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Latest News from MEED

Saudi Aramco

December awards planned for $1bn Master Gas packagesSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Saudi Aramco assessing three pipeline contracts after deal on compressor station

Egypt power

Acwa in talks with banks for Egyptian IPP loanSubscription

26 November, 2015 By Sarmad Khan,

Saudi developer in talks with international banks to explore financing options for power project

Abengoa designed the Solucar Platform in Spain

Spain’s Abengoa starts insolvency proceedingsSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Move may have impact on Middle East projects

Onshore oil well

Still no deadline for Qusahwira field expansionSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Contractors wait for date to submit prices on Abu Dhabi scheme five months after technical bids

Combined-cycle power plant

Kuwait to tender 3,000MW power plant in 2016Subscription

26 November, 2015 By

Project will be tendered as an engineering, procurement and construction contract

Kuwait gas import terminal delayed

Kuwait gas terminal bid deadline delayed for second timeSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Contractors want to discuss issues relating to land reclamation

Doha metro station

Doha Metro extends architectural prequalificationSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Scope includes architectural finishes, envelope, facades and landscaping

Workers on Kuwait's Clean Fuels Project are going to be mobilised in October, according to an industry source

Kuwait tenders Clean Fuels Project commissioning servicesSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Contract is estimated to be worth $50-100m

Egypt has signed a deal with Eni agreeing to increase the price paid for natural gas the firm produces in the country

Egypt preliminary deal paves the way for Israeli gas importsSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Agreement estimated to be worth $10bn


Qatar launches investigation into five construction companiesSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Rain exposes poor construction at Doha’s $17bn airport

Total wins stake in Abu Dhabi onshore oil fields

Wood Group wins $90m contract in IraqSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Concept and design work for future projects included in deal


Tight fiscal policies could push technology adoptionSubscription

26 November, 2015 By

Smaller margins require renewed focus on efficiency

Ras Tanura refinery

Saudi Arabia prepares to tender Ras Tanura clean fuelsSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

International companies prequalify for two major packages on Gulf coast aromatic project

Power plant

Kuwait to tender Al-Khiran IWPP in early 2016Subscription

25 November, 2015 By

Project will be Kuwait’s third independent water and power project

Gas pipeline construction

Petrojet wins Oman gas pipeline contractSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Oman Gas Company awards deal to build 85km pipeline to supply gas to Salalah

Imam Khomeini International airport, Iran

Dutch firm frontrunner for Iran's airport city dealSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Award likely to be hampered by regulatory and finance constraints


Al-Jaber Group seeks amendments in $4bn debt restructuringSubscription

25 November, 2015 By Sarmad Khan

Abu Dhabi-based company negotiating with committee of banks

Iran plans to tender 17 oil and gas blocks

Iran plans to ramp up gas productionSubscription

25 November, 2015

Increase would make the Islamic Republic the world’s biggest natural gas producer


Kuwait forms new body to develop road projectsSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

New public body will also oversee operation of planned metro and railway projects

Kuwait housing

Kuwait plans new citiesSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Housing developments to be built with private sector participation

Cement plant

German group wins major Saudi cement dealSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Firm to build two clinker lines close to Riyadh


Kuwait to shut Shuaiba refinery by April 2017Subscription

25 November, 2015 By

Refinery is being closed as part of Clean Fuels Project


Kuwait prepares rail tendersSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Government aims to start work on projects in 2017


Kuwait sees record project awardsSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

A total of $30.1bn-worth of contracts have been awarded so far this year


Kuwait to spend $93bn in new development planSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

This will involve significant investment from the private sector


World Bank set to release $1bn to EgyptSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Cairo finds itself reverting back to support from international financial institutions

Russian fighter jets

Turkey downs Russian jet near Syrian borderSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Turkey is the first Nato member to shoot down a Russian plane in over half a century

Metro remains in Kuwait’s top agenda

World Bank recommends measures to reduce procurement times in KuwaitSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

Government has formed a committee to study proposals

Hospital construction

Kuwait planning two major new hospital projectsSubscription

25 November, 2015 By

New hospital at Sabah al-Ahmad is planned to have 1,000 beds


Construction sector faces cash-flow crisisSubscription

24 November, 2015 By , Sarmad Khan

Clients have delayed payments as government revenues fall on oil price slump

Design for Oman Liwa Plastics project complete

CB&I team wins largest Liwa Plastics packageSubscription

24 November, 2015 By

The total cost of the Oman scheme is expected to be $5.2bn

Kuwait reviews bids for key road projects

Kuwait pushes ahead with PPP programmeSubscription

24 November, 2015 By

Seven projects in procurement stages and more are planned

Kuwait could tender Al-Zour North 2 and Al-Khiran independent water and power projects in 2015

Al-Zour North 1 to reach commercial operation in November 2016Subscription

24 November, 2015 By

Project is Kuwait’s first independent water and power project