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Leasehold signed for Ducab metal facility

Leasehold signed for Ducab metal facility Subscription Required

22 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Local firm lays foundations for $60m aluminium rod and conductor facility in Abu Dhabi

Tebodin acquires Emcan Consultants & Engineers

Tebodin acquires Emcan Consultants & Engineers Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Takeover to strengthen Dutch group’s industrial buildings and infrastructure business in Saudi Arabia

Air separating factory

Air Liquide opens manufacturing plant in Ras al-Khaimah Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

UAE facility to produce equipment for large air separation units

Agrium blacklisted for Western Sahara activities

Agrium blacklisted for Western Sahara activities Subscription Required

16 December 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Swedish government fund excludes the fertiliser company from its portfolio

Wastewater treatment

Qatar tenders third phase of industrial wastewater scheme Subscription Required

15 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Pre-contract design and consultancy bids due on 11 January

Steel sector

Egypt steel producers not keeping up with demand Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Consumption grew by 11 per cent in 2014 but production fell by 7 per cent

Steel

Steel producers ask GCC to keep market fair Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Tariffs and greater implementation of quality control essential say senior figures from industry

Tecnimont starts work on Egypt fertiliser factory

Tecnimont starts work on Egypt fertiliser factory Subscription Required

10 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

Italian firm received land for the project on 6 December

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Take part in MEED’s survey to identify the key trends that will shape the Middle East economy in 2030

Power station carbon capture

Abu Dhabi carbon capture project on track for early 2016

9 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Both packages on track with first carbon dioxide expected to start in first quarter

Egypt cabinet approves land for Al-Ghurair sugar plant

Egypt cabinet approves land for Al-Ghurair sugar plant Subscription Required

8 December 2014 | By Hossam Abougabal

New complex to be built in Minya governorate

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Strata plans second plant in Al-Ain

8 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Aerospace manufacturer to manufacture more Boeing parts

Aerospace industry

Abu Dhabi shifts to hi-tech industrial strategy

8 December 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Focus will be on skills, innovation and technology-intensive projects

Fertiliser industry

Jordan starts up $860m fertiliser complex Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Plant in south of country expected to export 500,000 tonnes a year of phosphoric acid

Frozen food

BRF opens $160m frozen food factory in Abu Dhabi Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Facility to process 70,000 tonnes a year of food products

Plastic

Asian Fibres invests $100m in UAE plastics recycling plant Subscription Required

1 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Ras al-Khaimah facility to produce regenerated polyester staple fibre from drinks bottles

Aluminium smelter

GE wins services deal on Abu Dhabi aluminium smelter turbines Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

US group awarded long-term contractual services agreement from Emirates Global Aluminium

Cement plant

Arkan opens Al-Ain cement plant Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Mark Watts

Abu Dhabi company invests $354m to increase clinker capacity four-fold

Plant

Sabic evaluates acrylonitrile plant bids Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) is evaluating bids its planned acrylonitrile plant at Jubail in the Eastern Province of the kingdom

Italian tyremaker Pirelli

Pirelli set to invest $107m in Egypt Subscription Required

26 November 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Italian tyremaker to expand operations at Alexandria plant

Comment

No other commodity is more closely linked to global economics as steel

Ensuring a fair market for steel

22 December 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Legislation is vital to safeguard one of the region’s most important heavy industries

Aluminium industry

Saudisation challenge continues for Maaden

18 December 2014 | By Elizabeth Bains

Hiring local nationals at industrial sites has been slow

Jubail Industry City in Saudi Arabia

Unlocking the kingdom’s potential

18 December 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The success of Ras al-Khair should give more remote cities confidence to develop

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Offshore oil rig

Choosing the right model

11 December 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

International contractors are still willing to take all the risks

Oman plastics drive

Liwa Plastics a milestone for Oman diversification

30 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Sohar megaproject receives first major industrial gas allocation for almost a decade

Oil-to-chemicals offers solution on an epic scale

Oil-to-chemicals offers solution on an epic scale Subscription Required

9 October 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

New petrochemicals venture could provide jobs and insulation from oil shocks for the whole region

Kuwait Olefins 3 integration adds uncertainty to New Refinery Project

Olefins 3 integration adds uncertainty to New Refinery Project Subscription Required

9 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Project merger sparks concerns about further delays

Riyadh reluctantly joins Isis air strikes

Riyadh reluctantly joins Isis air strikes Subscription Required

2 October 2014 | By James Gavin

Kingdom’s discomfort is clearly evident

Qatar gas

Al-Sejeel just a blip in Qatar's grand plan Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Doha has a reputation for spending money on projects it believes in

Fertiliser production facility

Fertiliser industry facing tough times Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Global overcapacity could mean lower margins for expanding GCC industry

Yanbu petrochemicals

The expansion challenge for Farabi Subscription Required

11 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Building a petrochemicals plant is always difficult, but Farabi faces doing so without state ownership

Analysis

The GCC steel industry has entered a new phase

A new game plan for steel

22 December 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The fall in oil prices has forced GCC steel producers to accept that expansion is not the only way forward

Petrochemicals sector

GCC petrochemicals production doubled since 2005 Subscription Required

4 December 2014 | By Mark Watts

Six-country bloc produced more than 140 million tonnes of petrochemicals in 2013

Nationals in petrochemicals workforce

GCC chemicals industry creating local jobs with varied success Subscription Required

14 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Industry group says almost 150,000 people directly employed in regional chemicals sector

Illustration of Basil el-Baz

Basil el-Baz, chairman and CEO of Carbon Holdings Subscription Required

1 October 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Basil el-Baz believes Egypt can compete with the US and Saudi Arabia when it comes to world-class petrochemicals facilities

Selected GCC industrial EPC awards

GCC hits slump in non-oil industrial spending Subscription Required

1 October 2014 | By Mark Watts

Contract spending on industrial projects has dropped for four years with only $1.5bn awarded to date in 2014

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