ORGANISER OF THE BIG 5 2016 ANNOUNCES NEW FLOOR PLAN TO MEET INDUSTRY NEEDS
75,000 participants expected at Middle East’s largest construction event
Dubai, Sep 24, 2016- Originated 37 years ago from the amalgamation of five separate product-focused eventsin Dubai, today The Big 5 is the largest,most influential and renowned construction industry event in the Middle East. For its 2016 edition, organiserdmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa announced a brand new floor plan of The Big 5 show clustered in five product sectors.
From Nov 21 to 24, The Big 5 2016 is expected to attract 75,000 participants, hosting over 3,000 exhibitors across the entire Dubai World Trade Centre venue. Event Director JosineHeijmansis confident the new layout will facilitate business opportunities, while effectively responding to the current needs of all construction industry professionals.
“One of the key reasons for our visitors to attend The Big 5 is to look for specific products, innovations and new technologies as well to network with new or existing business partners and industry peers”, Ms. Heijmans stated.
OIL & GAS AFRICA 2017
After a successful Oil & Gas Exhibition in 2016, Expogroup is all set for the 6th OIL & GAS AFRICA 2017 Exhibition which will be held from 11th – 13th April in Nairobi at the KICC and 16th – 18th August in Dar-es-Salaam at MCC. The Exhibitions are an annual platform for national and international experts in the Oil & Gas industry to exchange views and share knowledge, expertise and experiences. The events also aim to explore areas of growth in petroleum technology, exploration, drilling, production and processing, refining, pipeline, transportation, petrochemicals, natural gas, LNG, petroleum trade, economics, marketing, research & development, information technology, safety, health and environment management in the oil & gas sector. As the prime showcase of East Africa’s Oil & Gas sector, this mega events attract professionals, technologists, planners, policy makers, management experts and entrepreneurs to solicit their views in order to catalyze achievement of global energy security. It is expected that the event will attract over a 4200 delegates from around Africa, including engineers, technocrats, environmentalists and entrepreneurs.
AFRICA'S MOST DYNAMIC BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION EXHIBITIONS
BUILDEXPO Africa is the only show with the widest range of the latest technology in construction machinery, building material machines, mining, construction vehicles and construction equipment. Earlier this month Expogroup announced the launch of BUILDEXPO in Rwanda and Ethiopia on the occasion of their 20th anniversary in Africa. The events are scheduled for May 2017 in Ethiopia and July 2017 in Rwanda. Expogroup says that the first event in Rwanda and Ethiopia are expected to attract over 150+ exhibitors from over 27 countries. The expo will have a focus across the construction equipment, building materials machinery and mining equipment sectors. Visitors are expected to be drawn from neighboring African countries.
BUILDEXPO KENYA: 20th – 22nd April – KICC, Nairobi, Kenya
BUILDEXPO ETHIOPIA: 12th – 14th May – Millenium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
BUILDEXPO RWANDA: 12th – 14th July – KCC, Kigali, Rwanda
BUILDEXPO TANZANIA: 10th – 12th August – MCCC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
POWERING THE FUTRE OF AFRICA
POWER & ENERGY and SOLAR AFRICA, East Africa’s largest exhibition taking place on 11 - 13 April at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya; 12 – 14 May at the Millenium Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 12 - 14 July at the Kigali Convention Center in Kigali, Rwanda and 16 - 18 August at the Mlimani City Conference Centre in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. The show has not only witnessed a 45% increase in exhibitors as well as visitor attendance over the past two years but has also grown right alongside of the exhibitors, building the trust that is required to ensure the permanence of the event. Expogroup announced the launch of Power & Energy and Solar Africa in Rwanda and Ethiopia on the occasion of their 20th anniversary in Africa.
POWER & ENERGY / SOLAR AFRICA 2017:
KENYA: 11th – 13th April – KICC, Nairobi, Kenya
ETHIOPIA: 12th – 14th May – Millenium Hall, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
RWANDA: 12th – 14th July – KCC, Kigali, Rwanda
TANZANIA: 16th – 18th August – MCCC, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Iraq oil pipeline repaired, full exports to resume in 24 hours
An oil pipeline linking Iraq's Kirkuk fields to Turkey's Ceyhan port was repaired on Friday and export levels were expected to return to normal within 24 hours, two sources at the state-run North Oil Company said.
