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Manufacturing projects news

Ivory Coast group to build cocoa plant in Oman Subscription

27 May 2014 | By

New joint venture to invest $150m in factory to process cocoa beans from West Africa

Hodna Cement plans $350m plant in Algeria Subscription

14 May 2014 | By

Local company signs deal with South African partner for 2.2 million tonne facility

Decision pending for $1bn Yanbu polysilicon plant Subscription

11 May 2014 | By

The facility will create 1,000 jobs

GE plans $400m Algerian gas turbine plant Subscription

20 March 2014 | By

US firm to build manufacturing facility in partnership with the local Sonelgaz

Jaguar Land Rover move ahead with Saudi Arabian car plant Subscription

13 March 2014 | By

Indian-owned carmaker signs financial feasibility deal with the National Industrial Clusters Development Programme

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Abraaj sees strong growth potential in North Africa’s healthcare sector and has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in a Tunisian private hospital

Abraaj Group targets North African investments Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Private equity firm confirms interest in Egypt’s Bisco Misr

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank launches car investment vehicle Subscription

5 June 2014 | By

UAE-based Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank looks to capitalise on recovering global car industry

Samsung C&T overruns on Emirates Aluminium expansion Subscription

4 June 2014 | By

South Korean group requests extension of construction period for captive power plant

MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

Bahrain water treatment project named GCC project of the year

13 May 2014 | By

Bahrain Petroleum Company sustainability project heads the list of winners at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

Suez Cement Company bids to convert plants to burn coal Subscription

5 May 2014 | By

Lack of gas leads major Egyptian cement producer to consider spending $42m on coverting two of its facilities

Oman to build $160m bus assembly plant Subscription

5 May 2014 | By

Ash-Sharqiyah bus plant project a joint venture of Oman Investment Fund and Qatar’s Mowasalat

Abu Dhabi manufacturing sector picks up Subscription

23 April 2014 | By

Flurry of new announcements point to high spending in medium-sized industrial projects

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Manufacturing trends

Algeria trade

Algeria: The region’s sleeping giant Subscription

1 July 2014

Algiers has struggled to deliver its manufacturing vision

Construction equipment

Construction surge boosts Saudi Arabia's equipment sales Subscription

29 June 2014 | By

Construction equipment suppliers respond to increase in demand as rising government expenditures bolster the kingdom’s construction market

Saudi Arabia Small Project of the Year

31 March 2014

Mars Chocolate Factory

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Suhail Mubarak Bin Athaeeth al-Ameri Subscription

Suhail Mubarak Bin Athaeeth al-Ameri chief executive officer of The General Holding Corporation (Senaat)

Reginald Randall Subscription

Reginald Randall is CEO, Masafi UAE

Talal al-Shair

Talal al-Shair is vice-chairman Tasnee and chairman and CEO Cristal

Mustafa Gorgunel Subscription

Mustafa Gorgunel is general manager, Union Cement Norcem Company

Bruno Carre Subscription

Bruno Carre is managing director, Suez Cement Company

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