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Manufacturing fuels Oman’s growth

Oman’s increased focus on manufacturing as part of its economic diversification efforts appears to be paying off as new data reflects encouraging trends. Manufacturing grew by 17.8 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2018, according to data issued by the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). The sector outstripped the...

Non-oil exports draw investment

Oman’s non-oil export revenues hit $5.07 billion in the first half of this year (June 2018), a ...

Inco spreads its presence in Oman

Dubai-based leading contractor and supplier Inco Group has strengthened its footprint in Oman with t ...

Alkhorayef steps up global expansion

Saudi-based Alkhorayef Petroleum Company (APC), the only Middle Eastern manufacturer of electrical s ...

Shell inks supplier deal with Oman plastics

Shell Oman Marketing Company recently signed an agreement with National Plastic Factory (NPF) t ...





Top logistics hub’s trade reaches $83bn

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a subsidiary of Dubai-based ports operator DP World, has reaffirmed its position as the region’s top trade and logistics hub by generating 29.4 million metric tonnes of trade, valued at $83.1 billion in 2017. The figures represent 23 per cent to the total value of trade in Dubai, 70 per cent of the value of all...

Wockhardt opens $40m unit in Jafza

Wockhardt, a global pharmaceutical company, has expanded into the Middle East with the opening of a ...





Steel demand to rise 2.1pc this year

The global steel demand will reach 1,657.9 million tonnes in 2018, an increase of 2.1 per cent over 2017, a World Steel Association (worldsteel) report said. In 2019, it is forecasted that global steel demand will grow by 1.4 per cent to reach 1,681.2 million tonnes. Worldsteel is a non-profit organisation based in Belgium with more than 170 members...

Alba calls for sustainable operations

Sustainable operations are key to the future, Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) CEO Tim Murray said while war ...

DAC backs industrial supply chain

Ducab Aluminium Company (DAC), a UAE-based manufacturer of aluminium rods and conductors, has made s ...

EGA’s Guinea mine to export next year

Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas, has announ ...

Liberty to buy 4 steel plants in Europe

British-owned Liberty, part of Sanjeev Gupta’s global GFG Alliance, has announced a conditiona ...





The brewing plastic storm

The growing global plastics sustainability movement is one of the biggest potential disruptors for the plastics industry and is putting future plastics resin demand and billions of dollars of industry investments at risk, a new study said. Sustainability efforts around plastics will, in fact, have significant implications for the entire petrochemical value...

Restore respect for plastic!

Plastic waste is well and truly under the spotlight right now. And so it should be. Our planet is pr ...

Nestlé vows to use more recycled plastics

Nestlé, a leading food and beverage company, has pledged to make a significant increase in th ...

DuPont unveils new logo

The US industrial giant DuPont unveiled a fresh global brand identity and logo which recognises its ...

BASF launches new adsorbent solution ‘Durasorb’

Germany-based BASF, a leading chemical company, has announced the commercial launch of Durasorb, a n ...





Tech driving `green energy’ demand

Renewable energy sources, notably solar and wind, are reaching price and performance parity on and off the grid, finds a new Deloitte Global report, “Global Renewable Energy Trends.” According to the report, three key enablers – price and performance parity, grid integration, and technology – are allowing solar and wind power to...

IBC Solar backs Mirna’s plant

Jordan’s solar company Mirna, a long-term premium partner of the German system provider IBC So ...

Final testing for Noor III tower CSP

The engineering and technology group Sener is about to start the final tests at Noor Ouarzazate III ...

Sener participates in SolarPACES 2018

The engineering and technology company Sener recently participated in the concentrating solar power ...

GCL produces high efficiency modules

GCL System Integration Technology Co (GCL-SI), has put its 370W+ high-efficiency modules into mass p ...





Right printer for an industrial setup

From warehouses to production floors to packing lines, printers remain a valuable asset in the enterprise space. By producing durable industrial labels, printers can help introduce a sense of order into the massive, chaotic industrial business environments. These labels account for all products as they move through the different stages in a manufacturing...

LG showcases range of OLED products at Gitex

LG Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital signage solutions, showcased its range of organic ligh ...

New video intercom systems launched

Panasonic, a leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions, is expandi ...

Most powerful dust extractor launched

Removing hazardous dust on an industrial scale has been made easier thanks to the UK’s leading ...

Electronic T&M market ‘to see big growth’

Autonomous driving, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), data centres, power applications, and new hig ...





Leviton names new MD Middle East

Leviton, a company that offers electrical, lighting and networking solutions has appointed Shady Youssef as managing director, Leviton Middle East (LME). Youssef started the new position beginning last month replacing Aldo Strawbridge who will be retiring effective December 31. Leviton Middle East was established in 2008, focusing on networking and energy...

Sener appoints Energy Engineering Director

The engineering and technology company Sener has appointed Elvira García as director of engin ...

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre appoints new CEO

Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has appointed Said Salim Said Al Shanfari as CEO to lead th ...

Richard Branson resigns as Virgin Hyperloop chairman

Virgin Hyperloop One (VH1), an American transportation technology company, said that Sir Richard Bra ...





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