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Technical Review Middle East weekly digest - 2 - 6 April

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Here is a brief overview of the weeks new on, from 2 - 6 April 2017 

New US$1bn SOHAR power plant to be Oman?s second largest

SOHAR Port has announced that work is progressing fast on the construction of SOHAR III, a greenfield, integrated combined cycle gas turbine power plant located in the port. Read the full story here

Empower pushes to opt for district cooling solutions 

Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), world?s largest district cooling service provider, underlined the importance of implementing a less expensive and greener alternative to air conditioning, such as district cooling solutions (DCS), to optimise climate change and reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. Read the full story here.  

GE substations to strengthen power infrastructure in KSA?s southern region 

National Grid SA has entered into a contract with GE to supply four new electricity substations on a turnkey basis and upgrade four others in the southern region of Saudi Arabia. Read the full story here.  

Expo 2020 Dubai unveils Al Wasl Plaza 

The last major element in the design of the Expo 2020 Dubai site was unveiled on Monday. Read the full story here.  

Imdaad wins integrated FM contract by Dubai Maritime City 

Imdaad, integrated facilities management (FM) company based in Dubai, was recently awarded a three-year contract worth approximately US$1.09mn by Dubai Maritime City, a sole specialised maritime cluster for the UAE and GCC. Read the full story here.  

GCC transport project value in excess of US$379bn in February 2017 

The total value of 1,381 active transport projects in the GCC rose one per cent in a month to February 2017 to US$379.7bn from January 2017, according to a report. Read the full story here.  

Saudi Aramco signs MoUs with ADNOC, Masdar on energy and technology collaboration 

Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) has signed two separate MoUs with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and with Masdar, Abu Dhabi?s renewable energy company, covering energy and technology collaboration, renewables, and carbon management. Read the full story here

Doosan wins US$422.05mn desalination plant contract in Saudi Arabia 

South Korean group Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Company said it has secured a US$$422.05mn construction contract for a seawater reverse osmosis desalination (SWRO) plant in Saudi Arabia. Read the full story here.  

RAK Marine Training Institute to meet specialist marine training demand in the emirate 

RAK Ports has announced the establishment of the RAK Marine Training Institute. Read the full story here