DP World and CDPQ sign investment platform deal

DP World and CDPQ sign investment platfo…

Friday, 02 December 2016 15:15

DP World has announced the creation of an investment vehicle in partnership with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), one of North America’s largest pension fund managers

Kuwaiti company to build manufacturing plant in KIZAD

Kuwaiti company to build manufacturing p…

Thursday, 01 December 2016 07:02

Abu Dhabi Ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) have signed a Musataha agreement with Integral Plastic Industries to build a new manufacturing plant in KIZAD with an investment of US$2.7mn

Volvo CE launches new global website

Volvo CE launches new global website

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:33

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has unveiled its new global websitefollowing the recent roll-out of over 120 dealer and market websites around the world

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo set to debut next year

FM EXPO Saudi and Saudi Clean Expo set t…

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 10:29

Being the largest facilities management market in the GCC, Saudi Arabia’s sector is rising from being worth an estimated US$20.3bn in 2014 to a forecasted US$29bn by 2017

Schneider Electric introduces world’s first ePAC for IIoT in GCC

Schneider Electric introduces world’s fi…

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 08:59

Schneider Electric, specialist in energy management and automation, has introduced its new high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC) to the GCC region

Xylem Inc. buys water analytics company Visenti

Xylem Inc. buys water analytics company …

Monday, 28 November 2016 07:23

Xylem Inc., a global water technology provider, has acquired Visenti Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based smart water analytics company that provides a suite of advanced products and services to enable smart...

Swisslog brings automation expertise to Saudi Arabia

Swisslog brings automation expertise to …

Monday, 28 November 2016 06:35

Swisslog, automation expert for robot-based and data-driven intralogistic solutions, will be showcasing its latest warehouse automation solutions and new picking technologies for forward-thinking customers in Saudi Arabia and the bordering...

Dynamic new products and innovations displayed at Middle East Concrete & PMV Live 2016

Dynamic new products and innovations dis…

Friday, 25 November 2016 07:45

With a number of iconic infrastructure projects in the pipeline for the GCC, innovation remains the focus for the region’s infrastructure and heavy industry

Siemens and Bentley Systems join forces

Siemens and Bentley Systems join forces

Friday, 25 November 2016 07:24

Siemans and Bentley Systems advance strategic alliance including joint investment initiatives, realising new growth opportunities in industry and infrastructure through integration of complementary digital engineering models 

BREEAM resource for the Middle East launched at Big 5

BREEAM resource for the Middle East laun…

Thursday, 24 November 2016 10:57

Bre Global launched a dedicated resource for the delivery of BREEAM, the internationally recognised measure of sustainability for master planning, infrastructure and built environment at The Big 5 2016

MEC/PMV to diversify from The Big 5, return as standalone event in 2018

MEC/PMV to diversify from The Big 5, ret…

Thursday, 24 November 2016 08:16

Co-located with The Big 5 for the last six years, MEC/PMV is looking forward to carve out as an independent event starting 2018. To be hosted at Dubai World Trade...

‘Made in Italy’ at the Big 5

‘Made in Italy’ at the Big 5

Thursday, 24 November 2016 07:08

The Italian Trade Agency in collaboration with Made Expo hosted ‘Made Expo 2017: Made in Italy Construction Solutions and Materials’ at the Big 5

UAE mega-projects rank among the most innovation and least wasteful

UAE mega-projects rank among the most in…

Thursday, 24 November 2016 07:01

Legoland Dubai headlines UAE mega-projects that have been recognized as among the world’s most innovation, industry experts announced today ahead of The Big 5 construction exhibition

The competition ramps up at the Action Zone at MECPMV Live 2016

The competition ramps up at the Action Z…

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:54

Thousands of visitors expected at the region’s largest dedicated infrastructure and heavy machinery event

BIM on focus at Big 5

BIM on focus at Big 5

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:41

Building information modeling (BIM), an integrated system of creating and managing information about construction projects, is on focus at the Big 5 with a series of presentations and workshops under...

DAFZA eyes expansion of multinational construction base via The Big 5 Dubai show

DAFZA eyes expansion of multinational co…

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 07:12

The Dubai Airport FreeZone Authority (DAFZA) has confirmed its participation in the ongoing The Big 5 Dubai International Building & Construction Show, the latest edition of the Middle East’s largest...

Qatar’s railway projects largest among GCC countries

Qatar railway10Qatar’s railway projects are estimated to top all GCC countries. (Image source: blue_quartz/Flickr)Qatar's railway projects are estimated to be the most ambitious of all GCC countries, with an estimated US$41.8bn in the pipeline

Across the GCC as a whole, as much as US$149bn worth of rail projects are in the planning or construction stages over the next decade, according to a report by Zawya.

Among the GCC countries, Qatar remains one of the most buoyant and has many ongoing projects at various stages of development, many of which are scheduled to be ready in time to host the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Rail projects include national and inner-city railway systems, some of which will ultimately converge to form part of the ambitious GCC Rail project, which aims to unify the region and enhance connectivity and freight movement.

The project is expected to generate significant employment for GCC nationals, promote social integration and economic development, advance the GCC initiatives on the common market and facilitate trade.

It will also support building national railway industries in the GCC member states, alleviate congestion and reduce maintenance costs on roads.

This impending expansion is reflected in the rise in participation from rail related service providers and Qatar-based business at The Big 5, taking place from 5-8 November at Dubai World Trade Centre.

The Big 5 is one of the largest event for the building and construction industry in the Middle East and will host some of Qatar’s key industry players.

“With numerous multi-billion projects related to the GCC rail underway, The Big 5 exhibition offers an ideal platform for global and local companies to tap on new regional business opportunities and benefit from specialised services, product offerings and partnerships,” said event director, Andy White.

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