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    UAE Navy buys Raytheon-made RAM Block 2s

    Missiles will enhance protection of Emirates’ Baynunah-class corvettes ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (Feb. 20, 2017):  The United Arab Emirates Navy awarded Raytheon a multi-million direct commercial sale for an undisclosed amount of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Rolling Airframe Missiles (RAMs) Block 2, associated equipment, training and support.  RAM is a best-in-class ship self-defense weapon. It’s a supersonic, lightweight, quick-reaction, fire-and-forget weapon designed to protect ships against anti-ship missiles, helicopters, aircraft and surface craft. “The Emirates want to protect the investment they’ve made in their naval forces, and that’s what RAM missiles provide,” said Chris Davis, president of Raytheon International Inc. in the UAE.  The missiles will be used ......read more

    ADNOC Awards China National Petroleum Corporation 8% Stake in ADCO Onshore Concession

    Concession entry valued at AED 6.5 billion  Deal strengthens strategic and economic relationship between UAE and China Partnership will maximise onshore field value in support of ADNOC’s long-term growth objectives Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 20, 2017:  Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), today, signed an agreement with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), awarding it an 8% interest in Abu Dhabi’s onshore oil concession. CNPC contributed a sign up bonus of AED 6.5 billion ($1.77 billion) to enter the concession. The onshore concession is operated by the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations (ADCO).  The agreement was signed by His Excellency Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, ADNOC Group Chief Executive Officer and member of the Supreme Petroleum Council of the Emirate of Abu ......read more

    2XL's Valeria collection defines the ultimate luxury living room

    Dubai, UAE; February 19, 2017:  2XL, the leading French style Furniture and Home Décor brand in the UAE has launched a new living room collection, Valeria, that transforms homes with its contemporary flare. This new addition to 2XL’s range of luxurious living room furniture collection feels as opulent as it looks with its high-quality, upholstered durable velvet fabric. Providing the utmost comfort, the Valeria sofa set delivers chic styling, with lush velvet fabric coloured in pale turquoise and light burlywood. Combining the three essential elements for luxury furnishing, it includes fashion, form, and function with comfortably shaped arms, and tufted fixed seat cushions. The gold coated legs offer beauty and support that lasts the test of time. Designed for tranquillity, and being rich in style, these sets make a ......read more

    GCC's inaugural ‘Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference' starts today

    Organized by IQPC with strategic partnership of Dubai Customs  Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2017:  The Cargo and Personnel Screening Conference, taking place on 20th-21st February at the Dusit Thani hotel in Dubai, is being organized by International Quality & Productivity Center (IQPC) in strategic partnership with Dubai Customs to highlight the latest innovations in screening and detection technology for the prevention of cross-border crimes in the GCC and beyond.  With the UAE’s positioning as a world-class transport and integrated logistics hub, it has become more important than ever to deploy effective screening and detection technologies at all borders to prevent and deter criminals.  Currently, the logistics industry contributes around 14% of the UAE’s GDP and this figure is predicted to ......read more

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award's Eleventh Session Contenders in “Literature” and “Children's Literature” revealed

    Abu Dhabi, February 19, 2017:  As part of its annual practice, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its shortlisted candidates in two of its categories; “Literature” and “Children’s Literature”. The announcement follows the conclusion of a series of meetings held by the Scientific Committee in Abu Dhabi to assess reports submitted by the judges’ panel per category and the evaluation of nominated works. The selected works in literature included three narrative works, namely ‘Alwah’ (Tablets) by Lebanese author Rashid Al-Daif, (2016); ‘Khareef al Bara’a’ (The Autumn of Innocence) by Lebanese author Abbas Beydoun (2016); and ‘Fi Fami Lu’lu’a’ (A Pearl in My Mouth) by Emirati author Maisoon Saqer (2016). As for titles under ......read more

    Al Masaood Group opens the largest Boat Services and Maintenance Centre in the Middle East in ICAD II

