Wednesday 19 December 2018

Borouge breaks ground on 5th polypropylene unit in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Polymers Company (Borouge) has begun construction of its fifth polypropylene unit within  the company's plant in the Ruwais region of the UAE capital. Once the project comes on stream in the third quarter of 2021, it will boast a production capacity of 480,000 tonnes


Adnoc awards feed contract for Ruwais chemical plant

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc), and its project partner Cepsa, a Spanish based global integrated energy company, have awarded a front-end engineering design (Feed) contract, as both companies move forward with plans to develop a world-scale Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) plant in the Ruwais


Over 1,300 exhibitors to showcase key solutions at Intersec

More than 1,300 exhibitors from 59 countries will be showcasing their latest offerings at Intersec 2019, a leading trade and networking event for safety, security and fire protection, which opens next month in Dubai, UAE. The annual event will run from January 20 to 22, at the Du


Dana Gas receives $20m from Egypt

Dana Gas, the Middle East’s largest regional private sector natural gas company, has received $20 million from the Egyptian Government in Egyptian pounds. Total receipts from Egypt have reached $152 million for the year. The Company understands that a further payment is pla


Saudi Aramco in deal to set up new ICT company

State oil giant Saudi Aramco said it has signed an agreement with Saudi Information Technology Company to set up a new joint venture that will invest in commercial enterprises in the information, communication and technology sector across the kingdom. Saudi Information Technology


KBR launches new dehydrogenation technology

KBR, a global provider of professional services and technologies, said it has developed a new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) technology (K-Pro) that offers high propylene selectivity and conversion. This technology is based on KBR's catalytic olefins technology (K-Cot) which i


ME power show to host global breakthroughs

Middle East Electricity, the world’s largest power industry trade platform, will host the global launch of breakthrough automated transmission and distribution (T&D) technology for its 2019 showing in Dubai, UAE. The event takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)


Rexton launches new range of isolator switches

Leading electrical manufacturer Rexton Technologies Middle East, the industrial arm of Kingston Holdings, has announced the launch of its new range of weather-protected Isolator Switches IS300 series.   These products are being  manufactured at its plant in


Balfour Beatty names gas, water business head

Balfour Beatty, a leading international infrastructure group, has appointed Matthew Steele as the managing director of its gas and water business.    Steele joins Balfour Beatty from Network Rail where he was commercial and development director. Previously,


Gulf petchem earnings surge to $7.6bn in 2018

The earnings of GCC petrochemical companies for the year surged by 2 per cent to $7.57 billion compared to the last year's figures of $7.45 billion, said a report released ahead of ArabPlast 2019 in Dubai.   A leading industry expo in the region, ArabPlast 2

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