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    ENEC Highlights Importance of International Cooperation and Capacity Development at the IAEA 62nd General Conference

    ENEC participates in 62nd Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, UAE side event and International Youth Nuclear Congress event ENEC CEO updated the attendees on the status of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Project   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 19 September 2018: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) participated in the 62nd  Annual Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference, taking place at the IAEA International Center in Vienna, Austria, from 17 to 21 September 2018. The ENEC delegation to the Conference is led by Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC.   Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi delivered a speech during the special event hosted by the UAE on the side-lines of the General Conference, in which he updated attending officials and representatives from IAEA member ......read more

    Hormann introduces flexible V4015 high-speed door ideal for tight spaces

    Dubai, UAE; September 19, 2018:   Hormann, a leading provider of doors and gates in the region, has introduced a new door type- V4015 SEL Alu-R, that comes with an innovative tubular drive and high-speed process, making it ideal for tight spaces. It is safe and economical as it is equipped with the standard light grille and SoftEdge profile for a high level of security, to prevent door system damage by stopping the door immediately if a person or vehicle is in the door opening. These features make the door suitable for different sectors including general stores, hotels, homes, food and beverages stores, textiles, and furniture stores. “The flexible V4015 door is a great choice for those who have a limited space. It is developed keeping our client needs in mind regardless of the size of the space they have,” said ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE launches its stylish new Outdoor collection

    Dubai, September 18, 2018: As residents look to enjoy their outdoor space during the cooler months, home improvement and lifestyle store, Al-Futtaim ACE has the perfect solution to refresh or revitalize their garden or balcony.  The Al-Futtaim company has just launched its exciting Outdoor collection with hundreds of new products that will provide plenty of inspiration for customers to decorate their outdoor living space.  Whether it is alfresco dining, barbeque parties, camping or off-roading, picnics, gardening or celebrating the festive season, the collection includes new and exclusive products that are on-trend and offer great quality and good value for money. This year’s collection features an extensive range of products from outdoor furniture, barbeques, lawn mowers, swings, camping and automotive accessories ......read more

    Mousses Etoiles to reveal the latest luxury designs of commercial-use outdoor furniture at the LEISURE SHOW DUBAI

    The renowned French outdoor furniture brand for hotels and resorts will display the latest collections and innovative designs from September 16-18, 2018 - DWTC   Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018:  Mousses Etoiles, a leading French manufacturer of luxurious outdoor furniture, will be exhibiting their latest range at The Leisure Show Dubai, from the 16th to the 18th September in Hall 7 stand number 7E308 DWTC. Mousses Etoiles which has already begun providing UAE’s most prestigious hotels, will be looking forward to meeting and interacting with more hospitality professionals visiting the show.     Since 1992, Mousses Etoiles, a privately-owned family business, has been designing and manufacturing high quality outdoor furniture for five-star hotels, restaurants, beach clubs and luxurious villas. ......read more

    PAN Emirates bedroom festival with discount up to 70%

    Enjoy a wide variety of designs and combinations to suit every budget at one of the biggest bedroom festivals this year! PAN Emirates launches bedroom festival up to 70 per cent discounts PAN Emirates offers pre-arranged sets from cost effective Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 12, 2018:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, continues to offer great value to it’s loyal customers with the launch of the bedroom festival.    During the festival, shoppers can enjoy discounts of 30 – 70 per cent, from a variety of Victorian, Rustic, Country, Spring, Boho, Classic, Transitional and Modern designs. In order to make the shopping experience more convenient, the store will pre-arrange the bedroom sets, so it’s ......read more

    Masdar, ADFD and PUC partner to build solar power plant with battery storage in Seychelles

    5MW Ile de Romainville Solar Park being developed with financing worth AED31 million from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development as well as funds from PUC’s own equity Solar PV project to be integrated with existing 6MW Port Victoria Wind Farm and PUC’s existing power station   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Sept 12, 2018 – Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, will help the Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) in building a five-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant with battery storage in the Republic of Seychelles The project is being financed by a AED31 million loan from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, as well as funds from PUC’s own equity.   The project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract ......read more

    German designed kitchens offer innovation combined with craftsmanship

    Renowned interior designer, Perry Hanssen showcases contemporary kitchen spaces with SieMatic UAE Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2018:  The kitchen is probably the most used room in any home, so why not make it a space you enjoy spending time in. Introducing innovative German designed kitchens from SieMatic UAE, which is retailed at Al Gurg Lifestyle.    SieMatic offers customers a unique luxury experience to create and customise their dream kitchen, to fit any space and environment, be it sophisticated, elegant or classic.    Perry Hanssen is the creative force behind SieMatic’s ‘Urban Living’ range, a contemporary collection of kitchens, premiered in 2015 and is also responsible for the new Pure and Classic Collection. Overall SieMatic kitchens are divided into three collections; Classic, ......read more

    Harmony and Sustainability Define Ideal Standard's ‘Esedra' Ceramic Bathroom Collection

    Meets every modern bathroom’s desire to balance functionality and aesthetic appeal    Dubai, September 12, 2018:   Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, has unveiled Esedra – a classic contemporary ceramic range that ticks every box in the requirement list of a modern bathroom space, which will not compromise on practicality or aesthetics.  The new line designed by Studio Levin exudes a fresh, energetic aura, clean lines and soft rounded shapes, all married together in perfect harmony. Esedra was created to meet the demands of contemporary life, offering striking design with practical levels of efficiency and unrivalled comfort right down to the smallest detail. One look at Esedra’s toilet bowls, ......read more

    Why the Modern-Day Oil and Gas Industry Needs Millennials to Survive?

