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WORLDWIDE NEWS P10 Siemens has signed an agreement with STEAG GuD Herne on the turnkey construction of Herne 6 600MW combined cycle power plant with district heat extraction. Steam will also be extracted and the thermal energy will be used for the district heating grid of Germany’s Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region. This will be the first single power plant unit to provide 400MW of (thermal) district heat with combined cycle operation.The overall fuel efficiency of the natural gas used will be more than 85%.
REGIONAL NEWS P12 Oman-based Al Raid Group, a leader in quality lifestyle projects, has recently launched work on the 240,000-sq-m Al Araimi Walk in Barka. The iconic development project, which will set a new benchmark as the nation’s first ever retailtainment destination, will feature 164 retail outlets, 42 food and beverage outlets, seven entertainment hubs, a hypermarket, and an IMAX cinema. Apart from offering shopping and family-oriented experiences, other highlights of the mall include: an indoor waterpark, and trampoline park.
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LOCAL NEWS P14 It may initially seem counterintuitive that, despite the well documented cashflow difficulties and ever-increasing competition within the emirates’ construction-related sectors, we have found the demand for integrated marketing services has increased over recent years. There is a simple explanation. Long gone are the days when the main challenge for most companies in a rapidly developing country was finding enough manpower to handle the onslaught of new projects.
TOP SHOWROOM P36 Interior design is a growing and multi–faceted industry that revolves around how a particular space should look and feel. The success of this sector is particularly good news for showrooms that feature individual products utilised within interior design, such as sanitary ware, lighting, furniture, walls and floors, tiles, and kitchens. In this issue of Emirates Projects Magazines we feature what we consider to be the top UAE Interior Design showrooms in these specific categories; showrooms that can assist customers to make informed decisions that encompass good design.