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UAE’s New Income-Based Family Sponsorship Law

New rules in the UAE allows foreign nationals to sponsor their families to join them in the country.  The new rule makes income, not profession the sole criteria for men and women to sponsor family members.   The new rule allows any UAE resident, male or female, to sponsor family members (spouse, under-18 sons and unmarried daughters), provided he/she earns a monthly salary of at least Dh4,000 (3870) or Dh3,000 (£652) or over if accommodation is provided by the company, according to the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship (FAIC). Expats who wish to make use of the new law must provide proof of housing and health insurance for their families, as well as Emirates ID, which signifies ...

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Penspen awarded £12m Kuwait construction contract

Penspen and its project partner JQEC awarded £12m three-year construction supervision contract by Kuwait Ministry of Electricity and Water for its power stations rehabilitation project. Jassim Qabazard Engineering Consultants (JQEC), a Kuwaiti multidisciplinary Architectural & Engineering consulting company and  Penspen, a leading global provider of engineering and project management services ...

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NES Global Talent Has Acquired Bedrock Petroleum Consultants

  NES Global Talent (NES), who provide engineering and technical resources solutions to clients and consultants operating in the Oil & Gas, Power, Chemicals, Life Sciences and Manufacturing sectors, have announced that it has acquired Bedrock Petroleum Consultants (Bedrock). Based in Lafayette, Bedrock is a specialist provider of outsourced supervisory and operational personnel to the U.S ...

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The Australasia Energy Sector – Market Outlook

What is the market outlook for the Australasia energy sector? Matt Underhill, MD of the Asia Pacific Region at energy recruitment firm NES Global Talent offers his view on the future outlook for vacancies and talent in the Australasia region.   Australian Energy Export Market The Australian energy export market endured a turbulent 3 years from the oil downturn in 2014 however the past 12 mont ...

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Energy Sector “Hotspots” – Asia Pacific 2018

What are the energy sector hotspots in the Asia Pacific region in 2018? Matt Underhill from NES offers his view on the future outlook for vacancies and talent in the energy sector in the Asia Pacific region.   This article was written exclusively for Expat Network by Matt Underhill, MD of the Asia Pacific Region at NES Global Talent   Shoots of recovery According to Underhill, the Asia P ...

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Wood awarded contracts by Equinor for Mongstad refinery, Norway

Wood has secured two new strategic modifications contracts with Equinor for the Mongstad refinery near Bergen, growing its downstream capability in Norway. These contracts continue Wood’s support of the Mongstad refinery which aligns with the company’s focus on expanding its existing footprint in the onshore market in Norway. The scope of the contracts includes front-end engineering design (FEED) ...

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Petrofac awarded multi-milltiion dollar contract in Bahrain

Petrofac’s Engineering & Production Services East business is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar additional scope of work in Bahrain from Tatweer Petroleum, following its successful installation of a 500 MMSCFD Gas Dehydration Facility for the client. Under the terms of the additional scope of work contract, Petrofac will execute on a lump-sum turnkey basis the ...

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OHL win €19m soccer stadium construction contract, Slovakia

OHL, through its affiliate OHL ZS Slovakia, has been awarded in JV the construction of a soccer stadium in Košice (Slovakia) for €19m. The project has been awarded by Košická futbalová aréna. The new stadium will have a capacity for close to 13,000 spectators. The construction of the soccer stadium will be divided into three stages. The first stage will consist in the execution of the playing fiel ...

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McDermott scoops Mexican pipeline contract

McDermott International have announced today a sizeable* contract award by PEMEX Exploración y Producción for subsea pipeline flowline installation in support of its Ayatsil field, located 50 miles northwest of Ciudad del Carmen in the Bay of Campeche offshore Mexico. The scope of work includes design and detailed engineering, procurement, construction and installation of two subsea pipelines. The ...

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SNC-Lavalin signs Al Zour Refinery contract in Kuwait

SNC-Lavalin has signed a contract of approximately $240 million (USD180 million) with Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) for commissioning management support services, as well as the preparation and delivery of training, documentation and competency development consultancy services, at the Al Zour Refinery in Kuwait. KIPIC is a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation. “We lo ...

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