UAE Focus

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, officially inaugurated the operations of Dh11-billion ($2.9 billion) Route 2020 project, which involves the 15-km extension of the Dubai Metro Red Line from Jebel Ali Station to Expo 2020 linking seven stations.

UAE-based Modon Properties has awarded the infrastructure development contracts for phases three and four of Riyadh City South worth Dh1.93 billion ($525 million), in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority. With this contract award, the total value of infrastructure development deals for the Riyadh City South has risen to Dh5.83 billion.

Brooge Energy (formerly Brooge Holdings), through its subsidiary Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Company (BPGIC), has announced that the final basic design for the company’s planned Phase Three oil storage terminals and refinery has been completed by MUC Oil & Gas Engineering Consultancy and handed over to the group.

Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) has announced the successful financial closing of the largest gas-fired power plant in the UAE. The Dh4.2-billion ($1.14 billion) Fujairah F3 Independent Power Producer (IPP) project will have a power generation capacity of 2.

Work is nearing completion on a solid waste treatment plant that will produce refuse-derived fuel (RDF) at the Marine Environment Research Centre in Umm Al Quwain.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said tunnelling operations have begun at its 250-MW hydroelectric power station in Hatta, a first-of-its-kind project in the GCC,  being built at an investment of Dh1.42 billion ($386.5 million).

Emirates Building Systems (EBS) has won a contract to provide 2,000 tonnes of steel for the Dubai Municipality’s upcoming prosecution building and car-park in Umm Hurair, Dubai.

UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) said its officials are currently conducting around-the-clock inspections at Barakah power plant to ensure all necessary testing processes are being carried out ahead of the commissioning phase of Unit 1.

Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) said work is nearing completion on a new water desalination station at Umm Al Quwain (UAQ), which boasts a capacity of 50 million gallons per day. The project’s full capacity upon the completion of all its phases will amount to 150 million gallons per day.