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New machinery drives growth of UAE plastics processing industry

The plastics processing industry of the United Arab Emirates is growing at a rate of more than 5 percent annually, chemicals group Al Shihab Al Thahabi said.
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Oman awards $250 million contract for desalination project

Singapore-listed Hyflux Ltd, in consortium with National Power and Water Co., LLC, has won a $250 million contract to design, build, own and operate a seawater reverse osmosis desalination plant in Qurayyat, Oman.
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Spain's FCC Aqualia wins wastewater contract in Qatar

Spanish water management company FCC Aqualia has won a contract to manage the sewerage system in Al Dhakhira, Qatar, for the next 10 years.
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EBRD proposes $1.9m loan to upgrade water, wastewater services in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is set to receive a sovereign loan of up to EUR1.5 million ($1.9 million) to improve water supply and selected wastewater services in the southwest region of the country.
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Hitachi, Veolia to build pretreatment facilities for desalination plant in Iraq

Hitachi, Ltd. and Veolia Environnement have won a contract to build pretreatment facilities for a large-scale desalination plant in Basrah, Iraq.
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Petrochemical industry in Arabian Gulf region goes from strength to strength

The petrochemical and chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region is showing strong growth, creating thousands of jobs and attracting multi-billion dollar investments.
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Saudi Aramco's chemical production is growing

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, is become a growing global competitor in chemical production, new analysis reveals.
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Abu Dhabi targets 100% wastewater reuse

Water resources in the Middle East are becoming increasingly scarce and governments are addressing the issue in a variety of ways.
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Kuwait looks to double power, desalination capacity

Kuwait's Ministry of Electricity & Water is hoping to more than double the country's power generating and desalination capacity by 2017 to meet growing demand.
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Emergency shutdown at polypropylene plant in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian petrochemical producer Sahara Petrochemical Company announced on Sunday an emergency shutdown at its Al Waha Petrochemicals subsidiary, a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP).
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