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  • MENA energy investments aim to draw $1 trillion in 5 years

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2017

    Total energy investments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) could approach the $1 trillion mark over the course of 5 years.

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  • Combined construction in the GCC is valued close to $1.1 billion

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2017

    The value of ongoing urban construction projects across the GCC has exceeded the $1 trillion mark, indicates new research findings.

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  • Oman targets investments worth $8 billion for industrial port

    Oman March 20 , 2017

    As part of a new phase of expansion and growth, Oman’s Sohar Port and Freezone (Sohar) is targeting $8 billion worth of new investments over the next 5 years.

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  • MENA rail market to see 3% annual growth over the next 4 years

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2017

    The railway supply market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is expected to grow at over 3% annually for the next 4 years, owing to the many big-ticket projects currently developing in countries around the region.

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  • G20 nations will meet this week to discuss global trade

    Germany March 13 , 2017

    Finance ministers and central bankers from the G20 group of leading industrialised nations meet in Germany this week for the first time since Donald Trump was elected president of the US.

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  • GCC VAT framework to be announced soon

    Oman March 09 , 2017

    GCC countries will announce the unified VAT framework within the next 10 days, according to officials at Ernst & Young.

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  • Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi shaping up for 2018 launch

    United Arab Emirates March 01 , 2017

    Developers of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi have announced that the indoor theme park will include 29 immersive rides, entertaining shows and interactive attractions.

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  • $320 billion worth power projects in the GCC pipeline

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2017

    The GCC currently has in its pipeline more than $320 billion worth of power projects in various stages, out of which more than $100 billion are projects with renewable and alternative sources, according to an industry report.

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  • Two Omani SMEs awarded Shell’s solar PV project for schools

    Oman February 20 , 2017

    Shell Development Oman has awarded contracts to two Omani small and medium enterprises (SMEs) for the installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels in schools, as part of a pilot phase of their ‘Solar into Schools’ project.

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  • Infrastructure contracts worth $220 million signed by Duqm authority

    Oman February 15 , 2017

    Oman’s Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) has awarded 4 contracts for infrastructure works at a total cost of approximately $220 million, in a bid to complete projects as part of their 2020 plan.

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  • Construction starts at Majid Al Futtaim’s $39.5 million community mall in Oman

    Oman February 14 , 2017

    Majid Al Futtaim Properties has broken ground on its new community mall in Oman, My City Centre Sur, following the appointment of Oman Shapoorji Company LLC (OSCO) and Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC (SPML) as the project’s main contractor.

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  • GCC states to adopt 5% VAT from January 2018

    United Arab Emirates February 14 , 2017

    All six nations of the GCC are planning to implement a 5% value added tax (VAT) by January 2018, a senior UAE official said.

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  • Oman invites consultants for independent water projects

    February 13 , 2017

    Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has invited bids from consultancy firms to provide project management and technical consultancy services for construction of two independent water projects (IWP) being developed in the country.

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  • Saudi registers highest rail project value in the GCC

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2017

    The UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar accounts for 85% of the $69 billion worth of rail projects under construction in the GCC.

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  • Smart grids can save GCC $10 billion by 2020

    United Arab Emirates February 07 , 2017

    One of the most important steps towards improving electricity diversification and conservation in the GCC is to develop smart grid and smart metering roll-out under the overall umbrella of demand side management.

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  • Oman’s Sinaw-Mahoot-Duqm Road is 60% complete

    Oman February 02 , 2017

    A 109 km stretch of the new Sinaw-Mahoot-Duqm road project has officially opened, the Ministry of Transport and Communications announced.

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  • Work begins on Alfardan Properties’ mixed-use project in Muscat

    Oman January 31 , 2017

    Oman-based Alfardan Properties has announced that work on a mixed-use project on the Sultan Qaboos Highway, close to the Muscat International Airport has begun.

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  • Duqm Port work to finish by 2019, become operational by early 2020

    Oman January 31 , 2017

    All major works at the Duqm port will be completed by Q4 2019 and become operational as a full-fledged port at by the beginning of 2020.

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  • Imdaad taps into FM growth with $16.34 million investment plan

    United Arab Emirates January 31 , 2017

    Dubai-based integrated facilities management company, Imdaad, has announced plans to invest $16.34 million this year to achieve growth via targeted acquisition of local firms.

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  • Oman invites bids for developing logistics hub

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  • Middle East will be the fastest growing construction market in the world

    United Arab Emirates January 22 , 2017

    The Middle East’s construction market is set to grow at a faster pace than any other region in the world this year, according to analysts BMI Research.

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  • Boskalis awarded $533 million Duqm port contract

    Oman January 17 , 2017

    Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis), a global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors, has been awarded a $533 million contract for the design, procurement and construction of a bulk liquid berth...

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  • Petrofac wins $600 million contract for Salalah LPG project

    Oman January 12 , 2017

    UK-based oilfield services company Petrofac said it has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth nearly $600 million from Salalah LPG.

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  • Real estate in the GCC is the fastest growing sectors in the world

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha have emerged as the top three real estate markets in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, as per an industry report.

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  • Majid al Futtaim to build $81.7 million community mall in Masdar City

    United Arab Emirates January 12 , 2017

    UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim has announced plans to build a new community mall in Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City with a total investment of $81.67 million.

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  • Oman - Maintenance and completion works on housing units

    Oman January 05 , 2017

    Completion of remaining works for construction completion and maintenance of (60) housing units in in Wilayat Sohar.

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  • New road to link UAE and Oman by 2018

    United Arab Emirates January 05 , 2017

    A 15km extension of the new 6-lane Fujairah expressway connecting UAE and Oman will be ready by next year, officials have announced.

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  • Arab Fund to support road infrastructure projects in Oman

    Oman January 02 , 2017

    The Omani government and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) have signed two loan agreements to fund several road development and water projects in the Sultanate.

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  • Rising construction activities in MEA drives demand for asphalt additives

    United Arab Emirates December 28 , 2016

    According to Transparency Market Research (TMR), the rising demand from the construction sector in the Middle East and Africa provides attractive opportunities for asphalt additives producers.

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  • Mega theme park to open in Oman in 2017

    Oman December 27 , 2016

    A theme park is being planned for an opening in 2017, making it one of the first entertainment arenas of this kind in the sultanate.

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  • New deal to support Oman’s growing construction machinery market

    Oman December 20 , 2016

    US firm Case Construction Equipment has appointed Oman’s International Equipment and Contracting Co (IECC) as its new dealer for the sultanate to meet the growing demand for construction machinery from contractors, government organisations and rental...

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  • "Engineering marvel" Saudi-Oman link road expected to open shortly

    Oman December 19 , 2016

    A 680 km-long road linking Oman with Saudi Arabia via the Empty Quarter is expected to open early 2017, the Saudi Transport Ministry has confirmed.

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  • GCC pumps $100 billion investments in airport expansion projects

    United Arab Emirates December 18 , 2016

    With Middle East passengers projected to double by 2035, the GCC is fuelling $100 billion in airport expansion and construction projects in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, according to industry experts.

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  • Fully-integrated software solutions from Xpedeon

    United Arab Emirates December 15 , 2016

    Xpedeon is a fully-integrated Enterprise Resource Planning ERP software, purpose-built for the projects industry.

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  • Fibre optic cable network works for Omantel

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  • New project to boost supply of primary building materials in Qatar

    Qatar December 12 , 2016

    A recently-opened conveyor belt project at Mesaieed Port will enable Qatar to increase the supplies of primary building materials from 17 million tonnes to 34 million tonnes a year, Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) Chief Executive Officer, Eisa Al...

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  • Al Hassan Engineering wins $67 million contract for waste treatment plant expansion project

    United Arab Emirates December 07 , 2016

    Omani firm, Al Hassan Engineering has won a $67.1million contract from Intecsa Ingenieria Industrial for its BeAAT treatment plant expansion project in Abu Dhabi.

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  • British Prime Minister to be the first female leader to attend the Gulf Co-operation Council in Bahrain

    December 05 , 2016

    The UK will enjoy £30 billion post-Brexit trade with the Middle East by relaxing work visa restrictions and trade barriers, according to the UK government.

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  • Muscat’s Alargan International launches Telal Al Qurm townhouse project

    Oman December 04 , 2016

    The construction of 46 new townhouses has started in the Telal Al Qurm community project in Muscat.

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  • Oman’s Sezad signs $437 million port project contracts

    Oman November 16 , 2016

    Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad) in Oman has signed three agreements worth $437 million including the construction of a marine fishing port and a fishery port as well as several works for the second package of the Duqm Port.

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  • $100 billion in airport projects underway in Middle East

    Oman November 16 , 2016

    More than $100 billion worth of airport projects are either underway or planned throughout the Middle East right now.

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  • Phase 1 Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront will launch on Wednesday

    Oman November 14 , 2016

    The Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) launched the $1.3 billion Mina Sultan Qaboos Waterfront project aimed at transforming Port Sultan Qaboos into a major tourism-based mixed-use waterfront destination.

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  • Smart office facilities planned for Duqm

    Oman November 14 , 2016

    The Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD) and Duqm Smart Business Company have signed a usufruct agreement to develop a smart office facility constructed from shipping containers refurbished.

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  • Construction works begin on Majid Al Futtaim’s Oman mall

    Oman November 09 , 2016

    UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim Properties has started construction works of Mall of Oman, featuring the sultanate’s largest indoor snow park and an edutainment centre.

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  • Oman’s $1.3 billion Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront project to begin work

    Saudi Arabia November 09 , 2016

    Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) will start work on the first phase of its ambitious $1.29 billion Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront project, a report has announced.

