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Jubail flourishes downstream

Sadara, Satorp and Sabic dominate recent projects in Jubail as the industrial city moves to create more value to Saudi Arabia’s upstream hydrocarbon sector, more volumes, more jobs and more income for the kingdom. Sadara, the joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical Company, is set to become operational in mid-2015, while it was...

Yanbu acts to draw inward investments

Even as major projects are planned or underway at Yanbu Industrial City, a strong campaign is underw ...

Byrne’s commitment strong

True to their stated objective to become “the largest and most diverse equipment rental and le ...





Fifty Grove GMK6400 cranes sold

MANITOWOC has announced it has sold more than 50 units of the all-terrain Grove GMK6400 since the launch of the crane about a year ago. A feature of the GMK6400 is that when working at its maximum reach of 134 m, the crane can perform lifts not possible with any other six-axle, or even seven-axle crane. The latest user of the crane is Hack GmbH, one of...

Donati jib cranes shipped to Dubai

Four Donati industrial jib cranes have been delivered to Superior Tubular Solutions (STS)’ Dub ...

Konecranes upgrades the CLX

Konecranes has enhanced its portfolio of industrial cranes by introducing an upgraded version of the ...

Hoist offerings from Alimak Hek

ALIMAK Hek has introduced two new construction hoists at Bauma China. The Alimak SC 65/32 and SC 45 ...

Hiab X-HiPro loader crane set for launch

Hiab, part of Cargotec, recently previewed its new and innovative crane Hiab X-HiPro 1058 at the IAA ...





Oman Cables Industry (SAOG)

OMAN Cables Industry (SAOG) develops, manufactures and markets a totally integrated variety of electrical products, which include medium voltage power cables, low voltage power and control cables, instrumentation cables, pilot cables, overhead power transmission line conductors and building wires. OCI offers cables with special features suitable for...





Prysmian advances in multimode fibre

Prysmian Group, a world leader in the energy and telecom cables and systems industry, recently presented its ground-breaking WideCap-OM4 multimode fibre. The new OM4 multimode fibre it has developed is optimised for multi-wavelength systems. WideCap-OM4 multimode fibre delivers OM4 performance in the 850-950 nm window while maintaining compatibility with...

New cables produced by Fujikura

FUJIKURA Ltd has announced it has developed a Leaky Coaxial Cable (LCX) suitable for implementing 2& ...





UAE power issues to the fore

As demand for power grows by leaps and bounds, a UAE official has underlined the role that the private sector could play. Dr Matar Al Neyadi, undersecretary at the UAE Ministry of Energy, said: “The UAE has seen double-digit increase in the demand for electricity in the past few years and is expected to continue seeing rapid growth in the coming...

ABB a force in the field

ABB has reaffirmed its position as one of the prominent players in the Gulf’s power generation ...





Simatic WinCC Scada expanded

Siemens has added the WinCC/SES (sequence execution system) option to its Simatic WinCC Scada (supervisory control and data acquisition) system for the sequential control of recipe-based and sequence-based operations in production plants. Such an addition is ideally suited to plants for which dosing, mixing and material transport are important process...





Keeping the supply chain unsullied

Major companies, from BP to Coca Cola, now have stringent supplier codes of conduct that they require partners to sign up to in order to enter into business relationships. Technology giant Apple’s Supplier Responsibility 2014 Progress Report, states that “to do business with Apple, our suppliers must live up to the toughest standards in the...





Floor considerations

On the surface they appear to be one of the simplest parts of the warehouse to construct. However, this simplicity often leads to underestimating design and construction requirements. A well designed and correctly specified floor will help building operators to increase productivity, reduce maintenance and lessen slip and trip risks for those using the...





Jebel Ali Port named ‘most productive’

DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port in Dubai, UAE, has been named the world’s most productive according to the latest port productivity report from the US-based Journalof Commerce (JOC). The rankings are based on the average moves of containers per ship per hour in 2013 as reported by shipping lines themselves who represent more than 75 per cent...

DP World inks deal with Qingdao

DUBAI-owned port operator DP World and China’s Qingdao Port Group have signed a strategic fram ...

ADPC honoured

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has won two awards at the Lloyd’s List Middle East and Indian S ...

In brief

Saudi-Jordan rail link SAUDI Arabia plans to construct a railway line to Jordan as part of the 2,17 ...

Oman firm receives LNG ship

Oman Shipping Company (OSC) has taken delivery of one of the world’s most advanced fuel-effici ...





Statistics

The year of deflation and lower returns While the year 2014 began with expectations of higher growth, higher yields and higher stocks, it is ending with the reality of lower inflation, lower yields and higher stocks, a report said. It also ends with asset markets and the bull case for risk assets still embarrassingly dependent on central bank...





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