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Cairo Egypt

Cairo to get monorail Subscription

4 May 2015 | By

Contractors selected for 52km project

Dubai Metro

Dubai plans metro lines for 2020 and beyond Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

New Expo link first of new rail links planned by RTA as it enhances infrastructure

Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah to tender metro by end of April Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Jeddah Metro tender documents imminent

Rail in Jordan

Jordan tenders rail project Subscription

5 April 2015 | By

International consortiums preparing to bid for three packages

Aqaba container port in Jordan

Jordan moves on port extension Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

Prequalification to begin in quarter two of 2015

Rail

Kuwait rail projects transferred to PPP body Subscription

2 February 2015 | By

Kuwait’s PPP bylaws to be issued in March 2015

Tunisia to study transport options

Tunisia to study transport options Subscription

13 January 2015 | By

Trans-Maghreb rail link under consideration

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

Project bids

Dubai Metro

Bidding teams form for Dubai Metro Expo link Subscription

19 May 2015 | By

Prequalification documents are due to be submitted at end of May

Oman Rail opens prequalification

Oman Rail opens prequalification Subscription

13 May 2015 | By

Next segments to be tendered on $15bn project

Cairo Egypt

Cairo to get monorail Subscription

4 May 2015 | By

Contractors selected for 52km project

Dubai Metro

Dubai confirms metro briefing Subscription

3 May 2015 | By

Route 2020 is the most eagerly awaited Expo project

Rail intersection

Oman discusses prices with rail bidders Subscription

3 May 2015 | By

Five groups are competing for the construction contract

Bahrain Airport Company to launch several tenders

Bahrain Airport Company to launch several tenders Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

First phase of Bahrain International airport expansion expected to be completed by 2018

Riyadh Metro

Saudi Arabia tenders Riyadh metro role Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Six-line metro is under construction

Bids in for Oman expressway work

Bids in for Oman expressway work Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Twelve firms in the running for latest package

Project awards

Mecca light rail system and example for Jeddah Metro

Dutch firm joins Jeddah masterplan team Subscription

13 May 2015 | By

Arcadis subsidiary joins team working on Jeddah transport masterplan

Qatar roads

Seven road contracts awarded in Qatar Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

Qatar’s public works authority has awarded a number of road contracts across the country as local contractors dominate

Bahrain road project

Consultancy team wins Bahrain road scheme Subscription

4 May 2015 | By

Project involves development of strategic North-South link

Egypt Cairo metro

French-led team confirms Cairo metro award Subscription

30 April 2015 | By

French contractors and local partners win 34-month construction contract

Oman roads

Oman awards dual-carriageway Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Local firm approved for road construction contract

Medina in Saudi Arabia

US consultant wins Saudi metro deal Subscription

2 April 2015 | By

Firm is working on metro lines across the region

Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah appoints UK firm for transport plan Subscription

31 March 2015 | By

City-wide transportation planning contract awarded to UK firm

Saudi Arabia awards rail contract

Saudi Arabia awards rail contract Subscription

29 March 2015 | By

Saudi Railways Organisation signs agreement with Chinese firm

Financing

Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai

UAE considers PPI regulations Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

Roads would be first projects

Pylons

Cautious optimism on Kuwait PPP bylaws Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

Developers and financiers study new regulations

Sharm el-Sheikh airport

Egypt confirms loan for airport Subscription

26 April 2015 | By

Sharm el-Sheikh airport receives approval for $140m loan for expansion project

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

Updates

UK firm wins Al-Maktoum airport contract

Export credit agencies teaming up for Dubai airport funding Subscription

21 May 2015 | By

UK offered $2bn of export credit guarantees in 2014

Egypt Suez Canal

Suez Canal investment laws to be finalised Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Suez Canal Zone investment laws to be revised before sent to president for ratification

Egypt Suez Canal

Suez Canal expansion to open ahead of schedule Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

Suez Canal expansion work to be completed ahead of schedule

Dubai Metro

Financing not mandatory for Dubai Expo metro link Subscription

10 May 2015 | By

Funding proposals will be considered for design-and-build contract

Work under way on Umm al-Quwain junction

Work under way on Umm al-Quwain junction Subscription

7 May 2015 | By

Completion due in September 2016

Artist's rendition of Sharq Crossing

Doha to review Sharq Crossing plans Subscription

7 May 2015 | By

Landmark project was delayed in January

Route 2020

Dubai starts prequalification for Expo metro link Subscription

4 May 2015 | By

Interested firms have been invited to a briefing

Qatar-Bahrain causeway still on hold

Qatar-Bahrain causeway still on hold Subscription

3 May 2015 | By

Project unlikely to materialise

Transport market news

10 biggest transport projects due for award

Saudi Arabia remains focused on transport development Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Kingdom has said it will increase transport investment over the next 10 years

