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Privatisation plan targets 12,000 jobs

Saudi Arabia aims to generate SR35 billion to SR40 billion ($9 billion to $11 billion) in non-oil revenues from its privatisation programme by 2020 and create up to 12,000 jobs, according to a document published by the official Saudi Press Agency. The initiative targets 14 public-private partnership (PPP) investments worth SR24 billion ($6.4 billion) to...

GSSCO registers 680,000 TEUs at JCT

Gulf Stevedoring (GSCCO), part of the Gulftainer group of companies, has recorded a strong performan ...

AYTB Industrial Services unit excels

AYTB, a 40-year-old Saudi Group, established its Industrial Services division in 2010, which has gro ...

Air Products wins licence for centre

US-based Air Products, a leading industrial gases company, received the licence for its previously a ...

Kanoo Shipping units get key ISO certification

Kanoo Shipping, a business division of Yusuf bin Ahmed Kanoo Group, said it has achieved a major mil ...





Metito powers its project portfolio

Metito, a leading UAE-based water management solutions provider, is strengthening its project portfolio that includes over 3000 projects most of which are in the most arid regions in the world. The company which is at the forefront of the water and wastewater industry recently broke ground on the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) seawater desalination...

Energy Recovery wins contract

Energy Recovery, a leader in pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows based in Californ ...

Bahrain, Oman get Grundfos AASP status

For Grundfos – a leading player in advanced pump and water application systems – water h ...

Bell Flow Systems uses ECD’s water sensors

The measurement of water quality is critical in many different industries including food and beverag ...

Acwa guild wins Salalah’s IWP deal

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has awarded a RO60-million ($155 million) contract t ...





Saudi to bet big on petrochemicals

Saudi Arabia’s petrochemicals sector is projected to grow by an average of 5.6 per cent over the next four years, as the kingdom accelerates development of large-scale downstream projects, according to the research consultancy BMI. Growth for the current year is forecast at 1.9 per cent, but project activity is expected to pick up as the country...

Saudi Aramco signs up petchem deals

Saudi Aramco has signed an agreement with Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (RRPCL), a conso ...

Sabic to boost output capacity

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) plans to boost production capacity 70 per cent by 2025 as the Mi ...

GPIC reports record Q1 production

Bahrain’s Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) has reported achieving a record product ...





Building verification sees new trends

We’re all aware that ‘digital’ is big right now. And now – albeit almost the last to catch on – it’s big in the architecture, engineering, construction and operation (AECO) industry. More often now, virtual 3D models are seen embellished with data sources being developed through the design process no matter what sector...

Revenues to hit $110m in 2023

The overall global market for embedded instrumentation is expected to hit a market revenue of $110.3 ...

New measurement technology

Before a single barrel of crude oil is shipped to an awaiting ship at its terminal in Ras Tanura, op ...

Expro boosts downhole camera capabilities

Leading international oilfield services company, Expro, has enhanced its cased hole services offerin ...





Mena needs $260bn in power spend

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region will require $260 billion of investments in the electricity sector over the next five years to meet rising electricity demand driven by population growth, urbanisation and growing income levels, said a report. In the GCC, governments have coped well with demand. However, recent increases in electricity prices...

Unlocking lighting potential

Philips Lighting, which leads the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform h ...

Company name to be changed to Signify

Philips Lighting has announced its intention to change its name from Philips Lighting to Signif ...

AMC lights up Saudi industrial market

Adwan Marketing Co (AMC) has been a prime source of electrical materials and test instruments to the ...

Challenges in Mena lighting fixtures

The lighting fixtures market in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) is currently estimated to be ...





Sabic develops PP resins for packaging

Sabic – a global leader in diversified chemicals – has introduced a range of polypropylene (PP) copolymer resins that it said can help packaging companies to reduce the thickness of their products, leading to savings in weight and system costs and minimising waste. Sabic noted that all the resins are available for packaging customers...

Raysut Cement launches new packing plant

Raysut Cement Company, the largest producer of cement in Oman, said it has started operations o ...

Nestlé to use 100pc reusable packaging

In its fight against plastic waste, Nestlé has announced its ambition to make all its plastic ...

Bahrain Pack in expansion mode

Bahrain Pack (United Paper Industries), which specialises in producing a range of innovative customi ...

Elan to set up steel drum facility

Sharjah-based Elan Incorporated, a leading polymer based industrial packaging company, is setting up ...





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