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MHPS Captures Global Gas Turbine Market Share Leadership Again

-- Demand Surges for Advanced Class Gas Turbines --    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 20, 2020:   Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) ranks first in market share by megawatts for gas turbine orders in 2020 according to data obtained from McCoy Power Reports. First quarter global orders of 2,638 MW brought MHPS’ market share to 28.5 percent globally. This increase in gas turbine market share was largely responsible for worldwide order booking increasing 19.7 percent during MHPS’ fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. “The extremely competitive global gas turbine market has moved in our direction with a clear preference for our JAC gas turbines, which are more reliable than competitor’s gas turbines while providing record-setting fuel ......read more

Give the Gift of Time and Convenience This Eid With Lg Electronics

The Best in Smart Appliances to Celebrate Eid  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:   Reflect the spirit of Eid with thoughtful gifting from LG Electronics. With a variety of products across different functions, these gifts deliver intelligent convenience all year round. Elevate at home needs with these specially priced offers from LG.    LG TWINWash  Product Model: FH0C9CDHK72_F70E1UDNK12   With the LG TWINWash, laundry is made easier than ever before by having the ability to wash two loads simultaneously leaving users with more time for other relaxing activities. The main washer drum is ideal for larger items such as the weekly wash, bedding or towels. For smaller items, baby clothes, delicate fabrics, homeowners can use the TWIN ......read more

Tips to Keep Pets Clean and Happy while Social Distancing

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 19, 2020:   The current crisis – COVID 19 has made it crucial for people across the globe to practice social distancing by avoiding social events and shared public spaces.  While this might be a good time to spend time with family and pets, it is important to adapt to this change by practicing cleanliness to ensure that your pet and home stay fresh and clean. Here are some tips – Wash and Clean Bedding - Whether it is washing your dog's or cat's bedding, ensure that you keep up a regular cleaning schedule. Dirty cages can lead to a smelly home, discomfort for your pet, and a build-up of germs and bacteria that can even result in disease or infection. Use products as F10, which are certified and easy to use.  ......read more

LG Prioritizes Home Comfort With Latest Air Conditioners for GCC Market

DUALCOOL ACs Deliver Superior Performance and Reliability   May 17, 2020:   With the weather heating up and AC usage in full swing, there has never been a more crucial time for homeowners to evaluate the efficiency of their air conditioners.  Across the Gulf region and around the world, people are spending more time at home, putting increasing pressure on residential ACs to deliver round-the-clock comfort. It is therefore no surprise that repair shops are seeing a spike in AC maintenance requests during this time and especially in the summer months.  To address demand for more durable and reliable air solutions, LG Electronics (LG) created its advanced range of DUALCOOL air conditioners. At the core of LG DUALCOOL ACs lies the innovative Dual Inverter C ......read more

This Ramadan Invest in Serta's Premium Mattresses

30 to 40 percent off on a wide range of premium mattresses & sleep accessories to achieve the desired sleep experience   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2020:   Serta, maker of the world’s best mattress, has introduced Ramadan exclusive sale across its wide range of premium sleeping products, up to 30 to 40 percent off on mattress grades and sets that include a mattress & a base as well. The offer lasts until 30th May 2020. Serta introduced this exclusive Ramadan sale after the government eased restrictions on sales and promotions. Shoppers can avail a flat 40 percent off exclusively on Blue Nile, Optimus and Orthopedic mattress. This 40 percent off is also available on sets that comprise of the mattress and a base as well.   Additionally, Se ......read more

Pan Emirates Opens a New Store in Dubai Festival City Mall

• Pan Emirates Home Furnishing invests AED 3 Million on its new extended facility spanning across 1700m2 in Dubai Festival City Mall. • Pan Emirates Home Furnishing Dubai Festival City Mallstore is looking to reach out to residents of neighbouring localities with its elaborated collection and detailed rangeof affordable and stylish furnishing & decor collection.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May14, 2020:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has launched its new extended facility in Dubai Festival City Mall which is few meters adjacent to the preexisting store. The new store which was officially launched on May14, 2020 is the 19th store in the UAE.   The h ......read more

Smart Cooking to Save Time With Lg Appliances This Ramadan

Intelligent Kitchen Solutions Make Every Stage of Meal Prep Efficient and Enjoyable      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:    As families continue to enjoy the Holy Month of Ramadan, finding time to cook, while also connecting with loved ones remains important. With a great deal of preparation involved in providing a home-cooked iftar meal, smart cooking with intelligent appliances can play a crucial role in saving precious time, making meal prep efficient and more enjoyable.  LG Electronics (LG) offers a range of intelligently designed kitchen appliances to suit a variety of cooking needs. With sleek and innovative multi-function ovens, thoughtfully designed refrigerators, and energy efficient dishwashers, users can cook like a pro, keep groc ......read more

Reduced Demand for Global Oil Supply May Be Permanent

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 13, 2020:   Robert Minter, Investment Strategist at Aberdeen Standard Investments, explains the impact of the pandemic on the O&G sector worldwide and offers some predictions for the next 12 months.   Some stress had already begun to appear in the global oil markets at the turn of the year. The US and Europe were in the middle  of an unusually warm  winter, which reduced  energy demand. In the US, investors were prioritising capital discipline over production increases and had started raising interest rates for lower credit quality oil producers. But little evidence existed for the impending shock to demand that would dwarf all others.   The first cases of coronavirus occurred in early December but were not in suff ......read more

Go for a Green Ramadan This Holy Month With Tips From Veolia Middle East

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 11, 2020:   Ramadan is known as a time of moderation, however, every year there is an increasing concern surrounding global food wastage and other environmental issues, such as the over-use of plastic, carbon footprint growth and a significant rise in household waste.    With the UAE being one of the top nations for per capita waste generation in the world, environmental protection is considered one of the main objectives of the UAE’s developmental policies. According to Dubai Carbon, on average a person generates around 2.7kg of waste per day and during the month of Ramadan, the waste people generate almost doubles to 5.4kg. With waste being such a fundamental global issue, the UAE has made great strides to overcome this worldwi ......read more

New Hygiene Demands Put Spotlight on Innovative Bathroom and Kitchen Concepts

• Consumers seek intelligent solutions to improve hygiene at home • Private and public architecture needs to pivot to a health-based approach that addresses increased hygiene needs • Coen van Oostrom, Founder and CEO of EDGE, predicts that new health measures will play a key role in a new generation of workplaces     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11th May 2020:   With new hygiene measures being rolled out around the globe, intelligent architectural concepts can play a key role in improving consumer health and safety. Especially spaces such as public lavatories, offices, restaurants or train stations need to be rethought. But the challenges new hygiene demands pose also apply to homes. “Together with sustainability, health will def ......read more

ENEC CEO Addresses Global Energy Community During Atlantic Council Fireside Chat

 H.E. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of ENEC, sat down via video conference with Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council, for a virtual fireside chat on COVID-19 and the future of the decarbonized global power system  H.E. Al Hammadi: ”Over 700 people are working on the Barakah plant project to meet the timeline”     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 09 May 2020:   His Excellency Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), recently sat down via video conference with Frederick Kempe, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlantic Council Global Energy Center, during a virtual fireside chat on the progress being made at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, the impact of the ......read more

Trina Solar Vertex Module Reaches 515.8W Power Output Reviewed by TÜV Rheinland

The Vertex module sets new industry benchmark with its ultra-high power output   Dubai, UAE – 04 May 2020:   Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar" or the "Company") announced that its Vertex module is able to reach 515.8W power output, based on the test result by TÜV Rheinland’s independent evaluation. This is another major breakthrough and milestone after Trina Solar had commenced formal mass production of the Vertex pilot line on March 18 and the shipment of the first Vertex order on March 27. The Vertex is one of the first ultra-high power modules to be certified by international testing institutions. It has passed the TÜV Rheinland photovoltaic module IEC test and been granted both the IEC 61215 PV module performanc ......read more

Embrace the Holiday Spirit With a Ramadan Collection From 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 04, 2020:   Ramadan is the time of joy and blessings as we open our hearts and homes to share some wonderful moments with friends and family. As we continue to observe the Holy month, it’s time to add some decorative accents and create a beautiful home ambiance for those memorable Iftar and Suhour nights.  Whether you are looking to put together the perfect table setting, add a touch of warmth to your living room or surprise your loved ones with a unique Eid gift, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers an elegant range of contemporary designs with a chic Middle Eastern twist. The latest Ramadan Collection includes a wide selection of modern furnishings and traditional accessories that can be mixed together to bring out the perfect hol ......read more

