A tax on carbon emissions tied to imports would cut profits for foreign suppliers of oil, steel, and other goods with high greenhouse gas footprints but could pose an opportunity for GCC companies to gain a competitive edge, BCG research finds
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 08, 2020: A plan being considered by the European Commission to tax the carbon emissions attributed to imported goods could create competitive advantages for foreign companies with low greenhouse gas footprints--and “serious near-term challenges” for other exporters, adding to financial strain caused by the COVID-19 crisis. The tax could slash the profits generated by imported materials such as oil, flat-rolled steel, and wood pulp by a range of 10% to 65%, and impact both EU and non-EU producers of goods such as chemicals and ......read more
● LIXIL EMENA has set itself the goal of creating plastic-free product packaging for its GROHE brand by 2021
● Thanks to the initiative, approx.10 million plastic packaging could already be saved until today
● Cooperation with Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS) supports common vision to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste
7 July 2020 - In 2018, GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, launched its initiative to replace plastic in product packaging with more sustainable alternatives. Until today, approximately 10 million items of product packaging made from plastic could be eliminated; by 2021, this figure is to be significantly increased to up to 35 million.
The transition to plastic-free packaging is a process that involves all ......read more
The second annual report for the implementation of the Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040 was released on the newly launched Reem website.
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, July 06, 2020: Ras Al Khaimah Energy Efficiency and Renewables Strategy 2040 has completed its second year of implementation in 2019. Last week Ras Al Khaimah Municipality released the second edition of the annual report for the strategy. The report describes progress of the strategy, including achievements, new initiatives and expected developments in the coming years. Click here to download the report from the Reem website.
The annual report highlights concrete savings of 7 GWh of electricity, 109 MIG of water and 423 GWh thermal of direct fuel savings achieved in 2019. Apart from these energy ......read more
Successfully renewed three ISO certifications in Quality Management System, Environmental Management System and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
Dubai, UAE, 06 July 2020: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has successfully renewed three ISO certifications in Quality Management System (ISO 9001: 2015), Environmental Management System (ISO 14001: 2015), and Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSAS 18001: 2007), that are related to internationally recognized practices for management Systems in Quality, Environment and Health and Safety respectively. Empower is certified for all these three International Standards since 2006, which are integrated into one platform, that adds values to ......read more
Complementary portfolios and technology strengths to ensure continuity, enhance customer value and bring growth opportunities.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020: In accordance with the agreement signed on December 17, 20181 , Hitachi Ltd. and ABB Ltd today announced the completion of all required procedures as planned, and the formation of Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. Hitachi has an 80.1 percent stake in this new joint venture entity (which has business volume of approximately 10 billion USD2 ) and ABB holds the balance.
Toshikazu Nishino, Executive Vice President of Hitachi, is the Chairman of the new entity and Claudio Facchin the CEO. The new entity is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, and the current management team will ensure business continuity.
“Hitachi’s leading ......read more
• Dubai Startup Hub Market Access programme’s second cohort attracted 44 startup submissions, 55% of which came from outside the UAE
• Corporate members Emirates NBD, Sumitomo and Accenture team up with 9 startups offering cutting-edge solutions to existing challenges
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020: Dubai Startup Hub, an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has announced the successful conclusion of the Market Access programme’s second cohort, which saw several high-potential startups joining forces with leading UAE corporates at a recent business pitching and matchmaking event.
The virtual event, held on June 17th, 18th and 22nd, saw Market Access corporate members Emirates NBD, Sumitomo and Accenture team up with nine ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 01, 2020: The dual crisis engendered by the conflict over production levels within OPEC + and the reduced demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have prompted a global, sector-wide downturn in the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry that has left the oil-dependent economies vulnerable in terms of fiscal revenue. Demand for oil has fallen by over 18 percent since the beginning of the year, leading to a steep decline of more than 70 percent in the price of oil. Deloitte has just released its new report, Impact of oil industry crisis on the GCC and potential responses, which explores different potential responses GCC countries can take to address the impact of the oil industry crisis on their economies.
