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DEWA signs MoU with RTA to collaborate on Dubai’s infrastructure developments

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DEWA signs MoU with RTA to collaborate on Dubai’s infrastructure developments


421Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to enhance their existing strategic partnership. This includes coordinating work by DEWA and the RTA, to improve the operations, maintenance, and development of Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram: improving day-to-day safety of passengers, and minimising disruption of services.

The MoU was signed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, and HE Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of RTA, with staff from both organisations present.

Saeed Al Tayer welcomed Mattar Al Tayer and the RTA delegation, commending the RTA’s role of in developing a modern, integrated, and connected infrastructure that contributes to the sustainable development of Dubai.

Mattar Al Tayer praised DEWA for providing world-class electricity and water services, the efforts of its teams and their quick round-the-clock response to all enquiries and requests related to the RTA’s projects.

As per the MoU, the two organisations will work together on roadworks and maintenance, improvements to Dubai’s infrastructure including DEWA’s network, facilitating the RTA’s development and infrastructure projects. The MoU also includes developing current and future plans to establish shared systems to manage technical resources and material for these projects, and specifying the service lines within the right of way. The two organisations will accelerate work on emergencies, make it easier to obtain NOCs for projects, work more closely on DEWA’s service lines and infrastructure within the Metro and Tram railways’ right of way.

“The MoU with RTA supports our efforts to fulfil the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to establish Dubai as a global hub for trade, finance, tourism, green economy, and sustainability. It is part of our ongoing efforts to support and enhance the sustainable development of Dubai,” said Saeed Al Tayer.

“This agreement strengthens the efforts of our two organisations and establishes appropriate frameworks for cooperation to achieve common strategic objectives and support the ongoing preparations to host World Expo 2020,” added Al Tayer.

Mattar Al Tayer welcomed the MoU signing with DEWA, which is one of the RTA’s strategic partners. He commended DEWA’s cooperation with the RTA while implementing different projects in Dubai, particularly Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, and road projects.

“Cooperation among government organisations and departments in Dubai is a key component of the Government’s strategy and efforts to achieve its vision and future plans. This MoU will enhance cooperation between the two sides in work related to operation, maintenance, and development of Dubai Metro and Tram to ensure safety of operations and users, and avoid any negative impact of service disruption. It also enhances coordination and cooperation in working within the right of way, speed of information exchange between the two sides, especially in emergencies,” added Mattar Al Tayer.


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Saudi Electricity signs SR1bn deal for integrated gas/solar plant

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Saudi Electricity signs SR1bn deal for integrated gas/solar plant


4132Saudi Electricity Co. has signed a contract worth SR1 billion ($267 million) to buy generators for the kingdom’s first fossil fuel-fired power plant that will also produce solar energy.

The 550-megawatt integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) plant will primarily burn natural gas, but will generate 50 MW of solar energy to increase fuel efficiency at the planned facility near Tabuk on the Red Sea coast.

SEC did not name the company which will supply generating units to the plant, but an industry source familiar with the matter said the company was General Electric.

ISCC plants reduce emissions of climate-warming carbon by increasing the amount of steam available for driving power generation turbines, without having to burn more gas or oil.

SEC said the project, expected to cost a total of SR2.5 billion, would be fully operational before the end of 2017.

The company’s CEO Ziyad Al-Shiha was also quoted as saying in the statement that a new high voltage direct current facility in Tabuk, expected to cost SR4.5 billion, would be commissioned in 2018 to boost electricity transmission in the country’s western region and later to Egypt.




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Dur Hospitality Signs Development Agreement with IHG to Expand Holiday Inn & Suites Footprint in Saudi Arabia

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Dur Hospitality Signs Development Agreement with IHG to Expand Holiday Inn & Suites Footprint in Saudi Arabia


461InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has today announced the signing of a master development agreement (MDA) with Dur Hospitality Company (formerly Saudi Hotels and Resorts Co or SHARACO) for the franchise of a number of Holiday Inn & Suites across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

The agreement will see a number of Holiday Inn & Suites branded hotels developed across KSA over the next five years, significantly enhancing the brand’s footprint in the Kingdom.

Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, said: “We have been in Saudi Arabia nearly 40 years and as a key market for us it holds our largest pipeline in the Middle East. Working with the right partner can go a long way in building our brands’ reputation in any market and we are delighted to be working with a major industry player such as Dur Hospitality Company. We are confident the partnership will lend great support to the growth of our Holiday Inn presence in the country and look forward to delivering great experiences to guests staying at the Holiday Inn hotels we jointly develop in KSA.”

Eng. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al-Issa, Chairman, DUR Hospitality Company, said: “Saudi Arabia is a very unique market and the tourism landscape is changing. We have been managing hotels in KSA for many years now and it is a change in direction for us to be working with an operator to develop this many hotels under one brand.”

“This investment is the result of a stellar business transformation programme for us and we are pleased to have launched our new identity last month with a strategic goal to create new partnerships with leading international hotel companies. We have seen the success IHG has had managing hotels in KSA and it is clear IHG understands the market. We are confident our Holiday Inn hotels will add significant value to the city’s hospitality offering and provide guests with the comfortable, welcoming environment the brand is globally recognised for.”

IHG currently has 24 hotels across three brands in KSA: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn. The company will open a further nine hotels in the next three to five years, including InterContinental Riyadh King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) and Hotel Indigo Riyadh KAFD, which will mark the entrance of the Hotel Indigo brand into the Middle East market.


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(GOIC) signs MoU with Euro Petroleum Consultants (EPC)

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(GOIC) signs MoU with Euro Petroleum Consultants (EPC)


4207The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Euro Petroleum Consultants, an independent consulting group with headquarters in London.

The MoU aims at facilitating the cooperation, coordination and business relationship between the two parties to pave the way for future agreements on specific projects.

The MoU was signed by GOIC Secretary General H.E. Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel and Mr. Colin Chapman, President of Euro Petroleum Consultants in the presence of representatives from both parties at GOIC’s headquarters in Doha, Qatar.

In this Memorandum of Understanding, GOIC and EPC agreed to cooperate in the areas of marketing, consulting, conferences, training and the exchange of expertise in these fields.

The two parties held detailed discussions regarding the organisation of a number of key events in the GCC, notably the annual Middle East Technology Forum (ME-TECH) and the International Gas Technology Conference (IGTC). It has been agreed that GOIC will take part in the ME-TECH organised by EPC in Dubai in February 2015, and that the following conference will take place in Doha and will be co-organised by GOIC and EPC.




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2015 REPORT WILL CHART DUBAI’S BID TO BUILD ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY

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2015 REPORT WILL CHART DUBAI’S BID TO BUILD ON ECONOMIC RECOVERY


The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry signs Memorandum of Understanding with Oxford Business Group

458Dubai, 11 August 2014: Dubai’s two-fold campaign to step up preparations for the World Expo 2020 and increase the number of tourists visiting the emirate to 20 million by the same year will be detailed in a forthcoming report to be produced by the global publishing firm, Oxford Business Group (OBG).

The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has once again signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on research with OBG for the publisher’s forthcoming report on the emirate. Under the MoU, Dubai Chamber will assist OBG’s senior analysts with access to the firm’s resources for a third consecutive year to compile The Report: Dubai 2015.

The Report: Dubai 2015 will chart the construction work under way at Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, which is already providing a welcome increase in capacity. The publication will also shine the spotlight on Dubai’s efforts to encourage growth among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through incentives and initiatives, such as the setting up of business incubators.

H.E. Hamad Buamim, President and CEO, Dubai Chamber, said that the broad-based nature of the emirate’s recovery sits well with investors.

He said: “While 2013 brought heightened activity on the trade front and across Dubai’s tourism industry, we also witnessed positive performances in real estate, retail and manufacturing. I expect our partnership with OBG to look at what’s next for these areas of business and how investors can benefit in light of the opportunities arising from the build-up to Expo 2020.”

