Thursday 22 March 2018

GE starts flight trials for world's largest jet engine

General Electric (GE) has begun flight trials of the world’s largest jet engine, the GE9XTM. The engine lifted off on March 13 under wing of GE Aviation’s 747 flying testbed in Victorville, California, US, for its first flight test. GE Aviation, an operating unit of G


Emirates Environmental Group launches recycling drive

Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), UAE’s first non-governmental professional working group focused on environmental action, joins the worldwide celebrations of the Global Recycling Day by launching a unique one-month project, “Green Call”. Today (March 18) mark


DP World JV buys 90pc of Indian warehousing firm

Hindustan Infralog Private Limited (HIPL), a joint venture between DP World and India’s National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), has acquired 90 per cent stake in Continental Warehousing Corporation (Nhava Seva) Ltd (CWCNSL). CWCNSL is an integrated multimodal lo


Momin opens new production unit at Jafza

The Momin Group at Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has opened a new manufacturing unit with a built-up area of over 10,000 sq m for production of vegetable ghee, soft oils such as corn, canola and sunflower and processing of soya bean oil for the petrochemicals sector.  The Momi


Dnata signs pact with IBS to implement iCargo system

Dubai-based dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has entered into a contract with leading IT solutions provider to the global aviation industry IBS Software to implement the iCargo terminal operation suite across all its stations. The end-to-end solutio


Siemens Gamesa to supply 39 onshore wind turbines in France

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured orders for the supply of 39 onshore wind turbines in France, with aggregate capacity of 104 MW. The wind turbines are being developed at five wind farms in the regions of Hauts de France, Grand Est, Burgundy and in Western France


Damen unveils Water Injection Dredger

Damen Shipyards Group has recently unveiled a Water Injection Dredger (WID), courtesy of a plug and play system aboard a Damen Multi Cat. Such capabilities are typically found only on dedicated platforms, though Damen realised that the Multi Cat’s forward propulsion and man


Merck wins ‘Employer of the Year’ award

Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, has scooped the ‘Employer of the Year’ award for the second consecutive year in the three countries across Middle East and Africa (MEA): UAE, Egypt, and Turkey. The award was granted to recognise and hon


DHL launches new shipping application in UAE

DHL, a leading global company in the logistics sector, has unveiled MyDHL+, an industry-leading global shipping application in the UAE. The application will bring new levels of speed and simplicity to the cross-border shipping process, said a report. Shippers rangi


Obeikan Investment selects Infor business solutions

Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, revealed that Saudi Arabia’s Obeikan Investment Group (OIG) has selected its enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain planning solutions for its digital transformation journey in the Middle East T

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