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Non-hydrocarbon players to the fore

Major industrial initiatives launched by the Omani Government are helping it achieve its goals of a vibrant non-hydrocarbons sector and greater opportunities for citizens in the workforce. The Sohar Industrial Port, one of the latest major industry-boosting developments, has been a game changer, making the sultanate a producer of high-value industrial...

BEC working on jobs worth $800m

Oman’s leading engineering and construction contractor and industrial fabricator Bahwan Engineerin ...

Octal upbeat after milestone

Octal has completed its latest expansion, taking annual production capacity of PET resin and PET she ...

Salalah hub gets $3.5bn FDI

Oman’s free zone in the south has generated foreign direct investment (FDI) of $3.5 billion in the ...

JV expects $175m revenues

A ferro-chrome joint venture plant coming up in Freezone Sohar is expected to yield revenues of ...





Statistics

Mideast CFOs ‘most optimistic’ Chief financial officers (CFOs) in the Middle East reported the highest level of optimism during the second quarter of 2012, compared to 11 other geographies surveyed, a Deloitte report said. According to the report, more than half of Middle East CFOs say they are optimistic about their company’s prospects, but...





In Brief

OCTOBER 8-10: Intermat Middle East 2012, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE 10-11: Asia Technology Forum 2012, Bangkok, Thailand 23-25: Parts2Clean, Grand City Airport Hotel Stuttgart Messe, Germany 28-31: Flare Management & Reduction 2012, TBC, Abu Dhabi, UAE 15-18: Erbil International Fair 2012, Erbil International Fairground,...

Diary

HSE FORUM IN ENERGYOctober 8-10 The forum will put a spotlight on the latest developments and techn ...





Saudi event plays up logistics prospects

Saudi Arabia’s growing potential in logistics and associated fields will again come under the spotlight when Saudi Transtec stages its third edition at the Dhahran International Exhibitions Centre, Dammam, in November. Saudi Transtec, running from November 11 to 13 and including an exhibition, a workshop and a two-day conference, is pitched as one of the...





Intermat wins UAE ministry support

The UAE Ministry of Public Works has aligned itself as a lead partner with Intermat Middle East 2012, the event’s organiser has said. The ministry took this step “to continue its pursuit of infrastructure excellence,” said Comexposium and its partner Clarion Events Middle East, who are staging the show for three days from October 8 at the Abu Dhabi...





Forum to discuss gas issues

Global and regional industry experts will convene at the 2012 Gas Arabia Summit for four days to discuss how to capitalise on the numerous opportunities that the gas industry offers. Organised by Energy Exchange, the eighth annual Gas Arabia Summit will be held from December 2 to 5 in Muscat, Oman. This year’s event is co-hosted by Oman Gas Company,...





Firms to project Dutch prowess

The Dutch business community will use the Gulf Industry Fair platform in Bahrain early next year (January 15 to 17) to fill in what it says is a knowledge gap in the region about the Netherlands’ industrial achievements. “Holland has a long history in engineering, innovation and manufacturing that is well-known around Europe but strangely, looking at...

Support for fair piles up

Gulf Industry Fair (GIF) 2013 has gathered more support with the announcement that Majaal Warehousin ...





Equate unit given new resumption date

Kuwait's Equate Petrochemical Company has announced that its ethylene glycol unit will be back online in mid-November after a fire that occurred at the end of July. 'This was a change in schedule from what was issued on August 2, 2012, which had stipulated that the 550,000 tonnes per year EG unit will be back online within approximately six weeks from the...

Asry gains bookings from SMM

Asry, a leading rig and ship repair yard in the Gulf, has witnessed a sales spurt due to its partici ...

Hempel product comes to Qatar

Gulf establishments dealing with the storage and handling of crude oil and water at high temperature ...

Glass maker to grow bigger

Bahrain’s ambitious small and medium enterprise (SME) producer Modern Glass Technology (MGT) has a ...

Shell contract for Foster Wheeler

Foster Wheeler AG announced that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group has b ...





Boeing renews Dassault contract

Dassault Systèmes, a world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has announced that Boeing has signed a five year contract to extend the use of Dassault Systèmes’ industry-leading applications at Boeing Commercial Airplanes and at Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Dassault Systèmes and...

Sigma Labs to launch new 3D suite

Sigma Labs Inc has announced it will release soon the first module of PrintRite3D – a cutting-edge ...





