Larsen & Toubro has secured a contract to build a $135-million stadium for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup, a boost for the Indian firm facing a slowdown in its key Middle East market due to low oil prices.

Keller will commence piling works on the Marassi Galleria, marking the start of work on the lifestyle destination German ground-engineering firm Keller Grundbau has been awarded a major contract for piling works at Marassi Galleria, Bahrain’s latest lifestyle shopping and entertainment destination at Marassi Al Bahrain off Muharraq.

Bahrain-based Nass Contracting Company said it has successfully passed its recertification audit for ISO 9001:2008 (quality management system), ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management system) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety management system).

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Company (YBA Kanoo), one of the largest family-run multinational businesses in the Middle East, has acquired a 100 per cent stake in the Saudi-based Technical Contracting Company (TCC). Based in Jubail Industrial City, TCC specialises in mechanical, electrical, instrumentation contracting and maintenance services.

Trojan Holding, one of the UAE’s leading construction groups, is to hand 100 engineering students an invaluable opportunity to gain a head start in the highly-competitive engineering sector.

Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has been awarded the contract construction of Phase One of an extension to the specialist Children’s Cancer Hospital in Egypt. The $200-million hospital expansion project will see ACC build two more buildings, an outpatient centre extending over an area of 8,500 sq m and an administrative smart building.

Al Naboodah Construction Group (ANCG) has named Colin Timmons, current chief operating officer, as its new CEO. He succeeds Steve Lever, who announced he will step down as CEO of the group with effect from July 1, 2016 after almost 30 years of service to the company to assume a strategic advisory role to the company.

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) said its Middle East unit has won a $580-million management facility deal for Sabah Al Salem University City in Kuwait.