Thursday 30 June 2016

German group Ziehl-Abegg names ME chief

Ziehl-Abegg, a leading player in the field of ventilation and drive technology and the associated control systems, has appointed David Miller as the managing director for the Middle East region. An industry veteran, Miller has already worked for a number of companies in the Middl


Al Markab awards Qatar office building contract

Qatar-based Al Markab Real Estate has signed up Al Khayarin Group Trading and Contracting for the development of its office building with a total built-up area of 11,430 sq m at Energy City in Lusail, said a report. The contract is for demolition, construction, completion and mai


KBW seals partnership with Greek engineering firm

UAE-based KBW Investments has signed an agreement for a multifaceted partnership with Greek engineering and consulting firm Salfo and Associates that will see the two companies expand operations and collaborate on projects in the Middle East and Europe. The agreement will include


Bahrain to fast-track construction of 40,000 homes

Bahrain’s HRH Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa has called to fast-track construction of 40,000 homes for citizens, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Bahrain to distribute 3,000 homes

Bahrain will distribute more than 3,000 housing units to citizens, marking Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr, following orders from HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.


Six Flags in talks to build theme parks in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has begun talks with Six Flags Entertainment Corp to build theme parks, the company said on Tuesday, as part of the kingdom's efforts to expand its tourism sector and diversify the economy. Developing the leisure sector is fraught with difficulties in a deeply co


RTA to open major traffic detour in Dubai

Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will open on Thursday (June 30) the initial phase of the main traffic diversion extending from the intersection of Casablanca Road with the Airport Road (Cargo Village intersection) up to the intersection of Marrakech Road with the Airport Road (i


Radiant to set up oil distillation plant in Sharjah

India’s Radiant Group, an expert in oil distillation process, is set to build its new factory on a 107,639 sq ft of land at Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, at an investment of $10 million. The 60,000 metric-tonne-capacity oil distillation plant will come up in the Phase Two of


Qatari maintenance firm wins ISO certification

Qatari Modern Maintenance Company (QMMC), a key provider of electro-mechanical contracting services to the construction and industrial sectors, has been successfully certified with the prestigious ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 international standards. The int


ABB lights up world’s first 3D-printed office in Dubai

ABB, the global leader in power and automation, has unveiled the smart building technology it has supplied for the world’s first 3D printed office building, the ‘Office of the Future’ in Dubai, UAE. ABB provides the lighting control; lightning, earthing and over

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