September 22, 2023 valueeng0

A recycling facility designed to process construction, demolition and excavation waste has been opened by building material supplier Cemex in Tel Aviv, Israel. The firm said the facility highlights its commitment to circularity and sustainability under the banner of its Regenera business.

The primary suppliers for the Tel Aviv facility are expected to be companies involved in the demolition of existing structures, and those specialising in the transportation of construction waste. Customers for the recycled materials in Israel, include concrete companies, flooring contractors and infrastructure firms.

The facility, acquired earlier this year as part of Cemex’s purchase of a 51% stake in Israel-based Shtang Recycle, will receive up to 500,000 tonnes of building waste annually. The waste material will undergo advanced processing techniques, to be largely repurposed as recycled building materials, the firm explained.

“This new facility in Tel Aviv marks a significant milestone in Cemex’s commitment to circularity, which is of such importance to our global ambition of reaching Net Zero emissions by 2050. We are proud to play a vital role in the growth of our Regenera business, turning building waste into recycled materials for a more sustainable future,” said Cemex’s Sergio Menéndez.

Regenera is active across all of Cemex’s operational regions, including Mexico, the US, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, South-Central America and the Caribbean. It forms a crucial component of Cemex’s broader strategy to achieve sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management, with the primary objective of becoming a Net Zero CO2 company by 2050, the firm noted.

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September 22, 2023 valueeng0

The first flight to the new Red Sea International Airport (RSI) in Saudi Arabia touched down on the runway on Thursday, marking a huge milestone for The Red Sea project. Departing from King Khalid International Airport (RUH) in Riyadh, the Saudia flight took under two hours to make the maiden journey.

“We promised to make The Red Sea a place where people from all around the world would come to experience the best of Saudi culture, hospitality, and nature. Now, with the first flight touching down at Red Sea International Airport, and our first resorts receiving bookings, our position on the global tourism map is all but secured,” said John Pagano, Group CEO of Red Sea Global (RSG).

The flight marks the start of a new twice-weekly service. The flights return to Riyadh later the same day. Flights depart RUH each Thursday at 10.50am, before departing again to the Kingdom’s capital from RSI at 13:35pm. A second service departs RUH every Saturday at 12.50pm, with the return flight for RUH departing at 15:35pm.

Red Sea International Airport is operated by daa International, which has supported Red Sea Global with design validation and commissioning of RSI since 2020. With the arrival of RSI’s first commercial flight, daa International’s operational responsibility commences.

On the same day as it welcomed its first flight, RSG also revealed the new brand for RSI. Visitors can expect to see the brand expressed across multiple touchpoints, from the airport terminal and staff uniforms to the electric mobility vehicles that will transport passengers from air to land side.

The brand icon is a representation of the Red Sea International Airport’s unique architecture. The iconic shape is inspired by the bird’s eye view of the airport’s exterior. It has been created to express the creativity, novelty and sophistication of the brand in a way that is contemporary and distinct, RSG noted.

As well as its airport, Red Sea Global has made great progress across other infrastructure works to ensure The Red Sea is ready to welcome visitors and meet its promises for responsible development and regenerative tourism. It has constructed the five solar farms needed to enable the first phase of The Red Sea to be off grid and powered solely by sunlight, with more than 760,000 solar panels installed.

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September 22, 2023 valueeng0

Developer Omniyat has announced the acquisition of Marasi Bay Marina from Business Bay LLC, with plans to transform it into a multi-faceted, waterfront destination.

The purchase is said to be the first of its kind for Omniyat, and will see it pioneer a move from the lifestyle curation of single project communities to developing an entire luxury enclave.

