Middle East/Africa

Report reveals sustainability surge: 73% of contractors already implementing practices
Published on: 27 February, 2024
Survey of approximately 13,000 construction professionals reveals what sectors are embracing sustainability
‘All roads lead to Saudi Arabia’: Gigaprojects spark construction recruitment drive
Published on: 26 February, 2024
Construction work is finally starting on a slew of highly ambitious projects in Saudi Arabia - and that means that demand for expat construction professionals to the Kingdom is growing rapidly.
‘Uncertainty’ over construction inflation: What price rises do different regions face?
Published on: 23 February, 2024
Construction input prices surged in early 2024 and there may be more to come.
Advanced Green Building award for Grand Egyptian Museum
Published on: 20 February, 2024
Museum building’s sustainability measures wins it leading green building certification
Low noise midi excavator launches from Yanmar
Published on: 20 February, 2024
Two new models in the 8-10t class size
Cooldown in construction fails to dent record output for Strabag
Published on: 15 February, 2024
Austrian construction contractor Strabag saw its output hit a record of €19.1 billion (US$20.5 billion) in 2023 despite a cooldown in the sector.
Trade corridor deal between India and UAE paves way for new rail projects
Published on: 14 February, 2024
India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed an agreement to develop a trade corridor connection Europe with India through the Middle East.
Jeddah signs landmark construction deals worth US$3.2 billion
Published on: 07 February, 2024
Major Jeddah development will see the introduction of an opera house, stadium, oceanarium, beach, marina and more
Bangladesh pursuing US$9bn in loans for bridge projects
Published on: 06 February, 2024
The government is looking to borrow approximately US$9 billion for five bridge projects.
“Best” financial year in Caterpillar’s history
Published on: 05 February, 2024
Despite sales falling in fourth quarter for construction segment, 2023 a record year for giant OEM 
Industry resources are scarce, embracing circularity will help
Published on: 02 February, 2024
Industrial businesses globally are reporting en masse that resource scarcity has been an issue to operations.
New European funding for infrastructure projects in Africa
Published on: 30 January, 2024
The European Commission and the African Development Bank have formalized a new agreement to boost investment in infrastructure projects in Africa.
Sales up in 2023 for Volvo CE but ‘weaker market’ ahead
Published on: 29 January, 2024
Sales in two key markets saw OEM post increase in machines sales in 2023 compared to 2022 
Two contractors win U$S3.3bn worth of work with Saudi Aramco
Published on: 25 January, 2024
A joint venture between Spanish contractor Técnicas Reunidas and Chinese firm Sinopec have won two contracts with Saudi oil and gas company Saudi Aramco for more than US$3.3 billion.
Another new resort announced for Saudi Arabia’s US$500bn Neom project
Published on: 25 January, 2024
The directors of Neom in the northwest of Saudi Arabia have unveiled plans for another coastal resort in the special economic zone.
Are western nuclear construction ambitions out of step with reality?
Published on: 25 January, 2024
The UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant could well end up being the most expensive ever built.
Design for Saudi Arabia’s World Cup stadium in Qiddiya City revealed
Published on: 22 January, 2024
Architecture firm Populous has unveiled designs for an ambitious new stadium in Saudi Arabia’s Qiddiya City that is one of the proposed venues for the Kingdom’s 2034 World Cup bid.
Webuild in US$4.7bn deal to build three dams for Neom’s Trojena
Published on: 17 January, 2024
Italian contractor Webuild has won a US$4.7 billion deal to build three dams to form a freshwater lake for a ski resort in the Neom special economic zone of Saudi Arabia.
Conflict in Red Sea inflating shipping rates
Published on: 15 January, 2024
ABC’s monthly report on US construction input prices says attacks nears Yemen could add upward pressure
Saudi Arabia exploring building carbon-negative concrete facility
Published on: 11 January, 2024
Operating at full capacity, the planned facility has the potential to generate 1.3 million carbon credits annually
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