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  • New $300 million steel complex to be built by Misco in Sohar

    Oman November 01 , 2016

    Oman-based Moon Iron & Steel Company (Misco) has appointed Germany-based SMS Group to build a new rebar production mini mill at the Sohar Industrial Estate.

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  • Three new properties announced by Ascott in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia October 18 , 2016

    CapitaLand’s wholly owned serviced residence business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), continues to extend its footprint in the Middle East announcing new contracts to manage three properties in Saudi Arabia, including its first in the Islamic holy city of...

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  • New 45-storey residential tower in Downtown Dubai by SP International

    United Arab Emirates October 18 , 2016

    Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) International Property Developers has announced the launch of Imperial Avenue in Downtown Dubai, its first real estate project outside India.

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  • New 280-room hotel and IPA headquarters construction for Muscat

    Oman October 16 , 2016

    Supporting the Oman Government efforts to enhance the partnership between public and private sectors, the Muscat National Development and Investment Company (ASAAS) has signed a land usufruct agreement with the Institute of Public Administration (IPA).

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  • Oman’s Duqm Authority invites private sector to invest in commercial centre

    Oman October 06 , 2016

    Investment opportunities have been made available for the private sector to have direct participation in the development of a major commercial centre (and its associated facilities) within Oman’s Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZAD).

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  • GCC moves Etihad Rail deadline from 2018 to 2021

    October 01 , 2016

    Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, who also chairs the Federal Transport Authority’s Land and Maritime department said: “the decision to move the deadline from 2018 to 2021 was taken at a meeting between GCC Transport Ministers in April and it is likely to be...

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  • Qatar to have highest number of 'green' buildings in MENA by 2030

    Oman September 29 , 2016

    The country has accelerated its efforts to build greener and more sustainable buildings in the last 10 years

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  • Canadian firm wins Dubai Investments Park contract to design a new storm water and groundwater drainage network

    September 29 , 2016

    Dubai Investments Park (DIP), one of the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential communities in the Middle East, has signed an agreement with Canadian firm, MWH to design a new storm water and groundwater drainage network within the...

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  • Six Construct completes marine works project at The Port of Fujairah

    United Arab Emirates September 22 , 2016

    The company was awarded the contract to design and construct a very large crude carrier (VLCC) jetty at the port

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  • Oman tourism projects on track, expert says

    September 19 , 2016

    "We are currently concentrating on Madinat al Irfan, Port Sultan Qaboos, new hotel and ITC projects and a hotel project in Salalah," said the CEO of Omran.

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  • Over 500 hotels currently in the pipeline in the Middle East

    August 30 , 2016

    About 501 hotels, totalling 144,321 rooms, are in various stages of development pipeline in the region

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  • Oman rail on track, officials say

    Oman August 28 , 2016

    The rail network will link three major ports and will provide a vital boost to the country's logistics sector

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  • Indian Firm bags $230m steel mill project in Oman

    Oman August 24 , 2016

    Sharjah based Indian firm Shriram EPC FZE to build the balance of still mill plant in Sohar

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  • Oman restructures its water sector

    Oman August 23 , 2016

    Oman's PAEW re-evaluates the country's potable and waste water resources

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  • Oman lets PPPs add to growth of its construction sector

    Oman August 23 , 2016

    Oman's construction sector to see significant growth in 2016 with over $5 billion

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  • GCC to have near-term relief from oil spike, says Moody's

    August 23 , 2016

    GCC's funding shifts more towards debt issuances this year

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  • Two Bridges will connect Saudi with Bahrain and Qatar

    Saudi Arabia August 23 , 2016

    The Kingdom is building up for massive GCC development

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  • Oman begins construction on new Rotana Hotel

    Oman August 21 , 2016

    Sundus Investment Projects builds 4-star business hotel at Airport Heights

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  • Contractors invited to bid for work on two projects in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates August 11 , 2016

    The Department of Municipal Affairs has floated two tenders for work in the Western region of the Emirate

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  • Masdar's wind energy project will reach completion by the end of 2017

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2016

    The company’s UK-based Dudgeon development is the second offshore wind project for the company

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  • New Muscat International Airport terminal construction on track

    Oman August 01 , 2016

    Oman plans further expansions in three subsequent phases to boost the airport’s annual capacity to 24, 36, and 48 million passengers

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  • 54,000 new hotel rooms in UAE pipeline

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2016

    The busiest year's for for project openings will be 2017 and 2018 including the Paramount Hotel Dubai and the Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi

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  • Ezdan installs water saving devices at Al Wukair residential project

    Qatar July 24 , 2016

    Company has been installed about 262,000 water saving devices in more than 15,000 residential units

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  • Carillion Alawi bags $240mn contract extension with PDO

    Oman July 21 , 2016

    The 4.5 year contract extension will see Carillion provide facilities management services at 12 locations across Oman

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  • GCC spending on facades to grow to $12bn by 2024

    United Arab Emirates July 20 , 2016

    Architects and developers need to prioritise lower heating and air conditioning costs to achieve energy efficiency, report finds

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  • Jezeera Airways given permission to build new terminal at Kuwait International Airport

    Kuwait July 19 , 2016

    The request was approved by the Kuwait Council of Ministers, with the intent of helping to ease passenger congestion at the country's only primary airport

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  • Hill bags $7.3mn contract extension on Algerian project

    Algeria July 11 , 2016

    The firm has won an 18 month extension and will continue to provide project management services for the Forum Al Djazair development

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  • New tourist projects planned for Oman's Duqm

    Oman June 30 , 2016

    Al-Khonji Real Estate & Development LLC (AQAR) will build a touristic and real estate project at Duqm worth $10 million

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  • Bee'ah signs five year contract with Al Kalba Municipality

    United Arab Emirates June 26 , 2016

    The company will provide waste management services for public, residential, commercial and agricultural areas

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  • Al Hassan signs $18m Liwa site works deal

    June 23 , 2016

    The Liwa plastic project will be financed by export credit agencies representing the multiple governments

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  • GCC Fuels $100bn in airport construction projects

    June 23 , 2016

    Comfortable airport terminals key for growing passenger numbers, announces airport consultancy

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  • Oman sees drop in rent prices

    Oman June 22 , 2016

    The real estate market in muscat is seeing a decline in residential rents and sales, a trend forecast to continue into the next quarter

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  • Emrill signs 3 year FM contract with 'The Beach'

    United Arab Emirates June 19 , 2016

    The company will provide services including waste management, generator and BMS maintenance

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  • REPORT: GCC projects worth $2trn in pipeline

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2016

    Construction, transport and power are forecast to be the leading sectors, with shares of 52 per cent, 19 per cent and 11 per cent.

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  • Initial tenders floated Oman for water projects

    Oman May 31 , 2016

    Demand for potable water in Oman's northern region is projected to grow by six per cent per annum in the next five years.

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  • New Muscat airport project to complete in 2016

    Oman May 29 , 2016

    Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Omani Minister of Transport and Communications, says 91% of work on MC3 package is complete

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  • Ashgahl and Bin Omran celebrate LTI achievement

    Qatar May 29 , 2016

    Contractor and govenement body have registered two million man hours without an LTI on the Interim Upgrade of E-ring road and Najma street project

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  • Hill International wins $78.7mn deal in Kuwait

    Kuwait May 26 , 2016

    Firm to provide programme management consultancy services during development of South Al Mutlaa City

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  • Solar energy student contest in Dubai to build on COP21

    United Arab Emirates May 25 , 2016

    Competition will seek to bridge gap between education and industry, trip to Munich and cash prizes await winning teams

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  • Dubai expects 2.5m Saudi tourists in 2020

    United Arab Emirates May 22 , 2016

    Visitors from the GCC countries topped the list of Dubai tourists, making up 25 per cent of the total number of tourists from around the world in Q1 2016.

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  • Parsons awarded UAE deep wastewater tunnels project

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    The primary objectives for the project are to reduce the overall cost of treating wastewater in the Emirate

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  • Healthcare projects to drive investment in GCC

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2016

    Healthcare industry is expected to need an additional 1500 beds by 2020

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  • Muscat to build new $54.5m hospital

    Oman May 15 , 2016

    The 70-bed multi-speciality hospital is expected to be completed in three years and Financial Corporation SAOG (Fincorp) has been appointed as the advisor.

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  • Middle East Waste and Recycling to kick off as Dubai targets Zero Waste by 2030

    United Arab Emirates May 15 , 2016

    The UAE has adopted specific measures to achieve the ‘zero waste’ objective and successfully divert 75 per cent of waste from landfills by 2021.

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  • REPORT: Private funding critical for big GCC projects

    May 15 , 2016

    Governments in the region are increasingly looking at the private sector as a partner to operate and finance infrastructure assets.

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  • Danube strengthens affordable housing segment with $82m Glamz Residence

    United Arab Emirates May 04 , 2016

    Danube had successfully floated the idea of home ownership two years ago as record numbers of customers joined the sustainable affordable housing bandwagon

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  • Oman delays ambitious GCC rail project

    Oman May 03 , 2016

    Senior official did not confirm when the project would be re-launched

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  • Veolia wins first waste management contract in Oman

    Oman May 03 , 2016

    Company will manage municipal waste in north-west of the Sultanate

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  • Majid Al Futtaim $1.3bn investments to create jobs

    Oman May 03 , 2016

    The company will be investing heavily in new projects over the next five years as part of new strategy

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  • Suitable management of medical waste

    United Arab Emirates May 03 , 2016

    With medical tourism set to reach 500,000 a year by 2020, the generation of medical waste in the UAE is forecast reaching 35 tons per day in 5 years.

