Middle East contracts awarded: February 2008

03 March 2008

Almost $9bn worth of contracts were awarded across the Middle East region in February, according to this selected checklist compiled from MEED reports throughout the month.

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Table: Contracts awarded in February 2008

ProjectContractorClientEstimated value ($m)Date
Develop masterplan for a golf precinct, as part of its $6bn island developmentScott Wilson Group (UK)Durrat Khaleej al-Bahrain Companyna20/02/2008
Contract to improve the maintenance and operating processes of Bahrain’s electricity transmission and distribution networkKema (Dutch)Electricity & Water Authority (EWA)na21/02/2008
Engineering consultancy services contract for the project to build a new barrage with a 32MW hydropower plantLahmeyer (Germany)Reservoirs & Grand Barrages Sector of the Water & Irrigation Ministryna06/02/2008
Consultancy contract for the development of a masterplan for Egypt’s power transmission networkTractebel Engineering (Brussels-based)Egyptian Electricity Holding Company0.813/02/2008
Contract covering the provision of gas compression services at gathering centre 16Safwan Petroleum Technologies Company and (local)Kuwait Oil Company66.807/02/2008
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 28United Gulf Construction Company (UGCC) (local)Kuwait Oil Company3507/02/2008
Three contracts to provide proprietary technology for three new atmospheric residue desulphurisation (ARDS) units at the Mina Abdulla refinery and Mina al-Ahmadi refineryChevron Lummus Global (US)Kuwait Oil Companyna17/02/2008
Four technology contracts at Mina Abdullah and Mina al-AhmadiHaldor Topsoe (Denmark)
Contracts to license KOC technology at Mina Abdulla and Mina al-AhmadiShell Global Solutions (UK/Dutch)
Supply and operate a deep drilling rigUnited Precision Drilling Company (local)Kuwait Oil Company8418/02/2008
Implement the lower Fars pilot project (LFPP) to produce heavy oil with sand from the northern Ratqa fieldAl-Khorayef Commercial Company (Saudi Arabia)Kuwait Oil Companyna19/02/2008
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 tracksCivil Engineering Construction Corporation (China)Railway Executive Board2600 (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 plantBharat Heavy Electricals (Bhel) (India)General Electricity Company of Libya (Gecol)16419/02/2008
Build the vacuum sewer network on the Seeb coastal stripGalfar Engineering & Contracting (local)Oman Wastewater Services Company (OWS)22706/02/2008
Construction of the Al-Mobellah gravity sewage collection and conveyance system in the Seeb areaThe Arab Contractors with National Construction & TradingOman Wastewater Services Company (OWS)15106/02/2008
Provide in-house engineering support servicesWorleyParsons (Australia)Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)3006/02/2008
Build oil tankers, each to deliver five 318,000-tonne double-hulled tankersDaewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Company and Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea)Oman Shipbuilding Company150012/02/2008
Rebuild the Seeb corniche road including building six new bridges on the 12 kilometre stretch of roadJoint venture of WJ Towell & Company and Simplex Infrastructures (local/India)Muscat Municipality7525/02/2008
Install a smokeless flare and automatic blow-down systemBlack Cat Engineering & Construction (local)Qatar Petroleum (QP)9503/02/2008
Engineering, procurement and commissioning contract for the common cooling seawater system at Ras Laffan Industrial CityConsolidated Contractors Company (CCC) (Athens-based)Qatar Petroleum (QP)60007/02/2008
Supply compressed air system for plant at Mesaieed, involves the delivery of 10 centrifugal compressors and 10 heat-of-compression dryersAtlas Copco (Sweden)Qatar Aluminium (Qatalum)15.510/02/2008
Civil works contract at aluminium smelting complex in Mesaieed - includes the design and construction of storage silosAstaldi (Italy)Qatalum9313/02/2008
Provide two tankers, TI Asia and the TI Africa for the floating storage of Qatari crude, close to the offshore Al Shaheen oil fieldJoint venture of Euronav (Belgian) and Overseas Shipbuilding Group (US)Maersk Oil (Denmark)20028/02/2008
Saudi Arabia
Design the information and communications technology infrastructure for King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)Cisco (US)Emaar, The Economic Cityna03/02/2008
Design and construct two office buildings in the business park in Bay La Sun Village in King Abdullah Economic CityFreyssinetEmaar, The Economic City9506/02/2008
Build 240 public housing units in the western city of YanbuAl-Muhaidib Contracting Company (local)Royal Commission in Yanbu7413/02/2008
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 roadsCivil & Electromechanical Company (Cemcco)(Saudi Arabia)Emaar the Economic City (EEC)3113/02/2008
Contract for the project management, and engineering and construction supervision of its seamless pipe plant in DammamSA Kent (UK)Al-Zamil Groupna24/02/2008
Build a power plant at Al-Jalamid in the north of Saudi ArabiaMiddle East Engineering & Development Company (Meedco) (local/South Korean)Maaden Phosphate Company12028/02/2008
Phase 3b, involving the construction of roads in the Al-Barsha area and Emaar Properties’ Springs, Meadows, Emirates Hills and Green developmentsAl-Naboodah Contracting (local)Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) (Dubai)25903/02/2008
Phase 3a, involving building roads from Al-Barsha around the back of Emaar Properties’ SpringsTodini (Italy)Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) (Dubai)12203/02/2008
Expand operations of Emirates Steel Industries, expansion will include two new rolling mills, a direct reduction iron (DRI) plant and associated meltshop facilitiesDanieli (Italy)Abu Dhabi Basic Industries Corporation (Adbic)100005/02/2008
First contract covers construction of two 132/11kV indoor substationsAreva (France)Dubai Electricity & Water Authority126 (total for both)07/02/2008
Second contract covers construction of three 132/22kV substations on the Palm Deira developmentNakheel
Build a shopping mall on the redevelopment of Abu Dhabi’s central marketArabian Construction Company (ACC) (local/Lebanese)Aldar Properties (local)18907/02/2008
Build a mixed-use tower at the new Meydan City development in the Ras al-Khor areaDubai Contracting Company (DCC) (local)Maydan (local)na10/02/2008
Carry out marine works in the Hulaya Industrial Park in the northern emirate of Ras Al-KhaimahChina Harbour Engineering CompanyGovernment of Ras Al-Khaimah9512/02/2008
Supply and installation of high-voltage cables to its Taweelah smelting complexPrysmian (Italy)Emirates Aluminium (Emal)33.412/02/2008
Construction of Champions Tower 2 located in Dubai Sports CityAl-Sarh Contracting (Dubai-based)Memon Investments1518/02/2008
Build a hotel apartment building in Dubai Sports CitySungwon Corporation (South Korea)BMG Middle East Development (subsidiary of Germany’s BMG)8219/02/2008
Build the Silver Star Towerin Business Bay Trend Capital (Germany)108.919/02/2008
Design Masdar headquarters in its $22bn zero-emission city development, near Abu Dhabi’s international airportAdrian Smith + Gordon Gill (AS+GG) (US)Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)15024/02/2008
Infrastructure installations within Dubai Lifestyle City, including sewerage and storm water drainage, fire-fighting systems, street lighting and cable worksSaudi-based Bin Ladin ContractingDubai Lifestyle City13.325/02/2008
Construction of trunk sewers and associated treated sewage effluent system in Mafraq, Khalifa City and Al-Wathba in Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi Maintenance & Construction Company (Admac)Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC)19728/02/2008
Surface drainage works in Al-Bahya and Al-SadarAbu Dhabi Maintenance & Construction Company (Admac)Public Gardens Directorate2428/02/2008

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