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Japan and the Middle East

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Dubai metro

Dubai to prequalify metro bidders in mid-July Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

At least 10 groups submitted documents in June

ABB wins Qatar electricity order

ABB wins Qatar electricity order Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Swiss firm will provide and install three electrical substations

The closing date for the Palm Gateway contract is 11 January. The scope of work involves building three high-rise towers at the base of Palm Jumeirah

Nakheel receives bids for Gateway Towers Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Contract involves building three high-rise structures at base of Palm Jumeirah

OPWP has received technical submissions from four groups for 3,200MW Sohar 3/Ibri independent power project

Four groups submit technical bids for Oman IPP Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Sultanate’s next independent power project will be split over two sites

Power plant

Oman power IPO hugely oversubscribed Subscription

15 June 2015 | By

Phoenix Power shares to begin trading on 22 June

Bahrain approves $3.5bn Alba expansion

Bahrain approves $3.5bn Alba expansion Subscription

14 June 2015 | By ,

Long-awaited scheme now expected to be tendered in 2016


Oman sets August deadline for two IWPs Subscription

11 June 2015 | By

Eight international consortiums have been prequalified for the tender

Desalination plant

Oman prequalifies eight for next IWPs Subscription

10 June 2015 | By

Projects will have a combined capacity of more than 500,000 cubic metres a day

Dubai metro

Thales nominated for Dubai Expo 2020 metro link Subscription

7 June 2015 | By

Firm’s signalling system to be implemented by the winning rolling stock supplier


Four line up for Oman power project Subscription

2 June 2015 | By

Bids are due in August

Market News

Saudi Aramco still evaluating Jizan gas supply contract

Acwa secures Islamic finance for Jizan plant Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

First industrial gases projects to use solely Islamic finance

Water pipes

Oman invites bids for water contracts Subscription

2 July 2015 | By

Eight operation and maintenance contracts have been tendered for projects across the sultanate

Commercial bids submitted for Bab oil development

Commercial bids submitted for Bab oil development Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Seven contractors vying for estimated $2bn Abu Dhabi oil field project

The Clean Fuels Project will upgrade and expand Kuwait’s Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries

Clean Fuels Project to close financing by early 2016 Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Kuwait National Petroleum Company seeking $9.9bn of debt

Shanghai in China

Middle East nations join Asian International Investment Bank Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

Fifty countries sign on with new China-led development bank

More resources are needed to avert the humanitarian crisis in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq and cater to the needs of refugees in the long term

Underfunding threatens refugees and host countries Subscription

29 June 2015 | By

The $3.47bn funding gap could undermine most basic survival needs

Nominal defence spending is estimated to have risen by close to 40 per cent since 2010 in the region

Saudi Arabia and UAE buck decline in global defence spend Subscription

23 June 2015 | By

Global aerospace and defence revenue decline by $8.2bn in 2014

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