Regional News

Expressions of Interests (EOIs) have been invited from private sector developers, co-investors, contractors and lenders for the construction of a new road and rail causeway linking Saudi Arabia and Bahrain which is estimated to cost $4 to $5 billion, said a report.

Saudi Arabia has injected an additional $400 million as part of a Saudi-Egyptian loan agreement to develop the Sinai Peninsula, said a report citing a senior Egyptian minister.

Bahrain’s permanent LNG import terminal is due for commissioning in 2019, according to a report by Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp). The 4.

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), the Bahrain-based aluminium smelter, said that construction has started on site on its landmark Line 6 expansion project following the completion of the Feed (front-end engineering design) study. The expansion covers an area of approximately 60 hectares. As the required earthwork cut-and-fill volume is about 1.

Muriya has roped in international consultants AEB-Assaf as design and supervision consultants for Golf Lake at Jebel Sifah in Oman.

Leminar Air Conditioning Company has been signed up by UK-based Hattersley as the exclusive distributor for its products in Kuwait. A member of the Al Shirawi Group of Companies, Leminar is the largest HVAC distribution company in the region with six showrooms across the UAE and offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait.

Al Mazaya Holding, a leading real estate developer in Kuwait, said its debut project in Oman was progressing on schedule for handover next year with 20 per cent of the construction work already completed.

The hospitality market of the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is on track for growth with a total of 124,823 rooms under construction in the region, said a report. Of the total, about 93,984 are under construction in the Middle East – up 15.

Australian group Bothar Boring & Tunnelling is expanding its operations in the Middle East with the addition of three all-terrain cranes – a Demag AC 500-8, a Demag AC 100-4L, and a Terex Explorer 5600 – from Terex Corporation.

Kuwait’s Jassim Transport & Stevedoring Company (JTC) has placed an order for five new Demag cranes from Terex Corporation.  The order includes four AC 100-4L and one AC 250-6 all-terrain cranes.

Crystal Lagoons wins Egypt deal Crystal Lagoons has partnered with real estate developer Tatweer Misr to bring idyllic beachfront living to the $117-million Fouka Bay in Egypt. Fouka Bay has been designed in collaboration with  Italian architects 5+1AA and enjoys a prime position along the coastline of Ras El Hekma.

Rock Fall Contracting (RFC), a major civil engineering and earthmoving specialist contractor based in Doha, Qatar, has boosted its fleet of Chicago Pneumatic rig-mounted hydraulic breakers with the addition of new RX8 and RX54 units.

Reynaers Aluminium recently launched a virtual reality (VR) room at its headquarters in Duffel, Belgium. Called Avalon, the room at the Reynaers Campus will serve as a sophisticated, state-of-the-art promotional tool to introduce the leading European aluminium solutions provider and its diverse range of versatile products to its potential clients.