Middle East

Almar, Acciona begin work on Shuqaiq-3 desalination plant in Saudi Arabia

9 Oct 2019 | Middle East

Almar Water Solutions, through Abdul Latif Jameel and Rawafid Alhadarah, and its consortium partners Spanish infrastructure company Acciona and Japanese firm Marubeni Corporation have laid the foundation stone at the IWP Shuqaiq-3 desalination project in Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea coast.

Saudi Arabia begins four urban development projects worth £18.5bn in Riyadh

26 Sep 2019 | Middle East

Saudi Arabia has commenced construction on urban development projects, including the world’s largest park, with an investment of $23bn (£18.5bn) to transform the city of Riyadh into an attractive destination.

Orascom, Siemens selected to rebuild 1.6GW power plant in Iraq

16 Sep 2019 | Middle East

A consortium of Orascom Construction and Siemens has signed an agreement with Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity to rebuild Baiji 1 and Baiji 2 power plants in northern Iraq.

Chinese firm CNTC selected for Pixel mixed-use scheme in Abu Dhabi

21 Aug 2019 | Middle East

Abu Dhabi-based developer Imkan has selected Chinese construction company China Nantong Sanjian Construction Group (CNTC) as the main contractor for the Pixel, a 85,000m² mixed-use development in Abu Dhabi.

DEWA selects Strabag consortium to build £316m hydropower project in Dubai

19 Aug 2019 | Middle East

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has selected a consortium of Strabag Dubai, Strabag, Andritz Hydro and Ozkar for the construction of the AED1.437bn (£316m) pumped storage hydroelectric power station in Hatta, Dubai.

Red Sea Development begins work on Coastal Village for Saudi tourism project

8 Aug 2019 | Middle East

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has commenced development of the Coastal Village, a residential and commercial area for the workers, staff and management of The Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia.

Hilton, Alshaya Group to develop 70 hotels in nine countries

1 Aug 2019 | Middle East

Global hospitality firm Hilton has signed a master development agreement with international franchise operator Alshaya Group to develop 70 Hampton by Hilton hotels in nine countries.

AIIB, EBRD and BSTDB co-finance Turkey geothermal plant expansion

25 Jul 2019 | Middle East

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) are co-financing a financial package worth $350m (£280m) for three new units at EFELER, the largest geothermal power plant in Turk ...

Virgin Hyperloop One plans to build long-range hyperloop test track in Saudi Arabia

24 Jul 2019 | Middle East

Transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop One is planning to build a long-range hyperloop test track in Saudi Arabia.

Archirodon wins contract for The Red Sea Project enabling works

19 Jul 2019 | Middle East

Greek construction company Archirodon has won a contract from The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) for enabling works at the 28,000km² The Red Sea Project luxury tourism development on Saudi Arabia’s west coast.

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