• Saudi's Sadara starts up region's first mixed-feed cracker

    Sadara Chemical Company, a leading petrochemical joint venture between national oil giant Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, today (August 28) started operating its mixed feed cracker (MFC) at the venture's petrochemical complex in Jubail.

  • Ericsson, Mobily partner to provide advanced data technology

    Saudi Arabia-based telecom firm Mobily has joined hands with Ericsson to introduce TDD 4x4 Mimo technology to its LTE network in the western region of Saudi Arabia.

  • Philips Lighting backs major Abu Dhabi event

    Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, has announced that it will be the Gold Sponsor at the Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit, to be held next month, in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

  • Iran’s steel exports up 67pc

    Iran exported 2 million tonnes of steel and steel products in the four months from March 20 displaying a 67 per cent growth compared to the figure of 1.2 million tonnes for the same period in 2015, said a report.

  • Mazda recalling 190,000 CX-7 vehicles in US

    Mazda Motor Corp will recall 190,000 of its CX-7 sport utility vehicles from model years 2007 to 2012 in the US because of an issue that may cause a loss of steering control, said US safety regulators.

  • Hapag-Lloyd CEO says planned UASC merger benefits to show in 2017

    German container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd expects to reap a third of targeted annual synergies of $400 million from its planned merger with Arab rival UASC next year, and realise them fully from 2019, said its CEO.

  • Rasmala acquires 72 warehouses in DIP for $81m

    Rasmala, an investment management group, has completed the acquisition of 72 warehouses in Dubai covering nearly 600,000 sq ft for approximately Dh300 million ($81.65 million) in partnership with Ajman Bank and other Gulf investors.

  • Work on new flour mill to begin in Sohar

    Construction work on a major flour mill in Oman, with a capacity of 500 tonnes per day, is scheduled to commence next month at a waterfront location within the Sohar Port and Freezone, said a report.

  • Iran detects malware in petchem plants

    Iran has detected and removed malicious software from two of its petrochemical complexes, a senior military official said, after announcing last week it was investigating whether recent petrochemical fires were caused by cyber attacks.

  • Major expansion planned for Abu Dhabi's Khalifa Port

    1,000m OF NEW QUAY WALL
    Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the emirate’s ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone, has announced a major expansion plan for its Khalifa Port.

  • Ducab provides training for Emirati students

    Ducab, the UAE-based leading manufacturer of cables and cabling products, recently hosted its second annual professional training programme where Emirati university students received on-the-job training at the company’s facilities.

  • Alstom wins $2 billion US train deal

    French transport group Alstom recently said it had signed a 1.8 billion euro ($2 billion) deal to design and build 28 new high-speed trains for US rail operator Amtrak.

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