Saturday 19 August 2017

UPC aims to push boundaries with Hudayriat project

The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) is encouraging government officials, urban planners and developers to ‘push the boundaries of what is possible’ during a series of workshops on the Hudayriat Island Master Plan. The UPC held the second of five stakeholder wor


Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh to be world's largest

Few weeks after the Egyptian Parliament ratified the country’s new investment law, Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has announced a $800-million investment to expand the Four Seasons resort of Sharm El Sheikh to make it the world's largest Four Seasons resort.


World’s first commercial floating wind farm nears completion

The fifth and final wind turbine for the Hywind Scotland commercial-scale floating offshore wind farm, a joint project between Masdar and Statoil, has arrived at its final destination at Buchan Deep, 25 km east of Peterhead in Scotland.    Earlier this summ


New power distribution station opens at Bahrain airport

A new 220 kV power distribution station at Bahrain International Airport was inaugurated yesterday (August 16) by Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr Abdulhussain Mirza.   The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) chief executive officer Shaikh Nawaf bin I


Egypt, AFDB discuss $3bn cooperation plan

Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation recently met with the African Development Bank (AFDB) in Cairo to discuss the $3 billion strategy of cooperation between Egypt and the AFDB planned for 2015-2019. The strategy includes funding  with $1.5 bill


Morocco to build new desalination plant

Morocco will build a seawater desalination plant in the Casablanca-Settat region, said a senior government official. The feasibility study and the institutional set-up of the project are currently being finalised, Charafate Afailal, secretary of state for water, was quoted as say


KEO delivers design, supervision services for Expo Village

KEO International Consultants, a leading design, engineering and project management firm, is providing design and construction supervision services for the Expo Village, a residential community development being developed by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) in Dubai, UAE.


Abu Dhabi cable car project 'still under study'

Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) has said that the project to install a cable car at Al Maqtaa and develop Al Bahya Corniche is still under study and is yet to be awarded, according to a Wam news agency report. The Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport of ADM in


Engie completes $762m investment in Tabreed

The National Central Cooling Company (Tabreed) has announced the successful completion of an investment of approximately Dh2.8 billion ($762.32 million) by Engie, a global energy company, to acquire 40 per cent of Tabreed shares, a Wam news agency report said. Headquarte


New developmental projects launched in UAE East Zone

A number of infrastructure and developmental projects have been launched in the UAE's East Zone by Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development, a Wam news agency report said. The projects include a scheme to develop a network of

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