Sunday 26 March 2017

Al Hassan Engineering wins Oman's Liwa project deal

Al Hassan Engineering Company said it has been awarded a RO38-million ($98 million) construction contract by Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) for its $3.6-billion plastic project coming up in Liwa region. The contract was awarded by CCJV, a joint ventu


Dewa nets $272m savings in utility costs

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has achieved significant savings worth nearly Dh1 billion ($272 million) in the electricity and water sector over the last eight years.   Thanks to the numerous environmental programmes and initiatives and key awareness and


Qatar starts work on new multi-level interchange

Qatar's public works authority Ashghal is set to start work on a new multi-level interchange on the New Orbital Highway and Truck Route in line with its plan to upgrade the existing roundabout. In co-ordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, new routes for the four


Oman's Sezad awards $1.6bn construction contracts

Oman's Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (Sezad) has awarded RO625 million ($1.62 billion) construction contracts till date and with new infrastructure projects in the tendering stage the figure is set to hit a new high, according to a report. Sezad has also awarded a c


Qatar to bring changes to property leasing law

The Qatar cabinet has approved a draft law amending some provisions of regulation regarding property leasing, according to a report. Under the new amendment, the lease shall incorporate the names, nationalities and addresses of the property owner and the tenant, reported


Empower’s transmission pipelines cross 236 km

UAE-based Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), a leading district cooling services provider, has revealed that its network of district cooling transmission pipelines crossed 236 km by the end of 2016. The remarkable expansion of Empower’s network of distr


Drake and Scull sells stake in One Palm

Drake & Scull International (DSI), a regional engineering and services leader, has signed a deal to sell its share in the One Palm development in Dubai, UAE, to Omniyat Properties. The One Palm development, a joint venture project between Omniyat Properties and DSI, was launc


China’s TBEA, Orascom win bid for Egypt power plant

China-based TBEA and the Egyptian Orascom have won the tender for implementing transformer substations and civil works for the 650 MW Walideya, Assiut power plant, a report said. TBEA will be awarded a contract worth EGP94.860 million ($5.22 million) for the substations, while Or


Enec sets quality benchmark with nuclear plant work

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said it has successfully completed the welding of reactor coolant loop (RCL) piping and the reactor containment building (RCB) dome structure for Unit 3 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. The completion of pipe welding for the reac


Big 5 Saudi to host 48 free CPD workshops

The Big 5 Saudi, the largest and fastest growing construction show in the kingdom, will be offering a record 48 free-to-attend CPD (Continuous Professional Development)-certified workshops this year, said the event organisers. Starting from March 27 to 30 at the Jeddah Centre for

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