“The oil industry is facing its gravest crisis in 100 years, leading to a steep decline ......read more
BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Ranking reveals strong brands across categories prove resilient to extreme stress
Just launched, the report examines pandemic impact and implications for future growth
• Investment in marketing and brand-building critical for business recovery post-COVID-19
• Innovation and creativity key drivers of growth as BrandZ Top 100’s total worth hits $5 trillion and delivers US$277bn in additional brand value growth
• Amazon maintains no. 1 spot and accounts for a third of the Top 100 total growth
• TikTok enters the ranking for the first time at no. 79
30th June 2020; Dubai, UAE: The world’s most valuable brands have seen their total brand value increase by 5.9% despite the economic, social and personal impacts of COVID-19, according ......read more
Calligaris collection includes fabric and leather beds with contemporary and welcoming shapes, available in a large variety of colors. Also available in the "container" version, which offers extra space, accessible without effort thanks to an easy and safe mechanism.
In the sleeping area, the sober elegance of Calligaris is best expressed, leaving space for sleep, dreams and intimacy with beds and furniture that tiptoe into the room.
Calligaris beds are the result of the desire to offer everyone an island of well-being, which reflects the personality and tastes of those who sleep there.
Calligaris beds are the result of the desire to offer everyone an island of well-being, which reflects the personality and tastes of those who sleep ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 29 June 2020: As part of its efforts to raise awareness about the importance of adopting sustainability practices and provide environment friendly district cooling services, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has launched a consumption rationalization campaign under the theme ’ Set your AC at 24°C Auto and Save’. The campaign will run until the end of summer and aims to encouraging its customers to rationalize the district cooling consumption during the summer season by setting the air- conditioner thermostat at 24°C, as well as using innovative and eco-friendly methods that help in reducing indoor temperature and monthly costs, and achieving significant savings in energy and resources..
Empower pointed out that the campaign targets all the customer segments across ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020: As the summer temperatures continue to rise, it’s time to unleash your wild side and bring a bit of sunshine into your home. Give your interiors a sweet taste of the exotic with the latest collection from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor that will transform your living space into a tropical paradise.
Inspired by the warm and vibrant colors of faraway lands, the new tropical collection features a wide range of home furnishings and unique accessories that can instantly uplift your interiors and give you a holiday vibe all year. Whether you are looking to add just a little ‘island-chic’ to your apartment or give your house a complete ‘tropical wonderland’ makeover, the collection has been carefully curated to create a vibrant yet tranquil home ......read more
Say goodbye to traditional white ceilings and create a striking interior with a wallpapered ceiling by Sedar Global
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020: Forget accent walls statement ceilings are the new hot interior trend. The ceiling rarely plays the starring role in a room. It is often forgotten, or simply given a simple whitewash. However, according to wallpaper specialists Sedar Global, the fifth wall is becoming more mainstream. Nahel Selo Creative Director at Sedar Global comments “with people spending more time in the home than ever before, wallpapered ceilings are becoming a popular option for a quick and cost-effective room makeover. Offering an incredible and underrated design element that can instantly add colour, personality, and art to your space”
Famous for its bespoke made to fit ......read more
- Dubai Chamber webinar attended by over 130 business leaders from the UAE, Mozambique and Southern Africa
- Event familiarised Dubai-based companies with competitive advantages of doing business in Mozambique and process of setting up in the African country
- Khan: Dubai-based companies that have the right level of expertise and investments to fill gaps in the Mozambican market
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 29, 2020: Mozambique is on its way to becoming one of the world’s largest energy producers, and its growing oil and gas market is ripe with business opportunities that companies in Dubai can capitalise on, industry experts said during a recent Dubai Chamber webinar.
Sharing their insights, experts identified rising demand for digital solutions ......read more
New Analysis by Boston Consulting Group Reveals That the COVID-19 Crisis May Have Accelerated Peak Demand for Fossil Fuel by More Than a Decade, Causing It to Reach Its Zenith in 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 28, 2020: As the short-term economic fallout of the global COVID-19 pandemic becomes increasingly visible, recent research by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) suggests that the crisis may have a significant long-term impact on global energy markets. Most notably, it may have caused demand for fossil fuels to reach its peak last year. BCG’s article, titled Have We Passed Peak Demand for Fossil Fuels? explores energy scenarios through 2030.
