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Etihad to boost Mena operations, adds new Dammam flight

June 24, 2017

UAE national carrier Etihad Airways is set to boost capacity between its Abu Dhabi hub and the key markets of Amman (Jordan) Beirut (Lebanon) Cairo (Egypt) and Casablanca and Rabat (Morocco) in the Mi... View more

Damen to deliver three build tugs for EU operations

June 15, 2017

Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group said it will deliver three new build tugs to Kotug Smit Towage for its European harbour towage operations. This order will bring the total number of Damen-built... View more

Careem set to launch Palestine operations

June 13, 2017

Dubai-based Careem a leading ride-hailing service in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) has expanded its services to Palestine as part of its broader commitment to further grow in the region. The... View more

Epicor to boost Dubai South operations

June 13, 2017

US-based Epicor Software Corporation said its international partner RheinBrücke has signed an agreement with SmartWorld a leading smart services provider in the region to deliver Epicor solutions and ... View more

Epicor to boost Dubai South operations

June 13, 2017

US-based Epicor Software Corporation said its international partner RheinBrücke has signed an agreement with SmartWorld a leading smart services provider in the region to deliver Epicor solutions and ... View more

Agility adds 95 trucks to GCC operations

May 30, 2017

Agility a leading global logistics provider has expanded its regional overland fleet by adding 95 new Mercedes-Benz Actros 2041S 4x2 tractors to its Abu Dhabi Kuwait and Bahrain operations. The expans... View more

Turkish Airlines plans big ME, German operations

May 27, 2017

Turkish Airlines is set to launch direct flights from Germany and top Middle Eastern destinations - Saudi Arabia Kuwait Iraq and Jordan - to Turkish touristic hotspots of Bodrum Antalya and Trabzon st... View more

Aramco to spend $18bn to boost US refining operations

May 27, 2017

Oil giant Saudi Aramco is set to spend 18 billion over the next five years to expand its operations in the Americas focusing on its wholly-owned oil refining unit in the US - Motiva Enterprises. The A... View more

IBBC names new regional operations head

May 6, 2017

Iraq Britain Business Council (IBBC) has appointed Vikas Handa as the UAE Representative to run its office in Dubai and also run its operations across Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. Handa w... View more

SR Technics signs deal to expand operations in Malta

May 4, 2017

SR Technics a leading maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malta Enterprise and Malta Industrial Parks Limited in orde... View more

CPL starts operations at new $16m Dubai warehouse

April 17, 2017

Dubai-based Centre Point Logistics (CPL) a leading provider of logistics warehousing and storage facilities has commenced operations of its newly built Dh60 million ( 16.33 million) state-of-the-art w... View more

Omani firm boosts operations with new gas train

April 16, 2017

Oman-based Daleel Petroleum has awarded a contract for a new gas treatment train to its processing facilities in onshore Block 5 in Dhahirah Governorate a report said. The contract representing the Ph... View more

157 new Etihad Operations graduates check in for service

April 13, 2017

Etihad s team at Abu Dhabi International Airport has welcomed 157 talented Emirati nationals from across the UAE after they graduated from the Etihad UAE National Development Foundation Programme. Wom... View more

DMCA monitors maritime operations regulation

April 1, 2017

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) said it is continuously monitoring regulatory compliance across different maritime operations as part of its extensive efforts to improve all aspects such as m... View more

Emrill names new operations director

February 20, 2017

Emrill one of the UAE s largest facilities management companies offering innovative solutions tailored to support clients needs has appointed Gopala Krishnan as its new operations director. Furthering... View more

Dusit International expands operations team

February 19, 2017

Global hospitality company Dusit International continues to expand its operations team with the appointment of Prachoom Tantiprasertsuk as vice president sales and Michael Leong as vice president mark... View more

Emirates marks four years of operations to Poland

February 12, 2017

Dubai-based Emirates airline commemorated its fourth anniversary of the launch of its scheduled services between Warsaw and Dubai with a special A380 flight that touched down at Warsaw Chopin Airport ... View more