Mahdi Amjad, Founder and Executive Chairman, Omniyat said, “The acquisition of Marasi Bay Marina is a statement moment for Omniyat. The unique characteristics of the location will allow us to craft an exclusive, conceptual lifestyle destination unseen in Dubai. Through our commitment to craft, excellence, and attention to detail, we’re reimagining Marasi Bay. Our vision is to curate and create an incomparable ecosystem for global citizens seeking unmatched uber luxury lifestyle and experiences. These ambitions deeply reflect Omniyat’s philosophy of empowering lifestyles by merging ultra-luxury with curated living, further contributing to the economic, aesthetic and cultural footprint of the city.”

The waterfront space is centrally located in the heart of Dubai and is the current location of Omniyat’s first project on the bay, The Lana – a distinctive hotel and residential offering operated by the Dorchester Collection, and designed in partnership with Foster + Partners.

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September 21, 2023 valueeng0

A road project comprising the replacement of an 8km section of the A11 in Norfolk has been completed by UK contractor Morgan Sindall. The refurbishment is expected to have a 40-year lifespan.

Working on behalf of the government-owned National Highways, Morgan Sindall said it removed the old concrete surface, as well as some of its foundations, before undertaking reconstruction work, using 60,000m3 of recycled concrete. The newly-laid concrete surface was then overlaid with 147,000t of asphalt.

In addition to using recycled materials, the project incorporated various eco-friendly measures, such as solar-powered speed cameras and a work compound equipped with kinetic paving stones that generate energy when stepped on, the firm stated.

The contractor noted that one of the challenges it faced during the removal phase was that the existing carriageway was constructed with continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP), which were reinforced with steel bars. There were concerns that planning might not be possible for surface removal, but a multi-head pavement concrete breaker was ultimately employed to break up the surface initially, before specialised planning machines were brought in, the contractor explained.

Morgan Sindall said the newly-constructed carriageway marks a significant milestone in the effort to revitalise the UK’s concrete road infrastructure.

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September 21, 2023 valueeng0

Developer MAG has awarded Swissboring a contract valued at US $14.97mn for shoring and piling works at The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Dubai, Creekside, as part of the Keturah Resort. The company said it will launch a tender for the development’s main contractor in Q4 2023.

Talal Moafaq Al Gaddah, Senior Executive Vice Chairman, MAG said, “We are pleased with the appointment of Swissboring, and we are confident that its expertise will help us realise this project, which will be an ideal option for those seeking an immersive wellness-luxury lifestyle in Dubai with world-class amenities. The project has attracted heightened interest from buyers and investors, with sales reaching over $544mn, emphasising the huge demand on unique developments in the market and our unique Keturah concept.”

The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Dubai, Creekside comprises 177 residences across seven buildings and 12 mansions. Keturah Resort offers homeowners an impressive range of world-class facilities, including a five-star wellness hotel; a private members-only club; a women’s club; a kids club; an immersive, holistic wellness centre; Michelin-star restaurants; a 550m promenade; sustainable and organic-focused retail spaces, 24/7 private parking with valet; and a gated community with unique views of the wildlife sanctuary.

The Residences at Keturah Resort are characterised by a strong artistic value, where high-quality materials are handpicked from artisans worldwide to contribute to a long-lasting, ‘visceral’ experience. Each residence within the limited collection adheres to the WELL Certification Standards and is complemented by high-end leisure areas and exclusive spa and wellness facilities, all of which meet the WELL Health-Safety Rating.

The exterior designs and interiors of the 12 mansions, themed Earth, Water and Sky, echo cues of the elements, creating distinct experiences for the residents. The spaces are intended to create seamless journeys through covered terraces framed by structures encouraging outdoor living, featuring glass-framed courtyards, and adjustable architectural screens offering a variety of perspectives.

Keturah Resort by MAG is located on Dubai Creek facing Dubai’s wildlife sanctuary in Ras Al Khor, providing convenient access to Dubai Downtown, Dubai International Financial Centre, and Dubai International Airport.

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September 20, 2023 valueeng0

The Big Project Middle East (BPME) editorial team has announced that technology’s impact on the delivery of projects; operation of assets, as well as health and safety (during and post construction), will take centre stage at its forthcoming Digital Construction Summit (DCS).

