Friday 18 June 2021

Sustainable construction 'paves way for greener future in GCC'

As industries around the world increasingly turn towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategies to support their recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, focus is sharpening on sustainable construction in the Middle East, according to Oxford Business Group.  


Sharjah sees Al Hamriyah plant work over 80pc completed

Steady progress is being made on the Hamriyah Independent Power Plant in Sharjah with more than 80 per cent work already completed.    It consists of a general electric gas turbine with a production capacity of 400 MW, a heat recovery boiler, and a steam tu


Sodic signs partnership agreement with Orange Egypt

Leading real estate developer Sodic said it has signed a partnership agreement with Orange Egypt, a leading provider of integrated telecommunications services, to deploy the latest integrated smart solutions across all its real estate projects in the country.   


Edamah invites consultancy bids for Bahrain residential project

  Bahrain Real Estate Investment (Edamah) is inviting bids from leading companies to provide design and supervision consultancy services for a residential complex that will house the employees of two 4-star boutique hotels and beach club at Bilaj Al Jazayer. 


Naffco wins contract to supply firefighting systems for Riviera

Azizi Developments, a leading private developer in the UAE, said it has signed a major deal with Naffco for supplying fire alarm, firefighting and emergency lighting systems to its leading waterfront development Riviera in MBR City.   Established


Naqel Express launches two logistics facilities in Jeddah

Naqel Express, Saudi Arabia’s leading express logistics and supply chain company with the largest seamless network, has officially opened its gateway facilities at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) as well as its new Pharma and Cold Chain warehouse facilities in Jeddah.


Top firms in race to build 520 homes at Bahrain's East Hidd project

Bids have been received from leading contractors for the construction of 520 residential apartments in East Hidd, Bahrain.    The project is being developed by the Ministry of Housing (Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development).  Tenders were recently


Bahrain seeks consultancy bids for metro infrastructure work

Bids have been invited from consultancy firms for a study on the infrastructure lines overlapping with the 109-km Bahrain Metro network, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.   For further details, visit 


Mideast construction disputes up 38pc in 2020, says Arcadis report

Construction disputes in the Middle East surged by 38 per cent in 2020 due to several factors, of which the biggest one was Covid-19, which created significant impacts including restricted movement of labour, supply chain delays and even suspension of projects in major GCC economies, said a r


Metito wins top honours at Global Water Awards 2021

Metito, a key provider of total intelligent water management and alternative energy solutions, has received the ‘Water Company of the Year' distinction at the 2021 Global Water Awards, organised by Global Water Intelligence (GWI).    The awards we

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