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Economy to grow at 4pc in 2021-22: WB

Following a sharp contraction in 2020 on account of low oil prices and disruptions from Covid-19, Oman’s economy is anticipated to make a positive recovery over the next two years, buoyed by a boost in local consumption and the introduction of Value-Added Tax (VAT), according to the World Bank. The US headquartered financial institution said in its...

$435m cement plant to come up in Duqm

Construction work is set to begin on Oman’s largest integrated cement manufacturing facility w ...

Investments in Sur cross $5 billion

Total investments at the Sur Industrial City in Oman have surpassed RO2.045 billion ($5.31 billion) ...

Makhazen inks deal for road freight system

Oman-based Makhazen Logistics Company has signed an agreement with Nafith Logistics Services to mana ...

Madayn to achieve 2,740 projects by end of 2020

Oman’s strong commitment to diversification, which began in 2014, has seen the Sultanate&rsquo ...





Robust solar demand spurs silver nanowires market

The global silver nanowires market has witnessed considerable traction over the years due to the demand for the product from various sectors including solar industry. In the recent years noble metal nano materials especially silver nano materials are being used increasingly because of their diversified uses and conductive properties. Among these various...

InnoLas wins major contract from PV industry

InnoLas Solutions, a specialist in laser systems for micromaterial processing, has once again secure ...

Mass-production site in Germany

Enapter, a leading player in breakthrough Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) electrolysis technology, has ...

Nextracker picked by Shanghai Electric for Dubai solar park

Nextracker, a Flex company, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Shanghai ...

Trina Solar global sales of Vertex series hit 1GW

Chinese solar manufacturer Trina Solar has said total sales of its ultra-high power modules, the Ver ...





A major catalyst for trade

Gulf and Middle Eastern countries provide 35 per cent of total trade volume at Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) with Saudi Arabia being the integrated business hub’s largest trade partner in the region, according to the latest edition of The Zone, Jafza’s trade publication. Jafza, the flagship free zone of DP world, has evolved into a trade catalyst...

Jafza records 10.6pc increase in retail, e-commerce business

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the leading business and logistics hub, has recently recorded 10.6 per ...

United Foods to install 2MW solar unit at Jebel Ali

United Foods Company (PJSC), a UAE-based company, has awarded a new large-scale solar power project ...





Steel demand decline less severe

The World Steel Association (Worldsteel) has released an update to its Short Range Outlook for 2020 and 2021, which shows a much more optimistic outlook than the previous SRO released in June. Worldsteel forecasts that steel demand will contract by 2.4 per cent to 1,725.1 million tonne due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2021, the Brussels-based organisation...

Global steel output rises 2.9pc yoy in September

Global crude steel production rose 2.9 per cent to 156.4 million tonnes (mt) in September from a yea ...

VDM Metals adopts Cleanox process

VDM Metals Group, a German manufacturer of nickel alloys and special stainless steels, has adopted H ...

Alba committed to 2020 target of 1.54m mt

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the largest smelter in the world outside China, is committed to have a &ld ...

Berlin Packaging acquires Vinkova

Berlin Packaging, leader in the supply of glass, plastic and metal containers and closures, has acqu ...





Sabic creates tea capsules, nonwovens from circular PP

Sabic’s Trucircle portfolio and services showcases its circular innovations and can help manufacturers reduce plastic waste by using sustainable materials. Since its launch in late 2019, Trucircle portfolio has received unprecedented demand from businesses from a wide range of industries looking for solutions that are commercially viable while also...

Specialties SBU on track as stand-alone ops

Sabic has annoucned that the establishment of its Specialties strategic business unit (SBU), as a se ...

Firms join hands to chemically recycle waste plastics

Recycling Technologies, Neste, and Unilever have come together to further develop and harness chemic ...

INEOS Styrolution receives funding for research

INEOS Styrolution, one of the leading global companies in styrenics, will be contributing to the Rem ...

Digital transformation will determine plastics futures

Plastics have changed the world, providing lightweight, durable alternatives to natural materials&md ...





ESET increases footprint in Middle East with new deals

ESET Middle East, has signed a new partnership with Credence Security, a leading regional distributor of specialised solutions for cybersecurity, digital forensics and GRC. Earlier in September, ESET entered into a distribution partnership with the UAE based leading value added distributor, Scope Middle East to distribute the wide range of ESET...

Hive Pro opens new office in Dubai

Hive Pro, a cyber security company that specialises in Predictive Vulnerability Analytics, just anno ...

Channel Next in deal with Israeli firm

Channel Next, an emerging value-added distributor (VAD) has taken on the exclusive distribution of P ...

Rockwell unveils latest DCS version

Rockwell Automation today released the PlantPAx 5.0 distributed control system (DCS). This latest DC ...

Industrial IT security belongs in the cloud

CEO (in February): Could all our nonessential employees work from home? CIO: Totally out of the que ...





Boosting safety with 3D laser scanning

Safety is a key business concern for most industries, especially in the construction and oil and gas sectors. Protecting workers is a core tenet of corporate social responsibility and companies also need to guard against profitability hits from lawsuits, lost work time and increased insurance premiums. Improving personnel safety is paramount and any...





MH TechTalk#3: Varnish, a silent killer in hydraulic systems

In the third of the TechTalk series on the importance of oil cleanliness for equipment, leading hydraulic solutions provider in the Middle East MH HYDRAULICS focuses on another culprit responsible for oil contamination – varnish, and highlights a solution from Des-Case RMF Systems, a market leader and manufacturer of advanced filtration...





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