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Alba sales, output up

ALBA announced it was able to increase its overall sales on the back of higher production in the first quarter of the year. The company said in a statement its sales reached 219,537 tonnes, up 2.2 per cent from 214,891 tonnes in Q1 2012. Production jumped 3 per cent to 227,414 tonnes versus 220,738 tonnes for the same period in 2012. In addition, it was...

Safety drive yields success at smelter

THE company also announced its ongoing drive to maintain a zero accident work environment for employ ...

Cassona picks Bahrain as base

CASSONA, a European investment corporation focused on natural resources, mining and related infrastr ...

Dubal honours safety achievers

WINNERS of the second round of the Dubal Safety Awards were honoured for their achievements in 2012 ...

Equate, Gulf Cryo sign deal for CO2 project

EQUATE Petrochemical Company has signed an accord with Gulf Cryo for Kuwait’s second CO2 recovery ...





Statistics

Kuwait to spend $18bn on projects KUWAIT plans to spend KD4.5 billion to KD5 billion ($15.8 billion to $17.5 billion) on development projects in the 2013/14 fiscal year, which began in April, said Finance Minister Mustapha Al Shamali. Domestic political tensions have been delaying work on parts of a KD30 billion infrastructure building and economic...





Konecranes ships RTG to Turkey

Konecranes recently delivered its first busbar-powered, fully-electric rubber tyred gantry (RTG) crane to Turkey. The equipment is part of an order received last year from Evyap Port for eight fully-electric RTG cranes. Evyap Port is investing in energy-saving solutions and emphasising eco-efficient technology in its operations. The container terminal...

LuLu opens logistics base in UK

LULU GROUP, the hypermarket and retail major in the Middle East, Africa and India, has launched its ...

EMD locomotives arrive in UAE

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, announced the arriv ...

In brief

Agility firm wins contractA UNIT of Kuwaiti logistics company Agility has won a three-year contract ...





Gulftainer poised to double size

The UAE’s largest private port operator has dramatic plans, which could ‘virtually double the size’ of the company, managing director Peter Richards has said. Richards is tight lipped about the details of the deal, which will be formally announced this month, but estimates that the expansion will thrust Gulftainer into the world’s exclusive group...

DP World container volume dips in Q1

DP World, one of the world’s largest port operators, handled 12.8 million teu across its global po ...





Fouling control coatings launched

International Paint has introduced two new patented, “revolutionary” fouling control technologies – the  Intercept 8000 LPP, a biocidal antifouling set to revolutionise predictability in hull coating performance, and Intersleek1100SR, the industry’s first patented biocide free slime release technology. International Paint, part of AkzoNobel,...

SeaLion Resilient latest from Jotun

JOTUN has announced the launch of SeaLion Resilient, a high-performance marine coating based on epox ...





Largest compressor on duty

Offering a 3 per cent increase in gas compression compared to other machines in its class, a GE Waukesha gas engine, driving the largest gas compressor of its type in China, has entered full commercial operation at the Chongqing Gas Field. The project supports China’s long-term development strategy with lower emissions, fuel flexibility, higher efficiency...

KSB breaks ground in Kizad

GERMAN industrial firm KSB, one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial pumps, valves, rela ...

Principal’s valves help remove sulphur

Principal Technology Inc, a provider of total system solutions for natural gas, refining, chemical, ...

Making nuclear plants safer

Pre-set valves play a key role in NuScale Power’s recently announced technological breakthrough wh ...

Pfeiffer presents new rotary vane pumps

PFEIFFER Vacuum has unveiled the new two-stage DuoLine rotary vane pumps. The compact vacuum pumps a ...





Resolving risks the Firetrace way

The long-term economic growth prospects for the Gulf region are highly dependent on the development of the Gulf-wide port infrastructure and the efficiency and reliability of the region’s intermodal freight transport resources, whereby goods – usually containerised – are transported using a combination of ship, rail and road transport.   The region...

QuadroClad panels’ abilities stressed

Recent fires in high-rise buildings in Dubai and its neighbouring states have cost lives and caused ...

Propane stimulation fluid made safe

eCORP Stimulation Technologies LLC (ecorpStim), a subsidiary of eCORP International LLC (eCORP), has ...

Nobel offers new system with Isolcell

Nobel Fire Systems, the UK’s leading fire suppression specialists for the data industry, recently ...





Brooks’ GF135 ‘revolutionary’

Brooks Instrument, a world-leading provider of advanced flow, pressure, vacuum, level and vapour delivery solutions, has launched the GF135, a revolutionary pressure transient insensitive (PTI) mass flow controller for semiconductor manufacturing. The GF135 improves yield and uptime with real-time integral rate-of-decay flow measurement and advanced...

Michell hygrometer helps furnace operators

MICHELL Instruments has introduced a new S8000 RS high-precision dew-point hygrometer that enables f ...

Spectro solution for cast iron units

Spectro Analytical Instruments has introduced optical emission spectrometry (OES) technology that of ...





