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    Hormann introduces road blockers for optimized security of entrances and exits

    Dubai, UAE; January 22, 2018:   Hormann Middle East and Africa has launched road blockers with optional EFO (Emergency Fast Operation) to secure passages up to 6 m wide.  They are available in the Road Blocker 500 variant from Hormann with a barrier height of 500 mm or in the Road Blocker 1000 version with a barrier height of 1000 mm. Road Blocker 500 SF is suitable for fitting on finished floor surfaces since no groundwork is required. There are also lift barriers available to safeguard controlled entrances and exits up to 10 meters in width. They are suitable for very frequent use and meet high safety requirements. Also available are tyre killers that enable controlled, uni-directional passage while preventing passage in the other direction. While Hormann’s Tyre Killer M variant is suitable for average use ......read more

    Dubai Industrial Park Announces AED135 Million Investment in Expanding Infrastructure

    Wade Adams appointed to complete first phase of infrastructure addition Project to span 16 million square feet  Dubai-UAE: 21 January, 2018:  Dubai Industrial Park (DI), a designated district within Dubai Wholesale City (DWSC), today announced the AED135 million infrastructure development and road expansion project spanning an area of 16 million square feet that is set to commence on its premises.   The expansion works stem from the park’s commitment to pre-emptively address the potential growth of the industrial sector in Dubai and wider UAE, which reflects the strides of the Dubai Industrial Strategy since its launch 2016. The contract has been awarded to Wade Adams, a Dubai-headquartered general construction and project development company with international experience.    As the ......read more

    ADSB to Collaborate on Sustainment and Supply Chain Services with Rolls-Royce

    21 January 2018 – Abu Dhabi, UAE:   Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, and strategic partner to the UAE Armed Forces, has partnered with Rolls-Royce to lay the groundwork for the provision of enhanced naval shipbuilding, repair and refit services across the GCC.  Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, CEO of ADSB, and Leo Pantazopoulos, Rolls-Royce’s Senior Vice President, Asia & Middle East, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the companies move toward the provision of integrated engineering sustainment and supply chain services for military vessels. The MoU will enable the development of world-class lifecycle management solutions for regional defense stakeholders. It will also reinforce ......read more

    Masdar and Abu Dhabi Department of Transport to collaborate on sustainable, electrical and autonomous transport technologies

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; January 20, 2018 –  The Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi and Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in the study, testing and evaluation of sustainable, electrical and autonomous transport technologies.  His Excellency Khalifa Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Undersecretary of the Department of Transport, and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Masdar’s Chief Executive Officer, signed the agreement at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018. The multifaceted partnership aims to establish pilot projects promoting local capacity building. The agreement also covers the development of infrastructure for the testing and validation of smart electrical and autonomous vehicle technologies by both government and the private ......read more

    SteelFab 2018 showcases the latest metal working technologies at Expo Centre Sharjah

    25% increase in the number of exhibitors, with the Essen Welding & Cutting Pavilion among the most prominent Sharjah, 14 January 2018:  SteelFab, the region’s premier metal working event, is back for the 14th year in a row at Expo Centre Sharjah on Monday. The region's premier metal working, metal manufacturing and steel fabrication trade show will take place over 4 days and will witness its largest international participation yet. SteelFab 2018 has witnessed a 25% growth in the number of exhibitors compared to last year, with the participation of 10 new exhibitors from different countries around the world. This has brought the overall exhibition space up by 50% compared to the previous year. SteelFab 2018, which runs until January 18, will attract more than 1,000 brands from the world's leading ......read more

    British Group GFG Alliance makes binding offer to buy Aluminium Dunkerque from Rio Tinto

    Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2018:  Sanjeev Gupta's GFG Alliance today marked the started of a major expansion into continental Europe by launching a €2billion investment programme in France.  As part of this programme, GFG's industrial arm Liberty House has made a binding conditional offer to Rio Tinto to buy Europe’s largest aluminium smelter based in Dunkerque, France.  The offer triggers a statutory consultation with employees, European Works Council and stakeholders and, subject to a successful outcome to this process, Liberty says it has ambitious plans to invest and develop the 570-worker plant, potentially creating thousands more jobs on-site and in the wider economy. In addition to serving existing customers with aluminium slab and ingots, Liberty wants to capitalise on the growing market ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Begins Second Phase of Implementation of Abu Dhabi Specification for Pesticide Management

