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    Orpic B Defeat Rivals IMCO in 2017 SOHAR Cup Final

    Orpic B wins 6:5 over IMCO after penalty shoot out  More than 60 matches played over three weeks with 32 company teams participating Annual SOHAR Cup celebrates teamwork and health during the Holy Month  Orpic B fought their way to glory last night at Al Arabi field in Suhar, to be crowned 2017 champions of the annual SOHAR Cup football tournament. Now in its tenth year, the tournament has grown from small beginnings to become one of the key fixtures in the North Al Batinah region’s sporting calendar. After an exciting match, the B team from the national petrochemical and refining giants Orpic, defeated International Maritime College Oman, the Port’s vocational training academy, by a six goals to five in a tense penalty shoot out. Both Orpic and IMCO have had to face stiff competition over the past ......read more

    Bin Sulayem inaugurates the new 7-star Port Rashid Customs Center

    Dubai, UAE, 24 June 2017:  Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation pointed out that leading organizations attain excellence through the exceptional services they provide to their clients. “Our success at the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation relies on our adoption to innovation and continual development as a daily practice and a corporate culture. This what has helped us gain our prestigious worldwide reputation and unprecedented achievements”.  During the launch of the new world-class Port Rashid Customs Center bin Sulayem reaffirmed the importance of facilitating the business and making the clients happy by providing smart services that add value to their trade. “This can be achieved by establishing seven star customs ......read more

    2XL Launches Martin Collection with Statement Headboard Design

    Dubai, UAE; June 22, 2017: 2XL, the leading luxury furniture and home décor brand in the UAE has launched Martin bedroom collection with unique statement headboard design. This collection is perfect for the master suite or guest room.  Transforming space into restful retreat, the Martin bed has frames covered in linen like fabric upholstery that makes it comfortable, durable and easy to maintain. Ornate shape of the headboard adorned in grey fabric creates a regal look. The Martin bed is priced at AED 4,977.  The Hazel bench with rounded corners, button tufts and adorned in velvety fabric is priced at AED 1,532. Commenting on the design of Martin collection Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager at 2XL says, “The stunning headboard design creates the focal point for the bedroom. With each element crafted to perfection, ......read more

    Empower to Participate in 108th IDEA Annual Conference & Tradeshow in Arizona, U.S.

    This conference will be held in sync with the IDEA Board of Directors Meeting Dubai, UAE, 21 June 2017: Ahmad Bin Shafar, the CEO of Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, will be attending the International District Energy Association’s (IDEA)108the Annual Conference & Tradeshow, which will take place in Scottsdale, Arizona-United States,from 26 to 29 June 2017. Ahmad Bin Shafar will also attend the IDEA Board of Directors’ meeting which will be held on the side lines of the conference. Ahmad Bin Shafaris the first Emirati Arab member of the IDEA Board of Directors since 2013.  “We are pleased to take part in the Annual Conference & Exhibition of IDEA, the world’s most authentic and oldest association for district ......read more

    AirWayBill and Careem Partner for Cost Saving International Shipment Drop Off Initiative

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2017: AirWayBill, the peer-to-peer shipping platform has partnered with Careem, the region’s favourite car-booking app to be its official transportation partner in the Middle East and support carriers in getting their items to recipients, quickly and more efficiently. While terms and conditions do apply, users can avail of up to US$15 off their rides from the airport, when they’re connected through both apps. For those who are excited at the prospect of their shipments arriving, buyers can meet the carriers at the airport to hand off the item, while the carriers are offered a ride home, without the hassle of having to arrange for a separate drop off. AirWayBill will send the promo codes of Careem to buyers and carriers whenever they have a shipment in process as a bonus to their ......read more

    Chinese Electronic Brands Set to Take Over Households

    Top Chinese brands, TCL & Midea contribute to 15% of  Eros Group’s Consumer Electronics Distribution as trends shift.  (21st June 2017, Dubai) – From mobiles and TVs, to refrigerators and other home appliances; Chinese brands are giving their competitors a run for their money. With the consumer durables market in UAE witnessing an exponential growth over the years, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) expects the Dubai electronics market size to grow at 4.7 per cent over the next four years and may exceed $3 billion (Dh11 billion) by 2020.   The continued increase in demand can largely be attributed to a rising population and strong household consumption.  Within the consumer durable segment specifically, there has been a growing demand for Chinese products and all the major ......read more

