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BIIC contract to be awarded shortly

A new integrated environment – designed to promote the growth of the insurance sector – will be created as part of the $1.3 billion Bahrain Financial Harbour, which is taking shape on reclaimed land in the heart of Manama. To be known as the Bahrain International Insurance Centre (BIIC), the 14-storey building will provide high-tech facilities aimed at ...

GFH to promote unique spa resort

The Oasis Spa Resort – the first phase of the planned $600 million Al Areen Desert Spa ...

Kirby launches new product initiatives

Kirby Building Systems has launched several new initiatives to further automate its ...

Sigma, Nass enter dealer agreement

Saudi-based paint manufacturer Sigma Paints has signed a distribution agreement with the ...

Update

New terminal for Cairo airportCairo: Lebanon’s Dar Al Handasah (Shair and Partners) on ...





Diary Of Events

Gulf Construction updates you with the latest calendar of events from the Middle East. FEBRUARY 15-18: Middle East Electricity 2004, at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Dubai, UAE.17-19: Palme (Pro Audio Lighting Middle East), sound and light expo, at the Dubai International Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.17-20: World of Concrete 2004, Orlando, ...





Tenders

Gulf Construction brings you the latest tenders available in the Gulf region. BahrainDetails for the following two tenders can be obtained from the Quantity Surveying Department, Quantity Surveying and Materials Testing Directorate, Ministry of Works and Housing, Construction Projects Directorate:Tender No CP/04/04. Construction of an additional academic ...





VCE machines meet market requirements

IN response to customer demand for improved hydraulic response and reliability, Volvo Construction Equipment (VCE), a leading Sweden-based construction equipment specialist, has introduced a new hydraulic system along with its B-series motor graders. At the heart of the system is a 284 lpm axial piston hydraulic pump that provides increased efficiency and ...





Aljomaih introduces TCM's Dynamic J Line

Aljomaih Holding Company has recently introduced in Saudi Arabia the new Dynamic J Line series of forklift trucks from TCM Japan that boasts a host of features: a fresh appearance, high-power engine, improved manoeuvrability, increased safety, greater reliability and a wider choice of machines. The new machines feature an ergonomic design and promise ...

Fractalis adds finesse to modern finishes

Fractalis, a range of new-generation paints, can be adapted to produce the most modern ...

Ministry inks $123.4m water and drainage contracts

Contracts worth SR 463 million ($123.4 million) to  develop eight water and drainage ...

SDGC pushes ahead for greater growth

Saudi Diesel Generators Company (SDGC) says that 2003 was a good year in terms of sales ...

Update

$3.2bn residential centre plannedMakkah: Makkah Construction Company (MCC) is to build a ...





Access specialist reaches new heights

Rapid Access, which is said to be the largest and fastest-growing supplier of powered access in the Middle East, is poised to expand further in the region with new facilities set to open later this year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and in Oman, as part of its ongoing investment programme and commitment to develop new markets. The company has boosted its fleet ...





German brand is Alshaya's pride

A quality product backed by efficient local service is what Alshaya Trading Company says it offers its customers in the UAE. Superior quality, impressive design, high functionality and practicality, as well as an optimal price to performance ratio are the striking characteristics of every Nobilia kitchen, says Ananth Narayan, regional manager (trading ...

Dubai firm declares first year a success

Dubai-based Home Designs declares that its first year in business has been “excellent” ...





Danway joins hands with ESL

Danway, one of the premier engineering groups in the UAE, has recently entered into a business partnership with Erskine Systems Limited (ESL), a division of TT electronics of the UK. This is the first time that ESL has introduced such a partnership to the Middle East market. The partnership will provide both parties with the opportunity to enter new ...

Ducab wins Delhi metro project

Ducab (Dubai Cable Company) and Dubai-based Emirates Trading Agency (ETA) have signed an ...

Study confirms benefits of UV systems

Leading UK-based UV (ultraviolet) systems manufacturing company, Hanovia says that its ...





Bomag to roll out new machines

After seven years of success on the world markets, Bomag, the Germany-based manufacturer of compaction equipment, will replace the third generation of Bomag single drum rollers at the bauma 2004 with a new and completely revised Dash 4 series. Bomag will also launch several new or restyled compaction equipment at the expo including reversible vibratory ...

Dutch group rolls out instant adhesive road

Leading US-based manufacturer of styrenic block copolymers Kraton Polymers says that a ...





Intercoil offers sound advice to sleep on

Intercoil, a leading manufacturer of mattresses, claims that its scientifically-designed sleep systems provide complete spinal support and structural strength. According to managing director Hassan Abbas Al Hazeem, the region does not give sleeping products the attention they bestow on other furniture. With the medical profession stressing the need to ...

Towards a perfect 'private' office

If you ask people who work in offices whether they need privacy to do their jobs, most of ...