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 December, 2017 –   Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, announced the start of the second phase of implementation of the Abu Dhabi Specification for Pesticide Management as part of the ongoing Pesticide Management Project. The specification stipulates the maximum permitted levels for pesticide residues in agricultural and food products. Executed in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA), the second phase involves conducting a research study to determine pesticide residue levels in the five most consumed types of produce in Abu Dhabi – dates, tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and marrow. The study – the first of its kind in the UAE – will help QCC understand the ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Hosts Workshop on Conformity Schemes Focused on Infrastructure Development

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 December, 2017 –  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, hosted a workshop to introduce consultants and contractors executing infrastructure projects undertaken by the Follow-up Committee of President's Initiatives to the Council’s product and personnel certification schemes. In line with the Council’s aim of enhancing the quality and sustainability of the built environment in Abu Dhabi, the workshop included detailed presentations on the conformity schemes, and examined the emirate’s current and future infrastructure needs in the context of its economic development .priorities In June 2017, the Follow-Up Committee of President's Initiatives endorsed a raft of personnel and ......read more

    ADSIC Organizes Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure 2017 Forum

    Attended by over 100 employees from 75 government bodies Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17 December 2017 -  Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government agency in charge of Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda, recently organized the annual Abu Dhabi Spatial Data Infrastructure (AD-SDI) Forum at the Etihad Towers.  Attended by over 100 employees from 75 government bodies, the forum marked and celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the launch of the AD-SDI Programme, and highlighted the progress made over the last decade, the major initiatives launched, and the critical role spatial data plays in empowering the Abu Dhabi Government and community to access updated, quality geographic information and data. The Forum also gave attendees from the AD-SDI community the opportunity to discuss the new AD-SDI strategic plan 2017 ......read more

    ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018 to Examine Role of Artificial Intelligence in Homeland Security in Line with UAE Leadership's Vision

    Artificial intelligence to form essential component of Infosecurity Middle East, ME3S, collocated forums  AI has potential to transform national security technology, says US study Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 December, 2017 –  Reed Exhibitions, the leading global event organiser, today confirmed that in line with the UAE leadership’s vision, artificial intelligence (AI) will form an important underlying component of the eighth edition of the International Exhibition for National Security and Resilience (ISNR Abu Dhabi 2018).     The latest trends in AI and its application in homeland security will be among the key topics of the Critical Infrastructure Protection and Future of Policing forums, as well as the second editions of the exhibition’s two collocated events – Infosecurity ......read more

    Interpipe Supplies a Million Tons of Pipe Products to the Middle East

    Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, December 17, 2017 –  Interpipe, a leading global steel pipe and railway wheel producer, has reached a key milestone in its Middle East operations, with over a million tons of pipe products delivered to its various customers in the region over the past decade. The company's milestone coincides with the 10th anniversary celebration of its Dubai office. Regional customers and partners attended the reception, where an awards ceremony was held to celebrate Interpipe’s strong ties and successful cooperation with its strategic partners in the region. The company also summed up the results of a ten-year development, and discussed further cooperation with its partners. Since 2007, the company has made significant investments in its production facilities, including developing and ......read more

    Bee'ah achieves important milestone towards the completion of revolutionary headquarters

    Topping out ceremony held in the presence of senior officials Net-zero building to showcase new standards in sustainable architecture State-of-the-art Tesla Powerpack to supplement energy requirements Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, December 11, 2017:  Bee’ah, the Sharjah-based award-winning environmental management company, has made great headway in the construction of its iconic new headquarters. The company commemorated the completion of the highest point of the structure, with a topping out ceremony held on Sunday, 10th of December, at the location of the site in Al Saj’ah.    HE Salim Al Owais, Chairman of Bee'ah; Patrik Schumacher, Principal of Zaha Hadid Architects; and Edmund Mahabir, Managing Director of Al Futtaim Carillion, signed a special concrete panel at the topmost ......read more

    Mutual Recognition: DPM Launches Engineer Registration System

    The new system is a comprehensive directory of all Abu Dhabi engineers who have met high standards of professionalism within the industry. Abu Dhabi, December 10 2017:  The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) today announced the launch of its new registration system for all engineers in Abu Dhabi. Upon DPM approval, they will get an official card that will certify them to work across Abu Dhabi. In line with the Abu Dhabi Plan, the integrated digital system ensures mutual recognition of all qualifications listed for every engineer. This streamlined process will provide the DPM with a pool of certified engineers permitted to work across the Emirate. The aim is to regulate standards, principles and best practice in the profession, and ensure only registered engineers with approved academic ......read more

