Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 6th August - 10th August

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 6th August - 10th August

Chicago Pneumatic provides continuous energy supply for new residential development in Dubai 

Fourteen stationary generators from Chicago Pneumatic are providing the essential power required for the construction of a luxury residential development besides the Dubai Water Canal. Click here to read the full story.  

Transformers of the public realm 

Expert Talks: Robert Shakespeare, Group Design Director at Cracknell. Click here to read the full story.  

Saudi Arabia halts commercial and working visit visas for UAE Muslim residents during Hajj 

Effective 7 August 2017, Muslim residents in the UAE are unable to apply for commercial and working visit visas for Saudi Arabia as consular processing is suspended during the busy Hajj season. Click here to read the full story.  

Dubai Ruler HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits Expo 2020 Dubai site 

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited the Expo 2020 Dubai Site Office recently to assess the situation. Click here to read the full story.  

Groupe Renault signs a new joint venture in Iran 

Groupe Renault has announced the signature of a joint venture agreement with the Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co, an importer of Renault products in Iran. Click here to read the full story.  

Farnek first to offer smart weather forecasts in buildings 

Facilities management (FM) company Farnek is the first facility manager to partner with hyper-local weather forecasting services provider, ArabiaWeather, to increase its efficiency and redirect resources across its FM projects to adapt to weather conditions. Click here to read the full story.  

RTA awarded BIM certificate for effective management of asset data 

BSI, business standards company, has awarded Kitemark for building information modelling (BIM) certificate to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, recognising its endeavours to nurture an advanced asset management environment. Click here to read the full story.  

Carrier highlights innovations for modern air conditioning 

With modern air conditioning giving rise to new industries and innovations, Carrier develops new products and technologies aiming to provide sustainable solutions for temperature-controlled environment across residential, commercial, retail, transport and food service segments. Click here to read the full story.  

Iraq secures US$195mn loan from Japan for power project 

Japan will lend Iraq up to US$195mn for a project to help repair a thermal power station in the southern province of Basra, an Iraqi government statement said. Click here to read the full story.  

Hatz appoints new sales and marketing manager 

Bernhard Richter-Schützeneder is the new director, sales and marketing, and supervises the restructured sales and marketing teams at Hatz. Click here to read the full story.  

Technology takes the driver’s seat 

As automation takes over day-to-day processes in the every industrial sector, the truck industry is not unaffected by this change. Swedish premium heavy construction machinery maker Volvo Trucks is at the forefront of this automated evolution for more than two decades that promises productivity, safety and energy efficiency. Click here to read the full story.  

DEWA awards US$35.27mn transformers contract 

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts to design, manufacture, test and supply 1,570 cast resin distribution transformers, with capacities of 11/0.4kV, and 1,000 and 1,500kVA equipped with low-voltage smart meters, to a number of leading specialist international institutions. Click here to read the full story.  

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