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Disruption – a Constant for the Energy Sector in the Coming Decade

BCG held a C-Suite roundtable at the World Energy Congress 2019 exploring what it will take for energy players to win in the coming decade This includes accelerated corporate action, organizational change, and optimization of social & business value as a result of pressures from digital transformation, energy transition and increased volatility   Abu Dhabi, September 16, 2019 : Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has paved the way forward for increased corporate action from energy sector players in the changing business environment of tomorrow following an exclusive, invitation only roundtable discussion held on the sidelines of World Energy Congress 2019, which took place in Abu Dhabi.   “Aligning strategic imperatives to the disruptive forces in energy wi ......read more

Portuguese Secretary of State for Energy Visits Noor Abu Dhabi Solar Plant

Abu Dhabi, 14 September 2019:  His Excellency Joao Galamba, Portugal’s Secretary of State for Energy, visited Noor Abu Dhabi this week, during a tour hosted by a delegation from the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), led by Othman Al Ali, EWEC’s Chief Executive Officer, and other senior management. The Minister received an update on the plant, one of the world’s single largest solar projects, as well as a briefing on the upcoming construction of a 2,000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project to be located in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi emirate. The Noor Abu Dhabi plant will offset the emirate’s CO2 emissions by 1 million metric tons, equivalent to removing 200,000 cars from the emirate’s roads. With 3.2 million solar panels installe ......read more

Region's Largest Gas & Oil Technology Showcase and Conference Back for 3rd Year

Innovation and Transformation Key to Growth of Oil and Gas Sector, Says GOTECH 2019 Chairman September 14, 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates More than 100 top drawer companies will be exhibiting their cutting-edge technologies and solutions at GOTECH 2019, the third annual conference of its kind to be held at Dubai World Trade Center from 21 – 23 October 2019.  GOTECH 2019 is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance of UAE, Chairman of Dragon Oil. Organized by renowned UAE-based oil and gas operator Dragon Oil, GOTECH 2019, the largest gas and oil technology showcase and conference in the region, expects to widen its purview and engage more government organizations, companies and professional ......read more

ENEC and TENEX renew MoU

ENEC and TENEX to continue exploring potential opportunities for collaboration in the field of nuclear fuel cycle   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 12 September 2019: The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has renewed its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on exploring potential opportunities for collaboration in the field of nuclear fuel cycle management, with the TENEX, Joint-Stock Company, part of the Russian ROSATOM State Corporation Company, a global supplier of uranium products with more than six decades of experience in innovative nuclear fuel cycle solutions.   The new MoU was signed during the 24th World Energy Congress at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi, by His Excellency Engineer Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC, and Polgorodnik Sergey, Director Ge ......read more

Energy Transition is Accelerating Across Countries Worldwide According to 2019 World Energy Trilemma Index

Abu Dhabi…September 11, 2019:  Today the World Energy Council, in partnership with Oliver Wyman, unveiled the latest progress for almost 130 countries on developing policies for Energy Security, Equity and Environmental Sustainability.     The 2019 World Energy Trilemma Index, created by the World Energy Council, in partnership with global consultancy Oliver Wyman, a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies, provides an objective rating of national energy policy and performance across three dimensions: Energy Security, Energy Equity and the Environmental Sustainability of Energy Systems.     Launched today during the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the World Energy Trilemma Report and Index provide a ranking of countries ......read more

Pan Emirates Home Furnishing welcomes Autumn with its new collection

• PAN Emirates launches Autumn with its new collection with 30 – 70 per cent discount • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 11, 2019:  Ready, get set, autumn! Changing seasons bring amazing new colours to the environment. Trees take on a new hue, and the entire skyline inspires different emotions. As autumn starts to knock on the door, its time to let it in. Inspired by the colours of autumn, Pan Emirates brings you a selection of items that will evoke the same emotions as the outdoors.   Throw a cushion on the couch, or add in a elegant coffee table that spruces up the décor. With Pan Emirates, there’s always somethi ......read more

Introducing the Dyson V11TM Absolute cord-free vacuum

Dyson's most powerful, intelligent vacuum .   • Up to 60 minutes fade-free floor cleaning with Dyson’s most powerful battery.  • 20% more suction power than the Dyson Cyclone V10™ vacuum.  • Captures 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns  expelling cleaner air   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 10, 2019:   Dyson has unveiled the Dyson V11TM cord-free vacuum, the result of more than a decade of cord-free vacuum and Dyson digital motor development. 315 engineers were involved in the project, with over 32,500 parts prototyped.   Three microprocessors on board the Dyson V11TM vacuum bring a new level of intelligence to the clean, monitoring performance up to 8,000 times a second. T ......read more

Tabreed demonstrates commitment to enhancing energy efficiency with ISO 50001 certification

Tabreed first district cooling company in the region to receive ISO 50001:2018 certification   September 10, 2019:   National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based district cooling developer, has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001:2018 certification for the successful implementation of its Energy Management System. Tabreed is the first district cooling company in the region to have been certified under the revised version (2018) of the ISO 50001 standard.   Tabreed’s Energy Management System, developed in accordance with its operational excellence and due focus on  energy efficiency requirements across all its 75 plants in the region, has enabled the company to receive the ISO 50001 ......read more

A Journey of Belief: Caroline Leon goes the extra mile with DHL as she attempts to climb highest MENA mountain peaks

• First female mountaineer to climb 15 of the highest peaks across MENA region in 30 days  • As a partner, DHL Express will provide logistics services and on-ground support in each country    Dubai, 09 September 2019:  DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced a partnership with Caroline Leon, a pioneering mountain climber who is the first woman to attempt to climb 15 of the highest peaks in the MENA region, totaling around 40,000M in height, in just 30 days.    DHL Express will provide logistics support to Caroline as she travels through the region as well as offer on-ground support in each country. This initiative reflects DHL’s commitment and passion to connect the world and ......read more

UAE Welcomes Energy Industry's Thought Leaders at World's Most Influential Energy Event

• UAE Minister of Energy hails “historic” 24th World Energy Congress  • Over 15,000 attendees, 4,000 delegates, 72 ministers, 1000 media professionals, and 300 exhibitors heading for Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre this week   Abu Dhabi, Sunday 8 September 2019:  Global energy thought leaders are expected in the UAE this week as Abu Dhabi hosts the 24thWorld Energy Congress on 9-12 September, 2019, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. The World Energy Congress is the World Energy Council’s global flagship event offering a unique platform for global energy leaders to explore new energy futures, critical innovation areas, and new strategies.   Following a succe ......read more

Driverless trucks set to deliver more success to UAE logistics

Roads and regulations for autonomous vehicles in the UAE will further strengthen the country’s logistics industry, say experts   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 08, 2019:   The UAE, which ranks ninth in KPMG's 2019 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index, is getting its roads and regulations ready for the use of driverless trucks to further boost the efficiency of the country’s logistics industry, believe experts. A driverless electric lorry had started making deliveries on Swedish public roads in May this year in what its creators claimed to be the world’s first initiative of its kind in the sector. “Driverless technology is set to transform transportation, logistics and transit infrastructure globally. The UAE government -- w ......read more

Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) Announced as a Host Sponsor of World Energy Congress

Abu Dhabi, Saturday 7 September 2019:  The 24th World Energy Congress has today announced Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) as a Host Sponsor and key exhibitor, at the upcoming Congress.  The inclusion of EWEC in the 24th World Energy Congress, taking place from September 9 to 12 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), means most of the UAE’s major energy companies will feature prominently at the four-day event. Officially formed in 2018, EWEC succeeds the former Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company. It operates within the portfolio of the Abu Dhabi Power Corporation and plays vital planning and commercial roles to ensure electricity and water is supplied in the emirate of Abu Dhabi as well as parts of the Northern Emirates. As host sponsor, ......read more

ENEC to showcase economic, social and environmental benefits of nuclear energy at World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi

ENEC is an official host sponsor of 24th World Energy Congress and official Youth sponsor     Abu Dhabi, UAE – 07 September 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) will showcase the positive impact that nuclear energy has economically, socially and environmentally at the 24th edition of the World Energy Congress. The event is being held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and will be held in Abu Dhabi from 9-12 September 2019 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).  ENEC is an official host sponsor of the Congress as well as the official Youth Sponsor.    ENEC will highlight the transformational potential of peaceful nuclear energy in d ......read more

A Purr-fect weekend with Kittysnip adoption day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 03, 2019:   Kittysnip, a Dubai-based animal welfare group, has organised a number of pet adoption days, over the course of September, to re-home abandoned and vulnerable cats and kittens who have been found neglected or injured.   Come and meet a number of spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated cats and kittens looking for their forever home and a companion for life.  11am to 5pm every Friday, September 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40), Al Quoz and September 21 and Arabian Ranches Golf Club 11am-5pm. As well as hosting cat adoption days, Kittysnip has been working to promote Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) especially for feral cats across Dubai that can’t be adopted. After being ......read more

Grandweld successfully concludes KOC project with multiple early deliveries

Solidifying UAE-Kuwait relations, the fully integrated shipyard demonstrates versatile and efficient operations through completing such extensive projects in short turnaround times 2nd of September 2019:  Grandweld Shipyards, the UAE-based shipbuilding, ship repair, and engineering solutions specialists, has successfully completed the construction and delivery of 10 boats for one of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation’s (KPC) subsidiaries, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). As per terms agreed upon in a May 2017 signed contract, Grandweld constructed a grand total of 6 Pilot boats and 4 Crew transport boats for KOC.  The completion of this contract marks a significant milestone for Grandweld, as the reputable shipbuilding company was able to construct and deliver the majority of ......read more

Bring on the Bling with Metallics from 2XL Furniture & Home Decor

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 02, 2019:   Including a metallic piece in a design scheme is a great way to add depth to a space. 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a spectacular choice of metallic artefacts and furniture pieces that can fit into any setting with ease.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “Metallic touches are a great way to energize a space while adding a touch of elegance. Just a hint of metal can instantly brighten up your interiors while giving a certain prized look. The trick for using metal objects is to mix these with different softer textures to balance the design. Copper, brass, gold and pewter too can be combined without overdoing it – as always less is more.”   M ......read more

Cosm, Designed by Studio 7.5 for Herman Miller, Takes Home Red Dot's Best of the Best Product Design Award in the “Office Cha ...

This recent award win rounds out Cosm’s first year of success on the market, taking home a suite of awards for the revolutionary design.    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 01, 2019:   Herman Miller introduced Cosm, designed by Studio 7.5, in Milan coinciding with Salone Del Mobile, April 2018. The chair officially hit the market in Autumn 2018. Over the last year, the market response for this revolutionary chair has been impeccable.    Today, Cosm chairs have been sold to more than 1,700 companies in 90 countries around the world.  Cosm is Herman Miller’s first task chair with an automatic tilt. It also has the industry’s first suspension armrest. To experience Cosm is—as Studio 7.5 says—to forget ......read more

Mother-Daughter Duo from KSA to Pay Tribute to UAE with Unique Paintings at Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture ...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 01, 2019:   Saudi artist Reem Alsubiy and her mother Dahana Salem will come together to pay tribute to the UAE at the Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. The duo will convey the message of peace and hope alongside 100 leading and emerging, local and international artists,  with their unique paintings being displayed at the show from 11th to 14th September at the 2XL store on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “Art is one of the most universal and powerful languages that transcends boundaries and cultures and we are very excited to see so many diverse styles and nationalities united by the theme of tolerance. Both Reem Al ......read more

Add Style to Your Dining Room with Stunning Sideboards from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  September 01, 2019:    Looking to store tableware and other dining essentials? 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers fabulous options with a superb range of cabinets and sideboards to match any style and space. Best of all most of these can easily transition from one room to another while seamlessly working as an extra storage piece.    Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “A room is defined by the furniture one chooses. Sideboards and buffet tables come in handy in a dining room not only for storing dinnerware but also for entertaining and add character to the decor. We have a great selection of stylish cabinets and credenzas at 2XL Furniture & Home Decor that are both decorative and fu ......read more

Back to school fun with PAN Emirates

• PAN Emirates launches back to school  festival • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2019:  As the month of September rolls in, the shopping season starts. Bags and backpacks, stationary and cases, bottles and books, it’s time to go back to school! Returning from a fun and relaxing vacation, your little ones are starting new. A new year deserves a refreshed look and feel.   Get your children ready for the new academic year with a new look in your home. Studying can be fun when you are in the right setting. Create special nooks for them to catch up on their reading, or place funky desks in strategic spots to ensure homework is done ......read more

24th World Energy Congress Poised to Attract Largest Attendance as Countdown Begins

Abu Dhabi, Wednesday 28 August 2019:  With less than two weeks to go until the 24th World Energy Congress, the UAE Organizing Committee has today given an update on the number of delegates, ministers and exhibitors that will be attending the global event in Abu Dhabi. Taking place from September 9 to 12 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), the prestigious event will see the presence of more than 15,000 attendees from the UAE and abroad including 4,000 delegates and 66 ministers. The exhibition, taking place across a space of 35,000 square metres, will feature over 200 exhibitors, representing more than 150 countries altogether.  This year’s World Energy Congress, which will take place for the first time in the Middle East, will see more than 300 speakers a ......read more

BoConcept Announces an Exclusive 25% Sale at the Villa Store

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, August 2019:    Known for its contemporary furniture and accessories offering - BoConcept, the Danish furniture brand, announced its exclusive sale for the season at their Villa store in Jumeirah for the month of September. The brand is offering a flat 25% discount across all display products at the store, including the plush sofas, a plethora of accessories to choose from to lighting options.  Add a distinct personality to your home with BoConcept’s Design Sale.  ...read more

Toyota Supports Tokyo 2020 with Specially-designed ‘APM' Mobility Vehicle

Offering "last one-mile" transport, relief to staff and visitors during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020   Dubai, UAE, August 28, 2019: Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota), worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, announced recently that to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, it is developing a special new product, the APM (Accessible People Mover), a mobility vehicle designed expressly for use at the Games.   Through the Games, Toyota aims to provide all people with the freedom to move, or what it calls, "Mobility for All." The APM takes this challenge to the maximum degree, offering a "last one-mile" solution that helps transport as many people as possible to events and venues, including athletes and staff relat ......read more

Cap on sulphur emissions to drive global demand for LNG as shipping fuel

Seatrade ShipTech Middle East set to discuss the impact of changing global regulations on the marine fuel market    August 22, 2019:  Demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a conventional source of energy in the maritime industry will continue to grow because of its technological advantages in meeting the standards and requirements in limiting the emissions of sulphur, a greenhouse gas. According to marine fuel expert Sergey Ivanov, the global sulphur cap of 0.50 per cent which is set to be implemented by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) next year could drive the global uptake on LNG as bunker fuel. The new regulation will have an impact on up to 70,000 ships around the world once it comes into effect on January 1, 2020. Shipping companies are expected ......read more

Ikea 2020 Catalogue Launches With a Fresh Start

United Arab Emirates, 22 August 2019:  Swedish Furniture giant, IKEA, launched today its all-new 2020 Catalogue at an event in its Dubai Festival City Mall store. This year’s catalogue theme is ‘A fresh start’ and focuses on how important mental and physical rest is for people to feel happy and live life to the fullest.  In its 2020 edition, the catalogue aims to launch product ranges that are affordable, high in quality and sustainable in nature for each season. IKEA has come up with innovative solutions that are relevant and have a distinct look and features. For the IKEA solutions to resonate with people, five different homes were designed with people from different backgrounds and markets. Each of these homes showcase solutions and illustrate five ......read more

Unit 3 Transformers Energized at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant

Main Power Transformer and Gas Insulated Bus (GIB) safely and successfully energized at Unit 3 allowing the beginning of preparations for Hot Functional Test   Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 August 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has achieved another milestone in the construction of Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, being built at the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. ENEC has safely and successfully energized Unit 3’s Main Power Transformer and Gas Insulated Bus (GIB), an important step in the continued testing and commissioning of the plant.   In addition to the Main Transformer and GIB, Unit 3’s Auxiliary Power Transformers and Excitation Transformer were energized safely and successfully in normal oper ......read more

