Regional News

QATAR Railways Company (Qatar Rail), the company overseeing the construction of Qatar’s integrated railways network, has received four more tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for Phase One of the Doha Metro.

A CONSORTIUM including French industrial groups Vinci and Alstom has signed a €2-billion ($2.72 billion) contract with Qatar Railways Company to build a tram system for the city of Lusail.

HABTOOR Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded a QR1.09-billion ($300 million) contract for the construction of two sections of the corridor pipeline (Main One – packages A and B) which forms part of Doha’s mega reservoir project.

MSHEIREB Downtown Doha (MDD), the flagship development of Msheireb Properties, has been declared the best retail project at Cityscape Qatar 2014, a premier property expo held in Qatar.

CONSTRUCTION of the Mall of Qatar is on schedule and the mega project is expected to open in the last quarter of 2015 in the Al Rayyan district of Qatar according to its developer.

OMRAN, Oman’s tourism development and investment agency, has invited bids from consultants to supervise the construction of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) project.

Work on Duqm port facility to begin THE construction of Oman Oil Marketing Company’s bunkering facility at Duqm Port in Oman will begin soon, following the completion of the design phase.

INNOVATIVE shoring solutions from RMD Kwikform are being used to help keep Oman’s new $64-million Sultan Qaboos Mosque in Nizwa, on track while accommodating a change in programme sequencing.

PREQUALIFICATION bids have been invited by Bahrain’s Ministry of Housing from contractors and design and supervision consultants for further work on the second phase of the new Northern Town (Al Madina Al Shamaliya).

A 12-KM stretch of Bahrain’s northern shore will be developed with a new BD100-million ($263.6 million) coastal highway, connecting the Seef District and the Northern Town being built on reclaimed land off the coast of Duraz.

PREMIER Composite Technologies (PCA), based in Dubai, UAE, has completed the installation of the concourse roof of one of the key stations on the Haramain Railway High Speed Railway in Saudi Arabia.

THE Hansgrohe Group reports an above-average performance, with emerging markets such as the Middle East, Asia and Latin America having strongly contributed to this positive trend.

UNITED Developers, a venture floated by local investors with expertise in retail and real estate, will build a Parisian-inspired QR5-billion ($1.37 billion) mixed-used development in Qatar’s Lusail City.

AN AGREEMENT to develop codes and standards to promote sustainable construction has been signed in Doha, Qatar.

PREQUALIFICATION bids for the multibillion-dollar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) package for Oman’s Duqm Refinery project are expected to be invited in the third quarter of this year.

BAHRAIN is set to issue tenders for infrastructure development projects worth $4.4 billion over the next three years, said a report.