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In Focus: Riyadh's $22bn metro scheme

Middle East metro boom takes shape

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Small fall in the total value of the Middle East’s biggest projects, but further pressure expected due to fighting in Iraq

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Mecca sets new metro tender deadline Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Bid are now due in late October

Mecca light rail system and example for Jeddah Metro

Systra appointed for Jeddah Metro engineering work Subscription

20 July 2014 | By

Jeddah’s urban rail network is one of three new metro systems planned in Saudi Arabia

Model network: Dubai has the world's longest driverless metro system

The trend for driverless metros Subscription

22 June 2014 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

As the region focuses on building metro schemes with a high level of automation, driverless systems are set to become a feature of many of the Gulf cities that have chosen to prioritise mass-transit networks 

Consortiums given more time to prepare bids for Mecca Metro Subscription

22 June 2014 | By

Mecca Metro tender deadline moved to early September

Construction contractors in Saudi Arabia can be optimistic again Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

Saudi Arabia’s construction market is booming after a slow 2012, with multibillion-dollar contract awards on metro schemes and the Housing Ministry set to bring in the private sector to build homes

Regional rail network

Rail awards reach record highs Subscription

18 June 2014 | By

The Middle East has drawn up ambitious plans to increase rail infrastructure to improve transport links and boost international trade, but recent unrest in may prove an obstacle to progress in some countries

Bureau Veritas wins Riyadh metro contract Subscription

9 June 2014 | By

French company Bureau Veritas will provide independent engineering oversight for Riyadh Metro

Aecom wins Jeddah metro contract Subscription

6 May 2014 | By

US firm Aecom will provide pre-programme management consultancy services for the Jeddah Metro

Dubai: Infrastructure requires new sources of funding

Race for Mecca metro deals Subscription

17 April 2014

Competition for Mecca metro contracts heats up as Turkish firms dominate the field in the prequalification round

Turkish firms dominate Mecca metro prequalification list Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

First phase civil works of Mecca Metro will include underground and above ground packages

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Active year takes Arriyadh to top spot Subscription

16 January 2014

Saudi Arabia’s Arriyadh Development Authority has become the kingdom’s most active projects client, due to the state body awarding Riyadh Metro packages

Top 100 projects 2012

Top 100 projects hits year-end peak Subscription

16 January 2014 | By

Growth slows in the final quarter for the biggest schemes in the Middle East

Transport remains high on the agenda Subscription

29 December 2013 | By

After a record year of contract awards in 2013, the sector will continue to be a key area of investment

Abu Dhabi progresses with key transport projects Subscription

17 December 2013 | By

Consortiums are queueing up to win work on major transport schemes in the UAE capital, drawn by the promise of increased public investment and the strong pipeline for contract awards

Demand grows for rail specialists in the Middle East Subscription

21 November 2013 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

With thousands of kilometres of railway to be delivered over the coming decade, the Middle East faces a huge staffing challenge and growing competition for professionals

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