Monday 23 October 2017

UL to set up smart grid testing facility in Saudi Arabia

Global safety science company UL said it has joined hands with Saudi-based GCC Electrical Testing Laboratory (GCC Labs) to develop a state-of-the-art  renewables and smart grid testing facility at its custom-built facility in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. It will be a first-of-its-k


Petrofac wins Iraq project management contract

Petrofac, a leading international service provider to the oil and gas processing and production industry, has been awarded a $30-million contract to undertake project management consultancy (PMC) services for the Halfaya Contract Area in southern Iraq. The contract award was anno


UK student property sector woos Gulf investors

Select Property Group, a premium British property developer, retailer and operator, is offering GCC investors the last chance to invest in its award-winning purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) portfolio, Vita Student. A revolutionary brand concept, Vita Student was launche


Dubai 'racing against time to finish $33bn Expo 2020 projects'

The combined value of the Expo 2020-related development projects has touched $33 billion as the UAE begins the three-year countdown for the six-month-long mega global event that will kick-off on October 20, 2020, said a report. These projects include transport infrastructure, suc


ADFD allocates $50m to develop Maldives airport

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a $50-million (Dh183.65 million) concessionary loan to the Maldivian government to develop the Velana International Airport in Male. The development project includes the construct


Address Residences Jumeirah awards Dubai tower deal

UAE-based Address Residences Jumeirah Resort + Spa has awarded the main construction contract for its mixed-use twin-tower development coming up in Dubai to Multiplex Constructions, a leading international contractor. An iconic development with a built-up area of 257,000 sq m, Ad


Majid Al Futtaim's $71m Sharjah mall revamp on track

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, said 75 per cent of the work on its Dh260-million ($71 million) City Centre Sharjah revamp project has been completed and is set for opening by the year-end.


Dubai Q3 off-plan transaction values up 118pc

The total number of off-plan transactions in Dubai during the third quarter has increased by 86 per cent compared to the previous quarter, while the value of these transactions rose 118 per cent to hit Dh4.04 billion ($1.09 billion), said Chestertons Mena, a leading international property consu


Dubai Design District posts solid growth

Dubai Design District, the region’s ultimate design destination, has registered solid growth reaching 95 per cent capacity this year comprising more than 7,000 creative workers. There are 40 design-led retail concepts already open with a further 14 to launch in the coming w


Expo to highlight novel water treatment technologies

Leading global experts from the construction and utility sectors will put spotlight on innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies in water treatment at the upcoming Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) in Dubai, UAE. A major industry event in the r

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