Tag archive for ‘Construction’
By Staff writer On Thursday, January 7th, 2016
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Dubai and Doha remain relatively low construction cost locations in the world

The major cities of the Middle East – Doha and Dubai – remain some of the least expensive cities in the world in which to build, according to the International Construction Costs Index published by Arcadis, More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
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Al Khalij Cement Company Starts Pilot Production in Expansion Project

Al Khalij Cement Company, a subsidiary of Qatari Investors Group, announced that it has started its trial production for the expansion line, which has cost an investment of 800 million Qatari Riyal, as previously More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
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HFZA promotes its facilities at the Big 5 International Building and Construction Show

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) displayed its facilities at the Big 5 International Building and Construction Show which concluded recently at Dubai World Trade Center. “The show, which attracted over More...

By Staff writer On Monday, November 30th, 2015
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ENEC announces completion of construction on Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant

Al Barakah Nuclear Power Plan The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, ENEC, today announced the completion of several major construction milestones on Unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant for the UAE’s More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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Qatar Seeks to Prolong Life Span of Construction Projects

Dr Mohamed bin Saif Al Kuwari, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment for Laboratories and Standardization Dr Mohamed bin Saif Al Kuwari, Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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Construction of a New Lift Boat Built in Shipyard-Qatar Completed

Gulf Drilling International Limited (GDIL), a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS), the largest oilfield service company in Qatar, announced that a new Qatari-built liftboat named Al Safliya, which was More...

By Staff Writer On Sunday, November 15th, 2015
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Construction’s front line women

Atkins and Faithful+Gould organised its first annual conference for the Women’s Business Network (WBN) in October 2015. Women at the event talk to Construction Business News ME about how a women’s network could More...

By Staff Writer On Monday, October 26th, 2015
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Construction continues despite oil dip, Knight Frank reports

Knight Frank’s 2015 H1 Abu Dhabi Office Research Report highlights that there has been a lower number of office space enquiries during the year. This is attributed to having a possible connection with the drop More...

By Staff Writer On Monday, October 19th, 2015
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Troon golf course boosts Ajman tourism

General manager of The Ajman Palace Hotel Ferghal Purcell calls the 700,000 square metre Al Zorah Golf Course a “must-see”. The GM made his way to the Al Zorah site today as the first phase of the development More...

By Staff Writer On Monday, October 19th, 2015
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DSE secures AED224m project award in Dubai

Drake and Scull Engineering (DSE) has been awarded an AED224m project to deliver MEP works for a hotel complex and the expansion of a prominent retail mall in Dubai. The development of the mall extension will include More...

By Staff Writer On Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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Global FM industry “worth $394bn by 2017”

A local facilities management company recently estimated that the global facility management market is to reach $394bn by 2017, while in the next 25 years it is expected to reach the market value of $892bn. This More...

By Staff Writer On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
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DSE to develop Dubai beachfront retail zone

Drake & Scull Engineering (DSE), the engineering subsidiary of Drake & Scull International PJSC has been awarded an AED 123 million contract for an unnamed mixed-use development in Dubai’s Jumeirah district. DSE More...

By Staff Writer On Sunday, September 13th, 2015
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Big 5 Kuwait to open tomorrow

The Big 5 Kuwait opens at Kuwait International Fair on September 14, larger exhibition space for Building Interior Products; an open-air PMV zone; more than 20 free-to-attend CPD-accredited workshops; and JCB’s More...

By Staff Writer On Wednesday, September 9th, 2015
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King Abdullah City “most expensive” project

A new report, GCC Major Building Projects, by Ventures Onsite has named Saudi Arabia’s $100bn King Abdullah City as the most expensive project currently under construction. King Abdullah City of Atomic and More...

By Staff Writer On Monday, September 7th, 2015
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Bloom Properties commences construction of Stella Maris

Abu Dhabi-based Bloom Properties has begun the construction of its Stella Maris project in Dubai Marina; the group’s first project in the emirate. The project is located at the southern end of Dubai Marina, More...

By Staff Writer On Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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Parsons Wins Infrastructure Contract for Dubai Expo 2020

Parsons has been awarded the infrastructure design and construction supervision services contract for the Dubai Expo 2020 site. The contract will include designing, monitoring, managing, and delivering of the project’s More...

By Staff Writer On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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Qatar’s WPS postponed by 3 months

The government of Qatar has delayed the launch of the much awaited wage protection system (WPS) which was due to be launched , August 18. Qatari newspaper The Peninsula reported that the launch has been postponed More...

By Staff Writer On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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Qatar Rail showcases phase one of Doha Metro

Qatar Railways Company has presented the architecture opportunities available at Doha Metro’s first 37 stations to an auditorium of 300 project managers, design and build contractors, and prospective suppliers. The More...

