Construction Industry News

L&T wins Oman Adam air base construction contract

L&T wins Oman Adam air base construction contract

18th September 2014

Indian construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won a contract for the construction of Adam Air base in the Sultanate of Oman. The deal was awarded by the Ministry of Defence and the work will be carried out by L&T subisidary, L&T Oman.[..]

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RTA opens new Dubai road as part of Parallel Roads Project to ease congestion

RTA opens new Dubai road as part of Parallel Roads Project to ease congestion

18th September 2014

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a major new road in Dubai, linking Oud Metha with Business Bay via a number of tunnels and bridges. Al Asayel Road, which extends 5 kilometers in total and has been built at a cost of AED 300 million (US$ 81.6 million), is one of the key phases of the Parallel Roads Project; which extends from the Sheikh Rashid Road to the outskirts of Abu Dhabi.[..]

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SWCC to invest US$ 300 bn by 2025 to boost desalinated water production to 8.4 mn cmd

SWCC to invest US$ 300 bn by 2025 to boost desalinated water production to 8.4 mn cmd

18th September 2014

State-run Saudi Saline Water Conversion Corp (SWCC) plans to invest SR 300 billion (US$ 80 billion) by 2025 to boost energy-intensive desalinated water production to 8.5 million cubic meters per day, the head of the utility has said.SWCC, also Saudi Arabia's second largest power producer, now produces 3.6 million cu m per day of desalinated water, Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Ibrahim told reporters.[..]

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Dubai Silicon Oasis to get first duplex residential building project from SASD

Dubai Silicon Oasis to get first duplex residential building project from SASD

18th September 2014

Sun and Sand Developers (SASD) Group has announced plans to launch the first duplex residential building in Dubai Silicon Oasis.Sunshine Residences, a low-rise, luxury residential development, will consist of 40 three-bedroom, two-floor apartments, along with a range of leisure and health amenities, the company said in a statement.[..]

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Keppel FELS wins US$ 227 mn contract to build Qatar rig

Keppel FELS wins US$ 227 mn contract to build Qatar rig

17th September 2014

Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine , has secured a US$ 227 million contract from Gulf Drilling International (GDI) of Qatar to build a repeat high-specification KFELS B Class jackup rig. As part of the deal, GDI has options for two more KFELS B Class rigs for deliveries in 2017.[..]

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Technip wins Bahrain refinery upgrade  US$ 55 mn FEED contract

Technip wins Bahrain refinery upgrade US$ 55 mn FEED contract

17th September 2014

Technip has been awarded a contract to carry out Front End Engineering Design (FEED) on a major new refinery upgrade in Bahrain which could cost upwards of US$ 5 billion. The work, for Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), will be designed in four packages that will help to increase capacity by almost 100,000 barrels of oil per day, to 360,000.[..]

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AK Design wins Sustainable design interiors award

AK Design wins Sustainable design interiors award

17th September 2014

AK Design, a leading architecture and interior design firm, recently received the award for Sustainable Interior Design Initiative of the Year for Autodesk Offices in Dubai, UAE. The region’s interior design community met on September 15 for the eighth annual Commercial Interior Design (CID) Awards at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. AK Design, a Adel Al Mojil Consulting Engineers company, has now won a CID award for the third time, complementing their Best Office awards in 2010 and 2012. The judges praised the project for its sustainable approach, the use of natural daylight and connection to green spaces outside.[..]

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Omniyat to announce two Dubai developments at Cityscape Global

Omniyat to announce two Dubai developments at Cityscape Global

17th September 2014

Dubai developer Omniyat is set to unveil two new tower developments, in Business Bay and Dubai Maritime, at Cityscape Global. The developer will also showcase the previously announced ‘One at Palm Jumeirah’ a joint project in collaboration with Drake & Scull International, bringing the total value of projects to AED 3.5 billion (US$ 952 million).[..]

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