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    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 industry.  Commenting on the agreement, Mark Jenkins, CEO, Al Ghandi Group, said: “Our agreement with Utmost Gulf General Transport is a testament of our excavators’ leading edge in the construction industry’s heavy equipment sector. The ......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 Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud solutions using its True Cloud methodology. The technology roll out across the Group has already started with the Group’s UAE Region and Middle East and Africa Region the first to sign ......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 the breakaway just under a minute ahead of the peloton and with only 25kms to go, Team UAE Emirates pushed to the front once more driving the pace through Grammichele, keeping GC Contender Fabio Aru in a prime position. With just over 10kms to go the ......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 for building facades and updates to the UAE Fire and Life and Safety Code at the recent “Fire and Life Safety in the UAE” Seminar. The event, held at The Address Dubai Marina on April 23, addressed the impact of the new UAE Fire and ......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 review and approval. We are taking steps to halt the spread of misinformation and are working to address any confusion surrounding last week’s announcement.

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    Mubadala and MIP reach deal to sell 50% Equity Interest in Abu Dhabi Terminals to Abu Dhabi Ports

    April 24, 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE:  Mubadala Investment Company, the Abu Dhabi-based strategic investment company, and Mubadala Infrastructure Partners (MIP), an emerging markets infrastructure fund manager, have agreed to sell their combined equity interest of 50% in Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) to the remaining shareholder, Abu Dhabi Ports, for an un-disclosed amount. ADT is the first commercial port operator in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Its core business is to operate and manage a 30-year concession at the Khalifa Port Container Terminal, the region’s first semi-automated and most technologically advanced container terminal.  “Our strategic investment in ADT is a demonstration of our continued commitment to growing and developing core industry sectors in Abu Dhabi,” said Khaled Al Qubaisi, ......read more

    Itqan Investments, VPower Group and CITIC Pacific join hands in acquiring Byrne Group in AED1 billion deal

    GCC’s major supplier of rental equipment prepares for growth and expansion into Asian markets Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 April 2018:  Itqan Investments LLC (“Itqan”) owned by Sheikh Hamad Al Sulaiman, together with Tamar VPower Energy Fund I LP (the “Fund”),  jointly established and managed by Hong Kong based VPower Group International Holdings Ltd. (1608.HK) (“VPower”) and CITIC Pacific Ltd. (“CITIC Pacific”), has acquired Byrne Equipment Rental LLC (the “Byrne Group”), the most diverse supplier of rental equipment, including power rental solutions, across the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC), in a deal valued at approximately AED1 billion. Byrne Equipment Rental, one of the top 100 rental companies in the world according to International Rental ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Recalls 5 products in Q1 and takes corrective action on 12 products for non-compliance

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 23 April 2018:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has announced the Q1 inspection results for products, measurement scales and pre-packaged products in Abu Dhabi markets, from January 1st to March 31st, 2018.  During the ongoing inspections, carried out by the Council’s market surveillance team, (18,672) samples of various products being traded were inspected, including toys, electrical appliances, tires and tobacco products and household cleaning products, where a total of 56 different samples were selected and sent to internationally accredited laboratories for examination and to ensure compliance with quality and safety standards.  The results of the inspection found that ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council receives international accreditation according to the requirements of the International Standard ISO / IEC 17020-2012

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21 April 2018:  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, QCC, the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, is pleased to announce that the Market Surveillance Division has become an accredited international inspection body in accordance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17020-2012. This is a major step for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as it joins major international institutions dedicated to applying the highest quality standards on products and maintaining market control. His Excellency Dr. Helal Al Kaabi, Secretary General of QCC, received the certificate on behalf of the council from Her Excellency Amina Ahmed Mohammed, Executive Director of the Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC). The certification were awarded after a ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company Launches Two 64-Meter Landing Ships for the Kuwait Naval Force

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 2018:   Abu Dhabi Ship Building Company (ADSB), a leading provider of construction, repair and refit services for naval, military and commercial vessels, has launched two 64-meter landing ships for the Kuwait Naval Force as part of a contract to build eight naval ships to support Kuwait’s military capabilities.  The ships were launched during a ceremony held at the headquarters of the Kuwaiti Naval Force in the presence of Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodr, Chief of the General Staff at Kuwait Armed Forces; Lieutenant General Sheikh Abdullah Al-Nawaf Al-Sabah, Deputy Chief of Staff; Major-General Khaled Al-Kandari, Commander of the Kuwait Navy; Brigadier Fayez Al Muhairi, Commander of Floating Units at the UAE Armed Forces, and Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, Chief Executive Officer of ......read more

