Sunday 5 April 2020

Covid-19 disrupts global solar PV supply chain: GlobalData

The disruption caused by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing companies has prompted a major jolt on the global solar PV supply chain. The resulting shortage of PV components is disrupting the industry at a global level, says GlobalData, a leadi


Dubai free zones set up remote working solution

Dubai Free Zones Council (DFZC) has commended the efforts of free zones members for implementing working remotely solution as part of the precautionary and preventive measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). The Council announced that all free zones in the em


Adnoc vows to invest responsibly, meet goals

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is positioned to drive value for the UAE and will continue to invest responsibly to deliver on its 2030 smart growth strategy during this complex and challenging period, a senior official has said.   Adnoc will remain f


Abu Dhabi TAMM services to offer commercial licences

The Department of Government Support, which is represented by the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority has announced the full availability of the Department of Economic Development's (ADDED) commercial licences through its services ecosystem, TAMM, allowing business owners to easily access service


Pure Harvest Smart Farms set for big UAE expansion

UAE-based Alliances for Global Sustainability (AGS) said it has entered into a strategic land, capital and advisory partnership with Pure Harvest Smart Farms, a leading tech-enabled agribusiness.    This strategic partnership will pave way for acquisition o


Mobile robotics market to surge to $23bn by 2021

The Coronavirus outbreak has highlighted use cases for mobile robotics to successfully disinfect, monitor, surveille, and handle and deliver materials.    These proven use cases will propel the overall mobile robotics market to $23 billion by 2021, states g


Elkon, Dubai group to set up sugar refinery in Egypt

Elkon, a leading Turkish concrete batching plant manufacturer, said it has joined hands with Dubai's Al Khaleej Sugar Refinery for the construction of a major agro-industrial complex in Egypt that is set to start beet sugar production.   Based in Jebel Ali,


Largest krill trawler to be designed by Wärtsilä

Technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the ship design for a new, state-of-the-art krill fishing vessel, which when delivered will be the largest and most efficient of its kind in the world.    The ship design order was placed by


Gulftainer fast-tracks medical supply consignments

Gulftainer, the world’s largest privately-owned, independent port operator based in the UAE, has launched an interim and complimentary ‘Express Service Lane’ initiative to prioritise the delivery of medical supply consignments at its ports across the UAE.  


UAE likely to see GDP growth of 2.5pc in 2020: report

The UAE's non-oil economy will likely see stagnation in the first half of 2020, according to the latest Economic Update from chartered accountancy body ICAEW.    This is due to the ramifications of the escalating Coronavirus pandemic and the slump in oi

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