    September 11, 2018 - Dubai UAE: A 2016 report by McKinsey & Company found that 14 percent of millennials said they would not work in the oil and gas industry because of its negative image – the highest percentage of any industry. With millennials set to comprise 75 percent of the workforce by 2025, it is imperative companies within the oil and gas industry do more to attract younger talent.  In recent years, the oil and gas industry has seen the landscape in which it operates undergo significant change, marked by a West-East shift in socio-political and economic power and influence. This shift in influence is perhaps most exemplified by the long-awaited free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).  The six countries of the GCC represent an important ......read more

    The Second “Maritime Leaders Roundtable” Seeks to Strengthen the UAE Ports' Leadership

    As per the latest industry recommendations to reinforce UAE’s prominent position  The first event of its kind that gathers decision makers in the maritime industry to discuss methods to develop the legal and procedural framework of the UAE ports in addition to improving the efficiency of its infrastructure and technology Dubai – United Arab Emirates – 11th of September 2018: Under the patronage of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime “FTA”, Tactics Maritime Media and Marasi News have successfully arranged “The UAE Maritime Leaders Roundtable Discussion” under the theme of “To what extent do the UAE ports meet the current demands of the shipping industry?”.  The event brought together prominent UAE maritime leaders from private and government sectors ......read more

    Yahsat and Hughes to Form Joint Venture to Deliver Satellite Broadband Services

    Hughes and Yahsat to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband service across Africa, Middle East and southwest Asia Dubai, UAE, September 10, 2018:  Yahsat, a leading global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), today announced an agreement to enter into a joint venture to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia. This new venture combines Hughes deep expertise as the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services with Yahsat’s unique position and knowledge as the leader in satellite broadband solutions across these regions.  Hughes will purchase a minority interest in the ......read more

    SNC-Lavalin awarded West Qurna phase 2 oil field contract in Iraq

    Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018:  SNC-Lavalin (TSX:SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a framework agreement for project support services with LUKOIL Mid-East for the West Qurna phase 2 oil field in Iraq. “We continue to build on our long-term relationship with LUKOIL and to help them realize their projects successfully. Once again, we look forward to demonstrating our expertise in the delivery of professional services and our enviable reputation that has been earned in the region for over 50 years,” said Christian Brown, President, Oil & Gas, SNC-Lavalin. “We are well established in the Middle East and have worked closely with national and international oil companies and Iraq’s Ministry of Oil on projects across the value chain, ranging from professional services to engineering and ......read more

    Restrictions on Employment of Foreign Nationals in Retail Sector Forthcoming

    Effective 11 September 2018, employment across four sub-sectors within the retail sector in Saudi Arabia will be restricted to Saudi nationals only. Foreign nationals will be prohibited from working in forty-three different professions.   September 09, 2018:  Thirteen professions across three additional sub-sectors will be subject to restrictions effective from 9 November 2018, and forty-four designations within five other sub-sectors will be affected from 7 January 2019 onwards.    Affected sub-sectors     Professions restricted to Saudi nationals are within the below listed sub-sectors:    From 11 September 2018 onwards:   Automobile and motorbike showrooms;  Shops selling ready-to-wear apparel, children and men’s cloths;  Shops selling ......read more

    Hormann Introduces Door V2012 for supermarkets

    Dubai, UAE; September 06, 2018:   Hormann, a leading provider of doors and gates in the region, has introduced V2012 - a specialized door for supermarkets. This fully equipped door is a safe internal door for commercial enterprises with high customer frequency. The door comes with an operator and shaft cover manufactured with standard light grille (monitoring height 350 mm) and automatic emergency opening via a counter weight. These features make the flexible plastic curtain door a safe choice for indoor areas with high customer footfall. It is also possible to print the curtain individually and customize it to match the interiors of the establishment. Darius Khanloo, Managing Director, Hormann Middle East & Africa, adds: “V2012 door is developed to meet high safety standards demanded by the industry. It is perfect ......read more

    Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announce the completion of a transaction to jointly develop oil fields in Western Siberia

    Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Gazprom Neft, Mubadala Petroleum and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF, the sovereign wealth fund of the Russian Federation) have announced the completion of a transaction establishing a joint venture to develop oil fields in the Tomsk and Omsk regions of Western Siberia.  Further to an agreement announced on 24 May 2018, Gazprom Neft has now completed its sale of a 49-percent interest in Gazpromneft-Vostok LLC, operator of 13 fields, to Mubadala Petroleum and RDIF. Following the completion of this transaction Gazprom Neft now holds a 51-percent interest in the joint venture, with Mubadala Petroleum and RDIF holding 44 percent and five percent equity, respectively. Gazpromneft-Vostok remains a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, and will continue to operate the fields. The ......read more

