Thursday 25 May 2017

UPC unveils six e-services on revamped website

Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council (UPC) has launched six major online services, as part of its digital  transformation project, with a fresh new website. This project is being rolled out in four phases and once complete, it will offer an entirely multichannel digital


Top construction firms win World Stadium Awards

Leading players in the construction and design of stadiums were honoured at the 4th edition of the World Stadium Congress Awards, held recently in Doha, Qatar as part of the World Stadium Congress. This year’s judging panel included industry experts Philipp Herpel, the mana


Waha Capital names private debt business head

Waha Capital, a UAE-based investment company with a focus on key sectors including infrastructure, industrial real estate and energy, has appointed Rashid Siddiqi as the new managing director for its private debt business, which is a new addition to the company’s fast-growing asset manage


NFT supplies Potain cranes for big Dubai project

NFT, one of the world’s top suppliers of tower cranes, has supplied nine units of Potain MCT 205 for a major new tech-focused development in Dubai, UAE. Potain is a major brand from Manitowoc Company, a leading global manufacturer of cranes and lift solutions. 


Smart homes: A necessity for a sustainable living

The concept of smart homes is finding its place in communities that are aspiring to move into the future with extra luxurious, safe, secure and convenient lifestyle. The awareness about connectivity and the importance of having smart homes has helped fill the gap that was once consider


Enmaa sets up fund for $1bn Saudi mixed-use complex

Saudi-based Al Enmaa Investment Company said it has set up a new real estate development fund to build a residential and commercial complex near the Al Haramain train station in the port city of Jeddah at an investment of SR4 billion ($1.06 billion). The Darb Al Haramain complex will c


Omani warehouses, industrial units urged to install solar panel

All warehouses and industrial units in Oman should install solar panels to run their operations, and achieve self-sufficiency in energy generation, said a senior Omani ministry official. All factories coming up in Samayil and Nizwa, along with the ministry’s expansions in S


Saudi Electricity inks $1.46bn projects deal

Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) has finalised implementation and operation of a number of electric transmission and interconnection projects in the northern regions of the kingdom at a total cost of SR5.5 billion ($1.46 billion). They included six plants for transmitting electric


Abu Dhabi launches $870m solar power plant

Abu Dhabi has launched a Dh3.2 billion ($870 million) project to build the world's largest independent solar power plant, which will position the emirate as the global capital for best economic, environmental and technological practices. A ceremony was held on Wednesday to la


Al Shirawi partners with US roofing contractors

Al Shirawi Contracting Company, the UAE’s leading waterproofing specialist, has become the first local company to employ the training services of the US-based National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), an international authority in the roofing industry for information, education, te

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