A joint-venture of Qatari firm AlJaber Engineering and Turkish firm Tekfen Construction has been selected as the main contractor by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) for a new stadium in the Al Thumama district in Doha, Qatar.
Dubai Contracting Company has been selected by Dubai Properties as the main contractor for the 1/JBR project located at Jumeirah Beach Residence [pictured].
A joint venture of Arabian Construction Company (ACC) and UK-based construction firm Kier has secured a $187M order to construct a residential project in Dubai.
HLG Contracting has secured a AED401M ($109M) order from Hasabi Real Estate for the construction of the Al Garhoud Towers in Dubai, UAE.
Finland-based Admares has been selected for phase 1 of the Marasi Business Bay development in Dubai.
Dubai South has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Deyaar Development to develop a mixed-use project in Dubai South’s Residential District.
Youssef Ouchagour, construction industry analyst at Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center, looks at the current state of the healthcare construction market and presents five of the largest healthcare projects currently under construction in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.Building adequate and effective healthcare facilities has become an urgent priority in the GCC region as the pressure continues to grow on the existing healthcare infrastructure due to a number of regional factors, including rapid population growth, higher life expectancy, a higher per capita income and a rise in lifestyle related diseases. GCC healthcare construction market outlookAccording to Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) project database, there are 119 active healthcare projects in the GCC countries with a combined value of $46bn. As expected, the majority of these projects are located in Saudi Arabia, the country with the largest population in the GCC, followed in order by the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain. 40% of active projects in the GCC region, with a combined value of $21bn) are under execution, with the remaining 60% of projects at various pre-execution stages, with a combined value of $25bn. This shows that there is a wealth of future opportunities within the healthcare sector for the GCC construction industry.The expected growth of the Healthcare Sector in the GCC region over the next few years will be mainly driven by the GCC governments’ efforts to strengthen and modernise their healthcare system — 68% of the active Healthcare projects in GCC countries are publicly funded projects; these have a combined value of $39bn. Privately funded projects represent 25% of the total number of active healthcare projects in the region and have a combined value of $4.5bn. The total investment in healthcare projects through public/private partnership is around $2.2bn. The number of projects funded by the private sector is set to grow over the next few years due to the high demand for high quality healthcare facilities and services and the rise of the medical tourism trend in the region. The same is expected for projects funded through public/private partnerships as the GCC governments are looking for alternative ways to fund healthcare projects due to budget restraints.
UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim Group has unveiled plans to develop a new AED300M ($81.6M) community mall in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Al Futtaim Carillion (AFC) has won a £160M contract from Dubai World Trade Centre for Phase 1A6 of the One Central development, an integrated real estate development in Dubai.
The vice president and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also Emir of Dubai, has unveiled plans for a new luxury waterfront project in Dubai.
UAE-based construction firm Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has won a QAR580M ($158.9M) contract for the construction of the Al Mutahidah Towers project in Qatar.
A joint venture (JV) comprising HBK Contracting (HBK) and China Railway Construction (CRCC) has been appointed by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) as the main contractor for a stadium project in Lusail City, Qatar.
Ssangyong Engineering & Construction has secured three construction projects valued at about KRW330bn ($280M) in Dubai, Singapore and Equatorial Guinea.
The Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran) has unveiled the $390M first phase of the Mina Al Sultan Qaboos Waterfront project in Muscat, Oman.
Qatar’s United Development Company (UDC) has secured QR716M ($197M) worth of contracts to build three new projects at The Pearl-Qatar development.
Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 50-year Musataha agreement with Emirates Aluminium Rolling (Emiroll) to build a manufacturing plant in Khalifa Industrial Zone, Abu Dhabi.
Developer Meraas Holding is set to construct a multi-purpose arena in Dubai.
Danish engineering firm FLSmidth has won an order worth over $200M from Iraq Cement to construct a cement plant in the Al Muthana region in Iraq.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has commenced construction work on its new headquarters (HQ) in the Cultural Village in Al Jadaf, Dubai.
China State Construction Engineering (Middle East) has secured an AED554M ($151M) contract from Damac Properties for the construction of the Paramount Residences at the Paramount Tower Hotel and Residences in Dubai.