UAE Focus

Ras Al Khaimah played host to an impressive Volvo Construction Equipment range at an invitation-only event with the theme “Building Tomorrow”. The official launch of Volvo’s latest equipment into the Middle East attracted more than 200 customers.

Leading Kuwaiti developer National Real Estate Company (NREC) and United Projects for Aviation Services Company (UPAC) have broken ground on the $1-billion Reem Mall project coming up in Abu Dhabi. Senior executives from NREC and UPAC announced the start of work on the 6.

Ford Trucks, along with its distributor Al Tayer Motors, launched its 2015 range of heavy commercial vehicles on the UAE market. These include a 1843 T tractor, a 3535M six-by-four chassis mixer as well as a 4135M eight-by-four chassis mixer.

Iveco launched the latest generation of its off-road vehicles that are built for extreme off-road missions at an event in Dubai.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the 800-MW third phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. The facility, to be developed on the independent power producer (IPP) model, is the largest single-site solar project in the world.

Diamond Developers, a leading real estate and property developer in Dubai, UAE, has launched its new innovation centre project, a dedicated facility designed to advance progress in the field of sustainability.

Emaar is all set to launch The Address Residence Dubai Opera. It is located in The Opera District, a new cultural district in the heart of Downtown Dubai, and stands besides the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper, and the Burj Lake.

Tabreed wins funding for DC plant National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) said it has completed the signing of a Dh193-million ($53 million) long-term limited recourse project finance facility with Emirates NBD for its upcoming district cooling plant in Dubai.

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national rail network, has been granted the official safety authorisations to commence commercial operations on Stage One of the network.

MAN Truck & Bus has launched its new generation telematics solution, MAN EcoStyle, with its partner Microlise. The system has been designed to help transport operators improve driving standards, reduce vehicle wear and tear, enhance safety levels and improve vehicle health, as well as reduce overall operating costs, emissions and fuel usage.