    Concession Agreement Signed to Develop, Manage and Operate Fujairah Port

    Under the Patronage and Presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi Concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah, grants Abu Dhabi Ports exclusive rights to develop port infrastructure and manage its operations  Development of 1KM quay and deepening of berths to -16.5 metres to increase capacity and allow arrival of larger vessels  Fujairah Terminals will complement services provided by Khalifa Port and Zayed Port Fujairah, UAE, 20th June 2017:  H.H Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah, witnessed at Al Remailah Palace on Monday, the signing of a 35 year concession agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and the Port of Fujairah. As part of the agreement, the entities have announced the establishment of "Fujairah Terminals", a new operational arm ......read more

    InSinkErator contributes to UAE State of Energy Report for third consecutive year

    Dubai 20 June 2017:  InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use,  has been included by the Ministry of Energy for the third consecutive year, in the 2017 UAE State of Energy Report. InSinkErator was recognized for this contribution during the Ministry of Energy’s annual iftar.  Engineers at InSinkErator have identified that a 10 watt LED lightbulb could be powered for 17 hours by one pound of food. The conclusion is that by putting food waste directly into a digester or using disposers to divert food waste from landfills to advanced wastewater treatment plants is not only environmentally responsible but also makes commercial sense. In a system where biogas is captured for energy and the bio-solid ......read more

    IKEA Reveals Hidden Shortcuts as Father's Day Gift

    Now Dads can learn how to journey through the store in just five minutes! #IKEA_DAD Dubai, 20 June 2017:  IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing retailer, has revealed one of its biggest and best kept secrets as a gift this year for all dads on Father’s Day – the infamous hidden shortcuts that allows you to journey through the store in 5 mins. This Father’s Day, IKEA wanted to acknowledge all the unsung family patriarchs, quietly supporting their family, day in and day out, all year long! Now Dads can choose their route, pick up the items on their shopping list and whizz through to the IKEA Restaurant & Café much faster.  One of the biggest myths is that men dislike shopping, when they actually prefer to shop differently. Men like to get in, get what they need, and then get out. They are generally not ......read more

    Empower Starts Delivering District Cooling Solutions to JVC and JVT

    Empower will provide residential, retail and commercial real estate developments in these areas with up to 11,000 RT of cooling services Dubai, UAE, 18 June 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, stated that it has started delivering district cooling solutions to Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) and Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) projects. Empower will provide residential, retail and commercial real estate developments in these areas with up to 11,000 RT of cooling services. “We are very pleased to deliver the first phase of district cooling solutions to JVC and JVT. The project has been supervised and managed with a high level of efficiency. At Empower it is our mission to provide landmark projects of Dubai with world class cooling solutions ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Ports 5th Annual “Working Safely in the Heat” Campaign Launched

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: June 18, 2017:  Abu Dhabi Ports the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports in UAE, has rolled out the annual UAE Ministry of Labour and Abu Dhabi Occupational Health and Safety Center (OSHAD) “Working Safely in the Heat” campaign across its ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). Abu Dhabi Ports “Working Safely in the Heat” campaign is being held for the fifth year to raise awareness about the risks of working in the heat and assist in preventing heat-related illnesses during the summer months.  The Abu Dhabi Ports campaign was launched end of May and will run from until 15th September 2017 using the “Safety in the Heat” campaign messages and awareness in collaboration with – OSHAD. The campaign objectives focus on ......read more

    Farnek Receives International Rating for Its Cleaning Science

    18 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE UAE-based total FM company makes exemplary progress with standards, training and sustainability, prompting British Institute of Cleaning Science to maintain rating  In recognition of its excellence in facilities management (FM) services, UAE-based total FM company Farnek continues its accreditation program from the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), the largest independent, professional and educational body in the cleaning industry.  Markus Oberlin, CEO of Farnek, said: “We have enjoyed an excellent relationship with the British Institute of Cleaning Science since we embarked on the first accreditation process in 2012 and we are delighted this will continue. Our customers benefit from our accreditation with BICSc, secure in the knowledge that we are delivering safe and ......read more

