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Table: Contracts awarded in April 2009

Country Project Contractor Client Estimated value ($m) Date
Algeria Deploy a wireless mobile communications system on the High Plateau railway line Nortel L’Agence Nationale d’Etudes et de Suivi de la Realisation des Investissements Ferroviaires na 02/04/2009
Algeria Design, engineer, supply and commission the electrical balance of 150MW Hassi R’Mel solar hybrid power plant ABB UTE Abener Hassi R’Mel Construction 14 02/04/2009
Algeria Design, engineer, supply, install and commission two substations and 10 mobile substations ABB Sonelgaz 56 08/04/2009
Iran Two-year contract to manage the drilling and operations of ten rigs Pars Petro Zagros Engineering & Services (PPZ) Central Iranian Oil Fields Company (CIOFC) na 07/04/2009
Iran Supply of crude carrier weighing more than 160,000 tonnes Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (South Korea) National Iranian Oil Tanker Company (NIOTC) 128 20/04/2009
Iraq Front end engineering and design contract for 300,000 barrel-a-day (b/d) oil refinery at Nasiriyah FosterWheeler Iraq Oil Ministry 128 01/04/2009
Iraq Rebuild and redevelop border crossing into the Syrian town of Rabia, 120 kilometres west of Mosul Unnamed Ukrainian company Governorate of Ninewa province 5 07/04/2009
Iraq Repair Iraq’s faulty railway carriages so that they can be redeployed on the country’s national rail network NK Trucks (Austria) Iraqi Transport Ministry na 15/04/2009
Iraq Provide field service representatives and instructors to support Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (Mrap) vehicles used in Iraq BAE Systems US Department of Defense 47 22/04/2009
Kuwait Supply five drilling rigs: two of 500 horsepower, two of 1,000 horsepower and one of 1,500 horsepower Burgan Company for Well Drilling, Trading & Maintenance Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) 420.6 13/04/2009
Kuwait Contracts covering measurement and logging services while overseeing directional drilling Halliburton, 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 rigs Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) 390 19/04/2009
Oman Exploration and production sharing agreement (Epsa) for a newly-created concession, carved out of Block 6, covering the Al-Ghubar and Qam al-Am areas Harvest Natural Resources Petroleum Development Oman na 16/04/2009
Oman Advisory 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 & Young Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP) 2.6 27/04/2009
Qatar Operation and maintenance services for the Doha South wastewater treatment plant as well as for industrial area sewage treatment works Veolia Public Works Authority (Ashghal) 71.7 08/04/2009
Qatar Deal 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 company Qatargas PGNIG na 15/04/2009
Qatar Supply of electronic risk assessment system, a software package which standardises work methods and safety protocol across the company RAP International (UK) Qatar Petroleum (QP) 1.5 20/04/2009
Qatar Engineering and fabrication contract at Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City Interserve (in a joint venture with Madina Group) Qatar 19 21/04/2009
Qatar Construction works contract on the Barwa Commercial Avenue project in southern Doha Hochtief Barwa Real Estate Company na 27/04/2009
Saudi Arabia Construction of a pipeline running from the Ras Tanura refinery to Riyadh via Dhahran and Al-Hasa in the Eastern Province Nacap-Suedrohrbau Saudi Aramco na 07/04/2009
Saudi Arabia Supply engines to power up to 12 Airbus A330 aircraft ordered by the Saudi national carrier as well as maintenance work Rolls-Royce Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) 900 08/04/2009
Saudi Arabia Equip Royal Saudi Air Force fleet of F-15 fighter aircraft with the Sidewinder infrared-guided air-to-air missiles Raytheon Royal Saudi Air Force 100 08/04/2009
Saudi Arabia Environmental 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 facilities WorleyParsons Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Company (Samref) 400 23/04/2009
Saudi Arabia Design of four stations on the Haramain high-speed railway between Mecca and Medina Foster & Partners and Buro Happold (UK) Saudi Transport Ministry na 26/04/2009
UAE Contract for Dubai’s sewerage, drainage and irrigation networks Arabtec Engineering Services Dubai Municipality 40 02/04/2009
UAE Construction contract for the second phase of its Jumeirah Business Centre, part of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers development Al-Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Al-Fajer Properties (AFP) na 13/04/2009
UAE Engineering 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 plant Amec BP Sharjah na 14/04/2009
UAE Project, located at Mohammed Bin Zayed City, involving the construction of 170 villas and community facilities Pivot Engineering and General Contracting Company International Capital Trading (ICT) 71 20/04/2009
UAE Construction of the Sheikh Khalifa specialist hospital in the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah MSM Group Public Works Ministry 217 23/04/2009
Total       2723.4  

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