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Bigger private role more likely now

If Kuwait privatises its key assets, as seems likely, it will be fruit of an initiative it took some five years ago when parliament approved a bill seeking just that. The move suffered delays due to questions of how best to approach the privatisation issue and what stakes should be offered. But with the steep decline in oil prices and a deficit to boot,...

Agility seeks to bid for key assets

Agility has announced it is keen on capitalising on Kuwait government plans to privatise state insti ...

Xylem wins contract in Kuwait

Water technology company Xylem has won an $8-million contract to develop and supply customised techn ...





Agru’s Sureline pipe very robust

Agru Kunststofftechnik is launching the Sureline pipe with a protective layer in the GCC market. Developed for extreme applications, the Sureline pipe is made of the latest material generation high-quality PE 100-RC (resistance to crack) and surrounded with a protective layer against scratches made by PP material, according to Werner Steindl, senior sales...

New AFD units for higher currents

Siemens is expanding its range of arc-fault detection (AFD) units from the 5SM6 product line by addi ...

New way to count current at SMEs

Siemens has announced it has developed a low-cost multichannel current measuring system for small an ...

Latest Daniel flow meter out

Emerson Process Management has announced a new Daniel gas ultrasonic flow meter platform that elevat ...





Asia largest market for Wacker

Munich (Germany)-based Wacker Chemie has reported it achieved its sales target for 2015 and slightly exceeded its earnings expectations. Group sales advanced by around 10 per cent to 5.30 billion euros ($5.92 billion) against 4.83 billion euros in 2014 with higher volumes and positive exchange-rate effects. Net income was 242 million euros, up 24 per...

Gulf a market of potential for Wacker

The Gulf continues to be a market of potential for German chemical company Wacker, contributing more ...





Latest Grove crane impresses

A new Grove all-terrain cane introduced by Manitowoc for the global market offers unique innovations and class-leading capabilities in the taxi (road travelling) category. The four-axle Grove GMK4100L-1 boasts the best load charts in its class and its compact design makes it easy to access and manoeuvre on the narrowest of job sites. The new 100 t capacity...

New mobile crane convenient

Konecranes has mounted its popular CXT electric overhead travelling crane on a steel frame and ...





Nass sees India as promising market

Bahrain’s Nass Industrial Services (NIS) has gained a strong foothold in India’s industrial sector with the successful implementation of a contract from conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL). NIS, also known as Nass Mechanical Contracting Co, recently shipped to RIL 36-inch-diameter, 70 mm wall thickness pipe spools of carbon steel and...

Inco adapting to new realities

Dubai-based fabricator Inco Group is seeing a shift in its focus from the oil and gas industry to ot ...





Jotun’s mesh-free epoxy launched

Jotun has announced the introduction of Jotachar 1709, a mesh-free epoxy developed specifically for the hydrocarbon processing and energy industries. Jotachar 1709 has been developed using the revolutionary technology platform behind Jotun’s successful Jotachar JF750. Jotachar JF750 continues to be embraced by the offshore and onshore industries as...

Aurora is eco-friendly, economical

Jotun has introduced to the Gulf market its Aurora collection, which provides sustainable and enviro ...

PPG unveils new urethane primers

PPG has introduced new products including conductive and non-conductive urethane primers that perfor ...

Chemours highlights its Ti-Pure brand

Chemours International Operations SARL, the world’s largest producer of titanium dioxide, thre ...





Sapin’s mainstay is food packaging

Food packaging constitutes the biggest segment of Dammam-based Sapin’s turnover, followed by packaging for the industrial and aerosol sectors, the company reported. The food sector accounted for 45 per cent of the sales value in 2015, while the industrial and aerosol sectors contributed 30 per cent and 20 per cent respectively, said Saurabh Timochin,...





Nexans’ cables for Qatar project

Qatar International Cables Company (QICC), Nexans’ subsidiary in Qatar, will supply MV and LV cables. The first batch of cables was urgently delivered with a 15 day lead time. Operation of the plant is due to begin in June 2018. The Umm Al Houl plant, 20 km south of Doha, will be the largest integrated power and water plant ever constructed in Qatar,...

Oman hotel gets R&M solution

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), the Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems for high-end ...

Prysmian awarded qualification mark

Prysmian Group, the Italy-based world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has g ...





Emiroll to grace Abu Dhabi hub

Investments at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) went a notch up with plans by major business promoters to build an aluminium rolling plant there at a cost of Dh440 million ($119.7 million). The new plant, Emirates Rolling LLC (Emiroll), is a joint venture between Dubal Holding (DH), which has a 35 per cent stake, Dubai Investments (DI) (30 per...





Iata tells industry: tone up your act

The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has said shippers’ rating of the air cargo industry was not good enough and called on cargo operators to continue improving services for greater customer satisfaction. Its director general and CEO, Tony Tyler, reminded the World Cargo Symposium in Germany that compared to other modes of shipping, air...

UAE logistics market robust

The UAE logistics market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 per cent ...

Efforts to transform Oman logistics

Oman’s logistics industry is going through a transformation to overcome infrastructure bottlen ...

In brief

Freight Systems’ new facility Dubai-based Freight Systems has broken ground for an advanced w ...

Etihad Cargo yields $1bn revenues

The cargo division of Etihad Airways generates over $1 billion in annual revenues and is one of the ...





Statistics

Abu Dhabi plans $128m projects The Abu Dhabi government is set to pump in more than $128 million on major infrastructural projects including new internal roads, parks, multi-purpose courts, reservoirs and pumping stations in the UAE capital. “The first project includes road works, and soil improvement, besides building all pavement layers, including...





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