    Eros Group offers more Midea with every Midea this September!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 5th September, 2018:   Eros Group, distributor of world-renowned brands like Samsung, Hitachi, Linksys, TCL, Midea, Sonos and many more unveiled exciting promotional offers for Midea products. This offer will run from the 6th of September till the 6th October 2018 only at Midea Showroom, Eros Digital Home, Level 2, Burjuman. Patrons will be able to avail a free Midea product with every purchase of a Midea product. Spend (excluding VAT) AED 200 to AED 499 and get a Midea Handheld Vacuum Cleaner worth AED 99, AED 500 to AED 999 and get a Midea Hand-blender worth AED 149, AED 1,000 to AED 1,499 and get a Midea Microwave worth AED 199, and lastly spend AED 1,500 and above and get a Midea Oven Toaster Grill worth AED 299. Mr. Niranjan Gidwani, Chief Executive Officer of Eros Group said, ......read more

    Ajman University students receive training from Caparol Paints experts

    Dubai, September 05, 2018:  Caparol Paints, a global provider of German paint and coating solutions, provided professional training to a group of 15 Architects and Interiors stream students of Ajman University in infrastructure painting system as part of the Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME) competition.  The team of 15 students under the name “Team Aqua Green” received training lessons from experts at Caparol in innovative painting systems using Caparol’s latest range of products. They were also taught the practical lessons on how to paint their houses by themselves. Brand experts also provided information on sustainability and sustainable paints.  The SDME was created through an agreement signed between Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and the Department of Energy of the USA, in June ......read more

    Čibuk 1 wind farm in Serbia reaches key construction milestone

    Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  A collaboration between Masdar, Taaleri Energia and the German development finance institution DEG to develop the largest utility-scale commercial wind project in Serbia has successfully reached a number of key milestones, and is on schedule to start production early next year. Čibuk 1 in Dolovo, situated 50km outside the capital Belgrade, has completed the construction of 33 overhead pylons allowing for the energisation of the wind farm’s substation, its connection to existing transmission lines 11km away, and the handover of the transmission operation building to its operator.    Comprising 57 wind turbines supplied by GE Renewable Energy, the 158-megawatt (MW) wind farm is expected to provide electricity to 113,000 homes and displace more than 370,000 tonnes of carbon ......read more

    Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum Returns to Abu Dhabi in 2019

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, September 04, 2018:  The third annual Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum will be held in Abu Dhabi on January 12-13, 2019, again kicking off Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week. The two-day premier event gathers international and regional political, industry, and thought leaders to set the global energy agenda for the year and examine the longer-term geopolitical and geo-economic implications of the changing energy system. The conference agenda this year will focus on the future of oil, the digitization of energy, diversification in energy companies and countries, and will have a regional focus on East Asian energy demand and energy innovation. Last year’s event brought over 450 people to Abu Dhabi from around the world, including CEOs, Ministers, global media, and industry experts. The forum will ......read more

    JYSK Opens Second Dubai Store

    City Centre Mirdif opens with VIP event and weekend sales Dubai, UAE, 3 September 2018:   Danish retail chain, JYSK, pronounced ‘yusk’, has today announced the opening of its second store located in City Centre Mirdif with a grand VIP launch and family fun activities over the weekend.  Following the hugely successful opening of its debut location in Umm Suqeim earlier this year, the Scandinavian homeware pioneers are now offering consumers even more choice in their new outlet.   During the opening weekend (30th August – 1st September) families are encouraged to head down and avail the brands numerous offers as well as face painting and balloon bending for the little ones.   The new store caters to all your needs in making your house a home and boasts the city’s most ......read more

    2XL launches Hemlock corner sofa set

    2XL also offers customers the chance to win 100 Swiss gold bars during the month of September Dubai, UAE; 03 September, 2018:  2XL Furniture and Home Décor, the leading luxury furniture and home accessories brand in the UAE, has launched their Hemlock corner sofa set in dark grey for modern living rooms.  Hemlock corner sofa is both stylish and flexible. The polyester fabric and foam of the sofa makes for a comfortable seating experience. You can add the Hemlock ottoman to add more seating options. To create a more vibrant atmosphere, colorful cushions would be a great choice. The color of the sofa is very basic and goes very well with any wall color or wallpaper.  Joining side tables is never a bad choice, Dion and Desi golden side tables from 2XL will perfectly match with Hemlock dark grey sofa set. One can ......read more

    FANR and Khalifa University Sign Collaborative Research Agreement

    2 September 2018, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and Khalifa University of Science and Technology (KU), have signed a collaborative research agreement focused on advancing nuclear safety research and educating the UAE’s next generation of peaceful nuclear energy professionals. The agreement was signed during a ceremony held at FANR’s headquarters by Christer Viktorsson, Director General of the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, and Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Executive Vice President of Khalifa University. According to the new agreement, FANR and KU will continue their joint work on the Advanced Thermal-hydraulic Test Loop for Accident Simulation Project Phase 2 (ATLAS-2), an international project jointly organized by the Organization for Economic Co-operation ......read more

    Caparol signs strategic agreements in Iraq to increase market reach

    Dubai, August 19, 2018:   Caparol Paints, the German leader in the global paints industry, recently signed strategic partnership agreements with a number of contractors from Iraq to increase its market reach in the country.  Caparol hosted contractors from various parts of Iraq to provide them with firsthand experience of Caparol’s paints and techniques.  This is part of Caparol’s growing interest in the region and increasing its reach across the Middle East. The contractors were given insights on various Caparol paint techniques, the strength of the brand and the paints that will be ideal for the Iraqi market.  With the aim to market Caparol across Iraq, Caparol will also participate in an industry event scheduled to be held in November. Caparol aims to showcase its products to a larger ......read more

