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New projects

Bahrain invites companies to prequalify for bridges project Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

New bridges will be built to connect Al-Madina al-Shamaliya islands in Bahrain

Oman seeks consultants for project to redevelop Muscat port Subscription

27 May 2014 | By

Sultan Qaboos Port to be converted to integrated tourism hub

Egypt issues new tender for port project Subscription

26 May 2014 | By

New terminal to be built at Damietta port

Saudi Arabia seeks bidders for airport project Subscription

20 April 2014 | By

King Fahad International airport in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, to be expanded

Mecca prequalifies 10 consortiums for metro project Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Prequalified groups have until 6 July to submit bids for first phase of metro scheme

Kuwait seeks firms for metro design Subscription

7 April 2014 | By

Rail project was previously planned to be developed under Kuwait’s public-private partnerships body

Dubai Metro extension plans

Consultants prepare Dubai Expo rail bids Subscription

7 April 2014 | By

New line is one of the new urban rail links planned in Dubai

Egypt issues new tenders for port projects Subscription

31 March 2014 | By

New terminals to be built at Safaga, El-Tor and Alexandria Port

Project bids

Firms express interest in new Dubai creek crossing

Firms express interest in Dubai creek crossing Subscription

30 July 2014 | By

Ittihad Bridge will be tendered in October

Firms submit revised prices for Doha metro contract

Firms submit revised bids for Doha metro deal Subscription

30 July 2014 | By

Initial prices to supply and install systems and rolling stock were submitted in March

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

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

Oman tenders more Batinah Expressway work

Oman tenders more Batinah Expressway work Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

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

Dubai seeks metro consultants to increase passenger capacity Subscription

29 June 2014 | By

Urban rail network served 40.7 million passengers in the first quarter of this year

Nagarjuna bids low for Oman road project Subscription

22 June 2014 | By

Project entails dualising a stretch of road between Izki and Nizwa

Project awards

Atkins wins more Doha Metro design work

Atkins wins more Doha Metro design work Subscription

30 July 2014 | By

Firm appointed as lead designer for Gold Line

Runway

Hochtief team selected for Riyadh airport expansion Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Consortium submitted the lowest bid for the project in May

Algiers’ Houari Boumediene International airport

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

Spanish consortium wins Algeria road work Subscription

16 July 2014

Contract covers 380 kilometres of East-West highway

Joint venture wins Dubai Expo metro line contract Subscription

14 July 2014 | By

Parsons and Systra to complete preliminary engineering for rail project

Larsen & Toubro secures Oman airport work Subscription

7 July 2014 | By

Contract involves building terminal buildings at Duqm airport

Alstom wins $1bn rail contract in Qatar Subscription

24 June 2014 | By

Alstom-led consortium to build Lusail tram system in Qatar

Bureau Veritas wins Riyadh metro contract Subscription

9 June 2014 | By

French company Bureau Veritas will provide independent engineering oversight for Riyadh Metro

Financing

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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

Dubai prepares to appoint advisers for metro extensions Subscription

16 December 2013 | By

Role covers extensions to the Red and Green lines

Dubai seeks investors for public-private metro project Subscription

12 December 2013 | By

RTA looking for firms to develop land above Union station in Deira

Updates

Atkins wins more Doha Metro design work

Atkins wins more Doha Metro design work Subscription

30 July 2014 | By

Firm appointed as lead designer for Gold Line

Dubai shortlists three for Sheikh Zayed Road double-decking

Dubai shortlists three for road double-decking Subscription

30 July 2014 | By

Firms submitted bids for work on Sheikh Zayed Road in April

Firms express interest in new Dubai creek crossing

Firms express interest in Dubai creek crossing Subscription

30 July 2014 | By

Ittihad Bridge will be tendered in October

Runway

Hochtief team selected for Riyadh airport expansion Subscription

22 July 2014 | By

Consortium submitted the lowest bid for the project in May

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

Algiers’ Houari Boumediene International airport

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

Dubai Metro

Dubai gives metro bidders more time Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Study will look at increasing the capacity of the rail system

Joint venture wins Dubai Expo metro line contract Subscription

14 July 2014 | By

Parsons and Systra to complete preliminary engineering for rail project

Transport market news

Qatar considers using solar technology for rail projects

Qatar considers solar technology for rail projects Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Solar panels at depot could provide up to 80MW of power for proposed rail system

UAE plans unmanned mission to Mars

UAE aims to land on Mars by 2021 Subscription

16 July 2014 | By

UAE to set up new space agency to coordinate unmanned space probe programme

Emirates airline orders 150 Boeing planes for $56bn Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Emirates includes the right to purchase an additional 50 planes

Etihad Airways reveals strong first half growth Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Etihad Airways’ revenue rises 28 per cent year-on-year to $3.2bn in first half

Al-Jaber signs distribution deal with Etihad Rail Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

Etihad Rail network will transportAl-Jaber Crushers & Quarries’ products across the UAE

Es Sider Port

Libyan rebels lift port blockade Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Rebels announce handover of Libyan ports amid concerns over continuing disruptions

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Etihad agrees to buy 49 per cent stake in Alitalia Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

Deal could help Italian carrier avoid bankruptcy

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Aviation & airports

Emirates airline orders 150 Boeing planes for $56bn Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Emirates includes the right to purchase an additional 50 planes

Etihad Airways reveals strong first half growth Subscription

9 July 2014 | By

Etihad Airways’ revenue rises 28 per cent year-on-year to $3.2bn in first half

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Etihad agrees to buy 49 per cent stake in Alitalia Subscription

