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Time to take stock

Discussion over the impact on Saudi Arabia of depressed oil prices has never been as intense as now, twinged as it is with grim forebodings but also containing elements of hope that with drastic measures the kingdom can keep going fairly well until a recovery takes place in energy markets. China, say observers, is developing its commercial and services...

Sapin takes the green route

Sapin, the Dammam-based producer of metal and plastic packaging products, has gained membership of a ...

Almajdouie steady in changing times

Almajdouie Logistics has said higher fuel costs will eat into margins but that the company will leve ...

Al Ajab to expand output capacity

Steel galvanising specialists Al Ajab Group is set for a sizable hike in production capacity, forese ...

Emerson breaks ground for centre

Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson, broke ground on the site for its new technology d ...





Alba output, sales volume rose in 2015

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has surpassed its annual sales record of 931,526 tonnes in 2014 by 2 per cent, reaching 951,944 tonnes in the following year, the company said. Production figures topped 960,643 tonnnes, up 3.1 per cent year on year, versus 931,427 tonnes in 2014. Q4 2015 sales grew 4.2 per cent to 252,582 tonnes compared with 242,322 tonnes in...

Work begins on Garmco remelt plant

Groundbreaking for the $55 million remelt plant of Bahrain’s Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mills ...

EGA, proud leader of surging GCC pack

Having produced more than 5 million tonnes in 2015, the primary aluminium industry in the GCC region ...

Reynaers grows despite headwinds

Aluminium systems provider Reynaers Middle East has continued to grow despite difficult economic con ...





Linde’s latest tow tractor versatile

Linde Material Handling has expanded its range of electric tow tractors with the launch of its latest P20 model with a 2-tonne towing capacity, making it capable of pulling up to five small trailers. This new addition has a compact design and extends the company’s existing range of tractors, previously covering the 3- to 25-tonne towing capacity...

PSI engines fetch Hyster an award

Hyster Company, a US-based leading world-wide lift truck designer and manufacturer, has announced it ...

New Grove crane more useful

Manitowoc will feature a new Grove rough-terrain crane at its booth for bauma 2016: the all-new GRT8 ...





Wärtsilä systems for a special ship

Wärtsilä solutions are to be used in retrofitting the world’s largest private residential ship to enable it to conform to ocean anti-pollution regulations. The World will be retrofitted with a Wärtsilä Advanced Wastewater treatment system and a Wärtsilä Nacos Platinum system for navigation and external communication...

IPM could be game changer

Pollution prevention is about source reduction and other practices that block the creation of pollut ...

Masa, the pest control leader

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

Bredel hose pumps prove their worth

The UK firm Siltbuster reports that a number of recent tough applications have seen its preferred Br ...





Doosan at Riyadh metro project

Several hundred Doosan construction machines have been deployed in one of Saudi Arabia’s key city transportation schemes, the Riyadh Metro project, says their sole distributor in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Diesel Equipment Company (SDEC) said the machines gained favour with contractors because of their high productivity, durability and low running costs,...

Etihad Rail inks deal with Ceva Logistics

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has signed a de ...





Exova enjoys a good year in region

Existing contracts and new deals signed in 2015 have placed Exova Middle East firmly on the growth path Driving this growth is the increasing importance placed upon environmental regulation and enforcement across the GCC, said Alexander Hardie, senior business development manager for the UK-based company. Hardie added: “Regulators are becoming more...





Prioritise action

I am sure most of us in the cyber-security community were happy to flip the calendar to 2016 for obvious reasons! Given what we witnessed in 2015 and while cloud, mobile and the Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to dominate the discussion in many boardrooms, it is actually security that should be close to the top of the priority list for any CIO. To...





AGRU PE100 piping system launched

Agru Kunststofftechnik has recently launched its DNV-approved PE100 piping system for the Middle East’s ship building industry. The product range covers pipes and fittings made of PE100/PE100-RC from OD 20 mm to OD 500 mm in SDR11 and SDR17 for new as well as retrofit installations of piping systems on ferries, cruise ships, merchant sea fleets and...

ADSB wins contract from Kuwaiti MOD

Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) will build and supply eight landing craft for the Kuwaiti Ministry of ...

Drydocks World wins 5-star rating

The British Safety Council for occupational health and safety has awarded its five-star rating to Dr ...

Sharjah yard enters its third year

Damen Shipyard Sharjah (DSS), a joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Albwardy Marine Engi ...





DP World forms JV with Russian fund

DP World has announced it has formed a joint venture with a Russian fund to invest in Russian port and logistic infrastructure. The Dubai-based company, teaming up with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), signed a document on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. DP World will own an 80 per cent shareholding with RDIF...

Maqta Gateway gets going

Initial operations of Abu Dhabi Ports’ Maqta Gateway, a port community system, have begun, a s ...

Khorfakkan reaches

Gulftainer, a privately owned, independent terminal operating and logistics company, has marked a ne ...

In Brief

Agility inks loan pact KUWAIT’S Agility, the largest logistics firm in the Gulf, has signed a ...





Honeywell: surge in gas detection tools

Demand for Honeywell’s gas detection equipment in the Gulf is driven mainly by the oil and gas industry in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the company acknowledges. “The oil and gas industry is certainly one of the biggest for gas detection equipment in the region. However, due to continued expansion in the infrastructure in the region, we are seeing...

Abu Dhabi best dealership area for Rolls-Royce

Abu Dhabi was announced as the best-selling dealership area for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars for the third ...

Famco launches Bahrain operations

Bahrain companies will have easier and more convenient access to equipment from top-drawer internati ...

Growth assured for UAE coffee market

The UAE has converted imports of coffee into a gold mine. The UAE’s coffee market is expected ...





Tenders

Gulf Industry Magazine brings you the latest tenders available in the Gulf region. BAHRAIN Tender No SP/AY/PT-011/01/2016. Supply of hydrated lime. • Bid Bond is BD500.  • Documents can be obtained from the Electricity & Water Authority, Bahrain, tel: +973-17995583, fax: +973-17702041, website: www.ewa.bh, by payment of BD15. • CD...





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