EMAL expands output, opens training facility
Publish on 9/14/2009 10:09:43 AMState-owned Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) plans to ramp up output at a giant new aluminium plant to over 700,000 tonnes by the end of 2010. The UAE firm is building what would eventually be the largest single aluminium plant in the world with a capacity of 1.4 million tonnes, expected to come fully online in 2013-2014. The first phase was due to start early next year.
Legnano to set-up first ME electrical steel plant in Jafza
Publish on 9/14/2009 10:09:56 AMItaly-based, Legnano Teknoelectric Company S.P.A will establish its first manufacturing plant in the Middle East at the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza). The company specialises in processing grain oriented electrical steel, high permeability, laser treated electrical steel and non-oriented electrical steel. The manufacturing plant, covering an area of 27,500 square- metres, will process grain oriented electrical steel, from coils right up to fully built magnetic cores for distribution and electrical power transformers.
China Valves' Kaifeng plant begins trial prod
Publish on 8/10/2009 05:08:23 PMChina Valves Technology Inc., a metal valve manufacturer, announced that the company's newly established production facility at its Henan Kaifeng High Pressure Valve Co. Ltd subsidiary began trial production beginning June 2009. The new facility is equipped with modern automated machines supported by a new power transformer station. The 13,000- square-meter facility is staffed with 70 new employees, including technicians with advanced technical backgrounds.
LNS opens machine tool subsidiary in Ankara
Publish on 8/10/2009 05:08:57 PMThe Swiss LNS Group has launched a new subsidiary in Ankara, Turkey earlier this year to expand into new markets and secure its status as a one-stop-shop for the machine tool industry.In Ankara, about 15 employees are responsible for the manufacture of bar feeders for the Turkish market, which is one of the fifteen largest machine tool markets in the world.
Turkey auto sector sketches a bright future
Publish on 8/10/2009 05:08:15 PMThe automobile production in Turkey is anticipated to see an upward trend by the end of 2009, overcoming the slowdown during the initial months due to credit crisis, RNCOS reported. RNCOS new research, titled "Turkey Automobile Sector Forecast (2008-2012)," also highlights Turkey''s rapidly growing automobile markets in the world. The automotive production is expected to surge at a CAGR of nearly 11% during 2008-2012.
Proclad, TWI to establish welding hub
Publish on 8/10/2009 05:08:26 PMProclad Group and The Welding Institute (TWI) have joined forces to set up a centre of excellence at the Proclad Academy in Dubai. TWI is a large training organisation in welding. The Proclad Academy, which boasts of a new advanced manufacturing facility in Technopark, Dubai, will offer co- branded courses with TWI in welding, non destructive testing, inspection and health, and safety.
Middle East steel market subdued in 2009
Publish on 8/10/2009 05:08:24 PMThe high stockpiles, particularly in the UAE, and slackening demand, steel prices are expected to remain subdued in 2009 in the range of $500 a tonne, according to "Middle East Steel 2009" report conducted by Research and Markets. The report says that major, government-backed players in the regional steel industry appear to be well insulated from the effects of the global slowdown.
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