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The planned Al-Wasl Plaza of Expo 2020

HOK and Arup win more Dubai Expo masterplanning Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

Consortium worked on the concept for the bid in 2013

Elevated road

Contractor secures Qatar interchange work Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

New interchange in Qatar will provide access to a new shopping mall

Mecca

Mecca sets new metro tender deadline Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Bid are now due in late October

Metro

Joint venture wins more work on Doha Metro Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Team secures contract for elevated sections of railway

Cairo metro

Bidders given new closing date for Cairo metro Line 3 tender Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Seven groups prequalified for third phase of Cairo metro Line 3

Lafarge Roundtable Briefing Series 2014

25 August 2014

Social Housing

Bentley Advantage Conference

25 August 2014

Software and services for sustaining infrastructure across the lifecycle

Port

Kuwait prequalifies consultants for Bubiyan port design deal Subscription

18 August 2014 | By

Work will involve designing main buildings and additional infrastructure for new port

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Market news

Qatar roads

CH2M Hill Halcrow secures Qatar road services contract Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Consultancy deal will help improve road safety in Qatar

Downtown Dubai

Parsons wins more Dubai Water Canal work Subscription

24 August 2014 | By

US-based consultant will design infrastructure for the new development

Doha economy

Qatar is in danger of an economic own goal Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Bank of America warns Qatar’s megaprojects are likely to be delayed if the World Cup is relocated

Qatar sets new deadline for long-distance rail prequalification Subscription

26 May 2014 | By

Prequalification deadline for Qatar long-distance rail pushed back to 1 June

Western Region of Abu Dhabi needs more social infrastructure Subscription

20 May 2014 | By

Capital investment will drive business activity and employment

Cairo plans $11bn rail investment drive Subscription

13 May 2014 | By

Overhaul of Egypt’s 3,500km rail network will improve safety, efficency and quality

GCC must rethink megaproject delivery Subscription

13 May 2014 | By

Infrastructure analyst calls for current projects to be used to educate future planners

MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

Bahrain water treatment project named GCC project of the year

13 May 2014 | By

Bahrain Petroleum Company sustainability project heads the list of winners at the MEED Quality Awards for Projects 2014

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Infrastructure trends

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

Doha

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

Kuwait

Kuwait’s year of progress Subscription

20 February 2014 | By

A new parliament has meant several high-profile contracts have now been awarded in the country

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MEED comment

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

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

Dubai

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

Dubai road plans

Double vision for Dubai road link Subscription

10 April 2014

Dubai’s main highway is the focus of a feasibility study looking at adding an elevated level in a bid to ease cross-emirate traffic congestion

Infrastructure

A revolution in project finance Subscription

23 January 2014 | By

With major infrastructure spending planned in the region, the race is on to find alternative sources of funding

Ambitious

Road upgrades to ease Dubai traffic Subscription

16 January 2014

As road congestion ever-increases, Dubai is undertaking grandiose schemes for a solution

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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 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

Gulf Projects Index 18 Mar 2014

No change for Gulf Projects Index Subscription

20 March 2014

A static week as gains made in Kuwait, the UAE and Iraq are offset by decline in Iran

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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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Colin Foreman
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Phone: +971 (0)4 818 0238
Email: colin.foreman@meed.com

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Tenders

Saudi Arabia: Primary infrastructure Subscription

5 July 2014 | By

Provision of primary infrastructure

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