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  • PwC Middle East acquires HLP Consulting

    United Arab Emirates May 02 , 2016

    HLP to improve PwC’s ‘existing capabilities in the region’

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  • Emirates Building Systems bags Riyadh Metro deal

    Saudi Arabia May 01 , 2016

    Company will provide steel structures for second phase of the mega-project

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  • GCC Rail project to create 80,000 jobs

    April 26 , 2016

    Beginning from Kuwait City and ending in Muscat, the total cost of the 2,117-km railway is estimated at $15.4 billion, including the cost of two new causeways.

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  • German investors plan mega solar project in Oman

    Oman April 24 , 2016

    German investment trusts will provide the required finance, technology, technically qualified professionals and training for local people to develop the project.

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  • Krantz air units chosen for Louvre Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2016

    Al Futtaim Engineering is supplying Louvre Abu Dhabi with Krantz air outlet units.

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  • Saudi Arabia lifts cement export ban

    Saudi Arabia April 12 , 2016

    The Saudi government imposed a ban on cement exports in 2008 to push prices down and accommodate demand from large government-funded infrastructure projects.

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  • NAPCO's revenue grows 28% in 2015

    April 05 , 2016

    The company also recorded an increase of 11 per cent net profit to $2.02m from $1.81m in the previous year.

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  • Oman to build new airport city at Seeb

    Oman March 27 , 2016

    Oman Airports Management Company said the project is a key part of the company's five-year strategic growth Plan (2016-2020).

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  • Plans revealed for Al Maktoum International Airport’s expansion

    United Arab Emirates March 23 , 2016

    Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) appoints Al Jaber LEGT Engineering and Contracting [ALEC] to undertake development.

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  • Saudi Aramco to keep investing in downstream sectors

    United Arab Emirates March 22 , 2016

    "It is our estimate that by the end of the year, the price will start to adjust upward," said Saudi Aramco Chief Executive Amin Nasser

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  • Indian industrialist set to revolutionise GCC steel sector

    India March 22 , 2016

    According to market analysts in India, the $6 billion construction market in the GCC requires around 15 million tonnes of steel annually.

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  • Construction begins on ‘iconic’ 1/ JBR project

    United Arab Emirates March 21 , 2016

    The luxurious tower is set for completion and handover in 2019

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  • Eight pre-qualified firms vie for three water projects in Oman

    Oman March 17 , 2016

    The companies are selected after a request for qualification (RfQ) tender floated by the state-owned OPWP in December last year

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  • Iran approves over $2.6bn investment for new projects

    Iran, Islamic Republic of March 17 , 2016

    Deputy Minister of Economy said the total cost of the projects approved for the year will be about $7bn.

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  • ENOC to begin construction of Project Falcon extension to Al Maktoum International Airport

    United Arab Emirates March 17 , 2016

    Emirates National Oil Company reveals construction of an underground 16km jet fuel pipeline expansion linking its storage terminal in Jebel Ali with Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South.

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  • Passenger car numbers on GCC roads to hit 19m by 2020

    United Arab Emirates March 17 , 2016

    Saudi Arabia will hold the lion’s share of cars and the UAE is expected to have 3.53 million vehicles running on its roads by 2020.

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  • Transforming concrete with colour

    United Arab Emirates March 13 , 2016

    One of the biggest trends in construction over the past year has been the interest in coloured concrete. Simple to use, cost effective and, when used in collaboration with designers and architects, can transform a construction project. We spoke to Peter...

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  • Al Maha Ceramics makes big business in Saudi

    Saudi Arabia March 10 , 2016

    The company displayed its attractive eye-catching designs of "Digiplus" range of Ceramic tiles using contemporary Digital printing technology with a variety of shades to suit every décor and cater to the needs of its customers

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  • Russia agrees $5bn investment in Iran for new projects

    Russian Federation March 09 , 2016

    Russia agrees cash for Iranian infrastructure construction projects, which indicates greater cooperation between the two countries

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  • Oman eyes more trade with Iran with Salalah deal

    Oman March 08 , 2016

    With sanctions on Iran lifting in January, Gulf States are looking to do more business with Tehran as Oman focuses on boosting shipping ties.

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  • Alstom starts building train manufacturing site in South Africa

    United Arab Emirates March 07 , 2016

    The site will be used to manufacture 580 suburban trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

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  • The Big 5 Saudi 2016: Best ever seminars at kingdom's biggest construction show

    Saudi Arabia March 06 , 2016

    Register to gain free entry to 38 educational events and 3,000+ construction products

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  • Oman may cut power subsidy by 8%

    Oman March 03 , 2016

    An official said that the sultanate is planning on adjusting electricity metres for specific segments to reduce costs

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  • Property sales soar in Oman despite oil price fall

    Oman March 03 , 2016

    Oman's real estate transactions registered a rise of 31 per cent in January 2016, reaching $911m (OMR350.8m) compared to $697m (OMR268.4m) recorded in the same period last year

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  • Iran presents $1.5trn investment opportunities in the next 10 years

    Iran, Islamic Republic of March 03 , 2016

    The Iranian Government is planning on progressively increasing its net investment in manufacturing to $25.5bn by early 2018, $35bn by 2020, and $62bn by 2025.

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  • Al-Futtaim to build logistics facility at KAEC

    Saudi Arabia March 03 , 2016

    The companies already operating in the industrial valley have been exporting their products through the adjacent King Abdullah Port since the port became operational in January 2014.

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  • Oman to sign deals for $300 million water project

    Oman March 02 , 2016

    The contracts are for the Barka Independent Water Project, due to begin operating by January 2018

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  • New timeline for 2,177km GCC rail project

    Saudi Arabia February 28 , 2016

    As part of an ambitious plan to go ahead, GCC transport ministers will meet in Riyadh next month to discuss plans to go ahead with the GCC railway project in a more realistic manner despite weak global oil prices.

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  • Masharie to increase aluminium production to meet demand in downstream, industrial fields

    February 28 , 2016

    Masharie subsidiary's are targeting new markets as part of their international expansion strategy, with a strong focus on Africa, GCC and Middle East

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  • Dubai ranked best city for expats in MENA

    United Arab Emirates February 24 , 2016

    Dubai and Abu Dhabi rank at the top of the list for quality of life in the GCC, as Muscat, Oman listed 107th followed by Doha, Qatar in 110th place. Kuwait City came in 124th, closely followed by Saudi cities like Riyadh and Jeddah ranking at 164th and 165th...

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  • Green building made easy

    Saudi Arabia February 23 , 2016

    We speak to Eng. Omar Mohamed Al-Touqi, Technical Manager, King Abdulaziz University Projects – Jeddah prior to his seminar at Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events as part of The Big 5 Saudi 2016.

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  • REPORT: GCC construction firms urged to cut staff

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2016

    Spending has declined due to low oil prices and companies are required to hire more nationals, which increases labor costs. These factors have forced GCC contractors to suddenly cut costs and tighten their operations.

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  • Construction firm fined $3.2m over UAE bribery offence

    United Arab Emirates February 22 , 2016

    The UK-based company pleaded guilty to the charge of failing to prevent an act of bribery, which took place in the UAE.

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  • Caterpillar excavator hits bridge in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia February 21 , 2016

    The bridge, which had a height restriction of 5.5 metres, was apparently struck from below by the arm of the CAT excavator.

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  • Saudi Arabia: 1,000 construction workers strike over unpaid wages

    Saudi Arabia February 18 , 2016

    Employees of a Jeddah company have refused to work, with some disconnecting the electricity to protest not being paid for six months.

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  • Oman to focus on domestic rail system

    Oman February 15 , 2016

    Technical and bureaucratic delays have pushed expected completion of the GCC rail project past the original target of 2017. So Oman has shifted its focus towards a domestic rail system.

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  • Riyadh Metro project on track

    Saudi Arabia February 11 , 2016

    One of the world’s largest metro projects, Riyadh metro is scheduled to be completed in 2018.

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  • REPORT: Saudi construction sector strong despite oil price fall

    Saudi Arabia February 11 , 2016

    The building and infrastructure sectors in Saudi Arabia are forecast to record the highest contractor awards in 2016, according to a new report. Free download available

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  • IN PICTURES: Ten of Zaha Hadid’s greatest buildings

    February 10 , 2016

    The Big 5 Hub selects ten of the best buildings designed by Zaha Hadid, the first female recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

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  • UAE plans to trim ministries as sheikh announces changes

    United Arab Emirates February 09 , 2016

    "In the new structure of the federal government, we will have a roadmap for outsourcing most of the government services to the private sector," Sheikh Mohammad said.

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  • Consultancy lays off 100 staff across Middle East

    United Arab Emirates February 04 , 2016

    Some of the projects it is currently working on include the Port Sultan Qaboos redevelopment in Oman and the Riyadh and Doha metro lines.

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  • DBMT to set up facility in Hamriyah Free Zone

    United Arab Emirates February 03 , 2016

    This new facility will provide easy access to all the emirates as well as the international markets due to the strategic position of Hamriyah Free Zone in the UAE

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  • Dubai visitor numbers soar in 2015

    United Arab Emirates January 28 , 2016

    Dubai welcomes record 14.2 million overnight visitors , double the growth of the global tourism industry. Growth is forecast to continue as emirate boosts hotel rooms and increases leisure attractions

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  • Etihad Rail suspends tendering for phase 2 of UAE rail network

    United Arab Emirates January 27 , 2016

    The announcement comes amid reports of restructuring as government spending slows due to oil prices

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  • DEWA awards $35.4m contract to extend major water networ

    United Arab Emirates January 20 , 2016

    The project is expected to be completed within 30 months of its start date. The NDRC network will be launched and will be fully-operational once all extension work has been completed.

