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Egypt housing deal is close

Arabtec says final Egypt housing deal is close Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

First phase involves development of 120,000 units in three cities

Suez Canal

Two teams win Suez Canal dredging Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

The work is divided into five lots


Contractors to submit Sharq Crossing prequalifications Subscription

15 October 2014 | By

There has been much speculation about the future of the project in recent months

Firms wait for decision on Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking

Firms wait for decision on Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Three companies were shortlisted by Dubai’s RTA in July

Saudi Rail Projects

Contractors submit bids for Mecca Metro Subscription

14 October 2014 | By

Deals cover above and underground works for light rail network

Egypt receives bids for Suez Canal expansion

Egypt receives bids for Suez Canal expansion Subscription

12 October 2014 | By

Contract covers dredging part of project

K metro network

Tendering to start for K-Metro Subscription

8 October 2014 | By

Consultants invited to prequalify for project management and design roles

The Dubai Design District project is located adjacent to Business Bay and has 10 buildings under construction

Parsons secures consultancy work at Dubai Design District Subscription

7 October 2014 | By

Contract covers infrastructure work at new development

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Dubai Expo metro line expected to run along utility corridor

Dubai Expo metro line expected to run along utility corridor Subscription

19 October 2014 | By

Line will start from Nakheel Harbour and Tower station area

Dubai roads

Dubai receives bids for Green Community junction Subscription

6 October 2014 | By

Contract will improve access to Dubai Investment Park

Nakheel awards Al-Furjan infrastructure deal

Nakheel awards Al-Furjan infrastructure deal Subscription

1 October 2014 | By

Work covers construction of roads and preparation of villa plots

Dubai metro station

Consultants compete for Dubai Metro upgrades Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Stations and rolling stock studies are aimed at increasing capacity


Non-oil sectors driving Saudi growth Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

About 37 per cent of projects under execution are in the transport sector

In 2013, Carillion's local joint venture Al-Futtaim Carillion secured work on The Avenues for Dubai-based developer Meraas, with financial assistance from London

Carillion has the lead with UK funding Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

Firm has secured work on two projects with export credit guarantees so far this year

Parking in Dubai

Dubai developing 22 smart city initiatives Subscription

10 September 2014 | By

Emirate’s Smart City programme cover traffic control, smart parking and public transport services

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi completes smart city study Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

Study prepared a three-year roadmap

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Middle East Infrastructure Review

30 September 2014 | By

Regional governments prioritise infrastructure spending to lay foundations for long-term growth

Dubai investment

Foreign investors buy into Dubai’s vision Subscription

28 August 2014 | By

Projects in the emirate are moving forward with foreign funding

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

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

9 July 2014 | By

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


Investors start developing malls in Doha ahead of World Cup Subscription

24 June 2014 | By

A series of new private-sector shopping mall projects in Doha are in the early stages of development

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Subscription

2 June 2014

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in May in the Middle East

The UK’s Carillion has been the main beneficiary of UK government funding support and has managed to win contracts on key Dubai projects such as the Dubai Trade Centre District

UK funding to play increased role in Dubai projects Subscription

26 March 2014 | By ,

Armed with strengthening support from London, UK companies will find themselves in a better position to handle the growing competition in the emirate

Atiya: The region is a greenfield opportunity for Siemens

Integrating transport networks Subscription

4 March 2014 | By

Gulf countries need to interlink their new transport systems to attract more passengers and reduce traffic congestion, says Sami Atiya, head of Siemens’ mobility and logistics division

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Suez Canal

Egypt seeks to revamp its reputation

16 October 2014 | By

Suez Canal projects are playing a symbolic role in kick-starting the Egyptian economy

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

UK in front for world's largest airport

18 September 2014 | By

New airport, not the Expo, is the largest Dubai construction scheme

Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport

1 September 2014 | By

Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based firms will receive preferential treatment

Qatar Fifa dispute

Fifa dispute to breed distrust Subscription

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

EPC projects

South Koreans still dominate EPC ranking Subscription

5 June 2014

South Korean firms account for six of the top 10 slots in MEED’s list of the highest ranked contractors


Amendment to IWPP law could sideline PTB Subscription

5 June 2014

Proposed changes to Kuwait’s IWPP law will reduce the PTB’s role in the country’s power sector

Qatar World Cup

Qatar stadium doubts surface again Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

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


Financing the Dubai boom Subscription

17 April 2014

Investor confidence is growing, but Dubai still needs to close several finance deals to attract future funding for revived infrastructure plans

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Webinar: Impact of Expo 2020 on Dubai construction Subscription

4 February 2014

Dubai is expected to spend more than $7bn on infrastructure in preparation for the World Expo

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Projects trends

Gulf Projects Index 8 April 2014

UAE leads growth in Gulf index Subscription

10 April 2014

Iraq records largest decline in value of projects market in the region

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Trac Development Group Subscription

Trac Development Group is a South Korean developer and investor working in the Middle East on the Basra New City , Iraq project

Fluor Corporation Subscription

Fluor Corporation established in 1912 in the US provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services

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Serwan Baban Subscription

21 November 2012

Serwan Baban is minister of agriculture and water resources, KRG

Herish Muharam Subscription

21 November 2012

Herish Muharam is chairman, the Kurdistan Board of Investment

Hama Ameen Hawranim Subscription

21 November 2012

Hama Ameen Hawranim is advisor, Ministry of Electricity, Iraqi Kurdistan

Robert Hardy Subscription

14 August 2012

Robert Hardy is divisional director of transport and planning, Middle East, Mott MacDonald

Ghazi al-Ahmadi Subscription

Issue 14 6-12 April 2012

Ghazi al-Ahmadi is chief executive officer, Al-Harbi Contracting Company

Joseph Daher Subscription

Issue 14 6-12 April 2012

Joseph Daher is executive vice-president of operations, Almabani General Contractors

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Egypt: Metro line fences and site levelling Subscription

9 September 2014 | By

Implementation of external fences and site levelling works of a high-voltage station to serve a Metro line

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