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Royal Brothers Show Support for World Future Energy Summit. Royal Brothers Show Support for World Future Energy Summit.
HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of York to make opening addresses at World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. HRH The Prince of Wales will appear on stage at the World Future Energy Summit on January 21st in Abu Dhabi in a virtual form after r...
  30 Dec 2007  
ETA Star Groups M&E Division wins four major awards for 2007. ETA Star Group's M&E Division wins four major awards for 2007.
ETA Star Group's Mechanical & Electrical Division spearheaded by Mr. Hameed Salahuddin, has bagged four major awards for the year 2007. The ETA-M&E division has triumphed in 4 different categories and has been awarded by 3 major UAE-based committees. O...
  26 Dec 2007  
Siemens supplies electrical equipment for the Al Safwa Cement Company in Saudi-Arabia. Siemens supplies electrical equipment for the Al Safwa Cement Company in Saudi-Arabia.
The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group has received an order from Orascom Construction Industries, Egypt, to engineer and supply all the electrical equipment for the new cement works of the Al Safwa Cement Company, Saudi-Arabia. The projec...
  22 Dec 2007  
The Italian Touch at The Office Exhibition 2008. The Italian Touch at The Office Exhibition 2008.
For many decades, Italy has been the home of contemporary design across all sectors of interiors, including office design. More than twenty of the most prominent Italian manufacturers of office furniture, interiors and technology will show their latest...
  18 Dec 2007  
Architectural design going in the light direction. Architectural design going in the 'light' direction.
With development projects across the region on a grand scale vying for attention, special awards recognising the outstanding and creative use of lighting in the Middle East are now taking on a special significance. The Middle East Lighting Design Award...
  15 Dec 2007  
Emirates Aluminium closes a US$4.9 billion record financing deal for the worlds largest smelter. Emirates Aluminium closes a US$4.9 billion record financing deal for the world's largest smelter.
Emirates Aluminum Company (EMAL), the joint venture equally owned by Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) and Dubai Aluminum, announced today that it has closed its US$4.9 billion limited recourse bank financing. EMAL received over US$15 billion of...
  15 Dec 2007  
Leighton signs long-term joint venture agreement with TDIC in Abu Dhabi. Leighton signs long-term joint venture agreement with TDIC in Abu Dhabi.
Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), the tourism asset development arm of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA), has entered into a joint venture agreement with Gulf Leighton, one of the GCC’s largest multi-disciplined contractors, to...
  15 Dec 2007  
Regions most renowned distributors promise outstanding showcase at The Office Exhibition. Region's most renowned distributors promise outstanding showcase at The Office Exhibition.
The Office Exhibition 2008 is expected to feature impressive national pavilions from the major manufacturing countries across the globe, including Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, Turkey and Cyprus. The United Arab Emirates, meanwhile, promise to field a rec...
  13 Dec 2007  
Syed M. Salahuddin awarded the Asian Business Award Middle East for 2007. Syed M. Salahuddin awarded the Asian Business Award Middle East for 2007.
Syed M. Salahuddin, Managing Director of the ETA Ascon Star Group, has received the Asian Business Award Middle East for 2007 in recognition for outstanding contributions to development in the Middle East. The award has been established by the Asian Bu...
  12 Dec 2007  
Opening of B&B Italia premier furniture brand showroom in Abu Dhabi. Opening of B&B Italia premier furniture brand showroom in Abu Dhabi.
With the inauguration of 'Atmosphere', the new furniture showroom in Abu Dhabi, a new era in the furniture industry is unfolded. Last week the Capital witnessed the opening of a spectacular showroom anchoring the world acknowledged brand B&B Italia. Th...
  10 Dec 2007  
GCC hotel development hits US$ 18 billion in value. GCC hotel development hits US$ 18 billion in value.
Current hotel projects in firm planning or construction phases show the United Arab Emirates – and Dubai in particular - leading the way with a total valued at a staggering US$12.7 billion, according to the database of Proleads which monitors all ...
  3 Dec 2007  
GCC need to invest US$ 10 billion in hospitals the comings years. GCC need to invest US$ 10 billion in hospitals the comings years.
With demand for hospital beds in the region set to double by 2025, Arabian Gulf countries are rushing to meet the unprecedented challenge with a near US$10 billion hospital building programme, say industry experts. The driving force is an unparalleled ...
  3 Dec 2007  
Middle East construction firms must invest more in safety, says industry expert. Middle East construction firms must invest more in safety, says industry expert.
The booming Middle East construction industry needs to invest more in safety to prevent fatal accidents and injuries, and save money as well as lives, an industry expert says. Paul Redstone, Regional Operations Manager, Middle East, for Bovis Lend Leas...
  3 Dec 2007  
FJTCO to cool the worlds largest shopping mall - the Dubai Mall. FJTCO to cool the world's largest shopping mall - the Dubai Mall.
An integral part of the mall is the Aquarium - 50 metres long and forming a centrepiece of the mall, the aquarium will be flanked by two glass multi level tunnels through which visitors will view. close-up, as if sharing the seas, sharks, rays and any ...
Faisal Jassim Trading Co. LLCFaisal Jassim Trading Co. LLC 2 Dec 2007 Website
Safety in Design - another seminar organised by APID. Safety in Design - another seminar organised by APID.
Under the patronage of Dubai's Department of Civil Defence, Association of Professional Interior Designers is inviting you to a seminar on Safety in Design at Mina a Salam on Thursday, 6 December 2007 at 9am to 1.30pm. The seminar is free, but limited ...
Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID)Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) 1 Dec 2007 Website
Siemens Starts-up Worlds Largest Direct-Reduction Plant at Hadeed, Saudi Arabia. Siemens Starts-up World's Largest Direct-Reduction Plant at Hadeed, Saudi Arabia.
The world's largest direct-reduction plant with an annual production capacity of 1.76 million tons of direct-reduced iron (DRI) was successfully started up by Siemens Metals Technologies for the Saudi Arabian steel producer Saudi Iron & Steel Company (...
  30 Nov 2007  
Alam Steel Industries become the Gulfs first UK CARES approved fabricator of reinforced steel. Alam Steel Industries become the Gulf's first UK CARES approved fabricator of reinforced steel.
UK CARES accreditation covers a series of product certification schemes for the complete reinforced steel supply chain, from steelmaking and rolling through to fabrication and delivery to site. The approval of Alam Steel Industries will give the compan...
Alam Steel Industries LLC 29 Nov 2007  
Big mobile crushers from Equipment Supply Services arrive in the Middle East Big mobile crushers from Equipment Supply Services arrive in the Middle East
The range of crushers offers a suitable size and specification for the majority of applications with a capacity range from 200 tonnes per hour up to 600 tonnes per hour. With three types of crushers available namely Jaw, Impactor and Cone that can all ...
Equipment Supply Services Ltd 28 Nov 2007  
Construction boom drives soaring Italian exports to the UAE. Construction boom drives soaring Italian exports to the UAE.
The UAE’s booming construction industry is helping to drive Italian exports to the Emirates which soared by 44.1% to €2.5 billion for the first seven months of this year compared with the same period in 2006. Dr Ferdinando Fiore, the UAE-base...
  27 Nov 2007  
Al Ghandi & Sons signs dealer agreement with UK based air conditioning company, MGR. Al Ghandi & Sons signs dealer agreement with UK based air conditioning company, MGR.
One of the UAE’s leading trading houses, Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi & Sons (SMAG), part of the Al Ghandi Group, has signed an exclusive dealer agreement with UK based air conditioning company, MGR. This venture places SMAG firmly in the forefront of...
MGR Services & Distribution Ltd 26 Nov 2007  
Middle East Exclusive - Vitra and Eames on display at The Office Exhibition 2008. Middle East Exclusive - Vitra and Eames on display at The Office Exhibition 2008.
Vitra has produced the furniture of Charles and Ray Eames since 1957. Willi Fehlbaum, father of Vitra Chairman Rolf Fehlbaum, saw the Eames furniture when he visited the USA in 1953. A relationship developed, first with Charles and Ray Eames, and later...
  26 Nov 2007  
Philips announces agreement to acquire Genlyte - a leading US lighting fixture manufacturer. Philips announces agreement to acquire Genlyte - a leading US lighting fixture manufacturer.
Royal Philips Electronics (Philips) today announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with North American luminaires company Genlyte Group Incorporated (Genlyte). The proposed transaction builds on Philips' earlier acquisition of Color ...
  26 Nov 2007  
Teddington Engineered Solutions signs major deal on first day of Big 5 2007. Teddington Engineered Solutions signs major deal on first day of Big 5 2007.
Welsh firm Teddington Engineered Solutions is proving the sky is the limit after securing a three-year deal potentially worth over US$2 million on the very first day of Big 5 2007. The deal will see Teddington, which designs and manufactures highly spe...
Teddington Engineered Solutions Ltd 26 Nov 2007  
Construction boom tops US$2.4 trillion in Gulf projects. Construction boom tops US$2.4 trillion in Gulf projects.
The construction boom in the Gulf region has reached new heights, with 2,837 projects estimated to be worth in excess of US$2.4 trillion now underway, the majority of development being carried out in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. The phenomenal scale of cu...
  25 Nov 2007  
Chinese construction giant builds Dubai base to drive multi-million dollar Middle East growth. Chinese construction giant builds Dubai base to drive multi-million dollar Middle East growth.
Zoomlion, one of China’s top construction machinery manufacturers, is developing a major presence in Dubai to accelerate its multi-million dollar business growth in the Middle East. The company, which increased sales in the region from US$8 millio...
  23 Nov 2007  
EcoSmart Concrete tackles construction issues in the Emirates. EcoSmart Concrete tackles construction issues in the Emirates.
It is demonstrably more durable, with an ability to resist salt corrosion in extreme marine environments. It has the potential to be less expensive than traditional concrete and is easier to pump and work, especially in high temperatures. EcoSmart Con...
EcoSmart 23 Nov 2007  
Portuguese Building Material, Building Your World - Portugal at Big 5 2007. Portuguese Building Material, Building Your World - Portugal at Big 5 2007.
The Portuguese business delegation in Big 5 2007 will count with some heavyweights in the industry in particular, ornamental stone like granite and limestone that complement the quality and variety of Portugal’s marble, which due to its beige hues...
  22 Nov 2007  
Turkish Companies target increased Middle East business at The Big 5 2007. Turkish Companies target increased Middle East business at The Big 5 2007.
With an eye on increasing trade with the countries of the Middle East, Turkey will have its strongest ever presence at this year’s Big 5 exhibition which takes place from November 25-29 at Dubai International Exhibition Centre. 78 leading Turkish ...