    FarEye Wins Prestigious World Post & Parcel Award In The Technology Category

    FarEye was recognised for revolutionising the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry with its flexible, scalable and future-oriented mobile solutions.  Dubai, UAE, June 18, 2017: FarEye, a leading Global Logistics Management solution has claimed top honours at the World Post & Parcel Awards 2017, which was held in Paris recently.  The company was recognised for revolutionising the Logistics and Supply Chain Industry with its flexible, scalable and future-oriented mobile solutions.  Regarded as the ‘Oscars’ of the Logistics industry, the World Post & Parcel Awards 2017 celebrated the successes of emerging talents in Mail and Express industry across the globe. Kushal Nahata, Co-founder & CEO of FarEye and Gaurav Srivastava Co-founder & CTO of FarEye accepted the prestigious award in the ......read more

    Your Wardrobe's New Best Friend: The CareStyle 5 Range

    Tackle your toughest ironing challenges with the winner of Plus X’s Best Product Award, thanks to the new iCare technology which sets the perfect temperature every time – no matter the material. Dubai, June 18, 2017:  True to Braun’s well known German quality and proficiency standards, the iCare technology meets all your ironing needs. Newly introduced to the ironing market, the CareStyle 5 ironing system range is suitable to any type of ironer; whether you iron for yourself or your whole family, in bulk or just a little, in marathon sessions or piece-by-piece. Thanks to Braun’s immensely accumulated expertise and in-depth comprehension of the market’s ironing needs, the CareStyle 5 saves you both time and aggravation by setting the right temperature whatever the fabric and creates the ideal ironing ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Incorporates More Customer-Focused Features in its Enhanced Mobile App

    Abu Dhabi, 18 June, 2017: ADNOC Distribution’s has announced that an updated version of its free-to-download mobile app is now available for customers, suppliers and the public. The upgraded app serves as a one-stop-shop for all ADNOC Distribution’s consumer-focused services. Comprehensive and friendly to use, the free mobile app enables customers to engage, interact, explore and stay-up-to date with ADNOC Distribution’s latest facilities and information. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, said: “We are delighted to offer an improved user-friendly design and an expanded range of useful functionalities through our upgraded app. We have focused on ease of use for our customers and have introduced an online account management facility for ADNOC Smart and Rahal ......read more

    ICT Energy Efficiency Discussed in Dubai

    Dubai, 15 June, 2017:  As the region’s countries continue to inch closer to establishing knowledge-based economies and ICT becomes an integral part of everyday life, Dubai hosted the ICT Energy Efficiency Summit 2017, a two-day event that highlighted the latest innovations that drastically reduce energy consumption. Organized by Huawei, the Summit saw over 100 high-profile delegates representing the ICT industry in the region, including local operators Etisalat and du, as well as regional players including STC and Vodafone. The event also saw the participation of policy makers, regional authorities and industry analysts.  The Summit highlighted topics include the road to smart ICT facilities, reducing operating expenditure (OPEX), solar energy applications in the ICT industry and ways to a green, connected ......read more

    Poise and beauty for the basin: GROHE adds new touchless faucets to its Essence and Eurocube lines

    Attractively designed faucets featuring touchless electronic control Perfect height for optimum operating comfort Sustainable technology for public washrooms and residential bathrooms Dubai, UAE, June 15, 2017:  A worldwide design revolution for electronic faucets – this is what GROHE has set out to trigger with its restyled and re-engineered Essence E and Eurocube E lines of faucets. These two new faucets feature arguably the most expressive and captivating designs in today’s infrared faucet sector. Whether it’s the organically flowing lines of Essence E, or the straight geometric posture of Eurocube E, the design potential of electronic faucets has clearly been taken to the max here. Design statements in public washrooms and residential bathrooms Already a long-time feature in public and ......read more

    Gulf Energy Maritime Signed AED275 Million Shari'ah-Compliant Facility with Dubai Islamic Bank

