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Podcast: Lift-off for drones in the Middle East? Drones are here to stay in the GCC - but are they fit for work in construction?

Podcast: Lift-off for drones in the Middle East?

Construction Week's latest podcast looks at why we are starting to see an increase in the use of drones in countries like the UAE


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UAE's largest TBMs coming from China to Dubai in October

UAE's largest TBMs coming from China to Dubai in October

The Porr-Six Construct JV signed off on the machines in China, with the machines set to build Dubai's Deep Tunnel Storm Water System in time for Expo 2020 Dubai
 
Contractor of Dubai's Azizi Riviera installs two Raimondi cranes

Contractor of Dubai's Azizi Riviera installs two Raimondi cranes

Raimondi's 8t topless tower MRT111s are currently being used by Dar Al Adham Construction to build the flagship Azizi project in Meydan
 
Nine rescued in Bahrain marine excavator accident

Nine rescued in Bahrain marine excavator accident

A lack of commitment to safety standards was the cause of the accident, an initial investigation found
 
Middle East's largest TBMs due in Dubai for Expo-related project

Middle East's largest TBMs due in Dubai for Expo-related project

The China-made TBMs will be used by Dubai Municipality for the Deep Tunnel Storm Water System project, which is expected to serve Airport City – Expo 2020 upon completion
 

 

Nurol picks Raimondi cranes for two Emaar construction sites in Dubai

Nurol picks Raimondi cranes for two Emaar construction sites in Dubai

Two LR213s and three MRT294s have respectively been erected at the Creek Gate (Dubai Creek Harbour) and The Cove construction sites by Nurol and Raimondi
 
Renault Trucks unveils ZE range of electric trucks

Renault Trucks unveils ZE range of electric trucks

The new 3.5-26t range developed for city use includes the Renault Master ZE, D ZE and D Wide ZE
 
Dubai's Route 2020 metro line notes construction progress

Dubai's Route 2020 metro line notes construction progress

Tunnelling work has been completed on Route 2020, Dubai Metro's extension scheme
 
Six Construct picks Potain cranes for Abu Dhabi's Masdar homes

Six Construct picks Potain cranes for Abu Dhabi's Masdar homes

NFT installed two new Potain MDT 259 J12 CCS tower cranes at Masdar Institute Neighbourhood's construction site this January
 
Cranes installed at construction site of Abu Dhabi's $1.2bn Reem Mall

Cranes installed at construction site of Abu Dhabi's $1.2bn Reem Mall

NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes installed 13 tower cranes in less than five weeks as part of its 14-unit deal with the megaproject's main contractor
 
Contract awarded to add 900 units to Dubai Taxi fleet

Contract awarded to add 900 units to Dubai Taxi fleet

The new vehicles include Toyota Camry (regular and hybrid), Toyota Innova, Lexus, Hiace, Nissan Altima, and Hyundai Sonata units
 
Q4 construction start for UAE-held Al-Futtaim Renault facility in Pakistan

Q4 construction start for UAE-held Al-Futtaim Renault facility in Pakistan

Design and engineering work is under way for the Faisalabad facility, it has been confirmed
 
Middle East expert warns against 'oversizing' power generators

Middle East expert warns against 'oversizing' power generators

Doosan Bobcat MEA's Gaby Rhayem said choosing the right-sized generator is "critical"
 
Nestlé unit rolls out 10 biofuel trucks in Dubai

Nestlé unit rolls out 10 biofuel trucks in Dubai

10 Nestlé Waters trucks will use a blend of fossil diesel (80%) and biodiesel (20%), produced from used cooking oil, for a six-month testing period
 
Hitachi unveils excavator focused on underground construction

Hitachi unveils excavator focused on underground construction

Hitachi's telescopic arm excavator, which offers depths of up to 21m, was developed to tackle challenging underground construction projects
 
Pakistan's Younis Khan is Volvo's best truck driver in the UAE

Pakistan's Younis Khan is Volvo's best truck driver in the UAE

Khan, who works at a Ras Al Khaimah-based company, was the UAE winner of the 2018 Volvo Trucks Driver Challenge, and will fly to Sweden to compete for the global title
 



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