  21 Nov 2007  
UAE applauds latest environmental initiatives against escalating carbon footprint. UAE applauds latest environmental initiatives against escalating carbon footprint.
The United Arab Emirates is driving initiatives to minimise the negative environmental impact of urban development, says HE Dr Muhammad Saeed Al Kindi, the federal Minister of Environment and Water. The Cool City concept - using available green techno...
  21 Nov 2007  
MEMEX to provide platform for manufacturers and suppliers of machine tools. MEMEX to provide platform for manufacturers and suppliers of machine tools.
“According to research outfit Gobi International the growth in demand for machine tools in the GCC is forecast to rise from the current US$3.1 billion to US$4.3 billion by 2012 – a staggering 39 per cent increase,” said Trevor Punt, Grou...
  20 Nov 2007  
Middle East Construction Boom Creates Huge Demand For Plant, Machinery, Vehicles. Middle East Construction Boom Creates Huge Demand For Plant, Machinery, Vehicles.
The Middle East construction boom shows no sign of slowing, with existing and planned projects across the region currently valued at over US$1 trillion, an estimated US$656 billion of this in the UAE, the highest in the GCC. All this activity has turne...
  19 Nov 2007  
Over 2,700 Exhibiting Companies from 56 Countries - The Expanded, Biggest Ever Big 5. Over 2,700 Exhibiting Companies from 56 Countries - The Expanded, Biggest Ever Big 5.
The Big 5 2007, which takes place from 25-29 November at Dubai International Exhibition Centre, will this year stage the biggest ever showcase of regional and international companies from the construction industry - there will be literally thousands of...
  19 Nov 2007  
Al Jaber Heavy Lift & Transport LLC with the worlds highest capacity mobile crane. Al Jaber Heavy Lift & Transport LLC with the world's highest capacity mobile crane.
To meet the increasing worldwide needs of the continually changing lifting industry, Al Jaber Heavy Lift has announced it’s ownership of the world's highest capacity mobile crane with a 3,200 ton lifting capacity. The announcement was made during ...
  18 Nov 2007  
The Business of Design - Office Exhibition to host APID Seminar with prominent US coach. The Business of Design - Office Exhibition to host APID Seminar with prominent US coach.
Around 300 companies from all over the world are expected to display their latest innovations at The Office Exhibition 2008, from 4-6 February at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre. They include the most prominent global brands, the most outstan...
  18 Nov 2007  
FJTCO to lauch their new Armacell Duct Insulation at the Big 5 Exhbition. FJTCO to lauch their new Armacell Duct Insulation at the Big 5 Exhbition.
Faisal Jassim Trading Co. LLC (FJTCO) represents more that twenty international leading brands in the MEP Engineering field. This year at the Big 5 show the company will be launching a new product – Armacell Duct Insulation, as well as a new line ...
Faisal Jassim Trading Co. LLCFaisal Jassim Trading Co. LLC 17 Nov 2007 Website
Siemens to Provide Kuwaiti Wastewater Treatment Plant with BioFlowsheet+ Solution. Siemens to Provide Kuwaiti Wastewater Treatment Plant with BioFlowsheet+ Solution.
Siemens Water Technologies will provide a high-performance nutrient removal system for the 180 mld (47.5 mgd) Kubd wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) located outside of Kuwait City, Kuwait. The solution, which is based on Siemens’ new biological p...
  17 Nov 2007  
National Properties Select Aconex for Dubailand and Lagoons Residential Developments National Properties Select Aconex for Dubailand and Lagoons Residential Developments
Through using Aconex, National Properties and their project partners will be able to manage their documents and correspondence using one central, online platform. This will allow them to view, distribute and track their files electronically at any time...
Aconex Middle East 14 Nov 2007  
InRetail with state-of-the-art solutions for retail design, merchandising and technology. InRetail with state-of-the-art solutions for retail design, merchandising and technology.
Specifiers and industry buyers alike are already looking forward to the third InRetail trade fair, which will take place from 8-10 June 2008, at the Dubai International Exhibition & Convention Centre. This is the main annual event for the industry in t...
  13 Nov 2007  
Senda to present their range of high quality stainless steel products at the Big 5. Senda to present their range of high quality stainless steel products at the Big 5.
Senda, one of the leading European manufacturers of stainless steel sanitaryware, will be exhibiting its wide range of products at the Big 5 Exhibition in Dubai. This will be company’s fourth participation at the Big 5 and an impressive range of h...
Senda LdaSenda Lda 13 Nov 2007 Website
Al Gurg Leigh Paints completes prestigious projects worth more than US$4 million. Al Gurg Leigh Paints completes prestigious projects worth more than US$4 million.
The projects, which began last year, involved Weathershield exterior anti-carbonation coatings which were used to shield the towers exteriors. With its well known track record in the region, the Dulux team was awarded the project for its technical skil...
Al Gurg Leigh's Paints LLC 8 Nov 2007  
Third largest aerial work platforms manufacturer worldwide open subsidiary in Dubai. Third largest aerial work platforms manufacturer worldwide open subsidiary in Dubai.
The Haulotte Group, Europe’s biggest supplier of people and material lifting equipment, will open a new subsidiary in Dubai later this month to coincide with the launch of an important new Middle East construction industry event. Haulotte Middle E...
  8 Nov 2007  
Office Exhibition expands with growth of Middle East markets. Office Exhibition expands with growth of Middle East markets.
The Dubai-based Office Exhibition – the seventh event will take place in February 2008 – is the hub of the office interiors business in the region. “Every year, the show grows from strength to strength, and it now features all the import...
  7 Nov 2007  
Gulf to avoid aviation ‘infrastructure crisis’? Gulf to avoid aviation ‘infrastructure crisis’?
In what the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has described as a “looming infrastructure crisis,” many countries and regions are failing to prepare adequately to meet demand – with major potential impact on the environment c...
  5 Nov 2007  
Segway Picks Up Speed in the Airport Security Sector. Segway Picks Up Speed in the Airport Security Sector.
Segway PTs are increasingly recognised in the Middle East, as the optimum patrol solution with several airports, airlines and security agencies now using the device to improve efficiency. More than 40 airports worldwide have chosen the Segway PT as a ...
  5 Nov 2007  
Big Deals Confirmed as Index 2007 hits new highs. Big Deals Confirmed as Index 2007 hits new highs.
UAE based Icon Emirates Flooring is celebrating the confirmation of a deal worth US$653,000 for a new distributorship in Iran, which marks the company’s first foray into Iran and a highly successful end to its first year of trading. Icon is also a...
  4 Nov 2007  
RAK Ceramics to unveil latest ceramic and sanitary ware ranges at The Big 5 2007. RAK Ceramics to unveil latest ceramic and sanitary ware ranges at The Big 5 2007.
RAK Ceramics, one of the Middle East’s international business success stories, will use The Big 5 as the launch platform for several new products, and to showcase its diversification into high-class faucets. The company has launched several new mo...
  4 Nov 2007  
Siemens installs solar systems in Italy for producing regenerative energy. Siemens installs solar systems in Italy for producing regenerative energy.
The first solar project in southern Italy is as big as one and a half soccer fields put together. The solar technology experts from Siemens PTD have installed a solar system on a 12 by 150-meter steel structure on the façade of a biomass-fired power pl...
  2 Nov 2007  
The first dedicated Power Transformer plant in the region opens in Abu Dhabi. The first dedicated Power Transformer plant in the region opens in Abu Dhabi.
The 20,000 square metre plant, located at the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD) in Mussafah, was officially opened by Abdulla Nasser Hawaileel Al Mansoori, Chairman of ANIE and Paul Heiden, CEO of FKI plc, the parent company of Brush Transformers Ltd...
Brush Transformers Gulf LLC 1 Nov 2007  
Japanese experts to present sustainable metropolis with 60% energy savings. Japanese experts to present sustainable metropolis with 60% energy savings.
Cool City will incorporate the latest green technology in transport, urban development and architecture with a low carbon footprint. The city is being promoted by the Sustainable Urban Development Consortium for Japan and Gulf States Partnership (SDCJ)...
  31 Oct 2007  
Walls and Floors Forum 2007 - an APID seminar. Walls and Floors Forum 2007 - an APID seminar.
In a consistently evolving world of finishing materials, this forum creates the opportunity to learn about latest developments in finishing materials, focusing on wall and floor finishes. Our distinguished speakers will share their insights on signific...
Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID)Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) 31 Oct 2007 Website
3,400 GCC projects worth US$ 2.4 trillion in jeopardy. 3,400 GCC projects worth US$ 2.4 trillion in jeopardy.
The region is not exempt from a shortage of project managers and engineers hampering industries worldwide. Pressure is growing as companies compete with each other in an increasingly limited skills pool and costs rise as they poach personnel from each ...
  30 Oct 2007  
CIPS brings international standards of training to the region. CIPS brings international standards of training to the region.
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) recently concluded its second annual Middle East Conference aimed at helping specialists in the field of procurement and supply chain management understand the key issues in the world of procurement...
  24 Oct 2007  
Pigments for colouring of construction materials from German company Lanxess. Pigments for colouring of construction materials from German company Lanxess.
The specialty chemical company Lanxess is once again appearing at the Big 5 Show in Dubai, one of the most important trade shows on the Middle East. The Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit is presenting its wide-ranging line of inorganic pigments fo...
Lanxess Deutschland GmbH 24 Oct 2007  
Mikasa reports 745% increase in Middle East sales in only nine months. Mikasa reports 745% increase in Middle East sales in only nine months.
A partnership with UAE based construction equipment distributor Ahmed Ramadhan Juma Est. (ARJ) has helped Japanese light construction equipment manufacturer Mikasa Sangyo Co Ltd. increase sales by 745 percent on last year in the first nine months of 20...
  23 Oct 2007  
Implementing energy saving recommendations could save Dubais five-star hotels millions. Implementing energy saving recommendations could save Dubai's five-star hotels millions.
Hotels in Dubai use up to 225 percent more energy than their counterparts in Europe. Conservative energy savings of say 10 per cent per hotel through such measures as optimising air conditioning systems could send more than US$8 million a year straight...
  22 Oct 2007  
The GCC retail industry is the second largest industry after oil production. The GCC retail industry is the second largest industry after oil production.
Some of the most unique retail projects in the world have sprung out of the desert sand. Dubai Mall, for instance, will be the largest mall in the world. Again, Dubai’s neighbours are not to be outdone, and have responded with the USD$266 million ...
  22 Oct 2007  
INFDEX, Qatars Leading Furniture Exhibition, gets bigger and better in 2008. INFDEX, Qatar's Leading Furniture Exhibition, gets bigger and better in 2008.
