UAE Focus

Emirates Water and Electricity Company (Ewec), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower), has announced that it has received six proposals for its ‘Fujairah F3’ Independent Power Producer (IPP) project.

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway, has awarded a systems and integration contract worth Dh1.6 billion ($435 million) for Stage Two of the network, to Hitachi Rail STS, a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling services and turnkey operations.

Line Investments & Property, the shopping mall development and management arm of Abu Dhabi-based Lulu Group International, has announced that nearly 65 per cent of the work has been completed on its new development – Forsan Central Mall – located at Khalifa City centre in Abu Dhabi.

UAE-based Al Farwaniya Property Developments has announced that its key development, Reem Mall, has officially been topped out last month. Positioned on Reem Island, the $1.2-billion Reem Mall will become a completely new destination with 2 million sq ft of retail, leisure, dining, and entertainment choices.

Geberit, a European leader in the field of sanitary solutions, has confirmed that all its products that require certification according to the ESMA water efficiency scheme, have obtained ECAS certification and meet Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) standards.

Azizi Developments  has announced that 93 per cent of the construction work on Samia, a residential and commercial development within Al Furjan, an up-and-coming and highly strategic location in Dubai, has been completed.

UAE’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, unveiled the model of the world’s first floating smart police station (SPS), at the recent Gitex 2019 exhibition in Dubai.

Dubai Municipality has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for completing the largest 3D-printed two-storey structure in the world, with a height of 9.5 m, and spanning a total area of 640 sq m.

Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (Dewa) has awarded a contract worth Dh981.96 million ($267 million) for the construction of its new headquarters to a consortium comprising Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting and Ghantoot Gulf Contracting.

Abu Dhabi Ports has launched the first purpose-built accommodation project at Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, with housing and community amenities for 5,000 employees.

UAE-based luxury project developer Damac Properties has announced the topping out of its master development, Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) has announced that work is in full swing on its Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City project, with the first phase set to open this month (November).

Emirates RDF, a joint venture between UAE-based contractors Besix and TG Eco Holding and Finland-based Griffin Refineries, has broken ground on a major waste-to-energy treatment plant in the northern emirate of Umm Al Quwain.

Emirates Water and Electricity Company (Ewec) and Acwa Power have confirmed the successful financial closing of the Dh3.19-billion ($868 million) Taweelah power and water desalination project, which means work on the world’s largest reverse osmosis desalination plant can now go ahead.