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The planned Al-Wakrah stadium in Doha

Doha tenders World Cup stadium Subscription Required

28 August 2014 | By Colin Foreman

At least nine groups are prequalified to bid for Doha’s Al-Wakrah stadium

Elevated road

Contractor secures Qatar interchange work Subscription Required

27 August 2014 | By Colin Foreman

New interchange in Qatar will provide access to a new shopping mall

Power

Bidders wait for news on Qatar’s Facility D project Subscription Required

25 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Four consortiums submitted prices for Qatar’s independent power and water project in May

Metro

Joint venture wins more work on Doha Metro Subscription Required

25 August 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Team secures contract for elevated sections of railway

Qatar roads

CH2M Hill Halcrow secures Qatar road services contract Subscription Required

25 August 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Consultancy deal will help improve road safety in Qatar

Water reservoir

Qatar extends deadline for packages on reservoirs megaproject Subscription Required

24 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Water Security Mega Reservoirs project will provide seven days of strategic water storage

Gerd Mueller, German development aid minister

German minister accuses Qatar of financing Isis Subscription Required

20 August 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Gerd Mueller says Qatar is assisting the extremist group that has seized large swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq

Port

Doha evaluates bids for port construction package Subscription Required

19 August 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Seven groups submitted prices for naval infrastructure package at new port

Ras Laffan petrochemicals complex in Qatar

Prequalification starts at $7.4bn Qatar chemicals scheme Subscription Required

18 August 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Al-Sejeel petrochemicals complex invites interest for last two packages at Ras Laffan

Sharjah in the UAE

Dolphin Energy plans gas pipeline to supply Sharjah Subscription Required

7 August 2014 | By Mark Watts

UAE group awards design deal to ILF Consulting Engineers and invites prequalification

Atkins wins more Doha Metro design work

Atkins wins more Doha Metro design work Subscription Required

30 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Firm appointed as lead designer for Gold Line

Qatar water customers

French firm to supply pipes for Qatar mega reservoirs Subscription Required

30 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Local company installing pipelines as part of strategic water scheme

Middle East best performing region for Turner & Townsend

Turner & Townsend performs well in region Subscription Required

30 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Firm’s revenues up by 46 per cent

Qatar transport projects

Firms submit revised bids for Doha metro deal Subscription Required

30 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Initial prices to supply and install systems and rolling stock were submitted in March

Qatar considers using solar technology for rail projects

Qatar considers solar technology for rail projects Subscription Required

27 July 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

Solar panels at depot could provide up to 80MW of power for proposed rail system

Midmac and CCC take over Qatar Sidra Medical and Research Centre work

Midmac and CCC take over Qatar hospital work Subscription Required

27 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Joint venture replaces team of OHL and Contrack for work on Sidra Medical and Research Centre

Business

Faithful+Gould to focus on programme management Subscription Required

22 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Consultant says clients increasingly want global services

Oil and gas rig

Shell Group abandons Qatar gas concession Subscription Required

21 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

UK/Dutch oil major Shell Group fails to find commercial levels of gas at offshore block

Mining

Qatar Mining wins Malian gold concessions Subscription Required

20 July 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

State-owned operator to carry out exploration at four sites in West African state

Analysis

Risk ratings in the Middle East and North Africa

Navigating regional political and security risk Subscription Required

17 August 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Investors face a widening and complex web of risks in the Middle East and North Africa region

Rigs operating in the Middle East and North Africa, June 2014

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

Qatar drives mergers and acquisitions

Qatar drives Middle East mergers and acquisitions Subscription Required

16 July 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

Value of deals in the second quarter highest since start of 2011

Observers: Qatar sent a 140-strong delegation to Brazil to learn from its World Cup successes and mistakes

What Qatar can learn from Brazil World Cup Subscription Required

10 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

Brazil’s World Cup experiences can teach Qatar valuable lessons on how to host its event in 2022

Getting ready: Qatar is preparing to host the 2022 World Cup by airing this year's games in specially built fan zones

Qatar experiments ahead of hosting World Cup Subscription Required

9 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

The biggest challenge in hosting the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar could be catering to thousands of football fans used to a less restrictive environment

Comment

Ras Laffan, Qatar

Qatar’s return to spending

21 August 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Doha is keen to both strengthen its gas operations as well as diversify its hydrocarbons sector

Dubai Metro: Expansion could link to more areas

Metro progress is a promising sign

17 July 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Both Dubai and Doha will benefit in the long term from the metro projects under way for World Cup and Expo

Learning: Qatar has been watching Brazil 2014 closely

Doubts remain over Qatar 2022

10 July 2014 | By Mark Watts

After Brazil 2014 has ended, the focus will return with greater intensity to Qatar and whether it can host the 2022 football tournament

Qatar Fifa dispute

Fifa dispute to breed distrust Subscription Required

5 June 2014

The conflict raging over Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup raises concerns that clients will treat foreign firms with suspicion

Oil

Oil sector starts to reawaken Subscription Required

29 May 2014

Doha is increasing oil activity, hoping to shield the country against the shale gas revolution

Change: Exchanges will need to attract fresh listings

Volatility hits stock markets Subscription Required

22 May 2014

Improvements are needed in the UAE and Qatari bourses to reduce their vulnerability to speculators and attract longer-term investors

Doha

Stadiums are the new focus in Qatar Subscription Required

8 May 2014 | By Colin Foreman

Contractors are now turning their attention to the 2022 World Cup stadium projects, although details of upcoming projects are still unclear

Qatar World Cup

Qatar stadium doubts surface again Subscription Required

24 April 2014 | By Jeff Florian

Doha’s plan to review the number of stadiums it will build has raised doubts about the credibility of its bid

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

Rail

Next hurdle for key rail market Subscription Required

27 March 2014 | By Andrew Roscoe

While billions of dollars are being invested in rail infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, it still faces a challenge in attracting the necessary expertise

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir, Qatar

Dispute threatens GCC joint initiatives Subscription Required

25 March 2014

GCC leaders will be aware that all sides will be losers if the diplomatic dispute is allowed to escalate into a broader crisis

Regional metro schemes

New players to fill metro void Subscription Required

20 March 2014

With the region’s metro boom gathering pace, competition for resources is also mounting

Qatar's energy quandry

Doha considers energy options Subscription Required

20 March 2014

Qatar Petroleum is determining how to move forward with the North field and is also investing in its oil fields

Doha

Worker scrutiny threatens Qatar growth Subscription Required

13 March 2014 | By Jeff Florian

If Doha’s ability to hire foreign labourers is hampered, this could delay projects and curb growth

Sheikh Tamim: Remains unshaken on foreign policy

Sheikh Tamim faces next test Subscription Required

6 March 2014 | By Adal Mirza

As Saudi Arabian, Bahraini and UAE ambassadors withdraw from Doha, the region looks to the Qatari emir for the state’s next foreign policy move

Doha

Riyadh metro makes progress Subscription Required

27 February 2014

While similarities exist, the Doha and Riyadh metro projects are being delivered using quite different procurement methods

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