Saturday 22 July 2017

Cityscape to allow UAE developers to sell on-site

Cityscape Global, a major real estate exhibition in Dubai, is offering an opportunity for developers of UAE-based projects to sell on-site to homebuyers and investors for the first time. Taking place from September 11 to 13 at Dubai World Trade Centre, Cityscape Global will featu


Oman to build new seawater desalination plant

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has announced plans to develop a seawater desalination project in the Dhofar area of the sultanate with a capacity of 100,000 cu m per day, said a report. OPWP, which oversees procurement of all new water and electricity capacity in


Saudi UBM inks strategic deal with Assa Abloy

Saudi-based Universal Building Materials Merchants Company (UBM) has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Assa Abloy Security Solutions Middle East (Assa Abloy), a leading manufacturer of door opening solutions across the globe. The move will help the two companies join for


SDLG launches first asphalt compactor in MEA

Global construction machinery manufacturer SDLG has launched its first asphalt compactor for the Middle Eastern and African (MEA) markets. The introduction comes as infrastructure projects and investments increase in the region, particularly in Africa, said the company in a state


Saudi Arabia seeks private players for big rail projects

In a major move, the Saudi Public Transport Authority (PTA) has opened its doors for the private sector, inviting global pioneering companies to partner in the construction and operation of railways in the kingdom, said a report. PTA has called upon the experts in the field of bu


Sadara announces start-up of its amines facility

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), the largest chemical complex ever built in a single phase, has successfully started up its amines plant.    The Sadara amines plant is composed of two separate facilities, the ethanolamines plant and the ethyleneamines plan


AlJaber seals $438m Qatar warehouses contract

Qatar-based AlJaber Engineering (JEC) has been awarded contracts worth QR1.6 billion ($438 million) by New Port Project (NPP) steering committee for designing and building food security facilities and warehouses at Hamad Port in capital Doha. As per the agreement, JEC will develo


Qatar opens first phase of New Orbital Highway

Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashghal) said it has opened the first phase of the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route, which will serve as a vital link between the southern and northern areas of the country. Phase One includes the opening of 125-km-long roads extending from


Aurecon launches AOR services in Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Aurecon, a global engineering and infrastructure advisory company, said it has started offering unlimited Architect of Record (AOR) services in the key UAE markets of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The new AOR service will allow Aurecon to take a lead consultant role in projects through integrat


Dewa awards $25m contracts for low-voltage cables

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has awarded contracts worth Dh95 million ($25.8 million) to a number of national companies for the supply of 1,290  km of low-voltage cables for household connections. This is part of its ongoing efforts to provide the most reliab

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