Vanu and AMN expand agreement to connect off-grid villages in Africa

Vanu and AMN expand agreement to connect off-grid villages in Africa

Vanu, a provider of equipment, tools and services that allow mobile network operators to serve off-grid communities, has announced the expansion of its ongoing agreement with Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) to supply mobile network infrastructure in support of AMN’s mission to serve rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Vanu and AMN…

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Training programme deployed in Burkina Faso to help entrepreneurs

Training programme deployed in Burkina Faso to help entrepreneurs

Schneider Electric, a leader in Digital Transformation of energy management and automation, and Initiative France, a French network of associations offering finance and support to business creators, investors and developers, have partnered to deploy a training, financing and support programme for entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso. Through the implementation of the…

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Emerson to modernise Sonatrach gas processing plant in Algeria

Emerson to modernise Sonatrach gas processing plant in Algeria

Emerson, in partnership with Fores Engineering, has signed a US$32 million contract with Sonatrach, Algeria's state energy company, to modernise its gas processing plant in Alrar. As part of the contract, Emerson will combine its innovative technologies and operational certainty methodology to optimise Sonatrach’s production operations and improve the reliability…

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ElectriFI supports solar tech company REDAVIA's expansion in Ghana

ElectriFI supports solar tech company REDAVIA’s expansion in Ghana

Solar technology company REDAVIA and ElectriFi have signed a USD2m financing agreement to support REDAVIA's expansion in Ghana's industrial and commercial sector, offering affordable, reliable and clean power generated through modular solar farms. Germany-headquartered REDAVIA offers solar power for businesses in Africa through subsidiaries in Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania, and has a proven track-record in solar farm design, manufacturing, deployment and maintenance. The company targets the local…

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LEME Lighting signs strategic agreement with energy firm Pavegen

LEME Lighting signs strategic agreement with energy firm Pavegen

LEME Lighting, a subsidiary of LEME Group, has entered into a strategic partnership with Pavegen, the UK award-winning energy and data harvesting firm, to bring its smart flooring technology and expertise to the UAE. Pavegen and LEME Lighting plan to combine Pavegen’s bespoke smart flooring solutions that integrate off-grid energy…

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IMTAC and SIGNIFY (Philips Lighting) sign partnership for empowering smart cities in Oman

IMTAC and SIGNIFY (Philips Lighting) sign partnership for empowering smart cities in Oman

Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, has signed an agreement with IMTAC, one of the largest system integration technology companies in the GCC and an IoT solution provider, to form a strategic partnership to bring the latest Smart City solutions to Oman. The agreement was announced at an event on…

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Jumbo Enterprise takes HP Jet Fusion 3D printers into UAE construction markets

Jumbo Enterprise takes HP Jet Fusion 3D printers into UAE construction markets

As the UAE continues to invest in developing a competitive knowledge-based economy to fulfil the goals outlined in its Vision 2021 and prepare for Expo2020, there is a growing demand for 3D printing materials in manufacturing and construction. To meet this need, Jumbo Enterprise, an enterprise solutions company in the…

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How IoT will make buildings intelligent by connecting systems to the Internet

How IoT will make buildings intelligent by connecting systems to the Internet

The Internet of Things is getting a lot of attention these days. A reason is the size of the economic activity generated – as much as $11.1 trillion by 2025 in an analysis from the McKinsey Global Institute. According to McKinsey Global, the IoT economic impact on factories, retail settings,…

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Microgrids key to tomorrow's energy management, boost adoption of technologies

Microgrids key to tomorrow’s energy management, boost adoption of technologies

Factors such as increasing occurrences of natural disasters, the ongoing threat of cyberattacks and growing awareness of inadequate, outdated or failing grid infrastructure all compel future development in technology to provide power continuity. Traditional standby generation is no longer adequate. Microgrids provide a platform to keep the power on and…

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UAE IT and telecom businesses initiate sustainability reporting

UAE IT and telecom businesses initiate sustainability reporting

Since the emergence of public sustainability reporting over 25 years ago, mostly in the form of environment reports, the role of companies in society has changed dramatically. There are now increased expectations from companies to operate in a responsible manner. The focus on sustainability by governments and companies around the…

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Ten personal technologies and how they can affect your business

Ten personal technologies and how they can affect your business

PREDICTIONS 2018 With all the personal technology currently available, it can be difficult for businesses to decipher which represent an opportunity for end customers and which are too immature to warrant any attention. But when used correctly, these technologies can have big business impact. For example, Mastercard recently revealed card…

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Booz Allen recommends share-protect strategy for energy and utilities

Booz Allen recommends share-protect strategy for energy and utilities

The energy and utilities sector in the UAE must harness innovative strategies to overcome some of the greatest sustainability challenges in the GCC, Booz Allen Hamilton has said in a report titled, The Future is Innovation. Combined, the Gulf Cooperation Council GCC states hold almost a third of proven crude-oil…

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Emirates initiates 3D printing of cabin parts using Selective Laser Sintering

Emirates initiates 3D printing of cabin parts using Selective Laser Sintering

Emirates has announced that it has used 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins. The airline has reached a significant milestone in innovation by using Selective Laser Sintering, a new and innovative 3D printing technique to produce video monitor shrouds. One of the other recent achievements has…

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DEWA contracts Honeywell to install 150,000 smart meters in Dubai

DEWA contracts Honeywell to install 150,000 smart meters in Dubai

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA has appointed Honeywell to help deliver a first-of-its-kind smart energy project in the Middle East, which will see Honeywell provide a further 150,000 smart meters in addition to the 250,000 it has already deployed across Dubai. The multi-million-dollar initiative will enable Dubai to manage…

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