Regional News

A consortium including Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) and Mitsubishi Corporation will build the biggest integrated power and water plant ever constructed in Qatar at a cost of $3.15 billion, QEWC said. The plant at Umm Al Houl, 20 km south of Doha, will provide 2,520 megawatts (MW) of electricity and 136.

SSH, a leading design, construction supervision and project management firm in the Middle East, has won a major engineering consultancy services contract for a road project in Bahrain in partnership with Hyder Consulting.

Nine companies are in the race for a major contract to build a recycling factory in Bahrain that will incinerate waste and convert it into power, said a report. Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Minister Essam Khalaf told parliament that eight bids were being studied in co-ordination with the Tenders and Auctions Board. He said 1.

Graphic Concrete, a Finnish company manufacturing and marketing graphic concrete, has entered the Middle East market to offer an innovative approach to designing prefabricated concrete surfaces.

Oman Rail has floated tenders for the construction of an additional 1,207 km of railway infrastructure linking the country’s three maritime gateways at Sohar, Duqm and Salalah with the GCC rail system, said a report.

Construction work on Package Two of the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) comprising exhibition halls, energy centre and multi-storey car park, is nearing completion and scheduled for a soft opening in the first quarter of next year, a report in Times of Oman said.

Sharjah-based Mohamed Abdulrahman Al Bahar – which represents Caterpillar in Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE, as well as in Oman through its associate Oasis Trading and Equipment Company –  organised an Oman Open Day in Muscat from April 28 to 29, showcasing the company’s latest machines including the 14 L AWD (all-wheel-d

Case’s three-pronged strategy to develop its business in the region – which involves strengthening its dealer network, building the brand, and developing its product offering – is paying rich dividends, according to a senior official at CNH, its parent company.

Aertssen Machinery Services Middle East based in Doha, Qatar, has taken delivery of a Terex CC 2400-1 lattice boom crawler crane. An existing Terex customer, the company specialises in heavy lifting and transport and the crane will be used mainly in the oil and gas and construction sectors.

Oman’s Duqm Special Economic Zone Authority (Sezad) has granted Duqm Beach Resort a 45-hectare plot of land in the economic zone for the development of a mixed-use project worth a total investment of more than $500 million.

Hochtief Solutions-Ashghal sign deal Hochtief Solutions Middle East based in Doha has signed a €256-million ($296 million) contract for construction of the central section of a new sewerage network with Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal). The deal to design and build the 14.

Seventy per cent of the construction of the Mall of Qatar in Doha, Qatar, slated to be one of the largest shopping malls in the world, is completed, said Mohamed Moataz Al-Khayyat, CEO of Qatar-based UrbaCon Trading & Contracting.

Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) is likely to issue a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the development of a new independent water project (IWP) in Dhofar in the fourth quarter of this year, a report said.