MHPS J-Series Gas Turbine Fleet Achieves One Million Commercial Operating Hours

• Achieves world record reliability of 99.3% • Latest enhancement is the largest, most fuel-efficient gas turbine in operation anywhere in the world • 30% renewable hydrogen capable, with 100% capability in development       Dubai - UAE, May 4, 2020:   Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems’ (MHPS) J-Series gas turbine installed fleet today reached one million hours of commercial operation, nearly double that of similar sized gas turbines from competitors. This gas turbine series - the company’s largest and most advanced - leads the industry with reliable, efficient power generation and flexibility to meet new and higher standards for reduced carbon emissions. Introduced in 2011, the J-Series delivers an industry-leading ......read more

Crate and Barrel Enlivens the Holy Month Through Exclusive Collaborations With Regional Designers

• The Ramadan 2020 collection features traditional patterns, hues, and scents for a peaceful month of reflection      Dubai, UAE, 04 May 2020:   Crate and Barrel has collaborated with regional designers Silsal, Ozlem Tuna, and Lava Moments to launch a special Ramadan collection that showcases and celebrates the beauty of the Arab region. To present authentically Islamicate designs, the new collection comprises a mix of private labels exclusive to the home furnishing store. Launched in April, the new collection draws inspiration from traditional Arab weaving patterns and the ever-changing forms and characteristics of the region’s deserts.   As families look to curate the ideal sanctuary for the holy month, Crate and Barrel offers a var ......read more

Ramadan Tips From Western Furniture on How to Accessorize Your Home With Calligaris Products

Western Furniture recommends Ramadan perfect accessories for your home from Calligaris    Dubai, UAE - May 30, 2020:   Accessories bring life to any home. A simple rug, mirror, or a centrepiece can change the dimension of your home altogether. What better occasion than Ramadan to style up your home with conventional pieces from Calligaris. Accessories with a high rate of creativity complete the rooms with the simplicity of their elegance, creating a perfect aura for the holy month. Now sober & classic, now colorful & unconventional, never excessive, noticeable, living with their light and adding an extra touch to floors, ceilings, furniture, walls, corners that had been sacrificed until just before. Rugs, vases, holders, blankets, cushions. glass ......read more

Bringing Creativity Into the Kitchen This Ramadan

Quick, Precise and Healthy Cooking at Home with LG NeoChef™   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 29, 2020:    As people find themselves spending more time at home this Ramadan, cooking can be an ideal way to keep busy and stay connected with loved ones. Whether cooking alone, as a family, or over videocall with friends and colleagues, preparing meals for iftar and suhoor can now be made easier and more enjoyable than ever before, with the help of smart kitchen solutions.  To make kitchen work simple, LG Electronics (LG) created its range of NeoChef™ microwave ovens. Adaptable, to suit a variety of cooking needs, LG NeoChef™ microwaves are designed with both performance and convenience at the forefront. Tasty Grilling Whether grilling ma ......read more

Gulf Renewable Lab Receives Accreditation from GCC Accreditation Center

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 29, 2020:  Gulf Renewable Lab, a joint venture between global safety science organization UL and GCC Electrical Testing Laboratories (GCC Labs) has received accreditation by GCC Accreditation Center (GAC) in accordance with the recognized International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017.   The recently inaugurated Gulf Renewables Lab met the technical competence requirements and management system requirements that are necessary for it to consistently deliver technically valid test results.   The laboratory received the accreditation as a result of successfully adhering to the general requirements for competence of testing and calibration laboratories set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and GAC.   The GRL labo ......read more

Commodity Weekly: Oil Bounces but Risk of Tank Tops Still Weighing

While the US stock market, led by technology, healthcare and media, continues to send a signal that all is well you only have to look beneath the surface to find that it is not the case. Massive amounts of stimulus have found their way into the stock markets but not to the man on the street with unemployment rising and consumer confidence plummeting. These developments have put many government and health authorities under considerable pressure to reduce lock downs.  While some may be successful many are not yet ready and the impact on growth and demand will continue to deteriorate. These developments continue to be most visible across key commodities as they respond to demand more most other sectors. The table below shows the impact on key commodities since the Covid-19 pandemic ......read more

GROHE Sensia Arena: the Smart Toilet as a Smart Assistant for Your Home

● A clean and comfortable home thanks to innovative technology ● Smart functions facilitate daily use and cleaning of the smart toilet ● Carefully designed to offer new levels of cleanliness and hygiene     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd April 2020:   Washing, cooking or cleaning – intelligent technology is increasingly used in private households to save time and energy and to guarantee a clean and comfortable home. As a global brand for innovative sanitary ware, GROHE aims to make people's lives easier and more comfortable. Thanks to innovative top technology, the Sensia Arena smart toilet becomes a smart and useful highlight in the modern bathroom.     GROHE Sensia Arena: Top 5 features for more com ......read more

DHL Launches Dedicated Air Freight Service From China to Africa and Middle East

• Much-needed personal protective gear will make up the bulk of the cargo • Leveraging DHL’s global network and Dubai’s status as a transit hub, the solutions will bridge the current gap in uplift from China     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:     DHL Global Forwarding has launched a dedicated 100-tonne weekly air freight service for organizations and governments shipping goods from China to Africa and Middle East. Capitalizing on Dubai’s strategic geographical location as the gateway to countries in the region, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services will consolidate cargo from across China into Guangzhou and air freight them via Dubai to their various destinations across Africa ......read more

BNC Network Press Release: USD 12.9 Billion Worth of Energy Projects were Awarded in the GCC in Q1 2020 Registering a 53% QoQ ...

BNC Network Energy Sector Drives Construction in Q1 2020 USD 12.9 billion worth of energy projects were awarded in the GCC in Q1 2020 registering a 53% QoQ hike     Key Highlights   • Oil & gas projects worth USD 7.3 billion were awarded across the GCC in Q1 2020 • USD 19.2 billion worth of urban construction projects were completed in the first quarter of 2020 • UAE construction sector leads Q1 2020 with 12.4 billion worth of new project announcements, 9.4 billion worth of contract awards and 18.4 billion worth of project completions      Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 21, 2020:   The GCC construction market is estimated at USD 2.4 trillion, with over 23,000 active projects at the en ......read more

Heart of Europe Expands Operations of Coral Institute – the Middle East's First Such Initiative to Promote Marine Life

Developer Kleindienst Group enhances sustainability and marine life programme with the Coral Institute 2020 plan that includes carpet sharks, the seahorse’s nursery and a rehabilitation initiative       Date: Dubai, UAE; April 20, 2020:        News Highlights: 1. The Coral Institute plans to grow more than 100,000 corals and plant them around the Heart of Europe megaproject annually 2. The Coral Institute to enrich 500,000 square metres of coral reefs over the next few years 3. Coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean floor, but support 25% of all marine life 4. More than 20 species of natural coral live in the Arabian Gulf Kleindienst Group, developer of the master-planned Heart of Europe destination island ......read more

Pan Emirates Welcomes Ramadan With Its New Collection

Dubai, United Arab Emirates 20 April 2020:   The region’s leading indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand, PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, has launched its Ramadan collection across its showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah or shop through the online store www.panemirates.com. The Ramadan collection by PAN Emirates presents the residents of UAE the opportunity to refresh their homes from a wide range of home furnishing options – from Victorian, Rustic, Country, Spring, Boho, Classic, Transitional to Modern designs.   The highlighting pieces from the grand Ramadan collection from PAN Emirates are Davos Accent Chair, Majlis, Royal Metrics, Wilshire Round dining table, in addition to numerous Lighting and Home Decoration options.&nb ......read more

Covid-19's Impact on the Energy Market

The Covid-19 pandemic is effecting everyone in the world. There isn’t a corner of the planet that isn’t impacted by the virus. Not only is it affecting human lives, causing suffering and death. It is also having a large effect on the financial situation of the world. It is forcing people to stay home and to lose work. Many people have lost their jobs. One of the biggest sectors that is being effected by the pandemic is the energy industry. Each sector of this industry is being effected differently and only time will tell how it is impacted by the disease. Coal According to MoneyPug, the site used to switch energy suppliers, coal is perhaps the most effected by the pandemic. The industry is not only impacted by the inability for miners to work in the mines, coal was alread ......read more

Are you Seizing all the Digital Opportunities in your Oil and Gas Downstream Operations to Improve Profits?

