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New projects

Third phase of new facility for Emirates Flight Catering to be built at Dubai International airport

Habtoor Leighton in front for Emirates flight catering Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

Contract involves significant specialist work

Container port

Morocco opens prequalification for Nador West Med Port Subscription

4 December 2014 | By

Deadline on 22 December for Nador West Med Port construction and infrastructure package

CH2M Hill wins Al-Ain carriageway contract

CH2M Hill wins Al-Ain carriageway contract Subscription

1 December 2014 | By

US consultancy will carry out design and feasibility studies for Sarooj-Sanaiya project

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, in Dubai

Dubai awards road upgrade contract Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Work will involve upgrading roundabout on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road

Oman invites bids for package 11 of Batinah Expressway

Oman invites bids for package 11 of Batinah Expressway Subscription

16 November 2014 | By

Sultanate has already awarded $2.1bn of contracts on road project

Qatar to tender airport expansion next year

Qatar to tender airport expansion next year Subscription

3 November 2014 | By

Work involves development of concourses D and E

The Iraqi governorate of Basra is considering plans for a tramway

Basra plans light rail network Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Budget for tramway design expected to be released in 2015

Algeria plans to tender Oran metro

Algeria plans to tender Oran metro Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Client yet to decide on packaging strategy

Project bids

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Contract involves mostly mechanical, electrical and plumbing work

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

Dubai plans to award first part of $33bn airport expansion Subscription

8 December 2014 | By

Contract covers enabling works at Al-Maktoum International airport

Road construction

Oman extends bid deadline for Batinah Expressway packages Subscription

3 December 2014 | By

Sultanate has awarded $2.1bn-worth of construction contracts on road project to date

Oman extends bid deadline for railway contract

Oman extends bid deadline for railway contract Subscription

30 November 2014 | By

Proposals for first section now due on 18 January 2015

Airport

Firms invited to prequalify for Kuwait airport runways Subscription

10 November 2014 | By

Contractors submitted bids for terminal building in early November

Aircraft tow tractor at Kuwait International airport

Limak submits lowest bid for Kuwait airport terminal Subscription

3 November 2014 | By

Turkish firm’s price is nearly $1bn lower than second-lowest bidder

Kuwait International airport

Kuwait receives airport terminal bids Subscription

2 November 2014 | By

The $3.2bn terminal was designed by a team led by Foster & Partners

Ashghal plans to reconfigure and develop the port area so it can be used by cruise liners visiting the country

Ashghal tenders old port construction work Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

Port to be reconfigured for use by cruise liners

Project awards

Doha metro train

Consortium wins Doha metro contract Subscription

9 December 2014 | By

Lotte Engineering & Construction wins Red Line North elevated works

Road

Qatar awards $1.5bn of infrastructure deals Subscription

8 December 2014 | By

Ashghal announces roads, drainage and sewage treatment contracts

Oman approves road contract awards

Oman approves $702m of road contract awards Subscription

3 December 2014 | By

Tender board gives green light for Adam-Thumrait and Barka-Nakhal carriageways

CH2M Hill wins Al-Ain carriageway contract

CH2M Hill wins Al-Ain carriageway contract Subscription

1 December 2014 | By

US consultancy will carry out design and feasibility studies for Sarooj-Sanaiya project

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, in Dubai

Dubai awards road upgrade contract Subscription

27 November 2014 | By

Work will involve upgrading roundabout on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road

Local contractors win New Doha Port deal

Local contractors win New Doha Port deal Subscription

17 November 2014 | By

Firms will build customs area and associated infrastructure

Metro

Joint venture wins more work on Doha Metro Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Team secures contract for elevated sections of railway

Runway

WSP wins Oman airport work Subscription

20 August 2014 | By

Canadian firm appointed by J&P for detailed design work on Muscat and Salalah airport projects

Financing

Al-Maktoum International airport, in Dubai

Al-Maktoum International tenders expected in 2015 Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Al-Maktoum International will be capable of handling 255 million passengers

