Jeddah
July 2013

A new plant that Jeddah-based United Carton Industries Company (UCIC) is building in Riyadh will significantly boost production capacity and market share, the company says. UCIC has three plants in operation, two of which are in Jeddah and one in Riyadh, and total annual capacity stands in excess of 280,000 tonnes.






July 2013

Jeddah Islamic Port’s Northern Container Terminal (NCT) will be operated by Gulftainer following the UAE port operator’s acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in Jeddah-based Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO).






July 2013

PROMINENT Saudi firms Al Jazeera Paints and Al Sorayai Trading and Industrial Group plan to set up a plant in Jeddah to manufacture calcium carbonate. The two companies signed an MoU signalling their intention to pursue the project. A statement said the factory will likely become operational in the third quarter of 2014.






July 2013

A Jeddah-based investment firm, Khaled Juffali Company (KJC), has partnered with Soitec, a world leader in semiconductor materials for the electronics and energy industries in a project in which Saudi Aramco will use Soitec’s concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology for a 1-megawatt solar-energy pilot plant in Saudi Arabia’s northwestern Tab






July 2013

Syska Hennessy Group (SHG), an international consulting, engineering and commissioning firm, hopes to build on business it has gained in Jeddah over the years and is in the process of clinching new contracts, its co-managing director for the Mena region says.






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