    Serving the local and the regional market ZonesCorp, as strategic partner for industrial developments in the UAE, attended the opening ceremony of the Centre  Abu Dhabi, UAE- 18th February 2017:  HE Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of ZonesCorp attended a ceremony for the opening of the Al Masaood Centre for Boat Services and Maintenance, which is the largest of its kind in the Middle East. The centre will provide a full range of services for all the clients of Al Masaood, for both local and international clients.   The Boat Centre is situated on a 26,000 sqm plot is supervised by a highly-qualified team of experts, providing the full range of services relating to the maintenance of boats. Moreover, the centre is equipped with the latest equipment and tools and operates in-line with the highest international service ......read more

    First Aston Martin powerboat to make US debut at Yachts Miami Beach

    Miami, February 18, 2017:  After making its world premiere in Monaco last September, the prototype Aston Martin AM37 powerboat will be shown for the first time in the United States at Yachts Miami Beach on Collins Avenue (February 16-20). Entering its 29th year, the exhibition is home to the largest mega-yacht collection in the world and the unveiling of the first Aston Martin powerboat is set to be one of the highlights of the show. The Aston Martin AM37 challenges the status quo of the nautical world and offers a pure translation of the brand’s DNA into an entirely new maritime concept, combining innovative technology and bespoke craftsmanship with a perfect balance of design and engineering, performance and comfort, luxury and functionality.  The AM37 – which can carry up to eight people – is the ......read more

    Panache International introduces exclusive Smart Lid for hot beverages

    Panache International, an integrated manufacturer and distributor of disposable products since 2005introduces new Smart Lid to effectively address customer’s preferences of Hot Coffee  The new heat sensitive coffee lids changes colour when it comes in contact with heat With the introduction of the new Smart Lid, Panache International aims at creating awareness for the safety of children and the elderly, as the product gives a visual warning indicator that the contents in it are hot and the color change is reversed as the cup contents cool down. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 18, 2017:  Panache International, a pioneer in the disposables sector with a history of quality disposables manufacturing and excellent consumer care, introduces new Smart Lid from its exclusive Raha range, to effectively address ......read more

    Dubai International Boat Show Marks Quarter Century Amid Thriving Marine Industry

    Major luxury brands and superyacht manufacturers return to showcase products at the region’s premiere boating event Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2017:  What started as the Watersports & Powerboat Show, an indoor event launched in 1992 to cater to a specialised market, the Dubai International Boat Show has developed into a not to be missed, world-class event tailored for yacht, boat and water sports enthusiasts in the region. Now in its 25th edition, the event takes place from 28 February to 4 March at its much expanded home in the Dubai International Marine Club, supporting the growth of the region’s boat and yachting industry and attracting visitors and businesses from all sectors of maritime trade. “The UAE and Dubai have witnessed massive developments to their maritime infrastructure over the past 25 ......read more

    Innovation in the Spotlight at MEE 2017

    The 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity is underway with a key focus on the development and implementation of Smart Cities across the region Dubai, UAE, February 16, 2017:  Middle East Electricity (MEE), which opened yesterday at the Dubai World Trade Centre, has put innovation at the forefront of the 2017 edition, with a keen focus on smart innovations and the current market products and trends that come with it.  Hosted by the Ministry of Energy and in partnership with Dubai Municipality the event is showcasing a number of special features and content platforms designed to help the industry learn and develop in line with its goals to become smarter and more sustainable. Speaking on the side lines of MEE, H.E. Suhail Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy for the UAE, said, “Middle East Electricity has ......read more

    ADNOC CEO: UAE Leadership Prepares for the Future to Empower Socio-economic and Human Development

    ADNOC has a disciplined focus on operational efficiency and enhanced performance Investments, collaboration, strategic partnerships and smart funding are key to meeting nation’s rising energy demand Cairo, Abu Dhabi, 15 February 2017:  His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO said, today, the UAE is well prepared to meet future energy challenges and maintain its position as a reliable source of oil and gas, in support of the country’s socio-economic and human development goals. In line with the UAE leadership’s strategic goals, H.E. Dr Al Jaber said ADNOC is balancing a disciplined focus on operational efficiency and enhanced performance with the imperative to maintain targeted, investments in exploration, petrochemicals, technology and people, while ......read more

