Friday 16 November 2018

SNC Lavalin to showcase benefits of digital tech at Adipec

SNC-Lavalin, one of the world’s leading engineering, design and project management companies, estimates that oil and gas operators can reduce their costs by 30 per cent across the design-build-operate lifecycle of oil and gas projects.   At Adipec 2018 thi


World’s largest modular VW showroom opens in Kuwait

Behbehani Motors Company, the official distributor of Volkswagen in Kuwait, has opened the world’s largest modular Volkswagen showroom as part of a wider investment in facilities worth a total of $145.6 million.   The new $32.5-million state-of-the-art sho


Dubai 'spearheading Mena's flexible office space growth'

Dubai is leading the way in the trend of introducing flexible office spaces in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, with the emirate offering almost 70,000 sq m of stock in 55 projects, said an industry expert. This trend is likely to continue with the proportion of of


Danube awards Dubai residential project contract

Danube Properties, a UAE-based developer, has awarded a Dh149.5 million ($40.6 million) contract to Cast Construction, a Dubai-based contractor, for the main construction works of its residential project Jewelz located at Arjan, near Miracle Gardens. The developer’s 10th ho


Dubai RTA takes delivery of first of 50 metro trains

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said the first of the new Dubai Metro trains had arrived in the emirate, with a total of 50 to be delivered by the end of October next year.    Of these, 15 will be used for serving Expo 2020 network and 35 to enhance the


Alkhabeer Capital launches Saudi real estate fund IPO

Alkhabeer Capital, a Saudi-based asset manager specialised in alternative investments, has launched the initial public offering (IPO) of its shari’ah-compliant Alkhabeer REIT (real estate investment trust) fund, of SR1 billion ($266.4 million).   The IPO s


Golden Gate Developers unveils Bahrain twin tower project

Golden Gate Developers, a joint venture between Bahraini-based company Kooheji Golden Gate and Indian real estate companies Ajmera Realty and Mayfair Housing, has unveiled its new residential development project, Golden Gate, which will come up in the heart of Bahrain Bay.  


Louvre Abu Dhabi draws over 1m visitors on first anniversary

Louvre Abu Dhabi, the architectural icon in the UAE capital, has announced that it welcomed more than one million visitors in its first year, establishing itself as one of the leading cultural institutions on the global stage.    Since opening on November 1


Design International names Dubai office director

Design International, an innovative architectural practice with vast experience on a global scale, has appointed Mark O’Neill RIBA as the new office director for its Dubai office.   Regarded as one of the industry’s leaders in retail architecture, De


EGA takes delivery of locomotives for W Africa project

Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA) has announced the arrival of two SD40-2 shunting-locomotives that will be used on its under-construction bauxite mining project in the West African country of Guinea.   The largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas,

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