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion

Dubai to retender Maktoum airport enabling works Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Contract is first part of a $33bn expansion to the airport

Airport

Kuwait starts airport construction prequalification Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

Kuwait invites contractors to qualify for airport building work

Profits up

Waha Capital profits up 20 per cent Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

AED4bn in investment planned

Top 100 projects Q1 2015

Top 100 projects hits new high Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Index rises, but may soften later in the year

Minister-at-Zayed-Sports

Investment drive for northern emirates Subscription

13 May 2015 | By

The UAE Minister of Public Works Abdullah Belhaif al-Nuaimi on connecting the northern emirates

Air Arabia raises Islamic loan to fund new aircraft

Air Arabia reports strong profits Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

Low-cost carrier sees profits rise 13 per cent year-on-year

UK Export Finance is providing $2bn-worth of export guarantees for the expansion of Al-Maktoum International airport

More support for Dubai aviation expected after UK election Subscription

10 May 2015 | By

Conservatives formed new government after 7 May general election

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Aviation & airports

Dubai tenders Al-Maktoum airport terminal expansion

Dubai to retender Maktoum airport enabling works Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Contract is first part of a $33bn expansion to the airport

Airport

Kuwait starts airport construction prequalification Subscription

18 May 2015 | By

Kuwait invites contractors to qualify for airport building work

Profits up

Waha Capital profits up 20 per cent Subscription

17 May 2015 | By

AED4bn in investment planned

Air Arabia raises Islamic loan to fund new aircraft

Air Arabia reports strong profits Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

Low-cost carrier sees profits rise 13 per cent year-on-year

UK Export Finance is providing $2bn-worth of export guarantees for the expansion of Al-Maktoum International airport

More support for Dubai aviation expected after UK election Subscription

10 May 2015 | By

Conservatives formed new government after 7 May general election

Kuwait International airport

Kuwait retenders airport work Subscription

3 May 2015 | By

Kuwait airport contract retendered after ministry initially rejected bids in February

Emirates signs $9.2bn deal for Rolls-Royce engines

Emirates signs $9.2bn deal for Rolls-Royce engines Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Airbus A380 engines contract is largest ever order for UK-based group

Yu Tao

Stable countries key to long-term plans Subscription

2 April 2015

China State Construction planning to increase workforce in region if contracts come through

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Ports & shipping

Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi

Saudi Arabia expected to place $1bn South Korean order Subscription

23 April 2015 | By

National shipping company expected to order 10 vessels to transport liquid hydrocarbon products

Port

DP World tenders port dredging Subscription

26 March 2015 | By

Access channel will connect to under construction terminal

Dubai Ports Customs & Free zone Corporation

Dubai launches new port operator Subscription

25 March 2015 | By

New company will manage small and medium size facilities

Port

Singapore eyes up port investment in Egypt Subscription

15 March 2015 | By

Singapore identifies port development as the main area of interest for Singaporean investment in Egypt

Investment Ministry and Suez Canal Authority sign cooperation agreement

Investment Ministry assists SCZone Subscription

15 March 2015 | By

Ministry and Suez Canal Authority sign cooperation agreement

Port

Qatar awards port contract Subscription

19 February 2015 | By

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

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Rail

10 biggest transport projects due for award

Saudi Arabia remains focused on transport development Subscription

20 May 2015 | By

Kingdom has said it will increase transport investment over the next 10 years

Top 100 projects Q1 2015

Top 100 projects hits new high Subscription

14 May 2015 | By

Index rises, but may soften later in the year

Minister-at-Zayed-Sports

Investment drive for northern emirates Subscription

13 May 2015 | By

The UAE Minister of Public Works Abdullah Belhaif al-Nuaimi on connecting the northern emirates

Bahrain considers light rail network

Bahrain considers light rail network Subscription

28 April 2015 | By

Study due into building country-wide railway

Pylons

Cautious optimism on Kuwait PPP bylaws Subscription

27 April 2015 | By

Developers and financiers study new regulations

Neil Reynolds CH2M Hill

Rail projects attracting skilled workers Subscription

9 April 2015 | By

No glut in qualified people despite the number of metro and rail schemes planned or underway

Yu Tao

Stable countries key to long-term plans Subscription

2 April 2015

China State Construction planning to increase workforce in region if contracts come through

Yousef AlHorr, Gulf Organisation for Research and Development

World Cup stadiums to conform to green standards Subscription

22 March 2015 | By

Metro stations, stadiums and government buildings must hit minimum sustainability standards

