Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 23rd July - 27th July

Fernando Tomas Flickr for TRME 307 Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 23rd July - 27th July

Construction and power demand fuel diesel genset market in Middle East 

Continuous development of mega projects such as Dahiyat Al Fursan New City in Saudi Arabia, Al Maktoum International Airport expansion in the UAE and Istanbul New Airport in the Middle East are driving the demand for diesel genset in the construction sector. Click here to read the full story

Eniverse Technologies and Skycart to bring autonomous drone delivery service to UAE 

Eniverse Technologies, a Dubai-based technology group, and Skycart, a San Francisco-based drones company, have announced their new partnership to create ‘Space Autonomous Drones’ in Dubai. Click here to read the full story

Iraqi port receives largest container vessel 

Gulftainer, an independent port operator, has announced that it has received the largest container vessel to call at Iraq’s ports to date. Click here to read the full story

Barakah nuclear energy plant successfully tested 

A cold hydrostatic testing (CHT) has been done at Unit 2 at the Barakah nuclear energy plant in the UAE to verify whether the nuclear power station meets the highest international quality and safety standards. Click here to read the full story

Italian firm signs deal to build solar plant in Iran 

An unnamed Italian company has signed an agreement to build a solar power plant in the southern province of Hormozgan in Iran. Click here to read the full story. 

Stauff’s tube connector range takes safety to the next level 

Stauff Connect’s range of tube connectors for hydraulic systems, made of steel, comply with the latest version of the standards DIN 2353 and ISO 8434-1. Click here to read the full story. 

DP World reports 10.7 per cent growth in Q2 2017 

DP World Limited handled 34mn TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2017, with gross container volumes growing by 8.2 per cent year-on-year on a reported basis and 7.7 per cent on a like-for-like basis. Click here to read the full story

Selecting the right electric motor for your HVAC systems 

The growth of commercial and industrial HVAC units in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has led to the rise in the demand for high-quality products such as electric motors in the systems for different applications. Click here to read the full story

CESI and Bahrain collaborate on renewable energy programme 

CESI, technical consulting and engineering firm, has announced that it will develop technical and strategic regulatory requirements related to connecting distributed renewable energy resources into Bahrain’s national electricity grid owned by Electricity and Water Authority Bahrain (EWA). Click here to read the full story

DEWA CEO inspects work at MBR Solar Park Phase 3 

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), recently reviewed the construction work at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, situated about 50km south of Dubai. Click here to read the full story.

US$200bn investment required in renewable sector: MEED estimates 

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is looking to develop more than 67 GW of clean energy projects that are currently at various stages of the design and study, according to Renewable Energy in the MENA Region 2017, a new report from MEED. Click here to read the full story

GE signs US$575mn agreement to help improve rail infrastructure in Egypt 

GE has signed a letter of intent (LoI) worth US$575mn with the Egypt’s Ministry of Transportation (MoT) and Egyptian National Railways (ENR) to supply 100 GE ES30ACi Light Evolution Series Locomotives that can be used for both passengers or freight rail, as well as a 15-year agreement for parts and technical support for GE locomotives in ENR’s new and current fleet. Click here to read the full story.

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