Wednesday 16 October 2019

Engineering Contracting gets BIM ISO certification

Engineering Contracting Company (ECC) said it has become the first contractor in the UAE to receive ISO certification for building information modelling (BIM), an international accolade from BSI. An intelligent 3D model-based platform, BIM provides users with insights with insigh


Corrosion a $2.5trn problem globally, says expert

Internal corrosion in pipelines is one of the most significant challenges facing Saudi Aramco on a daily basis, more than 200 attendees from Saudi Aramco organizations were told recently at a forum and exhibition in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Mohammad A Al Hatlani, general manager of


Ma’aden joins Russia's PhosAgro to boost food security

Saudi Arabia's largest mining company Ma'aden said it has joined forces with leading Russian fertilizer producer PhosAgro to support global food security through fertilizer industry development projects around the world. The Russian Investment Fund has also signed the pac


Saudi Aramco signs 10 strategic agreements with Russian firms

State oil giant Saudi Aramco has signed nine MoUs with Russian companies involved in the manufacture of drilling pipes, casings and tubings besides a share purchase agreement for Novomet at the Saudi-Russian CEO Forum hosted in Riyadh as part of the state visit of Russian President Vladimir Put


Siemens Gamesa to develop 250MW Egypt wind project

Siemens Gamesa, a leader in the renewable energy industry, has been awarded a turnkey EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contract by renewable power generation company Lekela for a 250MW wind project in West Bakr region of Egypt. This comes as part of the company's com


Immensa joins global team to bolster 3D printing

UAE-based Immensa Technology Labs, a leading additive manufacturing company, has joined leading global companies that emphasise the 3D printing of functional production parts for the oil, gas, and maritime industries. The companies include Shell, Equinor, BP, Total, Rolls Royce M


Voith Turbo plans to streamline production base

Germany-based Voith, a global technology group, is planning a comprehensive package of measures for its Group Division Voith Turbo to secure its competitiveness and viability in the long term. The focus is on streamlining its overall production footprint in Germany and on creatin


Saudi Arabia launches largest integrated logistics zone

Saudi Ports Authority has launched the AlKhomra Logistics Zone in Jeddah, the largest of its kind in the kingdom, for investment to the private sector. The logistics zone, which will be built in phases, comes as part of the government's plans to make the kingdom a hub in the


Equate kicks off production of ethylene glycol at US plant

Kuwait-based Equate Group, a global producer of petrochemicals, has announced the official start-up of the MEGlobal Oyster Creek Site’s commercial production of fiber-grade, on-spec monoethylene glycol in the US state of Texas. The plant has a nameplate capacity of 750,000


Target net zero gas emissions, says Aramco CTO

The challenge for our generation is to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, within this century, said Ahmad O Al-Khowaiter, Saudi Aramco’s chief technology officer, at the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum in Kyoto, Japan. The STS forum, an annual internat

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