UAE Focus

The Union Oasis project in Dubai, UAE, has taken a step forward with the city’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) issuing pre-qualification documents to companies interested in developing the five mixed-use towers above the Union Square metro station, a report said.

Dubai-based Gulf Rubber Industries (GRI) has set its sights on increasing its market share in just a year-and-a-half of its establishment.

Parsons, a leading US-based engineering and construction group, has been awarded a consultancy services contract for the improvement of the Shindagha Corridor in Dubai.

A consortium  including China’s Harbin Electric and Saudi Arabia’s Acwa Power has been chosen as the preferred bidder to build and operate the 1,200 MW first phase of a clean coal power plant in Dubai, the state utility Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said.

Quooker marks golden milestone! Netherland-based Quooker has announced the launch of ‘The Golden One’ limited edition filtered boiling water tap that comes with a 24-karat gold finish, in the UAE. The launch is to mark the company’s €50 million ($56 million) global sales milestone.

UAE-based Rawlplug Middle East is on a major expansion drive to secure its position in the domestic market while targeting increased growth next year.  The top fixings specialist, which has so far this year witnessed a stable growth of 27 per cent compared to last year, is now aiming for a 30 per cent growth in 2016 over this year.

Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada) said 60 per cent of construction work on the Dh2.1-billion ($571 million) Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway is over and the 62-km-long road is likely to be ready by the year-end. Spanning from Seih Shuaib to Sweihan Interchange, the highway is a strategic road, linking Abu Dhabi with other emirates.

Caterpillar is set to strengthen its position in the Middle East with the opening of a new $7-million technical and sales training centre for the Africa and Middle East (AME) region in Dubai.

Cayan Group, one of the Middle East’s leading real estate developers, has awarded the enabling package for its upcoming project in Dubai to Turkish group Zetas Zemin Teknolojisi.

RAK Ceramics, a global manufacturer of lifestyle ceramics solutions based in the UAE, has taken over 100 per cent of its Indian operations by acquiring the remaining eight per cent minority stake in its Indian subsidiary. RAK Ceramics has three production lines in India, with a current capacity of eight million sq m of tiles.