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Garment unit coming up in Bahrain

A LEADING Bahrain exporter, MRS Fashions, has announced plans to open a new $10 million factory in September to meet rising demand from American consumers. The company accounts for nearly 70 per cent of Bahraini exports to the US. The new 100,000 sq ft facility, which will feature the latest machinery from Germany and Japan, is expected to manufacture...

Alba potline upgraded

ALUMINIUM Bahrain (Alba)’s production process marked a significant development with the announceme ...

Al Baqali, new Alba CFO

ALBA has named Ali Al Baqali as the new chief financial officer (CFO) following board approval of hi ...

Dubal achieves quality feat

DUBAL’S Power and Desalination Plant has been certified to the ISO 50001 Energy Management System ...

Smelter takes in 110 locals

DUBAL, the world’s largest single-site smelter using pre-baked anode technology, has recruited 110 ...





Statistics

GCC economies set to grow at 5.6pc GCC economies are expected to grow at 5.6 per cent by the end of this year, said a report citing a top regional banking official. The region’s economies would continue to benefit from high oil prices, which exceed $100 per barrel, Al Baraka Banking Group chairman and chief executive Adnan Ahmed Yousif told our sister...





Beating the next big challenge

With more and more critical data residing at the edge of the enterprise in remote or branch offices (ROBOs) and on client systems, the ability to reliably protect and quickly recover this data has become more critical to business continuity and end-user productivity. In addition, an increasingly mobile workforce is creating and sharing more data outside the...





New switch eases integration issues

The integration of machines onto a plant’s network architecture can prove difficult as OEM IP-address assignments rarely match those of the end-user network IP-address requirements. This is challenging for the machine builder and end user as IP addresses are generally unknown until the machine is being installed, which can add cost and time to the...

New GateFramer quickens car-making pace

ABB Robotics new GateFramer robotic car body framing system can frame multiple car models on the sam ...





KBSP building on hub image

Bahrain’s Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), which has been used as a transshipment hub for some of the Saudi traffic in recent months, is being viewed increasingly as a pivotal Northern Gulf hub and an alternative hub to carriers keen to grow their presence in the upper Gulf, a senior official says. “Bahrain is an ideal location as a transshipment hub...

Ship visit underlines transshipment role

THE arrival at Khalifa Bin Salman Port of APL Antwerp, the largest container vessel yet to enter Bah ...





DWC site for RSA-Talke storage

Dubai World Central (DWC), the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis, has announced that a new state-of-the-art storage facility owned by RSA-Talke is being constructed in DWC’s Logistics District. Built to international safety and quality standards and equipped with separate sections for chemical storage, the new facility will offer definite...

Marks & Spencer opts for DP World park

Marks & Spencer (M&S) and DP World London Gateway have jointly announced that M&S will build a major ...

Metro deals awarded

The Doha Metro took a big step forward with Qatar Rail awarding awarded four design and build contra ...

In brief

Loan maturity date extendedDP World, the world’s third-largest port operator, has extended the mat ...





Borealis upgrades PEX-a compound

Borealis, majority owned by an Abu Dhabi company, has relaunched its newly upgraded crosslinkable polyethylene (PEX-a) compound HE1878E-C2. The company also had its polypropylene random crystalline temperature (PP-RCT) included in the updated global EN ISO 15874 standard. PEX-a has been the preferred piping solution for many installers for decades thanks...

Measuring in-pipe gas Quantitech way

QUANTITECH has launched a unique in-pipe gas flow monitoring technology that also offers the ability ...

FlexGuard ready for deployment

Flexlife, a specialist provider of flexible pipe technologies and engineering services, has successf ...

Pipe offers high pressure capacity

The KTI Pipe Group reports it has proved a point in dramatic fashion to a large group of industry pr ...

Williamson’s new inspection tool

TD Williamson Inc (TDW) recently launched its 20-inch Multiple DataSet (MDS) inline inspection tool ...





Sabic stresses kingpin role

Sabic has stoutly reaffirmed its role in the global rubber, plastics and piping sectors, stressing it is continually investing in technologies and innovations that drive these sectors forward.  “The company is developing products that address tomorrow’s sustainability challenges, including reducing carbon intensity, improving energy and water use...

Food contact data available

Companies in the food packaging chain using polyolefins (polyethylenes and polypropylenes) can now a ...

Victrex wins Airbus qualification

VICTREX, the world’s leading manufacturer of Peek polymer solutions, has announced it has successf ...