By Staff Writer On Monday, August 17th, 2015
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PM Modi highlights concern for labourers

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi has used his visit to a construction labour camp in Abu Dhabi to highlight India’s concern about the welfare of its nationals working in the GCC construction sector. A More...

By Staff Writer On Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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45% increase in MEA hotel construction

There has been a 45.4% YoY in the number of hotels being constructed in the Middle East and Africa, according to a new report from STR Global, as the region reported 98,831 rooms in 381 hotels under construction More...

By Staff Writer On Sunday, August 16th, 2015
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Nakheel awards AED38m contract for Al Furjan

Nakheel awarded a new construction contract in its 560 hectare Al Furjan community in Dubai. The contract worth AED38m is for a new mosque and a retail sector to be called the Nakheel Pavilion. The 8,000 sqft mosque, More...

By Staff Writer On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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DSI records AED2.39bn revenue and AED58m operating profit in H1

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) reported today total revenue of AED2.39bn and net profit of AED 34 million for the first half of 2015 ended June 30th. The company achieved a 2% YoY growth in Revenue in More...

By Staff Writer On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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New $20.43m chemical warehouse for Tristar in JAFZA

Tristar Group is to open a new $20.43m chemical warehouse and bagging plant in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), a first of its kind for the free zone, due to open in 2016. The plans were revealed by Tristar Group CEO More...

By Staff Writer On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
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Lighting market worth $3.5bn by 2020

As ‘green’ infrastructure investments increase in the GCC, Frost and Sullivan predict lighting market to be worth $3.5bn by 2020. The current market worth $2.5bn is projected to grow at a compound annual growth More...

By Staff Writer On Monday, August 10th, 2015
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ASGC completes structural construction on Marina Bloom

Al Shafar General Contracting Co. LLC (ASGC) announced the completion of structural work for the Marina Bloom development yesterday. The mixed-use project is developed UAE-based Bloom Properties. It will feature More...

By Melanie Mingas On Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
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Gulf infrastructure projects up 78% to $86bn

Awards for commercial and civil infrastructure projects in the Gulf region reached values of $86bn in 2014, up 78% on 2013 contract awards. The materials handling sector has seen huge gains on the back of the announcements More...

By Melanie Mingas On Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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Drake and Scull secures AED1.57bn in project awards YtD

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI) has announced its total projects year to date are valued at AED1.57bn, following the award of a prestigious contract in Kuwait, worth AED216m. The MEP contract is for a More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Thursday, June 4th, 2015
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Doka debut green concrete sensor to Dubai Municipality

  Concremote’ product set to support green construction legislation in Dubai Doka officially debuted its latest innovation via a technical presentation at the Dubai Central Laboratory on Thursday 14th May More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
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ProTenders empowers construction companies to go mobile

ProTenders.com, the U.A.E based e-bidding and marketing platform for the construction industry has launched the mobile version of its Company Profile product to help businesses find the right partner and increase More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Sunday, May 17th, 2015
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RTA completes construction of internal roads

Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), announced that construction works of internal roads had been accomplished in 13 residential districts costing More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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DP launches Arabella Townhouses in Mudon Community

Dubai Properties, real estate developer, is unveiling its new project ‘Arabella Townhouses’ located within the Mudon community. The highlight of this newest development is proximity to the Mudon Central Park More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
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Project Qatar and Dubai Exports team up

Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, is participating in the Project Qatar exhibition for the fifth year in a row, along with over 60 UAE companies More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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RP Global builds AED1.5 billion multi-storey tower

RP Global, a business conglomerate, broke ground on its new multi-storey residential tower project RP Heights in Dubai today. RP Global will initially develop two prestigious projects in the heart of the city with More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
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Dubai’s Limitless begins work on Halong Star

Construction of Halong Star, Limitless’ joint venture residential and tourism project in Halong Bay, Vietnam, will get underway this year following government approval of a new master plan and construction drawings, More...