Etihad, Boeing sign deal for key operations solution

February 9, 2017

Etihad Airways has signed a contract with Boeing to introduce the aircraft manufacturer s wind updates solution into the airline s operations to increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption across ... View more

AbdulKhaliq Al Ameri to lead Taqa Iraq operations

January 26, 2017

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Tawqa) has appointed AbdulKhaliq Al Ameri as acting project director of Taqa Iraq with immediate effect. Al Ameri previously deputy project director for Taqa Iraq wi... View more

Gulf Air Cairo operations move to T2 at Egypt airport

January 16, 2017

Bahrain s national carrier Gulf Air has moved its Cairo operations to Terminal 2 at Cairo International Airport. From this date all Gulf Air flights between Bahrain and Cairo a total of two scheduled ... View more

Three Omani firms set up operations at Port of Duqm

December 27, 2016

Three Omani firms have signed agreements for the lease of plots covering a total area of 10.5 hectares in Port of Duqm s concession area said a report. The 25-year land lease agreements were signed by... View more

Chevron to sell $3bn geothermal operations

December 25, 2016

Chevron Corporation announced that its wholly-owned subsidiaries have entered into a sales and purchase agreement with Star Energy Consortium to sell Chevron s Indonesian and Philippines Geothermal as... View more

Siemens names new CEO for Iraq operations

December 21, 2016

Siemens a global technology powerhouse has appointed Musab Alkateeb as the new chief executive officer for its operations in Iraq. Alkateeb 53 will replace Nael Ghali who will assume the role of chief... View more

Fischer marks 10 years of Mideast operations

December 15, 2016

Fischer the innovation company with a major presence in the region recently held a ceremony to mark 10 successful years of its operation in the Middle East region. As part of the celebrations the comp... View more

Dubai begins trial operations of smart vehicles

November 13, 2016

Dubai s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in collaboration with Dubai Properties has recently started the trial operation of autonomous vehicles each capable of lifting 10 persons within the Busines... View more

Saudia signs up AHS to handle Jordan airport operations

November 5, 2016

National carrier Saudi Arabian Airlines has signed up Aviation Handling Services (AHS) to provide the airline with comprehensive ground handling services for all flights arriving at and departing from... View more

Sipchem launches operations at industrial parts plant

November 1, 2016

Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) has commenced commercial operations at its tools manufacturing facility and industrial parts plant producing a variety of metal molds spare parts an... View more

New private airline SaudiGulf starts domestic operations

October 29, 2016

SaudiGulf Airlines a privately-owned carrier and the first to get a licence after the liberalisation of the Saudi aviation market has launched its scheduled services on Saturday (October 29) with two ... View more

World ROV operations market set to contract in value

April 25, 2016

The Middle East is a bright spot with no downturn in expenditure evident and a CAGR of 6.5 per cent to 2019. It does however account for only 10 per cent of overall spend due to the extensive use of d... View more

Strengthening its operations through growth initiatives

April 25, 2016

While increasing costs are a cause of concern new projects and growth initiatives could provide opportunities to Indonesia s state-owned vertically integrated oil and gas company Pertamina says a repo... View more

Managing operations at ATM efficiently

January 1, 2016

In my time working on Arabian Travel Market (ATM) I have seen the size of the event fluctuate. It s great to now see it consistently growing year-on-year both in terms of physical size of the exhibiti... View more

Circle Oil calls time on Oman operations

July 27, 2015

The group s total oil and gas revenues dropped nine per cent to 84.62 million in 2014 despite robust production in both Morocco and Egypt Circle Oil an Irish-incorporated Middle East and Africa-focuss... View more

Overcoming challenges in oil and gas operations

July 27, 2015

To improve the accuracy of planning subsea and marine operations Cambla has developed the Schedule Animation Tool (SAT). Alexander MacLeod project services manager at Cambla discusses how the company ... View more

