Wednesday 22 February 2017

Honeywell unveils industrial IoT solution at Egypt expo

Global technology leader Honeywell is highlighting the important impact the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and big data will have on the development of Egypt’s growing oil and gas sector at the ongoing Egypt Petroleum Show (Egyps). This comes at a time when the advanc


AkzoNobel calls bright minds to join chemistry challenge

AkzoNobel, a world leader in performance coatings technology and innovation, is calling bright young minds working in the field of chemistry to join its global Imagine chemistry challenge. Organised by AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and in conjunction with KPMG, the initiative aims to l


Oman closes bids for two hydrocarbon blocks

Oman Ministry of Oil & Gas has closed bids for two hydrocarbon concessions onshore Block 31 and the offshore Block 52 offered up by the as part of the Oman Licensing Bid Round, a report said. They were among a portfolio of four blocks offered for investment under Exploration


China to invest $3.6bn in Iran petchem project

Iran and Wuhan Company of China have signed an agreement to invest $3.6 billion in Masjed Soleiman Petrochemical Industries, a report said. Meanwhile, three MoUs were also signed between Iran and Austria, the Netherlands and China, added the Iran Daily report, which cite


Iran aims to seal $2bn gas deal with Total soon

Iran hopes to finalise and sign a $2 billion deal with France’s Total to develop South Pars Phase 11 in two months, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh was quoted as saying by Iran Daily. Meanwhile, Patrick Pouyanne CEO of Total said last week that the company plans


Sulphur conference discusses key industry issues

The importance of the overall sulphur value chain and its demand dynamics were discussed by experts at the inaugural Middle East Sulphur 2017 conference, organised by CRU, in Abu Dhabi. The conference, sponsored by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc),  ran over four days


Saudi Jazan Economic City work in full swing

State oil giant Saudi Aramco said construction is now in full swing at the Jazan Economic City (JEC) and also work is going at a steady pace at its refinery complex which is now about 70 per cent complete.   The massive projects coming up at Jazan in the southwest of Saudi A


Sadara, SNAM sign cooperation agreement

Sadara Chemical Company and Saudi National Automobiles Manufacturing Company (SNAM) have signed a cooperation agreement for SNAM’s planned automobile manufacturing cluster in PlasChem Park. Under the agreement, Sadara will work with SNAM’s auto cluster tenants who wil


Dubai buildings to get coloured solar panels

Coloured solar panels and photovoltaics from Emirates Insolaire, a joint venture of Dubai Investments and SwissINSO Holding, a Switzerland-based pioneer in solar technologies, will soon be installed on buildings across Dubai, UAE. Emirates Insolaire, which pioneered the Kromatix


ABB delivers substation for Dubai solar park

ABB has successfully energised a major substation that will help evacuate power from the  Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) Solar Park in Dubai, UAE. The 400/132 kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) substation has been built for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dew

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