The International Furniture and Design Exhibition (INFDEX ‘08), Qatar’s only major furniture and design event, will be bigger and better than ever in 2008 with its new “Innovation not Imitation” slogan. Now in its seventh year, exhi...
  21 Oct 2007  
Brazed plate heat exchangers from GEA WTT GmbH available from stock. Brazed plate heat exchangers from GEA WTT GmbH available from stock.
The plate heat exchanger business is booming. As one of the leading manufacturers of high quality brazed plate heat exchangers GEA WTT GmbH / Wilchwitz has established a huge warehouse facility to cater for the ever-increasing demand for brazed plate h...
GEA Ecoflex Middle East FZE 20 Oct 2007  
Gulf real estate development projects breaks through US$1 trillion. Gulf real estate development projects breaks through US$1 trillion.
The Arabian Gulf real estate construction boom has broken through the $1 trillion mark, according to the most up-to-date industry intelligence on current active projects in the region - 885 active civil building projects in GCC. The sheer scale of new ...
  20 Oct 2007  
APID elected members of the International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers. APID elected members of the International Federation of Interior Architects and Designers.
An APID delegation has returned to Dubai from Busan in Korea having successfully presented the case for the first professional interior design association in the Middle East receiving international recognition by a world body. The President of IFI, Mad...
Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID)Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) 18 Oct 2007 Website
MAG Group Property Development unveil details of four new office and residential buildings. MAG Group Property Development unveil details of four new office and residential buildings.
Dubai-based multinational MAG Group Property Development has unveiled details of four new office and residential buildings worth a combined US$136 million at Cityscape, taking their property portfolio to over US$815 million. Current developments are at...
  17 Oct 2007  
HE Mohammed Al Gergawi opens Cityscape at Dubai International Exhbition Centre. HE Mohammed Al Gergawi opens Cityscape at Dubai International Exhbition Centre.
Cityscape Dubai 2007, which takes place at Dubai International Exhibition Centre until Thursday 18 October, has already smashed records, with more than 1,000 exhibitors showcasing a dazzling variety of real estate projects over 70,000 square metres of ...
  16 Oct 2007  
World’s top architect designs Middle East projects worth US$1.25 billion. World’s top architect designs Middle East projects worth US$1.25 billion.
Contracts with a combined total of US$1.25 billion have been awarded in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to Japanese architectural giants Nikken Sekkei. The world’s top architectural practice and global leader in sustainable technologies,...
  15 Oct 2007  
World Cranes Congress to be held in Dubai on 11 and 12 December 2007. World Cranes Congress to be held in Dubai on 11 and 12 December 2007.
Global construction is booming, in real estate, but also in the energy, utilities and logistics industries. The Middle East and China are currently at the forefront of the crane market and continue to drive demand upwards - an estimated 25% of all the ...
  14 Oct 2007  
Al Gurg Leigh Paints has appointed Sunil Gudur as its new Chief Sales and Marketing Manager. Al Gurg Leigh Paints has appointed Sunil Gudur as its new Chief Sales and Marketing Manager.
Decorating leader and manufacturer of protective coatings Al Gurg Leigh Paints (AGLP) has appointed Sunil Gudur as its new Chief Sales and Marketing Manager. In his position at AGLP, Gudur will be responsible for increasing the equity and presence of t...
Al Gurg Leigh's Paints LLC 11 Oct 2007  
Limitless unveils another Dubai mega project at a cost of US$61 billion. Limitless unveils another Dubai mega project at a cost of US$61 billion.
In the latest mega development to hit Dubai, property firm Limitless on Tuesday announced a US$61 billion project to build an 75 kilometre canal and an extensive waterfront development in the emirate. The Arabian Canal will flow inland from Dubai Water...
  10 Oct 2007  
Worlds largest industrial equipment auctioneer to conduct first live auction at big 5 PMV. World's largest industrial equipment auctioneer to conduct first 'live' auction at big 5 PMV.
In a first for the Middle East, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers will broadcast its Dubai and Moerdijk (the Netherlands) auctions ‘live’ from an exhibition booth at the Big 5 PMV next month. Ritchie Bros., the world’s largest industrial auctio...
  8 Oct 2007  
Cityscape information service aims to overcome lack of transparency in emerging markets. Cityscape information service aims to overcome lack of transparency in emerging markets.
A new dedicated information service aimed at real estate professionals and focused on emerging markets is to be launched next month at Cityscape Dubai, the world’s largest business-to-business property investment and development event. The new sit...
  7 Oct 2007  
The countdown to CIPS’s Second Annual Middle East Conference starts this week. The countdown to CIPS’s Second Annual Middle East Conference starts this week.
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), the leading global body representing the interests of purchasing and supply chain management professionals, has posted the updated agenda detailing the programmes and workshops that will be discuss...
  7 Oct 2007  
UAE is finalising a 350 kilometre national railway network plan to ease road congestion. UAE is finalising a 350 kilometre national railway network plan to ease road congestion.
The UAE is finalising a 350 kilometre national railway network plan to ease road congestion, said Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Government Sector Development. The track will link Abu Dhabi to the East coast and will eventually be connected ...
  2 Oct 2007  
Memorandum of Understanding signed for 40-kilometre Qatar-Bahrain causeway. Memorandum of Understanding signed for 40-kilometre Qatar-Bahrain causeway.
Ambassador Dr Ahmed Hassan Al Hammadi, Board Chairman of Jissr Qatar-Bahrain Foundation, signed the agreement with Vinci Construction Gulf Area Manager Engineer Yanick Garillon representing the partnership between Qatari Diar and the French firm Vinci ...
  1 Oct 2007  
Warner Bros. to develop theme park, hotel and multiplex cinemas in Abu Dhabi. Warner Bros. to develop theme park, hotel and multiplex cinemas in Abu Dhabi.
Warner Bros. Entertainment along with Abu Dhabi's leading and fully integrated real estate developer ALDAR and the newly established Abu Dhabi Media Company have formed an unprecedented, long-term, multi-faceted strategic alliance calling for the creat...
  1 Oct 2007  
Worlds largest swimming pool creators in talks on bringing their technology to the region. World's largest swimming pool creators in talks on bringing their technology to the region.
The creators of the world’s largest swimming pool – equivalent in size to 6,000 standard residential pools – are in advance negotiations with Middle East companies on bringing their technology to the region. Details of the revolutionary ...
  1 Oct 2007  
Mega-economic cities expected to attract more than US$80 billion in investment. Mega-economic cities expected to attract more than US$80 billion in investment.
With Saudi Arabia committed to enhancing its investment potential, the latest real estate developments and projects in the kingdom are to figure prominently at Cityscape Dubai 2007. The world’s largest business-to-business property investment and ...
  30 Sep 2007  
Residents of the North German city of Münster to buy their bus and train tickets via mobile phone. Residents of the North German city of Münster to buy their bus and train tickets via mobile phone.
Beginning in October, residents of the North German city of Münster will be able to buy their bus and train tickets via mobile phone. This makes Münster the twelfth participant in the nationwide pilot project. The nationally standardized system was dev...
  28 Sep 2007  
Cutting out the middlemen - MAG Group shows the way in transparent property investment. Cutting out the middlemen - MAG Group shows the way in transparent property investment.
Dubai based multinational MAG Group Property Development is to unveil further details of four new office and residential buildings at Cityscape Dubai - the world's largest business-to-business property investment and development event - at the Dubai In...
  27 Sep 2007  
Northrop Grumman Park Air To Provide Air Traffic Systems at Dubai World Central Airport. Northrop Grumman Park Air To Provide Air Traffic Systems at Dubai World Central Airport.
Park Air Systems, has been awarded a US$15 million contract by the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation to provide a range of integrated air traffic systems for the new Dubai World Central Airport.
  24 Sep 2007  
Bee’ah - the Sharjah Environment Company - launches recycling in Sharjah Commercial Towers. Bee’ah - the Sharjah Environment Company - launches recycling in Sharjah Commercial Towers.
Bee’ah, the Sharjah Environment Company, today launched their ‘Commercial Recycling Program’ allowing businesses in Sharjah to recycle their office waste. The first initiative of its kind in the United Arab Emirates, is being tested by ...
  23 Sep 2007  
Promat has acquired fellow fire protection specialists Cafco International. Promat has acquired fellow fire protection specialists Cafco International.
Promat, which is a global leader in passive fire protection, says the acquisition will widen its product range and its geographical reach. Cafco has built a worldwide reputation for market-leading products in the field of sprayed solutions for structur...
Promat UK Limited 21 Sep 2007  
GEA PHE Systems to present the new plate heat exchanger for district cooling at the Big 5. GEA PHE Systems to present the new plate heat exchanger for district cooling at the Big 5.
New in the GEA Ecoflex HVAC plate program is the NX 250L from the ground breaking NT series, specially developed for applications for district cooling and applications where low log temperature differences must be achieved. This new plate type features...
  20 Sep 2007  
Joint-venture of Arabtec Construction and WCT Engineering wins the contract to build Meydan Racecourse. Joint-venture of Arabtec Construction and WCT Engineering wins the contract to build Meydan Racecourse.
The awarding of this prized contract is a major step in developing the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Arabtec is a leading construction company in the UAE, ...
  19 Sep 2007  
The Office Exhibition announces patron sponsorship of the Corporate Interior Design of the Year award. The Office Exhibition announces patron sponsorship of the Corporate Interior Design of the Year award.
The organisers of the highly-anticipated Office Exhibition, dmg world media, have added an exciting new facet to the shows profile by sponsoring the 'Corporate Interior Design of the Year' award. The award will be presented to the corporate office or p...
  18 Sep 2007  
Empower and Logstor to build the UAEs largest pre-insulated pipe manufacturing facility. Empower and Logstor to build the UAE's largest pre-insulated pipe manufacturing facility.
Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), Dubai's leading district cooling company and LOGSTOR, the world's largest manufacturer of pre-insulated pipes, and the today announced a joint venture, Empower LOGSTOR, to set up the UAE's largest...
  16 Sep 2007  
Multi Billion Dollar demand for construction machinery leads to launch of The Big 5 PMV Expo. Multi Billion Dollar demand for construction machinery leads to launch of The Big 5 PMV Expo.
Soaring demand across the Middle East continues to strengthen the importance of The Big 5 exhibition to the regional construction industry, and this year's show at Dubai International Exhibition Centre from 25-29 November will be the largest ever showc...
  14 Sep 2007  
The chimney-free Bio-Fireplace from Starline is truly revolutionary. The chimney-free Bio-Fireplace from Starline is truly revolutionary.
Starline's Bio-Fireplaces are the only true stand-alone fireplaces using real fire, making it possible to benefit from a real fire and real flames, without the disadvantages of a traditional fireplace. There's no chimney and so nothing to sweep. They'r...