Port of Fujairah to tap banks for expansion plans

Port of Fujairah to tap banks for expansion plans Subscription

6 November 2014 | By

Loan will support new jetty construction

Given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

Project financing could be used for Gulf railways Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

New funding options for metro and rail projects under consideration

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

Suez Canal

Egypt’s Central Bank predicts huge turnout for Suez Canal project Subscription

3 September 2014 | By

Project involves 34-kilometre-long parallel channel

The planned Union Oasis development at Union Station of the Dubai Metro

Dubai’s Union Oasis project pending RTA approval Subscription

31 August 2014 | By

Metro station area to be developed as a public-private partnership scheme

United Arab Shipping Company signs $190m loan Subscription

28 May 2014 | By

United Arab Shipping Company will use funds to finance the acquisition of two vessels

Updates

Road construction

Oman extends bid deadline for Batinah Expressway packages Subscription

3 December 2014 | By

Sultanate has awarded $2.1bn-worth of construction contracts on road project to date

Kuwait International airport

Kuwait tenders new airport terminal project management deal Subscription

19 November 2014 | By

Fourteen international consultants have been invited to bid

Local contractors win New Doha Port deal

Local contractors win New Doha Port deal Subscription

17 November 2014 | By

Firms will build customs area and associated infrastructure

Dubai tram

Dubai Tram ready to roll Subscription

11 November 2014 | By

The network serves Dubai Marina, Media City and Al-Sufouh road

Qatar long-distance rail project

Qatar yet to tender long-distance rail project Subscription

4 November 2014 | By

Contractors for the first phase were prequalified in mid-2014

Cairo in Egypt

Firms compete for Cairo Metro project management Subscription

3 November 2014 | By

Contract covers phase three of line three

Aviation

Bahrain receives airport prequalifications Subscription

29 October 2014 | By

Project is being funded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

Obhur creek in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah prepares to start Obhur Bridge prequalification Subscription

27 October 2014 | By

Obhur Bridge scheme could cost $1bn to build

Transport market news

Cairo Metro

Egypt signs financing deal for Cairo metro Subscription

16 December 2014 | By

France to provide long-term loans for Cairo trains

Skills shortage holds back business aviation industry

Skills shortage holds back business aviation industry Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Sector set to boom in region, but technical expertise will remain in Europe and US

Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Boulevard as seen from the top of the Burj Khalifa

Emaar launches Dubai Trolley Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Tramway project in Downtown finally materialises

Sharjah International airport

Gama Aviation to build new Sharjah hangar Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Merger will boost expansion plans

 given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

The Middle East in 2030

10 December 2014 | By

Take part in MEED’s survey to identify the key trends that will shape the Middle East economy in 2030

Stevin Rock will use the UAE’s under-construction rail network to distribute products from its three quarries

Stevin Rock signs Etihad Rail deal Subscription

8 December 2014 | By

National railway will transport firm’s construction products

Plane

Oman Air pursues expansion plans Subscription

7 December 2014 | By

Muscat to Manila route inaugurated on 2 December

Kuwait’s Partnerships Technical Bureau is unable to issue tenders until the Council of Ministers issues executive regulations for two laws relating to public-private partnerships

Kuwait on hold for PPP bylaws Subscription

23 November 2014 | By

Project delays caused by wait for Council of Ministers to agree new regulations

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Aviation & airports

Skills shortage holds back business aviation industry

Skills shortage holds back business aviation industry Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Sector set to boom in region, but technical expertise will remain in Europe and US

Sharjah International airport

Gama Aviation to build new Sharjah hangar Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Merger will boost expansion plans

Plane

Oman Air pursues expansion plans Subscription

7 December 2014 | By

Muscat to Manila route inaugurated on 2 December

FlyDubai raises debut sukuk

Flydubai raises debut sukuk Subscription

20 November 2014 | By

Islamic bonds becoming more attractive funding option in UAE

The number of passengers travelling to and from the Middle East is growing strongly despite the global slowdown in aviation travel

