Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 17th - 21st September

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 17th - 21st September

Economic slowdown affects GCC’s fuel consumption: Apicorp 

An economic slowdown coupled with energy reforms has adversely affected domestic fuel consumption growth across most of the GCC, and in some cases led to negative growth, according to a recent study by Apicorp Energy Research. Click here to read the full story

Dubai adds 50 driverless Tesla to its taxi fleet 

Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chief executive of Emirates Airline & Group, and chairman of Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, has launched 50 Tesla electric vehicles to the limo fleet of the Dubai Taxi Corporation, aiming to increasing road-safety and making highway driving more enjoyable by reducing the driver’s workload. Click here to read the full story

Gulf Glass to focus on sustainability goals for glass 

Gulf Glass 2017, which is going to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 25-27 September 2017, is expecting to gather more than 140 stakeholders, with focus on glass recycling technology and other glass processing and finishing solutions. Click here to read the full story

GE to build Egypt’s first utility-scale solar power plant 

General Electric’s (GE) power conversion has announced to provide a full turnkey solution to FAS Energy to build a 50MW solar power plant for Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC), a move that is aiming to driving sustainable energy growth in Egypt. Click here to read the full story

Konecranes delivers four reach stackers to container yard in Saudi Arabia 

In August, Konecranes delivered four Konecranes SMV 4531 TC5 reach stackers to Saudi Arabia. Click here to read the full story

RSS achieves ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for meeting health and safety standards 

Rental Solutions & Services (RSS), the go-to partner for temporary power and cooling rental solutions in the Middle East, has achieved ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for providing quality, health and safety protocols in the industry. Click here to read the full story

CNIM, GIC and Al Mulla consortium selected preferred investor for the waste to energy project in Kuwait 

A consortium composed of Constructions Industrielles de la Méditerranée (CNIM), Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC), and Al Mulla Group Holding Co (AMG) has been selected as preferred investor for the Kabd Municipal Solid Waste Project in Kuwait. Click here to read the full story

Mitsubishi releases special edition warehouse and forklift trucks for silver jubilee 

Marking 25 years of keeping businesses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East productive, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has launched a special 25th-anniversary edition of its award-winning range of warehouse and forklift trucks. Click here to read the full story

What are the different accessories used in insulation systems? 

In the insulation of buildings, there are essentially eight different materials used in commercial and industrial installations. Click here to read the full story

Dubai Ruler announces US$3.87bn contract for world’s largest CSP plant 

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the largest single-site concentrated solar power (CSP) project in the world, which will be built at a total cost of US$3.87bn. Click here to read the full story

Saudi Arabia to launch nuclear power tender in October 

Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South Korea, France and China, industry sources said. Click here to read the full story

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