Regional News

Leading UK-based engineering firm Arup has joined hands with architect Grimshaw and design consultant Haley Sharpe Design to deliver the engineering, landscaping, architecture and interpretive designs for the Oman Botanic Garden, the largest such facility in the Arab world. Covering a 4.

Bahrain has awarded a major contract to Tilke, a global engineering and architecture company based in Germany, to provide consultancy services for its new exhibition and conference centre coming up next to the Bahrain International Circuit on a 308,000-sq-m area in Sakhir.

The Avenues, a first-of-its-kind commercial and entertainment mall in Bahrain with a unique 1.5-km waterfront location in the heart of the capital Manama, was opened last month by Sorouh Al Bahrain, the project owner.

Technal Middle East, a pioneer in architectural aluminium facade systems, said it has joined hands with SideRise Group, a key provider of innovative insulation solutions for acoustic, fire and thermal applications, to launch building facade solutions compliant with the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code 2017.

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has signed up a consortium of international consultants for a large-scale solar project coming up in the sultanate.

Qatar has unveiled the design of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, the first-ever fully demountable Fifa World Cup stadium, capable of being reassembled on another site or turned into multiple smaller venues.

SSH, a leading masterplanning, building design, construction supervision and project management firm in the region, said it has started construction supervision for real estate group Naseej’s development CanalView in Dilmunia, a health and wellness island development off the northeastern coast of Muharraq in Bahrain.

Leading German group Bauer Environment said its Oman unit has been awarded a major contract by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) to expand the world’s biggest industrial constructed wetland plant in the sultanate.

Kuwait is set to pump in $160 billion to develop five major islands – Bubiyan, Warba, Failaka, Maskan and Aouha – over the next 20 years, said a report.

Oman’s government is planning to develop a new airport in the Musandam region as part of its efforts to boost the transport infrastructure in the sultanate, said a report. This will be the country’s sixth airport, including Muscat, Salalah, Sohar, Duqm and Khasab, according to the Times Of Oman.

Carillion, a leading British facilities management and construction services company, said its joint venture firm in Oman has been awarded a £240-million ($315 million) contract to design and build the new Sultan Qaboos Hospital in Salalah.

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) and GlassPoint Solar, the global leader in solar energy for the oil and gas industry, have completed construction on the first block of the Miraah solar plant safely, on schedule and on budget, and has successfully delivered steam to the Amal West oilfield.