    Technal Middle East to create awareness about fire safety regulations in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE; December 03, 2017:  Technal Middle East, a pioneer in architectural aluminium facade systems, has launched a campaign to create more awareness among UAE building contractors, consultants and specifiers about fire safety for building facades.  According to Sam Robinson, General Manager, Technal Middle East: “We have developed a guideline to help the construction industry better understand how to ensure compliance with the relevant codes and standards for fire safety of external walls on high-rise buildings. Our guideline makes understanding the fire hazards of combustible external wall materials clearer. In particular,  we focus on the EN-1364-4 fire resistance test required in the UAE. Fire resistance is determined through destructive fire testing and the EN 1364-4 fire test is one of the most ......read more

    Arjun Infrastructure Partners acquires Enviromena Power Systems

    Abu Dhabi, UAE; November 29, 2017 –  Enviromena Power Systems (Enviromena), a portfolio company of Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has been successfully acquired by Arjun Infrastructure Partners (AIP).    AIP is a UK-based independent infrastructure investment advisory company. It partners with institutional investors, mainly pension plans, to access direct infrastructure investments.    UAE-based Enviromena develops, deploys and operates clean energy solutions throughout the MENA region. With a project footprint spanning nine countries, the company has installed more than 17,000 solar systems, representing the largest portfolio of solar rooftops in the region. The company has over 175MW worth of projects in operation and a further 500MW under construction.    Mohamed Jameel Al ......read more

    Caparol Paints showcases the new unique External Thermal Insulation Composite System at The Big 5 2017

    DUBAI- November 29, 2017:  Caparol Paints, a global leader in the paints industry, are showcasing their new unique fire resistant and super-efficient non-combustible External Thermal Insulation Composite System (ETICS) technology. The system boasts innovation, durability and longevity. The new ETICS technology was launched at the ongoing Big 5 exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Center.  ETICS technology by Caparol Paints has been designed to save energy and improve the climate inside the buildings. It substantially reduces heating and air conditioning costs by maintaining temperatures.   ETICS is a highly efficient system that ensures an improvement in energy efficiency of both old and new buildings once the technology is installed. Caparol has been at the forefront of researching and adopting new technologies ......read more

    ME's padlock expert Godrej LocksS take giant strides in ultra-secure locks

    At Dubai’s biggest construction industry exhibition - Big5 the company to highlight a lock as unique as a DNA and Advantis – the new range of electronic locks Dubai - November 28, 2017:  Godrej Locking Solutions and Systems(LocksS), the largest padlock manufacturer in Asia and a company that has been securing homes for the last 120 years in India, today launched the world’s most secure locks Godrej Herculoc and Godrej Advantis at the Big 5 exhibition in Dubai. The Big 5 is the largest construction event in the Middle East. Godrej LocksS has been synonymous for high quality mechanical locks, over the years and have been introducing and inducting new locking technology by creating the ‘five levels of safety’ which is a unique proposition offered by any brand in the space. Herculoc is a padlock with ......read more

    International concrete conference & exhibition makes debut in Sharjah

    Sharjah, 27 November 2017:  HE Marwan Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of Sharjah Investment & Development Authority (Shurooq) and HE Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, inaugurated the first International Concrete Conference & Exhibition in the Middle East (ICCX Middle East 2017) yesterday (Sunday). More than 100 exhibitors and 1,000 international experts in the construction sector attended the event. The exhibition, which is unique to the region, is particularly important because of its portfolio of construction and planiing projects in the GCC which are estimated to be worth 3.1 billion dollars. The exhibition provides opportunities for an innovation-friendly environment to maintain market positions and growth in a highly competitive market in order to be a leading economic platform in the region, specialized in ......read more

