• Laing O’Rourke wins Expo 2020 Dubai contracts

    Expo 2020 Dubai has awarded two major contracts worth a combined Dh670 million ($182 million) to leading British construction company Laing O’Rourke for building of two pavilions and the 'Hammerhead' access road for the mega global event.

  • Dubai Creek Tower project work on track

    Work is in full swing at Dubai Creek Tower, a global icon being developed by leading developer Emaar in the heart of the six-sq-km Dubai Creek Harbour. It has been designed by Spanish/Swiss architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava Valls.

  • Abu Dhabi NPCC wins $327m India energy project deal

    UAE-based National Petroleum Construction Company said it has won a Dh1.2 billion ($327 million) engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contract from India's ONGC for five well platforms and pipeline on the western coast of Mumbai.

  • Empower, Honeywell to boost energy efficiency

    UAE-based Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower) has joined hands with Honeywell, a global technology and manufacturing leader, to explore opportunities to improve energy efficiency in the Middle East region.

  • Siemens names Mideast building technology head

    Global technology major Siemens has announced the appointment of Markus Strohmeier as the senior Executive Vice President of its building technologies division in the Middle East region based in Dubai, UAE.

  • Bahrain completes vital sewerage network project

    Bahraini authorities have announced the completion of Dair Sewerage Network Project, which involved major work such as extension of 750-m-long main lines and construction of a lifting station in Muharraq Governorate.

  • Saudi Arabia unveils $532m desalination projects plan

    Saudi Arabia is set to build nine desalination plants, with a capacity of 240,000 cu m of water per day, on the Red Sea coast at an investment of more than SR2 billion ($532 million), said a report, citing a senior minister.

  • JLL names new Middle East, Africa CEO

    JLL, a leading real estate investment and advisory firm, has appointed Thierry Delvaux as the new chief executive officer for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. He replaces Alan Robertson who steps down after 30 years in the company.

  • Damac launches key luxury project at Business Bay

    UAE-based developer Damac Properties has announced the launch of Rěva Residences, its latest luxury project at Business Bay in Dubai, offering one- and two-bedroom apartments overlooking the spectacular Dubai Canal.

  • Sharjah villa rents to see continued growth

    The villa market in the northern emirate of Sharjah continues to buck the wider trend of retreating rents in the residential market, recording an increase of 1.7 per cent in the last quarter of 2017, said a report.

  • Taiwan firms unveil smart solutions at Intersec

    Led by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (Taitra), Taiwanese suppliers unveiled their latest products and innovations in the security and safety business at Intersec, a top security exhibition in Dubai, UAE.

  • Bahrain discusses key road network to new airport terminal

    Senior government officials discussed the progress made on the road network leading to the new terminal building at Bahrain International Airport at a work meeting hosted by the kingdom's transportation ministry, said a report.

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Laing O’Rourke wins Expo 2020 Dubai contracts

Expo 2020 Dubai has awarded two major contracts worth a combined Dh670 million ($182 million) to leading British construction company Laing O’Rourke for building of two pavilions and the 'Hammerhead' access road for the mega global event....

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