Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Kanoo Group earns ENOC Award for outstanding performance

Dubai, UAE – May 05, 2013 - Kanoo Power & Industrial Projects (P&IP), a division of The Kanoo Group received the Strategic Supplier Recognition Award (Silver Award – Supply, Trading & Processing) from Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)-Dubai for its valuable contribution and performance for 2012 held at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City on 5th May 2013.
Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Executive Director of The Kanoo Group (center) receives recognition award from key officials of ENOC

Mr. Saeed Khoory, CEO of ENOC Dubai presented the award trophy to Mr. Fahad Kanoo, Executive Director of The Kanoo Group, on behalf of Kanoo Power & Industrial Projects (P&IP).

Kanoo Power & Industrial Projects (P&IP) won the award for its successful execution of two major projects i.e. Gas Plant Mothballing and Shutdown Project at DUGAS. Projects were completed within the time schedule and with utmost satisfaction from its client.

The recent event organized by ENOC was to honour its major suppliers/ contractors for their outstanding role in strengthening ENOC's operational efficiency for the year 2012. Only 15 key suppliers including The Kanoo Group were awarded the special recognition out of ENOC's 1,540 active suppliers.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Kanoo Group extends support for Abu Dhabi Industry Award

The Kanoo Group extends support for abu Dhabi Industry award

Dubai, UAE – May 14, 2013 - Being a constant advocate of educational excellence, The Kanoo Group extended its major sponsorship in the 2013 Abu Dhabi Industry Award (ADIA) which honors students of Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) for their exceptional academic performances. The award ceremony, now on its 10th year was held at HTC Abu Dhabi Men's College on 14th May 2013.
Mr. Ameel Murshed (P. A. to Chairman - UAE & Oman) and Mr. Hesham Nass (Business Development Manager – Kanoo Commercial Group) both attended the 2013 Abu Dhabi Industry Award as official delegates of The Kanoo Group.
His Excellency Mohammad Omran Al Shamsi, Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology inaugurated the program in the presence of graduates, parents, faculty, staff and senior representatives of The Kanoo Group along with other corporate sponsors where he delivered his keynote address.
His Excellency warmly welcomed the industry partners at the ceremony who believed in their students and their capabilities. He said that he wanted to interact more closely with them to find out what are their expectations of the students and to work towards achieving, if not exceeding those expectations.
Dr Tayeb Kamali, Vice Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology added, "We greatly thank our many industry partners and recognize their ongoing support of, and sponsorships with, the Higher Colleges which make the Abu Dhabi Industry Award such an important aspect of our graduates' development and growth. The success of this awards system is due to our partners' magnificent support throughout the years."
This ADIA award is open to graduates from all 17 HCT campuses located across the United Arab Emirates. Under the awards' scheme, the campuses can nominate students from the 2012 graduate cohort who attained Grade Point Average scores of 3.5 and above. The students will be from many hundreds of Masters, Bachelors, Higher Diploma and Diploma graduates, who excelled in any of the six core programme fields taught at HCT and based on the students' graduation projects, work placement grades, attendance records and contributions to college activities and the community in general.
Thirty one 2012 Graduates qualified for the said criteria as outstanding ambassadors of the HCT's ethos of achieving excellence in education. Significant cash rewards were given to 29 undergraduates and 2 master's graduates where each received AED 25,000 and AED 30,000 respectively. This accolade is one of the largest highest educational prizes in the country.
The ADIA is overseen by a distinguished Board of Governors which ensures that key objectives are achieved as follows: To encourage national students to pursue professional programs which are vital for local industry; To encourage national students to excel in their studies and attitude to reflect positively on the country; and To provide a platform for UAE industry to recognize excellence in national graduates.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Kanoo Group honored at World Civil Defense Day

Ameel Murshed (left) from The Kanoo Group receives the honor from Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi during the 2013 World Civil Defense Day

Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Kanoo Group received a plaque and a certificate of appreciation from Civil Defense body in celebration of World Civil Defense Day which took place on 7th May 2013 at Police Officers Club, Abu Dhabi.

The award was given to The Kanoo Group, along with other participating companies, strategic partners, and media representatives as significant contributor in the success of the World Civil Defense Day 2013 which took place under the theme: “Civil Defense and the Preparation of Civil Associations for Disaster Prevention.”

