Friday 28 November 2014

Sabic official named World Plastics Council Chairman

World Plastics Council (WPC) has elected Mosaed Al-Ohali, the executive vice president of Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) Polymers, as its chairman. The newly established has a membership of major players from the world plastics industry across Asia, the Middle East, North an


Canon launches new ultra-telephoto zoom lens

Canon, multinational manufacturer of imaging and optical products, has announced the launch of the new CN20x50, a high performance, ultra-telephoto zoom lens for sport and nature TV production. The CN20x50 delivers superb image quality and exceptional creative control, and is the


Airbus announces Jury for Diversity Award

Airbus, a leading aircraft manufacturer, has announced the jury members of its prestigious Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) Airbus Diversity Award taking place on December 3, at the World Engineering Education Forum (Weef) in Dubai, UAE. This prestigious award is given to


Saudi Arabia sees major growth in shipping; $30bn projects under way

Saudi Arabia is experiencing exponential growth in its ports and shipping sectors with projects planned and currently in progress totalling more than $30 billion. Experts presented a series of papers to more than 200 delegates at the inaugural Saudi Maritime Congress recently that high


BRF opens new food processing factory in Abu Dhabi

Leading food company BRF, which is responsible for the Sadia brand of frozen foods in the Middle East, opened a new Dh588-million ($160 million) factory at Kizad, Abu Dhabi, UAE, today (November 27). The 162,157-sq-m facility will employ more than 1,400 workers and will facilitat


GCC big data market to hit $635m by 2020

The GCC big data market is set to grow nearly five-fold from $135.7 million in 2013 to $635.5 million by 2020, according to research firm Frost and Sullivan. The global big data market is expected to grow from $3.2 billion in 2013 to $15.1 billion by 2020, it said.


Flying Colours’ QCAA approved aircraft work on track

Flying Colours Corp, a North America-based completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialist, is nearing the completion of maintenance work on a second aircraft under approval from the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA). The project is being undertaken at the firm’s


Bahrain maritime force rescues sailors as boat sinks

Eight sailors who were lost at sea for 30 hours after their cargo ship sank have been rescued by a Bahrain-based maritime force. The search was conducted by the Combined Task Force-151 (CTF-151), which is part of the Juffair-based Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), in co-ordination


Alba expansion 'will help Bahrain economy'

The planned $2.5-billion expansion of Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) will contribute to the kingdom’s national economy and create additional job opportunities for qualified nationals, said Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Deputy Prime Minister. Speaking after


Alba focuses on human resources: Murray

Developing the human resources is critical and Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) puts a great deal of emphasis on its people, said Alba chief executive Tim Murray. “We are in the people business and 87 per cent of our staff is Bahraini.  Our major concerns are safety and people

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