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PGPS eyes plant in long term

Pan Gulf Piping Systems (PGPS), which reported a profit surge, is expanding its warehouse in its central hub in Riyadh and has long-term plans to set up a manufacturing plant in the capital area to produce butt-weld fittings. PGPS, a subsidiary of Pan Gulf Industrial Investments Company and an approved supplier of Saudi Aramco, had overall profit last...

Work on metro progressing

Work on the $22.5 billion Riyadh Metro project took another step forward with the first of the tunne ...

Almarai announces investment plan

The Gulf’s largest dairy company has announced it will invest SR21 billion ($5.6 billion) over ...





Hubs help UAE diversify fast

The UAE’s free zones have been so much a part of the UAE economy that one can scarcely comprehend an economic landscape without the hubs. Some 36 such enclaves operate in the country embracing a scope as wide as one would want and the evidence is that the UAE could do with more of the same. Free zones have played a key role in globalising and...





Rexroth has upper hand on cooling

The chilled water being simply too warm, the climate control units in Emirates Grand Hotel in Dubai could not regulate temperatures to the desired levels. Additionally, the pumps always ran at full speed. This was a situation the hotel wanted to eliminate since guest rooms were not at the desired temperatures and power consumption was too high. The...

Defect detection made easier

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level unive ...

More gains from Hypertherm True Hole

Hypertherm, a manufacturer of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems, has announced the expansi ...

Cometto an old hand in Mideast

Cometto, since the early 1950s, has been leading the way in the world of heavy haulage, manufacturin ...

Work ongoing on new energy line

Siemens is developing a gas-insulated transmission line for carrying large amounts of energy at high ...





Zamil Industrial firm bags mall deal

Zamil Steel Construction Company (ZSCC), a subsidiary of Zamil Industrial Investment Co (Zamil Industrial), has been awarded a turnkey project contract valued at SR 90.8 million ($24.2 million) by the Gulf Real Estate Company for its new shopping mall project in Dammam, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The contract, the agreement for which was signed in...

GSW gets Aramco nod for skids

Gulf Steel Works (GSW), a leading heavy steel fabricator and system integrator in Saudi Arabia, rece ...

Tata Steel’s SAWL line pipe feat

Tata Steel has become the first company to manufacture a submerged arc welded longitudinal (SAWL) li ...

Pan Gulf Steel makes ‘cautious’ assessment

Pan Gulf Steel, a subsidiary of Pan Gulf Industrial Investments Company and prominent player in the ...

Hadeed makes quake-resistant product

Production of earthquake-resistant reinforcing bars by Sabic’s iron and steel affiliate Hadded ...





What Masa does to protect wood

In most developing countries timber plays an important role in building construction in the form of windows, doors and general furniture, thanks to its high strength-to-weight ratio, ease of working with tools and machines, insulation and water absorbing properties and resistance to chemicals. Its inherent beauty makes it a suitable material for...

Saudi pest control leader

Masa Establishment, based in Jeddah and owned by Mousaied S Al Shieshakly, who also officiates as ge ...

Singapore’s Star voices view

With the Gulf’s middle class market having grown in recent years, neo classic and contemporary ...





Henkel solder paste promising

Henkel recently launched the first-ever temperature stable solder paste material, describing it as a major material development breakthrough set to change current solder paste processing performance and cost paradigms. The game-changing formulation, Loctite GC 10, is temperature stable at 26.5°C for one year and stable at temperatures of up to...





Asry ship and rig jobs in spotlight

Bahrain’s Asry, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, signed a major services agreement with UK-based Relay Engineering Limited, which requires the latter to offer its expertise in electrical, mechanical and constructive engineering directly to Asry’s customers from a dedicated service point in the yard. The yard also...

BAE grants reprieve to Govan shipyard

BAE System has announced it will invest more than £100 million ($154.91 million) for expanding ...

Dammam Shipyard positioned for growth

It has been an exciting last year for Dammam Shipyard (DSY), strategically located in Saudi Arabia&r ...

Selah has much on its plate

Turkey’s Selah Shipyard, which expanded its capabilities last year by setting up a new facilit ...

Dubai yard gets turret contract

Drydocks World’s Dubai shipyard has announced it has secured a contract from Orwell Offshore t ...





Logistics corridor will lift Dubai

Dubai Customs and the Department of Economic Development in Dubai (DED) have unveiled the ‘Virtual Freight and Logistics Corridor’, an innovative initiative aimed at sustaining the UAE’s business leadership and competitiveness, particularly in Dubai. The virtual corridor will foster innovation in public service delivery that will go...

DWC a busy cargo hub

CARGO volumes at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central continued to rise sharply in the fi ...

In Brief

Bond issue to raise $500m DP World, one of the world’s biggest port operators, is expected t ...

Schmidt building dry bulk logistics centre

Schmidt ME Logistics, specialist in packaging, product handling and intermodal transportation of dry ...





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