Middle East air routes buck global slowdown Subscription

19 November 2014 | By

Regional economic growth underpins increase in passenger numbers

Air Arabia raises Islamic loan to fund new aircraft

Air Arabia raises Islamic loan to fund new aircraft Subscription

19 November 2014 | By

$230m deal arranged by Dubai Islamic Bank

Air Arabia profit up 46 per cent for first nine months

Air Arabia profit up 46 per cent for first nine months Subscription

11 November 2014 | By

Passenger numbers continue to rise

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Ports & shipping

DP World

DP World to acquire Jebel Ali Freezone Subscription

16 November 2014 | By

Port operator will also delist from London Stock Exchange

Djibouti Port

DP World eyes Nigerian port projects Subscription

1 October 2014 | By

Port operator DP World not put off by Djibouti container terminal dispute

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Rail

Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Boulevard as seen from the top of the Burj Khalifa

Emaar launches Dubai Trolley Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Tramway project in Downtown finally materialises

Stevin Rock will use the UAE’s under-construction rail network to distribute products from its three quarries

Stevin Rock signs Etihad Rail deal Subscription

8 December 2014 | By

National railway will transport firm’s construction products

Given the rising volumes of passengers travelling on the Dubai Metro, the region is beginning to establish a track record that lenders and bankers could use to predict whether project finance debts can be repaid

Project financing could be used for Gulf railways Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

New funding options for metro and rail projects under consideration

GCC high-speed rail is too fast

GCC high-speed rail is too fast Subscription

20 October 2014 | By

Cost and safety concerns mean slower speeds should be considered

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

Quarry

National Quarries signs Etihad Rail deal Subscription

7 October 2014 | By

Railways will transport its construction products

Dubai metro station

Consultants compete for Dubai Metro upgrades Subscription

23 September 2014 | By

Stations and rolling stock studies are aimed at increasing capacity

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Roads

Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Boulevard as seen from the top of the Burj Khalifa

Emaar launches Dubai Trolley Subscription

11 December 2014 | By

Tramway project in Downtown finally materialises

Dubai roads

Dubai receives bids for Green Community junction Subscription

6 October 2014 | By

Contract will improve access to Dubai Investment Park

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Transport trends

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman of DP World

Interview: Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, chairman, DP World Subscription

18 December 2014 | By

International ports operator DP World is cementing itself as a global trade player with major plans for future growth, according to its chairman. Rebecca Spong reports

Middle East contracts October 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2014 Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $13bn of contracts awarded in October in the Middle East

November contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: November 2014 Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in November in the Middle East

Top 100 contract awards Q3 2014

Market cools in latest top 100 contract awards Subscription

4 November 2014 | By

Value of top 100 flat despite new entrants to the index

Waleed Youssef

Waleed Youssef, Middle East director at TAV Airports Subscription

27 October 2014 | By

Waleed Youssef is bullish about the Turkish firm’s prospects for investment in the region, given its resilient aviation sector

Middle East contracts awarded August 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: August 2014 Subscription

14 October 2014

Over $3bn of contracts awarded in August in the Middle East

Top 100 projects, Q2 2014

Top 100 projects index dips Subscription

14 August 2014 | By

Small fall in the total value of the Middle East’s biggest projects, but further pressure expected due to fighting in Iraq

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

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Kuwait’s projects market is enjoying a long-awaited period of high activity

Bright future for Kuwait projects market

27 November 2014 | By

While contract awards are expected to keep flowing in 2015, the country is little prepared for the surge in activity

Aviation

Middle East aviation remains resilient

20 November 2014 | By

Airlines must invest to meet rising demand

Al Maktoum International airport, in Dubai, arrivals entrance

Dubai growth is a nice problem to have

6 November 2014 | By

Dubai’s construction companies returning to 2008 levels

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

Possible end in sight for Iran rail projects funding drought

Possible end in sight for Iran rail funding drought

23 October 2014 | By

Easing of international sanctions will allow stalled projects to make progress

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

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Special reports

Opec secretary-general Abdullah al-Badri

Opec sets the tone for 2015

15 December 2014 | By

Regional producers are not about to cut oil production and the assumptions that have underpinned forecasting in recent years have to be revisited

