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Bahrain planning new-look road network

May 30, 2018

Blueprints have been unveiled for Bahrain s new-look road network that aims to transform key transport routes with amenities such as green landscaping pedestrian walkways bicycle lanes roadside seatin... View more

Nearly half of CIOs planning to deploy AI: Gartner

March 1, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) deployments are just beginning to take place said leading research and advisory Gartner in a new report highlighting that four per cent of CIOs have implemented AI while a... View more

Orpic appoints new GM- corporate planning

January 4, 2018

Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) has announced the appointment of Mohammed Sadek Sulaiman as general-manager corporate planning (GM-CP) with immediate effect. Sulaiman is a... View more

Emirates Economic Planning Forum set to open in Ajman

October 31, 2017

Key economic changes and their implications as well as the best ways to support and enhance the UAE s economic growth and competitiveness will be in limelight at the 4th Emirates Economic Planning For... View more

Bahrain Tourism hosts Saudi wedding planning agencies

October 25, 2017

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) hosted Saudi wedding planning agencies from Jeddah and Riyadh from October 21-23. Seven agencies were selected to attend the forum held at the Bahr... View more

The definitive 'dos and don’ts' of wedding planning

October 19, 2017

Weddings are a time to celebrate the love of two people create life-long memories and eat eat eat. But behind every candle and canapé is months (or sometimes years) of planning as any husband or wife ... View more

Ajman DED to host economic planning forum

September 27, 2017

The Department of Economic Development Ajman will host the activities of the fourth edition of Emirates Economic Planning Forum at Emirates Hospitality Center (EHC) on November 1. The event will be he... View more

Mena reinsurers ‘planning to stabilise earnings’

September 26, 2017

While domestic markets remain important to Mena reinsurers they are also looking further afield for diversification in order to stabilise earnings against the uncertainties and volatility of their loc... View more

ADGM launches platform for financial planning

August 16, 2017

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) the international financial centre in Abu Dhabi has launched the first of its kind Foundations regime in support of more effective structures for wealth preservation and... View more

Bahrain to have new Urban Planning and Development Authority

August 8, 2017

Bahrain will have a new Urban Planning and Development Authority following a Royal Decree establishing the authority under the supervision of the minister in charge of urban planning. The decree issue... View more

Iran planning major petchem contracts with Total, Shell

July 24, 2017

Iran is preparing contracts with French Total and Royal Dutch Shell to implement petrochemical projects a senior Iranian official said in a report. The parties are negotiating the final issues for the... View more

Oman Air hosts annual Emergency Response Planning meeting

May 22, 2017

Oman Air annouced the successful conclusion of the annual Arabian Air Carrier Organization s (AACO) Emergency Response Planning (EPR) meeting in Muscat on May 15 and 16. Oman Air co-hosted the annual ... View more

Siemens, Bentley to jointly offer planning, design solutions

February 5, 2017

Siemens Energy Management Division and Bentley Systems have announced an agreement to jointly develop solutions to accelerate digitalisation of planning design and operations for power utilities and i... View more

EMEA firms ‘planning investments despite Brexit’

October 31, 2016

Nearly 42 per cent finance leaders across Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) plan to invest in the business if they see a strong business case in spite of the recent Brexit vote according to a new r... View more

Mena region planning $245bn railway projects

October 26, 2016

Railway and metro schemes worth 245 billion are being currently planned in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) in preparation for mega global events such as the Dubai Expo 2020 and the 2022 FIFA W... View more

Content is king, planning is everything

April 3, 2016

Change is constant that s probably the most apt way to describe my experience with Arabian Travel Market (ATM) over the last eight years. And this is what inspires me and the team as we work on each e... View more

How effective workforce planning helps bring profits

January 4, 2016

In the current climate in the oil and gas industry it is an unavoidable fact that something must be done to bring the current recruitment expenditure under control writes STEVE LEACH group director Cl... View more

DNV GL guidance on inspection planning to save costs

December 28, 2015

The cost of inspections of marine structures such as jackets semi-submersibles and floating production vessels can put a strain on already challenged operational budgets driving the need to develop in... View more

Marathon planning integration

December 14, 2015

Marathon Petroleum Corp will combine its two Texas refineries into one 585 000 barrels per day plant by 2020 forming the second-largest refinery in the US executives said. The third-largest US refiner... View more

Advance planning with Danat

October 16, 2014

DANAT Hotels and Resorts a division of Abu Dhabi s National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCT&H) has a line-up of offers and products for the upcoming season. The portfolio of hotels include des... View more

An integrated planning and performance approach

February 7, 2013

TODAY the Middle East s national oil companies (NOCs) are no longer simply energy producers they serve as geographically dispersed corporations with global interests. The stakes for these organisation... View more

Planning to boost LGFPP capacity

November 22, 2012

Sabic Innovative Plastics business plans to significantly boost capacity for its Stamax long glass fibre-filled polypropylene (LGFPP) composite resins at its manufacturing facility in Genk Belgium to ... View more

