UAE Focus

Leading Spanish group Abengoa said its consortium with Chinese EPC contractor Sepco III has received an order to start early works for the construction of the world’s largest reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant at Taweelah, 45 km north of Abu Dhabi.

Chinese manufacturing major East Hope Group said it is working with Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) on the feasibility of setting up development projects worth over $10 billion at Abu Dhabi’s industrial hub.

Expo 2020 Dubai team has announced that the construction of its petal-shaped Thematic Districts is now fully complete. Built by the UAE’s Al Futtaim Construction, these thematic districts have already been landscaped with water and shading features and are now ready for fit-out, said Expo 2020 Dubai.

Oman’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) is set to launch an international tender for Phase Two of the country’s pavilion at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai event.

Leading engineering and infrastructure advisory Aurecon said it has been awarded a contract by Sharjah to provide engineering services for an iconic library and culture centre within the emirate.

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has announced the start-up of a new Dh15-million ($4.1 million) pre-treatment and crusher facility for spent pot lining in a step forward for the recycling of industrial waste.

OpenAire, an industry leader in large-span retractable roofs based in Canada, said it has won a contract to design and install a state-of-the-art retractable skylight at the Deira Mall, the newest retail destination being built by master developer Nakheel in Dubai. Deira Mall will be the centerpiece of the current Dh16-billion ($4.

Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) has signed up Gulf Contractors Company to carry out enabling works for its Dh5-billion ($1.36 billion) Jubail Island launched recently in Abu Dhabi.

The northern emirate of Fujairah is working on a wide range of development projects as it seeks to diversify its economy, reported state news agency Wam.

Finland-based Griffin Refineries said it is set to start work on the UAE’s first state-of-the-art waste fuel plant, Emirates RDF, located in the the northern emirate of Umm Al Quwain following the financial close of the project.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it has achieved 21.7 GW in power savings last year, which is a reduction of 9,340 tonnes of carbon emissions through replacing conventional HID lamps with LED lighting units.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said steady progress is being made on the 300 MW second stage of Phase Three of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park which will be operational in late June.

GE Energy Financial Services (GE EFS) and Sumitomo Corporation have secured project financing of $1 billion from a consortium of banks and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) for an independent combined cycle power project in Sharjah. GE’s flagship 1.

 JGE’s twin tower complete Jumeirah Golf Estates (JGE), a major residential golf destination offering luxury homes and leisure facilities set amid two internationally-acclaimed championship golf courses in Dubai, has announced the completion of Alandalus towers A and B.