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Renewable energy

No time frame for Noor 1 tender Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Masdar shares renewables projects plans exclusively with MEED

Gas terminal

Kuwait prequalifies 13 for gas terminal Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Four contractors failed to qualify for the tender

Thermal power switch yard

Egypt pushes ahead with major power plants Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

The plants will be among the largest thermal facilities in the country

World Bank prepares $4bn boost for Tunisia

World Bank prepares $4bn boost for Tunisia Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

First-quarter data highlights need for investment reforms

Khadem al-Qubaisi

Ipic replaces managing director Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

UAE energy minister replaces Khadem al-Qubaisi after eight years leading the Abu Dhabi investment company

Sadiyaat Island projects

Contract awarded for Saadiyat Island Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Local firm awarded contract for enabling work on Saadiyat Island project

Saudi Arabia says the Yemen insurgency is being fuelled by Iran

Saudi Arabia-led coalition resume Yemen bombing Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Houthi rebels targeted hours after reports that forces had ended military operations

Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar

European lawmakers urge Fifa to hold Qatar re-vote Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Awarded process was “fundamentally undermined by illegality”, according to European parliamentary council

LNG carrier

Qatar exports LNG to the US Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Shipment will be redistributed to other markets

Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

Saudi Arabia expected to place $1bn South Korean order Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

National shipping company expected to order 10 vessels to transport liquid hydrocarbon products

Power transmission

Moody’s rates Oman utilities Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Bond issue planned

Office rents in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi prime office space vulnerable to oil prices Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Demand remains heavily concentrated on top-end of market, while secondary space demand remains stable

Al-Zour in the Divided Zone

Saudi Chevron to stop production from its Wafra field Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

Operations are set to cease in May due to an ongoing dispute between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia

Wind power

GDF Suez submits lowest bid for Egypt wind farm Subscription

22 April 2015 | By ,

Wind project will be located in Gulf of Suez

UAE Economy Minister, Sultan bin Saeed al-Mansouri

UAE focuses on boosting exports Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

Government seeks a better balance with trading partners

Saadiyat Island masterplan

Bloom Holding to develop mixed-use project Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

Local developer announces real estate project in Abu Dhabi

Gas pipeline

Petrojet awarded $185m gas deal Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

Firm to build central processing facility on southern Iraq development

Aldar headquarters in Abu Dhabi

Aldar Properties reveals new projects Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

Local developer announces three residential schemes in Abu Dhabi

Steel industry

Middle East steel production rose in March Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

Marginal increase driven by higher output in the UAE and Saudi Arabia

Technip wins Abu Dhabi offshore project management deal

Abu Dhabi plans major five-year offshore investment Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

Adnoc official says emirate aims to sustain 3.5 million barrels-a-day total capacity

Riyadh reluctantly joins Isis air strikes

Saudi-led coalition ends Yemen airstrikes Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

Riyadh to focus on finding political solution to Yemen crisis

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Mursi

Mursi sentence could drive deeper divisions in Egypt

22 April 2015 | By

Twenty-year sentence highlights flaws in Egypt’s justice system

Banks to support Orascom-Ipic coal plant in Egypt

Progress with Egypt power schemes welcomed

21 April 2015 | By

Cairo must ensure progress is made with all preliminary agreements for vital generation projects

Refinery

The real work at Jizan starts now

21 April 2015 | By

The execution phase will offer up some huge challenges at the extremely complex scheme

Dubai in the UAE

Dubai is the market that delivers

21 April 2015 | By

Emirate’s aggressive economic diversification efforts are paying off

The US Navy sent the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escort cruiser, USS Normandy, from the Gulf into the Arabian Sea on 19 April. A Pentagon spokesman denied reports the ships were on a mission to intercept Iranian arms shipments to Yemen

US increases involvement in Yemen conflict

21 April 2015 | By

Washington shows force against Iran as two sides close in on nuclear deal

To control its spiralling costs and return to profitability, Arabtec will need the best people

People are the problem for Arabtec

21 April 2015 | By

Board and senior management changes take their toll on Dubai contractor

Emirates

UK plays increasing role in Dubai aviation

19 April 2015 | By

Government funding support is creating opportunities for UK businesses

Aramco consolidates offshore contracts

Aramco consolidates offshore contracts

19 April 2015 | By

Having long-term deals in place will allow the oil major to manage cash flow more efficiently

Andrew Roscoe

Dubai delivers on solar Video

16 April 2015 | By

As other countries rethink or slow their renewable energy plans, the emirate pushes ahead

Colin Foreman

Abu Dhabi construction projects market 'slow' Video

16 April 2015 | By

Since 2011, many schemes in the emirate have floundered at the tender stage

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Egypt security

Security fears dampen Egypt optimism Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

With $130bn worth of investments pledged, Egypt must tackle the security situation to ensure projects go ahead and confidence returns

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Refinery

Jizan enters next phase Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Construction of refinery and power plant will offer up some serious challenges for Saudi Aramco

Wind power a contender in North Africa

Wind power a contender in North Africa Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

Latest bid prices put onshore wind in Egypt on par with gas generation

Corporate legal battle

The AH al-Gosaibi debt default Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

The largest corporate financial scandal that shook Saudi Arabia

Abdelmalek al-Houthi

Yemen crisis – main players Subscription

22 April 2015 | By

A guide to the major actors in the ongoing Yemen conflict

Global oil production

Oil price still not ready for recovery Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Opec optimism unfounded while global market remains oversupplied

Sudan election: Only 30-35 per cent of the electorate is reported to have voted

Al-Bashir is losing credibility Subscription

21 April 2015 | By Richard Nield

The low turnout for Sudan’s recent presidential poll could signal the beginning of the end for the incumbent leader, who has failed to deliver promised reforms

Saudi Arabia says the Yemen insurgency is being fuelled by Iran

Regional powers collide in Yemen Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Fears of growing Iranian influence are behind Saudi Arabia’s military operation

Shinzo Abe's economic policies have started to improve Japan’s competitiveness in the Middle East

Depreciating yen lifts Japan's exports Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

Japanese companies are gaining a greater foothold in Middle East markets

Largest defence budgets 2014

Joint Arab force gains traction Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

Critics warn that a pan-Arab military force runs the risk of becoming a Sunni-led regional superpower unless properly governed

Hinman: CH2M has become a nimbler organisation with a global view

Protecting against a slowdown Video Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

CH2M Hill’s Jacque Hinman and Neil Reynolds explain how the engineering firm has rebranded and reorganised its business units to become a more focused organisation

Saudi banking sector loan growth

Lending slowdown concerns persist in Saudi Arabia Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

Banks begin posting first-quarter results

Jacque Hinman

Interview: Jacque Hinman, CEO, CH2M Video Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

In an interview with MEED, the engineering firm’s global head discusses the company’s strategy for the Middle East

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