Major General Rashid Thani Al Matroushi, Acting General Commander-in-chief together with Colonel Dr. Jassim Al Mudrib, of Civil Defense, presented the honour to Mr. Ameel Murshed, PA to Chairman-Abu Dhabi office, on behalf of The Kanoo Group.
Key management officials of the Civil Defense General Headquarters were also present in the occasion.

Event highlights include presentation of a documentary film explaining the tasks and work of civil defense forces, along with the role of the fire fighters and rescuers to provide security and safety to people; and also a poem recited by Major Mohammad Bakhit Al Menhali expressing his love to the homeland and its leadership titled, “The UAE.”

Major General Al Matroushi stressed the cooperation and communication between civil defense forces and the media, highlighting the role of the media in spreading the culture of protection among all society members. In his speech, he said, “This recognition falls under the approach that the civil defense leadership follows to honor excellence in order to empower success, motivate capabilities, launch initiatives, and achieve further successes.”

The Kanoo Group was also proud to support the Civil Defense in its commitment to further enhance protection of the nation and its citizens.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Proscape Dubai Purchases 10 Bobcat S 130 Skid Steer Loaders

“When it comes to reliability, ruggedness, ease of use and versatility, Bobcat Skid Steer Loaders has it all. These are some of the reasons why Proscape, one of Dubai’s leading landscaping companies purchased 10 units of S130s from Kanoo Machinery Dubai," said Mr. Vinay Naik, Manager of the holding company, Transmech.

"The Bobcat Skid Steers are very important parts of our operation and they are helping us turn what is an arid desert to lush green environments such as what you see at The Villas,” he added.

Mr. Vinay Naik receives his units from Kanoo Machinery-Dubai

Kanoo Machinery & Proscape Staff
Vinay Naik talks to James Mc Sorley, Branch Manager of Kanoo Machinery-Dubai

The first batch of three machines were dispatched to The Villa project, just off the 311 highway. The units were immediately put to work much to the delight of the site foreman.

Mr. Vinay Naik was on site to receive the units which were delivered in the month of April this year. He explained that the Bobcats will be operating in some of the prestigious housing projects such as:
  • Villa Project
  • Studio City
  • Silicon Oasis
  • Bright Star Jumeirah
The client was totally confident with the machine performance and more than satisfied with the aftermarket offer. It also looks forward to a long-term relationship with Kanoo Machinery.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Kanoo Group bags ADNOC HSE Award

Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Kanoo Group, on behalf of Kanoo Power & Industrial Projects (P&IP) received an ADNOC HSE Award 2012 for Group Company & Contractor Partnership during a ceremony held on 23rd April 2013 at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has been conducting the Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) Award program every year since 1997 to recognize the achievements of group companies, contractors, teams and persons in pursuing their commitment towards protecting health and safety of people, and safeguarding the environment.

Main categories for HSE Awards were: Innovation, Occupational Health, Safety, Environment, Sustainability, HSE Performance and HSE Champion. In addition, the award includes special recognition to its Directorate, Group companies and contracting partners working in the UAE.

The Kanoo Group was one of the top two contractors to win the Group Company & Contractor Partnership Award along with Taisei Corp. Japan.

Raman Marwaha (Commercial Manager, P&IP UAE), Ameen Sheikh (Regional Manager, P&IP Abu Dhabi) and Chandan Radhakrishnan (Project Manager, P&IP Abu Dhabi) representatives from The Kanoo Group received the prestigious award presented by Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi (Director General of ADNOC Group).

The Kanoo P&IP Division’s ongoing two-year 'Fugitive Emissions Monitoring Services contract' with Borouge won this accolade. The project monitors management of part leak integrity at the Borouge polymers production facility in Ruwais, Abu Dhabi - a facility owned and operated by the Abu Dhabi Polymers Company Limited. The Kanoo Group provides overall site-based people, resources and logistics. The program ensures that product leak risks are properly identified and managed, and helps reduce emissions in environment from leaks in plant process areas.

The Borouge fugitive emissions management program is part of Abu Dhabi Polymers' continuing assurance to production performance improvement and environmental emissions reduction. This involves leak survey of over 300,000 potential leak sources within the Ruwais production facility and performance improvement services to similar hydrocarbon-based production facilities throughout the Arabian Gulf region.
The Kanoo Group – P&IP’s accomplishment sets a milestone on importance of environmental protection and is in line with its commitment towards corporate social responsibility.