The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) has awarded a contract to a consortium led by ACWA Power to deliver all of the utilities for The Red Sea Project, a tourism destination being developed in Saudi Arabia.
Air Products, ACWA Power and Saudi Arabia’s NEOM have signed an agreement for $5bn green hydrogen-based ammonia production facility 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.
A consortium consisting of EDF Renewables and Masdar (Abu Dhabi Future Energy) has won a contract from the Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) for the 400MW Dumat Al Jandal wind farm in Saudi Arabia.
Israeli real estate and holding company Azrieli Group has unveiled plans for ‘The Spiral Tower’, a 91-storey building, which will be the tallest structure in Israel.
Public works authority Ashghal has signed contracts worth $275m for the construction of six new health projects in Qatar.
ARADA, a Sharjah-based property developer, has selected the UK-based Zaha Hadid Architects to design the Central Hub, the centrepiece of its AED24bn ($6.53bn) Aljada mixed-use project in Sharjah, UAE.
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP), belonging to the Nama Group, has announced the launch of the first large utility-scale solar PV independent power project (IPP) in Oman.
BMT Group’s subsidiary BMT Fluid Mechanics has been awarded a contract by Aurecon to serve as the wind engineering consultant for The Tower project at Dubai Creek Harbour.
Emaar Properties has unveiled plans to build a $1bn skyscraper in Dubai that will exceed the height of the Burj Khalifa, which is at present the tallest building in the world.The tower at Dubai Creek Harbour project will be "a notch taller" than the 828m Burj Khalifa, but its exact height has not been revealed. It has been designed by Spanish/Swiss neo-futuristic architect, structural engineer, sculptor and painter Santiago Calatrava Valls. The design will be finalised after elaborate wind tunnel testing and all mandatory seismic testing.The design of the tower has been inspired from the lily and invokes the image of a minaret, which is a common feature and distinctive aspect of Islamic culture. The building will have an observation deck, gardens, and between 18 and 20 floors dedicated to shops, restaurants and other tourist facilities.The project will take into consideration environmental and sustainability features such as environment-friendly tram service and a number of green corridors.Emaar Properties chairman Mohamed Alabbar said: "The Tower in Dubai Creek Harbour is our tribute to the positivity, energy and optimism that Dubai and the UAE celebrate, led by a leadership committed to all-round progress."It will be the destination for the world to visit, enjoy and celebrate life, as Dubai prepares to host the Expo 2020."It will also position Dubai Creek Harbour as one of the most desired residential, leisure and touristic attractions, providing visitors and residents with a modern, luxurious and sustainable environment in which to live, work, learn and entertain."