Khalifa Port bears Bechtel stamp

Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi, the Mena region’s most technologically advanced port, which began commercial operations at the beginning of September, is one of the crowning achievements of Bechtel, the engineering, procurement and construction specialist. Bechtel formed an expert team from 40 nationalities to work with Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) whose port...

Company targets emerging markets

Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility is gearing up for expansion in emerging markets, much of it in countr ...

Crane deals inked

Agreements have been signed for 69 cranes to be installed at DP World’s Jebel Ali Terminal 3 which ...

In Brief

Firms to write master plans Saudi Ports Authority has signed two contracts with WS Atkins & Par ...





Emerson solutions for Vopak

Netherlands-based Vopak has awarded Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, a three-year Global Framework Agreement to become one of the providers of process automation systems and services for Vopak’s 80-plus storage and bulk liquid terminal facilities around the world. Standardising on Emerson’s DeltaV digital automation system...

Eco monitors machine health

IMI-Sensors, the world’s largest manufacturer of industrial vibration monitoring instrumentation, ...

Compact Sinamics more versatile

The Sinamics G120C inverter from Siemens is now also available with Profinet communication. The comp ...

Monitoring system reduces overheads

The Sirius 3RR24 current monitoring relay for IO-Link enhances the switching technology portfolio of ...

ABB completes major conversion job

ABB had a major role in the conversion of FPSO Peregrino, one of the biggest, most technologically a ...





Self-sufficiency on the horizon

The GCC region steel rebar market is poised to grow at 5 per cent annually in the next five to eight years but with new capacity expansions and brownfield output upgrades, demand will likely be met mostly by domestic producers, minimising the need for exports, Frost & Sullivan Metals & Minerals Practice has told Gulf Industry. It estimates the...

UK firm eyes Mideast business

UK-based James Alloys, which provides high-value metal products for distribution worldwide, said it ...

New fleet lifts work experience

Customised personnel carriers ordered by Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) for its potlines are reflective of ...

Emirates Steel completes Phase 2 expansion

Emirates Steel, Abu Dhabi , the only integrated steel plant in the UAE, has completed its Dh7 billio ...

Smelters upbeat after Moscow meet

Dubai Aluminium (Dubal) and Emirates Aluminium (Emal), both of whom had a joint pavilion at an alumi ...





Hubs buck trend, drive recovery

As Dubai pushes towards further recovery, its free zones will most certainly play a critical role as they have been doing all along since the time the free zone concept took hold and matured, business circles say. The emirate’s economy has been growing at a moderate rate notwithstanding the difficulties of recent years following the global economic...

DSO sees rise in tenants, profits

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the UAE’s technology hub, announced that its tenant numbers reached 740 ...





Projects moving towards startup

Sabic has made progress in several domestic projects announced before 2012 while one key unit to produce distilled alcohol products is set for completion in a year’s time. The 50,000 tonnes per year distilled alcohols plant will become operational in the second half of 2013 at Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate. China’s Sinopec is constructing the...

Indian SUV gets Noryl GTX touch

Automotive manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra has introduced India’s first injection moulded pla ...

New thermoset line up and running

Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business launched a new breakthrough line of Noryl SA90 and SA9000 res ...

Lexan rail seats are top class

Sabic’s Innovative Plastics business has launched a new Lexan FST3403 (flame-smoke-toxicity) polyc ...





Manz makes solar power economical

The German high-tech engineering firm Manz has announced it has achieved a technological breakthrough: its integrated production line for CIGS (copper indium gallium selenium) thin-film solar panels, the Manz CIGSfab, can be used to manufacture solar panels that in the future will supply power costing between four euro cents (Spain) and eight euro cents...

Ecosse Subsea eyes growth

Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) of Aberdeen, UK, developer of a range of patented technologies, with oth ...

270-watt-peak Sunmodule debuts

SolarWorld, the largest US solar manufacturer for more than 35 years, debuted its 270-watt-peak Sunm ...

Solstice technology attracts Whirlpool

Whirlpool Corporation and Honeywell have announced that all Whirlpool Corporation US-made refrigerat ...

UVAC 6G: efficiency booster

Siemens announced at the SolarPACES conference in Marrakech, Morocco, the release of a new solar rec ...





Tenders

BAHRAIN Tender No BECA 07/2012. Supply & installation of garbage compactor with accessories. • Bid bond is BD500. • Documents can be obtained from the Bahrain Exhibition and Convention Authority (BECA), Directorate of Finance and Administration, First floor at Bahrain Exhibition Centre, by payment of BD15. • CD October 17. Tender No BECA...





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