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New fleet to be used in Badra oilfield project in Iraq

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Bristol Vehicles Manufacturing Division (Bristol VMD), a subsidiary of the Concorde – Corodex Group and M.H. Al Mana Group of Companies (CCG), has revealed the roll out of seven new fire-fighting and emergency response vehicles as a result of a recent multimillion  contract agreement with Gazprom Neft Badra BV, a subsidiary of Russia’s fourth largest oil company Gazprom Neft. The new fleet of vehicles will be used in Gazprom Neft Badra BV’s Badra oilfield project in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry »

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Arabtec construction selected for aed5.7 billion contract for themed entertainment resort in Aqaba

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Arabtec Holding PJSC, a leading engineering and construction Group specialising in complex projects in the Middle East and North Africa region, announced today that its subsidiary, Arabtec Construction, has been selected to execute an AED5.7 billion (USD1.55 billion) contract for construction of the Red Sea Astrarium (the Astrarium), a themed entertainment resort in Aqaba, Jordan. Read the rest of this entry »

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Work to begin on Oman’s $1 billion International Medical City Project

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Work on the first phase of the $1 billion International Medical City (IMC) project in Salalah, Oman is expected to commence in the coming months.

According to the Saudi-based Apex Medical Group, which is overseeing the project, significant progress has been made in preparing the groundwork, allowing to start phase one of the project. Read the rest of this entry »

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Schönhuber Franchi’s total look

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Amongst its clients are many of the most celebrated National and International hotel business’: large chains such as Accor, Best Western, Hilton, Nh Hoteles, Starwood, prestigious group hotels like The Leading Hotels of the World, Relais&Chateaux, Small Luxury Hotels, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, and national leaders such as Starhotels, Sina Hotels, Eleganzia Hotels&Resorts, Hotel Philosophy have been conquered by the unique philosophy of Schoenhuber Franchi. Read the rest of this entry »

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New life is breathed into the old dry dock

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

In October 2013, Queen Margrethe II officially inaugurated the Maritime Museum of Denmark. Located North of Copenhagen, the museum sits directly next to the Kronborg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site best known for the setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The museum’s spectacular architectural design, coupled with the subterranean positioning between the walls of a historical dry dock, allows for a unique visitor experience – both inside and out. Read the rest of this entry »

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Atkins awarded civil engineering contract for us’ Orlando International Airport expansion plan

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

As Orlando International Airport prepares to move forward with its $1.1 billion expansion program, Atkins has been selected to provide civil engineering design services for the Automated People Mover (APM) complex that will be developed to the south of the main airport terminal.

Orlando International Airport is the 13th busiest airport in the nation, originally designed to accommodate 24 million passengers annually, but currently handles more than 35 million including 1.8 million international arrivals. The work on the south airport APM complex is one of the first steps in upgrading the airport’s capacity to handle an expected 40 million passengers by 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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World of interiors gets to Qatar with new ’IQ’ exhibition

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Organised by dmg events Middle East (the company behind well-established and successful exhibitions including The Hotel Show, The Big 5, INDEX and Workspace @ INDEX) and by q.media (a Qatar-based media house) the B2B event will be the flagship event in Qatar for residential and commercial interior design, hospitality interiors and solutions, as well as fit-out materials, fixtures and fittings. Designed to serve Qatar’s burgeoning buildings, construction and interior fit-out markets, IQ will take place in Doha, Qatar, from 23- 25 February 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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Qatar invests in Algerian steel industry

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Mr. Ali Bin Hassan Al-Muraikhi, Chairman of Qatar Steel International, and Mr. Hasnawi Shaiboub, Chairman of Sidar Company, signed the Articles of Association for the Algerian Qatari Steel Company on December 19, 2013 in Algiers, the capital of Algeria. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aluminium industry will generate new opportunities in Qatar

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

Qatar’s mammoth growth prospects in the aluminium industry received a major boost recently with the announcement of two positions for the Qatalum/Hydro Chair at Qatar University’s Centre for Advanced Materials (CAM). Read the rest of this entry »

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London: transparent, well-regulated & tax-efficient

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

He also stated that there was room for Gulf states and companies to purchase more London property and invest in major developments, explaining: “Great cities are going to compete by being attractive to tonnes of individuals from around the world, that’s how the world economy is going to be in the next 30 or 40 years, and it’s a great asset to London that we’re able to count on the affection of people from the Gulf.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Realistic training saving lives

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

It achieves this in a number of ways, not least through the utilisation of its ‘live’ incident ground, which creates a broad range of realistic and practical training scenarios, reproducing the conditions faced by emergency crews and in so doing furnishes them the skills to deliver the highest standards of effective emergency response whenever required. Read the rest of this entry »

Enjoy the special luxury of DEPA

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

A part of the DEPA United Group, which has 26 companies operating across 16 countries, DEPA Qatar has a reputation for taking on the most challenging and important projects, with the Twin Towers, located in Doha’s West Bay, certainly falling in to this category.

Working on the Hotel Tower within the Twin Towers development, DEPA’s scope of work encompasses all interior fitting-out, including FF&E. The 47 floor building has a total area of 44,000m2 and is designed for both business and leisure travel. With its convenient location in one of the city’s most popular locales, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations and will become a distinctive address for discriminating clientele. Read the rest of this entry »

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Al Khayyat Contracting & Trading -KCT has become the first Construction Company in GCC and Arab world and 49th in the world with PAS 99: 2012 Certification

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

KCT is pleased to announce that “KCT has become the first Construction Company in GCC and Arab world and 49th in the world to receive PAS 99: 2012- Integrated Management System Certification” from the British Standards Institution Group Middle East WLL

The third party Stage-2 BSI certification Audit for four standards: Quality ( ISO 9001); Environment ( ISO 14001) , Health & Safety ( OHSAS 18001) and Integrated Management (PAS 99)  has successfully been cleared and Al Khayyat Contracting & Trading achieves Four International Certifications from BSI (British Standards Institution Read the rest of this entry »

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Ministry of Interior to be the Honorary Sponsor of QITCOM 2014

March 2014 in Local News by Publisher

The Ministry of Interior (MoI), based on its strategy of cooperation and coordination with ministries and governmental bodies, has become the honorary sponsor of the Qatar ICT Conference and Exhibition (QITCOM 2014), organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR) at the Qatar National Convention Centre on 26 – 28 May, 2014, in cooperation with fischerAppelt qatar. Read the rest of this entry »