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Japan and the Middle East

News, data and analysis on Japanese companies working on projects in the Middle East

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Reverse osmosis desalination

Kuwait to invite bids for Doha desalination plant in October

30 September 2014 | By

Nine groups have been prequalified for the desalination plant tender

Qatar puts Al-Sejeel petrochemicals plant on hold

Qatar puts Al-Sejeel petrochemicals plant on hold Subscription

24 September 2014 | By

Joint venture partners to look at alternative plans that could give higher yields

gas compressor

Tecnicas Reunidas and Sepco frontrunners for $1bn gas contract Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

Spanish and Chinese contractors are lowest bidders for Aramco’s booster gas compressor stations

Dubai will accept the UK government’s offer of up to $2bn of export credit guarantees for work on airport projects

Dubai to accept UK funding for airport projects Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

UAE emirate to use $2bn of export credit guarantees for work that has yet to be determined

Dubai real estate projects

Nakheel to complete last two building projects Subscription

22 September 2014 | By

News schemes will cost $1.14bn to complete


Saudi Arabia tenders Ras Tanura clean fuels and aromatics Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Ten contractors prequalified to bid for downstream scheme in kingdom’s Eastern Province

oil towers

Kuwait pushes back deadlines for New Refinery Project Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

Timeframe for tenders extended by Kuwait National Petroleum Company

Oman has received bids from six consortiums for the contract to develop the Qurayyat independent water project

Bids in for Oman independent water project Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

Six consortiums are competing for Qurayyat scheme

Power generation

Oman extends deadline for Salalah power project Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

New closing date is in late October

Wind farm

Morocco receives bids for 850MW wind projects Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

Five groups are competing for the schemes

Market News

Onshore oil

BP and Shell still in running for Abu Dhabi onshore Subscription

30 September 2014 | By

Rare comment from UAE energy minister on onshore concession bidders reported in UK’s Telegraph

A refinery in central Vietnam

Saudi Aramco mulls plans to develop Vietnam refinery Subscription

14 September 2014 | By

Local sources claim new joint venture scheme could have a budget as high as $22bn

Power lines

Contractors complete Abu Dhabi's Shuweihat S3 power plant Subscription

2 September 2014 | By

Facility will provide 1,600MW for residential and industrial schemes


DP World revises spending plans Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Dubai port operator forecasts even stronger second half profits


Bidders wait for news on Qatar’s Facility D project Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Four consortiums submitted prices for Qatar’s independent power and water project in May

Malasia's Petronas

Petronas extends deadline on Gharraf tenders Subscription

24 August 2014 | By

Companies asked to bid on Iraq oil and gas facilities by end of September


Hand over of PetroRabigh expansion Subscription

4 August 2014 | By

Holding company which operates refinery complex will now control $8bn second phase

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