Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 2nd - 6th July 2017

Fernando Tomas Flickr for TRME 307 (Image source: Fernando Tomas/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 2nd July - 6th July 2017

Siemens wins order to supply the power train for Sabiya power plant in Kuwait 

Siemens has won an order to supply the key power generation equipment for the Sabiya Extension 3 combined cycle power plant in Kuwait. Click here to read the full story.

Aggreko acquires Younicos for green energy future 

Scottish temporary power firm Aggreko announced the takeover of German-US based Younicos, a move that is aimed at reducing the energy cost to Aggerko’s customers and bringing about a reliable and green power to the international market. Click here to read the full story

Volvo Trucks organises tour at Tuve plant in Sweden 

Volvo Trucks organised a two-day factory visit at the company’s Tuve plant near Gothenburg in Sweden, where the industry experts highlighted the role of technology and automation that can improve simulation in drivers. Click here to read the full story

UAE economy remains relatively robust despite slowing growth rate 

According to credit rating agency Moody's, the UAE's economy grew at a relatively strong three per cent in 2016, although less than the average 4.9 per cent annual rate between 2011 and 2015. Click here to read the full story

Maersk back online after cyber attack 

A.P. Moller-Maersk has said that it has restored its major applications, as it brings its IT systems back online after being hit by a major cyber attack last week. Click here to read the full story

Hira Industries opens new HVAC showroom in Sharjah 

UAE’s HAVC company Hira Industries has opened its new office and showroom in Sharjah, to exhibit the company’s latest HVAC products and technologies, aiming to extend its projects and services to the clients and its presence in the Northern Emirates. Click here to read the full story

Oracle: Cloud infrastructure reality is outperforming perception 

Nearly half of companies in Saudi Arabia plan to run their business on cloud infrastructure within three years. Click here to read the full story

Dubai Trade launches LogiGate smart app for transportation and warehousing needs 

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem: We continue to innovate to make Dubai and the UAE a global hub for business opportunities. Click here to read the full story

Cooper Tire announces new appointments for the MEA 

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Europe has announced the appointment of Christophe Huss as the new sales director for the Middle East and Michiel Kramer as the marketing director for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Click here to read the full story. 

Opinion Edit: ‘Solar power is the path to a sustainable future’ 

Between 11 am and 2 pm on 11 March, utility-scale solar generation in the territory of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) accounted for almost 40 per cent of net grid power produced and on 26 May at lunchtime, solar power accounted for almost 25 per cent of electricity generated in the UK, exceeding the combined output of the country’s eight nuclear power stations. When wind, biomass and hydro were added, almost 40 per cent of UK electricity came from renewable energy on that sunny spring day. Click here to read the full story.

‘UAE shifting towards steam cleaning solutions’ 

The UAE is gradually shifting towards steam cleaning services, in both public areas and domestic households, for a more efficient deep cleaning without using chemicals and related cleaning agents, which often have significant impact on environment, according to industry experts. Click here to read the full story.   

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