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Saudi Arabian SMEs to receive boost

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Jordan’s nuclear ambitions

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EDITOR’S NOTE IN OUR ANNUAL Construction Review, published earlier this year, we pointed out that the regional construction sector was prospering, in spite of global economic travails. Months later the picture remains equally positive. This means opportunities in the construction sector remain prevalent in the likes of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Abu Dhabi, as well as a fast-emerging Iraq. Some of these opportunities will be revealed at the forthcoming Big 5 event in Dubai – the region’s largest construction exhibition – and at the Saudi Build show in Riyadh. The Dubai edition of The Big 5 attracted over 35,000 individual visitors last year, who came from 130 different countries to inspect the products and services of over 2,300 companies and training institutions. As well as a number of traditional internal events co-located Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM Expo will be taking place at the same time. As the region’s leading construction-related consumer products show, The Big 5 cashes in on the US$4 trillion-plus market for construction projects in the GCC countries. In Saudi Arabia industry analysts believe that the Kingdom is quickly becoming a regional leader in the sustainable development of new infrastructure and buildings.



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GCC to post strong fiscal surplus in 2012 THE NATIONAL BANK of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has launched its Economic Outlook for 2012 on the GCC, Jordan and Egypt, which forecasted that the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states will post a fiscal surplus of US$177.2bn in 2012, up from US$153bn in 2011. The bank stated that the fiscal surplus is estimated at 12 per cent of GCC GDP in 2012. GCC fiscal surplus is forecast at US$124bn in 2013 (8.2 per cent of GDP). Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are expected to account for the bulk of the GCC surplus. Bahrain is expected to register a deficit, while Egypt and Jordan are expected to continue to post big budget deficits over the next two years. NBAD also revised its economic growth forecast for the UAE to 3.3 per cent from the 2.6 per cent it forecasted at the start of the year. The bank added that in 2011, real GDP growth in the UAE accelerated to 4.2 per cent year-on-year, up from 1.3 per cent in 2010, on the back of high oil prices. Dubai saw a 3.4 per cent year-on-year rise in growth that was driven by the retail trade, manufacturing and transport and communication sectors. UAE nominal GDP rose 19.3 per cent year-on-year to US$339 billion as oil prices grew 35 per cent to US$105 a barrel, which also increased Abu Dhabi’s share in GDP to 64.8 per cent from 59.5 per cent in 2010.

Iraq's 2013 draft budget approved IRAQ'S CABINET APPROVED a 2013 draft budget of US$118.6bn based on a world oil price of US$90 a barrel and expected oil exports of 2.9 million bpd, according to a report by Reuters. "The cabinet approved the 2013 budget with US$118.6bn and it will sent it to parliament for final approval," Ali alMoussawi, Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki's media advisor, was reported as saying. The US$118.6 billion budget included US$47.2bn for investment projects. The projected oil exports include 250,000 bpd from the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and federal revenues of US$102bn, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement. The budget deficit will be estimated at US$16.17bn, he added. That will be covered by unused funds from the 2012 budget, funds in the Development Fund of Iraq (DFI) account at the New York Federal Reserve, local debt issued through treasury bonds, or from an expected surplus from The draft 2013 budget included US$47.2bn for higher oil prices. investment projects

IMF raises growth outlook for MENA region THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY Fund (IMF) raised its growth forecast for oil exporting countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to 6.6 per cent this year on the back of high oil prices. In its previous semi-annual review in April the IMF projected a 4.8 per cent growth across the oil producing economies of the Mena region. In 2011, the economic growth of oil exporters was at 3.9 per cent. The MENA region as a whole, including oil exporters and importers, is also is expected to grow at a faster rate of 5.3 per cent in 2012, compared with 4.2 per cent forecast in April, the IMF said in its annual World Economic Outlook. “Oil exporters will expand collectively at 6.6 per cent, compared

with 3.9 per cent in 2011, thanks to a strong rebound by Libya after its economy came to a grinding halt during the 2011 revolt that ousted Muammar Gaddafi,” IMF chief Christine Lagarde said. She praised Gulf oil exporters for their help in stabilising the global economy by managing oil prices. Oil importers, however, will see collective growth slow further to 1.2 per cent, compared with 1.4 per cent in 2011, as many countries face political and economic uncertainties as well as slowing growth in major trading partners. In 2013 MENA economies would see growth slow down to 3.6 per cent, with expansion in oil exporting economies dropping to 3.8 per cent, while oil importing economies will see growth of 3.3 per cent.

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BRIEFLY ■ TRADE BETWEEN THE UAE and Japan increased by 14.5 per cent to US$27.2 billion during the first six months of 2012, Abu Dhabi’s Department of Economic Development (DED) stated. DED cited a report by the Japanese External Trade Organisation (JETRO), which showed the value of Japan’s imports from the UAE increased by 9.7 per cent to US$22.6bn during the first six months of 2012, compared to US$20.6bn during in the same period in 2011. The majority of the imports from the UAE, 98.4 per cent worth, consisted of mineral fuels that include crude oils and other gaseous hydrocarbons. Out of the remaining 1.6 per cent imports, 1.3 per cent was comprised of aluminium, the second largest export item. Japan’s exports to the UAE grew by 45.9 per cent during the first six months of 2012, driven by automobile, machinery and iron and steel exports.

Saudi Arabia tops region for doing business THE IFC AND World Bank ‘Doing Business 2013’ report found that Saudi Arabia was the highest ranked Middle East country for doing business. Saudi Arabia was ranked 22nd globally in the report, ahead of the UAE which was placed 26th. Elsewhere in the GCC, Qatar came 40th, Bahrain 42nd, Oman 47th and Kuwait 82nd. Saudi Arabia scored highly in the report in regards to taxation (3rd in the world), investor protection (19th), property registration and access to electricity (both 12th). But the country did not perform so will in other categories. When it comes to starting a business (78th globally), enforcing contracts (124th) and resolving insolvency (107th). The report found that despite the challenges faced by governments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), 47 per cent of economies in the region implemented regulatory reforms from June 2011 to June 2012 that made it easier to do business. The momentum for reform in the region has slowed down due to the negative effects of the Arab Spring but the reported still highlighted some positive moves in the region. Examples of regional business reform cited by the report included the UAE’s streamlining of startup requirements, the implementation of an online system to file and pay taxes, and a reduction in the time required to set up an electricity connection. While, Oman was praised for guaranting the rights of borrowers to inspect their personal credit data. “The changes in the region suggest a renewed opportunity for governments to invest in governance structures and increase transparency in parallel with efforts to improve the business regulatory environment,” said Augusto Lopez-Claros, director Global Indicators and Analysis, World Bank Group.

FDI into the region has shifted from developed markets to intra-regional investments ERNST & YOUNG'S inaugural Middle East Attractiveness Survey is a detailed analysis of how foreign direct investment (FDI) into the region has developed and evolved in the last decade. Although Western Europe and North America have historically brought the most projects by number to the Middle East, with 59 per cent of the total between 2003 and 2011, investment by value has become increasingly concentrated on intra-regional investment. The region has seen the number of annual FDI projects increase from 362 in 2003 to a peak of 1,070 in 2008. Project numbers fell in 2009 and 2010 as the global and regional economies took a hit from the global economic downturn but recovered again in 2011 with an increase of 8 per cent to 928, stated the report. Initial findings from the survey found that for the first six months of 2012 investment project numbers and value were flat or below that of the comparable period in 2011. Despite the decline in project size the region still has many positives as the long-term investment outlook from executives confirmed. Initial analysis of the 2012 data shows

In 2012 the number of FDI projects from Middle East investors exceeded that from Western markets

the number of projects originating from Middle East investors exceeding that from Western markets for the first time. Phil Gandier, Ernst & Young Transaction Advisory Services Managing Partner, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) commented, "This highlights the ongoing trend of intra-regional investment in the Middle East which has gained significant momentum in recent years. There is growing optimism among Middle Eastern companies in terms of tapping into the potential of

their own region." Early data from 2012 showed that Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar attracted the most investment projects with UAE leading Saudi Arabia in terms of project numbers and value. There was also a welcome return of investment into Egypt. The report combined annual FDI analysis from 2003 and surveyed 355 global and regional executives on their views about how and where investment across the Middle East will take place in the next decade.

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Avaya to set up regional training hub in Dubai AVAYA PLANS TO open its new training centre for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park in the UAE. Avaya said the dedicated training centre will feature its latest video and networking products, which address the challenges businesses face in delivering sales and service experiences in a multimedia world. Partners and enterprises from the Middle East, Africa and Turkey region will be able to use the facility to boost their knowledge of Avaya video and midmarket technologies, while obtaining industry certifications on new

communications solutions. “We are confident that this training centre will allow industry professionals to benefit from Avaya’s presence in the technology park while gaining from their latest industry solutions,” said Dr Juma Almatrooshi, the executive VP (commercial) of DSOA. Nidal Abou-Ltaif, vice president of Middle East, Africa and Turkey Avaya added,” We will enhance the training centre in the coming years as demand for the latest video and networking solutions in the region continues to increase."

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OHAMMED AL MUALLEM, the company’s senior vice president and managing director of its key UAE region outlined to Technical Review his plans for the future. A man with nearly three decades of port terminal operational experience, he has played a central part in heading the development of Jebel Ali. He believes strongly that DP World and Dubai itself should play “a very active part in trade in terms of development of the region and for us to remain a flourishing and booming city it is very important for us that we contribute to the shipping industry and the shipping industry contributes to Dubai.” Al Muallem has had a long career with the shipping industry in the UAE which began at Port Rashid in 1983. It is his firm belief that one of the main reasons why Dubai is now a centre of global trade is because “it has catered for that growth in the shipping sector, which has really contributed to the growth of trade in Dubai.” He added that Dubai has always looked at how it can grow the shipping sector and facilitate it.

Dubai’s foresight Port Rashid, built in the 1970s, was one of the region’s first ports able to accommodate the large general cargo ships plying the

Mohammed Al Muallem

Global shipping giant continues to grow DP World refuses to rest on its laurels. Despite its position as the premier marine operator in the Middle East and the third largest port operator in the world, it is now implementing an ambitious expansion programme at its flagship Jebel Ali port that is seen in the industry as a significant vote of confidence in the growth potential of the sector. high seas at that time. As the container industry started to pick up, Dubai led the field in introducing a proper container terminal at Jebel Ali capable of servicing the region efficiently. The shipping industry focus is now very much on containers rather than general cargo and Muallem sees potential growth in the container business as tremendous. This trend is illustrated by the huge jump in the number of containers which Dubai receives now compared to its early years. The container throughput in DP World’s UAE Region has increased from around 300,000 TEU in 1983, climbing to 13 million TEU last year and Jebel Ali now ranks among the top 10 ports in the world. “This shows the great leaps and bounds we have made,” commented Al Muallem. “We are committed to continuing to invest in the expansion of Jebel Ali and our global portfolio in line with market demand. We are

talking about jumping from four to five terminals in 1991 to more than 60 terminals today; this is an achievement,” said Al Muallem. Jebel Ali Port started off with a nine million capacity at Terminal 1 and then in 2007 the company introduced Terminal 2 with an additional five million capacity to meet the additional growth that DP World was seeing. “We have this formula in place that we keep on monitoring our capacity and utilisation and look at when we should invest and expand,” Al Muallem noted. He touched briefly on the financial crisis which hit the global economy in 2008-2009, stressing that if you compared trade in Dubai to the rest of the world “our volume drop was much less than the US and Europe, which was in the region of 20 per cent, while in Dubai it was only six per cent.” 2010 saw things swinging upwards again for the port operator, and “that year we did better than we did in the boom days of 2008.” The container throughput in the UAE in 2008 was 10.8 TEU but in 2011 it reached 13 million TEU. “This can tell you the region’s economy is healthy and moving forward,” Al Muallem added. “We continue to expand and invest in Jebel Ali and the new Terminal 3 (T3) is a prime example of this. The work is on track and will be completed by 2014. T3 capacity will be 4 million TEU, which will mean that by the end of 2014 Jebel Ali will have a capacity of 19 million TEU’s.” He stressed, “We need it to be delivered on time so we are able to accommodate that growth.” DP World, according to Al Muallem, is always looking to the future and is building once again to enable it to receive bigger ships. It has already simulated an 18,000 TEU vessel, and is confident it will be able to handle these ultra large vessels.

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Al Muallem stated: “The investment we are doing in Jebel Ali reflects confidence in the region’s growth, and we need to bring in more capacity online to meet the growth.”

Growth source Jebel Ali is DP World’s main hub and it handles not only cargo for the UAE and Dubai, but it also cargo destined for the wider region as a whole. “The major trade growth we will see will be in our own region, mainly in GCC countries which are all investing in major infrastructure projects.” Al Muallem said that regional GDP growth was already “quite healthy” compared to global figures and such mega events as the 2020 Expo which UAE is bidding to host and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar should help boost imports into the region, with most coming from the Far East. Jebel Ali Port

The whole region will require more container capacity to deal with this growth and this is why large investments in the shipping industry are now being made around the Middle East. This includes Port Khalifa in Abu Dhabi and ports in Doha and Kuwait. “We at Jebel Ali are positioned very well for this. In terms of our facilities we receive the biggest ships and we can deal with their high speed demands. This means that all the big vessels entering the Gulf stop at the flagship Dubai port.” Al Muallem claimed one of Jebel Ali’s main attractions is its strong feeder network which allows customers to really enhance their trade in the region. He highlighted the different modes of transport on offer, whether it be by sea, by air or by land, with rail development being the new attraction on the horizon. The opening of the Al Maktoum International Airport has only improved the feeder network, while the value of rail will help Jebel Ali facilitate trade further and “once Etihad rail is implemented it will further position Dubai and Jebel Ali port as a world class maritime facility.”

Competition The recent opening of Port Khalifa near Abu Dhabi is seen by Al Muallem as more complementary than as a direct competitor to Jebel Ali Port. “I think between us and our colleagues in Abu Dhabi, this will bring the UAE into a much stronger position in terms of catering for the needs of the region.’ Al Muallem highlighted how DP World had gained the trust of its customers over the years, citing this as the prime reason both it and Dubai had won the reputation as global players. ■

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BRIEFLY ■ LG ELECTRONICS (LG) has started selling its LED-lighting solutions in the Levant region. "The demand for LED lighting is growing quickly in the Middle East region," said Ukhwan Kim, Director of the Lighting Business at LG Air Conditioning and Energy Solution Company. LG's LED products on average require 70 to 90 per cent less energy and last longer than conventional lighting products. LG was selected as the exclusive lighting solutions provider for an LEDonly structure in the UAE. The Control and Management Centre, located in Dubai, is owned by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). Installation began at the end of September. "LG has invested heavily in LED technologies in order to be able offer the most advanced lighting solutions which combine excellent energy savings with unsurpassed performance," Kim added.

