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Middle East Electricity Celebrates 40th Edition
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 14 January, 2015 2:44 am
Middle East Electricity, the world’s largest power exhibition taking place on 2-4 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre, is preparing for its 40th edition in 2015. The show has not only witnessed a 40 per cent increase in visitor attendance over the past two years, but has also acquired 21 per...
GCC Outdoor Design and Build Market to Benefit from Greater Focus on Sustainable Development
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 13 January, 2015 6:10 pm
Developers in GCC countries should focus more on providing sustainable, attractive, outdoor environments when they look at new construction projects, industry experts agree. While the building industry is booming in the region, with the total value of construction projects awarded across the GCC...
Commodity update: All eyes on energy
Environment & Energy | Sunday 11 January, 2015 12:32 pm
The first full trading week of 2015 kicked off with a lot of focus on the continued fall in energy markets (as this is helping to destabilise other asset classes). Stocks were initially pulled lower by the steep fall in crude and its negative impact on the energy sector, while government bond...
GCC petrochemicals sector, a global manufacturer of commodity polymers, saw 11% overall growth
Environment & Energy | Thursday 8 January, 2015 12:11 am
Organizers of the 12th ArabPlast have said that the petrochemical sector in the GCC saw an overall growth of about 11 per cent (CAGR) over the past 10 years, driven by enhanced capacities across all major sub-sectors. Those figures were highlighted at a press conference held in Grand Hyatt, Dubai,...
Gulftainer surpasses 400,000 TEU milestone at Sharjah Container Terminal in 2014
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 7 January, 2015 12:28 am
Gulftainer, a privately owned, independent terminal operating and logistics company, marked another significant milestone with the Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) surpassing 400,000 TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) in annual throughput during 2014. SCT has again recorded double-digit growth...
Schneider Electric Wins 2014 Platts Global Energy Award
Environment & Energy | Wednesday 7 January, 2015 12:10 am
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, has been recognized for its efforts to conserve and manage energy consumption at more than 300 company facilities around the world. The company was honored with a Stewardship Award at the 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards. Chris Hummel, ...
WFES to tackle the relationship between shale gas and renewables
Environment & Energy | Tuesday 6 January, 2015 1:01 pm
The impact of U.S. shale gas production on the deployment of renewables, especially in light of the recent, dramatic decline of oil prices, will be addressed by Marie-José Nadeau, chair of the World Energy Council, at this month’s World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the Middle East’s largest...
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to Highlight Growth in Solar-Powered Water Desalination
Environment & Energy | Sunday 4 January, 2015 12:30 am
The upcoming Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), which will bring together some 32,000 global leaders from 170 countries representing government, industry, investment and research to Abu Dhabi, will provide an upfront look at affordable technologies to enable sustainable water resource management ...