Monday 22 July 2019

Jacobs signed up for Arab region's biggest shipyard project

Jacobs, a global provider of technical and construction services, said it has secured a major contract from Sepco Electric Power Construction Corporation to deliver engineering services for Packages 4, 5 and 6 of the King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services project


Bobcat Sand Cleaner ‘effective in cleaning beach debris’

The Bobcat SC200 Sand Cleaner attachment has shown it can be a powerful weapon against the threat posed by plastic and other waste in seas and on beaches, as evidenced by removal of debris of all sizes on a beach in Italy’s Puglia region. The world’s beaches and marin


Online job vacancies grow 13pc in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia registered an impressive13 percent growth in online job postings in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same period last year, according to the latest Monster Employment Index (MEI). The increase in online hiring activity was led by the IT and Telecom/ISP indu


Kingspan opens new duct panel production unit in Dubai

Kingspan, a global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions, today (July 17) opened its new production line in Dubai, UAE, that will manufacture UL 181 listed PalDuct phenolic pre-insulated duct panels. The UL 181 represents a standard for safety and


UK group Element eyes key role in Mena coatings market

UK-based Element Materials Technology said that it has invested in growing its global coatings testing capabilities to bring new services and capacity closer to its customer base across Europe, the Middle East and North America. Element’s recent investments have included co


Abu Dhabi to develop walking, cycling infrastructure

The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) in Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi Cycling Club have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop walking and cycling facilities in the emirate. As part of the deal, Abu Dhabi Walking and Cycling Master Plan aims to provide a viable transpor


Schneider Electric launches first smart factory in US

Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, said it has launched the first smart factory in the US to demonstrate in real time how its EcoStruxure architecture and related suite of offerings can help increase operational efficiency and reduce


FireEye boosts managed detection, response portfolio

US-based FireEye, an intelligence-led security company, said that it has launched two new managed detection and response (MDR) service offerings – Managed Defence Nights and Weekends, and Managed Defence for Endpoint Security. Security threats continue to evolve, yet many o


Etisalat Digital to set up new disruptive tech platform

Etisalat Digital, in partnership with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Avanza Innovations, has developed the UAE Trade Connect (UTC), a new nationwide platform which will use the latest disruptive technologies to digitise trade in the UAE. In the initial phase, the focus will be on


Dr Nasif appointed new Bapco board chairman

Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa last night issued a decree restructuring the the board of Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) naming Dr Dawood Nasif as its new chairman for a three-year period. The other members in the board include Mohammed Abulla Al

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