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Industry News & Analysis

Cement plant

German group wins major Saudi cement dealSubscription

Firm to build two clinker lines close to Riyadh

Emal still evaluating bids for power project

Emirates Global Aluminium aims for $4.9bn loanSubscription

UAE firm hopes to refinance by the end of 2015

Oman tenders logistics zone maintenance

Russia to develop industrial zone in East Port SaidSubscription

Egypt has been keen on pressing ahead with industrial zone projects in the Suez Canal area

The Pearl Initiative and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School delivering a senior executive leadership and trust programme in Dubai in March

Anti-corruption drive enlists major GCC companiesSubscription

The Sharjah-based Pearl Initiative says reducing corruption benefits the entire economy, and is set to work with some of the largest firms in the Gulf

IMF says major fiscal policy reforms vital for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia plans industrial cities for womenSubscription

Modon to build facilities at Jeddah, Yanbu, Qassim and Al-Jouf

Ras al-Khair Industrial City is being developed to focus on minerals and metals products

Aramco and Hyundai Heavy Industries ink cooperation agreementSubscription

South Korean group signs agreement covering EPC, downstream and Ras al-Khair maritime yard

Tacaamol has received technical proposals from companies bidding for the offsites and utilities package of its planned petrochemicals complex in Ruwais

Commercial bids submitted for Ruwais aromatics plantSubscription

Tacaamol received proposals for two main packages on long-delayed project

Cement demand set to soar

Misr Cement to buy Qalaa Holdings subsidiaries Subscription

Due to the gas shortage, the Egyptian government granted cement companies permission to use coal as an alternative energy source

Water pipeline

Saudi Arabia to raise water tariffSubscription

Changes will not affect residential consumers

GE chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt

Industrial internet to drive efficency in low oil price eraSubscription

GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt says lowest-cost systems will win

remote areas

More mineral finds expect in Saudi ArabiaSubscription

Detailed geological mapping continuing

iron smelter

Steel demand an opportunity for iron industriesSubscription

GCC iron ore needs to hit 18 million tonnes


Push to accelerate Saudi silica developmentSubscription

Call to issue licences for silica and quartz development

Copper mine

Saudi exploration to target new mineral resourcesSubscription

Rare earth resources investigated


Amak plans new precious metal developmentSubscription

Company awaits final confirmation of additional exploration concessions

Equate acquires petrochemicals firm

Equate acquires petrochemicals firmSubscription

Dow and PIC restructure subsidiaries

Oman seeks interest in Duqm acetic acid plant

Oman plans ports and free zones expansionSubscription

Strategy will rely on completion of land transport links

Petrochemicals complex

Frontrunner emerges for Sohar steam cracker packageSubscription

Oman in negotiations with lowest bidder for largest package on Liwa Plastics scheme


Saudi Arabia to create new mining institute at Waad al-ShamalSubscription

The vocational body will have capacity to train 2,500 students


Saudi mining sector to create industry training boardSubscription

Board will aim to accelerate vocational and technical training in the mining industry

Mark Watts

New discovery could alleviate Egypt gas crunch Subscription

Eni find improves outlook as country slides towards gas-importer status