• UAE's active building projects' value soars to $288bn in H1

    $89bn DEVELOPMENTS ON HOLD
    The combined value of 7,488 active building projects in the UAE has reached a whopping $228 billion by the end of June despite the weaker global economic growth scenario, said a report.

  • Van Oord wins Dubai Harbour marine works contract

    MARINE WORKS DEAL
    Van Oord, a leading international contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, has been awarded the marine works contract for Dubai Harbour, an iconic waterfront development in the UAE.

  • Tecom to develop Emirates Towers Business Park


    Tecom Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has been appointed to develop and operate the recently announced Emirates Towers Business Park in Dubai, UAE.

  • Faithful+Gould makes key Saudi appointment


    Faithful+Gould, an integrated project and programme management consultancy, has appointed Paul Sweeney as the new head of programme management for its 160-strong business in Saudi Arabia.

  • Alpha Utilities seals Sharjah SWRO plant contract


    UAE-based Alpha Utilities has won a contract from Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority to build a seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant in the Kalba region of the emirate. It is being developed on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) model.

  • 500 new residential units hit Qatar market


    A total of 500 residential units have been added to Qatar's real estate market in the second quarter of 2017, thus bringing the total supply to 281,500 units, said a report.

  • Bahrain selects Cesi to help with its solar programme


    Bahrain has appointed Cesi to support its Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) to develop the technical and regulatory requirements related to connecting distributed renewable energy resources into the national electricity grid.

  • Admares readies 'floating' villas for Dubai development


    Admares, a pioneer of innovative floating construction, said it has completed work on nine luxury 'floating' bungalows at its plant in Rauma, Finland. These villas will be set up at the Marasi Business Bay development in Dubai, UAE.

  • Bahrain's road, sewerage projects on track


    Bahraini authorities said work was progressing well on a project linked to the paving of dirt roads in the Salmabad besides the implementation of a sewerage network in the area.

  • Deyaar inks $163m Dubai community project deal


    Deyaar, a leading UAE-based real estate company, has awarded a Dh600-million ($163.3 million) contract to Belhasa Engineering and Contracting Company for development of two districts at its integrated urban community in Dubai, UAE.

  • Abu Dhabi fund grants $1bn for projects in Egypt

    FINANCING FOR KEY SECTORS
    The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has provided grants and concessionary loans worth a total of Dh4 billion ($1.08 billion) to Egypt for 64 development projects, a report said.

  • Isyx Tech discusses building industry challenges


    Isyx Technologies, a fast-growing business innovation consulting company in the Middle East and Africa, recently held a joint workshop with Microsoft to discuss the challenges faced by the construction and building materials industry.

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