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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



Jizan refinery and power plant scheduled for 2018 Subscription Required

25 February 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

If execution goes to schedule commissioning of both will start in 2017

The offtake will be sold in-kingdom to steel, aluminium and titanium oxide producers

Hanwha wins $350m Saudi project Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

South Korean contractor to build calcined petroleum coke plant


Saudi Aramco agrees $900m deal with SK E&C Subscription Required

23 February 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

South Korean contractor agree to lower pay-out after termination notice issued on Jizan project


Kuwait refinery bidders must justify their price Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Central Tenders Committee questions the low-bidder on Al-Zour package five

Power generation

Oman to tender private power projects in first quarter Subscription Required

19 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Two independent power projects will be located at two different sites

Oman tenders Musandam independent power project consultancy deal

Oman tenders Musandam IPP consultancy Subscription Required

18 February 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Dual-fired power plant being built in parallel with gas facility


Hyundai wins Saudi Arabia transmission deal Subscription Required

12 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Contractor will install high voltage transmission lines in Riyadh

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi sets deadline for $2bn oil project Subscription Required

11 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

Onshore operator pre-qualifies seven bidders for Bab Integrated Facilities expansion

Kuwait oil and gas awards

Oil and gas packages worth $11.6bn see delays in Kuwait Subscription Required

11 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Al-Zour New Refinery Project and Mina al-Ahmadi gas train among the delayed projects


Kuwait discusses Al-Zour refinery package Subscription Required

11 February 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Contractors invited to meeting on price discrepancy on Al-Zour New Refinery Project marine package

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.


          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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