Thursday 23 March 2017

Oman Oil unit to build major propanol plant in US

Oman Oil Company (OOC) owned Oxea, a global manufacturer of oxo intermediates and oxo derivatives, will build a major propanol unit adjoining its existing complex in Texas, US, said a report. The world-scale plant, dubbed ‘Propanol-2’, will boost Oxea’s propanol


Arkan to shut down Abu Dhabi cement factory

Arkan, a leading building materials industrial conglomerate, has announced its decision to permanently close down the company's cement plant, Emirates Cement Factory (ECF) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as part of its regional strategy. The announcement from the company board come


Gulf petchem industry grows 3.7pc

The petrochemical industry in the Gulf region grew at 3.7 per cent in 2016 reaching 150 million tonnes of capacity, according to an annual study by the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), outpacing the global average growth of 2.2 per cent. The figures emerged f


Aramco launches centre for contractors, suppliers

Saudi Aramco launched today a contractors and suppliers relations centre in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Riyadh to facilitate the registration process and help contractors reach the company. The centre is part of Saudi Aramco’s efforts to expand reach and communi


Dafza launches new strategic plan

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) has launched the new ‘Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021’ designed to support the vision of building a freezone that goes beyond, in line with the strategic goals of Dubai Plan 2021. HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chai


Elite Agro to cultivate blueberries in UAE

Elite Agro, a leading Abu Dhabi producer and distributor of fresh vegetables and fruits, has taken steps to strengthen its health and wellbeing portfolio by securing a licence for the exclusive rights to cultivate the world’s best blueberry varieties in the Middle East. The


Fatima Al Ansari Design to debut at gulfInteriors

Fatima Al Ansari Design, a specialist in interior designing, architecture, design, landscaping and furniture supply, will be making its inaugural appearance at gulfInteriors 2017 expo in Manama, Bahrain next month. The gulfInteriors annual showcase for luxury interiors, designs a


Huawei, ISG deal to produce UPS units in Saudi Arabia

Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia has forged an alliance with Industrial Systems Group (ISG), an affiliate of Al Abdulkarim Holding, aimed at exchanging expertise to manufacture un-interrupted power supply (UPS) units in Saudi Arabia. As part of the agreement, Huawei will provi


Netherlands to join Expo 2020 Dubai

The Netherlands, one of the world’s most innovative economies, will take part in Expo 2020 Dubai, it was announced today. Through its overall theme, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, the first World Expo in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia will be a


Alba organises training programme for employees

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, is currently conducting a training session ‘Leadership Tomorrowland’, for its executive management, directors, managers and management employees. The sessions which kicked off yesterday (Marc

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