Saturday 19 August 2017

Work may restart on Makkah's $3.5bn hotel

Work on one of the world’s largest hotel projects, the $3.5-billion Abraj Kudai in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, is expected to restart, reports said. The hotel construction was halted in 2015 following the decline in oil prices and the austerity measures announced by the governmen


$32bn worth urban projects 'at tendering stage in GCC'

As many as 801 construction projects with a combined estimated value of Dh117.44 billion ($32 billion) are currently in the tendering stage in the GCC's urban construction sector, according to a report. These developments will serve as a strong pipeline of projects to be awar


Cofely Besix gets ISO certificate for energy management

Dubai’s Cofely Besix Facility Management (CBFM) has been awarded the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System (EnMS) certification for the provision of facilities management services at Masdar City. The EnMS framework ensures energy management activities are carried out in a


Drake & Scull to proceed with Fairmont Abu Dhabi MEP works

Drake & Scull International (DSI), a regional market leader in engineering and related services, has announced that it will proceed with the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works for the Fairmont Abu Dhabi Hotel and Serviced Apartments under a Dh233-million ($63.44 million) contra


New fish market planned in Oman's Ibri

Oman's Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) will build a new fish market in Ibri, a city in the northwest of the sultanate.   The market will be constructed on an area of 3,000 sq m, with a building area of 1,800 sq m, said an Oman News Agency


KBR wins PMC contract for key Adnoc projects

KBR, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction services, has been awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract for two major Abu Dhabi projects. The contract awarded by Occidental of Abu Dhabi on behalf of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) is f


45 projects shortlisted for Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets

A total of 45 projects have been shortlisted for the Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets by an independent panel of experts. The list contains real estate and architecture innovators behind some of the world’s most renowned new projects. The awards received


ASGC deploys drones, 3D scanning technologies

ASGC, one of the leading construction groups in the UAE, is increasing the deployment of drones and 3D scanning across its project portfolio with the two technologies set to revolutionise and streamline the construction process. The inclusion of these highly-advanced solutions in


Work on Sadad sewerage network 60pc complete

Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning has achieved 60 per cent progress on the Sadad sewerage network project in the Southern Governorate. According to sanitary engineering planning and projects director Nazha Abu Hindi, the project aims to co


Manazel posts 81pc increase in H1 net profit

Manazel Real Estate, a leading UAE developer, today reported a net profit increase of 81 per cent to Dh56.5 million ($15.38 million) for the first half of this year, compared to Dh31.2 million ($31.2 million) in H1 2016. Consolidated revenues for the period were up 54 per cent to

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