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  • BAPCO reaches financial close on Sitra refinery expansion

    State-owned Bahrain Petroleum Company has finally reached financial close on the $6 billion expansion of the Sitra oil refinery, located south of the capital city of Manama

  • Oman to resume tender for Mineral Line PPP

    State-owned Oman Rail will later this year resume the tendering of the 653km Mineral Line PPP – a two-phase bulk resource heavy rail project terminating at the Port of Duqm

  • Palestine to launch Deir Al-Balah desal

    The Palestinian Water Authority will invite bids for the first of two contracts to build the $650 million Gaza Central Desalination Plant and Associated Works Programme which also includes three captive power plants

  • Advisory bids evaluated for Kuwait's re-tendered IWPPs

    Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects has evaluated the bids to provide financial, legal and technical advisory services on the 1.5GW Az Zour North phase 2 & 3 and 1.8GW Al Khairan IWPPs

  • BPGIC to develop new oil refinery in Fujairah

    UAE-based Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Company will set up an oil refinery to produce bunker fuel in the Emirate of Fujairah

  • Abengoa and SEPCO3 awarded EPC on Taweelah IWP

    Saudi power and water developer ACWA Power has awarded the EPC contract for the $1.2 billion Taweelah independent water project to a consortium of Spanish engineering company Abengoa and Chinese construction company SEPCO3

  • Qatar to expand Facility D IWPP

    Qatar’s Kahramaa has signed with the Umm Al-Houl Power Company an agreement to expand the water output of the Facility D IWPP by 280,000 cubic metres per day

  • Iraq invites RFQs for solar programme

    Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity has invited request for qualification bids for seven solar PV projects with a combined power output of 755MW

  • MIP divests stake in Muharraq wastewater treatment

    Mubadala Infrastructure Partners has divested its 35% stake in the Muharraq wastewater treatment plant in Bahrain to Abdul Latif Jameel subsidiary Almar Water Solutions

  • RFQ deadline extended for Al-Wakra and Al-Wukair STP

    Qatar’s Ashghal has extended the deadline for request for qualification bids for the Al-Wakra and Al-Wukair wastewater treatment PPP

  • Israel issues RFQ for Ashdod desal rehab and privatisation

    Israel’s national water company Mekorot Water Authority has launched an ambitious tender that seeks to turn the loss-making Ashdod desalination plant into a fully refurbished project in private ownership

  • Covington adds arbitration partner in Dubai

    Covington & Burling has hired Philip Norman as a partner in its international arbitration practice in Dubai, bolstering the firm's energy, construction and infrastructure dispute resolution offering

  • International bidders sought for Saudi hospital PPPs

    The Saudi Arabian government is hoping to attract significant international interest for the two PPPs launched last week connected to a new hospital being developed north of Jeddah

  • ACWA Power signs Ibri II solar PV contract

    An ACWA Power-led consortium has signed with Oman Power & Water Procurement Company a build, own, and operate contract for the $500 million, 500MW Ibri II solar PV

  • Ashurst strengthens oil & gas advisory in Abu Dhabi

    Ashurst has added two partners in its Abu Dhabi office – Stuart James relocating from the firm’s Perth branch and Luke Robottom joining from White & Case