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Sharjah’s Emirates Industrial City 75% leased out

Seventy-five percent of Sharjah’s Emirates Industrial City (EIC) has now been leased, according to a a report in the UAE’s Khaleej Times newspaper, and an additional AED 200 million (US$ 55m) of plots are expected to be sold by the first quarter of 2019. Launched in 2005 by the investment consortium Emirates Company for Industrial Cities, the massive multi-use development ...

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Al Islami Foods opens its largest factory in the Middle East

Leading UAE halal food manufacturer Al Islami Foods has opened its biggest food production facility in the Middle East in Sharjah’s Hamriyah Free Zone. According to Al Islami Foods, the new 10,000 square metre (32,800 sq. ft.) factory is expected to create over 100 new jobs, increase the company’s food product production by 150 percent and allow it to launch ...

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Sharjah launches international food industries hub

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority has launched ‘Sharjah Food Park’, a regional hub for the Middle East and North Africa’s multi-billion dollar food industry, dedicated to food import, export, storage, manufacture and packaging. The new world class zone will be the region’s largest dedicated facility for food industries, covering a total area of 11 million square metres (118 million square feet), and ...

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Lamprell wins landmark $225 million UK wind farm fabrication contract

Lamprell, a leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the energy industry based in Sharjah and listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: LAM), has won a landmark US$ 225 million (AED 826.5m) contract from UK wind energy developer ScottishPower Renewables. Under the contract, Lamprell will fabricate up to 60 steel foundation jackets for the energy provider’s flagship East ...

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Gadoya Holdings opens new AED 60 million production facility

Sharjah-based diversified holding company Gadoya Holdings, has opened a new AED 60 million (US$ 16m) manufacturing facility and corporate office in Sharjah Industrial Area. The Gadoya Holdings group currently employs a workforce of over 900 employees across 14 business verticals including engineeging, electricals, medical, plastics, real estate, travel and tourism, and sports and fitness. The new 120,000 square foot site ...

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New recreation parks part of efforts to raise labour standards

Sharjah is to embark on an development project to create parks and recreation areas for several of its key industrial zones. The initiative follows recommendations from Sharjah Labour Standards Development Authority (SLSDA), which coordinates with government agencies and private enterprises in the emirate towards continually raising local labour standards. The SLSDA objectives include developing employment best practices and procedures, facilities ...

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US fuel system manufacturer opens Sharjah plant

US fuel injection system designer and manufacturer Stanadyne has opened an assembly plant in Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) to support export contracts. With manufacturing plants in China, India, Italy and the United States, the Sharjah facility is the company’s first in the Middle East. Stanadyne’s new plant will initially manufacture low emission diesel fuel pumps for Millat ...

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Export growth drives Iftin expansion

Sharjah-based food producer, distributor Iftin is expanding its storage and distribution facilities at Hamriyah Free Zone to support its fast growing dairy export business. The company expects construction of the new facilities, which include five new warehouses and office space, to begin in the near future. Iftin has leased 215,278 square feet (c. 20,000 sqm.) of additional free zone space ...

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80% of Sharjah Investment Center plots sold

Sharjah Investment Center (SIC), a new 32 million square foot mixed-use industrial development in Sharjah, has sold 80 percent of the plots in its first two development phases to-date, according to Saudi property developer SNASCO. The project, which is a joint venture between SNASCO and UAE investors, has sold 350 plots out of the 15 million sq. ft. area allocated ...

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SAM to launch stage two of Al Saja’a Industrial Oasis

Sharjah Asset Management (SAM), the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah, plans to launch the second stage of sales for Al Saja’a Industrial Oasis on April 28th via a sales event at the Sheraton Sharjah Beach Resort and Spa. SAM opened sales for the first stage of its new 14 million square foot industrial estate in October last year, ...

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