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Alstom eyes Gulf rail projects
 

 
Dubai: French power plant and train builder Alstom said it is tracking potential multi-billion dollar worth of projects in the Gulf and will bid for Dubai's metro rail supply contract.

A tender for the 49 kilometre Purple Line that will link Dubai airport's terminal one with the upcoming Jebel Ali airport is expected in 2007. The track is expected to be completed by 2012.

Alstom has held talks with Dubai officials and will be bidding for the project against Japanese and German companies, Alstom officials said.

The Red and Green lines of Dubai Metro are under construction and expected to be completed by 2010.

Alstom chairman Patrick Kron told reporters in Dubai last night that the Gulf's rising population is creating demand for urban and inter-city high-speed train travel.

"Population and traffic congestions are increasing so new transport systems will be needed," he said.

The French group received orders worth about $17.5 billion for the year 2005-2006, of which the Middle East and African region accounted for 10 per cent.

"We see pressure increasing for heavy renovation projects," he said.

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Fosroc Nukote Look to Triple Polyurea Sales in 2007

 
Fosroc, a premier supplier of materials and coating solutions to the construction industry, announced its aims to triple sales into the construction and oil and gas sectors next year. The announcement comes on the back of positive business results year to date and the fact that Al-Gurg Fosroc, the company’s Dubai based entity, completed an impressive 100,000 square meters of polyurea coating this year in the Middle East.

Fosroc Nukote Polyurea is also in the process of gaining approval for use in oil field tanks and pipelines by Shell Global Solutions. Nukote Coating Systems has initiated a complete pre-qualification process for use with Shell Design Engineering Practices. The approval includes internal and external pipeline coatings, (corrosive and non-corrosive service) internal tank coatings for use with crude and refined petroleum and petrochemical storage among others. This step would open up huge opportunities for the company in the oil and gas sector.

“In anticipation for our projected growth next year and the opening up of the oil and gas sector to Fosroc Nukote Polyurea, we have increased our capacity to deliver projects by appointing specialized applicators in each of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries,” said Philip Munro, Fosroc Vice President Gulf States. “Fosroc Polyurea coating is the first polyurea coating to be introduced to the construction industry in the Middle East.”

Some of the major projects where Fosroc Nukote Polyurea has been used include the Dolphin Gas project in Qatar, Al-Reem Bridge, which connects Abu Dhabi Island to Al-Reem Island and the Maweelah flyover in the Sultanate of Oman, where the polyurea coating was used for ‘bridge deck waterproofing,’ on which very high temperature asphalt was laid.

Fosroc Nukote Polyurea is superior in applications where high abrasion resistance, corrosion protection and waterproofing or structural enhancement are required. The product is totally free of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and therefore environmentally friendly.

Fosroc Nukote Polyurea technology is tried and tested. It has been in use for more than a decade and is more advanced than traditional coating systems offering many advantages, mainly its high cure rate, which ranges from 3 to 10 seconds from the time of application.

Nukote Coating Systems International (Nukote) and Fosroc Group Holdings Ltd. (Fosroc) announced the execution of a global agreement where Fosroc became the global master distributor of Nukote products, which includes Fosroc Nukote Polyurea.

Fosroc Group Holdings Ltd. is a division of JMH FZco Dubai and is a premier supplier of chemicals and materials to the construction industry, represented regionally by Al-Gurg Fosroc based in Dubai. Fosroc manufactures construction chemicals, coating products, sealants and a variety of other construction chemical products and services.

About Nukote Coating:

Nukote Coating Systems (NCS) is a manufacturing and distribution company for advance polymer coatings, polymer specific application equipment and related products. We are based in China having been in operation here since June of 1994. Currently there are 42 NCS locations covering all of Northern, Central and SE Asia, including The Middle East. NCS central headquarters are located in Shanghai, China with manufacturing and central distribution facilities in China, United Arab Emirates and the United States. NCS owns or is a joint venture in production pipe coating facilities located in China and Indonesia with new facilities underway in United Arab Emirates, Thailand, India and Iran. NCS has can carry out contract work using our own application teams or via our affiliated qualified product application teams in 22 countries.

The company is privately held and reached annual business volumes for fiscal 2003 of $65,000,000 USD. The company’s principals are based in Shanghai, one with the responsibility for Domestic China operations and the other responsible for all other International operations. Our common customers include Conoco Phillips, Chevron, BP-ARCO, SINOPEC, Pertamina, ONG, Boeing, Microsoft, Longview Fiber, Weyerhaeuser, Motorola, Hewlett Packard,
IBM, and so on.

Nukote products are currently manufactured by NCS in China and the United States of America. The coating system formulations are proprietary as are Nukote piping systems equipment technology. Nukote coating products are used in industrial, marine, oil and gas, manufacturing and commercial construction projects in a wide application range. Nukote pipe coating technologies were developed initially for Atlantic Richfield and British Petroleum (for use on the Alaska North Slope Oil Fields), working jointly with VECO Alaska, who was the primary general contractor for the Alaska Pipeline. These superior coating systems are now used in land based and sub-sea pipeline projects throughout the world.

Nukote products are extremely durable, advanced polymers that are normally spray applied (using patented lathe equipment for pre-coating and mobile field fitted trucks for field applications), are tack free in 6-7-seconds and reach full physicals within 24 hours. Many Nukote products can be applied in low pressure equipment, standard airless sprayers and using hand application.

About Fosroc International Limited:

Fosroc International Limited is an international supplier of high performance construction chemical products to the construction, refurbishment and related industries. It operates globally through a network of operating companies, licencee’s, distributors and agents.
Fosroc’s presence includes manufacturing bases in 29 locations across the world, with exports to over 100 other countries.

Fosroc has over 70 years experience in supply of specialist chemicals to the construction industry and has developed a substantial reputation for innovative products in

• Concrete admixtures
• Concrete repair
• Grouts and anchors
• Industrial flooring
• Joint sealants
• Waterproofing
• Specialist coatings

Fosroc’s strategic intent is to continue to grow in its selected markets and differentiate itself from competitors through a combination of innovative technological development and excellent customer support.
Customer support is delivered through locally based operating companies equipped with manufacturing and technical development facilities.

Seventy years of experience in solving problems have gained FOSROC the acknowledgement as “market leaders” in quality production and supply of the most comprehensive range of high performance construction chemicals serving the construction industry.
 

 

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