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    Ideal Standard to showcase world-class innovations at 2018 Downtown Design exhibition in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, November 15, 2018:  Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa is showcasing its latest innovations and designs at the Downtown Design 2018 – Middle East’s trade fair dedicated to original, high-quality design. The fair is returning for a stellar sixth edition and it is organized in the Dubai Design District from November 13th -16th, 2018.  Ideal Standard stand is representative of the brand identity and is divided into four distinct areas. Three areas are dedicated to product display, while the fourth adds to the interactive feel at the exhibition by accommodating a virtual reality experience. Using a VR kit, visitors have the opportunity to experience a fully equipped virtual Ideal Standard bathroom, and walk through ......read more

    The Fourth Edition Of Dubai Design Week Is Now Open!

    Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Dubai Design Week has returned for its fourth edition, from 12- 17 November, 2018. Dubai Design Week 2018 holds its most extensive programme to date with 250 events and over 120 participating organizations. Downtown Design has grown to feature over 175 brands - including 40 regional designers. New to Downtown Design this year is Downtown Editions; a curated section within the fair, dedicated to bespoke and limited-edition design. Global Grad Show will exhibit 150 projects – chosen from over 1000 submissions (double that of last year) and is for the first time held in partnership with Investment Corporation of Dubai. Within five pavilions, Abwab hosts designers from Amman, ......read more

    Tashkeel to present a panorama of innovative UAE design at Dubai Design Week 2018

    The worldwide debut of the latest limited-edition pieces by four emerging UAE designers for The Tanween Collection will be exhibited at Downtown Editions Design + Making UAE delves into the process and practice of product creation in the UAE through Tashkeel with a range of workshops and talks for emerging practitioners of product and graphic design at Dubai Design District – Building 10 Voices of Design to present 12 works by 11 UAE-based emerging practitioners from Tanween and the Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East Emergent Designer Prize at Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Design pieces of past and present participants of Tashkeel’s design initiatives will be showcased in a programme of exhibitions, workshops and talks across three locations during Dubai Design Week next ......read more

    At the BIG 5 Dubai 2018, GV2 VEDA France will be presenting its VEDAFEU range, dedicated to passive fire protection, which has been validated by the UAE Civil Defense

    Dubai, UAE, November 11, 2018:  Rapid fire spread in buildings is something that, even today, continues to be a problem, with consequences that are often disastrous leading in some cases to heavy loss of life. There is no lack of recent examples:- The Zen Tower in Dubai in May 2018, Grenfell Tower in London in June 2017, Torch Tower in Dubai in 2017 and 2016, The Address Downtown also in Dubai in December 2016... The only way to protect people and property in the face of this type of events is to systematically install appropriate, certified and patented fire barrier solutions during construction.  Among the products for which GV2 VEDA FRANCE is famous, the VEDAFEU range, designed to offer passive fire protection, consists of ropes, mattresses, blankets, fillerboards and firestop foam.  This patented range is validated ......read more

    Finetools opens its flagship store at Dubai Municipality's newly-built Hardware & Building Materials Market

    The Dubai headquartered construction machinery major targets AED 500 million turnover with the opening of new showroom, which spans over a total of 6,000 sq.ft.  Dubai, UAE, November 07, 2018:   Finetools, a major provider of hardware and machinery to the construction sector in the UAE, is forecasting a turnover of AED 500 million within the next three years with the opening of their flagship showroom at Dubai Hardware & Building Materials Market in Al Warsan 3 industrial neighbourhood. The newly developed hub by Dubai Municipality is dedicated for trading construction supplies and machinery.  Finetools is a leader in industrial power tools, machines, construction equipment, hardware, safety devices and accessories; and the parent company of hardware and tools brand Uken.  Mr. Faisal Juma Al ......read more

    Ability to Embrace Technology Will Determine Future of Food Manufacturing in the Gcc, Says Global Expert