OBG’s Regional Director, Jana Treeck, said 2013 brought several indications that Dubai’s recovery was gathering momentum, led by the upgrades awarded to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

“The decision taken by the New York-based MSCI Global Equity Indices last June to elevate the UAE from frontier to emerging market status was particularly significant and paved the way for other agencies to follow suit,” she said. “Our new report will explore the significance of the upgrades, with a focus on the new investment channels which are now available to the emirates. I am delighted that the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s team will contribute to our analysis on this and other topics, which are of huge importance to them also.”

Renewed activity in projects previously hit by delays was another hallmark of Dubai’s financial turnaround, said OBG’s Country Director Basak Pasali.

“Investors will note with interest the new regulations governing the emirate’s property market and the introduction of business-friendly measures, such as the Dubai Smart Government initiative,” she added. “The strength of Dubai’s recovery, which comes as the emirate’s preparations for Expo 2020 begin in earnest, is evident; as I’m sure our research with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry will show.”

The Report: Dubai 2015 will be a vital guide to the many facets of the emirate, including its macroeconomics, infrastructure, banking and other sectoral developments. It will also contain a wide range of interviews with leading political, economic and business representatives, including the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdul Latif Al Zayani, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry Lim Hng Kiang and the Director General of the Dubai Land Department Sultan Bin Mejren. The publication will be available in print or online.



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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signs five new projects in Saudi Arabia

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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group signs five new projects in Saudi Arabia


46Carlson Rezidor, one of the most dynamic and largest hotel groups worldwide, announces the signing of five new projects in Saudi Arabia and increases its presence in the Kingdom to 22 hotels and almost 3,889 rooms in operation and under development. The sophisticated upper upscale brand Radisson Blu and the fresh midscale offer Park Inn by Radisson are the group’s core brands.

The portfolio additions in Saudi Arabia comprise the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Jeddah Corniche (100 rooms and 60 apartments), the Radisson Blu Red Sea Palace Hotel, Jeddah (261 rooms), the Radisson Blu Plaza Residence, Jeddah Salihiyah (120 apartments), the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Riyadh Nasiriyah (184 rooms), and the Park Inn by Radisson Dammam (90 rooms).

“Saudi-Arabia is a key focus country for our group and offers considerable growth potential. We are committed to this emerging market and to our strong business partners whom we thank for their trust in us. Together, we aim to become major players supporting the Kingdom’s ambitious development within the travel & tourism sector”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor. “Our focus is on primary and secondary cities like Riyadh and Jeddah. Through the operation of several hotels in such key cities we are able to use commercial synergies and to offer a broad and attractive portfolio to our guests – including apartments for which we see a growing demand from business and leisure guests, especially families”, continued Neumann.

The Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Jeddah Corniche is scheduled to open in Q1 2017. The new built property will enjoy a prime location on Jeddah’s Corniche – overlooking the Red Sea – and will only be 5km away from the international airport King Abdulaziz. Besides 100 stylish guest rooms and 60 serviced apartments, the property will comprise an all-day dining restaurant, a dining hall and a coffee shop. Further offers will include more than 550 sqm meeting space including a banquet hall, a health club & spa, and an outdoor pool.

The Radisson Blu Red Sea Palace Hotel, Jeddah is a conversion of the existing Red Sea Palace Hotel and will fly the Radisson Blu flag in Q3 2014. Conveniently located in the downtown area of Jeddah, the hotel is within walking distance from the major shopping and sightseeing spots. It comprises 261 rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, a café and a coffee shop as well we almost 300 sqm of conferencing space, a gym, and a spa.

The Radisson Blu Plaza Residence, Jeddah Salihiyah is the conversion of a recently completed apartment building and located on King Abdullah Road, one of the most important axes in Jeddah’s south east district. The road hosts numerous corporate offices, commercial developments and two of Jeddah’s most famous shopping malls. The residence will welcome the first guests in the first half of 2015 and offer 120 apartments. It will equally feature an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge café, 470 sqm meeting space, a gym, and an outdoor pool.

The Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Riyadh Nasiriyah is the conversion of an existing hotel and scheduled to re-open under the Park Inn by Radisson name in late 2014. The building occupies a prime position on Al Matheer street in Riyadh’s Nasiriyah district – near many embassies, ministries and banks. The international airport is 40km away. The midmarket property will offer 184 rooms, 2 restaurants, a coffee shop, a gift shop, a 300 sqm ballroom and 2 meeting rooms, a wellness centre, a gym, and a pool.

The 90-key Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Damman is centrally located on Corniche Road and comprises two meeting rooms, an all-day dining restaurant and lounge as well as a wellness centre with spa and gym. Set to open during the first quarter of 2015 this conversion will be a typically styled Park Inn by Radisson hotel.

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GE Oil & Gas signs MoU with ADNOC’s Petroleum Institute to provide specialized training and practical experience for Emiratis

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GE Oil & Gas signs MoU with ADNOC’s Petroleum Institute to provide specialized training and practical experience for Emiratis


4252Further building on its long-standing partnerships with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Petroleum Institute University & Research Center (PI) to provide specialized training programs, summer internship opportunities and educational tools for PI students as part of its commitment to promote human capital development and promote knowledge sharing.

Rami Qasem, President & CEO of GE Oil & Gas for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, signed the MoU with Dr. Ismail Tag, Acting President & Provost of PI.

Rami Qasem said: “We are thankful to Petroleum Institute for the opportunity to partner in the educational program to further strengthen the skills of PI’s Emirati students. It reflects our commitment to support ADNOC in meeting their human resource development goals. The agreement underlines our commitment to build a pool of talented professionals who can take up diverse professional roles in the oil and gas sector. The various training programs, workshops and training sessions will be structured to promote a culture of innovation among the young talented Nationals, while providing them hands-on insights on how the industry operates in real settings.”

Dr. Ebrahim Al Hajri, Director of External Relations & Collaborations (ERC) and Assistant Professor for Mechanical - Engineering Department at PI said: “The agreement with GE Oil & Gas highlights our focus on promoting industry linkages to build the skills of our students. The experience of learning from the professionals will enable them to gain a stronger understanding of the industry. GE has been a strong partner of the Petroleum Institute, providing valuable educational tools that simulate the real work environment. The new MoU will be a great asset for our student community, especially as they prepare for careers with ADNOC.”

As part of the three-year agreement, GE will support at least one senior graduation project per academic year and two training sessions per semester on subjects related to turbo-machinery, rotating equipment vibration analysis and inspection technologies. GE will also host at least one field visit per academic semester and provide about three to four summer internship opportunities initially with the goal of expanding it to 10 internships in the next three years.

GE and PI will conduct joint seminars, short courses and workshops for PI students and/or external stakeholders with at least two seminars planned per semester. The first seminars will focus on GE’s newest turbo machinery technology and the Industrial Internet, GE’s path-breaking initiative that brings together people, analytics and technology to deliver incremental results.

The MoU builds on GE’s long-term partnership with ADNOC, of providing the company with advanced technologies, as well as training ADNOC professionals through the GE Oil & Gas University held earlier. GE has also contributed a vibration lab and life-size gas turbine model to PI earlier, and will now provide a life-size plant representation or educational laboratory equipment that will enable students to obtain hands-on knowledge on various aspects of the industry’s operations.

In addition to GE Oil & Gas, GE’s Ecomagination Center in Abu Dhabi will also support the training program. All the different engineering departments at PI will also collaborate on the project including Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in addition to the Internship Department. PI is the engineering training center of ADNOC, with over 200 students graduating from the Institute every year. As of Spring 2014, over 1,560 students have graduated from PI, spanning both undergraduate and graduate levels. Nearly 95 per cent of them join ADNOC as engineers across different companies.