Written by: Georges El Mir, Vice President Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, Schneider Electric Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2020:   Oil prices have been declining since reaching a record of almost $150/barrel over a decade ago (yes, prices were that high). The price volatility has caused, and continues to cause, a lot of distress across the value chain, reducing both CAPEX and OPEX in almost all companies in this industry. We are in a vicious cycle when maintaining investment into the future is critical for innovation and sustainability, not just during the next few years but well into the next few decades. This volatility has further compounded the existing challenges, such as, an ageing workforce and increased environmental regulations.  How can refinerie ......read more

Deloitte Middle East Point of View: Resilience in the Oil and Gas Industry

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 15, 2020:    The  increased oil production by Saudi Arabia and Russia combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, have precipitated a global economic slowdown that has left Oil and Gas companies wondering in which direction the industry is heading.  This is one of the topics discussed by Deloitte’s experts in the latest edition of the Deloitte Middle East Point of View: Stay calm and be prepared. In the spring 2020 issue of the magazine, Deloitte experts look at what actions organizations need to take to future-proof themselves from crises. In their article Building resilience, Bart Cornelissen, Energy, Resources and Industrials Leader and Yasmin Fansa, Manager, Monitor Deloitte, Middle East, say that: “The situation in the ......read more

Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Fund Leads Southern Balkan Wild Saker Falcon Reintroduction Project

Abu Dhabi conservation leader partners with Green Balkans Federation of Nature Conservation to revitalise wild saker breeding population in Bulgaria Project records early success with hatching of five saker chicks at Green Balkans Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 April, 2020:   Mohamed bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Fund (MBZRCF), an action-orientated organisation committed to conserving and restoring raptors and their habitats as valuable elements of biodiversity, is backing a progressive project to restore a population of wild saker falcons - in the Southern Balkans. The project, known as the Reintroduction of the Saker Falcon in Bulgaria, is implemented by the Green Balkans Federation of Nature Conservation with the ......read more

Trina Solar Vertex Modules Take Middle East Solar Market Into the Era of 500W+ Output

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 07, 2020:   Trina Solar Co., Ltd ("Trina Solar" or the "Company") has announced that it has signed a sales agreement with the Yemeni photovoltaic firm Al Raebi, to supply 6MW of Vertex series modules to high-efficiency distributed PV projects in the Middle East. The acquisition of the order signals the degree to which the Vertex series modules will lead the Middle East solar market into the era of 500W+ ultra-high power output, boosting the local application of photovoltaic clean energy. The Vertex series modules, with a conversion efficiency reaching 21%, boast power output exceeding 500W. The modules come in bifacial double-glass and back sheet versions, incorporating 210mm cells and integrating advanced three-piece ......read more

Sharjah Research, Technology & Innovation Park Harnesses Technology for Agricultural Production and Food Security

A 150-square internal farm can produce 1 ton of organic fruits and vegetables monthly, an ideal way to produce sustainable food in the time of coronavirus To ensure food self-reliance, SRTI Park calls for more integrated projects for sustainable agriculture     Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 04, 2020:   As some parts of the world are grappling with food security brought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTI Park) has been developing innovative and sustainable methods of agricultural production. Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, a team of botanists, agriculturists and engineers from Merlin International, one of SRTI Park’s innovative partners, has been conducting res ......read more

How To Get Your Home Ramadan-Ready With Sedar Global Interiors E-Commerce

Weaving the fabric of life for 125 years true to tradition, but perfect for a modern home Sedar Global Interiors Creative Director Nahel Selo gives his top tips on how to create memorable interiors and ambience for the Holy Month   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 31, 2020:    Among many homes across the region, this spiritual month is a time for remembering and reviving traditional routines. It is also the season to spend quality time in the home with loved ones. Famous for window, wall and pillow customisation Sedar Global’s new collections from internationally renowned brands are now available to shop and order from the comfort of your home through Sedar’s newly launched e-commerce www.sedarglobal.com.    Providing the perfect go-to to ......read more

Transform Your Home With Wellness Inspired Pieces From Marks & Spencer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2020:   There’s nothing quite like self-care and the new homeware collection from Marks & Spencer offers just that. This spring, one can revitalise and refresh their home with a range of wellness inspired pieces from Marks & Spencer’s e-commerce website in the UAE. From honeycomb textured bedlinen for the ultimate night’s sleep and lanterns adorned in nature inspired prints, to artificial flowers which have blossomed from a budding trend into a full-grown sensation – Marks & Spencer has everything one needs to turn their home into a serene oasis.  As nothing beats a good night’s sleep, Marks & Spencer has launched a selection of bedlinen to make climbing into bed to get some shut eye that ......read more

Natuzzi's Ergo Collection, A Tribute to Mother Nature

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 25, 2020:   Ergo collection is one of the classiest assortments of furnishings from the house of Natuzzi Italia. Not on is it the Winner of Red Dot Award 2019, but it also boasts of the FSC®-certified wood from sustainably-managed forests adhering to strict environmental, social and economic standards. The Ergo Collection is composed of a bed, chaise-longue, chandelier, valet stand, chest of drawers, floor lamp, rug and mirror.     ERGO BED Ergo bed is an elegant depiction of an ultramodern and vintage boudoir, evoking the timeless etch of the time. Its soft and soothing shape gives out a perfect image of what is essential for your bedroom, to make it comfortable.   PENDANT LAMP Capturing attention in a way ot ......read more

Working From Home? Reduce Your Energy Bills With These Simple Hacks

As many of us settle into a routine of working from home, companies have never been better prepared to take advantage of the technology now available to meet these new demands.    However, this greater flexibility in how we are working comes with drawbacks. To stay connected with our colleagues, remote working requires greater usage of electricity and energy, between plugging in our machines, using appliances more often, and the temptation for regular trips to the coffee machine or boiling water for a cup of tea.   This means we are using far more energy without realizing it, and in turn seeing our electricity bills rise. But there are some simple tips and tricks you can implement into your daily work at home routine that will help you use energy more efficiently ......read more

Kitchen Appliances Designed With Cleanliness at the Forefront

LG’s Advanced Refrigerators and Dishwashers Promote Hygiene in the Home     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2020:     As homeowners strive to maintain clean and healthy environments, increasing emphasis is being placed on the kitchen, as an area which requires greater attention. With research indicating that kitchen fittings can often harbor and encourage bacterial growth, LG Electronics (LG) is designing its appliances with hygiene at their forefront, to provide homeowners with greater peace of mind. Advanced Food Storage and Preservation with Hygiene Fresh+™ LG’s advanced refrigerators are embedded with Hygiene Fresh+™, a unique patented system designed to promote the hygienic storage of food and keep it ......read more

Hormann Launches Fast Doors Suitable for High Temperature Changes

Dubai, UAE; March 23, 2020:  Hormann’s new Iso Speed Cold 100 door is the optimum solution for all areas with high temperature differences, thanks to its heated panels and special seals between the building structure and the ground. It is perfect for use as a high-speed door in cold-storage halls or to save energy in production and distribution areas. It can insulate refrigerated or cold store areas even if the temperature is down to –28 °C. This low maintenance springless door has a depth of 100 mm and a stucco-textured surface on the interior and exterior, with a Grey white base on RAL 9002, which can be changed to almost 200 different color bases. The double-skinned door leaf is foam-filled with CFC free polyurethane (PU) rigid foam, therefore giving it excepti ......read more

Crate and Barrel's Spring 2020 Collection Invites Us to Live in an Artist's Studio

The home furnishing store’s latest relaxed and free-flowing collection celebrates art with a variety of internationally inspired designs   Dubai, UAE, 22 March 2020:   This spring, Crate and Barrel is bringing to its Dubai stores the charm of an artist home that is authentic to its dweller through the recently launched Spring 2020 collection. The new Artist Studio collection celebrates the art of space, craftsmanship, texture, and detail through a variety of furniture and décor inspired by revered international design capitals.  Drawing from Portugal’s earthy palette of dusky pinks and rich blues, Crate and Barrel has the ideal furniture sets to curate that relaxed, casual, and welcoming living space. For the living room, artistic splashes feature ......read more

