Sunday 30 August 2015

Smart solar palm trees spring up in Dubai

A new species of palm tree has started sprouting around Dubai. But instead of producing dates, the fronds of the Smart Palm harness the sun's energy to allow people to look up city information, access Wi-Fi, and charge their phones, all for free. Topped with nine leaf-shaped


Cortec unveils new brochure on VpCI technology

Cortec, a leader in environmentally friendly VpCI corrosion protection, has published a brand new brochure delivering information on its latest-technology products and services in the field of marine and shipbuilding industries.    It is well known that cor


RATP Dev appoints new director for Asia, ME

RATP Dev,  a subsidiary of French state-owned public transport operator RATP Group, has appointed Olivier Badard as its director of the Asia and Middle East business unit from September 1.   He will be based in Dubai and serve on the executive committee, wh


Three top banks to back Saudi trade finance event

Riyad Bank, Banque Saudi Fransi and Saudi Hollandi Bank, three of the Middle East’s leading banks, have been announced as the Platinum Sponsors of the 3rd Annual Saudi Trade Finance Summit 2015, a leading trade finance event to be held in November, in Riyadh. The event will


Software AG unveils smart logistics blueprint

Software AG has unveiled a Smart Logistics blueprint for its Digital Business Platform, which combines capabilities to digitise, analyse and monetise assets by enabling cutting edge digital applications. The Smart Logistics blueprint overlays the Digital Business Platform with sm


DP World profit jumps; eyes Iran port ops

DP World may launch operations in Iran, the company's chairman said on Thursday, as the global ports operator reported a jump in half-year earnings after buying assets from its parent company. Customer demand will dictate what it will spend on developing port facilities on th


DP World H1 profit up 22pc

DP World, the Dubai-based global shipping terminal operator, has reported a 21.9 per cent rise in net profit for the first half of the year, in comparison to the same period in 2014. The acquisition of logistics infrastructure firm Economic Zone World (EZW) played a significant r


Cooper Tire backs top Dubai motor event

Cooper Tire, a global company that specialises in the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of tyres, has announced that it will be the official tyre sponsor of this year’s Dubai International Motor Show. The announcement was made during a visit by Jeff Schumaker, vice p


Nuberg wins $150m UAE chemical plant contract

India-based Nuberg Engineering, a global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), fabrication and project management company, said that it has won a contract to set up a $150-million chemical complex for UAE's leading industrial conglomerate, Al Ghaith Industries. Thi


Alba seeks rating ahead of $3.5bn expansion

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), owner of one of the world's largest smelters of the lightweight metal, is seeking a credit rating ahead of talks with banks about fundraising for its $3.5-billion Line 6 expansion, a company official told Reuters. Alba in June secured government appr

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