UAE Focus

Samsung C&T, a global engineering and construction company, has announced that it has been awarded a 1.15 trillion won ($952 million) contract by Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) to build a 2.4 GW combined-cycle power plant in Fujairah, the largest independent thermal power plant in the UAE.

The Abu Dhabi government has announced its intention to procure approximately Dh10 billion ($2.72 billion) of infrastructure projects this year under its public-private partnership (PPP) model in a range of sectors across the emirate.

Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of the emirate’s commercial and community ports, has announced plans to design and construct a new cruise jetty at Sir Bani Yas Cruise Beach, the signature tourist destination located off the coast of Abu Dhabi.

The UAE authorities have announced the completion of work on the Dh1.9-billion ($517 million) Mohamed bin Zayed City housing project in Fujairah, which has been set up as a modern and sustainable housing scheme for mid-income Emiratis. Spread over a 2.

Al Futtaim Auto & Machinery Company (Famco) has announced the launch of the Middle East’s first Uptime Centre supported by Volvo as it looks to raise standards of customer service to even higher levels in 2020.

Abu Dhabi Power Corporation (ADPower), a public joint stock company that owns most of the water and electricity assets across the emirate of Abu Dhabi, has submitted an offer to Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) to transfer most of its assets to the latter in a deal that will create a new regional utilities champion.

DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) has announced that work is progressing well on its 81-floor Uptown Tower project, which is 20 per cent complete. The first super tall tower in the Uptown Dubai district is on schedule for completion in Q1 2022, with pre-leasing to commence later this year, it stated.

Besix Group, one of the world’s leading international contractors based in Brussels, Belgium, said one of its units, Six Construct, has secured a contract from Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to build two flyover bridges, a one-lane ramp and a two-lane tunnel in the Shindagha district near Port Rashid.

Abu Dhabi has announced plans to develop a major residential project on the coast of Al Dhafra region at an investment of Dh2.7 billion ($735 million). The Jabal Al Dhanna housing development, which will come up over a 1.

Terex Corporation, a global manufacturer of lifting and materials processing products, has appointed Galadari Trucks and Heavy Equipment (GTHE) as the Terex distributor for tower cranes for the UAE.