Air Cargo Essential to Fight Against COVID-19

17 March 2020 (Geneva) – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members continue to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Since the crisis began, air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering much-needed medicines, medical equipment (including spare parts/repair components), and in keeping global supply chains functioning for the most time-sensitive materials. This has been done through dedicated cargo freighter operations, utilization of cargo capacity in passenger aircraft and with relief flights to affected areas.   Air cargo is also instrumental in transporting food and other products purchased online in support of quarantine and social distancing policies implemented by states.   The dramatic travel r ......read more

Biosecurity and Hygiene are the Prime Factors to Combat Diseases

Vigilance and good biosecurity are the best forms of defence against disease both in terms of prevention and time to bring an outbreak situation under control. F10® – a total spectrum disinfectant - wishes to encourage everyone to take responsibility for biosecurity to avoid the devastating effects that diseases can have on animals and humans.   Review your Products   Disinfection is vital to prevent the spread of infectious disease but veterinary staff are often  unaware or confused about proper sanitation procedures. Using the wrong products or not cleaning and disinfecting surfaces correctly could leave your clinic open to an outbreak.   Proper Use of Disinfectants   All disinfectants are not created equal. Carefully read the la ......read more

PAN Emirates Welcomes The New Season With Its New 2020 Spring Collection

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12, March 2020:   The UAE’s leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand, PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, has announced its new spring collection across all showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Fujairah. PAN Emirates is looking to add the spring cheer into homes through a wide range of furnishing and accessories that feature modern, classic, transitional, ethnic and rustic designs.  The new spring collection form PAN Emirates offers a spectacular range of nature-inspired colours and patterns across its range of home furnishing. From the elegantly designed Techtoma bed frame, the stylish and vibrant Proxima Rocking Chair or the ultra-chic olive green three-piece Scenario Counter Table Set. Every piece ......read more

Schneider Electric Introduces Uniflair™ Rack Mounted Cooling Solution to Meet the Needs of Edge Computing

• 3.5kW, 5U, DX based solution is designed for fast installation and servicing • Rack mounted design frees up IT floor space • Low maintenance requirements make Uniflair Rack Mounting Cooling ideal for edge computing and micro data center applications   March 11, 2020 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the introduction of its first rack mounted data center  cooling solution. The Uniflair Rack Mounted Cooling 3.5kW, DX solution addresses the escalating demand for rack-based cooling for micro data centers and edge computing where space can be at a premium.   Available globally, the new offer frees up valuable IT floor space by placing the IT cooling at the bottom ......read more

2XL Furniture & Home Décor Opens in The Galleria Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 10, 2020:   2XL Furniture & Home Décor, the leading luxury furniture retail chain in the UAE, has announced the opening of its 4th showroom in Abu Dhabi at The Galleria Al Maryah Island. It is the luxe brand’s 11th store in the emirates and is part of its strategy to reach the largest customer base in premier shopping destinations.    The new 51,000 square feet 2XL store at The Galleria showcases the brand’s latest collection of furniture, lighting and accessories designed for sophisticated and elegant living.   Inaugurating the state-of-the-art showroom, Mr. Suood Al Sadi, General Manager of 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “We are proud to open our latest store in The Galleria Al Maryah Isl ......read more

Crate and Barrel's Newest Kids' Collection Merges Individuality with Modernity

 The Crate and Kids line shapes spaces for babies, toddlers, and beyond       Dubai, UAE, 9th March 2020:   Home furnishing retailer Crate and Barrel is catering to the wants and needs of the modern and discerning parent through Crate and Kids, a furniture and accessory collection dedicated to spaces for the little ones. The collection is aimed at bringing out a child’s unique personality while optimising space through modern design.     Every item in the collection has a character of its own while boasting a sophisticated finish that blends with a variety of décor. The Jenny Lind White Twin Bed is adorned with dozens of intricate woodturnings that distinguish the piece through its beautifully detailed and playful look. C ......read more

The Forma Collection

Contemporary hand tufted carpets                 Dubai, March 9, 2020:   The new Forma Collection by Hands Carpets features twelve designs, inspired by the language of shapes that has no singular translation.  It attempts to create an unconventional dialogue between the individual and the space, expressed through the reinterpretation of typical form.  Beautifully hand tufted in 100% bamboo silk, each carpet is an elegant expression of luxury, brought alive through an infinite interplay of pile height variances, colours, textures, and patterns.   “The carpets break design tradition,” says Mr Ravi Patodia, Managing Director. “These uncommon shapes explore the paradox between the formal and the info ......read more

UAE's Energy for Greater Efficiency Can Propel Region Towards a Sustainable Future, Industry Experts Tell Middle East Energy ...

Public and private sector efforts held up as benchmark during thought-leading session titled ‘Decarbonisation and Sustainable Development Goals’ ‘Expo site is a blueprint for future smart city’ - Markus Strohmeier, Siemens  Session told energy services companies (ESCO) in the Emirates have increased tenfold in past two years  Dubai, UAE: 04 March 2020: Greater focus on energy efficiency will help reduce costs and aid Middle East energy sector players meet the dual challenge of meeting growing demand for power while reducing carbon footprint, according to industry experts during a thought-provoking plenary session titled ‘Decarbonisation and Sustainable Development Goals’ on the sidelines of Middle East Energy 2020, the 45th edition of the ......read more

UAE Becomes First Peaceful Nuclear Operating Nation in Arab World

• Safe Completion of Fuel Assembly Loading in Unit 1 at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Marks the Start of Nuclear Operations for Electricity Generation • Certified Operators Begin Process to Gradually Produce Clean Electricity   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 3 March 2020: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced today that, following the successful completion of fuel assembly loading into Unit 1, the UAE has officially become a peaceful nuclear energy operating nation. The Nation also becomes the first country in the Arab World to achieve this status, joining a limited group of countries worldwide that have successfully developed the intellectual and infrastructural capacity to use nuclear energy to generate safe, clean, and reliable baseload electricity.&nbs ......read more

The Biggest Dine & Win Campaign With Over 200,000 Customers as Winners, This Dubai Food Festival

• Dubai Shopping Malls Group to reward with more than 16 million worth of prizes during the 15-day campaign  • Mega prize winner will take home a brand new GAC GA8 sedan by Gargash Motors • A total of 3-winners will get AED 5,000 worth of cash prizes each • 19 malls with their F&B outlets, over 1000 high-street restaurants & select food outlets at all Dubai Airports are participating this Dubai Food Festival     Dubai; March 2020:  During the most celebrated and the biggest food festival of the UAE, Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG) along with Dubai Festival & Retail Establishment (DFRE) and Zomato will reward over 200,000 food enthusiast with over 16 million worth of prizes, biggest ever in the history of “DINE &a ......read more

World's Power Sector Leaders Gather in Dubai for Mega Middle East Energy Meet

Digitalisation and renewables will be front and centre across three days as Energy & Utilities Market Outlook report forecasts annual investment in renewable energy to top US $35 billion in MENA  Dubai, UAE: 02 March 2020: Power sector leaders have arrived in the UAE for this week’s mega Middle East Energy exhibition and probing conference series which begins a three-day run at the Dubai World Trade Centre tomorrow (March 3). Set against the background of an industry in the midst of major disruption and transformation, the show, previously known as Middle East Electricity, has attracted more than 1,100 exhibitors from more than 130 countries. Industry heavyweights will demonstrate breakthrough technologies that are changing the entire energy eco-system, with power capa ......read more

African Renewable Energy Sources Underused Says Kenyan Power Expert

Continent to see increased focus on geothermal, wind, solar & biomass    Dubai, UAE: 01 March 2020: African’s rich renewable sources are being underused even though the continent aims to connect 60 million new households to electricity grids by 2030. The under-utilisation claim was made by Wnaguli Charles Wainaina, the Chief Procurement Officer of the Kenya Electricity Generating Co. Ltd ahead of his buying visit to Middle East Energy, the mega global power event, which runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre from March 3-5.   Mr Wataina, who is being hosted at Middle East Energy organised by Informa Markets, said recently the African power scene had undergone transformation to a more renewable focus but needed to boost efficiency of the approach.   ......read more

Business France Announces France's Livestock Industry Participation to the 2020 Edition of Viv Middle East & Africa Exhibiti ...

