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Wind turbines on BWTC create history

The Bahrain World Trade Centre (BWTC) made history in the first week of April when its pioneering wind turbines turned together for the first time. The three 29-m-diameter turbine blades on Bahrain’s iconic landmark are the world’s first to be integrated into a commercial development, and are forecast to provide the equivalent  of 11-15 per cent...

Glass supplied to Etihad terminal

Emirates Glass has announced it has successfully supplied 8,000 sq m of its premium EmiCool high per ...

Qatar glass venture announced

A new joint venture will set up a state-of-the-art glass processing facility in Qatar to cater to th ...

Clipsal wins top award

Clipsal Middle East, part of Schneider Electric’s installation systems and control business unit A ...

Danube targets $1bn sales

Danube Building Materials, a leader in construction, building materials, and shop fitting industries ...





Aviation trade awaits Dubai expo

The Middle East’s growing aviation industry is facing a major environmental hurdle as massive airport development continues to spiral around the region. Research shows that 18 per cent of fuel is wasted each year through airport infrastructure and operational inefficien-cies, amounting to 120 million tonnes of carbon dioxide worldwide. This comes at a...

Bobcat skid-steer loader is 50

2008 being the year of the 50th anniversary of the Bobcat skid-steer loader, Bobcat will be hosting ...

Atlas Copco units ordered in Qatar

Atlas Copco announced that its compressors have been ordered for a new 100,000 sq m refurbishment co ...

Opus installs CFU for Wood

Produced water treatment and oil separation specialist Opus Maxim Ltd has recently completed the suc ...

Rolls-Royce to work on tanker job

Rolls-Royce has welcomed the UK Ministry of Defence’s award of the £13 billion contract to the Ai ...





German car makers jockey for China market

Mercedes Benz launched the GLK small SUV in the Chinese market, and its head, Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche said he was convinced the group would overtake German rival BMW in the fast-growing market. He declined to give a timeframe for that or to offer any sales targets but the remark by “Dr Z”, as he is nicknamed, caused ripples during the...

World debut for Kizashi 3

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s concept Kizashi 3 recently made its international debut at the New York ...





A partnership that’s scaling new heights

Advanced Industries Group (AIG) has registered 100 per cent growth since it entered into partnership with Emaar Industries and Investments (EII), according to a company official. As a subsidiary of EII, the group has gained exposure, recognition and the capability to realise its dreams and expansions, says Faysal Rasoul, chief executive officer of...





‘Brand Dubai’ gives free zone a big boost

Dubai Airport Free Zone (Dafz) has gained from brand Dubai, while on its own it has diversified the range of sectors it hosts and is expanding space to take in more tenants, the head of the enclave has said. Dr Mohammed Al Zarouni, director-general of the Dafz Authority (Dafza)  said aviation so far had been the core sector in the free zone accounting...

Hawk experiences substantial growth

Dubai Airport Free Zone-based Hawk Freight Service FZE, a specialised logistics provider in the regi ...

Multivac expanding in ME

Multivac, a world leader in packaging solutions, recently opened its regional office at the Dubai Ai ...

Haulotte happy with Dafz base

Haulotte Group, a European leader and the world number three supplier of aerial work platforms, expe ...





Noryl has extensive approvals

Manufacturers of products that come in contact with potable water must navigate through a multitude of regulations, which can delay time to market. Sabic Innovative Plastics has proactively and voluntarily obtained potable water certifications for its hydrostable Noryl resins to help manufacturers simplify and speed up the approval process, it said in a...

High-tech line in Korea ups Sabic’s Asia role

To provide enhanced service and support for customers in Korea and Asia – the fastest-growing mark ...

Sabic profits rise 10 per cent

Sabic, the world’s biggest chemicals firm by market value, posted a 10 per cent rise in first-quar ...

Belden spurring CATV growth

Belden has said its high-performance products will help build the infrastructure for the latest cabl ...

Borouge takes step to move into Phase 3

Borouge, a leading provider of innovative, value creating plastics solutions, has announced it has i ...





Lenovo seeks larger footprint in ME

Lenovo Group Ltd, the world’s fourth-largest computer maker, is considering acquisitions to expand into markets including the Middle East and Turkey, an executive said. Lenovo, which bought IBM’s loss-making PC arm in 2005, wants to expand into countries where computer use is less widespread as a slowdown in the US economy threatens to curb...

Zain launches ‘borderless’ service

Telecommunication giant Zain has achieved another first by launching its groundbreaking and borderle ...

Satyam named SAP partner

Satyam Computer Services Ltd., a leading global business and information technology services company ...

Batelco broadband network in last stage

Bahrain’s integrated telecom provider Batelco has said it is in the final stage of a $57 million p ...

Link opens Rome sales office

Link Development, the software development subsidiary of LINKdot-NET, has announced it is to open it ...





Latest tenders

GI updates you with the latest tenders available in the Gulf region and beyond. BAHRAINTender No MOH/009/2008. Supply of radiology items. Bid bond is BD2,500. The Ministry of Health, Directorate of Materials Management, tel: 17285199/ 17285572/1728559, fax: 17270979. Documents can be obtained by payment of BD50. CD May 7. Details for the following...





OKI’s ‘groundbreaking’ printer

OKI the laser printer manufacturer, and EFI, the manufacturer of the world’s most popular proofing Raster Image Processor (RIP), have joined together to produce an “incredibly colour accurate” printing solution. “OKI’s C9650XF series is equipped with the highly advanced EFI XF RIP to produce new, groundbreaking printing technology which is set to...

DuPont, Sun advance flexography

DuPont Packaging Graphics (DuPont) and Sun Chemical, two of the leading suppliers to the flexographi ...