GE Oil & Gas has a strong industry footprint across the Middle East region, and partners with leading oil and gas companies, petrochemical industries and power and water industry stakeholders. The UAE is a key market for GE Oil & Gas, with its turbomachinery technologies being at the core of complex industry-milestone projects. GE’s advanced technologies enable our customers to enhance the efficiency, reliability and productivity of their operations.



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NCB CAPITAL FORESEES SIGNS OF DEMAND NORMALISATION IN THE SAUDI CEMENT SECTOR

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NCB CAPITAL FORESEES SIGNS OF DEMAND NORMALISATION IN THE SAUDI CEMENT SECTOR


4203In its latest updated equity research report on the Saudi Cement sector, NCB Capital, the GCC’s leading wealth manager and the Kingdom’s largest asset manager, believes that the Saudi Cement sector is now showing signs of recovery with demand beginning to return to its normal levels.

Commenting, Mohamed Tomalieh, equity research analyst at NCB Capital, said: “The average YoY decline in sales since November 2013 stood at 7.9% but sales in May 2014 increased 3.1% YoY, the first increase since the end of the amnesty period for expats in November 2013. The recent growth supports our view of demand normalizing in 3Q14, with expectations of full demand recovery in 4Q14. For companies in the Central region, demand from the Riyadh Metro project will play a pivotal role in 4Q14.

“However, the earlier slowdown in demand and increased costs from imports will have a negative impact on earnings growth this year. On an adjusted basis, we believe the YoY earnings growth for the companies under our coverage will be 1.1% in 2014E. The sector currently trades at a 2014E P/E of 16.0x vs. a historical average of 13.0x.”

NCB Capital’s top pick is Yanbu Cement, although the updated report remains neutral on the sector given that demand has not fully normalized yet and considering that imports have caused margin pressures recently. The 2014E P/E for the sector has expanded to 16.0x vs. 14.4x in March 2014. This multiple expansion has caused NCB Capital’s valuations to increase across all covered stocks.

Ratings Summary

Yanbu Cement

“YCC remains our top pick in the sector, although we remain neutral with a PT of SR78.2,” stated Mohamed Tomalieh. “The stock is our top pick based on 1) its favourable location, being in the Western region where demand is strong, 2) relatively high inventory, which will support earnings as demand normalises, 3) dividend yield of 6.1% for 2014E and 4) dividend payout of 77% vs. 89% for the sector, with our expectations of dividends increasing to SR4.5/share in 2014E.

Southern Cement

NCB Capital remains Neutral on SPCC with a revised PT of SR122.7. Expansions remain the main positive catalyst for the company. The expansion in the Tihama plant (1.65mn tons) is expected to become operational in 2H14 while the second expansion in Bisha (1.65mn tons), is forecasted to operate in 2016E. These expansions will make SPCC the largest producer in Saudi Arabia with a total capacity of 11mn tons, although fuel allocation and execution delays remain a concern. Moreover the company has an attractive dividend yield of 6.1% for 2014E.



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Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker Co. Signs Agreement with KPMG for Business Transformation project

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Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker Co. Signs Agreement with KPMG for Business Transformation project


4154Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker Company, the sole distributor for LG Air Conditioners in the Kingdom, signed an agreement with KPMG for the business transformation project that starts with business process improvement and then selection of the most suitable Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP), one of the best modern and advanced internal management system for Shaker Group, the exclusive agent for various global brands such as; LG, Indesit, Ariston, Maytag and Midea. The company aims to establish the finest and most innovative approach of investing in current and future resources, through the formation of an integrated project customized for the company under the naming of “Project Synergy”. Mr. Jameel Al Molhem, Managing Director of Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker and Mr. Ebrahim Baeshen, Managing Partner of KPMG office in Jeddah, signed the agreement in the presence of Mr. Hakam Abu Risheh, Country Manager at Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker and Mr. Nader Haffar, Head of Management consulting at KPMG KSA and number of officials from both sides.

