Regional News

Bahrain had awarded a total of 372 tenders worth $740 million during the first three months of the year, thus reaffirming the kingdom’s efforts to continue public and private sector spending on major infrastructure projects despite the exceptional circumstances currently affecting the globe regarding the Covid-19 outbreak.

Kuwait Authority For Partnership Projects (KAPP) has announced that the last date for submitting the request for proposals (RFPs) for the South Jahra Labour City Project has been extended to November 15 this year owing to the Covid-19 crisis.

Steady progress is being made on Bahrain oil refining giant Bapco’s multibillion-dollar expansion project with 50 per cent of the work already completed despite the Covid-19 challenges. The project is on track for completion by the third quarter of 2022, reported BNA citing the Oil Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Khalifa.

Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) has readied the land for the construction of the first of three temporary residential complexes being built in the country for expatriate workers, reported Kuna.

Underlining its commitment to supplying quality aluminium systems in the Middle East, Reynaers Middle East said its parent firm Reynaers Aluminium is increasingly sourcing its primary produced aluminium from green energy sources.

Oman’s integrated energy company OQ has announced the launch of the commissioning phase of Liwa Plastics Industries Complex (LPIC), a giant petrochemicals project being set up at an investment of $6.7 billion.

Alba-Macrel Group, a leading manufacturer of a wide range of machines for the construction sector, has appointed Kanoo Cranes, a division of The Kanoo Group, as the exclusive dealer of Alba’s hoists and mast climbers for the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Bahrain.

Miraah on track despite setback Oman’s energy major Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) has announced that work will continue on its ambitious Miraah solar farm project despite its key technology partner, US-based GlassPoint Solar, going into liquidation.