BCG’s analysis of the future energy demand and energy mix for three economic scenarios, representing V-, U-, and L-shaped recoveries, points to a high ......read more
3,339 panels covering 2,000 Sqm to result in approximate cost savings worth AED 158,000 annually
Dubai, UAE, 28th June 2020: Emirates Insolaire, a pioneer in the development and application of new solar technologies and a joint venture of Dubai Investments PJSC and Swissinso SA, Switzerland has announced the undertaking of the installation of solar panels at the DEWA Innovation Centre project, part of Dubai's Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR Solar Park), being developed as the largest single-site solar park in the world based on the independent power producer model.
Registering the peak power at 225 KWp, more than 3,339 customized solar panels covering an area of 2,000 Sq.m will aid towards generating more than 360,000 KWh electricity annually, resulting in approximate cost savings of AED ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 27, 2020: A coffee table is more than just a place to put down your coffee or books. It’s that sacred corner of the home where the most important decisions take place, and definitely some beautiful memories are made there too.
One might wonder what color, shape and size is best for the right coffee table, and Natuzzi Italia’s vast collection of coffee tables will ease this dilemma of you. Be it a square, rectangle, round, trapezial or any other shape, every table from the house of Natuzzi were crafted to perfection.
Natuzzi Italia’s contemporary side tables and unique design coffee tables add a casual ambience that complements any living room interiors. We’ve assorted some incredible looking coffee tables for you:
By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy Saxo Bank
Crude oil's rally to the highest levels since early March has paused with the technical outlook beginning to look more challenging. The attention has for now turned from OPEC+ and successful production cuts to concerns that a renewed spike in COVID-19 cases may slow the process towards a further recovery in global demand. On tap today we have EIA's weekly inventory report at 14:30 GMT.
What is our trading focus?
OILUKAUG20 – Brent Crude Oil (August)
OILUSAUG20 – WTI Crude Oil (August)
XOP:arcx – Oil & Gas Exploration & Production
XLE:arcx – Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (Large-cap US energy stocks)
Crude oil’s ......read more
• PAN Emirates Home Furnishings unveils its latest collection
• PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates 25 June 2020: PAN Emirates PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, invites you to explore the fabulous new collection across its showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah or shop through the online store.
The new collection consists of a wide range of furniture pieces in bright, quirky colours and designs that can be used as a statement piece as well. The new collection presents the residents of UAE the opportunity to refresh their homes from a wide range of home furnishing options – from ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 25, 2020: Cyril Abiteboul, Managing Director of the Renault DP World F1 team and Keith Pelley, CEO of the European Tour, open up over the challenges they have faced and the important decisions they have had to make in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, as part of a three episode mini-series produced by their partner in common, DP World.
The conversation highlights the contrasting personalities of each CEO, but also shines a light on their shared approach to progressive leadership and their determination to ensure sport continues to deliver for fans safely despite coronavirus.
They explore the challenges of working with hundreds of people, across multiple geographies and discuss the huge logistical complexities of their organisations in the wake of the current pandemic.
Both are ......read more
• Providing reliable power supply to Ramadi, Fallujah, Saqlawyah, Khalediyah cities and surrounding areas in Al Anbar governorate
• Enabling efficient transmission and a higher utilization of Al Anbar power plant’s generated power to support demand growth
Siemens Energy and the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity have signed a contract for the Al Hamudhia substation, which will provide reliable and efficient power supply to the cities of Ramadi, Fallujah, Saqlawyah, Khalediyah and surrounding areas in Al Anbar governorate, North West of Baghdad.
Located about 20 kilometers away from Ramadi city, the turnkey 400- kilovolt (kV) Al Hamudhia substation will support greater grid connectivity and allows for a higher utilization of the Al Anbar power plant’s generated power, ......read more
Abu Dhabi, UAE. 22 June 2020: ADNOC Distribution, the UAE’s largest fuel and convenience store retailer, has been named the No1. retail brand in the region in the Forbes Middle East Top 100 Companies 2020.
Compiled of the largest and most successful listed companies in the region, the validation comprises in-depth research and data from all stock exchanges in Arab countries, and analysis of market value, sales, assets and profits. ADNOC Distribution, ranking at number 52 overall, is one of 21 UAE companies to be listed, with GCC companies accounting for 90% of the total 100.
“It is an honor to be recognized as the number one retail brand in the region, testament to the hard work we do every day to deliver convenient and accessible fuel and convenience retail to customers,” said Ahmed Al Shamsi, ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 21, 2020: Decluttering is a task for some but, a hobby for others. It is not just about getting rid of unnecessary junk but also place them in a well and organized manner within the four walls of any storage unit.
