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  • Market News - p6 Executive Strategy - p16 The Big 5 Saudi - p38 Intermat Paris - p92 Arabic Section - p120

    1984 - 2015Serving Middle East


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    THE REGION-WIDE FOCUS on economicdiversification has sharpened throughoutthe region in recent months, thanksprimarily to the falling global oil price. Todelve deeper into the related issues, thisedition of Technical Review features atimely and comprehensive economicreview on the adoption of industrialdiversification throughout the GCC (p18).We also look at nuclear energy ambitionsacross the MENA region (p56) and thebroader energy aspirations of Middle Eastcountries as they look to ease theirdependence on fossil fuels (p52). With Middle East Electricity returning toDubai at the beginning of March, we bringyou the latest exhibitor news and highlights(p60) ahead of the worlds largest powersector trade show. This issue also considers growth in Kuwaitsconstruction sector (p16) and safety andsecurity at our ports (p50).

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    Market News 6Qatar project sector to benefit from economic boom;Air Arabia enters Chinese market; Atkins wins AbuDhabi IWPP contract

    Executives Calendar 14Events listings; WETEX; USETEC

    ExECUTIvE STRATEGyPace in Kuwait 16Consultancy firm plots progress in Kuwaits growingconstruction market

    ANALySISIndustrial Diversification 18Economist Moin Siddiqi explores the development ofeconomic diversification throughout the GCC

    Waste Management 24Lynda Davies looks at the growth of waste-to-energyschemes throughout the region

    Smart Grids 30Demand and investment on the rise as the Middle Eastmoves towards smart grid adoption

    CONSTRUCTIONIntelligent Buildings 34We look at some of the greener solutions buildingshave been adopting in the GCC

    The Big 5 Saudi 38The latest developments in the Saudi Arabianconstruction sector ahead of the show

    LOGISTICSPort Facilities 46Security and safety as infrastructure investmentcontinues to increase at the regions ports

    MIDDLE EAST ELECTRICITyMEE 2015 60All the news ahead as the leading power industry tradeshow returns to celebrate its 40th anniversary

    Exhibitor News 66Inmesol, Weichai, Megger, Bahra Cables, Mecc Alte,Yamuna Densons and many more

    ARABICNews 4

    Analysis 7


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    Technical Review Middle East - Issue Two 2015


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  • Work on Algerian steelcomplex set to startConStrUCtion oF ALGeriAsBellara Steel Complex will beexpected to begin in Q1 2015, withthe project set to met the countrysimmediate requirements for ironand steel.

    Located in el Milia, Jijel, 359 kmfrom the capital Algiers, the projectwill include the construction of asteel factory and three rolling mills,of which two mills will be dedicatedto reinforcing steel rebars.

    the Bellara Complex will targetproduction of two million tonnes ofsteel annually during its first phaseand four million tonnes during itssecond phase.

    the steel complex was plannedfollowing the 2013 establishment ofa joint venture, named AlgerianQatari Solb (AQS) between AlgeriasSider Co. & national investmentFund, which will hold a 51 per centstake and Qatar Steel and QatarMining, which will hold theremaining 49 per cent.

    the project has been predictedto create close to 2,000 direct jobs.

    Omantel partners withUKs InmarsatoMAni teLeCoM ProviDeromantel has entered into apartnership with UK-based satelliteoperator inmarsat in order toprovide its customers with a host ofnew communication solutions andsatellite-oriented services.

    inmarsat, which owns andoperates three global constellationsof 12 satellites flying ingeosynchronous orbit, will enhanceomantels offering to its corporatecustomers to include seamlessvoice, broadband data and iPcommunication solutions.

    Ali Bakhit Kashoob, seniormanager of corporate productdevelopment at omantel,commented, this partnershipcomes as a response to ourcorporate customers needs andwill provide them with alternativeconnectivity solutions.

    oman has diversifiedtopography, which makes itchallenging in some cases forcompanies operating in difficultterrains to communicate with theirheadquarters and clients located indifferent parts of the sultanate orthe entire world.

    ENGINEERING AND DESIGN firm Black & Veatchhas been selected by the Saline WaterConversion Corporation (SWCC) as engineeringand design consultant for the Jeddah 4desalination project, which will help augmentthe water supply in the Saudi Arabian city.

    The reverse osmosis plant will have acapacity of 400 Ml/day and will be classedamong Saudi Arabias largestdesalination plants.

    Black & Veatch, whose revenuesin 2013 stood at US$3.6bn, hasbeen involved in projects on morethan 40 desalination plants andin 2003 was selected by SWCCto carry out engineeringstudies and preparation ofengineering, procurementand construction tenderdocuments for sixdesalination plants.

    Black & Veatch Middle East managingdirector Mazen Alami said, An augmentedwater supply is central to the prosperity andcontinued development of Jeddah.

    SWCC, through critical infrastructureprojects such as Jeddah 4, has proved highlyeffective in addressing the kingdoms waterrequirements. Our experience with large-scale

    desalination projects around the world willhelp the corporation serve the needs ofJeddahs growing populace, he added.

    Black & Veatch will be responsible forstudies of the Jeddah 4 site and adjacentsea conditions, conceptual process and

    engineering design, and preparation oftender documents, with the projectset to be tendered on an engineer,

    procure, construct (EPC) basis. The company will also support

    SWCC during the tendering andaward of the EPC contract.

    Black & Veatch appointed as consultant for desalinationproject in Jeddah

    Growth in the infrastructure projects pipelinein Qatar looks set to echo predicted growth in