Megger acquires SebaKMT ELECTRICAL TEST EQUIPMENT company Megger has acquired Germany’s pipe leakage detection and cable testing specialist SebaKMT. US-based Megger stated that the acquisition would allow the group to enhance its existing cable test product portfolio, while SebaKMT will benefit from the firm’s technical and financial resources. “This acquisition is an outstandingly positive development for both companies and for their customers, not least because there’s a high degree of synergy between the Megger and SebaKMT product ranges, but very little overlap,” noted the release. “The new organisation will be able to offer a truly comprehensive family of power test products, backed by unmatched technical expertise and strong readily accessible customer support in virtually every country of the world.” Dr Max Iann, former owner of SebaKMT, said, “It was important for us to find a partner that would enable SebaKMT to continue to grow successfully, and to strengthen its market position. Megger is the perfect partner, as the companies ideally complement each other in terms of product range and geographical coverage.” Following the acquisition of SebaKMT, Iann has joined the board of Megger Group Limited. Megger has major development and manufacturing facilities in the UK, Sweden and the USA, and is one of the largest suppliers of test equipment for the global electrical power sector. The acquisition of SebaKMT, which has its main development and manufacturing bases in Germany and the USA where it operates principally through its subsidiary HDW Electronics, will increase the turnover of the Megger Group substantially, and firmly establishes it as a preThe acquisition of SebaKMT will increase the eminent provider of test solutions for the power industry. turnover of Megger

Al Faris to open second Saudi Arabian rental facility AL FARIS GROUP is set to open a second rental depot in the western region of Saudi Arabia following an increase in demand for its services in the kingdom Since the 2011 opening of its Jubail depot, Al Faris Equipment Rentals has received more than 60 Liebherr mobile cranes, with orders for a further 17 units to be delivered by March 2013. "Saudi Arabia is a large market, but it does have considerable drawbacks due to slow governmental procedures and lack of infrastructure,” Brian Green, technical director of Al Faris. "There is

however plenty of work, and we are continuously striving to cope with the demand from the regular customers and hence, the new orders.” Despite the growth of business in Saudi Arabia, Dubai continues to be the company’s ‘hub’, with all new cranes passing through the emirate prior to delivery. Among the cranes the company has made available for rental in the Saudi Arabian market are the LTM 11200-9.1, which can lift a maximum weight of 55 tonnes, and the LTM 1250-6.1, which is

able to lift 33 tonnes. "The Saudi market is beginning to become saturated with lifting equipment, however, new upcoming projects are cropping up in remote locations. Mobilisation of equipment to such areas is becoming increasingly difficult due to Saudi laws and infrastructure limitations," Green remarked. "It’s very different to the boom in Dubai where cranes were in demand by the construction sector and short contracts – virtually as ‘taxi’ cranes, in and out; often completing two to three jobs a day."

First Solar to build solar power plant in Dubai FIRST SOLAR HAS announced it is to construct a 13 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Seih Al Dahal, Dubai. Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) selected the company to construct the power plant, which is to be located approximately 50 km south of Dubai. “The PV plant installation is a key step in the implementation of the energy diversification strategy adopted by the Supreme Council of Energy, in which solar energy is set to become part of Dubai’s energy portfolio,” said Saeed Mohammed

Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA. “The strategy is based on Dubai’s growing energy requirements and aims to maintain security of supply.” Under the terms of the agreement, First Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the plant, as well as its thin-film PV modules. The plant will be the first phase of the US$3.3bn Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project, which is expected to cover 48 sq km and produce 1,000 MW of clean energy for the region by using both PV and solar thermal technology.

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First Solar said the 13MW power plant, which will cost an estimated US$34mn, is expected to generate more than 22mn kW hours of electricity per year, enough to meet the average annual electricity needs of more than 500 local households.

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BRIEFLY ■ AECOM TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (AECOM) has been selected to provide general engineering consultancy services for local roads and drainage projects in the south of Qatar. ASHGHAL, the country’s Public Works Authority (PWA), awarded AECOM the contract for southern Qatar as part of a larger US$14bn programme to develop the city’s infrastructure, local roads and drainage. Work on the contract is set to start right away. “We are delighted to continue our partnership with ASHGHAL to improve the country’s infrastructure,”said AECOM chairman and chief executive officer John Dionisio. AECOM will provide the following services: data collection; planning; coordination; liaising with stakeholders; permit review; inspection of traffic diversions; option studies; design; construction supervision; and other consultancy services.

GE and Wa’ed to promote SMEs in Saudi Arabia GE HAS SIGNED a strategic partnership agreement with Wa’ed (the Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Centre to serve as a developer, financer and incubator of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Saudi Arabia. Under the new partnership, GE will work with Wa’ed to further drive the Kingdom’s SME sector and develop a solid supply chain in manufacturing and services in the energy sector to meet the needs of local, regional and global customers. E will also partner with the SMEs, developed by Wa’ed, to enhance their competencies as potential The signing of agreement between GE and Wa’ed suppliers of the company in the energy sector. Hisham Bahkali, GE’s president & chief executive officer for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, said, "The MOU with Wa’ed will enable us to identify and develop Saudi talent to be partners in our operations, especially in serving our clients not only from the region but also in global markets." GE will initiate discussions with its international suppliers and partners to potentially source the products and services from Saudi Arabia, thus boosting the Kingdom’s exports sector. The company will also extend training consultancy support where needed to strengthen the skills of the SME entrepreneurs. Saudi entrepreneurs, males and females, can present their business proposals online on the Wa’ed website. This will then be checked for potential support as Wa’ed is funding projects through equity partnership and debt financing. Fahad A. Al-Semari, managing director of Wa’ed added, “Wa’ed will be working with GE to identify opportunities in the local market to develop new local start-ups and support the development of existing SME suppliers to expand and localise international suppliers."

ACWA Power has aquired full ownership of NOMAC ACWA POWER INTERNATIONAL (ACWA Power) has successful completed the acquisition from Sogex Oman of its 35 per cent share of First National Operation and Maintenance Company (NOMAC). With the completion of this transaction ACWA Power now has 100 per cent ownership of NOMAC. Mohammed Abunayyan, Chairman of ACWA Power, said, "This acquisition will streamline our business so that the operations of ACWA Power will take complete control of the O&M function to ensure optimization of plant operations thus providing a fully integrated holistic environment which encompasses project development and acquisition, management and operation and maintenance." NOMAC is the leading independent operations and maintenance services provider for the power and desalination industry in Saudi Arabia. It is responsible for the operation of a portfolio of over 10,000 MW of power generation representing 20 per cent of the total power generated in Saudi Arabia. NOMAC is also responsible for the operation and maintenance of projects producing 2.2 million m³/day of desalinated water representing 42 per cent of the total desalinated water production in Saudi Arabia. "This acquisition is a natural progression in our growth strategy as it is part of our concentrated efforts aimed at enhancing the productivity of our well established assets in Saudi Arabia,” added Paddy Padmanathan, ACWA Power's president and CEO.

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Technical Review Middle East - Issue Six 2012

Market News

BRIEFLY ■ GENOIL EMIRATES HAS obtained a license to provide pollution and environmental protection services in the UAE and has been added to the Commercial Register in Dubai The jointly-owned corporation between SBK Holding LLC and Canada’s Genoil, will commence its rollout in the UAE using Genoil's technologies, including the GHU hydro-conversion system, the crystal oily water separators, the ports cleaning solutions, waste water management. Genoil will also market these technologies throughout the Middle East and other countries. SBK Holding Board chairman Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa said in a statement, “We are pleased that Genoil Emirates has received its license to operate in the UAE and we are hopeful that Genoil’s technology will spread across the region and help preserve and improve the quality of our natural resources and further protect our environment.”

Germany's RWE and DEWA form a joint venture DUBAI ELECTRICITY AND Water Authority (Dewa) has entered into a joint venture with RWE Technology GmbH of Germany to create an energy consultancy in the region. The Joint Venture will provide services to utilities, as well as to the associated power related activities of the steel, aluminium industry. The new company will operate across the GCC and MENA region as a primary market, a secondary market could potentially cover global clients. DEWA and RWE believe that there is a real need for an energy consultancy company in the region. Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE all investing billions in new industries and infrastructure to meet the growing energy demand of a growing population. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of DEWA, said, "We are convinced that RWE Technology is the right partner on whom we can rely in all fields of consulting services, including energy and the environment, to provide our mutual expertise in the Middle East. Business potential between DEWA and RWE has endless possibilities, whether in sharing operational expertise, or developing innovative technologies to emphasise the significance of international public private partnerships." RWE Technology managing director, Michael Fubi added, "The new company will offer comprehensive energy consulting services not only to energy suppliers in the region, but also to energy related projects in the oil and gas sector; the steel, chemical, aluminium and cement industries; government authorities; and private investors and developers." RWE Technology, the construction arm of the RWE Group, will provide its expertise as an international project and engineering specialist in the power plant sector. The signing ceremony for the new joint venture

Honeywell opens training centre in Saudi Arabia LOCATED IN THE Dhahran Techno Valley business cluster, the centre will offer a platform for engineering research and training for Honeywell's employees, its industrial partners and its customers. The educational facility, the firm's first outside the US, will offer a range of industrial research and development courses, as well as customer training for Honeywell’s UOP oil and gas technology businesses. The global technology and manufacturing firm has said that it hoped that the opening of the centre would act as a foundation for its regional growth over the coming years, as well as providing employment opportunities to the local population. Mohamed Al Mousa, Saudi Arabia country manager for Honeywell, said, "The opening of this new research and training facility, here in Dhahran, enables Honeywell to provide career-path opportunities for Saudi nationals. "This centre provides a base to develop stronger relationships with our industrial partners and universities like King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). The scholarships and internships we are providing to Saudi students also form part of our long-term

The opening ceremony of the research and training centre

investment in the country and its future.” Honeywell said that the new facility would provide innovative solutions to challenges facing companies in Saudi Arabia, as well as helping engineers in the region develop new technologies. Honeywell chairman and CEO Dave Cote remarked, "We expect a lot of great new products and technologies to emerge from this new centre, as it will offer a platform for engineering and research excellence for employees and customers

in the region." Khaled Al-Sultan, rector and CEO of KFUPM, added, “The company’s training activities and scholarships for young Saudis, as well as our on-going advanced joint research projects, demonstrate the company’s commitment to innovation and a knowledge-based economy.” In addition to the new centre at the Dhahran Techno Valley, Honeywell’s site locations also include Riyadh, Jeddah and the industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu.

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Technical Review Middle East - Issue Six 2012

Data Security

Growing demand for greater data security As the Middle East experiences a data explosion, Sherif AbdElGawad, general manager Middle East, Barracuda Networks has spelt out the ways that the job of keeping that growing mass of information secure is due to play an increasingly important role across the region.


S THE MIDDLE East experiences a data explosion, Sherif AbdElGawad, general manger Middle East, Barracuda Networks has spelt out the ways that the job of keeping that growing mass of information secure is due to play an increasingly important role across the region. The pressing need to provide a safe and reliable environment for data storage has created a growing awareness of the value of the provision of a safe and reliable environment for the storage of information across the area, according to Barracuda’s general manager, MEA. AbdElGawad explained, “Data protection is growing in importance, especially as everything is now moving to more complex IT infrastructures and everyone is trying to make data more available.” This is why more attention is being given to data security, whether at IT companies, financial institutions, or businesses covering many different sectors. Barracuda has a number of distinct lines of business, including content security, networking and application delivery, as well as data storage, security and disaster recovery. These solutions are delivered in three ways; physical, virtual and as cloud services. “This means we can meet the physical, virtual demands of a client and meet the new clouding computing trends,” AbdElGawad added.

Security threat He stressed that to meet the ongoing threat from data security raids, companies in the Middle East needed to increase their level of web and overall data security. More and more companies are asking how they can have data access whenever they need it and sharing the content on mobile devices and iPads. So there is a lot of traction out there on data security and the need to make the data available and at the same time to make it secure. “Securing this data is one of the most pressing issues in the IT sector. I see it as a growing demand within this area. I think there is good potential for Barracuda to take advantage of this,” emphasised AbdElGawad. “This demand will translate into greater spending on data security services, whether it be on cloud, email or web protection.”

Sherif AbdElGawad

He went on, “Egypt and the GCC are more advanced in terms of IT infrastructure compared to the rest of the region as they are able to try new things and they have the right infrastructure to meet the new needs. “Having the right IT infrastructure is essential to making sure you can protect your data properly.”

Government initiatives Governments are inevitably big players in the data security sector and most of the governments in the Gulf and the wider region are trying to make a lot of services available online, the danger of exposure to outsiders is increasing. “All of this means that data protection becomes a vital component of any enterprises’ offering and is why data protection is one of the key issues for the government,” AbdElGawad said. But he warned that regulation was one area that is holding

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Data Security back progress in the region as the current regulations in the wide data field varied from country to country, with only a few that were applicable equally across different countries and jurisdictions. Dubai, where the government’s new Information Security Committee held its annual meeting in early September is seizing the initiative. It is discussing a new information security policy for the Emirates, which, once completed, will be adopted across all its government authorities and entities. AbdElGawad noted that because the methods of cyber attack had advanced, businesses would have to increase their security measures in order just to stay ahead. The old threat typically came from spam but since the spam and virus firewalls now kill around 80 per cent of these threats, hackers have moved onto new ways of attacking computers, especially via social media, targeting browsers and social sites like Facebook to try and get a back door access to vulnerable computers. The onus has changed from mass attacks to personal ones. Earlier this year Barracuda Labs, a research subsidiary of Barracuda, carried out a study on the rise of fake Facebook accounts. The study analysed a random sampling of 2,884 active Facebook accounts to identify key differences between average real user accounts and fake accounts created by attackers and spammers. Attackers use these fake accounts to blend into Facebook, giving them a long-lived path to continuously present malicious links to innocent users. As everything is interconnected, AbdElGawad argued that you


cannot isolate enterprises and corporate firms from social media activities. This is due to many companies using social media for marketing, and company staff using personal Facebook accounts on corporate iPhones or Blackberrys. This has resulted in businesses facing a new task of trying to secure the bridge between social media and the corporate world.

Solutions Barracuda offers a full portfolio of products including Barracuda NG Firewall, Barracuda Spam and Virus Firewall, Barracuda Web Filter which now have new social media filters. On data protection specifically, the company offers methods of safe web browsing and provides a backup on cloud services. “We cover all aspects of data security,” said AbdElGawad. One of Barracuda’s key solutions is data back up and retrieval. The company offers the ability to secure data and back up either onto a firm’s own premise or on Barracuda’s cloud service, which is subscription based. Another key trend in the market is the growing importance of cloud computing. As the industry moves to the more dynamic IT infrastructure which is cloud-based, the real hurdle facing companies and governments methods of transferring their local data physically and moving to cloud-based services. AbdElGawad concluded, “Cloud is catching on in the region and most customers are talking about it whether it is a private or public cloud. The C-level executives are in favour of it, but the main burden for the growth of cloud is the security issues surrounding the technology.” ■

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Communications & IT

BRIEFLY ■ THE IT SERVICES market in the Middle East is predicted to generate US$5.2bn by 2015, according to a recent study by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI). The market, which was previously valued at US$3.6bn in 2011, is expected to grow at an annual rate of 9.6 per cent until 2015. Saudi Arabia and the UAE were the key MENA markets in 2011 and together accounted for almost 70 per cent of all IT services spending in the MENA, said the DCCI. The study added that the increasing prominence of IT services was due to the fact that they significantly reduced an organisation’s overall costs. The market does, however, face certain challenges, including the lack of qualified professionals and the increase in regulations since the recession struck in 2008. The report concluded that the IT services market in the Middle East is set to grow at a rapid rate.