Mr. Jameel Al Molhem, Managing Director of Al Hassan Ghazi Ibrahim Shaker said in a statement on this occasion, “The signing of this agreement comes within the framework of the company’s directions to develop and raise the efficiency of administrative, financial and human resources processes of the company, that operates with more than 1,500 employees.This will allow us to meet the best practice in implementing solutions that meet and exceed the growing operations of today and the expected growth of tomorrow.”

Mr. Jameel pointed out that the implementation of this project (Project Synergy) will take up to one year and a half, aiming to restructure the business processes and provide the best technical solutions that cater to the different needs of the company, through using the state-of-the-art software for all internal systems to keep pace with the development and the expansion that Shaker company is witnessing, raising performance and providing the best services to our valued customers.

He added, “We selected KPMG to lead this project due to their professional expertise in this area and their unique reputation in implementing best case practices, keeping Shaker Group at the forefront of innovation.”

“We are keen to the continuous development of the company’s professional practices, ensuring speed and reliability in the implementation of all; administrative, financial, human resources, supply chain management and customer relationship management.This confirms the pioneering and leadership role of Shaker Group in the Saudi market as the leading player in air conditioning solutions and home appliances in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” concluded Mr.Jameel.

Mr. Ebrahim Baeshen, Managing Partner of KPMG office in Jeddah, stated that, “We’re pleased to sign this agreement with Shaker Company the leader in the field of air conditioning and home appliances in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, providing them with the best Enterprise Resource Planning systems, to increase operating efficiency and improve performance, stressing that KPMG is characterized by the implementation of best global programs that contribute to making a quantum leap in the level of services provided, techniques used, efficiency and accuracy of the information required to support the comprehensiveness and systems of companies.






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Al Jazeera signs global Sony XDCAM HD 422 deal to deliver “world class newsgathering operations”

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Al Jazeera signs global Sony XDCAM HD 422 deal to deliver “world class newsgathering operations”


4250Al Jazeera Media Network is standardising all on Sony’s XDCAM HD 422 camcorder range to continue to raise the technical quality of its award-winning news broadcasting, which broadcasts to more than 250 million households across 130 countries.

Al Jazeera selected the PMW-500 and PMW-200 camcorders with supporting accessories to standardise their global news production on leading-edge HD technology. The camcorders are being distributed to Al Jazeera’s news bureaus in 50 countries across six continents, where they will raise the technical quality of broadcasts on its six news channels while reducing the time taken to get news stories to air.

This purchase means that, in future, field operations across Al Jazeera will be standardised on the XDCAM 422 50mbs format. Al Jazeera has previously used Sony camcorders and equipment, and the upgrade to the XDCam HD 422 format allows for seamless integration with their current editing workflow, using existing equipment, as well as rapid adoption by staff familiar with Sony’s world-leading range.

As Sony’s XDCAM format natively supports a wide range of 3rd party applications across all aspects of news production, from shooting to re-using archived material, this will also provide Al Jazeera with a seamless workflow, minimising the overall processing time from acquisition to transmission.

Paul Quinn, Head of Field Operations, Al Jazeera English Channel, said, “Al Jazeera needed to identify the best-in-class newsgathering technology infrastructure so we could meet our need for a world class news operation. Sony provided the answer; a flexible, technical solution that delivers a high quality of content, at speed.”

“Having successfully used Sony XDCAM products for a number of years, we felt that it was a natural progression to move to the SxS format and workflow. The Sony PMW-500 and PMW-200 cameras provide us with a reliable HD file-based workflow that gets news on screen more quickly, with a higher technical quality, while being cost effective,” added Quinn.

“Global newsgathering operations are under huge pressure to compete on a global stage, needing to be first on air with high quality, timely content. This demands high performing camera crews in the field using robust, easy to use technology that - through proven workflows – get stories to air quickly and efficiently,” said Rob Sherman, Managing Director, Sony Professional Solutions, Middle East and Africa.



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