Thursday 29 September 2016

Dewa awards contract for world's first 3D-printed lab

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded UAE-based Convrgnt Value Engineering (LLC) the contract to design and construct the first building in the UAE that is fully printed onsite and the first 3D-printed laboratory building in the world. The laboratory will be bu


Dafza launches business accelerator programme

The Innovation Unit at Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) has commenced the Double Up 3M business accelerator programme custom-designed to identify and remove barriers faced by the free zone’s clients. The goal of the initiative is to create a tailor-made acceleration


Alba board pleased with the progress of Line 6 project

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, has been performing reasonably well in light of the market conditions, according to a statement issued by the chairman of Alba’s board of directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa. The


Bahri deploys data-driven solution to boost ops

Saudi Arabia-based Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has introduced a maritime industry-first ‘data innovation’ platform to enhance productivity, unlock opportunities for growth and transform the shipping industry. Termed “BahriData”,


UAE, New Zealand discuss moves to enhance trade ties

The UAE and New Zealand have discussed moves to enhance cooperation and economic relations between the two countries, especially across vital sectors and areas like renewable energy, agriculture, food and innovation. Engineer Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy, rec


Siemens to demonstrate future of power supply at Wetex

Siemens, a global technology powerhouse, will illustrate the future of energy supply through its microgrid table and breakthrough energy storage solutions at the upcoming Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (Wetex) in Dubai. The microgrid table is an interactive


China's Cosco wins Abu Dhabi container terminal deal

China's Cosco Shipping Ports will invest $400 million in building a container terminal in Abu Dhabi as the emirate aims to expand trade with the world's second largest economy, a senior company official said on Wednesday. The bulk of China's trade with the United Arab


Uber targets freight, trucking businesses

With its recent acquisition of self-driving truck startup Otto, Uber Technologies is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry. Otto plans to expand its fleet of trucks from si


Omani firms to put up strong show at Verona

Oman’s leading stone and marble producers will exhibit this week at Marmomacc, the world’s premier trade fair for the stone and marble industry,  in Verona, Italy. Led by Ithraa, nine Omani firms will join exhibitors from more than 145 countries for the four


Oman plans manganese ferroalloy smelter

Gulf Mining Group, a major mining corporation in Oman, plans to establish the Sultanate’s first manganese ferroalloy smelter at Sohar, a report said. The initiative, coupled with a separate plan to triple the capacity of its existing ferrochrome smelter at Sohar Port and Fr

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