Ericsson wins Qatar broadband deal QATAR NATIONAL BROADBAND Network Company (Qnbn) has signed an agreement with Ericsson to deploy a broadband network infrastructure using optical fiber (FTTx) in Qatar. The deal will also facilitate competitive, high speed broadband services in Qatar through the deployment of Ericsson’s fiber optic solution, fiber cables and central offices. Qnbn will deploy a passive network infrastructure, providing equal and Ericsson will install a broadband network using optical fiber open access to operators to offer choice for the end-user and efficiently leveraging existing and new infrastructure in Qatar. "Together with Ericsson we hope to be able to enrich connectivity in Qatar and continue to provide an ideal environment for business development and economic growth," said Mohamad Al-Mannai, Qnbn's chief executive officer. The agreement was signed during the ITU Telecom World event in Dubai and is the largest deal that Ericsson has ever won in Qatar. “Having high speed broadband access with faster connectivity has become a major component for today’s Networked Society,” said Ray Hassan, the president of Ericsson Gulf Council Countries (GCC). Qatar’s government established Qnbn in 2011 to accelerate the rollout of a nationwide high-speed, accessible broadband Fiber to people’s homes. Qnbn aims to provide fiber access to citizens and businesses across Qatar, achieving coverage targets of 95 per cent across Qatar.

Etisalat achieves highest 4G LTE speed test ETISALAT HAS COMPLETED the highest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) speed test in the world, reaching speeds of 300 Mbps, and the UAE's telecoms company aims to fully cover the UAE's populated areas over 4G within the next two to three years. “Etisalat’s existing 4G network offers speeds up to 150 Mbps, but devices available in the market still don’t support this speed. However, the development of networks always motivates manufacturers to produce higher speeds to keep pace with evolution of these networks,” said Saleh Al Abdouli, chief executive officer of etisalat. In late 2011, Etisalat was one of the first telecom providers in the world to launch a 4G LTE network, using 1800 MHZ and 2.6 GHZ bands. Recently the company launched a 4G LTE WiFi device enabling up to 10 users to access the internet on a special WiFi network. Al Abdouli confirmed that in the first phase of its 4G LTE rollout, etisalat has deployed around 1,000 base stations. The current LTE footprint spans major cities in the UAE covering 80 per cent of the country’s population. Etisalat is working to add new stations to cover more than 85 per cent of the country,

Etisalat’s 3G network covers about 99.8 per cent of the UAE populated area

targeting major buildings, commercial centres, airports and other major locations. The second phase of the company’s LTE deployment is expected to continue even as Etisalat carries on with the expansion of its 3G mobile network. Etisalat’s 3G network covers about 99.8

per cent of the UAE populated area through more than 5,500 base stations. The 3G network has been upgraded several times in line with global speeds and developments. The regular upgrades also ensure that subscribers will be able to move easily between HSPA+ and 4G networks.

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EI Bank invests in Prospero suite SAGE SA HAS announced it will provide Dubai-based Emirates Investment Bank (EI Bank) with its full Prospero Wealth Management solution. SAGE, a financial software solutions company specialising in wealth management, revealed that EI Bank invested in Prospero to cover its frontto-back office requirements as well as the General Ledger program. Samer Ghosheh, IT director of EI Bank, said, “We found that Prospero Wealth Management was one of the few software solutions in the market that provided all of the functionality necessary to run our wealth management business across all asset classes, from front office to back office, including General Ledger.”

Middle East IT services ‘to make US$5.2 billion by 2015’ THE IT SERVICES market in the Middle The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and East is predicted to generate Industry (Source Tarif Kapadi) US$5.2bn by 2015, according to a recent study by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) The market, which was previously valued at US$3.6bn in 2011, is expected to grow at an annual rate of 9.6 per cent until 2015. The study, the release of which coincided with the start of Gitex 2012, examined some of the major trends in the IT services market, namely the increased adoption of project-based services, increasing awareness of cloud computing, emergence of local vendors and growth in outsourcing. Saudi Arabia and the UAE were the key MENA markets in 2011 and together accounted for almost 70 per cent of all IT services spending in the MENA, said the DCCI. The study added that the increasing prominence of IT services was due to the fact that they significantly reduced an organisation’s overall costs. The market does, however, face certain challenges, including the lack of qualified professionals and the increase in regulations since the recession struck in 2008. Nevertheless, the report concluded that the IT services market in the Middle East is set to grow at a rapid rate, evidence of which can be seen in emerging trends such as the increased adoption of project-based IT services and the surfacing of local vendors.

Eaton 9PX UPS aims to increase power, efficiency and stability THE NEW 9PX UPS offers stable power supply and a reliable support system for companies whose transactions involve significant amounts of data processing, according to manufacturer, Eaton. The server is therefore particularly suited to the requirements of telecommunications firms and financial institutions, the company said. Cyrille Brisson, vice-president of power quality EMEA at Eaton Electrical Industries, offered the theoretical example of a telecommunications company experiencing significant growth in subscribers for its advanced, data-rich, mobile communications services; a situation that is very real to many EMEA mobile network operators and their associated enterprises. “We are a believer in the fact that you have less and less downtime, particularly since the advent of the smartphone,” said Brisson. “We have been thinking about the cost and availability of power, as there has been underinvestment in power infrastructure for years, allied to investment in renewables.” The increase of renewable investment does not necessarily lead to increased grid provision by proportion, which means that the energy mix can be imbalanced and lead to instability in power provision, creating problems for fast-growing emerging markets, explained Brisson. Of particular note in emerging markets is the uptake of apps for mobile devices, which can add stress to networks on the traffic management side, and hence also in terms of power consumption by data centres. Eaton stressed the importance of power management and a stable energy mix, including

The Eaton 9PX UPS

advanced back-up technology, to ensure service provision by data providers and customer-facing telecommunications operators. The company’s new line of uninterruptible power supply technology, the 9PX, is designed to deliver secure, stable support. It is intended to provide an efficient and futureenergyproof system, and offer comprehensive information provision within the enterprise and without organisations, in support of market operations. The 9PX delivers 28 per cent more power shifts, consuming 40 per cent less energy than the typical UPS available today, according to Eaton. With respect to virtualised IT environments, the company added that it has partnered with VMWare to ensure complete integration and agility within server environments; its Intelligent Power Manager (IPM), for example, can be configured to suit.

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Second carrier for Omantel’s 3.5G network

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OMANTEL HAS ANNOUNCED the launch of a second carrier for its 3.5G network in Al Amerat to increase network capacity and improve service quality. As a result of this development, Omantel customers residing in Al Amerat will experience enhanced mobile broadband speeds, according to the Oman Daily Observer. “We are delighted that our teams have successfully completed this major project ahead of schedule to provide our customers with a better experience,” said a spokesperson for Omantel. “The new improvements will mean a lot to our customers. In addition to increasing the network capacity, our customers will be able to experience enhanced browsing and download speeds resulting in an improved overall customer experience. “Al Amerat is the second area to witness this major network improvement after Salalah when we completed the project end of last August.”

RAMCO ERP HAS designed and architected Ramco ERP on Cloud, which is a next-gen ERP suite from Ramco Systems. The Cloud offering is an entire suite that runs on a single platform and offers a 360-degree view of the business. It promises to extend the reach of Ramco’s clients, grow their business and provide dramatic cost saving over traditional solutions. Extremely flexible and scalable, the product comes equipped with platform-based tool kits like Extension Development Kit and Portal Development Kit for hassle-free self maintenance. All functionalities are available on iPads, tablets and smart phones. The functionalities covered under the suite are process and discrete production, cost planning and control, human capital management, supply chain management, customer relationship management, financial management, maintenance management, service management, asset management and MIS reporting. From cement plants to chemical manufacturers, equipment rental to logistics firms, and aviation to infrastructure, thousands of customers globally trust Ramco to run their most business applications. Ramco ERP on Cloud is available on the Amazon Cloud (AWS) platform. In the Middle East and North Africa, Ramco serves customers such as, Mulk Holdings, Al Ghuriar Iron & Steel, Gulf Precast Concrete Manufacturing, Composite Pipe Industries, AL-Hassan Contracting, Trigon Logistics, Precision Fasteners, RAK Bank, National Bank of Fujairah, Citibank, Integrated Holdings, Gulf Steel Strands and Oman Fasteners. To find out more about Ramco ERP, email

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New materials lead the way in glazing The latest materials offer a combination of solar control and low emissivity – vital properties for Green Building accreditation


KEY FEATURE OF the Big 5 training programme in Dubai this year is a pair of linked workshops on LEED accreditation (elsewhere in this issue). The US Green Building Council with its local equivalents, like the Emirates GBC, originally devised and has subsequently updated its Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design/Green Building Rating System as a set of standards for high performance, sustainable structures*. Led by LEED-approved personnel the one-day programmes cover ‘core concepts and strategies’ (#201, 5 November) and ‘implementing building design and construction’ (#301, 6 November). Attendance contributes to a credit for the council’s continuing professional development programme. A key component of the international Green Building concept is the performance of all the flat glass products, especially vertical outdoor interface glazing units, incorporated within any building. Optimum choice of materials for these can lead to variable credits in the ‘energy and atmosphere’ category of the various national ratings systems. These can be earned for optimising energy performance, The windows of Dubai International Airport (Photo: Jayneandd/flickr)

generating renewable energy, and using both recycled and locally-sourced materials. Proper choice of float glass products can significantly affect all of these. The key target, the one which attracts the maximum number of credits with glazing components, is to achieve better energy performance so as to reduce the adverse environmental impact caused by avoidable use of fossil fuels. All buildings in MENA states, new-build or renovations, now offer major opportunities for accreditation in this field. Up to 10 per cent improvements in overall energy performance (crudely, consumption) can be easily obtainable for new structures; probably one-half of this for the successful building modernisations which are becoming increasingly popular in the region. Correct and precise choice of glass and window frame materials, whether imported or locally manufactured, will depend on the building’s actual location, orientation and total glazed area, both internal and external. As just one example, newly developed vacuum glazing is now

Dubai Mall (Photo: Adnan Ghosheh/flickr)

Single-pane vacuum glazing offers the same thermal performance as a conventional double- or triple-glazing unit

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available in the form of Spacia TM glass from the NSG Group (a Pilkington product) offers within a single pane of high-tech material the same thermal performance as a conventional doubleor triple glazing unit. This is particularly useful for renovating old buildings of historical importance. In challenging climates like that of the MENA region, the amount of daytime heat entering any building is normally minimised these days by the use of solar control glass, which does not restrict the entry of light in any way. The very best modern materials combine this key property with excellent thermal insulation, resulting in reduced heat gain from direct solar radiation due to all the processes (conduction, convection etc) from the 350C-plus outdoors conditions to the controlled atmosphere within. Energy consumption (and therefore CO2 emissions up the line) by the centralised air conditioning system is significantly reduced as a result: the key objective of gaining those valuable LEED credited points. This often leads to more contracts being placed by the public sector in particular.

The amount of daytime heat entering any building is normally minimised these days by the use of solar control glass As well as the float glass product used, the cavity between the two sheets, the sealing quality of the housing materials used and the nature of the frame itself will all influence the thermal insulation of a new window unit. Sustainable building is undoubtedly key in the Gulf right now, chiming so well as it does with regional attempts to cut carbon emissions as well as providing comfortable living and working conditions for the world’s fastestgrowing cluster of economies. Optimum fitting-out of all necessary but energy-leaking window apertures is a particularly effective way of meeting internationally agreed objectives, just as applicable to the growing number of renovations as well as new-builds. â–


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ERMAN INNOVATION HAS, for many decades, played a significant role in helping the industrial sector adapt to changing environmental legislation and practices. In order to target the huge potential that lies in the market for reducing energy consumption in the global industrial sector, Bosch, through its Thermotechnology division, has adopted a universal outlook to promote its large systems business. The German manufacturer is attempting to tap into the global market for large industrial systems, which it expects to

Stadtwerke Giessen's boiler house

Enhancing energy options in the industrial sector Bosch Thermotechnology's blend of power systems and technological solutions are attempting to meet the changing needs of the industrial energy sector. grow at an annual rate of approximately nine percent by 2017. In the Asia/Pacific region, it has predicted growth of 10 per cent in its large-scale plant business between 2011 and 2017. While Bosch said that growth in the Middle East is harder to predict than in the wider Asian continent, it is nonetheless pushing ahead with its activities in the region. Harald Bronkal, senior vice-president sales for Eastern Europe at Bosch Thermotechnology, said the company's current position in the global large systems market is difficult to define due to the amount of companies working in individual segments of the sector. "In a way, it is a new market and Bosch is trying to enter all the segments at once, but the portfolio we have currently will expand," Bronkal remarked. According to the International Energy Agency, in 2009 the industrial sector was responsible for 31 per cent of global energy consumption. A joint study by the German Ă–ko-Institut and Bosch has found

that industrial energy requirements could be reduced by up to a quarter by the year 2030 by using the best technology available in the market in each case. Bosch Thermotechnology's large systems portfolio consists of a wide range of systems and technologies, including shell boilers, water tube boilers, ventilation and cooling, combined heat and power (CHP) systems, energy storage tanks, heat pumps, large solar thermal plants and ORC systems. Bosch KWK Systeme GmbH is the Bosch unit responsible for building a host of equipment and machinery designed to reduce energy usage and improve efficiencies within the industrial sector. At its plant on the outskirts of Lollar, Germany, its builds ORC plants for the production of electricity from waste heat, customised CHP systems and CHP modules, as well as exhaust gas treatment systems and biogas compression units.

CHP success Combined CHP steam boiler units are among the products catching the attention of ever more energy-aware customers. Bosch describes the units as "efficient energy systems... that cut energy usage significantly through the combined generation of power and process heat". The company has highlighted the success of several successful case studies that demonstrate how effective the systems and solutions offered by the

Combined CHP steam boiler units are among the products catching the attention of ever more energyaware customers department can be in reducing power usage and in helping a business or industrial site become self sufficient in energy generation. The effects of Bosch Thermotechnology's cogeneration CHP plants are being fully demonstrated at a facility close to the company's production centre in Lollar. Stadtwerke Giessen, the local utility company serving the German city of Giessen, operates a 1,999 KW CHP unit, built by Bosch KWK Systeme. The plant makes use of the heat produced in power generation, resulting in higher efficiency, less use of primary energy and reduced carbon dioxide emissions. Stadtwerke Giessen has a target to generate half of the electricity supplied to households within its jurisdiction by using efficient cogeneration units by 2020. The utility operates currently operates CHP units rated for more than 27,000 kW of electrical energy. In August 2012 Bosch KWK Systeme

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installed a natural-gas fired CHP system in a separate boiler room at the utility’s CHP station in Schlachthofstrasse, which delivers a total efficiency of at least 95 per cent. According to the manufacturer, the electrical output is infinitely variable between 50 and 100 per cent, and has a utilisation rate in terms of the gross calorific value at or above 95 per cent. All of the utility’s cogeneration and trigeneration units taken together saved up to 30 per cent primary energy in 2011 - a saving of more than 148,000 MW hours compared to separate generation of power and heat.

