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Qatar’s power reserves among biggest in GCC

With one of the biggest power reserve margins in the GCC, Qatar is able to keep up with growing demand for power and water as preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup accelerate.

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Hyundai offers hydrogen-powered electric vehicles in the US

Hyundai announced plans to offer its next-generation Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle for the US market. John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America said: “Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles represent the next generation of zero-emission vehicle technology. The superior range and fast-fill refuelling speed of our Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle contrast with the lower [...]

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Oman’s plan to meet water demand

The Sultanate of Oman has developed a National Water Resources Master Plan to manage the country’s water resources. Anoop K Menon asks Dr Aisha Mufti Al-Qurashi, surface water expert, Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources, Sultanate of Oman to outline the plan, which seeks to balance demand and availability of water resources What is [...]

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LED leads the way at Lighting Middle East

One of the region’s leading conference and exhibitions for lighting design and technology, was held last month. The event focussed on establishing a platform to showcase innovations in the lighting industry, where key industry decision makers could meet major international manufacturers and solution providers. Lorraine Bangera reports “We are not through the technological revolution yet, [...]

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Lighting industry trends and challenges in the Middle East

The LED lighting business used to be focussed on retrofit lamps, however today all types of lighting products are available in LED, from landscape lighting and street lighting to high powered applications and even architectural decorative lighting. “There’s a shift in market trends. LED lighting has become the norm for newly developed projects. In the [...]

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Turkey goes nuclear

More than 30 countries have nuclear reactors, which produce 13.5% of the electricity distributed worldwide. Turkey is building its first nuclear power plant with the help of the Russian government. Lorraine Bangera reports Turkey has agreed to build it first nuclear power station called Akkuyu at a cost of $20 billion. Turkey’s Minister of Energy [...]

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