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Veolia designs water reuse process for Baladna, Qatar’s major dairy producer

September 22, 2020

Veolia Water Technologies Qatar was contracted by Baladna, Qatar’s leading dairy producer, to upgrade the existing wastewater treatment facility at its cow farm located in Al Khor, north of Doha. Veolia proprietary technologies will allow an increase in the treatment capacity of the plant and enable the treated wastewater...

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Dar Al Sharq Set to Establish First Arab Public Relations Website

September 13, 2020

Doha: To be the first and best in providing public relations services, Dar Al Sharq has started executive procedures for establishing the first Arab public relations website specialised in providing integrated services to members of public relations in the Gulf and other Arab countries. An agreement has been signed...

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How to Build a Dairy Business in Challenging Times

September 8, 2020

A wealthy but small Middle Eastern state, Qatar has always been reliant on imported food. But the government has been keen to build a more balanced economy, so that Qatar is not overly dependent on its rich oil and gas reserves. This ambition for a more diversified economy became...

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Digital first: How PIH and SAP are creating the model conglomerate

August 27, 2020

“Our goal is to become an intelligent enterprise,” says Mr. Jasim Abdul Rahman, Group Chief IT Officer of Power International Holding (PIH), “a digital-first, data-driven company that has the flexibility to evolve, diversify and grow.” Since its beginnings in building contracting nearly four decades ago, Qatar-based PIH has expanded...

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World Cup and beyond: the future of construction in Qatar

August 16, 2020

by Moutaz Al-Khayyat, Chairman of Power International Holding and UCC Holding   The coronavirus pandemic struck just as Qatar was enjoying a construction boom, with developers looking ahead to the 2022 FIFA World Cup and beyond. The sector was valued at $43.95bn (£35bn) last year and, while Covid-19 has...

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Baladna MD Will Continue to Grow Our Product Portfolio

August 15, 2020

Shares of Qatari food and beverage maker Baladna have been on a tear this year, surging 82% since their trading debut in December. The company reported a net profit of 84 million riyals in the first seven months of the year as it rapidly introduced new products like cheeses...

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UCC Holding Golden Sponsor of 1st PPP conference in Qatar

July 1, 2020

UCC Holding, a leading general contracting company in Qatar, has announced its Golden Sponsorship of the first conference that aims to develop the partnership between the public and private sectors. The conference organised by Qatar Chamber, in co-operation with Hawkamah Centre-the centre of governance, is scheduled on July 7...

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Safety is paramount at Qatar’s contracting powerhouse

June 29, 2020

UCC is one of the biggest construction companies in the MENA region, but has kept a low international profile. That is going to change with the 2022 World Cup. Despite a 34,000 strong workforce and a significant profile in the Middle East, Qatar’s UrbaCon Trading and Contracting Company (UCC)...

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Elegancia renders yeoman service in Qatar’s fight against pandemic

June 16, 2020

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Oxford Business Group Interviews Mr. Ramez Al-Khayyat

June 15, 2020

Where can the application of smart technologies in the industrial sector deliver the most tangible results, specifically in terms of boosting efficiency? RAMEZ AL KHAYYAT: The most important thing for a large industrial company to have is the right enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Along with adopting smart technology...

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