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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

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Hanwha Engineering & Construction Subscription Required

7 August 2014

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

News

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

Firms prepare Dubai airport expansion bids Subscription Required

3 September 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Al-Maktoum International expansion to accommodate FlyDubai

Kuwait gas import terminal delayed

Kuwait gas import terminal delayed Subscription Required

3 September 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Kuwait National Petroleum Company postpones bid deadline for contractors

South Korean company to sign Kuwait Oil Company contract

South Korean company to sign Kuwait oil contract Subscription Required

3 September 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Water network signing ceremony to take place on 15 September

The value of Iranian assets frozen or held in escrow accounts that are due to be released after nuclear-related sanctions imposed by the UN, the EU and the US are lifted is lower than US officials say, according a report published on 1 September by Patric

Institute says Iran's frozen assets smaller than Obama claims Subscription Required

2 September 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

US analyst says figures are overstated

Saudi Arabia

Frontrunners emerge for Fadhili gas plant Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Mark Watts

European and South Korean companies compete for year’s largest Saudi oil and gas project

Petrochemicals

BP to provide technology for Oman polyester plant Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Mark Watts

Sohar project expected to be tendered later in 2015

Kuwait International airport

Contractors prepare to bid for Kuwait airport contract Subscription Required

1 September 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Passenger support terminal to be constructed within 450 days

Desalination plant

Doosan wins Kuwait desalination project Subscription Required

31 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Plant will have capacity of 50 million imperial gallons a day

Kuwait prequalifies seven for integrated solar power plant

Kuwait prequalifies seven for integrated solar power plant Subscription Required

30 August 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Project will run on solar power and gas

Refinery

Dubai invites companies to bid for refinery expansion Subscription Required

27 August 2015 | By Mark Watts

Emirates National Oil Company to add capacity to Jebel Ali facility

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.

          Biographies

          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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