Hyperloop One released the first images of its 500-m full-scale test structure at the development site (DevLoop) at the Nevada desert in US, on the opening day of Middle East Rail expo in Dubai last month.

Regional producers of pipes and tubes have seen a steady jump in business despite the difficult market conditions, thanks to the infrastructure, oil and gas and industrial projects worth $2 trillion that are under way in the GCC, said the organisers of SteelFab.

Dubai will play host to a brand new show dedicated to the Middle East’s burgeoning solar industry: The Big 5 Solar, which will be held in November along with the largest construction event in the region, The Big 5, said the organiser.

Grohe put the focus on smart solutions for bathrooms and kitchens at last month’s ISH exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, with numerous new products showcased in addition to complete bathrooms for stylish living.  The global brand exhibited under the theme “Water. Intelligence.

Bitunil took centrestage at the inaugural Batimat Egypt expo in Cairo last month (March 9 to 11) showcasing its extensive range of roofing and waterproofing products.

The UAE has emerged as the top regional performer at Meed Quality Awards for Projects with 43 Emirati developers getting recognition for their project designs and quality followed by Saudi Arabia and Oman with 10 each. Kuwait had nine national winners, followed by Qatar with eight while Bahrain had four.

Manitowoc Cranes held a special ceremony at Conexpo 2017 in Las Vegas, US, last month to celebrate its successful partnership with UAE-based NFT Specialized in Tower Cranes, the premier Potain dealer in the Middle East.