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Technical Review Middle East - Issue Three 2009 Power 60 IN THE PRESENT economic climate the fact that renewable energy can cut pollution levels may not be enough. As Phil Desmond discovers, some recent innovations in the field of cellular communications are being promoted not just as being better for the environment than conventional fuels but better for business too.
ONE OF THE biggest challenges for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is to ensure that it has enough capacity to take care of the utility needs of a rapidly growing city like Dubai. It has budgeted US$2 billion this year to spend on new projects as part of its spending plan over the next several years.
APC BY SCHNEIDER Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, recently announced the appointment of Saudi Business Machines Ltd. (SBM) as a gold partner in the burgeoning Saudi market. Gold partner is the top level of partnership in the current APC channel program. APC who recently opened their new office in Riyadh, have extended their regional channel development with the appointment of SBM as the gold partner.
ARAMCO’S “FAIR” PRICE of US$75 a barrel has not yet been achieved but the giant Saudi economy is still surging ahead, prioritising the creation of new homes and diversified jobs in industry, social and other services to satisfy the needs of a 26mn young and wealthy population which grows at two per cent-plus every year. This means continued rapid progress on the development of the new Economic Cities, further and accelerated petrochemical and light industrial diversification, and the Middle East’s largest by far programme of dedicated passenger- and freightline rail construction.
Engineering conglomerate ABB said it would install a substation as part of Dubai's efforts to expand the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to boost its energy production through renewable sources