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South Korea and the Middle East

News, data and analysis on South Korean companies working on projects in the Middle

South Korea Companies

Dohwa Engineering Company Subscription Required

4 November 2014

Dohwa Engineering Company is a consultant to the water, urban planning, transport and environmental engineering industries

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Subscription Required

21 October 2014

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) builds ships and supports the oil and gas producers as offshore contractor building large-scale offshore platforms, drilling rigs and submarines and onshore chemical plants, seawater treatment plants and power plants

STX Construction Subscription Required

11 September 2014

STX Construction Company of South Korea provides construction services, in the Middle East projects include Jizan Economic City: Steel Plant: Phase 2

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Trac Development Group Subscription Required

13 August 2014

Trac Development Group is a South Korean developer and investor working in the Middle East on the Basra New City , Iraq project

Hanwha Engineering and Construction logo

Hanwha Engineering & Construction Subscription Required

7 August 2014

Hanwha Engineering & Construction is a South Korean contractor with activities in the Middle East


Desalination plant

Oman prepares to tender next major IWPs Subscription Required

7 October 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Independent water projects (IWPs) will have a combined capacity of 40MIGD

Cargo ship

South Koreans sign Qatar aggregate deal Subscription Required

7 October 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Cargo vessels to proceed from Fujairah and Oman to port and logistics area in Mesaieed

Firms prequalify for Salalah ammonia plant

Eight prequalify for Salalah ammonia plant Subscription Required

7 October 2015 | By Mark Watts

Asian firms dominate list of companies vying to build Oman petrochemicals plant


Saudi fund completes $1.1bn Posco deal Subscription Required

4 October 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The South Korean contractor will target hotel and rail work in Saudi Arabia


Kuwait invites bids for brackish desalination programme Subscription Required

30 September 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project will involve provision of mobile desalination facilities

Kuwait airport

Kuwait extends deadline for airport tender Subscription Required

30 September 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Bids are now due to be submitted in November

Desalination plant

Oman plans site studies for independent water projects Subscription Required

29 September 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Firms have been invited to submit bids for contract to provide numerous site surveys

Gas industry

Kuwait delays Jurassic gas project Subscription Required

28 September 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Contractors are given more time to prepare bids

Oman Rail opens prequalification

Oman prequalifies firms for conventional rail segment Subscription Required

20 September 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Scope calls for civils and infrastructure work

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

Etihad Rail receives bids for second phase Subscription Required

17 September 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Contractors submit technical proposals for construction packages

Special Reports

South Korea

The story behind South Korea's success in the Middle East

27 June 2013 | By Kevin Baxter

In May 2013, Saudi Arabia’s Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud met South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries

    Oil and gas

    Oil and gas Special Report: South Korean firms top MEED's GCC contractors survey Subscription Required

    Issue 26 1-7 July 2011

    MEED’s annual review of oil and gas engineering, procurement and construction contract awards in the GCC shows South Korean firms are increasing their dominance of the market

      Oil and gas

      Special Report: Oil & Gas - South Korean firms dominate MEED's GCC contractors survey Subscription Required

      Issue No 27 2 - 8 July 2010

      US companies lose the top spot on contract wins in the region

        Globe jigsaw

        Partners for growth: South Korea and the Middle East Subscription Required

        Supplement: South Korea and the Middle East

        The award in December, of an estimated $20bn contract to a South Korean-led consortium to design and build nuclear power stations in Abu Dhabi is the culmination of three decades of hard work by South Korean companies in the region. From being a very minor player 30 years ago, Korea is today one of the region’s main providers of consumer goods and engineering services.


          Limited potential: Development of Iran’s vast offshore South Pars gas field has been constrained by sanctions

          Iran looks east for project finance Subscription Required

          8 September 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

          Cash-starved project market hungry for foreign investment


          Casey Choi Subscription Required

          Issue 50 16-22 December 2011

          Casey Choi is president of SK Engineering & Construction (SK E&C)

          Hong-Pyo Kong Subscription Required

          Issue 50 16-22 December 2011

          Hong-Pyo Kong is chief marketing officer, Samsung Engineering

          Jun-Yeon Byun Subscription Required

          Issue 49 3-9 December 2010

          Jun-Yeon Byun is executive vice-president of the UAE nuclear division

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