Wednesday 24 May 2017

Lanxess to focus on new halogen-free polyesters, polyamides

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess will inroduce its new halogen-free, flame-retardant polyesters and polyamides the upcoming Plastics in E&E Applications conference at Marienberg Fortress in Würzburg, Germany, on May 30 and 31. Participants at the event range from plas


Siemens completes extensive service at Dewa plant in record time

Siemens has completed extensive service operations on the gas turbines at Jebel Ali K-station in a record time of only 29 working days, a notable accomplishment for a project of this scale, the company said. The power plant is located in Dubai and owned by Dubai Electricity and W


GAC Dubai Contract Logistics ops win ISO certification

GAC Dubai’s commitment to quality and food safety has earned it ISO 22000:2005 accreditation. The certification comes after a stringent DNV audit which confirmed the company’s compliance with the internationally recognised standard, the company said. It builds on the


Oman’s PEIE inks $129m facility with BankDhofar

Oman’s Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) has signed financial facility worth RO50 million ($129 million) with Bank Dhofar for several infrastructure projects undertaken by the PEIE in its industrial estates, a report said. “Moreover, the agreement rep


Oman to call proposals for major solar project

Oman is likely to issue a Request for Proposals (RfP) in the fourth quarter of this year to set up its first large scale solar Independent Power Project (IPP), a report said. Oman Power and Water Procurement Co (OPWP) plans to procure several IPPs providing around 2,400 MW of new


Bahrain business confidence index gains in Q2

The business confidence index in Bahrain has amounted to more than 19.91 positive points in the second quarter of 2017, according to a survey conducted by the Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA). The survey measures indexes of investors’ confidence, evaluate the c


Boeing signs defence, commercial deals with Saudi

Boeing has signed several defence and commercial agreements with Saudi Arabia, bolstering their partnership and creating thousands of jobs in both the US and Saudi Arabia during a visit by US President Donald Trump to the kingdom. President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tiller


Evonik becomes corporate member of Dubai Opera

Evonik, a German industrial group, has signed up as a corporate member of Dubai Opera. The initiative is a part of the company’s continuous efforts to endorse the regional arts and culture scene, said a statement. “Creativity is at the core of the Evoni


Alba names new manager

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based international aluminium smelter, has appointed Hisham Al Kooheji as the new manager for customer services and marketing operations. Al Kooheji joined Alba in April 2011 as an operational excellence specialist and was appointed as the head of


Ajman Free Zone opens office in Cyprus

Ajman Free Zone today announced that it has opened a representative office in Cyprus and has also entered into an alliance with Freemont Group, a business and corporate consultancy with offices in both Nicosia and the UAE. In a statement, the free zone said that the alliance with

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