Regional News

QATAR has unveiled the design of Qatar Foundation Stadium and Health and Wellness Precinct, its fourth stadium in Doha, which will feature innovative cooling technology like all proposed World Cup venues, said a report.

CITIES in the Arab region should introduce stronger standards for green building and promote sustainable communities if they are to have a chance of tackling climate change, experts said.

QATAR will be investing about $43.62 billion for the development of advanced transport infrastructure in the country with special focus on the rail network, said a report. Qatar’s Ministry of Transportation announced that several key projects are currently in the planning stage or already under way, reported the Emirates 24/7.

OMAN Electricity Transmission Company has awarded six contracts worth RO87 million ($225 million) for several infrastructure projects related to the new grid station in the sultanate.

WHILE the GCC construction industry remains positive about 2015 with 77 per cent of respondents to a survey stating they were optimistic, their confidence levels have fallen by 13 per cent from last year, a report said.

SAROOJ Construction Company, a Grade A ‘excellent’ Oman-based company, has entered into a joint venture with three other multinational companies to prepare for the forthcoming tender for segment one of the prestigious Oman railway project. The four companies will participate together for the bid as the SPYD consortium.

TEREX Construction has launched a new app and a website to provide easier customer access to information. The launch of the new distributor support application and the enhanced construction website is in line with the company’s aim to tap digital market technologies to enhance customer experience.

A CONSORTIUM comprising Korea’s Lotte Engineering & Construction, Rizzani de Eccher of Italy and Redco of Qatar, has won a major metro project worth $609 million from Qatar Railways Company, said a report. Lotte said the company’s work, which involves the building of a section of the Red Line North in Doha, is worth $121.

OMAN’S housing ministry will soon award a contract for Phase Two of a new RO500-million ($1.3 billion) city in the northern Liwa province. The second phase includes the construction of the project’s infrastructure involving water and power supply, roads, communications and other services.

WORK has begun on the Sabah Al Salim (Al Shedadiya) University, a major project coming up on an area of over six million sq m in Kuwait, and is due for completion by 2019, said a report.

Posco to build plant at Sur complex POSCO Engineering & Construction (Posco E&C), a unit of South Korean steelmaker Posco, has  won a $400-million contract from Oman-based Sun Metals to build a steelmaking and rolling mill plant at Sur industrial complex in the north east of the sultanate.

CONSOLIDATED Contractors Company (CCC) Oman is likely to win a general contract for Omagine, a $2.5-billion mixed-use tourism and real-estate project to be developed over 1 million sq m of beachfront in Seeb, Oman. The Oman-based subsidiary of US-based Omagine was expected to finalise an agreement in this regard by the end of last month.

BAHRAIN manufacturer Everest Electrical recently completed full type tests for its switchboard brand – Evertech MDB systems – which the company produces using components from the South Korea-based LSIS.

A MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR medical city is set to be built in Bahrain’s Southern Governorate. The King Abdullah Medical City project, paid for through a SR1-billion ($266.

BAHRAIN-BASED Manara Developments said it has completed 50 per cent of the construction work on the third phase of its Wahat Al Muharraq development.

ORPIC Logistics Company (OLC) has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract and a financing deal for a major pipeline project worth $320 million in Oman.

UAE-BASED Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting has won a major road contract in Oman, said a report. The contract is the first part of Adam-Thumrait road dualisation project, which involves upgrading of the existing single carriageway into a four-lane dual carriageway, reported the Times of Oman.