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Non-oil sector robust

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. The Saudi American Bank group (Samba) projects the non-oil sector will continue...

Hempel plant set for production

Hempel, one of the Middle East’s leading paint manufacturers, is set to begin commercial opera ...

Victaulic solution for Dokaae project

Until recently, alternative joining methods for larger size piping systems required multiple housing ...

Saudi business is significant to Asry

Saudi clients accounted for 24 per cent of Bahrain’s Asry Offshore Services (AOS) business in ...

Qanbar Dywidag stays optimistic

New contracts for mega projects and expansions at its plants have helped maintain optimism at buildi ...





Centrifugal shot blasting beneficial

In the course of years, standards of European and North American companies in the fields of earthmoving, agricultural machinery, welded structures and metal works in general have aligned at the top and towards high-technology solutions aimed at defect-free painting. Competition has progressively got rid of traditional processes in favour of solutions that...

New module protects automation networks

THE new security module Scalance S627-2M from the Siemens Industry Automation Division protects auto ...

Konecranes upbeat with new orders

Konecranes has announced it has made a breakthrough into a new area after receiving an order for con ...

Fluke introduces new products

FLUKE Corporation, a global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has intro ...





Key Rexroth role in injection moulding

German firm Bosch Rexroth has underlined its intelligent drive technology in hybrid injection moulding machines – the workhorses of the plastics industry which cover the almost infinite range of plastic products, from simple standard applications to large-area multi-component structural parts. Hydraulic core, electric clamping, hydraulic injection...

Firms seek to develop LFT materials

ROYAL DSM, the global life sciences and materials sciences company, has signed a partnership agreeme ...

HDPE ISBM method cuts costs

Blending their unique expertise and industry-leading technologies, Total, Husky and Sidel teamed up ...

Foster Wheeler unit inks deal with Borouge

A UNIT of Swiss-based Foster Wheeler has signed a three-year framework agreement with Abu Dhabi Poly ...

Advantages seen in Clear PP

RPC Group, one of the world’s leading suppliers of rigid plastics packaging, is choosing Clear ...





Jafza in the spotlight

Jafza’s involvement with the food and beverage, construction and automotive sectors came into focus in recent months as trade shows and forums featured the hub’s best and brightest companies. The spotlight turned on the free zone’s amazing growth and the economic clout it holds in the UAE and the Middle East what with regional and...

Conares expects to see growth

Privately owned steel products maker Conares expects a significant surge in sales this year and is r ...

New offerings from RMD Board

RMD Board, the manufacturer of wall panels and a division of JRD International, is expanding its pro ...





Al Ghurair’s flat steel milestone

Al Ghurair Iron & Steel (Agis) has achieved the milestone of producing 1 million tonnes of flat steel products in five years. The Abu Dhabi-based manufacturer is a joint venture between the Al Ghurair Group and Japan’s Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation. “Achieving this milestone on its continuous galvanising line on October 9,...

Special steel made for cartridge bearing

JAPANESE firm NSK has developed heat resistant steel for improved durability in its innovation of a ...

New benchmark in steel casting

Dongbei Special Steel in Dalian City, Liaoning Province, China, successfully commissioned an 800 mm ...





Unique pipeline inspection ends

Nord stream has concluded a unique and comprehensive inspection of the internal condition of its two pipelines carrying natural gas from Russia to Germany across the Baltic Sea, as part of its long-term safety and pipeline integrity management strategy. A measurement tool about 7 m long and weighing more than 7 tonnes was sent through the pipeline from...

Robotic lining is first of its kind

US pipeline rehabilitation firm Quest Inspar has announced it has completed the world’s first ...

New Pipecheck version out

Creaform, a leader in portable 3D measurement solutions, released recently version 2.1 of Pipecheck, ...

SaverLok System launched by Ditch Witch

THE Ditch Witch organisation has announced the release of the SaverLok system, a patent-pending save ...





Victaulic valve for upstream oil

Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, has introduced the Series 727 ball valve, a high-pressure, enhanced port, Nace-compliant valve with grooved ends for upstream oil applications. The Series 727 provides excellent flow characteristics and enables quick and easy installation and maintenance. The internal...

Bestobell marks a milestone

Bestobell Valves celebrated a major new contract, which brought the total of orders for its innovati ...

Asco launches solenoid valves for CNG

ASCO Numatics, the world leader in fluid automation solutions and controls for fuel dispensing appli ...

PSG’s new Wilden system at Khimia

Pump Solutions Group (PSG), an operating company within Dover Corporation and a global leader of pum ...

Rexroth unveils new pump drive

Bosch Rexroth presented at the K trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany, in mid-October its new Sytronix ...





hyperMILL 2013 – tool makers’ tool

Open Mind Technologies AG, one of the leading CAD/CAM software developers, is releasing hyperMILL 2013. The many improvements and extensions found in the new version of this popular CAM software solution provide even more efficient usage of modern NC machines and cutting tools. At the same time, the software further cuts down on programming time and extends...

P2 Energy wins Ideas deal with Komombo

P2 ENERGY Solutions, a technology company that provides a comprehensive range of software, geospatia ...

Adapt solution now has wider reach

GE’s Measurement & Control business has announced the launch of the Bently Nevada Adapt (A ...





Majaal’s new role with Mazaya deal

Majaal Warehouse Company, the Bahrain-based provider of industrial and warehousing facilities for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), is venturing into a new business segment following a services agreement signed last month with Kuwaiti real estate investment company Al Mazaya Holding. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuwait’s First Bahrain Real...

Etihad Rail signs MoUs

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’ s national railway network, has in recent ...

Bahrain base for Schmidt Heilbronn

SCHMIDT Middle East Logistics, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Schmidt Heilbronn, has announced it has ...

DIA-MAF Dalkia deal

Dubai International Airport (DIA) has granted MAF Dalkia a contract to provide consultation on energ ...

In brief

BMMI expands in Africa BAHRAIN firm BMMI, through its fully owned subsidiary Global Sourcing & ...





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