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  • Etihad Rail lays off 30% of its workforce

    January 18 , 2016

    Etihad Rail has cut nearly a third of its workforce, as Abu Dhabi seeks to trim costs after the slump in oil

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  • @HVACRSaudi: Finding your comfort ozone

    Saudi Arabia January 11 , 2016

    Trane, an HVAC R show exhibitor, is aiming for 50 per cent reduction in the direct Green House Gas (GHG) potential for its HVAC products by 2030. The show opens today at 4pm and runs until January 13 in Jeddah.

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  • Saudi Prince cancels plans to consider investments in Iran

    Iran, Islamic Republic of January 07 , 2016

    Alwaleed also said he had refused the Iranian ambassador's request for a meeting and stopped all flights to Iran by the budget carrier Flynas.

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  • Etihad Rail partners with CEVA Logistics

    United Arab Emirates January 07 , 2016

    Once ready, the Etihad Rail network will span approximately 1,200 kilometers across the UAE, providing both freight and passenger services.

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  • Insurers to review premiums at 500 Dubai skyscrapers over flammable cladding fears

    January 06 , 2016

    Insurers in Dubai reconsider premiums for pre-2012 composite clad buildings following devastating fire at The Address. Manufacturer of aluminium-polyurethane panels used at the 302m hotel says it met fire standards in 2006. UAE's National newspaper releases...

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  • Oman seeks private investment for $1.3bn waterfront development

    Oman January 04 , 2016

    The project is the first to be announced after the sultanate revealed its five-year plan on Sunday

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  • New UAE labour contracts come into effect

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2016

    The Ministry of Labour said it will not be issuing new work permits to overseas workers, nor renewing current residents’ permits, where the employer fails to provide a signed unified contract.

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  • UAE to hire consultant for $212m road projects

    United Arab Emirates January 04 , 2016

    UAE Ministry of Public Works is in the process of hiring a consultant to study implementation of seven key road projects in Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah.

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  • Lights, camera, action for newest hotel brand

    United Arab Emirates January 03 , 2016

    In the competitive world of hospitality building a brand is as important as building the resort complex. And that brand must be more more than image alone: it is about the creation of a unique experience. Thomas Van Vliet is the CEO of Paramount Hotels &...

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  • Abu Dhabi's Department of Transport announces launch of Surface Transport Master Plan

    United Arab Emirates December 21 , 2015

    The updated STMP plan aims to increase the capacity of the main roads of Al Gharbia through a series of expansion projects and new roads and intersections that will serve major cities in the Western Region

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  • New move to reduce waste from construction sites

    United Arab Emirates December 10 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi's waste managers reveals plan to end the construction site waste being dumped in landfill. GCC countries are among the worst in the world for failing to minimise waste.

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  • Drake & Scull wins $67m project in Abu Dhabi

    December 09 , 2015

    Drake & Scull achieves $689 million in project award wins in 2015

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  • Non-oil exports from the UAE increase $3.2bn in first six months of 2015

    United Arab Emirates December 06 , 2015

    Exports from UAE up 2 per cent year on year showing "direct non-oil trade is considerably stable despite the economic crisis witnessed by many countries around the world" Meanwhile imports are slightly down with gold and cars topping the list.

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  • @The Big 5: Laticrete’s $2m palace deal

    United Arab Emirates November 26 , 2015

    Laticrete has also worked on Sheikh Mohammed’s palace in Dubai, in addition to royal residences in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

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  • @The Big 5: FORD TRUCKS REVEAL GCC EXPANSION PLAN

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    Ford displays its newest construction vehicles at The Big 5, revealing that it will expand into new markets in 2016

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  • The Big 5 officially opens in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates November 23 , 2015

    His Excellency Dr Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water for the UAE performs the official opening ceremony

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  • Majid Al Futtaim plans GCC expansion

    November 16 , 2015

    The company is currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first shopping centre — Deira City Centre — this month

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  • Hill International wins $108.5m Oman airport contract

    Oman November 15 , 2015

    The expansion of Salalah Airport, the second largest airport in Oman, involved upgrading it from domestic to international.

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  • ADIPEC 2015: $9bn in deals signed amid challenging market conditions

    November 15 , 2015

    "Our Vision is for Abu Dhabi to be the Global Capital of the Energy Sector," says UAE Minister of Energy

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  • Saudi Arabia to have four industrial cities for women

    Saudi Arabia November 15 , 2015

    The Council of Ministers issued a new decision to allocate lands and areas inside cities for the establishment of industrial projects specifically to employ more women

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  • Drake & Scull opens new Dubai HQ

    United Arab Emirates November 10 , 2015

    Official opening of engineer and construction company's UAE base in the International Media Production Zone

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  • Muscat airport to award contracts worth $260m

    Oman November 08 , 2015

    Oman Airport Management Company is planning to float around 40 tenders by Q3 next year.

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  • Gulf train designs to be ready by year-end

    November 05 , 2015

    A senior official says Saudi Arabia will implement its part of the project by 2016

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  • New Muscat airport to open early to mid-2017

    Oman November 04 , 2015

    Senior official revealed plans to expand the airport in a matter of five decades to increase passenger capacity for which the first stage is currently underway

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  • UAE's Etihad Rail project completes Shah and Habshan line

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2015

    Phase 1 is complete and Phase 2 will involve the completion of the rail network in the Abu Dhabi Emirate by connecting to the Saudi border at Ghweifat and the Omani border at Al Ain, and by connecting areas such as Mussaffah, Khalifa Port and Jebel Ali Port in...

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  • New record for healthcare construction awards

    United Arab Emirates October 29 , 2015

    GCC hospital contract awards to rise to $7.3bn in 2015, a new report says. Saudi Arabia is the region's largest market while the UAE and Qatar offer fastest growth. Nearly 70 mega hospital projects worth $100m-plus are currently under construction.

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  • New Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway 60% complete

    United Arab Emirates October 25 , 2015

    The road, an extension of Mohammad Bin Zayed Road, is expected to be completed by the end of this year

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  • Dubai's Drake and Scull secures $61m contract

    United Arab Emirates October 19 , 2015

    The contract is for MEP works at a hotel complex and an extension to a prominent retail mall. Drake and Scull did not reveal the name of the client or the project.

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  • Oman’s $1,039m electrical contracts short of bidders

    Oman October 18 , 2015

    Among the 195 electrical contractors registered with the DCRP, only 15 are in the Grade A category, deemed qualified to undertake technically challenging contracts.

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  • Tanzania starts work on $10bn port project backed by China and Oman

    Tanzania, United Republic of October 18 , 2015

    The port, set to be Tanzania's biggest, is being built at Bagamoyo, 75 km (47 miles) north of Dar es Salaam.

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  • Carillion to speed operations following $2.6bn wins in H2 2015

    United Arab Emirates October 14 , 2015

    Al Futtaim Carillion, the company’s Middle Eastern joint venture, is set to begin work on two commercial development projects in Dubai, estimated to be worth $138.25 million.

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  • Abu Dhabi Airports’ $2.8bn expansion on track

    United Arab Emirates October 13 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi Airports revealed that its new Midfield Terminal Building (MTB) was 55 per cent complete and was expected to be 70 per cent complete by year-end.

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  • Saudi to build $1.3m footbridge in Makkah

    Saudi Arabia October 11 , 2015

    Saudi municipality is also building the Duqum Al-Wabar overpass, linking Al-Haram Road and Muzdalifah Road with King Abdulaziz Road.

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  • New Saudi-Oman highway to reduce distance by 800 km

    October 08 , 2015

    The $426m motorway passes through the eastern Saudi province of Al-Ahsa and the Rub' al-Khali desert through to the Oman border.

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  • Oman to implement major airport expansion plan

    Oman October 06 , 2015

    A new passenger terminal with annual capacity of 12 million travellers at the Sultanate's main airport is now due to open by the end of 2016, about a year later than the previous estimate.

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  • UAE completes 264km of Etihad Rail network

    United Arab Emirates October 06 , 2015

    The 1,200-km line, originally planned to be completed in 2018, will link major industrial zones, cities and ports in the UAE

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  • GCC to raise funds for African infrastructure projects

    October 01 , 2015

    Dubai-based Greenstone Equity Partners has partnered with Harith, a company that has sown the seeds of infrastructure in more than seven countries in the continent, as well as indirectly in a number of countries across Africa

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  • New UAE labour rules effective from January 1, 2016

    United Arab Emirates September 29 , 2015

    Three new rules about ministry-approved contracts, terminating employees and labour permits will come into effect on January 1, 2016.

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  • Etihad rail transports 2m tonnes of sulphur, trials running daily

    United Arab Emirates September 29 , 2015

    Two million tonnes of sulphur have been transported in the past 12 months during trial operations on Stage One of the network.

