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‘Operation 300bn’ to boost manufacturing in UAE

In a bid to give its industrial sector a strong boost, the UAE government launched ‘Operation 300bn’, a national industrial strategy aimed at raising the manufacturing sector’s contribution from AED 133 ($36.21 billion) to AED 300 billion ($81.68 billion) over the next 10 years. The strategy, which will be led by the Ministry of Industry...

New UAE strategy an ‘Industrial Revolution’, say leaders

The launch of the UAE’s new industrial strategy ‘Operation 300bn’ by the Ministry ...

Identification solutions for utilities and renewable energy industries

Brady Corporation, a world leading player in identification solutions and workplace safety, offers a ...





Kuwait project awards may recover

While oil-rich Kuwait remains one of the wealthiest countries in the world, its liquidity crunch has begun to affect the fate of major projects in the oil dependent Gulf state. The budget situation has resulted in Kuwait cancelling or postponing major infrastructure projects such as the long planned Al-Dibdibah Solar Power plant and putting other projects...

Projects in pipeline

Land port in Shuaiba Kuwait intends to build one of the Gulf’s largest land ports in Shuaiba, ...





JPIS wins ADFD loan to fund Egypt project

Abu Dhabi Exports Office (Adex), the export-financing arm of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has signed an AED22 million ($6 million) loan agreement with top Emirati company Jenaan Pipes & Irrigation Systems (JPIS) based in Egypt. The funds will enable the company to import raw material from Borouge, a leading petrochemicals company, to...

Composite flexible pipe launched

Baker Hughes has launched its next generation onshore composite flexible pipe to address the corrosi ...

GF Piping Systems builds on its global strategy

As a leading flow solutions provider enabling safe and sustainable transport of fluids, GF Piping Sy ...

Global pipeline inspection firm wins honour

Lin Scan, a Pipecare Group company, has won the top Gold award in the first edition of the Abu Dhabi ...





Factories of Future find growth, sustainability using 4IR

The World Economic Forum (WEF) announced the addition of 15 new sites to its Global Lighthouse Network, a community of world-leading manufacturers using Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies to enable bottom-line growth. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic’s unprecedented disruption, 93 per cent achieved an increase in product output and found...

Industry backs $5bn plan to decarbonise shipping

The shipping Industry has backed a “moon-shot” proposal from governments to set up a $5 ...

Global shipping CO2 emissions down 1pc

Global shipping CO2 emissions decreased 1 per cent last year as the coronavirus pandemic curtailed 2 ...

Amco truck fleet takes solar technology on the road

Road transport is one of the biggest sources of pollution in the UK, contributing to poor air qualit ...

Alarming ocean noise pollution

With rumbling ships, hammering oil drills, and booming seismic survey blasts, humans have drasticall ...





$4.5bn spend on digitalisation by 2030

Pharma 4.0 concepts are taking hold in pharmaceutical manufacturing. The industry’s unique characteristics are driving investments in digital transformation by pharmaceutical manufacturers.   Global tech market advisory firm ABI Research forecasts that overall, digital factory revenue will top $4.5 billion in 2030 with spending by...

Governments pay to bring vaccine production home

In the German town of Dessau, one of the sites of the Bauhaus art school, an institute was set up in ...

ADQ strengthens healthcare portfolio

ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies, is significantly expanding and strengtheni ...

PHRMAG forms new executive committee

The Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers in the Gulf (PHRMAG) conducted its annual General As ...

Tabuk Pharmaceuticals partners with Prestige BioPharma

Saudi Arabia’s leading pharmaceutical firm Tabuk Pharmaceuticals and Singapore’s Prestig ...





Cloud’s trillion-dollar prize is up for grabs

A new report from McKinsey Digital, which looks at cloud cost-optimisation levers and value-oriented business use cases, foresees more than $1 trillion in run-rate EBITDA up for grabs across Fortune 500 companies in 2030, a number that will grow as cloud facilitates the adoption of emergent technologies such as augmented reality and blockchain. And the...

Asry to implement Infor ERP system

The Arabian Gulf’s leading maritime repair and fabrication facility signed a contract with Inf ...

IBM, Joyalukkas to develop cloud e-commerce platform

IBM and Joyalukkas, a leading jewellery retailer, plan to design, develop and deploy a new cloud nat ...

Cloud-managed DDI: optimising networking at edge

In a cloud-first world, the nexus of activity is no longer in your data center; it’s at the ne ...

Amcor consolidates applications with Orange

Global packaging firm Amcor, has further consolidated its corporate applications in a hybrid cloud a ...





QDC delivers on project promise

With over four decades of experience in project execution, factory of Qanbar Dywidag Precast Concrete Company (QDC), a leading precast manufacturer in Saudi Arabia, is gaining ground and name for itself by delivering projects that demand a high level of expertise. The leading construction major in Saudi Arabia has designed, built, delivered and installed...





Techtalk #8: Things to remember!

In the previous tech talks, MH Hydraulics FZC, a leading hydraulic solutions provider in the Middle East, discussed hydraulic oil contamination, ways of preventing oil contamination by means of effective filtration, use of desiccant breathers, selection of hoses and fittings, etc.   In this Techtalk, we will discuss the various points to remember...





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