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Dubai set for an industrial boom

Dubai’s industrial sector is set to grow, as the emirate is working on a well-diversified strategy to promote the sector with a key focus on knowledge-based, sustainable and innovative industries. As per the data from Dubai Exports, the emirate’s industrial exports jumped 31 per cent in the first-quarter of 2019 to Dh42 billion ($11.42...

Integrated approach

The UAE has adopted a comprehensive and integrated approach to develop the industrial sector, Suhail ...

Dubai-China trade grows 81pc

China is Dubai’s top strategic partner with 81 per cent growth in trade in the last ten years ...

AIM, Chinese firm sign MoU to boost investment opportunities

Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), a leading investment platform globally, and China Venture Capital R ...

e-commerce logistics market to grow in UAE

The UAE is leading from the front as the GCC is witnessing an unprecedented acceleration in e-commer ...





Industrial gas making units to be set up

World class industrial gas production facilities and distribution networks are set to be established in the industrial cities of Jubail and Yanbu as part of a new deal. The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and Air Products Qudra signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), last month, which sets out preliminary framework details to establish a hydrogen...





Global cost of corrosion $2.5trn

Internal corrosion in pipelines is one of the most significant challenges facing Saudi Aramco on a daily basis, more than 200 attendees from Saudi Aramco organizations were told recently at a forum and exhibition in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Mohammad A Al Hatlani, general manager of Pipelines, opened the Internal Corrosion Forum, noting the cost of corrosion...

Intertek expands corrosion testing unit

Intertek, a leading total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide, has announced the expa ...

Intertek, PDO launch training programme

Intertek, a leading total quality assurance provider to industries worldwide, has announced its part ...

Sandvik observes growth in Middle East

Sandvik, a developer and producer of advanced stainless steels, special alloys, titanium and other h ...





Chemicals sector urged to adopt circular model

The chemicals industry in the Middle East is calling for the adoption of the circular economy model to lower operating costs and create new products and services that facilitate incremental value creation and sustained growth, according to a new report. The report published by the Ideation Center, a leading think tank for Strategy&, part of the PwC...

GCC chemical industry investments top $140bn

GCC chemical related investment has exceeded $140 billion in the first 10 months of 2019 led by cons ...

GPCA honour for late Abdulaziz Al-Zamil

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) has announced that Engineer Abdulaziz Al-Za ...

Natpet showcases advances in PP resin

Saudi Arabia’s National Petrochemical Industrial Co (Natpet), a major producer of propylene an ...





Making waves with renewable energy

Exponential increases in renewable energy investments and project delivery are now something of an expected norm and 2019 continues to live up to this prediction. Unsurprisingly, the Middle East North Africa (Mena) region remains firmly committed to being an integral part of the global transition towards a cleaner energy future, according to a World Future...

Saudi first renewable energy plant kicks off

ACWA Power has announced the successful connection of the Sakaka Solar PV Plant – the first re ...

Masdar buys key stake in Indian clean-tech firm

Abu Dhabi’s future energy company Masdar has announced that it has acquired a major stake in l ...

GCC aims to save $76bn with green energy

With the GCC rapidly adopting renewable energy generation and lower carbon emissions, International ...

200,000 solar power jobs likely by 2030

The Gulf states boast vast expanses of sun-soaked desert that is conducive for producing cheap elect ...





Advanced packaging solutions from Sabic

An estimated one third of food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted – equivalent to over a billion tonnes of food every year, Sabic, a global leader in the chemical industry, said citing the Save Food report by the Food Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. Looking at future resource challenges, packaging will continue to play a...

MOL Group completes acquisition of Aurora

Hungarian oil and gas company MOL Group has acquired German plastic compounder Aurora, a Germany-bas ...





Siemens launches app to boost F&B sector

Siemens, a global technology company, has launched an application suite for the Middle East’s expanding food and beverage manufacturing sector, focusing on digitalising brownfield operations with a minimum of investment to support industrialisation of regional economies. Shown for the first time globally at Dubai’s Gulfood Manufacturing 2019,...

SGD Pharma launches app for compliance

SGD Pharma, one of the leading players in moulded glass pharmaceutical packaging for the healthcare ...

Mobile solution for configuring field devices

The combination of Softing’s mobiLink interface with the Field Xpert SMT70 or SMT77 Tablet PC ...





Intertec unveils new compact enclosures

Intertec, a producer of protective enclosures for field-based equipment, using glassfibre reinforced polyester (GRP), is launching a new enclosure design to simplify high temperature process analytical applications. Intertec’s new Hot Box for outdoor process sampling applications can deliver high temperatures up to 150-degC/300-degF in compact...

Element invests in Center of Excellence

Element Materials Technology has opened the doors to its expanded Center of Excellence for oil ...





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