GE and its partners have secured approximately $1bn in financing from Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japanese export credit agency (ECA) and private financial institutions for the proposed 1.8GW Hamriyah Independent Power Company in Sharjah, UAE.
A consortium of Spanish company Abengoa and Chinese engineering firm SEPCOIII has secured a contract to begin early works for the construction of a $700m reverse osmosis desalination plant in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Dubai’s Road Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract worth AED500m ($136m) for the construction of Al Khawaneej Corridor and Mushrif Park Improvement Project.
Hill International has been selected by the Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC) to provide project management services for the construction of the Abraj Al Tahwiliya (QIMC Tower West Bay Project) in Doha, Qatar.
The Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) has selected a consortium of ACWA Power, Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) and Alternative Energy Projects (AEPCo) to develop the 500MW Ibri-2 solar project in Oman.
Emaar Properties and P&O Marinas, a division of Dubai ports operator DP World, have unveiled plans for AED25bn ($6.8bn) redevelopment of the area around the Mina Rashid area in Dubai.
Strabag’s subsidiary Züblin International Qatar has secured a contract to design and build a wastewater pumping station in Doha, Qatar.
UAE-based property developer RAK Properties has awarded contract to Al Ali Construction and Development to build its AED500m ($136m) Marbella Villas project in Hayat Island, Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE ) has opened the AED6bn ($1.6bn) 89km-long Sharjah-Khorfakkan Road, which spans from Emirates Road to Wadi Shi in Khor Fakkan.
A joint venture between Saudi Arabia’s Nesma Trading and UAE-based Professional Landscape has won a design and build contract from The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) for an onsite landscape nursery that covers more than one million m² in Saudi Arabia.
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), alongside Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company and Dubal, has commenced construction on a new power block at Jebel Ali smelter in Dubai.
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Diamond Developers, a company that develops sustainable communities in the UAE, have begun work on AED2bn ($544m) Sharjah Sustainable City, the first urban mixed-use project in the emirate.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and a consortium led by Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and Chinese government-owned Silk Road Fund, have achieved financial close on the 950MW fourth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park.
Real estate developer Arada has announced the launch of Nest, an integrated student accommodation complex in the UAE, at the lifestyle megaproject Aljada.
A joint venture of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (Middle East) and South Korea’s SK Engineering and Construction (SK E&C) has secured a contract for Package A of Etihad Rail in Abu Dhabi.
A consortium comprising ACWA Power and industrial conglomerate Saudi Brothers Commercial Company (SBCC) has signed senior financing and hedging agreements for the SAR2.625bn ($700m) Rabigh-3 independent water-desalination plant (IWP) in Saudi Arabia.
Sadara Chemical has broken ground on the ethylene oxide (EO) and propylene oxide (PO) pipeline project at PlasChem Park, a 12km² site in Jubail Industrial City II, Saudi Arabia.
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has awarded an AED4.4bn ($1.21bn) EPC contract to South Korea’s SK Engineering and Construction (SKEC) for three underground storage caverns, each with a capacity of 14m barrels.
Work has begun on Sabah Al Ahmad Corridor, a 25km road project in Qatar from Hamad International Airport to Umm Lekhba Interchange (known as Landmark Interchange) on Doha Expressway, coinciding with the celebrations of Kuwait’s National Day.
Dubai Industrial Park (DIP) has signed an agreement with Lootah Real Estate Development to establish a 3m ft² pre-built industrial manufacturing development called Senaeyat.