    Feel Alive Again With the New IKEA 2019 Catalogue

    Newly launched 2019 catalogue makes its way to the UAE celebrating the different ways we live at home  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 August 2018:  IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, has launched the 2019 catalogue in its 75th year, at an exclusive event at Marsa Plaza - Dubai Festival City, Residential Apartments by celebrating the many different needs that people have in their lives at home and inviting them to feel alive again. As one of the most widely distributed prints in the world, produced in 35 accessible languages, the catalogue is now available in the UAE.  This year, seven homes have been created as the base for the IKEA catalogue. They each tell stories of different lives, and the catalogue invites the world to an “open house” in these homes which are ......read more

    2XL's Nicola dining furniture creates a welcoming space to enjoy a meal

    Dubai, UAE; 15 August, 2018:   2XL Furniture and Home Décor, leading luxury furniture and home accessories brand in the UAE, has launched their stylish Nicola dining table and chairs designed to make dining an experience to be cherished. The set consists of a stunning grey and golden dining table and six chairs, all made of fine beech solid wood. The chairs are cushioned and stylishly designed with golden tinge on the edges. The dining table legs are a classic style with golden colour rims.   Nicola dining table and chairs are perfect for a great meal with friends and family as it provides elaborate space for table decorations, and multiple dishes. According to Amit Yadav, marketing manager at 2XL Furniture and Home Décor, “Dining is a time to relax, have a fine meal and share your stories with friends and ......read more

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    2XL launches Malmo Bed with floral designs for a vintage shabby chic inspired master bedroom

    Dubai, UAE; February 13, 2018:   2XL Furniture and Home Décor, UAE’s homegrown retailer for luxury furnishings, has launched its new Malmo Bed in light blue with floral motifs, to turn the bedroom into a place of peaceful retreat. The bed features a white frame with wooden curved legs. According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager at 2XL, “This beautiful bed creates a shabby chic paradise with floral designs on a blue background. It has a calming effect on the senses, which is what you need after a busy day. It will go very well with matching wall papers to enhance the ......read more

    Global energy shifts set to transform the Middle East energy sector

    Recent A.T. Kearney report released during the World Government Summit identifies three key steps required for the Middle East to prepare for the future of energy   Dubai, United Arab Emirates 13 February 2018 —   Growing global diversification of the energy mix and an increased share of natural gas, renewables and electrification, is challenging conventional approaches and business models in the energy value chain. Oil rich nations have a window of opportunity to transform and be well positioned to benefit from this shifting global energy landscape, according ......read more

    Voting for Superbrands 2018 has commenced

    Brands to be recognized as Consumer Superbrands or Business Superbrands for this first time based on who their end customer is Dubai, UAE, February 11, 2018:   Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced that the voting process to choose the brands in the UAE which will be recognised and honoured as a Superbrand 2018 has commenced. This year Superbrands has decided to segregate brands as Consumer Superbrands (the UAE’s strongest B2C brands) and Business Superbrands (the UAE’s strongest B2B brands) in order to recognize the relationship ......read more

    UAE Exchange Partners with Ripple for Instant Cross-Border Payments

    First global money transfer business in Middle East to offer real-time, seamless payment solutions by using blockchain technology  Dubai, 10 February 2018:   UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced it has partnered with San Francisco-based Ripple to enable instant, seamless and real-time cross-border payments. This makes UAE Exchange the largest payment solutions provider in the Middle East to use Ripple’s blockchain technology to process payments globally in real time.   Through this ......read more

    World-renowned Air Sculpture Artist Daniel Wurtzel collaborates with LG PuriCare™ air purifier

    Strong air flow from LG Puricare™ air purifier allows the usage of the largest piece of fabric in a work-of-art by Daniel Wurtzel, by transforming ordinary materials into something extraordinary  DUBAI, UAE, 10 Feb 2018:  Betting on health-conscious products, besides focusing on premium products, such as smarter appliances with IoT functionalities for the upcoming phase of growth, LG Electronics is impressing the Air Solutions products segment with the newest, smart air solution for home – the LG PuriCare™ air purifier.  Using an innovative approach ......read more

    Decorate the home with United Furniture for the month of love

    Dubai, February 08, 2018:  United Furniture, a leading furniture and furnishings brand in the UAE, is celebrating the month of romance and love with its latest collection introduced in store. The wonderful and elegant collection aims to add to the love and create a thousand ways to express one’s feelings by transforming the home into a love filled space.  Commenting on the latest Valentine’s Day collection, Mr. Anup Ravindranath, Sales Director, United Furniture, said “Home is where we all come back to our loved ones. Our latest Valentine’s Day ......read more

    PAN Emirates opens its doors in Remal Mall, Al Ain

    PAN Emirates Home Furnishings opens its doors in Remal Mall, Al Ain PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE. Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, a local label in luxurious indoor, patio and outdoor furniture that is sure to light up any living space, is proud to open its newest retail store at the Remal Mall, Al Ain. With the new store launch, PAN Emirates has an outreach of 10 stores across the country.    The ceremony saw the Owner and MD, Mr. Abdul Rahman AlShamsi, the ......read more