  13 Sep 2007  
Dubai Municipality and ETA Group sign agreement to build UAEs largest incinerator for medical waste. Dubai Municipality and ETA Group sign agreement to build UAE's largest incinerator for medical waste.
Dubai Municipality and Zenath Group, the recycling and waste management arm of ETA Star Group, have signed an agreement to build UAE's largest and first vertical medical incinerator plant for safe treatment of medical waste. Hussain Nasser Lootah, Acti...
  12 Sep 2007  
Second edition of CONMEX to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah on 5-8 November. Second edition of CONMEX to be held at Expo Centre Sharjah on 5-8 November.
The four-day event will feature the complete range of construction plants, machinery and equipment, earth moving and road construction machinery, construction and commercial vehicles, lifting and conveying equipment, plant and machinery for asphalt, c...
  11 Sep 2007  
Commercial construction boom feeds Gulfs demand for office furniture. Commercial construction boom feeds Gulf's demand for office furniture.
Following the lead of Dubai's vibrant construction sector, the Gulf region's developers are meeting the rising demand for office space with a multitude of major projects. In 2008 Dubai's office space is expected to double with the delivery of the initi...
  10 Sep 2007  
Unibeton Ready Mix with record breaking concrete pour for the Al Attar Sky Spiral tower. Unibeton Ready Mix with record breaking concrete pour for the Al Attar Sky Spiral tower.
The milestone concrete pour - which is double the size of any previous pour in the region and the equivalent of filing 9 Olympic sized swimming pools - laid the basement of Al Attar Sky Spiral, a 49 level, residential tower in Al Sofouh, Dubai, commiss...
  9 Sep 2007  
Siemens to supply produced water treatment system at Saudi Aramcos Safaniya plant. Siemens to supply produced water treatment system at Saudi Aramco's Safaniya plant.
ENPPI has selected Siemens Water Technologies to provide a produced water treatment system as part of an expansion at Saudi Aramco's Safaniya plant in the Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The new system will remove high concentrations of free oil from t...
  4 Sep 2007  
Australias largest contractor acquires a 45% stake in Al Habtoor Engineering. Australia's largest contractor acquires a 45% stake in Al Habtoor Engineering.
Leighton Holdings Limited today announced that it was merging its Leighton International operations in the Arabian Gulf with Al Habtoor Engineering and acquiring a 45% stake in Al Habtoor - Leighton by investing approximately A$870 million (US$ 710 mil...
  3 Sep 2007  
Postage stamp featuring Hilti combihammer now available in Liechtenstein. Postage stamp featuring Hilti combihammer now available in Liechtenstein.
Postage stamps from Liechtenstein are valued collectors items, making them outstanding ambassadors. Today marks the release of the second part of the stamp series entitled "Technical innovation from Liechtenstein." Four different subjects carry the mes...
  3 Sep 2007  
CIPS announces agenda for second annual Middle East conference. CIPS announces agenda for second annual Middle East conference.
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS), the leading global body representing the interests of purchasing and supply chain management professionals, today announced the second annual CIPS Middle East conference to be held from 21-22 Octob...
  2 Sep 2007  
Nakheel announces success of women only sales launch for Al Furjan. Nakheel announces success of 'women only' sales launch for Al Furjan.
Leading UAE developer, Nakheel, has announced that a joint sales initiative with Johara, the female banking division of Dubai Islamic Bank, has been an overwhelming success. This week the two companies launched an exclusive 'women only' sales opportuni...
  2 Sep 2007  
Al Areen set to open Middle Easts largest water park - The Lost Paradise of Dilmun. Al Areen set to open Middle East's largest water park - The Lost Paradise of Dilmun.
Al Areen Holding Company today announced that the formal opening ceremony of the Middle East's largest water park, the US$50 million Lost Paradise of Dilmun, under the patronage of His Excellency Shaikh Khaled bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of the Roya...
  1 Sep 2007  
Seminar on the use of artistic glass in interior design by Assoication of Professional Interior Designers. Seminar on the use of artistic glass in interior design by Assoication of Professional Interior Designers.
Glass - a medium of art that can be traced back 2500 years has seen a resurgence in the modern era. With seemingly unlimited possibilities artists have proven now that imagination is the only limit. Likewise, from being an indoor object, modern technol...
Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID)Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) 30 Aug 2007 Website
Italian Bertoli Group to set up assembly plant and training centre in the United Arab Emirates. Italian Bertoli Group to set up assembly plant and training centre in the United Arab Emirates.
The Bertoli Group, a leading Italian industrial plant and machinery manufacturer, is to set up an assembly plant and training centre in the UAE to help capitalise on the Middle East construction boom. Bertoli is among a major group of Italian companies...
  28 Aug 2007  
Aconex to provide online information management service to Dubai Metro Purple Line section. Aconex to provide online information management service to Dubai Metro Purple Line section.
Aconex, the world's largest provider of construction collaboration solutions, has been selected to provide its online information management service to the Purple Line section of the Dubai Metro development. Aconex will be used to control the vast volu...
Aconex Middle East 27 Aug 2007  
New flooring technology from Parador promotes healthy environment. New flooring technology from Parador promotes healthy environment.
According to recent studies, airborne pollutant levels in the Middle East are rising at an alarming rate. To combat this, the quality flooring company Parador from Germany, has introduced its ProAir technology to the region. ProAir, applied to Parador ...
  25 Aug 2007  
Emirates Designer Stone to set up engineered stone manufacturing plant in TechnoPark Emirates Designer Stone to set up engineered stone manufacturing plant in TechnoPark
Emirates Designer Stone will invest US$220 million to set up a high-tech engineered quartz stone manufacturing plant in TechnoPark, the science and technology facilitator of Economic Zones World. The company, which has exclusive rights to manufacture e...
  23 Aug 2007  
Dubai World to acquire 9.5% of MGM Mirage and 50% of its CityCenter Las Vegas development. Dubai World to acquire 9.5% of MGM Mirage and 50% of its CityCenter Las Vegas development.
Dubai World and MGM MIRAGE have announced that they have signed definitive agreements to form a long-term strategic relationship whereby Dubai World will invest approximately US$5 billion in MGM MIRAGE consisting of a US$2.7 billion investment in CityC...
  22 Aug 2007  
The exclusive Balve High Tech Safes are named the Rolls Royce of the safes. The exclusive Balve High Tech Safes are named the Rolls Royce of the safes.
Balve High Tech Safes are more than a safe place to keep valuables, they are a real piece of art that are not to be hidden away. Named as the most exclusive safes in the world, Balve High Tech Safes come in a range of different shapes, configurations, ...
Balve High Tech SafesBalve High Tech Safes 20 Aug 2007 Website
Middle East Center for Sustainable Development established by EHS and Pacific Control Systems. 'Middle East Center for Sustainable Development' established by EHS and Pacific Control Systems.
In line with the Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 rolled out by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Centre will help Dubai World, and developers in the Middle East obtain 'Gr...
  19 Aug 2007  
Siemens consortium secures order for power plant extension from Kuwait. Siemens consortium secures order for power plant extension from Kuwait.
A consortium led by Siemens Power Generation (PG) has received an order from Kuwait to extend the Az Zour gas turbine power plant to form a combined cycle station. Purchaser is the Kuwaiti Ministry of Energy. The order is worth a total of approximately...
  18 Aug 2007  
Ambience and décor in hospitals lead to faster healing. Ambience and décor in hospitals lead to faster healing.
Time was when one hospital looked pretty much like any other: No-frills functionality, lots of cold-looking stainless steel and a colour scheme that was overwhelmingly white. In today's competitive healthcare field, however, patients can pick and choos...
  13 Aug 2007  
Eye of Dubai - winning concept by Royal Haskoning. 'Eye of Dubai' - winning concept by Royal Haskoning.
The consortium 'Out and About in Palm Deira', which is made up of Royal Haskoning as architects/urban planners, MVA Consultancy as transport consultants, Systra as rail consultants and Sogreah as maritime consultants, has won the design competition for...
  10 Aug 2007  
The flourishing garden and landscaping industry in the region attracts international participation. The flourishing garden and landscaping industry in the region attracts international participation.
Three months after the resounding success of Garden+Landscaping Middle East in 2007, 60% of the show's capacity is already booked by international exhibitors. The event in 2008 is witnessing a year-on-year increase in the rate of booking by 60%, and 80...
  9 Aug 2007  
Chinese construction machinery giant forecasts US$250 million Middle East earnings for 2007. Chinese construction machinery giant forecasts US$250 million Middle East earnings for 2007.
Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group plans $15m Dubai logistics centre and says Big 5 PMV can help it capitalise on regional construction boom. China's biggest manufacturer of construction machinery is forecasting earnings of US$250 million from the Mid...
  7 Aug 2007  
Siemens Launches EagleVision Video Detection Systems for Traffic Control Siemens Launches EagleVision Video Detection Systems for Traffic Control
Siemens announced the official product launch of EagleVision, Siemens new video detection system for traffic monitoring and control for the North American market. EagleVision will debut at the 2007 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Annual Mee...
  5 Aug 2007  
Comprehensive range of cables and wires for the building and construction industry. Comprehensive range of cables and wires for the building and construction industry.
Tekab Company Limited was established in 1990 as part of the Sharjah based Gibca Group of Companies, and is manufacturing instrumentation, control and data cables, plus indoor power cables and building wires. Tekab's modern and purpose built factory is...
Tekab Company LimitedTekab Company Limited 2 Aug 2007 Website
Multiforms wins US$34 million contract from Arabtec for Tiara Residence facade work. Multiforms wins US$34 million contract from Arabtec for Tiara Residence facade work.
Multiforms, the Dubai-based architectural aluminium façade specialist and subsidiary of Emaar Industries & Investments, has won a USD34 million contract from leading construction contractor Arabtec to execute the facade work of Tiara Residence. The US$...
  2 Aug 2007  
Fire safety main focus of new Environment, Health and Safety regulations for high-rise construction. Fire safety main focus of new Environment, Health and Safety regulations for high-rise construction.
The Construction Safety Department of EHS, the Environment, Health and Safety regulatory arm of Dubai World has introduced tough new measures to guard against fire accidents, especially at high-rise construction sites, starting from 30 July 2007. Under...
  1 Aug 2007  
Qatars construction industry get custom tax exemption on construction materials. Qatar's construction industry get custom tax exemption on construction materials.
In accordance to Qatari newspaper The Peninisula, the booming construction industry is expected to get a further boost as some basic building materials like cement, steel and gravel have been exempted from customs duty. The construction industry has he...
  26 Jul 2007  
Burj Dubai - now at 1,421 stories and 512.1 metres - is the tallest building in the world. Burj Dubai - now at 1,421 stories and 512.1 metres - is the tallest building in the world.