Cover

Rail Projects

12 October 2014 | By

Rail boom dominates GCC construction spending

Hamad International airport

Aviation and Airports: Region steps up investment Subscription

3 July 2014

The rapid rise of Emirates has spurred the growth of other world-leading airlines in the Gulf

Rail

Rail: Region benefits from pioneering technology Subscription

18 June 2014

Being so late to develop railways and metro systems compared with other regions carries a distinct advantage

Port

Ports & Shipping: GCC ports compete for trans-shipment business Subscription

23 April 2014

Maritime infrastructure is still in the early stages of development in the region

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Transport presentations

Dubai creek

Managing the Boom: The Outlook for the Middle East Subscription

23 July 2014

Opportunities and challenges for businesses in the region created by the new projects boom

Qatar metro

Webinar: GCC metro and rail projects Subscription

12 September 2013

MEED’s analysis and forecast presentation on the metro projects in the region

Lusail Iconic stadium

Webinar: Qatar Projects Subscription

8 April 2013

There are more than $220bn-worth of projects planned or under way in Qatar, as it pushes forwards with major infrastructure developments

Top 100 projects 2012

Top 100 projects: The Middle East market gains momentum Subscription

3 February 2013

This webinar examines projects market trends in the region and forecasts which countries and sectors will grow in 2013

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Top 10 projects

Rank Project Name Country Contract value ($m)
1 Riyadh Light Rail Transit (Riyadh Metro): Lines 1 & 2 Saudi Arabia 9,450
2 Haramain High-Speed Rail Network: Phase 2 Saudi Arabia 8,396
3 Riyadh Light Rail Transit (Riyadh Metro): Lines 4, 5 & 6 Saudi Arabia 7,820
4 Riyadh Light Rail Transit (Riyadh Metro): Line 3 Saudi Arabia 5,942
5 East-West Motorway Highway: Package 3 Algeria 5,340
6 King Abdulaziz International Airport: Phase 1: New Terminal: Package 1 Saudi Arabia 4,034
7 Tehran Metro: Line 6 Iran 4,000
7 Tehran Metro: Line 7 Iran 4,000
9 Qatar Integrated Rail Project: Doha Metro: Gold Line (Tunnelling Works) Saudi Arabia 3,300
10 King Abdulaziz International Airport: Phase 1: New Terminal: Package 2 Saudi Arabia 3,194
Click through to the full data table on the biggest projects in the transport sector
Click through to MEED's Q3 2014 Top 100 Projects report
Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: November 2014; All projects are underway

Projects trends

Gulf projects index

Little change as states remain cautious Subscription

11 December 2014

Governments are engaging in more strategic planning to counter the impact of falling oil prices

Gulf projects index

Gulf projects market remains flat Subscription

13 November 2014

Gains by Oman and Kuwait cancelled out by losses in Iraq and Iran

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

Abu Dhabi Airports Company

Abu Dhabi Airports Company Subscription

Wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government, it was created in 2006 to own, manage, develop and run the emirate’s airports and aviation infrastructure

Aeroports de Paris logo

Aeroports de Paris Subscription

Aeroports de Paris is engaged in airport design, construction, planning, management and operations

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People

Stuart Bowie Subscription

16 October 2014

Stuart Bowie is managing director at GAC Dubai

Nicholas Browne Subscription

16 October 2014

Nicholas Browne is global director at GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd.

Bengt Ekstrand Subscription

12 July 2014

Bengt Ekstrand is GAC group president

John Lesniewski Subscription

17 December 2013

John Lesniewski is acting commercial executive director, Etihad Rail

Miguel Jurado Subscription

7 October 2013

Miguel Jurado is general manager, FCC Construccion

Samer Tamimi Subscription

1 October 2013

Samer Tamimi is vice-president of operations, Abu Dhabi, Hill International

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Research reports

Egypt Report 1152x640

Egypt Projects Market Report 2014

A comprehensive overview and assessment of the projects market in Egypt

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Qatar Projects Conference 2015

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