    Industry-defining Gulfood Manufacturing FoodTech Summit to probe region’s global competitiveness Dubai, UAE – 4 November, 2018:   The future of the GCC’s food manufacturing sector lies in the readiness and ability of its key players to embrace new technology and deliver competitive advantage, according to a leading global leader in organic and natural products. Rajnish Ohri, Managing Director for IMEA region at Hain Celestial, the US multinational whose mission is to be the leading marketer, manufacturer and seller of organic and natural better-for-you products, insists regional manufacturers must continue investing in digital transformation alongside regular upgrading of their facilities to remain relevant on the world stage.  “Upgrading of facilities is a continuous process and changes ......read more

    Emirates Steel signs new long-term iron ore pellet supply deal with Vale

     Emirates Steel has an iron ore pellet requirement of around 6 million tons per year Abu Dhabi, UAE - 4 November 2018:   Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE, has signed a four-year (2018-2021), high value contract with Vale, the world’s largest producer of iron ore and iron ore pellets, to supply iron ore pellets for its steel production in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Emirates Steel and Vale have a long-standing business relationship that commenced in 2007 and has through this four-year contract strengthened into a strategic partnership. Emirates Steel has an iron ore pellet requirement of around 6 million tons per year.  The agreement was signed by HE Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, CEO of Emirates Steel and Mr. Peter Poppinga, Executive Director, Vale during an official meeting ......read more

    Liberty Steel agrees deal with ArcelorMittal to acquire further three European steel plants

    Dubai, UAE, November 03, 2018:  British-owned Liberty Steel, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, is set for another major expansion of its steel production capacity in continental Europe following a conditional agreement announced on Friday to acquire two Belgian steel mills and one in Luxembourg from ArcelorMittal. The group has struck a conditional agreement to buy the Flemalle and Tilleur sites which employ a total of around 700 people near Liege, Belgium and the circa 300-people Dudelange, Luxembourg facility. The three mills, serving the construction, industrial and automotive markets, have a combined annual manufacturing capacity of 2.1m tonnes of cold rolled steel, 2m tonnes of galvanised steel, and 200 Ktons of tin plated steel.  The announcement closely follows the statement last month (12th ......read more

    Sultaco Brings Europe's Leading Surfacing Solutions to the UAE

    Karndean’s luxury vinyl range, Amtico’s 6,6 nylon carpet tiles & Duracryl’s hard floor surfacing   Dubai, October 29, 2018 :  The ‘Surfaces Division’ of Sultaco – one of the UAE’s most trusted local brands with a 50-plus years’ experience serving the construction industry with distinctive products and services continues to enhance its market presence and portfolio by associating itself with new and innovative products and international brands committed to green building requirements.  Market leaders in the areas of bathroom fixtures and accessories, ironmongery, domestic and industrial kitchens, laundry equipment and waterproofing, Sultaco’s surfaces division is setting a new industry benchmark by adding to its offerings with three international brands ......read more

    Emirates Float Glass Showcases Products and Services to World at Glasstec Trade Fair

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 27 2018:   Emirates Float Glass, a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC and a state-of-the-art integrated float glass facility in the UAE, showcased its cutting edge technologies, capabilities and offerings at the 25th edition of Glasstec International Trade Fair and Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany, the global industry event which will bring together over 1200 exhibitors, and over 40,000 visitors from more than 100 countries worldwide. A number of Emirates Float Glass delegates attended the event from October 23 to 26, and manned a stall which informed visitors and prospective clients about the EFG offerings, from EGF clear and tinted float glass through to its pyrolitic reflective glass range, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.   Ghassan Mashal, General Manager of ......read more

    Rising in the East: ‘Pakistan's F&B Sector Primed for Transformation and Large-Scale Growth'

    Pakistan’s food chief will address the Gulfood Manufacturing 2018 FoodTech Summit about opportunities amid shifting consumer habits and an e-commerce trade set to cross USD 1 billion by the end of 2018 Dubai, UAE – 27 October 2018:   Pakistan’s F&B manufacturing industry is ripe for investment as it passes through an era of transformation and growth triggered by shifting consumer buying patterns, according to the President of the country’s national food association Speaking ahead of his participation in next month’s two-day FoodTech Summit, which will run alongside Gulfood Manufacturing 2018 from 7 – 8 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Mohammed Rafiq Rangoonwala says Pakistan’s consumers are moving away from traditional means of buying loose food to cook at home and ......read more

