Regional News

The total value of contract awards in the GCC projects market in 2017 is expected to reach $117 billion, roughly the same as last year, a report said.

The Omani government is set to award a consultancy services contract for the development of a RO1.1-billion ($2.84 billion) wastewater project which will cover all the governorates of the sultanate, said a report.

Euro Auctions of the UK is set to make a dramatic impact on the construction, agricultural equipment and industrial plant sectors across the Middle East when it opens its doors on its first auction in Dubai, UAE, this month (September 13).

Kuwait’s Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC) is to be bestowed with an Award of Merit at ENR’s Global Best Projects Awards. The complex will be honoured at a gala ceremony on October 23 at the Sheraton hotel at Times Square, New York.

Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) has revealed the design for Al Thumama Stadium – the sixth venue for the 2022 Fifa World Cup. Designed by Qatari architect Ibrahim M Jaidah, chief architect of Arab Engineering Bureau (AEB), the stadium is inspired by the ‘gahfiya’ headdress.

Duqm Refinery, a joint venture between Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International, has awarded three main engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the refinery project coming up in the Al Wusta region of Oman, reports said.

As many as 801 construction projects with a combined estimated value of $32 billion are currently in the tendering stage in the GCC’s urban construction sector, according to a report.

Eagle Hills Bahrain, the developer of the distinguished urban project Marassi Al Bahrain, broke ground last month on the second residential component within the project – Marassi Shores Residences, which has seen strong sales in the off-plan development phase. The main contractor on the project is the Bahrain-based Dadabhai Construction.

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) hospitality market is witnessing solid growth with a total of 123,589 rooms under construction in the region, said a report. Of this, about 95,089 rooms are under construction in the Middle East – up 14.

Kuwait is expected to issue a tender to build the estimated $1.2-billion Dibdibah solar power plant in the first quarter of 2018, a senior official said.

Bahrain’s Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning will be carrying out the infrastructure works for the $1-billion King Abdullah Medical City, a massive healthcare project coming up in the south of the kingdom. A financing contract worth BD16.5 million ($43.

Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with a global consortium comprising GE and Spain’s TSK to build the first large-scale wind farm in Oman and the GCC.

Glasspoint Solar, a leading supplier of solar power to the oil and gas industry, has celebrated the successful completion of one million man-hours without a lost time injury (LTI) on the Miraah solar plant that it is building for Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) in the south of  Oman.

Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer, will grow its existing portfolio of malls in Oman with the new City Centre Sohar mall. The mall, located in the Al Batinah North Governorate’s capital Sohar, is due to open in late 2018.

Oman-based Nama Group has invited consultants to take part in a competitive process for a contract to provide advisory services on the restructuring of the water sector in the sultanate, a report said.