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  • French construction leaders join trade delegation to Iran

    Iran, Islamic Republic of September 22 , 2015

    French Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll and Trade Minister Matthias Fekl are due to open a new trade office today in the Iranian capital Tehran during a visit of more than 100 French delegates seeking to build business links with the country

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  • UAE mourns Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aged 33

    United Arab Emirates September 20 , 2015

    Expressions of sorrow and condolence have been received by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his family following yesterday’s tragedy

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  • Oman's RAECO plans 7 renewable energy projects

    Oman September 17 , 2015

    Tenders for the new initiatives are currently under preparation, according to a top official

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  • A glimpse at the future of hotel design

    United Arab Emirates September 17 , 2015

    "A young population and significant capital resources of the MENA states are key advantages. Hotels are scrambling to anticipate travelers’ future needs, and some changes already taking effect can help us get glimpse of what’s to come"

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  • Construction experts still in high demand across GCC construction sector

    United Arab Emirates September 16 , 2015

    The UAE is the easiest market for hiring expatriate talent, while Saudi Arabia is the most challenging, according to an industry panel.

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  • Saudi Bin Ladin Group barred from construction contracts after killer crane collapse

    Saudi Arabia September 16 , 2015

    King Salman bans SBG senior executives from leaving the country and orders immediate compensation to families of the 107 dead and 238 injured

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  • Report: Oman air conditioning market to reach $410m by 2021

    Oman September 13 , 2015

    Mega projects worth more than $50bn expected to be completed in next 15 years will give Oman’s air conditioning industry a boost.

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  • GCC megaprojects report show 30 major project opportunities for contractors

    United Arab Emirates September 08 , 2015

    Megaprojects worth hundreds of billions of dollars are creating enormous opportunities for contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and manufacturers in the Middle East.

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  • Towell wins $214m Liwa City infrastructure contract in Oman

    Oman September 06 , 2015

    Oman’s Ministry of Housing is investing $1.3 billion in the landmark project. It is scheduled to complete in 2018.

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  • Assael Architecture to launch regional office in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates September 06 , 2015

    The company plans to open a new office in the UAE to assist Gulf clients looking to the London market for luxury property investment opportunities

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  • Oman to offer $44.2bn contracts in a two-day forum

    Oman September 02 , 2015

    Last year more than 45 major companies offering contracts and tenders worth of about $44.2bn (OMR17bn) attended the forum. These companies also signed contracts worth of $143m (OMR55m).

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  • REPORT: GCC states must prioritise more efficient energy use

    September 02 , 2015

    Although the recent drop in oil prices has made conventional sources of energy cheaper in the GCC, a new report says it should not discourage investment in alternative energy supplies

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  • Metro projects dominate railway developments in the GCC

    September 01 , 2015

    "Despite years of talks and planning, we are still no closer to the development of a GCC rail network even though we are just three years away from the official opening date," says Ed James, Director of Content & Analysis at MEED Projects.

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  • Shortages may pose a challenge for GCC construction industry in next 2 years

    United Arab Emirates September 01 , 2015

    Population growth has created a large demand for more building and development in GCC countries, but shortages for materials and labour may cause delays

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  • Fire kills 10 at Saudi Aramco oil workers’ residence

    Saudi Arabia September 01 , 2015

    Approximately 80 people of different nationalities are still receiving hospital treatment, while 179 injured people have been discharged in Khobar City, Saudi Arabia.

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  • GCC to focus on cyber-security for national infrastructure

    United Arab Emirates August 31 , 2015

    The manufacturing and energy/utilities sectors reported 23% of all cyber security infringements in 2014

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  • Construction contracts in Gulf could cross $194 billion

    United Arab Emirates August 30 , 2015

    Positive outlook on the horizon for GCC construction markets as many sectors defy oil prices amid renewed confidence

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  • Oman-India JV wins $20m waste treatment project

    Oman August 26 , 2015

    The contract involves the design and construction of an Integrated Waste Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility in Duqm Special Economic Zone (SEZ).

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  • Work on 2022 World Cup stadium to start in September

    Qatar August 26 , 2015

    The 60,000-seat Al Bayt Stadium is the proposed venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-finals. Currently, accommodation for 2,700 workers is being built on site.

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  • The Big 5 Hub Quarterly #3 launched today

    United Arab Emirates August 26 , 2015

    The third issue of The Big 5 Quarterly is distributed today with 20,000 printed copies and an e-edition distributed worldwide to more than 350,000 construction professionals

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  • Salas to direct Crystal Lagoons projects worth over $13bn

    August 26 , 2015

    As new Regional Director, Salas aims to identify new opportunities to take patented mega-lagoon technology to key Gulf destinations

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  • India, GCC countries aim to build lasting partnerships through economic forum

    August 25 , 2015

    The forum will bring together political and business leaders from across the Middle East who shall discuss strategies and solutions to investor challenges in India

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  • Dubai's Drake and Scull appoints new CFO

    August 24 , 2015

    Sam Deeb was formally CFO of Abu Dhabi-based family conglomerate Al Jaber Group before now joining DSI as new CFO

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  • Seven groups submit bids for $1bn Oman water projects

    Oman August 20 , 2015

    Two successful bidders will secure a licence each to develop, finance, design, engineer, construct, own, operate and maintain one of the two water-only schemes.

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  • REPORT: GCC retail market to reach $221bn in 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 20 , 2015

    GCC retail sales are forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.3 per cent between 2013 and 2018 to reach $285 billion.

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  • Dubai's Danube to award Glitz 3 contract in September

    United Arab Emirates August 19 , 2015

    Shoring and excavation work on the $109 million Glitz 3 project is expected to start this month.

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  • Arabian Construction Company wins $78.5m contract for India project

    India August 19 , 2015

    The Supertech Hues residential project, located near New Delhi, will cost $320m to build and is due for completion in 2016.

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  • European distributor buys majority share in Drywall Qatar

    Qatar August 16 , 2015

    SIG purchase is part of increased Middle East expansion

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  • GEZE slim line range installed at Al Jalila Children's Speciality Hospital in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates August 12 , 2015

    Blending artistic design with the prerequisite of door automation and control, GEZE Slim Line products were chosen to be installed at a Dubai hospital

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  • Nakheel signs Al Tayer Group for Al Khail Avenue Mall

    United Arab Emirates August 10 , 2015

    Top names in luxury, fashion, beauty and hospitality set up shop at new Jumeirah Village mall

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  • House Monuments & Fountains Refurbishment

    Oman August 06 , 2015 Read More
  • Consultancy Services

    Oman August 06 , 2015 Read More
  • Operations and Maintenance Services

    Oman August 06 , 2015 Read More
  • Indians ranked top foreign investors in Dubai property

    United Arab Emirates August 06 , 2015

    Indian investors carried out $2.12bn worth of transactions in the first half of 2015, followed by British, Pakistanis and Canadians

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  • Dubai Investments Park attracts 436 new companies in the first five months of 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 05 , 2015

    Dubai Investments' business park in the south of Dubai reveals the number of new businesses, which have moved in this year

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  • Dubai real estate investment reaches $14.4bn in H1 2015

    United Arab Emirates August 04 , 2015

    Dubai Land Department said that 20,000 investors collectively contributed $14.4bn (AED53bn) and UAE nationals topped the list with $3bn (AED11.5bn) Dubai property market transactions.

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  • Alstom wins $87.9m Algeria tramway contract

    Algeria August 04 , 2015

    The extended line in the Constantine area will span 18 kilometres in total once work is completed.

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  • Oman and Iran hold $60bn gas pipeline talks

    Oman August 02 , 2015

    A total amount of 28 million cubic metres of gas will be exported to Oman on a daily basis for a period of 15 years through an under the sea pipeline.

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  • US louvre company reveals Dubai distributor deal

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2015

    Air Louvers, best-known for an extensive line of fire-rated vision lites to fit a range of glass and door thicknesses, has signed a new distribution deal with a partner in Dubai

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  • US louvre company reveals Dubai distributor deal

    United Arab Emirates August 02 , 2015

    Air Louvers, best-known for an extensive line of fire-rated vision lites to fit a range of glass and door thicknesses, has signed a new distribution deal with a partner in Dubai

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  • Engineering Consultancy Services

    Oman July 29 , 2015 Read More
  • Consultancy Services

    Oman July 29 , 2015 Read More
  • Dubai’s theme parks sector to reach $1.4bn by 2020

    United Arab Emirates July 29 , 2015

    The GCC is investing millions in the entertainment sector with new project launches including Saudi Arabia’s $133m KidzMondo theme parks and Oman’s $120m Majarat Oman.

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  • Abu Dhabi company signs $171m hotel deal in London

    United Arab Emirates July 27 , 2015

    The hotel was the location of the original Scotland Yard Police Station and later the British Army recruitment centre for Westminster. This is the second investment by LuLu Group in London.

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  • American firm wins $3.96m order for energy saving technology

    Oman July 26 , 2015

    US-based Energy Recovery will deploy its PX Pressure Exchanger technology in an independent water plant in Oman.

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  • UAE ministry approves three new road projects

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2015

    The approvals are for the development of Sharjah — Al Dhaid Road, the UAE-Oman border Shaam — Al Dara Road and the Western Khor Fakkan Road.

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  • Five healthcare facilities closed in Abu Dhabi for series of cleanliness violations

    United Arab Emirates July 26 , 2015

    As GCC hospital sector undergoes massive construction investment, Abu Dhabi health chiefs are ensuring standards remain high

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  • Kuwait's construction sector continues to flourish

    Kuwait July 22 , 2015

    Plans to deliver more roads, residential units and infrastructure projects by 2020 will keep the sector on a growth path, despite challenges presented by reduced oil revenues and the rising cost of raw materials

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  • Carillion Alawi wins $125m Omani gas project

    Oman July 20 , 2015

    Contract entails the construction of accommodation facilities, including an operational base, a residential complex for 250 personnel and other infrastructure buildings in the Khazzan gas field.

