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Challenge and resilience

The UAE, perhaps the most diversified amongst the Middle East’s oil producing states, sees 3 per cent growth this year as challenging in the backdrop of strong economic headwinds driven by a steep decline in oil prices. The country’s Minister of Economy, Sultan Al Mansouri, himself conveyed that less-than-cosy sentiment at a conference....

EGA, a great model of diversification

The primary aluminium industry was one of the first sectors of economic diversification in the UAE a ...

Extrusion firms’ capacities to rise

Masharie, the private equity arm of Dubai Investments (DI), has announced it is expanding its extrud ...

Packaging plant being built in Kizad

Construction has begun in Abu Dhabi of a manufacturing facility of a Kuwait packaging firm. The pla ...

Eaton confident of doing well this year

Power management firm Eaton says despite challenging market conditions, the company continued to gro ...





Atlas Copco QAS range bigger

Atlas Copco has extended the power range of its popular QAS series of generators with the addition of the QAS 630. By incorporating the compact frame of the QAS 500, the QAS 630 can generate 20 per cent more power without needing a larger footprint. Julio Tome, product marketing manager for large generators at Atlas Copco, said: “Since we introduced...

3D printing boost from innovations

3D printing is one of the more jaw-dropping developments of recent times, taking a premise straight ...

Siemens unveils power distribution board

With the Alpha 3200, Siemens has developed a new low-voltage power distribution board specifically t ...





New medical-grade products unveiled

Dow Corning, aiming to serve the rapidly growing medical devices industry, has announced the launch of three new advanced bio-medical-grade Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR)   materials. Available in Shore A harnesses of 40, 50 and 70, these high-performance products comprise the new Silastic Q7-78XX series of elastomers. In addition to these new...

Aramco-Lanxess JV firm to launch in April

Arlanxeo , the new synthetic rubber joint venture between Saudi Aramco and speciality chemicals comp ...





Scientechnic aims to expand clientele

Scientechnic, a technology integrator and solution provider in the UAE, is currently in the process of delivering complete fire safety solutions to the Al Habtoor Residences project on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, according to a senior official. Easa F Al Gurg, general manager, Scientechnic, also listed the New Deira Fish Market development of Dubai...

Aramco refinery to have Second Sight

Petrofacp, a service provider to the international oil and gas industry, has awarded a contract to B ...





Hydrogen process analyser from ABB

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has introduced the new HP30 hydrogen process analyser intended for installation and use in refinery and petrochemical plant environments for the monitoring of hydrogen recycle and hydrogen make-up process streams. The HP30 embodies the ABB “Measurement made easy” design philosophy by...

Qatar plants opt for Yokogawa control system

Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that two of its subsidiaries, Yokogawa Electric Korea an ...





Agthia targets $1bn revenues by 2020

Abu Dhabi-listed food and drinks firm Agthia Group is aiming to double revenues by 2020 through organic growth and acquisitions, its chief executive has said. Agthia reported it made a net profit of Dh231 million ($63 million) last year on a 13 per cent rise in revenue to Dh1.87 billion ($509 million), boosted by new products and exports. “Our...

Hype to expand footprint in region

Hype Energy drinks, a prominent supplier of premium energy drink products, plans to strike deals wit ...

BASF flooring for food sector

BASF, the Germany-based world’s leading chemical company, demonstrated the applications of its ...

UFC launches new products

The UAE’s United Foods Company (UFC) has introduced new products under its flagship Aseel bran ...

Keeping food out of harm’s way

When it comes to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the food products industry, one expects the ...





WaterGEMS to the fore

Hydraulic models are used by thousands of water professionals around the world. For many engineers, leveraging these models to streamline the modelling process is crucial. It helps them gain more time to plan the design and make operational decisions. Utilities in the Middle East are trusting Bentley’s WaterGEMS to create models that help make their...

H2O’s Vacudest systems attract praise

German company H2O GmbH, a leading producer of vacuum distillation systems for the treatment of indu ...





Mideast air freight volumes up 11.3 pc

Middle East air cargo traffic was strong in 2015, expanding 11.3 per cent, while in the global arena volumes grew at just 2.2 per cent, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported. Middle Eastern carriers had a freight load factor (FLF) of 42.8 per cent for 2015. December traffic volumes grew 4 per cent over the same month in...

CPL’s logistics base to open this year

Centre Point Logistics (CPL) is set to open a large warehouse at the Logistics District in Dubai Sou ...

Jebel Ali terminal deals awarded

Dubai-based DP World has awarded construction contracts for its $1.6 billion Terminal 4 at Jebel Ali ...

Milaha net profit $300m

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) has delivered a net profit of QR1.095 billion ($300.6 million) for the ful ...

In Brief

Aramex profit down 2pc ARAMEX, the logistics and transportation solutions provider, reported its 20 ...





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