Thursday 29 September 2016

Orpic set to begin work on Liwa Plastics project

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) will lay the foundation stone for construction work at Liwa Plastic project on October 10, a report said. The project - the EPC contracts of which cost $4.5 billion - will be operational by 2020, Musab bin Abdullah Al M


Oman firm to produce bottled water, soft drinks

Oman-based Al Batinah Development and Investment Holding’s board has decided to invest in a project to produce bottled water, soft drinks and juice in Saham (North Batinah), said a report. Al Batinah will invest 35 per cent of the equity, while the remaining equity stake wi


Top bunkering event to be held in Singapore

Leading global suppliers, traders and buyers will discuss latest developments in the marine industry at the 19th Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (Sibcon), to be held in October, in Singapore. The event will take place from October 4 to 7, at the Resort


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

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