Hi-Force continues worldwide expansion of operations

May 25, 2015

As a growing company Hi-Force ensures that facilities can cope with growth without compromising on quality delivery and price and this can only be achieved by constantly improving the facilities and o... View more

Neste Oil – running integrated business operations

May 25, 2015

An independent oil refining and marketing company Neste Oil s strong downstream and retail business give it a significant competitive advantage in the global oil and gas industry says a report Neste o... View more

GPIC set for massive overhaul operations

March 23, 2015

A massive maintenance and overhaul operation will get underway at Bahrain s Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC). The company does the exercise once every two years during which all its plants... View more

Fast-tracking Red Sea operations

September 16, 2014

THE fast tracking of Saudi Arabia s first major offshore natural gas fields in the Red Sea heralds the start of a massive new energy programme for the kingdom which will ultimately create new commerci... View more

Petronas: strengthening its operations across the globe

September 16, 2014

PETROLIAM Nasional Berhad (Petronas) is one of the leading oil and gas companies in the world. The company undertakes the exploration development production refining storage transportation and distrib... View more

Major contract sees Expro expand operations

May 21, 2014

LEADING international oilfield services company Expro has secured a milestone subsea contract with BP for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 project in the South Caspian Sea one of Expro s largest Europe CIS cont... View more

roomsXML to launch GCC operations at ATM

April 24, 2014

BEFORE entering the Middle East market it was important for us to specialise in destinations frequented by Middle Eastern travellers explains Prakash Bang managing director roomsXML.com. We always nee... View more

ROV operations expenditure to grow to $9.7bn by 2017

April 23, 2014

DOUGLAS-WESTWOOD an energy research group in its sixth edition of the world remotely operated vehicles (ROV) operations market forecast 2013 to 2017 report says ROV operations expenditure will grow 80... View more

Baker Hughes set to resume Iraq oilfield operations

December 2, 2013

Baker Hughes is preparing to resume operations in Iraq after protests in Basra earlier this month prompted the US oilfield services company to stop work at the Rumaila field. We have initiated the res... View more

Inefficient operations do not generate the cash needed

October 27, 2013

REFINERIES in the Middle East face increasing market pressures that have driven them to cut operating costs while maximising throughput and minimising inventories. Decision-makers must navigate challe... View more

Bahrain set to host pipeline operations, integrity event

September 18, 2013

THE 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Best Practices in Pipeline Operations & Integrity Management to be held in Bahrain from October 20 to 23 is a multi-track conference which will be ru... View more

Fern radio repeater improves communications in operations

June 23, 2013

FERN Communications a leading provider of two-way radio communications systems to the international maritime and upstream oil and gas industries has announced that its FRX-1 radio repeater is now bein... View more

New wireless technology for safer, efficient operations

June 23, 2013

HONEYWELL has announced its new OneWireless Terminal solution which brings together a portfolio of wireless-enabled products services and productivity tools tailored for terminal operators as the Inte... View more

PEOPLE: Coretrax appoints new operations manager

May 9, 2013

ABERDEEN-based oilfield services firm Coretrax Technology has appointed an operations manager to focus on the planning development and execution of wellbore cleanup and displacement. In his new role J... View more

Dubai to become hub for Qantas operations

September 29, 2012

Emirates and Qantas announced a new global aviation partnership that will give customers a seamless international and Australian network exclusive frequent flyer benefits and world-class travel experi... View more

Lamprell venture to expand operations

September 13, 2012

Lamprell a leading provider of engineering services has launched a joint venture in Saudi Arabia which will establish a presence for new build fabrication refurbishment and repair of land drilling rig... View more

Rezidor restructure to facilitate operations

March 25, 2012

The Rezidor Hotel Group one of the fastest growing hotel chains in the world with over 400 hotels in operation and under development with more than 90 000 rooms in over 60 countries recently announced... View more

