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Table: Contracts awarded in February 2008

Project Contractor Client Estimated value ($m) Date
Develop masterplan for a golf precinct, as part of its $6bn island development Scott Wilson Group (UK) Durrat Khaleej al-Bahrain Company na 20/02/2008
Contract to improve the maintenance and operating processes of Bahrain’s electricity transmission and distribution network Kema (Dutch) Electricity & Water Authority (EWA) na 21/02/2008
Engineering consultancy services contract for the project to build a new barrage with a 32MW hydropower plant Lahmeyer (Germany) Reservoirs & Grand Barrages Sector of the Water & Irrigation Ministry na 06/02/2008
Consultancy contract for the development of a masterplan for Egypt’s power transmission network Tractebel Engineering (Brussels-based) Egyptian Electricity Holding Company 0.8 13/02/2008
Contract covering the provision of gas compression services at gathering centre 16 Safwan Petroleum Technologies Company and (local) Kuwait Oil Company 66.8 07/02/2008
Contract covering the construction of the transfer pipelines and the upgrade of an effluent water transfer system and storage tanks between gathering centres 17, 27 and 28 United Gulf Construction Company (UGCC) (local) Kuwait Oil Company 35 07/02/2008
Three contracts to provide proprietary technology for three new atmospheric residue desulphurisation (ARDS) units at the Mina Abdulla refinery and Mina al-Ahmadi refinery Chevron Lummus Global (US) Kuwait Oil Company na 17/02/2008
Four technology contracts at Mina Abdullah and Mina al-Ahmadi Haldor Topsoe (Denmark)
Contracts to license KOC technology at Mina Abdulla and Mina al-Ahmadi Shell Global Solutions (UK/Dutch)
Supply and operate a deep drilling rig United Precision Drilling Company (local) Kuwait Oil Company 84 18/02/2008
Implement the lower Fars pilot project (LFPP) to produce heavy oil with sand from the northern Ratqa field Al-Khorayef Commercial Company (Saudi Arabia) Kuwait Oil Company na 19/02/2008
Build a 352-kilometre-long line in the north of the country made up of 26 stations, 55 rail bridges and 370 footbridges across the tracks Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (China) Railway Executive Board 2600 (total cost for both) 07/02/2008
A second line linking Hicha to towns in the south will include five train depots, 40 rail bridges and 940 footbridges
Engineering, procurement and construction contract for a 300MW extension to the Western Mountain power plant Bharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) (India) General Electricity Company of Libya (Gecol) 164 19/02/2008
Build the vacuum sewer network on the Seeb coastal strip Galfar Engineering & Contracting (local) Oman Wastewater Services Company (OWS) 227 06/02/2008
Construction of the Al-Mobellah gravity sewage collection and conveyance system in the Seeb area The Arab Contractors with National Construction & Trading Oman Wastewater Services Company (OWS) 151 06/02/2008
Provide in-house engineering support services WorleyParsons (Australia) Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) 30 06/02/2008
Build oil tankers, each to deliver five 318,000-tonne double-hulled tankers Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company and Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea) Oman Shipbuilding Company 1500 12/02/2008
Rebuild the Seeb corniche road including building six new bridges on the 12 kilometre stretch of road Joint venture of WJ Towell & Company and Simplex Infrastructures (local/India) Muscat Municipality 75 25/02/2008
Install a smokeless flare and automatic blow-down system Black Cat Engineering & Construction (local) Qatar Petroleum (QP) 95 03/02/2008
Engineering, procurement and commissioning contract for the common cooling seawater system at Ras Laffan Industrial City Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Athens-based) Qatar Petroleum (QP) 600 07/02/2008
Supply compressed air system for plant at Mesaieed, involves the delivery of 10 centrifugal compressors and 10 heat-of-compression dryers Atlas Copco (Sweden) Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum) 15.5 10/02/2008
Civil works contract at aluminium smelting complex in Mesaieed – includes the design and construction of storage silos Astaldi (Italy) Qatalum 93 13/02/2008