Empower's summer awareness campaigns, to create a safe environment for future generations

Bin Shafar: “Customers can save in their district cooling service bill and tackle climate change through simple steps” Dubai, UAE, 18th August 2019:  As part of its continuous and solid approach and efforts to improve the performance of district cooling systems and make them more integrated, energy efficient and supporting for the rapid transition to a “green economy”, the summer awareness campaigns launched by the Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (EMPOWER), the world’s largest district cooling services provider, guides it’s customers to save in the district cooling bills by reducing energy consumption.  Empower explains to customers to close the blinds and glass windows prior to leaving their houses, which is the first center ......read more

Modular Sofa's by Boconcept

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:  Designed for the contemporary home, modular sofas let you create and recreate the perfect setup as you see fit. Go from a comfortable retreat to an inviting lounge in an instant and enjoy great versatility in how you can configure the layout of your space. Picking the right modular sofas for your home is down to getting the right look and feel right.  BoConcept modular sofas come equipped with durable fabrics and premium leathers in contemporary designs and colours.  ...read more

Acclaimed Coin Collector to Pay Homage to UAE with Rare Coin Collection at ‘Year of Tolerance' Art Exhibition by 2XL Furnitur ...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:   In coins can be found centuries of learning. Acclaimed coin collector Ram Kumar Tolani will join 50 local and international artists to pay tribute to the UAE with a unique display of rare coins at the ‘Year of Tolerance’ Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor.  The stunning 4-day show, being held at the 2XL store on Al Wasl Road in Jumeirah from 11th to 14th September 2019, will bring together over  200 spectacular art works on a single platform with a common message of ‘T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E.’   Ram Kumar Tolani’s superb Goodwill collection spans the history of coinage and includes a diverse selection of rare as well as commemorative pieces. Amit Yadav, Head of Marketi ......read more

Spare a thought for abandoned cats today – International Cat Day!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:  Today, many people will know that it’s International Cat Day, which is often used to not only celebrate the special bond between humans and cats, but also to advocate for the safety and well-being of cats. Unfortunately, the number of animals being abandoned on the streets by their owners and illegal breeders is rising drastically in the UAE. This is now becoming a pressing issue, so many cats are needlessly suffering on our streets.  To combat this, EAWS (Emirates Animal Welfare Society) is hoping to work with the police and Dubai Municipality in the very near future, to try and charge these people with animal cruelty. Even if they have left the country.   In some unfortunate circumstances people ......read more

US $859bn Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Projects Underway or Planned in the MENA Region as Global Demand for Energy Rises

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE lead the way with strategic investments designed to maximize value and open up new revenue streams ADIPEC 2019 will be catalyst for robust oil and gas industry growth as companies forge new partnerships and tap into the emerging commercial opportunities investments are creating Abu Dhabi, UAE – 08 August 2019:  Oil, gas and petrochemical projects, valued at more than US $859 billion, are either underway or planned in the Middle East and North Africa, of these US $283 billion are projects are being implemented, as the region gets ready to meet the forecast increases in demand for energy over the next two decades.   According to industry forecasts global oil demand will increase by at least 10 million barrels per day by 2040, while ......read more

Empower awards network extension contract worth AED 25 million

To meet the needs of major development projects in Dubai Dubai, UAE, 7 August 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced that it has awarded contract worth AED 25 million to extend its cooling service pipeline network in order to meet the needs of major development projects in Dubai. This extension work will be completed by the end of 2019, and will link ‘Al Wasl Tower 2020’ and the ‘Yotel Hotel’ in Sheikh Zayed Road, ‘The Address Hotel’ and the ‘One JBR Tower’ in Jumeirah Beach Residence as well as Barsha Heights with the permanent cooling plants located in the respective areas.  Extension of pipe network is part of Empower’s strategy ......read more

2XL Furniture & Home Décor to Host a Mega Group Art Exhibition as a Tribute to Year of Tolerance

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  05, August 2019:    In celebration of the ‘Year of Tolerance’ in the UAE, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor has announced a mega 4-day art exhibition that will bring together over 100 spectacular art works on a single platform from 11th to 14th September 2019.   Paying tribute to the nation will be over 30 artists from diverse backgrounds and nationalities with a common message of ‘T.O.L.E.R.A.N.C.E.’ The show will be held at the recently revamped stunning 2XL Furniture & Home Décor store on Al Wasl Road and will be open to public.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “We believe art brings spaces to life and are proud to host this immersive and fascinating e ......read more

Spread the Joy of Eid with IKEA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04, August 2019:      With Eid Al Adha around the corner and lots of family gatherings planned, it’s time to get creative. Whether it is doing something extra special for your own home or gifting goodies to your loved ones, IKEA is here to save the day! The Swedish brand has compiled a gifting guide with some thoughtful gifts that are bound to put a smile on your family and friends faces when you visit them during this festive season.  KNIXHULT| 245 AED | Floor lamp, bamboo A gift that will lighten up every corner of your loved one’s home. Each lamp is unique since it is made of bamboo with natural colour variations and is hand-woven by skilled craftspeople.   FÖRÄDLA | 129 AED | Serving s ......read more

RAKEZ partners with Smart4Power to reduce energy and water consumption by 38%

through a retrofit initiative – “Among the highest achievements in the region for comprehensive retrofit projects”. At a signing ceremony, HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAKEZ, signed an agreement to retrofit nine RAKEZ buildings and reduce energy and water consumption through a guaranteed savings contract. Ras Al Khaimah, 3 August 2019: Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has contracted with Smart4Power, one of the Middle East’s leading energy efficiency solutions providers, for a retrofit project covering nine buildings, including a district cooling plant. The agreement, which is part of RAKEZ contribution towards the targets of RAK Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Strategy 2040, will extend over five years, and will provide guaran ......read more

Cut Plastic Use and Boost Hydration with the GROHE Blue Home Water System

• Smart water system prevents the use of a high number of plastic water bottles every year and reduces CO2 emissions. • Users can choose among still, medium and sparkling and even add magnesium to their water – all perfectly chilled and delivered by a single faucet • State-of-the-art filter system can get rid of chlorine, biocides, pesticides and bacteria in geographical regions with insufficient water quality   Dubai, United Arab Emirates , 1st August 2019:   The bottled water market globally is rapidly growing with approximate 600 million households consuming bottled water in 2018.Yet with the current discussion on CO2 emissions and plastic pollution impacting the health of our planet, the need to reduce the use of bottled water, in pa ......read more

Tabreed reports solid results for the first half of 2019 with underlying net profit up 11%

1 August, 2019 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: National Central Cooling Company PJSC (DFM: Tabreed), the leading UAE-based regional district cooling developer, released today its consolidated financial results for the first half of 2019. The company continues to meet the region’s growing demand for district cooling and delivers solid performance and growth.   Financial highlights – six months ended 30 June 2019: Group revenue increased by 3% to AED 671.9 million (H1 2018: AED 650.7 million) Core chilled water revenue increased by 3% to AED 634.4 million (H1 2018: AED 617.3 million) EBITDA increased by 12% to AED 366.0 million (H1 2018: AED 326.1 million) Net profit attributable to the parent was   AED 199.4 million, an increase of 11% o ......read more

Danube Home offers upto 90% discount from 1st to 3rd August 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  31, July  2019:    This time, Dubai is buzzing once again with another edition of Dubai summer surprises that kick started from June 21, 2019. As we all know, it is known for discounted offers given by brands to make sure you can shop till you drop. As the final countdown of Dubai summer surprises has begun the interior home solution brand, Danube Home joined the bandwagon by announcing almost 90% off across most of its product. Demonstrating a fresh, cosmopolitan way of living, Danube Home’s collections’ take inspiration from classical and contemporary design and include products such as Luxury Sanitary ware, Wall & Floor tiles , Curtains & Window Blinds, Chandeliers, Carpets, Hardware Tools, Garden & Outdoor Fu ......read more