    Caparol Paints unveils new hues for 2018

    Forest Green takes top spot as ‘Colour of Year’; the distinctly elegant colour creates an interesting contrast along with bright and pastel hues   Dubai, February 06, 2018:   Walls speak a thousand words and convey powerful stories that expresses and reflects the personalities of those living there. Caparol Paints, a global leader in the paints industry has unveiled an avant-garde palette of colours and themes that tell the untold story of time as part of its colour trends for 2018.    Caparol has been a front-runner in colour trends and ......read more

    Al-Futtaim ACE Great Outdoor Event

    Dubai, February 05, 2018   WHAT: Great discounts to help you completely refurbish your outdoor spaces!   DESCRIPTION: From garden furniture to patio heaters, charcoal barbecues to garden hose sets, Al-Futtaim ACE is offering unbelievable discounts on its wide variety of Outdoor products. Make the best of the great weather with products designed to help you enjoy outdoors!   WHERE: Al-Futtaim ACE stores across the UAE  Dubai: Dubai Festival City, Sheikh Zayed Road and First Avenue Mall, Motor City  Abu Dhabi: Yas Island, Mina Road and Dalma ......read more

    Renish Group appoints new CEO for Southeast Asia to strengthen presence in the region

    February 05, 2018 – Industry experts are optimistic that the oil and gas storage industry in some key global markets is poised for significant increase driven by strong oil demand, vibrant logistics activity in the oil and gas, and robust international and domestic trade activities. The international oil storage sector is projected to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 4.2 per cent from 2017 to 2023 as per the report of the Allied Market Research firm. Southeast Asia is one of the leading global markets with considerable growth potential. According to the report by Aruvians ......read more

    DowDuPont Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results

    Fourth Quarter 2017 Highlights DowDuPont reported a GAAP loss per share from continuing operations of $0.52. Adjusted earnings1 per share increased 41 percent to $0.83, compared with pro forma adjusted earnings per share in the year-ago period of $0.59. Adjusted earnings per share excludes significant items in the quarter totaling net charges of $1.26 per share, as well as a $0.09 per share charge for DuPont amortization of intangible assets. Net sales increased 13 percent to $20.1 billion, with gains in all operating segments and geographies, from pro forma net sales of $17.7 billion ......read more

    Beauty & Strength – Ideal Standard's new Ipalyss vessel range combines ultra-thin, high-end design aesthetics with extreme durability

    Introduction of Diamatec technology Ideal Standard, one of the leading providers of innovative bathroom solutions operating across Europe, Middle East and Africa, is proudly introducing Ipalyss – an exceptional range of vessels. The high-end, ultra-thin design product range was made possible through the creation of an extremely durable ceramic material, Diamatec. Drawing on over 100 years of ceramic expertise, combined with an unsurpassed quality in craftsmanship, inspired by Bernard de Palissy, the famous 16th Century French ceramicist who relentlessly pursued the secrets of very ......read more

    Al Naboodah Group Enterprises expands into solar energy

    Under recently-launched Al Naboodah Electrics, the new business is dedicated to providing renewable energy solutions in partnership with Jakson Group  Dubai, UAE, January 05 2018 –   Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), one of the UAE’s oldest and most respected family conglomerates with a diverse portfolio of businesses, is entering the solar energy space with the launch of its newest business stream, under Al Naboodah Electrics. As a renewable energy solutions provider, Al Naboodah Electrics recently entered into an exclusive partnership with Jakson Group, a ......read more

    DP World, UAE Region Showcases Services at Breakbulk Middle East 2018

    “Handling breakbulk and project cargo is in our DNA,” says Mohammed Al Muallem Dubai, 05 February 2018:  Global trade enabler DP World, UAE Region is showcasing its breakbulk and project cargo handling capabilities at the Breakbulk Middle East 2018 conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi starting 6 February, 2018. A senior delegation is representing the company at the event held under the patronage of HE Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure and Development, and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority.  Jebel Ali Port, operated by DP ......read more

    Xpress Money registers a 10% growth in 2017

    Remittances from the GCC remain strong; 2018 expected to witness continued growth  Dubai, February 5, 2018:   Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands, witnessed a 10% growth in its global operations in 2017. The growth was backed by new partnerships in crucial corridors, innovative solutions, and a global expansion in the Xpress Money agent network.  Xpress Money’s traditional corridors from GCC remained strong. From the UAE, Philippines, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Egypt, were the top remittance receiving corridors. ......read more

    UL's Global Energy Experts Educate Audience at 2018 World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

    Experts cover the latest international best practices in drone safety standards, energy storage solutions and risk management for solar and wind projects at WFES. Abu Dhabi, February 04, 2018 —   UL (Underwriters Laboratories, a safety science leader, introduced a team of energy experts from across the globe to a captivated audience at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) in Abu Dhabi.  The trio of energy experts educated visitors and delegates on the latest best practices to help ensure new energy technology is embraced and safely implemented, including topical ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Economy seeks ways to boost economic & trade cooperation with Moldova

    H.E. Abdullah Al Saleh, the UAE Ministry of Economy’s Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs, and H.E. Iurie Usurelu, Minister of State for Agriculture, Regional Development and Environment of the Republic of Moldova, discussed areas of joint cooperation, ways to develop them, and how to take advantage of the diverse opportunities and possibilities of the countries during a meeting held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Among the attendees were H.E. Juma Mohammed Al Kait, the Ministry’s Assistant Undersecretary for Foreign Trade Affairs, and a number of ......read more

