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April 2015

Yokogawa role for SEC plants

Yokogawa Saudi Arabia will deliver distributed control systems (DCS) for Saudi Electricity Company’s combined cycle power plants in Riyadh.

PP13 and PP14 will each have a combined net output of 1,980 MW.

Yokogawa will deliver the Centum VP integrated production DCS for the monitoring, control, and operation of the gas turbines, heat recovery boilers (HRSGs), steam turbines, and electric systems as well as a plant operator training simulator (OTS).

 

Plans for meter factory

Shomoukh Company for Investment and Services, the investment arm of Oman’s Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE); United Anwar Al Majd, an incubated firm at the National Business Centre, and Linkwell Telesystems are setting up a plant in Oman to make digital meters and safety devices for electrical networks.

Shomoukh will provide technical, logistical, and administrative support for the company setting up the plant.

 

Oshkosh contracted

Oshkosh Corporation, a company that designs and builds specialty trucks, military vehicles, truck bodies and access equipment, has agreed to a contract to help maintain 750 all-terrain trucks for the armed forces in the UAE.

The $235 million contract was announced recently at the International Defence Exhibition (Idex) in Abu Dhabi, said a report in The Drive.

Oshkosh sold the vehicles to the UAE in 2013.

 

Support for pearling industry

Bahrain's pearling industry is being opened up to foreign investment as the government looks to attract private companies to replace the country’s existing Pearl and Gem Testing Laboratory.

A Royal Decree amending the Pearl and Precious Stone Control Law has been issued.

Industry and Commerce Minister Zayed Al Zayani has told MPs that Bahrain has to attract investment to solidify its status as a regional leader in the pearl industry.




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