Oman planning to invest in shale gas

July 23, 2012

OMAN is keen to attract international oil companies to evaluate and develop its untapped yet potentially prodigious shale gas resources according to a top official of the Ministry of Oil and Gas. Nass... View more

Planning to import 60,000 bpd of crude to meet demand

April 30, 2012

GAS exports have formed the backbone of the Indonesian economy for many years but the outlook for the sector is increasingly uncertain due to rising domestic demand and dwindling supply from mature fi... View more

Emdad planning to expand in region

January 29, 2012

EMDAD one of the leading providers of integrated services to the energy industry of UAE having successfully notched up a number of projects in 2011 is planning to expand its operations. The company s ... View more

IEA not planning oil stocks release again

November 7, 2011

The International Energy Agency is not looking at another release of emergency oil stocks as the global supply situation has changed from that prevailing when inventories were released earlier this ye... View more

BAC begins airport expansion planning

July 28, 2011

BAHRAIN Airport Company (BAC) which is 100-per-cent owned by Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company has announced the formal launch of the Bahrain International Airport (BIA) expansion project which will ... View more

Focused approach, meticulous planning take Al Hassan to top

July 25, 2011

RIDING high on its steady growth Oman-based engineering procurement and construction (EPC) firm Al Hassan Engineering Company (AHEC) says it is on target with a healthy order book which will carry it ... View more

Byrne planning to increase market share in the region

May 30, 2011

BYRNE Equipment Rental one of the largest and longest established rental companies operating in the Gulf region plans to increase its market share in all sectors and add additional products such as sm... View more

Planning ahead and spreading its wings across the GCC

November 29, 2010

DAMMAM-BASED Almajdouie Group has seen expansion across the GCC in 2010 with major projects in Saudi Arabia Kuwait Bahrain Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The group basically consists of four sectors logistics a... View more

Planning ahead pays off

February 28, 2010

Last year was tough for most European destinations targeting Middle Eastern guests between the global financial crisis the Swine flu epidemic and Ramadan falling during the busy summer months. However... View more

Lufthansa planning flights to Iraq

January 30, 2010

As Iraq is increasingly opening up to civil aviation demand for flights to the country is growing. Lufthansa is therefore considering launching several new services to the country and is currently pla... View more

Planning investments during the global economic downturn

June 14, 2009

THE world s largest national oil companies (NOCs) and supermajors are planning on delivering in excess of 375 billion of ambitious investments through the down cycle despite ongoing concerns around oi... View more

Planning for continuity

January 17, 2008

It is estimated the Middle East region has 62 per cent of the world s oil reserves. At a time of historically high oil prices increased security of supply concerns and robust oil demand the Middle Eas... View more

QP planning LPG exports

May 27, 2007

Qatar Petroleum plans to export 20 to 26 refrigerated LPG cargoes of 44 000 tonnes each or 880 000 tonnes to 1.14 million tonnes in total from Ras Laffan on Qatar s north coast in 2007 sources close t... View more

Chinese planning $5bn investment

September 3, 2006

China will invest around 5 billion in energy projects in Venezuela by 2012 as part of a plan to boost Venezuela s oil output the nations energy minister told state television. Venezuelan President Hug... View more

Petron planning to export lubricants

August 6, 2006

The Philippines largest oil refiner Petron Corp said it will ship more lubricants to Cambodia and its neighbours this year as a 21 per cent jump in second-quarter profits boosted its shares. Petron is... View more

India planning to import 1.2m tonnes of kerosene

July 16, 2006

India plans to import 1.2 million tonnes of kerosene this financial year to overcome a shortfall in domestic production M S Srinivasan petroleum secretary said. The government is facing a shortage of ... View more

Iran planning new refinery

June 5, 2006

Iran is set to build a 120 000 barrel-per-day (bpd) refinery by 2009 to process its low-quality sour Soroush and Nowruz crude as the Opec member works to double refining capacity by 2011 an Iranian of... View more

PTT planning to invest over $4bn on projects

January 4, 2005

Thailand s top energy firm PTT PCL has said it plans to invest 182 billion baht ( 4.7 billion) over the next five years mostly in its core gas business. About 78 per cent of its 2005-2009 investment w... View more

Saudi planning to raise output capacity

December 7, 2004

Saudi Arabia is developing plans to raise oil production capacity to 12.5 million barrels per day (bpd) from an existing 11 million bpd Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali Al Naimi has said. Naimi also sai... View more

Sabic planning to issue $267m bond

November 27, 2004

Petrochemicals giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) has said it plans to issue Saudi Arabia s first major domestic corporate bond next year worth up to one billion riyals ( 267 million) to help f... View more

Shell planning to break tradition with merger

November 6, 2004

Royal Dutch/Shell plans to end almost a century of tradition by merging its British and Dutch holding companies as it aims to restore investor confidence shaken by an oil reserves scandal. The world s... View more

Kuwait planning to boost oil production this month

October 12, 2004

Kuwait will pump up to 200 000 more barrels of crude daily later this month the country s energy minister said blaming psychological factors and not supply shortages for the recent oil price rise. Kuw... View more