25 June 2014 | By

Deal could help Italian carrier avoid bankruptcy

Emirates’ order cancellation is credit negative for Airbus Subscription

17 June 2014 | By

Emirates’ Airbus cancellation could strengthen Boeing’s Middle East presence

Emirates cancels order for 70 Airbus planes Subscription

11 June 2014 | By

Dubai-based airline cancels delivery of A350 XWB aircraft

Mumtalakat posts profit turnaround Subscription

4 June 2014 | By

Bahrain’s investment arm tackles loss-making Gulf Air

Air Arabia posts 27 per cent profit increase Subscription

13 May 2014 | By

Passenger traffic rises by 12 per cent

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Ports & shipping

Es Sider Port

Libyan rebels lift port blockade Subscription

2 July 2014 | By

Rebels announce handover of Libyan ports amid concerns over continuing disruptions

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Khalifa bin Salman Port to list on Bahrain bourse Subscription

27 May 2014 | By

Khalifa bin Salman Port listing will be Bahrain’s first big offering since 2010

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

DP World posts rise in container traffic Subscription

28 April 2014 | By

UAE region helps to deliver 10.5 per cent growth

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Rail

Qatar considers using solar technology for rail projects

Qatar considers solar technology for rail projects Subscription

27 July 2014 | By

Solar panels at depot could provide up to 80MW of power for proposed rail system

Al-Jaber signs distribution deal with Etihad Rail Subscription

8 July 2014 | By

Etihad Rail network will transportAl-Jaber Crushers & Quarries’ products across the UAE

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Atkins names new head of rail systems for Middle East Subscription

24 June 2014 | By

Abdeljabbar ben Salem to help develop new rail system centre of excellence

Bureau Veritas wins Riyadh metro contract Subscription

9 June 2014 | By

French company Bureau Veritas will provide independent engineering oversight for Riyadh Metro

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

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

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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Roads

Bahrain invites companies to prequalify for bridges project Subscription

19 June 2014 | By

New bridges will be built to connect Al-Madina al-Shamaliya islands in Bahrain

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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Transport trends

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

Middle East contract awards April 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2014 Subscription

31 May 2014

Over $23bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

High-yield traffic: The Gulf’s carriers have different strategies to attract premium-class travellers

Airline services at a premium Subscription

15 May 2014 | By

As one regional airline launches a new class segment, the Gulf carriers are entering a premium war

Top 100 projects index, Q1 2014

Kuwait’s Clean Fuels Project edges Top 100 Projects value higher Subscription

24 April 2014 | By

A busy first quarter for 2014 saw 15 entrants in the MEED Top 100 Projects index

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Subscription

17 April 2014

Over $12bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Serco is the service provider for the Dubai Metro

Bringing the region's services to life Subscription

10 April 2014 | By

Facilities management firm Serco works quietly in the background, providing major services across various sectors in the region, but its CEO is looking to extend its reach

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2014 Subscription

20 March 2014

Over $17bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

Event: Volvo Trucks launches models at Yas racetrack

Opportunities keep trucks on track Subscription

6 March 2014 | By

Volvo Trucks is keen to expand its presence in the Middle East and North Africa to capitalise on population growth and upcoming infrastructure projects across the region

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MEED comment

Dubai Metro: Expansion could link to more areas

Metro progress is a promising sign

17 July 2014 | By

Both Dubai and Doha will benefit in the long term from the metro projects under way for World Cup and Expo

Freight: Emirates carries the most cargo globally

Dubai the hub of cargo industry

3 July 2014 | By

The Middle East is leveraging its geographic location to develop its air and sea cargo industry

Aviation

Airport projects make progress Subscription

29 May 2014

Governments across the GCC are ramping up aviation infrastructure, with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE all making significant strides

Business class: Rivalry between Gulf airlines is intense

Etihad pushes the boundaries Subscription

15 May 2014 | By

While luxury offerings on board the region’s flagship airlines have garnered attention, competing for first-class travellers is a risky strategy

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Special reports

Hamad International airport

Aviation and Airports: Region steps up investment

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

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

Illustration

Middle East rail revival gathers pace in 2013 Subscription

28 October 2013 | By

This year has been a turning point for the Middle East and North African rail market as the region’s ambitions to build metro systems and overland rail networks start to become a reality

Planes

Aviation & Airports: Passenger growth increases Subscription

10 October 2013

Aviation passenger traffic is on the up 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

Kuwait

Kuwaiti projects market 2012 Subscription

6 March 2012

MEED’s online seminar on the Kuwiat projects market, providing a comprehensive forecast and review of opportunities in the country

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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 Ajman International Airport UAE 3,267
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Source: MEED Projects; Data compiled: April 2014; All projects are underway

Projects trends

Gulf Projects Index

Dubai’s Mall of the World boosts index Subscription

17 July 2014

UAE and Bahrain are the outstanding markets of the week

Gulf Projects Index

Four Gulf states keep index stable Subscription

10 July 2014

Growth in Oman, Iraq, the UAE and Saudi Arabia cancels out decline in Kuwait

Gulf Projects Index

Kuwait leads growth in Gulf Index Subscription

19 June 2014

UAE, Qatar and Iraq only other countries to record increase in value

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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

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

Amjad Bangash Subscription

1 October 2013

Amjad Bangash managing director, global rail business, Bechtel Group

Marco Mignogna Subscription

11 September 2013

Marco Mignogna is chief executive officer and president, Eurogate Tanger

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Research reports

Egypt Report

Egypt Projects Market Report 2014

A comprehensive overview and assessment of the projects market in Egypt

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Kuwait Projects 2014

Kuwait Projects 2014

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