    Growing International Participation in Dubai for the Big 5

    17.4% increase in UAE active construction projects draws to Dubai 2,500+ companies from around the world Monday, November 27, 2017:  The continued expansion of construction activities in the GCC region is attracting an increased number of international exhibitors at The Big 5 this year. According to the latest statistics by BNC Network, there’s been a 17.4% growth in the number of active construction projects in the UAE in 2017 compared to the previous year, and an 8.6% increase in terms of value, which reached USD 818 billion.    “Over 2,500 companies from 60 countries have chosen to come and exhibit their construction products and solutions at The Big 5 in Dubai this year. Some of these are participating to the event for the first time proving that the UAE are now more than ever ‘the place to ......read more

    Steelcase Opens New Center in Munich Designed to Propel Global Growth

    European hub will give employees and visitors a first-hand view of how Steelcase is using space to learn, innovate and grow in a disruptive environment   Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2017:  Steelcase has announced the opening of its newest Learning + Innovation Center (LINC), capping a multi-year effort to bring together employees and propel global growth. The new LINC is the latest extension of the company’s global network, part of a geographically distributed approach to innovation. As organizations recognize the importance of face-to-face interactions and shift back to centrally-located business hubs, Steelcase designed this 14,400 square meter space to promote learning and spark innovation within its own organization—and to give customers a first-hand look at how space can impact work.    This ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Verifies Accuracy of 6,642 Legal Measuring Instruments, 10,840 Pre-packaged Products in Abu Dhabi Markets

    Inspection drive conducted between January and September 2017 QCC confirms accuracy of 97 per cent of jewellery and precious metal scales examined during the campaign Council urges consumers to look for gold seals on scales before making any purchases Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 October, 2017 –Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, verified the accuracy of 6,642 legal measuring instruments and 10,840 pre-packaged products in Abu Dhabi market as part of its continued efforts to create a safe and transparent market environment in the emirate.    Conducted between January and September 2017, the verification process was carried out in accordance with the terms of an agreement signed with the Emirates Authority for ......read more

    Heimtextil 2018 continues to grow with international top players

    Strong interest from the Middle East with UAE textile market being estimated at $ 17.5 billion annually “Interior.Architecture.Hospitality”: expanded programme for architects, interior designers and hotel furnishers Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2017:  The Middle East continues to be a strong source of interest for international textiles suppliers, with increasing market demand stemming from the region for the latest in home and contract textiles.  This was underlined at a media round table organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East, to familiarise regional media and industry representatives about the advantages of being present at Heimtextil, the leading international trade showcase for home and contract textiles, being held at Frankfurt next year.  Chockfull of design trends, technical innovations and ......read more

    Mohammed bin Rashid Attends MoU Signing for Area 2071

    Twelve Memorandums of Understanding Signed to Accelerate Building the Area of the Future. Dubai, UAE: 23 October, 2017:  UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today attended the signing of 12 Memorandums of Understanding between Area 2071 and various local and international partners. Area 2071 seeks to find innovative solutions to current and future development challenges faced in a number of sectors. This is part of the UAE Centennial 2071 mission to make the UAE one of the most advanced countries in the world by 2071.  At the event, His Highness said, “We launched Area 2071 to provide a zone dedicated to innovation and the industry of the future. Today, 12 agreements were signed with various partners in 11 vital sectors. Area 2071 will see ......read more

    Glittering awards ceremony caps off three days of successful business and networking at Light ME 2017

    Student showcase, smart solutions, and world-class lighting projects share limelight at region’s premier industry event Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2017:   A glittering awards ceremony has capped off a successful three days at the Middle East’s premier lighting design and technology exhibition, where a dedicated student showcase and the launch of the region’s first institute dedicated to lighting education and knowledge were among the many highlights. The 12th edition of Light Middle East concluded on 19th October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, drawing in 5,755 visitors from 84 countries. Showcasing their latest products and solutions were 345 exhibitors from 30 countries, with the world’s leading manufacturers and regional distributors mixing it up with their ......read more

    The First Decobuild Exhibition Joins 40 Government and Private Entities

    A destination for residential or commercial construction project owners Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  Organized by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE), the first ever Housing, Building Materials, Decoration and Engineering Consultancy Exhibition (DECOBUILD) will be launched on Wednesday at the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Hall in Dubai. The event will run from October 18-21, with the participation of 40 government and private entities. "The exhibition will provide those wishing to build their own residential or commercial projects with a wide choice of engineering consultancy and the latest innovations in the field of building materials, decoration, interior finishes, furniture, and all requirements of the modern home. The exhibition will provide exhibitors the opportunity to meet visitors seeking ......read more

