Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 16th July - 20th July

Fernando Tomas Flickr for TRME 307 (Image source: Fernando Tomas/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 16th July - 20th July

New control units for gas gensets by HIMOINSA 

HIMOINSA has developed control units for gas-powered generator sets. Click here to read the full story

Iron ore exports to Middle East from Brazil surge

Iron ore exports from Brazil to Middle East countries fetched US$564.5mn in the first half of 2017, up 133 per cent from H1 2016, according to Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services. Click here to read the full story

Chicago Pneumatic towers to light up oil and gas project in Kuwait 

Chicago Pneumatic has sold 100 CPLT V15 metal halide tough and efficient light towers in Kuwait to its authorised distributor General Transportation & Equipment Company (GTE). Click here to read the full story

Iran and Iraq sign deals for joint industrial parks 

Iran and Iraq have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish joint industrial parks, according to news reports. Click here to read the full story

UAE to set up waste-to-energy facility in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi’s future energy company Masdar and Bee’ah to develop a waste-to-energy conversion facility in the emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. Click here to read the full story. 

Bahri and Bolloré Logistics launch joint venture in Saudi Arabia 

Bahri, transportation and logistics solutions provider, has signed an agreement with Bolloré Logistics to establish a new logistics joint venture and this new cooperation will serve the needs of customers in Saudi Arabia and the wider region. Click here to read the full story

Visa Group to increase use of DEUTZ engines in its ranges 

Engine manufacturer DEUTZ and Italian genset manufacturer Visa Group are expanding their supply agreement and soon Visa SpA, with its brands such as Onis Visa, Nettuno and Tecnoplus S.A., will use more DEUTZ engines in its extensive genset and pumps portfolio for the Middle East and Africa regions. Click here to read the full story

Kim Fausing takes over as Danfoss CEO 

Kim Fausing took over as the new president and CEO of Danfoss, with effect from 1 July 2017, and has announced that he will continue the Danfoss strategy, focusing on growth and digitalisation of the company. Click here to read the full story. 

‘Evaporative coolers can protect construction workers from heat stress’ 

Industry experts revealed that heat stress remains a major concern for the safety of construction workers in the UAE and surrounding region, as the infrastructure projects are rapidly growing in the Middle East and North Africa, with an expected spending worth US$280bn by 2018. Click here to read the full story

Masdar Institute’s new technology to make solar thermal power generation more affordable in UAE 

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced the development of a high-performance solar absorber that could make solar thermal technologies significantly more efficient. Click here to read the full story.

Saudi Arabia issues REQ for 400MW wind power project 

Saudi Arabia has issued the request for qualification (REQ) to build a 400MW wind power project in Dumat Al Jandal, situated in the Al Jouf region, thus taking the first step to start a competitive bidding process for the project. Click here to read the full story.

SDLG’s first asphalt compactor launched in Middle East and Africa

With the rise in infrastructure spend in the Middle East and Africa regions, SDLG has introduced the first asphalt compactor – RD730 – to meet construction demand. Click here to read the full story.

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