The new industrial revolution

Can you imagine being able to just “print” spare parts by pressing the print button on a desktop printer? The dream is now a reality - whilst sitting at your desk, the 3D printer will build your parts or components directly from ‘digital’ computer-aided-design data. 3D printing (or additive manufacturing as it is also called), has recently been...





Water reuse process presented

Pasteurisation Technology Group (PTG), innovator of the only wastewater disinfection process that creates renewable energy, exhibited its technology to water-quality and wastewater professionals attending the California Water Environment Association (CWEA)’s annual conference held in Palm Springs California in mid-April. PTG’s system is a highly...

Veolia, bioMérieux ink research deal

VEOLIA Environnement, global leader in water services and expert in environmental services, and bioM ...





Surface finishing for heavy machines

There are applications in which surfaces have to daily undergo the exhausting action of natural elements. One of them for sure is related to earthmoving equipment, which has to deal with not only extreme environmental conditions, but also the continuous wearing action of ground and stones. In such a set, painting is much more than simple aesthetic...

Latest tools from Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in professional tools and equipment, has announced innovations inclu ...

Largest tunnelling machine prepares for work

JUMBO’S MV Fairpartner has discharged at the Port of Seattle the largest tunnel boring machine (TB ...

Faccin machine installed at AIC

Italian company Faccin Srl announced recently it has installed a section bending and profile bending ...

Walter launches chamfering drills

WALTER USA Inc has introduced its new Walter Titex solid carbide chamfering drills, the X•treme St ...





Hägglunds packs a punch

Rotation has driven industry for centuries, and hydraulic technology itself is hardly anything new. But Bosch Rexroth‘s way of using Hägglunds hydraulic direct drives to produce rotation is truly groundbreaking. It offers a combination of benefits that’s hard to reproduce with electromechanical systems. In 2008, Bosch Rexroth acquired Hägglunds...

TeXtreme potential highlighted for aircraft

A UNIQUE carbon fabric from Sweden, TeXtreme, could substantially reduce the weight of existing airc ...

Electricity through superconductors

GE’s Power Conversion business says it has taken an important step in testing a viable way of prod ...

Updated FieldMate set for release

YOKOGAWA Electric Corporation has announced it will release the FieldMate R2.06 Versatile Device Man ...





MdR wins Sadara logistics deal

Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture developed by Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, has outsourced its packaging centre activity for solids and liquids handling to Almajdouie De Rijke Co Ltd (MdR). The agreement was signed in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, between Ziad S Al Labban, CEO, Sadara, and Abdullah A Al Majdouie, chairman of MdR. “The...

‘MdR has the edge’

ATEEQUR Rahman, general Manager, Almajdouie De Rijke (MdR), touched on the significance of the bigge ...

Almajdouie Logistics, MHI sign contract

Almajdouie Logistics has signed a contract with Mitsubishi Heavy industries (MHI) for handling cargo ...

Pipe plant a British Offset success

Global Pipe Company (GPC), which recently commenced commercial production in Jubail, is one of the l ...

AFI eyes railway projects

Alaa for Industry (AFI) has announced it is partnering with international specialist manufacturers a ...





In brief

MAY 8-9: Kuwait Info Security Conference and Exhibition, Radisson Blu Hotel, Kuwait 14-15: Prepaid Cards Middle East, Abu-Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), Abu Dhabi, UAE 16-19: Iwed 2013, Doha Exhibition Centre, Doha, Qatar 16-19: Pipe Show 2013, Tüyap Fair Convention and Congress Centre, Istanbul, Turkey 19-22: Metal and Steel Saudi Arabia,...

Diary

AIRPORT SHOW 2013May 6-8The Airport Show, the premier airport event for the Middle East and North Af ...





Dubal shows off technical strengths

DUBAI Aluminium (Dubal) – the entirely state-owned corporation that operates the world’s largest single-site aluminium smelter using pre-bake anode technology – leveraged its strategic sponsorship of Wetex 2013, the water, energy, technology and environment exhibition,  to showcase the corporation’s on-going efficiency-improvement efforts which...

ecoConstruct held amidst upbeat tempo

EXHIBITORS and visitors at ecoConstruct Expo, held in Abu Dhabi in April, were upbeat following the ...

UAE halal show gets a boost in Malaysia

THE rapidly evolving halal market in the Middle East and the high potential it holds for global manu ...

Plastics expo to help young to start business

ORGANISERS of a plastics expo to be held in Sharjah next year have said they will help young entrepr ...

Aluminium downstream has potential

GCC governments are now moving to attract international investors in the downstream aluminium indust ...





Tenders

KUWAIT Tender No MPW/55/2012/2013. Operation and maintenance of electrical networks. • Bid bond is KD320,000. • Documents can be obtained from the Central Tenders Committee – Ministry of Electricity & Water, PO Box 1070, 13011 Safat, tel:  2401200/800088/2429083, e-mail: info@ctc.gov.kw, website: www.ctc.gov.kw, by payment of KD2,500. • CD...





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