UAE Focus

Saudi-based Acwa Power, a global leader in water desalination and power generation, said its consortium with MDC Power Holding Company – an entity fully owned by Mubadala Investment Company – has entered into a water purchase agreement with Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) for a 150-million-gallons-per-day desalination pla

Following the sell-out response to the previous launch of four phase of Expo Golf Villas, Emaar has announced the launch of Phase Five of its prime residential development, Expo Golf Villas, located 10 minutes from the Expo 2020 Dubai site and seven minutes from the Al Maktoum International Airport.

EllisDon Construction, a leading construction and building services company, has been awarded the contract for the design, build and operation of the Canada Pavilion and Public Presentation at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai event.

Global real estate developer Emaar Properties has announced plans to build its first 3D printed home in Dubai as a first step towards its ambition to be a leading adopter of advanced construction technologies.

Kingspan, a global leader in high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has opened its new production line in Dubai which will manufacture UL 181-listed PalDuct phenolic pre-insulated duct panels. The UL 181 represents a standard for safety and covers the materials in the fabrication of air duct systems.

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE national railway, is seeking a financial advisor to raise $2 billion to $3 billion in loans to build the second stage of the Dh40-billion ($11 billion) national rail network, said a report.

Dubai is currently building an advanced transport system through several vital projects that will serve the expected 25 million visitors of Expo 2020 Dubai, a media report said.

Emirates Water and Electricity Company (Ewec), the UAE’s leading procurer of water and electricity, has issued a tender for the construction and development of a new 2,000 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power project to be located at Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it plans to build 68 new 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substations over the next three years, at a projected value of Dh8 billion ($2.18 billion) to meet the growing demand for power and contribute to achieving Dubai’s ambitious urban objectives.

Ellington, a leading design-led property developer in Dubai, has achieved a key milestone in its track-record of on-schedule project completion with the topping out of its ‘Wilton Terraces’ residential community, its first project in Mohammed Bin Rashid City (MBR City).

Aldar Properties has awarded Dh1 billion ($272 million) worth of contracts for the Alreeman and Reflection projects in Abu Dhabi.

Azizi Developments of the UAE said 70 per cent of the construction work has been completed on Azizi Star, one of 22 residential towers located at Al Furjan, an upcoming prime location in Dubai. Azizi said the Azizi Star homes would be ready by the year-end as part of its commitment for timely delivery.