Prisma spans prestige projects

UAE-based space frame specialist Prisma is currently engaged in a number of landmark projects both in the region and further afield, including the Khalifa Stadium in Qatar which is being developed in time for the Asian Games in 2006. Prisma – a subsidiary of the Dubai government-owned Emirates Investment and Development – specialises in the design, ...





Biometrics holds key to security

Electronics play an ever-increasing role in managing a building’s entrances and the added initial investment that installing these advanced systems entails will be more than justified by the increased economic value generated by the opening. Access security and exit safety features are now being combined into systems that also generate data for asset ...

Dorma embarks upon expansion plans

German manufacturer of door technology systems and allied products Dorma is embarking on ...

Classic touch with contemporary look

UK-based manufacturer of architectural ironmongery Haf (Handles and Fittings Limited) has ...

Hardware combines function with design

Haroon Company, a UAE-based architectural hardware specialist for more than two decades, ...





Artistic interiors from AlArabi

AlArabi has become synonymous for top-quality decorative gypsum ceiling works, says the Saudi-based AlArabi Decoration Establishment, one of the leading companies in the Middle East for decoration and finishings. “Since its establishment in 1982 – by a group of Italian interior decor specialists – AlArabi has produced and installed decorative gypsum ...

Avanti targets overseas sales

Avanti Systems, considered to be the UK’s largest independent producer of office ...

CAL puts the spotlight on its steel systems

Saudi-based Canam Asia Limited (CAL) highlighted its innovative roofing and flooring ...

F Ball kicks off two new products

K-based F Ball and Company, a manufacturer of flooring adhesives and floor preparation ...

Genius wall systems enhance flexibility

Furnicon, the Middle East sales office of Krueger International (KI) –  one of the ...





Atlas Copco provides prime power to club

Atlas Copco’s first Power Management System (PMS) has been fitted to a three-set installation in Egypt providing prime power for the Wadi Degla Sporting Club, which recently hosted the English FA trophy. In a first for Egypt, the installation also features Atlas Copco’s Qc4001 control panels in addition to the debut for the PMS. Three Atlas Copco QIX370...

Doka speeds up work on San Stefano project

Leading European formwork expert Doka has made inroads into the construction industry of ...

Jotun Egypt a seasoned contractor with hotel chain

Jotun Egypt has won its third painting contract for the Four Seasons hotel chain in Egypt. ...

Momentum returns

The signs are encouraging. With the worst of the economic downturn behind it, Egypt is ...

Toshka crosses new milestones

Construction work is drawing to a close on one of the main components of the Toshka ...





32Group to set up $272m skidome

Dubai Development and Investment Authority (DDIA), the promoter of the $18 billion Dubailand themed resort, has signed a $272 million deal to set up the Dubai Sunny Mountain Skidome within the mega development with the US-based 32Group. The venture will spread over a 1.4 million sq ft plot within the ‘Attractions and Experiences World’ of the Dubailand ...

Asian Paints appoints Monolux as UAE dealer'

Monlux Middle East, part of Al Sayegh Group of Companies, has taken over as a distributor ...

Bosch launches new solutions in security

Global technology innovator – Bosch Security Systems (BSS) – has unveiled its full ...

DeWalt leads through innovation, technology

US-based DeWalt, considered a market leader in power tools, has been working on an ...

Fosroc, Fospak renew deal

JMH Fosroc has recently renewed its agreement with Fospak, that will seek to strengthen ...





Bolton Rubber builds on Big 5 success

Bolton Rubber and Silicone, part of a new £10 million ($18.27) million rubber group of companies based in the north west of England, says it has had a highly successful debut at the Big 5 show. One of the world’s leading rubber-polymer manufacturers, the company proactively satisfies the rubber requirements of construction and high-tech automotive ...

Front to showcase the latest in fenestration

Front 2004, the Middle East’s specialised event dedicated to the complete doors, ...

Window to open in Turkey next month

Window 2004, the fifth window, glass technology, accessory-related industry and auxiliary ...

India-Tech hosts seminar

India-Tech Foundation – a public trust and an apex industry association – is ...





Barr Al Jissah project right on schedule

The ambitious Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa project of Oman is currently on schedule with an anticipated soft opening of the facilities by the middle of next year and an official launch by November 2005. According to Chris Harris, country manager for Turner International, almost 75 per cent of the structural works of the project has been completed. In ...





Alshaya builds on its management strength

Alshaya Trading Company is one of the premier commercial establishments in the Gulf region. The group has derived its strength from its recognised management quality, innovative strategies, best employer culture and substantial financial resources, which are focused on developing successful business relationships with international business partners.The ...

Danube launches luxury line

UAE-based Danube Building Materials has launched its new 2004 line of luxury bath sets ...

Duravit launches bathroom furniture

With the launch of the Starck 3 sanitary ware range in 2002, German manufacturer of ...

RAK sets new benchmarks

The UAE’s leading ceramic company RAK Ceramics claims to have attained a synergy between ...

Turkish ceramic giant appoints UAE agent

Kaleseramik, considered to be one of the largest ceramic tile manufacturers in the world, ...





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