Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract worth AED982m ($267m) to a consortium of Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting and Ghantoot Gulf Contracting for the construction of its new headquarters, called Al-Shera’a (Arabic for sail).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Turkey.
Transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop One is planning to build a long-range hyperloop test track in Saudi Arabia.
Real estate developer Emaar Properties has announced plans to build its first 3D printed home in Dubai, UAE.
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.
A consortium of EllisDon Construction has been awarded a contract by Canadian Ministry of International Trade Diversification to design, build and operate the Canada Pavilion and Public Presentation at Expo 2020 Dubai.
US-based infrastructure firm AECOM has received a multi-year contract to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for the first phase of NEOM Bay, a $500bn (£400.7bn) mega-project being developed in northwestern Saudi Arabia.
Muttrah Tourism Development, a joint venture of Damac and the Oman Government’s tourism development arm Oman Tourism Development (Omran), will commence construction on the $2bn (£1.5bn) Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront (MaSQ) project in Oman, in November 2019.
British construction firm McLaren, in partnership with marketing firm Pico, has been selected by official construction partner by the UK Department of International Trade as for the 3,417m² two-level UK Pavilion for the Expo 2020 Dubai event.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has floated a tender for the fifth phase of the AED50bn (£10bn) Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Saudi Arabia-based real estate developer Abdul Latif Jameel Land has broken ground on Dari Q residential complex in Jeddah.
UAE-based architectural firm Brewer Smith Brewer Group (BSBG) has been selected for the role of lead consultant for one of Dubai’s iconic projects, The Island.
POMA Group, a France-based Poma ropeway transportation solutions provider, has been awarded a sub contract by Hyundai Engineering & Construction for the Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel in Dubai, UAE.