    TRITON Attribution: Russian Government-Owned Lab Most Likely Built Custom Intrusion Tools for TRITON Attackers

    October 24, 2018: Overview In a previous blog post we detailed the TRITON intrusion that impacted industrial control systems (ICS) at a critical infrastructure facility. We now track this activity set as TEMP.Veles. In this blog post we provide additional information linking TEMP.Veles and their activity surrounding the TRITON intrusion to a Russian government-owned research institute. TRITON Intrusion Demonstrates Russian Links; Likely Backed by Russian Research Institute FireEye Intelligence assesses with high confidence that intrusion activity that led to deployment of TRITON was supported by the Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (CNIIHM; a.k.a. ЦНИИХМ), a Russian government-owned technical research institution located in Moscow. The following factors ......read more

    Tamim Iqbal joins Danube as brand ambassador for Bangladesh

    To mark the occasion Bengal Tigers unveiled its jersey  Dubai, 22nd October 2018:   The UAE-based Danube group has signed Bangladesh Cricket team Opener, Tamim Iqbal as its brand ambassador for the Bangladesh market. One of Bangladesh's fastest growing talents, Tamim Iqbal has already made a place for himself in the cricketing world as an aggressive left-handed opener. The 29-year-old is becoming a role-model for the young cricketers. His ability with the bat was brought to notice at an early age when he smashed 112 off 71 balls against England in an Under-19 game to take his side to victory. This young energetic champion hails from a family of cricketers and it would be fair to say that the sport runs in his blood. Talking about the new partnership Rizwan Sajan, Founder and Chairman Danube Group said: ......read more

    Breakthrough designs from Steelcase debuted at Downtown Design

    Dubai, 22 October 2018:   Global furnishings manufacturer, Steelcase, is bringing the best of intuitive office design to Downtown Design 2018, showcasing its SILQ and Umami Collections publically for the first time in the Middle East, in partnership with authorised dealer Office Inspirations. The range of adaptable chairs and lounge systems are dedicated to creating inspiring places which support the way people work, learn, and engage in today’s workplaces. Crafted from a new high-performance polymer material that emulates the qualities of carbon fibre at a more affordable price, Steelcase’s SILQ™ chair is a breakthrough in seating design. Its innovative materiality is both mechanism and artistry, delivering a personal experience by responding to the unique movements of the body. Umami is a versatile ......read more

    Global steel demand reinforced by the investment activities recovery in developed economies and the performance of emerging economies improvement, According to Mr. Al Remeithi, Cha

    Demand for steel in the emerging economies grew by 2.1% in 2018 Demand for steel is expected to remain positive into 2019, growing at 1.4% globally Demand for steel in the Middle East region recorded an increase of 2.1% in 2018 Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018:  Tokyo, Japan, The World Steel Association (worldsteel), headed by HE. Saeed Ghumran Al Remeithi, Emirates Steel CEO and the Chairman of the worldsteel Economic Committee, released its Short Range Outlook (SRO), during its bi-annual meeting Tokyo, Japan.    According to the report, worldsteel projects global steel demand will reach 1,657.9 Mt in 2018, an increase of 2.1% over 2017. In 2019, it is forecasted that global steel demand will grow by 1.4% to reach 1,681.2 Mt.   Commenting on the outlook, Al Remeithi said: “In 2018, global ......read more

    Expo Centre Sharjah enhances its cooperation with the All India Plastic Manufacturers Association

    Sharjah, UAE, October 20, 2018:  Expo Centre Sharjah held discussions with the All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) on enhancing areas of cooperation between the two sides. The All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) is one of the strategic partners of PlastiVision Arabia (PVA), which is organized once every 2 years by the centre, in cooperation with the association and with support from the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI). Expo Centre Sharjah and AIPMA also agreed to add an addendum to the initial cooperation agreement that was signed between the two sides in 2011, which gives the association the exclusive right to promote the 5th edition of PlastiVision Arabia in Bangladesh, as well as the right to lease exhibition area to Bengalese companies looking to participate in the 2019th ......read more