    Dubai's Deputy Ruler Opens World's Largest Power Show

    The 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity opens with a key focus on the development and implementation of Smart Cities across the region Dubai, UAE, February 15, 2017:​  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance of the UAE, officially inaugurated the 42nd edition of Middle East Electricity (MEE) in the presence of other VIP dignitaries. The theme of Middle East Electricity this year is ‘Smart Cities’. Hosted by the Ministry of Energy and in partnership with Dubai Municipality the event will be showcasing special features designed to help the industry learn and develop in line with its goals to become smarter and more sustainable. A new feature this year is the ‘Smart Cities Innovation Zone’. Located in Zabeel Hall 3, this dedicated ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports' quality management systems certified with ISO 9001:2015

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: February 14, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the Emirate's commercial and community ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, has obtained the ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognised standard for quality management systems. This reflects Abu Dhabi Ports’ commitment to meeting and exceeding the needs of customers and stakeholders as well as elevating the level of excellence in services offered. The scope of the awarded certificate covers all units and subsidiaries of Abu Dhabi Ports including Abu Dhabi Marine Services (SAFEEN) and Maqta Gateway, the company’s innovative port community system. The ISO 9001 certification was awarded to Abu Dhabi Ports following a successful audit of the company's management system by Lloyds Register of ......read more

    GAC Pindar returns as official logistics provider for Volvo Ocean Race

    Marine sport logistics specialist to draw on global GAC network to meet the needs of the ultimate sailing challenge Dubai, February 14, 2017:   Once again, GAC Pindar and GAC companies around the world will be put to the test by the Volvo Ocean Race. The 2017-18 edition will be the second consecutive time that GAC serves as the official logistics provider for the premier offshore round-the-world race, after its successful collaboration in 2014-15. The Group’s marine sport and leisure logistics specialist, GAC Pindar, will work closely with GAC offices around the world to provide a wide range of services for the Race which kicks off in Alicante, Spain, on 22 October. That will include customs clearance and transportation of pavilions and hospitality infrastructure, broadcast and other support equipment to Host Cities ......read more

    Panasonic Exhibits Latest Electrical Solutions at MEE 2017

    The leading eco solutions provider is showcasing its latest sustainable living concepts for the region at the three-day event Dubai United Arab Emirates: Panasonic, a global leader in technology, is showcasing its path breaking products in the energy creation, air conditioning, and lighting segments at Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2017, region’s largest power exhibition, happening at Dubai International Convention Centre on February 14-16, 2017. In line with governments’ efforts to encourage environmental sustainability and energy security in the region, Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) is focusing on bringing in solutions that are ready meet the rising demand for renewable energy technologies as well as energy efficiency and electrical solutions. The Japanese manufacturer is introducing its ......read more

    ADNOC to capitalise on increased sulphur processing capabilities and target new markets

    Sulphur production to double over next decade  Abu Dhabi, UAE – February 13th 2017:  The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) plans to capitalise on increased sulphur processing capabilities, by doubling production and targeting new markets in Africa, Asia, South America and Australia, according to Omar Suwaina Al Suwaidi, ADNOC’s Gas Management Director. During his keynote speech, today, at the inaugural Middle East Sulphur Conference, Al Suwaidi said ADNOC’s clear focus is on retaining and strengthening the company’s competitive edge, and on maximising the value of the UAE’s natural resources, including sulphur, a by-product of gas processing.  Al Suwaidi said: “We produce 6 million tonnes of sulphur per year and we expect production to double over the coming decade, due to ......read more

