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Infrastructure/PPP news in United Arab Emirates

MegaProject 1258: MSC to develop container terminal in Abu Dhabi for US$1 billion

MegaProject 1258: MSC to develop container terminal in Abu Dhabi for US$1 billion

🕔May 11, 2018

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 30-year concession agreement with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), based in Switzerland, to establish a new container terminal at Khalifa Port. Located 60km east of the city centre, the port is the flagship deepwater port of Abu Dhabi. It was inaugurated in December 2012.

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Abu Dhabi Ports acquires full ownership of Abu Dhabi Terminals

Abu Dhabi Ports acquires full ownership of Abu Dhabi Terminals

🕔Apr 26, 2018

Abu Dhabi Ports has entered into an agreement to acquire a 50% stake in Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) from its current shareholders Mubadala Investment Company and infrastructure fund manager Mubadala Infrastructure Partners for an undisclosed sum.

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US$237 million desalination project in Dubai awarded

US$237 million desalination project in Dubai awarded

🕔Mar 7, 2018

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded an AED871 million (US$237.07 million) contract for the construction of a desalination plant in Jebel Ali to a joint venture comprising ACCIONA Agua S.A and Belhasa Six Construct (BeSIX). The plant will have capacity to treat 40 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD) and will utilise Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) technology.

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ACWA Power submits lowest bid for IWP in Umm Al Quwain

ACWA Power submits lowest bid for IWP in Umm Al Quwain

🕔Mar 5, 2018

It has been announced that a consortium led by ACWA Power has submitted the lowest bid on the Umm Al Quwain Independent Water Project (IWP) in the United Arab Emirates. The project involves the development, financing, construction, operation, maintenance and ownership of a greenfield water treatment facility with capacity to treat 45 million imperial gallons per day, together with associated power infrastructure.

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RFQ issued for world’s largest desalination facility in Abu Dhabi

RFQ issued for world’s largest desalination facility in Abu Dhabi

🕔Mar 2, 2018

The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) has issued an RFQ for developing the 200 million gallons per day Taweelah desalination IWP.

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MegaProject 1093: PPP contract for world's largest waste-to-energy plant awarded

MegaProject 1093: PPP contract for world's largest waste-to-energy plant awarded

🕔Jan 30, 2018

The Municipality of Dubai has awarded the build, operate and transfer (BOT) contract and an accompanying 30-year operations and maintenance contract for a waste-to-energy plant, set to be the largest in the world, to a consortium comprising BESIX, Belgium's largest construction company, and Hitachi Zosen Inova, an experienced waste-to-energy developer based in Switzerland. The consortium plans to invest around EUR700 million (US$867.3 million).

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Abu Dhabi launches tender process for public lighting PPP

Abu Dhabi launches tender process for public lighting PPP

🕔Jan 9, 2018

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality (ADM) intends to upgrade the streetlights of Abu Dhabi city to a smart LED lighting system in collaboration with the private sector under a PPP model. Accordingly, the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities has launched a public tender closing on March 19, 2018.

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MegaProject 1011: PPP considered for Dubai’s MBR stadium

MegaProject 1011: PPP considered for Dubai’s MBR stadium

🕔Sep 18, 2017

Dubai’s Mohammed bin Rashid (MBR) Stadium could be procured as a PPP after the Emirate’s Department of Finance was reluctant to finance the development.

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Abu Dhabi launches streetlighting PPP

Abu Dhabi launches streetlighting PPP

🕔Sep 6, 2017

Abu Dhabi is to hold an induction workshop for companies interested in a planned PPP scheme for a streetlights project.

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IL&FS Transportation's achieves FC for car park project in Dubai

IL&FS Transportation's achieves FC for car park project in Dubai

🕔Aug 2, 2017

IL&FS Transportation Networks (ITNL) has announced it has achieved financial close for the development of the Dubai Supreme Court and Automated Car Park facility.

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Birmingham university launches Middle East PPP

Birmingham university launches Middle East PPP

🕔Jun 26, 2017

The University of Birmingham will establish a campus in Dubai, within the Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) free-zone.

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IDB Infrastructure Fund II acquires stake in water business in the UAE

IDB Infrastructure Fund II acquires stake in water business in the UAE

🕔Jan 12, 2017

Asma Capital has agreed to buy a stake in Utico, a private United Arab Emirates utility company of the water business, in a deal worth US$147 million.

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CDPQ and DP World partner to invest in ports

CDPQ and DP World partner to invest in ports

🕔Dec 9, 2016

DP World and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) have announced the creation of an investment vehicle to invest in ports.

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UAE aims to have PPP framework by year-end

UAE aims to have PPP framework by year-end

🕔Nov 23, 2016

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced that the country is to prepare documentation to govern public-private partnerships (PPPs) by the end of the year.

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Atkins appoints managing director for transportation and infrastructure in Middle East & Africa

Atkins appoints managing director for transportation and infrastructure in Middle East & Africa

🕔Oct 26, 2016

Atkins, a design, engineering and project management consultancy, has appointed Phil Malem as managing director for its transportation and infrastructure business, Middle East & Africa. 

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Jones Day welcomes Projects & Infrastructure partner Nadim Khan in Dubai

Jones Day welcomes Projects & Infrastructure partner Nadim Khan in Dubai

🕔Sep 23, 2016

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Nadim Khan has joined the firm as a partner in the Firm's Projects & Infrastructure Practice. He will be based in Jones Day’s Dubai Office.

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 Saudi Arabia plans housing PPP programme

Saudi Arabia plans housing PPP programme

🕔Aug 16, 2016

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labor and Social Development is planning to launch a program to develop a social housing PPP program in the kingdom.

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Dubai plans mega waste-to-energy plant

Dubai plans mega waste-to-energy plant

🕔Jul 11, 2016

Dubai has plans to develop a mega waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Warsan district two as part of a plan to reduce landfill waste by 75 per cent over the next five years.

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Saudi Arabia to seek more private infrastructure investment

Saudi Arabia to seek more private infrastructure investment

🕔Jun 21, 2016

According to sources Saudi Arabia is seeking more involvement by the private sector in the nation infrastructure scheme.

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IDB Infrastructure Fund II invests in Avivo Group

IDB Infrastructure Fund II invests in Avivo Group

🕔Jun 15, 2016

Avivo Group, one of the largest healthcare networks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) with 32 healthcare facilities, has announced a partnership with IDB Infrastructure Fund II, sponsored by the Islamic Development Bank and other institutional investors.

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