20 French Companies Exhibiting on the French Pavilion 9-11 March 2020 , ADNEC  United Arab Emirates, March 1st- 2020 - Business France the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy will be organizing the French pavilion at VIV MEA 2020, the trade fair devoted to livestock  wich takes place from 9 to 11 March 2020 in Abu Dhabi. The French pavilion will be hosting 20 French companies (including 14 new exhibitors) specialized in: Animal feed & nutrition, animal health,  Equipment and innovative solutions for hatchery & laboratory and Efficient egg processing lines, packaging. The national pavilion will showcase the latest French technologies in the livestock industry and allow professionals to set up meetings with these compan ......read more

Dress Up Your Walls with Gorgeous Wallpapers from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

1 March 2020: Nothing adds colour and atmosphere to a room quite like a wallpaper. Bring the spring cheer into your homes this season with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. The luxe brand offers a spectacular range of nature-inspired fresh and floral backdrops that can transform any room. A lively floral motif can make an enormous difference to a space. Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The possibilities with wallpapers are endless. These can dramatically change a room and very often give the illusion of a painting. Whether you are looking for a quick refresh or a total overhaul, with the beautiful and charming range of wallpapers at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, your rooms can instantly come to life. Our exciting selection ranges from classic ......read more

Your Space Your Art: Sedar Global Launches E-Commerce Site and New Brands Including Missoni Home

Leading interior label Sedar Global has officially launched its e-commerce offering consumers the latest in digital product customisation services and unveiling new brands available to shop at Sedar for the very first time     Dubai, UAE, February 29, 2020:  Specialised in catering to the window and wall interior industry    for over 125 years, Sedar Global has officially launched its e-commerce site. Now delivering to homes throughout the UAE and with further locations to be added by March 2020, including KSA, Bahrain, Oman and other countries in the region.  Following on from the success of over 23 retail stores across 8 countries in the GCC, MENA regions and Canada, Sedar is making window and wall décor retail experiences more interacti ......read more

Schneider Electric Joins Cybersecurity Tech Accord

• Largest-ever cybersecurity alliance advances industry collaboration to defend digital economy • Improves the security, stability and resilience of cyberspace in an increasingly digital world • Supports the commitment to an open, transparent and collaborative culture that focuses on people, processes and technology   February 27, 2020 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has joined the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a watershed agreement among its signatories to enhance the cybersecurity ecosystem and to defend the digital economy from cyberattacks.    The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a public commitment among 144 global companies to protect and empower civilians online and to ......read more

2XL Furniture & Home Decor and Swiss-Belhotel International Announce ‘2XL Interior Design Challenge' for Arabian Travel Marke ...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 27, 2020:   2XL Furniture & Home Décor and Swiss-Belhotel International in collaboration with The Designers’ Studio have announced the ‘2XL Interior Design Challenge’ for the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) taking place in Dubai from 19 to 22 April 2020. As part of the challenge participating members will submit design proposals to decorate Swiss-Belhotel International’s stand at ATM out of which one will be chosen by a panel of judges to execute the design using 2XL furniture and accessories.    Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with 2XL Furniture & ......read more

VFS Global Goes Plastic Bottle-free Starting From Visa Application Centre in Dubai

• The first VFS Global plastic bottle-free Visa Application Centre in the world • Plastic bottles and cups replaced with ecofriendly bio-degradable paper cups • Initiative expected to reduce plastic usage by over 50,000 bottles annually in Dubai   In a key environmental initiative, VFS Global, the world's largest visa outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, proudly breaks free from plastic bottle usage starting from its Visa Application Centre in Dubai. The initiative aims to decrease plastic pollution rates that threaten natural resources and congest the environment worldwide and help reduce carbon footprint overall for workers and visitors alike.   Located at Wafi Mall, Falcon, Phase ......read more

Calling All Mommies to Take a FIKA Break With IKEA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 24, 2020:   IKEA, the regions favourite Swedish home furnishing retailer, is not only about creating a better everyday life for the many but also on keeping its Swedish heritage and traditions alive. With that in mind, IKEA is introducing a fun “Fika break” concept where ‘IKEA Family’ mommies can socialize and escape from their mommy duties every Tuesday at its Yas Island store.  Mommies can bring along their sisters or friends to hangout at our Restaurant in Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi every Tuesday between 10am and 11am and get to enjoy unlimited coffee and tea with complimentary cake on the side.  If you are not an IKEA Family member yet, all you need to do is log on to family.IKEA.ae and register for free t ......read more

Bosch Celebrates the Opening of It's Largest Flagship Store in the Middle East

A celebration of technologies that change everyday lives!   February 24, 2020:    One of the world’s leading technology innovators in home appliances, is making its second mark on the region with the opening of a flagship store in Riyadh. Bosch technologies have always aimed to improve the lives of people all over the world, claiming their products are “Invented for Life”. With an unmatched portfolio of uncompromising quality, Bosch leads the way in design, innovation, technical perfection and reliability. On February 19th 2020 Bosch will open the doors of its new Olaya showroom located at Olaya St. Al Aam, in Riyadh, with an event celebrating not only the second Bosch brand store in Saudi Arabia but also the biggest. Featuring a vast display of th ......read more

‘Be Inspired' This Season With JYSK's Latest Collection

Add a minimalistic touch to your home with creative ideas to live better   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd February 2020: As the seasons are changing and summer is approaching, we will spend less time under the open sky and more time indoors. Be inspired to create a home with room to unfold, reconnect, recharge and renew. Bring yourself down to JYSK stores to shop from their beautiful collection this season.  Let your creativity and everyday life unfold while renewing your energy, refocusing, slowing down, and sharing moments with some good friends. With a selection of cushions and dreamy string lights, for your living room, open storage, double desks for your home office, trays with scented oil and candles for your bathroom, decorative storage boxes to eliminate cl ......read more

Nasser Bin Dalmook's ‘Najm' Dominates Saluki Championship 2020

Dubai, February 23, 2020:  In a thrilling finish, the salukis by Nasser Obaid bin Dalmook Al-Ketbi dominated the Saluki Championship, organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), held on Saturday at Dubai’s Al Marmoum racetrack.    A total of 60 salukis (race hounds) have qualified in the championship stage, which saw a total of six races – two heats in the 1 km race and four races covering a distance of 2.5km – for the male, female, amateur and professional categories.    Salukis are Bedouin hunting dogs that can run up to 65kmph and were used to hunt rabbits and gazelles in the olden days.   A large number of enthusiasts and spectators of the traditional sport witnessed the Saluki race, which is one of the traditional E ......read more

Middle East Gas Market Growing at Double the Rate of Global Energy Demand

According to BCG’s report, the Middle East can deliver 8500 bcm of gas by 2030 marking the strongest growth in a decade Dubai, 23 February, 2020 : The natural gas market in the Middle East is experiencing a substantial growth phase, with its cost of supply remaining competitive in the long-term despite shale revolution. The recent report by Boston Consulting Group’s (BCG), Snam, and the International Gas Union (IGU) reveals that the Middle East and Asia-Pacific have demonstrated the strongest growth in gas demand the past ten years – growing at an average of 4.6% per year, double the rate of global primary energy demand. The Middle East can deliver approximately 8,500 billion cubic meters (bcm) of gas with average breakeven prices of $2.5 per MMBtu [Million British ......read more

Schneider Electric's Secure Power Division Celebrates an Award-Winning Year in 2019

• The Secure Power Division captures more than 20 industry awards for leadership, solutions, and programs in 2019 • Industry analysts, trade publications and leadership groups among those recognizing Secure Power  • Division provides power and cooling solutions for data centers, distributed IT, and non-IT applications   BOSTON, MASS., FEBRUARY 13, 2020 –  Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced that its Secure Power Division received more than 20 awards across leadership, offers, and programs in 2019, leading the way in the data center and IT industries. In addition to the awards, a number of media, analysts and industry organizations recognized Secure Power with prestigious ......read more

