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Larsen & Toubro wins packages on alumina refinery

Larsen & Toubro wins packages on alumina refinery Subscription

22 June 2015 | By

Indian group awarded work on Abu Dhabi metals project

Bahrain approves $3.5bn Alba expansion

Bahrain approves $3.5bn Alba expansion Subscription

14 June 2015 | By ,

Long-awaited scheme now expected to be tendered in 2016

Aluminium smelter

Maaden smelter to hit capacity in 2015 Subscription

13 May 2015 | By

Facility in Eastern Province will hit 760,000 tonnes a year

Steel production

United Iron & Steel starts Abu Dhabi plant construction Subscription

12 April 2015 | By

Two phases of galvanised steel operation expected to cost AED1bn

Steel industry

Egyptian Steel plans two new factories Subscription

2 March 2015 | By

Facilities will add 2.7 million tonnes a year when completed in mid-2016.

Market news

Napco expands Oman downstream aluminium capacity

Napco expands Oman downstream aluminium capacity Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Company to add two extrusion presses and vertical powder coating line

Copper mine

Mubadala acquires stake in Spanish mining operation Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi wealth fund takes 50 per cent interest in Minas de Agues Tenidas

Tunisia state phosphate company suspends production

Tunisia state phosphate company suspends production Subscription

10 May 2015 | By

Sit-in protests halt deliveries

Steel industry

Middle East steel production rose in March Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

Marginal increase driven by higher output in the UAE and Saudi Arabia

Former US President Bill Clinton at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting

OCP donates to Clinton Foundation Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Donation from Moroccan phosphate company comes in run-up to US election

Cement plant

Contracting and materials drive Senaat profit in 2014 Subscription

5 April 2015 | By

NPCC and Arkan underpin 9 per cent income growth for Abu Dhabi industrial group

Mining

Slow progress frustrates Egyptian miners Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Egyptian Mineral Resources Authority yet to make decision

Steel production

Steel production up 7 per cent in February Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Iran and Saudi Arabia’s steel output help boost Middle East steel sector

Metals & mining trends

Steel production

MEED 100 largest listed companies: Industry Subscription

25 March 2015

Despite a stronger showing in this year’s table, most industrial firms have dropped down the ranking

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Mark Watts

Steel sector hit by China slowdown Subscription

16 June 2015 | By

Middle East steel producers call for protection from dumping

Kevin Baxter

Creating a giant ministry Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

A new ‘super ministry’ in Saudi Arabia would give the king’s sons a huge power base

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

Ensuring a fair market for steel Subscription

22 December 2014 | By

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

Aluminium industry

Saudisation challenge continues for Maaden Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

Hiring local nationals at industrial sites has been slow

Jubail Industry City in Saudi Arabia

Unlocking the kingdom’s potential Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

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

Mining

Maaden’s new funding source Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

The involvement of foreign banks in a $5bn financing for the phosphates city project opens up new funding options for the mining company

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Special reports

Mining

Metals & Mining: Making the downstream migration Subscription

4 August 2014 | By

Developing vertically integrated phosphates and aluminium industries is key to regional diversification

Metal

Metals: Focus shifts to downstream aluminium Subscription

28 February 2013

The use of locally produced feedstock to make primary aluminium will give Riyadh a major competitive advantage

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Project trends

Gulf Projects Index

Iran records biggest decline in five years Subscription

6 January 2015

Islamic Republic sees $15.8bn wiped off projects market

Gulf projects index

Gulf index rises on Qatar growth Subscription

23 October 2014

Gas-rich state records expansion of 3.4 per cent in value of projects market

Gulf Projects Index

Iran market expansion shores up index Subscription

7 August 2014

With a market growth of 3.8 per cent, Iran offers the main support for the Gulf Projects Index

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28 January 2015

Marla Valdez is partner, Energy Middle East and Africa at Dentons

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Kevin Baxter
Energy & Industries Editor
Countries covered: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria

Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0246
Email: kevin.baxter@meed.com

Mark Watts
Energy & Industries Reporter
Countries covered: UAE, Oman, Iran

Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0248
Email: mark.watts@meed.com


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