Every MEOWment counts, meet your PURRever friend at Kittysnip cat & kitten adoption day

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  31, July  2019:   Kittysnip, a Dubai-based animal welfare group, has organised a number of pet adoption days, over the course of August, to re-home abandoned and vulnerable cats and kittens who have been found neglected or injured.   Come and meet a number of spayed, neutered and fully vaccinated cats and kittens looking for their forever home and a companion for life.  11am to 5pm every Friday, August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40), Al Quoz.  As well as hosting cat adoption days, Kittysnip has been working to promote Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) especially for feral cats across Dubai that can’t be adopted. After being neutered, the cats are released back to the localit ......read more

DMCA facilitates smoother ship traffic for Dubai's newest range of waterfront projects

Authority to provide naval assistance to vessels through the use of AIS system designed to ensure maritime safety and safe navigation 30 July 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates  The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed that it has started facilitating ship traffic for new waterfront projects in Dubai. The move falls in line with the continuing efforts to promote and develop the emirate's maritime industry based on global standards and in line with the set goals and objectives of the Maritime Sector Strategy.  The authority has reportedly completed the process needed to officially provide naval assistance, including the power to grant approval for ships to set sail, drop anchor and move from port to port using maritime lights and the Automated Identificat ......read more

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange Finalists for Smart City Middle East Awards

The Exchange reaches finals for “Smart Government Administration” category with its SAHMI CRM Digital Transformation Program Abu Dhabi, 30th July, 2019:  Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) recently achieved the finals of the 'Smart City Middle East Awards', hosted by International Data Corporation (IDC) at Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab hotel. The Exchange reached this stage for the “Smart Government Administration” category with its SAHMI CRM Digital Transformation Program (SAHMI).  H.E. Khalifa Al Mansouri, ADX Acting Chief Executive, said: “Digital technologies represent a profound transformation of our business and operational structure. SAHMI is an instrumental program designed to fully leverage the changes and opportunities br ......read more

Bring Some Summer Vibrancy To Your Dinner Table With Maiolica

Maiolica’s Top Best Seller Summer Picks From Across The Mediterranean   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30th July 2019:   Maiolica, the Dubai based e-commerce platform for handmade homeware and all things Mediterranean has launched its summer collection bringing together the highest quality of niche yet authentic homeware and home décor, to the UAE.  With its carefully handpicked tabletop, dinnerware and table accessories, Maiolica promises you a vibrant summer collection which will add a hint of colour to your dinner table.  Maiolica’s Top Best Sellers Summer Picks  Maremoro’s Special Face Decorated Plates This special Caltagirone ceramic artistic plates were designed with love and passion. The production process is very delicat ......read more

MaK Middle East's Turbocharger Services reinforces MENA maritime industry

Through local inventory, certified technicians and a best in class workshop The Caterpillar company’s turbocharger services have bolstered the MENA region by replicating MaK Asia’s success formula in Singapore, Shanghai and Guangzhou UAE – Dubai – 29th of July: MaK Middle East LLC, a Caterpillar company established in Dubai in 2017, launched its Dubai Maritime City (DMC) workshop last year, including a comprehensive range of turbocharger maintenance, overhaul, repair, upgrading and modification service options. The company has since presented the capabilities to owners across the region to enthusiastic response and high appreciation from a satisfied and growing customer base. Alan Naisby, Managing Director of MaK Middle East and MaK Asia commented on this g ......read more

PAN Emirates invites you to prepare your home for the holy festival

• PAN Emirates launches Eid Al Adha  festival with 30 – 70 per cent discount • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 29, 2019:   As we approach Eid Al Adha, or the Festival of Sacrifice, it is time to prepare for the traditions to be followed. Eid Al Adha is a time for the family to come together and remember the word of Allah. Bring out your finest clothes and gather the family.   As friends and family get together to celebrate the auspicious day, PAN Emirates invites you to add a sparkle to your home with a special selection of products. From platters to hold the food to decorative items that will highlight the beauty of yo ......read more

How to Craft the Perfect Minimalist Home with IKEA

“Less is more”, a phrase adopted in 1947 by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The notion that explains how simplicity and clarity lead to good design.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:    Minimalism is a timeless trend. It is based on three principles; simplicity, functionality and beauty. A minimalist home is calming – less clutter means less visual stress providing peace of mind. Having a minimalism home has become popular these days because it doesn’t mean getting rid of all your things, it just means decluttering and keeping what is important for you.  IKEA’s vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people, and therefore has put together a wish list that will help you achieve a perfect mini ......read more

Schneider Electric Extends Easy UPS 3M to 200 kVA, Delivering up to 99% Energy Efficiency in an Optimized Footprint

Easy UPS 3 Series now extends from 10 to 200 kVA with new Easy UPS 3M 120, 160, and 200 kVA UPSs Easy UPS 3M offers small and medium business competitive specifications requiring lower capital investment Simple to install, use, and service Dubai, UAE - July 28, 2019 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced it has extended Easy UPS 3M from 60-200 kVA with the addition of 120, 160, and 200 kVA Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPSs). Available in China now and coming soon to the other regions, the Easy UPS 3M 120-200 kVA UPSs personify simplicity as they are easy to install, easy to use, and easy to service, providing business continuity for small and medium businesses, and making it an excellent fit in both the data cen ......read more

Emicool receives two IDEA District Energy Awards marking 9thconsecutive year win

More than dozen awards conferred during the last 9 years  Dubai, July 28, 2019:   Emirates District Cooling LLC [Emicool] – a leading district cooling service provider in the region and a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC has been conferred with its 9th consecutive IDEA District Energy Awards in two categories. A bronze each has been won under the “No of Buildings Committed/ Beyond North America” and “Total Building Area Committed/Beyond North America” categories.  The awards given at the 110th International District Energy Association [IDEA] Annual Conference and Trade Show held in Pittsburgh, USA, has been an active contributor in informing, connecting, and advancing district energy industry around the world. With ......read more

PAN Emirates opens its first outlet in Salalah and 3rd in Oman

• PAN Emirates invests 1.2 MM. Omani Riyal on its new store spanning across 6,000 sq. meters. • PAN Emirates store in Salalah is set to attract thousands of locals and tourists   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  27, July  2019:   PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio and outdoor furniture brand in the region, has launched its first store in Salalah Oman. Pan Emirates now has three stores in Oman with the latest addition in Salalah. The home-grown furniture brand is looking to enhance its presence in Oman with an AED 12 Million investment towards setting up a new store. The store, spanning across 6,000 sq. meters in area, will be a one stop solution to glam, high-end contemporary and modern home and decor furnishings ......read more

UPS releases 2Q 2019 Earnings

Operating Profit Up in All Segments   2Q19 EPS of $1.94; 2Q19 Adjusted* EPS of $1.96  U.S. Daily Volume Grew Over 7%; Next Day Air Volume Soared Over 30% U.S. Operating Profit Increased Nearly 29%; Up 8% on an Adjusted Basis  International Boosts Operating Margins to 18.9%; Adjusted Margins of 19% Supply Chain and Freight Operating Profit Increased Nearly 26%; Adjusted Operating Profit Up More Than 10% Cash from Operations of $4.2B; Adjusted Free Cash Flow Near $2.2B UPS reaffirms adjusted full-year diluted EPS in the range of $7.45 to $7.75   Dubai, UAE, July 27, 2019 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced second-quarter 2019 adjusted earnings per share of $1.96.  The company turned the rising demand for next-day service into strong fi ......read more

Middle East region sees increase in offshore spending

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  25, July  2019:   Many Arabian oil exporters have begun to increase their offshore spending after nearly five years of massive cutbacks, according to a Seatrade Maritime report titled ‘Middle East Offshore Market on the Move.’ The report further points out that multibillion relevant projects in the region is expecting to inject new energy into the sector. In line with this, many analysts have observed that a number of national oil companies in the Middle East have recently started the process of boosting their exploration and production budgets. Citing a study released by MEED, a Dubai-based business intelligence and analytics specialist, the report pointed out that the ongoing oil, gas, and petrochemical projects, which hav ......read more

ADNOC and Pertamina Sign Comprehensive Strategic Framework in Oil and Gas Development

Framework signed in the presence of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the President of Indonesia. ADNOC and Pertamina to explore opportunities for collaboration across the oil and gas value chain in the UAE, Indonesia and globally.  Projects under consideration include potential new investments in upstream, refining, petrochemicals, LNG, LPG, aviation fuel and fuel retail, as well as other forms of strategic collaboration. Agreement further demonstrates both companies’ expanded partnership approach and drive to unlock value across their portfolio of assets. Dubai, UAE - July 24, 2019: The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) today signed a Comprehensive Strategic Framework (CSF) with Indonesia’s energy company, PT Pertamina (Persero) to explore opportunities ......read more

Oil and Gas industry's digital transformation fast tracked as Middle East energy companies seek faster and leaner exploration ...

