United Arab Emirates Infrastructure Report

Providing expert analysis, independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Infrastructure industry.

Report includes: BMI Industry View, Industry SWOT Analysis, BMI Industry Forecast, BMI's Infrastructure Risk Reward Index, Market Overview and Company Profiles.

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  • Gain independent insight into the outlook for the infrastructure industry through BMI's 10 year forecasts
  • Understand the market through analysis of projects , investment plans and key players
  • Understand the threats to your operations and investments and protect your company against future risks
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United Arab Emirates Infrastructure Report
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BMI View: The rewards on offer in the UAE's construction sector are significant - especially in the run - up to the Expo 2020 event in Dubai. Dubai will be the outperforming market, although we expect growth will remain healthy across the UAE , even with low oil prices . Government investment will be r obust in infrastructure sectors, while the biggest risk stems from private investment in Abu Dhabi , which will be adversely affected by lower oil prices.

Forecasts and Major Developments

  • Lower oil prices pose little threat to the UAE's construction industry outlook overall - we forecast real growth in 2016 of 6.6% in real terms y-o-y.

  • Abu Dhabi has the largest infrastructure investment programme in the UAE, but will also be the market most exposed to the fall in oil prices, given its economy's reliance on the sector. Dubai and the Northern Emirates' fiscal position, which relies much less on oil revenue, will be buoyed by our expectation for growth in the non-hydrocarbons sectors of the economy.

  • The residential and non-residential building outlook remains positive as measures to cool the market take effect. Numerous measures have been undertaken, such as rent caps and requirements of about 50% payment before property transfers occur, to prevent speculative buyers from overheating the residential market. Additionally, tax increases for Indian buyers should cool demand in the market.

Infrastructure - Construction Industry Forecasts (United Arab Emirates 2014-2020)
2014 2015f 2016f 2017f 2018f 2019f 2020f
f = BMI forecast. Source: UAE National Bureau of Statistics, BMI
Construction industry value, AEDbn 132.11 147.96 163.29 182.89 200.44 218.88 231.45
Construction Industry Value, Real Growth, % y-o-y 7.30 8.15 6.61 8.65 6.50 6.20 2.74
Construction Industry Value, % of GDP 8.7 10.6 10.9 11.4 11.8 12.2 12.1

Risk / Reward Index :

  • The UAE is one of the top performing markets in the MENA region, scoring an overall RRI score of 65.0 out of 100.

  • With a period of strong growth now forecast, the UAE's Industry Rewards score at 72.0 is the joint highest in the region, along with Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

  • A reliance on migrant labour is leads to cost inflation for construction firms, and drags down the UAE's Industry Risks score to 60.0.

Infrastructure Risk Reward Index (United Arab Emirates)
Risk/Reward Index Rewards Industry Rewards Country Rewards Risks Industry Risks Country Risks
Source: BMI
65.7 67.2 72.5 57.3 62.3 60.0 63.8
BMI Industry View
7
SWOT
8
Infrastructure SWOT
8
Industry Forecast
10
Construction And Infrastructure Forecast Scenario
10
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (United Arab Emirates 2013-2018)
10
Table: Construction And Infrastructure Industry Data (United Arab Emirates 2019-2024)
11
Table: Major Projects Supporting Forecasts - 2015-2020
15
Transport Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
16
Table: MAJOR PROJECTS: Transport
22
Energy And Utilities Infrastructure - Outlook And Overview
33
Major Projects Table - Energy & Utilities
38
Table: Major Projects: Energy and Utilities
38
Residential/Non-Residential Building - Outlook And Overview
46
Major Projects Table - Residential/Non-Residential Construction And Social Infrastructure
52
Table: MAJOR PROJECTS: Residential and Non-Residential Buildings
52
Industry Risk Reward Index
93
UAE - Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index
93
Rewards
93
Risks
94
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
94
Table: MENA RRI Table
99
Market Overview
100
Competitive Landscape
100
Table: UAE Construction Players - Key Financial Data (USDmn)
105
Company Profile
106
Arabtec Construction
106
Dutco Balfour Beatty Group
108
Habtoor Leighton Group
110
Drake & Scull International
112
Global Industry Overview
114
Table: Infrastructure Key Themes 2015
114
Table: Asia: Key Reforms
119
Methodology
121
Industry Forecast Methodology
121
Sector-Specific Methodology
122
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
126
Sector-Specific Methodology
127
Table: Infrastructure Risk/Reward Index Indicators
127
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
128

The United Arab Emirates Infrastructure Report features BMI Research's market assessment and forecasts covering public procurement and spending on all major infrastructure and construction projects, including transportation and logistics by land, sea and air; power plants and utilities, and commercial construction and property development. The report analyses the impact of regulatory changes and the macroeconomic outlook and features competitive intelligence on contractors and suppliers.

BMI's United Arab Emirates Infrastructure Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Emirati infrastructure and construction industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's independent infrastructure industry forecasts for United Arab Emirates to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the Emirati infrastructure market.
  • Target business opportunities and risks in the Emirati infrastructure sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in United Arab Emirates.
  • Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).

Coverage

BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering infrastructure and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments. These are broken down into construction (social, commercial and residential), transport (roads, railways, ports, airports, etc), and energy & utilities (powerplants, pipelines and so on).

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats within the infrastructure and construction sectors and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (up to 2012) and forecasts to end-2024 for all key industry indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key developments in the market and risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:

Construction: Industry value (USDbn); contribution to GDP (%); total capital investment (USDbn); real growth (%).

Construction industry real growth forecasts (%) and industry value (USDbn) forecasts for industry sectors are split into Residential and Non-residential and Infrastructure sectors. Where the data is available for particular countries the infrastructure is further broken down into indicators for the transport subsectors of roads, railways, airports and ports and the energy and utilities sub-sectors of power plants and transmission grids, oil & gas pipelines and water infrastructure. This dataset is unique to the market.

The reports also include analysis of latest projects across the infrastructure sectors (transport, utilities, commercial construction).

BMI’s Infrastructure Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Index provides investors (construction companies, suppliers and partners) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and  demographic data points. These provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Overview

An assessment of the competitive landscape and key challenges to entering the market. Details of the largest companies active in the sector across the sub-segments of the industry, including the key financial figures from some of the largest players in the sector.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate company SWOT analyses. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Sources

The Infrastructure reports draw on an extensive network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations, government departments, industry associations, chambers and company reports.

*Company profiles are not available for every country. Those reports instead contain information on the current activities of prominent companies operating in the market.