CAIRO: Saudi-based Quantum Switch Tamasuk— a specialist in designing and building data centers —has collaborated with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology on the $2 billion data center project.
The first phase has already begun in King Salman Energy Park in Dammam, and it comprises building 60MW of data center capacity out of the 300MW capacity by year-end, reported Tamasuk.
According to the four-year plan, Riyadh, Jeddah, and NEOM will also benefit from their own data centers by 2026.
“QST’s data centers will be designed and built to meet the demands of hyper-scale cloud service providers, international gaming and media platforms, and global content delivery networks, with a view to attracting them to locate their main regional hubs in the Kingdom,” stated QST.
Bids on Saudi radiological services project
Pre-qualified companies in the health sector will place bids on the Saudi Ministry of Health's radiological services project—the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia.
Eight companies are to reveal their bids on the project on Aug. 18.
The scope of work includes supplying and operating radiological services and medical nuclear images services to top-notch hospitals in the region, reported MEED.
This is part of the $2 billion healthcare projects in the Gulf Cooperation Council being achieved through a public-private partnership model.
Spetco lands $172m contract with KOC
Kuwait-based Spetco International Petroleum Co. has signed a 53 million Kuwaiti dinar ($172 million) contract with state-owned Kuwait Oil Co. to provide and operate sucker rod pumps at oil fields.
This is the third contract out of $389 million worth of contracts, where the other two were tendered to Contracting & Marine Services and Fawares Petroleum Services Co, disclosed MEED.
The bids were conducted through a mumarasa tendering system, which is a reverse auction where each company puts forth its lowest price until the lowest bidder wins.
Tadweer partners with KEO for Al-Dhafra feasibility study
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre, known as Tadweer, has partnered with KEO International Consultants on a feasibility study to extract greenhouse gases from the Al-Dhafra landfill.
The project will convert the toxic gasses into sustainable energy, according to MEED.
This study will include detecting the local market’s needs, and how to benefit from the exerted greenhouse gases using the most efficient and environmentally friendly methods.
JPMC begins work on $85m phosphate plant in Jordan
Jordan Phosphate Mines Co., in collaboration with Ideal Development Co. for Manufacturing Industries, has started work on the planned $85 million phosphate washing factory in Shidiya, Maan governorate of Jordan.
It is to be completed in 15 months, whereafter the project will use washing and floating methods to convert low-quality phosphate into high-quality phosphate, reported MEED.
Not only will the project generate profits of 100 million Jordanian dinars ($140.9 million), but it will also create over 2,000 jobs in the transport and logistics sector, according to Mohammed Thneibat, JPMC chairman.
Qatar to receive first Typhoon fighter Jet
Qatar will receive its first Typhoon fighter jet from UK-based BAE Systems by the end of this month, reported MEED.
This is part of a £5 billion ($6.5 billion) deal in 2018, which entails BAE Systems providing Qatar with 24 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.
“The first Typhoon has been delivered on schedule and will ferry from the UK to Qatar later this month,” BAE Systems said.
“Typhoon will provide critical support for the Fifa World Cup, which will be held in the state from 20 November,” the British multinational aerospace company added.