Friday 20 October 2017

Market for sustainable cleaning products to reach $51bn

The demand for eco-friendly products is on the rise, even as the global market for sustainable cleaning products is expected to reach $51 billion by 2021, according to industry experts ahead of the upcoming Middle East Cleaning Technology Week (MECTW) 2017. The event will take pl


Grundfos participates in WorldSkills Abu Dhabi

Grundfos, a leader in advanced pump solutions, participated in the recently concluded WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, which was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The WorldSkills event witnessed numerous competitions of different skills like plumbing, carpentry, and electronics among others, sa


Mideast print market to reach $24bn this year

The Middle East print market value is to reach $24 billion in 2017, said the event organisers of the upcoming first Gulf Print & Pack Summit in Dubai, UAE citing a market report. The event will take place on March 4 and 5, 2018 at the Roda Al Bustan Hotel. The summit is the o


UL, GCC Labs sign new JV for testing facility

UL, a global safety science company and Saudi Arabia-based GCC Labs have launched their joint venture designed to develop a state-of-the-art Renewables and Smart Grid Testing Facility in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The new laboratory will be the first of its kind in Mena and will serve


Saudi Railway Polytechnic, Siemens launch training programme

Saudi Railway Polytechnic (SRP) in Qassim, Saudi Arabia, and Siemens, a technology leader, recently launched a three-year ‘Rail Technician’ training programme with the first batch of 40 local talents. The students will be trained in rail signalling, electrification, c


Bahri highlights its US presence at Houston event

National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri), a leader in logistics and transportation, is highlighting its presence in the US by participating in the ongoing Breakbulk Americas event in Houston, Texas, US. The event, which kicked off on October 17 will conclude later today


Drydocks World wins top award

Dubai-based Drydocks World, a leading provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, revealed that it won the “Rig Repair Yard of the Year Award” recent at the 3rd Offshore Achievement Award 2017. Drydocks world has delivered


Ithraa hosts ‘Invest in Oman’ forum in Geneva

Oman-based Ithraa, the sultanate's inward investment export development agency, in partnership with Arab-Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently held a one-day Invest in Oman Forum at Geneva’s Hotel President Wilson, Switzerland. The forum helped underline the i


Emerson agrees to acquire Paradigm for $510m

Emerson has agreed to acquire Paradigm, a leading provider of software solutions for the oil and gas industry, for a purchase price of $510 million, reflecting a multiple of 13 times expected 2017 EBITDA.    Paradigm, joined with Emerson’s existing Ro


Turkey to supply 50,000T tomatoes to Russia

Four Turkish producers have obtained permission on tomatoes supplies to Russia in the amount of 50,000 tonnes, Russia’s Energy Minister and co-head of the Russia-Turkish intergovernmental commission was quoted in a media report. Respective regulatory changes are being prepa

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