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Oman road

Oman tenders package eight of Batinah Expressway Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Companies have also been invited to bid for package seven of Oman road scheme


Hochtief team selected for Riyadh airport expansion Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Consortium submitted the lowest bid for the project in May

Kuwait prequalifies three more firms for port dredging

More firms prequalified for Kuwait port dredging Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Seven companies prequalified in 2012 for work at Bubiyan port

Dubai creek

Dubai seeks contractors for new creek crossing Subscription

21 July 2014 | By

Dubai creek tender is expected to attract interest from new international players

Mecca light rail system and example for Jeddah Metro

Systra appointed for Jeddah Metro engineering work Subscription

20 July 2014 | By

Jeddah’s urban rail network is one of three new metro systems planned in Saudi Arabia

Chinese win Algeria airport construction deal Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

Contract covers the construction of a new terminal building at Algiers’ Houari Boumediene International airport

Spanish consortium wins Algeria road work Subscription

16 July 2014

Contract covers 380 kilometres of East-West highway

Oman tenders more Batinah Expressway work Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Closing date for contract to build package seven set for mid-September

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Market news

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

Contractors need better margins before they can invest in Dubai Subscription

6 May 2014 | By

Developers are looking for funding for their projects in Dubai

Kuwait fills key roles in Public Works Ministry Subscription

9 April 2014 | By

Kuwaiti cabinet has approved appointment of undersecretary and assistant undersecretary

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Infrastructure trends

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


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

SR Cover Riding the Boom

Construction: Middle East rides the new projects boom Subscription

21 November 2013

Transport awards, particularly metro schemes, are driving a construction rebound across the region

Samer Khoury, president, engineering and construction, CCC

Interview: Samer Khoury, president, engineering and construction, CCC Subscription

20 November 2013 | By

The Athens-based contractor’s solution to increased competition in the projects sector is to target specific niches where it enjoys a competitive advantage

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MEED comment

Qatar Fifa dispute

Fifa dispute to breed distrust

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

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

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

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


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


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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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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Oman Holdings International Subscription

The diversified holding group is looking to benefit from Oman’s five-year development plan

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Ashghal Subscription

The government body, also known as Public Works Authority, coordinates the design, construction and maintenance of public infrastructure in Qatar

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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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