Tuesday 25 April 2017

GE, Algeria boost power sector, jobs in landmark deal

GE Power, a unit of General Electric, has signed its largest ever services deal with Algerian utility Sonelgaz that will lead to digital industrial transformation of Sonelgaz’s plants and one that will create hundreds of jobs. The landmark deal includes long-term operations


Power generation target for Mena: 440GW by 2020

Power generation capacity in the Mena countries will have to rise by almost 150GW to reach 440GW by 2020, an increase of just over 50 per cent on the current available capacity of 290GW, to meet the demand created by population growth coupled with industrial and economic expansion, a report sai


ABB showcases key digital solutions at Hannover Fair

ABB, a pioneering technology leader, will present its industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions, ABB Ability, at this year’s Hannover Fair, which opens today (April 24), connecting with the trade fair’s slogan “Integrated Industry – creating value.”


Kone lands big Saudi supply contract

Kone Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply 153 elevators for eight different projects commissioned by Alargan Projects in Saudi Arabia. Saudi-based Alargan Projects is a specialist in the development of fully integrated re


Top firms eye $1.6bn Saudi-Egypt power project

Global technology giants including Alstom, ABB and Siemens are in the race for a $1.6-billion electricity interconnection project being jointly developed by Saudi Arabia and Egypt, said a report. The two neighbouring countries are set to finalise tenders for transformers and


Work set to start on Liwa project package 3

Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Company (Orpic) will celebrate the ground-breaking of Package Three of its Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC) Project on April 27. The event, which will take place in the Wilayate of Ibri, Fahud, will be held under the patronage of Sultan bi


Total ‘set to seal South Pars contract’

France-based energy giant Total is expected to finalize an agreement on the development of natural gas project South Pars Phase 11 in Iran in less than a month, a senior Iranian government official said. Total will continue negotiating with Iran on a final agreement over the proj


Orascom begins production at US greenfield plant

Orascom Construction, a leading global engineering and construction contractor,  said it has started production and sales at Iowa Fertilizer Company (IFCo), the first world-scale greenfield nitrogen fertiliser plant to be built in the US in more than 25 years. The plant has


Dewa issues checklist for electrical installations

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has issued its Regulations for Electrical Installations 2017 booklet to provide engineers and technicians with a guide for the installation and checking of electrical connections. This is part of Dewa’s efforts to facilitate its


Bin Faqeeh Real Estate joins TLN Qatar

Bahrain-based Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Company, a major group focusing on real-estate-related investments, has joined The Luxury Network (TLN), a private membership club, in Qatar. TLN network has been established in luxury capitals or countries around the world, within

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