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    DSI in advanced stages of negotiation for AED 1 billion worth of contracts with Wahat Al Zaweya in Al Ain

    UAE, January 15, 2018 - Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced that its general contracting subsidiary, Gulf Technical Construction Company (GTCC), is negotiating AED 1 billion worth of contracts with Wahat Al Zaweya in Al Ain, and has also been awarded as part of the negotiations a AED 250 million contract to develop the Nasayem project in Wahat Al Zaweya. Under the terms of the agreement, GTCC has already started the construction works for the 336-unit villa complex Nasayem project, which will be ......read more

    Drake and Scull International reaffirms commitment to support country's development process during celebration of 46th UAE National day

    UAE, November 29, 2017 - Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, joined the whole nation in its celebration of the 46th founding anniversary of the UAE amid an atmosphere of pride and belonging to the nation. The employees and executive management held a special flag raising event where they renewed their pledge to contribute to the advancement of the UAE's leadership in line with the vision and policies directed by the wise leadership, which carries the message of the Union in a sincere and capable manner and to ......read more

    Drake and Scull International shares included in MSCI GCC Index

    UAE, November 27, 2017 - Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced that its shares have been included in the MSCI GCC Index. The move demonstrates the growing regional and international confidence in DSI’s turnaround plan, which is expected to help bolster investor interest in the company. DSI’s inclusion in the MSCI GCC Index comes just a month after the company’s successful completion of a comprehensive Recapitalization Program designed to improve the financial and operational performance ......read more

    At A+A, DuPont presented new Nomex® protective solutions for firefighters & industry workers

    November 15, 2017 - DuPont recently presented its new Nomex® based fabrics and innovative protective solutions for firefighters and industry workers at this year’s A+A in Dusseldorf, Germany. They offer, for example, better protection for industry workers against the thermal effects of electric arcs. Moreover, the company announced the winners of the 'Nomex® Innovation Award 2017' at a gala ceremony on the first day of the trade show. The award is open to members of the DuPont™ Nomex® EMEA Partner Program, a carefully selected network of spinners, weavers, ......read more

    BORGWARD Group's GCC launch at Dubai International Motor Show to highlight renowned craftsmanship & performance

    Dubai, November 4, 2017 -  Automotive brand BORGWARD Group AG is set to introduce its renowned brand of aesthetics and performance to automobile enthusiasts across the GCC during its first-ever participation in the 14th Dubai International Motor Show. The company will showcase its user-friendly intelligent models featuring competitive German-made technology at Hall 2 -Stand 200 during the show’s run from November 14 to 18, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  BORGWARD occupies a prominent place in German automotive history. Founded by automotive genius Carl F.W. Borgward ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Delegation to Albania Reviews Progress of Projects Worth AED423 Million

    Tirana River Rehabilitation 70% complete  Tirana River Northern Boulevard 50% complete  Tirana-Elbasan Road set to open end-2017 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 October, 2017:   A technical delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, visited Albania to review the status of three of its financed ventures – the Tirana River Rehabilitation project, Tirana River Northern Boulevard project, as well as the Tirana-Elbasan Road project.   During the visit, the delegation toured the project sites ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Recalls 2,463 Controlled Products in 22 Categories during Inspection Drive

    Corrective action taken for 7,334 products in 25 categories Products recalled for non-compliance with safety, quality requirements 15,746 toys, 17,971 electrical appliances, 13,757 tobacco products, 3,318 detergents, 633 tires examined during inspection Abu Dhabi-UAE: 16 October, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the voluntary recall of 2,463 products in 22 categories as well as the temporary withdrawal of 7,334 products in 25 categories for their ......read more

    Light it up smartly: Sylvania Hallmarking its authority in the Middle East Market

    The company is set to embark on this by participating as a gold sponsor in the Light Middle East Exhibition Having successfully participated in the Gulf region's leading trade show and conference for metropolitan, architectural, theatrical and retail lighting solutions for the preceding couple of years, the global brand, Sylvania will exhibit its wares under the tagline “Light your world”. Feilo Sylvania recently remodeled its brand strategy and will implement Sylvania as its international brand in the successive period, and concentrate on product branding in the ......read more

    Tabarak Investment Injects AED 500 Million in Drake & Scull International as part of the Capital Increase

