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Aramco, Cognite form JV for digitalisation

Saudi Aramco Development Company, a subsidiary of Aramco, and Norway’s Cognite AS, a leading industrial investment company, have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) as part of their strategic digitalisation partnership. Aramco and Cognite will establish a new company that will focus on digitalisation in Saudi Arabia and the broader...

Oman eyes big industrial exports push

Oman’s industrial output is projected to surge four-fold with the value of exports set to reac ...

Sabic unveils post-Covid steel business strategy

Sabic, a global leader in diversified chemicals and a leading producer of steel, highlighted its pos ...

UAE is Mena industrial park leader with 47 zones

The UAE leads the Mena region with 47 industrial parks, followed by Jordan with 16, Saudi Arabia and ...

Catering to industrial sector

Building on four decades of project execution excellence in Saudi Arabia and founded on unrivalled e ...





Five new nations to take part in Idex and Navdex

The fourth edition of the International Defence Exhibition (Idex 2021), the Naval Defence Exhibition (Navdex 2021), and the International Defence Conference, will see the participation of five new countries for the first time in the history of the exhibitions. The new participants are Israel, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Portugal, and Azerbaijan. These additions...

MEBAA Show cancelled; next in 2022

The Middle East & North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) has announced that the regi ...

Diary of events

8th Dubai HeliShow January 19 to 21, 2021 The biennial international helicopter technology and ope ...





Covid-19 `has forced firms to be leaner and focused’

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented unimaginable challenges to the chemical industry the world over and redefined the priorities, business strategies and metrics for success for today’s organisations. From a strategic point of view, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced companies to be leaner and more focused on their strongest and most competitive...

GPCA announces special edition of annual forum

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the ...





Alba boosts Bahrain’s industrial growth

Just like other major sectors, Bahrain’s industrial and manufacturing, too, was weighed down by the challenges of the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in the year 2020. Despite the challenges, the kingdom’s manufacturing sector, which has over the years grown to become the second largest contributor to Bahrain’s non-oil Gross...

Bahrain-origin exports surge 9pc

The value of Bahrain’s exports of national origin increased by 9 per cent to BD192 million ($5 ...

Abu Dhabi-Bahrain non-oil trade hits $11.3bn

The General Administration of Abu Dhabi Customs has announced that the volume of non-oil trade excha ...

Cruising through the perfect storm

At a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted economic activity across the world, ...





Industrial autonomy `aims to connect everything’

Last year, Yokogawa Electric Corporation, a Japanese multinational electrical engineering and software company, commissioned a global survey. The findings of the survey revealed an increase in interest and investment in industrial autonomy (IA) over the next three years in key process industries including oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, chemicals,...





NIMR on a roll in its 20th year

NIMR, a leading regional manufacturer of combat-proven wheeled military vehicles, which marked its 20th anniversary milestone in serving the defence sector in the UAE and beyond, has said it has a very healthy order pipeline to enable it to sustain and grow well into the future. The company, is currently preparing to roll out second generation of its...

Sabic in Swiss tie-up for thin-wall packaging

Sabic, a global leader in the chemical industry has partnered with KraussMaffei HighPerformance AG, ...

Total celebrates 50 years of turbine lubrication

Total Lubrifiants, a leading global manufacturer and marketer of lubricants, began the celebration o ...

Strata delivers first Boeing 787 Dreamliner vertical fin

Strata Manufacturing, the advanced composite aero-structures manufacturing facility wholly-owned by ...

Rockwell unveils new industrial PCs

Rockwell Automation, one of the world's largest industrial companies dedicated to digital transf ...





Pandemic bump drives global food retail sales

The pandemic bump has driven the snack and bakery industry to new heights. The total worldwide revenue from retail sales in the industry is expected to surpass $400 billion in 2020. According to the research data analysed and published by Finaria, a huge chunk of that amount will come from the top 25 snack companies by annual revenue worldwide. Nestle got...

Barakat relaunches with a fresh new look

Barakat Group, one of the leading homegrown suppliers of fresh produce, has introduced a fresh look ...

Culligan aims to rebuild its business

Water treatment specialist Culligan Middle East, which has created a powerful impact in the region&r ...





Re-balancing act in aluminium market

The aluminium market has made a strong recovery in the second half of the year 2020, with London Metal Exchange (LME) prices exceeding pre-pandemic levels, breaking above $2,000 per tonne and reaching the highest levels since November 2018. Weakness in the US dollar, along with a robust recovery in China, which has seen the country turn to an unusual net...

Elysis set to transform aluminium industry

Work to commercialise a process that produces carbon-free aluminium has reached another significant ...

Alcoa earns new certifications from ASI

Alcoa Corporation announced that three more of its operating locations have earned certifications fr ...

Aluminium pigments market to expand

The global aluminium pigments market is projected to increase at a stupendous pace in the years to c ...

EGA signs contract with INALUM

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





UAE among global top 5 most connected countries

The UAE has emerged as one of the top five most globally connected countries in the world buoyed by its robust logistics capabilities and transport infrastructure according to the DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020. Now in its seventh edition, the report compiled in collaboration with DHL and the NYU Stern School of Business provides a comprehensive...

Rafed, ADP to launch medical distribution centre

Rafed, the recently established healthcare procurement company, and Abu Dhabi Ports, the region&rsqu ...

Tristar Group wins $8m contract with Linde

Tristar Group, the global integrated energy logistics company, has announced that it has won a five- ...

SAL unveils new pharma and perishable facilities

Saudi Arabian Logistics Company (SAL), a leading cargo ground handler and logistics provider and a s ...

FODEL expands network across GCC

UAE-based tech startup, FODEL, has expanded its operations in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman ...





Maersk selects Agility warehouses

Maersk, a Danish integrated shipping company, has selected the new warehouse project of Agility, one of the world's leading logistics companies, in Abidjan to house its new storage, deconsolidation and distribution facility in the economic capital of Cote D’Ivoire. The newly opened 5,000 sq m facility is designed to handle 3,900 pallet positions...

Partnership drives growth and success

Paul Roehricht, UK strategic account manager for Brandsafe, considers the critical role aftersales c ...

GFH buys industrial warehouses in Spain

GFH Financial Group (GFH) has acquired high quality, income yielding, last mile warehouses located i ...





Statistics

Covid ‘to trigger 5.6 per cent fall in global trade’ The coronavirus pandemic is expected to have triggered a 5.6 per cent decline in the value of global merchandise trade in 2020 compared with previous year, marking the biggest fall in merchandise trade since 2009, when trade fell by 22 per cent, a report said. Th nowcasts – data-led...





TECHTALK #5 – How to minimise costly repairs

Hydraulic hose storage: Test, clean, and pack the right way! In the previous tech talks, MH Hydraulics FZC, a leading hydraulic solutions provider in the Middle East, focused on oil contamination. In the September, October and November 2020 issues, we recognised the importance of clean hydraulic oil and ways to prevent oil contamination. In the December...





Tenders

BAHRAIN Tender No RFP/MOE/2020/11 Providing general furniture for academic building in West Riffa intermediate girls school Documents can be obtained from the Ministry of Education, Bahrain, for an initial bond BD500; Tender Fees BD15; Phone: +973 17566617, Email: helpdesk@tenderboard.gov.bh; Website: https://e-tendering.tenderboard.gov.bh CD: January...





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