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Qatar Mining wins Malian gold concessions Subscription

20 July 2014 | By

State-owned operator to carry out exploration at four sites in West African state


Sabic’s $4.2bn steel plants put on hold Subscription

20 July 2014 | By

Further studies regarding project feasibility for two steel mills to be carried out

Maaden $5bn financing attracts high number of foreign banks Subscription

3 July 2014 | By

Financing deal marks growing international bank appetite for Saudi Arabian Mining Company

Bahrain approves gas allocation for Alba Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Region’s oldest smelter at Aluminium Bahrain in line for gas that would allow sixth potline expansion

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Ducab tenders aluminium rod and conductor plant Subscription

4 June 2014 | By

Commercial bids expected in July for Abu Dhabi downstream metals project

Sun Metals awards contracts on Sur steel mill Subscription

13 May 2014 | By

South Korea’s Posco and Japan-based Sojitz win deals on Omani metals scheme

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Maaden signs $210m copper mine deal with Barrick Gold Subscription

13 July 2014 | By

Saudi mining company now has 50 per cent share in Jabal Sayid mine close to Medina

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Middle East May steel output surged 7.3 per cent Subscription

22 June 2014 | By

Rising steel production in region driven by Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran

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

Kuwaiti company to build steel plant in Iran Subscription

3 June 2014 | By

Proposed new scheme will take advantage of ample gas feedstock in Islamic Republic

Waad al-Shamal moves nearer to financial close Subscription

20 May 2014 | By

Deal anticipated to close within first half of this year

Maaden plans $1.5bn capital hike Subscription

19 May 2014 | By

Maaden board will propose rights issue to shareholders in upcoming meeting

Emirates Steel expands into sheet pile production Subscription

30 April 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi group becomes first Middle East steel group to produce the value-added materials

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Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Video Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

Maaden operations

Building the third pillar Subscription

20 May 2014 | By

With its Waad al-Shamal phosphates city project, Maaden is bringing employment opportunities to remote areas of Saudi Arabia

Project activity drives steel consumption Subscription

7 April 2014 | By Richard Nield

Government spending on infrastructure development in the Middle East is leading to an increase in steel demand. Several new plants are planned to boost local production

MEED top 100 listed companies 2013: Metals and mining Subscription

30 March 2014

Falling prices have put downward pressure on the revenues of firms in the metals and mining sector

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Video Subscription

20 March 2014

Over $17bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

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Maaden’s new funding source

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

Phosphates mining

Riyadh’s third pillar of success Subscription

1 May 2014

Maaden proves itself with project to build major phosphates development in the kingdom


Qatar committed to Algeria plant Subscription

30 January 2014 | By

Joint-venture partners press ahead with $3.2bn steel facility and open doors for other investors

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Project trends

Gulf projects index

GCC growth pushes up projects market Subscription

13 March 2014

Increases in Saudi Arabia and UAE ensure growth of overall index

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Sharp drop in Iran pulls down index Subscription

5 December 2013

The Islamic Republic and Iraq record declines for second straight week

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The company, which produces cast aluminium products mainly for the construction sector, was set up in partnership with the then French aluminium giant Pechiney.

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12 July 2014

Hussain al-Nowais is chairman of several public companies and institutions, such as Senaat, NPCC and others

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Iran: Salt lake mine exploitation Subscription

17 July 2014 | By

Exploitation of a salt lake mine

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