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Dubai Industrial City marks big surge

DUBAI Industrial City (DI), a member of Tecom Investments, attracted 212 new companies during 2012, marking an increase of 82 per cent in the number of new companies that opted to use the various industrial real estate services and facilities on offer at the city. Companies in DI grew from 259 to 471 during the 12-month period. Dubai Industrial City, one...

Bahrain plans pharmaceutical plant

BAHRAIN’S investment arm has signed an agreement with Japanese firm SBI Pharmaceuticals (SBI) towa ...

Bapco to launch two STGs

TWO new steam turbo-generators (STG) built at a cost of $110 million will be launched by Bapco soon. ...

Brazil mission yields $47.2m deals

A RECENTLY concluded Brazilian trade mission to the Middle East has estimated it has won export deal ...

Dewa achievements outlined

THE chief of Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (Dewa) has said infrastructure enhancements have ...





Statistics

Mideast’s ultra-rich ‘not linked to oil’FOR most ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) in the Middle East, the oil sector is not the source of their wealth, according to a new research. The typical Middle Eastern UHNWI is not an oil baron, said the study conducted by Wealth-X, a UHNW business development solution for global private banks, luxury...





OOT trader volume up 50pc

Figures released by a leading bulk liquid storage terminal operator at Sohar Industrial Port in Northern Oman show that liquids handled for traders increased more substantially than that for tenants from within and around the port in 2012. Oiltanking Odfjell Terminals & Co LLC (OOT), which has a total storage capacity of 1.39 million cu m, moved around...





DP World sells HK stakes for $742m

Ports operator DP World Limited is selling its stakes in two container terminals and a logistics centre in Hong Kong for $742 million as part of a rejig of assets in favour of fast-growing emerging markets, Reuters reported. It is the biggest asset sale by the world’s third-largest port operator since it offloaded most of its Australian business more...

Majaal on top with new tenant

Majaal Warehouse Co, the leading provider of warehousing and industrial facilities for small and med ...

Konecranes ERTGs on duty at GPA

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) of the US recently unveiled its first four electrified rubber-tyre ...

Cranes stalwart signs big order

KONECRANES has signed an agreement to deliver container handling equipment to Indonesian state-owned ...

Konecranes’ tool Truconnect useful

Konecranes has introduced a monitoring and reporting system called Truconnect that allows lift truck ...





Etihad inks MoU as GCC tempo hots up

Etihad Rail, the master developer of the UAE’s national railway network, has signed its latest MoU as it prepares to implement its schemes and even as tempo builds up among Gulf states to create networks linking cities and industrial centres within and beyond their borders. The UAE authority signed up with Aramex, the global logistics and transportation...





CommScope ahead of the pack

CommScope, the global market and technology leader in advanced network infrastructure solutions, expects to see 10 to 15 per cent growth in its business in the Gulf region year on year, a senior official tells this magazine. Ciaran Forde, the company’s vice president, enterprise, Middle East and Africa (MEA), also said the biggest markets in the MEA are...

Duobond Plus gives flawless signal

BELDEN Inc, a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has ...





Market valued at $245m by 2015

The Middle East market for test and measuring equipment was $130 million in 2012, representing 8 per cent growth over the previous year, according to a report of business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan’s automation and electronics analyst. “This market is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.6 per cent to reach $245...

New FLIR kits give precise results

FLIR Systems Inc has introduced its new FLIR A5sc, A15sc, and A35sc longwave infrared thermal imagin ...

Krohne PipePatrol top leak monitor

Krohne highlighted in a series of lectures recently the advances made in its PipePatrol leak monitor ...

New tool unveiled

KROHNE has introduced the Optiwave 5200 C/F, a new 10 GHz FMCW radar level meter for liquid applicat ...





Bahrain tops in downstream

While the UAE has the largest share of GCC primary aluminium production at 49 per cent, Bahrain accounts for the most output in the downstream sector at 38 per cent, a Metals and Minerals Practice, Frost & Sullivan, report for 2011 says. The UAE’s share was 29 per cent in downstream production while Bahrain accounted for 24 per cent of the total...

Alba boost from key US events

Alba’s participation in key international conferences, including two of North America’s leading ...

Dividends disbursal

APPROVAL was given for the distribution of dividends to Alba shareholders for 2012 which amounted to ...

Efficient Dubal also a green model

A deep-seated commitment to be a role model for responsible business operations is a cornerstone of ...