Convincing the customer Despite the energy savings that can be made through the utilisation of systems such as CHP units, Bronkal said that many clients tend to focus on the immediate investment, rather than on the savings made on longterm operational costs. "When they first consider the investment they can be slightly reluctant, so we have to convince them that with our systems they can save energy, reduce their costs and become more competitive," he remarked. Bronkal said, however, that a growing number of clients want to find out about the possibilities of improving their energy efficiency in order to save money and reduce operational costs. "These customers want to get the best solution not only for their pocket, but also for the environment," he said. In the Middle East, Bosch has targeted major projects similar in size and scale to Abu Dhabi's Masdar City, which the firm has kept a close eye on due to the new systems

in the same building, but in different areas. We are in the process of preparing to launch a new range of next generation water-source heat pumps," he added. "The current generation we have are for the Kazakhstan and Turkish markets, but the next generation will be available in other markets such as those in the Gulf." Egypt is another market, post-revolution, that Bronkal said the firm is targeting due to the huge potential for energy-efficient machinery. Harald Bronkal

“Customers want to get the best solution not only for their pocket, but also for the environment” and energy solutions being proactively tested at the development. Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among the key Gulf markets being targeted by the firm; Kuwait and Saudi Arabia due to the large number of retail developments being built in both countries, while Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 has energised those manufacturers offering innovative and efficient energy solutions such as Bosch. "Shopping malls are looking for watersource heat pump systems as this is an excellent product for such developments," said Bosch Termoteknik Turkey commercial and project sales manager, Fatih Öner. "They will need cooling and maybe heating

Bosch KWK Systeme GmbH in Lollar

Self-sufficient success A system employed at Universitätsklinikum Marburg, close to Bosch's production facilities in central Germany, has ignited the interest of similar institutions in the Middle East that are looking to become selfsufficient in energy. In September 2010, Bosch Industriekessel provided the medical campus with two universal steam boilers UL-S and two Unimat heating boilers UT-L, providing it with a steam output of 3,000 kg per hour for supplying steam to kitchen, laundry, cleaning and disinfection facilities. The medical centre required the technology to become self sufficient in its energy needs, while at the end of October 2010, a further two steam boilers and heating boilers each were commissioned. Bosch describes the shell boiler UL-S as a "modern and efficient three-pass boiler" that ensures low-emission, environmentallyfriendly combustion. The Unimat boilers UT-L use low-emission natural gas and have a heat output of 7.7 MW each to heat the domestic and heating water on the facility. The result of the boiler and modular technology from Bosch Industriekessel has enabled Universitätsklinikum Marburg to become self-sufficient in energy, leading Bosch to claim that the investment in modern energy architecture can pay off within four years. Öner, who has been responsible for the implementation of several energy efficient cooling and heating systems to retail facilities in Turkey, said that the future of the large industrial systems depends on whether companies such as Bosch convince market rivals to go in the same direction, as well as getting the message across the business through a range of training schemes and initiatives. "Bosch is investing a lot in the gap for communication in training," he said. "Training is very important and if you train all the key players and partners in this segment they will all head in this direction." ■

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Technical Review Middle East - Issue Six 2012

Drives & Switchgear

Drives technology meets energy efficient needs ABB is a leader in drives technology and ABB’s Aki Maenpaa told Technical Review that demand for such energy efficient applications is growing in the Middle East across many sectors, ranging from power to buildings.


KI MAENPAA, ABB’S local division manager of discrete automation and motion division for the Gulf region, said that ABB drives were in operation in all industries where you would find electrical motors; ranging from buildings and infrastructure to renewables, power generation and water/wastewater industry plants. He stated, “Power generation and the water industry are focal growth sectors for us. Since the requirements for more energy efficient processes in industries are continuously growing, this creates immense opportunities for automation and especially drives technology.” In the water industry, an investment on upgrading existing fixed speed water pumping installations to gain energy savings or to achieve better process control through variable speed control has very short payback time. But, as Maenpaa explained, installing the drives equipment outdoors can help reduce upgrade cost, as additional space for drives in electrical room is not required. In the region there is a growing demand for unconventional solutions, which do not require traditional AC units. “For example the customers will benefit from increased energy efficiency and reliability when air conditioning of the drives can be avoided in the installation,” he added. ABB drives include proven solutions for demanding applications in harsh environments, which is a key demand in the region. This is why ABB’s drives are modular in design in order to make maintenance simple and easy. “This reduces equipment down time and hence improving equipment availability and overall industrial productivity,” he continued.

Middle East support The Middle East is an important market for ABB drives technology and Maenpaa outlined the company’s latest activities there. “In recent years we have invested significantly in building local competence in drives technology and in strong local support capacity. ABB offers locally a full range of life cycle services which enable customers to optimise the total cost of ownership,” he said. ABB has also been successful over the years in running a focused development and field trial programme with major industries and customers in the Gulf.

The ACS800-38 drive

“This interaction has enabled us to collect valuable information for research and development (R&D) purposes and this facilitated the development of technology that meets not only customer requirements, but is also optimal for regional requirements.”

Driving technology High power quality in weak grids is becoming an increasingly important topic nowadays, Maenpaa explained, one reason why ABB had recently introduced new drives technology onto the markets called ACS800-38 low harmonic drive. The power demand for majority of the drives in outdoor installations rates from 11 to 630kW in low voltage of less than 1000V. In ESP applications motors obviously operate in medium voltage range up to 4kV and also we can find powers approaching 1500kW. The ACS800-38 drive produces a low level of harmonics and maintains unity power factor without any external filters. It had been developed with a self-contained cooling system that is a new innovation where power electronic is located in internal and closed circuits. This ensures an optimal cooling operation in harsh outdoor conditions. The cooling structure enables drives to operate in sandstorms and corrosive offshore environments. “We have already seen some very positive applications of this leading edge technology in the oil industry in different parts of the Middle East,” Maenpaa noted. ■

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Dow to start desalination research with Saudi Arabia's SWCC THE DOW CHEMICAL Company (Dow) and the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) have signed an agreement to collaborate on research into advanced desalination technologies. The announcement follows the MoU that Dow and SWCC signed in March and the collaboration will start with a pilot project to test the suitability of the innovative desalination technologies developed by Dow Water and Process Solutions (DW&PS). The firms will evaluate their performance in the Gulf's environment, including their ability to effectively handle factors such as high salinity and high temperatures. The test will be done over the period of a year and will be conducted at the Saline Water Desalination Research Institute (SWDRI) in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.



Dr Ilham Kadri

New gen-set controllers The new RGK series of AMF and Stand Alone gen set controllers of LOVATO Electric are setting a new standard in controlling single and multiple generating sets thanks to unique functionality and technology. Optical interface on front for quick setup and diagnostics without needing to open the control panel


"As the sole producer of desalinated water in Saudi Arabia, we are looking at cost-effective and environmentally friendly ways to boost our operational efficiencies and the quality of our product," SWDRI Director Dr. Ibrahim Al Tisan said. SWCC is the largest desalinated water producer in the world with 32 desalination plants that are responsible for 18 per cent of the world's desalinated water production. "We welcome this opportunity to further prove the effectiveness of DOW UltraFiltration and Dow FILMTEC Reverse Osmosis (RO) technologies in the challenging environmental conditions we see in the Gulf. We are confident our innovations will deliver enhanced solutions for the unique needs of the Kingdom," said Dr. Ilham Kadri, the commercial director of Dow Water and Process Solutions, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Dow FILMTEC RO membrane elements deliver high flux and outstanding quality water for applications requiring sanitary grade membrane elements. The pilot project with SWCC is the latest in a series of waterrelated initiatives that Dow has announced in the Kingdom. In addition to the MoU signed with SWCC, Dow entered into a R&D collaboration agreement with the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2009 with an initial focus on water and water treatment technologies. Dow also announced in July 2011 that it was going to invest in a manufacturing facility for Dow FILMTEC RO elements in Saudi Arabia.

Expansion modules to have access to any type of communication port, I/O configuration and memory.

Plug and play GSM modem module to optimise and simplify remote supervision


Wi-Fi key for quick diagnostics by smartphones and tablets for operation and maintenance purposes

Boolean logics to guarantee advanced functions and intelligent automation, reducing the usage of auxiliary components in a control panel

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Technical Review Middle East - Issue Six 2012

Power & Water

BRIEFLY ■ TURKEY-BASED GERSAN, ESTABLISHED in 1985, is a world leading manufacturer of products for the power sector. It produces cable trays, ladders, support systems, bus bar trunking systems, earthing and lightning protection systems and low voltage distribution boards. The company has two manufacturing facilities and has recently opened its second factory at Zongalduk in Turkey which contains the latest state of art facilities to cater for the growing market needs. Last year the company saw sales increase by 32 per cent compared to 2010, with the GCC seeing strong growth. Gersan’s products have been approved by AGIP, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), QP, PDO, Occidental Petroleum, ADCO, GASCO, RASGAS, Dubai Aluminium, Emirates Aluminium, DEWA, Dubai Municipality, ENOC, RTA- Dubai, ALBA, Nakheel, Emaar and other reputed clients.

First Solar to build solar power plant in Dubai DUBAI ELECTRICITY & Water Authority (DEWA) has selected First Solar Inc to construct a 13MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Seih Al Dahal, which will be located in the desert 50km south of Dubai. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said, "The PV plant installation is a key step in the implementation of the energy diversification strategy adopted by the Supreme Council of Energy, in which solar energy is set to become part of Dubai’s energy portfolio. "The strategy is based on Dubai’s growing

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid signing the solar scalabel model

energy requirements and aims to maintain security of supply." Under the terms of the agreement, First Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for the plant, as well as its thin-film PV modules. The plant will be the first phase of the US$3.3bn Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park project, which is expected to cover 48 sq km and produce 1,000 MW of clean energy for the region by using both PV and solar thermal technology. Jim Hughes, chief executive officer of First Solar, stated, “We are delighted that DEWA has chosen First Solar to build the first phase of this flagship project, which illustrates our strategy to provide comprehensive solar power plant solutions in sustainable markets.” First Solar said the 13MW power plant, which will cost an estimated US$34 million, is expected to generate more than 22 million kW hours of electricity per year, enough to meet the average annual electricity needs of more than 500 local households. The solar park, which is to be implemented by Dubai’s Supreme Council of Energy (SCE) and managed and operated by DEWA, forms part of the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030.

CESI Middle East to develop Saudi Arabia's smart grid and smart metering strategy CESI MIDDLE EAST has been selected by the Electricity & CoGeneration Authority of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (ECRA) to develop policies, specification requirements and an implementation plan for a smart metering and advanced metering infrastructure in the Kingdom. The mandate is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia and gives further impetus to the development of future plans based on renewable energy across the Middle East as the implementation of smart grids allows for a switch from conventional energy to renewable energy. CESI will be working on the project with global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. Commenting on the agreement, Floris Schulze, managing director of CESI Middle East said, “This project is a very important step for Saudi Arabia and the region in moving towards the global future of electricity and energy and the development and implementation of newer, more advanced technologies and innovations that will deliver sustainable solutions and cost-saving through energy conservation. Smart metering and smart grids are a growing trend across the region and deserve serious consideration and formulation of a strategic plan for their deployment.” The study’s primary objectives include identifying Saudi Arabia’s current and future challenges that a smart meters/smart grids strategy can help overcome. Investigating and reviewing available smart metering technologies that are best suited for the Saudi Electricity Industry and its customers. The study will also see CESI Middle East developing an overall (high level) Smart Grid deployment strategy for Saudi Arabia. This will include assisting ECRA and representatives of the

CESI and ECRA partnership signing

major electricity industry stakeholders in the Kingdom to determine and finalise the salient functional requirements of proposed Smart Meters and Advanced Metering Infrastructure to be deployed. “The Middle East electricity market is forecasted to grow at an accelerated rate over the next few years due to higher consumption rates. This results in the need for a successful implementation strategy that can bridge the gap between the supply and demand – a smart grid network makes for the ideal bridge where the goals of modernization can meet those of a reliable public infrastructure,” added Schulze.

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Power & Water


ORDAN’S AMBITIONS TO develop nuclear power in a bid to cut its burgeoning energy-related import bill – equating to over one fifth of its GDP - and reduce its near total dependence on fuel imports were given a further boost in June when a Jordanian-French joint venture reported it had nearly doubled its projections for uranium reserves in the kingdom’s central region. The existence of uranium resources within Jordan’s borders has been known for some time, but it is only in the past five years that serious efforts have been made to explore their commercial viability. The initial impetus for these exploration efforts were to supply an eventual internal market, but Jordan now hopes to sell its new found uranium internationally, with plans to establish a mining operation in the central region. The World Nuclear Association (WNA) in a recent country briefing report on Jordan estimated the Kingdom’s countrywide

Atomstroyexport, part of Russia’s Rosatom, has proposed its 1,100 MWe capacity AES-92 reactor (Photo: Rosatom)

Jordan pushes on with nuclear power plans Serious efforts are now being made to exploit Jordan’s uranium resources but there are several hurdles to overcome, reports Lynda Davies. ‘low cost’ uranium resources at 140,000 tonnes of uranium (tU) plus another 59,000 tU in phosphate deposits. A feasibility study on recovering uranium as a by-product of phosphate production is also under way. The announcement in June by the Jordan French Uranium Mining Company (JFUMC), a joint venture between Jordan Energy Resources Inc. (JERI, a commercial arm of Jordan Atomic Energy Corporation [JAEC]) and French nuclear major Areva S.A., that it had almost doubled its uranium ore projections for the central region is being seen in Jordan as an “encouraging” sign for the economic feasibility of uranium mining in the Kingdom. JFUMC, established in September 2008 to explore for uranium resources in the central region, reported it had identified over 20,000 tU as reserves in a 72 sq km area. The figure updates an earlier JFUMC report in December 2011 that some 12,300 tU of potential reserves had been identified over an 18 sq km area within the joint venture’s 1,469 sq km concession. The increase is due to additional exploration in areas adjacent to the original drilling site. JFUMC’s licence area in central Jordan includes the Swaqa, Khan Azzabib, Wadi Maghar and Attarat areas, where previous work by Jordan’s Natural Resources Authority identified a surface mineralisation and estimated some 65,000 tU spread across three zones and 60 sq km. JAEC emphasised that the JFUMC findings are not the final number, and the results are being evaluated by Australian mining consultants, Coffey Mining. Some reports suggest the audit may reveal that the joint venture has underestimated the total reserves in the central region. JFUMC is now conducting technical and economic feasibility

studies on uranium mining and extraction, including the development of an open pit mine. Areva already signed a uranium mining agreement with JERI back in February 2010, which is understood to have given the French company exclusive uranium mining rights in central Jordan for 25 years. Areva has said it hopes to begin uranium production by 2015, but this could not be confirmed with the French company by press time. Meanwhile, JERI announced the initial results of ongoing exploration in the Al Hasa and Qatrana areas, about 80 km south of Amman. Preliminary estimates indicate some 22,000 tU, JAEC reported. The uranium is present in the Qatrana phosphorites, where the uranium mineralisation is reported at 0.015-0.017 per cent and would be a co-product with phosphates and vanadium, according to WNA. About 52mn tonnes of phosphate is reported, but neither the phosphate nor the uranium is a JORC-compliant resource, WNA said. JERI is calling for bids later this year from major mining companies to develop seven blocks of thea deposit. Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto ended more than a year’s uranium exploration in the Wadi Sahra Abyad area close to the Saudi Arabian border, in April 2011, citing unsatisfactory initial exploration results. The group had signed a MoU with JAEC in early 2009 to explore for uranium as well as for thorium and zirconium. JERI has since taken over the exploration activities in the area. JERI held talks earlier this year with Australia’s Alliance Resources Ltd. and Gippsland Ltd. on a uranium exploration programme for 22,000 sq km in southern Jordan. Alliance has since pulled out of the talks. It is unclear if Gippsland is continuing the discussions with Jordan. In a separate venture, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has explored for uranium at Hamra-Hausha in the north of the Kingdom, and at Wadi Baheyya in the south. Some uranium mineralisation is also reported at Rweished near the Iraq border in Jordan’s far northeast. Areva meanwhile, is studying the feasibility of recovering uranium as a by-product of Jordan’s phosphate production. The study, which began in 2008, aims to identify the best

