Iran plans to build small-scale power plants in the north

Iran plans to build small-scale power pl…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:23

Iran’s Energy Ministry has launched plans to establish 40 small-scale power plants with distributed generation systems in the Northern provinces of Mazandaran and Golestan with the help of the private...

Oman names advisors for privatising five power firms

Oman names advisors for privatising five…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:16

Oman’s state-owned electricity holding firm, Nama Holding, has appointed a consortium of advisors, jointly led by London Economics and Lazard Freres, to privatise its five subsidiary power distribution and transmission...

Coperion Middle East opens new service centre in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Coperion Middle East opens new service c…

Tuesday, 20 February 2018 06:00

Coperion Middle East Co, Ltd has opened a new facility in the Jubail 2 district with a two day customer event in early February 2018

JinkoSolar and Marubeni’s Sweihan project wins MESIA award

JinkoSolar and Marubeni’s Sweihan projec…

Monday, 19 February 2018 06:27

The record-breaking 1,177MW Sweihan project, co-developed by JinkoSolar, Marubeni, and the Abu Dhabi Electricity and Water Authority (ADEWA), won ‘Large Scale Solar Project of the Year’ by the Middle East...

Abu Dhabi Ports opens ME’s first Port Digital Innovation Lab

Abu Dhabi Ports opens ME’s first Port Di…

Monday, 19 February 2018 06:21

Abu Dhabi Ports has launched the first Port Digital Innovation Lab, as part of its commitment to innovation, through providing a platform for creative minds in the UAE to develop...

Volvo CE’s electric compact excavator prototype wins INTERMAT Innovation Award

Volvo CE’s electric compact excavator pr…

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:36

Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE) electric compact excavator prototype, the EX2, has won equipment and machinery award at the INTERMAT Innovation Awards in the earthmoving and demolition category

Iraq receives US$30bn aid to rebuild economy

Iraq receives US$30bn aid to rebuild eco…

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:33

International donors and investors have pledged US$30bn to help Iraq rebuild its economy after its massive war against the Islamic State group

Voltalia to build two hydropower plants in Morocco

Voltalia to build two hydropower plants …

Sunday, 18 February 2018 06:02

Voltalia, a renewable energy producer and service provider, has obtained permits to develop two hydropower plants of 9.8MW and 7.2MW in Morocco’s Middle-Atlas region

Konecranes receives first CXT Explorer order from Johnson Arabia LLC

Konecranes receives first CXT Explorer o…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 10:44

Konecranes has received the first CXT Explorer order from Johnson Arabia LLC in Dubai to deliver one unit with two containers

Dubai launches 26 government projects under ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative

Dubai launches 26 government projects un…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:16

Dubai has launched 26 projects to be undertaken by 24 Dubai government entities under ‘Dubai 10X’ initiative, aiming to transform government operations and enhance their flexibility

Siemens signs MoU with Kuwait to push digital transformation

Siemens signs MoU with Kuwait to push di…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 06:00

Siemens will provide technical education for local workforce in Kuwait through Siemens Power Academy and Siemens Training for Industry Siemens has taken its knowledge-sharing commitment to Kuwait up a notch and...

Disruptive future technologies take centre stage at Autodesk’s inaugural Futures’ Forum in Saudi Arabia

Disruptive future technologies take cent…

Thursday, 15 February 2018 04:32

Autodesk hosted its first Saudi edition of the Futures’ Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh on 14 February 2018

Serco wins facilities management contract in Abu Dhabi

Serco wins facilities management contrac…

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 06:46

Serco, an international service provider of outsourced services, has received a contract from Aldar Properties PJSC to deliver integrated facilities services for various Aldar properties in Abu Dhabi

PDO and GlassPoint inaugurate Miraah solar plant in Oman

PDO and GlassPoint inaugurate Miraah sol…

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 05:31

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar have inaugurated the Miraah solar plant, located at the Amal oilfield in the south of Oman, which will be among the world’s largest...

ABB launches string inverter to reduce operational costs for solar installations

ABB launches string inverter to reduce o…

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:56

ABB, the global provider of electrification products, robotics and motion, has introduced new PVS-100/120 range of cloud connected, three-phase string inverter solutions for decentralised photovoltaic systems

Wärtsilä to support operation at Turbah power plant in Saudi Arabia

Wärtsilä to support operation at Turbah …

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 06:34

Wärtsilä and Saudi Arabia-based Hail Cement Company have announced to continue their co-operation by renewing three-year asset management agreement for Hail Cement Company’s power plant in Turbah, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia exhibits strength at Big 5

The Saudi Pavillion-Big 5Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, Saudi Arabia’s minister of commerce and industry, inaugurated the Saudi Arabia Pavilion at The Big 5 exhibition at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.The Saudi Arabia Pavilion saw around 100 exhibitors from the Kingdom showcase their products at The Big 5 in Dubai, which is being held from 17-20 November 2014

Represented by Abdulrahman Al-Zamil, president of Council of Saudi Chambers (CSC), the Saudi Export Development Authority (SAUDI EXPORTS) seeks to promote Saudi Arabian building, construction and infrastructure industries to the international markets.

Saudi Arabia’s participation in this exhibition is part of a strategy aimed at increasing non-oil exports and boost exports from Saudi Arabia to the regional construction sector. It is also a means to diversify its sources of revenue and boost the development of industries nationwide, according to Ahmed Alhaqbani, secretary general of SAUDI EXPORTS.

Alhaqbani added that the Saudi Arabian government, headed by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, is focused on expanding Saudi exports internationally, through a dynamic strategy. This would also develop the industrial and commercial sector and strengthen collaboration with the private sector.

“Saudi Arabian products are attributed for its quality and diversification, which enables it to compete on the international level, thus making it a strong alternative to other products that come into the GCC market. We have enough human resources as well as systems in place to take our products to the whole world,” the SAUDI EXPORTS executive noted.

According to Alhaqbani, the Saudi Arabian companies are keen to be part of The Big 5 because the Arab and GCC construction sector holds great potential for the Kingdom’s industries that produce building products such as glass, insulating materials, cement, marble, ceramics, doors, iron, granite, brick, stone paving roads , wood, tile, among others.

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