Thursday 13 December 2018

AEC, Honeywell sign deal on smart buildings, cities

Saudi Arabia-based Advanced Electronics Company (AEC), a Saudi Economic Offset Program Company, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Honeywell for collaborating on business development activities for smart and connected buildings, smart cities and critical infrastructure protection (


Work in full swing at Nshama’s prime Dubai projects

Engineering Contracting Company (ECC) said significant progress had been achieved in the construction of Rawda and UNA, two residential communities of UAE developer Nshama in Town Square Dubai, with more than 40 per cent work completed. Work on Rawda residences project started in


Imdaad CEO tops FM Power 50 list for seventh year

Dubai-based Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated, sustainable facilities management services, said its Group CEO Jamal Abdulla Lootah has ranked first on the Facilities Management Middle East (fmME) magazine’s Power 50 list for the seventh year in a row. The annual rank


New Trends in energy management 'disrupting FM sector'

On the back of rapidly evolving technologies and digital revolution across multiple industries, Facilities Management (FM) companies are now starting to go through a significant transformation to catch up with the new demands in the marketplace, said an expert. Competing in the i


Hueck Middle East opens new office in Dubai

Hueck Middle East (ME) Aluminium Systems, one of the leading and trusted aluminium solutions systems provider, has announced the setting up of a new office in Dubai as it continues to improve customer experience, enhance its profitability prospects, and strengthen its brand in the UAE and the r


Iraq needs $50bn investment for renewable energy projects

Iraq has embarked on an ambitious diversification plan under which the country will supply 10 per cent of its energy needs from sustainable resources by 2028 through development of large-scale solar, wind and biomass facilities at an investment of over $50 billion. Blessed with a


Danube awards construction contract for Business Bay project

Danube Properties has awarded a Dh190 million ($52 million) contract to RAQ Construction, a Dubai-based civil construction company, for the main construction works of its Bayz project located at a site in Business Bay overlooking Al Khail Road. The Dh450-million ($122 million) Ba


EGA's $1.4bn Guinea project in final phase of construction

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas, has announced that 75 per cent of the construction work on its giant bauxite mining project in the Republic of Guinea in West Africa has been completed. The project has a total budgete


Nakheel’s $182m Dubai beachfront resort on track

Master developer Nakheel said work was progressing as per schedule on the Dh670 million ($182 million) beachfront resort and water park being jointly developed with Spain’s RIU Hotels & Resorts in Dubai, UAE. The 800-room resort is taking shape at Deira Islands, with al


Construction fastest growing sector in Dubai: report

Dubai’s non-oil private sector showed a stronger improvement in November with data reflecting faster expansions in business activity and new work and a stable trend in employment, said a report.   The three main sectors monitored all registered stronger pe

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