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Power & Water

technologies for uranium extraction from phosphoric acid produced by phosphate rock miner and fertiliser producer, Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC). JPMC’s man mining operation is at Eshidiya in southern Jordan. But Jordan does not intend to enrich its own uranium to fuel its planned nuclear power operations in the near term, JAEC Public Affairs Section Head, Inas Shatnawi, confirmed. She said the Kingdom plans to use imported nuclear fuel, at least in the early years of nuclear power generation, while the uranium Jordan produces would be sold internationally, helping to provide part of the funding for the nuclear power plant (NPP). Jordanian officials have said that for strategic and economic reasons Jordan’s government cannot renounce its right to enrich its own uranium for nuclear power fuel. The Kingdom is a signatory to the United Nations nuclear non-proliferation treaty. But the US, among others, wants Jordan to emulate the UAE, which secured final approval to go-ahead with the first two of four planned NPPs at Baraka in July, and buy-in the enriched uranium for nuclear power generation. The UAE has signed deals not to enrich uranium itself or to reprocess spent fuel and has awarded fuel supply contracts to six international companies, including Areva and Rio Tinto. It is unlikely that Jordan would enrich its own uranium for the planned NPP, said an industry analyst. “There would be much opposition to such a move,” he said. “And there would be the capital cost of setting up the facilities to consider, coming hot on the heels of building the nuclear power plant.” Jordan’s Committee for Nuclear Strategy, established in 2007, set out a programme for nuclear power to provide 30 per cent of the Kingdom’s electricity by 2030 and provide for exports. Domestic electricity demand is projected to double by 2030 from the present day, and is expected to translate into a total electricity generation capacity need of 8,000 MWe by 2030, according to WNA, and require more than 15,000 MWe of capacity by 2040 up from 2,662 MWe in 2007, according to JAEC. Jordan envisages ultimately building three or four NPPs. According to JAEC’s Shatnawi, the Kingdom aims to have its first NPP in operation sometime between 2020 and 2025. The commission in May announced that it had short-listed two bidders to supply the technology for the proposed plant, and aims to award the contract in March or April 2013. Areva, in a 50:50 joint venture with

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries named ‘Atmea’, is proposing the Atmea-1 reactor, a Generation 111+ plant with 1,100 MWe of power generating capacity, which has yet to built anywhere. Atomstroyexport, part of Russia’s Rosatom, has proposed its 1,100 MWe capacity AES-92 reactor. Interestingly, in July Areva and Rosatom signed a MoU for studying opportunities of strengthening their mutually beneficial cooperation in the nuclear sector. JAEC said the evaluation of technology suppliers took into account “the highest safety requirements, including lessons learned from Fukushima”. WorleyParsons worked with JAEC providing prepreconstruction consultancy services under a US$11.3mn contract awarded in 2009. That contract came to an end this past August. JAEC and the two successful bidders are now working to resolve certain outstanding technical issues, including the completion of the site selection process. According to Shatnawi, a final selection of the NPP site has not yet been made. However, attention is focused on a site in the vicinity of Jordan’s main wastewater treatment plant, Kherbat Al Samra, near Majdal in Al Mafraq province some 40 km north of Amman. Belgium’s Tractebel Engineering, a GDF Suez subsidiary, is working with JAEC on the plant siting. A site close to Aqaba was originally considered but the seismic characteristics of the Al Samra site are seen as much better. Additionally, cooling water for the NPP will be available via the treatment of wastewater at the Al Samra plant. Work is underway on a cooling system model based on that at

the Palo Verde NPP in Arizona, US. JAEC said the final stage of the technology selection process will be performed in parallel with the search for a strategic partner which would invest in and operate the NPP. The commission has said it would try and find a compatible “match” of technology supplier and strategic operator. The expectation is that a utility company from the technology supplier country would team with Jordan as the strategic partner and investor. Shatnawi confirmed that the commission expects to select the strategic investor/operator by March or April next year, but declined to name contenders. Under JAEC’s proposal, it is likely that the NPP will be owned and operated under a public-private partnership, with the strategic investor providing up to half the funding to build the plant. According to Shatnawi, the current idea is for the strategic partner to have full operational control of the NPP for say the first five years of its operation, by which time Jordan will have developed local nuclear expertise. ■

R&D Building of a 5 MW research and test nuclear reactor at the Jordan University of Science and Technology at Al-Ramtha recently got under way. The reactor, which is being built by a consortium comprising Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute and Daewoo, is slated to be operational by 2015. JAEC said and will serve as a training ground for Jordanian nuclear engineers and physicists who will man the country’s planned NPP in the future.

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Technical Review Middle East - Issue Six 2012

Gulf Traffic

Keeping the region moving safely Keeping the Middle East on the move is the theme of this year’s Gulf Traffic events. Once again Informa Exhibitions are behind this unique and very popular regional gettogether.


HIS YEAR’S EDITION of the highly successful Gulf Traffic exhibition and conference runs in Abu Dhabi’s ADNEC Centre from 19-21 November. More than 100 exhibitors – both companies and institutions, including those involved in any way with rapid transit, parking and road safety issues – are expected to attend. Gulf Traffic will see the latest technologies showcased and offer an ideal networking opportunity. The Gulf and North African regions now feature exceptionally high traffic densities and road casualty figures, a reflection of sustained and very fast growth and an increasingly young and inexperienced road-using population. Massive investment is being made across the region in new infrastructure in order to reduce traffic congestion and make up for decades of limited development. Efforts are also being made to reduce the excessive and wasteful dependence on costly and carbon-polluting shorthaul air transport. It can be easily and amply demonstrated that careful selection and targeted investment in the right land-based systems, which are widely available but only to those really in the know, can produce an excellent return under local conditions. This vastly increases the local quality of life, too, for example by reducing the number of heavy truck movements needed to shift the region’s freight (an excellent example being the Gulf Rail Network plans to link up, in parallel with the power grids, most of the southern Gulf states at a cost of nearly US$130bn). Gulf Traffic is a regionally unique event purely dedicated to the Gulf’s road use, public transport and parking interest groups and provides an annual opportunity to meet with the world’s leading solution-providers for traffic management and mass urban transport problems and opportunities. Once again, the exhibition will showcase all of the latest technologies and upcoming IT-related ideas on road safety, toll management, light- and mainstream (heavy standard gauge) rail solutions, parking schemes and general transport infrastructure developments. These will include: ■ Civil engineering ■ Road/rail construction and maintenance ■ Consultancy, research, planning ■ Road markings ■ Communications ■ Road safety and guidance ■ Emergency systems

Traffic management systems form just a small part of the technology on show at Gulf Traffic

Massive investment is being made across the region in new infrastructure in order to reduce traffic congestion and make up for decades of limited development ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Street ‘furniture’ Fare and toll systems Traffic control Highway guard rails Traffic detection and monitoring ITS (intelligent transport) systems Traffic information, communication systems Passenger information displays Traffic management systems

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Gulf Traffic

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Parking, all aspects Traffic signalling Public transport, all aspects Traffic signs Light/heavy rail systems Transport finance Tunnel construction


The incorporated and highly respected Gulf Traffic Conference runs over the first two days of the whole event, in parallel to the main exhibition. Focusing on key issues such as safety and use of electronic management systems, specially targeted seminars will discuss a wide variety of the current issues faced by this fast-growing sector both at home and abroad. Designed for senior-level professionals and government officials working in this field this latest annual get-together will provide a unique platform to meet, network and learn from the world’s leading authorities on road safety issues (19 November) and intelligent transport systems (the following day). Delegates are advised to request an invitation to the conference before arrival. Now in their third year the Gulf Traffic Awards are made for significant regional innovations in traffic management, parking systems, infrastructure development and road safety promotion, vehicle developments such as lighting and braking systems with the same objective, what is described as ‘changing driver behaviour’ (including all the latest ‘nudge’ theories such as Operation Teen Safety Driving), and a special local green initiative award. ■

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Gulf Traffic

BRIEFLY ■ AJMAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT Corporation has announced plans to build a new bus and taxi station as well as introducing GPS-enabled buses and taxis and airconditioned bus shelters in a US$5.4mn upgrade to Ajman's transport network. Most of the new buses will link Ajman with neighbouring emirates, and passengers can buy tickets on board to avoid queues at ticket offices. "The board of directors has agreed on the new budget to help ease transport hardships in the emirate," said Abdul Kareem Abdullah Al Abdooli, director general of Ajman Public Transport Corporation. A shared taxi project began last year, running from Ajman city centre to Julfar, Zahara and the industrial areas, so that commuters who could not afford a metered taxi could split the cost.

Kuwait metro contract under consideration A CONTRACT UNDERTAKEN by Control Systems Company (CSC) to work on the preliminary stage of the Kuwait metro project is reportedly being considered for approval. Fatmah al Kanderi, a supervisor on the project, said that CSC will be in charge of the first phase of the project, out of a total of five phases. The first network of rail systems will link Kuwait City, and the suburb of Salmiya, with the Kuwait International Airport, said the supervisor. This will be followed by preparation for other phases down the line, which are set to be announced at a later date. The project will rest on cooperation between the public and private sectors, said al Kanderi. In addition to Control Systems, there are four other contractors that are set to be confirmed as the executors of infrastructure deals related to the metro project, al Kanderi said. Earlier this year, Kuwait’s government said that it was seeking proposals by contractors for the transaction advisory contract for phase one of the US$7bn The first network of rail systems will metro project. The Kuwait metro network will be 160 km long, link Kuwait City with the Kuwait with a total of 69 stations. The first phase involves the International Airport construction of around 50 km of track, with 28 stations. About 30 per cent of the project will be underground. Once completed, the government will own 10 per cent of the project, and raise 50 per cent of the funds through an initial public offering. The remaining 40 per cent will be held by a private developer. Spain’s Ingenieria & Consultoria de Transporte (INECO) provided the master plan for the system, while the project feasibility studies were carried out by a consortium of Al Dashti, INECO and the local Kuwait United Development group in 2006, which were completed in May 2010. The project is expected to be completed in 2016.

Dubai Creek canal set to cross Shaikh Zayed Road DUBAI IS SET to spend US$408mn to extend the Business Bay canal by 12.8 km from the section of Shaikh Zayed Road flanking the Safa Park Interchange to the Arabian Gulf. His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has endorsed the extension of the Business Bay Canal Project, including required modifications to roads and bridges. Shaikh Mohammad has also directed the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to complete the project within two years. The extended Business Bay Canal will cross Shaikh Zayed Road before Al Safa Interchange and cut across Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, and Jumeirah 2, terminating in the Arabian Gulf. The width of the extended canal will be between 80 to 100 m. Major diversions on Shaikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Road will be in place as the work starts. The project will see an 800 m bridge being built on Shaikh Zayed Road with six lanes in each direction. The bridge will be 8.5-m high to ensure smooth sailing for marine transport. Another

six-lane bridge with three lanes in both directions will be built on Jumeirah Road. The Dubai Creek Canal extension project is also part of Dubai’s ambitious plan to develop marine transport as the waterway will be used by private boats, water taxis and ferries. Some 10 km out of the total 12.8 km envisaged under the creek canal extension work has already been completed under the Business Bay development project. Dubai Creek, which begins at the point of the Arabian Gulf near Al Shindagha in Bur Dubai, currently spans 14 km and culminates at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Once completed, the final length of the creek will be around 26.8 km, with Bur Dubai becoming an island ringed by the Dubai Creek. The RTA plans to give shape to the canal’s banks employing the soil-cement method, an innovative engineering solution that will add to the aesthetics of the canal and its surroundings. The creek extension will ensure the replenishment of water in the entire Business Bay Canal automatically without the need for pumps. Due to the scale of the project and the need to expedite construction, the project has

An artist’s impression of the completed project

been divided into three contracts. “The first covers drilling and landscaping works as well as the construction of marine transit stations. The other two contracts relate to road and bridge projects, and the project is set for completion early 2015,” said Mattar Al Tayer, chairman of the board and executive director of the RTA. The RTA will carry out several improvements on key roads intersecting the canal as well as the surrounding areas such as Jumeirah and Al Safa and Al Wasl. Three pedestrian bridges across the canal will ensure free movement and safety for pedestrians. Footpaths will also be provided on all the new main bridges passing over the canal.

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Saudi Transtec

Transport tops agenda Saudi Transtec returns for its third edition when it opens its doors to visitors in November. The show remains the only Saudi Arabian transport and logistics exhibition and conference to be held in the Eastern Province.


AUDI TRANSTEC 2012 is set to again provide Saudi Arabia with one of the most comprehensive events in the region for transportation, materials handling, warehousing and logistics – when it takes places at Dhahran International Exhibitions Centre in Dammam from November 11-13. The event will provide an ideal platform for local, regional and global companies to showcase their products and services in Saudi Arabia. Last year saw over 3,600 participants attend the conference and exhibition, an increase of 54 per cent compared to 2010. Support for Saudi Transtec, which is officially supported by the Saudi Ministry of Transport, has been growing every year. A number of the key International Associations also support the event, such as German Saudi Arabian Liaison Office For Economic Affairs (GESALO), Ghorfa Arab German Chamber Of Commerce, MAFEX the Spanish Railway Association, the UK-based Middle East Association, Supply Chain & Logistics Group, the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and the Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society (L&SCMS). Key industry companies are also

endorsing Saudi Transtec 2012 with associate companies including Al-Jabri logistics, the Dammam bonded and reexport zone, Hala supply chain services, IPS – international port services and King Fahd International Airport. There will be exhibitors from the 19 countries coming from Asia, Europe, US and the Middle East. The participating industries at the exhibition include freight, shipping, aviation, IT, ports, cargo, railways, materials handling equipment and service providers. “As the sole event in the Eastern Province, dedicated to transportation, logistics, warehousing and materials

The event will provide an ideal platform for local, regional and global companies to showcase their products and services in transportation, material handling, warehousing and logistics in Saudi Arabia.