Crate and Barrel's Latest Outdoor Collection is This Season's Garden Must-have

With an array of furniture in wood, metal, and wicker, this Outdoor collection allows for elegance and practicality   Dubai, UAE, 18 February 2020:   One of the UAE’s favourite furniture stores, Crate and Barrel, is welcoming the pleasant sunshine and fresh air this season with its new outdoor collection. With a focus on naturally-chic wooden furniture, sleek, stainless steel, and durable resin wicker built to last, the beautifully-crafted items are available at Crate and Barrel stores across the UAE.  Designed with powdercoat aluminium and UV-resistant wicker, resin wicker furniture is built to last and ready for any weather. Handwoven with a chunky, textural weave, the Cayman collection adds character to an outdoor space with its graceful barrel-back cu ......read more

Digital Convergence of Power Management and Process Automation to Boost Oil and Gas Profitability

This piece is co-authored by Chris Dartnell, President Oil and Gas, Industrial Automation Business at Schneider Electric and Shebin Jalal, Global Solution Architect, Oil and Gas, Industrial Automation Business at Schneider Electric    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 19, 2020:   Today, devices of all kinds across the Oil & Gas industry are equipped with intelligent sensors that gather data. Since these devices are connected, they send the data forward to a repository like the cloud, and the data is then correlated and analyzed on servers. The rapid output of that analysis enables better, faster process decisions that help cut costs and drive efficiencies. Consider the example of pump jacks in an oil field. Traditionally, oil companies would regularly sche ......read more

FANR Issues Operating License for Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

- UAE is the first country in the Arab region to operate a nuclear power plant. - License issuance follows comprehensive review of Operating License Application submitted by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation on behalf of Nawah in 2015   17 February 2020, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator, has today issued the Operating License for Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant to the Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) subsidiary responsible for operation of the nuclear power plant located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi Emirate in the United Arab Emirates.    The Operating License, with an estimated duration ......read more

Schneider Electric Adds New Features and PROFIBUS and PROFINET Compatibility to TeSys™ island Digital Load Management System

• Application avatars set new ease-of-use standards for pump and conveyor environments.  • PROFIBUS and PROFINET protocol support now added to existing Ethernet/IP and Modbus TCP compatibility for a wider range of applications. • Flexible load management now allows for autonomous operation mode.   Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced important additions to its versatile TeSys™ island digital load management system solution. When introduced, TeSys island redefined the way loads are managed and introduced unprecedented potential for efficiency in machine design, installation and service phases. TeSys island is a fully digitized and object-oriented load management system and an Industry 4.0 ......read more

Abu Dhabi Power Corporation Announces the Establishment of the Largest Independent Thermal Power Plant in the UAE

ADPower and Marubeni Corporation form consortium to develop new 2.4GW power plant in Fujairah New power plant capacity will be able to power the equivalent of 380,000 households  Abu Dhabi, UAE – 16 February 2020: Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower) and Japan-based Marubeni Corporation announced, today, the formation of a consortium to develop the Fujairah F3 independent power producer (IPP) project, which will be the largest independent thermal power plant in the UAE.  To mark the occasion, a ceremony was held at the headquarters of Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), where the project’s Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Shareholders’ Agreement was signed. The ceremony was attended by Jasim Husain Thabet, CEO and Managing Director of ADPo ......read more

IKEA Empowers People to Rule Their Personal Space

 IKEA reveals its Life at Home survey results and launches its ‘Kings and Queens’ campaign to tackle the major privacy concerns of UAE residents   93% in the UAE regularly seek privacy to enjoy freedom from judgment and 78% say feeling physically comfortable is important to achieving privacy at home  53% agree that the size of a home doesn’t impact the privacy they can achieve  75% believe that controlling their environment is important to achieving privacy at home, which is 7% higher than the global average on this   85% say privacy is important to enable personal growth and 79% agree that privacy is important to their wellbeing     Dubai, UAE, 16 February 2020:    Each year, IKEA strives to get ......read more

Spring is in the Air at West Elm

Spring 2020 Collection now available at Middle East stores   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 13, 2020:    Renowned worldwide for their inspiring designs and affordable modernity, West Elm launches their Spring 2020 collection designed to make one’s bedroom, dining room and bath a sanctuary to relax, recharge and rejuvenate in their own comfort. The designers at West Elm travelled the world to discover the softest and most comfortable bedding from Belgian flax to GOTS-certified organic cotton in soothing colors, to taking inspiration from mother nature to create pine wood beds and other items, ensuring that each product is fair trade certified and sustainably sourced. The collection includes statement pieces that will leave lasting impressions such as ......read more

Now at IKEA Dubai you can buy with your time. IKEA's latest innovation converts the time you spent travelling to IKEA into cu ...

• With ‘Buy With Your Time’ campaign, the time spent going to IKEA can be used to purchase products across the IKEA collection.       Dubai, UAE, 12 February 2020:   Since IKEA stores around the world tend to be located on the outskirts of the cities, people spend a lot of time travelling to their nearest store, treating it more like a destination in itself.    IKEA takes this brand loyalty seriously and in fact, the motivation for opening Dubai’s second store was so that customers living nearer to Jebel Ali would not have as far to travel for their IKEA shopping experience.    In addition to thanking their customers with a brand new store, IKEA wanted to reward them for all the time and effort they ......read more

Heart-Winning Accessories from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 11, 2020:   Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your friends, family or that someone special, create unique settings with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. The luxe brand offers a fabulous range of products that can be creatively combined to spread the joy of love in a fun and adorable way.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “At 2XL we offer an elegant selection of accessories that make for great gifts as well as decorative items for stunning Valentine’s Day set-ups. Pairing classic ideas with unexpected touches can have one-of-a-kind impact. Simple yet sophisticated details, that step away from the traditional schemes, create lasting impressions. These are ideal to ......read more

Integrated Power and Process Systems Help in Improving Human Capital

The benefits of integrated power and process systems on capital expenditure savings and on operational expenditure savings are very evident and have been acknowledged by engineering companies as well as by end users equally. Developing Human Capital Human Capital Management is defined as the process of acquiring, training, managing, retaining employees for them to contribute effectively in the processes of the organization. Developing Human Capital is central to most of oil & gas companies. Oil & gas companies roll out many initiatives for the overall development of the workforce that helps employees to keep up with the current technology as well as business and soft skills. In the past 10 years, companies have started to increase the average time and budget allocated for train ......read more

Crate and Barrel's Interior Design Service Helps Customers Shape the Ideal Space

Complimentary service is available at every Dubai store       Dubai, UAE, 11 February 2020:   Minimalism. Elegance. Modernity. Whatever people could want from their space, Crate and Barrel makes it much easier to achieve with the retailer’s   Crate Design Studio service. The complimentary interior design solution invites customers of the leading home décor brand to collaborate with an expert designer and receive personalised advice as they shape the perfect living or working space together.    From finding the ideal sofa to taking on an entire room refresh, Crate and Barrel’s experts will walk customers through every element of designing a room to ensure alignment with their precise tastes. Well versed in st ......read more

Celebrate Valentine's Day with PAN Emirates

PAN Emirates Home Furnishings reveals fantastic collection this valentine     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 10, 2020:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, brings you wide valentine collection.    The store features diverse collections, including Traditional, Classic, Rustic, Country, and Victorian themes that are chosen to suit the needs and taste of their customers. PAN Emirates imports their products from countries like Turkey, Egypt, USA, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, China, Italy, Germany, and India, bringing the best quality from around the world to the region.   Shop for the best in interiors, home décor, lighting and patio-furniture at PAN ......read more

Sustainability is Not a Dirty Word in Oil and Gas Anymore – Improving Sustainability Through Digitization

Written by: Rajesh Sharma, Global Marketing Director for the Schneider Electric Oil & Gas segment   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 09, 2020:   We are seeing a major shift in sentiment towards sustainability from the major oil & gas companies.  More and more major oil & gas producers are acknowledging climate change and that actions can be taken to change the impact on future generations.  Some of the motivation behind these shifts can be attributed to public opinion and more recently, added pressures from the investment community.   Recently a major investment institution withdrew investment funds from one of the largest O&G companies in the world stating that the O&G producer is not adequately addressing sustainability. T ......read more

