Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 1st - 5th October

Fernando Tomas Flickr for TRME 307 (Image source: Fernando Tomas/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Technical Review Middle East, from 1st - 5th October 2017  

Solar PV grew faster than any other fuel in 2016: IEA 

New solar PV capacity grew by 50 per cent in 2016, with China accounting for almost half of the global expansion, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest renewable market analysis and forecast Renewables 2017. Click here to read the full story

Thales signs maintenance contract with Saudi Railways Company for Middle East’s largest railway project 

Thales has signed a two-year contract with the Saudi Railway Company (SAR) to maintain the signalling, telecommunication and electromechanical systems of the 2,400km Northern Train project. Click here to read the full story

Al Naboodah Group Enterprise to unveil DAF Trucks in the UAE 

Al Naboodah Group Enterprises (ANGE), together with truck manufacturer DAF, announced a partnership to unveil the latest models of DAF trucks in the UAE. Click here to read the full story

HVAC spend on construction projects to hit US$1.5bn in Dubai 

The total estimated HVAC spend on construction projects in Dubai is approximately US$1.5bn and is growing in line with the values of contracts awarded in the urban construction sector, according to The Big 5 2017’s research partner BNC Network. Click here to read the full story

Atlas Copco partners with Saab and Combitech to develop safe mining digitalisation solutions 

Atlas Copco, provider of sustainable productivity, will collaborate with defence and security company Saab AB and its subsidiary Combitech AB to provide mining customers with solutions for advanced and secure digitalised operations. Click here to read the full story.

Google releases study quantifying economic impact of digital maps in Saudi Arabia 

Time saved by digital maps related services estimated to be worth 11bn Saudi Riyals, Google-commissioned study finds. Click here to read the full story

Fahad Al Dehais announced ‘Emerging Leader 2017’ 

Fahad Al Dehais, managing partner of Mohammed Al Dhabaan & Partners in association with Eversheds Sutherland, has been named an ‘Emerging Leader 2017’ by The M&A Advisor Awards in New York. Click here to read the full story

GE to manufacture largest generator transformer for Turkey 

GE has announced that it will manufacture Turkey's largest generator transformer for TERNA SA at its Power Transformers factory in Gebze. Click here to read the full story

Kennametal develops a 'best of both worlds' solution in modular drilling technology

Kennametal engineers have taken the strength and versatility of their proven KSEM modular drill system and combined it with the ease of use and low feed forces of its smaller companion drill, KenTIP. Click here to read the full story. 

Fujitsu and BBAC sign deal to drive digital banking services 

At the 10th Fujitsu World Tour 2017, Fujitsu announced a new contract with BBAC, one of the top 10 banking entities in Lebanon, to drive its enhanced digital transformation. Click here to read the full story

SEWA to outline sustainable plans at The Big 5 Solar 2017 

The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) will participate at The Big 5 Solar 2017, organisers of the only dedicated solar event in the region reveal. Click here to read the full story

Caterpillar offers Cat Connect Service for genset owners 

Caterpillar has launched a new Cat Connect Service offering for genset customers. Click here to read the full story

ICD and Alfa Solar sign PPA for 50MW solar PV project in Egypt 

Alfa Solar has executed a power purchase agreement with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Co. (EETC) in May 2017 and is working with ICD and EBRD to achieve financial close by October 2017. Click here to read the full story.  

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