    15 June 2017 - Dubai, UAE: Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), the Middle East's leading independent commercial product tanker operator has signed an AED275 million Shari'ah-compliant facility with Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB), the largest Islamic bank in the UAE.  The agreement marks the first time GEM has raised funding of this kind through Islamic finance. Commenting on the new terms, GEM CEO Ahmed Essa Hareb Al Falahi said: “The seven year facility is the first deal between GEM and Dubai Islamic Bank, the closing of this agreement is part of a long-term relationship with the bank as we look to extend our association. Providing custom-made services will assist the company to meet objectives to provide safe, high quality and economical operation of vessels and optimise shareholder value as well the purchase of new ......read more

    Record-Breaking Year for Abu Dhabi Ports' Cruise Terminal, with 48% Increase in Passengers and 40% Increase in Vessels

      2016/2017 season extended to June for the first time ever due to record demand Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal welcomed Princess Cruise Lines’ Majestic Princess on her maiden voyage to mark close of the 2016/2017 season    Abu Dhabi, UAE – June 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 (KIZAD), celebrated the successful close of its best-ever cruise season at Abu Dhabi Cruise Terminal with the maiden call of Princess Cruise Lines’ Majestic Princess. The company recorded booming growth for the year with a 40% increase in vessel calls and 48% overall increase in passengers to Zayed Port and Sir Bani Yas from last year.  The 2016/2017 cruise season saw more than 345,662 ......read more

    14,000 TEU Tampa Triumph Vessel Makes Maiden Call at Gulftainer's Northern Container Terminal in Saudi Arabia

    Evergreen Marine Corporation deploys ultra-large container vessel for Ocean Alliance MED1 eastbound service calling to Jeddah Port  Sharjah-UAE:  14 June, 2017 – Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, marked the maiden call of Evergreen Marine Corporation’s (Evergreen’s) 366 m long Tampa Triumph vessel with a capacity of 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) at the Northern Container Terminal (NCT) in Jeddah Islamic Seaport. Taiwan-based Evergreen currently operates the fourth-largest container fleet in the world, comprising over 190 ships with a combined capacity of approximately 850,000 TEU. Its first ultra-large container vessel (ULCV), the Tampa Triumph, was deployed for the new Ocean Alliance MED1 eastbound service, and is scheduled to call to Jeddah ......read more

    Majid Al Futtaim Fashion Announces New Franchise Partnership with Interiors Brand Maisons Du Monde

    Top Interiors Brand opened its first store in Dubai on June 10th Dubai, UAE, June 13th, 2017:  Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, today announced that it has reinforced its move into home furniture and interior style market through its new franchise partnership with Maisons Du Monde. The agreement started with the opening of a new Maisons du Monde store, in Dubai’s City Centre Mirdif.  Founded in France in 1996, Maisons du Monde is a creator of inspirational lifestyle universes in the homeware industry, offering distinctive and affordable decoration and furniture collections that showcase multiple styles. The Group develops its business through an omnichannel approach, leveraging its international network of 289 stores*, its ......read more

    Ourshopee Now Has Delivery Across Oman

    A new milestone for "Ourshopee" has been achieved on 2nd of May 2017. As part of our steady development, we aim to increase the number of orders received per day through the website. To manage the expected increase in the orders, Mr. Jamsheer Thanalot, Chief Operating Officer of "Ourshopee" has signed an agreement with Aramex, the disruptive leader in the global logistics and transportation industry, to provide a full range of last-mile delivery solutions to "Ourshopee's" online shoppers across Oman. Following its success in the UAE, "Ourshopee" expanded its operations to Oman to reach to a wider population across a broader geographical area. This partnership with Aramex will play a major role in improving the efficiency of the services "Oushopee" provides to its customers, through ......read more

    Petrofac Secures Five-Year Training Agreement with Kuwait Oil Company

    13 June 2017 Petrofac has agreed a five-year relationship with Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for the provision of specialist technical training and competency development services.  The contract, which is valued at more than US$35 million, was secured following a competitive tendering process and is effective immediately. The work will be undertaken within Kuwait by the Training Services team who form part of Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services division.  Petrofac will support KOC in reviewing and updating its competency systems and will develop and deliver technical training programmes to enhance the capability of its operations and maintenance personnel.   Karim Osseiran, Vice President, Training Services, Engineering & Production Services, East said: “This is a highly innovative, ......read more

    IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano Commends Russia's Role in the Development of the Global Nuclear Power Generation Market and Non-Energy Peaceful Nuclear Applications

    On June 1-3, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano inspected several Russian nuclear facilities as part of his visit to the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. On June 3, Mr. Amano visited the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant, where he was introduced to the operation of the revamped power units and inspected the new launch-ready Generation 3+ VVER-1200 unit of the NPP.  During his visit, Mr. Amano expressed his high opinion of the Leningrad BPP’s safety systems, commenting that the new power unit comes originally equipped with additional protection systems compared to earlier projects. ‘The VVER-1200 unit’s multi-level produces a very powerful impression – in the event one system fails, another comes into effect, which is very correctly done,’ Mr. Amano noted. Earlier, on June 1, Mr. Amano ......read more

    Technical Committee of 3rd Emirates Energy Award (EEA) Holds Its 1st Meeting to Review Participations

    Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2017: The technical committee of the Emirates Energy Award (EEA), which organised under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the theme “Innovative solutions for clean energy”, held its first meeting in the headquarter of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy (DSCE). The meeting was led by Dr. Eassa Al Bastaki, chairman of the technical committee, in addition to the committee members, Saeed Al Abbar, Chairman of Emirates GBC, Habiba Al Marashi, Chairperson of the Emirates Environmental Group, Taher Diab, Secretary General of EEA, technical committee coordinator among other assessors experts. Members of the committee reviewed during the meeting the applications received by Dubai Supreme Council of Energy to participate ......read more

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    Dubai's First Social Experiment Takes Place During Ramadan

    The study, conducted by Dubai Carbon, aims to map the behavioural patterns in food waste and other precious resources in support of the Emirate’s transition to a sustainable society Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Continuing its efforts to boost sustainable living, Dubai Carbon has launched the emirate’s first social experiment focused on understanding lifestyle habits of the general public this Ramadan. The study will gather information needed to evaluate consumption patterns, resource efficiency and waste management. The social experiment requires consumers to provide data on ......read more

    4 leadership takeaways from the UK election

    Dubai, UAE, 14 June 2017 - According to Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School, there are four universals that apply in both politics and business. First, leadership differs according to where you are in the leadership journey. Second, identity and character are mixed in with more primitive reactions to imagery. Third, the nature of the challenge is not a given. And fourth, the group identity of “followers” can hinder effectiveness. Here’s a closer look at the four: 1. The sell and the delivery Elections are a story of ......read more

    Abu Dhabi hosts The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference 2017

    The third annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will take place on November 8th 2017 at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort. The event is expected to attract more than 150 senior executives from different sections of the market, including shipping, ports, finance and banking and law. Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2017:  There will be distinct conference sessions following the keynote speeches, and these will deal with a number of themes, including regional trade patterns, ship finance, ports and shipping. There will also be a series of speeches giving details about ......read more

    Empower's ‘Smile at 24 Degrees' Campaign Set to Drive Optimal Utility Savings for District Cooling Consumers

    For the fourth year in a row: The campaign aims to reduce the energy consumption through optimal temperature setting  Dubai, UAE, 11 June 2017: As the mercury rises, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, has launched its nationwide summer campaign – ‘Smile at 24 degrees’. The campaign will be running for three months and it aims to reduce the energy consumption through optimal temperature setting, which will help to save the environment, energy, future for the generations to come, ......read more

    Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre attends IBA Maritime and Transport Law Conference in Rio de Janeiro

    Dubai, UAE, 11th June, 2017:  Continuing to raise awareness of its services with international markets, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) participated in the International Bar Association (IBA) Maritime and Transport Law Conference, from 7th to 8th June at Rio de Janeiro.  Presented by the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee, supported by the ICA Latin American Regional Forum, the 2017 Conference focused topics related to changes in the maritime sector including legal challenges supporting the changes.  As part of the Centre’s attendance, EMAC ......read more

    Caparol Paints unveils new colour collection dedicated to the Holy month of Ramadan

    The three themed ‘Ramadan’ inspired palette is set to trend across the region  Dubai, June 11, 2017:  Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paint and coating solutions, has unveiled a new range of painting innovation for the region. The Ramadan 2017 collection is poised to be Caparol’s finest Arabian aesthetic impact for walls of residential and commercial properties. 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 ......read more

