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Alba output hits new high

ALUMINIUM Bahrain (Alba) hit a high mark when it reported output of 890,217 tonnes in 2012 against 881,310 tonnes achieved in the previous year. The sales volume in 2012 remained almost stable at 890,291 tonnes compared with 893,020 tonnes in the previous year. Q4 2012 sales were 225,739 tonnes against 227,042 tonnes and the company closed 2012 value-added...

Masdar eyes renewables-based water desalination

MASDAR has launched a pilot programme to test and develop advanced energy-efficient seawater desalin ...

GE to power biggest wastewater plant

GE’s Power Conversion business has announced it won a contract of more than $10 million to supply ...

Glulam firm wins Qatar project

MATHIS has said its two-year marketing efforts in Qatar have proved fruitful following a contract it ...

Dabur set to launch new products

DABUR International, which has production facilities in the UAE, has announced it has developed a ne ...





Statistics

GCC growth ‘set to drop to 3.6pc GCC economic growth is set to slow to 3.6 per cent in 2013 from 5.4 per cent in 2012 as the three-year surge in regional oil production comes to an end, a report said. However, on the ground, business conditions are expected to remain solid as governments maintain elevated levels of investment and social spending, which...





Adept Lynx helps move materials

Adept Technology Inc, a leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions, has announced the launch of the Adept Lynx, a self-navigating Autonomous Indoor Vehicle (AIV) designed for moving material from point to point in challenging environments that may include confined passageways as well as dynamic and peopled locations. Given the...

Visiongain’s oil and gas forecast

AN analysis by independent business information provider Visiongain indicates that the global oil an ...

Honeywell role for Borouge 3

Honeywell will be the main automation contractor for Abu Dhabi Polymer Company’s Borouge 3 petroch ...

Wohler announces new products

US-based Wohler Technologies, a world leader in providing in-rack audio and video monitoring solutio ...





Ajman initiates warehouse scheme

In a fresh initiative to gain additional business and make the emirate of Ajman more competitive as a logistics and SME hub, the Ajman Free Zone is offering a Smart Warehouses scheme that it says will be affordable even to small start-up companies. In the new scheme, investors can rent warehouses as small as 100 sq m or multiple units depending on their...

Transworld’s focus

Shipping and logistics conglomerate Transworld has expanded its operations by entering the bulk busi ...

DHL introduces flexitanks

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, has introduced ...

In brief

Gulftainer eyes Russian portGULFTAINER Company, UAE’s second-largest port operator, is close to ac ...





Jebel Ali gets top vessel call

DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port, the largest man-made port in the world, celebrated early in the New Year the maiden visit of the world’s largest containership, CMA CGM Marco Polo, owned by the CMA CGM Group. This milestone was seen as reinforcing Dubai’s and the port’s role as a regional gateway for the new generation of mega liner vessels. The...





Mideast braces for big investment

Hardpressed to meet demand from a growing population and expanding industries, the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region is expected to invest $250 billion in power projects over the next five years, says the British PennWell Corporation. PennWell gave no breakdown for the investments but according to an official Arab group, the Gulf Cooperation...





Konecranes’ hybrid stacker milestone

Konecranes, a world-leading group of lifting businesses, has announced the introduction of the world’s first hybrid reach stacker - the SMV 4531 TB5 HLT for container handling with a lifting capacity of 45 tonnes. The stacker features a hybrid diesel/electric driveline, electrified hydraulic lifting system, and a super capacitor based energy storage....

New rough-terrain crane delivered

CONTRACTORS Crane Company, an authorised dealer of Badger Equipment Company cranes, took delivery of ...

Konecranes hoists ‘intelligent’

Stepless and adjustable controls for all movements – lifting and lowering as well as trolley and c ...





Hempel brand gets lift in UAE

Hempel, buoyed by research findings that it accounts for an overwhelming portion of the UAE market for paints including decorative and protective paints, has announced it will strengthen its exclusive range of paint offerings for the UAE. The company has opened a new outlet in a hardware shopping area as a further step to come closer to existing and...

New Hemparea coat ups line speed

INTERNATIONAL coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched a new anti-corrosive coating with a curing t ...

