Friday 20 January 2017

Dulsco creates largest recycling logo at EcoWaste

Dulsco, a regional pioneer in waste management services and human resource solutions, has created one of the largest recycling logos with the help of recyclables at EcoWaste 2017, a platform for sustainable waste management. Arab artists Maysoon and Bassam used 500kg of recovered


Dewa outlines clean, renewable energy strategy

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) on Thursday (January 19) outlined its key strategies and projects towards achieving the UAE’s renewable energy objectives including cutting dependence on fossil fuels, and reducing emissions. The biggest challenge that government


Building materials rate hike 'may push up property prices'

An increase in building materials price could push up the prices of apartments, villas and office space, if not contained in the next few months, said a Dubai-based property developer. “The escalation of certain building materials prices will push the construction cost upwa


UAE real estate 'set for solid growth in 2017'

Having bravely negotiated a rather tough 2016, the UAE real estate sector, spearheaded by its two major markets Dubai and Abu Dhabi, appears well geared to make positive strides this year, said a report. Despite the effects of global events such as Brexit, the US presidential ele


Doha Festival City in 'final phase of development'

Doha Festival City, the largest entertainment and retail development in the Gulf which is estimated to cost QR6.5 billion ($1.78 billion), has entered into its final phase of development and is set to open its doors to the public in March, said a report.   The giant mixed-us


ADT completes underwater clean-up at Khalifa Port

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in cooperation with Al Mahara Diving Centre and Tadweer Waste Treatment has completed an underwater clean-up operation at Khalifa Port. Organised to ensure the protection and sustainability of the marine ecosystem, the operation took place recently and s


MEA rough-terrain cranes market to grow at 5.6pc

The overall long-term outlook on the rough-terrain (RT) cranes market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) remains optimistic, with the sector projected to grow at a promising CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 5.6 per cent through 2026, a report said. Over the assessment perio


Qatar Shell signs EPCM deal with WorleyParsons

Qatar Shell has signed a five-year engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract with WorleyParsons for Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) projects and associated facilities. The contract signing ceremony was held at Qatar Shell’s offices in Doha, sa


Dubai’s property deals top $3.2bn in 15 days of 2017

Dubai’s real estate market has started the new year with a bang, generating Dh12 billion ($3.26 billion) transactions in just 15 days, said a report from Dubai Land Department (DLD). The land plots recorded 520 transactions worth Dh7.511 billion, while land sales claimed th


McDermott names Saudi general manager

McDermott Arabia, a leading engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contractor, has appointed Dustin Whiteley as the general manager for its Saudi Arabia business.     Dustin, who holds a degree in structural engineering from New Mexico State Unive

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