Latest News

Wärtsilä Engine Technology Will Enable Saudi Arabia Mining Site Power Plant To Efficiently Utilize Solar Energy

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the engineering, equipment, and technical advisory for a 44 MW power plant to be installed at the Mansourah & Massarah Gold Project mine in Saudi Arabia. It will be the first newbuild power project in the country to utilise a hybrid concept, with engine technology and solar energy. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in March by Larsen & Toubro Ltd, the India-based main contractors for the project. The power plant will comprise six Wärtsilä 32 engines, with five in operation and one on constant stand-by. The built-in flexibility of the Wärtsilä engine technology, which allows full power output to be reached within minutes of being started, will allow the plant to efficiently utilize renewable solar energy. Renewable source energy, such as solar and

ACCIONA Will Build Its Fourth Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia

The Saudi publicly-owned company Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has awarded ACCIONA and its partner RTCC the construction of the Al Khobar 2 desalination plant at Khobar, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia around 400 kilometres from Riyadh. It is a turnkey contract valued at around $500 million. The facility
Digital Construction Techs

Importance of BIM Further Strengthened

Weißenhorn. PERI, one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of formwork and scaffolding systems, has been a pacesetter on the road to the future of digital construction for many years now. In 2017, the family‑owned company founded a Digital Transformation Office whereby all of PERI's digitalization‑related strategic activities and initiatives would be grouped together and coordinated. Furthermore, the PERI BIM Competence Center, which has existed since 2015, has also been integrated into the Digital Transformation Office. Daniel Stadel, Head of the Digital Transformation Office of the PERI Group, explains the background resulting in this change: "Since 2011, PERI has been working intensively and systematically with Building Information Modeling (BIM). With the organizational

Tekla Structures BIM Software Used to Construct 2018 World Cup Stadiums

Eight of the twelve stadiums that will host the 2018 World Cup in Russia have been constructed using Trimble's Tekla Structures software. They are now ready to welcome football fans in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Saransk, Volgograd, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara, Sochi, and Kazan. Tekla Structures is an advanced Building
Construction Machines & Vehicles

The Crane Market Continues to Climb the Global Equipment Ranking

The growing European construction industry, along with the booming construction industry in the rapidly-growing economies of China and India, is driving the global crane market at a CAGR of 6%. The European construction industry, which tumbled post-recession, has been recovering over the past few years. This recovery is driving the crane and other construction machinery and equipment markets in the region, and also globally. Though the region has not seen pre-recession standards, the growth rate in the region is higher than the growth rate in many other countries. Europe is the second fastest-growing region, in terms of the sales of crane and construction machinery, only falling behind the booming Asia-Pacific region. The immense growth of equipment in Asia-Pacific is majorly lead by China

Forklift Market Is the Logistics Choice

According to Markets&Markets, the global forklift market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1.93%, from USD16 billion in 2016 to USD17.6 billion by 2021. The global market is driven by the less than 5 ton capacity forklifts which accounts for a major market share in terms of volume. The less than 5 ton capacity majorly
Building Products & Equipment

Overcoming Challenges in the HVAC Industry

Because the summer temperatures in the Middle East - the central market of Rubber World Industries (RWI) - reach as high as 50 C, HVAC systems are not as much luxury as necessity in the region. There are widespread efforts to incorporate elements of natural cooling into the architecture of buildings; however, HVAC systems prevail to be the most effective cooling mechanism around.

Plastics Industry Flexible Enough to Meet Growing Consumer Demands

The GCC, particularly Saudi, is set to commission three global scale thermoplastic elastomer plants, according to Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) and their April 2017 event Plasticon. Global markets in automotive, construction and packaging are growing strongly, but the GCC offers good potential
Countries

Sweden's Economy Paving the Way to Strong Construction Growth

During the past decade, Sweden's economic growth was among the highest in Western Europe. Over the last three years, the Swedish economy consistently ranked first among Nordic countries, thanks to strong domestic demand. The mass arrival of migrants played a crucial role, as it prompted government spending, and further stimulated consumption and job creation. Nonetheless, the Swedish economy is set to normalize, as consumer and public spending growths are decelerating, according to Euler Hermes. GDP growth is expected to slow down to +2.2% in 2017 and +2.1% in 2018. This is well below the +3.2% average for 2014-16. 2016 was an eventful year with uncertainties such as the Brexit referendum result and the US presidential election.

New Emirati Projects Expand the Infrastructure Growth

Coming to infrastructure investments, the Middle East region is one of the fastest growing region globally headed by 2 main countries, Qatar- hosting FIFA 2022, and UAE - hosting 2020 Dubai expo event. In fact, the UAE infrastructure is the most advanced in the GCC region with well integrated transport systems and

Construction Sector in Canada: Potential for Growth & Diversity

Canada is considered one of the world's largest markets for residential, industrial, commercial, institutional and infrastructure development. Canadian infrastructure and construction sectors have experienced massive growth over the past 10 years, according to a report by The Buildings Show. Construction activity in
Events

Breaking Ground for Kurdistan’s Future

With a strong focus on diversifying the economy and redeveloping infrastructure, the Kurdistan Regional Government is on a mission to create the right regulatory framework to encourage foreign and domestic investors, make it easier to do business in Kurdistan, and invest in infrastructure across the region.Kurdistan has much business potential to offer local and international industry specialists, especially in the rising infrastructure and construction sectors. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is planning a massive, region-wide infrastructure investment worth USD420 million to improve basic transportation and services. The funds are primarily directed towards roads, silos, electricity lines and water pipelines across the nation. On the other hand, the total construction projects

Project Lebanon concludes its 24th edition on a high note

The 24th edition of Project Lebanon successfully concluded today after 4 vigorous days encompassing an exhibition, conference, and daily workshops. Thousands of visitors from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and other neighboring countries flocked the exhibition to meet 250 local and international suppliers of construction
Feature

Floors and Ceilings Sectors Hitting the Roof

According to Research Nester, ceiling lights are commonly utilized for offering general illumination and are highly popular and feasible in major populated areas and in rooms with lower ceilings. Over the past few years, advanced lighting systems established importance in numerous sectors such as healthcare, corporate, and residential, etc. owing to its enhanced design and technology. Global ceiling lights market is projected to register a CAGR of 11.6% over the forecast period 2016-2023.

PVs Low Solar Tariffs A Hot Topic in MENA

Countries are at war with greenhouse gases caused by high energy consumption especially in industry intensive locales and so the search is on for more sustainable and cost effective energy solutions. Globally, over 178 GW of power was installed in 2015 and is estimated to reach more than 600 GW by 2023, including both

Global Fa ade Market on the Rise

The global facades market size is expected to reach USD339.46 billion by 2024, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. The surge in the adoption of advanced eco-friendly facades across North America and Europe is anticipated to fuel the market growth in the coming years. Furthermore, the increasing number
Industry Spotlight

Investments in Construction Projects Hold up the Scaffolding Market

The global construction scaffolding rental market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.32% during the period 2017-2021, according to Research and Markets. A booming construction industry is one of the significant factors driving the growth of the construction scaffolding rental market. Simultaneously, the construction ventures in developing countries are expected to keep growing at a much quicker rate than advanced economies. It is anticipated that the developing economies will contribute to 56% of the world's construction market share.

Paint and Coatings Global Takeover

The coatings industry is considered one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world which amid the past 40 years, producers have been forced to adopt low-solvent and solventless technologies and will continue to do so. In fact, the number of coating producers is large but most are regional producers with only