Monday 18 December 2017

$1.2bn Kuwait hospital set for March opening

About 70 per cent of the work at the New Jahra Hospital, a $1.2-billion development taking shape on a 440,000-sq-m area in Kuwait, has been completed and the 1,171-bed facility is on track for completion by March next year. One of the largest healthcare projects in the Middle Eas


CB&I wins Saudi Aramco Shell refinery deal

CB&I, a leading global player in the technology and infrastructure services sector, has announced it has been awarded a contract worth more than $95 million by Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery (Sasref). Sasref is a joint venture between two of the biggest oil and gas companies in the wo


FAB opens headquarter branch in Abu Dhabi

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the UAE’s largest bank, celebrated the official inauguration of its  headquarter branch in Khalifa Business Park, Abu Dhabi, at an exclusive event attended by senior management.    The new branch was inaugurated by She


Sharjah announces opening of new highway

The Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority (SRTA) has announced the opening of a new road in the central region built at a cost of Dh57 million ($16 million). The project, which extends from Mahafez to Fayah, has been upgraded from a one-way road to a two-way highway, said a state


Gate Avenue at DIFC set for 2018 completion

Work is progresing at a steady pace on the Gate Avenue at DIFC, a premium urban retail, leisure and cultural development at the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), with the project’s first phase on track for completion in mid-2018. Spanning across 660,000


Petrofac wins $160m Iraq project contract

Leading global oil services company Petrofac said its engineering unit has won a $160-million contract from the Basra Oil Company (BOC), formerly known as the South Oil Company, based in southern Iraq. The contract, awarded to Petrofac’s Engineering and Production Services


LS HongQi seals $53m Kuwait cable supply deal

LS HongQi Cable & System, the Korean manufacturing unit of LS C&S in China, said it has been awarded a 58 billion won ($53 million) contract by Kuwait's Ministry of Water for the supply of ultra-high-voltage underground cable.   It is the first ultra-high-voltage


Dubai celebrates $272m safari park launch

Dubai Municipality yesterday (December 12) celebrated the soft opening of its world-class wildlife park, a Dh1-billion ($272 million) development spread over a 1.2 million-sq-m area in Al Warqaa 5 off the Dubai-Hatta Highway. Dubai Safari is home to the most diverse array of anim


Imdaad chief tops fmME Power 50 list

Jamal Abdulla Lootah, Group CEO of Imdaad, an integrated facilities management solutions provider based in Dubai, has made it to the top of the fmME Power 50 ranking of the Middle East’s most influential personalities in the facilities management (FM) sector for the sixth year in a row.


Gargash breaks ground on flagship Merc-Benz store

Gargash Enterprises, the authorised general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates, recently laid the foundation for a world premier flagship store in Dubai, UAE. The new flagship project is based in Dubai Design District, the centre of the city,

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