Aramex exhibited at last year's show

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Saudi Transtec handling, Saudi Transtec provides the essential platform for key industry professionals, specialists and decisionmakers from across the Gulf region and beyond to meet, network, learn and strengthen relationships,” the Saudi Transtec organiser International Exhibition Services (IES) said.

Conference highlights The exhibition at this year’s edition will again be complemented by a two-day conference, which will deliver unparalleled opportunities to network and discuss key topics with an international panel of high-level session chairmen and speakers from key companies including Saudi Aramco, Hala Supply Chain Services, SSI Schaefer, US Saudi Arabian Business Council, RAK Logistics LLC, Supply Chain and Logistics Group (SCLG), Kale Logistics Solutions from India, Saudi Airlines Cargo Company, Saudi Ports Authority, Nafith Logistics from Jordan and Landmark Group. Last year’s conference included very lively panel discussions with input from industry leaders including Maersk, DB Schenker, SSI Schaefer, Central Systems and Automation, Logistics Solutions Services, Hala Supply chain services and UPS amongst others. The organisers noted, “Transport logistics for ports, air and sea are a specialised niche of the market. The expert

speakers will consider integrated business models and the improvements to supply chain efficiency that can be offered.” The International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) will host a Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA) Workshop & Exam during the show on November 13 which will complement the regular Conference sessions. The Certified Supply Chain Analyst programme will cover Demand Management, Supply Management, Planning Techniques, Manufacturing Logistics and Improvement Programmes.



Numerous investment opportunities exist within the transportation and logistics sector in Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom is investing a lot in these sectors over the next 10 years. IES concluded, “The exhibition, workshop and conference offer the perfect environment and opportunity for local, regional and international companies to take advantage of accelerated growth in these key sectors.” ■

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Fire Safety

Mitigating risk to drive fire safety Fire safety legislation naturally varies from country to country but there are a number of organisations and advisory bodies that can assist companies to understand and adhere to the law, and therefore minimise the risk of fire.


LL FIRE SAFETY precautions rely on making a comprehensive risk assessment before a facility is constructed, and pre-empting all conceivable hazards. This includes the planning of safe and practicable escape routes and equipment provision for all conceivable circumstances. Local fire prevention officers work in association with the managers of all industrial and utility facilities, who are experts in the provisions and requirements of the local fire and explosion code(s). They are frequently involved in the training of new personnel, including incoming senior managers and engineers. All fire safety policies rely on constructing facilities in accordance with the local building, electrical installation and fire codes, and both maintaining and using them in accordance with recommended best practice. Common industrial fire hazards include electrical systems that are overloaded or out of date, storing combustible materials with insufficient protection and/or ventilation, naked lights of any form, flues that are not regularly and properly cleaned, food preparation operations, battery charging, and designed working pressures and/or temperatures being exceeded. Requirements of national fire codes naturally vary by location but typically include local certification needs for installation, servicing and inspection of all equipment. Many general industrial facilities require an individually tailored

fire safety plan to be in place, the drafting and updating of which usually requires input from the local authority’s independent fire department. Keeping plans updated with expansion and development of facilities and evolving local legislation requires maintenance in digital form, in line with current practice in both China and North America. This arrangement ensures that handheld device-equipped fire and explosion response personnel can access the necessary data while attending an incident onsite. There are various technical trade fairs which showcase fire safety solutions, including the Middle East Fire, Safety & Security Exhibition being held in Cairo from December 1-4. In New Orleans, the Industrial Fire, Safety and Security Exposition takes places from November 14-15. The ISAF 2012 exhibition was held recently in Istanbul. The IFSEC International show is held annually in Birmingham, UK, the next occurring on May 13-15 2013. Alternatively, there are various nonprofit associations that deal with fire safety. In Quincy, Massachusetts, there is the US National Fire Protection Association, which describes itself as an international institution “providing consensus codes and standards, research, training and education” for all applications. It produces more than 300 agreed codes and standards designed to cut the possibility and risk of fire, explosion and similar incidents under all circumstances. From within the energy industries there is the Society of Petroleum Engineers, which has a local office within Dubai’s

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Jumeirah Lake Towers. They recently held a three-day conference on 'Protecting people and the environment – evolving challenges' in Perth, Australia, which specifically focussed on energy and petroleum issues. A large amount of research and risk-mitigating work has been done on this subject in the North Sea province, and one of the most active has been the UK’s Offshore Operators Association/Oil & Gas UK, which has built a consulting role and reputation for itself in many other energy provinces. Specifically, fire experts produce a series of regularly updated guidelines on fire and explosion guidance, available online, covering such issues as hazard management, avoidance and mitigation measures and design practice for fire and explosion engineering. The UK’s official HSE department is also an excellent source of detailed advice. Finally, there is the general-purpose US Society of Fire Protection Engineering (SFPE) which produces the quarterly Fire Protection Engineering. This group has an active chapter in Saudi Arabia, which is presided over by Ali Mokhtar. Saudi members of the international SFPE are currently finalising plans for a five-day conference and exhibition in Dammam, which opens on November 10 and is the fourth in a well-supported series. A list of upcoming events is available at Fire safety solutions are becoming increasingly important across all industries. The key is anticipating and mitigating all conceivable hazards before they are experienced on the ground. ■

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Saudi Build 2012


HIS YEAR’S SAUDI Build will take place at the RICEC Centre in Riyadh, held concurrently with the third Saudi PMV (construction equipment & plant, machinery and vehicles) and the 15th Saudi Stone-Tech. The latter is again being organised jointly with Italy’s Veronafiere and Marmomacchine specialised institutions, this centuries-old Mediterranean nation being a prime source of high-grade marble in particular. Organisers of the KSA’s leading construction event REC (+966 1 229 5604, online contacts below) point out that nearly 23,000 visitors attended last year’s very successful combined Saudi Build events, which attracted a total of close on 800 individual exhibitors. Nearly a quarter of those potential buyers came from nearby GCC countries. The organisers again stress that the huge Saudi Arabian construction market, now growing at around four per cent

Scaling new heights in the Kingdom The 24th International Construction Technology & Building Materials Exhibition runs in the Saudi Arabian capital from 11-14 November. The opportunity to scale new construction heights is this year’s offer.

schemes will be coming in at many millions of dollars apiece, most of them focusing on infrastructure development and already successful but still much needed diversification of the Kingdom’s economic resources, such as the many solid minerals of the as yet remote north. This growth is due, says REC, to “sustained and annually increasing government spending as well as huge private sector investments.”

Ambitious schemes annually, is still very much open to top-ofrange suppliers. As well as a vibrant private sector dwelling-construction industry this includes the building of no less than six new Economic Cities at various locations, a single 1000m-tall structure within the southern port city of Jeddah’s burgeoning Kingdom City, a brand-new rail link between the two Holy Cities, and a major series of residential and commercial towers within Mecca itself. All these mega projects are measured individually in billions of dollars. Other major publicly funded development

“Rapid population growth is driving the Saudi Arabian Government to create more vital facilities such as housing, hospitals and medical centres, schools and universities. Evolution in the sectors of commerce, money and business is also

Separate private-sector investment in real estate projects is predicted to reach US$150bn this year

leading to the creation of more offices, shopping malls, hotels and other touristand service-oriented facilities.” All this (an estimated US$400bn-plus worth) is under the provisions of the ninth five-year development plan, which terminates in 2014. More ambitious schemes are being prepared right now for the 10th planning period, with few predicting any prolonged weakness in the oil prices and availability that underpin it all. Separate private-sector investment in real estate projects is predicted to reach US$150bn this year, the Saudi Build organisers say. So to tap into all this opportunity users and exhibitors of a full range of building solutions and stone-related products are all invited to “establish new representation agreements, expand their existing business, and source their project needs – all in one location,” according to the UFI-recognised organisers of this major regional business-to-business and construction-orientated event. ■




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The Big 5

Sustainable building forms Big 5 focus The 2012 edition of the huge Big 5 building and construction exhibition will be even more productsector focused than usual and sustainability will form a core theme.


HIS YEAR’S COMPREHENSIVE rollout of the region’s leading construction exhibition opens its doors in the Dubai WTC from 5-8 November. ‘Innovation and Sustainability in Construction’ is the chosen theme and the exhibition’s opening hours are from 11.00-19.00 each day. A separate Saudi

Arabia 2012 edition of The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show has already taken place. The show has grown in scope over more than three decades but the original name has been retained by organisers dmg*. Products specifically focused on this year include: ■ Coatings, adhesives and sealants ■ Heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) ■ Kitchens, bathrooms and surfaces ■ Steel ■ Water technology ■ Windows and doors The Dubai edition of The Big 5 attracted over 35,000 individual visitors last year, who came from 130 different countries to inspect the products and services of over 2,300 companies and training institutions.

As well as a number of traditional internal events, Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM Expo (see following pages) will also be taking place at the same time. Developed to cater to industry demand, these events will be provide dedicated exhibition zones for commercial buyers within the complex which will focus on the products and services that are most relevant to each activity. As the region’s leading constructionrelated consumer products show, The Big 5 cashes in on the US$4 trillion-plus market for construction projects in the MENA countries. The UAE’s share of that huge total is estimated at nearly US$700bn. Some individual sectors of the trade, such as HVAC, are expected to see annual growth of nine per cent or more

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“There has been a great amount of progress made in the region’s sustainable construction over the past two years” over the next few years “The opportunities being presented across the region continue to remain at the forefront of the world’s construction industry,” the organisers said last August. Last year’s show saw a move to a more product-sectorised event, making it as easy as possible for visitors to access the materials, items and services they need.

Big on sustainability THE BIG 5 organising team point to the increased awareness within the region of the need for the local demonstration of sustainable and environmentally friendly practices wherever possible. “This has been further demonstrated by the UAE


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taking pole position in having the highest number of sustainably certified developments,” the organiser said. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified projects in the Middle East generally indicate that the US-originated, but now widely adopted globally, LEED scheme has positively impacted on the region’s need for meeting local minimum building code requirements. The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are at the forefront of this regional trend. “Sustainability is no longer just a boardroom buzzword but a necessity in the current business landscape,” said dmg’s event director, Andy White. “Thanks to support from the government and various associations in the UAE we have seen how positive the economic impact of sustainability can be.

“More needs to be done in this matter and sustainability is very much at the forefront of The Big 5 2012. Exhibitors, visitors and delegates have consistently fed back that this is an element that holds significant value for them.” Regional developers and suppliers have risen to this challenge by providing leading solutions across all the key pillars of sustainable building – air quality, water quality and energy usage. Experts expect that sustainability will soon become the norm right across the Gulf. “There has been a great amount of progress made in the region’s sustainable construction over the past two years specifically,” said Thomas Bohlen of the ME Centre for Sustainability. “Everyone within the industry has an understanding of what Green Building means now, and eventually we will see it become just a

THE LAUNCH OF PMV Live, covering contractors’ plant, machinery and vehicles, alongside The Big 5 last year proved a hit in terms of the amount of interest it attracted. More than 9000 potential buyers coming mostly from the Gulf – but also from 75 other countries – came along to see all those large items of equipment that are simply too big to be accommodated inside the air conditioned halls. These include essential formwork, scaffolding and precast concrete products. PMV Live is a sit and feel event, providing buyers with an opportunity to get a really close look at those costly new machines, including a chance to see under the hood. Many suppliers actually demonstrate the operations of the machinery they sell, all within the context of a busy 21st century city of course.

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normal part of building practice.” A special Green Building Conference will be taking place on 7 and 8 November. Other educational events focusing on this subject include two LEED workshops on the 5th and 6th where the Director of Green technologies at FZCO will be taking participants point by point through core concepts, strategies and implementation measures for sustainable building techniques – including sourcing of materials. ■

* or contact dmg :: events on +971 (0) 4 438 0355 Co-located exhibitions allow visitors to The Big 5 to see an extended range of exhibits, many of them in appropriate outdoor locations. Opening times are the same as for the main event.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT IS one of the fastest-growing professions within the GCC community these days; all those globally trend-setting structures and infrastructure projects need proper looking after if they are to retain their jaw-dropping sparkle and continue to function as they should. And this need extends to all the unseen but essential activities such as ensuring all the luminaires are well within the hours they are designed to run for. Not an easy task in a lofty modern Gulf atrium. So the World FM Congress was launched alongside The Big 5 last year, and 2012 sees the second edition of a key event at which global speakers representing world-class facilities – Masdar City and the 2012 Olympics Park will be featured amongst others this year – will be able to tell you all you need to know about successful project management on the mega scale ( To learn more about FM Expo visit

FINALLY THERE’S THE second edition of the Middle East Concrete at The Big 5 ( At this co-located event manufacturers, distributors and leasing agents will showcase a wide range of concrete products, admixture chemicals, batching and handling equipment, general machinery and technologies. Use the same e-mail contact as for PMV Live for further information about this important bulk materials event

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The Big 5

Free training on offer to all at The Big 5 Aside from hundreds of exhibitors, The Big 5 also offers inspirational free training and certification events


HAT MAKES THE Big 5 unique? Undoubtedly, it is the show’s reputation as being the largest and best attended construction event anywhere in the MENA region. The organisers pay special attention to matching international suppliers who attend with enthusiastic local distributors. They also

provide free training programmes to help exhibitors trade profitably in the whole region and a free seminar programme (more than 130 individual events) to help buyers select from the huge range of products and services on offer too. Thus buyers from right across the region come to Dubai every November not only to source what their businesses need but also to network and learn about the very latest appropriate and sustainable technologies. To help this process along, in the company of more than 50,000 other busy buyers, dmg is again laying on a series of themed internal events and programmes. These include: ■ The Green Build Congress: As new regulations come into force this will once again focus on the key issues

whose understanding is essential if manufacturers, designers and contractors are to remain compliant, competitive and sustainable. ■ Training and workshops: Techniques, universal best practice and both local and international regulations are evolving all the time. These training sessions and practical workshops will equip managers with the current information and practical skills they will need to succeed. The topics covered extend all the way from Green Building Council LEED requirements to project management in general and product sourcing. ■ Free seminars: This year the organisers say they will be developing this series of sponsored events based on last

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year’s experience to provide even more - and more relevant - content for both buyers and suppliers. ■ Big 5 Platinum Club: This has evolved over the years into a get-together for the most influential buyers throughout the region. More than 600 involved in the most important projects took part last year, all intending to meet directly with suppliers from across the world. ■ Business matching programme: A new feature this year, these events are designed to bring together global manufacturers with local distributors, and to facilitate business introductions generally. Finally, there are the prestigious Gaia Awards. Named after an influential and complex ‘whole earth’ theory and launched in 2008 these will be once again inviting suppliers of products for the coveted title of ‘Best Green Product in the Middle East’, thereby enhancing their prospects of attracting buyers looking for energy efficient and sustainable products. Product and service categories attracting entrants this year have included water technology, HVAC,

building facades and structures, finishing products, energy technology and the service industries in general. Last year’s Gaia Awards resulted in a gold award for Nuuon Trading LLC for their EnOcean technology. Nuuon designs wireless home automation and security systems. As demonstrated last year their EnOcean technology supports battery-less and maintenance-free sensors that can be freely positioned, including temperature sensors and motion detectors. There were 13 finalists in total last year and two silvers and four bronzes were awarded. In 2012 there are around 50

finalists in total, including 14 in the building facades category and a record 17 in finishing products. “As the importance of environmental responsibility continues to increase across the international construction industry, the technologies and innovations that are being put forward for Gaia awards become further advanced,” said event director, Andy White. “The Big 5 provides a showcase to help raise the profile of the winning green solutions, and we know from previous Gaia winners that the awards can make a real difference to their business.” ■

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ARCHICOM’S success story K M Liew, managing director of ARCHICOM Singapore, talks about combining quality and value in the company’s products


stablished in 2003, ARCHICOM Singapore has earned the reputation of producing versatile building materials and curved a place for itself in the market in a short time span. The company provides a range of aluminium sandwiched panels that combine both aesthetic and practical properties. A major feature of ARCHICOM’s aluminium sandwiched panels is that it can be shaped using a simple technique called “the routing and folding method,” which enables a fabricator to shape the panels without the use of heavy equipment. ARCHICOM products include FR Aluminium Composite Panel, Aluminium Composite Panel, Aluminium Stone Wool Panel and Aluminium Honeycomb Panel. The company is currently handling Singapore government projects awarded by Land Transport Authority, Housing Development Board, Singapore Army, Singapore Civil Defense, Singapore Tourism Board etc. ARCHICOM’S production facilities are majorly located in Singapore. The company also has business presence in countries like Vietnam, Australia, Taiwan, North America and Malaysia.