    Ducab to Power Regional Expansion and Enhance Customer Service with Oracle Cloud Applications

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 October 2018:   Ducab, one of the Middle East’s leading high quality cable manufacturers, will strengthen its global transportation and delivery network with Oracle Cloud Applications, accelerating Ducab’s expansion into new markets within and outside the UAE. The company will leverage Oracle Cloud Applications to bolster its customer deliveries, introduce innovative services, and enhance collaboration with its suppliers.  “Ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction is top priority for us at Ducab. This relentless focus is a driving force for the company’s robust growth in the region and internationally,” said Mohamed Yousif Al Ahmedi, GM - Procurement, Supply Chain and Planning, Ducab. “As part of that expansion, our transportation and ......read more

    Urgent scale-up in green building mega projects crucial, leading global construction company warns

    Consolidated Contractors Company calls on fellow construction firms to urgently scale-up their investment in green building mega projects worldwide The call comes as CCC publishes its most recent Sustainability Report, reporting global revenue of $5+ billion and the completion of 1000+ projects worldwide CCC reports 15 green-certified projects as current or completed, the majority of which are ‘mega projects’ The company reports a near-10 per cent reduction in its carbon footprint, with 42 per cent of construction waste reused or recycled CCC completed around 120 Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, supporting 100+ aid organizations internationally Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2018:  An urgent, up-scaled investment in more green building mega projects is crucial for the construction industry and wider ......read more

    Swiss Chemicals & Building Material Giant “Sika” Expands Operations in UAE with AED 40 Million State-of-the-Art Facility

    With 240,000 tons annual production capacity, new Dubai-based factory becomes key sales and distribution center for GCC region Official inauguration attended by Sika Executive Management, Dubai Industrial Park Managing Director and Consul General of Switzerland. By 2020 Sika globally targets 6-8% annual growth and more new plants and national subsidiaries opening. Over past 3 years: 217 new patents filed, 20 Global Technology Centers, 26 new plants and 10 new national subsidiaries opened, 17 acquisitions in all regions. Dubai, 14 October 2018 –   Sika, global leader in chemicals and building materials, officially inaugurated its state-of-the-art production facility and offices in Dubai with an investment of around AED 40 million. The new facility based in Dubai Industrial Park, one of the largest industrial ......read more

    Saudi Arabia's Interior Design Market Sharpens Focus, Accounting for One Third of Sar35.6 Billion GCC Spend

    INDEX Saudi prepares to host thousands of designers, architects, buyers in Riyadh this month as interior design boom grows momentum    9 October 2018:  Thousands of designers, architects and buyers representing hundreds of international suppliers are descending upon Riyadh this month to capitalise on the boom in interior design spending across the Kingdom.   Saudi Arabia accounts for almost one third (32%) of the total GCC interior design market spend, some SAR11.25 billion of a total SAR35.6 billion, according to a recent Ventures report commissioned by INDEX Saudi, the new design exhibition which runs at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre from 30 October to 1 November.   The renewed demand for high quality interior design and fit out services in the Kingdom can be ......read more

    ANCG Named Safety Contractor of the Year 2018 by RTA

    Dubai, October 8, 2018:   The Civils division of Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG), a subsidiary of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, was recently named Safety Contractor of the Year 2018 by the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA). At a prize giving ceremony hosted by the RTA, the award was presented to Mr Senan Al Naboodah, Managing Director of ANCG.  Commenting on the award, Mr Senan Al Naboodah said: “We are extremely proud to have received this award from the RTA, which validates our unfailing commitment to the health and safety of all our employees. We are committed in providing internationally-accredited safety training and the appropriate equipment and protective clothing to all of our site staff, as protecting our workforce is ......read more