Dubal, DQG renew partnership

DUBAI Quality Group (DQG), a non-profit organisation that advances learning, promotes quality improv ...





JV pact signed for phosphate complex

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) has signed Heads of Agreement to jointly develop a fully integrated, world-class phosphate production facility in Saudi Arabia with The Mosaic Company and Sabic. The project cost is approximately SR26 billion ($7 billion). Maaden will own 60 per cent, Mosaic 25 per cent and Sabic 15 per cent. The new complex will...

Sabic making new plastic grades

Sabic has begun manufacturing thermoplastic grades at its affiliates in Jubail and Yanbu in Saudi Ar ...

Fluor wins Feed deal for Qatar plant

FLUOR Corporation has announced it has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (Feed) contra ...





New Siemens drive technologies out

Siemens’ Industry Sector’s Drive Technologies Division has announced it will be presenting at Hannover Messe 2013 from April 8 to 12 its improved Arpex couplings and its extended Simogear range of geared motors. The division will also present its “Integrated Drive System” (IDS) at the event. It described IDS as a whole new dimension in solutions...

New tool for HVAC sector

WITH ACS790 V9.0, the Siemens Building Technologies Division has introduced a new version of its eng ...

Siemens presents automation products

Siemens’ Industry Automation Division has announced a series of innovations and new products that ...

Belden offers PowerMICE protection

BELDEN has introduced to the Europe, Middle East and Africa region its new PowerMICE, the third gene ...

New Doosan crawler models now in region

Doosan Construction Equipment has launched the new 48-tonne DX480LCA and 51-tonne DX520LCA large cra ...





Ultra Light-Weld 431 bonds well

Dymax Corporation has introduced Ultra Light-Weld 431, a versatile adhesive for glass-to-glass and glass-to-metal applications. This material has been formulated to be resistant to high-temperature and high-moisture environments while maintaining superior adhesion and flexibility. It was also designed with low shrinkage, which reduces stress on the bond...

Lord to project its range at expo

Lord Corporation, a global leader in developing adhesives for industrial markets, is preparing to sh ...

Henkel highlights Frekote range

Henkel exhibited its Frekote products at the JEC Composites fair which took place from March 12 to 1 ...

Master Bond launches UV25

MASTER Bond recently launched its UV25 which offers fast fixture times, rapid curing and high temper ...





Eye on building SME base

Affluent Kuwait has many things going for the country. There’s oil and high wages for its nationals at work and liberal pension benefits, for example. But while Kuwait is still one of the top producers in Opec, and oil revenues are not likely to dry up anytime soon, it is the spectre of an expanding wage and pension bill that is causing concern, many...

Wataniya, Huawei team up

Kuwait-based Wataniya Telecom and Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, have teamed up fo ...

KCC plans to double capacity

Kuwait Catalyst Company (KCC), which has Advanced Refining Technologies (ART) as a major shareholder ...





Diary

GULF PRINT & PACK 2013 April 8 – 11Many of the most prestigious print and packaging industry suppliers and manufacturers are set to exhibit at the event. Expected to attract 9,000 show visitors, it is aimed at commercial and packaging printers, brand owners and designers. There will be over 300 exhibitors participating at the expo including Canon,...

In brief

APRIL 16-18: World Eco Construct, Abu-Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE 16-18: City ...





Construction expo draws strong response

AS gulfBID, the annual exhibition for the Northern Gulf’s construction industry, prepares for its three-day run from May 7, the show’s organiser Hilal Conferences & Exhibitions (HCE) has confirmed that Hall 1 of the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre (BIECC) is now sold out.  HCE has set up a waiting list for the event that...

Gulf Property Show reflects hope

HILAL Conferences and Exhibitions (HCE)’s inaugural Gulf Property Show, taking place alongside the ...

Interiors show alongside boom times

THIS year’s gulfInteriors show, to be held from May 7 to 9 in Hall 2 of the Bahrain International ...

Wetex to have World Expo booth

THE 15th Water Technologies, Energy and Environment Exhibition (Wetex 2013), which will be held from ...

MEOS ends on successful note

THE 18th edition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Middle East Oil & Gas Show and Confere ...





Tenders

BAHRAIN Tender No 2/2013. Supply of tide gauges for Bahrain Tidal network. • Bid bond is BD500. • Documents can be obtained from the Directorate of Human Resources & Finance Survey & Land Registration Bureau, Directorate of Finance Resources, Fourth Floor, Manama, Delmon Tower, tel: 17507726, by payment of BD15. • CD April 10....





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