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  • Oman port contract to be awarded this year

    Oman July 08 , 2015

    It will take around two years for the berth contract to complete including the container, the multi-cargo terminal and the mineral terminal.

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  • First Jordan mono landfill project to commence this year

    Jordan July 06 , 2015

    The country's 27 wastewater treatment plants treat 122 million cubic metres of wastewater per year, 115 million cubic metres of which are used for industrial purposes and crop irrigation

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  • First Jordan mono landfill project to commence this year

    Jordan July 06 , 2015

    The country's 27 wastewater treatment plants treat 122 million cubic metres of wastewater per year, 115 million cubic metres of which are used for industrial purposes and irrigating certain crops

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  • National Disaster Recovery Centre Operation

    Oman July 01 , 2015 Read More
  • NAPCO equipment reaches Oman ahead of schedule

    Oman June 30 , 2015

    NAPCO has ordered two extrusion presses from Spain’s TECALEX and a vertical powder coating line from Trasmetal, Italy.

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  • Dubai's theme park industry set to attract close to $5bn by 2020

    United Arab Emirates June 29 , 2015

    The GCC is set to witness a boom in tourism as new projects and developments are being planned and in the execution phase to usher in more tourists than ever before.

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  • Honeywell launches new security camera series in the Middle East

    United Arab Emirates June 25 , 2015

    New series provides simpler and more effective solutions for smaller scale and entry-level security requirements.

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  • Main Road & Bypass Construction

    Oman June 23 , 2015 Read More
  • Roads, Infrastructure & Buildings Construction Project - Duqm Port

    Oman June 23 , 2015 Read More
  • Oman to open $35m hospital in Masirah

    United Arab Emirates June 21 , 2015

    The new hospital in Dafiyay will provide medical service to 25 villages dotted across the island in addition to 31,018 people in the Wilayat of Masirah.

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  • Rest House Construction

    Oman June 21 , 2015 Read More
  • New sun control fabric can scratch 25% off your energy bill

    United Arab Emirates June 17 , 2015

    GCC has more than 1,200 sustainable projects, with Dubai spending $820m to make 30,000 buildings energy-efficient by 2030, according to a report by Ventures Middle East.

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  • Dental Clinic Construction

    Oman June 15 , 2015 Read More
  • Consultancy Services

    Oman June 15 , 2015 Read More
  • Feeders Construction

    Oman June 15 , 2015 Read More
  • Manpower Department Building Expansion

    Oman June 14 , 2015 Read More
  • Store Construction

    Oman June 14 , 2015 Read More
  • Petrofac wins $900mn Oman contract

    Oman June 11 , 2015

    The total contract value is expected to be around $900 million with around one-quarter of the revenues relating to professional services including engineering, construction and commissioning management

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  • Why Airodek formwork was the natural choice for shopping centre at Oman's exclusive $4bn Wave development

    Oman June 11 , 2015

    High-end retail shopping is new centrepiece of Muscat's Wave. Constructed by contractor Carillion Alawi with formwork and shoring from RMD Kwikform using Alshor Plus shoring and Airodek panel soffit support systems

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  • Sohar Freezone attracts $780mn in investments

    Oman June 09 , 2015

    Sohar is strategically located to the rest of the region giving it great potential and opportunities for investment

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  • Vehicle Rental

    Oman June 07 , 2015 Read More
  • Provision of Consultancy Services (Design) for the Construction of a Multipurpose Hall

    Oman June 07 , 2015 Read More
  • Buildings Rehabilitation and Maintenance Works

    Oman June 07 , 2015 Read More
  • Driver Rest Areas Renovation Works

    Oman June 07 , 2015 Read More
  • Official: Salalah new airport begins operation this month

    United Arab Emirates June 07 , 2015

    Officials at the Ministry of Tourism believe that the opening of Salalah airport will attract more visitors both locally and internationally

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  • Transport links contribute to higher property values and hotel rates in Dubai

    United Arab Emirates June 03 , 2015

    A new report has found that properties closer to metro stations in the city reflect a 10 per cent premium

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  • Drake & Scull wins Omani contracts worth $95m in Q2 2015

    United Arab Emirates June 02 , 2015

    DSE Oman will deliver MEP works for Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, two 5-star hotels in Saraya Bandar Jissah and an airport hangar related facility.

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  • REPORT: GCC construction projects valued at $172bn in 2015

    United Arab Emirates June 01 , 2015

    Region's biggest project is $32b Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai. Countries are embarking on the biggest development boom in history, with upcoming global events and infrastructure building driving major projects from Saudi Arabia to Qatar and the...

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  • Saadah Sport Complex O&M

    Oman May 30 , 2015 Read More
  • Sport Complex O&M - Sohar

    Oman May 30 , 2015 Read More
  • Swimming Pool Construction

    Oman May 30 , 2015 Read More
  • Oman to deport more than 1,000 foreign workers at airport project

    Oman May 28 , 2015

    The move was seen as a sign of tensions between its labour policy and its big infrastructure building plans

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  • Oman's Tender Board awards contracts worth $35.6m

    United Arab Emirates May 28 , 2015

    Oman has $56 billion worth of projects planned between 2015 and 2017, including the high-profile Oman National Railway Project and Al Batinah Expressway.

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  • Nakheel Ibn Battuta Mall extension opens for lease

    United Arab Emirates May 27 , 2015

    Developer launches another 71,000 sqm of shop and restaurant space at world's largest themed mall

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  • Nakheel’s $218m The Pointe 30% complete, opening set for Q1 2016

    United Arab Emirates May 27 , 2015

    Developer says a 100 out of 145 available outlets have been leased in what could become Dubai’s priciest waterfront-based dining and entertainment strip.

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  • Hilton to put its mark on Dubai World Central

    United Arab Emirates May 26 , 2015

    "We anticipate considerable demand for hotel accommodation not only from passenger flows at the Al Maktoum International Airport and the Expo 2020, but also from business travelers associated with the wider DWC community."

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  • Oman to spend $6.5bn on infrastructure

    Oman May 24 , 2015

    While some water transmission projects are planned within Muscat, transmission lines will be laid across a number of Omani governorates.

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  • Viking Gulf sets its sights on the FM sector in the UAE

    United Arab Emirates May 20 , 2015

    Facilities management is the industry to look at says Viking Gulf Chairman, stating that the business is the most professional in the UAE

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  • Middle East Stone 2015: High-flying exhibitors set up shop

    United Arab Emirates May 18 , 2015

    The only event dedicated to the region’s thriving stone industry opened today.

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  • Swiss-Belhotel International signs five-star hotel in Bahrain

    United Arab Emirates May 14 , 2015

    Leading global hospitality management chain furthers its expansion into the GCC with new hotel

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  • Majid Al Futtaim teams up with TECOM in Dubai for new 5,000 sqm 'neighbourhood centre'

    United Arab Emirates May 10 , 2015

    * New neighbourhood centre to begin construction in September 2015 * Five-minute walk from the new Villa Lantana residential community and Al Barsha South residence * My City Centre Al Barsha due to open in the third quarter of 2016

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  • $320mn Muscat-Sohar pipeline project breaks ground

    Oman May 07 , 2015

    Project will help meet domestic demand for fuels as well as improve road safety, increase jet fuel supply and reduced pollution resulting from pipeline transportation

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  • Sharjah launches $21.8m leisure island project

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2015

    Al Noor island will consist of a Butterfly House, a literature pavilion and art sculptures, the emirate's investment authority said in a statement.

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  • China bets on Sharjah to boost trade

    United Arab Emirates May 06 , 2015

    Sharjah has been a facilitator of trade between the UAE and China, with bilateral trade between Sharjah and China expected to cross $5 billion in 2015.

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  • Faithful+Gould joins $1bn Reem Mall development team

    United Arab Emirates May 05 , 2015

    Currently at concept design stage, the Reem Mall project is expected to start construction later in 2015 with opening scheduled for 2018.

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  • Report: Oman's industrial sector stands out in commercial property market

    Oman April 30 , 2015

    The government's continued investment in the development of infrastructure is aiding Oman's transformation into a major logistics hub in the southern Gulf, and has been the main driver behind activity in the industrial property market during the first quarter...

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  • Prysmian’s Cables: The region’s favorite

    April 30 , 2015

    Jumana Abdel-Razzaq speaks to Prysmian Group’s Managing Director of the Middle East on how his company has been bringing industry cables to the region for more than 30 years

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  • Hansgrohe Middle East achieves record sales revenues this fiscal year

    April 29 , 2015

    Hansgrohe Middle East achieves record sales revenues this fiscal year

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  • Hoehler & Partner receives sustainability award

    Oman April 28 , 2015

    Hoehler & Partner Architects and Engineers won accolades for sustainability in architecture at the IAIR Awards held in New York.

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  • Finland’s Wartsila completes two power plants in Oman

    United Arab Emirates April 28 , 2015

    The larger of the two power plants will be located on the island of Masirah on Oman's Eastern coast.

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  • New report highlights Saudi Arabia's three year hotel building boom

    April 27 , 2015

    Riyadh and Jeddah will add 16,000 hotel rooms by 2018 according to new report

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  • Luxury resort group plans project in Oman by 2018

    Oman April 26 , 2015

    Soneva Group's projects include the Six Senses and Evason brands.

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  • Saraya Bandar Jissah signs $96m contract with Habtoor Leighton for beachfront hotel

    Oman April 20 , 2015

    The two hotels, operated by Jumeirah Group, are expected to open in 2017.

