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New Jeddah airport nearing completion

Work on the new state-of-the-art King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah is 88 per cent complete and the airport will start experimental operation in the beginning of next year, an official has been quoted as saying. As many as 21,000 engineers and workers belonging to 110 companies are racing against time to complete the first phase of the...

Saudi Arabia awards key airport contracts

The Saudi government has awarded contracts to major regional and international firms for development ...

Enmaa sets up $1bn fund

Meanwhile, Saudi-based Al Enmaa Investment Company said it has set up a new real estate development ...

High-speed rail on track for launch

The Haramain Express Train, which will connect the Saudi cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah&rsq ...

Gulftainer marks Tampa Triumph maiden call

UAE-based Gulftainer, a leading privately owned independent port operator, has marked the maiden cal ...





Power generation target set for Mena

Power generation capacity in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) countries will have to rise by almost 150 giga watts (GW) to reach 440GW by 2020, an increase of just over 50 per cent on the current available capacity of 290GW, to meet the demand created by population growth coupled with industrial and economic expansion, a report said. The launch of...

Seismic shift in power sector

While the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region has long been synonymous with the world’s ...

Key services for power plants

In power generation plants, components must function fault-free for at least five years. Unscheduled ...

Siemens lands $462m Dewa deal

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed a Dh1.7-billion ($462 million) operating pla ...

4 firms in race for CSP plant

Four international consortiums have submitted bids to Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) f ...





Need for aircraft worth $5.3trn seen

Increasing numbers of first time flyers, rising disposable income, expanding tourism, and new routes are driving a need for 34,170 passenger and 730 freighter aircraft worth a total of $5.3 trillion in the next 20 years, a report said. Meanwhile, the world’s passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to...

GCC to invest $100bn in airport projects

With Middle East passengers projected to double by 2035, the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) is fue ...

Saudi Arabia to build major aircraft facility

Saudi Arabia is committed to the development of a major aerospace industry in the kingdom and plans ...

Quintiq selected for Dubai airports

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand and global leader in supply chain planning and optimisatio ...

SR Technics, VAS Aero ink repair deal

SR Technics, a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider with major presence i ...





KBSP: maximising efficiencies

Bahrain’s Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) has seen encouraging growth in local trade volumes as evident from the increase in imports and rising exports compared to the same period last year. This is significant considering a difficult year globally. “We have seen a positive trend in container flows into the kingdom with a five per cent...





Sadara starts BGE production

Saudi-based Sadara Chemical Company, a joint venture between Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and The Dow Chemical Company, announced the production of commercial quantities of butyl glycol ether (BGE) at its plant, one of the largest of its kind in the world. The BGE will be refined into several specialty chemicals that Sadara will be producing in...

MTO, China drive methanol production

Global methanol demand is likely to surpass 95 million metric tonnes (MMT) by 2021, according to IHS ...

LG Chem wins Egypt desal plant supply deal

LG Chem, a Korea-based company principally engaged in the manufacture of petrochemical materials, sa ...

Evonik to focus on innovation for growth

Evonik, a leading German speciality chemicals company, aims to achieve profitable growth by making i ...

Yokogawa wins Liwa complex order

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Yokogawa Electric Korea, has receiv ...





Preparing for GDPR

A global survey of over 900 businesses across Europe, the US and Asia Pacific revealed that 86 per cent of organisations worldwide are concerned that a failure to adhere to the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have a major negative impact on their business. The GDPR is due to come into effect on May 25, 2018 when governments across...

‘Gulf will continue to be a focus for us’

Vertiv, the business formerly known as Emerson Network Power, officially relaunched itself under its ...





Saudi shipper Bahri boosts VLCC fleet

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), a leader in logistics and transportation, has added its 38th very large crude carrier (VLCC) to its growing fleet of multipurpose vessels. The vessel, Maharah, a 300,000-dwt carrier, was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. Built to the latest environmental and fuel-efficient technical...

Prestigious award for Almajdouie

Saudi Arabia-based Almajdouie Logistics has been presented with Frost & Sullivan’s ‘ ...

Shipping losses continue to decline

There were 85 vessels reported as total losses around the shipping world in 2016, down 16 per cent c ...

Global superyachts market set for 7pc growth

The global market for superyachts is projected to display a robust growth represented by a compound ...

Honeywell freight solution unveiled

Honeywell has announced a new Connected Freight solution that gives shippers and logistics companies ...





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