    Milano witness 35 percent increase in business growth last year

    Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018:  Milano, wholly-owned by Danube Group is UAE’s leading brand in sanitary, electrical products, water purifier, hardware and tiles, announced an increase of over 35 percent business growth in 2017. Individually, the following divisions saw a significant annual growth rate, sanitary 30%, tiles 58%, hardware 62% and electrical 80%. As a solid contributing factor to this success, the company sold 160,000 water heaters in 2017 as compared to 60,000 in 2016 along with the launch of new products under the group’s portfolio. “With consistent ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority & Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Discuss Maritime Cooperation

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) hosted a high-level delegation from the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce to explore the prospects for cooperation in areas that support the common aspirations of the global maritime sector. The meeting also emphasized the commitment of both parties in enriching knowledge and exchange of the most successful experiences and best practices in the sector, with maritime training and technological innovation as a key pillars for upgrading all aspects of the maritime cluster. Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, welcomed Prof. Hans-Joerg Schmidt-Trenz, ......read more

    Dabur Egypt's successful entry into six new markets plays significant role in expanding its regional presence

    Dabur Egypt, one of the most trusted and recognized brands in the field of personal and healthcare products, has witnessed key growth in its product portfolio in 2017, which has resulted in many significant achievements, including its recent success in entering six new markets. The successful move has allowed the company to widen the reach of its products from Egypt to the rest of the world. Dabur Egypt’s steady growth reflects the company's successful implementation of a strategic plan for growth and expansion in the country while also further reinforcing its efforts to consolidate ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority to launch second term of Maritime Advisory Council

    The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) of the Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation has revealed that it has already started to adopt and implement the final phase of its strategy related to the incoming second terms of the Maritime Advisory Council, an initiative aimed at promoting and developing close partnerships between the government and private sectors to promote Dubai as a global maritime capital. The beginning of the new term signals a new stage of further cooperation in the efforts towards integration between maritime leaders from the public and private sectors in order to drive ......read more

    Brazil's trade relations with Arab World witness significant growth in 2017

    UAE, January 30, 2018 -Brazil's trade relations with the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Oman, Bahrein and Kuwait, scaled new heights in 2017, recording a Year-on-Year growth of 18.43 per cent in exports from USD 11.5 billion in 2016 to 13.6 billion in 2017 and 23.37 per cent in imports from USD 5.2 billion in 2016 to 6.4 billion in 2017. The figures were released by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC). Brazilian exports to Saudi Arabia accounted for USD 2.6 billion, up 6.9 per cent from 2016, while exports to the UAE amounted to USD 2.5 ......read more

    Rosatom showcased innovative energy technologies and solutions at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

    January 29, 2018,  Abu Dhabi –   Rosatom participated in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) that took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on January 15-18.  The WFES is the foremost global annual event dedicated to advancing renewable energy and clean technologies. The Summit is traditionally held as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. Rosatom presented an exposition inspired by the so-called ‘green square’ ......read more

    IKEA Saddened by the Passing of Founder, Ingvar Kamprad

    Dubai, UAE, January 29, 2018:  The founder of IKEA and Ikano, and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar Kamprad, has peacefully passed away, at his home in Småland, Sweden, on the 27th of January. Surrounded by his loved ones, he died at the age of 91, following a short illness.  Ingvar Kamprad was born in 1926 in Småland in southern Sweden. At the early age of 17 he founded IKEA - the business that became his lifelong commitment. Ingvar’s driving force was the vision of creating a better everyday life for the many ......read more

    2XL launches elegant Sanorita sofa for modern living rooms

    Dubai, UAE; January 28, 2018: 2XL’s elegant cream colour living room collection, Sanorita in tufted soft fabric adds a touch of contemporary glamour to the living room. The perfect balance between comfort and style, Sanorita can be customised with colourful cushions to match the existing interiors of any living room. According to Amit Yadav, Marketing Manager at 2XL, “Sanorita creates an inviting atmosphere and it beautifully suits modern and traditional spaces alike. Its cream colour and tufted style add timeless charm and sophistication to your home.” The Sanorita ......read more

    ADNOC Distribution to open 13 new stations in the UAE and KSA in 2018

    3 new stations to open in Dubai 3 major station extensions in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi, UAE – January 24, 2017: ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s leading fuels and convenience retailer, has announced plans to open at least 13 new service stations in 2018 including, for the first time, sites in Dubai and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.    Three new service stations are planned for strategic locations across the Emirate of Dubai, nine new stations will open in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi, Ajman and Fujairah and at least one site will open in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ......read more

    Midea unveils next generation of surprisingly-friendly Home Appliances

    Dubai, UAE - 24 January 2018 -   Midea (Midea Group Co Ltd, SZSE 000333), the world’s largest home appliance company and #1 major appliances producer, presents new game changing products for UAE and MEA markets at Midea’s first Kitchen Appliances Middle East and Africa Convention. Paving way for new generation living, the revolutionary and surprisingly friendly new home appliances are - Versa Microwave, Mini-dishwasher and the Terminator Vacuum Cleaner.  Versa Microwave Versa Microwave is powered by the unique fast circulating hot air technology also ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Hosts Standing Technical Committee Meeting

