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Construction a growth sector

The controversy over Qatar’s selection as host for the Fifa World Cup has not deterred the Gulf state from its preparations for the event. While it is reported that some contractors have spoken of cancelled or delayed projects, none of these have anything to do with the major ones of the soccer extravaganza. A source at a construction company referred...

GWC posts 30pc rise in net profit

Qatar’s leading logistics provider Gulf Warehousing Company (GWC) has reported a 30 per cent i ...

ABB wins power, water contract

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $85 million to ...

Air-conditioner market growth to top 13pc

The Fifa World Cup is providing the biggest boost for Qatar’s air-conditioner market, which is ...

Ashghal, QPMC sign framework deal

Ashghal and Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) have signed a strategic framework agreement for t ...





Aircraft doors and how they work

A minimal amount of force can open doors against strong resistance, thanks to the concept of drive and control. Spatial Composite Solutions has been training flight crews in cabin replicas to experience the effort they need to open a cabin door in an emergency using Rexroth drive and control technology. Based in Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE, the company...

Moog solution for Chinese OEM firm

Wuxi XinDeBao, an OEM supplier of exhaust pipe sub-systems for major car brands, recently completed ...

MobileView good for many tasks

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and inform ...

New way found to degas aluminium melt

Having proved that ultrasound degassing of molten aluminium alloys is cleaner, greener and cheaper t ...

Power monitoring extended

Siemens expands its power monitoring system from the Sentron portfolio by adding the 7KM PAC5100 and ...





Welding solutions provider optimistic

Saudi Arabia’s Pan Gulf Welding Solutions (PGWS) is confident its recently revamped technical services segment will help boost revenues and raise its profile as a supplier of welding-related products, machine tools and services. The company’s Pan Gulf Technical Services (PGTS) was revamped earlier this year with the addition of new services....





New PPG products have cutting edge

New products from leading US-based coatings company PPG are helping protect metal surfaces and prolong their life spans. One of the most recent examples is Ultrax metal conditioner 257, a near-neutral descaler solution that removes weld scale, light oxide and other impurities from steel surfaces and preconditions galvanised steel, white metal, aluminium...





New BASF role in cleaner auto gases

Official auto emission standards are becoming more and more restrictive worldwide. In the future, compliance with these standards will require further optimising of the catalytic converter. A promising new technology for this purpose is the new four-way conversion catalyst from BASF. The four-way conversion catalyst consists of a ceramic support coated...

Tankless water heaters with DuPont input

Seisco International is introducing the next generation Supercharger tankless water heater unit, whi ...





Pushing forward with sure steps

Drops in profits in two quarters this year have not dimmed Sabic’s optimism about growing its portfolio and retaining its commanding position as a global petrochemicals and plastics player. The company is pursuing manufacturing projects and has scored in the innovation field, coming out with useful products that enjoy demand across the world. Most...





Kalmar launches new ASC system

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has introduced its next-generation automatic stacking crane (ASC) system. Featuring future-proof technology, it is described as the most efficient and productive ASC system ever. By enabling smooth and fast automation deployment, it allows terminals to deliver high throughput as well as a predictable and reliable...

Cranes dominate Saudi rental market

Cranes continue to play a major role in the rental construction equipment market in Saudi Arabia, ac ...

Alimak, Manitowoc announce tie-up

Alimak Group, the vertical access solution company, has signed an agreement with US-based capital go ...

Hitachi crane offers safety, longevity

Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane Co Ltd (HSC) has launched the SCX800A-3 80-tonn ...

New Liebherr crane bears higher loads

Liebherr has unveiled the LR 1500 that delivers the load capacities of the 500-tonne crawler crane c ...





Siemon offers new copper cable line

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced the expansion of its comprehensive line of copper cable with category 6A F/UTP shielded outside plant cable (OSP) to provide superior performance and support for the latest applications to outside environments. Meeting TIA and ISO performance requirements for shielded class...

JDR wins deal for offshore wind farm

JDR, a leading provider of technology connecting the offshore energy industry, has been awarded a su ...





Ooredoo wants to bring out the best

Qatar-based telecommunications company Ooredoo is striving to become an employer of choice and provide a broad range of opportunities across its footprint, with the expansion of a range of “talent management” initiatives in 2015. The company has close to 16,000 employees in the Middle East, North Africa and South-East Asia, with 45 different...

Female staff at Tabuk to swell

Tabuk Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Co has announced plans to hire as many as 300 females over five y ...

SSG gets institute boost

Bahrain management consulting firm SteppingStone Global (SSG) has over the past seven years worked w ...

KAEC links up with Saudi university

Saudi Arabia-based King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has signed a contract with King Abdulaziz Univ ...





Jebel Ali tops in productivity

DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port recorded a world-leading 131 moves per ship per hour in 2014, up 10 per cent from 119 in 2013, according to the latest data. Industry analysts Journal of Commerce compiled the port productivity data showing the port’s leading position.  The ranking is based on JOC’s analysis of more than 125,000...

DhabiJet wins RA3 cargo operations mark

Abu Dhabi Airports’s ground handling service provider DhabiJet has won the RA3 certificat ...

Truck waiting time drops at causeway

Measures taken by the Bahraini government in recent months seem to be paying off as the waiting time ...

Vessel in test run at new Suez Canal

A Bahraini ship bound for Italy from Saudi Arabia was among the first to pass through Egypt&rsq ...

UPS’ Abu Dhabi facility

United Parcel Service (UPS)’s new package sorting facility in Abu Dhabi will triple the existi ...





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