• Orpic plans to raise polypropylene plant’s capacity


    Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) plans to increase the capacity of its polypropylene plant to 340,000 tonnes of high quality polypropylene per annum from the current 200,000 tonnes a year, said a report.

  • Trafco’s 17pc dividend approved


    Shareholders of Bahraini fast moving consumer goods group Trafco have approved cash dividend of 17 per cent or 17 fils per share amounting to a total of BD1,309,594 ($3.47 million) for 2016, , said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publica

  • Arab chemist's conference opens in Ras Al Khaimah


    Top experts, government officials and 17 associations from 20 Arab countries are participating at the 18th International Conference of the Union of Arab Chemists which opened today (March 26) in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

  • Shell continues to deliver ‘Intilaaqah at Riyada’ programme


    Shell continues to implement the "Intilaaqah at Riyada" programme, which aims at providing training, counselling and coaching services to Omani entrepreneurs and owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

  • Alba launches Tim’s Academy


    Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), a leading international aluminium smelter, officially launched Tim’s Academy, an in-house initiative, earlier this week in the presence of executive management, directors and managers.

  • Four US cities to take part in AIM Dubai


    Four select cities of US -- Virginia, Ohio (Columbus), Missouri and Los Angeles -- alongside SelectUSA Program will participate at the Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) being held in Dubai next month.

  • Julphar names CFO Jerome Carle as acting GM


    The board of directors of Julphar Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries has decided to appoint chief financial officer Jerome Carle as acting general manager.

  • Mideast’s container shipping trade up 5pc


    The container shipping trade, despite the global dips, saw the strongest – but still contracting –growth in the Indian subcontinent and Middle East regions at 5.1 per cent, according to a recent report.

  • GOIC delegation visits Saudi Aramco


    A delegation from the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) recently visited Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to discuss means to support industrial development and localise products and energy services.

  • Alara signs Oman copper concentrate supply contract

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    Alara Resources, an Australian minerals exploration company with a portfolio of projects in the GCC, said one of its units has signed an off-take agreement for the supply of copper concentrate from the Washihi Reserve in Oman.

  • Oman’s Port of Duqm plans Ro-Ro terminal


    Oman’s Port of Duqm, anchoring the giant Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Duqm on its Wusta coast, plans to establish a dedicated terminal for roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) cargo at its commercial quay, said a report.

  • A' Saffa Foods to raise production capacity


    Oman-based A' Saffa Foods, a leading poultry and processed food producer, said its board of directors has approved an expansion plan to raise chicken meat production capacity by 100 per cent.

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Orpic plans to raise polypropylene plant’s capacity

Oman Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) plans to increase the capacity of its polypropylene plant to 340,000 tonnes of high quality polypropylene per annum from the current 200,000 tonnes a year, said a report....


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