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400 emergency shutdown valves supplied to Oman petrochemicals project

10th November 2017 Industrial product supplier Metso supplied 400 industry-leading Neles emergency shutdown (ESD) valves for an ethylene cracker as part of the new Liwa Plastics Industrial Complex (LPIC) project in Oman. The new complex will process light ends produced in State-owned oil company Oman Oil Refineries... 

Construction costs in Johannesburg set to rise 7.5%

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     8th June 2017 Johannesburg has been ranked fourth among the top five global cities where construction costs will increase over the next year, with the cost of construction set to rise about 7.5% over 2017/18, against a global average of 3.5%, professional services company Turner & Townsend’s ‘International... 

Enamel steel cladding supplied to new ATC tower

By: Victor Moolman     12th August 2016 South Africa-based Vitrex’s vitreous enamel steel cladding has been used at the new air traffic control (ATC) tower in Muscat, in Oman, and can withstand the corrosive, abrasive and high saline coastal conditions. 

Ale Complete Sohar Refinery Improvement Project In Oman

1st March 2016 ALE has completed the year-long transportation and installation project in Oman. This is the first project ALE Oman has won, executed and delivered since opening a permanent base in Muscat in 2015. ALE was contracted by Petrofac to transport 268 Heavylift (HL)/ Out of Gauge units and install 184... 

Overseas market proves lucrative for steel cladding

By: Dylan Slater     26th February 2016 The market acceptance and demand for vitreous enamel steel cladding Vitraclad is proving more popular overseas than locally, says Boksburg-based manufacturer Vitrex.  

Salalah independent power plant – Phase 2 project, Oman

By: Sheila Barradas     16th October 2015 The project entails the construction of an independent power plant with an installed capacity of 445 MW. 

Micromega Company Set To Roll Out Smart Metering In The Middle East

2nd September 2015 Utility Systems, of which JSE-listed MICROmega Holdings Ltd is the majority shareholder, is South Africa’s premier supplier of water management devices and smart water metering technology, using Standard Transfer Specification pre-payment devices. Established in 2001, the Durban-based company... 

Global use of vitreous enamel steel increasing

By: Bruce Montiea     14th August 2015 The global market, with knowledge of and a demand for vitreous enamel steel, particularly for use in public areas, is maturing, says custom-made vitreous enamelled steel products manufacturer Vitrex. Vitrex sales and marketing director Cristian Cottino tells Engineering News that this maturation... 

Al Ghubrah independent water project, Oman

By: Sheila Barradas     25th October 2013 The independent water project will supply 191 000 m3/d of drinking water over 20 years to 800 000 people in Muscat. 

Ghubrah independent water project, Oman

By: Sheila Barradas     19th April 2013 Mott MacDonald has been named owner’s engineer for the Ghubrah project. 

Company Announcement: ACWA Power Barka to Execute 10 MIGD Water Expansion Project in Oman

18th July 2012 ACWA Power International announced on 17 July 2012 that its subsidiary ACWA Power Barka SAOG has been granted a “Letter of Award” by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC for the expansion of its existing water desalination capacity by 10 MIGD (45,460 m³/day) 


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