Here are 5 easy solutions that will help you declutter your home in a uber fashionable way:
1. Select your choice of furnishing which you may use as storage or display like cabinets, sideboards, table with storage, bookcase or shelves.
2. Use tables to place centre pieces like bowls, vases, candles, etc…
3. Use the storage units to store things in it that are currently not in use but can be useful later.
4. Make sure to add some plants around these storage units to spruce up ......read more
Dubai, UAE, 21st June 2020 – Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), a free economic zone set up to meet the demand for high-quality healthcare, has adopted a simple yet effective energy-conservation initiative with the help of Sharaf DG Energy. In just 30 days, the renowned Dubai-based solar energy and lighting company retrofitted DHCC’s entire parking area.
The scope of the project provided a smart car parking solution across all DHCC blocks, which now manages the entire supply, installation and maintenance of high-quality LED energy saving lighting solutions. The outcome of the development has been tremendous and has significantly reduced DHCC’s electricity consumption by 1,237,745 kWh (equivalent to AED 550,000 annual savings).
Sanjay Dabur, Vice-President of Strategic Business, Sharaf DG, said: “We are ......read more
● Co-developed with AVEVA, industrial edge reference designs enable system integrators to simplify IT deployments and facilitate their customers’ digital transformations
● Schneider Electric Exchange digital community connects IT solution providers and system integrators to expand their business
● New tools, training, and community programs open easy-to-implement business models for system integrators
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 20, 2020: Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the expansion of its partnerships with leading technology companies to address the convergence of IT and OT. Bringing together system integrators with IT solution providers to build integrated industrial edge computing ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - June 20, 2020 - Trina Solar Co., Ltd., a leading global PV and smart energy total solution provider, announced the global launch of TrinaPro Mega, an ultra-high power smart PV solution featuring modules with power output exceeding 500W. With further improvements in product selection and integrated design, the solution enhances the overall system performance and reduces the levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Following the debut of the Vertex ultra-high-power new 500W-plus module in February, TrinaPro Mega marks yet another benchmark for the era of the 500W power output, as it delivers an optimized solution for the application of Vertex modules in downstream systems.
In 2018, Trina Solar unveiled the smart PV solution "TrinaPro" for large-scale power stations. Based on system design and ......read more
I used the GROHE Euphoria 260 Shower System and here’s what happened: Upon arrival, I was drawn to the sleek design and the beautiful chrome finish. I couldn’t wait to have it installed so we could finally experience the magic.
After coronavirus hit Dubai, my monthly trips to the spa came to a halt. I never expected to find anything to replace this until I tried this GROHE shower system. The product has one main shower head followed by another shower handset that rests under the main head. You have the option to pre-set the temperature and pressure of the shower. ......read more
Dubai, UAE: June 16, 2020 - Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar" or the "Company") has announced that it has signed an agreement with the Yemeni photovoltaic firm Al Raebi for Trading Co. to be its authorized distributor in Yemen. The agreement comes as a further commitment of Trina Solar’s expansion plans and towards increasing its footprint in the Middle East & Africa region.
Al-Rabei’s appointment as authorized distributor will ensure that Trina Solar’s quality service and products will be available by supplying tier 1 PV modules with high ......read more
Global Energy Weekly: Learning to LUV oil
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By Ole Hansen, Head of Commodity Strategy at Saxo Bank
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 11, 2020: Crude oil has run into profit taking following the OPEC+ expected and already priced in decision to extend production cuts to end July. Multiple challenges to oil's continued recovery exists and with that in mind we suspect the expected consolidation phase has started. Later today we have two risk events on tap with the EIA's Weekly Petroleum Status Report being followed by the FOMC rate decision.
What is our trading focus?
OILUKAUG20 – Brent Crude ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 11, 2020: Trina Solar Co Ltd today became the first Chinese PV product, PV system and smart energy company to trade on the Shanghai Stock Exchange Science and Technology Innovation Board (Trina Solar; code: 688599), also known as the STAR Market.
At the listing ceremony, Gao Jifan, Chairman and General Manager of Trina Solar, struck the gong, witnessed by assembled VIP guests.