Gulf Air strengthens Saudi operations

February 27, 2012

GULF AIR has added 11 extra flights to its existing flights to Saudi Arabia s Jeddah and Riyadh to meet the increasing passenger demand. The airline will operate four extra flights to Jeddah increasin... View more

dnata Launches Travel Operations in India

November 22, 2011

dnata the fourth largest air services provider in the world has announced its foray into the Indian market with the official launch of its travel services operation in India. dnata in partnership with... View more

Weatherford captures the ‘big picture’ in offshore operations

November 20, 2011

INTERNATIONAL oilfield services company Weatherford is capturing photographs in challenging environments without the need for a hot permit . Always on the look-out for ways to improve offshore working... View more

Kempinski Bahrain completes one month of operations

October 26, 2011

BAHRAIN S newest luxury five-star destination Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre completed two months of successful operations since its opening in early September 2011. The Kempinski Gr... View more

Jazeera posts profitable summer operations

October 26, 2011

JAZEERA Airways has captured a higher market share on leading summer destinations in 2011 compared to its record performance of summer 2010. The results were part of the airline s operational performa... View more

Dusit International appoints new VP operations

October 26, 2011

Dusit International has promoted Jiri Kobos to vice-president operations based in Bangkok. Kobos was most recently the managing director and general manager of Dusit Thani LakeView Cairo. He brings ov... View more

Transport and distribution operations power ahead

September 26, 2011

SAUDI Aramco s transportation and distribution operations reached several new milestones last year including its subsidiary Vela International Marine which celebrated a successful quarter century of r... View more

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah appoints two new directors of operations

June 29, 2011

Hilton Dubai Jumeirah has appointed two new directors of operations Boris Guerov who will oversee the operations at the hotel and Oliver Kesseler who will head the team at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Re... View more

PTTEP set to resume Montara operations

February 14, 2011

Thailand s PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) will resume operations at its Montara oil field off Australia in the fourth quarter after Canberra allowed its operations to continue despite a massiv... View more

Offshore Solutions starts operations in GTL Qatar

January 31, 2011

OFFSHORE Solutions BV (OSBV) the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland has commenced operations of its Offshore Access System (OAS) to support personnel transfer to and from the offshore com... View more

Shell plans bunker operations in UAE

November 29, 2010

Royal Dutch Shell will launch bunker operations at the UAE s Jebel Ali port in mid-2011 and aims to expand its marine fuel business in the Middle East over the next three to five years a senior execut... View more

Petronas targets local operations

October 11, 2010

Malaysia s state oil firm Petronas said it will focus more on domestic operations but played down plans to further divest assets overseas. Petronas officials said the company would spend 2 billion to ... View more

Al Hokair strengthens Saudi operations

June 23, 2010

AL HOKAIR Group has announced the opening of its latest hospitality venture the Novotel Hotel situated between Al Khobar and Dammam Saudi Arabia. The first Novotel to open in the Eastern Province the ... View more

IFC invests in GAC group to support oil operations

June 14, 2010

IFC a member of the World Bank Group has announced that it is investing in the GAC Group to help the global shipping logistics and marine services provider acquire new vessels to support offshore oil ... View more

Dollar Thrifty expands operations in Qatar

May 25, 2010

DOLLAR Thrifty Automotive Group has announced the opening of two new car rental counters in Qatar in order to capitalise on the increasing number of tourists to the state. The new locations include Th... View more

Rig camera for safe operations

March 15, 2010

CLAXTON an Acteon company is launching a new EEx-rated rig camera to help rig crane operators to safely monitor the area beneath the crane boom where loads can often be moved into areas not visible fr... View more

Victaulic speeds up pipeline operations

October 26, 2009

IT IS a plain fact that no matter how efficient a project is construction and maintenance delays can mean lengthy downtime that ultimately impacts the bottom line. Owners consultants and project manag... View more

Operations peaking at any given time

July 26, 2009

FEW if any oil companies produce from in excess of 117 oil and gas fields and over 4 250 wells spread over such a large concession area like the PDO does. In 2008 PDO s staff and contractors worked mo... View more

