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Rail project news

Dubai Metro

Dubai to brief firms on new metro project Subscription

26 April 2015 | By

New line will connect to the Expo 2020 site

Haramain planned rail line

Contractor warned about Haramain railway delays Subscription

21 April 2015 | By

Saudi Railways Company demands alternative emergency plan

Jeddah in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah to tender metro by end of April Subscription

19 April 2015 | By

Jeddah Metro tender documents imminent

Oman rail scheme seeks consultant

Oman rail scheme seeks consultant Subscription

16 April 2015 | By

Construction supervision contract tendered

Rail

Chinese firm signs Egypt railway agreement Subscription

14 April 2015 | By

Egypt signs an agreement with China Railway Construction Corporation for the rehabilitation of railway lines in the greater Cairo area

Dubai contract awards and projects by status

Dubai projects push on despite property price fall Subscription

13 April 2015 | By

Emirate’s ruler has approved a raft of new construction projects

Obhur creek crossing scheme

Saudi Arabia tenders bridge construction Subscription

12 April 2015 | By

Contractors prepare prices for new crossing

Dubai Metro

Dubai seeks interest for Expo metro Subscription

12 April 2015 | By

Route 2020 will be 15 kilometres long

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Market news

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

Roger Cruickshank, Atkins

Metros need revenue from surrounding land Subscription

19 March 2015 | By

Authorities must create ‘zones of attraction’ to fund rail systems

metro

Cairo Metro awards contract for latest phase Subscription

12 March 2015 | By

Deal follows construction award in early March

Metro

Cairo metro contract awarded Subscription

1 March 2015 | By

French firms awarded latest Cairo metro construction contract

UK team wins Saudi railway deal

UK team wins Saudi railway deal Subscription

23 February 2015 | By

Technical support contract awarded for North-South Railway

Doha metro

Doha metro systems contract awarded Subscription

22 February 2015 | By

A Japanese-led consortium is set to be awarded the systems contract for the Doha Metro

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Rail trends

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 Video 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 Video Subscription

1 March 2015

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

Middle East contracts awarded Jan 15

Middle East contracts awarded: January 2015 Video Subscription

3 February 2015

Over $7bn of contracts awarded in January in the Middle East

Railway construction

Rail projects safe from oil price drop Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

No sign of delays for existing rail and metro projects across the GCC although new project plans unlikely to materialise this year

Middle East contract awards December 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: December 2014 Video Subscription

7 January 2015

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

Middle East contracts October 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: October 2014 Video Subscription

1 December 2014

Over $13bn of contracts awarded in October 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

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MEED comment

Elevated railway could be built across the desert to mitigate the impact of sand storms

Saudi Landbridge could be more than just a name Subscription

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 Subscription

23 October 2014 | By

Easing of international sanctions will allow stalled projects to make progress

Dubai Metro: Expansion could link to more areas

Metro progress is a promising sign Subscription

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

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Special reports

Cover

Rail Projects Subscription

12 October 2014 | By

Rail boom dominates GCC construction spending

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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Rail 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

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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

Iraq conflict weighs on Gulf index Subscription

3 February 2015

Saudi Arabia, Oman and Iran only countries to record increases in value

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

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In focus: Riyadh Metro

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

Railway construction

Rail projects safe from oil price drop Subscription

19 January 2015 | By

No sign of delays for existing rail and metro projects across the GCC although new project plans unlikely to materialise this year

Companies

Oman Transport & Communications Ministry Subscription

The Ministry of Transport and Communications in Oman is responsible for projects including Duqm Port and Dry Dock, Muscat International Airport, the Oman National Broadband Strategy Project and the Oman National Railway

Islamic Republic of Iran Railways Subscription

The Islamic Republic of Iran Railways is responsible for the development of passenger and cargo rail services

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People

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

Paul Abbosh Subscription

30 May 2013

Paul Abbosh is project director, Atkins

Nasser Saif al-Mansoori Subscription

30 May 2013

Nasser Saif al-Mansoori is chief executive officer, Etihad Rail

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