Gao said: “Global warming and environmental pollution are growing problems, making energy transformation an extremely urgent issue. This will ......read more
● Energy management increasingly important as strategic lever in highly volatile, disruptive environment
● New innovations in technology simplify data management for complex energy management projects
● Tackling climate change becomes a critical part of energy investments as organizations pursue long-term sustainability
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 June 2020: Schneider Electric today released its 2020 Corporate Energy & Sustainability Progress Report. The report, the third in an annual series, examines how organizations are ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 04, 2020: Everyone deserves to live in comfort, be it in lockdown or otherwise. The right kind of sofa will either transport you into a land of sheer tranquillity or give you the most grieving back. Natuzzi sofas are designed to offer you the comfort you desire.
Natuzzi’s each and every model is designed in Italy, in the Natuzzi Style Centre. Natuzzi’s team of designers, architects and interior designers’ study current international fashion, art and furnishing trends, exploring emerging lifestyles and creating sofas ......read more
• New facility will form part of Honeywell’s alignment to Saudi Vision 2030 and localization commitments, supporting economic diversification
• Honeywell becomes the first international company to produce industrial gas detectors in Saudi Arabia
June 02, 2020 - Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a global technology leader, has today announced it will open a new facility for the production of gas detection devices in Saudi Arabia. The factory underscores Honeywell’s commitment to the In-Kingdom Total Value Add (IKTVA) program.
Established to ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 31, 2020: Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar" or the "Company"), the world's leading PV and smart energy total solution provider, has been recognized as a "Top Performer" for outstanding product reliability and performance among global PV module manufacturers by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), the leading independent test laboratory for the global downstream solar industry.
The company is one of only two PV module manufacturers with worldwide reach to gain the recognition for the sixth consecutive time since ......read more
-- Demand Surges for Advanced Class Gas Turbines --
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) ranks first in market share by megawatts for gas turbine orders in 2020 according to data obtained from McCoy Power Reports. First quarter global orders of 2,638 MW brought MHPS’ market share to 28.5 percent globally. This increase in gas turbine market share was largely responsible for worldwide order booking increasing 19.7 percent during MHPS’ fiscal year ending March 31, 2020.
“The extremely competitive ......read more
The Best in Smart Appliances to Celebrate Eid
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020: Reflect the spirit of Eid with thoughtful gifting from LG Electronics. With a variety of products across different functions, these gifts deliver intelligent convenience all year round. Elevate at home needs with these specially priced offers from LG.
Product Model: FH0C9CDHK72_F70E1UDNK12
With the LG TWINWash, laundry is made easier than ever before by having the ability to wash two loads simultaneously leaving users with more time ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020: The current crisis – COVID 19 has made it crucial for people across the globe to practice social distancing by avoiding social events and shared public spaces.
While this might be a good time to spend time with family and pets, it is important to adapt to this change by practicing cleanliness to ensure that your pet and home stay fresh and clean.
Here are some tips –
Wash and Clean Bedding - Whether it is washing your dog's or cat's bedding, ensure that you keep up a regular cleaning schedule. Dirty ......read more
DUALCOOL ACs Deliver Superior Performance and Reliability
May 17, 2020: With the weather heating up and AC usage in full swing, there has never been a more crucial time for homeowners to evaluate the efficiency of their air conditioners.
Across the Gulf region and around the world, people are spending more time at home, putting increasing pressure on residential ACs to deliver round-the-clock comfort. It is therefore no surprise that repair shops are seeing a spike in AC maintenance requests during this time and especially in the summer months.
To ......read more
30 to 40 percent off on a wide range of premium mattresses & sleep accessories to achieve the desired sleep experience
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020: Serta, maker of the world’s best mattress, has introduced Ramadan exclusive sale across its wide range of premium sleeping products, up to 30 to 40 percent off on mattress grades and sets that include a mattress & a base as well. The offer lasts until 30th May 2020.
Serta introduced this exclusive Ramadan sale after the government eased restrictions on sales and promotions. Shoppers can avail a ......read more
• Pan Emirates Home Furnishing invests AED 3 Million on its new extended facility spanning across 1700m2 in Dubai Festival City Mall.
