Regional News

Bahrain’s King Fahd Causeway Authority (KFCA) said it has invited bids from qualified transaction advisory services consultancies for implementing the transitional phase of King Hamad Causeway, a 25-km-long strategic artery linking the kingdom with Saudi Arabia, to be built at an investment of $4 billion.

Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs (CAA) building, which once served as the kingdom’s main airport, will be transformed into a private aviation terminal to cater to VIPs and business leaders, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) has announced.

KBR, a major engineering, procurement and construction company, said it has won a contract extension from Qatar’s public works authority Ashghal to deliver the programme management services for the Doha Expressway project.

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) and Gulf Cooperation Council Standardisation Organisation (GSO) are working towards creating a Gulf Building Code that aims to advance the design of structural concrete.

Bahrain’s government has embarked on an ambitious plan to distribute thousands of housing units under 17 projects across the kingdom this year, said a report.

Henkel, a pioneer in the field of adhesives, is offering its Ceresit CN69 as the perfect choice in self-levelling compounds to meet the surging demand for quality floor covering and finishing products in the region.

Terex Corporation has announced several key senior appointments at its global brand Genie for the EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia) region. Under the leadership of Matt Treadwell, new vice-president of parts and services, supporting the Genie brand, Terex AWP has aligned its global parts and services strategy.

Golden Gate Developers has won tremendous response from potential investors and buyers to its new residential development project, Golden Gate, at the Gulf Property Show’s mall event at The Avenues, Bahrain.

Advanced Construction Technology Services (ACTS) has started a large-scale quality control and testing operation at Kuwait International Airport’s new terminal project.

Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) and Majid Al Futtaim recently hosted an official foundation ceremony to further cement their partnership for the RO5-billion ($13 billion) Madinat Al Irfan, Muscat’s new ‘City for the Future’.

US-based GlassPoint Solar, a leading supplier of solar energy to the oil and gas industry, said it has signed a deal with Occidental of Oman for the development of a 2-GW solar thermal energy plant at the Mukhaizna oilfield in the sultanate.

Oman’s Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has awarded a contract to build a landmark 100 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic independent power producer (IPP) project to a joint Japanese-Omani consortium.

Master developer Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) and top Dubai property group Damac have jointly started the groundwork for the transformation of the historical Mina Al Sultan Qaboos (MASQ) port into a $2-billion integrated mixed-use waterfront destination.

Eagle Hills Diyar, the masterplanner of the kingdom’s iconic waterfront development Marassi Al Bahrain, has awarded a major contract to a joint venture of Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast and Cebarco Bahrain for the  construction of Marassi Galleria, Vida Hotel and Serviced Apartments.

A consortium led by Acwa Power has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for a gas-fired combined cycle plant. The project, which is located in Luxor, will have a capacity to generate 2,300 MW and have an investment value of about $2.3 billion.

Behbehani Motors Company, the official distributor of Volkswagen in Kuwait, has opened the world’s largest modular Volkswagen showroom as part of a wider investment in facilities worth a total of $145.6 million.  The new $32.5-million state-of-the-art showroom, located in Al Rai, spans across 22,134 sq m, said the company.

Hill to assist on $250m hotel job Hill International, the global leader in managing construction risk, said it will provide project management services for the Talaat Moustafa Group’s (TMG) $250-million four-hotel programme.