Kuwait’s oil sector to produce 1.5 GW of PV cells

Kuwait’s oil sector to produce 1.5 GW of…

Sunday, 19 August 2018 08:18

Kuwait’s oil sector will produce 1.5 GW of solar cells before the end of 2018, as quoted saying by oil minister and minister of electricity and water Bakheet Al- Rasheedi

International body prompts marine renewables guidelines

International body prompts marine renewa…

Sunday, 19 August 2018 06:27

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) committee is expected to produce three toolbox talk prompt guidelines for marine operations in the offshore energy sector, responding to the growth of involvement...

SANY introduces advanced excavator for tough terrains

SANY introduces advanced excavator for t…

Thursday, 16 August 2018 06:40

SANY, Chinese multinational heavy machinery manufacturing company, has launched a new advanced excavator model SY50U, aiming to cover a wider range of working conditions than the previous models SY16C and...

Peter Granqvist joins Volvo Penta Executive Group

Peter Granqvist joins Volvo Penta Execut…

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 05:04

Peter Granqvist will take up the position of senior vice-president for product development, planning and purchasing, replacing Johan Inden

MENA data centre spend to hit US$5bn by 2020

MENA data centre spend to hit US$5bn by …

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 06:38

Data centre modernisation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ranks as one of the top digital business priorities for regional CEOs in the next two years, enabling new...

Emrill set to boost UAE’s facilities management sector

Emrill set to boost UAE’s facilities man…

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 06:19

The UAE-based integrated facilities management (FM) company Emrill has announced a record annual contract wins and renewals of more than US$135mn in 2017

Improve your utility customer experience

Improve your utility customer experience

Monday, 13 August 2018 06:12

As utility companies continue to develop more customer-centric businesses, cloud services are helping them to engage with the customers in a more appealing way

Huawei to accelerate 5G ecosystem in Bahrain

Huawei to accelerate 5G ecosystem in Bah…

Sunday, 12 August 2018 06:42

Huawei, leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has announced to implement its new ‘1+1 antenna modernisation’ solutions to roll out commercial 5G networks...

Saudi Arabia to help rebuild Yemen

Saudi Arabia to help rebuild Yemen

Sunday, 12 August 2018 06:03

Saudi Arabia has announced eight new developmental projects in Al Mahra Governorate in Yemen, as part of Saudi Reconstruction Programme in Yemen (SRPY)

UAE’s Yahsat introduces Yahclick Wi-Fi Enterprise Solution

UAE’s Yahsat introduces Yahclick Wi-Fi E…

Thursday, 09 August 2018 06:53

Yahsat, the UAE-based satellite operator, has launched the YahClick Wi-Fi Enterprise Solution in partnership with Italian Wi-Fi cloud management software provider Tanaza

Second edition of Phanes Group solar incubator for sub-Saharan Africa launched

Second edition of Phanes Group solar inc…

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 09:08

Phanes Group, global end-to-end solar provider headquartered in Dubai, has announced the 2nd edition of its Solar Incubator programme, aimed at identifying PV projects of potential in sub-Saharan Africa by...

Saudi Arabia’s PIF buys five per cent stake in Tesla

Saudi Arabia’s PIF buys five per cent st…

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 07:06

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has acquired up to five per cent stake in electric car maker Tesla

Bobcat targets heavy lift handling with new compact telehandler

Bobcat targets heavy lift handling with …

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 04:47

Bobcat has launched TL43.80HF telehandler in the Middle East and Africa for heavy lift handling applications such as in manufacturing, building materials, warehousing, quarrying and mining

Thales to provide security to Muscat International Airport’s new terminal

Thales to provide security to Muscat Int…

Tuesday, 07 August 2018 06:52

The new terminal of Muscat International Airport, which was opened in March 2018, is benefiting its passengers from enhanced operations and overall security provided by Thales

Dubai’s mega tunnel works on track, estimated completion by 2020

Dubai’s mega tunnel works on track, esti…

Monday, 06 August 2018 07:39

The construction of a deep tunnel storm water system in Dubai is currently underway by the PORR-Six Construct joint venture for Dubai Municipality

UAE-based Yahsat acquires stake in Thuraya

UAE-based Yahsat acquires stake in Thura…

Monday, 06 August 2018 06:41

Yahsat, UAE-based global satellite operator owned by Mubadala Investment Company, has acquired a majority and controlling stake in the mobile satellite services operator Thuraya

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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