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Emerson opens new $25mn facility in Saudi Arabia to boost localised innovation, training Inauguration of Emerson's new technology and innovation centre at Dhahran Techno Valley in Saudi Arabia.

Emerson opens new $25mn facility in Saudi Arabia to boost localised innovation, training

The focus of Emerson's new facility aligns with Saudi Arabia's National Transformation Plan and the Saudi Vision 2030 development agenda which looks at technology as a key enabler to boost job creation and economic activities in the non-oil sector.

 •   Emerson completes acquisition of Paradigm
 •   Emerson withdraws proposal to acquire Rockwell Automation
 •   Emerson signs information-sharing agreement with Norway's Statoil

Gulf Navigation enhances petchem transportation capabilities, adds two carriers to its fleet

Refinancing the two carriers is an important addition to the company's petrochemical transportation capabilities.
 

ADNOC to expand CCUS technology to reduce environmental footprint and enhance oil recovery

Large increase in subsurface injection of CO2 will see about 5 million metric tonnes of the greenhouse gas collected every year and locked away safely underground.
 

Mammoet wins Africa refinery contract

Mammoet has landed a major contract as part of a key refinery project in Nigeria.
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Kuwait Petroleum International acquires 50% ownership in Duqm refinery

Kuwait Petroleum International acquires 50% ownership in Duqm refinery
The refinery, run by the joint venture between OOC and KPI, will be able to process 230,000 barrels of crude oil per day and occupy 900 hectares in the Duqm industrial zone, with expected investments of up to $15bn over the next decade.
 

Saudi and UAE stockpile crude in Japan

Saudi and UAE stockpile crude in Japan
Arabian Gulf oil leaders stockpile crude for free in tie-up with Japan.
 

Masdar, Statoil join forces to explore potential of battery storage solution

Masdar, Statoil join forces to explore potential of battery storage solution
Under the terms of the agreement, the parties will purchase, test and install Batwind to investigate how the battery storage solution can be leveraged to improve the operational and cost efficiency of offshore wind farms.
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Sadara inks agreements to sell, lease back packaging centre assets

Sadara inks agreements to sell, lease back packaging centre assets

The agreements govern the sale and transfer of Packaging Center assets to ICTSS and the lease back of these facilities to Sadara.
 
 

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Analysis: The perils of incorrectly installed filters

Analysis: The perils of incorrectly installed filters

Even if an operator has taken the time and advice to select a good filtration solution, failing to install correctly will render it useless, explains Tim Nicholas, gas turbine technical services leader, CLARCOR.
 
 

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Interview: Combining chemistry, biology and physics for human progress

Interview: Combining chemistry, biology and physics for human progress

The UAE serves as the hub for Dow's growing business and organisational presence in the India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey region. Luciano Poli, president, Dow Chemical Company, India, Middle East & Turkey, explains his firm's activities in the region.
 
 

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Opinion: Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in Transformation

Opinion: Saudi Arabia: A Kingdom in Transformation

Amid recent announcements of mega projects and plans to transform the economy, what will all of this mean for the chemical industry in the Kingdom? Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun of GPCA explains
 
 

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RPME 2017 Power 50: Intro

RPME 2017 Power 50: Intro

Welcome to the 2017 Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East 'Power 50' listing.
 
 

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Gallery: Oil & Gas and RPME 2017 Awards recognise 12 stellar performers from energy industry

Gallery: Oil & Gas and RPME 2017 Awards recognise 12 stellar performers from energy industry

Celebrating excellence in performance, the Oil & Gas Middle East and Refining & Petrochemicals Middle East 2017 Awards recognised eight organisations and two individuals for outstanding achievements in 12 categories.
 
 

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SABIC launches new line of resins with advanced high-clarity, high-heat polycarbonate copolymers

SABIC launches new line of resins with advanced high-clarity, high-heat polycarbonate copolymers

LEXAN CXT resins can offer a unique balance of high-temperature resistance, high flow and excellent colour stability under extreme moulding conditions, together with a high refractive index.
 
 

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Video: Rebecca Liebert, president & CEO, Honeywell UOP, on the future of downstream industry

Video: Rebecca Liebert, president & CEO, Honeywell UOP, on the future of downstream industry

Rebecca Liebert, president & CEO, Honeywell UOP, comments on the position of the Middle East in the global refining and petrochemical industry landscape and the role of Honeywell UOP in it, five years from now.
 
 

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