were over 200 entries for the various categories, out of which 57 companies were shortlisted.

The awards panel for 2014 comprised Mario Seneviratne, MD of Green Technologies; Ali A Buruhaima, deputy director general of Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority; and Alaa Ashwamy, professor of civil engineering and dean of engineering at American University in Dubai (AUD).

The finalists were judged on three main criteria — people, planet and profit. In addition to the three criteria, the projects were also graded on their applicability to the MENA region and if they motivated sustainable development.

There were 25 categories such as water technology, HVAC, bathrooms and kitchens, glass and glazing, including a special recognition project as well.

Bathrooms and Kitchens: Insinkerator Middle East (Emerson FZE)
Building Systems: Ambidex Projects
Concrete and Related Products: MMFX Steel DMCC
Flooring: Interface
Glass and Glazing: Synergy United Co
HVAC: Intercool Central Air Conditioning
Metal, Steel and Aluminium: Gulf Extrusions Co.LLC
PMV and related products: Mahy Khoory & Co.LLC
Special Construction: Xtraice
Thermal & Moisture Protection, Insulation and Sealants: Japeva Engineering Private Limited
Water Technology: Alca Plast SRO
Wood, Plastic and Composite: Trex Company Inc.
Special Recognition: Synergy United Co for the Ciralight Suntracker

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