Impranil lifts goods profile

Bayer MaterialScience presented its solvent-free Impranil raw materials for coating the textiles use ...

Makrolon wonder sheet

A new triple-wall sheet from Makrolon multi UV 3/16-20, Bayer MaterialScience Sheet Europe, bestows ...





PPG’s UltraPax protects substrates

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced the UltraPax coatings system, a packaged system of pretreatment products and powder coatings engineered together to meet stringent standards for the protection of metal substrates. The UltraPax system enables manufacturers in a variety of industries such as auto parts and accessories,...

Firestone coats extend roof life

Firestone Building Products Company LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive “R ...

OMSG has transformer expertise

The ever-increasing worldwide demand for electrical power and prospects for future development of en ...

InnerArmor success not hollow

A new process, InnerArmor, from a Wallwork Group company, Tecvac, is able to extend the service life ...

Micralox showcased to medical device firms

DCHN LLC demonstrated the exceptional chemical stability and corrosive resistance of Micralox, an in ...





Keller gauges for blast risk sites

The company’s new pressure gauges arecompliant with the ATEX protectiondirective regarding explosive gases Keller AG für Druckmesstechnik has introduced no less than five intrinsically safe electronic pressure gauges for use in areas subject to gas explosion risks. The type approvals are compliant with the ATEX Explosion...

Keller transmitters for hazardous areas

Keller AG has now introduced a complete range of pressure transmitters for use in hazardous areas. T ...

Chlorine made with less electricity

A new technology from Bayer and ThyssenKrupp that is now being launched commercially worldwide enabl ...

Turbine boost for geothermal units

Siemens Energy has developed a new steam turbine for geothermal power plants to serve the power rang ...

Clinicians get Varian, Siemens help

Varian software is being used by Ohio StateUniversity clinicians to plan and manageradio ...





UCIC setting up fourth plant

A new plant that Jeddah-based United Carton Industries Company (UCIC) is building in Riyadh will significantly boost production capacity and market share, the company says. UCIC has three plants in operation, two of which are in Jeddah and one in Riyadh, and total annual capacity stands in excess of 280,000 tonnes. The new unit, expected to be operational...

NCT, other terminals, now under Gulftainer

Jeddah Islamic Port’s Northern Container Terminal (NCT) will be operated by Gulftainer following t ...

Saudi firms to set up chemical plant

PROMINENT Saudi firms Al Jazeera Paints and Al Sorayai Trading and Industrial Group plan to set up a ...

KJC partners Soitec in Aramco project

A Jeddah-based investment firm, Khaled Juffali Company (KJC), has partnered with Soitec, a world lea ...

SHG eyeing Jeddah business

Syska Hennessy Group (SHG), an international consulting, engineering and commissioning firm, hopes t ...





In brief

AUGUST 19-22: Fabex Saudi Arabia 2013, Riyadh International Exhibition Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 20-23: PARS Foodex, Mashhad Fair Grounds, Mashhad, Iran 22-24: PetroWorld India, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India   SEPTEMBER 2-4: Food and Hotel Oman, Oman International Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman 4: E-Crime Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi,...

Diary

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





Gisec delegates discuss threats

THE inaugural Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (Gisec) organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre, attracted industry heavyweights in diverse fields such as software architecture, telecommunications, data management and mobile devices and applications. Public sector representatives at the event included high-level national security analysts....

Many firms present at energy show

MORE than 200 local and foreign energy firms and 7,100 trade visitors were present at the four-day S ...

Forum to tackle oil and gas rows

A CONFERENCE being held in Bahrain in November to discuss ways to settle disputes in the oil and gas ...

MAN launches Ecoline range

MAN Truck & Bus Middle East launched a new product range and demonstrated its focus on the growi ...

Saudi Aramco, Seatrade launch forum

SAUDI ARAMCO, the integrated global energy and petrochemical enterprise, is partnering Seatrade in s ...





Tenders

KUWAIT Tender No AM/PMGS/1/2013/2014. Supply of 21 ambulances. • Bid bond is KD12,600. • Documents can be obtained by payment of KD600. Central Tenders Committee – Ministry of Health, PO Box 1070, 13011 Safat, tel: 2401200/800088, e-mail: info@ctc.gov.kw, website: www.ctc.gov.kw. • CD July 21.   Tender No TI/14/2013/2014. Supplying of three...





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