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Oman highway projects

Bids submitted for final Oman road package Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Bids have been received from 11 firms for the final package of major Oman road project

Oman awards road work

Oman awards road work Subscription

26 January 2015 | By

Galfar Engineering & Construction confirms $73m contract win

Oman's planned railway

Bids in for Oman rail network Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Contractors submit technical offers for first section of Oman’s national railway

Reservoir

CMC di Ravenna wins tunnelling contract Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Italian firm will undertake water pipeline project

Doha delays delivery of Sharq Crossing

Doha delays delivery of Sharq Crossing Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

Government decides scheme is not needed for 2022 Fifa World Cup

Rail intersection

Alstom wins contract for Egyptian railway line Subscription

18 January 2015 | By

France-based firm wins contract to modernise Egyptian trains

Dubai metro extension

July tender for Dubai Expo metro line Subscription

14 January 2015 | By

Transport authority also planning link to theme park

Oman highway projects

Firms bid for three Oman road packages Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Local and international firms submit bids for three different packages of Batinah Expressway scheme

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Cargo

Etihad Airways launches cargo terminal tender Subscription

27 January 2015 | By

Abu Dhabi airline invites firms for design and build contract for new cargo terminal

Infrastructure

Kuwait infrastructure spending must continue Subscription

20 January 2015 | By

Capital investment programme likely to continue despite limited revenues from falling oil prices

The King Fahd Causeway, which links Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

King Fahd Causeway could be second-busiest transport link Subscription

12 January 2015 | By

Expansion plans for the existing King Fahd Causeway could see it become a major regional transport route

Saudi government spending and revenues

Contractors confident on Saudi public spending in 2015 Subscription

30 December 2014 | By

The 2015 budget aims to alleviate fears over oil prices

Abu Dhabi airport completes southern runway Subscription

29 December 2014 | By

Runway works finish ahead of terminal complex completion

Bahrain road projects for 2015 on track

Bahrain road projects for 2015 on track Subscription

23 December 2014 | By

Authorities confirm series of transport schemes

Leasehold signed for Ducab metal facility

Leasehold signed for Ducab metal facility Subscription

22 December 2014 | By

Local firm lays foundations for $60m aluminium rod and conductor facility in Abu Dhabi

Doha in Qatar

Qatar's New Port Project on schedule Subscription

21 December 2014 | By

New port will be an important point of entry for materials in the run up to the world cup

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Infrastructure trends

Railway construction

Rail projects safe from oil price drop Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

No sign of delays for existing rail and metro projects across the GCC although new project plans unlikely to materialise this year

Bosch provided the audio system for the 60,000-spectator capacity grandstand at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse

Dubai projects showcase technological innovation

12 January 2015 | By

Expo and Smart City programmes will require cutting-edge products and installations

Middle East contract awards December 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: December 2014 Subscription

7 January 2015

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in December in the Middle East

Uwe Krueger, CEO of Atkins

Interview: Uwe Krueger, CEO, Atkins Subscription

23 December 2014

Urban population growth is creating new challenges for governments around the world. Atkins CEO Uwe Krueger says nowhere more than in the Middle East. Richard Thompson reports

The Wessal Bouregreg development in Rabat, in Morocco

Revamping Morocco’s biggest cities Subscription

17 December 2014 | By Dominc Dudley

Channelled through investment fund Wessal Capital, billions of dollars in Gulf money is reshaping the centre of the cities of Rabat and Sale

Mohamed al-Khadar

Interview: Executive director, Urban Planning Council, Abu Dhabi Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council is making good strides in helping the emirate plan the next phase of its development, says Mohamed al-Khadar

Riyadh

Saudi project activity stays strong amid oil price volatility

26 November 2014 | By James Gavin

The lower oil price may lead to uncertainty among stakeholders, but Riyadh’s willingness to maintain spending will continue to provide momentum for schemes

Tunnelling

Construction: Metro drives tunnelling boom

20 November 2014

It is estimated there are about $245bn-worth of projects with a tunnelling element planned or under way in the Middle East

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MEED comment

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

20 January 2015 | By

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

The planned Dubai World Expo 2020 site

Expo progress will reverse declining sentiment

11 December 2014 | By

Construction companies are less optimistic about the future as 2015 approaches

The downwards revision of population estimates for Abu Dhabi means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Abu Dhabi government gets breathing space

11 December 2014 | By

The downwards revision of population estimates for the emirate means cuts in investment are likely to follow

Qatar World Cup: Designs for Lusail Stadium - side view

Qatar World Cup doubts wiped away Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

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

Elevated railway could be built across the desert to mitigate the impact of sand storms

Saudi Landbridge could be more than just a name Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

Elevated railway could be built across the desert to mitigate the impact of sand storms

Suez Canal

Egypt seeks to revamp its reputation Subscription

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 Subscription

18 September 2014 | By

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

Dubai airport

UAE firms have edge for Bahrain airport Subscription

1 September 2014 | By

Dubai and Abu Dhabi-based firms will receive preferential treatment

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Presentations

UAE

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

Gulf index rises on Qatar growth Subscription

23 October 2014

Gas-rich state records expansion of 3.4 per cent in value of projects market

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Companies

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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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People

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

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Tenders

Oman: Roads and infrastructure Subscription

15 January 2015 | By

Construction of roads and infrastructure

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