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Almarai ideal for NFPC stake

Almarai, the Gulf’s largest dairy company, is leading the scramble for a majority stake in Abu Dhabi’s National Food Products Company (NFPC) with three other groups in contention. But trade circles believe Almarai would be a fitting choice for the stake considering its longstanding expertise in the dairy and juices sector and its strong...

Metro to have EBS steel structures

Dubai-based Emirates Building Systems (EBS) has been commissioned to supply steel structures for the ...

Rabiah & Nassar diversifies

Rabiah & Nassar Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Caparol, opening the German ...

Business park will empower women

Women entrepreneurs have just got a big boost with the setting up of a business and technology park ...

KAFD ownership to transfer to PIF

Saudi Arabia is to transfer ownership of Riyadh’s floundering King Abdullah Financial District ...





Zeal driving up business tempo

Sharjah is revitalising its efforts to expand industrialisation in a bid to stem slowing non-oil business and ease the debt burden it is facing. Ratings agency Moody’s believes the emirate could face a debt burden exceeding 15 per cent of GDP next year with government revenues slipping on the back of weak business activity. Sharjah’s fiscal...

Unique finds pathways to grow

Difficult market conditions have not deterred Unique Group from continuing to expand and strengthen ...





Aramco, Sabic plan chemical project

National oil giant Saudi Aramco expects soon to sign a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) for a joint oil-to-chemicals project, chief executive Amin Nasser said. Sabic has previously said the proposed project could cost as much as $30 billion, processing petrochemicals directly from crude oil instead of first refining the...

Equate a boon to local manufacturers

Equate Petrochemical Company of Kuwait has delivered some 450,000 tonnes of polyethylene to the coun ...

Wacker polymers make good labels

Four new silicone polymers that Wacker has developed facilitate cost savings in the coating process ...

MMA floors packed with advantages

Operating in an industrial manufacturing, processing, workshop, distribution or service environment ...

Dubai’s plastics trade booming

The huge trade in plastics and rubbers going on in the emirate of Dubai was revealed at a recent mee ...





Geothermal energy advancing

A BCC Research report projects strong growth for geothermal energy around the world from 2015 to 2020.  The report said total global installed capacity in 2015 was 12.2 GW (market value $12.9 billion) for geothermal energy, which is generated from within the earth, including molten magma, hot rocks and hot water found beneath and at the...

Masdar plant opens in Solomon Islands

The UAE and New Zealand inaugurated a solar power plant in the Solomon Islands, developed and deploy ...





Large tanks ready for ITER project

Two of the biggest tanks that will form part of ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor)’s cryoplant have been manufactured. The massive pieces of equipment, produced by Air Liquide and its subcontractor Chart Ferox, measure 35 m x 4.5 m each and called for an exceptional convoy to be transported from the French port of Marseille,...

Watlow introduces innovative Optimax

Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company has launched a new generation heating technology – ...

Heat exchanger key to Cold Jet product

A dry ice pelletiser, developed by Cold Jet and which provides the most efficient liquid carbon diox ...

Nano coatings keep heat exchangers clean

New nano coatings being introduced by INM, the Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Germany, will be ...





New Miller ArcReach machines launched

Miller, a worldwide manufacturer of Miller brand arc welding products, announced that it has expanded its ArcReach remote control technology to three additional machines for portable welding applications found in the construction, fabrication and shipbuilding markets: the XMT 350 CC/CV, XMT 450 CC/CV and Dimension 650 multiprocess welding power...

New Pantheon mechanised system out

Lincoln Electric has announced that its new Pantheon mechanised welding system fills the need f ...





EGA makes water safe, sustainable

According to the United Nations, the industry and energy sectors together account for 2 per cent of global water demand. Balancing the requirements of sustainability against industrial mass production requires a number of dedicated solutions to ensure that water is managed efficiently and equitably. For companies such as Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA),...

Chemsbro to distribute PWT products

Jeddha-based Chemsbro, a consultant and trouble shooter for membrane-based desalination plants, will ...

Innovyze gains another client

Innovyze, a global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart water infrast ...

Veolia bags Dolphin deal

Veolia has won a contract to engineer, procure and deliver a wastewater treatment plant for Dolphin ...





Topaz wins $350m supply vessels deal

A contract worth more than $350 million that offshore support vessel company Topaz Energy and Marine has won from a Kazakhstan party will substantially boost its backlog and strengthen its earnings visibility and credit strength. The contract was won in a consortium led by Blue Water Shipping. The deal brings Topaz’s backlog to $1.6...

DP World Yarimca shipping operations begin

DP World Yarimca has been officially opened for business by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by telec ...

Louis Dreyfus eyes investments

Commodity trading group Louis Dreyfus Company has said it is looking for investments in port logisti ...

Agility wins pharmaceuticals logistics deal

Kuwait-based Agility, which made a first-quarter net profit of KD13.1 million ($43.37 million), repo ...

Abu Dhabi RoRo cargo traffic rises 31pc

Abu Dhabi Ports, the developer, operator and manager of the emirate’s ports and Khalifa Indust ...





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