Construction Industry News

Atkins appointed lead designer with deals worth US$ 135 mn for Doha Metro Gold line project

Atkins appointed lead designer with deals worth US$ 135 mn for Doha Metro Gold line project

31st July 2014

In a statement of financial disclosure to the London Stock Exchange, the international design consultancy Atkins, revealed that it has been appointed the lead designer for the Doha Metro Gold line project . This would translate into deals worth US$ 135 million for the company over a period of five years. Last year the company had won a US$ 120 million worth commission to design three of the six other lines for the Doha Metro project.[..]

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Flour gets Dow EPC contract to build components manufacture unit for Saudi desalination plants

Flour gets Dow EPC contract to build components manufacture unit for Saudi desalination plants

30th July 2014

desalination2Flour Corporation has been awarded the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract by Dow Chemical Company to build a new manufacturing unit to manufacture high end reverse osmosis components for desalination plants in Saudi Arabia. The plant will be located close to the Sadara chemical complex in the Jubail Industrial City II of Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province.[..]

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Work begins on new Bahrain Embassy building in Abu Dhabi

Work begins on new Bahrain Embassy building in Abu Dhabi

30th July 2014

According to reports in ConstructionWeekOnline, work has begun on the construction of a Bahrain embassy building in Abu Dhabi by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  in cooperation with the Ministry of Works. The project comprises the Ambassador's residence, a reception hall, conference hall, waiting lounge, offices, a majlis and other facilities.[..]

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UK hotel brand Premier Inn announces GCC expansion plans over next three years

UK hotel brand Premier Inn announces GCC expansion plans over next three years

30th July 2014

UK-based economy hotel brand Premier Inn has revealed plans to open 30 properties in the Gulf region by 2020 as it looks to fill a gap in a market dominated by luxury accommodation. Its future plans include opening of big hotel projects such as the  372-key Premier Inn Ibn Battuta Mall, the 200-room Premier Inn Al Maktoum International Airport, the 215-key Premier Inn Dubai Healthcare City, and the 300-room Premier Inn Al Jadaf, according to reports in Hotelnewsnow.com.[..]

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Abu Dhabi approves US$ 544.4 mn worth housing loans for citizens

28th July 2014

According to news reports, a news that is likely to provide a shot in the arm for the Abu Dhabi residential construction and real estate sectors came in the announcement by the Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohamed. The Crown prince has approved US$ 544.5 million worth of new housing loans for 1,000 citizens in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.[..]

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New Contractors appointed for Sidra Project by Qatar Foundation

New Contractors appointed for Sidra Project by Qatar Foundation

27th July 2014

Following the termination of the contract with OHL International and Contrak Cyprus, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development announced that the Sidra Medical and Research Centre project would now be completed by newly appointed contractors Midmac and Consolidated Contractors Group (CCC) as a joint venture.[..]

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Systra wins US$ 73.6 mn Jeddah Metro design contract

Systra wins US$ 73.6 mn Jeddah Metro design contract

26th July 2014

French consultancy firm Systra has won a US$ 73.6 million (SR 276 million) contract to provide preliminary engineering designs for the Jeddah Metro project. The company will look at all the past plans for the project and will be given 20 months to develop a new design, according to local news reports.[..]

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King Khalid International airport, Riyadh MEP contract worth US$ 109 mn awarded to Akfa Contracting

King Khalid International airport, Riyadh MEP contract worth US$ 109 mn awarded to Akfa Contracting

26th July 2014

The US$ 109 million (SR 408.8 million) contract for the MEP works on Terminal 5 of the Riyadh King Khalid International Airport has been awarded to Turkey based Akfa Contracting, according to Construction Week Online.The estimated date of completion is between May and June 2015 as per the terms of the contract, which is to be undertaken as a joint venture between main contractors TAV and ACC on the 120,000 square meter project.[..]

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