    Union Cement Company Shareholders approve conversion in to Private Joint Stock Company

    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, 16 April 2018: Union Cement Company, currently listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) plans to de-list its shares from the stock exchange and convert company into Private Joint Stock Company. At Company's General Assembly held on 25 March 2018, shareholders of UCC resolved to de-list the Company and convert it into a Private Joint Stock Company.   The Shareholders also approved the redemption of shares from the current shareholders at a price of AED2.10 per share.  The price represents 14% premium to the last traded price of AED1.85 per share and 51% premium to the last 6 months' average price. Company published the notice of the same post General Assembly and disclosure were made on ADX and Company’s website.   The shareholders who wish ......read more

    GMIS Signs Memorandum of Understanding With Italian Pharmaceutical Leader Farmindustria

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10 April 2018:  One of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical associations has part-nered with the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) to support its aim of har-nessing the potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to underpin the manufacturing sector of the future. The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit - the world’s first-ever cross industry forum, committed to promoting a roadmap for manufacturing that echoes the evolution of technology, in-ternational trade, and global best practices - has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Farmindustria, Italy’s global leader in pharmaceutical care. The MoU will enable the exchange of knowledge and expertise between the two institutions and encourage collaboration between ......read more

    Raysut Cement Company Inaugurates New Packing Facility

    Invest OMR1.5Million for this expansion  April 10, 2018 United Arab Emirates:  Raysut Cement Company (S.A.O.G), the largest producer of cement in Oman, today announced the commencement of operations of its new state-of-the-art fully Automatic Packing Machine. The new packer, installed by a leading European equipment manufacturer, now increases the bag packing capacity of Raysut Cement’s Salalah plant to 1.8 million tonnes. The plant has a clinker capacity of 3mtpa. Raysut Cement’s new packing machine has been installed with an investment of OMR 1.5Million. This additional capacity will enable an additional 0.6 mtpa bagged cement supply into Raysut Cement’s export markets of Yemen, Somalia and East Africa. Raysut Cement Company is strategically located in Salalah, Oman, with a customer base ......read more

    Customer from Saudi Arabia is 100,000th visitor to the GROHE Truck Tour

    With a total of four mobile showrooms, GROHE has been on the road in Europe and the Middle East since March 2017 So far, the XXL trucks have covered approximately 150.000 kilometres in 33 countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 4 April 2018:  GROHE, the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings, welcomed the 100,000th visitor to its innovation tour through Europe and the Middle East. GROHE employees congratulated Muneem Al Fashtaki in front of the GROHE XXL truck in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The sales manager of Al Falaj Trading Est., a medium-sized distributor of the region, visited the mobile showroom in order to find out about the latest GROHE innovations.   Representing all visitors to the GROHE trucks, he received a small gift of a GROHE Power & Soul shower set that allows switching between ......read more

    Henkel offers novel 3D Printing material solutions for industrial manufacturing

    High-impact solutions and growing ecosystem to accelerate additive manufacturing processes across industries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 03, 2018:  Henkel accelerates commercializing tailor-made materials and offers comprehensive services and equipment know-how for 3D Printing solutions to its customers. The Adhesive Technologies business unit strengthens its ecosystem by expanding strategic partnerships with global technology leaders to drive adoption in the rapidly growing market for additive manufacturing beyond prototyping to final parts production.  Henkel Adhesive Technologies is supplying customers worldwide with a broad portfolio of high-performance materials such as light cure acrylic, silicone, epoxy, and polyurethane adhesives. The business unit develops tailor-made products and services to ......read more

    UL Offers Their Expert Perspective to the Construction Industry on How to Abide by New UAE Fire and Life Safety Codes

       Experts from UL’s Middle East office discussed significant changes to the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code, including new requirements for          cladding.    The UAE Code now requires mandatory third-party certifications (like UL’s) to help ensure that manufacturers are producing materials to high      standards.    UL was the official safety partner of the 8th Annual Fire Safety Technology Forum, held in Dubai on March 21st. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 26 ,2018:  Global safety science firm UL shared their expertise with construction firms in the UAE on the high-profile topic of fire-safe building cladding as well as other recent changes to the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code.  In addition to its role as the official ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau Takes International Concrete Professionals on Site Visit to Louvre Abu Dhabi