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  • Aluminium industry size to double in 10 years, say industry experts

    United Arab Emirates April 19 , 2015

    International industry players expect aluminium industry market worldwide to double within the next 10 years.

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  • Oman Cement Q1 net profit rises 3.7%, beats forecasts

    Oman April 16 , 2015

    The cement firm expects to make a net profit of $8.31 million (OMR3.2m).

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  • Oman signs $156 million contracts for two major industrial estates

    Oman April 16 , 2015

    Oman will develop infrastructure facilities for Sumail Industrial Estate in a total area of 753 hectares, divided into 548 hectares for the first phase and 205 hectares for the second phase.

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  • Oman Cement exceeds analysts' predictions with $9.95m profit in Q1

    Oman April 15 , 2015

    The sultanate's largest cement firms reports a 3.7 per cent rise in net profit on Wednesday

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  • Saudi government to pay $124m to buy homes to make way for improvements

    Saudi Arabia April 15 , 2015

    Saudi Ministry will pay $124 million to expropriate 749 properties across the country to make way for new roads and flood projects

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  • Eight new hotels, serviced apartments to come up in Dubai Investments Park

    United Arab Emirates April 06 , 2015

    Total number of hotels to grow to 11 within DIP, amidst promising growth potential due to proximity to Al Maktoum Airport and Expo 2020 site

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  • World Bank: $15.5 billion GCC Rail project on track

    United Arab Emirates April 02 , 2015

    More than $200 billion will be invested to develop about 40,000 kilometres of rail network across the GCC.

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  • Saudi to float Jeddah metro contract tender in Q2 2016

    Saudi Arabia April 02 , 2015

    New project involves the construction of a 149km network, including around 18km underground rail in the town center.

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  • Dutch consider investment opportunities with Abu Dhabi Ports

    United Arab Emirates April 01 , 2015

    Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmad Aboutaleb and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Renée Jones-Boslead lead delegation on two-day visit to UAE

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  • Dutch consider investment opportunities with Abu Dhabi Ports

    United Arab Emirates April 01 , 2015

    Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmad Aboutaleb and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Renée Jones-Boslead lead delegation on two-day visit to UAE

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  • AECOM High-level delegation briefed on DEWA mega projects

    United Arab Emirates March 29 , 2015

    DEWA's CEO discussed the available initiatives and investment opportunities that the companies projects provide while the AECOM delegation expressed its interest in taking part in DEWA 's projects

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  • Malaysian construction firm gets Riyadh Metro contract

    Saudi Arabia March 26 , 2015

    Eversendai Corporation will carry out steel works and cladding for lines 1 and 2 of Riyadh Metro.

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  • Indian Nuberg secures $35 million contract for turnkey Saudi Arabia chemical plant

    United Arab Emirates March 26 , 2015

    Saudi Arabia's First Greenfield Sulfolane Manufacturing Plant contract secured by growing Indian supplier Nuberg EPC

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  • Dubai Marina tower blaze residents promised early payment to 'ease hardship'

    United Arab Emirates March 25 , 2015

    More than 80 apartments are still not fit to live in at the iconic Torch Tower following the fire a month ago but the insurer has pledged to assist people meet thewir housing needs

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  • Oman allocates $44 million for infrastructure projects

    Oman March 24 , 2015

    Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) will sign contracts worth $44 million (OR17m) with local SMEs.

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  • Towell Construction wins 2 contracts for Saraya Bandar Jissah

    Oman March 19 , 2015

    Saraya Bandar Jissah will be home to 398 exclusive residential units, hilltop villas, town-houses and luxury apartments. Scheduled for an opening in 2017, the two hotels form the major leisure components of the project.

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  • DC Pro Engineering highlights threat of technology stagnation in district cooling

    United Arab Emirates March 19 , 2015

    District cooling industry should focus on synchronizing tri-generation with renewable energy sources for more savings.

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  • Bin Lahej Crushers partners with Etihad Rail for transport solutions

    United Arab Emirates March 15 , 2015

    Network routes for the national network have been designed to accommodate all key customer sectors, with stations positioned to connect production hubs with points of import and export.

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  • IN PICTURES: 10 GCC healthcare projects

    Saudi Arabia March 11 , 2015

    Saudi Arabia is expected to spend 18.6% of its total 2015 budget on healthcare.

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  • Ascott sees growth in serviced apartments industry for GCC

    Saudi Arabia March 11 , 2015

    The hospitality sector in the GCC continues to grow, with an increasing demand for international branded serviced apartments.

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  • Swiss-Belhotel International debuts in Abu Dhabi with newest launch

    United Arab Emirates March 10 , 2015

    The launch of the new hotel in Abu Dhabi brings the company's portfolio in the Middle East to up to eleven hotels and projects

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  • Alila Jabal Akhdar gets Oman’s first LEED certification

    Oman March 05 , 2015

    Alila Jabal Akhdar’s LEED certification underscores the resort’s commitment to sustainable design and construction methods.

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  • Investment in power, infrastructure & construction fuels ME power cables market

    United Arab Emirates March 05 , 2015

    The GCC interconnection power grid project to open up lucrative opportunities for market participants, says Frost & Sullivan.

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  • GCC healthcare investment boom continues with a new $272m hospital tender in UAE

    United Arab Emirates March 04 , 2015

    Abu Dhabi unveils plan for biggest healthcare facility - part of GCC's predicted $133 billion spend by 2018

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  • Ducab new campaign promotes standards and safer building practices

    United Arab Emirates March 03 , 2015

    Ducab, UAE-based manufacturer of high-quality cables and cabling products, is attempting to drive conversation around safer building practices and fire safety.

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  • Barry Clarke: 'Why quality is the key to FM success in Saudi Arabia'

    Saudi Arabia March 03 , 2015

    FM is well established in the UAE and Qatar but Saudi Arabia still has some way to go. Barry Clarke is Macro International’s General Manager for the Kingdom and here he talks about the opportunities for 2015.

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  • SNC-Lavalin secures $71 million district cooling contracts in KSA

    Saudi Arabia March 01 , 2015

    One of world's largest engineering and construction firms SNC-Lavalin will begin work on district cooling projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on both the east and west coasts.

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  • Renaults Trucks reveals details of special Middle East testing

    Oman February 25 , 2015

    Renault Trucks K range was tested over 100,000km of challenging terrain in Oman.

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  • Work begins 'soon' repairing Torch balconies after blaze

    United Arab Emirates February 25 , 2015

    Kingfield Owner Association Management Services, manager of The Torch tower has released a statement to The National newspaper following Saturday's fire at The Torch in Dubai Marina. Authorities are still investigating the cause

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  • Torch Tower victims look to insurer to help restore normality

    United Arab Emirates February 23 , 2015

    Insurance assessors continue to calculate the cost of restoration following the weekend's huge fire in Dubai but early indications are that one in eight apartments will need repair before people can return

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  • Oman invests $2.6m in power plants due to growing demand

    Oman February 22 , 2015

    The electricity sector has continued its projects and introduced new investments to meet the anticipated annual increase in power consumption

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  • UPDATE: Dubai blaze residents allowed back inside the 86-storey Torch Tower

    United Arab Emirates February 21 , 2015

    More than 1,000 people were evacuated from The Torch tower in Dubai Marina, UAE, this morning as a blaze took hold in the 86-storey building. It looks set to reignite the debate about the safety of composite panels used to clad an estimated 500 buildings in...

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  • Etihad Rail signs strategic agreement with RTA

    United Arab Emirates February 18 , 2015

    Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has signed a significant strategic agreement with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

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  • Oman joint venture signs $40m deal for antimony facility

    Oman February 16 , 2015

    The antimony roasting facility will have a planned annual capacity of 20,000 tonnes and aims to claim up to 12 per cent of the global antimony market

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  • Energy project investment forecast still strong in the MENA region despite oil price falls

    Iraq February 15 , 2015

    The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) countries are set to invest about $755 billion in energy projects over the next five years

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  • Fujairah expanding international footprint in line with global energy sector transformation

    United Arab Emirates February 10 , 2015

    Fujairah has established itself as a leading bunkering and storage centre and is strategically positioned at the crossroads of a new energy corridor opening up East of Suez to Asia

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  • Water industry giant Suez Environment buys two firms

    United Arab Emirates February 08 , 2015

    Suez Environment, through its subsidiary Degremont has acquired a Canadian company, Poseidon and a British company, B&V Group.

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  • Gemini begins construction at Khalifa Industrial Zone

    United Arab Emirates February 03 , 2015

    Construction work has begun on Gemini Building Materials' manufacturing facility at Abu Dhabi's Khalifa Port

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  • Aster opens 100-bed hospital in Dubai's Mankhool area

    United Arab Emirates February 01 , 2015

    A new Aster Hospital has opened in Dubai’s Mankhool area.

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  • Oman's PAEW initiates $62m water projects in South Batinah

    Oman January 29 , 2015

    Oman’s Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) has pumped $62 million in water projects South Batinah.

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  • Al Turki wins $42m contract for Muscat's Reehan Residences

    Oman January 29 , 2015

    Al Turki Enterprises has won a $42 million contract for the construction of Reehan Residences.

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  • Suez Environment subsidiary wins $35m landfill expansion project in Oman

    Oman January 27 , 2015

    Sita Al Basheer, subsidiary of France-based Suez Environment a contract to design, build and operate the expansion of a landfill site in Muscat.

