05 June 2020

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Design and consultancy firm Arcadis has been awarded a contract to provide architectural, branding, design and construction consultancy services for the Gold Line metro line in the Qatari capital Doha.  It is reported the company will work on behalf of the contractor ALYSJ, a joint venture of several international and local construction and engineering firms.  The scope of work in the project includes detailed design and coordination of architectural finishes for 10 of the 13 new underground stations as well as associated MEP, structural and landscape design, plus construction support and consultancy services. The design phase is expected to take 12 months and construction support an additional 24 months.



Canadian transportation giant Bombardier has won a £260m contract to build a fleet of new trains for London Overground.  The 45 new trains, to be introduced in 2018, will significantly improve the comfort, reliability and overall quality of train services for our customers. The contract will see the trains built at Bombardier’s facility at Derby in the UK.  The contract between Transport for London and Bombardier includes maintenance as well as the manufacture of the new fleet. It is reported it also gives the authorities options to order more trains to meet future demand and provide potential frequency improvements.



Authorities in Bangladeshi are planning to spend an estimated up to $1.57 billion on the expansion of the international airport in the country’s capital Dhaka. It is reported the construction of a new terminal and a second runway at the Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka is being planned with a view to increase the airport's efficiency and passenger handling capacity. Airport officials have completed preliminary procedures for the construction of the new terminal to be modeled on Singapore's Changi airport terminal and will be constructed on 130 acres of land, and will float an international tender for its construction in December. The master plan has been prepared by South Korea's Yushin, Singapore-based CPG and the local Design Development Consultancy, and the first phase of construction will begin this year and be completed by 2019.



Chinese construction firm China State Construction Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCME) has secured a $67 million contract at a Dubai theme park.  The project work, involving building of access roads leading to the Dubai Parks and Resorts site from Sheikh Zayed Road, was awarded by Dubai's Roads & Transport Authority. It is reported the project also includes construction of roadway signage and pavement marking; street lighting; landscaping; irrigation ducts; storm drainage; diversion; and, protection of services systems. The theme park is slated to open in October 2016, is worth $2.7 billion, and spans an area of 2.3 million square metres.



Authorities in Bahrain have awarded a $26 million (BD10 million) contract for construction of a new passenger terminal building at Bahrain International Airport. The project work bagged by G P Zachariades Engineering and Construction follows the awarding of the first enabling works package last year. Work is expected to commence next month and be completed by May 2016. Under the second phase of the plans, existing facilities will be relocated to facilitate construction on the new 206,000 sq m BIA passenger terminal building. It is reported seven additional contracts with a combined value of more than BD300 million will be awarded by the end of the year.



Work has begun on a $1.5 billion mixed-use project located at Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island. Contractor NSCC International who has been awarded the project has begun site preparation and construction of foundations and piling works for the development. It is reported the  3.1 million sq ft project, slated for completion in the first quarter of 2018, will include a 2.3 million sq ft shopping mall housing the region’s first Macy's and Abu Dhabi's first Bloomingdale's. Al Maryah Central will also feature two, 400,000 sq ft integrated towers comprising a mix of hotel, serviced and residential apartments and luxury residences.



UAE-based airport operator Abu Dhabi Airports (ADAC) is eyeing prospects of developing a new airport in the Indian Ocean archipelago of Seychelles. It is in parleys with authorities in that country for the construction of a new airport in the capital Victoria. The project is expected to boost airport traffic and the number of tourists to that country. It is reported Abu Dhabi has been providing considerable financial aid to the islands over the last ten years and also holds a 40 per cent stake and a management contract in Air Seychelles, the country's national carrier. It is reported collaboration between the two countries has also led to the building of Seychelles' first wind energy unit in Victoria port with a capacity of 6MW.

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