As of 21 July 2007, Burj Dubai is the tallest building in the world. Burj Dubai is now taller than Taipei 101 in Taiwan, which at 508 metres has held the tallest building in the world title since it opened in 2004. Burj Dubai has now reached 141 storey...
  22 Jul 2007  
UAE demand for fire resistant coatings increased to US$16 million in 2006. UAE demand for fire resistant coatings increased to US$16 million in 2006.
The UAE witnessed a 20 percent increase in demand for fire-resistant paints last year, with total sales rising from US$13.5 million to over US$16 million, according to Al Gurg Leighs Paints (AGLP), the leading manufacturers and distributors of Firetex ...
  19 Jul 2007  
Caterpillar heavy plant machinery sales in the region expected to grow 20 percent this year. Caterpillar heavy plant machinery sales in the region expected to grow 20 percent this year.
The sole agent for Caterpillar heavy plant machinery in the region is forecasting 20% growth this year as the unprecedented construction boom across the Middle East gathers pace. Mohamed Abdulrahman Al-Bahar, which operates in the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain,...
  16 Jul 2007  
Worlds largest business-to-business property event is this year taking on a green focus. World's largest business-to-business property event is this year taking on a 'green' focus.
Cityscape Dubai, the world's largest business-to-business property investment and development event, is this year taking on a 'green' focus. A series of conferences and seminars at Cityscape - which takes place at the Dubai International Exhibition Cen...
  16 Jul 2007  
National Paints presents their full range of decorative and protective products on AEC Online. National Paints presents their full range of decorative and protective products on AEC Online.
For more than 30 years, National Paints has delivered quality paints and coatings to the UAE striving building and construction industry. Product quality and customer service are the prime reasons for the company's success and constant growth.
National Paints Factory Co LtdNational Paints Factory Co Ltd 15 Jul 2007 Website
Siemens supplies Rebar Mill to Gulf Steel Industries in United Arab Emirates. Siemens supplies Rebar Mill to Gulf Steel Industries in United Arab Emirates.
Siemens Metals Technologies received an order from Gulf Steel Industries Co. Ltd for the supply of new rebar mill which will be built in Mussaffah Industrial Area of Abu Dhabi, UAE. The line will produce approximately 400,000 tons of rebars and plain r...
  14 Jul 2007  
ALDAR selects Aconex for efficient project collaboration across more than ten of their projects. ALDAR selects Aconex for efficient project collaboration across more than ten of their projects.
ALDAR Properties PJSC has announced that it has selected Aconex, the world's largest provider of online collaboration tools for construction and engineering projects, to provide its web-based information management solution for a number of the leading ...
Aconex Middle East 12 Jul 2007  
Bahrain based JV Cebarco-WCT awarded the contract to build Abu Dhabis F1 race track on Yas Island. Bahrain based JV Cebarco-WCT awarded the contract to build Abu Dhabi's F1 race track on Yas Island.
Aldar Properties has awarded a US$354m contract to Bahrain based Cebarco-WCT to build an F1 race track on Abu Dhabi's Yas island. The circuit is due to be ready by end-December 2008. Malaysia's WCT Engineering, which built the Bahrain International Cir...
  11 Jul 2007  
San Francisco based Cleantech to build worlds largest solar power plant in California. San Francisco based Cleantech to build world's largest solar power plant in California.
Kings River Conservation District and Cleantech America has announced that they have entered into a multi-year agreement for Cleantech America to provide up to 80 megawatts of utility scale, emission-free, peak solar power to the recently formed San Jo...
  11 Jul 2007  
Ed Zublin AG has won a US$103 million contract to build Injazat Data Systems new data centre and offices. Ed Zublin AG has won a US$103 million contract to build Injazat Data Systems' new data centre and offices.
German firm Ed Zublin AG has won a US$103m contract to build Injazat Data Systems' new data centre and offices in Abu Dhabi. The project includes a two-storey building to house up to 9,000 servers and associated infrastructure, and a five-storey headqu...
  10 Jul 2007  
The Big 5 Exhibition to feature the largest ever German Pavilion anywhere in the world. The Big 5 Exhibition to feature the largest ever German Pavilion anywhere in the world.
In line with the massive expansion of the construction industry throughout the Middle East, that has seen the region become one of the world's most important markets, Germany's representation at The Big 5 has consistently grown from year to year. The o...
  9 Jul 2007  
Dubai Central Laboratory receives ISO 17025 certificate in construction materials testing. Dubai Central Laboratory receives ISO 17025 certificate in construction materials testing.
The ISO certification is given to 14 tests in the field of construction materials testing. Eng. Abdullah Al Shaibani, Assistant Director General of Dubai Municipality for Technical Services Affairs said the ISO certification is yet another great achiev...
  8 Jul 2007  
Schön Properties targeting shortage of office space in Dubai Investments Park. Schön Properties targeting shortage of office space in Dubai Investments Park.
Schön Properties, the developers behind the US$ 815 million Dubai Lagoon project, today celebrated the launch of their next signature project - Schön Business Park. Located just 5 km from the Jebel Ali International Airport in Dubai Investments Park (D...
  8 Jul 2007  
Elegant, timeless and functional - the new IF-Design award winning Gigaset S670 and S675. Elegant, timeless and functional - the new IF-Design award winning Gigaset S670 and S675.
The intuitive interface, integrated calendar, address book and SMS functionality make the Gigaset S670 and S675 a simple, practical choice for keeping track of every contact and appointment. The Gigaset S675 IP offers users additional services and the ...
  6 Jul 2007  
Kee Klamp, one of the worlds leading Safety Solutions Suppliers, launches new adjustable elbow. Kee Klamp, one of the world's leading Safety Solutions Suppliers, launches new adjustable elbow.
The LB54-66 fitting provides an in-line angle connection, variable from 45 to 200 degrees, for use with standard size 6 (33.7mm O/D) diameter tube. Because the fitting is adjustable through this range, it ensures swift assembly of guardrailing and othe...
Kee Klamp FZE 5 Jul 2007  
Dubai Municipality presents two papers at Coastal Structures 2007 conference in Venice. Dubai Municipality presents two papers at Coastal Structures 2007 conference in Venice.
Eng. Alia AbdulRahim Al Harmoudi, Head of Coastal Management Section said two papers are being presented by Dubai Municipality in the conference. The first paper, "Coastal Process Understanding and Policy for Effective Management of the Dynamic Dubai C...
  3 Jul 2007  
The regions first advanced and modern public facilities is now in operation in Abu Dhabi. The region's first advanced and modern public facilities is now in operation in Abu Dhabi.
The Abu Dhabi Municipality, in cooperation with Viola Pro Media, a subsidiary of Al Qudra Holding, has announced the operation of the first advanced public toilets in Abu Dhabi. This follows an agreement signed between both parties in late 2006. The lo...
  2 Jul 2007  
Paramount Pictures-branded theme park to be developed in the United Arab Emirates. Paramount Pictures-branded theme park to be developed in the United Arab Emirates.
Real estate, hospitality and tourism investment and development company Ruwaad Holdings and Paramount Licensing Inc. today announced a long-term licensing agreement in connection with Ruwaad's planned development of a Paramount Pictures-branded theme p...
  29 Jun 2007  
Al Dhabi Scaffolding presents a full range of formwork, scaffolding and construction platforms. Al Dhabi Scaffolding presents a full range of formwork, scaffolding and construction platforms.
Al Dhabi Scaffolding (ADSF) distinguishes itself from other scaffolding companies by offering complete turnkey scaffolding solutions. ADSF consists of three specialized divisions: rental, erection and manufacturing - which seamlessly work in conjunctio...
Al Dhabi Scaffolding LLCAl Dhabi Scaffolding LLC 28 Jun 2007 Website
Major construction contract awarded at Al Raha Beach awarded to Aldar/Laing ORourke. Major construction contract awarded at Al Raha Beach awarded to Aldar/Laing O'Rourke.
Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi's first and leading property developer, has awarded the first major building contract for its AED 54 billion waterfront project to the Aldar/Laing O'Rourke. Al Bandar has been designed by architects Broadway Malyan of t...
  26 Jun 2007  
Saudi Readymix shared their experience at the Middle East Cement Conference 2007. Saudi Readymix shared their experience at the Middle East Cement Conference 2007.
Saudi Readymix - leading producer and supplier of ready-mixed concrete and related products in Saudi Arabia - shared the company's wide experience in the ready-mixed concrete industry at the Middle East Cement Conference 2007, held in Dubai from June 1...
  24 Jun 2007  
PECD announces proposed venture with Dubai Investment Group and Dubai Properties. PECD announces proposed venture with Dubai Investment Group and Dubai Properties.
Main board-listed construction, energy and development company, PECD Berhad announced it has signed a Heads of Agreement with the Dubai Investment Group (DIG) and to formalise their intention to enter into a tripartite joint venture. The JV would see t...
  23 Jun 2007  
The worlds first golf course designed by Tiger Woods breaks ground in Dubai. The world's first golf course designed by Tiger Woods breaks ground in Dubai.
The Tiger Woods Dubai, a member of Tatweer, will be located on 55 million sq ft in Dubailand, the region's largest tourism, leisure, entertainment and lifestyle destination. Expected to feature one of the best golf courses in the world, The Tiger Woods...
  21 Jun 2007  
Serco to operate and maintain the first two lines of the new Dubai Metro. Serco to operate and maintain the first two lines of the new Dubai Metro.
Serco Group plc (Serco) has announced that the Dubai Government Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has selected it as preferred bidder to operate and maintain the first two lines of the new Dubai Metro. The first two lines will provide 76 kilometres o...
  20 Jun 2007  
KONE wins order to supply the Imperia Tower and Moscow International Business Center. KONE wins order to supply the Imperia Tower and Moscow International Business Center.
KONE has won an order to supply all the elevators and escalators for two new high-rise buildings with KONE destination control systems in Moscow, Russia. The Imperia Tower is part of the Moscow International Business Center known as Moscow-City. Additi...
  18 Jun 2007  
New Sipark PMA management system for all multi-storey car park applications. New 'Sipark PMA' management system for all multi-storey car park applications.
'Sipark PMA' from Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) is a new multi-storey car park system which can be used for all public and private multi-storey car park and parking space applications. The equipment responsible for access and payment ...
  17 Jun 2007  
Alam Steel Industries opens their re-bar processing factory, one of the largest of its kind. Alam Steel Industries opens their re-bar processing factory, one of the largest of its kind.
Mr. Khalid Kalban, CEO of Dubai Investments, will open Alam Steel Industries' new rebar processing factory in the Dubai Investment Park on the 21 June. The US$ 5.2 million facility will produce pre-cut and bend steel products for the construction indus...
