Regional News

A consortium led by Saudi-based Acwa Power, a major developer of power and water desalination projects, has emerged the lowest bidder for the Al Dur 2 IWPP (independent water and power plant) project in Bahrain.

Paras Scaffoldings and Formwork Accessories Company, which intends to boost its presence in the Middle East, is actively looking for business partners to promote its high-quality systems in the Gulf region.

Consultancy bids for the King Hamad Causeway, a 25-km-long strategic artery linking Bahrain with Saudi Arabia to be built at an investment of $4 billion, are expected to be issued this month (November), while the main construction work will be tendered by the end of 2020, said a report.

Al Ghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the Gulf, and French construction giant Saint-Gobain Isover have joined forces after the recent launch of their new stone wool plant in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, and the integration of Kimmco in Kuwait.

Leading international construction consultancy Linesight has announced that it is currently working on projects worth more than $10 billion across the Middle East covering a wide range of sectors.

Oman is planning to develop four utility-scale solar-based projects worth RO616 million ($1.6 billion) at key locations across the sultanate over the next five years, said a report. These renewable energy projects will boast a total capacity of 1,600 MW, reported the Oman Observer.

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has invited bids from international consultancy firms for provision of advisory services linked to the development of a landmark waste-to-energy project in the sultanate, said a report.

Oman and Saudi Arabia are racing to complete the work on the first-ever direct land link between the two neighbouring countries by the end of this year, said a report. The project has been termed as an “engineering marvel”, having been built through the sands of the Empty Quarter, reported Times of Oman.

Terex Corporation, a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing products, has appointed Arabian Supply Center (ASC), an affiliate of the Qatari Al Jaber Group, as its new distributor for Genie boom lifts, scissor lifts and telehandlers in Doha.

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) said it has appointed Ahmad Mhanna as the institute’s new regional director for the Middle East. Headquartered in Michigan, US, the ACI is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards and technical resources.

Ebrahim K Kanoo, a diversified business conglomerate, has inaugurated the first dedicated LLumar showroom and facility in Bahrain offering the latest window film solutions for automotive and architectural applications. It’s also the largest Llumar facility in the GCC.

Bahrain-based Gulf Plastic Industries (GPI), which this year marks its 50th anniversary, said it keeps ahead of its league by anticipating market demands and cutting down on customer response time.

Fauji Cement Company, a leading producer of quality cement in Pakistan, is eyeing the great potential the Gulf market offers for its products, which look set to be preferred for the many mega projects here.

Dynapac equipment has long been a familiar sight on road building and other construction sites around the world including the Gulf region. The company has a history of dedication to machine performance and ranks among the technology leaders in the field of soil, asphalt and rockfill compaction, milling and paving.