Drake & Scull awards Transguard three-year MEP contract

Drake & Scull awards Transguard thre…

Thursday, 30 March 2017 06:04

Transguard has secured a three-year fixed mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contract for 650 employees with Drake & Scull International 

Saudi Arabia to create joint investment fund to aid Jordan

Saudi Arabia to create joint investment …

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:48

Saudi Arabia will set up a US$3bn joint investment fund for Jordan, among 15 cooperation agreements signed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud during a visit to Amman

Industry collaboration supports integration of renewable electricity by enabling hydrogen addition to natural gas

Industry collaboration supports integrat…

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 07:13

DNV GL are leading the HyReady Joint Industry Project to ‘be ready for hydrogen’

Omantel replaces and expands national power park with John Deere-powered SDMO gensets

Omantel replaces and expands national po…

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 07:14

Oman’s leading telecoms provider Omantel replaces and expands national power park with John Deere-powered SDMO generator sets

Mercedes-Benz to supply 540 trucks to Saudi Arabia’s Al Khaldi Transport Group

Mercedes-Benz to supply 540 trucks to Sa…

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 07:03

Al Khaldi Transport Group, from Damman, Saudi Arabia, has ordered 540 medium and heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz trucks, with all 540 trucks coming with a full service and maintenance contract

DEWA and GE to collaborate on 3D printing and additive manufacturing projects

DEWA and GE to collaborate on 3D printin…

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:35

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed an MoU with GE Additive to collaborate on 3D printing, additive manufacturing and digital technologies for the ‘Industrial Internet’

Alara Resources signs off-take agreement for Oman’s copper mine

Alara Resources signs off-take agreement…

Monday, 27 March 2017 05:47

Alara Resources Limited, an Australian minerals exploration company with projects in Saudi Arabia and Oman, has signed an off-take agreement for the supply of copper concentrate from Al Hadeetha Project...

The Big 5 Saudi 2017 will host more than 500 exhibitors

The Big 5 Saudi 2017 will host more than…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 08:22

The seventh edition of Saudi Arabia’s largest and fastest growing construction show will open its doors to thousands of industry professionals tomorrow at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events...

JCB Power Products wins US$11.22mn rental order in Middle East

JCB Power Products wins US$11.22mn renta…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 05:51

Generator manufacturer JCB Power Products has won its biggest export order of the year for its new RS rental range with a multi-million dollar deal in the Middle East

Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 19 - 25 March

Technical Review Middle East weekly dige…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 04:00

Here is a brief overview of the week's new on technicalreview.me/, from 20 - 27 March 2017

Demag KBK modular cranes now come with lower load capacity

Demag KBK modular cranes now come with l…

Sunday, 26 March 2017 03:23

Extending cranes in the lower load capacity range have been added to the Demag KBK modular crane construction kit

Moroccan tech city boosted by US$10bn preliminary funding deal

Moroccan tech city boosted by US$10bn pr…

Thursday, 23 March 2017 07:15

The new industrial and technology hub, located close to the city of Tangiers, will be funded by Chinese group Haite 002023.SZ, BMCE's Bank of Africa and the Moroccan government According to Construction News, the...

DEWA CEO reviews Phase III of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park

DEWA CEO reviews Phase III of Mohammed b…

Thursday, 23 March 2017 04:38

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), met with Mohammed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) to...

DP World CEO and Panama President discuss logistics and industrial parks in Panama

DP World CEO and Panama President discus…

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:51

DP World Group chairman and chairman of Ports, Customs and Freezones Corporation Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem met with the President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela to explore logistics and industrial...

MB Crusher can turn equipment into one-machine mobile plant

MB Crusher can turn equipment into one-m…

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 05:20

MB Crusher – together with its branch office MB America, Inc. – had a huge showcase at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 in Las Vegas, crushing and screening with an excavator and skid...

SDLG wheel loaders provide reliability at Qatar quarry

SDLG wheel loaders provide reliability a…

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 06:23

Three SDLG wheel loaders are working round-the-clock feeding, crushing and screening equipment in Qatar, without any significant downtime

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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