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Alba upbeat after strong results

ALBA was upbeat following strong results it achieved in terms of sales and net income for 2014. Presenting its financial results, the company reported that net income reached $257 million, a 21 per cent surge over the previous year, and total sales were up10 per cent to reach BD821.7 million ($2.18 billion). Q4 2014 sales were $591 million, an increase of...

R&M opens plant in Riyadh

SWISS cable specialist Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) has opened a new 1,500 sq m assembly and p ...

New switchgear facility in Doha

PRODUCTION has begun at Al Bidda Switchgear, described as the largest facility in Qatar for electric ...

Arab fertiliser issues discussed

GREATER fertiliser production and use will help Middle Eastern states meet the challenges of inadequ ...

Qafco deal to optimise Mesaieed facility

QATAR Fertiliser Company (Qafco) has signed a six-year service contract with GE Oil and Gas’ D ...





GIF had much to offer

GULF Industry Fair (GIF) held last month in Bahrain served as an ideal opportunity for manufacturers and their representatives to peddle their goods and services and for potential purchasers to gauge what’s new and worthwhile among the offerings on display. GIF, recognised as a pivotal Northern Gulf platform for showcasing tried and tested products...

Diverse sectors represented at GIF

A GAMUT of industries represented at Gulf Industry Fair (GIF) made it worthwhile for business visito ...

Tank Storage Middle East a great success

THE inaugural Tank Storage Middle East held in Abu Dhabi in late January has been heralded as a huge ...

Meos set for 19th edition

MORE than 8,000 oil and gas professionals will converge at the 19th Middle East Oil & Gas Show a ...





Diary of events

PAPERWORLD MIDDLE EAST 2015 March 2-4 The largest international trade exhibition for the stationery, paper and office supplies industry in the Middle East features a broad international participation, with companies looking forward to expanding their business in the region. Open to only trade visitors, the event is an opportunity to find relevant...

In brief

MARCH 2-4: Middle East Electricity 2015, Dubai, International Exhibition Centre (DIEC), Dubai, UAE. ...





Forward movement

Momentum the UAE has picked up over the years in stimulating the non-oil economy has left it quite unperturbed, at least for now, in the face of low oil prices. The HSBC UAE Purchasing Managers Index, which measures the manufacturing and services sector, was 59.3 points in January against 58.4 in December, indicating that low oil prices had little impact...

EGA poised for greater glory

With global demand for primary aluminium forecast to grow at a rate of 5.8 per cent per year for the ...

Al Khaleej: no expansion

Dubai’s Al Khaleej Sugar Refinery does not have any plans to expand at the moment and consolid ...

Rakia growth significant

Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (Rakia) has enjoyed tremendous growth over the last six years. I ...

Deal signed for storing Sadara products

DOW and RSA-Talke have signed a contract for the storage of petrochemical products that will be mark ...





Latest Daplen grade innovative

Borealis and Borouge, leading providers of innovative, value-creating plastics solutions, will showcase their new Daplen grade at the VDI Mannheim fair taking place this month. The latest Daplen grade was developed in cooperation with BMW for the front bumper of the electric sports car BMW i8 and is a recent and specific example of how Borealis and Borouge...

ContiTech launches heavy-duty bushing

ContiTech has developed bushing for Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) for use in particularly ...

Lanxess edge for tyre industry

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has introduced new solutions for the tyre market ranging from ne ...





Mondi’s Splash Bag protective

Mondi, the international paper and packaging group, has introduced to markets a plethora of innovations in recent months including the Splash Bag that resists rain water up to two hours, the AirXLiner CCK, the first structured clay-coated kraft (CCK) paper liner ever developed and the aqua protect brand, a sustainability and quality trademark for packaging...





UAE-funded solar plants open in Fiji

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s minister of foreign affairs, inaugurated a solar photovoltaic micro grid scheme that brings clean energy to some of Fiji’s outer islands. Constructed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, the clean energy project is the third financed by the UAE’s $50 million Pacific...

Making electricity, yet carbon negative

A new UC Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture ...





GE compressor lightest

GE has announced its smallest, lightest compressor yet. The high pressure ratio compressor (HPRC) requires fewer units per train, significantly reducing overall footprint. These combined innovations mean reduced shipping weight, easier installation, minimised footprint, lower power consumption, increased reliability and reduced operating costs. High...

Sullair unveils portable products

SULLAIR, an industry leader in compressed air solutions since 1965, has unveiled the Tier-4 Final 18 ...

Dometic chiller role for valve

An electronic expansion valve plays an important role in a smart chiller that Dometic has been contr ...

Hartell PlenumPlus version out

Hartell, a brand of Accudyne Industries, has announced a new version of the PlenumPlus Commercial Gr ...

Flowserve, New Way ink licence deal

FLOWSERVE Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infra ...





Advanced planning, optimum results

To achieve maximum profitability in today’s volatile market, refineries must be able to make fast, accurate and optimal planning decisions. With rapidly changing market conditions and furious competition, refinery planners need to tackle a multitude of challenges, including feedstock selection, price volatility, process runs and product mix. At the...

Bentley solution for airport

When Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), part of the TCA Joint Venture (TCA-JV) of TAV, CCC and ...

FactoryTalk update good for manufacturers

ROCKWELL Automation has updated its popular FactoryTalk ProductionCentre manufacturing execution sys ...





Qatar schemes make progress

Qatar’s campaign to link towns within its borders and provide connections to neighbouring states has made progress in recent weeks with the award of a turnkey contract for the Doha Metro and the launch of a new prequalification process for civil works on Phase 1 of the Long Distance Passenger and Freight Rail network.   A Phase 1 Doha Metro...

Alba, APM Terminals ink deal

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), a leading aluminium producer in the world, has announced it has signed a S ...

Arcapita to sell PODS for over $1 billion

BAHRAIN-based Islamic investment firm Arcapita has announced the sale of PODS Inc, the provider of p ...

DP World reports higher volumes

DP World handled 60 million teu (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of contai ...

Air cargo demand up

Middle Eastern air carriers reported strong growth in cargo demand in 2014, expanding 11.3 per cent ...





Statistics

Gulf Industry Magazine helps you catch up with the numbers behind economic and industrial developments in the region.   Mena sovereign ratings on the decline THE sharp drop in oil prices since mid-2014 is likely to lead to weakening economic, external and fiscal profiles for the region, particularly for the GCC, said a new analysis released by...





Tenders

Gulf Industry Magazine brings you the latest tenders available in the Gulf region.   KUWAIT Tender No 11/2014/2015. Repair, operation and maintenance of water network systems, drainage, firefighting and accessories for Fire Brigade Utilities for a three-year period. • Bid bond is KD2,000. • Documents can be obtained from the Fire Brigade...





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