The UAE/Australia Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has won a AED250m ($68m) contract to build offices, accommodation and utilities for Abu Dhabi’s offshore Satah Al-Razboot (Sarb) oil field development.

Project owner Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (Adma-Opco) contracted HLG for the design, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of facilities of two falcon-shaped artificial islands built at the Sarb field 120 kilometres northwest of Abu Dhabi city.

Commercial bids were submitted for the package on 1 April, with UAE-based Target Engineering among the other companies vying for the contract.

The scope includes two office buildings, four accommodation buildings, diesel generation units, and sewage and water treatment plants.

HLG will also be responsible for the management and supervision of offshore installation works on the two artificial islands. The project will start immediately and is expected to be completed by mid-2014, the contractor said.

The deal is the third major contract awarded on the Sarb development this year. Adma-Opco has already awarded package three to UK-based Petrofac and package four to South Korea’s Hyundai E&C for a combined value of about $2.4bn.

The project is part of Adma-Opco’s plan to add 300,000 barrels a day (b/d) of production capacity from new offshore fields, with about 100,000 b/d coming from Sarb.