Alam Steel Industries LLC 15 Jun 2007  
Bricsys has unveiled their new generation of DWG compatible CAD software, Bricscad V8. Bricsys has unveiled their new generation of DWG compatible CAD software, Bricscad V8.
Today, Bricsys announces Bricscad V8 - based on IntelliCAD, the latest version of our DWG compatible CAD product. Bricscad V8 is not "just another" update, but the next-generation Bricscad. It signifies the crucial step towards free choice in DWG CAD. ...
  14 Jun 2007  
Construction begins on the US$ 2.18 billion Capital Centre in Abu Dhabi. Construction begins on the US$ 2.18 billion 'Capital Centre' in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company has announced that construction has recently started on the Capital Centre development in Abu Dhabi, a US$ 2.18 billion business and residential micro-city which will become the world's first fully networked exhib...
  14 Jun 2007  
Atkins, a leading engineering consultant in the Midde East, opens office in Kuwait City. Atkins, a leading engineering consultant in the Midde East, opens office in Kuwait City.
The recently opened office in Kuwait City is the eight office in the region and reflects the company's continued growth, joining the already long established bases in the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and India. Since 1999 the staff total across the Middle...
  13 Jun 2007  
Mid East to become worlds second largest flooring producer says industry expert. Mid East to become world's second largest flooring producer says industry expert.
The Middle East will become the world's second largest producer of flooring in as little as 15 years, surpassing Europe, according to Fibril, the UAE based synthetic fibre, filament and non-woven production consultant. 'Regional flooring production and...
  13 Jun 2007  
13 of the worlds top architectural firms in Sheikh Zayed National Museum design competition. 13 of the world's top architectural firms in Sheikh Zayed National Museum design competition.
Thirteen of the world's top architectural practices from 11 countries are to enter the international design competition launched to secure an inspirational concept for the planned Sheikh Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Ara...
  12 Jun 2007  
Danes eye US$5 million Dubai production plant for specialised airport pavement. Danes eye US$5 million Dubai production plant for specialised airport pavement.
A Danish manufacturer is considering setting up a US$5 million production plant in Dubai to supply Middle East airports with a pavement product new to the region but already well established in Europe, the US and the Far East. The company, Densit, is c...
  9 Jun 2007  
The worlds longest lasting fluorescent lamp launched onto the Middle East market. The world's longest lasting fluorescent lamp launched onto the Middle East market.
The world's longest lasting fluorescent lamp was launched onto the Middle East market at the regional showcase for facilities management professionals taking place in Dubai. Anders Berg, of Swedish lighting company Aura Light International AB, introduc...
  5 Jun 2007  
Middle Eastern buildings need to be more intelligent to give local businesses a competitive edge. Middle Eastern buildings need to be more 'intelligent' to give local businesses a competitive edge.
Commercial buildings in the Middle East need to be more 'intelligent' in order to save costs, boost employee productivity and give businesses a competitive edge, a leading construction industry expert has told visitors to a trade exhibition taking plac...
  4 Jun 2007  
Tabreed signs deal to provide cooling for two of Aldar Properties major developments. Tabreed signs deal to provide cooling for two of Aldar Properties' major developments.
Tabreed, the Middle East's award-winning district cooling pioneer has signed two major deals with Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi's leading real estate developer, to provide cooling services worth 1 Million Tons of Refrigeration (TR) to two of its prestigi...
  4 Jun 2007  
Ground-breaking X-ray system demonstrated live at Airport Show. Ground-breaking X-ray system demonstrated live at Airport Show.
Middle Eastern airports are expected to tighten up security by employing a new contraband and threat detection X-ray system, which dramatically enhances baggage screening and detects weapons, explosives and drugs missed by other X-ray equipment. Americ...
  30 May 2007  
Tameer deploys Mitel IP solution across its companys offices in United Arab Emirates. Tameer deploys Mitel IP solution across its company's offices in United Arab Emirates.
Mitel, the trusted provider of IP communications solutions and applications today announced that Tameer Holding, the leading UAE real estate developer, is set to deploy a Mitel IP communications solution across its company's offices in seven emirates o...
  30 May 2007  
Dubai World Central International Airports first runway to be completed in October 2007. Dubai World Central International Airport's first runway to be completed in October 2007.
Construction of the first runway of Dubai World Central International Airport (JXB) - scheduled to be the world's largest airport - is on target for completion in October 2007. 'Over 70% of JXB's first four and a half kilometre CAT III runway is comple...
  29 May 2007  
New beachfront Marriott Renaissance Hotel development being built using Aconex. New beachfront Marriott Renaissance Hotel development being built using Aconex.
Aconex has been selected to provide its web-based project collaboration service to the new beachfront Marriott Renaissance Hotel development in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Aconex will allow project participants to manage all their project information onlin...
Aconex Middle East 29 May 2007  
Trolley technology keeps passengers moving as Dubai airport prepares for record-breaking arrivals. Trolley technology keeps passengers moving as Dubai airport prepares for record-breaking arrivals.
Radio-monitored luggage trolleys will ease the flow of passengers at Dubai International Airport as it expands to cope with an unprecedented growth in passenger throughput. State-of-the-art radio technology pioneered in Denmark will ensure trolleys are...
  27 May 2007  
Bawadi announces joint venture with Al Ghurair Investment to develop US$ 2.7 billion shopping mall. Bawadi announces joint venture with Al Ghurair Investment to develop US$ 2.7 billion shopping mall.
Bawadi, a member of Tatweer, has announced a joint venture with Al Ghurair Investment to develop the biggest shopping mall at a cost of US$ 2.7 billion within the project. Phase 1 of the shopping mall is set to be completed by 2012, and will cover a gr...
  26 May 2007  
Italian Lifestyle in the Emirates Exhibition to begin at Expo Centre Sharjah on May 29. Italian Lifestyle in the Emirates Exhibition to begin at Expo Centre Sharjah on May 29.
During the first 11 months of 2006, Italy's exports to the UAE reached nearly US$ 4 billion, compared to US$ 3.1 billion for the same period in 2005, an increase of 28%. Italy's exports of building materials to UAE increased by 50% in 2006, a clear ref...
  26 May 2007  
CMCS to provide construction management software for Atlantis, The Palm. CMCS to provide construction management software for Atlantis, The Palm.
Collaboration Management and Control Solutions (CMCS), the leading provider of project, portfolio and risk management solutions in the Middle East, announced today that it will provide construction management software solutions to Atlantis, the enterta...
  24 May 2007  
Major airport expansions and a booming aviation industry across the Middle East. Major airport expansions and a booming aviation industry across the Middle East.
Major airport expansions and a booming aviation industry across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia will be reflected by a record gathering of suppliers from around the world at the Airport Show which opens in Dubai next week. The event, the region'...
  22 May 2007  
Middle East demand for construction machinery soars as huge regional development continues. Middle East demand for construction machinery soars as huge regional development continues.
Middle East demand for construction machinery will increase by up to 20% over the next five years as the region forges ahead with an unprecedented level of development. The Gulf countries alone account for more than 2,100 existing and planned projects ...
  21 May 2007  
Royal Gulf provides cooling technology from Italy for Burj Dubai. Royal Gulf provides cooling technology from Italy for Burj Dubai.
Royal Gulf, the sole distributor in the United Arab Emirates of Italian airside equipment manufacturer MEKAR, will be providing more than 4,000 fan coil units for Emaar Properties' iconic structure Burj Dubai, which is likely to be the world's tallest ...
  21 May 2007  
Burj Dubai takes on a shimmering glass facade with installation of curtain wall glass panels. Burj Dubai takes on a shimmering glass facade with installation of curtain wall glass panels.
'The structure of Burj Dubai is progressing on schedule and, now, with the start of the curtain wall installation, the finishing works will proceed at full speed. With the tower's façade being put in place the elegant shape and form as envisaged in the...
  20 May 2007  
Emirates Green Building Council with rating system for environmentally friendly buildings. Emirates Green Building Council with rating system for environmentally friendly buildings.
The Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) is developing a new rating system to measure the 'green' credentials of developments in the UAE in a bid to help the country improve its environmental record. The voluntary system, due for release in th...
  20 May 2007  
The regions professional sound, light, music, audio visual and systems integration exhibition. The region's professional sound, light, music, audio visual and systems integration exhibition.
PALME Middle East 2007, the region's professional sound, light, music, audio visual and systems integration exhibition opened at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DIEC), running until 22nd May 2007. In excess of 7,000 visitors are expected dur...
  20 May 2007  
First shop ever fitted completely with LED lighting solutions from OSRAM. First shop ever fitted completely with LED lighting solutions from OSRAM.
Migros has decided on an innovative solution for its Migros supermarket in Eschenbach in the Swiss Canton of St. Gallen: nearly 18,000 high-power Golden Dragon LEDs with modern thin film chip technology from OSRAM now bathe the entire shop in fresh day...
  17 May 2007  
ISH kitchen+bath 2007, the regions biggest exhibition for kitchens and bathrooms. ISH kitchen+bath 2007, the region's biggest exhibition for kitchens and bathrooms.
ISH kitchen+bath, the region's biggest trade exhibition for kitchens and bathrooms, opened with a splash at the Dubai International Exhibition and Convention Center. The first day of the three-day event, which is being supported by over 150 internation...
  14 May 2007  
Bawadi doubles investment to US$55 billion in line with Dubais strategic plan 2015. Bawadi doubles investment to US$55 billion in line with Dubai's strategic plan 2015.
Under the Directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai; Bawadi, a member of Tatweer, today announced it is to double its initial investment to US$55 billion. This follows the rec...
  13 May 2007  
Substantial cuts in CO2 emissions can be achieved with existing technologies. Substantial cuts in CO2 emissions can be achieved with existing technologies.
Power generation, transmission and consumption are the key areas in which the emission of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide can be significantly reduced and climate change effectively combated. The technologies required to achieve substantial cuts i...
  11 May 2007  
Sharjah launches island development project 65 km off the coast. Sharjah launches island development project 65 km off the coast.
Following the instructions of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah and Member of the Supreme Council of the UAE, the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation has been assigned to oversee the construction of airfield facili...
  9 May 2007  
Oman College introduces FM degree as regional demand for professionals soars. Oman College introduces FM degree as regional demand for professionals soars.
A higher education college in Oman will become one of the first in the Middle East to introduce a degree course in Facilities Management, as a booming construction industry across the Gulf fuels demand for qualified FM professionals. The Fire Safety En...
  8 May 2007  
Dubai to build the worlds largest shopping zone - over 3.7 million square meters. Dubai to build the world's largest shopping zone - over 3.7 million square meters.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai, has instructed Bawadi to have the biggest shopping area in the world. The directive from HH Sheikh Mohammed stems from his firm belief in the...