Provide two tankers, TI Asia and the TI Africa for the floating storage of Qatari crude, close to the offshore Al Shaheen oil field Joint venture of Euronav (Belgian) and Overseas Shipbuilding Group (US) Maersk Oil (Denmark) 200 28/02/2008
Saudi Arabia
Design the information and communications technology infrastructure for King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) Cisco (US) Emaar, The Economic City na 03/02/2008
Design and construct two office buildings in the business park in Bay La Sun Village in King Abdullah Economic City Freyssinet Emaar, The Economic City 95 06/02/2008
Build 240 public housing units in the western city of Yanbu Al-Muhaidib Contracting Company (local) Royal Commission in Yanbu 74 13/02/2008
Utilities and infrastructure work on the industrial zone at King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) – includes construction of a portable water network, sewerage system, irrigation and firewater network and roads Civil & Electromechanical Company (Cemcco)(Saudi Arabia) Emaar the Economic City (EEC) 31 13/02/2008
Contract for the project management, and engineering and construction supervision of its seamless pipe plant in Dammam SA Kent (UK) Al-Zamil Group na 24/02/2008
Build a power plant at Al-Jalamid in the north of Saudi Arabia Middle East Engineering & Development Company (Meedco) (local/South Korean) Maaden Phosphate Company 120 28/02/2008
Phase 3b, involving the construction of roads in the Al-Barsha area and Emaar Properties’ Springs, Meadows, Emirates Hills and Green developments Al-Naboodah Contracting (local) Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) (Dubai) 259 03/02/2008
Phase 3a, involving building roads from Al-Barsha around the back of Emaar Properties’ Springs Todini (Italy) Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) (Dubai) 122 03/02/2008
Expand operations of Emirates Steel Industries, expansion will include two new rolling mills, a direct reduction iron (DRI) plant and associated meltshop facilities Danieli (Italy) Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation (Adbic) 1000 05/02/2008
First contract covers construction of two 132/11kV indoor substations Areva (France) Dubai Electricity & Water Authority 126 (total for both) 07/02/2008
Second contract covers construction of three 132/22kV substations on the Palm Deira development Nakheel
Build a shopping mall on the redevelopment of Abu Dhabi’s central market Arabian Construction Company (ACC) (local/Lebanese) Aldar Properties (local) 189 07/02/2008
Build a mixed-use tower at the new Meydan City development in the Ras al-Khor area Dubai Contracting Company (DCC) (local) Maydan (local) na 10/02/2008
Carry out marine works in the Hulaya Industrial Park in the northern emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah China Harbour Engineering Company Government of Ras Al-Khaimah 95 12/02/2008
Supply and installation of high-voltage cables to its Taweelah smelting complex Prysmian (Italy) Emirates Aluminium (Emal) 33.4 12/02/2008
Construction of Champions Tower 2 located in Dubai Sports City Al-Sarh Contracting (Dubai-based) Memon Investments 15 18/02/2008
Build a hotel apartment building in Dubai Sports City Sungwon Corporation (South Korea) BMG Middle East Development (subsidiary of Germany’s BMG) 82 19/02/2008
Build the Silver Star Towerin Business Bay   Trend Capital (Germany) 108.9 19/02/2008
Design Masdar headquarters in its $22bn zero-emission city development, near Abu Dhabi’s international airport Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (AS+GG) (US) Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) 150 24/02/2008
Infrastructure installations within Dubai Lifestyle City, including sewerage and storm water drainage, fire-fighting systems, street lighting and cable works Saudi-based Bin Ladin Contracting Dubai Lifestyle City 13.3 25/02/2008
Construction of trunk sewers and associated treated sewage effluent system in Mafraq, Khalifa City and Al-Wathba in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Maintenance & Construction Company (Admac) Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) 197 28/02/2008
Surface drainage works in Al-Bahya and Al-Sadar Abu Dhabi Maintenance & Construction Company (Admac) Public Gardens Directorate 24 28/02/2008
Total 8,671.7  

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