Regional News

The Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has announced that it has reached financial close on its multi-billion-dollar Bapco Modernisation Programme (BMP).

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE), a major international company that develops and manufactures construction machines, has assembled a dedicated team to proactively support Volvo dealers in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Oman’s Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad) has signed six agreements to strengthen infrastructure across the economic zone. The agreements were signed by Sezad chairman Yahya bin Said bin Abdullah Al Jabri.

Tylos Aluminium, a key authorised fabricator of Reynaers systems in Bahrain, has opened its latest showroom in Budaiya which displays some of the most popular products from the leading European aluminium systems specialist.

Hill International, a global leader in managing construction risk, said it has been selected to provide project management and construction management services for the expansion of Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar.

Iraq said work is progressing at a steady pace on the new head office building of Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) and is on track for completion by 2022, reported Reuters, citing a senior official. The 37-storey building is located on the banks of the Tigris River in Central Baghdad. The 162.

FEB Aqar, a wholly-owned real estate subsidiary of First Energy Bank (FEB), said it has awarded the main construction contract to Kooheji Contractors for its new mixed-use project at a prime location in Bahrain.

Byrne Equipment Rental has further enhanced its “one stop equipment rental” offering with the launch of its new climate control division as part of its ongoing regional expansion strategy.

Kuwait is opening up two 330,000-sq-m artificial islands – the North and South Islands – connected to the newly-launched Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Causeway for entertainment and touristic investment, reported Kuwait News Agency (Kuna). Of these two islands, one is located near Kuwait city and the other near Subiya.

Al Madina Real Estate Company of Oman is planning to start construction work on the first phase of its proposed $1-billion integrated tourism complex (ITC) project in Quriyat within the next two months, said a report. Phase One comprises a 150-unit luxury hotel and some ancillary units. Spread over a 1.

Work on the discovery centre at the Mina Al Sultan Qaboos (MaSQ), a $2-billion modern waterfront destination being developed by Muttrah Tourism Development Company in Muscat, is in its final stages and is set for opening soon, said a report.

Hotel supply in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) continues to grow as the region registered a total of 565 properties with 150,108 rooms under construction in April. Of the total, about 424 hotels (125,052 rooms) are in the Middle East, while the rest are in the African region, the April 2019 pipeline data from STR Global showed.

Two greenfield steel projects are due to come on stream at Sohar and Salalah in Oman over the next two years, giving a boost to the manufacturing and construction sectors of the economy, said a report.

A stadium designed by Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) – along with global infrastructure company Aecom – has opened in Qatar. The Al Janoub Stadium was the first stadium commissioned for the 2022 Fifa World Cup. As one of the venues of the 2022 World Cup, the stadium will host the group and quarter-final matches of the tournament.

US-based KBR, a global provider of engineering solutions, said it has been awarded a front-end engineering design (Feed) contract by Oman LNG for the debottlenecking of its facility at Sur in the sultanate.

The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) has invited six shortlisted developers and developer consortia to submit request for proposals (RFPs) for the construction of a services and entertainment centre in Egaila near Kuwait City.

Teekay LNG Partners said start-up of its joint venture liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Bahrain has been delayed to the third quarter of 2019 from May.

Bids called to manage Sa’ada West Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company (Edamah) has invited proposals for the operation  and management of a family entertainment concept within Phase One of the premium seafront development, Sa’ada West, located in Muharraq.