Regional News

Forty per cent of the construction work on Bahrain International Airport’s $1.1-billion modernisation project has been completed.

Kuwait said nearly 84 per cent of the work on its ambitious $3-billion Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Causeway (also known as Al Sabiya bridge) has been completed and the 36-km-long engineering marvel will be ready by the end of 2018, said a report.

Eagle Hills Diyar, developer of the urban waterfront project Marassi Al Bahrain, has signed up with Dubai’s Emaar Entertainment to bring a bumper family entertainment centre to its Marassi Galleria shopping and lifestyle destination in Bahrain.

Work is progressing well on Phase One of Bahrain Marina, an iconic mixed-use project featuring residential, leisure, entertainment and marina facilities, with the piling likely to start in January next year, said the project developer.

Reynaers Middle East recently organised a number of client visits to its parent company’s revamped headquarters in Duffel, Belgium, which houses innovative technologies for architectural building solutions and a virtual reality experience.

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP), a Terex Corporation company, has appointed Arjun Mirdha as Genie chief commercial officer and tasked him with expanding the Genie brand globally. Mirdha will have global responsibility for all commercial aspects, including sales; commercial operations; marketing; parts; services and lifecycle solutions.

Kanoo Automotive and Industrial Equipment (KAIE), which has been supporting growth in the construction sector by offering top-of-the-range products, attributes its success to meeting customer requirements. “Construction is Bahrain’s second largest industry after manufacturing, and in 2017 has added BD218.

From the first Loadall in 1977, JCB built its 200,000th telehandler in 2016 and this year it celebrates four decades of this iconic machine.

Stiff competition is pushing hollowcore producers to look for more efficient equipment that can help them lower operating costs, said UltraSpan Technologies adding that it has just the right equipment for the market.