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Members of Kuwait's opposition have accused top judges of being implicated in the embezzlement of tens of billions of dollars, causing mass protests against the government

Kuwait opposition accuses government of illegal crackdown Subscription Required

30 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Former parliamentarians say the government is using “unconstitutional” methods to cover up corruption

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Bid submission delayed for Kuwait gas project Subscription Required

23 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

New deadline set for companies looking to carry out gas unit overhaul at Al-Ahmadi refinery

Overhead power lines

Kuwait invites bids for overhead lines contract Subscription Required

22 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Eight contractors have been prequalified for the Kuwait overhead lines tender

Kuwait prequalifies three more firms for port dredging

More firms prequalified for Kuwait port dredging Subscription Required

22 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Seven companies prequalified in 2012 for work at Bubiyan port

Kuwait Oil Company awards $465m in rig contracts

Kuwait awards $465m in rig contracts Subscription Required

21 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Sinopec and Kuwait Drilling Company win deals as country looks to ramp up oil production

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

Kuwait to award water injection deal soon Subscription Required

21 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Disparity between bids and project’s budget blamed for delays

Gas flare

Kuwait invites bids for new gas facility Subscription Required

21 July 2014 | By Wil Crisp

State oil company says gas sweetening plant is needed to meet production targets and reduce flaring

Desalination plant

Kuwait prequalifies nine groups for Doha desalination tender Subscription Required

20 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Prequalification for the project was first opened in 2012

Transformer station

Kuwait invites bids for major transformer station Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

10 groups invited to submit bids for Wafra project in Kuwait

Power transmission switchgear

Kuwait approves switching stations contract Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Local firm will supply and install high-voltage switching stations

Analysis

Middle East rig count on the rise

Middle East rig count on the rise Subscription Required

31 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

The region is now the world’s second-biggest market for operating oil rigs

GCC overall awards

Growth continues in contract awards Subscription Required

17 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Building projects and the UAE dominated contract awards in the first half of 2014

Oil offshore

Oil exporters put the brakes on spending Subscription Required

12 June 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Oil exporters are starting to trim spending to keep budgets more in line with oil prices

Oil prices and Middle East oil production

Stable oil prices expected in 2014 Subscription Required

11 June 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Energy Information Administration forecasts average prices of almost $105 a barrel  

Top 100 projects index, Q1 2014

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project edges Top 100 Projects value higher Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Robert Jones

A busy first quarter for 2014 saw 15 entrants in the MEED Top 100 Projects index

Recovery

The growing appetite for bonds Subscription Required

10 April 2014 | By Melissa Song Loong

Increased corporate activity spurred by strong economic growth is helping to expand the market

Serco is the service provider for the Dubai Metro

Bringing the region's services to life Subscription Required

10 April 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Facilities management firm Serco works quietly in the background, providing major services across various sectors in the region, but its CEO is looking to extend its reach

GCC and Iraq energy awards

Gulf oil and gas spending hits long-term high in first quarter Subscription Required

2 April 2014 | By Mark Watts

More than $25bn-worth of contracts awarded as three-month period eclipses total for 2013

Mohammad Menwer al-Mutairi

11 March 2014

Mohammad Menwer al-Mutairi is founder and chairman of Consultative Group in Kuwait

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Kuwait’s year of progress Subscription Required

20 February 2014 | By Adal Mirza

A new parliament has meant several high-profile contracts have now been awarded in the country

Comment

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Amendment to IWPP law could sideline PTB

5 June 2014

Proposed changes to Kuwait’s IWPP law will reduce the PTB’s role in the country’s power sector

Markets and bonds

Bonds market gains maturity Subscription Required

10 April 2014

An increasingly diverse base of issuers, driven by strong economic growth is helping to deepen the region’s capital markets

Gasification at Jizan

Higher bid prices return to the GCC Subscription Required

10 April 2014

European firms have been winning work again for a couple of years now, beating South Korean competition

Kuwait: Key projects must not be derailed by politics

Optimism grows as deals progress in Kuwait Subscription Required

13 March 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

As key schemes move ahead, the government must ensure politics does not derail plans again

Guarded optimism

Kuwait ushers in new dawn Subscription Required

20 February 2014

Projects market has under-performed compared with Kuwait’s neighbours. Government has a rare opportunity to move forward with its plans

Awards

Local contractors dominate in 2013 Subscription Required

16 January 2014

The small size and nature of most contracts awarded last year saw local firms capitalise

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