    Nama Group Announces the Launch of Its Smart Metering Operations in Oman

    Dubai, UAE, October 01, 2018:   Nama Group has announced the commencement of the live operation of their centrally implemented Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) project designed for high value customers in the electricity sector in Oman. The ground-breaking project was carried out by a professional team of Omani experts from the electricity distribution companies in Nama Group in partnership with CESI Middle East FZE, a subsidiary of CESI, a world-leading technical consulting and engineering company and WIPRO Limited as the system integrator. The AMR system is a central standard smart metering system that will enable electricity companies to obtain accurate, hourly meter readings from high value customers and collect their consumption in an automated manner.  Nama Group CEO Eng Omar Al Wahaibi stated, “The ......read more

    DALBY and its 50 years of experience in hydraulic hooklifts will be present at the IAA commercial vehicle trade show in Hannover on 20-27 September 2018.

    Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018:  DALBY designs, builds and markets hydraulic hooklifts for all types of 2- to 32-ton vehicle, along with roll-off containers, and container trailers for road transport and agriculture. With its complementary offering, DALBY is a major player and a clear leader in the roll-off transport and handling equipment market in France.   Through its vast distribution and services network, DALBY offers its customers a comprehensive range of equipment for roll-off containers, designed to ensure efficiency, simplicity, reliability and cost effectiveness, and assembled in its French manufacturing plants and workshops.    DALBY's strength is its adaptability and flexibility. Our engineering teams are continuously developing or modernising our products and tailoring them to meet the ......read more

    Siemens to add 650 MW to power plant in Iraq

    Shatt Al Basra Power Plant to be converted to combined cycle  Upgrade will enable electricity supply to one million Iraqis  Plant efficiency to increase more than 50 percent Dubai, UAE, August 05, 2018:  In another step towards supporting the rebuilding of Iraq’s power infrastructure, Siemens will upgrade one of the country’s largest gas-fired power plants. Under a new contract, Siemens will add 650 megawatts (MW) to Shatt Al Basra Gas Power Plant, which currently has a power generation capacity of 1,250 MW and consists of non-Siemens turbines operating in simple-cycle mode. Siemens will supply five of its highly-efficient steam turbines, ensuring the additional power supply comes at no extra fuel requirement. With this upgrade, the facility will be converted to operating in combined cycle mode and ......read more

    H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairs Etihad Rail Board of Directors Meeting

    H.H. toured Etihad Rail’s facilities in Mirfa and met with a number of employees 05 August 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  His Highness Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Executive Council Member, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Department of Transport and Chairman of Etihad Rail, recently chaired a meeting of the Board of Directors of Etihad Rail in Al Dhafra region. H.H. was accompanied by H.E. Mattar Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, and members of the Board.  H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan reviewed Etihad Rail’s new strategy and goals in the meeting, and was briefed on the company’s operational progress to date, future plans and initiatives.  Prior to the Board meeting, H.H. toured the Etihad Rail site in Mirfa, visiting and inspecting a number of ......read more

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    Cheyenne Woods: Stepping out of Tiger's shadow

    CNN Sport spoke to Cheyenne Woods about diversity in golf, female athletes, and stepping out of the shadow of her famous uncle, Tiger Woods. Currently ranked No.245, Woods is now in her third year on the LPGA Tour and hoping to inspire other black women through representation.   Only eight African-American women have been members of the LPGA Tour in its 70 year history and none have won the women’s circuit, something Woods aims to change.   Key excerpts and quotes from the article:   Whilst playing at an event at Wilshire Country in Los Angeles, Woods ......read more

    DowDuPont Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

    Second Quarter Financial Highlights GAAP earnings per share from continuing operations was $0.76. Adjusted earnings1 per share increased 41 percent to $1.37, compared with pro forma adjusted earnings1 per share in the year-ago period of $0.97. Adjusted earnings per share excludes significant items in the quarter totaling net charges of $0.50 per share and an $0.11 per share charge for DuPont amortization of intangible assets. Net sales increased 17 percent to $24.2 billion, with double-digit growth in all divisions and gains in all geographic regions, from pro forma net sales of $20.7 ......read more

    Shurooq and Besix to Invest in a Sustainable Development Wastewater Project in Sharjah