Investment in AI, big data and analytics could cut capital expenditure by 20 percent and add $300 billion a year to offshore cash flows by 2025  Digital innovation to drive unprecedented era of oil and gas productivity as global energy demand continues to rise   ADIPEC 2019 to bring together industry thought leaders to explore the nexus between break though technologies and energy Abu Dhabi, UAE – 23 July 2019 – Digital transformation of the oil and gas industry in the Middle East and North Africa continues to be fast tracked, as energy companies across the region ramp up investment in technologies supporting faster and leaner exploration and production and optimisation of costs.   In the past five years the MENA region has seen a tight focus on cost re ......read more

ENOC Group launches ‘ENOCBlue' diesel exhaust fluid

ENOCBlue is a Euro 4 and above regulated product that reduces harmful emissions, especially from heavy duty vehicles, by up to 90 per cent Product mandated by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), UAE’s flagbearer for excellence and quality   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 July, 2019: ENOC Group recently launched ENOCBlue, a diesel exhaust fluid that reduces harmful emissions, in the UAE. The product, mandated by ESMA and regulated by Euro 4 and above, is one of the highest international standards for exhaust emissions is available in small and bulk quantities for corporate customers, and will soon be rolled out across ENOC’s retail network.   ENOCBlue is a revolutionary non-toxic, colorless, odorless, incombustible diesel ex ......read more

EY collaborates with the World Energy Council on innovation in energy

Platinum sponsorship deal announced for the 24th World Energy Congress Abu Dhabi, 22 July 2019:  The World Energy Council has announced their collaboration with EY on the topic of innovation in energy and their platinum sponsorship of the 24th World Energy Congress, to be held between 9-12 September 2019 in Abu Dhabi. EY will play an integral role by offering insight and thought leadership on the issues faced by the industry - helping delegates anticipate market trends, identify implications and opportunities and apply innovative thinking and the latest technology. EY has been a long-standing supporter of the World Energy Council and a valued member of the Council’s international network. In 2012, EY became a Global Supporter, joining a select group of leading organizat ......read more

Stay Neutral with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  22 July  2019:   Furniture and accessories in neutral tones lend a sense of simplicity and elegance while creating a soothing ambience. Moreover, when you anchor a room in neutral tones, you have numerous options to style the décor, by mixing and matching colours, where even a hint of hue can have a big impact. 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a fabulous choice of products in neutral shades ranging from lighting to furniture and accessories to give your homes a gentle and cozy look.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “A calming home environment is easy to achieve with a neutral palette. Working with shades of white, grey, ivory and beige you can transform any area into an elegant an ......read more

ENEC highlights benefits of peaceful nuclear energy during participation in the Liwa Date Festival 2019

ENEC, the Community Sponsor, welcomes significant number of visitors to its pavilion at Liwa Date Festival.   Abu Dhabi, UAE - 21 July 2019:  The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) is the Community Sponsor of the Liwa Date Festival 2019. The event is taking place from 17 to 27 July 2019 in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, UAE.   The Festival is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and organized by the Cultural Programs and Heritage Festivals Committee - Abu Dhabi. ENEC’s participation is the result of its ongoing efforts to support the economic and social development of the Al Dhafra region. Visitors to ENEC’s pavilion have been updated on ......read more

PAN Emirates offers 0% Interest Installment plan with discount up to 70% this summer

• PAN Emirates launches Summer  festival with 30 – 70 per cent discount • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 21, 2019:  PAN Emirates Home Furnishings, the leading home-grown indoor, patio, and outdoor furniture brand in the region, continues to offer great value to it’s loyal customers this summer.    During summer shoppers can enjoy discounts of 30 – 70 per cent and 0% Interest Installment plan from a variety of Victorian, Rustic, Country, Spring, Boho, Classic, Transitional and Modern designs.    Pan Emirates has crafted beautiful furniture pieces for spaces and lightings to enhance the feel of it. The ......read more

LG's Groundbreaking Dualcool With Inverter Tech Delivers Performance and Energy Efficiency

With Company’s Dual Inverter Compressor™, DUALCOOL Air Conditioner Cools 40 Percent Faster and Uses 70 Percent Less Energy Than Conventional Models   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  18 July  2019:   LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its latest DUALCOOL residential air conditioner (RAC) at its Home Appliance & Air Solution Press Tour in Seoul, South Korea. The new model boasts innovative features and is the first air conditioner to utilize LG’s Dual Inverter Compressor™, which cuts energy consumption without sacrificing cooling capabilities. Along with outstanding performance and impressive energy efficiency, the DUALCOOL has a simplified structure that saves technicians time and effort during installation and maintenance. Thanks ......read more

Empower: District cooling is environmentally-friendly and saves energy

Dubai, UAE, 17th July 2019: In light of the urban expansion and the major developments in the construction sector, especially in the GCC, the gradual rise in temperature has become a challenge during the last hundred to two hundred years due to greenhouse gas emissions, carbon dioxide and many other types of gases. As a result, the United Nations (UN) began to adopt and promote a culture of sustainable development to preserve the environment, through a plan for a better and more sustainable future for all; aimed at combating climate change and environmental degradation by 2030. Consequently, Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, plays a major role in adopting district cooling systems locally and internationall ......read more

Mubadala Petroleum to farmout a 20% participating interest in both the Andaman I and South Andaman PSCs in Indonesia

Abu Dhabi, 17 July, 2019:   Mubadala Petroleum announces that it has signed an agreement with Premier Oil to farmout a 20 percent participating interest in each of the Andaman I and South Andaman Gross Split Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs). Mubadala Petroleum is the operator of both the Andaman I and adjacent South Andaman PSCs.  Completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions including government approvals.   The Andaman I and South Andaman PSCs are located in the underexplored but proven North Sumatra basin offshore Aceh. Mubadala Petroleum is also a partner with a 30 percent participating interest in the Andaman II PSC which is operated by Premier Oil. With participating interests in these three adjacent blocks, Mubadala Petroleum is the lar ......read more

Sweet Shades of Summer at 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  16 July  2019:   Add an easygoing elegance to your home this summer with 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. Shoppers will find everything they need at the 2XL stores to pull off the relaxed vide along with an added attraction of up to 70 per cent off on select items as part of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS).   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “There are numerous ways of infusing summer aesthetics into your home. By combining neutral elements such as greens, botanical prints, pastels and a touch of metallic glimmer with your existing décor you can give a fresh appearance to your interiors. Whether you are in the mood for a burst of colour or a soothing and subdued look, at 2XL Furniture &am ......read more

Picnic Indoors This Summer with Marks & Spencer

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:  It might be hot outside but that’s no reason not to enjoy a picnic indoors! And better still, with Marks & Spencer’s beautiful animal and ocean inspired picnic range, entertaining family and friends has never been easier. Not only will its fabulous array of items see picnic-lovers through from day to night, but they’ll also guarantee a summer of fun. From melamine plates that are almost too pretty to eat off, to cute little hampers for all those nibbles, there’s something for everyone.   Marks & Spencer’s delicious picnic feast is also a must-have this summer. Inspired by some of Britain’s most loved flavours, the brand’s crowd-pleasing sandwiches, crunchy salads, ......read more

New National Poll Reveals Continuously High Levels of Trust and Support for UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program