    Demand for Edible Oil in the MENA Region to Outstrip Global Average

    European refineries eager to capitalize on MENA region’s rising demand by leveraging dedicated ‘Fats & Oils’ segment at Gulfood 2017 Growth in low-fat, low-cholesterol and low-calorie oils driven by health-conscious consumer demand Dubai, UAE, February 13, 2017:  An increasing appetite for olive oil is spearheading strong demand for edible oils across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), putting the sector on track to record a 5.3 per cent compound annual growth rate by 2021, far outstripping the forecasted 3.8 per cent global average, according to Euromonitor International, the market research provider. Euromonitor International also reported that soaring demand for olive oil, particularly in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, is the result of an influx of Arab and Southern European ......read more

    Steen's Chronicle: When change is not change — #SaxoStrats

    Trump's economic policies flawed, jobs focus misguided New US presidency likely to resemble that of Nixon Present selloff in bond yields likely temporary Donald Trump may be a colourful character, particularly as far as 21st century politicians go, but investors should watch what he does, not what he says. I have spent the last month on the road around Europe meeting with clients and investors. It has led me to some interesting discussions and conclusions.  President Trump remains an enigma even for people who have met him; his personality is at best erratic and at worst compulsive but having said that, his ability to "keep the ball rolling" impresses me. In the process of doing so, he has been able to convince many of the investors I respect most to buy into the concept of "an animal ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Announces New Retail Price of Unsubsidised LPG for Month of February

    Abu Dhabi, 12 February, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution has announced the new retail price of unsubsidised LPG cylinders for the month of February 2017. As per the announcement that is set on the 10th of every month, the new retail price is as follows: AED58 per 25lb up from the earlier marked retail price of AED53, and AED116 per 50lb from the earlier marked retail price of AED106.  Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “The prices of LPG cylinders is decided every month based on specialised studies, taking into account the interests of consumers and household customers in the UAE, while keeping up with the changing prices for the product worldwide. In cooperation with the concerned entities in the country, ADNOC Distribution is also keen to apply the new prices ......read more

    Summertown Interiors recognised by Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry for CSR

    Fit-out contractor leads SME segment for ongoing commitment to sustainable practices  Dubai, UAE 09 February 2017:  Summertown Interiors, the UAE’s leading fit-out contractor specialising in green interiors, was recently awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Label by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) for its ongoing commitment to sustainable business practices. Benchmarking companies’ sustainable practices in the workplace, marketplace, community and environment, the CSR Label showed Summertown outperformed the average score of participating companies by 25 percent. Commenting on the achievement Marcos Bish, Managing Director of Summertown Interiors said: “We are proud as an SME to receive this award alongside major international companies who are deemed real leaders in the ......read more

    Clikon launches “MyLight” rechargeable LED flashlight

    The ‘Made in Malaysia’ product, equipped with powerful high beam XP-E2 LED, comes with lifetime warranty. Dubai, February 9, 2017: Clikon, one of the region’s leading brands for home appliances and consumer electronics, has launched ‘MYLIGHT’ Rechargeable LED Flashlight which is Made in Malaysia.  His Excellency Dato’ Ahmad Anwar Adnan, Ambassador of Malaysia to the UAE, unveiled the innovative product in the presence of Mr. Younus H. Al Mulla, Senior Vice President – Retail International Development Shopping Malls, Procurement & Government Affairs at Majid Al Futtaim, Mr. Abdullah Poyil, Chairman of Clikon, and other senior officials.  Clikon is a major consumer electronics and household appliances brand in the GCC and Indian markets. The wide range of products under the ......read more

    Blend Anything, Extract Everything with Kenwood's Purejuice

    The new range of slow press juicers is the first step towards Fresh Thinking Dubai, February 8, 2017:   Making your own juice is a healthy choice. So it makes sense to choose an appliance that juices anything and extracts every bit of goodness from every ingredient. Today, consumers are becoming more conscious of what they eat and how they prepare their food. Social media is heavily populated with healthy eating topics such as juice detox smoothies, protein shakes, lean living, and insanity workouts.  Retaining maximum nutrition is the thinking behind the design of Kenwood’s new juicers, PureJuice’s new range of slow press juicers and part of their Fresh Thinking campaign in advocacy for health and wellness. Not only will your 100% natural juice be healthier and will last for longer without separating ......read more