By Giorgios Retsinas On Monday, May 4th, 2015
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Drake & Scull secures AED 290 Million

Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), a regional market leader in the integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of General Contracting, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP), Water and More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, January 11th, 2015
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RTA awards contract for Wafi Bridge construction at a cost of AED 88 million

RTA awards contract for Wafi Bridge construction at a cost of AED 88 million The Board of Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) , chaired by Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, December 25th, 2014
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GCC’s imports from China, India and Europe account for 25%, though 14 million tons of pipes and tubes were produced locally in 2013

pipes The GCC produced 14 million tons of pipes and tubes with a domestic consumption of 2.5 million tons used for energy, infrastructure development, construction projects, water and air conditioning supply. However, More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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Ashghal Signs QR 5.5 Billion Construction Contracts

Ashghal Signs QR 5.5 Billion Construction Contracts Public Works Authority (Ashghal) on Wednesday signed 12 construction contracts at a total value exceeding QR 5,5 billion including the construction and development More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, November 30th, 2014
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QNCC to Host Project Qatar 2015 in May

QNCC to Host Project Qatar 2015 in May The 12th International Construction Technology & Building Materials Exhibition is set to take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), from 4 to 7 May 2015. More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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NQA endorses 57 occupational standards applicable to construction and agriculture sectors

NQA endorses 57 occupational standards applicable to construction and agriculture sectors The Quality and Conformity Council, QCC, has announced that the National Qualifications Authority, NQA, has endorsed 57 occupational More...

By Staff writer On Monday, November 24th, 2014
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Bee’ah showcases Recycled Construction Materials and Eco-Products at Big 5 show

Bee’ah showcases Recycled Construction Materials and Eco-Products at Big 5 show Bee’ah, The Sharjah Environment Company, showcased its latest technologically-innovative recycled construction materials and eco-products More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, November 6th, 2014
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National Petroleum Construction Company /NPCC/ launches new brand identity

National Petroleum Construction Company /NPCC/ launches new brand identity National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), launched its new corporate brand identity at Etihad Ballroom in Emirates Palace on the 4th More...

By Staff writer On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Al Jaber Group wins AED 2.57 billion contract from ADNOC

Al Jaber Group wins AED 2.57 billion contract from ADNOC Al Jaber Building, a member of the Al Jaber Group, has won a contract for the construction of 40 residential buildings for married staff at the Ruwais Housing More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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5th Edition of Qatar Specifications for Construction 2014 to Open Tomorrow

5th Edition of Qatar Specifications for Construction 2014 to Open Tomorrow Under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani the two-day Conference More...

By Staff writer On Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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‘Dubai Speaks to You’ beautifies the Union House Hoarding

Brand Dubai, launched by the Government of Dubai Media Office, in collaboration with Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) Brand Dubai, an initiative launched by the Government of Dubai Media Office, in collaboration More...

By Staff writer On Saturday, August 30th, 2014
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KFH maintains positive outlook for construction industry

Kuwaiti Finance House The Kuwaiti Finance House, in a fresh report, has maintained a positive outlook for the Kuwaiti construction industry, on the back of strong domestic demand in the economy and a pick-up in More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, August 28th, 2014
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Jubail and Yanbu Royal Commission signs SR 293 million contracts

Industrial Ras Al-Khair City  Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thinyan, Chairman of Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu signed here today two contracts amounting to SR 293 million. The contracts provide for carrying More...

By Staff writer On Monday, August 25th, 2014
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Dubai Investments bolsters construction material portfolio amidst boom trend

Dubai Investments PJSC Dubai Investments PJSC, a leading investment company in the U.A.E., has reinforced the production capabilities of its subsidiaries dealing in building materials amidst accelerating trends More...

By Staff writer On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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Construction projects value in U.A.E. to hit US$315bn in 2014

U.A.E. , construction project The volume of announced and planned projects in U.A.E. in 2014 is expected to be worth $315 billion, and as of May 2014, $212 billion worth of construction projects were under construction, More...

By Staff writer On Monday, August 11th, 2014
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ACC Awarded Construction Contract for Jeddah Gate’s Emaar Square

Arabian Construction Company (ACC) Arabian Construction Company (ACC) has been awarded a prestigious construction contract in Saudi Arabia. The UAE-based organisation has signed an agreement with Emaar Middle East, More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, August 7th, 2014
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US$86 billion GCC infrastructure contract awards set to rise to 77.8% in 2014

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Infrastructure project awards across the six-nation Gulf region (GCC) are forecast to exceed US$86 billion in 2014, an increase of 77.8% over 2013, new figures released by construction More...

By Staff writer On Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
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ADFD finances major road project in Gambia

Road construction project in Gambia The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, has signed a loan agreement by virtue of which ADFD will provide more than AED36.7 million as a loan to the Gambia. The loan will be More...

By Staff writer On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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Masdar launches Heat Safety Awareness Campaign

Construction workers taking lessons on Heat Safety Awareness  Construction workers employed on projects within Masdar City, including the new headquarters for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), More...

By Staff writer On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Qatar Construction Sector’s Business Optimism at 3-Year High

Qatar Qatar construction industry’s business optimism in the second quarter of 2014 is at its highest for three years, according to a survey by a private index. The BOI score of 54 for Q2 2014 was three points More...

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