RUSS Technical Operations and Training Centre opened

July 6, 2009

SAUDI Arabia s oil and gas services conglomerate Rawabi Holding Company along with United Safety Limited (USL) of Canada have opened a new Technical Operations and Training Centre of their Saudi-based... View more

British Airways resumes Saudi operations

June 1, 2009

BRITISH Airways resumed operations to Saudi Arabia from Terminal Five London Heathrow on May 31 with five weekly flights to both Riyadh and Jeddah and is celebrating its return to the Kingdom with spe... View more

High growth prompts Hi-Force to invest more in operations

May 24, 2009

HI-FORCE the leading UK based manufacturer of high pressure hydraulic tools and equipment held its 10th business partner conference in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia recently. The event which is held annually ... View more

Solutions to enable optimal readiness during operations

May 24, 2009

HONEYWELL has been awarded a contract to install its UniSim Operations Suite simulation solution at the Salalah Methanol Company (SMC) facility in the Salalah Free Zone in Oman. The new SMC facility w... View more

Sharaf Travel streamlines business operations

March 2, 2009

STREAMLINING business operations and increasing efficiency is the aim of UAE based Sharaf Travel which signed an agreement with Amadeus recently. The three year deal will see Sharaf Travel network of ... View more

Air Arabia Maroc begins operations early this year

December 31, 2008

Air Arabia will commence operations from its second hub in Morocco early this year subject to government approvals. Air Arabia s second hub in Casablanca will provide the Sharjah based low cost carrie... View more

A blueprint for watersports operations

February 25, 2008

Blueprint Watersports managing and consulting specialists in the watersports arena will be giving a presentation to hotel and resort operators in the region on Thursday March 13. Tim Hughes director o... View more

WiMax network boon for Pemex operations

October 2, 2006

AlanDick the communications infrastructure specialist has landed the contract for the world s first deployment of a WiMax multipoint network at sea on board a cluster of 11 off-shore oil rig platforms... View more

PetroChina aims to up Japan operations

March 5, 2006

Top Chinese oil and gas firm PetroChina is looking to process a third more crude at Japan s Nippon Oil Corp in a one-year deal set for renewal soon a Chinese state oil trader said. But the company has... View more

US firms to start Libya operations

January 8, 2006

Three US oil majors are set to resume oil and gas production in Libya after a two-decade absence from a country that was once seen as a pariah state but is now flush with Western investment. ConocoPhi... View more

Support for operations

July 11, 2005

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has a network of offices which support its activities. Houston Office: KPC WH was established in 1994 in Houston Texas which is known as the world s Oil Capital to s... View more

Expanding operations

June 26, 2005

Sabic is expanding its operations in the Middle East to meet the fast growing demand for petrochemicals especially in intermediates and polyolefins. Sabic s Vice President for Intermediates Khaled Al ... View more

Plant to cut operations

September 20, 2004

Indonesia s Arun LNG plant in Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra island is to mothball a third liquefaction train out of its total of six starting 2005 and operate only one train from 2009 to wind do... View more

Operations expansion to boost fabrication market position

June 28, 2004

How and why has the Fabrication yard been expanded and how have operations have changed since its creation? Approximately 75 000 m2 of land area has been added to MIS Sharjah Fabrication Yard. The exp... View more

Etihad begins operations

December 3, 2003

Etihad the UAE s new airline was formally launched recently with a ceremonial flight from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain. Commercial operations commenced on November 12 with the first scheduled flight from Abu D... View more

Services group boasts international operations

October 5, 2003

The OILFIELD ENGINEERING SERVICES (OES) Group of Companies over the previous decade have earned recognition throughout the world as specialists in the sphere of providing inspection audit certificatio... View more

Al Hammam solidifies success and focuses on LSTK operations

September 22, 2003

Al Hammam Company for Construction and Maintenance (AHC) a wholly owned Saudi construction company headquartered in Ras Tanura was established in November 1982. Since then AHC has consistently positio... View more

