Saudi Review
November 2013

Saudi Arabia’s non-oil sector continues to perform strongly as the kingdom reviews its plans in the wake of the US’ success in staying on track to become the world’s biggest oil and natural gas producer through new drilling techniques in shale rock formations.






November 2013

Hempel, one of the Middle East’s leading paint manufacturers, is set to begin commercial operations at its new factory in Jeddah in January, a senior official says. The Jeddah plant is the company’s second in Saudi Arabia after the Dammam facility, which was opened four decades ago.






November 2013

Until recently, alternative joining methods for larger size piping systems required multiple housings to achieve the same results, but new developments in technology have seen major advances in alternative joining methods, driven in particular by modern mega projects such as the Development of the King Abdul Aziz Endowment (Dokaae) in Saudi Arabia,






November 2013

Saudi clients accounted for 24 per cent of Bahrain’s Asry Offshore Services (AOS) business in the first half of this year, but the Saudi involvement was more significant than the statistic, said Asry’s acting chief executive NilsKristian Berge.






November 2013

New contracts for mega projects and expansions at its plants have helped maintain optimism at building materials manufacturer Qanbar Dywidag Precast Concrete Co Ltd (QDC).






November 2013

Rockwell Automation reports it has significantly diversified its products and services over nearly three decades and witnessed huge organic growth in the past four years while taking up major projects from top brands in Saudi Arabia.






November 2013

SAUDI ARABIA’S Bin Nowiran for Trading & Contacting Co (Binco) has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands for the supply of seven workboats of five different ship types. The deal was signed during the Seatrade Middle Est Workboat and Offshore Marine exhibition in Abu Dhabi in the beginning of October.






November 2013

GE, which has an 80-year-long energy partnership in Saudi Arabia, has reaffirmed its commitment to Saudi development through providing tailored solutions and local manufacturing and increasing delivery of expertise and training.






November 2013

PENTAIR Ltd and Saudi Arabia-based construction and contracting firm Ali Abdullah Al Tamimi Company have signed an MoU indicating their intention to form a joint venture through which Pentair would establish a “new local presence” to manufacture, sell, and service its products in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.






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