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News and Analysis

Latest News & Analysis

Egypt Suez Canal

Suez Canal international loan negotiations stall Subscription

29 November, 2015 5:12 am By Sarmad Khan,

Currency concerns delay talks with GCC banks 


Qatargas awards refinery wastewater contractSubscription

29 November, 2015 4:24 am By

Work expected to be completed in first quarter of 2017


Kuwait awards university construction dealSubscription

29 November, 2015 4:02 am By

Contract involves building 13 academic support buildings

Abu Dhabi

UAE downplays Israel office in Abu DhabiSubscription

29 November, 2015 4:50 am By

Mission-level office to be accredited to International Renewable Energy Agency

Computer server room

Thales bids low for Bahrain airport technology deal Subscription

29 November, 2015 4:54 am By

Project to kick off airport modernisation programme


Abraaj offloads Network International shares Subscription

29 November, 2015 5:00 am By

US private equity firms acquire 49 per cent stake

Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Solar Park

Dubai launches $13bn clean energy fundSubscription

29 November, 2015 7:07 am By

Fund to bankroll three-quarters of energy supply from clean sources by 2050

Electricity transmission

Indian firm wins substation contracts in Saudi ArabiaSubscription

29 November, 2015 7:04 am By

Substations will be installed in Hail area

Oman receives bids for independent water projects

Oman invites consultancy bids for water projectsSubscription

29 November, 2015 7:12 am By

Projects will have a combined total capacity of more than 500,000 cm/d

Combined-cycle power plant

Saudi Fund approves Egypt power plant loanSubscription

29 November, 2015 7:30 am By

Development bank will provide $100m for power plant expansion

Saudi Aramco

December awards planned for $1bn Master Gas packagesSubscription

26 November, 2015 8:13 am By

Saudi Aramco assessing three pipeline contracts after deal on compressor station

Egypt power

Acwa in talks with banks for Egyptian IPP loanSubscription

26 November, 2015 7:33 am By Sarmad Khan,

Saudi developer in talks with international banks to explore financing options for power project

Abengoa designed the Solucar Platform in Spain

Spain’s Abengoa starts insolvency proceedingsSubscription

26 November, 2015 10:26 am By

Move may have impact on Middle East projects

Combined-cycle power plant

Kuwait to tender 3,000MW power plant in 2016Subscription

26 November, 2015 8:49 am By

Project will be tendered as an engineering, procurement and construction contract

Onshore oil well

Still no deadline for Qusahwira field expansionSubscription

26 November, 2015 9:18 am By

Contractors wait for date to submit prices on Abu Dhabi scheme five months after technical bids

Kuwait gas import terminal delayed

Kuwait gas terminal bid deadline delayed for second timeSubscription

26 November, 2015 4:37 am By

Contractors want to discuss issues relating to land reclamation

Doha metro station

Doha Metro extends architectural prequalificationSubscription

26 November, 2015 8:22 am By

Scope includes architectural finishes, envelope, facades and landscaping

Workers on Kuwait's Clean Fuels Project are going to be mobilised in October, according to an industry source

Kuwait tenders Clean Fuels Project commissioning servicesSubscription

26 November, 2015 4:51 am By

Contract is estimated to be worth $50-100m

Egypt has signed a deal with Eni agreeing to increase the price paid for natural gas the firm produces in the country

Egypt preliminary deal paves the way for Israeli gas importsSubscription

26 November, 2015 5:41 am By

Agreement estimated to be worth $10bn


Qatar launches investigation into five construction companiesSubscription

26 November, 2015 10:06 am By

Rain exposes poor construction at Doha’s $17bn airport


The last resort for food security Subscription

26 November, 2015 10:45 am By

A facility deep inside the Arctic Circle is playing a vital role in ensuring farming in the Middle East has a viable future

Total wins stake in Abu Dhabi onshore oil fields

Wood Group wins $90m contract in IraqSubscription

26 November, 2015 9:30 am By

Concept and design work for future projects included in deal


Tight fiscal policies could push technology adoptionSubscription

26 November, 2015 6:31 am By

Smaller margins require renewed focus on efficiency


Hossam Abougabal

Egyptian contractors to benefit as international lending stallsSubscription

29 November, 2015 By

Project owners may be forced to appoint local contractors as foreign currency problem deepens

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Too premature to link Israel delegation to a thawing of relationsSubscription

29 November, 2015 By

UAE and Israel say the Irena mission-level office is not news

Richard Thompson

Oil ministers promise 2016 recovery

25 November, 2015 By

 The region’s governments should seek to take advantage of the low-cost environment to drive investment

Mark Watts

Oman pushes ahead with strategic projectsSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Liwa Plastics and Duqm refinery progressing despite oil price uncertainty

Philippa Wilkinson

Kuwait promises much on projectsSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

The challenges on delivering its ambitious infrastructure plans are significant

Colin Foreman

Only the strong survive a cash flow crisisSubscription

24 November, 2015 By

Contractors without financial clout will struggle to shoulder the burden of delayed payments

Philippa Wilkinson

Egypt electricity loans come throughSubscription

24 November, 2015 By

Currency risk will limit flow of finance

Andrew Roscoe

Acwa Power spreads its reachSubscription

24 November, 2015 By

Rise up ranking shows developer’s ability to adapt 


UAE banking system brace for headwindsSubscription

24 November, 2015 By Sarmad Khan

International banks have started cutting costs and others will follow

Jennifer Aguinaldo

Saudi airports privatisation leaves more questions than answersSubscription

24 November, 2015 By

Number of passengers passing through the kingdom’s 27 airports in 2014 is equivalent to those handled by Dubai alone

Setting the Agenda

Qatar seeks further prices from Facility D independent water and power plant bidders

Acwa Power gains further ground in GCC developer rankingsSubscription

23 November, 2015 By

UK/French Engie retains the number one spot in MEED’s 2015 GCC developer ranking

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Gulf Projects Index

Value of projects planned or under way 20 November 2015

Regional index hits year lowSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Iran and Bahrain gain while the rest slip