Haldia cranks up operations to full capacity

September 7, 2003

Capacity utilisation at India s Haldia Petrochemicals (HPL) naphtha cracker plant was 100 per cent in July and most of August a company official said. Ashutosh Bose executive vice-president of HPL the... View more

Crackers crank up operations in Asia

August 24, 2003

Naphtha crackers across Asia are operating at maximum to meet a rebound in Chinese demand for petrochemicals following an anaemic second quarter industry sources said. Ethylene makers from South Korea... View more

Upstream operations continue to advance despite new setbacks

July 19, 2003

Yemen upstream operations have seen some beneficial advances this year proving that the thinking in Sana a is an open approach that includes many areas of the oil and gas industry. Transglobe Energy C... View more

Asian ethylene-makers to slash cracking operations

April 26, 2003

Asian ethylene- makers are likely to scale back their naphtha cracking operations in May due to falling prices and weak Chinese demand for downstream chemical products industry sources say. Most petro... View more

Lamprell operations set to expand with new takeover

March 29, 2003

Lamprell Energy Ltd known in the oil industry as a major player for the refurbishment and upgrading of offshore jack-up rigs has significantly expanded its operations. The expansion of the Dubai-based... View more

Draugen starts operations

January 13, 2003

The 190 000 barrel per day (bpd) North Sea Draugen oilfield is back onstream after a shut-in following a technical problem a spokeswoman for operator Shell said. She said she expected the field which ... View more

Operations recovered from list

November 25, 2002

An accident that caused a list to a Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel off Brazil has now been stabilised. The company s P-34 FPSO had suddenly li... View more

IT playing crucial role in operations

November 18, 2002

Sabic has embraced the concepts of e-commerce and procurements to maintain its leading edge and secure its position as a highly competitive modern organisation. A multifaceted company with diverse man... View more

Czech Airlines begins Colombo operations

November 7, 2002

The Czech Airlines (CSA) started direct twice-weekly Dubai-Colombo-Dubai services from October 29 Jakub Kolar the airline s regional director for the GCC Yemen and Pakistan said. As an introductory of... View more

Vast array of operations on public view

September 23, 2002

In the 15 years since Saudi Aramco opened its Exhibit the many aspects of the company s vast business interests have been presented to the country s public answering key questions on its operations. N... View more

Shangri-La splits hotel operations

January 8, 2002

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has announced a restructuring with the creation of two divisions to be led by Al Wymann and Symon Bridle. As group directors of operations Wymann will be responsible for ... View more

Qatargas streamlines operations with Cimage information solution

December 17, 2001

In the early 1990s Qatar Liquefied Natural Gas Company Ltd (Qatargas) was a 4.3 billion construction project. By last year it was a production operation that had delivered more than 10 million tonnes ... View more

Corrosion control critical to efficient operations

September 24, 2001

SAUDI ARAMCO continues to implement efficient and innovative corrosion control methods to maintain operational excellence and meet growing global competition. Effective corrosion control can save Saud... View more

Disruptions in Indonesia hamper Caltex operations

August 27, 2001

Indonesia s biggest oil producer PT Caltex Pacific Indonesia has said output was running at 660 000 barrels per day (bpd) down from a forecast 705 000 bpd because of a range of disruptions. Riau opera... View more

Shell set to spend $2.2bn on Nigeria operations this year

April 16, 2001

The Nigerian unit of Royal Dutch/Shell is set to spend 2.23 billion for its Nigeria operations this year against less than 2 billion the previous year Shell officials said. The operating budget this y... View more

Tyco to merge valve operations

April 16, 2001

The Flow Control division of Tyco International Ltd. has announced that it will merge its two valve operations together on a global basis. Formerly operating as two separate business units Tyco Valves... View more

Fittings essential fr reliable operations

January 1, 0001

Submersible TV surveys (STS) has standardised on the UK-based Parker s high-integrity A-LOK tube fitting for its range of advanced remote operated vehicles (ROVs). The fittings - which are typically t... View more

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