The US' Hill International has been appointed overall construction manager and supervisor for four new projects for Abu Dhabi National Oil Company. The other bidders for the contract were Turner International and Parsons International, both US-based, and Abu Dhabi-based KEO International Consultants.
The projects are:
Habshan residential complex, for which the local Al-Hamed Development & Construction started work in mid August on an AED 82.9 million ($22 million) contract. The scope of work covers the construction of four top-end villas, 176 senior staff quarters and 320 junior accommodation units. The consultant is the local University Engineering Consultant; the US' DMJM International isthe project manager (MEED 2:8:02; 7:6:02);
Ruwais housing project, which involves the renovation of existing facilities and the construction of new residential units;
A jetty at Ruwais, which will be the site for the proposed unleaded gasoline (ULG) and low-sulphur gas oil project. The Italian office of Paris-based Technip-Coflexipwas awarded in late June an estimated $460 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 81,000-barrel-a-day facilities (MEED 28:6:02);
A PetroleumInstitute, which will be managed by the US' Colorado School of Mines. Estimated to cost AED 250 million-300 million ($68 million-82 million), the project will include the construction of five buildings for academic courses, a resource centre, administrative buildings, roads and related facilities. A probable site for the project is Khalifa B city. The US' NBBJ Sports & Entertainment Partnership has prepared the design and is the consultant (MEED 2:11:01).