Alternative energy suppliers to participate in Middle East Power Show
A host of international suppliers of alternative energy and conservation technology are looking to enter the Middle East market where rising power demand is seen as a 'driver' to eco-friendly solutions. New technology and systems from the Far East, the United States and Europe will showcase at Middle East Electricity 2002, the region's exhibition and conference for the power and electricity industry, which will be held in Dubai next month.
Germany's IBC-Solar AG plans to put solar photovoltaic complete solutions in the show spotlight believing the Middle East will turn to alternative energy sources within the near future.
"The solar industry will boom in the region in the coming years, as part of a move towards renewable energy sources. We hope to be able to develop solar uses for use in the region's remote areas," said General Manager of IBC-Solar, Udo Mohrstedt.
Saudi Arabia's Mohamed Alhakani Trading plans to introduce at the show South Korean Brushless Permanent Magnet (BPM) motor technology, which it claims can reduce power consumption of fans by up to 80 percent. Dubai's Jazeerah Al Dahab Trading says it will launch a range of American light bulbs with a 100,000 hours lifetime.
Another German company, Derek Goslar, which is considering setting up a Middle East distribution base, is to launch light fittings with electronic control gears, which it claims increases the product's lifetime by a factor of 30.
Over 600 companies from 37 countries are due to take part in Middle East Electricity, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Center from February 3-6. The show, which has first-time representation from Malaysia, will feature 11 national pavilions of which Germany will be the largest. Middle East Electricity, which is sponsored by Schneider Electric, is supported by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Electricity and Water and the Federal Electricity and Water Authority. — (menareport.com)
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