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Roads

Minister-at-Zayed-Sports

Investment drive for northern emirates Subscription

13 May 2015 | By

The UAE Minister of Public Works Abdullah Belhaif al-Nuaimi on connecting the northern emirates

UAE to spend $3.2bn on federal roads by 2030

UAE to spend $3.2bn on federal roads by 2030 Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

All cities to be connected by freeways

Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai

UAE considers PPI regulations Subscription

6 May 2015 | By

Roads would be first projects

Mecca

Contractor wins King Abdulaziz Road deal Subscription

3 May 2015 | By

Contract covers infrastructure work for Mecca redevelopment

Bekaa Valley region in Lebanon

Lebanon receives loan for road project Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development approves $28.8m loan to Lebanon

Yu Tao

Stable countries key to long-term plans Subscription

2 April 2015

China State Construction planning to increase workforce in region if contracts come through

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Transport trends

Emirates airline

Emirates rises on falling oil Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

Strong financial performance lifts carrier’s mood as it seeks to tackle head on the accusations of unfair government support by US rivals

Flanagan: I knew Emirates was going to grow

Obituary: Maurice Flanagan Subscription

12 May 2015 | By

The former executive vice-chairman of Emirates airline talked to Austyn Allison in January about the carrier’s spectacular growth through the years. He passed away on 7 May

MEED contracts awarded April 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: April 2015 Subscription

3 May 2015

Nearly $5bn of contracts awarded in April in the Middle East

Hamad al-Bishri, deputy CEO, Qatar Rail

Interview: Hamad al-Bishri, Qatar Railways Company Subscription

29 April 2015 | By

Qatar Rail’s deputy CEO discusses the Doha Metro, the Lusail light rail project and the country’s tranche of the GCC railway project

Middle East contracts March 2015

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2015 Subscription

15 April 2015

Over $6bn of contracts awarded in March in the Middle East

Iran transport projects

Iran's transport sector in need of sanctions relief Subscription

30 March 2015 | By

Islamic Republic will have better access to finance and international technical expertise if embargoes ease

Qatar projects update

Qatar project awards to increase Subscription

23 March 2015 | By

Around $30bn-worth of awards are expected to be made in 2015

Gulf projects index

Middle East contracts awarded: February 2015 Subscription

1 March 2015

Over $8bn of contracts awarded in February in the Middle East

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MEED comment

Hossam Abougabal

Suez Canal area encouraged by investment laws

21 May 2015 | By

The waterway expansion and development of the surrounding area could transform Egypt’s economy

Emirates

UK plays increasing role in Dubai aviation Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Government funding support is creating opportunities for UK businesses

Port operations

New port operator leverages Dubai experience Subscription

31 March 2015 | By

New port operator will help emirate’s maritime sector keep growing

Colin Foreman

Testing times for Qatar construction Subscription

29 March 2015 | By

The country’s infrastructure development plans have reached a pivotal period

Egypt's Capital City project

Cairo awakens with ambitious plans Subscription

17 March 2015 | By

Egypt is beginning to look like a lucrative market for contractors

Etihad Airways

Gulf aviation hub to be largely unchallenged Subscription

11 March 2015 | By

Demands from US airlines have been raised in Washington

Philippa Wilkinson

Oman continues high capital spend Subscription

3 March 2015

Key projects will go forward in 2015

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Special reports

Suez Canal

Ports & Shipping: Gulf ports buck global trend Subscription

3 March 2015

Weak crude prices are providing an uplift for the regional tanker market and triggering a more active sea trade

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 Subscription

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

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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
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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

Gulf index sees biggest fall in months Subscription

21 April 2015

Only three countries post expansions in value

Gulf projects index

Bahrain makes biggest gains Subscription

14 April 2015

Iran and Qatar also expand, but fail to lift Gulf Projects Index

Gulf projects index

Qatar leads Gulf index growth Subscription

31 March 2015

Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain also record expansions in value

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Companies

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Aeroports de Paris Subscription

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

Agence Nationale des Autoroutes Subscription

The Agence Nationale des Autoroutes (ANA) is responsible for the design, development and construction of highway infrastructure projects in Algeria

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People

Suzanne al-Anani Subscription

22 January 2015

Suzanne al-Anani, CEO, Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects

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

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Research reports

Qatar Transport 2015

Qatar Transport 2015

A comprehensive review of the transportation sector in Qatar

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MEED events

Kuwait Projects 2014

Kuwait Projects 2015

23 - 25 November 2015 | Exploring project opportunities in the Kuwait Market

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