In Brief

01 October 2015

Exova wins Tapco deal

UK-based Exova, a global testing group, has won a five-year outsourcing deal with Taweelah Asia Power Company (Tapco) to provide testing services for the Taweelah B Power and Desalination Plant in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The contract sees Exova assume responsibility for all water testing performed on site and also the provision of support and advisory services. Exova will also provide off-site testing at its Dubai facility for more specialist analysis.


Gabbro sales begin in Qatar

Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) has begun the sale of gabbro from its Mesaieed and Lusail areas.

Parties in both the public and private sectors are receiving the building material. QPMC has also increased its gabbro terminal capacity across the ports to 58 million tonnes per year.

The move comes as part of QPMC’s support to Qatar’s infrastructure and primary materials development requirements, said a statement from the company.


Alara’s copper-gold plan

Australia-based Alara Resources Limited, a minerals exploration and mining development company, has launched a feasibility study for establishing a copper-gold processing plant in Oman with capacity of 800,000 tonnes annually.

The new study follows up on a scoping study completed earlier this year.

The initiative centres on a proposal to process mineral ores extracted from deposits discovered in the Washihi and Daris areas of the sultanate.


Bapco launches lubricants

Bapco has launched for the Bahrain market 12 automotive lubricants for both petrol and diesel ranges.

The flagship Bapco engine lubricant is Bapco Charger Xtreem, an “ultra-modern, fully synthetic motor oil for turbocharged petrol engines in passenger cars and light commercial vehicles.”

Bapco said the products will provide high performance for a spectrum of vehicles including cars, buses, heavy duty trucks, earthmoving and construction equipment, two-wheelers, outboard engines, coastal boats and motorsport track cars.

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