    Engineering experts get chance to examine the latest architectural masterpiece built in the emirate  Abu Dhabi, 22 March 2018:   A delegation of representatives from the International Federation for Structural Concrete, as well as from the Society of Engineers – UAE, was treated to a comprehensive tour of the new Louvre Abu Dhabi museum this week, organised by Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau (ADCB), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).  The president and board members of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (FIB – which stands for Federation International du Béton) were in the UAE to attend the first FIB - UAE Engineering Week, which has been organised by the Society of Engineers – UAE and which ran from 20th to 22nd March, with events in ......read more

    Dubai WoodShow takes off with more than 300 exhibitors from 55 countries and six country pavilions

    Industry officials upbeat on the growth in demand driven by Expo 2020 as Dubai WoodShow kicks off at the Dubai World Trade Centre More than 10,000 trade visitors expected to attend the three-day international trade exposition on wood products, woodworking technologies, etc UAE’s total wood import and export value reached Dh4 billion in 2016 Dubai WoodShow to host 300 exhibitors from 55 countries and six country pavilions from March 12-14, 2018 Dubai, UAE, Monday, March 12, 2018:  His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi Cabinet Member and Minister of Infrastructure Development, officially inaugurated the 13th edition of the Dubai Woodshow at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Monday, March 12, 2018, in the presence of H.E. Pacome Moubelet Bouyeba, Gabonese Minister of Forest, Vira Khmerova, Vice ......read more

    Evonik Acrylics Africa expands with a new location in Cape Town

    Cape Town, South Africa, – Evonik Acrylics Africa (EAA), a specialty plastics manufacturing company within Evonik Industries, announced the opening of its Cape Town offices and technical training facility.  UAE March 8, 2018:  EAA is committed to extending the distribution and accessibility of its world-leading acrylic brand, PLEXIGLAS®, to African consumers. The investment in additional infrastructure and staff in the Eastern Cape supports this growth and provides a much-needed technical training center. At an intimate opening function at the new premises, customers had the opportunity to network with EAA staff and investigate the exciting array of tools and equipment that forms part of the training facility. The offices feature elements such as custom manufactured lighting, planters, furniture, and ......read more

    Record year for GROHE Design

    More than 60 Design Awards in 2017 Twelve design awards have been received so far in 2018 Among the awards: five Red Dot Design Awards (Europe), three Good Design Awards (Japan) and the International Design Excellence Award (USA) Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 4. March 2018:   GROHE received 62 design awards last year – more than ever before in the history of the world's leading manufacturer of sanitary fittings. In 2018 the award-winning series continues with a total of five for the innovative water security system GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard. Thus far in 2018 twelve awards have been received already on pace for another record.   GROHE Blue Home received in 2017 the most design awards at GROHE   With eleven awards in 2017, the new GROHE Blue Home tap water system was the most ......read more

    Growth in Manufacturing pushes SIMCO to expand in to Oman and Kuwait as it boosts participation at Dubai WoodShow

    SIMCO to set up operations in Oman and Kuwait due to strong demand for manufacturing and woodworking machineries SIMCO grows from strength to strength with turnover exceeding Euro 100 million EMEA woodworking machine market exceeds Dh7.7 billion Global woodworking market growth forecast to reach Dh16 billion and at a CAGR of around 3% in 2021, by Technavio Research Dubai, UAE, February 25, 2018:  SIMCO Industrial Machinery, a UAE-based pioneer aluminium, woodworking and steel machinery importer, exporter and supplier, will expand operations into Oman and Kuwait as part of its Gulf-wide expansion that will help the company support the growth of the region’s manufacturing industries.   “SIMCO currently operates three branches in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iraq and we are planning to expand in coming years ......read more

    Deloitte GCC Powers of Construction report: If it's fundable, it's feasible

    Dubai, UAE, February 21, 2018:   Deloitte has just launched the eighth edition of the GCC Powers of Construction report, which provides an overview of the construction industry performance in the gulf countries. The report cites a robust pipeline of projects currently in the planning stages, which indicates there is still demand for construction projects, driven by social needs, initiatives associated with economic transformation plans, government’s commitment towards investment in infrastructure, as well as tourism related projects. Deloitte’s report highlights the importance of greater private sector participation to improve the delivery of social services, including healthcare, education, transportation and utilities infrastructure.  Cynthia Corby, Audit Partner and Infrastructure & Capital ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ship Building Achieves its Second Highest Profit in its History

