Regional News

SSH, a leading masterplanning, infrastructure, building design and construction supervision firm in the region, is working towards its goal of winning a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (Leed) Gold accreditation for Package Three of its key Omani project – Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC).

Eight leading international water project developers have been prequalified by Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) to build Oman’s biggest greenfield water desalination project in the Ghubrah area of the capital, said a report.

Saudi-based Atraba Integrated Holding has announced plans to build an integrated medical city project over a sprawling 500,000-sq-km area in Egypt at an initial investment of $1 billion, said a report.

Oman-based Majan Development Company has started work on Phase Three of its mixed-use project, Al Muzn, located opposite Al Mouj Muscat area in Mawaleh North, said a report. The development will boast a 127-unit high-rise complex featuring one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and 13 commercial showrooms, reported Oman Daily Observer.

Oman Wastewater Services Company (Haya Water) has announced the successful completion of Phase Two of Al Ansab sewage treatment plant (STP) expansion project which has taken its capacity to 125,000 cu m per day. The project is now moving to the last and the third phase which is expected to be finished in 2022, said the Omani company.

The Kuwaiti government is set to issue a request for proposals (RFPs) to all qualified bidders for the construction of a major workers’ city project in the South Jahra region, which on completion, will provide affordable housing for 20,000 expat workers, said a report. The 1.

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) is set to award three contracts valued at KD23 million ($100 million) covering the maintenance of some buildings north of Kuwait and construction of roads leading to Ratqa oil fields, a report said.  A contract worth KD13.

Rapid Access, a leading provider of powered access solutions in the Middle East region, is set to roll out its new brand identity. The company has been operating in the Middle East for over 20 years, providing industry-leading service and expertise in working at heights.

Bahraini authorities said key housing projects located in Khalifa Town, Al Ramli and Al Buhair are well on target for completion this year. The massive housing project in Al Ramli is nearing completion, where construction on 1,256 units has reached 89 per cent completion, said Housing Minister Bassem Al Hamer.

Asico Group, a leading player in fabrication and distribution of solid surface works in Bahrain, said it has completed the work on a mosque in the Sehla area of the kingdom based on a traditional plan while using Corian, a brand of solid surface material created by DuPont.

Al Haddad Motors, the sole authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Bahrain, said it has officially handed over 26 new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to Agility, a leading global logistics provider in the region.