Regional News

Construction work on six of at least eight venues that will be in used for the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar is currently in progress, said a report.

Aecom, a global provider of professional technical and management support services, said its joint venture with Italian car design firm Pininfarina has won a major contract to design the regional air traffic control (ATC) tower and technical building at the new airport in Istanbul, Turkey.

Qatar's government is set to spend a whopping QR261 billion ($72 billion) on infrastructure development with a special focus on transport, water, electricity and sewage besides a number of road expansion projects, said a report.

Marking a decade of service to the region, Fischer Middle East, along with its local partners and customers, organised events in Qatar and Oman to celebrate the milestone. Fischer Middle East is a subsidiary of Fischer group, a Germany-based company offering innovative fixing solutions.

Qatar’s government has signed up three private companies – Shaqab Abela Catering Services, Gulf Systems for Contracting and Services and Redco International Trading and Contracting – for the construction of Phase One of a massive labour accommodation project that will eventually house 179,000 workers, said a report.

SSH, a leading architecture and engineering firm in the region, has won an award from  the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) for the design and construction supervision of a major educational project in Kuwait.

State-owned Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has appointed three leading international financial, technical and legal consultancy firms for its ambitious water projects in the sultanate, said a report.

Kuwait Insulating Material Manufacturing Company (Kimmco) recently launched enhanced versions of its key products aimed at reinforcing its presence in the region. These included Climaver, an upgraded lightweight pre-insulated ductwork system, and EcoBuild, an improved version of its standard glasswool range.

Construction work is under way on a BD52-million ($138 million) project that will transform traffic flow in the Southern Governorate of Bahrain. Two major roundabouts, Alba and Nuwaidrat, are set to be replaced with flyovers as part of the three-year project.

One of the world’s biggest metro stations is rapidly taking shape at Msheireb in Qatar, where three different lines will have an interchange point through which football fans will pass as they move between stadiums during the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

State-owned Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has awarded 15 agreements, including four major engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts, for its $6.4-billion plastic manufacturing complex in Sohar region of the sultanate.

Grohe fittings for Damac tower Damac’s Versace-designed tower in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, has been fitted out with Grohe’s signature Lineare faucet line.

Gulf Holding Company (GHC), a Kuwait-based investor, has appointed Danish engineering consultancy firm Cowi to provide consultancy services for the construction work related to its $700-million integrated residential and commercial complex Villamar at the Harbour project in Bahrain.