The 2023 edition of the DCS (formerly the Middle East BIM Summit) is scheduled to have over 20 speakers from several prominent construction and technology firm share their insights on a variety of current topics and themes. The summit will also touch on Construction 4.0 technologies and advanced materials; integrating robotics and AI into the delivery and operations of projects; securing the digital elements of projects and assets, and more. Read about the agenda here.

The day-long event will put all these topics and more under the spotlight via curated panel discussions, fireside chats and presentations. The summit is scheduled to take place at the Habtoor Grand Resort, JBR, Dubai on the 26th of September, with doors opening at 9am. Registration is complementary but mandatory for built environment and technology professionals from across the Middle East.

“The editorial team is in the midst of putting the final touches on the event, and we are pleased with the line-up of speakers scheduled to speak at the summit this year. Technology has immense potential to radically transform the built environment, and by shining a light on current issues and what technology can do to alleviate those challenges, we hope to provoke positive change in the sector,” said Jason Saundalkar, Head of Content at Big Project Middle East.

The 2023 Digital Construction Summit is supported by:

Gold sponsor: KEO International Consultants, Procore, RIB Software, SoftwareOne
Strategic Partner: Zoho
Strategic Content Partner: ALEC
Technology Partner: Autodesk
Silver Sponsor: AECOM
Bronze sponsor: AESG, Thinkproject
Supporting Partner: JLL
Endorsements: Chartered Institute of Building

Sponsorship inquires can be addressed to Raz Islam (raz.islam@cpitrademedia.com) and Madeleine Martin (madeleine.martin@cpitrademedia.com).

To learn more about the 2023 DC Summit, please click here.

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September 20, 2023 valueeng0

A $205mn engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract to install undersea power cables in Dakar, Senegal has been inked by Eiffage and Enshore Subsea. The consortium is said to be a 50/50 joint venture between Eiffage’s Benelux subsidiary Herbosch-Kiere and Enshore Subsea.

MCA-Sénégal II is the national public-sector organisation tasked with managing the programme.

According to a report, the project aims to improve high-voltage electrical network infrastructure in Dakar and the surrounding area, and is one of several projects developed through the Senegal Power Compact programme (an investment grant agreement between Senegal and the United States). The programme aims to generate inclusive economic growth and reduce poverty in Senegal.

As per the terms of the deal, Herbosch-Kiere and Enshore Subsea will install two 225kV power cables offshore, each 16km long, plus six two-kilometre 225 kV cables onshore, linking the Bay of Dakar’s west coast (Rive Bel Air) and east coast (Cap des Biches). The offshore work will commence in October 2023, and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2025.

The project requires the mobilisation of the two companies for the excavation of trenches, in which high-density polyethylene conduits will be laid. Once the cables are installed, the trenches will be backfilled, burying the cables. Two ships will be used for the works: the barge Gaverland and the self-propelled multipurpose vessel Atlantis.

Eiffage Sénégal will be responsible for the onshore civil engineering works near Rive Bel Air, while Eiffage Énergie Systèmes will be installing the onshore cables, the report concluded.

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September 19, 2023 valueeng0

The first phase of the US $33.32mn Al Saf residential complex in the city of Kalba has been inaugurated by HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.

The project consists of 151 homes across an area of 417,000sqm, with a variety of adjacent services and facilities. Each residence includes five rooms, with an area of 322sqm. The first phase of the complex took 18 months to complete, and the second phase is expected to be delivered by the end of February 2024.

HH Dr Sheikh Sultan said that providing adequate and safe housing for the Emirati family is a major part of his vision of providing a stable life.

Previously, he directed the development of a variety of services in Al Ghail, such as sanitation and roads, among other infrastructure facilities.

