Friday 19 September 2014

Sohar Aluminium to boost production capacity

Oman's Sohar Aluminium plans to spend $35 million over the next five years to boost production capacity, chief executive Mohammed Al Masoudi told reporters on Thursday. The work is expected to increase annual capacity by about 28,000 tonnes of primary aluminium, he said. The


Oman's Orpic to create 1,600 new jobs

Oman's Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) plans to create 1,400 to 1,600 new jobs by 2018 and at least 800 of them will go to Omanis. The company has prepared plans to provide relevant training for new Omani recruits to equip them with the skills to succe


Dubai launches maritime control centre

The emirate of Dubai in the UAE is to set up a centre to regulate and settle disputes arising from marine and trade transactions. The new Emirates Maritime Control Centre will specialise in settling disputes arising from maritime commercial procedures and enhance Dubai’s position


DI unit commissions new glass production facility

Emirates Float Glass [EFG], a subsidiary of Dubai Investments (DI) and the first integrated float glass facility in the UAE, has commissioned a new facility aimed at enhancing its production capabilities to cater to the automotive glass sector. The new offline facility, costing o


Omani ceramics firm opens $20m IPO

Leading Omani tile manufacturer Al Maha Ceramics has opened a RO8-million ($20 million) initial public offering (IPO) of shares to be listed and traded on the Muscat Securities Market for subscription. Dentons and its Omani associate S&A Law Firm acted as legal advisers, whil


Use of antibiotics by poultry firms sparks superbug debate

Major US poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realise, posing a potential risk to human health, says a Reuters report. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that some of the nation's largest poultry producers r


Saudi plastic, print expos target Western region boom

The growing demand for plastics, printing and packaging products in Saudi Arabia's Western Region will be the focus of two exhibitions which will run concurrently in Jeddah next year. Saudi Plast & Petrochem, the 12th international plastics and petrochemicals trade fair,


Seafex to discuss Gulf’s growing seafood consumption

The Gulf region’s rising per capita seafood consumption will be discussed at the Seafex 2014, the region's biggest international trade fair for the seafood industry in Dubai, UAE, next  month. The event will host both regional and international aquaculture companie


Renault opens $6.5m workshop in Qatar

Al Attiya Motors & Trading Co (AMTC), the exclusive importer of Renault Trucks in Qatar, has opened a new custom built state-of-the-art workshop in Doha, Qatar, UAE. AMTC also announced the completion of one its largest tenders, with more than 200 trucks expected to arrive in


Flowserve to supply pumping systems for solar plants

Flowserve Corporation, a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, is manufacturing key pumping systems for two solar energy projects in Africa, following the completion of engineering.  Production is under way at Flowserve

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