Friday 20 January 2017

GCC leading the world in desalination, says report

The UAE and other GCC states are global leaders in desalination, and have proved the value of the technology in underpinning water security worldwide, said a report released at the International Water Summit (IWS) which opened in Abu Dhabi on January 16. The world uses almost 87


GE unit wins new Alba power plant deal

GE Power, a division of GE, today announced an order from Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) for a turnkey combined-cycle power plant, including three GE HA gas turbines, which will power the world’s largest single-site smelter.   This win marks the first order for GE H-Class tu


Boskalis wins $533m Oman port contract

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis), a leading global services provider operating in the dredging, maritime infrastructure and maritime services sectors, has been awarded a €480-million ($533 million) contract for the design, procurement and construction of a bulk liquid berth terminal a


FM Expo Saudi opens in Jeddah

FM Expo Saudi 2017 got off to a great start yesterday (January 15), welcoming thousands of facilities management professionals to the dedicated industry event at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. Inaugurated by Mazen bin Mohammed Battarjee, vice chairman of the Jeddah Cham


Ayla gives title deeds to Jordan marina project owners

Ayla Oasis Development Company (Ayla), one of Jordan's largest tourism and real estate development companies, said 50 per cent of Island Apartments’ home owners within Marina District project in Aqaba, have received the title deeds of their units, following the registration of their p


Dubai's Yzer Property listings hit new high

Dubai-based property portal Yzer Property said the listings for property available for sale/rent on its website increased by 300 per cent within two months, making it the fastest-growing and largest specialist property listings website in the UAE. Registration of available proper


Oman Rail achieves key Mineral Line milestones

Oman Rail has achieved several key project milestones on its Mineral Line railway network with the completion of its concept design, corridor identification, and technical and operational parameters besides acquisition of land for the project, said a report. It has already made m


Petromin to build logistics service centre in KAEC

Petromin, the Saudi lubricants giant and the official Nissan Motors dealer in the kingdom, will build a major logistics service centre for Nissan vehicles in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC),  just north of Jeddah. According to the deal signed by the two sides just before


Majid Al Futtaim unveils Ajman mall revamp plan

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, has announced a comprehensive redevelopment plan for City Centre Ajman that will see the mall almost double in size, from 29,000 to 52,000 sqm, - and the number of car


Saudi Arabia to build 280,000 new housing units

Saudi government has started work on an ambitious housing programme which will see the construction of 280,000 residential units at an investment of SR119.5 billion ($32 billion) over the next three years, said a report. As part of the programme, 120,000 housing units of various

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