"We started a test flow at around 1630 local time (1330 GMT) and exports will be restored to normal rates of more than 90,000 barrels per day within 24 hours," one of the officials said.
Operations were halted on Monday morning because of a "technical defect" in the pipeline from a field near Dibis, 45 km (30 miles) northwest of Kirkuk, which caused crude to spill. Repairs have taken longer than originally expected, but it was not immediately clear why.
UAE oil giant ADNOC to consolidate three firms in efficiency drive
State-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Co (ADNOC) said on Tuesday it would consolidate the operations of three of its shipping, marine and services companies into one firm in order to increase efficiency.
Abu Dhabi National Tanker Co, Petroleum Services Co and Abu Dhabi Petroleum Ports Operating Co will be combined.
"By leveraging the experience and assets across the three companies, we aim to deliver an improved and cost-effective service to meet the needs of the ADNOC Group," the group's chief executive Sultan Al Jaber said.
Integration is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, ADNOC said. The new company would operate over 165 vessels, including liquefied natural gas and bulk carriers, chemicals and products tankers, and container and container-feeder vessels.
Qatargas signs deal to supply natural gas to Sharjah, RAK
Dolphin energy and Qatar Petroleum have signed a long-term agreement to supply natural gas to the United Arab Emirates.
Gulf Arab countries who once saw natural gas largely as a byproduct of their oil production and often sold it cheaply to local industries are now eager consumers of gas in a region where population growth has driven up demand for electricity.
"Qatar Petroleum will deliver additional quantities of gas to Dolphin for export to the UAE through the existing 48-inch subsea pipeline," state-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) said in a statement on Wednesday.
It did not provide details on the timeframe of the deal it called a "long term gas sale and purchase agreement" or the amount of gas to be supplied.
UAE's RAK Petroleum completes $850m offshore project in Ivory Coast
UAE-based RAK Petroleum plc has announced the completion of a four-year $850 million field development programme in an offshore project in the Ivory Coast.
The Oslo-listed oil and gas investment company said in a statement that operator Foxtrot International has brought on stream two new gas fields, Marlin and Manta, following the installation of a manned platform and related processing and pipeline facilities which will drill one exploration and seven production wells.
Gas production from Block CI-27 has climbed to an average of 170 million cubic feet per day in August, constituting more than three-quarters of Ivory Coast's total, the statement said.
Saudi Aramco says to invest $334bn by 2025
Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant Aramco plans to invest a total of about $334 billion by 2025, including spending on infrastructure and projects to maintain oil capacity, a senior Aramco official said on Monday.
Abdulaziz al-Abdulkarim, vice president for procurement and supply chain management, told a conference in Bahrain that the figure included spending on exploring for and developing unconventional resources, such as shale gas.
"Saudi Aramco is forecast to spend around $334 billion. This will be spent on material and services to support service facilities, infrastructure projects, drilling and maintain (oil) potential projects, unconventional resources both in the exploration phase and development and several other projects," he told the conference.
"That is the 10-year investment. It's everything. You talk about pipelines, you talk about bulk plants, you talk about power plants, there is a lot of investment, of course upstream facilities whether it's oil or gas," he later told reporters.
Fujairah set to open UAE's first berth for huge crude carriers
The UAE's first berth for very large crude carriers (VLCC) will be inaugurated in the Indian Ocean sea port of Fujairah on Wednesday by Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah.
Fujairah's oil terminal, considered the world's largest bunkering facility in terms of operational capacity, is set to enhance Fujairah's strategic position as a key hub for global oil trade, amid growing demand for oil, news agency WAM reported.
"The inauguration of the VLCC-1, the first of its kind in Fujairah, will support the demand for energy in the UAE and help keep pace with developments in this competitive sector," said Sheikh Saleh bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, chairman of the Department of Industry and Economy at the Government of Al Fujairah, and chairman of the board of directors of Fujairah Sea Port.
The seaport has been in operation since 1983, but the new VLCC facility will further establish the emirate of Fujairah and the UAE as key regional and global energy trade hubs, he added.