    UAE, October 4, 2017 - Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, announced today that it has successfully completed its capital restructuring program which started at the beginning of the fiscal year as part of its efforts to improve the financial position of the company and enhance operational efficiency. The completion of the program and the entry of Tabarak Investment as a Strategic Investor will enable the company’s new leadership to move forward with its operational plans and focus on further enhancing its core ......read more

    EcoSys™ 8 Release Offers Industry First for Full Life Cycle Projects Performance

    Integration of Portfolio and Contract Management Capabilities with the industry standard for Project Controls enables customers to drive greater returns and profitability Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2, 2017:  Hexagon PPM, the world’s leading provider of asset life cycle solutions for design, construction, and operation of industrial facilities, announces the release of EcoSys 8, the first software platform to offer an integrated solution for full life cycle projects performance. The integration of newly named EcoSys Portfolios and EcoSys Contracts with its flagship ......read more

    Materials Handling Middle East 2017 Concludes in Dubai

    World-leading suppliers share centre-stage with local heavyweights at region’s dedicated logistics and supply chain exhibition   Dubai, UAE: The Middle East’s dedicated trade fair for intralogistics, supply chain management, freight and cargo concluded recently, bringing a successful end to three-days of busy networking and discussions of the latest trends and innovations in the market today.     Materials Handling Middle East 2017 featured 126 exhibitors from 21 countries, and welcomed 3,300 visitors from 50 countries at the Dubai International ......read more

    Al Naboodah Group Enterprises Creates a Sustainable Future for UNESCO World Heritage Site, Al Ain Oases Date Plantations

    September 26th, 2017, Dubai, UAE – For years, Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, has been entrusted with maintaining the prestigious Al Ain Oases date plantations – part of the first listed UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UAE, and operated by the Al Ain City Municipality. Covering 3,000 acres, and more than 184,000 date palms, ANGE has long since committed to embedding sustainable practices at the Al Ain Oases, preserving a treasured piece of UAE heritage while ......read more

    Growth of maritime tourism gives major boost to UAE's global competitiveness

    UAE, September 25, 2017- H.E. Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport, says that the growth of the maritime tourism sector in recent years reflects the UAE’s position as one of the most developed countries in the world based on the seaports index. H.E. noted that this steady expansion will support the UAE's nomination as a Category B member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This, he said, is in line with the UAE's desire ......read more

    Drake & Scull Announces Series of Executive Management Appointments and Changes

    UAE, September 25, 2017- Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and construction services, has announced the latest in a series of strategic appointments and changes aligned with the company’s ongoing efforts to restructure the organization and streamline business operations. The ongoing appointments are key to reinforcing DSI’s leadership in the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) sector. Through the continued support of Tabarak Investment and the guidance of a new set of visionary leaders, the company intends to capitalize on ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Earmarks AED40 Million Grant to Bolster Electricity Network in Comoros

    His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “The grant is in line with the directives of the UAE leadership to supporting developing countries” Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 September, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has allocated an Abu Dhabi government grant worth AED40 million to the Comorian government.   The grant will help enhance the efficiency of public utility systems, such as electricity supply, in the Comoros through installing new transformers and generators with a total capacity of 11 megawatts as ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Inaugurates His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Abdulla's AED16.5 Million Endowment Project

    Project Comprises Three Buildings  Revenues to Benefit Orphans Including Children of AMAF’s Family Village  Dubai-UAE: 17 September, 2017:  The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) inaugurated a new residential and commercial endowment development in Al Bada’a area of Dubai, funded by His Excellency Ahmed Ali Al Abdulla. The project’s revenues will benefit the orphans in AMAF’s care including those residing in the Family Village, the region’s first community orphanage that provides more than 30 children with shelter, education, and ......read more

    Value of UAE's building projects reaches Dh836 billion in Sept 2017

    The latest BNC Network’s report shows, 7,878 building projects are active in the UAE – reflecting the vibrancy of the construction activities in the building sector   News Announcements The total value of 7,878 building projects in the UAE reaches Dh836 billion (US$227.9 billion) in September 2017  Of all the building projects, US$100.5 billion worth of projects are high-rise towers, rising above 15 floors  In terms of value, US$121.1 billion worth of buildings are being built in Dubai, while US$64.3 billion worth of projects are being developed in ......read more

