UAE Focus

More than 30 per cent of the work on Phase Four of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, the world’s largest single-site independent power producer (IPP) solar park being built at an investment of Dh50 billion ($13.6 billion), has been completed.

UAE-based Emirates Water and Electricity Company (Ewec) has signed a Dh3.27-billion ($890 million) water purchase agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power for the world’s largest reverse osmosis (RO) desalination project.

Paschal-Werk G Maier has added four new contractors to its list of clients in the UAE currently using its formwork systems that are proving their versatility in helping shape a diverse range of structures. These include Ideal System Contracting, City Experts Constructions, VGC Building Contracting and Al Sweidi & Shams Contracting.

Fischer, a major global player involved in the designing, engineering and building of innovative fixing solutions, has announced the opening of its first customer experience centre in the region in Abu Dhabi.

UAE-based Aldar Properties has launched its first residential community in the heart of Saadiyat Island – Saadiyat Reserve. The Dh722-million ($196.5 million) community features 306 infrastructure-enabled land plots open to buyers of all nationalities.

Modon Properties (Modon), a development company mandated by the Abu Dhabi government to build vibrant and sustainable communities and develop strategic mixed-use projects, has awarded the Dh1.53 billion ($417 million) infrastructure contract for the Phase One of Riyadh City South project in the UAE capital.

Ithra Dubai, the real estate arm of state-owned Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD), has announced the start of the first sliding phase of the world’ s largest cantilever or ‘The Link’, at its key development One Za’abeel.

Leading global architect Sir David Adjaye, the founder and principal of Adjaye Associates, has launched the design of the Abrahamic Family House, which will come up on Saadiyat Island in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. The design was unveiled at a key meeting of the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity held in New York, US, recently.