Wednesday 18 January 2017

Al Rawahi wins contract to build Oman flour mill

Al Rawahi International, a leading Omani contractor, has been awarded the structural and architectural and external civil and infrastructural works for an upcoming flour mill in Sohar Port, said a report. The civil construction contract was awarded by Sohar Flour Mills, a partner


Kuwait to spend $15.6bn on infrastructure in 2017-18

Kuwait is set to spend about KD4.74 billion ($15.6 billion) on infrastructure and other projects in fiscal year 2017-2018 with the private sector contributing 16.9 per cent of the spend, said a report in a local daily. The projects cover housing, roads, electricity, ports, airpor


UAE elevators market to grow 8pc till 2021

The UAE elevators market is projected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of eight per cent till 2021, said a report. Growing disposable income and the booming construction market coupled with favourable government initiatives is set to drive the demand for elevators


Bechtel launches Saudi graduate recruitment programme

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, has launched a major new graduate recruitment programme with the Riyadh College of Technology (RCT) in Saudi Arabia. Through the joint initiative, Bechtel will train and subsequently hire 75 RCT students who a


Sabic launches dedicated foam grade for MEA

Leading petrochemicals producer Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has launched a new dedicated foam grade - LDPE HP0824NDF - for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Asian region to broaden the application window for the tapes, seals and underlayment market. Sabic LDPE H


Talks under way for Bahrain port expansion

Discussions are under way on expanding Bahrain’s biggest commercial port in the next decade to meet an influx in demand for services, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit


Deadline extended for Gulf Real Estate Awards

Dubai Land Department has extended the application deadline for The Gulf Real Estate Awards until the February 15, allowing hopeful candidates a longer period in which to submit their applications. Mahmoud El Burai, executive director of Dubai Real Estate Institute (DREI), said:


Karcher unveils eco-friendly products at UAE expo

Kärcher, a world leader in innovative cleaning technology solutions is showcasing its key products and solutions at the ongoing EcoWaste Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Held as part of ‘Abu Dhabi’s Sustainability Week 2017’, the exhibition is an annual event


GCC leading the world in desalination, says report

The UAE and other GCC states are global leaders in desalination, and have proved the value of the technology in underpinning water security worldwide, said a report released at the International Water Summit (IWS) which opened in Abu Dhabi on January 16. The world uses almost 87


GE unit wins new Alba power plant deal

GE Power, a division of GE, today announced an order from Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) for a turnkey combined-cycle power plant, including three GE HA gas turbines, which will power the world’s largest single-site smelter.   This win marks the first order for GE H-Class tu

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