Regional News

Arabian Gulf University (AGU) said the preparatory work on its multi-million-dollar King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Medical City in Bahrain is nearing completion, according to the BNA.

Bahrain’s Housing Ministry has started the distribution of 3,000 ready housing units to the beneficiaries at Salman Town, the largest under-construction town in the kingdom, in terms of area, number of units and services.

Duqm Refinery, a joint venture between Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI), has issued a “notice to proceed” to the contractors of the three engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages worth $5.75 billion for the project.

Leading power management company Eaton said it had been awarded a major contract to provide complete power distribution solutions for the administration facility at Kuwait University’s Sabah Al Salem University City in Kuwait.

Everything from the chassis, transmission, engine, suspension to cabin has been changed in the new Actros truck from Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles – part of Daimler Group, according to Al Haddad Motors. The authorised dealer Mercedes-Benz in Bahrain saw the launch of the all-new Actros trucks at its showroom in April.

SNC-Lavalin, a leading infrastructure and project management company, has signed an exclusive agreement with Project Development & Management International (PDMI) in Oman, to design and deliver a greenfield chlor-akali PVC plant 150 km southeast of the Omani capital Muscat.

Aluminium Bahrain’s (Alba) Power Distribution System (PDS) project recently achieved its first major milestone with the energisation of the new 33-kV Switch House 7 (SH7).

Kanoo Automotive and Industrial Equipment (KAIE), part of Bahrain-based Ebrahim K Kanoo, has diversified its portfolio and ventured into the Fluid Control Solutions business recently.

The Chinese – who have in the past been associated with producing bad copies of renowned brands – have come a long way to prove they can build some good machines, and the Maxus T60 pickup is ample proof of this.

Bosch, a leading global technology company, has posted revenues of Dh 2.057 billion ($419 million) for the fiscal year 2017 across 14 countries in the Middle East, marking an increase of 11 per cent compared to the previous year.

ABB said it has won orders from the Iraqi government to deliver five fixed and 15 mobile 132 kV substations that will help strengthen the power grid and provide electricity in the country’s central region.

The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) will build a QR100-million ($27 million) substation to cater to the power requirements of Qatar Rail’s Doha Metro Project, a media report said.

Aggregate terminal for Sohar Port Oman-based Marafi, an Aysad Group subsidiary, and Qatar’s Dolphin Integrated have signed a shareholders’ agreement to develop an aggregate terminal at Sohar Port, a media report said.