Construction Industry News

Dubai WTC District to get region's largest economy hotel run by Accor

18th June 2014

A leading hospitality major, Accor Hotel Services Middle East, has announced that it will operate the largest economy hotel in the region at the Dubai World Trade Centre District. The project would begin construction in the second quarter of 2014 and is due to be completed along with the first phase of the Dubai World Trade Centre District development in the final quarter of 2015, with operations beginning from the first quarter of 2016.[..]

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Nakheel floats Design and Build tender for Deira Island Project

17th June 2014

Dubai's master developer Nakheel has floated a design and build tender for its Deira Islands project in Dubai, a 15.3 kilometer waterfront city, that will add 40 kilometers to the coastline including a 21 kilometer beachfront as a part of the Dubai government's new tourism vision 2020.[..]

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How Dubai Expo 2020 will benefit the UAE Construction Industry

How Dubai Expo 2020 will benefit the UAE Construction Industry

17th June 2014

The Expo related infrastructure development and operations alone are expected to cost approximately over US$9 Billion. The value does not take into account the host of developments planned or announced by the public and private sector to support the event. Let us take a quick look at some of the opportunities available to the region’s Construction Industry from now till the event.[..]

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Oman Gas Company Awards US$ 93.5 mn Gas pipeline supply contract for Duqm

17th June 2014

A 230 kilometer gas pipeline project that is proposed to supply the Duqm Economic Zone at a cost of US$ 93.5 million (OMR 36 million), has been awarded by the Oman Gas Company.  According to Mansoor Al Abdali, acting general manager for engineering at the Oman Gas Company, tender for the construction works of the 36 inch pipeline would be announced soon and the project is expected to be completed by 2018, with the Duqm refinery likely to be the first consumer for the gas pipeline supply. The company also announced that the internal and external coatings for the pipeline would be provided will be provided locally in order to help stimulate the development of local industries.[..]

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