ABB inks deal to supply tech for new Finnish bio-product mill
21/05/2020 – News / Technology / Bio-products / Pulp / Electrification / ABB / Metsä / Finland
ABB has signed a preliminary, binding agreement that would see the technology leader deliver approximately €40 million worth of electrification and drive technology solutions to a planned bio-product mill in Kemi, northern Finland owned by Metsä Fibre – the world’s largest producer of softwood pulp.
Supply-chain diversification from China creates opportunities for global power utilities and OEMs
13/05/2020 – News / Power / Equipment / Technology / Utilities / OEM / China / Asia / GlobalData
The diversification of power equipment suppliers from China is likely to intensify as firms increasingly look to new markets in South East Asia for their supply chain needs, according to GlobalData.
Signing of KSA’s largest BOT agreement heralds major transformation at King Abdulaziz Port
01/05/2020 – News / Shipping / Container Terminal / BOT / Saudi Ports Authority / Saudi Global Ports
Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and Saudi Global Ports (SGP) have signed a new Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) agreement for the Container Terminals in the King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam over a virtual signing ceremony. Representing an investment of over seven billion Saudi riyals, the new deal represents the largest BOT agreement in the Kingdom’s history.
SUEZ announces solidarity plan in response to Covid-19
29/04/2020 – News / Utilities / Water / SUEZ / Covid-19 / Donations / CSR / Leadership
France-headquartered water utilities giant SUEZ is reinforcing its support measures to provide additional financial resources to fight Covid-19 impacts. These include compensating workers placed on partial unemployment, reducing the Group’s dividend, and its executive committee members donating one-quarter of their salaries to finance research and provide support for healthcare workers during the lockdown period.
InfinityQS to offer free use of quality intelligence platform to support manufacturers during COVID-19 crisis
22/04/2020 – News / Technology / Data / InfinityQS / Enact / Quality / Intelligence / Platform / QC / QA
InfinityQS, a leading player in data-driven enterprise quality, is supporting the manufacturing community during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering free use of its Quality Intelligence platform, Enact®, for three months – at no charge and with no commitment required.
Chemical sector should prepare for extended downturn, say experts
20/04/2020 – News / Business / Chemical Sector / Oil / Global
The global chemical sector should prepare for an extended downturn along with lower-for-longer oil prices, both of which will have big implications for profitability and investments, according to Joseph Chang, Global Editor of Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS) – Chemical Business.
3D printers can help solve the coronavirus crisis, but firms need more government guidance
17/04/2020 – News / Manufacturing / 3d printers / Covid-19 / Ventilators / Pulsar Fusion
Business owners with additive manufacturing and 3D printing capabilities are calling on the UK government to tell them how they can best help the effort to build more ventilators for the NHS.
PowerCell inks deal with leading European shipyard for fuel cell system development
14/04/2020 – News / Shipping / Marine / Fuel Cell / Technology / Hydrogen / PowerCell / Volvo / Sweden
PowerCell Sweden AB – an industrial spinout from the Volvo Group, established in 2008 – has signed a contract with a leading European shipyard regarding the development and delivery of a three-megawatt marine fuel cell system.
Frost & Sullivan webinar on how to ‘Respond, Reset, and Rebound’ from COVID-19 market impacts
02/04/2020 – News / Business / Webinar / Covid-19 / Frost & Sullivan / Strategy / Crisis Response
Leading consultancy and research firm Frost & Sullivan will be sharing its research and strategy expertise in a webinar next week (Thursday 9th April) designed to help businesses identify an actionable framework for overcoming the market fall-out from the coronavirus crisis.
Eka releases free COVID-19 risk-monitoring app to help firms secure their supply chain
26/03/2020 – News / Technology / Apps / Cloud / COVID-19 / Eka Software Solutions
Eka Software Solutions, the number-one cloud platform for commodity management, has announced the release of its COVID-19 Risk Monitoring – a free app designed to help customers and prospects quickly gain visibility into supply chain risks in order to better assess and mitigate risk.
Autonomous tech can mitigate business impacts of coronavirus
17/03/2020 – News / Technology / Autonomous / Drones / Business / Coronavirus / Percepto
The coronavirus has exposed the soft underbelly of critical infrastructure and industrial sites worldwide – workforce availability. However, autonomous technology can mitigate such business impacts, according to Ariel Avitan, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer at Percepto.
Remote working will become ‘new normal’ that helps many firms through crisis – and comms tech will make it happen
17/03/2020 – News / Remote Working / Audio-Visual / Teleconferencing / Telecommuting / Technology / Aver
In times of crisis, for a business to continue to function through remote working is increasingly important – and with it, advancements in the communications technology that makes it work, says Rene Buhay of AV manufacturer AVer Europe.
Global Water Summit 2020 announces new dates following postponement
16/03/2020 – News / Utilities / Water / Event / Spain
Global Water Intelligence (GWI) hosts the Global Water Summit each year in the spring. This year’s edition was slated to take place 29th–31st March in Madrid. However, due to the ongoing disruption and newly imposed travel restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak, the Summit has been postponed. Organisers have announced it will now take place on 30th August – 1st September.
Crude collapse to crush US petchem advantage
12/03/2020 – News / Petrochemicals / Crude / Price / Industry / US / Coronavirus / Petrochem
The collapse in crude oil prices is wiping out much of the US petrochemical competitive advantage, while global demand is being slammed by the continuing spread of the coronavirus, reports Joseph Chang, Global Editor, ICIS Chemical Business.
The Big 5 Construct Qatar wins ‘Green Corporate Event’ prize
12/03/2020 – News / Construction / Building / Sustainability / Big 5 / Qatar / Tradeshow / DMG
International construction show The Big 5 Construct Qatar, which is gearing up for its third edition later this year, has taken the prize for ‘Green Corporate Event’ at the fourth annual Qatar Sustainability Awards.
Credit outlook for oil & gas sector changes to ‘negative’ for 2020
10/03/2020 – News / Oil & Gas / Saudi Arabia / OPEC / Russia
The credit outlook for the integrated oil and gas sector in 2020 has worsened to negative from stable, with oil prices set to average well below US$50 a barrel this year – even if Russia and Saudi Arabia ultimately agree to extend their oil output deal.
German business leaders visit KSA to explore opportunities in the Kingdom's transport sector
05/03/2020 – News / Transportation / Saudi Arabia / KSA / Investment / Business / Transport / Germany
The Saudi Minister of Transport, H.E. Saleh bin Nasser Al-Jasser, has met with an official delegation of German business leaders to explore the most promising opportunities in Saudi Arabia’s transport sector. The meeting took place at the received at the Ministry’s headquarters in Riyadh.
Metso celebrates First Pour at new foundry in Vadodara, India
05/03/2020 – News / Metso / India / Vadodara / Foundry / Manufacturing / Metals
In 2018, Finland-headquartered industrial solutions giant Metso announced a greenfield foundry project in Vadodara, in India’s Gujarat state, with a target to increase the casting wears capacity for the mining and aggregate industries. The ‘First Pour’ event of the new project was recently celebrated in India – and the foundry is expected to start production for customer deliveries for local and global markets this month.
GCC industry event addresses global carbon circular economy challenge
02/03/2020 – News / Energy / Saudi Aramco / Event / Saudi Arabia / iCCUS 2020 / CO2
Last month, KSA’s energy giant Saudi Aramco hosted the international Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage conference 2020 (iCCUS 2020) in Riyadh, as the region’s industrial community explores one of the major solutions for limiting CO2 emissions.
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