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Kingdom cautious about investments

With oil prices down and its revenues largely curtailed, Saudi Arabia is doing what any household would do – tighten its belt. That is a huge and unusual development considering that the kingdom has splurged on mega projects over the years. Riyadh though has made clear that it will not sacrifice important schemes, particularly ones in infrastructure,...

Volvo’s focus is Saudi market

A new Volvo truck plant that opened earlier this year in King Abdullah Economic City has not yet exp ...

Sadara, E A Juffali sign pact

Sadara Chemical Company and E A Juffali & Brothers have signed a second supply agreement for but ...

Slic stays on a growth path

Saudi Arabia’s leading manufacturer of industrial safety and military footwear has stayed on t ...

Masa, the pest control stalwart

Following a decline in the economies of the developed world a few years ago, many construction and i ...





Alba Line 6 gets green go-ahead

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has been granted the environmental permission for its Line 6 Expansion Project from Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Environment. The environmental permission, vital to the expansion, was granted based on detailed environmental and social impact assessments carried-out by a competent consultant and overseen by the Line 6...

Balexco handed renewed ISO quality mark

Bahrain Aluminium Extrusion Company (Balexco) has been awarded a renewal of its ISO 9001:2008 standa ...

EGA has technology edge

With an annual hot metal production capacity in excess of 2.4 million tonnes, the UAE-based Emirates ...





Zeal to diversify yields gains

Manufacturing and logistics continued to make gains this year in Abu Dhabi with metals reinforcing their status and both aluminium and steel helping hasten the diversification process. Abu Dhabi Ports has partnered with key institutions such as Senaat and the Industrial Development Bureau of the Department of Economic Development to support investments,...





Pan Gulf Valves in positive mode

Pan Gulf Valves (PGV), one of the leading manufacturers of a comprehensive range of valves and accessories in Saudi Arabia, says the projected 15 per cent annual growth in the industrial valves market will fuel its business growth. The subsidiary of Pan Gulf Industrial Investment says its business has remained consistent over the past four years and has...

Atlas Copco’s new pump range out

Atlas Copco has introduced a new range of highly efficient vacuum pumps for the UK manufacturing ind ...

Pan Gulf Valvserve upbeat

Pan Gulf Valvserve, operating in the Eastern Region (Jubail) of Saudi Arabia and which performs a ra ...

Novel compression system for fridge

The latest innovation in compressor technology is a key input in the creation of Sharp Corporation o ...





Adhesive boost for packaging

Henkel has launched a new food-safe modular aliphatic adhesive system that offers optimal solutions for high performance retort processing and demanding flexible packaging applications. The system comprises Loctite Liofol LA 2760/LA 5891-21 and Loctite Liofol LA 2760/LA 7371. With just one system for the inner and outer layer, Henkel´s LA 2760/LA...





Enec begins work on fourth reactor

Work on the construction of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec)’s fourth nuclear reactor has begun at Barakah. With this, Barakah becomes the world’s leading nuclear energy construction area with four identical reactors being simultaneously set up in one site. The construction licence for Units 3 and 4 was approved by the Federal...

Qatar rental market sees 23pc growth

The Fifa World Cup 2022 as well as the rising transportation network and surging investments will dr ...

Bidders line up for Fadhili plant

Several international and Gulf engineering firms are lining up for the contract to build a power sta ...





Firms collaborate in medical field

The worldwide leading provider of warehouse and logistic systems SSI Schaefer and the medical technology company CareFusion have deepened their collaboration in the pharmaceutical industry. CareFusion offers customised solutions with the Rowa automation systems for automated medication handling in hospitals, pharmacies, online pharmacies and wholesalers....





Pace of railway scheme ‘sluggish’

A report from the region’s leading projects tracking service has drawn attention to tardy progress in the Gulf-wide railway network, which is timed to be operational in 2020. Meed Projects said in its latest analysis that while metro projects in Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Makkah and Riyadh are pushing ahead rapidly, efforts to develop the ambitious GCC...

Terminal opens

The Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) terminal, a project of DP World and its partners, which has capabi ...

Almajdouie hails Petrology

Petrology, a joint venture between Almajdouie Logistics (Saudi Arabia), De Rijke (The Netherlands) a ...

New bunker barge deployed in Sohar

Omanoil Matrix Marine Services (MXO), a supplier of marine fuel, has planned the expansion of i ...

In Brief

Cargo soars at DWC CARGO at Al Maktoum International - Dubai World Central (DWC) rose sharply in H1 ...





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