UAE Focus

Bee’ah, a leading sustainability pioneer in the Middle East region, has announced plans to convert 47 hectares of Al Saja’a landfill area into a state-of-the-art solar energy facility in Sharjah once the landfill is capped.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has commissioned a new 400/132 kV substation in Dubai South with a conversion capacity of 2,020 megavolt-amperes (MVA). The project, which sees 2.4-km-long 400-kV overhead lines connected to Dewa’s network and which was carried out at a total cost of Dh336.5 million ($91.

Etihad Rail, the developer of the UAE’s national railway, has awarded a major contract to CRRC Corporation, a global leader in providing solutions for the sustainable development of the railway industry, for the manufacture, supply and commissioning of 842 new wagons, thus bringing its total fleet to more than 1,000 units to serve the whole n

Expo 2020 Dubai and its 190-plus participating countries are committed to working together to achieve shared goals and are making strong progress with preparations for the global event, which will begin on October 1, 2021. This was revealed during the fifth Expo 2020 International Participants Meeting (IPM) last month.

The Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (Sewa) has announced the implementation of five strategic development projects in the field of water transmission lines in a bid to boost its capacity.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) last month opened five bridges leading to Deira Islands, which were constructed in cooperation with  top developer Nakheel. The bridges leading to the Deira Islands Project area are a key part of the 13-km Al Shindagha Corridor Project currently being undertaken by RTA.

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) is set to start work on several premium leisure projects in key areas of Khor Fakkan, Kalba, Al Dhaid and Mleiha in the northern emirate, said its senior official.

Dubai Investments Real Estate Company (DIRC) has announced that construction work is in full swing on its Al Barsha Tower, a mixed-use development located in the Al Barsha area of Dubai, which is due for handover this month (September).