    The Petroleum Institute and Sharjah National Oil Corporation Enter MOU to Collaborate on Exploration and Production in Sharjah

    Abu Dhabi, February 08, 2017:  The Petroleum Institute (PI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Sharjah National Oil Corporation (SNOC) to conduct research on its oil and gas exploration and production in Sharjah. The agreement aims to exchange knowledge between the PI’s research team and SNOC’s E&P experts and to provide Msc and PHD internship opportunities for the PI students for research purposes, among other areas of collaboration such as summer internship. “This MOU reflects the PI’s long-standing commitment to working with world-class organizations and identifying opportunities that strengthen the UAE’s human capital while helping those organizations improve their business results,” said Dr. Ebrahim Al Hajri, Director of Collaborations and External Affairs. “We ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports Honours First Enrolled Batch of Coastal Seafaring Course

    16 Emiratis, including four Emirati women, complete first phase of training to become seafarers Training programme on vessels of up to 24 metres long Specialised marine training programme in partnership with the Australian Maritime College (AMC) is first-of-its-kind in the region Captain Al Shamisi: The word ‘impossible’ is no longer in the dictionary of Emirati women Course to meet future regional demand for seafarers  Abu Dhabi-UAE: February 7, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the emirate’s community and commercial ports as well as Khalifa Industrial Zone, honoured the first enrolled batch of students for completing the initial phase of training in its certified Coastal Seafaring course to become seafarers in the future.  The batch included 16 ......read more

    Final Condenser for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Safely and Successfully Installed

    A crucial component in the generation of electricity in power stations An important part of the process of turning energy from nuclear fission into electricity Abu Dhabi, UAE – 07 February 2017:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has completed the installation of the condenser for Unit 4 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, being built in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi. As one of the largest condensers in the Middle East region, the one installed at Unit 4 marks the final condenser installation at the Barakah plant. The condenser plays an important role in the generation of electricity, and is a crucial component used in all types of energy plants. In a nuclear reactor, nuclear fission creates heat which turns water into steam. The pressure of the steam turns a turbine which then spins the generator, ......read more

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    Genetec holds gala ceremony to honor its top performing Middle East channel partners

    DUBAI, UAE, February 19, 2017 – Genetec Inc. (Genetec), a leading provider of IP security and intelligence solutions, successfully hosted the Genetec Middle East Channel Partner Awards to honour top-performing partners in the Middle East in recognition of their outstanding achievements in 2016. The special gala ceremony, held at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai, was attended by top executives from the region’s Genetec Channel Partner community. According to the company’s senior executives, the Genetec Channel Partners Awards is one of the many activities lined up to ......read more

    Kuwait to Tackle Climate Change with National GHG Inventory System

    The comprehensive National Inventory System will monitor critical data on climate change to help implement effective mitigation strategies Dubai, United Arab Emirates: After the successful delivery of UAE GHG Inventory for three consecutive years, Dubai Carbon is now cooperating with the UN Environment (UNEP) to develop a National Inventory System (NIS) for GHG Emissions in the state of Kuwait. The first coordination meeting between Dubai Carbon, Environment Public Authority (EPA) and local stakeholders to kick off the new collaboration with UN Environment took place in Kuwait ......read more

    Panasonic showcases customized Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Middle East at MEE 2017

    The Japanese manufacturer, at the event, introduced its innovative Smart Cooling Air Purifier and new Air Curtain line up Dubai United Arab Emirates: Panasonic, a global leader in offering innovative Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) technology, is showcasing its latest IAQ products at Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2017, region’s largest power exhibition, happening at Dubai International Convention Centre on February 14-16, 2017. The company introduced its innovative Smart Cooling Air Purifier, which not only cleans but also humidifies indoor air with innovative mist cooling technology. ......read more

