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FUNDamental growth

Infrastructural, real estate, tourism and industrial expansion will power the construction sector in Bahrain this year, as work on the country’s largest infrastructure project – the airport modernisation programme – reaches its halfway mark. There are big-ticket projects that are eagerly awaited including the $4-billion King Hamad ...

Bridging the gap

The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning (MoWMAUP) is investing ...

Home away from home

Construction activity at Diyar Al Muharraq, off the Muharraq coast, is moving at a steady ...

Al Tijaria, a benchmark for residential towers

Construction is under way on one of the finest luxurious housing projects in Bahrain that ...

Installux celebrates 20 years of success

The first foreign aluminium systems company to establish a direct subsidiary in Bahrain to ...





Firing safety salvoes across region

The Safety Design in Buildings (SDiB), a regional campaign that aims to foster regulations on safety in buildings through conferences, will stage its first conference of the year in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on April 16, as a partner event of Intersec, a trade fair for security, safety and fire protection. This will be followed by a similar conference in Jeddah...

Technal system beats the fire test

Technal Middle East (TME) continues to stress the need to ensure the fire integrity of ...

NFT and Potain on a safety mission

NFT, a global leader in tower cranes and the exclusive Potain dealer in the Middle East, ...

Leminar puts system to the test

Leminar Air Conditioning Industries, a leader in quality HVAC (heating, ventilation ...





Descending windows to the fore

Al Ghurair Construction, a unit of UAE-based diversified conglomerate Al Ghurair, has added another pioneering solution to its exclusive portfolio with the launch of products from HIRT, a Swiss specialist in descending window systems Reinventing the concept of the window, HIRT’s Swiss descending windows are the ultimate in room ...

Allegion to acquire UAE door manufacturer

Allegion, a global pioneer in safety and security products and solutions, has announced ...

UBM opens the right doors for all needs

Making the right choice when selecting a new door is crucial for many reasons ...





Industrial revolution

The Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, home to the kingdom’s massive oil reserves and the world’s biggest oil producer Saudi Aramco, is buzzing with industrial and collateral infrastructural developments. Last year, Saudi Arabia inaugurated the $20-billion Sadara chemicals plant which is said to be the largest chemicals facility constructed in a ...





Honeywell connects plants

Global software-industrial leader Honeywell has launched its ‘Connected Plant’ offering that helps manufacturers operate their plants more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably by leveraging the power of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The product was showcased at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference ...

JDN hoists are versatile weightlifters

JD Neuhaus (JDN) has released its Profi TI series, which comprises robust air hoists ...





$19.2bn stimulation plan approved

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a royal decree approving the private sector stimulation plan and allocating a total of SR72 billion ($19.2 billion) for the plan.  The private sector stimulation plan is based on what was advanced by Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Crown Prince and Vice President of the ...

$14bn infrastructure spend envisaged for 2018

Saudi Arabia has announced an expenditure of of SR978 billion ($260.8 billion) for 2018, ...

Al Rajhi unit secures Sail tower contract

Saudi-based Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group said one of its units, Cladtech ...

Ineco wins airport masterplan deal

Spanish transport engineering specialist Ineco has been awarded a major contract by Dammam ...

France’s EDF eyeing nuclear projects

French state-controlled utility EDF aims to take part in a tender for the construction of ...





Work begins on UAE pavilion at Expo 2020

The ground-breaking ceremony of the UAE pavilion – designed in the shape of a flying falcon, symbolising the country’s leadership and pride – at the Expo 2020 Dubai site was held last month. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee, chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and chief executive of...

Daar kicks off global expansion in Dubai

Dar Al Arkan (Daar), the largest listed real estate developer in Saudi Arabia, has ...

First-of-its-kind Bulgari Resort opens in UAE

The Bulgari Resort Dubai, an urban oasis developed by Dubai­-based holding company ...

Abu Dhabi announces major boost for housing

The Abu Dhabi Executive Council has boosted its public housing policy with a number of ...

UAE construction projects value tops $818bn

The combined value of the 11,755 active construction projects in the UAE has exceeded ...





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