Friday 21 July 2017

GCC on track to add 1.5 mbpd refining capacity

GCC is leading the greenfield projects and refinery expansion drive in the Middle East with 1.5 million barrels per day (mbpd) of new refining capacity expected online by 2021, a report said. The new capacity will be dominated by the two major additions in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait


Equate restarts Ethylene Unit 2

Kuwait-based Equate Group, a global producer of petrochemicals, has announced the successful restart of its Ethylene Unit 2 (EU2) in Kuwait, following a brief shutdown for technical reasons during last week.   Equate Group’s president and CEO Mohammad Husain, said: &ldq


SAP, Saudi Aramco partner for digital marketplace

SAP has partnered with Saudi Aramco in creating a new solutions platform to enable the latter to launch a digital business marketplace with thousands of Saudi Aramco buyers and suppliers in partnership with SAP Ariba. Saudi Aramco said the move forms part of its digital transform


Honeywell knowhow for petchem firm in Saudi Arabia

Honeywell, a global technology leader, has announced that Saudi Arabia-based Farabi Petrochemicals Company will use Honeywell UOP technologies for a new complex in Yanbu to expand its production of biodegradable detergents. The construction of the new complex is expected to be co


Masdar develops high-performance solar absorber

UAE-based Masdar Institute, a research-driven university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, has developed a high-performance solar absorber that could make solar thermal technologies significantly more efficient and affordable in the country. Masdar Institut


Dubai launches record energy efficient projects in 2016

Dubai has witnessed rapid growth in the energy efficiency market in 2016, having launched energy efficiency projects worth nearly Dh200 million ($54.4 million), said the emirate’s Regulatory & Supervisory Bureau (RSB) for electricity and water. In its 2016 annual report


Record entries for Zayed Future Energy Prize

The Zayed Future Energy Prize has closed submissions for its 10th cycle with a record of 2,296 entries, a 37 percent increase compared to 2016. Nominations for the Large Corporation and Lifetime Achievement categories yielded 1,113 entries, while the remaining 1,183 submissions w


UAE to set up waste-to-energy plant in RAK, Fujairah

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi's future energy company Masdar, and Sharjah-based Bee’ah for setting up a waste-to-energy conversion facility in the Northern Emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. The move is a


Masdar, Indonesian firm sign deal for renewable projects

Abu Dhabi's renewable energy company Masdar and PT Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali (PT PJB), a leading Indonesian power company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore areas of collaboration in the renewable energy sector in Indonesia. Experts from Masdar and PT PJ


Port of Salalah to add dedicated jetty for LPG exports

Oman's Port of Salalah plans to add a dedicated jetty for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) exports as part of its infrastructure enhancements, said a senior official of the port. The new jetty, designed to support the export of LPG from a new LPG extraction plant under developme

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