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Boosting industrial investments

The diversification drive of Saudi Arabia’s economy took a major leap early this year when His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council of Economic Affairs and Development, announced The Line, a 170-km-long strip that will form the backbone of the high-tech economic zone...

Sawafi Borets breaks ground on new hub

Sawafi Borets has broken ground on a 21,000 sq m headquarters and production facility in Saudi Arabi ...

GMG opens new mega warehouse in Riyadh

Gulf Marketing Group (GMG), one of the Middle East's leading family-owned holding companies, is ...

Sadafco misses estimates; milk segment may rebound sales

Saudia Dairy & Foodstuff Company (Sadafco), a leader in the GCC milk market and the No 1 Long Li ...

Hiring of Saudis up by 2.9pc; non-Saudis down by 2.6 pc

The number of Saudis working in the private sector posted an increase of 2.9 per cent, reaching 1.75 ...





Glass LLC: sharpening its focus

Dubai Investments, a leading diversified investments conglomerate, said its glass business operating under its glass holding subsidiary – Glass LLC – has maintained a healthy financial position in 2020, in spite of the headwinds brought on by the global pandemic. “Dubai Investments glass companies maintained a healthy financial position...

Lippert relies on Glaston machinery

Glaston Group has closed a follow-up deal with US based Lippert Components Inc (LCI), an industry le ...

Ardagh launches 3D glass packaging catalogue

Ardagh Group, Glass – North America, a business unit of Ardagh Group and the leading domestic ...

Sisecam gets approval for V-Block coating technology

Sisecam, a global industrial enterprise that operates in all core areas of glass production along wi ...





Global 2020 crude steel output falls 0.9pc

Global crude steel production in 2020 slipped 0.9 per cent year over year to 1.86 billion metric tonnes (mt) as rising output in Iran, Turkey and China almost fully offset losses in most other major steel-producing countries, the World Steel Association said in its latest report. Iran posted the largest increase, with production climbing about 13.4 per...

Aramco, Posco explore new steel plate mill JV in Saudi

Global oil and gas giant state owned Saudi Aramco signed an agreement with South Korea’s leadi ...

Iran’s steel industry shines despite sanctions

Iran’s steel sector is a major source of revenue for the Iranian government. The country&rsquo ...

EBS nears completion of four Expo 2020 pavilions

Emirates Building Systems (EBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments and a leading manufa ...

IEA’s lower emissions plans in steel sector centre on new tech

The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects the steel industry to depend more on technological enh ...





HullWiper’s container designed to support remote locations

HullWiper worked with MFC Concepts, a leading producer of highly engineered modular and offshore containers, to modify the container so that its Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) can be transported, by road or sea, to far-flung locations that its present hub bases cannot serve. The customised container includes a fully functioning engine room, workshop and...

A safety-first path to product design

Recognised for investing in industry leading research and a collaborative culture – EOS are su ...

Advanced manufacturing keeps power plant online

With one of two cooling water pumps out of action, and the other showing worrying vibration, the on- ...

Streit Group launches Phase 3 expansion project

Streit Group, one of the leading privately-owned armoured vehicle manufacturers, announced the launc ...

Damen Shiprepair to work on 7 CMA CGM vessels

Damen Shiprepair and Conversion (DSC), part of the Damen Shipyards Group, has recently carried out a ...





Global turbine orders rise in 2020 despite Covid concerns

Even though turbine purchasing slumped in the first five months of the year as the coronavirus pandemic hit, it recovered in the last seven months to push 2020’s firm onshore order total above 2019 figures, says a report in Windpower Monthly. Turbine purchasing activity increased last year, defying concerns that the coronavirus pandemic might have...

Denmark to trial green hydrogen production

Danish energy firm Orsted is pushing ahead with plans to develop a demonstration project which will ...

GE to supply wind turbines to 27.2MW Vietnam project

GE Renewable Energy has secured a 27.2 MW contract to supply 8 units of GE’s 3 MW-137 wind tur ...

Miniature precision bearings for dental drills

In dental air turbines, miniature rolling bearings must overcome a very demanding set of challenges. ...





Easily lock out small to giant wheel handles in refineries

Ball valves are a common sight on pipes in refineries and are important to control the flow of oil and chemicals. As a consequence, being able to lock out ball valves and empty specific pipes for a while, will no longer expose workers to the dangers posed by pipe contents. When pipes can no longer be reopened before maintenance is done, interventions on the...





Need for reform in post-Covid era

The chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf is largely export oriented. With an overall share in global chemical exports of 4.3 per cent, the GCC chemical industry trades with more than 100 countries worldwide, exporting over 73 million tonnes of chemicals annually. The GCC region is a major hub for the production and export of chemicals, and as the industry...





MH Techtalk #6: How important are desiccant breathers?

In the previous tech talks, MH Hydraulics FZC, a leading hydraulic solutions provider in the Middle East, focused on oil contamination. We identified the importance of clean hydraulic oil and various ways to prevent oil contamination. Following up on our TechTalk#2 article (How to prevent contamination in your equipment),...





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