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Tunnel-boring as part of Suez Canal project is being discussed

German machines to drill under Suez Canal Subscription

23 November 2014 | By Wil Crisp

Germany’s Herrenknecht says it is discussing Suez contract details

Oman invites bids for Sohar wastewater treatment plant

Oman invites bids for Sohar wastewater treatment plant Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Tebodin bids low for supervision services contract

Oman invites bids for Sohar port desalination plant

Oman invites bids for Sohar port desalination plant Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Prequalified companies bidding for consultancy and construction contracts

Stadium

Aramco plans to award stadiums on 20 November Subscription

12 November 2014 | By

Fast track programme is due for completion in June 2016

Port

Kuwait invites bids for port facilities works Subscription

12 November 2014 | By

Work will involve expanding and upgrading buildings and infrastructure at Nuwaiseeb port

The King Fahd Causeway, which links Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

Contractors bid for Saudi-Bahrain causeway dredging Subscription

11 November 2014 | By

Marine works involve dredging a new island for Saudi-Bahrain causeway link

Airport

Firms invited to prequalify for Kuwait airport runways Subscription

10 November 2014 | By

Contractors submitted bids for terminal building in early November

Reservoir

Qatar expected to award mega-reservoirs in 2015 Subscription

4 November 2014 | By

Contractors have bid for five reservoir packages

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Market news

Qatar will keep 2022 World Cup

Qatar will keep 2022 World Cup Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

Report did not find enough evidence of corruption to justify revote

Civil society groups have criticised parliament's decision to extend its mandate as undemocratic and preventing accountability

Lebanese parliament votes to extend mandate Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Second extension postpones elections until 2017

Oman fishing industry is planned to double by 2020

New infrastructure key to Oman’s fishing sector Subscription

27 October 2014

Fisheries Ministry planning for sultanate to more than double fish production by 2020

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

Metro

Non-oil sectors driving Saudi growth Subscription

16 September 2014 | By

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

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Infrastructure trends

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

GCC: Cost can be a barrier to significant upgrade work

New life for old buildings Subscription

18 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

To achieve a serious reduction in carbon emissions, the region’s governments will have to upgrade existing buildings to increase their energy efficiency

Bottleneck: Riyadh has realised additional resources will be needed to deal with the volume of work planned

Kingdom paves the way for new contractors Subscription

13 November 2014 | By

New contractors will be invited to work in the kingdom to take pressure off existing, overloaded players

Energy use by Mena cities 2010

Mixed response to green building Subscription

13 November 2014 | By Paul Melly

Only some countries in the region have developed sustainability ratings for projects that seek to go beyond energy conservation and look at resource use and environmental impact

Infrastructure

HSBC Middle East Infrastructure Guide

28 October 2014 | By

Governments embrace window of opportunity

Cranes

Middle East grows in importance for Turkish contractors Subscription

27 October 2014 | By

The construction firms are continuing to win work across the region

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

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MEED comment

Qatar World Cup: Designs for Lusail Stadium - side view

Qatar World Cup doubts wiped away

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

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

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

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

Kuwait

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

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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

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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Email: colin.foreman@meed.com

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