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Alba workers honoured

TWENTY-TWO Alba employees were among a group of 150 workers from different companies in Bahrain honoured for their outstanding performance during a ceremony to mark International Labour Day. Organised by the Bahrain Free Labour Federation (Al Hurr), the ceremony was held under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, who was represented...

FCC, Thai firm in upgrades deal

BAHRAIN’S Falcon Cement Company (FCC) and Thailand’s LV Technology (LVT) have signed an engineer ...

Dubal wins innovation awards

THE spirit of innovation and continuous improvement at Dubai Aluminium – the world’s largest pri ...

Ducab reports 42pc export growth

DUCAB, the manufacturer of cables and cables-relevant copper products, reported its revenue for 2012 ...

Intermetal sets up factory unit

INTERMETAL, a Group Harwal firm, has invested Dh75 million ($20.4 million) in a factory at Dubai Inv ...





Statistics

UAE tops contract awards listWITH 2013 forecasted to be a year of optimism and opportunity for construction in the Middle East, all eyes are back on governments in the region and how they propose to manage their spending, according to a report.In a region where there is an acute deficit in terms of infrastructure, the ingredients for capital projects could...





High-tech inputs empower tags

Avery Dennison Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS), the world’s largest and leading provider for UHF radio frequency identification (RFID ) solutions, has released a newly expanded RFID portfolio which creates high-performance, cost-efficient solutions for targeted product categories (fragrances, jewelry, cosmetics, accessories, houseware)...





Cranes on way to US port

Four Konecranes Super Post Panamax STS cranes are on their way to the Port of Savannah, Georgia, operated by the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the cranes company reported. The cranes are part of an order that Konecranes received in 2011. In addition to the four STS cranes, the order included 20 Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes that have already...

Car dealer base expands distribution centre

ARABIAN Automobiles, the flagship company of the AW Rostamani Group and the largest automobile distr ...

DP World honoured

DP World’s professionalism and quality operations across its five marine terminals in India have w ...

In brief

Sezad signs two dealsThe Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad), Oman, has signed two agree ...

Sharjah port site for vessel launch

Gulftainer-operated Sharjah Container Terminal (SCT) was the site for the launch of the Mag Containe ...





Digital printing on uneven media

The Alpine 516 fuser drum will be offeredas an option for the two 508 mm wideprinting presses in the high-speedXeikon 3500 Series as well as the3000 and 3050 series High-quality digital carton printing on a wide range of materials is now within reach thanks to new technology from Xeikon. The innovator in digital colour printing has developed a...





Jafza bracing for construction boom

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) continues to be one of the mainstays of the UAE economy. Now with a re-intensified focus on infrastructure development, the enclave is poised to contribute significantly to that effort and help diversify further the economy. A hub of global significance, Jafza’s more than 7,000 companies generated trade worth Dh80 billion...

Dafza advancing, keeping momentum

A combination of location advantage, facilities, investment opportunities and aggressive marketing h ...





Slitting centre a profitable solution

Headquartered in Dammam, Saudi Arabia and with a sales and distribution network across the region, USG Middle East (USGME) is a joint venture between USG - a US-headquartered global manufacturer of building materials for the construction and remodeling industries - and a group of Saudi investors. The company has, in the last 35 years, established a proven...

MIT process promises cheaper steel, no CO2

An MIT team has found a process that could lead to cheaper, higher-quality steel-making without the ...

Ultra-strong and cobalt-free

Warren M Garrison Jr, a professor of materials science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University ...

Top UAE producer honing local skills

Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Steel, the only integrated steel plant in the UAE, now implementing a compreh ...

New Delta line unique

Delta Steel Technologies announced it has shipped a 1 inch by 120 inch temper mill cut-to-length lin ...





Moves to confront building emissions

University of Birmingham School ofMetallurgy and Materials, UK, where DowCorning’s near-zero-energy technologieswere used (picture courtesy of Universityof Birmingham) Dow Corning says new technologies it has devised are contributing towards near-zero-energy architecture at a time when some 40 per cent of all global carbon...

HP intensifies recycling programme

HP has announced expanded recycling solutions that will help Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) c ...