Total is planning to bring Qatar LNG to US market

September 13, 2004

French energy giant Total plans to bring LNG from Qatar to the United States where it is looking at investing in an import terminal on the Gulf Coast a spokesman said. The Total spokesman confirmed th... View more

Hilton planning 10 regional, 50 international properties

June 7, 2004

HILTON International is to open 10 properties in the Middle East including a new hotel in the UAE the group announced at ATM. Globally the company is launching 57 new hotels outside the United States.... View more

Thai Oil planning IPO to raise funds for revamp

May 15, 2004

Thai Oil the country s top refinery said it expected to launch a 300 million initial public offering (IPO) by the fourth quarter to raise funds for expansion. Thai Oil 49.9 per cent owned by Thailand ... View more

Shell planning to keep refining assets in Asia

March 13, 2004

Royal Dutch/Shell Group will keep refining assets in Asia although operations especially in Japan continue to be under review a top company executive said. Refinery restructuring is under way in Japan... View more

Statoil planning to drill in Iran gasfield next month

January 18, 2004

Norwegian oil and gas group Statoil said it would begin drilling in one of the world s biggest gasfield Iran s South Pars in the Gulf next month and that the project was going according to plan. Stato... View more

Zhenhai planning record throughput this month

January 5, 2004

China s largest refinery Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co Ltd plans record throughput of 1.3 million tonnes or higher in January to relieve a domestic squeeze on diesel refinery sources said. The shorta... View more

Qilu planning to expand ethylene output in 2004

November 9, 2003

Qilu Petrochemical Corp a unit of China s largest refiner and petrochemicals producer Sinopec Corp plans to expand its ethylene production capacity in 2004 to 720 000 tonnes per year (tpy) company off... View more

Zhenhai planning record runs over strong demand

August 31, 2003

China s largest refinery Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co Ltd plans to raise runs to a record high of up to 1.2 million tonnes in September to meet strong domestic demand a company source said. August r... View more

Unocal planning major steps to boost projects

June 14, 2003

US independent driller Unocal Corp said it would sell oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico give up untapped Gulf properties and take other steps to boost returns and invest more in international p... View more

S-Oil planning to cut runs over rising crude prices

March 3, 2003

South Korea s third-ranked oil refiner S-Oil Corp is set join market leader SK Corp and cut operating rates in March from February company sources and traders said. The country s number two LG-Caltex ... View more

Fast-growing Emirates is planning for the future

March 2, 2003

Q: With Emirates being the leading airline operating in the region what are your future growth plans? A: Emirates has 15 billion worth of aircraft on order including 22 A380 double-deckers. The airlin... View more

Daqing planning to produce less

January 27, 2003

China s top oilfield Daqing plans to produce less than 50 million tonnes of crude oil for the first time in 27 years as reserves dwindle the China Chemical Industry News said. The oilfield owned by Pe... View more

SK Corp planning to raise runs as margins improve

November 25, 2002

South Korea s top oil refiner SK Corp is likely to increase crude runs in December from November supported by improved margins but other refineries plan to keep output steady traders said. South Korea... View more

KPC planning to offer naphtha deal

October 28, 2002

Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) will market a new one-year term naphtha supply deal when it meets potential Asian buyers in Singapore traders said. The new contract will begin from December this year or J... View more

Bahrain planning to hike Saudi imports

September 30, 2002

Small independent oil producer Bahrain plans to increase its imports of Saudi crude oil by 25 per cent once a planned pipeline is completed late next year Bahraini oil sources said. The plan is to inc... View more

Refinery planning system expands

September 23, 2002

Invensys portfolio Invensys Production Management recently signed an agreement with a unit of ChevronTexaco Corporation which provides Invensys with global marketing rights for the PETRO Linear Progra... View more

Sinopec planning boost to ailing chemicals business

September 2, 2002

Chinese oil giant Sinopec Corporation has said it would boost its ailing chemicals business a constant drag on profits by expanding output that should catch the top of the chemical cycle. But Sinopec ... View more

Accor planning mega-expansion

May 2, 2002

A mega expansion plan that will see an increase of 200 new hotels in Accor s portfolio worldwide will be the highlight of the France-based hotel group s presence at this month s Arabian Travel Market.... View more

ORC planning eco-friendly diesel

December 3, 2001

Oman plans to produce an eco-friendly version of diesel for trucks and other diesel-engined equipment according to reports. Oman Refinery Company (ORC) is planning to produce ultra low-sulphur diesel ... View more

Reaping fruits of careful industry sector planning

November 26, 2001

The Striking success of the world-scale Sabic manufacturing affiliates in Jubail and Yanbu is a result of prudent corporate planning on the part of the Corporation and the foresight of the Saudi gover... View more

Korean refiners planning to maintain operating rate

September 24, 2001

Most of South Korea s refiners will be maintaining their September operating rates of around 90 to 95 per cent of capacity into this month while one faces a potential shutdown due to a lack of crude i... View more

SRC planning to keep runs steady for this month

January 15, 2001

Singapore Refining Co (SRC) said it planned to keep its crude throughput rate steady this month from the last few months at 220 000 to 230 000 barrels per day (bpd). We re not changing anything we did... View more



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