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Eagle Hills plans new capital city for Egypt

Eagle Hills plans new capital city for Egypt Subscription

26 February 2015 | By ,

Abu Dhabi developer to announce major real estate project in Egypt

Office building

Sabic to tender Jubail office in 2015 Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

First phase of Jubail office will have capacity for 4,500 employees

Wastewater

Royal Commission to expand central wastewater plant Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Project will expand capacity of plant by almost 40,000 cubic metres a day

Jubail Industrial City

Royal Commission to tender $11bn of new projects Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia’s Royal Commission of Jubail & Yanbu outlines 200 new contracts planned to be awarded by 2020

Dubai creek

Dubai seeks proposals for Shindagah crossing Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

New bridge will cross Dubai creek

Salalah Free Zone Company appoints Indian firm for work on Adhan phase one

Larsen & Toubro wins Oman infrastructure deal Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Salalah Free Zone Company appoints Indian firm for work on Adhan phase one

The 265-kilometre-long Batinah Expressway will be Oman’s biggest road scheme

Oman extends Batinah expressway bid deadline Subscription

15 February 2015 | By

Tender closing date extended for package 11 of road project

Dubai Metro rolling stock

Firms bid for Dubai Metro rolling stock Subscription

12 February 2015 | By

Study will help increase capacity

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Market news

Houses

Royal Commission to bridge housing gap Subscription

24 February 2015 | By

Three major housing projects being built to service Jubail industrial City

Port

Qatar awards port contract Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Chinese-led consortium awarded contract for work on Qatar’s port project

Rail

RTA signs agreement with Etihad Rail Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

Eithad Rail and RTA sign agreement to ensure cooperation and non-objection to roads and station locations

Khalaf al-Habtoor

Al-Habtoor expresses Egypt interest Subscription

18 February 2015 | By

Al-Habtoor considers Cairo city project ahead of investment conference in March

Khaldoun Tabari

Drake and Scull profits fall Subscription

16 February 2015 | By

Profits decline as second half of 2014 proves challenging

Steel

Sovereign fund to buy stake in steel firm Subscription

15 February 2015 | By

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is expected to acquire shares in Posco

Oman awards rail management contract

Oman awards rail management contract Subscription

11 February 2015 | By

Oman Railway Company appoints Spanish-led consortium to oversee sector A of national railway project

Brent crude price 2015

Oil price rally boosts construction confidence Subscription

9 February 2015 | By

Outlook for 2015 has improved following January slowdown

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Infrastructure trends

Riyadh in Saudi Arabia

Saudi government continues massive spending plans Subscription

10 February 2015 | By

Positive forecasts for construction sector as government announces additional infrastructure spending

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 Subscription

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

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Qatar

Qatar turns focus to World Cup

24 February 2015 | By

Oil prices and overstretched supply chain force difficult decisions

Construction

Perfect timing for OCI demerger

17 February 2015 | By

Demerger set to be complete in time for Egypt’s economic development conference

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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

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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

UAE leads Gulf index decline Subscription

24 February 2015

Region’s second-biggest projects market drops by 3 per cent

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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Tenders

Saudi Arabia: Infrastructure construction Subscription

4 February 2015 | By

Construction of infrastructure in a community area

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