    Both parties join forces for the project at Al Saja’a Wastewater Treatment Plant Sharjah, 30 July 2018:  The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and BESIX, the region’s leading company operating in infrastructure concessions and construction, has signed a joint venture agreement to operate and maintain an existing wastewater treatment plant in Al Saja’a area in Sharjah. The newly formed company, called QATRA, will continue developing and expanding the wastewater infrastructure in line with Sharjah’s masterplan, whilst ensuring the highest ......read more

    MEFMA reaffirms anew its commitment to innovation and FM professional development

    Association to continue to develop Middle East’s industry through training and educational programs Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:  The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA), a non-profit association that provides a dedicated platform for facilities management (FM) professionals, wider construction industry stakeholders and owner associations, has reaffirmed anew its full commitment and solid support for viable initiatives designed to promote innovation and professional development across the regional industry.  MEFMA made the reaffirmation amid the growing FM ......read more

    Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Masdar agree to promote sustainable practices

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 22, 2018 :  HE Eng Abdullah bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, witnessed the signing of a cooperation between the Ministry and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) supporting the application of sustainability best practices. The agreement was signed by Eng Hassan Mohammed Jumaa Al Mansouri, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, under which Masdar aims to provide technical advice in implementing a sustainable system in ......read more

    Al Naboodah Group Enterprises announces new contracts worth over AED 750 million

    Al Naboodah Construction Group signs contracts with leading multi-nationals including Mitsubishi Electric and Siemens in a successful month for the Group. Dubai, 22 July 2018:  Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG), a subsidiary of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, has won a number of new contracts valued at over AED 750 million recently.  The contracts include construction of new emergency services buildings; roads and street light construction and utilities installation for a residential development; ......read more

    Danfoss celebrates the young engineers who participated in the EmiratesSkills National Competition 2018

    Dubai, UAE, July 14, 2018:  Danfoss, a global leader in engineering technologies, hosted an Appreciation Night to recognise the student engineers who participated in the HVAC-R category during the EmiratesSkills National Competition 2018.   The ceremony was attended by Mohamed Homsi and Carlo Magno, Technical Managers from Danfoss and Mohammed Al Ali, Head of Training at EmiratesSkills on 5th July 2018 at the Conrad Dubai.   The six participants, namely Suhaib Ali Mohammed, Ammar Ahmed Al Buraimi, Reem Ismaeil Mohammed Mosabbeh, Asma Alneyadi, Noura Al Nuimi and ......read more

    Dubai Creek Harbour Project Celebrates 5 Million Man Hours with Zero Lost Time Accidents

    Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2018:  Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG), a subsidiary of Al Naboodah Group Enterprises, one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates, yesterday celebrated achieving five million man hours worked without a lost time accident at its landmark Dubai Creek Harbour site.  ANCG is constructing two, 37-storey towers with residential units, penthouses and commercial units, plus external works and landscaping at Creekside Plot 18-A , residential project in the 6km2 Dubai Creek Harbour development by Emaar Properties. “Projects of ......read more

    CCC identifies the digital tech megatrends to construct a future virtual world

    The leading global construction company highlights the megatrends to become reality by 2050 for sustainable urban living through the “Future of Construction Initiative” AR, 3D printing and even autonomous construction are emerging technologies to be adopted by the Infrastructure and Urban Development (IU) industry Savings up to $1.7 trillion globally within 10 years Dubai, United Arab Emirates - July 5th, 2018 -   Full-scale digitization of the construction industry – including 3D printing, AR and even autonomous construction – could save up to ......read more

    SNC-Lavalin and its Atkins business awarded new global framework agreement by BP global wells organization

    Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce that the combined SNC-Lavalin and Atkins business has been awarded a 5-year framework contract by BP global wells organization for global riser analysis services. SNC-Lavalin acquired WS Atkins plc on July 3, 2017. The framework covers four main scopes of work; marine riser and wellhead systems analysis, analysis for wellhead fatigue monitoring, completion landing string analysis, and open water work-over riser analysis.  “To be named as one of BP global wells organization’s engineering ......read more

    Gulf region's burgeoning automation sector creates new industry platform in Dubai

