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The Qatari economy: at a crossroads

The political rift between Qatar and some of its Gulf neighbours has compounded an already lackluster economic performance, with GDP growing a mediocre 2.5 per cent in annual terms in the first quarter (Q1), a report said. According to the latest FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast Middle East & North Africa, the economic blockade that has been in place...

Orbital Highway’s phase one opens

Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) said it has opened the first phase of the New Orbital ...

Oman, Qatari businessmen plan 3 projects

Businessmen from Oman and Qatar are expected to launch three manufacturing projects, said a senior o ...

Manateq to dole out offers for firms

Qatar’s Special Economic Zones Company (Manateq) is set to announce huge business and investme ...

Qatar plans food storage, processing facility

Qatar will build a QR1.6 billion ($435.3 million) food storage and processing facility at Hamad ...





Sabic: challenges ahead

A global leader in diversified chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) manufactures on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific, making distinctly different kinds of products:  chemicals, commodity and high performance plastics, agri-nutrients and metals. It has more than...

Sabic to grow through M&As

Despite global challenges, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) is “very positive” ...

Decommissioning of 10 UK plants

Sabic has appointed specialist consultancy RVA Group to oversee the decommissioning, demolition and ...

Sabic introduces new HDPE pipe grades

Sabic has unveiled its new portfolio of high-performance, low-sagging HDPE (high-density polyethylen ...





New hydro finish for hoist range

J D Neuhaus (JDN), the leading German manufacturer of pneumatic and hydraulic hoists and crane systems, is implementing a new hydro coating on its industry-leading hoist range. The coating  not only enhances quality and appearance, but is far more environment- friendly, the manufacturer said. Moving from a standard hammer finish to the hydro coating...

Japan names TUV as authorised agency

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has recognised TUV Rheinland Industrie Service as ...

Powering cranes at Black Sea port

Himoinsa generator sets supply power to two Rubber Tyred Transtainer (RTG) cranes of Paceco Espa&nti ...

Two gantry cranes to facilitate load travel

The VGI and VGIM gantry cranes offered by Verlinde have the capacity to shift loads from 500kg to 6. ...





GCC IoT solutions market to hit $11bn

The Internet of Things (IoT) solutions market in the GCC region is poised for solid growth and is likely to be worth $11 billion over the next eight years, said an industry expert. The IoT has the potential to unlock up to 11 per cent in incremental GDP driving economic growth in the GCC region, according to AT Kearney’s latest report, ‘IoT in...

Perception of cloud has changed

The perception of cloud technologies has changed significantly and this is due to the growth of soph ...





A world of coatings

The global paints and coatings market is projected to grow from $160.54 billion in 2017 to $209.36 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.45 per cent from 2017 to 2022. The market is largely driven by the increasing demand for paints and coatings from various end-use industries, such as construction, automotive, marine, protective, aerospace,...

Intertec launches antistatic coating

The field equipment protection specialist Intertec has launched a revolutionary advance in antistati ...

Kansai Paint reveals GCC expansion plans

Japan-based Kansai Paint, a leading paint and coatings manufacturer, has announced plans to open abo ...

Test track for coatings

About 40 million metric tonnes of coatings are used globally every year. These coatings protect surf ...

Sherwin-Williams wraps up Valspar

Paint giant, Sherwin-Williams has wrapped up its $11.3 billion acquisition of Valspar, creating a pr ...





UAE to set up WTE plant in RAK

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi’s future energy company Masdar, and Sharjah-based Bee’ah for setting up a waste-to-energy conversion facility in the northern emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. The move is another important step in the country’s journey towards achieving...

Masdar, Indonesian firm sign deal

ABU DHABI’S renewable energy company Masdar and PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PT PJB), a leading ...

Cheers to Encore

The world’s first cistern to use condensate from air conditioning units to flush the toilet ha ...

Morocco gets loan for solar project

The Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund (CIF CTF) has approved a $25 million loan ...

Solar, fossil fuels cost gap narrowing: expert

The external cost of power generation by fossil fuels, mostly related to the environment and public ...





Bahri, Bolloré to set up new logistics JV

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed an agreement with the international Group Bolloré, to establish a new logistics joint venture between the company and Bolloré Logistics. France-based Bolloré Logistics is one of the largest transport and logistics companies in the world. This new cooperation will serve the...

Bahri adds new vessel to multipurpose fleet

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), a leader in logistics and transportation, has fur ...

DP World to advise Indonesia on ports

Dubai-based global marine terminal operator DP World will provide assistance to Indonesia in the dev ...

Dubai group wins French terminal contract

Dubai-based P&O Ports, a leading shipping and ports services provider, has won a three-year mana ...

Damen teams with Metal Shark

Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group has entered a partnership with US shipbuilder Metal Shark fo ...





Tenders

Gulf Industry Magazine brings you the latest tenders available in the Gulf region.   BAHRAIN Tender No RFP20173924188353 Supply of new fire suppression system • Documents can be obtained from Electricity & Water Authority, Bahrain for a payment of BD15; Tender bond: BD500; Phone: +973-17995657; Email: hanik.mohammed@ewa.bh; Fax:...





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