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Building information modelling

Kuwait Public Works Ministry to implement BIM Subscription Required

4 August 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Tender open to all companies specialising in modelling and registered with central IT authority

Joint venture bids low for Kuwait airport

Joint venture bids low for Kuwait airport Subscription Required

3 August 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The $4.3bn bid is 6 per cent lower than offers submitted last year

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) unit

Italian firm bids low for Kuwait hospital construction Subscription Required

3 August 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Maternity hospital will have more than 600 beds

Kuwait International airport

Three submit bids for Kuwait airport terminal construction deal Subscription Required

2 August 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Multibillion-dollar contract was retendered after proposals were submitted last year

India's TERI prepares to ask for two-year extension to Kuwait oil spill clean-up contract

Al-Ghanim to sign oil clean-up contract Subscription Required

2 August 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Contract forms part of the $2.9bn Kuwait Environmental Remediation Project

State-owned upstream operator Kuwait Oil Company has launched a new prequalification round

Kuwait orders probe into oil ministry leak Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Leaked letter is likely to increase tensions between key oil sector officials

The planned water treatment and injection facility in Kuwait will include an effluent water treatment plant

Water centre in North Kuwait contract to be awarded Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Sources say the Kuwait Oil Company project will be awarded before September

Cairo hotels best performing in region

Cairo hotels best performing in region Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Egypt’s tourism recovery continues as occupancy rates increase

Tank farm

Kuwait prepares to tender Matlaa depot Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Design is being finalised

Deadline extended for Al-Zour refinery package

Al-Zour refinery’s final package to be awarded soon Subscription Required

30 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Official says the winner of package four will be named in less than four weeks

Analysis

GCC price indices 2015

Oil price volatility hits stock markets Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Mixed results for GCC equity markets during first half

Construction

Saudi Arabia dominates region's project finance sector Subscription Required

14 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Uncertain pipeline for second half of year, but 2016 shows promise

GCC oil and gas contract awards 2009-15

Kuwait buoys slump in GCC oil and gas spending Subscription Required

8 July 2015 | By Mark Watts

Contract awards slow in key Middle East oil-exporting markets

Central Bank of Bahrain

GCC governments turn to debt Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Debt issuances welcomed by banking community

Etihad Rail awards employee housing deal

Transport awards dip as decision making slows in 2015 Subscription Required

7 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Project awards value during the first half of 2015 contracts by 36 per cent compared to figures from the same period last year

Corruptioin perception and press freedom in Mena

Tackling the problem of corruption Subscription Required

1 July 2015 | By Dominc Dudley

The region’s policies to weed out malpractice and fraud are rarely seen as effective

Dispute increases uncertainty in Kuwait’s project market

Dispute increases uncertainty in Kuwait’s project market Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation row could cause widespread disruption in the energy sector

Middle East steel usage

Imports depress GCC steel prices Subscription Required

16 June 2015 | By Mark Watts

Reduced demand in China has steered its cheaper steel exports into the Middle East

Top 100 projects Q1 2015

Top 100 projects, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards in the Middle East

Top 100 projects by sector Q1 2015

Biggest projects by country, Q1 2015 Subscription Required

14 May 2015 | By Robert Jones

The biggest contract awards listed by value

Comment

Jennifer Aguinaldo

The case for private financing Subscription Required

21 July 2015 | By Jennifer Aguinaldo

Fiscal constraints may not be the best reason to turn to PPP but it is the strongest driver yet for its acceptance in the region

Wil Crisp

Kuwait takes action on Al-Zour Subscription Required

16 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Budget decision increases confidence in the Kuwaiti oil sector

Wil Crisp

Kuwait’s Al-Zour tactics backfire Subscription Required

9 July 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Retendering package four proves to be a costly mistake

Andrew Roscoe

Kuwait mosque attack raises GCC security concerns Subscription Required

29 June 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Even politically stable countries are at risk of growing terrorism threat

Wil Crisp

Value of Kuwaiti contract awards in danger of collapsing Subscription Required

23 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Dispute over oil company board members could return Kuwait to the era of inaction

Wil Crisp

No decision on Al-Zour six months after first bid Subscription Required

17 June 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Uncertainty on Kuwait projects increases contractor anxiety

Kevin Baxter

Where next for Opec? Subscription Required

9 June 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

A new era of diversity in supply is sending shockwaves through the organisation

Wil Crisp

Divided Zone dispute likely to be costly for Kuwait Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Dispute with Saudi Arabia has caused reputational damage

Andrew Roscoe

Kuwait makes fresh start with PPP programme Subscription Required

19 May 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

New economic climate of lower oil prices has raised the importance of private sector partnerships

If Kuwait and Saudi Arabia fail to improve their coordination over Divided Zone projects, the future cost could be high, especially for Kuwait

Divided Zone differences Subscription Required

28 April 2015 | By Wil Crisp

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait need to increase cooperation on shared projects

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