    SPS Automation Middle East 2018 to showcase latest innovations dedicated to industrial and building automation  Two-day event signs BECKHOFF, Bosch Rexroth, SICK, and Pilz as Launch Partners; Abu Dhabi Polytechnic as University Partner  Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is ushering a new manufacturing era based on a modern industrial society, as the region’s only conference and exhibition dedicated to automation descends upon Dubai with the backing of global industry leaders.  SPS Automation Middle East 2018 arrives at a ......read more

    Eros Group Voted UAE's Choice - Superbrand, 8th year in a row

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 28th June 2018:  Eros Group, distributor of world-renowned brands like Samsung, Hitachi, Linksys, TCL, Midea, Sonos and many more, was voted a SuperBrand by the SuperBrands Council UAE - the independent authority and arbiter of branding for the eighth time in a row.  Superbrands is a Global Organization which promotes the discipline of branding and pays tribute to the strongest and most valuable brands in the world through its publications and national marketing programs. The Superbrands programme identifies those brands which offer consumers ......read more

    Bentley Systems Named 2018 Microsoft CityNext Partner of the Year

    Dubai — June 20, 2018 — Bentley Systems today announced it has received a 2018 Microsoft Partner of the Year award. Bentley was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of user solutions based on Microsoft technology. Awards were announced in 39 categories, with winners chosen from more than 2,600 entrants from 115 countries worldwide. Bentley Systems was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in the CityNext Partner of the Year category. Bentley Systems CEO Greg Bentley said, ......read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Signs Agreement for Commercial System in Ukraine

    HyperloopTT will work with the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine on planning Europe’s first commercial system while creating the legal and regulatory framework for the nation Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:  Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the signing of an agreement with the Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine to begin the process for a planned commercial Hyperloop system. The agreement was signed in the Ukraine capital of Kiev in line with the nation’s National Transport Strategy of Ukraine 2030 initiative. In February of 2018, Ukraine’s ......read more

    Caparol Paints unveils Ramadan inspired colour palette

    Celebrate Eid with a riot of beautiful colours with Caparol’s new shades   Dubai, June 07, 2018:   Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paints and coating solutions, has introduced its Ramadan and Eid colour palette for 2018. The palette has a wide variety of shades that range from royal to pastel. The new collection caters to the aesthetic and climatic needs of the Middle Eastern consumers, in addition to giving a glimpse of the Arabian culture during the holy month of Ramadan.   Focusing on bringing the traditional Ramadan look to the fore, the ......read more

    Siemens embraces Belt and Road Initiative

    First B&R International Summit held in Beijing to “Connect, Create, Collaborate” More than ten cooperation agreements signed with Chinese enterprises  Partnership with over 100 Chinese EPCs in more than 100 markets worldwide  Siemens calls for digital ecosystem for future-oriented infrastructure development  Carsten Hasbach to head Siemens’ BRI Office in Beijing Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  Siemens entered into more than ten agreements with Chinese partners today in support and exploration of opportunities from the Belt and Road ......read more

    Trojan Holding completes its ‘Share' Initiative donating 45 collection boxes to Emirates Red Crescent

    ‘Share’ initiative by Trojan Holding was launched as part of the Year of Giving in September 2017 Construction conglomerate placed donation boxes across Abu Dhabi to encourage generous donations from the public  Clothing and children’s toys were regularly collected by Emirates Red Crescent throughout the initiative Abu Dhabi, 5th June 2018:  Trojan Holding has completed its ‘Share’ initiative in partnership with Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), which resulted in thousands of items of clothing and children’s toys being donated to ......read more

    Work begins on BMW Plant Leipzig extension.

