Regional News

The total value of GCC power projects in the pipeline stands at more than $320 billion at present, of which over $100 billion are linked to renewable and alternative sources.

Terex Cranes has set itself a goal of becoming the most responsive company in the industry, and towards this end is focusing on increasing its footprint in the region and extending its face-to-face time with customers.

Oman’s Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (Sezad) has awarded contracts worth RO84.7 million ($219 million) involving four key infrastructure projects within the free zone. An agreement was signed with Premier International Projects Company for the construction of two protection dams, one over Wadi Jarf with a storage capacity of 32.

The total value of GCC railway projects in the pipeline stands at more than $240 billion, with $69 billion worth of projects currently under construction, according to a report.

Hansgrohe Middle East’s two recently launched products – Axor Montreux and Axor One – have been hugely successful in the region, says a company spokesman. Axor One is an all-in-one thermostat module for minimalists.

Geberit has unveiled a new electronic tap system that takes hygiene and sturdiness to the next level in public bathrooms and washrooms. Slim and sophisticated, the system can be easily installed both in the wall and washbasin and at first attempt without any errors.

$55m Garmco expansion on track Construction work on a $55-million capacity expansion project at Bahrain’s Gulf Aluminium Rolling Mill Company (Garmco) is 85 per cent complete. The project is on track with the first cast expected in July this year and a gradual ramp-up towards full commissioning by the end of November.

BASF, which has been present in the Middle East for more than 40 years, has left its mark on almost every major project in the region, said Julian Pritchard, the general manager of BASF Construction Chemicals in the UAE.

BASF won a key award at the Arabian Tunnelling Conference and Exhibition, which was held in Dubai, UAE, last month. The Innovation in Tunnels award was given for its MasterSeal 345, a membrane for waterproofing underground concrete structures.