Tell us about yourself and the company Liew: I was born in a poor family and raised by my grandparents in Malaysia. In 1997, I completed my diploma in computer studies and started working in a construction factory. After this, I started my own business in Malaysia and in 2005 I moved my business from Malaysia to Singapore. What is unique about your product and services? Liew: Our company provides a combination of quality and value in the products. I believe that the quality of a product plays a very crucial role. In such a competitive business environment, addvalue(s) services like fast delivery lead time, flexibility and competitive pricing after sales services are important elements for success. All our Aluminium Sandwiched Panels match the fire safety requirement set forth by the government in many countries and have TUV SUD PSB and SGS certification. Traditionally, the standard size of Aluminium Composite Panels available in the market was 4mm and 6mm with widths of 1,220mm to 1,500mm. But, our production unit can manufacture these panels with thickness from 1mm to 15mm and width up to 2,000mm. Our Aluminium Honeycomb Panels can be up to 250mm thick when regular panels are

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available only in 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm and 25mm. We can also produce even sizes with odd thickness such as 51.60mm and with odd radius as well. These panels can also be curved and twisted while the regular panels are usually flat. We can also produce special surface type of honeycomb panel like anodise titanium honeycomb panel or granite honeycomb panel, etc. Our Stone Wool Panels have superior thermal and insulation properties. They have also passed the Non-Combustible Fire Test-BS476 Part 4 and suitable for thermal insulation and sound purposes. Tell us about the company’s achievements and awards Liew: Our company is fairly new, yet it has become a major supplier for LTA’s contractors and HDB’s contractors and has also supplied panels for major projects like the Third Generation Medical Centre, Singapore International Cruise Terminal and The Jurong Data Centre. We have gained a good reputation on our product quality and workmanship in the market. On top of that, some of the connection and installation systems proposed and designed by us are widely accepted and used in the market. We are also ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 accredited

What are the company’s plans in the near future? Liew: ARCHICOM is planning an aggressive entry in the Middle East with the launch of its Aluminium Honeycomb Panel and GREEN Aluminium Sandwich Panel. As a member of Singapore Green Building Council and Gold Partner of Singapore Environmental Council, ARCHICOM subscribes to the trend of producing green products that are environment-friendly. The green aluminium sandwich panel, which will shortly be launched in the Middle East, is made using Aluminium scrap as the core material and is non-combustible and fully-recyclable. Our company has also launched a new series of colour, the Prismatique Colour, which is applied on all the products. It combines new coating technology with specialised pigments to create unique colours and effects. FEVE Coating is another technology area that sets us apart from our competitors. It is a remarkable coating that can produce vivid, bright colous in a wide range of glosses. Any final comments? Liew: There is no shortcut to hard-work and success. Good value and quality are my main concerns and I never compromise on it. Lastly, I would like to thank all my staff for the hard work they have put in to bring about ARCHICOM’s success.

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Technical Review Middle East - Issue Six 2012

The Big 5

Sustainabile products at the heart of The Big 5 SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS WILL be a key growth driver for the Middle East construction sector, according to Mario Seneviratne, a speaker at the Green Build Conference at The Big 5 2012 and director of Green Technologies FZCO. The region, which has already made major inroads in the adoption of sustainable construction practices over the last five years, paves this growth further as international exhibitors choose to introduce their latest innovations in this market. The Big 5 2012 will see a number of green product launches and demonstrations from exhibitors, some of which will be introduced in the Middle East for the first time ever. They include Carlisle HVAC Products, an exhibitor from the US, who has developed a robot - the Inspecting, Sealing and Advanced Cleaning (ISAAC) Robotic Solution - to offer efficient remediation of existing HVAC systems. The robot can clean hard to reach places that are inaccessible to humans. It can also help improve indoor air quality and decrease heating and cooling costs without significant interruption to building occupants. Similarly, for the region with abundant solar energy, Austriabased exhibitor Sun Master has developed a new solar collector that feature vein-like channels – similar to those found in leaves – to deliver a greater thermal output without increasing manufacturing costs. Another exhibitor, Taiwan’s Leve Bio-Green will introduce LED lighting systems that are used widely across hospitals, supermarkets, public buildings and warehouses. Their products can save energy by more than 50 percent and have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours. In the region, UAE and Qatar have sustainability regulations already in place that mandate minimum levels of sustainability.

Similarly, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have numerous projects that have sustainability related key performance indicators, implying a clear shift towards green. Sustainable buildings call for a wide range of products and services that are designed to comply with a structure’s complete lifecycle - from design, construction, operation, maintenance and renovation to its final stage of deconstruction. Green projects today are seen as profitable as it offers a greater return on investment for the developers while being cost-efficient for the end-user. “These eco-friendly launches come at a time when the UAE is driving the way with new rules and regulations to promote sustainable construction,” said Mario Seneviratne. “In order to increase further awareness for green buildings, one of the educational elements at this year’s event will include Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) workshops which will take participants through core concepts, strategies and implementation of sustainable buildings." To support the adoption of eco-efficient products among local manufacturers, designers and contractors, The Big 5 will also host the Gaia Awards and the Green Build Conference, which will address important issues and opportunities that are essential to remain compliant, competitive and sustainable in the Middle East. The Big 5 2012 takes place from 5-8 November with Middle East Concrete, PMV Live and FM EXPO at the Dubai World Trade Centre. An event with more than 30 years of history, it has grown to become the largest of its kind for the building and construction industry, and a truly international stage for the Middle East industry.

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Technical Review Middle East - Issue Six 2012

The Big 5

Doka to showcase cost-effective formwork solutions at Big 5 DOKAFLEX 15 IS the newest cost-effective Doka solution for affordable housing construction. Compared to traditional formwork, Dokaflex 15 offers a major reduction in the price of panel and slab formwork systems and speeds up construction workflows, especially since the system can be assembled by semi-skilled laborers. Using Dokaflex 15, Doka says that contractors can expect to cut their assembly time, material weight and singular components in half. The unique features allow for more reuses, faster forming times, and minimal onsite adjustments. Dokaflex 15 boasts optimised lifespan and maximum cost savings when used for up to 25 cm thick slabs. Load-bearing Staxo 100 is extremely flexible for irregular layouts, has high abistability and rugged load capacity of more than 100 kN per leg. It can safely handle transfer slabs, provide stability for shoring (including large shoring heights), and be used for applications in the industrial and petrochemical sectors. The system features integrated access ladders, gapless assembly decks with planking units inside the towers

and between frames, integrated connectors and logical color coded assembly. By listening to and acting upon proactive feedback from its customers, Doka facilities in the Middle East are offering the exclusive and cost effective Ready-to-Use (RTU) preassembly service. RTU simply means that Doka plans, designs and expertly custom builds the formwork units for specific jobsite requirements. Then, instead of delivering loose material that must be assembled by a contractors site-crew onsite, Doka send trucks prescheduled or ‘Just-in-Time’ with the pre-assembled formwork units, ready to start concrete pouring. Brand new for clients in the Middle East, Dokadek 30 is a beamless handset system for speed and safety onsite. Its lightweight steel construction with powder-coated frames and proven Xlife sheet with built in plywood, make it excel in safety, ease of handling and high-speed for onsite use. Spacious three sqm panels are ideally sized for forming large areas fast, plus greatly reduce the number of separate parts that need to be shifted.

Dokaflex 15 is in use on many sites across the region

Results using Dokadek are that contractors can make their entire forming operation quicker, also due to the fact that no crane is needed during setup. With the suspension clamp, infill zones can be formed quickly as Dokadek 30 merges seamlessly with the adaptable floor-slab system Dokaflex. Safety a topic of utmost importance - is defined in the workflow as Dokadek 30 is deployed from the floor level and erected from below with no need for anyone to step onto the slab formwork itself. For the best end result, the Xlife sheet offers immaculate concreting results for many re-use cycles.

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The Big 5

BRIEFLY ■ PMV LIVE, THE construction plant, machinery and vehicles event running alongside Big 5, is to highlight the need for more stringent, locally regulated guidelines for tower crane safety by bringing in a number of industry experts to debate the topic. The framework for the debate will be a new report on the subject published by the Committee for European Construction (CECE). The panel session will host Dr. Peter Schiefer, CEO of Wolffkran and current Chairman of the Committee for European Construction Equipment (CECE) Tower Cranes Section; Andrew Henry, operations manager – UAE, Al Habtoor Leighton; Thibault Le Besnerais, global product director, Manitowoc's Potain tower crane line; and Richie Colley, Middle East regional lifting operations manager, Velosi. The Tower Crane Safety panel session is free for PMV Live visitors to attend and will be held on 7 November at Dubai WTC.

Jubaili Bros showcasing complete power solutions JUBAILI BROS CONSTANTLY implements strategic plans to continue to succeed and excel at its mandate and has over 35 years of experience in the field of power generation. Jubaili Bros has nearly 1,600 international employees operating from 22 locations worldwide. With one of the largest stocks of diesel generating sets in the UAE with branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Jebel Ali Free Zone, Jubaili Bros offers complete power solutions throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia. It can also design and install power plants to deliver reliable electricity, directly to the end user. These power plant solutions can be categorised as standalone application or in parallel with the utility companies to serve residential and commercial sectors. Jubaili Bros’ Power for Rent department leases generators at competitive prices and with 24 hours back up services. It also has a full stock of mobile light towers, spare parts and accessories, control panels, ATS and synchronising systems, load banks and fuel tanks as well as a highly qualified maintenance team with consistent and reliable after sales service. Jubaili Bros constantly strives to improve its communication, presence, and interaction with customers by showcasing in various exhibitions worldwide. On 5th-8th November 2012 (11:00AM7:00PM), at PMV Live Exhibition 2012, Jubaili Bros will be located at Stand No. PMV OS18. Products on display will consist of Marapco and JET Generators along with Allmand Mobile Light Tower. A highly qualified team will be ready to answer all inquires, provide useful information, and assist with all future power projects. Jubaili jet canopies

Energy efficiency focus for Elta at Big 5 ELTA FANS WILL be exhibiting at the Big 5 Show in 2012, with a wide range of ventilation equipment, including a number of new product developments, on Stand 2B80. Elta’s products are operating in many prestigious applications throughout the world, from refrigeration and air cooling applications to offshore and industrial processing. “Big 5 is a very important event in our exhibition schedule,” said Duncan Burl, a main board director of the Elta Group. “With the annual growth in the Gulf’s construction markets estimated at nine per cent through to 2015, the region remains a strong focus for any company involved in global HVAC projects.” Exhibiting for the first time since the company became a member of the Elta Group in 2011, Airepure, the Australian based supplier of air filtration products and equipment, will be highlighting the developments to their product offering. With a strong presence in the HVAC market, Airepure is also active in the maintenance and replacement of equipment in the industrial, processing, mining, infrastructure and health markets. This year’s stand will include the new ZOO (Zone of Occupancy) destratification fans which are already proving a popular method of heating and ventilating buildings more efficiently. The ZOO fans distribute the heating or cooling evenly throughout the occupied zone of a building, reducing a building’s energy consumption through a fan which is itself energy efficient and quiet in operation. Also on show will be the new Slim QUBe fan, part of a new range of products introduced by UK based Elta Fans to meet the European Energy related Products (ErP) Directive which will implement mandatory fan efficiency across Europe, with the first tier of the legislation to be implemented from January 1 2013. Available in four standard sizes with six model variations, this slim profile

product is suitable for high temperature in duct applications where space restrictions make the installation of a larger unit problematic. Alongside these two new products will be two newly designed impellers from Elta, which will be integrated across a wide selection of the company’s standard and non-standard axial fan range, and again developed to improve efficiency as the building services market looks to find ways of assisting in the sustainable approach to building. The Big 5 International Building & Construction Show takes place from 5-8 November, 2012 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Elta Fans and Airepure will be supported on the stand by their longstanding local representative, Dubai based, Kinetics Ventilation Equipment.

For more information please contact Elta Fans export division on T: 01489 566500 or email

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The control room

Optimised concrete dispatch control Order collection, delivery scheduling, raw material replenishment and asset optimisation: automated dispatch control can provide a vital, added value solution for the ready mix concrete industry, writes Marco Severini, sales and marketing director at Elettrondata


ODAY, WITH A shrinking market for ready mix concrete, producers must focus on cost reduction and margin optimisation, without overlooking the challenges of providing quality and service to customers. A proper batch control system on a concrete production plant can guarantee consistent quality and product traceability, but only as far as the fresh material that is loaded into the truck mixer goes. It is well known how the characteristics of a concrete mix, which is perfectly suitable for the intended pour when starting from the loading point, can be seriously spoiled during transportation to the site because of temperature variations or water addition on the pouring site. These two critical aspects are the cause of the majority of customer dissatisfaction. Quality concerns have convinced some of the main leading companies in the industry to equip their fleet of truck mixers with electronic instruments. These can automatically monitor and control the variations in the concrete mix that’s due to be delivered, thus exploiting the cost effectiveness of specifically designed sensors, electronics and real-time communication devices to turn a standard truck into a smart and proactive one.

