In Brief

December 2015

Milaha showcases capabilities

MORE than 6,600 ships have been repaired at Qatar Navigation (Milaha)’s facility over the past 37 years, the company reports.

Milaha’s offerings include hull repairs and painting, machinery and piping repairs, electrical repairs, HVAC services, refits and conversion, traditional wooden boat repairs and outfittings.

The company has received multiple accreditations over the years.


Doosan, Sepco III win deal

A PARTNERSHIP of Seoul-based Doosan and China’s Shandong Electric Power Construction Corp (Sepco III) will supply 90 MW-class steam turbines and generators for the Salalah 2 Independent Power Plant (IPP) project in Oman.   

Sohyung Kim, VP, turbine and generator sales and marketing, Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction, said: “The project has served as a great opportunity to expand the pool of our customers, and Doosan expects to collaborate further with Chinese companies to accelerate growth in the turbine/generator business.”


Blue Star acquires Oman firm

INDIAN firm Blue Star Limited has acquired a majority stake in a 100 per cent subsidiary of one of Oman’s renowned business groups, WJ Towell & Company.

Blue Star’s 51 per cent stake in Oman Electro Mechanical Contracting Company (OEMC) gives the Indian firm greater influence in Oman’s industrial sector and is part of its regional expansion strategy.

The new company, Blue Star Oman, will offer mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contracting services across the sultanate.


UAE has third of GCC factories

SOME 34 per cent of all factories in the GCC region are located in the UAE, according to a senior official of the Gulf Organisation for Industrial Consulting (GOIC).

Dr Ali Hamed Al Mulla, its assistant secretary-general for industrial projects, said his organisation estimates the total number of industrial facilities in the region to be 16,292.

The UAE also accounts for 25 per cent of GCC factory employees, the official said, without giving a figure for the region.

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