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Sabic to build mega flow battery factory

Saudi petrochemical giant Sabic has established a joint venture company – Advance Energy Storage System Investment Company -- to build one of the world’s biggest utility-scale battery factories. Formed between Sabic unit Nusaned Investment and Schmid Group, the JV will focus on manufacturing and technology development of vanadium redox flow...

Sadafco sees ‘minimal impact’

Saudi Dairy Foodstuff Company (Sadafco) has seen “minimal impact” so far of the coronavi ...

Salic buys key stake in top Indian food firm

Saudi Agricultural & Livestock Investment Company (Salic) said it has acquired a stake in Daawat ...

Saudi stays committed to Yanbu project

Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) are moving forward with their plans of b ...

Argas targets global expansion with new deal

Saudi Arabia-founded Arabian Geophysical and Surveying Company (Argas), one of the largest seismic a ...





Global steel output declines 13pc

Global crude steel production decreased by 13 per cent in April 2020 to an estimated 137.1 million tonnes (mt) down from 156.7 million tonnes a year earlier, showed data from the World Steel Association (worldsteel) released recently. Production for the 64 countries reporting to the Worldsteel fell 6.9 per cent from March to 137.1 mt in April. March steel...

China steel body calls for iron ore output boost

China's steel association and major steelmakers have called for an increase in domestic iron ore ...

From steel supplier to manufacturer

JD Fields & Company, a leading US oil and gas pipeline and civil infrastructure steel products d ...

Work kicks off on $500m Oman plant

Saudi National Steel has started work on its new $500-million iron manufacturing plant located withi ...

Thyssenkrupp to cut 3,000 jobs in steel deal

German elevator maker Thyssenkrupp said it will cut up to 3,000 jobs by 2026 as part of a steel agre ...





Collapse of bunker fuel markets

The outlook for global economic growth remains bleak as the world is faced with the largest recession since the Great Depression in the 1930s. Commodity prices have declined across the board and most recently, the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) reference oil future drew headlines as it crashed into negative territory at $-37.63 per barrel on April 20, 2020....

Long-term ocean freight rates ‘steady in May’

Long-term contracted ocean freight rates held comparatively steady for the month of May despite the ...

ADP vows to guard global supply chain

In an effort to collaborate and keep trade flows open during the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Abu Dhabi ...

Khalifa Port Container Terminal gets STS cranes

Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT), announced the delivery of its latest batch of ship to shore (STS) cranes ...

Drydocks starts Bokalift2 conversion

Drydocks World, a DP World company, has started construction of the offshore wind installation vesse ...





Challenges of parcel overload

The market for 3D sensor technologies is growing exponentially and the proliferation of 3D imaging technology is driving rapid adoption in the industrial sector as organisations adopt new technologies in their quest to improve worker productivity, speed, and efficiency. The transportation and logistics (T&L) sector will be a significant beneficiary of...

Flexible mobile printer introduced

ZebraTechnologies Corporation, an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partner ...

Kingsbury expands additive portfolio

Kingsbury, a growing force in the Gulf’s additive manufactory industry, has been appointed to ...

Dubai captures 3D data on its landmarks

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS), department of the Dubai Municipality has completed 3D phot ...

FARO guarantees tunnel monitoring

Nowadays, rail transit has become an indispensable way of travel in China. It has been the backbone ...





Mobile B2B app launched

DXBUY, UAE’s B2B e-commerce platform dedicated to the small and medium businesses in retail, unorganised trade and food and beverages (F&B), has announced its official launch. After being available to select users during the beta phase for nearly six months, DXBUY is now available to all businesses in the UAE to download and self-register, the...





DJI unveils advanced commercial drone

DJI, one of the world leaders in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has unveiled its most advanced commercial drone platform, the Matrice 300 RTK (M300 RTK), and the Zenmuse H20 Series – a hybrid, multi-sensor camera. DJI engineered this all-in-one, high-tech solution to expand possibilities and exploit areas of work never explored...

Acciona deploys drones in tunnel projects

Acciona, a major supplier of sustainable infrastructure solutions and renewable energy projects, sai ...





Air Products wins key LNG project

LNG technology and equipment company Air Products has won a contract to deliver heat exchangers for the Total-operated LNG development in Mozambique. The company has signed an agreement to provide its proprietary LNG technology, equipment and related process license and advisory services to the Mozambique LNG Project. Air Products’ LNG manufacturing...

McDermott wins Saudi contracts for tanks

US-based McDermott International, a leading EPC solutions provider, said that its CB&I Storage S ...

Sandvik adds cold finishing tube line

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

Daikin to launch Mini VRV 5-s AC system in MEA

Daikin Middle East and Africa (MEA) recently announced that the “Mini VRV 5-s” air- ...





A CASE for growth

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Global Outlook for Chemicals in the Plastics and Composites, and Construction Industries, 2020, finds that the market of coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE), plastics and composites, and construction chemicals will be driven by new supply chain optimisation concepts, digital transformation, and...

Adhesive bonding technology: unutilised

Whether for smartphones or sports shoes, insulating glass windows, cars, airplanes or even repairs i ...

Jotun coatings for drilling platform

Jotun, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of decorative paints, marine, protective and p ...

Caparol Arabia supports Covid-19 workers

Caparol Arabia, the leading manufacturer of German-quality paint solutions in the UAE, has anno ...

Henkel expands recyclable packaging

The adhesives and coatings business of the chemical and consumer goods company Henkel has expanded i ...





Digital rises to the challenge

The manufacturers that have already invested in digital technology – those that have successfully connected their enterprise and operations – are able to maintain production and react faster to rapidly shifting market dynamics The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) declaration of Coronavirus (Covid-19) as a global pandemic is...





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