    IFS and The Marsden Group collaborate on IoT offering for the oil and gas sector

      IFS , the global enterprise applications company, and global IoT technology company The Marsden Group have signed a strategic partnership to jointly pursue opportunities in the oil and gas industry. The Marsden Group is a global technology company specialized in developing advanced analytics in support of IoT solutions for the upstream oil and gas market. From its offices in the United States, Europe, and Australia, the company serves some of the largest companies in the oil and gas sector. The combination of the IFS IoT Business Connector and The Marsden Group’s ......read more

    Panasonic Exhibits the Revolutionary HIT® Solar Panels at MEE 2017

    The HIT® solar panel’s low-temperature coefficient provides high-efficiency even in intense heat Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) is showcasing its trademark high-efficiency solar solutions at Middle East Electricity (MEE) 2017, region’s largest power exhibition, happening at Dubai International Convention Centre on February 14-16, 2017.  The main highlight at the Panasonic’s solar solutions corner is the HIT solar module, which achieved the world record for highest efficiency of 25.6% in 2014. The Panasonic ......read more

    TRL and Qatar's Ministry of Municipalities and Environment launches new innovative building block to help increase sustainability of local construction segment

    February 12, 2017: TRL, the global centre for innovation in transport and mobility and Qatar's Ministry of Municipalities and Environment (MME) has announced the launch of ‘VegeBlock’, a new innovative building block designed to help increase sustainability across the country's construction segment, in a special seminar held at the Ministry of Municipality & Environment Tower. Present during the launch were Dr Mohammad bin Saif Al-Kuwari, Head of the Environmental and Municipal Studies Institute - MME and Dr Khaled Hassan Country Director and Head of Middle-East ......read more

    Sharjah Tatweer Forum to hold recognition ceremony for Sharjah Leadership Program's third batch of graduates

    February 11, 2017: Sharjah Tatweer Forum (STF), a subsidiary of the Quarter of a Century Foundation for Creating Leaders and Innovators, is set to honor and recognize the latest batch of graduates that have completed the Sharjah Leadership Program (SLP). The graduation ceremony, which will take place on February 13, 2017 at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre, is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. The event is expected to be attended by senior government officials and key ......read more

    Prysmian Group at Middle East Electricity 2017

    The Group showcases its full range of cables, including its most recent innovations for Construction, Power Transmission and Industrial applications Focus on PRY-CAM Monitoring Systems, TECSUN Solar cables and P-Laser, the most powerful cable solution for HVDC power transmission, with dedicated technical seminars Milan, 07 February 2017 – Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, will showcase state-of-the-art technologies at MEE 2017, the electrical industry’s largest show in the Middle East, taking place in Dubai from February 14 ......read more

    West Elm Launches ‘New Modern' Spring Collection for 2017

    Dubai, UAE, 6th February 2017:  West Elm, one of America’s leading home furnishing retailers has launched its fantastic spring collection for 2017 in the Middle East, showcasing its innovative designs and brilliant use of rich materials, colours and patterns which will brighten up your home.  With its new collection, The New Modern, West Elm has used its signature colours and boldness which will add a certain amount of ‘pop’ - with everything from brand new chairs to glass objects giving you home a new feel. West Elm has focused on a more sophisticated color ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Opens Al Rgayyb Service Station in Western Region

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 06 February, 2017:  ADNOC Distribution today announced that its new Al Rgayyb service station, located on the Ghayathi-Ruwais Road in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, had started operations. The opening comes as part of the company’s ongoing expansion strategy that aims to meet the growing demand for its high-quality products and services in various parts of the UAE.  Operating round-the-clock, the service station features six islands with 10 dispensers offering E-Plus 91, Special 95, and Super 98 fuels, as well as Green Diesel. Work is underway to equip the ......read more

