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Borouge starts up fifth polypropylene unit in Ruwais

The new facility will increase Borouge’s polypropylene production capacity by more than 25 per cent to 2.24 million tonnes per year

ADNOC, Borealis hiring banks for IPO of plastics joint venture

Borouge manufactures plastics used in everything from automobiles and food packaging to medicine vials and piping systems

UAE’s EGA plans to build first aluminium recycling facility

Feasibility studies for the project are underway

Here’s how Microsoft aims to redefine the manufacturing industry in 2022

Connecting people, assets, workflow, and business processes will continue to be front of mind for us says Tareq Hijazi, public sector director at Microsoft UAE

Emirates Global Aluminium, GE sign pact to cut greenhouse gases

The companies plan to develop a roadmap to cut emissions from the GE’s natural gas turbines

WenChao Group to set up Dhs735m food manufacturing facility in Dubai

Construction of the more than 950,000 sqft facility in Dubai Industrial City will start in the first half of 2022

85% of job seekers in UAE feel their roles can be performed remotely – survey

Nearly 21 per cent of job applicants also said that they had relocated since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

UAE-based manufacturer AMI receives Dhs213m investment from Soudal Group

The AMI-Soudal partnership is expected to grow their combined market share by 50 per cent in the Middle East over the next three years

Arkan and Emirates Steel merge to create UAE’s largest steel and building materials company

Under key terms of the offer, Arkan issued to Senaat a convertible instrument, which converted into 5.1 billion ordinary Arkan shares

Explainer: Where is the UAE’s manufacturing sector headed?

The recently announced Operation 300bn strategy is set to be a game changer in transforming the nation’s manufacturing sector, opines Nidal Haddad, founder and CEO, Al Bayader International

Himalaya Factory at Dubai Industrial City

Himalaya to build Dhs120m herbal pharma plant in Dubai

The facility be geared to produce three billion tablets, 15 million syrup bottles and three million units of ointment annually

Dubai’s Al Khaleej Sugar gets go ahead to build beet factory in Spain

The company plans to start construction of the plant in Merida next year

Mubadala seeks over $20bn value for EGA in IPO

EGA is the Middle East’s biggest aluminium producer and is equally owned by Mubadala and Investment Corporation of Dubai

Abu Dhabi’s Agthia Group completes acquisition of Nabil Foods

The acquisition marks Agthia’s first entry into the processed protein industry

E-commerce freezone Dubai CommerCity opens new facilities as part of first phase launch

The new facilities include office spaces as well as e-commerce logistics units and multi-client warehouses

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UAE to begin manufacturing ‘Hayat-Vax’ Covid-19 vaccine

The ‘Life Sciences and Vaccine Manufacturing in the UAE’ is a joint project by the Abu Dhabi-based Group 42 and China’s Sinopharm CNBG

Packaging firm Al Bayader invests Dhs200m in Dubai facility to expand manufacturing capacity

The expanded plant doubles its production capacity to 18,000 tonnes per annum to enable Al Bayader to export its products

Sheikh Mohammed launches ‘Operation 300bn’ strategy to foster UAE industrial sector

The strategy aims to increase the industrial sector’s contribution to GDP from Dhs133bn to Dhs300bn by 2031

Tadweer Abu Dhabi

Tadweer recycled 1.9 million tons of construction waste in Abu Dhabi last year

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council has mandated that at least 40 per cent of recycled materials be used in road and construction projects across the emirate

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Al Barakah Dates to expand Dubai facility to make it ‘world’s largest date factory’

The facility is due for completion in early 2022

IDEX NAVEX 2021

UAE Armed Forces sign over Dhs7bn deals on day two of IDEX and NAVDEX 2021

On day two, the UAE Armed Forces signed Dhs6.983bn worth of contracts with international companies, representing 95 percent of the total deal value for the day

IDEX NAVEX 2021

UAE Armed Forces sign over Dhs5bn deals on day one of Abu Dhabi defence exhibition

UAE companies secured deals worth Dhs3.939bn, accounting for 78 per cent of the overall value of the agreements

Dubai Holding OSE Industries Aluminium

Dubal Holding acquires 60% stake in OSE Industries

The aluminium extrusion company is located in Dubai Industrial City

BMW EGA CelestiAL aluminium

BMW Group becomes first customer for UAE’s solar-powered CelestiAL aluminium

Using this aluminium from EGA will reduce BMW Group’s emissions by 222,000 tonnes of CO2 per year

Bahrain-GCC trade hits $5.7bn in 2020 despite Covid-19 challenges

Bahrain exports surge 12 per cent in Q4 of 2020 buoyed by manufacturing sector

Ducab

Dubai’s Ducab appoints new group CEO

Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al Mutawa, the first Emirati in the role, replaces Andrew Shaw

AquaChemie Middle East

AquaChemie begins construction on $40m petrochemical terminal at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai

The specialised bulk storage terminal will have a total capacity of around 40,000 cubic metres

Abu Dhabi Hope Consortium

Abu Dhabi’s Hope Consortium to facilitate worldwide distribution of Covid-19 vaccine

The consortium will be able to handle the logistics for over six billion doses of the vaccines manufactured around the world – whether in single or multi doses – in cold and ultra-cold conditions in 2021

Khalifa university

Research team at UAE’s Khalifa University manufacture reusable 3D-printed facemasks

A prototype has been printed and assessments will be performed on it before it receives the necessary approvals

Expo Centre Sharjah delays SteelFab event to June 2021

The 17th edition of the event was scheduled to be held in January 2021