This forms the first step towards cost control and optimisation, through quality and consistency guarantee. Another common approach is to address the efficiency issue by implementing a central and more or less automatic dispatching system in order to organise the order acquisition and scheduling tasks. This system is also integrated with accountancy, credit control, and production operation, in order to guarantee the delivery at the required time and ensure raw material and asset availability. Normally, just the fact of sharing the production assets, such as the truck fleet, instead of compartmentalising them (as is customary with a production plant centred set-up) brings immediate and significant efficiency to the company's overall delivery capability. This system includes the automatic distribution/splitting of the scheduled production to several batching plants within the same distance radius from the job site. But, how can these tools be exploited even further to increase automation even further and create even greater efficiency and cost savings?

Linking the tools As is often the case in any business, the fundamental key to success is communication; in this case, communication and data exchange between the various tools. The missing link, which in

The market offers several tools that offer insight into what is happening to the concrete during the delivery

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this scenario can actually become the enhancing link, is normally the batch control system that, when properly designed, can operate as an information distribution gateway for the trucks and the dispatching centre. The market offers several tools that offer insight into what is happening to the concrete during the delivery, or for trying to organise order acquisition and the scheduling office. Usually, these tools are designed as independent solutions, requiring their own set of input data in order to work and returning a set of output data that have to be organised and interpreted in order to make the data useful. Any added value is often gifted to the supplier of the tools only, in terms of recurring usage or data traffic fees. If the automatic control system on the batching plant is capable of linking the two ends of the business then the benefits for the producer are huge. When the batch control system is specifically designed for this task, with a variety of specific tools put into the equation, it allows all involved industrial processes to quickly interact with each other and then distribute all of the relevant information with little or no intervention required by the operator. Automatic delivery-scheduling and optimisation, which brings dramatic efficiency gains in terms of assets' operational time, works seamlessly only if the trucks can automatically report their status in real time (with just the right amount of exchanged data, to minimise bandwidth usage). When the batching plant acquires the capability of automatically recognising the truck under the loading point (or, even better, approaching it, thus cutting down some extra time), then it is not strictly necessary to have an operator on the local batching computer. The computer should already be designed to carry out the automatic batching and mixing of the raw materials without any human intervention, therefore transforming the plant into a self service point for concrete becomes possible. In this situation, the remote control of a significant number of batching plants by a single operator (according to actual experience, up to six plants per single operator) becomes an available option.

Automatic delivery scheduling works seamlessly if the trucks can automatically report their status in real time While receiving the production order from the automatic dispatching system, the batching plant can also forward the job site coordinates to an onboard navigation system, thus simplifying the task for the driver and guaranteeing that no time is wasted while driving and looking for the delivery site. The same navigation unit can also be used for two-way communication between the dispatcher and the driver through a set of predefined messages that are available on the unit's touch screen. This again improves efficiency, simplifies communications, reduces mistakes and further cuts the cost generated by phone calls. In fact, through a VOIP communication system, the remote batching operator can easily and cost effectively communicate with the drivers at the batching plant, instructing not only the truck mixer drivers, but also the truck drivers transporting the

Onboard equipment

incoming raw materials on how to operate the plant area. Obviously, the remote batching operator is assisted by web cameras, strategically positioned in order to visually cover the whole plant area, and also by specific sensors placed, for example, on the cement silos inlet. Artificial vision cameras can also be placed on the aggregates loading system in order to recognise the material and prevent the loading of a mistaken silo or storage bin. The implementation of state-of-the-art automation for a centralised dispatching and operation facility in the ready mix business is not only possible but, as demonstrated through several industry case studies, can be achieved via modular, scalable, yet simple and effective steps. These measures are affordable for companies of any size willing to undertake the following path on the road to efficiency: ■ sharing all production assets under the responsibility and control of one or more area-dispatch and control centre ■ linking of all monitoring and control tools dedicated to each single part of the process to a central supervision solution ■ adoption of an automatic raw materials supply solution, based on the actual production requirements ■ revamping of old and underperforming mechanical batching plants ■ definition of a pre-emptive maintenance service, in order to maintain production assets consistently at full efficiency Marco Severini is sales and marketing director at Elettrondata S.r.l. Elettrondata S.r.l. designs and manufactures automation systems and accessories for batching and mixing plants, specifically for building materials production (ready-mix and precast). Elettrondata, established in 1973, is a leading company in this field and serves, among many customers, the main Italian and European batching plant manufacturers, with more than 7.000 control systems installed worldwide. ■

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Data Media Systems

Project Databank Compiled by Data Media Systems

OIL, GAS AND PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS Project Abu Dhabi Metro Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace ADAC - SCADIA - Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Complex ADAC - SCADIA - Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 3 Expansion ADAC - SCADIA - Abu Dhabi International Airport Expansion - (Overview) ADNEC - Capital Centre - (Overview) Adnoc - Shah Accommodation and Administration Complex Adnoc Headquarters Complex ADPC - Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) - (Area A) ADPC - Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) (Offshore Terminal) ADPC - Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) (Onshore Port Facilities) ADPC - Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) Overview ADTA - TDIC - Sheikh Zayed Museum

Sector Infrastructure Construction Infrastructure

Facility Railway Residential Development Airport

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EPC Q1-2008 Construction Q2-2011 EPC Q1-2004

Q1-2013 Q4-2016 Q1-2015

Al Ain Royal Hospital


Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort - (Overview) Al Falah Community Development Al Habtoor Palace 2 Hotel Al Jalila Hospital

Construction Construction Construction Construction

ALDAR Properties - Yas Island Development Garden Crescent Development (Zone K) Aldar Properties - Yas Waterpark


Aldar Properties - Yas Waterpark Aqua Park


Bab Al Qasr Hotel Damac Properties - Heights Tower DCA - Dubai International Airport Expansion (Overview) DOT - Dualling of Madinat Zayed Ghayathi Road DOT - Dubai to Abu Dhabi Highway E30 to E31 - Phase 2 DOT - Dubai to Abu Dhabi Highway E30 to E31 - Phase I DOT - Mafraq - Ghweifat Highway - Section 1 DOT - Mafraq - Ghweifat Highway - Section 3A DOT - Mafraq - Ghweifat Highway - Section 3B DOT - Mafraq - Ghweifat Highway - Section 4A DOT - Mafraq - Ghweifat Highway - Section 4B DOT - Mafraq - Ghweifat Highway Project (Overview) DP WORLD - Jebel Ali Port Terminal 3 Project Dubai International Airport Expansion Terminal 2 - Phase 3 Dubai International Real Estate Jewel Of The Creek - Substructure Works

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Theatre/Entertainment/ Leisure Facilities Theatre/Entertainment/ Leisure Facilities Hotels Residential Development Airport

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Port Airport

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Q4-2013 Q4-2013


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Etihad Rail- Trans-Emirates Rail Network Federal National Council New Parliament Building Complex Four Seasons Jumeirah Hotel Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) The Pan GCC Railway Network Health Authority Abu Dhabi Ghayathi Community Hospital Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation Sharjah Trauma Hospital Manazel Real Estate - Reef Villas MDC - Cleveland Clinic

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Q4-2014 Q4-2012 Q1-2013

Construction Q3-2012


Construction Q1-2010 EPC Q1-2008 EPC ITB Q2-2011

Q1-2014 Q1-2016 Q4-2014

Military Hospital in Sharjah


Mubadala - New York University Mubadala - Sowwah Island Project - (Overview) Mubadala - Sowwah Island Project Four Seasons Hotel Mubadala - Sowwah Island Project Rosewood Hotels & Residence Mubadala Development Company Arzanah Medical Complex. Mubadala Development Company The Galleria At Sowwah Square Nakheel -The Dragon Mart Mall (Chinamex Mart) - Expansion National Investment Corporation - Fairmont Hotel Onshore Shah Sour Gas Field Development (Package 10 - Non-Process Buildings) Pearl Dubai - Dubai Pearl RAK Properties - Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority Real Madrid Resort Island Reem Investment - Korean Cultural Centre (KCC) Reem Investment - Nobu Hotel Royal Mall - J3 Mall Ruwais Refinery Expansion (Package 5 - Non-Process Buildings) SEHA - Al Ain Hospital

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Construction Q1-2010



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Construction Q2-2011



Malls/Retail Outlets


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Construction Construction

Hotels Office Buildings

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Construction Construction Construction

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SEHA - Abu Dhabi Health Services Company Al Mafraq Hospital SEHA - Abu Dhabi Medical Rehabilitation Center



Construction Q4-2010







Shamkha South Development Sheffield - Rustar - Marina 101 Sheikh Khalifa Centre for Marine Research

Infrastructure Construction Construction

9000000000 42000000 20000000


Q3-2008 Q1-2007 Q1-2011

Q3-2014 Q1-2013 Q1-2014

TAKREER - Ruwais Refinery Expansion (Package 7 - Dredging and Reclamation) Tameer Towers Shams Abu Dhabi TDIC - Hudayriat Bridge TDIC - Louvre Museum



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3500000000 100,000,000 27000000000


Q3-2007 2009 Q1-2010

Q1-2015 2012 Q4-2014

The Regent Emirates Pearl Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC) - Saadiyat Island - (Overview) Umm Hurair Hospital

Construction Construction

237000000 2000000000


Q3-2008 Q1-2005

Q2-2013 Q1-2018





United Eastern Medical Services LLC Danat Al Emarat Hospital UPC - Capital City District - (Overview) ZADCO - Upper Zakum Full Field Development 750 Project - Non Process Civil Works ZADCO - Upper Zakum Full Field Development 750 Project - Accommodation ZADCO - Zirku Island - Camp Housing


Construction Construction Construction

Construction Construction Construction Construction Construction

Construction Infrastructure Construction


Medical/Health Facilities/Spa Medical/Health Facilities/Spa Medical/Health Facilities/Spa Roads Hotels Theatre/Entertainment/ Leisure Facilities Dredging/ Reclamation Mixed-Use Development Roads Theatre/Entertainment/ Leisure Facilities Hotels Mixed-Use Development


Construction Q1-2011


Construction Infrastructure

Medical/Health Facilities/Spa Medical/Health Facilities/Spa Mixed-Use Development Roads

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Residential Development


Construction Q2-2012



Residential Development


Construction Q4-2012


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Data Media Systems

Project Focus Compiled by Data Media Systems

Project Summary Project Name

Adnoc Headquarters Complex

Name of Client

ADNOC - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Budget ($ US)


Award Date


Facility Type

Office Buildings



Start Date


End Date



Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Project Backgrounds Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) plans to build a new headquarters on the site of the current company headquarters, that will be demolished. It will be spread over 190,000 sq. m. and will include a 65 floor office tower, a podium, an atrium, a basement and an underground parking.

Project Status Feb 2012

Structural work on phase 1 is going on.

Sep 2012

MEP work on progress on the 27th floor.

Project Scope The scheme includes: - an office tower - podium and atrium - basement parking areas - underground parking blocks - an underground tunnel connecting the office tower with the underground parking block The total built-up area is expected to be about 190,000 square metres. The site for the headquarters is one of the most prominent sites in the urbanized area of Abu Dhabi. The location on the Corniche at the intersection of Bainunah Street.

Project Finance Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is the client for the project.

Project Contractors PMC PQ


Awarded - Hill International



Awarded - Six Construct



Awarded - HOK

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Euroblast Middle East L.L.C. ................................54 First Forever Co Ltd ..............................................15 Fujairah Free Zone Authority..................................17 Galva Coat for Galvanizing & Lighting Poles ..........66 Glastech Produktionsund Verfahrenstechnik GmbH ..............................31 Gliderol Self Storage Solutions ............................47 Hawkeye Pedershaab ..........................................33 Hess GmbH..........................................................81 Himoinsa ..............................................................9 IIR Exhibitions (Middle East Electricty 2013) ..........41 Inmarco Industries FZC ..........................................6 Jindal Saw Gulf LLC ..............................................39 Jubaili Bros L.L.C. ................................................18 Kaeser Kompressoren FZE ....................................25 Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. ......................................2 LG Electronics Gulf ................................................4 Liugong Machinery Middle East FZE ........................3

Lovato Electric S.p.A. ..........................................35 Maklada ..............................................................57 Movax Oy Ltd ......................................................56 Naffco ................................................................49 Omicron Electronics UK Ltd. ..................................37 PennWell Corporation ..........................................69 Ramco Systems Ltd. ............................................27 Saudi Electric Industries Company Limited ............21 Saudi Leather Industries Company Ltd. ................29 Sigtec Pty Ltd ......................................................43 Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd...................................23 Underwriters Laboratories India PVT Ltd. ................11 Unger Stahlbau Ges.m.b.H. ..................................45 Unique Stone - International Trading Products SARL ....45 Valbruna Gulf FZE ................................................63 Yamuna Power & Infrastructure Ltd ........................7 Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Company Ltd....................19 Zahid Tractor & Heavy Machinery Co Ltd. ..............87

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‫ﻃﺎرق اﻟﺴﻌﺪي‪ ،‬رﺋﻴﺲ‬ ‫ﺷﺮﻛﺔ أرﻳﻜﺴﻮن ﻟﻤﻨﻄﻘﺔ‬ ‫ﺷﻤﺎل اﻟﺸﺮق ا‪.‬وﺳﻂ‪ ،‬ﻋّﺒﺮ‬ ‫ﻋﻦ ﺳﺮوره ﻻﺧﺘﻴﺎر زﻳﻦ‬ ‫ا‪.‬ردن ﻟﺸﺮﻛﺘﻪ ﻣﻦ أﺟﻞ‬ ‫ﺗﺠﺪﻳﺪ ﺷﺒﻜﺔ زﻳﻦ ﻓﻲ‬ ‫ا‪.‬ردن‪.‬‬ ‫أﺧﺒــــﺎر ‪ -‬ﺻﺤﻔﺔ ‪: ٤‬‬ ‫دﺑﻲ ﺗﺸﻬﺪ أﻋﻠﻰ ﺗﺪﻓﻖ ﻟﻼﺳﺘﺜﻤﺎر اﺟﻨﺒﻲ اﻟﻤﺒﺎﺷﺮ‬ ‫»إﻟﻴﺒﺲ” ﻳﻔﻮز ﺑﺸﻬﺎدة اﻳﺰو‬ ‫اﻧﺨﻔﺎض إﻳﺮادات ﺧﺎدم اﻟﺸﺮق اوﺳﻂ وأﻓﺮﻳﻘﻴﺎ‬ ‫ﻫﺎﻧﻴﻮﻳﻞ ﺗﻘﺪم أﻧﻈﻤﺔ اﺗﻤﺘﺔ إﻟﻰ ﺷﺮﻛﺔ ﻗﺎﻓﻜﻮ‬ ‫اﺧﺘﻴﺎر أرﻳﻜﺴﻮﻧﻦ ﻟﺘﺠﺪﻳﺪ ﺷﺒﻜﺔ زﻳﻦ ﻓﻲ اردن‬

‫ﺗﻜﻨﻮﻟﻮﺟﻴﺎ اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت ‪: 1٠‬‬ ‫ﺗﻮﻗﻌﺎت ﺑﺘﺠﺎوز إﻧﻔﺎق اﻟﻤﻨﻄﻘﺔ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺗﻜﻨﻮﻟﻮﺟﻴﺎ‬ ‫اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻮﻣﺎت ‪ ٢٠‬ﻣﻠﻴﺎر دوﻻر‬

Technical Review Middle East 6 2012  

Technical Review Middle East 6 2012

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