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An armed man walks on the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa airport on 26 March. Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies have launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen

Saudi allies deploy warplanes against Yemen’s Houthis Subscription Required

26 March 2015 | By Wil Crisp

UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Jordan commit 76 fighter jets

Wastewater

Egis wins Qatar projects Subscription Required

26 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

French firm to consult on wastewater site causing serious environmental problems

Freight

French firm awarded Doha design contract Subscription Required

25 March 2015 | By Hossam Abougabal

Design contract awarded for work on Um Alhoul economic zone

Steel production

Steel production up 7 per cent in February Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Iran and Saudi Arabia’s steel output help boost Middle East steel sector

Yousef AlHorr, Gulf Organisation for Research and Development

World Cup stadiums to conform to green standards Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

Metro stations, stadiums and government buildings must hit minimum sustainability standards

Al-Rayyan Stadium (expansion)

Contractors express interest in Qatar stadium Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Al-Rayyan stadium will have 40,000 seats

Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar

Fifa confirms winter Qatar World Cup

19 March 2015 | By Richard Thompson

Qatar 2022 World Cup final will take place on 18 December

Reservoir

Qatar moves forward on water storage Subscription Required

19 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Mega-reservoir work to start at end of March

Roger Cruickshank, Atkins

Metros need revenue from surrounding land Subscription Required

19 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

Authorities must create ‘zones of attraction’ to fund rail systems

Qatar’s Nebras buys Jordan power plant stake

Qatar’s Nebras buys Jordan power plant stake Subscription Required

18 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Nebras Power to acquire 24 per cent interest in 241MW facility

Euro value against the dollar

European contractors gain edge after currency drop Subscription Required

18 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Euro weakness will make eurozone-based construction companies more competitive

Mall construction

Contractor wins Doha mall deal Subscription Required

18 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

New retail centre will be built at Lusail

Qatar's current desalination capacity stands at about 1.5 million cubic metres a day

Qatar to study water policy Subscription Required

18 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Kahramaa issues consultancy tender for strategic study

Qatar National Bank headquarters

QNB closes $3bn syndicated loan Subscription Required

18 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Bank says offering was well received and supported by 20 international banks

Liquefied natural gas

LNG prices into northeast Asia drop 60 per cent over year Subscription Required

17 March 2015 | By Mark Watts

Platts says weaker-than-expected demand caused collapse in prices

Expressway

Qatar to tender six expressway deals in 2015 Subscription Required

12 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson , Austyn Allison

Much of expressway programme still in design phase

Better communication between clients and contractors is needed on major projects in Qatar

Qatar government clients stress communication Subscription Required

12 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Clarification and timely decision-making needed on major projects in country

Construction

Amnesty International says Qatar labour criticism is unfair

12 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Qatar has introduced labour market reforms

Construction

Orascom Construction completes dual listing Subscription Required

12 March 2015 | By Rebecca Spong

First company to be listed in UAE and Egypt

Solar cells at a dam

Qatar to install solar on mega-reservoir project Subscription Required

12 March 2015 | By Philippa Wilkinson

Tenders to be floated after project completion

Analysis

Qatar projects update

Qatar project awards to increase Subscription Required

23 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Around $30bn-worth of awards are expected to be made in 2015

Craig Cowie, QInvest

Investors diversify on low oil prices Subscription Required

22 March 2015 | By Robert Jones

Opportunities sought around the GCC, as well as the US and Asia

Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar

Qatar to 2022 and beyond Subscription Required

19 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

Fifa confirms the Qatar World Cup Finals are to be held in November 2022 to avoid the Gulf’s heat and humidity

Qatar mega-reservoirs presentation

Qatar's mega-reservoir plans explained Subscription Required

19 March 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

A data overview of plans to create a strategic seven-day supply of water in the country

Video graph

Strategic priorities shape Gulf projects spending Subscription Required

8 March 2015

The impact of low oil prices on project plans around the region

Ethylene production costs

Oil price drop will lower GCC petrochemicals margins Subscription Required

15 February 2015 | By Mark Watts

Regional producers will face stronger competition from naphtha-based crackers in Asia and Europe

Comment

Tunnel boring machine for metro

No more distractions for Qatar infrastructure

23 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

The World Cup date is fixed so Doha has to concentrate on infrastructure

Richard Thompson

Fifa decision will be green light for Qatar projects

19 March 2015 | By Richard Thompson

$135bn worth of project contract awards by 2020 with peak construction between 2016-2018

Construction scene in Qatar

Qatar quietly moves forward with infrastructure

17 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Doha must wish all its projects could move forward so peacefully, compared with the media frenzy surrounding projects linked to the 2022 Fifa World Cup

Etihad Airways

Gulf aviation hub to be largely unchallenged Subscription Required

11 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Demands from US airlines have been raised in Washington

The majority of the labourers working on the GCC’s construction sites come from India and other subcontinent countries

GCC contractors consider bumper Indian budget Subscription Required

5 March 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Competition may subside, but labour costs could increase

Qatar

Qatar turns focus to World Cup Subscription Required

24 February 2015 | By Andrew Roscoe

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions

Construction

New vision for GCC construction workforce Subscription Required

22 February 2015 | By Sachin Kerur

Development of a regional policy for hiring workers is under discussion

The supply chain in Qatar will continue to be tested this year as other more essential projects continue to be built, such as the main stadiums

Sharq Crossing delay good for Qatar Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Colin Foreman

Construction market already overheating as other more essential projects continue to be built

Qatar makes hard decisions on petrochemicals

Qatar makes hard decisions Subscription Required

20 January 2015 | By Kevin Baxter

Cancelling the Al-Karaana petrochemicals project is a big decision, but sends an ominous warning to contractors

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Masters of the new world energy order Subscription Required

18 January 2015 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC, the worlds’ biggest energy exporter, and the US, the world’s largest energy consumer are emerging as leaders in a new world energy order

Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Why GCC producers are happy to see oil fall Subscription Required

18 December 2014 | By Edmund O'Sullivan

The GCC’s oil producers will be the biggest winners from the 2014 oil price crash

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By Richard Thompson

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Shanghai in China

China proves attractive to Qatari banks Subscription Required

27 November 2014 | By Rebecca Spong

China and Qatar central banks collaborate on currency deals

Qatar World Cup: Designs for Lusail Stadium - side view

Qatar World Cup doubts wiped away Subscription Required

13 November 2014 | By Philippa Wilkinson

All Qatar’s efforts can now focus on World Cup preparations

Qatar gas

Al-Sejeel just a blip in Qatar's grand plan Subscription Required

25 September 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

Doha has a reputation for spending money on projects it believes in

Fertiliser production facility

Fertiliser industry facing tough times Subscription Required

18 September 2014 | By Mark Watts

Global overcapacity could mean lower margins for expanding GCC industry

Ras Laffan, Qatar

Qatar’s return to spending Subscription Required

21 August 2014 | By Kevin Baxter

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

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