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 23 January, 2018 -   Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, hosted a regular meeting of its Standing Technical Committee (STC) to examine the progress achieved by the Council’s Standardisation Services department in developing harmonised standards for various sectors related to quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Engineer Ahmed Al Jabri, Deputy Chairman of STC and Director of Municipal Planning Department at Department of Urban Planning and ......read more

    DSI steams ahead with operational improvements in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE; January 22, 2018– Drake & Scull International PJSC (“DSI” or the “Company”), a regional leader in engineering and construction services, continues its strong start in 2018 with its latest announcement of a new labour camp in Dubai aimed at boosting performance, productivity and projects delivery in the UAE. The development is part of DSI’s ongoing UAE-wide operational improvements and sustains the momentum of its recently completed debt restructuring which has infused new credit facilities for ongoing and new projects.  The camp will ......read more

    Investments Exceeding USD 15 Billion Announced During World Future Energy Summit 2018 in Abu Dhabi

    Ground breaking technology on show from 850 exhibiting companies from 40 countries  Major water security milestones and investments announced for Abu Dhabi at International Water Summit USD 45 million worth of contracts signed by Tadweer at EcoWASTE Exhibition  Abu Dhabi, 22 January 2018:   More than USD 15 billion worth of projects and funding was announced at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) and its co-located events, the International Water Summit and EcoWASTE Exhibition, which took place during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018 from 15 – 18 ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Awards Emirates Motor Company First Abu Dhabi Certification for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

    Abu Dhabi-UAE:21 January 2018 –  Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC), the entity responsible for developing quality infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has awarded Emirates Motor Company (EMC) the first Abu Dhabi Certification for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.  EMC, the authorised distributor of Mercedes-Benz in the emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of ALFAHIM, received the certification for the Mercedes wall-mounted 11kW and 22kW electric vehicle chargers. QCC has verified that the products conform to international electrical ......read more

    Dubai Maritime City Authority secures ISO 31000:2009

    In yet another major milestone in its efforts to boost Dubai’s global maritime leadership, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 31000:2009 for implementing its Risk Management Framework that meets the highest international standards. The international recognition highlighted DMCA’s leadership in applying best risk management practices to build a secure and sustainable maritime sector that supports the country’s economic diversification policy and preparations for a post-oil economy and to perform well ......read more

    Dubai Logistics Corridor – A game changer in the transport and logistics sector

    Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem: We continue to invest in infrastructure to enhance Dubai's competitiveness Dubai, January 20, 2018:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) the flagship free zone subsidiary of global trade enabler DP World has opened the “Jafza Bridge” for traffic, linking Jafza North and Jafza South across Sheikh Zayed Road.  The bridge, built in collaboration with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will facilitate the flow of traffic between Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone, and Al Maktoum International Airport. It further enhances the efficacy of the ......read more

    Nawah Energy Company participates in Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX)

    Al Suwaidi: we are committed to implement international best practices to preserve the environment    20 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  H.E. Engineer Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Department of Energy, met with executives and directors of several national energy companies participating in the Climate Innovation Exchange (CLIX), an international platform based in Abu Dhabi that was launched as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week.    Al Marar visited stands of several government entities participating in CLIX, including Nawah. He also ......read more

    Masdar Institute and Cleanergy Partner in Research on Thermal Energy Storage for the Cleanergy Stirling CSP system

    Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2018:  Renewable energy solutions that can deliver on-demand electricity and store energy when renewable resources are available, is the key component for transitioning into fossil fuel-free power generation. Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, which is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, and the Swedish solar technology company Cleanergy have signed a service agreement to jointly engage in research on solutions for a Thermal Energy Storage (TES) system to integrate with Cleanergy’s Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Stirling-based ......read more

    IHG® partners with Global EVRT for ‘Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East 2018'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 January 2018:   InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has partnered with e-mobility think tank Global EVRT for the ‘Electric Vehicle Road Trip Middle East 2018’, starting on January 18th with an inaugural event at Crowne Plaza® Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. The collaboration will install electrical vehicle charging stations across select IHG hotels in the Middle East, including Crowne Plaza® Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, Crowne Plaza® Sohar, Crowne Plaza® Muscat, ......read more

    Major Business Deals Announced on Day Two of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

    Tadweer signs waste contracts worth AED165 million at EcoWASTE Exhibition Abdul Latif Jameel Energy Secures Financing for Mexican Solar Farm that will Power 150,000 Homes Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority launches tender for world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant ACWA Power announces plans to become first utility scale generator to adopt SolarCoin 17 January 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:  The second day of the World Future Energy Summit, International Water Summit and EcoWASTE Exhibition saw a number of new business agreements signed by participating ......read more

    Etihad ESCO selects Siemens & Smart4Power for retrofitting at Dubai International Airport terminals

    Etihad Energy Service Company (Etihad ESCO), a leading energy service company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of DEWA, announced its partnership with Siemens Tech and Smart4Power for the execution of an Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) Project at the Dubai International Airport, which involves the implementation of energy efficiency measures at Terminal 1, Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and Concourse B. The 7 year long project will guarantee a total of 23 per cent reduction on annual energy bill. The proposed energy efficiency measures for the Dubai International Airport terminals ......read more