    Gulf Oil Middle East launches specially formulated engine oil for SUVs

    Manchester United football legends Dwight Yorke and Peter Schmeichel unveil new lubricant in Dubai Dubai, UAE, February 6, 2017:  Gulf Oil Middle East – a wholly owned subsidiary of Gulf Oil International Ltd (GOI), which has a long-term partnership with the world’s leading football brand, Manchester United – has officially launched its new specially formulated engine oil for SUVs, Gulf Formula ULE 5W-40. The new engine oil was unveiled in the presence of Manchester United Ambassador Dwight Yorke and club legend Peter Schmeichel during a regional launch event in ......read more

    Ideal Standard's Connect Air collection offers timeless style and versatility

    Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has proudly revealed Connect Air, its latest multi-product bathroom collection in the MENA region, offering a unique mix of timeless modern style that connects to all the requirements in any bathroom. The collection, which can be previewed at the Ideal Standard’s Design Bathroom Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road, in Dubai, offers a comprehensive range of bathroom solutions. The extremely light weight and durable Connect Air collection brings care lavished on every ......read more

    Dubai International Boat Show to Reach New Heights and Depths With Cutting-Edge Water Jet Technologies and Submersibles

    UAE hydroflight specialist rides wave of business onto international stage while Dutch engineering reveals pioneering means of underwater travel  Dubai, UAE, February 5, 2017:  New and innovative water jet technology as well as a pioneering means of underwater travel based on a World War II design from Britain’s Naval Service will be among the many marine industry advances to capture the imagination of visitors to next month’s Dubai International Boat Show. The popularity of hydroflight sports is growing as fast as the water jet propulsion that powers the ......read more

    Jordan to host major Energy Summit under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II

    The audience is expected to surpass last year with attendees coming from 45 countries making Jordan a focal point for the energy industry in the region and throughout JIES delegates are able to interact and engage in purposeful meetings AMMAN, Jordan, February 1, 2017:  On 2-3 April 2017, Jordan will host the 3rd Jordan International Energy Summit (JIES) (www.JIES-Summit.com) under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The Summit comes at a crucial time for Jordan and as support for its Energy Strategy with progress being ......read more

    Home Centre Ranked Top Retailer in Siegel+Gale's Global Brand Simplicity Index for the Middle East

    Dubai-UAE: February 1, 2017:  Home Centre, the region’s leading home retailer, has been identified as the best in its class for providing consumers with a seamless and convenient shopping experience in Siegel + Gale’s Global Brand Simplicity Index for the Middle East. .  Having earned the tenth rank on the index, Home Centre is also the only retail brand listed in the top 10 rankings. Published annually by Siegel + Gale, a global brand strategy, design and experience firm, this index ranks brands on their perceived simplicity of products, services, interactions and ......read more

    Global pharma players trust in Swisslog to strengthen intralogistics

    Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  Swisslog, a leading automation expert for robot-based and data driven intralogistics solutions, has completed the latest expansion of the high-bay warehouse for healthcare manufacturers B. Braun Melsungen. In addition to this, pharmaceutical company and long-term Swisslog customer, F.Hoffman-La Roche, is benefitting from the System Operations service. The centerpiece of the logistics expansion in the Pfieffewiesen industrial area, midway between Hanover and Frankfurt in Germany, B. Braun Melsungen’s global hub has had its capacity expanded from 10 ......read more

    MENA's Ultra-High Net Worth individuals set to continue growing region's fleet of Superyachts

    SYBAss Annual Economic Report 2016 highlights importance of Middle East to superyacht world, underlines Dubai International Boat Show status as global industry showcase Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  Conclusions drawn from the latest statistics report by the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss), the Monegasque organisation representing superyacht builders around the world, have been shared publically for the first time today in conjunction with Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), organisers of the Dubai International Boat Show running from 28 February to 4 March. According to the ......read more

    ENGIE awarded the Fadhili Independent Power Project in Saudi Arabia

    Dubai, UAE, January 31, 2017:  ENGIE has been awarded the contract and achieved financial closing for the greenfield Fadhili independent power project (IPP) in Saudi Arabia, the most efficient cogeneration plant in the country.  Located in the east of Saudi Arabia, 50 kilometers northwest of Jubail Industrial City, the Fadhili project is a combined cycled gas power plant with a capacity of 1,507 MW. It will produce the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 1.4 million people. It will also produce 1,447 tons per hour of steam and 768.8 tons per hour of feed water. Saudi ......read more

