Thursday 30 March 2017

Naqel, Dubai Trade sign MoU for training

Saudi Arabia-based Naqel, a leading logistics service provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai Trade, the premier trade facilitation entity in the UAE, to collaborate on education and training for the GCC trade and logistics industry. Both organisations


Acwa seals key Jordan solar power plant deal

Acwa Power has signed a power purchase agreement with National Electric Power Company (Nepco) for the development, funding, construction, ownership and operation of a new 61.3 MWp photovoltaic plant in the Risha province of Jordan. With the Risha PV IPP, Acwa Power’s portfo


Trowers & Hamlins boosts Mideast energy team

Trowers & Hamlins, a leading international law firm, said its partner and head of energy and natural resources Tom Wigley has relocated to its Oman office from London as part of its regional strategy. Tom was based at the firm's London office for 15 years. During this tim


DuBox rolls out UAE's first 3D printed concrete structure

DuBox, a UAE-based specialist in off-site construction and modular, single- or multi-storey building designs, is showcasing the country’s first locally 3D-printed concrete element. The 3D printed part is on display at the inaugural Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation


UAE's Strata creates ME's first 3D-printed aircraft interior part

Strata - a composite aero-structures manufacturing facility in the UAE - Siemens and Etihad Airways Engineering have successfully created the Middle East's first 3D-printed aircraft interior part as part of a pilot project, said a report. The part, a plastic frame which surro


ZonesCorp to develop $435m auto hub in Abu Dhabi

ZonesCorp, the largest developer and operator of purpose-built industrial zones in the UAE, is set to develop Rahayel City, a new, world class, integrated ‘auto hub’ in Abu Dhabi at an estimated cost of Dh1.6 billion ($435 million). Unveiling the plans at the ongoing


Abu Dhabi Ports launches new free zone

Abu Dhabi Ports, in response to the rising demand from both foreign direct and existing investors, has launched a major free trade zone within the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), at ongoing the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit 2017 (GMIS). The event wh


Alba launches first annual sustainability report

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), an international aluminium smelter, recently launched its first annual Sustainability Report, attesting its ongoing commitment to sustainable development, transparency and accountability.   The report was developed to share the company’s journ


Top Globe Express Services executives discuss global strategy

Globe Express Services, a leading logistics services firm, recently hosted a meeting of its C-level executives from across the world at its office in France, aimed at reviewing its accomplishments in 2016 and to draft a three-year business plan. The officials from all GES offices


Total to invest $1.7bn in Texas petchem expansion

Total is entering a partnership with Borealis and Nova to form a joint venture with the aim of building an ethane steam cracker and a new Borstar polyethylene unit on the US Gulf Coast. Total is expected to hold a 50 per cent interest in the new joint venture.  

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