Epson announces printers for offices

Epson has announced the Middle East launch of its new AcuLaser M2000 series of high-performance mono ...

Canon’s new photoprinter

Canon Middle East has launched the Pixma iP2600 to open up high-quality home photo printing to a wid ...

Printing centre will raise skills

OKI Printing Solutions has initiated a unique strategic alliance with Notre Dame University (NDU) an ...





Valve changeover for domestic gas users

Following a decision of the undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior and in conjunction with Civil Defence, Dubai, domestic gas users will have new cylinder valves with enhanced safety features in place of the old ones. This is part of an industry-wide initiative born out of extensive research conducted by Emirates Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enoc,...

‘Safety Manager’ gets NFPA nod

Honeywell’s Safety Manager platform is the process industries’ first safety instrumented system ...

Welding safety blankets launched

Jackson Products Ltd, the West Midlands (UK) subsidiary of US-based Jackson Safety Inc, personal and ...

IBI, SecureTeq join hands

Innovative Biosensors Inc (IBI), a company developing rapid, ultra-sensitive tests to detect harmful ...





New Dewalt tools coming to region

Dewalt will launch this year in the Middle East several advanced products including a complete range of cordless compact impact wrenches and drivers and the 18 V nano technology lithium ion platform. “The impact drivers and wrenches are ideal for steel framers, electricians, cabinet installers, deck builders and HVAC and wet and dry mechanical...

Bosch introduces new models

Bosch has introduced this year a new generation of products bearing the BruteTough name. The compan ...

Metabo markets latest tools

Metabo Germany has launched its latest generation of power tools including angle grinders, rotary ha ...





Dubai World sees port prospects in Mauritania

State-owned investment group Dubai World has expressed interest in managing and developing a port in the Mauritanian capital and said it saw “great potential” for a free zone in the country. Dubai World chairman chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem identified Nouakchott port as a facility his organisation could manage and an area he said could be...

Nakilat posts big profit surge

Qatar Gas Transport Co (Nakilat) posted a 70.3 per cent surge in first-quarter profit as investment ...

Etihad, Cargoitalia sign deal

Etihad Crystal Cargo, a division of Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways, has signed an interline agreemen ...

New service at Sharjah terminal

Exporters and importers to and from Mumbai (JNPT), Karachi and Mundra as well as Muscat, now have mo ...

DHL gets Cargo 2000 accolade

DHL Global Forwarding has achieved Phase 2 certification for Cargo 2000’s quality management syste ...





ABC prospers with SIG Combibloc link

SIG Combibloc Obeikan, a joint venture between SIG Combibloc Germany and the Obeikan Group in Saudi Arabia, has been associated with Kuwait’s Arabian Beverage Company (ABC) for over seven years. The success story in the cooperation between ABC and SIG Combibloc Obeikan started in 2001 with the installation of the first SIG Combibloc filling machine,...

Gulf Cable output climbs

An expansion at Gulf Cable and Electrical Industries Company’s production facilities in Kuwait has ...

KGL PI seeks portfolio growth

Ports developer and operator KGL Ports International (KGL PI) intends to add two ports to its portfo ...

UOP seeks new opportunities

United Oil Projects Company (UOP), which posted a net profit of KD1.362 million ($5.1 million) in 20 ...

Almeer working on major projects

Almeer Technical Services Company (Almeer) is currently working on a $34-million contract awarded by ...





Statistics

Kuwait posts record revenueKuwait posted a record actual revenue of KD18.93 billion ($72.2 billion) in the last fiscal year that ended on March 31. The figure is 127 per cent higher than budget projections of KD8.32 billion, a report in Gulf Daily News quoted the Finance Ministry as saying.Revenues are also up 22 per cent from that in 2006/2007 of...





Projects in the Gulf

BahrainAddur IWPP Owner: Bahrain Ministry of Electricity and WaterBudget: $ 2 billion- Desalination Budget: $4 billion- PowerScope: The project calls for the design, supply, construction and operation (25 years) of a facility with a capacity of 4,000 MW and 100 million gallons per day (mg/d). The plant will be located on the eastern side of the main island...





World manufacturing weakest in five years

Global manufacturing activity slowed to its weakest pace in nearly five years in March as growth in factory orders ground to a halt while cost pressures soared, a survey showed. The JP Morgan Global Manufacturing PMI for March eased to 50.8 in March from 51.1 in February, the lowest since May 2003, as the pace of factory growth slowed across the US, euro...

Slow growth forecast in US

US manufacturing growth is set to slow in the second quarter, according to the Manufacturers Allianc ...

Funding for coal plant decried

The World Bank approved financing for a $4.2 billion coal-fired power plant in India despite calls b ...

Aussie miners’ grouse

The head of BHP-Billiton Marius Kloppers has said that Australia must speed approvals for major infr ...

Oil market ‘more balanced’

The world oil market is becoming more balanced, demand is falling and oil prices should soften as a ...





DP World to develop port at KAEC

The first step has been taken into making King Abdullah Economic City’s (KAEC) seaport one of the top 10 in the world by having global marine terminals operator DP World involved in its development and operations. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Emaar, The Economic City (Emaar.EC), the Tadawul-listed company developing KAEC,...

Amana highlights achievements

Amana Contracting and Steel Buildings, a regional leader in the design, construction and commissioni ...

Porsche to have base in DSO

Porsche will establish its Middle East and North Africa (Mena) headquarters in the Dubai Silicon Oas ...

Nakheel seeks green projects

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and Nakheel, Dubai’s premier development company, have signe ...

Local parties get ADPC contracts

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has awarded two major earthworks packages to local contractors for th ...





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