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.
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.
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 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.
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.
UK-based chemicals multinational INEOS has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saudi Aramco and France-based Total to build three new chemical plants in Saudi Arabia.
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).
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.
Strabag’s subsidiary Züblin International Qatar has secured a contract to design and build a wastewater pumping station in Doha, Qatar.
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.
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.
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.
National Marine Dredging (NMDC) of the UAE has won a dredging, land reclamation and marine construction contract worth AED5bn ($1.36bn) from Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) to build multiple artificial islands in the first phase of development of the Ghasha Concession.
Qatar public works authority Ashghal has commenced excavation of a 10km outfall tunnel, as part of Mesaimeer Pumping Station and Outfall project that started in May 2018, to provide a solution for the discharge of surface and storm water in the country.
Dubai Supreme Council of Energy chairman and Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum and other officials have broken ground on the first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
A consortium comprising Spanish company Acciona, Marubeni, Abdul Latif Jameel-CDC and Rawafid Alhadarah Holding, has won a €750m contract from Saudi Arabia’s state-owned Water and Electricity Company (WEC) to finance, design and build the Shuqaiq 3 desalination plant and operate and maintain it for 25 years.
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.