BASF moves to help coatings producers

BASF has come to the help of manufacturers of industrial coatings by its decision to increase its an ...

Painting without priming

3M recently introduced a new product designed using the latest technology in wall repair, making it ...

Novel product good for coatings

Battelle scientists have invented a novel, water-based polyurethane unlike any other – environment ...





D-TEC shows off innovations

Dutch company D-TEC introduced to the Gulf market at the Gulf Industry Fair in mid-January its new, innovative product lines in grapples and container trailers. “The products of D-TEC are typical of the innovative power of the company and the aim is to lift up customer profits,” said a D-TEC spokesman while launching the new product lines in the...

Renault adopts new Noryl grade

Marking a new milestone in its 25-year relationship developing thermoplastic fenders with Renault SA ...

Hypertherm releases new plasma system

HYPERTHERM, a manufacturer of advanced cutting systems, has announced the release of the MaxPro 200, ...





Towards greater diversification

Saudi Arabia is making a frantic push towards a more balanced economy and the buzz word is innovation and training as a means to creating an environment for high-quality entrepreneurship and manufacturing. Whereas Riyadh was content in years gone by to have multinationals delivering their products for key Saudi projects the emphasis now is on technology...

Alaa gets set for action

Dammam-based Alaa for Industries (AFI) has announced its factory is investing in new machinery to ta ...

Victaulic products used in Makkah

Victaulic has reported that DOKAAE (Development of King Abdul Aziz Endowment) in Makkah, Saudi Arabi ...

Cargill, Arasco unveil JV plans

Cargill and Arasco have announced their intention to create a new starches and sweeteners joint vent ...

Crystal Arc to open Saudi factory

CRYSTAL Arc Group, a leading manufacturer of crystalware and an ISO-certified UAE firm, has announce ...





Diary of events

Floorex Arabia 2013February 2-5The event presents a comprehensive overview of a wide range of floor covering products, hand-made and machine-made rugs and carpets, parquet, other wood flooring, natural stone and marble, ceramics, painting, wall covering, different kinds of floor application technology and many more. Floorex Arabia 2013 is pitched as a good...

In brief

FEBRUARY 2-3: Expo Elettronica – Vicenza 2013, a trade fair for electronics, related products, Fi ...





Intersec organisers elated

ORGANISERS of Intersec, the region’s premier security, safety, fire protection and homeland security show, expressed elation over its success after three days of high-pitched showcasing and networking at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. A statement from organiser Epoc Messe Frankfurt said the 2013 edition featured an incredible...





Arabplast points to Gulf’s key role

THE recently concluded Arabplast exhibition put the spotlight on the Gulf’s role as a manufacturer of plastics products and supplier of raw materials to world markets. Opening the exhibition, Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy, said the country enjoyed strong industrial growth particularly in the areas of petrochemicals and down-stream...





SteelFab has successful run

THE GCC steel industry and allied segments are poised for double-digit growth, thanks to demand from the core sector led by the oil and gas industry and expanding markets like Saudi Arabia, according to a survey conducted during the SteelFab fair which was held at Expo Centre Sharjah. Fifty per cent of the respondents said they expected the steel industry...





Gulf Industry Fair gets plaudits

THE sixth edition of Gulf Industry Fair (GIF) got the thumbs up from exhibitors and visitors after three significant days of showcasing industrial products in Bahrain which everyone saw as a gateway to the huge Saudi market and the Northern Gulf. Moments after the fair opened, Majaal Warehouse Company announced a tenancy deal with Bahrain’s Middle East...

An opportunity for networking

FOR exhibitors at Gulf Industry Fair (GIF) 2013, the event was an opportunity to network, pursue dea ...





Tenders

Gulf Industry Magazine brings you the latest tenders available in the Gulf region.   BAHRAIN Tender No SP/AB/PT-4229/01/13.Supply of inlet segment-ABB. • Bid bond is BD1,000. • Documents can be obtained from the Electricity & Water Authority, Directorate of Central Stores, tel: 17705555, by payment of BD25. • CD February 13. Tender No...





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