Friday 28 August 2015

Toshiba to provide propulsion systems to Seibu Railway

Toshiba Corporation is set to provide high performance propulsion systems for new Series 40000 trains that Seibu Railway Co will bring into service on lines serving Tokyo and its suburbs in spring of 2017.    The propulsion systems will comprise totally enc


Gulf Industry Fair to focus on economic diversification

Gulf Industry Fair 2016 (GIF), to be held in Bahrain in February, will unveil a series of events and initiatives to further the economic diversification and industrialisation of the GCC. The annual industrial event will take place at the Bahrain International Exhibition Centre fr


Jeddah gears up for Saudi Aerospace Summit

Global and local aviation companies will flock to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, this December for the first annual Saudi Aerospace Conference and Exhibition (SACE), co-located with Saudi Aviation Training Show. The exhibition will showcase the latest technologies, products and will demon


Alba's Line 5 completes a decade of operation

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the largest aluminium smelters in the world, recently marked the 10th year of operations of its Reduction Line 5. Inaugurated by HRH, The Prime Minister, Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa in 2005, Line 5 was a historic milestone in the Middle E


Emirates SkyCargo to increase cargo capacity to Iran

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is set to increase its cargo capacity to Iran, when Emirates begins its five daily non-stop flights to Mashhad from September 1.   Mashhad will become Emirates’ second Iranian destination after the capit


Key sectors to spend $237bn on ICT in 2019

The manufacturing, energy and utilities sectors will spend a combined total of €206.51 billion ($237.26 billion) on information and communication technology (ICT) in 2019, according to a new analysis from Frost & Sullivan. Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting


Oman to set up 300 mechanised fishing vessels

Oman’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) plans to set up a fleet of 300 mechanised fishing vessels (MFVs) to support the long-term development of the sultanate’s increasingly vital fisheries sector, a report said. The move is part of a bigger plan which ult


Alba wins top international green award

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), a leading aluminium producer in the world, has been recognised as a winner in the ‘Environmental Best Practice’ category of the prestigious International Green Apple Awards 2015.   The award ceremony for this year’s event will be h


Asry eyes more Saudi business opportunities

Bahrain-based Asry, a leading ship and rig repair yard, is targeting more business in Saudi Arabia, which contributed about 40 per cent of its total sales last year, the company’s top official has said. Chief executive Nils Kristian Berge said that the number of rigs in Saudi Arabia con


Asry worksite death investigation launched

An investigation has been launched into a worksite accident that resulted in the death of an expatriate labourer. Gobinha Rai, a 41-year-old Nepalese national, was electrocuted yesterday while cleaning a ship docked at the Arab Ship Repairing Yard (Asry), said a report in the Gulf Daily N

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