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  • Joint venture to build world’s first solar desalination plant in KSA

    Saudi Arabia January 27 , 2015

    Al Khafji desalination plant will be the first solar powered desalination plant in the world located in northwestern Saudi Arabia

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  • Joint venture to build world’s first solar desalination plant in KSA

    Saudi Arabia January 27 , 2015

    Al Khafji desalination plant will be the first solar powered desalination plant in the world located in northwestern Saudi Arabia

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  • The Wave Muscat secures $194m property fund deal

    Oman January 26 , 2015

    The Wave Muscat inked a deal with the Bank Muscat for a new property fund involving investments up to $194 million.

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  • Technical bids for Oman Rail Segment 1 submitted

    Oman January 19 , 2015

    Submission of technical bids for Oman Rail Segment 1 was due on 18 January 2015.

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  • Darsait-Wadi Kabir Flyover set for completion in February 2016

    Oman January 18 , 2015

    The completion of the Darsait-Wadi Kabir Flyover Project set for February 2016

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  • L&T wins construction contract for a new Crowne Plaza hotel in Oman

    Oman January 14 , 2015

    OMRAN has awarded L&T Oman a contract to build 4 star Crowne Plaza hotel at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre Project (OCEC).

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  • Batinah Expressway Construction Project - Package 10

    Oman January 13 , 2015 Read More
  • Tenders being floated for Packages 7, 8 & 9 for the Al Batinah Expressway

    Oman January 12 , 2015

    Oman tender board is floating the tenders for Packages 7, 8 & 9 for the Al Batinah Expressway.

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  • GCC rail projects will attract $200 billion of investment

    January 12 , 2015

    Massive investment in the GCC Rail project is attracting billions of dollars of investment from governments and the private sector

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  • Hospital building continues to grow as GCC healthcare investment reaches record levels

    January 12 , 2015

    Demand for better healthcare promotes increased spending and development of new medical facilities in the GCC

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  • British developer to build "stately" homes in Oman

    January 11 , 2015

    The developers are hoping to bring a British touch to real estate in Oman with 14-manor development

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  • Swiss-Belhotel expands with 10 new hotels in the GCC

    January 11 , 2015

    The Group plans to open new hotels in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Iraq

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  • Design consultant announced for $1.3 billion Muttrah Project

    Oman January 08 , 2015

    Sering International will serve as the design consultant for Oman's $1.3 billion Muttrah Redevelopment Project.

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  • Construction of Saudi substations awarded to Isolux Corsan

    Saudi Arabia January 07 , 2015

    Isolux Corsan has won a contract to build substations in Saudi Arabia.

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  • L&T Oman wins new terminal contract in Oman

    Oman January 06 , 2015

    L&T Oman LLC has won a contract to build a new passenger terminal at Duqm Airport in Oman.

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  • Galfar wins hospital contract from Royal Oman Police

    Oman January 05 , 2015

    Royal Oman police has awarded a $553m construction contract to Galfar for a general hospital project and related works.

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  • Oman real estate soars in first nine months of 2014

    December 30 , 2014

    Real estate activity in Oman has surged to $5.9bn, increasing 55.7% from January-September as compared to last year

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  • Six companies in contention for Oman Cultural Complex contract

    December 30 , 2014

    The six construction firms were among 25 companies initially bidding to build the prestigious cultural complex

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  • Rubber World wins Dubai sustainable city contract

    December 29 , 2014

    The closed-cell rubber insulation manufacturer was awarded the contract by Diamond Developers for a $300 million project in Dubailand

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  • Volvo Trucks Middle East reports 24% growth in 2014

    December 22 , 2014

    Increase follows this region's biggest ever Volvo Trucks launch while flexible financing options and total transport solutions bolstered growth.

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  • Extension granted for $15bn Oman Rail tender

    Oman December 21 , 2014

    Segment 1 will cover a 207km stretch from Sohar Port to Buraimi and will be part of the Oman link of the GCC rail line

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  • Orpic Logistics inks deals for $320mn Muscat Sohar pipeline

    December 18 , 2014

    Orpic Logistics has signed a $320m contract for Muscat Sohar pipeline

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  • Qatar's affordable housing demand may grow at 3.75% until 2022

    December 18 , 2014

    The demand for "affordable housing" in Qatar has been projected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.75% until 2022, a new study has shown.

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  • Brazilian building material exports to GCC reach $25.6 million in first three quarters of 2014

    December 16 , 2014

    Brazilian building material exports to GCC reach $25.6 million in first three quarters of 2014

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  • 35th edition of The Big 5 achieves record-breaking visitor and exhibitor participation

    December 16 , 2014

    Region’s largest construction show welcomed 81,401 professionals

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  • Dubai’s bourse posts biggest daily drop in six years

    December 15 , 2014

    Other GCC countries experienced the trend as panic selling spread throughout the region due to falling oil prices

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  • Osmoflo wins EPC deal of ACWA Power's desalination plant in Oman

    December 14 , 2014

    Australian company Osmoflo has won the EPC contract for a seawater reverse osmosis plant in Oman.

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  • Saudi firm inks agreement to channel cloud technology for construction projects

    December 14 , 2014

    Major Saudi construction firm signs corporate agreement with Aconex for Jabal Omar Phase 4 and other megaprojects.

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  • Abu Dhabi top official talks infrastructure and diversification in the GCC

    December 11 , 2014

    Abu Dhabi's Chairman of the Department of Finance spoke Wednesday about the need to diversify within the non-oil sectors, including infrastructure

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  • GCC rail link to be completed in 2018

    December 10 , 2014

    The GCC summit in Doha closes today with the 2018 completion date of the GCC railway link project revealed.

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  • Oman to double gas prices for next year

    Oman December 08 , 2014

    The ministry has recently announced that it will double gas prices from $1.50 per million metric British thermal units (MMBTU) to $3.00 due to tumbling oil prices

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  • Leminar Commences Operations in Kuwait

    December 08 , 2014

    Leminar Air Conditioning Company, the leading HVAC distribution company in the GCC, recently inaugurated their office and showroom in Kuwait City.

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  • GCC construction firms remain optimistic about 2015, despite a decrease in enthusiasm

    December 08 , 2014

    A snapshot of opinion from the GCC's construction sector - the majority of which are involved in larger projects with a value of over AED100 million - has indicated that optimism amongst the construction sector has been tempered over the last year.

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  • Stevin Rock partners with Etihad Rail to strengthen distribution

    December 08 , 2014

    Etihad Rail establishes strategic partnership with Stevin Rock, one of the biggest quarrying companies.

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  • Masirah Oil commissions new seismic study off Oman coast

    Oman December 07 , 2014

    The survey will be undertaken by Dolphin Geophysical ASA with its vessel, Artemis Arctic where the information received will be used to better understand the geology of the area.

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  • Ghantoot lands $285mn Oman road contract

    December 04 , 2014

    UAE's Ghantoot will work on the first part of Adam-Thumrait road, which involves upgrading the existing single carriageway into a four-lane dual road

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  • Qatar to remain largely unaffected by falling oil prices

    Qatar December 04 , 2014

    Qatar will remain unaffected by tumbling world oil prices as the country sets to focus largly on economic diversification and the non-oil sector

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  • Ashghal completes Salwa-Lusail temporary truck route

    December 04 , 2014

    The Salwa-Lusail temporary truck route stretches 41km and connects Salwa road with Lusail development.

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  • Steel companies in the Free Zone record over 20% growth in 2013

    November 30 , 2014

    Steel industry in Jafza has seen a robust growth of more than 20% in 2013, which is more than the rate of industry growth in the UAE.

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  • Arafat Assfour: PALESTINIAN STONE MADE INTERNATIONAL

    Palestinian Territory, Occupied November 26 , 2014

    The Big 5 Hub interviewed Chief Marketing Manager of Nassar Stone Group, Arafat Assfour, on his company's expansion from a local Palestinian business to a global exporter of the finest stones in the world.

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  • New report says GCC’s green construction programme is a great business opportunity

    November 24 , 2014

    With governments fully behind sustainable building a new report examines how developers and contractors can meet new standards and how suppliers can benefit.

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  • Schneider Electric expands its Juno Lighting Group Brand into Middle East markets

    November 24 , 2014

    Juno Lighting Group joins Schneider Electric's significant market presence in the Middle East; the company's innovative luminaires will be distributed by Lumasense.

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  • Renault Trucks launches full new range of trucks in the Middle East

    November 08 , 2014

    Renault Trucks has launched the new C and K ranges in Doha, Qatar.

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  • SOHAR shares global expertise with local audience

    October 29 , 2014

    SOHAR Executive Commercial Manager Edwin Lammers has hailed the progress made in advancing the logistical hubs’ economic interests around the world, and emphasised the importance of pressing forward with national infrastructure projects that allow it to offer...

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  • New report says GCC's green construction programme is a great business opportunity

    October 28 , 2014

    Demand may outstrip the supply of vital sustainable materials to meet green building regulations in the GCC, according to a new report.

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  • New report says GCC’s green construction programme is a great business opportunity

    October 27 , 2014

    Demand may outstrip the supply of vital sustainable materials to meet green building regulations in the GCC, according to a new report.

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  • GCC MICE industry worth $1.3 billion poised for robust growth

    October 23 , 2014

    According to recent statistics, the GCC’s USD1.3 billion Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry is set for continuous growth and expansion.

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  • Hörmann to display latest innovations at Big 5 2014

    October 22 , 2014

    Hörmann, the leading global door and frame manufacturer is returning to Big 5 exhibition for the sixth year running and will unveil a new range of doors and components for industrial, commercial and residential usage.

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