    ADSB’s gross profit and net profit both increased compared to 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE, February 20, 2018 –   Abu Dhabi Ship Building PJSC (ADSB) has released its financial results for the financial year ended 31 December 2017. The report was accompanied by a statement from the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Khaled Al Mazrouei, who provided highlights from the successful business year. Overall, 2017 was another positive year for ADSB, as the company surpassed targets, re-branded its market position, and continued to build on the momentum from all operational segments. In his statement, Dr. Al Mazrouei called attention to the even more improved financial position of the company, including increased gross profit (from AED 256.1 million in 2016 to AED 277.1 million in 2017), and increased net profit (from AED 61.3 ......read more

    Hira Walraven bolsters its presence in the Middle East with a new facility valued at AED 20 million

    Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  Consolidating its presence in the UAE, the fixing systems division of Hira Industries LLC and Walraven Group of the Netherlands announced the opening of a new facility called Hira Walraven - valued at AED 20 million. The new facility located at National Industries Park (NIP) is the only dedicated facility for fixing systems in the UAE.  The new facility will be a central distribution warehouse, with a factory to manufacture products as pipe support clamps, support channels and rubber support inserts. The other major product lines of Hira Walraven products include light duty and heavy duty channels, anti-vibration products, mechanical and chemical anchors.  

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    Hormann extends its perimeter protection offerings with lift barriers that meet stringent safety conditions

    Dubai, UAE; February 06, 2018:   Hormann, a leading provider of doors, gates, frames and operators in the region; has introduced new lift barriers equipped with EFO (Emergency Fast Operation) emergency function to secure passages of up to 10 meters in width. They are suitable for very frequent use, capable of managing approximately 2000 movements in a day; and come with a long service life equivalent to approximately 3,000,000 movements. The new lift barrier H version from Hormann along with its integrated hydraulic operator is 1300 mm in height and up to 10m in length; and it is fitting with low foundation depths. Its speed lifting is the same as its speed lowering which is 18.5 cm/s.  Commenting on the launch, Darius Khanloo, managing director, Hormann Middle East and Africa, said: “The lift barrier is a ......read more

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    DSI Subsidiary Passavant Energy & Environment secures AED 110 Million Wastewater project

    Dubai, UAE – March 11, 2018 – Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering and construction services, announces that its German subsidiary, Passavant Energy & Environment (PE&E), has secured a AED 110 Million contract to undertake the rehabilitation works for a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) and new sludge treatment facilities in Moldova’s capital city Chisinau. PE&E has entered into a consortium relationship with Ludwig Pfeiffer GmbH & co KG, an esteemed and privately-owned ......read more

    Dowdupont Announces Brand Names For The Three Independent Companies It Intends To Create, Reflecting Ongoing Progress Towards Separations

    February 27, 2018 – DowDuPont™ (NYSE:DWDP) announced the corporate brand names that each of its divisions plans to assume once they are separated as independent companies as intended. While certain product names will change at separation, many products within each intended company will continue be sold under their current, widely known brand names. Ed Breen, chief executive officer of DowDuPont, said, “Our selection of these company names is a major milestone in the process of creating three, strong independent companies, and each name reflects the unique strengths and ......read more

    Zak World of Façades Middle East to highlight disruptive and digital technologies in modern façade design & engineering

    Dubai, UAE; February 5, 2018:  The fourth edition of the Zak World of Façades, the region’s premier conference on façade design and engineering, will focus on the latest innovations and challenges in the construction industry pertaining to the building envelope, and digital impact on modern façade design.  A line-up of industry leaders is confirmed to speak at the event including Filippo Lodi, Head of Innovation and Knowledge Management, UNStudio; John Kim, Design Director, AE7; Richard Fenne, Principal, Woods Bagot; Mathieu Meur, Director - Technical, DP Architects; Armin ......read more

    DuPont Named to Clarivate Analytics 2017 Top 100 Global Innovator

    January 28, 2018 – DuPont was named a 2017 Clarivate Analytics Top 100 Global Innovator for the seventh consecutive year. The annual report, based on proprietary data, recognizes corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation – creating breakthrough technologies and bringing them to market and achieving commercial success. Some of DuPont’s newest innovations include: DuPont™ Intexar™ smart clothing technology used for sports, fitness and wellness, DuPont™ Temprion™ portfolio of thermal management ......read more

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    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

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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 ......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

    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 ......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 ......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 ......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

    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 ......read more

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