National poll on nuclear energy in the UAE highlights some of the highest favorability rates for nuclear energy in the world The national poll conducted by the independent global market research company Nielsen shows the increase of awareness of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program by seven percent    Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 July 2019: A new national poll on nuclear energy has shown that UAE residents are in favour of, and have a strong understanding of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Program. The poll revealed some of the highest favorability rates for nuclear energy in the world – higher than any other nuclear energy producing nations.    The poll was commissioned by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and conducted in 2018 by ......read more

Kitchen Hacks: 8 Clever Ways to Smart Storing

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  15 July  2019:   The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home as for many it is the most used room in the house. We all want that pretty kitchen with ample space, neat storage compartments, solutions for produce to remains fresh and for anything and everything to be found with a blink of an eye. The kitchen struggle is real and maintaining an organized kitchen can be a chore.   IKEA is often recognized for it’s well-designed, functional yet stylish and affordable solutions that help keep your kitchen clutter-free and make the best out of the space. The Swedish brand presents several innovative but simple solutions to create a better everyday life for the many people.    1. KUNGSFOR Net Bags ......read more

Schneider Electric's Biggest Engineer-to-Order Factory in Asia Utilizes IIoT Technology and Renewable Energy to Enhance Its O ...

• Schneider Electric’s factory in Cikarang, Indonesia, is the showcase for the integration of industrial automation systems and renewable energy utilization  • The Engineer-to-Order factory demonstrates quantifiable and real-time benefits while protecting the environment -- improvements in energy efficiency and productivity by up to 15%; reduction in time and costs, and operator errors; while at the same time provide better support to the end user in the day-to-day operations and maintenance through better visibility. • Schneider Electric has a strong commitment in accelerating the implementation of industry 4.0 in Indonesia through its comprehensive EcoStruxure™ solutions and the sharing of best practices of its smart factories’ transformation t ......read more

Transform Your Bedroom and Sleep Like a King With Robinsons' Latest Bedlinen Collections From Hugo Boss and Kenzo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  10 July  2019:   Nothing beats a good night’s sleep and with Robinsons’ latest collection of bedlinen from Hugo Boss and Kenzo, climbing into bed to get some shut-eye has never been easier. Better still, the stunning collections will transform any bedroom with a variety of looks designed to suit all tastes and preferences.    Hugo Boss   The iconic department store is now stocking Hugo Boss’ first ever home collection, directly inspired by the brand’s fashion shows. With three different and delectable patterns that come with an urban and contemporary twist, shoppers looking to update the look and feel of their bedrooms will easily be able to do so with its stunning array of bedlinen.  ......read more

Hormann introduces new luxury Duragrain decors for sectional garage doors

Dubai, UAE; July 9, 2019:  Aesthetically designed garage doors add a touch of glamour to any home; and to enhance their appearance, Hormann has introduced new Duragrain decors, available for LPU 42 sectional garage doors. The range of new colours and finishes include the beauty of dark brown in ‘Burned Oak’, the brightness of ‘Bamboo’ and the ‘Rusty Steel’ finish, which are all perfect for modern homes. Using innovative digital printing techniques, Hormann can achieve true-to-detail, natural and colourfast door surface finish for every style of home. Hormann has ensured a permanently beautiful door appearance, thanks to final coating with high-resistance protective paint. Darius Khanloo, Managing Director, Hormann Middle East & Africa, sai ......read more

FANR Certifies ENEC's First group of UAE National Nuclear Reactor Operators

A Major Milestone in the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme Certification is part of Operational Readiness which is a key requirement of the Operating License Application FANR is currently in the final stage of reviewing the Operating License Application for Units 1  of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant   08 July 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), the UAE’s Nuclear Regulator, has officially certified today the first group of 15 UAE National Senior Reactor Operators (SROs) and Reactor Operators (ROs) at Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC).    The certification is part of complying with FANR’s Regulation ......read more

Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) meets with Morgan Stanley

Delegation from world-class financial services discussed opportunities with ADX Abu Dhabi, 8th July 2019:  Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) recently met with Morgan Stanley’s Chairman & CEO MENA to discuss how to develop business relations between both entities.  ADX carried out a tour to the Morgan Stanley delegation including which included Mr. Sammy Kayello, Chairman & CEO MENA, Mr. Gokhan Unal, Managing Director, Investment Management, and Mr. Waleed Al Rezooqi, Vice President, Investment Management. This was followed by a high-level discussion exploring opportunities between both entities. H.E. Khalifa Salem Al Mansouri, Acting Chief Executive of ADX said, “This was a valuable introduction for ADX. Developing business relations with such a hig ......read more

Empower successfully renewed ISO27001:2013 certificate

Dubai, UAE, 7th July 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, achieved the highest internationally recognised safety standard in the protection of customer information since 2014. Safety and information security have become the foundation of successful and safe business services due to scientific progress and high reliance on technology, which are now a key component of business activities within many organisations. Empower successfully completed the Information Security Management System Surveillance audit (ISO27001:2013), covering the highest international standards for information security for the next 3 years. ISO27001:2013 certification is the international standard that specifies how to develop a p ......read more

Schneider Electric's Batam Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Fourth Industrial Revolution Lighthouse

• The factory in Batam, Indonesia, is the third Schneider Electric Smart Factory recognized by the World Economic Forum as advanced manufacturing sites • Schneider Electric's Smart Factory Program has launched nine showcase factories around the world, demystifying digital transformation for industry • EcoStruxureTM solutions, the foundation of Schneider Electric's Smart Factories, drive efficiencies in an increasingly competitive environment    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  04 July  2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has today had its Smart Factory in Batam, Indonesia, designated as an Advanced 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) Lighthouse by the World Economic ......read more

ADNOC's Al Dhafra Petroleum Joint Venture Celebrates First Oil Production from Haliba Field

Leading government delegation from South Korea arrive in the UAE to mark the success of Haliba Al Dhafra Petroleum is a joint venture between ADNOC and South Korea’s KNOC and GS Energy Haliba is a building block of ADNOC’s oil production capacity growth to 4 million bpd by the end of 2020 and demonstrates ADNOC’s ambition to unlock and maximize value from all of Abu Dhabi’s oil and gas resources First oil comes as Al Dhafra Petroleum discovers three new fields near Haliba following intensive exploration  Abu Dhabi, UAE – July 4, 2019:  Al Dhafra Petroleum, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the Korea National Oil Company (KNOC) and GS Energy, and one of ADNOC’s youngest operating companies, announc ......read more

EWEC invites bids for one of the world's largest solar plants to be located in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, 03 July, 2019: Emirates Water and Electricity Company PJSC (EWEC), the UAE’s leading procurer of water and electricity, has issued a Tender for the construction and development of a new 2,000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project to be located at Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi. The new project forms part of a series of projects approved by the higher Committee for the Water and Electricity Sector in Abu Dhabi. Once completed, the project site will cover an area of approximately 20 Km², almost doubling the capacity of the current largest operational single-site solar PV plant in the world, Noor Abu Dhabi. The new project is expected to achieve commercial operations during the first quarter of 2022, upon which it would take Abu Dhabi solar capacity to 3,200 MW. This foll ......read more

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources signs a contract announcing major presence at the 24th Worl ...

