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A swing in sentiment

Surendar Balakrishnan, Editor, Climate Control Middle East, presents a glimpse of the VRF landscape in Saudi Arabia

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Wheels in motion

With ambitious new projects seemingly underway and previously set targets to be accountable for, Saudi Arabia appears to be on the move. How is the HVACR industry coping with the Kingdom’s proactive approach to diversifying its economy? Hannah Jo Uy has the story...

Added: Jan 17, 2018 | By CCME Content Team

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On the road to 2030

With nearly a year having gone by since Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 was unveiled, Climate Control Middle East takes a look at what the Kingdom has been doing to ensure that its policies and programmes are aligned with the transformational reforms outlined in the framework, and how the HVACR industry is faring in the resultant economic climate.

Added: Mar 27, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

The trends point to a positive era

Expressing optimism, Khuldoon Hameed of TransGulf Electromechanical discusses opportunities for growth for the HVAC industry in the GCC region

Added: Feb 1, 2017 | By CCME Content Team

‘To maintain public confidence, third-party testing is absolutely necessary’

Hamid Syed, Vice President and General Manager of UL Middle East, speaks with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about the new testing facility that the company opened in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as well as the different measures the company is undertaking to not only increase its presence in the Gulf market but also further its relationship with policymakers in the region.

Added: Jan 25, 2017 | By Fatima de la Cerna

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‘We have to give priority to local production’

In this freewheeling interview with B Surendar of Climate Control Middle East, Raphael Khlat and Azzam Messaykeh, the CEO and COO, respectively, of Faisal Jassim Group, discuss their philosophy on trading, their strategic response to market circumstances and how they would like to see the day when locally manufactured equipment would find their way to far-flung markets. Excerpts…

Added: Nov 30, 2016 | By B Surendar

VRF – time for a mindset change

Until recently, though weighing heavily in its favour, the jury was still out on VRF technology as a serious contender in the region. That road hump has now been crossed. What has changed the narrative in the short interim? We read the signposts that signal the crossover, and the road ahead.

Added: Sep 20, 2016 | By Pratibha Umashankar

Controlling the controllables

Though BMS has been available in the market for many years, end-users continue to face obstacles that prevent them from fully reaping its benefits. One such obstacle, various stakeholders believe, is the industry-wide shortage of knowledgeable and skilled BMS operators. RMS has been proposed as a solution to overcome the problem, but is the region ready to deploy the technology?

Added: Aug 17, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

A revalving door

Energy efficiency and comfort can be achieved by using the right kind of components, which are fine-tuned to provide optimum results. The humble valve is one of them – often unseen and underrated but vital. And given the rapidly changing scenario in the region, it needs to constantly reinvent itself.

Added: | By Pratibha Umashankar

The Kingdom enters a new era

With its recently launched Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia is planning to introduce social, political and economic reforms, aimed at reducing its dependence on oil, diversifying its economy and establishing the country as a global investment powerhouse. In light of one of the Middle East's biggest markets announcing such sweeping and ambitious reforms, what could the future hold for the region's construction and HVACR industries?

Added: | By Fatima de la Cerna

CCHP – a backward glance and a forward gaze

Taking stock of the progress CCHP and decentralised power generation have made in the GCC region, George Berbari stresses that it can help governments achieve their energy-saving and sustainability goals.

Added: Jul 13, 2016 | By CCME Content Team

Defining affordability – an exercise in semantics?

With market demand for affordable housing projects reportedly on the rise, there is a perceived need for reasonably priced cooling solutions. But what exactly makes an HVAC system affordable? Is equipment selection a simple matter of looking at the initial cost, or should other considerations, like OPEX and energy efficiency be factored in?

Added: May 17, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

Is the Kingdom going through a rough patch?

With Saudi Arabia declaring a record USD 98 billion budget deficit for 2015 and preparing to lift subsidies from petrol, electricity, water, diesel and kerosene, it is now no secret that the Kingdom is facing severe headwinds due to the drop in oil prices. Against this backdrop, Rajiv Pillai explores the HVAC opportunities that exist in the ‘new normal’ and how the sector is bracing itself to weather the storm.

Added: Feb 15, 2016 | By Rajiv Pillai

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The real cost of downtime in hospitals – human lives

Syed Mahmood Akhter, Manager of MEP & Communication Engineering and Construction Services for the New Jeddah International Airport at M/S Builders and Contracting, talks about the challenges facing the healthcare industry from an MEP perspective. He also offers suggestions on how facility owners can ensure that they get true value for their money.

Added: Jan 18, 2016 | By Fatima de la Cerna

‘Ventilation and HVAC, especially, are significant considerations’

Mohammed R Alyemeni, Senior Advisor at TVM | Capital Healthcare Partners for Saudi Arabia & the GCC countries, and former Deputy Health Minister of Saudi Arabia for Planning & Health Economics, speaks with Fatima de la Cerna of Climate Control Middle East about the projects the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom has lined up for the next few years and the challenges involved. Excerpts...

Added: Aug 12, 2015 | By Fatima de la Cerna

A green perspective on the region

Climate Control Middle East in conversation with Marisa Long, PR & Communications Director of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), on the region’s efforts to green its built-environment and the significance of LEED certification. Excerpts from the interview...

Added: May 10, 2015 | By CCME Content Team

The sun rises in the Kingdom

The current trend of energy demands in Saudi Arabia is alarming. The continuous rise in the requirement for electrical power in the Kingdom is already taking its toll on its non-renewable resources, which has a direct negative repercussion on the country’s future economic viability. At a time when it needs it most, the sun rises to the occasion and offers the Kingdom a sustainable solution to its present power crisis. Report by Jerome Sanchez

Added: Mar 10, 2013 | By CCME Content Team

Scripting a success story

When the rest of region is trying to get back on its feet in the post-global economic slowdown scenario, Saudi Arabia stands tall with an expected growth rate of about 10% this year and the next.

Added: Jun 13, 2012 | By CCME Content Team

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A Cogen(t) Discussion

Residential, commercial and mixed-use buildings account for a large share of the power consumption in Saudi Arabia, with HVAC systems consuming nearly 70% of a building’s total power load.

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Heard at the Conference

Quotes from delegates at the Climate Control Conference 2011 in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Added: Nov 30, 2011 | By CCME Content Team

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The Key Points

Several key points and questions emerged from each of the roundtable sessions, which were discussed in detail during the cluster session, involving members of the audience.

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The onus is on the people

Opportunities exist for a vaster spread of district cooling and cogeneration in Saudi Arabia, but the responsibility lies with the people, and therein lies a solution to the power challenges the Kingdom faces.

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Snapshots: Big 5 KSA

Photos from the 2011 edition of Big 5 at KSA

Added: Mar 20, 2011 | By CCME Content Team

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Chilling Prospects!

Where there was once desert, there will now be what Saudi Arabia calls Economic Cities. With many built from scratch, these cities will fuel a massive demand for air conditioning products. David Garwood explains.

Added: Apr 15, 2010 | By CCME Content Team