• Pan Emirates Home Furnishing Dubai Festival City Mallstore is looking to reach out to residents of neighbouring localities with its elaborated collection and detailed rangeof affordable and stylish furnishing & decor collection.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May14, 2020: PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has launched its new ......read more
Intelligent Kitchen Solutions Make Every Stage of Meal Prep Efficient and Enjoyable
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020: As families continue to enjoy the Holy Month of Ramadan, finding time to cook, while also connecting with loved ones remains important. With a great deal of preparation involved in providing a home-cooked iftar meal, smart cooking with intelligent appliances can play a crucial role in saving precious time, making meal prep efficient and more enjoyable.
LG Electronics (LG) offers a range of intelligently designed kitchen ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020: Robert Minter, Investment Strategist at Aberdeen Standard Investments, explains the impact of the pandemic on the O&G sector worldwide and offers some predictions for the next 12 months.
Some stress had already begun to appear in the global oil markets at the turn of the year. The US and Europe were in the middle of an unusually warm winter, which reduced energy demand. In the US, investors were prioritising capital discipline over production increases and had started raising interest rates for lower credit ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020: Ramadan is known as a time of moderation, however, every year there is an increasing concern surrounding global food wastage and other environmental issues, such as the over-use of plastic, carbon footprint growth and a significant rise in household waste.
With the UAE being one of the top nations for per capita waste generation in the world, environmental protection is considered one of the main objectives of the UAE’s developmental policies. According to Dubai Carbon, on average a person generates around 2.7kg of ......read more
• Consumers seek intelligent solutions to improve hygiene at home
• Private and public architecture needs to pivot to a health-based approach that addresses increased hygiene needs
• Coen van Oostrom, Founder and CEO of EDGE, predicts that new health measures will play a key role in a new generation of workplaces
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th May 2020: With new hygiene measures being rolled out around the globe, intelligent architectural concepts can play a key role in improving consumer health and safety. Especially spaces such ......read more
Newly developed system seen to help reduce carbon emissions in air-conditioning sector
11 May 2020 - Daikin Middle East and Africa (MEA) recently announced that the “Mini VRV 5-s” air-conditioning system with climate-friendly R-32 refrigerant will soon be available in the region as the company moves to strengthen its contributions to the MEA region, following the rising environmental protection and sustainability-related initiatives.
The newly developed Mini VRV 5-s was launched in Europe recently, marking a milestone in Daikin Europe’s bid to help reduce carbon ......read more
H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of ENEC, sat down via video conference with Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, for a virtual fireside chat on COVID-19 and the future of the decarbonized global power system
H.E. Al Hammadi: ”Over 700 people are working on the Barakah plant project to meet the timeline”
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 09 May 2020: His Excellency Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), recently sat down via video conference with Frederick ......read more
The Vertex module sets new industry benchmark with its ultra-high power output
Dubai, UAE – 04 May 2020: Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar" or the "Company") announced that its Vertex module is able to reach 515.8W power output, based on the test result by TÜV Rheinland’s independent evaluation. This is another major breakthrough and milestone after Trina Solar had commenced formal mass production of the Vertex pilot line on March 18 and the shipment of the first Vertex order on March 27.
The Vertex is one of the first ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 04, 2020: Ramadan is the time of joy and blessings as we open our hearts and homes to share some wonderful moments with friends and family. As we continue to observe the Holy month, it’s time to add some decorative accents and create a beautiful home ambiance for those memorable Iftar and Suhour nights.
Whether you are looking to put together the perfect table setting, add a touch of warmth to your living room or surprise your loved ones with a unique Eid gift, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers an elegant range of contemporary ......read more
• Achieves world record reliability of 99.3%
• Latest enhancement is the largest, most fuel-efficient gas turbine in operation anywhere in the world
• 30% renewable hydrogen capable, with 100% capability in development
Dubai - UAE, May 4, 2020: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems’ (MHPS) J-Series gas turbine installed fleet today reached one million hours of commercial operation, nearly double that of similar sized gas turbines from competitors. This gas turbine series - the company’s largest and most advanced - ......read more
• The Ramadan 2020 collection features traditional patterns, hues, and scents for a peaceful month of reflection
Dubai, UAE, 04 May 2020: Crate and Barrel has collaborated with regional designers Silsal, Ozlem Tuna, and Lava Moments to launch a special Ramadan collection that showcases and celebrates the beauty of the Arab region. To present authentically Islamicate designs, the new collection comprises a mix of private labels exclusive to the home furnishing store. Launched in April, the new collection draws inspiration from traditional Arab ......read more