Middle East contracts awarded: December 2007

02 January 2008

More than $10bn worth of contracts were awarded across the Middle East region in December, according to this selected checklist compiled from MEED reports throughout the month.

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Table: Contracts awarded in December 2007

ProjectContractorClientEstimated value ($m)Date
Algeria
Construction of 1,200 MW combined-cycle power plant at Terga, supplying three GT26 gas turbinesAlstom (France)Algerian state energy company Sonelgaz1,98005/12/2007
Build seawater desalination plant at Souk TlataConsortium of Hyflux (Singapore) and Malakoff International (Malaysia)Algerian Energy Company (AEC)25110/12/2007
Bahrain
Redevelopment of main boulevard in Manama including retail, residential areas, offices, supermarket and hotelAhmed Mansoor al-Aali Company (Bahrain)Gulf Holding Company (Kuwait)21617/12/2007
Egypt
Design, build and operate extension to Gabl el-Asfar wastewater treatment plantDegremont - FranceConstruction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater5007/12/2007
Iraq
Construction of 1,320 MW power plant located in Kut, in Wasit province, 150kms south of BaghdadShanghai Heavy Industry (China)Electricity Ministry94006/12/2007
Kuwait
Build state’s fourth gas fractionation train- construction of gas train at Mina al-Ahmadi refinerySK Engineering & Construction (South Korea)Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)67904/12/2007
Build water pipeline connecting the Suaiba North desalination plant to Mina Abdullah water distribution complexAl-Nahar Industrial Trading & Contracting CompanyMinistry of Energy (Electricity & Water)2907/12/2007
Libya
Delivery of 10 200kV high-voltage substations in Tripoli, Misurata and Benghazi areasAreva (France)General Electricity Company of Libya (Gecol)44013/12/2007
Two 400kV high-voltage substations serving Sebha and Tobruk regions
Supply of 69 transformers to reinforce Libyan electricity network
Oman
Technical advice for IWPPElectrowatt Engineering Services (Switzerland)The Oman Power & Water Procurement Companyna19/12/2007
Legal consultancy for IWPPBerwin Leighton Paisner (UK)The Oman Power & Water Procurement Companyna19/12/2007
Residential development at Muscat Golf Course - 80 villas, 25 three-storey apartment buildings and associated infrastructureLarsen & Toubro (India)Muscat Golf Course Project11027/12/2007
Qatar
New ship-building facilityDaewoo Engineering and Construction Company (South Korea)Qatar Gas Transport Company610.603/12/2007
Saudi Arabia
Develop and operate open-pit phosphate mine at Al-JalamidConsortium of the Kier Group (UK), Al-Qahtani (local) and Comedat (Jordan)Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden)20003/12/2007
Beneficiation plant at Al-Jalamid mineGuizhou Hongfu Industry & Commerce Development Company (Hongfu) (China)Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden)35007/12/2007
Expand oil-fired Rabigh power plant, adding 960 MW capacity and procuring turbinesNational Contracting Company (NCC)Saudi Electricity Company80210/12/2007
Build pipe factory in Dammam’s second industrial cityBrandt Engineered Products (Canada)Zamil Group (Saudi Arabia)17410/12/2007
Build 27,000-tonne-a-year ethylene amines complex at JubailConsortium of Hanwha Engineering & Construction and Hyundai Engineering Company (South Korea)Arabian Amines Company (US/local)20012/12/2007
Produce polyethylene, polycarbonates, cumene and phenolsMohammed al-Mojil Group (Saudi Arabia)Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company40012/12/2007
UAE
Build convention centre complex at Jebel Ali Free Zone - exhibition halls, auditorium, food court, fitness centre, retail outlets, 322-room hotel, two office towers and a 4,100-space car parkAl-Habtoor Engineering EnterprisesJebel Ali Free Zone Authority (Jafza)49003/12/2007
Upgrade Al-Nahdah II ProjectEmirates Roads Contracting CompanyThe Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai32.105/12/2007
Build new bridge on Al-Qudrah Road across Dubai Bypass RoadWade Adams ContractingThe Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai23.705/12/2007
MEP for a 40,000-refrigeration-tonne district cooling plant at Dubai’s Business Bay Executive Towers developmentGulf District Cooling Ascon (GDC)Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower)5409/12/2007
Infrastructure construction work for Saraya development - includes 28 mid- and high-rise residential and commercial towers, hotel and serviced apartmentsOrascom Construction Industries affiliateSorouh Real Estate, UAE95310/12/2007
220,000 cubic-metre-a-day sewage systemJV between Degremont (France) and Besix (Belgium)Jumeirah Golf Estates- Nakheel80011/12/2007
Build bridge connecting Palm Deira to mainland DubaiBel Hasa Six ConstructRoads & Transport Authority of Dubai81.712/12/2007
Reverse osmosis desalination plant at F2 IWPP at Qidfa, FujairahVeolia Water (France)Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (Adwec)11523/12/2007
Supply 120,000 tonnes of X70 48-inch coated line pipeSalzgitter Mannesmann (Germany)Dolphin Energy (Abu Dhabi)20024/12/2007
Al-Mashtal mixed-use development in Abu DhabiMouchel ParkmanSorouh Real Estatena31/12/2007
Total10,181.1

IWPP=Independent Water and Power Plant; MEP=Mechanical, electrical and plumbing

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