Tuesday 25 July 2017

EmiratesGBC to start building retrofit training programme

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC) has partnered with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and Abu Dhabi future energy company Masdar to launch its new building retrofit training (BRT) programme next month. An independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengt


Hassan Allam wins Egypt road contracts

Egypt’s state-run construction firm Hassan Allam has won a mandate to execute a number of road projects in Cairo and other governorates during the first six months of the financial year 2016/207, said a report. The projects are estimated to cost around E£400 million (


SSH-designed Kuwait JACC wins top property awards

Kuwait-based Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC), a major entertainment facility designed by SSH, a leading masterplanning, building design and construction supervision firms, has won two major awards at the Africa & Arabia Property Awards. The project was declared w


$1.4bn project boosts Dubai commercial real estate market

While Dubai’s commercial real estate market has experienced muted growth over the past six months, the recently-announced Emirates Towers Business Park is set to become the most defining commercial development in the emirate over 10 years, according to leading international real estate co


Morocco floats tenders for luxury hotel revamp

Morocco's National Railway Operator (ONCF) has floated tenders for the reconstruction and renovation of the Jamai Palace hotel in Fes, which is estimated to cost around MAD572 million ($59 million), said a report. ONCF had been authorised by a decree published in the official


Galfar wins $68m Oman expressway deal

Oman-based Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company has won a contract worth RO26.2 million ($68 million) for works related to the Al Batinah Expressway project (Package Three). The contract was awarded by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, said the company in a stat


Chicago Pneumatic wins big Kuwait supply contract

Chicago Pneumatic, a global construction equipment manufacturer, said it has secured a major contract from a Kuwaiti company for the supply of 100 CPLT V15 light towers for a key oil and gas project. The order for the tough and efficient light towers was secured through its autho


Qatar UDC revenue surges 32pc in H1

United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatar-based developer, said it has achieved a 32 per cent growth in its revenues for the first half of 2017 compared to the same period last year despite economic challenges. The master developer of man-made island The Pearl-Qatar, UDC


Fausing takes over as new Danfoss CEO

Danfoss, a global leader in manufacturing heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, said Kim Fausing, an industry veteran, has taken over as its new president and CEO. He will continue the Danfoss strategy, focusing on growth and digitalisation, said a s


Work to start on Fujairah's smart logistics city

The UAE emirate of Fujairah has reached an agreement with Niras, an international, multidisciplinary engineering consultancy, to start the construction of the first phase of its ambitious Smart Logistics City project. The agreement was signed in the Danish capital of Copenhagen b

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