Middle East contracts awarded: February 2009

17 February 2009

Over $9.6bn worth of contracts were awarded across the Middle East region in February, according to this selected checklist compiled from MEED reports.

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Table: Contracts awarded in February 2009

CountryProjectContractorClientEstimated value ($m)Date
EgyptEngineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the expansion of the delayed coking unit at the Alexandria refineryTechnip (Paris)Middle East Oil Refinery (Midor)554/2/2009
IranFront end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the debottlenecking and upgrade of its Basra export terminalFoster WheelerSouth Oil Companyna9/2/2009
IranConstruction of 5,000 new housing units, as well as a range of schools, hospitals and parks. The company will also build a supermarket and commercial units for up to 2,000 shops.naBasra Investment Commission1,50017/2/2009
IraqFront end engineering and design (FEED) contract for new oil export facilities to supplement the existing Basra export terminalFoster Wheeler (US)South Oil Companyna19/2/2009
IraqFront-end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the construction of a new refinery in KarbalaTechnipState Company for Oil Projects (Scop)25.220/2/2009
KuwaitConstruction of the 1,050 bed Jaber al-Ahmed al-Sabah hospitalPosco Engineering & Construction (South Korea) and Syed Hamid Behbani & Sons (local)Public Works Ministry1,2005/2/2009
KuwaitRenovation of the drainage network in the Bayan area of KuwaitMohammed Abdulmohsin Al-Kharafi & SonsPublic Works Ministry655/2/2009
KuwaitUpgrade the sewer network in the Sabah al-Salem suburbMohammed Abdulmohsin al-Kharafi & SonsPublic Works Ministry5211/2/2009
Replacement of oily and effluent water lines with reinforced thermosetting resin pipelines at gathering centres 23 and 25Imco Engineering & Construction CompanyKuwait Oil Company (KOC)
New crude pipelines from transit line 3 to the Doha East power plantAl-Ghamin for General Trading Company26.9
Improve the maintenance systems of trim coolers and desalter heaters at gathering centres 27 and 28 in West Kuwait.Gulf Spic Trading and Contracting Company4.1
KuwaitConduct depletion studiesInternational Reservoir Management (US)Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)0.9220/2/2009
RPS Energy (UK)0.92
Degolyer and MacNaughton (US)0.96
MoroccoMobile phone licenceWanaAgence Nationale de Reglementation des Telecommunications (ANRT)na5/2/2009
MoroccoFit out of the Mazagan Resort villas at the El-Jadida developmentDepaIstithmar, Kerzner and the Moroccan government5016/2/2009
OmanConsultancy contract for a feasibility study into the development of a full commercial port at ShinasDar Al Handasah (Shair & Partners)Omani government109/2/2009
OmanConduct a four-month study into track alignment for the first phase of the Oman’s section of the GCC Railway projectSystra (France)Oman’s Supreme Committee for Town Planningna13/2/2009
QatarBuild pumping stations and sewage pipes for the Doha North sewage treatment plantVinci Construction Grand Projects and Entrepose ContractingPublic Works Authority (Ashghal)4892/2/2009
Saudi ArabiaReinforcement of substations in the Sudair and Ghournath areasABB Contracting CompanySaudi Electricity Company633/2/2009
Saudi ArabiaConstruction of five new 110-kv substations: Quwaizah 2, Al-Nuzhah in Jeddah, Mina 3 and Tiyam in Medina, and Tuwal in JizanABB Contracting CompanySaudi Electricity Company953/2/2009
Saudi ArabiaConstruction of a headquarters complex in RiyadhAl-Latifia Trading & ContractingGeneral Organisation for Social Insurance (Gosi)4016/2/2009
Saudi ArabiaConstruction contract for a housing project at King Saud UniversityAl-Rashid Trading & Contracting CompanyKing Saud University42716/2/2009
Saudi ArabiaSub-contract for construction work on the ethylene package at the National ChevronPhillips olefins complex at JubailMohammed al-Mojil Group (MMG)Saudi Industrial Investment Group and ChevronPhillips Chemical Company10917/2/2009
Saudi ArabiaConstruction contract for the platforms and pipelines package at the Karan gas development.J Ray McDermottSaudi Aramco1,20017/2/2009
Saudi ArabiaFit-out contract for the Al-Khobar Hotel & Office towers projectJ/Brice Design International (US)Al-Othman Groupna22/2/2009
Saudi ArabiaUpgrade the water injection facilities at the Ras Abu Ali plantBonatti (Italy)Saudi Aramco15825/2/2009
Saudi ArabiaSupply Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) with more than 30 gas turbines for its PP10 power plant to be built in RiyadhGE (US)Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)1,00025/2/2009
Saudi Arabia10-year engine maintenance dealGE Aviation ServicesSaudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia)30025/2/2009
UAEInfrastructure contract for Abu Dhabi’s low-carbon project Masdar DevelopmentAl-Jaber GroupAbu Dhabi government1,60010/2/2009
UAEConstruction of seven substations together with cables and overhead transmission lines in Al-AinLarsen & Toubro (India)Al-Ain Distribution Company16425/2/2009
UAEUpgrade and expansion of the 33kV transmission network in Abu DhabiLarsen & Toubro (India)Abu Dhabi Distribution Company6725/2/2009
UAEDesign and build a recycling plant for construction and demolition debris produced in the emirateThiess Services Middle EastAbu Dhabi’s Centre for Waste Management30927/2/2009
UAEBuild 12 new ships and refit a further 12 vessels for the UAE’s navyAbu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB)UAE Navy25326/2/2009

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