HH Dr Sheikh Sultan emphasised the need to continue developing the areas according to the key priorities for each area, whether by replacing buildings or providing infrastructure, in order to make all areas of Kalba as hospitable as possible.

During the inauguration, the Ruler was shown a model of the housing ‘key box’ that will be delivered to citizens who are eligible for housing, as a way to welcome and congratulate the owners on their new homes.

He then planted an almond tree within Al Saf Park, which is in the middle of the complex and will provide a legacy centrepiece for the open green areas and the inauguration of Phase One.

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September 19, 2023 valueeng0

Saudi-based Ladun Investment Co. has announced the signing of a contract by its subsidiary, Bafco, for implementing the aluminium facade works at the Six Senses – Triple Bay, currently being developed by Amaala on the Red Sea.

The project is located in Al-Wajh Governorate, affiliated with the Tabuk region, and is one of the key projects of the Vision 2030 programme.

The contract, valued at US $6.5mn, covers a diverse range of facades for villas, hotels and palaces within the tourist resort, according to the official agreement filing on the Saudi Exchange. The duration of the contract is 454 days.

Spanning over 4,155sqkm of an unspoiled nature reserve, the Amaala project is said to be blessed with dramatic coastal scenery, majestic mountainous backdrops, pristine white-sand beaches, and untouched coastal reefs.

The 64 rooms, six suites, 30 villas, and 25 branded residences of Six Senses – Triple Bay, designed by architects U+A, with interiors by Studio Carter, are inspired by the region’s traditional coastal villages and use locally-sourced materials.

The Six Senses resort will be located on one of the most dramatic landforms along Amaala’s Triple Bay area, offering panoramic views across the Hijaz Cove to the Red Sea, the statement said.

Bafco’s HQ is located in the industrial area of Huraymila Governorate; in 2022, produced 31,000sqm of building facades and cladding, 10,000sqm of glass facades, 30,000 protection windows, aluminum windows and frames, 10,000sqm of aluminum doors, and 5,700 linear metres of kitchens and counters.

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September 18, 2023 valueeng0

A new date has been set for the Construction Intel Summit KSA, the editorial teams at Big Project Middle East (BPME) and Middle East Consultant (MEC) have announced. The event will now take place on the 29th of November at the Rosh Rayhaan by Rotana, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“The 2023 edition of the Construction Intel Summit KSA is shaping up to be the best edition of the event yet. As a result, the BPME and MEC editorial teams wanted to ensure the event stood out from the other activities taking place in the Kingdom, and opted for a new date for the day-long event. Delegates can expect to hear from a number of high-profile speakers on crucial issues and opportunities in the Kingdom; we look forward to hosting everyone on the day,” said Jason Saundalkar, Head of Content at Big Project Middle East.

The event will combine keynote speeches, high-level panel discussions, and expert presentations and will focus on four key themes: Saudisation and the transmission of knowledge within the built environment; the multi-disciplinary engineering and delivery of giga-projects; the impact of AI and other disruptive technologies on the future of the built environment, and the requirements and challenges associated with owning and operating giga-projects.

Registration is complementary but mandatory for built environment professionals across the Middle East.

The 2023 Construction Intel Summit KSA is supported by:

Strategic Content Partner: ALEC
Silver sponsor: AECOM, KEO
Supporting partner: Al Masood, Climatize, Compass Project Consulting, Cundall, JLL, Omnium, Polypipe, TBH Consultancy
Endorsed by: Chartered Institute of Building

To discuss participating at the event as a speaker, contact conference producers Jason Saundalkar on Jason.s@cpitrademedia.com or Paul Godfrey on paul.godfrey@cpitrademedia.com. Sponsorship inquires can be addressed to Raz Islam (raz.islam@cpitrademedia.com), Andy (andy.pitois@cpitrademedia.com), and Madeleine Martin (madeleine.martin@cpitrademedia.com).

To learn more about the 2023 Construction Intel Summit KSA, please click here.

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