  7 May 2007  
Siemens plant in Berlin celebrates completion of the worlds largest gas turbine. Siemens plant in Berlin celebrates completion of the world's largest gas turbine.
The world's largest and most powerful gas turbine was loaded onto an inland waterway barge in Berlin on May 3 and started its journey to Irsching in Bavaria. Shipment by barge and then on a low loader will take approximately 20 days. The power pack wit...
  5 May 2007  
Coral Island, a super-luxury resort to be developed by Nakheel on The World. Coral Island, a super-luxury resort to be developed by Nakheel on The World.
Nakheel has announced that it is developing its first island on The World, Coral Island, a super-luxury resort on the 'north coast of Canada'. The World is a 300 island development reclaimed from the sea in the shape of the world map, and Coral Island ...
  3 May 2007  
Ras Al Khaimah announces a joint venture with US-based Argentum Development Company. Ras Al Khaimah announces a joint venture with US-based Argentum Development Company.
Ras Al Khaimah's Investment and Development Office of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah (IDO) has announced a multi-billion-dollar joint venture with US-based Argentum Development Company, LLC, to construct the 'International Hospitality Trade and Train...
  1 May 2007  
Meydan awards first contracts for their new iconic horacing development in Dubai. Meydan awards first contracts for their new iconic horacing development in Dubai.
Meydan has announced that National Services and Construction Estate (NSCC) and Al Dhafra Pipeline & Contracting Co (APCC) have won the piling contracts for its new iconic horseracing development through a fiercely-contested tender process. Laying the f...
  30 Apr 2007  
Abu Dhabi launches the Desert Islands - a US$3 billion international eco-tourism project. Abu Dhabi launches the Desert Islands - a US$3 billion international eco-tourism project.
Abu Dhabi - the largest of the seven emirates making up the United Arab Emirates and home to the capital city - is to create a unique multi-experience tourism destination, a culmination of the rich natural heritage and eco-tourism vision of the UAE's l...
  29 Apr 2007  
Philips energy efficient lighting for European hotels could save US$600 million in energy costs. Philips' energy efficient lighting for European hotels could save US$600 million in energy costs.
A new study has shown that the European hotel industry could still save very significant amounts of energy and costs by upgrading its lighting to new energy efficient lighting technologies. Figures show annual savings of more than US$600 million in run...
  27 Apr 2007  
Siemens - supplier to new parking-space management concept in Copenhagen. Siemens - supplier to new parking-space management concept in Copenhagen.
The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) has received an order from the city of Copenhagen to install around 1,500 new pay and display machines in the Danish capital. The final customer is Parkering København, the municipal operating c...
  25 Apr 2007  
Making roof-work safe is required to reduce the number of fatalities in the constrution industry. Making roof-work safe is required to reduce the number of fatalities in the constrution industry.
Facilities Managers, building owners and contractors need to be fully aware of their responsibilities to ensure a safer working environment for maintenance on roof areas. There is no escaping the need for high-level maintenance work - indeed, it is a g...
Latchways plc 20 Apr 2007  
The Wave project in Muscat starts building of residential properties and marine works. The Wave project in Muscat starts building of residential properties and marine works.
At a milestone inauguration ceremony held on the 14th of April, The Wave Muscat, Oman's top tourism and beachfront residential development, announced the start of the construction of residential properties and marine works. With house foundations and i...
  18 Apr 2007  
The worlds first wind turbine blades on a building has been installed on Bahrain World Trade Center. The world's first wind turbine blades on a building has been installed on Bahrain World Trade Center.
Atkins has installed the world's first wind turbine blades for a building onto Manama's Bahrain World Trade Center towers. This is the first building in the world to incorporate large scale integrated wind turbines which comprehensive ground tests indi...
  14 Apr 2007  
Aggreko cooled Dubai International Boat Show - the largest boat show in the Middle East. Aggreko cooled Dubai International Boat Show - the largest boat show in the Middle East.
Aggreko plc, global leader in providing temporary power generation and temperature control services, was contracted by the Dubai World Trade Centre to supply temperature control equipment and services for the 2007 Dubai International Boat Show. This is...
Aggreko Middle East Ltd. 13 Apr 2007  
Contracts signed by the Arabtec/Max Bögl Joint Venture have reached US$ 360 million. Contracts signed by the Arabtec/Max Bögl Joint Venture have reached US$ 360 million.
Arabtec/Max Bögl Joint Venture signed two contracts with Dubai Sports City (DSC) to carry out two stadia with a total value of 226 million. The work includes the design and construction of a 60,000 seat Multipurpose Outdoor Stadium, and the constructio...
  12 Apr 2007  
Nakheel started handover of first phase of the worlds largest waterfront development. Nakheel started handover of first phase of the world's largest waterfront development.
The first phase is part of Madinat Al Arab, the planned urban downtown at the heart of Dubai Waterfront, the world's largest waterfront development created by Nakheel on the western end of the coast of Dubai. The phase, consisting of more than 200 plot...
  11 Apr 2007  
The manufacturing of trains (Rolling Stock) for Dubai Metro begins. The manufacturing of trains (Rolling Stock) for Dubai Metro begins.
The Rail Agency at the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai has announced that the manufacturing of rolling stock (trains) for the Dubai Metro has commenced. With five cars, 3 motor cars and 2 trailer cars, each train will be approximately 85 metres ...
  10 Apr 2007  
Import of wood to the United Arab Emirates is expected to cross US$ 1.4 billion. Import of wood to the United Arab Emirates is expected to cross US$ 1.4 billion.
The huge construction boom taking place across the United Arab Emirates is fueling the demand for wood and wood products, giving rise to a market that is seeing unprecedented levels of growth. Statistics from the department of Dubai Ports, Customs and ...
  9 Apr 2007  
Worlds foremost trade fair organiser opens their branch office in Dubai. World's foremost trade fair organiser opens their branch office in Dubai.
Deutsche Messe Hannover, the world's foremost trade fair organiser with some 50 events worldwide including the DOMOTEX Middle East specialised flooring and carpet exhibition, has opened a regional branch office in Dubai. The move comes as Deutsche Mess...
  5 Apr 2007  
Cadweb appointed by P&O Estate, part of DP World, for their Elizabeth House project in Central London. Cadweb appointed by P&O Estate, part of DP World, for their Elizabeth House project in Central London.
Cadweb Limited have been appointed by P&O Estates, part of Dubai's DP World Group, to provide the Project Extranet services on the prestigious Elizabeth House project in Central London next to Waterloo Station. A site of strategic importance immediatel...
Cadweb Limited (Middle east) 4 Apr 2007  
Burj Dubai team set to break world record for highest vertical pumping of concrete. Burj Dubai team set to break world record for highest vertical pumping of concrete.
The project team behind the construction of Burj Dubai, on course to be the world's tallest building on completion, is set to break the world record for the highest pumping of concrete. Greg Sang, Assistant Director - Projects with Burj Dubai is confid...
  3 Apr 2007  
First Professional Interior Design Conference to be held in Dubai on 23 April 2007. First Professional Interior Design Conference to be held in Dubai on 23 April 2007.
Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) is having their first Professional Interior Design Conference at Grosvenor House in Dubai on 23 April 2007. The conference will be an international executive forum created to empower design professi...
Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID)Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID) 2 Apr 2007 Website
First annual Building Materials Congress taking place in Qatar on 23 and 24 October 2007. First annual Building Materials Congress taking place in Qatar on 23 and 24 October 2007.
The Congress provides the opportunity for leading international suppliers to meet with decision makers within construction industry on a one-to-one basis. Keynote addresses and case studies sessions will run in addition to the prescheduled business mee...
  30 Mar 2007  
Trevira, the manufacturer of high-tech polyester fibres, has opened their regional office in Dubai. Trevira, the manufacturer of high-tech polyester fibres, has opened their regional office in Dubai.
Trevira is recognized internationally as the specialist manufacturer of high-tech polyester fibres and is now reinforcing its activities the Middle Eastern market with the establishment of a regional office for Trevira CS based in Dubai. The new repre...
Trevira CS 29 Mar 2007  
Sultan Bin Tahnoon in The Quay site inspection at Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority. Sultan Bin Tahnoon in 'The Quay' site inspection at Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.
His Excellency Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan - Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), which manages the authority's tourism assets, made an inspection visit to the site of the plann...
  28 Mar 2007  
Abu Dhabi has secured the rights to host Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2009 on Yas Island. Abu Dhabi has secured the rights to host Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2009 on Yas Island.
As motor sport is a huge part of the sporting culture of the Middle East, Abu Dhabi is delighted to have secured the right and privilege to host a Formula One Grand Prix from 2009 on behalf of all of the United Arab Emirates. The Grand Prix franchise h...
  27 Mar 2007  
Skire Positioned in Integrated Workplace Management Systems Magic Quadrant. Skire Positioned in Integrated Workplace Management Systems Magic Quadrant.
Skire, Inc., the leading provider of capital project, facility lifecycle and project portfolio management solutions, today announced that the company has been positioned in the December 2006 Magic Quadrant for Integrated Workplace Management Systems (I...
  26 Mar 2007  
Al Ahli Group to build a US$1 billion theme park in partnership with Marvel Entertainment. Al Ahli Group to build a US$1 billion theme park in partnership with Marvel Entertainment.
United Arab Emirate-based Al Ahli Group and Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL) has announced a partnership that will bring Marvel's full library of Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man, The X-Men, Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four and Silv...
  25 Mar 2007  
Renewed interest in art to have a major impact on the interiors sector and the art market. Renewed interest in art to have a major impact on the interiors sector and the art market.
The Middle East, and in particular the Gulf region, is at the beginning of what can justifiably be described as an art renaissance, due to the massive programme of residential and commercial property development that is underway across the region. This...
  25 Mar 2007  
Jotun is adding high-quality enamel to their leading range of interior paints. Jotun is adding high-quality enamel to their leading range of interior paints.
Jotun Paints, one of the world's leading paint manufacturers and suppliers, has upgraded its Fenomastic range for interiors with the introduction of high-quality enamel to their existing emulsion paint range. The move comes as Jotun seeks to address th...
  24 Mar 2007  
Siemens with solutions for a more efficient use of energy to protect the climate. Siemens with solutions for a more efficient use of energy to protect the climate.
Given the current public policy discussions on climate change, Dr. Christian Urbanke, member of the Group Executive Management of Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD), has outlined a series of measures to improve energy use. "Climate chang...
  23 Mar 2007  
Ajman University with symposium about recent architectural developments and urban growth. Ajman University with symposium about recent architectural developments and urban growth.
