Friday 28 July 2017

Rockwell Automation continues to expand MES applications

US-based Rockwell Automation has continued to build out its scalable MES applications to allow operations to configure their environment without programming, add more applications, increase DCS process system integration, and expand deployment options. Rockwell Automation is one


New version of Wellness at Sea app for seafarers launched

The latest version of Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea app for seafarers aims to further combat high rates of cardiovascular conditions and mental health disorders among seafarers. The enhancements to the free app, sponsored by Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, now g


Oman antimony roaster project budget up to $96m

Oman-based Strategic and Precious Metals Processing (SPMP) has increased the capital budget for developing the Oman antimony roaster project in Sohar to $96 million, said a report. London-based Tri-Star Resources, which has a 40 per cent stake in SPMP, revealed that the process t


Accenture to provide digital experience at Expo Dubai

Expo 2020 Dubai is teaming up with leading global professional services company Accenture to create a powerful and engaging digital experience for millions of visitors from around the world. The deal will cover information security and customer relations to virtual assistance and geolo


Iran, Alstom sign deal to produce subway cars

France-based Alstom, a multinational company operating worldwide in rail transport markets, recently signed a major deal with Iran to produce subway cars, said a report. The agreement was signed at a ceremony in Tehran in which Iran's Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Moh


NBC signs incubation deals with two Omani firms

Oman-based National Business Centre (NBC), which is part of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), has signed incubation deals with two Omani companies, said a report. NBC aims to be the premier platform to supporting and developing Omani entrepreneurs.


DP World posts 8.2pc volume growth in H1

DP World Limited, a global shipping terminal operator, handled 34 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2017, with gross container volumes growing by 8.2 per cent year-on-year on a reported basis and 7.7 per cent on a


Dentons advises OETC on $500m notes issue

Dentons, a leading global law firm, has advised Oman Electricity Transmission Company (OETC) on the issuance by OmGrid Funding Limited of $500 million guaranteed notes, guaranteed by OETC. OETC is a member of Nama Group and is the sultanate's main electricity transmission net


Van Oord wins Dubai Harbour marine works contract

Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind) based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, has been awarded the contract for Dubai Harbour marine works, a prestigious mega development in the UAE. A unique new


Dubai to host top halal industry expo

The Halal Expo Dubai, scheduled to be held in September, will strengthen and develop the halal industry in the Arab region and beyond, according to the organisers of the event. The event will take place on September 18 and 19, in Dubai. The country has immense pote

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