    11th World Future Energy Summit Opens its Doors in Abu Dhabi

    Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority unveil the world’s largest manmade water reserve 16 January 2018, Abu Dhabi:  The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2018 today opened its doors to some of the world’s most important sustainability stakeholders at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The event, and its co-located events, International Water Summit and EcoWASTE Exhibition will continue throughout the week, closing on Thursday, January 18th.    HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Presents Nine Zayed ......read more

    Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed along with the President of Mauritania and the Crown Prince of Jordan Honour Winners of Zayed Future Energy Prize

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 Jan 2018 –  His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, presented awards to nine winners of the Zayed Future Energy Prize at the awards ceremony during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, marking the historic 10th anniversary of the world’s preeminent sustainability award and 2018 as the Year of Zayed. The ceremony was marked by the participation of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, President of Mauritania and HRH Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan. His ......read more

    HH Mohammed bin Zayed attends the Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 16, 2018 –   His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, today stated that His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, President of the UAE, has always guided the UAE towards educating young people on the principles of sustainable development, in line with the vision and approach of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.   HH Sheikh Mohammed stressed this as he attended the Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi ......read more

    MEFMA holds seminar on energy efficiency during kick off of World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

    January 15, 2018: The Middle East Facility Management Association (MEFMA) today (Monday, January 15, 2018) led a comprehensive seminar on energy efficiency simultaneous with the opening day of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The seminar which saw the participation of renowned FM experts forms part of MEFMA’s ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability into all facets of facilities management (FM) in the region. Top-level representatives from Emrill Services, Talisen International, Enova, Farnek Services, Khansaheb Facility ......read more

    King Koil opens flagship store in UAE

    DFMC plans to open 4 more showrooms in the first quarter of 2018 Dubai, UAE (January 16, 2018): Dubai Furniture Manufacturing Company LLC (DFMC), a market leader in premium mattress segment in the Middle East, has announced today the opening of King Koil’s flagship store at  Ibn Battuta Mall, the world’s largest themed shopping mall. Strategically located in Andalusia Court (near the hypermarket entrance), the 2243 sq. ft showroom will offer customers a unique and comfortable shopping experience with its NEW modern concept and style, making the whole process of buying a ......read more

    Empower sheds light on innovation that powers district cooling & district energy in smart cities in the State of Green Economy Report 2018

    January 15, 2018 - Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling services provider, shared new insights in innovation in district cooling and its role in developing smart cities at the latest State of Green Economy Report launched on Thursday, (January 11, 2018) at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Empower CEO Ahmad Bin Shafar was recognised at the function with a plaque of appreciation for the company’s continuous support and contribution to the initiative as one of the sponsors of the report to promote sustainability. Developed by the ......read more

    ENEC showcases strategic role of nuclear energy at World Future Energy Summit

    ENEC is a Platinum Sponsor of the 11th World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 January 2018:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is participating in the World Future Energy Summit 2018 (WFES) to highlight how clean, safe and efficient nuclear energy will help the UAE meet its commitments under the Paris Climate Change Agreement, in addition to demonstrating how nuclear energy is supporting the diversification of the nation’s economy and energy mix as a part of the UAE Energy Plan ......read more

    Empower highlights the role of energy efficiency in the future of sustainable cooling at 11th World Future Energy Summit

    January 14, 2018- Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world's largest district cooling service provider, is participating at the 11th World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the leading event for the clean energy and energy efficiency, which is being held from 15 to 18 January 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The company sheds the spotlight on the role of energy and water efficiency in the future of sustainable cooling and is also showcasing the latest model of its energy-efficient district cooling plant in Business Bay. Customers, developers ......read more

    IRENA Commission to analyse how energy transformation driven by renewables will impact foreign policies and geopolitics

    Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 14 January 2017 —  The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), has today launched the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of Energy Transformation, with the support of the governments of Germany, Norway and the United Arab Emirates. The Commission will examine the immediate and longer-term geopolitical implications of global energy transformation driven by large scale-up of renewable energy in the context of global efforts to tackle climate change and advance sustainable development. The Commission will be chaired by Mr. Olafur Grimsson, the former ......read more

    Launching Scheme of Projects and Initiatives that Enforce Water and Electricity Sustainability

    Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) is a key Strategic Partner of World Future Energy Summit and International Water Summit Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 14, 2017 –  Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and its Group of Companies are participating as a key strategic partner of the 2018 World Future Energy Summit and 2018 International Water Summit. The last will be hosted by Masdar at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme ......read more

    Eighth General Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency Kicks Off in Abu Dhabi

    His Excellency Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi: Renewable energy projects in the UAE have contributed to reducing its cost to the lowest level globally 50% of the country's energy will be clean by 2050 The UAE plays an active role in addressing the financing and investment challenges facing renewable energy projects Public-private sector partnerships accelerate the transition to sustainability in the UAE Dubai-UAE: 14 January 2018 – The Eighth Session of the General Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) kicked off in Abu Dhabi with more than ......read more

    ENEC CEO: Barakah will be the first nuclear energy plant in the Arab world, setting new global standards

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 13 January 2018:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has participated in the second Atlantic Council Global Energy Forum in Abu Dhabi, held on 12 and 13 January by The Atlantic Council and in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC, Mubadala, and Masdar. ENEC Chief Executive Officer, Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, addressed participants during the opening of “A New Age for Nuclear Energy” plenary session in the second day of the forum, highlighting the role of nuclear energy leaders as a key to the growth and consolidation of nuclear ......read more

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