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Thu 16 Jul 2009 05:20 PM

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Construction on RAK energy facilty to start in Sept

RAK-CAM will be an alternative energy and construction research facility in Ras Al Khaimah.

Construction on RAK energy facilty to start in Sept
RESEARCH CENTRE: In the first phase, RAK-CAM will include eight interdisciplinary research groups.(Getty Images)

Construction work will start in September on the Ras Al Khaimah Centre for Advanced Material (RAK-CAM), an alternative energy and construction research facility in Ras Al Khaimah, according to a board member on the government-backed project.

Focused on research into the future energy security and sustainable development of Ras Al Khaimah, the emirate hopes the centre will position it as a key hub for scientific and technological research in the Middle East.

With construction work starting a year after the original planned date, the 6,000 square metre centre is now scheduled to open in late 2010.

Building work was expected to last a year, according to Naser Bustami, a board member on the project.

In the first phase, RAK-CAM will include eight interdisciplinary research groups, each consisting of four to five scientists, in addition to international post doctoral researchers and visiting professors researching alternative energy sources, construction, water purification and environmental preservation.

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The Don 11 years ago

Well hope this RAK-CAM is a reality, because they need to solve the current electricity shortage issue before start thinking of alternative energy