The Department of Architectural Engineering at Ajman University of Science and Technology Network has been organizing an annual Symposium since 2002, and on 19 March the 6th annual symposium was held at the Dubai Fairmont Hotel. In conjunction with the...
  22 Mar 2007  
First phase of new masterplan for The Palm Deira development presented by Nakheel. First phase of new masterplan for The Palm Deira development presented by Nakheel.
The Palm Deira will consist of two different projects: Deira Corniche and the Palm Deira island itself. The total area of the development is planned to be 4900 hectares (49 million square metres), with the total volume of sand required to reclaim the t...
  21 Mar 2007  
Middle East Construction Chemicals & Materials 2007 conference in Abu Dhabi 16-17 April. Middle East Construction Chemicals & Materials 2007 conference in Abu Dhabi 16-17 April.
Set against the rapid growth and the many internationally coveted construction projects that are underway to develop the region, INC Global LLP will be holding its "Middle East Construction Chemicals & Materials 2007" conference in Abu Dhabi, United Ar...
  21 Mar 2007  
The US$ 6.8 billion expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport presented at APEX. The US$ 6.8 billion expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport presented at APEX.
The company behind the US$6.8 billion expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport is using the Aviation Procurement Expo (APEX) to showcase its ambitious work to develop the Emirate's aviation infrastructure. The airport expansion scheme will allow pa...
  17 Mar 2007  
Leading Building Information Modeling software receives IFC 2X3 certification. Leading Building Information Modeling software receives IFC 2X3 certification.
Tekla Structures software received IFC 2X3 certification on March 13th, in Waltham, near Boston, USA. The certification means that the vendor is able to produce high-quality interfaces with other industry software. Tekla Structures 13, the next main ...
Tekla Middle East Branch 15 Mar 2007  
Danubes House of Laminates - an entire new range of laminates for the Middle East market. Danube's House of Laminates - an entire new range of laminates for the Middle East market.
Danube Building Materials FZCO, a leading player in the construction, interior decoration, and shop-fitting industry, recently launched its entire new range of laminates, collectively known as the House of Laminates. The House of Laminates is presented...
Al Danube Building Materials Trading Co LLC 14 Mar 2007  
The worlds largest building product information network is growing larger. The world's largest building product information network is growing larger.
London-based GMT Communications Partners (GMT) has signed an agreement with Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) to acquire Springer's construction information division. GMT is a European independent private equity group focused exclusively on t...
  14 Mar 2007  
Aviation procurement and finance conference announces Boeing as platinum sponsor for the event. Aviation procurement and finance conference announces Boeing as platinum sponsor for the event.
Organisers of the Aviation Procurement and Finance Conference to be held later this month in Abu Dhabi have announced that leading aerospace company and aircraft manufacturer Boeing is the platinum sponsor of the event. The three-day conference is part...
  11 Mar 2007  
Promat has supplied fire protection for the 1.4km underwater tunnel at Palm Jumeirah. Promat has supplied fire protection for the 1.4km underwater tunnel at Palm Jumeirah.
Promat, Europe's leading force in passive fire protection, has pulled off yet another coup in Dubai. The company has been called in to supply the Palm Jumeirah development, the extraordinary man-made island off the coast. Promat's Promatect-H boards ar...
Promat UK Limited 8 Mar 2007  
At 110 levels, Burj Dubai is now the tallest structure in the Middle East and Europe. At 110 levels, Burj Dubai is now the tallest structure in the Middle East and Europe.
Burj Dubai, the iconic super-tower of Emaar Properties, is now the tallest structure in the Middle East and Europe. At 110 levels and 380 meters high, Burj Dubai shares the honor of having the largest number of floors in any building in the world, alon...
  6 Mar 2007  
Cavotec uses Aviation Procurement Expo and The Airport Show as springboards to more expansion. Cavotec uses Aviation Procurement Expo and The Airport Show as springboards to more expansion.
Cavotec Middle East, a Dubai-based company supplying ground support systems to Middle East airports, has announced growth of almost 70% as a booming aviation industry turns the region into a hotspot for aviation suppliers worldwide. The company recorde...
Cavotec Middle East FZE 5 Mar 2007  
The developer of BricsCad V7 design software has announced a change in company name. The developer of BricsCad V7 design software has announced a change in company name.
The Belgium company BricsCad NV has announced that as from February 2007, their name has changed to Bricsys NV. The name BricsCad will continue to be the brand for their flagship design software. "The change of company name from BricsCad to Bricsys is ...
  3 Mar 2007  
Pen and Paper management of buildings can lead to chaos and increased costs. 'Pen and Paper' management of buildings can lead to chaos and increased costs.
A leading provider of facilities management solutions in the Middle East has advised that relying on plain old pen and paper records to manage buildings and facilities can lead to chaos and spiralling costs. FSI FM Solutions Middle East says that entru...
  2 Mar 2007  
Aconex selected to streamline project communication on Sarab Bahrain Commercial Development. Aconex selected to streamline project communication on Sarab Bahrain Commercial Development.
Aconex will provide its online information management service to Gulf Development Real Estate Company's US$300 million Sarab Al Areen project in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Aconex will manage the large volume of information the project will generate and st...
Aconex Middle East 26 Feb 2007  
The government of Abu Dhabi to build a 500 megawatt solar power plant costing US$350 million. The government of Abu Dhabi to build a 500 megawatt solar power plant costing US$350 million.
The plant will be the first of its kind in the Gulf, home to oil and gas producers who supply a fifth of the world's energy needs, and is expected to begin operations in 2009. It is a part of Abu Dhabi's drive to cut dependence on hydrocarbon power gen...
  20 Feb 2007  
The growing demand for water, one of the most crucial issues facing the region in the years to come. The growing demand for water, one of the most crucial issues facing the region in the years to come.
While the Middle East represents 5% of the global population, the region has only about 1% of the world's renewable fresh water - this, linked with the fact that the region has one of the world's highest demands for power generation and clean water as ...
  15 Feb 2007  
Hauff-Technik returns to Middle East Electricity to continue building its growth in the UAE. Hauff-Technik returns to Middle East Electricity to continue building its growth in the UAE.
Based in Herbrechtingen in Germany, Hauff-Technik GmbH is the European leader in the manufacturing of sealing systems for house entries for cable and pipes. In mid-2006, following its first participation at the Middle East Electricity Exhibition, which...
  12 Feb 2007  
Powering the Middle East Energy industry - Middle East Electricity 2007 opened with record number of visitors. Powering the Middle East Energy industry - Middle East Electricity 2007 opened with record number of visitors.
Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum officially opened the 32nd Middle East Electricity Exhibition at Dubai International Exhibition Centre on 11 February 2007. According to independent figures, visitor numbers at the end of day one showed a 62% increa...
  11 Feb 2007  
BuilConn to launch unified building automation platform for buildings in the Middle East. BuilConn to launch unified building automation platform for buildings in the Middle East.
BuilConn, a leading global brand promoting the concepts of smart and intelligent buildings, will be held on February 26, 2007 at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai and will focus on the trends, drivers and opportunities in real-estate developments in th...
  8 Feb 2007  
Nakheel has presented a revised design for the trunk of The Palm Jumeirah masterplan. Nakheel has presented a revised design for the trunk of The Palm Jumeirah masterplan.
Nakheel, the UAE's leading developer, has unveiled a revised design for the trunk of The Palm Jumeirah masterplan incorporating major waterfront leisure facilities, including marinas, beachfront hotels and shoreline clubhouses. In order to achieve a be...
  1 Feb 2007  
The boom in the Middle East steel working industry is reflecting on this years SteelFab exhibition. The boom in the Middle East steel working industry is reflecting on this year's SteelFab exhibition.
The third edition of the show got off to a grand start yesterday at Expo Centre Sharjah and on the first day itself attracted over 2,300 trade visitors from across the globe, particularly the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region. The show got off...
  30 Jan 2007  
Conmix starts construction of two new factories at Dubai Industrial City. Conmix starts construction of two new factories at Dubai Industrial City.
The two factories, for pre mix plaster and construction chemicals, are being developed at an investment of US$ 11.4 million within the Dubai Industrial City's mineral zone. Spread over 200,000 sq ft, the factories will have a combined annual production...
Conmix Ltd 26 Jan 2007  
Al-Futtaim Engineering opens its first TOTO showroom in Abu Dhabi. Al-Futtaim Engineering opens its first TOTO showroom in Abu Dhabi.
Al-Futtaim Engineering, a multi-disciplinary engineering organisation and a member of the Al-Futtaim Group, today announced the opening of its state-of-the-art TOTO showroom in Abu Dhabi to cater to the growing demand for high-end sanitary wares and fi...
TOTO Asia Oceania (Middle East Branch) 24 Jan 2007  
Jotun Paints awarded the Workplace Safety Award 2006 by Dubai Municipality. Jotun Paints awarded the Workplace Safety Award 2006 by Dubai Municipality.
The Workplace Safety Award recognizes companies that perform above par in the areas of occupational accident prevention, natural resources preservation and fire and emergency response. Dubai Municipality took several different parameters into considera...
  18 Jan 2007  
Construction boom spurs Mid East flooring sales - Domotex 2007 to cover 18,000 sqm. Construction boom spurs Mid East flooring sales - Domotex 2007 to cover 18,000 sqm.
The specialised international trade fair for carpets and floor coverings, is expanding in only its second year to meet regional and international demand as the sector moves to service a region currently undergoing an unprecedented construction boom. Th...
  15 Jan 2007  
DORMA won a US$ 6.5 million order to supply door hardware to the worlds tallest building, Burj Dubai. DORMA won a US$ 6.5 million order to supply door hardware to the world's tallest building, Burj Dubai.
DORMA, international supplier of products and systems circling the door, will supply of a range of items including door closers, panic exit devices and lever handles for the skyscraper now under construction. Also selected was a special bespoke door le...
Dorma Gulf Door Controls FZE 12 Jan 2007  
The Palm Jumeirahs monorail system to be technically supported by Osaka Monorail Company. The Palm Jumeirah's monorail system to be technically supported by Osaka Monorail Company.
The Palm Monorail is the first monorail project to be constructed in the Middle East. The 5.4 km long transport system will run between the Gateway Station at the trunk of The Palm Jumeirah and the Atlantis Station on the crescent, calling at two inter...
  4 Jan 2007  
Dubai Roads and Transport Authority continue the improvements of vital roads in the Emirate. Dubai Roads and Transport Authority continue the improvements of vital roads in the Emirate.
Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is following up through the Traffic and Roads Agency, the implementation of improvements and development works at a number of main streets in Dubai as apart of the RTA strategy to and its continuing efforts for...
  3 Jan 2007  

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