Seven Reasons you Need to Visit IKEA Jebel Ali

Have you had a chance to visit the largest IKEA Jebel Ali store in Dubai open in Festival Plaza? If not, free up your calendars and save yourself from some serious FOMO! Spread across 35,000 square meters, the new store has never seen before features that you cannot miss.  The Swedish home furnishing giant has invested in exceptional solutions to deliver the best possible shopping experiences to its customers. We guarantee, you will spend hours in the store and not even realize where the time has gone!    Here are some of IKEA Jebel Ali’s must see features:   1. If you are visiting the store with the intention of enjoying IKEA food, then you will be in for a surprise. Adapting from the normal store culture of one main entrance and exit, IKEA Restaur ......read more

Shift in Paper Industry Landscape Presents Opportunities for Different Market Segments

As Paperworld Middle East 2020 celebrates its 10th edition, the industry looks toward the next decade of business prospects Dubai, UAE: Manufacturers of paper products and office supplies in the Middle East will be looking to evolve their range of goods and services for the coming decade and align with a shift in demand which has been outlined by a number of emerging and lucrative market segments. This prediction comes from a 2019 paper produced by McKinsey & Company on pulp, paper and packaging. According to the report, the industry is growing (1% CAGR from 2010-18 versus 3% CAGR from 1992-2007), despite a slowdown for paper and forest-based products, with new opportunities in the manufacture of products such as tissues (3.6% CAGR), and packaging materials such as carton (1.7% C ......read more

Schneider Electric Solar and Qbera Capital Announce a Strategic Alliance to Provide Solar Energy in Sub Saharan Africa'

• The Qbera-Schneider Electric Solar alliance brings together the financing and technology needed to provide access to energy in Sub Saharan Africa • Improving access to energy in Sab Saharan Africa is critical for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7  • The first round of projects of 15 MW will be rolled out across in Mali, Ghana and Burkina Faso   February 2, 2020 – Schneider Electric Solar Spain S.A., the Spanish entity of the Schneider Electric solar business division, has entered into a strategic alliance with Qbera Capital LLP, a leading asset management & independent advisory firm, to further support solar energy growth across selected frontier & emerging markets.    The Qbera-Schneider Electric Solar alliance pr ......read more

Fakhr Al Ajyal Championship for Falconry Set Record for Most Number of Young Falconers

Dubai, February 2, 2020:   Over 240 junior falconers participated in Day 1 of the Fakhr Al Ajyal (Pride of the Generation) Championship for Falconry, organised by Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) over the weekend at Al Ruwayyah desert area.   “It was such a heart-warming sight to see young Emirati children – aged between 5 to 14 years old – participating in falconry racing. Their display of love and enthusiasm for falcons bode well for the future of this heritage sport. We see a new generation of Emiratis and we witness how they grow up into future champion falconers,” said Rashid bin Markhan, Deputy CEO of the HHC   “We are assured that the future of falconry in the country is bright. The strong participation of the ju ......read more

Schneider Electric Solar and Qbera Capital Announce a Strategic Alliance to Provide Solar Energy in Sub Saharan Africa

• The Qbera-Schneider Electric Solar alliance brings together the financing and technology needed to provide access to energy in Sub Saharan Africa • Improving access to energy in Sab Saharan Africa is critical for UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 7  • The first round of projects of 15 MW will be rolled out across in Mali, Ghana and Burkina Faso     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 01, 2020:   Schneider Electric Solar Spain S.A., the Spanish entity of the Schneider Electric solar business division, has entered into a strategic alliance with Qbera Capital LLP, a leading asset management & independent advisory firm, to further support solar energy growth across selected frontier & emerging markets.    & ......read more

Mina Rashid Selected To Be The Venue For ICOMIA World Marina Conference

Countdown Begins for The Event, Which Will Be Held 13-15 October, Under The Theme of “Marinas Empowering Tourism and Economies” Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 January 2020: ICOMIA’s member P&O Marinas announced today that Mina Rashid will be the venue for ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) World Marina Conference. With the main theme being “Marinas empowering tourism and economies”, ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2020, to be held from October 13 to 15, will focus on regulatory frameworks and barriers, best investment practices, changing the public perception of a marina, new technologies, as well as climate change and environment sustainability just to name a few.  The conference will connect East to West and Nor ......read more

Pan Emirates Celebrates a Successful Decade of Al Barsha Megastore

• PAN Emirates Al Barsha store completes 10 successful years and is ready to flaunt a refreshed look.  • PAN Emirates invests AED 2 Million on its Al Barsha showroom spanning across 300,000 sq. Ft to bring amazing changes for better customer experience. • 10 Customers to be selected for 1000 DHS voucher each. In total vouchers worth 10,000 DHS to be gifted.  • PAN Emirates Al Barsha showroom will stay looking to reach out to residents of neighbouring localities with its distinct, affordable and stylish furnishing & decor collection.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 30, 2020:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, hosted a success p ......read more

60 Salukis qualify for the Finals to be held on Feb 20

Dubai, 29 January 2020:  The qualifying rounds for the Saluki Championship concluded on Tuesday at Dubai’s Al Marmoom racetrack. A total of 60 Salukis (race hounds) have qualified for the championship rounds which will take place on February 20.   Organised by the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC), hundreds of Salukis participated in the qualifying rounds that took place for two days on January 27 and 28. The categories were divided into Professionals and Amateurs and divided into male and female Salukis, covering the race distances of 1km and 2.5 Km.   A large number of enthusiasts and spectators of the traditional sport have come to watch the races. Saluki race is one of the championships aimed at safeguarding the cultural heritage of the country and to ......read more

2XL Furniture & Home Décor Opens 2nd Showroom in Al Ain at Al Ain Mall

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 27, 2020:   After the success of its first showroom in Al Ain, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor has announced the opening of a second showroom in the city at Al Ain Mall. It also marks 2XL’s 10th store opening in the UAE, a major milestone for the luxe brand.   Inaugurating the state-of-the-art showroom, Mr. Suood Al Sadi, General Manager of 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “We are very excited to begin 2020 with an exceptional addition to our portfolio in a prime location. Al Ain Mall, is home to world-renowned brands and top entertainment facilities and is, therefore, a strategic choice for us to increase brand visibility and serve our high-end customers closer to their residences. We look forward to welcoming both ......read more

Hormann launches solid rubber high-speed doors for demanding industrial applications and harsh weather

Dubai, UAE - January 26, 2020:  Hormann has introduced solid rubber high speed doors designed for extreme, heavy-duty applications. They are engineered for the tough conditions of heavy industry to improve productivity and ensure safety. These robust, durable doors ensure reliable door operation and a long service life even in harsh ambient conditions including high wind loads and large temperature differences. It is also equipped with 3D laser scanner, a vision field of 405 mm × 405 mm, Windbar (depending on door size), crash protection, induction loop and motion and movement detector. Darius Khanloo, managing director, Hormann Middle East & Africa, says: “Our high-performance doors are strong, fast and reliable even in the harshest conditions. The durable rubber ......read more

Schneider Electric included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the third year in a row

• Based on a self-disclosure survey, the index lists 325 companies that have publicly demonstrated their commitment to equality and advancing women  in the workplace • Schneider Electric’s strong performance highlights its leadership and commitment to gender equality and to ensuring its employees have                equal opportunities everywhere    January 23, 2020 –  Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has for the third year in a row been ranked in the  Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI is open to all companies, from different sectors, and with a market capitalization of more than U.S. $1 billion. Schneider Elect ......read more

Dubai launches World Logistics Passport at Davos to boost South-South Trade

Initiative by Customs World brings together DP World and Emirates Group to connect markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa Pilot roll-out increased trade by participants by 10 percent   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 23, 2020:   Dubai is bringing together Government leaders and heads of major corporations from Asia, Latin America and Africa for the Davos launch of the World Logistics Passport, a major initiative to boost South-South trade. The World Logistics Passport links Customs World, DP World, and Emirates Group to enhance connectivity through Dubai and, through expertise sharing and process development, directly between partner countries. A pilot project operational since July 2019 has already increased trade by participants by 10 percent. The World ......read more

ENEC achieves 75 million safe work hours without a Lost Time Injury at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 22 January 2019:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved 75 million safe work hours at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, reflecting ENEC’s commitment to the highest standards of safety, security and quality in the development of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. His Excellency Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, Mark Reddemann, Chief Executive Officer of Nawah Energy Company, Nasser Al Nasseri, Chief Executive Officer of Barakah One Company, Mr. HoPyeong Lee, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), and a number of senior management officials from ENEC and its subsidiaries attended a special ceremony held at the Barakah Nuclear Energ ......read more

