UAE Focus

DUBAI Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded a consultancy services contract to Ted Jacobs Engineering Group (TJEG) to design and supervise the construction of its new project, the Solar Innovation Centre.

ETIHAD Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has signed key agreements with three quarrying companies that will use the network for the distribution of their products in a bid to cut costs and transit time. These include Western Bainoona Group (WBG), Tarmac Middle East and Al Jaber Crushers and Quarries.

DUBAI is expected to be home to the world’s largest sustainable underwater tourism site that has been designed by Reef Worlds, a Los Angeles-based reef developer.

BAGNODESIGN, the home of creative bathroom solutions, will soon complete supply for a one-of-a-kind project located in Cultural Village, Dubai Creek.

FLOWCRETE Middle East supplied its flooring system for the new Sofitel Dubai Downtown, which opened its doors in Dubai in May.

CONSTRUCTION work of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, a top school campus on Saadiyat island in Abu Dhabi, has entered the final stages, said its developer.

ALDES Middle East (ME), a leading global solutions provider for fire protection, ventilation and air distribution, said its redesigned pressure independent (PI) VAV (variable air volume) boxes have received certifications for quality and performance.

HILL International, a global leader in managing construction risk, said it has received a contract from Das Real Estate to provide project management consultancy services during construction of the Langham Palm Jumeirah hotel in Dubai. The one-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately Dh5.7 million ($1.6 million).

DUBAI’S Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has invited contractors to prequalify for the construction of the Al Ittihad bridge project, which will span across the Dubai Creek in the emirate.

Tabreed takes up $286m DC work THE UAE’S Tabreed said it is heading a consortium that has acquired a concession to provide district cooling (DC) services in Abu Dhabi worth $285.9 million.

KNAUF Danoline, a well-known acoustic solutions provider for ceilings and partitions, continues to play a key role in providing a better learning environment at new schools being built in the region through its high-quality products.

EMIRATES Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by promoting green building practices, has been formally accepted as a participant of the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic policy initiative that aligns the operations of members with 10 universally accepted principles including environ

RAK Ceramics, considered to be the world’s largest ceramics manufacturer, has achieved a significant new milestone by becoming the first ceramics manufacturer in the region to produce a Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) report based on the latest GRI-G4 guidelines.

GDF Suez has signed a 25-year power and water purchase agreement (PWPA) for the Mirfa Independent Water and Power (IWPP) project with the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (Adwec), the single buyer and seller of water and electricity of Abu Dhabi.

NAKHEEL is bringing a new, gated master planned community of 1,000 villas to Dubai, as part of its leasing, hospitality and retail business expansion strategy. The project, located in the Nad Al Sheba district, a 10-minute drive from Burj Khalifa, includes 100 high-end, serviced residences managed by a world-renowned hotel operator.