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Rail project news

Dubai Metro

Mitsubishi likely to win new Dubai Metro work Subscription

26 August 2014 | By

Dubai Road & Transport Authority prepares to tender $1.8bn in construction deals and signals Mitsubishi-led consortium as frontrunner

Mecca

Mecca sets new metro tender deadline Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Bid are now due in late October

Metro

Joint venture wins more work on Doha Metro Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Team secures contract for elevated sections of railway

Cairo metro

Bidders given new closing date for Cairo metro Line 3 tender Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Seven groups prequalified for third phase of Cairo metro Line 3

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

Qatar transport projects

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

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

Dubai Metro

Dubai gives metro bidders more time Subscription

15 July 2014 | By

Study will look at increasing the capacity of the rail system

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Market news

Dubai tram

Extra safety measures push Dubai’s tram over budget Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Transport authority says additional features have been added to prevent collisions with cars and pedestrians

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

Railway

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

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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Rail trends

Middle East contracts awarded July 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: July 2014 Video Subscription

11 August 2014

Over $8bn of contracts were awarded in July in the Middle East

Middle East contracts awarded June 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: June 2014 Video Subscription

31 July 2014

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

Middle East contract awards May 2014

Middle East contracts awarded: May 2014 Video 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 Video Subscription

31 May 2014

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

March contract awards

Middle East contracts awarded: March 2014 Video 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

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

MEED Quality Awards

Deadline nears for MEED Quality Awards for Projects entries

21 January 2014

The awards will once again look to recognise the projects executed with the highest quality

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MEED comment

Dubai: Infrastructure requires new sources of funding

Race for Mecca metro deals Subscription

17 April 2014

Competition for Mecca metro contracts heats up as Turkish firms dominate the field in the prequalification round

Private funding

Dubai looks to private funding Subscription

10 April 2014

The emirate is seeking to involve the private sector in its power and transport infrastructure sectors

Rail

Next hurdle for key rail market Subscription

27 March 2014 | By

While billions of dollars are being invested in rail infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, it still faces a challenge in attracting the necessary expertise

Regional metro schemes

New players to fill metro void Subscription

20 March 2014

With the region’s metro boom gathering pace, competition for resources is also mounting

Doha

Riyadh metro makes progress Subscription

27 February 2014

While similarities exist, the Doha and Riyadh metro projects are being delivered using quite different procurement methods

Rail

Rail boom spreads across the region Subscription

14 November 2013

Several light rail schemes are being fast-tracked in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi

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Special reports

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

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

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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

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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Projects trends

Gulf Projects Index

Gulf Index sees its worst week in nearly two years Subscription

27 August 2014 | By

All markets declined apart from those of Qatar and Saudi Arabia

Gulf projects index

Iraq’s project market continues to slide as US steps up intervention Subscription

14 August 2014

The contraction in Iraq’s projects market weighed on the regional index for the Gulf as a whole

Gulf Projects Index

Iran market expansion shores up index Subscription

7 August 2014

With a market growth of 3.8 per cent, Iran offers the main support for the Gulf Projects Index

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In focus: Riyadh Metro

Mecca

Mecca sets new metro tender deadline Subscription

25 August 2014 | By

Bid are now due in late October

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

Companies

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Yapı Merkezi Subscription

Yapi Merkezi was founded in 1965 in Turkey, it provides contracting services in the Middle East to the rail sector

Saudi Railways Organisation

Saudi Railways Organisation Subscription

Saudi Railways Organisation is a state owned company and has been operational since 1951, responsible for the upgrade, expansion and rail network throughout Saudi Arabia including the North South Railway and the Haramain High Speed Rail project

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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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Tenders

Egypt: Workshop roof works Subscription

22 August 2014 | By

Rehabilitation, revamping and lighting of a sliding steel structure roof for productive workshops

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Research reports

Morocco Cover

Morocco Projects Market Report 2014

A comprehensive overview of the fast-emerging Morocco projects market

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