Saudi Arabia’s pavilion will be the largest country pavilion at this year’s World Energy Congress, held 9 – 12 September.   Abu Dhabi, 3 July 2019:  The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will have a large presence at the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi after signing a major contract with the Organizing Committee today.   More than 20 organizations from the energy sector in Saudi Arabia are set to showcase their services during the World Energy Congress, highlighting the strength of the country’s energy sector and its efforts to move towards a more sustainable industry model.   Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the 24th World Energy Congress will offer a unique platfo ......read more

Empower guides customers to avoid disruption of service during summer

Dubai, UAE, 3rd July 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, offered its customers a set of guidelines to avoid service interruption during summer, and to enjoy a refreshing summer. Through this, Empower aims to increase customer satisfaction by providing the best services and solutions in the cooling sector. Empower has highlighted the key steps for its customers to enjoy sustainable district cooling services include checking cooling equipment and contacting the company in case of disruptions in service. It is recommended to contact the buildings maintenance team to check the air filters, which may sometimes be blocked by dust, in addition to timely payment of bills before and on the due dates, through it ......read more

Aldo Cibic for Selva: Pont Table is born

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  02 July  2019:    is a very important year for Selva, full of big news, as the partnership with important international designers. In this scenario, the Pont table is born, designed by Aldo Cibic; an iconic piece of furniture expressing a structural and poetical idea of design using solid wood. “Its profile is like a bridge and actually, from the symbolic point of view, I like it very much”; that’s why the table has this name.  Made of ash wood, it consists of two parts: the plane is large, geometric and slim and the curved legs, smooth and oval enlarging reaching the intersection. A big table (cm L 270 - D 115 - H 73) with a structural lightness out of the ordinary. A traditional piece of furniture with a wel ......read more

Liberty completes landmark acquisition of European ArcelorMittal steel assets

Deal catapults Liberty into top 10 steel producers globally excluding China 1 July 2019 - Dubai, UAE Liberty Steel, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, today completed the acquisition of seven major steelworks and five service centres across seven European countries from ArcelorMittal.  The €740 million deal makes Liberty Steel one of the top ten producers globally, excluding China, with a total rolling capacity in excess of 18 million tonnes covering a wide range of finished products. This is the largest single transaction undertaken by GFG and brings the Alliance’s worldwide workforce to nearly 30,000 across 30 counties.  The seven sites, which today became part of Liberty, employ over 14,000 people and include the major integrated steel ......read more

Mix and Match from 2XL Furniture & Home Décor

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:    Contrasting colours and styles can lead to bold spaces that feel both inviting and glamorous. The right décor can instantly change not only the look of the room, but also how you feel when you are in it. 2XL Furniture & Home Décor offers a wide range of diverse products that can be paired beautifully for creating dramatic settings.   Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The most inviting spaces are the ones that go beyond perfectly matched and predictable settings. By juxtaposing rich layers of contrasting colours and designs, you can create a sumptuous feel. It all depends on the kind of mood you want to achieve. At 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, we have a fantastic select ......read more

Danube Group launches Danube Hospitality Solutions

The Industry Giant’s latest foray into the hospitality industry promises to revolutionize the landscape Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 27 June 2019:   After more than 25 years in the region with a longstanding forte in building materials, retail, real estate, manufacturing, and home furnishings and interior solution - The Danube Group is now entering the Hospitality industry with a milestone announcement of Danube Hospitality Solutions.  This new business vertical is designed to exclusively cater to the growing hospitality needs of the region. Danube Hospitality Solutions promises to offer world class, end-to-end and turnkey solutions to the entire hospitality needs ranging from supply, apply, designing, re-designing, refurbishment and consultancy services coverin ......read more

Emirates Water and Electricity Company appoints Othman Al Ali as Chief Executive Officer

Abu Dhabi, 26 June, 2019:   Othman Al Ali has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC), a leading company in the coordination of planning, purchasing and providing of power and water across the UAE.  Othman joins from the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA), where he was Chief Financial Officer. He has almost two decades of experience in both the private and public sectors, having held various positions in the utilities and banking industries across a number of federal government entities.  Throughout his career, Othman has been the driving force behind several successful restructures and transformations that improved efficiency and strengthened performance, including initiatives to privatise the u ......read more

2XL Furniture & Home Décor Announces Opening of the Revamped 2XL Store in Uptown Mirdiff Mall, Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 25 June 2019:  The high-end 2XL Furniture & Home Décor store in Uptown Mirdiff Mall in Dubai reopened its doors today after refurbishment. The spectacular showroom was officially inaugurated by Mr. Suood Al Sadi, General Manager of 2XL Furniture & Home Décor. To celebrate the occasion, the store hosted a special welcome reception for its exclusive clientele and patrons showcasing its state-of-the-art facilities boasting the latest 2XL collections.   The upgraded outlet has been configured to cater to the needs of 2XL’s sophisticated clients.    Mr. Al Sadi, stated, “We are very excited to announce the re-launch of our stunning showroom in Uptown Mirdiff Mall spread over an area of 11,800 sq ft. Many of our cu ......read more

Nawah Energy Company signs Long-term Maintenance Service Agreement with KHNP & KPS

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power and KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering Co. will provide services to support Nawah Energy Company in maintaining the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant   24 June 2019 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary created by Joint Venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, has today signed a Long Term Maintenance Services Agreement (LTMSA) with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), supported by KEPCO Plant Service & Engineering (KPS).    Under the scope of the signed LTMSA contract, KHNP and KPS will provide maintenance services to support routine and outage maintenance acti ......read more

Nawah Energy Company signs Maintenance Service Agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction

Doosan Heavy Industries to provide maintenance services for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant 24 June 2019 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the subsidiary created by Joint Venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) to operate and maintain the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, has signed a Maintenance Service Agreement (MSA) with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC), a subsidiary of the Doosan Group, for the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. Under the agreement, DHIC will provide Nawah with a range of maintenance services and qualified manpower to support routine and outage maintenance activities across the four 1400 MW APR1400 Units at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafra regi ......read more

Castrol's latest initiative is designed to ensure that everything keeps running smoothly

June 24, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Just like other critical spare parts, your vehicle depends on top quality engine oil to keep it running smoothly and ensure that its engine is properly protected. That’s why Castrol, the world leading manufacturer, distributor and marketer of premium lubricating oils, greases and related services to automotive, industrial, marine, aviation, oil exploration and production customers, has launched a new initiative to support workshops around the UAE. A newly introduced fleet of dedicated delivery vehicles serving the whole of the UAE has been put in place so that essential supplies of Castrol’s segment leading brands - Edge, Magnatec and GTX - recommended by leading automotive manufacturers including Audi, BMW, Ford, MAN, Honda, Jaguar Land Rove ......read more

Crushing on cushion at PAN Emirates

• PAN Emirates Home Furnishings unveils its cushions collection • PAN Emirates Home Furnishings showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and Fujairah in the UAE.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019:   Comfort comes in all shapes and sizes. And when it comes to PAN Emirates, it also comes with various textures and colour options.   As the weather changes, and the scorching sun beats down on the region, it’s time to spend more time indoors. Gone are the barbeques and in come the movie nights, sitting on the couch, popcorn and snacks in hand.    Add a touch of comfort and elegance to your couch with the range of cushions available at PAN Emirates. No matter what the colour or design theme in your home, with the ......read more

Surprise Your Favourite Superhero with Gifts from IKEA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019:  With father’s day just around the corner, you’ve officially hit the time to search for quirky gifts. He may not win an award for the longest phone conversation but he surely deserves to get something special for being an awesome dad. IKEA, the region’s favorite Swedish home furnishing retailer has a wide range of offerings for someone who’s got it all. You want something that’s not only a thoughtful gift but should be functional enough to not just lay around the house catching dust.  Here are five must-haves from IKEA to make your dad feel even more special:   FIXA Screwdriver/drill, li-ion, 14.4 V For the dad who’s always in the middle of a home improvement proje ......read more

Schneider Electric Improves Flexibility & Energy Savings with Extended Line of PowerLogic EM4200 Series Enercept Energy and P ...