Dowtherm slashes CO2 emissions

Dowtherm A, the world’s leading specialised high temperature heat transfer fluid supplied by Dow f ...

Masdar links up with banks

Masdar has signed two MoUs with banks to pursue clean energy projects and strengthen its profile as ...

Jotun to keep out lead chromates

Jotun will phase out lead chromates, a toxic chemical compound, from all its paints and coatings for ...





Sustainability a factor for growth

Sabic has said it views alternative feedstocks and the use of carbon dioxide and hydrogen among vital factors for achieving growth. “Alternative feedstocks are particularly important to Sabic in association with specialty chemicals derived from naphtha and other associated heavy feedstocks. We aim to become a global leader in the use of CO2 and hydrogen...

Facilities just opened

SABIC recently opened its first engineering thermoplastics facility and a new polypropylene compound ...





GTL jet fuel data discussed

The Qatar Shell Research & Technology Centre (QSRTC) held a GTL Jet Fuel Forum to share the outcome and data of a world-class research programme conducted by the GTL Jet Fuel Consortium. GTL Jet Fuel is one of the five main products produced by the Qatar Petroleum – Shell Pearl GTL plant in Ras Laffan, the largest GTL production facility in the...

New fuel saving system for vessels

A new power and propulsion system that reduces fuel consumption by controlling engine speed on platf ...

Inovelis a game changer

GE’s Power Conversion business has increased its offshore systems portfolio with Inovelis, a podde ...

Compressor boost for plants

Siemens is expanding its compressor portfolio with a turbo compressor which has been especially deve ...

Factory to use Micro’s Tomo technology

Siemens Energy has opened a facility in Charlottesville, Virginia (US) for the innovative commercial ...





Top hospital gets R&M solutions

Riyadh’s largest private hospital, Al Hammadi has received maximum protection from high sources of heat following Reichle & De-Massari (R&M)’s cable solutions, the company says. R&M also delivered offset copper panels and unirack fibre panels for a data centre built by the hospital on the basis of its recommendation as well as providing ground support....

Alessa eyes bigger role in Qatar

Alessa Industries Group, one of the leading integrated industrial conglomerates in Saudi Arabia, has ...

Medical plant envisaged

Developments relating to the construction of a pharmaceutical plant and a hospital were announced re ...

KAFD boost for Hansgrohe

Bathroom fittings specialist Hansgrohe has said a prestigious project it is implementing in the Saud ...

Almarai raising funds for growth

Saudi Arabian dairy producer Almarai plans to raise at least $500 million from the sale of a debut i ...





In brief

JUNE 6 -10: Ankomak, CNR Expo Centre, Istanbul, Turkey 11-13: Hardware and Tools Middle East, Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE 11-13: Automechanika Middle East, Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE 27-July 9: Kuwait Household Exhibition, Kuwait International Fairs Ground, Mishref, Kuwait   AUGUST 19-22: Fabex Saudi...

Diary

GULFSOL 2013September 3-5The first edition of Gulfsol aims to provide an international platform with ...





Alba interacts with industry peers

ALUMINIUM Bahrain (Alba) sponsored the Commodity Research Unit (CRU)’s World Aluminium Conference and said it reflected its continuing commitment to remaining at the forefront of initiatives supporting greater interaction with industry peers. The interaction takes the form of examining trends and developments and promoting informed discussions on...

Dubal, Emal hail CRU conference

DUBAL and Emal jointly achieved their objectives in their participation at the Commodity Research Un ...

Smelters happy over Mideast event

TOP Gulf producers Alba and Dubal expressed satisfaction over their participation in the recently co ...

Dubal, Emal keen to hire local folk

DUBAL has reported that some 2,200 people visited its large exhibition stand at the 13th annual Care ...

Cavotec, French firms at Airport Show

CAVOTEC, the global engineering group and airport systems integrator, and several French firms were ...





Tenders

BAHRAIN Tender No BAC/COM/69/2013. Professional mobile radio voice and data solution for Bahrain International Airport. Bid bond is BD2,500. • Documents can be obtained from the Bahrain Airport Company, Bahrain Airport Company Building 284, Road 2104, Busaiteen 221, Procurement Department, tel: 17353302/17353344, by payment of BD50. • CD June 19....





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