    Investments of over €300 million up to 2020 will increase annual production capacity by 100,000 units Dubai, UAE, May 30, 2018:  The BMW Group is to invest more than €300 million in its Leipzig plant. Comprehensive construction work to extend and update the body and paint shops, assembly and logistics is already under way, laying the foundation for continued growth and the production of future models in Leipzig. The main focus of activities at the plant is to increase annual production capacity by approx. 100,000 units, from the current 250,000 to about 350,000 p.a. in ......read more

    A Star in the Making: Conti Takes Top Five in Youth Standings as Uae Team Emirates Finish Giro D'italia

    Dubai, UAE, May 28, 2018:  UAE Team Emirates’ Valerio Conti was one of the team’s success stories of this year’s Giro d’italia, as the Italian finished fourth in the final Youth Standings and also managed a top ten finish in the King of the Mountain (KoM) standings. His efforts contributed to the overall team’s position, coming ninth in the Team Classification after 21 days of racing.   Conti, now in his second season with UAE Team Emirates, got his tour off to a bright start, surprising many on Stage one’s Individual Time Trial, recording a ......read more

    Putin Announces the 2019 Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in Russia

    Putin urges global leaders to participate in GMIS2019 during opening speech at SPIEF Pioneering Summit To Be Held In One of the World’s Biggest Manufacturing Heartlands GMIS2019 Will Bring Together Global Community to Shape Future of Manufacturing Summit to Be Built Around Embracing Nature-Like Technologies To Build Sustainable Industrial Development   Dubai, UAE, May 27, 2018:  The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) – the pioneering cross-industry forum that aims to unify the world in shaping the future of manufacturing – ......read more

    Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi and Sons (SMAG) Finalizes Deal With Utmost Gulf General Transport for the Sale of Kobelco Excavators

    Dubai, UAE, May 22, 2018:  Saeed Mohamed Al Ghandi and Sons (SMAG), part of the Al Ghandi Auto Group and sole distributor of Japanese construction machinery giant Kobelco in the UAE, announced the signing of an agreement with Utmost Gulf General Transport, for the sale of Kobelco hydraulic excavators.  In addition to greater digging capacity, the new Kobelco hydraulic excavators are fuel-efficient and economical, imposing less burden on the local environment. The advanced technologies of the new SK380HDLC model balances all the demands of today’s construction ......read more

    DP World Extends Strategic Collaboration with Oracle to Accelerate Global Digital Transformation in the Cloud

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 May 2018:  Global trade enabler DP World has extended its partnership with Oracle to implement its digital transformation programme that supports its strategy to develop complementary sectors in the global supply chain such as industrial parks, free zones and logistics.  The move follows an announcement by DP World earlier this year to use the Oracle Cloud Suite of Applications drive business transformation. Oracle Consulting will now implement the full suite of Fusion Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Human Capital Management (HCM) and ......read more

    UAE Team Emirates' Valerio Conti Lights Up Stage Four With a Stunning Attack in Sicily

    UAE Team Emirates put in a strong performance for the fourth stage of this year’s Giro d’Italia, which was the first stage to be held back on Italian soil during its 101st edition.   Dubai, UAE, May 09, 2018:  The 202km undulating parcours favoured the puncheurs, with just two categorised climbs between the start in Catania and the finish line in Caltagirone. The team came to the front with 100kms to go on the Monte Pavone, dictating the tempo and applying pressure on the rest of the peloton during a climb that perfectly suited Valerio Conti and Diego Ulissi. With ......read more

    UL discussed building façade and cladding standards at recent Fire and Life Safety in the UAE seminar

     Experts from UL’s Dubai office examined and discussed new UAE Fire and Life Safety Code and updated standards related to HVAC and building cladding.  UL participated in seminar as official ‘Testing and Certification Solutions Partner’.  Civil defense officials and leaders from region’s construction and safety sectors joined in event at The Address Dubai Marina on April 23. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 May, 2018:  UL, a global independent safety science company, joined in expert panel discussions on the important topic of fire safety ......read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Statement

    Abu Dhabi, UAE - April 28, 2018 Statement: On April 18, 2018 Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) signed an agreement to start construction of a Hyperloop system as well as HyperloopTT’s XO Square Innovation Center, and a Hyperloop Visitor Center at the Seih Al Sdeirah landbank in Abu Dhabi. The proposed construction site is located on the border of the Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, close to the Expo 2020 site and Al Maktoum International Airport, however, any further development of the HyperloopTT system is subject to careful study and extensive regulatory ......read more

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