    Value of 21,893 construction projects in the GCC reaches Dh8.8 trillion

    News Announcements The total value of 21,893 construction projects reaches Dh8.8 trillion (US$2.4 trillion) at the beginning of September 2017, which is higher than the GDP of 205 countries, and lower than the world’s top six economies. Value of urban construction projects reached $1.185 trillion (Dh4.34 trillion) in September 2017, BNC Construction Intelligence report shows Value of the energy projects have reached $331 billion (Dh1.21 trillion) in September 2017 Value of utility project in the Gulf reached $302 billion (Dh1.1 trillion) in Sept., 2017 Total value of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Celebrates Emirati Women's Day with Expert-led Seminar

    His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “The UAE’s wise leadership drives the country’s progress with its gender equality strategy” Panellists at thought-session include prominent Emirati women influencers across industries: Her Excellency Dr Mouza Obaid Ghanim Ghubash and Dr Maryam Matar Abu Dhabi-UAE: 28 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, celebrated the third annual Emirati Women’s Day, themed ‘Women are Partners in Giving’, with an inspirational seminar, to coincide ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Pledges Financial Contribution to Dar Zayed for Family Care

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced a financial endowment to Dar Zayed for Family Care. Within the framework of the Fund’s 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda, the monetary aid will empower the UAE society through community development efforts.   Held at ADFD’s headquarters, the cheque handing over ceremony was attended by Khalifa Al Qubaisi, Deputy Director General of ADFD, and Nabil Al Dhaheri, Director General of Dar Zayed for Family Care. Enabling ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Drives 18 Sustainable Development Projects in Afghanistan Worth AED1.2 Billion

    His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi: “Our wise leadership is keen to continuously develop UAE-Afghanistan bilateral relations” ADFD’s development funding in Afghanistan underpins growth for agriculture, housing, energy, transport, industry and health sectors as well as social services  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 August, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the Government of Afghanistan, enjoy long-standing ties of cooperation dating back to 1977. Cordial relations between the two sides continue to ......read more

    57% of SGI Dubai 2018 show already sold off

    Industry growing at a steady rate to reach $54 billion in 2022 Dubai, UAE, August 15th, 2017: International Expo Consults (IEC) part of Falak Holding, announced that the SGI Dubai 2018 show is 57 percent sold out almost 5 months prior to the show. The 21st edition of this premier sign, graphic and imaging industry event will be held from January 14th to 16th at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The 2017 edition of the show welcomed over 400 global exhibitors from across 36 countries spread over 22,000m2 and registered over 40 new exhibitors. The 2018 edition of the show will be by ......read more

    $629BN Worth of UAE Construction Projects Push FM Market to Record High

    UAE facilities management industry market hits $12.49bn record high. FM EXPO 2017 (25 – 27 September) will pursue the challenges and solutions faced by the facilities management industry throughout UAE building boom. Dubai, UAE, 10 August:  The market size of the UAE facilities management industry will hit an all-time high of $12.49bn in 2017, according to FM EXPO 2017’s research partner TechSci Research.   One of the main driving forces behind this rise in value is an estimated $629bn worth of UAE based construction contracts. Expected to be completed by ......read more

    UPC enhances guidelines for world-class public realms in Abu Dhabi

    Public Realm Design Manual (PRDM) version 2.0 offers best practice guidelines and criteria to ensure the highest quality of public spaces for Abu Dhabi communities ABU DHABI, 9th August, 2017:  The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has launched its revamped Public Realm Design Manual (PRDM) to ensure people living in the Emirate have convenient access to community facilities, such as parks and waterfronts. The PRDM - originally commissioned in 2011 to guide the development of a world-class public realm - is used by municipalities, agencies, designers and developers, as a ......read more

    MEPCO Announces Strong Q2 Financial Results

    Net profit of SAR 18.2 million for Q2 2017, a 459% increase on previous quarter Gross profit of SAR 45.4 million showed 43% improvement on previous quarter MEPCO achieved earnings per share (EPS) of SAR 0.43 for the period Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 31 July 2017:  The Middle East Paper Co. (‘MEPCO’) (Tadawul symbol: MEPCO), the region’s leading vertically integrated paper manufacturer, has announced its financial results* for the second quarter of 2017. Net profit increased from SAR 3.2 million in the first quarter to SAR 18.2 million in second quarter of 2017, ......read more

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