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Saudi Aramco's Khurais oil field in Saudi Arabia

Aramco shortlists four for Khurais package Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Award expected by end of September after final commercial negotiations

Basra oil terminal

Gazprom Neft starts oil deliveries from Badra Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Crude to be exported from Basra through Iraq’s pipeline network

US embassy compound in Tripoli, Libya

Militia takes control of US embassy in Tripoli Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Armed group says it is defending the compound to prevent looting

Entisar Tower Dubai by Meydan Group

Dubai developer receives bids for 100-storey tower Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Tall structure will be built on Sheikh Zayed road

Refinery for petroleum products

UAE to provide Egypt with $9bn in oil products Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Egyptian General Petroleum Company agrees a $9bn deal with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company

Bahrain airport

Bahrain starts airport prequalification Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi is funding the development programme

Ship-building

Samsung Engineering in $2.5bn merger Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

One of the Middle East’s most active international contractors to join Samsung Heavy Industries

Dubai Metro

Dubai mulls allowing metro operators to develop property Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Dubai Roads & Transport Authority considers new business model to cut subsidies and fund further investment

Queen Alia International airport in Jordan

Louis Berger secures Jordan airport role Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

US consultant Louis Berger will provice engineering services for Jordan airport

Water pipes

Work starts on Dubai water network project Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Work has started on $46m, 25-kilometre water transmission network

Bahrain's Gulf Air

Bahrain’s Gulf Air cuts losses in first half Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Bahrain airline benefits from restructuring of business

Sonatrach-run gas treatment plant in Algeria

Sonatrach announces 18 oil and gas discoveries Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Algerian state oil company says total volumes discovered in 2014 expected to be comparable with 2013

Petrochemicals plant

Mott MacDonald wins Oman natural gas liquids plant design Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Fahud project to extract products from pipeline gas to feed planned Sohar petrochemicals complex

Power supply in rural Oman

Local firm wins Oman fuel contract for rural power facilities Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Fuel will be used for power stations outside of ulstanate’s main grid

Gasification

Aramco on verge of awarding Linde Jizan air supply deal Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Scheme will involve some third-party ownership and is worth well in excess of $1bn

Oil rig

BG Egypt upgrades gas infrastructure Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

West Delta Deep Marine control system upgraded as wells are brought online

Nasdaq Dubai

Nasdaq Dubai to sign dual listing deal with Egypt clearing house Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Agreement to be concluded in September

Oil pipeline valves

Kuwait signs $2bn supply deal with Petron Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation will supply Petron with 65,000 barrels of Kuwaiti crude a day in 2015

The planned Union Oasis development at Union Station of the Dubai Metro

Dubai’s Union Oasis project pending RTA approval Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Metro station area to be developed as a public-private partnership scheme

Egypt fuel subsidy cuts not enough to increase credit rating

Egypt’s unemployment rate forecast to decline Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Proportion of unemployed could fall to 12.2 per cent next year

Qatar stadium

Qatar tenders Al-Khor stadium construction Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Project also involves the construction of a retail precinct

Palm Jumeriah

Omniyat and Drake & Scull form partnership for Palm Jumeirah tower Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Enabling works set to start by end of October

Dubai Mall

Emaar to list 15 per cent of mall group Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Developer confirms planned initial public offering

Fujairah

Gulf Petrochem eyes UAE downstream expansions Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Fujairah bitumen refinery in the pipeline as Sharjah-based group’s revenue surges

Refinery

Companies prepare Dubai propane storage bids Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Dubai National Gas company to build pressurised storage facility in UAE

Nakheel Mall site and Al-Ittihad Park on Palm Jumeirah

Trojan wins Palm Jumeirah construction contract Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Nakheel appoints contractor to build residential block

Desalination plant

Saudi Arabia extends bid deadline for desalination plants Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Three plants will have a capacity of 2 million imperial gallons a day

Water supply tunnel

Lebanon evaluating bids for Greater Beirut Water Supply package Subscription

28 August 2014 | Updated: 28 August 2014 | By

Contract will involve building main tunnel for water scheme

Port

DP World revises spending plans Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Dubai port operator forecasts even stronger second half profits

Container traffic

DP World’s profits rise on back of container traffic growth Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Operator will add 8 million TEUs of capacity in next two years

Britain's ambassador to Libya, Michael Aron

UN cracks down on Libya fighting Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Security Council unanimously approves sanctions for entities and individuals involved in violence

The planned Al-Wakrah stadium in Doha

Doha tenders World Cup stadium Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

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

Elevated road

Contractor secures Qatar interchange work Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

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

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