Thursday 9 July 2020

SAIF Zone reopens offices, 50pc staff return to work

The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) has recently announced the return of 50% of its employees to offices, in accordance with certain rules and regulations developed to ensure the provision of a safe work environment.   The return-to-work proc


Signify set for UV-C lighting portfolio expansion

Signify (formery Philips Lighting), a global industry leader, has announced plans to increase its UV-C lighting production capacity and also expand its UV-C product portfolio with the launch of 12 new additions for professional markets.    The company said


Cutting FPSO maintenance could save $19m: Llyod’s

Operators of Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels could save on average almost £600,000 ($75,000) per asset each year, which is equivalent to £15million ($18.8 million)over an assets’ life, by cutting unnecessary maintenance work, said Lloyd’s Regist


Wellube charts new growth strategy with key appointment

Leading global engineering specialist and pipeline maintenance expert, Wellube, a Unique Group company, has announced the appointment of Garry Kidd as Managing Director, as it completes a major rebrand as part of the renewal of the business, strategy and corporate vision.  &


Generic medicine framework in Saudi Arabia can save $2.6bn annually

The implementation of a generic medicine framework (legislation) in Saudi Arabia can result in an estimated decrease of 35%-40%, equivalent to SR10 billion ($2.66 billion), in medication spending annually, according to a new report report released by Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance.&nbs


White Paper to fast-track growth of UK drone industry presented

A landmark White Paper, setting out a route for the UK government to accelerate the growth of the drone industry and transform the UK’s capability to achieve world-leadership in drone technology, has been presented to the Government following unanimous industry support during a three mo


Aveva introduces a Smart App embedded with AI

Aveva, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, has announced the launch of the Aveva Insight OMI app, a first in the industry to infuse real-time artificial intelligence into an operator’s decision-making as well as improve overall operational agility. 


EU carbon tax could benefit GCC cleantech sector: BCG

An EU tax on carbon emissions tied to imports would cut profits for foreign suppliers of oil, steel and other goods with high greenhouse gas footprints but could pose an opportunity for cleaner companies in the GCC to gain a competitive edge, a report said. A plan being considere


NDC’s Farah hand sanitizer gets approval

Farah hand sanitizer, manufactured by National Detergent Company (NDC), the maker of the detergent brand Bahar, has been approved by Oman’s Ministry of Health.    Farah hand sanitizer was re-formulated and upgraded in March 2020 as part of NDC’s


IEA launches green energy JV in Indonesia

Indonesia and the International Energy Agency have announced the launch of a new joint project on electricity and renewable energy in Indonesia. Launched by Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Arifin Tasrif and IEA Executive Director Dr Fatih Birol, the project wi

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