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Metals sector on the rise

Typical of most of the GCC states, Oman has seen big investments in the metals sector over the past decade. But more greenfield projects and upgrades are underway. Petrochemicals and general manufacturing are also making headway with the former having attracted significant investments. Oman is also awaiting big infrastructure projects, particularly railway...

Octal profile up in world markets

Packaging producer Octal is implementing productivity improvements to extend capacity at its plant t ...

Concerns about chrome ore supplies

Oman’s first ferrochrome plant is set to go into commercial mode soon after trial operations, ...

Sembcorp IPO attracts significant interest

Sembcorp Salalah Power & Water Company, a leading power and water company based in the Dhofar Go ...





Sharjah to cross Dh100bn mark

Sharjah’s economy will exceed the Dh100 billion ($27.2 billion) mark this year for the first time and reach Dh113 billion by the end of 2014, a senior government official has said. Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, CEO of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), said the latest projected surge follows vibrant economic growth witnessed...

Conmix spreading its wings

Sharjah-based ready mixed concrete maker Conmix has announced it will step up investments to build a ...

A-MAP helps Bee’ah in battery skills

UAE-based distributor of automotive spare parts A-MAP has conducted specialised battery training for ...

Gulftainer expects volume surge

Gulftainer, the port management and logistics group headquartered in Sharjah, UAE, says it is set to ...

Unique System gets key contract

Sharjah-based Unique System FZE, a Unique Maritime Group company and one of the world’s leadin ...





Stahl products for top steel maker

ArcelorMittal, one of the largest steel manufacturers in the world and a leading multinational corporate group, has opted for Stahl CraneSystems products in its mining expansion programme in Canada. In Canada, ArcelorMittal runs two large open-cast mining operations which extract 40 per cent of Canada’s iron ore output. One of the two mines is in...

Keller products with titanium touch

In 1795, German chemist Heinrich Klaproth was so impressed by the properties of a newly discovered e ...

Jotun highlights Oceanic collection

Jotun has highlighted positive effects including peace and calm that come from the Oceanic Collectio ...

Room thermostats get smarter

The Siemens Building Technologies division is launching its second-generation RDD/RDE room thermosta ...

New Victrex product for food contact

Victrex Polymer Solutions has introduced a new glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic: Victrex Peek 90 ...





Alba growth on track

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) is on track to meet its growth targets despite low LME prices, says Mahmood Hashim Al Kooheji, chairman of the company’s board of directors. Al Kooheji also said the company had made a significant improvement in the overall safety performance and commended the entire work team. "We believe that a strong safety programme...

Dubal, Emal boost global market

Dubai Aluminium (Dubal) has highlighted its significant contribution to the global aluminium market ...

Low prices forcing capacity cuts

Leading global aluminium producers are feeling the pinch of low metal prices in an oversupplied mark ...

Emirati women light up Emal

The role of Emirati females in the Phase 2 expansion of Emirates Aluminium (Emal) was a central feat ...





Bosch machine is flexible, hygienic

Germany-based Bosch Packaging Technology, one of the leading suppliers of complete solutions in processing and packaging technology, debuted the SVC 4020, the first machine in its new hygienic and flexible vertical packaging machine platform, at Pack Expo Las Vegas 2013 and FachPack 2013 in Nuremburg. The SVC 4020 is ideal for fresh and frozen food packaged...





Alstom wins Shuqaiq deal

Alstom has secured another important contract in Saudi Arabia following its selection by lead contractor Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to supply 4 x 720 MW steam turbine generator sets for the Shuqaiq project. The contract is valued at approximately 170 million euros ($230 million). The Shuqaiq plant is due to enter commercial operation in...

Tie-up for greener turbines

The German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is building up its ...

Siemens wind turbines for France

Siemens has announced it has received an order from France for the supply, installation and commissi ...

Seeking better cooling for engines

Iowa State University scholars Hui Hu and Blake Johnson are grappling with the problem of how to rai ...

Voith investing in small hydro

Voith is investing into the future of small hydro turbine manufacturing plants with its subsidiary K ...





Foxboro Evo unveiled

Invensys, a leading supplier of state-of-the-art industrial software, systems and control equipment to the world’s major industries, unveiled its next-generation process automation system. With advanced tools and applications delivered across a high-speed, fault-tolerant and cyber-secure hardware platform, including the integration of the...

Invensys Mideast share growing

The Middle East’s share of the Invensys software and industrial automation business is around ...

Triconex brand

The brand allegiance among customers towards Invensys’ Triconex and the valuable contribution ...

A value supplier to clients

The way Invensys does business is dictated by an approach aimed at bringing value to a client’ ...





Productivity up at Khalifa Port

Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi has registered notable achievements in its first full year of operations including 35 per cent productivity increases at the quayside, cutting trucks’ turnaround time by 64 per cent and enabling them to leave after 15 minutes at the terminal to pick-up or drop-off a container, a senior official says. Martijn Van de Linde,...

DP World UAE achieves mark

DP World, UAE region, has become the first port operator in the Middle East to successfully implemen ...

Turkish Cargo storage opens in Istanbul

Turkish Cargo has announced the opening of its new storage area of 10,500 sq m at Ataturk Internatio ...

DWC wins praise

Hellman Calipar Healthcare Logistics, a strategic joint venture between Hellman Worldwide Logistics ...

In brief

RTA, Serco ink deal The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has signed a Dh105 million ($28 ...





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