PAN Emirates Unveils Its Winter 2020 Collection

• PAN Emirates Unveils Its Winter 2020 Collection • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 22, 2020:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has unveiled its new winter collection across its showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah.   PAN Emirates brings shoppers yet another opportunity to give their homes a fresh new look from a wide range of options that include Victorian, Rustic, Country, Spring, Boho, Classic, Transitional and Modern designs.   The collection, inspired by winter hues, focuses on sophistication and comfort whil ......read more

DEWA to highlight future possibilities for women in the sustainable energy sector

Organised by Dubai Women Establishment, Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020 announces DEWA as Strategic Sustainability Partner • Saeed Al Tayer: GWFD’s goals align with DEWA’s efforts to enhance women’s participation in vital sectors, with a particular emphasis on the energy field, as well as areas of innovation and creativity. • Mona Al Marri: DEWA’s collaboration reinforces the Forum as an exemplary platform that mobilises joint efforts to advance women’s positive impact.  Dubai, UAE; 22 January 2020: Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) has announced Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) as the Strategic Sustainability Partner of Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2020 (GWFD 2020), which will be held under the patronage of His Highne ......read more

Metito Group-led Consortium with Jinko Power and AlJomaih Group awarded 55 MWe ac grid-tied solar power plant in Bangladesh

• The Consortium wins the project with the record-breaking lowest bid to develop a 55-megawatts electric ac plant • The solar power plant will significantly contribute to the Bangladesh government’s agenda towards sustainable use of energy-mix   21 January 2019 – The Government of Bangladesh has awarded the Rangunia 55-megawatts electric (MWe) ac grid-tied solar power plant project to the Consortium led by Metito Group together with Jinko Power and AlJomaih Group (the Consortium). The project will be developed on a Build Own Operate (BOO) basis under a 20 years concession agreement, which is in line with the Government’s vision to secure a more balanced energy-mix and a reduction in environmental pollution in Bangladesh.   The Bangladesh ......read more

Schneider Electric's commitment to sustainability recognized in two leading rankings

  • The Group is ranked in the Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations, and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) ‘A-List’ • The rankings were announced on the opening day of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos    January 21, 2020 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been given two significant rankings - including a top place on among the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking of Clean Capitalism magazine Corporate Knights, and a place on the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) “A-List” for the ninth consecutive year. The rankings were announced on the opening day of the annual meeting of the  World Economic Forum in Davos, where ......read more

UAE Delegation Meets with Senior U.S. Government Officials in Washington, DC to Commemorate Ten-Year Anniversary of Peaceful ...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 21, 2020:    A senior delegation of officials from the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, visited Washington, DC last week to highlight progress around the development of the country’s peaceful nuclear energy program. Their visit to the United States also coincided with the ten year anniversary of the signing of the U.S.-UAE Agreement for Peaceful Civilian Nuclear Energy Cooperation (also called a 123 Agreement).   Led by ENEC CEO H.E. Eng. Mohamed Al Hammadi, the delegation met with U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Mark Menezes, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, and Assistant Secretary for the Office of International Affairs Theodore Garrish at the Department of En ......read more

Herman Miller Launches New Lino Chair in the Middle East

• High-performance work chair at exceptional value • Scientifically-backed comfort • Minimal environmental impact – 97% recyclable     UAE, 20th January 2020:    Herman Miller, the global design and furniture manufacturer has launched their latest work chair, Lino, in the Middle East, UK and Europe, following it’s successful introduction in the United States in 2018. Charged with designing a high-performance work chairs at exceptional value, award-winning designers Hecht and Colin found inspiration in constraint. Thanks to their design prowess and Herman Miller’s ergonomic expertise – including their patented PostureFit technology – Lino brings scientifically-backed comfort and a wide range of aesthetic options ......read more

New Year, New IKEA!

Single-use use plastic products like straws, plates, cups, freezer bags, garbage bags and plastic-coated paper plates and cups to be removed from the home furnishing range globally Swedish home furnishing giant has successfully met it’s 2020 Sustainability Goals    Dubai, UAE, 15 January 2020:  Stepping into the new year with new ambitions that are in line with the commitment it made on June 2018 towards making a positive impact for people and the planet, IKEA today announced the successful phase out of single use plastic from the home furnishing range globally. This includes single-use use plastic products that are based on renewable and/or recyclable plastic material intended to only be used once and then disposed of like straws, freezer bags, garbage ba ......read more

Tabreed Energy Services Launched

January 14, 2020 -  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:  The National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading  international district cooling developer based in the UAE, establishes ‘Tabreed Energy Services’, a new entity consolidating its service businesses to provide customers with an integrated set of consultancy, operations and maintenance services, that will help them optimize the energy efficiency of their buildings and developments.  Building on more than 20 years’ of experience in offering management services as a complement to its core district cooling offering, the new company will allow building owners, both government and private sector, to access Tabreed’s deep expertise in optimising energy efficiency and in ......read more

Clean, Baseload electricity from Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant will complement renewables in UAE's clean energy transition

 ENEC highlights the benefits that nuclear energy will bring at World Future Energy Summit 2020 Nuclear energy produces emissions-free electricity 24/7   14 January 2020, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has partcipated in the ongoing World Future Energy Summit, part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020, to showcase the impactful role that nuclear energy will play in sustainably powering the growth of the country, in line with the UAE Energy Strategy 2050.   The Strategy includes a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 70 per cent, an increase in clean energy use by 50 percent and a 40 percent improvement in energy efficiency by the middle of the century. Nuclear energy will complement the introduction of increas ......read more

Open your homes to a new furry-member with the Red Paw Foundation

Animal-lovers looking to bring home a new furry member must mark their calendars this January!  Red Paw Foundation is hosting its first cat and dog adoption day of 2020 on Friday, January 17. Get ready to meet a bunch of adorable kittens, cats and play with the dogs, Pongo, Gypsy, and Jack at House of Paws, Al Qouz, from 1 pm to 5 pm. All the rescue cats and dogs of the Red Paw Foundation are a fascinating bunch that have immense amounts of love to give to their fur-ever families.  The Red Paw Foundation is a non-profit organization that is registered with the UAE government under the umbrella organization of the Emirates Animal Welfare Society. A compassionate community working tirelessly for the welfare of our furry friends, the foundation strives to control the cat and d ......read more

EEC Engie Deploys Schneider Electric's New Medium Voltage SF6-Free Switchgear Technology

• New green and digital electrical distribution equipment helps the utility meet environmental challenges • Schneider’s technology uses pure air insulation and vacuum interruption to eliminate use of the SF6 greenhouse gas • EcoStruxureTM for Electricity Companies helps ensure business continuity through connected electrical equipment and sensors January 12, 2020 - Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, announced a new pilot project with EEC Engie last month, an electric utility in New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands. Pursuing their ambition to remove SF6 switchgear installed on their networks, EEC Engie turned to the new SF6-free technology from Schneider Electric. When innovation serves sustainabi ......read more

ADNEC to Host the World Future Energy Summit 2020

WFES to bring together government and business leaders to ADNEC   Abu Dhabi-UAE: 12 January, 2020:   Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) has finalised its preparations to host the World Future Energy Summit 2020 (WFES) and its co-located events including WFES Energy, WFES Water, WFES Solar, WFES ecoWASTE, WFES GREEN BUILDINGS, WFES MOBILITY to be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, running at ADNEC from January 13 to 16. This is the 13th year that ADNEC has hosted WFES and the event is one of the largest sustainability gatherings in the region as well as one of the key international events on ADNEC’s annual calendar. The even ......read more

Go Bold with Blue from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor'

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 09, 2020:   Pantone has chosen the universal favourite ‘Classic Blue’, or Pantone 19-4052, as its colour of the year for 2020 and so has 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. In its latest collection, the brand offers numerous products in this timeless and enduring hue suggestive of the infinite sky at dusk. Embedded in its simplicity is boundless peace and tranquility.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “Colours have an enormous impact on our senses and moods. Blue is the colour of the moment and it is time to take it to the next level. With its cool and calm, yet energizing aura, it’s a colour that never goes out of style. Owing to its versatility, classic blue is easy to inc ......read more

 

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