    GAC partners with Hemas to build an integrated logistics facility in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka,31 January 2017:  GAC Sri Lanka has partnered with Hemas Transportation to build an integrated logistics facility in Muthurajawela Industrial Zone in the western part of Sri Lanka. It will comprise a state-of-the-art distribution centre, a container yard and a 15-acre warehouse. A groundbreaking ceremony, graced by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, the Honorable Ranil Wickramasinghe, was held today. The facility is expected to be operational by early June 2017 and the distribution centre by February 2018.  State-of-the-art facility This new integrated logistics ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports attracts Emirati talents at Tawdheef 2017

    Abu Dhabi Ports aims to achieve 55 per cent Emiratisation this year Abu Dhabi–UAE: 30 January, 2017:  With the aim of attracting Emirati talent aspiring to lead the dynamic operations of ports and industrial zones, Abu Dhabi Ports,  is participating at Tawdheef 2017 which is being held between 30 January and 1 February at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).  As part of its participation at Tawdheef, Abu Dhabi Ports will unveil tens of new job opportunities that are available for Emiratis within its operational and managerial departments in order to ......read more

    ITFC and Istanbul Zaim University Sign MoU for Raising Awareness on Islamic Trade Finance Solutions

    The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), the multilateral trade financing institution and a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Istanbul Zaim University (ZIU), an institution of higher learning incorporated in Turkey that offers undergraduate and graduate programs in many branches of modern science and humanities. The purpose of the MoU is to provide a general framework for facilitating collaboration and cooperation between ITFC and IZU in order to raise the awareness for Islamic trade finance solutions ......read more

    Etihad ESCO Submits Tender for Largest Rooftop Solar PV Project in the Region

    The entity will provide energy efficiency solutions to over 600 villas built under the Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan Dubai, United Arab Emirates- Etihad ESCO, the leading energy management services provider established by DEWA, has submitted a tender for the largest rooftop solar PV project in the region. Etihad ESCO will design and install the most comprehensive energy efficiency solutions and rooftop solar PV panels for a total of 640 villas in Hatta. The housing projects are developed under the Hatta Comprehensive Development Plan, which was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin ......read more

    Riverbed Supports World's Largest Container Shipping Company Maersk on its Digital Journey

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates– January 30, 2017 – Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today announced that Maersk Line, part of the Maersk Group and the world’s largest container shipping operator, is using Riverbed® SteelCentral™ to monitor business-critical applications and services and provide the ability to troubleshoot performance bottlenecks across the company. The five-year contract with Riverbed will support Maersk Line’s strategy to become the digital leader within the shipping sector. The Maersk Group is an integrated ......read more

    Pearson and Nesta announce research initiative designed to predict the skills and competencies required for employment in 2030

    Research should help to shed light on the future of the workforce, and develop education systems that will fulfil future workforce demands Dubai, UAE, 29th January 2017:  Learning company Pearson and innovation foundation Nesta today announce a research partnership in collaboration with Michael Osborne (Oxford Martin School) which is designed to provide businesses, governments and education experts with new insights and evidence about the skills and competencies which will be required in the future economy. Through Employment in 2030: Skills, Competencies & the Implications for ......read more

    Tasneef strengthens UAE's position as a global maritime hub

    Al Hebsi: We’re working to create a sustainable maritime economy based in the UAE For the 2nd consecutive year, Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” brings world’s attention to the added value the UAE’s state-of-the-art marine infrastructure and strategic location offer, supporting the UAE National Agenda to be the best destination in the maritime industry. Abu Dhabi, 29 January 2017:  The “UAE Summit of Marine and Maritime Leaders” and the “Abu Dhabi Maritime Youth Summit for Empowering Emirati Youth Leaders in Maritime ......read more

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