Developer Nakheel of the UAE and RIU Hotels & Resorts of Spain have signed a contract worth AED385 million ($104.81m) for the construction of 800-room, joint venture beachfront resort and water park at Deira Islands in Dubai.
BAM International, the operating company of Royal BAM Group, has been appointed by Miral Asset Management to construct Yas Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Mabani Steel, belonging to the Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group and part of Al Rajhi Holding in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has won a contract to provide steel structure solutions for the King Avenue Mall mega project.
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.
Samsung Engineering has won a $700m contract from Jubail United Petrochemical Company, a manufacturing affiliate of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), for setting up an ethylene oxide-ethylene glycol (EO/EG) plant in Saudi Arabia, to produce 700,000 mtpa monoethylene glycol (MEG).
Dubai-based Omniyat has signed an AED500m ($136m) agreement with Ajman Bank for the construction of a mixed-use project at Dubai Water Canal in Business Bay.
Work on the UAE pavilion for Expo 2020 began with a ground-breaking ceremony, marking a significant milestone in the UAE’s history to host one of the most-recognised exhibitions.
Siemens has signed contracts with state-owned General Electricity Company of Libya (GECOL) to expand power generation capacity by 1.3GW in the country.
Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth more than $95m by Saudi Aramco Shell Refinery (SASREF) for the modernisation and expansion of the refinery in Al-Jubail city, Saudi Arabia.
The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) has begun work on a new project to connect Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Road with Umm Lafina and Al Reem Islands.
Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) has awarded a $4.2bn contract to Tecnicas Reunidas and its joint venture partners Technip and Samsung for the Bapco Modernization Program (BMP).
Italian construction firm Itinera has secured a $620m contract from Al Farwaniya Property Developments for the construction of Reem Mall, a new retail, leisure, dining and entertainment destination, in Abu Dhabi.
Saudi Railway Company (SAR) has opened a fourth station on the Northern Railway network at Hail city.
Azizi Developments, a real estate developer based in Dubai, has begun construction of Azizi Victoria in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District Seven.
Al Farwaniya Property Developments, the consortium behind Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall, announced that financing for the $1.2bn project is now complete.
Target Engineering Construction Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, has bagged a contract worth AED950m ($258.6m) from Emaar Properties for Phase 2 of Forte, a residential development in Downtown Dubai.
Abu Dhabi-based National Petroleum Constructions Company (NPCC) has bagged a $326m engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Saudi Aramco for its offshore platforms and two pipelines at its Al Safaniya oilfields.
The first phase of Parallel Roads Improvement project in the Godolphin vicinity, which includes two phases costing AED1bn ($272m), has been opened.
China-based Cosco Shipping Ports and Abu Dhabi Ports have broken ground for the construction of a new container terminal at Khalifa Port in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
GE has completed construction work on the 1.5GW Badr substation in Cairo, Egypt and work on connecting the facility to the national grid.