• Offer maximum versatility, flexibility and ease of installation for most retrofit applications • Easily integrate with EcoStruxure Power and Energy Management solutions and building management system software to help building managers improve energy efficiency and savings   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced it is extending its line of PowerLogic EM4200 series Enercept energy and power meters to include five new meters, which join the previously announced line of Enercept Flex meters, to provide installers with enhanced application flexibility and options for retrofit applications.   The EM4200 series Enercept meters ar ......read more

Ikea's Collaborations and Collections for 2020 Give Sustainability a New Meaning

A sneak peek into the brand’s creative innovations for the upcoming year by Inma Bermúdez, Claus Meyers, Greyhound Original Bangkok, Ori and Zandra Rhodes amongst many other renowned brands.  United Arab Emirates, 17 June 2019:   IKEA, the region’s favourite Swedish home-furnishing retailer, gave its customers a glimpse of all the exciting upcoming collaborations with globally acclaimed artists, designers and brands for them to look forward to in 2020. The latest IKEA developments related to product designs, sustainability features, healthy living elements, food market, and much more were unveiled at IKEA’s biggest event in Sweden, Democratic Design Days. This year’s event focused heavily on sustainable solutions for a positive impact on ......read more

Bedroom Decoration and Mattress Myths Debunked by IKEA

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:  Over the years we have either received advice or accumulated beliefs on bedroom decoration and mattress use that may not be as relevant today as they may have been in the past. They may also be complete myths and so we wanted to identify a few and debunk them. Whether these myths are based on design, mattresses or storage, IKEA is always looking to shed a new perspective on misconceptions while creating awareness on the important facts.     Here are our top six Bedroom Decoration and Mattress Myths Debunked.   Myth 1: A firmer mattress is better for the back.   The truth is, each body is different, and the firmness of a mattress is not a one-size-fits-all solution if you have a back problem. For some, softer m ......read more

An Environmentally Friendly Approach to Interior Design with Home and Soul Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019:  Society is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of environmentally responsible interior design. As a result, more and more customers seek to incorporate sustainability principles into their homes. With this huge shift towards opting for ethically sourced materials, which are more durable in the long run, Home and Soul Dubai have fast become the go-to home stores in the region for their huge offering of environmentally-friendly designs. Rattan Chairs:  The Rattan material is one of the most popular decorative items currently trending, due to its weather-resistant nature and low maintenance requirement. The lounge chair (AED 800) at Home and Soul is curated using eco-friendly and environmentally safe materials. E ......read more

Refinitiv Oil Research: Tanker Attacks off Gulf of Oman on 13 June 2019

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:  Refinitiv Oil Research received reports of a suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, about 56 NM East of Fujairah. This was later confirmed through various sources including the managers of the vessels in question. The two tankers are identified as the “FRONT ALTAIR” managed by Frontline and the “KOKUKA COURAGEOUS” managed by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.  Timeline of Events as it occurred based on Vessel Tracking Data:  The vessel Front Altair loaded 75,000 MT of Naphtha from the Takreer Refinery Terminal in Ruwais, UAE and departed the port 19:30 GMT on 11th June. After crossing the Strait of Hormuz at around 21:00 GMT on 12th June, Refinitiv Oil Research data shows the v ......read more

Schneider Electric and Navigant Research Create Blueprint to Resilience through Municipal Microgrids in California

 Schneider Electric and Navigant Research release new analysis on how California can upgrade critical energy infrastructure through Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solutions  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:   Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today released new analysis on the role of microgrids to support the modernization of California’s grid infrastructure. The white paper, created in partnership with leading market research and advisory firm Navigant Research, explores innovative use-cases for Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) municipal microgrids and is part of Schneider Electric’s larger commitment to driving resilience and more sustainable, affordable power in the state.  Calif ......read more

Industry 4.0 is Shaping the Future of Sustainable Business Operations

June 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Industry 4.0 is the intelligence behind the maximum efficiency of tomorrow’s world. But how does collecting data today help businesses stay sustainable while predicting what will happen tomorrow?  The Middle East and Africa market for augmented and virtual reality is expected to grow to $6 billion by 2020, according to the International Data Corporation. As the digital trend continues to innovate, it will transform the future of sustainable business.  Industry 4.0 has revolutionised the way a modern warehouse or distribution centre operates too, and it is only a matter of time before other sectors start to recognise the advantages. Alain Kaddoum, General Manager at Swisslog Middle East reveals more insights on this topic. Energy eff ......read more

Empower takes part in the Annual Partners' Forum for ‘District Energy in Cities' at Copenhagen

Ahmad Bin Shafar: The meeting acts as a platform that highlights Dubai’s success in district cooling Dubai, UAE, 13th June 2019: Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, is taking part in the 5th Annual Partners’ Forum, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) for its ‘District Energy in Cities’ initiative. The meeting is being held from 11-14 June 2019 at Copenhagen, Denmark. Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower and Special Advisor on district cooling, will be attending the Forum in addition to a number of experts on district cooling from around the world. Bin Shafar will take part in various panel discussions about the district cooling industry and its lat ......read more

Electricity Most Searched Fuel Energy Term Online in UAE

Solar in top 5, while methanol fastest-growing fuel energy term in UAE in online search   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:   UAE residents are showing increasing interest in methanol and biodiesel as energy resources, with significant online search growth during the past three years, according to a recent report from SEMrush – the award-winning online digital marketing suite.   The SEMrush study, which pooled monthly search volumes of 11 types of fuel energy terms during the past three years, revealed electricity-related online searches were the most popular with UAE residents. Diesel and petrol, natural gas and solar completed the top five related searches.   The fastest-growing fuel energy terms of methanol and biodiesel align w ......read more

Italian energy sector to bring expertise to 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates -  11 June 2019:   The Italian energy sector looks set to play a key part in European participation at the 24th World Energy Congress, taking place in Abu Dhabi from 9-12 September, following today’s visit to the country by the leadership of the Congress Organising Committee.  Earlier today, H.E. Dr. Matar Al Neyadi, Chairman of the 24th World Energy Congress Organising Committee, met senior Italian energy stakeholders in Rome to brief them on progress so far towards September’s Congress, including the Congress programme, side events and many other initiatives taking place across the four days.  The meeting included discussions and perspectives towards energy transition in Europe and the Gulf Region. The m ......read more

Lukoil Marine Lubricants strengthens its collaboration with KOTC

After three successful years, Lukoil Marine Lubricants will once again supply Kuwait Oil Tanker Company’s full fleet of various tanker vessels  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 11 June 2019:   Dubai-based subsidiary of LUKOIL, Lukoil Marine Lubricants (Lukoil), has reached a renewal agreement with the subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC). For the past three years, Lukoil has supplied KOTC’s full fleet of tanker vessels with their specialized product of marine lubricants. The new deal between the two companies will help to build upon the existing foundation of an already solid business working relationship. As per the contract terms, Lukoil will supply KOTC’s 24-strong fleet consisting of Very Large Crude Carrier ......read more

Chinese to invest $4 billion in UAE logistics projects

NAFL says logistics business is set for big boom in the UAE Big logistics parks coming up in Abu Dhabi, Jebel Ali and near Expo 2020 venue Logistics sector contributes 30% to Dubai GDP Conference in Lebanon to discuss opportunities for UAE companies to participate in reconstruction projects in Syria and Iraq Dubai, June 11, 2019: The logistics industry in the UAE is in for big growth with more logistics parks coming up in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and Chinese companies are  set to invest more than $4 billion (Dh 14.68 billion) in logistics projects in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, according to the President of National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL). “Logistics business is in for a boom. Many projects are being built for Expo 2020 and Chinese investors are coming to ......read more

Empower launches summer campaign to reduce district cooling consumption for the 6th year running

Dubai, UAE, 09 June 2019:  Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, announced the launch of its summer campaign, under the slogan ‘Switch to 24°C and save more’. The campaign runs from June till end of summer. This is part of Empower’s efforts to support sustainability and deliver environmentally friendly district cooling services.  The campaign helps customers to reduce their district cooling energy consumption during summer period by encouraging them to set the AC thermostat to 24°C, to reduce cost, promote environmental conservation, save energy, and protect resources, to achieve the transition to a green community. Empower highlighted that setting the AC thermostat to 24 ......read more

Trukkin raises $3.5 million becoming the leading truck aggregator in the GCC

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 09 June 2019:   As “on demand” services expand into more industries and market places, Trukkin is leading the way in digital logistics solutions for long-haul trucking.  Launched in 2017, Trukkin is a techno-logistics firm based in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates operating throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region and beyond. The company works to innovate and simplify logistics and land transportation.   Trukkin has raised over $3.5 million in the recent funding round, which included marquee investors from the AL-Namlah Family Group, the Al-Madi Family Group, and the Abanumay Family Group. Batic Investments and Logistics, a publicly listed company on Tadawul, remains as one of the key investors in th ......read more

 

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