News - Regional
October 2012

Kuwait's Equate Petrochemical Company has announced that its ethylene glycol unit will be back online in mid-November after a fire that occurred at the end of July.






October 2012

Asry, a leading rig and ship repair yard in the Gulf, has witnessed a sales spurt due to its participation in the Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine (SMM) exhibition in Germany, the company says SMM is one of the largest international marine trade fairs.






October 2012

Gulf establishments dealing with the storage and handling of crude oil and water at high temperatures stand to benefit from a new product launched by Hempel, one of the largest independent suppliers of decorative, marine and protective coatings.






October 2012

Bahrain’s ambitious small and medium enterprise (SME) producer Modern Glass Technology (MGT) has announced it will set up a new unit early next year to manufacture decorative glass that will meet the latest needs of the construction market in the kingdom and region.






October 2012

Foster Wheeler AG announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has been awarded a contract by Shell Global Solutions International BV to develop a basic engineering package (BEP) for a world-scale mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) facility at Ras Laffan, Qatar.






October 2012

UAE-based Drydocks World, one of the most productive shipyards in the Middle East, will have a dedicated service point for ABB turbochargers at its Dubai facility, the shipyard reported.






October 2012

ABB’s i-bus KNX DALI Gateway lighting control system has been successfully operating at the new Prince Naif Centre for Dialysis in Riyadh since November 2011 when the centre was officially opened, reports the European firm.






October 2012

Famco (Al Futtaim Auto & Machinery Co), the Al Futtaim Group’s distributor of commercial vehicles, construction and industrial equipment, has launched its operations in Qatar. Paul Floyd, Famco managing director, said the firm was building on the group’s strong and historical business ties with Qatar.






October 2012

Imdaad, provider of integrated facilities management (FM) solutions, is looking to a big spurt in construction activity to lift its revenues. It said some $4.






October 2012

The UAE Ministry of Finance (MoF) has said it has signed up Emirates Facilities Management (EFM) for providing all support services including the key engineering and consultancy services.






October 2012

Japan’s JGC Corp said it has been awarded a contract to build an aromatics plant for Sadara Chemical Co, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical Co.






October 2012

Kuwait metro sets date Kuwait expects its metro project to be up and running in 2020.  A study for the first-phase is almost complete and will be reviewed for approval by a higher committee for government-sanctioned projects.






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