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).