Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 24th - 28th 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 24th - 28th September

BahriBolloré Logistics launched in Riyadh 

Transportation and logistics company Bahri and Bolloré Group, a global player in international freight forwarding and logistics, inaugurated the BahriBolloré Logistics, the companies’ joint venture. Click here to read the full story.  

Refrigerants and their environmental impact 

In the HVAC industry, refrigerants are used in various equipment such as air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers, etc. Click here to read the full story.  

Intersolar 2017 shed light on Middle East’s rapidly growing EV market 

The Middle East’s leading solar energy conference, Intersolar Middle East, took place on 26-27 September in Dubai. Click here to read the full story.  

When accuracy meets precision 

The new BradyPrinter i7100 Industrial Label Printer is an accurate, reliable, heavy-duty printer that quickly prints on durable sleeves, printed circuit board labels and asset and component labels. Click here to read the full story

Possible opportunities from Saudi Arabia lifting the women driving ban 

This week, King Salman of Saudi Arabia has issued a decree to lift the ban on women driving in the country - Technical Review Middle East managing editor, Georgia Lewis, looks at what this might mean for multiple sectors in the kingdom. Click here to read the full story.  

Otis elevators selected for Riyadh Metro 

Otis Saudi Arabia has been selected for the prestigious Riyadh Metro – lines 4, 5 and 6 – by FAST Consortium of companies, which is led by Spanish construction group FCC and includes partners Samsung C&T, Alstom, Strukton, Freyssinet Saudi Arabia; and is contracted by the High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh. Click here to read the full story.  

Siemon launches ultra high-density plug-and-play fibre system 

Siemon, network infrastructure specialist, has expanded its line of LightHouse™ advanced fibre cabling solutions in the Middle East with LightStack® 8. This new ultra high-density plug-and-play system offers efficient and cost-effective support of current and future 8-fibre applications. Click here to read the full story.  

Viega opens new Middle East office in Dubai 

Viega, the global manufacturer of pipe systems, has opened a dedicated Middle East subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates. Click here to read the full story.  

Imdaad report forecasts US$6.63bn in revenues for FM in 2022 

Imdaad, a Dubai-based integrated facilities management (FM) solutions provider with a strong presence in the GCC, today revealed the findings of an extensive market study that it commissioned to examine the UAE’s FM market and forecast future trends within the industry. Click here to read the full story.  

‘District energy has the power to meet future energy storage challenge’ 

George Berbari, CEO of UAE-based DC PRO Engineering, announces at a recent ASHRAE engineering conference how district cooling and tri-generation will play a vital role in future energy sector. Click here to read the full story.  

Façade safety in spotlight 

Global manufacturers and distributors highlight new approaches to safety design and engineering amid risks and security concerns related to combustible facades at the ongoing Windows Doors & Façade Event 2017 in Dubai. Click here to read the full story

Ring and Arab Business Machine sign new security partnership for MENA market 

ABM will promote and distribute Ring’s home security products and solutions through its strong partner network across the region. Click here to read the full story.  

DMCC to energise Dubai with iconic 'Uptown Dubai' District 

DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone for trade and enterprise and master developer of Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) in Dubai, has announced that construction works have commenced on its new premium district, Uptown Dubai and that phase 1 with more than 2mn sq/ft of LEED Gold certified development will be underway by year’s end. Click here to read the full story

‘Saudi Arabia undergoing significant progress’ 

In the twelve months to Q1 2017 construction as a percentage of GDP contracted from seven per cent to 6.2 per cent as backlogs continued to fall and awards in late 2016 failed to fill the gaps. Click here to read the full story.  

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