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Power an issue of concern

As Oman’s overall economy takes a hit because of weak oil prices, the good news is that non-oil activities have in fact advanced in the first half of this year with the mining and quarrying sector surging significantly. The GDP slipped by 14.2 per cent to RO 13.55 billion ($35.2 billion) year on year with the energy sector understandably dropping by...





A hub of rare eminence

Jebel Ali Free Zone continues to be a strong force, driving economic growth and industrial diversification in the UAE with several sectors in the forefront that are helping build the enclave’s reputation as a hub of rare eminence. Jafza’s steel and construction sector remains a growth proposition, generating total business of Dh13.6 billion...

Steel producer has high ambitions

Conares, Dubai-based manufacturer of steel pipes and rebars, is on track to complete its new pipe mi ...

Fischer Fixing to get new facility

Fischer Fixing, a specialist in fixings and installation systems, is on course to set up its largest ...





Latest grid link cuts power costs

Siemens has introduced a new solution for connecting offshore wind turbines to the grid. Presented at the National Maritime Conference in Bremerhaven, this direct-current technology enables a cost-efficient and simplified connection of offshore wind power plants far from the coast. The platform housing the transmission technology is much smaller and more...

New unit decentralises room automation

The Siemens Building Technologies Division has expanded its modular installation system by three mod ...

Siemens RTU helps quick monitoring

Siemens has extended its range of RTUs (remote terminal units) to include the Simatic RTU3030C, a co ...

More power for Sinamics converter

Siemens is now offering an extended power range up to 560 kilowatts for the 400 volt versions of its ...

AkzoNobel unveils Intertrac Vision

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings brand, International, has announced the launch of Intertrac Vision ...





Technomak to focus on Africa business

sharjah-based Technomak Energy International, an exporter to several international destinations, is eyeing the African market and sees potential in India’s offshore sector. The company’s chief executive, Haxer Ali, says the current year has proved strong so far with growth at 30 per cent compared with the same period of last...





ZSCC firm wins Aramco deal

Zamil Steel Construction Company (ZSCC), a subsidiary of Zamil Industrial Investment Co (Zamil Industrial), was recently awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth approximately SR19.3 million ($5.2 million) by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) for the construction of Saudi Aramco’s new exhibition pavilion at...

Wartsila to build power plant in Oman

Wartsila, a global market leader in gas-fired combustion engine power plants, has joined hands with ...





Zeiss O-Select set for accuracy

Athough modern digital measuring instruments are extremely reliable tools, operating errors may lead to gaps in the quality assurance process. The new Zeiss O-Select optical measuring system closes these gaps in the quality assurance process. Thanks to its high level of automation and ease of use, 2D measurements can be completed quickly and reproducibly....

Clamp meters look for faults

Often the most frustrating task for electricians and maintenance technicians is to troubleshoot inte ...

Latest version of Digi Connect Tank

Digi International, the M2M solutions expert, has introduced its newest version of Digi Connect Tank ...

TubeShaper has useful features

Hexagon Metrology has announced the release of its much-anticipated TubeShaper software for the port ...

Stauff’s wireless solutions out

The PT-RF series of pressure transmitters presented by Stauff at this year’s Hannover Messe is ...





Work on pipeline projects underway

As preparatory work begins on implementing contracts for a new oil pipeline linking Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, another significant project is expected to be taken up in Saudi Arabia following the cabinet’s approval for Saudi Aramco to build petrol pipelines to Riyadh and set up new stations in remote rural areas. Beyond the announcement of the...





Excellence not an act, but a habit

Operational excellence is a systematic approach that consistently reaches the highest possible return from a plant asset. Many energy and chemical companies have many trillions of dollars’ worth of capital investment tied up in their process plants. To unlock this potential and to achieve excellence across the enterprise involves strategies that...





DP World creating new hub in Senegal

Dubai Ports World (DP World) will build and develop a logistics free zone in Senegal, the port operator announced. The facility will come up in the vicinity of the new Blaise Diagne International Airport on the outskirts of the Senegalese capital of Dakar, not far from the DP World-Dakar Terminal This follows the signing of an MoU by Sultan Ahmed bin...

Khalifa Port wins accolade

Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), managed and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals, has been rated ...

Honeywell’s new navigation solution

Honeywell Aerospace’s latest navigational technology will be available as an option on Ai ...

Agility’s vision

Kuwait’s Agility, the largest Gulf Arab transport logistics company, expects revenue to more t ...

In Brief

Nakilat’s move Qatar Gas Transport (Nakilat) has increased its foreign ownership limit to 49 ...





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