Middle East contracts awarded: April 2009

10 April 2009

Over $2.7bn worth of contracts were awarded across the Middle East region in April, according to this selected checklist compiled from MEED reports.

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Table: Contracts awarded in April 2009

CountryProjectContractorClientEstimated value ($m)Date
AlgeriaDeploy a wireless mobile communications system on the High Plateau railway lineNortelL’Agence Nationale d’Etudes et de Suivi de la Realisation des Investissements Ferroviairesna02/04/2009
AlgeriaDesign, engineer, supply and commission the electrical balance of 150MW Hassi R’Mel solar hybrid power plantABBUTE Abener Hassi R’Mel Construction1402/04/2009
AlgeriaDesign, engineer, supply, install and commission two substations and 10 mobile substationsABBSonelgaz5608/04/2009
IranTwo-year contract to manage the drilling and operations of ten rigsPars Petro Zagros Engineering & Services (PPZ)Central Iranian Oil Fields Company (CIOFC)na07/04/2009
IranSupply of crude carrier weighing more than 160,000 tonnesDaewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (South Korea)National Iranian Oil Tanker Company (NIOTC)12820/04/2009
IraqFront end engineering and design contract for 300,000 barrel-a-day (b/d) oil refinery at NasiriyahFosterWheelerIraq Oil Ministry12801/04/2009
IraqRebuild and redevelop border crossing into the Syrian town of Rabia, 120 kilometres west of MosulUnnamed Ukrainian companyGovernorate of Ninewa province507/04/2009
IraqRepair Iraq’s faulty railway carriages so that they can be redeployed on the country’s national rail networkNK Trucks (Austria)Iraqi Transport Ministryna15/04/2009
IraqProvide field service representatives and instructors to support Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (Mrap) vehicles used in IraqBAE SystemsUS Department of Defense4722/04/2009
KuwaitSupply five drilling rigs: two of 500 horsepower, two of 1,000 horsepower and one of 1,500 horsepowerBurgan Company for Well Drilling, Trading & MaintenanceKuwait Oil Company (KOC)420.613/04/2009
KuwaitContracts covering measurement and logging services while overseeing directional drillingHalliburton, Baker Hughes, Anadrill International, Weatherford Oil Tools Middle East, all US; Burgan Company for Well Drilling, Trading & Maintenance and China’s Sinopec for the provision of drilling rigsKuwait Oil Company (KOC)39019/04/2009
OmanExploration and production sharing agreement (Epsa) for a newly-created concession, carved out of Block 6, covering the Al-Ghubar and Qam al-Am areasHarvest Natural ResourcesPetroleum Development Omanna16/04/2009
OmanAdvisory contract for the planned Ghubrah independent water and power project (IWPP)UK consortium including British Power International and law firm DLA Piper, led by Ernst & YoungOman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP)2.627/04/2009
QatarOperation and maintenance services for the Doha South wastewater treatment plant as well as for industrial area sewage treatment worksVeoliaPublic Works Authority (Ashghal)71.708/04/2009
QatarDeal spanning 20 years to supply of 1 million tonnes a year (t/y) of liquefied natural gas to Poland’s state-owned gas exploration and production companyQatargasPGNIGna15/04/2009
QatarSupply of electronic risk assessment system, a software package which standardises work methods and safety protocol across the companyRAP International (UK)Qatar Petroleum (QP)1.520/04/2009
QatarEngineering and fabrication contract at Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial CityInterserve (in a joint venture with Madina Group)Qatar1921/04/2009
QatarConstruction works contract on the Barwa Commercial Avenue project in southern DohaHochtiefBarwa Real Estate Companyna27/04/2009
Saudi ArabiaConstruction of a pipeline running from the Ras Tanura refinery to Riyadh via Dhahran and Al-Hasa in the Eastern ProvinceNacap-SuedrohrbauSaudi Aramcona07/04/2009
Saudi ArabiaSupply engines to power up to 12 Airbus A330 aircraft ordered by the Saudi national carrier as well as maintenance workRolls-RoyceSaudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia)90008/04/2009
Saudi ArabiaEquip Royal Saudi Air Force fleet of F-15 fighter aircraft with the Sidewinder infrared-guided air-to-air missilesRaytheonRoyal Saudi Air Force10008/04/2009
Saudi ArabiaEnvironmental modification contract on 400,000-barrel-a-day refinery at Yanbu. Work covers front-end engineering and design as well as engineering, procurement and construction management of the facilitiesWorleyParsonsSaudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company (Samref)40023/04/2009
Saudi ArabiaDesign of four stations on the Haramain high-speed railway between Mecca and MedinaFoster & Partners and Buro Happold (UK)Saudi Transport Ministryna26/04/2009
UAEContract for Dubai’s sewerage, drainage and irrigation networksArabtec Engineering ServicesDubai Municipality4002/04/2009
UAEConstruction contract for the second phase of its Jumeirah Business Centre, part of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers developmentAl-Ahmadiah Contracting & TradingAl-Fajer Properties (AFP)na13/04/2009
UAEEngineering studies, front-end engineering and design (Feed) and detailed design, project management and construction management for BP Sharjah’s assets including the Kahaif, Moveyid and Sajaa gas fields and the Sajaa gas plantAmecBP Sharjahna14/04/2009
UAEProject, located at Mohammed Bin Zayed City, involving the construction of 170 villas and community facilitiesPivot Engineering and General Contracting CompanyInternational Capital Trading (ICT)7120/04/2009
UAEConstruction of the Sheikh Khalifa specialist hospital in the emirate of Ras al-KhaimahMSM GroupPublic Works Ministry21723/04/2009
Total   2723.4 

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