    ‘Better Deeds' Community Refrigerator Initiative from Better Life Encourages Spirit of Sharing During the Holy Month of Ramadan

    Dubai, UAE (June 10, 2017) – Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the United Arab Emirates and a division of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC has lent its support to generous volunteers who are ready to share their space and resources to assist workers and anyone else in need during the holy month of Ramadan. The initiative is part of a continuous CSR programme ‘Better Deeds’ launched by the company in the Year of Giving.  Better Deeds goal is to engage a wider audience and create community-based programmes that enhance social responsibility ......read more

    Petrofac secures framework agreement with Petroleum Development Oman

    Dubai, UAE, June 8, 2017:  Petrofac has secured a long-term Framework Agreement (FA) with Petroleum Development Oman PDO) for the provision of Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management (EP+Cm) Support Services for major oil and gas projects.  The Agreement, which is for ten years with an additional five-year option, builds upon a three-year programme of EP+Cm support contract delivery Petrofac has undertaken on behalf of PDO. Future projects undertaken through the FA will be supported by Petrofac’s Muscat office for technical delivery and to ensure sustainable ......read more

    Panasonic's Newest Meat Grinders - A ‘Definite Must Have' for Middle Eastern Homes

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    A.T. Kearney Energy Transition Institute Launches, with the Aim of Helping GCC Governments and Business Leaders Navigate a Rapidly Changing Energy Landscape

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    Empower Launches Bills Payment Facility Through Emirates NBDATM/CDMs

      The new service will allow Empower’s customers to know the outstanding balance and make the payment of their district cooling consumption bills at all ENBD ATMs and CDMs across the UAE. Dubai, UAE, 7 June 2017: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, launched payment facility for its customers through Emirates NBD (ENBD) bank’s ATMs and CDMs across the country. The new service is part of wider customer relation management (CRM) initiatives now being implemented by Empower. The new service ......read more

    UK Electrical Safety Body to Open in Dubai as GCC Authorities Look to Minimise Fire Incidents

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    United furniture rewinds time with classic additions

    Dubai, June 06, 2017:  United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, has gone back in time with its latest collection of classic clocks.  The range of antique clocks resembles something out of a fairy-tale. It has styles that range from polished dark oak to light ash wood finishes, antique styled metal wall and retro round. The raw rustic frames add to the charming appeal of these clocks. The clocks are designed to enhance the best features in a home.  Commenting on the collection, Mr. Anup Ravindranath, Director, United Furniture, says, ......read more

    Schneider Electric Announces EcoStruxure Power, Redefines Power Distribution with Unparalleled Efficiency and Reliability Gains

    Latest addition to IoT-enabled EcoStruxure™ architecture leverages advances in power distribution to improve operational and energy efficiency  Delivers safer, more reliable and efficient power in large and critical buildings and infrastructures Simplifies building management, tracks and reduces energy costs and improves asset and maintenance efficiency in small and medium buildings Dubai, UAE – June 05, 2017 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the introduction of EcoStruxure Power, a digital ......read more

    Gulftainer's GT USA Base at Port Canaveral Joins Southeast US In-transit Cold Treatment Pilot Program

      Port operator benefits from enhanced operational efficiency, customer service, cargo-handling capabilities Sharjah-UAE:  31 May, 2017 – Port Canaveral, whose dedicated container terminal is operated by GT USA, the US arm of Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately owned independent port operator, has joined the Southeast US In-transit Cold Treatment Pilot Program. Launched by the US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the pilot program allows direct import of select fruits and vegetables from South America ......read more

    Empower Focuses on ‘Supporting Implementation' at 3rd Annual Partners Meeting of the ‘Global District Energy in Cities' Initiative in Paris

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    122 New Companies From 33 Countries Set Up in Jafza During Q1 2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 May 2017: Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a company of global trade enabler DP World and a major destination for foreign direct investment in the Middle East, Africa and CIS states, registered 122 new companies from 33 countries during the first three months of 2017. More than half (55 percent) of new companies were from the Middle East region, followed by 22 percent from Asia-Pacific , 16 percent from Europe, 4 percent from Africa and 3 percent from North America. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO DP World, said: “The number of ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution Opens Two New Service Stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah

    Abu Dhabi, 31 May, 2017: ADNOC Distribution has announced the opening of two new service stations in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah, taking the total number of service stations in its UAE-wide network to 447: these include 347 stations dedicated to vehicles and boats and 100 stations serving specialised sectors.  The newly opened stations are the Tawazun service station in the Al Ajban area of Abu Dhabi and the Ras Al Khaimah Marine service station - a land and marine service station in Ras Al Khaimah. Saeed Mubarak Al Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Distribution, ......read more

    DMCA's achievements and Maritime Dubai initiative draw attention of international maritime leaders at Nor-shipping 2017

    May 31, 2017. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) participation at the Nor-Shipping 2017 – the leading maritime event week, taking place from May 30 to June 2, 2017 in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, draws an unprecedented attention with its successive achievements building a maritime sector that supports sustainability and growth. The Authority’s presence at the event is well-timed as Dubai has recently been elected as the first Arab city to lead the region at par with top maritime leaders. Dubai ranked 5th among the world’s most ......read more

    Schneider Electric Makes Industry Simpler and More Profitable with EcoStruxure for Industry

      Open IIoT approach helps customers digitize and bring new levels of intelligence, decision making capabilities, productivity and efficiency across multiple industries Next-generation System Platform 2017 sets new standard for operational excellence, situational awareness and actionable intelligence, can be built on any hardware or software regardless of age or manufacturer  Brings together industry’s broadest portfolio in one architecture to deliver end-to-end operational efficiency with more dynamic control for better business results  Dubai, UAE – ......read more

    Panasonic's amazing Ramadan Offers

    Special discounts on Panasonic products across all LuLu Hypermarkets and at Panasonic showroom this Ramadan in Bahrain Manama, Bahrain: Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has an exclusive promotion in Bahrain to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan. Customers can now take advantage of the special discounts on a range of Panasonic cooking appliances across all Lulu stores and Panasonic showroom in Bahrain. Panasonic is offering its valued customers fantastic cooking and food preparation appliances, at very special rates. Panasonic cooking appliances are user friendly, ......read more

    Ramadan 2017 to Witness an Increase in Job Search Activity, According to 79% of MENA Professionals

    Bayt.com’s latest poll reports that nearly two thirds of MENA respondents feel more productive during Ramadan Dubai, UAE, 28 May 2017: Ramadan is a time for reflection, unity, sharing and generosity. It is a time that can bring out the best in people, whether during work or when spending time with friends and family. For professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the wonderful spirit of Ramadan is very much present in the workplace and the holy month comes with plenty of time to reflect and plan. According to the new “Ramadan in the Middle East and North ......read more

    Exciting new Ramadan products from Al-Futtaim ACE

    Al-Futtaim ACE have released some more exciting new products from their exclusive Ramadan collection. ACE have some truly inspiring Ramadan products suitable for gifting, decorating and celebrating this Ramadan. ACE Ramadan Collection Living Space Urban Woooden Lantern with Metal Top (Beige) - Price: AED79 Living Space Country Side Wooden Lantern (Brown, White) - Price: AED89 Hammer Point Mirror (Silver) - Price: AED49 Metallic Purple Star Paper Lantern - Price: AED9 Golden Glamour Clock with Roman Numerals (Size: 40 x 4.2 x 69.5cm) - Price: AED199 Golden Glamour Photo ......read more

    Unit 1 Fuel Assemblies Safely Transported and Securely Stored at Barakah Plant

    -    Fuel Assemblies ready to generate emissions-free electricity to  power the UAE, pending regulatory approval -   -    Transport process focused on protecting the integrity  and exacting standards of fuel assemblies - Abu Dhabi, UAE – 27 May 2017: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced the successful receipt of the fuel assemblies required to generate electricity from Unit 1. The fuel assemblies are securely stored in Barakah until the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) approves the Operating ......read more

    Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 Million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds

    Global energy system creating more jobs in renewables than in fossil-fuel technologies Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 24 May 2017 — More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market. “Falling costs and enabling policies have steadily ......read more

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