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Ruler of Oman, Sultan Qaboos

Sultan Qaboos remains in Germany after medical tests Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Oman’s ruler has been in Germany since 10 July

Seoul, South Korea

Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund signs deal with South Korea Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Investment Corporation of Dubai to work with the Export-Import Bank of Korea

Pipeline

Iraq starts up Halfaya-Missan export pipeline Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

China-operated oil fields to export crude via Iraq’s Gulf port of Al-Faw

Oil rig

Sea Dragon Energy announces Egyptian farm-out Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Independent operator IPR Energy Resources grabs a stake in Sea Dragon’s South Disouq concession

Algiers

Arab Contractors wins $180m in Algeria contracts Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Egyptian firm is awarded three major industrial zone projects

Omar Shakmak

Libya’s acting oil minister stands down Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Omar Shakmak says acting Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni asked him to stand down

Wastewater

Qatar invites consultants to prequalify for wastewater contract Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Deadline set for 25 September

Gas flare

Production starts at DEKA project in Egypt Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Gas begins to flow from subsea well in the offshore Nile Delta

Standard Chartered invests in Topaz Energy and Marine Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Topaz is a subsidiary of Oman-based Renaissance Services

Nakheel

Nakheel awards Jumeirah Islands construction contract Subscription

21 August 2014 | By

Local contractor will build houses and retail centre

Suez Canal

Ascom wins excavation work on the Suez Canal project Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

Qalaa Holdings’ company is one of several selected firms

Refinery

Kuwait delays New Refinery Project bid submission deadline Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

$1.1bn New Refinery Project package is pushed back by nearly two months

Fuel oil refinery

No solution in sight for Egypt hydrocracker Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

Asyut Hydrogen Cracking Facility remains on hold due to contuned financing woes

Hospital

GP Zachariades Group wins Bahrain hospital contract Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

Cypriot contractor will build cancer centre at northern hospital

Gerd Mueller, German development aid minister

German minister accuses Qatar of financing Isis Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

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

Gulf Capital SME Awards

UAE small business finalists announced Subscription

20 August 2014

Finalists enjoyed a combined turnover of AED1.6bn and an average growth rate of 134 per cent in 2013

Runway

WSP wins Oman airport work Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

Canadian firm appointed by J&P for detailed design work on Muscat and Salalah airport projects

Pylon

Dubai extends bid deadline for Jebel Ali plant expansion Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

Project will expand M Station plant by 600MW

Refinery

Libyan oil output rises to 562,000 barrels a day Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

El-Sider oil terminal set to export first shipment of crude after militants took control in July 2013

Mina al-Ahmadi refinery in Kuwait

Workers injured in Kuwait refinery fire Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Fire breaks out at the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery

Iraq oil exports

Petrochina tenders third phase of Halfaya oil development Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Third central processing facility to boost Iraq field’s capacity to over 500,000 barrels a day

Sewage treatment

Oman seeks bids for Sohar Port sewage project Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Contract will involve providing project management services for treated sewage effluent scheme

Rakbank

Rakbank to acquire stake in insurance firm Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Ras al-Khaimah-based bank eyes new business

Port

Doha evaluates bids for port construction package Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Seven groups submitted prices for naval infrastructure package at new port

Yemen

Yemen and Kuwait discuss oil and gas cooperation Subscription

19 August 2014 | By

Yemeni officials hope for Kuwaiti investment to help revive flagging oil production

Gas flare

Mansouriya gas project halted on unrest in northern Iraq Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Turkey/Kuwait/South Korea consortium pulls staff from Diyala province operations

Libya

Airstrikes in Libya as militia war escalates Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Aircraft bomb Tripoli as armed groups ignore UN appeal for ceasefire

Solar power

Bids invited for Duba integrated solar and gas power plant Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Gas fired power plant will contain an integrated solar power system

Port

Kuwait prequalifies consultants for Bubiyan port design deal Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Work will involve designing main buildings and additional infrastructure for new port

Gas pipeline

Jordan plans to import Palestinian gas Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

A field off the coast of the Gaza Strip could provide Jordan with 30 per cent of daily consumption

Airport

Low bidder emerges for domestic Saudi airport Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Project covers expansion of Qassim airport

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria supporter in Syria

Kuwait complies with UN crackdown on terror funding Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Two Kuwaitis to see travel ban and asset freeze after allegations of financing jihadists in Syria

Ras Laffan petrochemicals complex in Qatar

Prequalification starts at $7.4bn Qatar chemicals scheme Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

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

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