Regional News

Man Truck and Bus, one of the leading suppliers of commercial vehicles and transport solutions worldwide, has unveiled its latest generation of buses and coaches to the Middle East market. Among the highlights for the region is the MAN Lion’s Coach, now also available in the Middle East with Euro 5 fuel quality.

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), the company overseeing the construction of the country’s integrated railway network, said it has completed digging nearly 20 km of tunnels for the Doha Metro project.

Bobcat's new S450 skid-steer loader was officially launched in Kuwait at an Open Day held by Bahrah Trading Company (BTC), the authorised dealer for the Bobcat equipment range in the country.

Piling work has begun on a $20-million new residential project at Amwaj Islands in Bahrain, completion of which is expected to by mid-2017. Property and facility management firm Royal Ambassador has launched the 20-storey Ariva tower, which will have 89 apartments overlooking either the Lagoon or Amwaj.

Rexel International Projects Group (IPG), which operates as a dedicated electrical services and solutions platform for large capital projects across the globe, has embarked on a major drive to expand its presence in the GCC region.

  Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), a leading construction group in the region, said it has been awarded a QR2.2-billion ($608 million) contract by the Qatar’s General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) to build the world’s largest reinforced concrete reservoirs in the country.

Baharain plans to invest a total of $10 billion on a railway line connecting to the GCC rail network and a second causeway linking the country with Saudi Arabia.

Integrated Logistics Company (ILC), the largest crane rental company in Kuwait, has bought 10 Grove GMK4100L cranes to serve the high demand for heavy-lifting cranes in the region.

Saudi-Egyptian Construction Company (Secon) plans to build the first five-star hotel on the Corniche El Nile at Maadi, an affluent district in the south of Cairo, Egypt, said a report. Secon is jointly owned by the Saudi and Egyptian governments.

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) has expanded its sales outreach by announcing two key changes to its Emear (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia) sales team. Shea Stimac has been promoted to regional sales manager, Sub Saharan and Southern Africa.

Dentons supports Oman desal project GLOBAL law firm Dentons has advised the Sharqiyah Desalination Company (SDC) on the expansion and refinancing of the Sur desalination project in Oman. Dentons acted as both international and Omani law counsel for the project, which will cost approximately $200 million and add an additional 10.

Work on a new multi-million-dollar family shopping and recreation destination in Bahrain is in the final stage of construction, with its opening expected in the last quarter of this year. Located in Zinj on the Shaikh Isa bin Salman Highway, Galleria is a project by Dadabhai Group’s MD Holding Company.

Bahrain is set to award more than $44 billion worth of development projects this year with major focus on transportation, power and water sector, said a report. Overall Bahrain’s project market is valued at more than $65 billion, including projects planned and under way, according to a report by Meed Projects.

Qatar’s leading sustainable developer Msheireb Properties said it has achieved Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum status for its new building located at its flagship development Msheireb Downtown Doha.

Lusail City Real Estate Development Company has signed an agreement with the Qatar education ministry to build four new schools on a sprawling 75,000-sq-m area at its development in Doha, said a report.

Leading international engineering consultancy firms are set to bid for a key construction supervision services contract announced by Oman Rail for the first segment of the national railway project, said a report.

Three giant stainless steel replicas of the Arabian oryx are now distinctive landmarks at The St Regis Doha, which is part of Al Gassar Resort in Doha, Qatar, thanks to the creative mastery of Czech firm Foibos Design.