Construction Industry News

Fuji Electric wins Dilmunia Substation contract

Fuji Electric wins Dilmunia Substation contract

15th September 2014

Work has begun on the primary substation serving the landmark Dilmunia, a health and well-being project in Bahrain, with the awarding of a supply and installation contract to global energy solutions provider Fuji Electric.[..]

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Plans for Bahrain US$ 5.27 mn Smurfs Village Theme Park scrapped

Plans for Bahrain US$ 5.27 mn Smurfs Village Theme Park scrapped

15th September 2014

Plans to build a BD 2 million (US$ 5.27 million) Smurfs' village in Bahrain have been scrapped following two years of delays. It is believed the investor behind the theme park called Mushroom Villaggio, which takes its name from the Smurfs' mushroom-style houses, could now take the project to another Gulf country, reported the Gulf Daily News (GDN).[..]

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Ajman crown prince approves US$ 571 mn airport upgrade projet

Ajman crown prince approves US$ 571 mn airport upgrade projet

15th September 2014

Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, on Sunday approved the final plans and designs for the AED 2.1 billion (US$571 million) new Ajman International Airport project.The Crown Prince reviewed the plans of the airport which is being constructed in the Al Manama area of the emirate, reported news agency WAM. The plan includes arrival and departure lounges, hangars and cargo handling facilities.[..]

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Park Investments launching its first building project in Dubai

Park Investments launching its first building project in Dubai

13th September 2014

According to news reports in Arabian Business, Park Investments, a new UAE-based real estate investments company in UAE, said on Wednesday it is launching its first project in Dubai.The company, part of a business conglomerate in Korea and the US has unveiled its AED 270 million (US$ 73.5 million) Park Villas project at Jumeirah Village Circle.[..]

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Accor plans new Ibis style hotel in Sohar, Oman

Accor plans new Ibis style hotel in Sohar, Oman

13th September 2014

Accor Hotel Services Middle East, one of the world's leading hospitality groups, has signed a management agreement with Action Hotels to develop an ibis Styles hotel in Sohar, according to news reports in Times of Oman. The property will have 128 guest rooms and will be situated on the Batinah highway, the main road connecting the UAE and Oman.[..]

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Bahrain Ministry of Works awards Xylem US$ 7.3 mn wastewater works contract

Bahrain Ministry of Works awards Xylem US$ 7.3 mn wastewater works contract

12th September 2014

Global water technology company Xylem has been awarded a US$ 7.3 million contract with Bahrain’s Ministry of Works to upgrade a wastewater treatment facility in Manama.Under the contract, Xylem will design, install and commission an expansion and upgrade of the existing Wedeco ozone systems at the Tubli Water Pollution Control Centre (TWPCC). As a result of the upgrade, the Tubli plant will be the largest ozone wastewater treatment plant in the Middle East. The upgrade work will be completed within 16 months and is due to be ready for operation at the end of 2015.[..]

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Abu Dhabi announces plans for integrated city parking programme on BOT model

Abu Dhabi announces plans for integrated city parking programme on BOT model

12th September 2014

Abu Dhabi Municipality has announced plans to implement an integrated city parking programme on the build-operate-transfer (BOT) investment model. The programme is part of the UAE capital's citywide smart parking initiative to create integrated car-parking facilities in congested areas, said a statement from the Abu Dhabi Municipality.[..]

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