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Oman on a growth path

Notwithstanding a drop in oil and gas exports in the first half of the year, the sultanate is set to stay on a growth path. Projections from the International Monetary Fund indicate that the economy will advance 3.4 per cent this year and the next. The total value of all exports for H1 2014 declined by 9.6 per cent to RO10 billion ($25.9 billion), mainly...

Napco gets busy

Aluminium profiles extruder Napco has announced it started this year work on seven projects includin ...

Octal focus on new plants, products

Octal, the world’s largest PET sheet producer and integrated packaging company with its produc ...

BEC to use UAE-made rubber insulation

OMANI construction firm Bahwan Engineering Company (BEC) will use rubber insulation products made by ...

Port announces new services

Sohar Port and Freezone (Sohar) is offering LNG ship to ship (STS) services and plans to start bunke ...





Device detects fake microelectronics

Advanced software and equipment to aid in the fight against counterfeit microelectronics in US weapons and cybersecurity systems has been transitioned to military partners under the Defence Advanced Research Project Agency (Darpa)’s Integrity and Reliability of Integrated Circuits (Iris) programme. Researchers with SRI International, an Iris...

BondMaster 600 unveiled

Olympus, a world leader in nondestructive testing technologies, has announced the introduction of th ...

Advantest system comes to market

LEADING semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation has announced that a new mould t ...





Powerstar helps cut bill for Royal firm

Powerstar, the global market-leading voltage optimisation system, has been successfully installed at TenCate Grass Middle East based in Dubai, part of Dutch multi-national Royal TenCate. Figures indicate that the installation is providing substantial annual savings of 8.7 per cent in electricity consumption and costs, with the added environmental benefits...

Cometto at the cutting edge

ITALIAN firm Cometto, a leader in the manufacturing of heavy haulage equipment, recently launched it ...

Siemens’ new wind turbine system

Siemens has developed a new air-insulated busbar trunking system that increases the efficiency and r ...

Simotion updated to version 4.4

SIEMENS has announced the updating of its Simotion Motion Control System to version 4.4. This new v ...

Rexroth traces oil contamination

In Oman, leading drives and controls manufacturer Bosch Rexroth has reaffirmed its commitment to the ...





Food gains greater attention at Jafza

While the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has progressed well in attracting to its fold firms in streams such as automotive, electronics and general engineering, the focus seems to be veering increasingly towards the food sector. Recently, the hub participated in Sial Paris, one of the largest food and beverage exhibitions in the world in the hope of...





UMG has much to be happy about

Unique Maritime Group (UMG), one of the world’s leading integrated turnkey subsea and offshore solution providers, counts 2014 as a significant and exciting year for the group. One of the gains it made was securing a strategic equity investment from Blue Water Energy (BWE). Founded in 2011, BWE is a leading global middle market energy private equity...





Robotic edge for Guyson blasters

Guyson Corporation has engineered and built a work cell for grit-blast descaling of forged automotive components with three automated blasting machines that are loaded and unloaded by a vision-guided material handling robot. The RXS-400 rotary blast system has a 180-degree indexing table with two spindles and a single blast station at which the fixtured...

Latest offerings from Walter tools

THE DC150 family from Walter AG’s Walter Titex provides drilling tools for the tough everyday ...





BASF’s inge in unique project

High-capacity ultrafiltration technology from inge GmbH, a subsidiary of BASF SE will be supplied for a desalination plant in Jamnagar (India), the company announced. Under the project, said to be the biggest in the company’s history, more than 4,000 modules from the T-Rack 3.0 series will provide 450,000 cu m of pretreated water per day to one of...





Synthetic ropes for cranes ‘logical’

Manitowoc has said it sees the use of synthetic hoisting ropes for cranes as a logical progression for the crane industry. “Using synthetic rope is an obvious next step for the industry and the advantages in terms of weight savings and ease of use speak for themselves,” said Eric Etchart, Manitowoc president and general manager “I think...





First 3D printing factory upbeat

Acompany that recently opened the Middle East’s first 3D printing factory in Dubai finds the growing uptake of 3D printing encouraging. Paradigm 3D, a pristine new 3D printing services division of Dubai-based product development technology supplier, D2M Solutions FZE, produces robust parts and fully functional prototypes that can withstand...





BASF solutions for oil and gas market

BASF showcased at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) in Amsterdam its range of innovative chemical solutions as well as sustainable solutions for the upstream oil and gas industry market. The solutions allow companies to maximise their operations throughout the different phases of petroleum production including drilling, cementing,...





GCC to have 65m teu capacity by 2016

Expansions at GCC ports will increase regional capacity to more than 65 million teu by 2016, according to an expert. “The GCC has at least 35 major ports and is pursuing an ambitious expansion strategy as the logistics sector and burgeoning non-oil trade continue their growth trajectory to further position the region, and its key ports, as a global...

Lloyd’s Register gets Riyadh Metro role

Lloyd’s Register has been awarded the Independent Safety Assessor (ISA) contract for the Riyad ...

In Brief

Agility unit wins UK deal KUWAITI logistics firm Agility has said a wholly owned unit has won an $8 ...

New terminal gets going at Jebel Ali

DP World officials, operators of Jebel Ali Port,  have pledged to develop the port to meet curr ...

Agility, Etihad Rail sign deal

AGILITY, a leading global logistics provider, has signed a deal with Etihad Rail, the developer and ...





Enterprise smart glass for UAE

du, a UAE telecommunications provider, will make enterprise smart glass technology available to its more than 70,000 business clients following a partnership deal with APX Labs. APX Labs is the developer of the Skylight platform for enterprise solutions with smart glasses. The partnership extends APX Labs’ global reach to provide du’s business...

IT hardware foreign trade tops $34bn

GROWING local demand for IT hardware helped Dubai record a 10 per cent climb in first-half IT hardwa ...

Red Hat encouraged by Saudi IT fervour

Red Hat is seeing strong prospects for growth in Saudi Arabia in the wake of fervour demonstrated by ...

Vodafone Qatar to buy QNBN

VODAFONE Qatar said it has reached a non-binding agreement to buy state-owned Qatar National Broadba ...

Interactive Intelligence’s focus

Interactive Intelligence’s focus in Saudi Arabia will be contact centre solutions, unified com ...





Statistics

IT security fatigue ‘widespread in UAE’ HEIGHTENED IT security risks caused by a culture of employee complacency are widespread in the UAE, a report said, adding that people expect the company’s security settings to take care of daily threats. An increasing number of employees feel that security policies are inhibiting innovation and...





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