Almost $8bn worth of contracts were awarded across the Middle East region in July, according to this selected checklist compiled from MEED reports throughout the month.
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Table: Contracts awarded in July 2007
|Project||Contractor||Client||Estimated value ($m)||MEED issue|
|Build and operate ethane and methane plant at Skilda||Total (France)||Sonatrach||3,000||20/07/07|
|Build and operate ethane and methane plant Arzew||Almet Consortium (international)||Sonatrach||na||20/07/07|
|Engineering, procurement, construction and supply of six gas turbines||Azarab Energy||Tavanir||85||20/07/07|
|Build wireless voice and data network||Huawei (China)||Kalimat Telecom||275||27/07/07|
|Cementing and associated services for drilling and workover operations||Schlumberger (US)||Kuwait Oil Company||74||06/07/07|
|One-year extension, technical services||BP (UK)||Kuwait Oil Company||33||27/07/07|
|Supply of five gas turbines||Alstom (France)||Alghanim International Trading & Contracting||204||13/07/07|
|Tourist development projects at Al-Siefa and Salalah||Muria Tourist Development Company||Tourism Ministry||na||13/07/07|
|Front-end engineering and design and project management consultancy, Al-Shaheen refinery||Technip (France)||Qatar Petroleum||na||13/07/07|
|Shipping manager at Qatargas 4||Shell Group (UK/Dutch)||Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat)||na||13/07/07|
|Design consultant at Entertainment City||Forrec (Canada)||Abu Dhabi Investment House||na||13/07/07|
|Consultancy and financial advisory, wastewater privatisation programme||HSBC (UK) and Fichtner (Germany)||Water & Electricity Ministry||na||06/07/07|
|Project management consultancy at Ras Tanura||KBR (US)||Saudi Aramco||140+||13/07/07|
|Construction of a six-lane highway between Shuqaiq and Jizan||Bin Jarallah||Transport Ministry||160||13/07/07|
|Fourth section of Hail-Medina region||Rio Trading & Contracting||Transport Ministry||53.3||13/07/07|
|First phase of Medina ring road||Saudi Binladen Group||Transport Ministry||26.6||13/07/07|
|Building agricultural roads in Mecca region||Bin Jarallah||Transport Ministry||21.8||13/07/07|
|Airborne survey||Sander Geophysics Arabia||Saudi Aramco||na||20/07/07|
|Berri water injection and Qatif crude pipeline projects||Global al-Rushaid||Saudi Aramco||200||27/07/07|
|Road building||Al-Rio Contracting & Trading Company||Transport Ministry||125.4||27/07/07|
|Road building||Ajzala Contracting Company||Transport Ministry||47.9||27/07/07|
|Build office and data centre, Mohammed bin Zayed City||Ed Zueblin (Germany)||Aldar Properties||104||06/07/07|
|Build Bay Square development||Al-Shafar General Contracting||Dubai Properties||355||06/07/07|
|Design Nagfa hotel and mall development||Team led by Ewan Architectural & Engineering Consultancy||Sorough Real Estate||na||06/07/07|
|Construction contract for Suwwa island||Oger Abu Dhabi||Mubadala Development Company||1,000||13/07/07|
|Build infrastructure for Industrial City||Al-Jaber group||Higher Corporation for Specialised Economic Zones||113||13/07/07|
|Expand ammonia and urea complex||Descon Engineering (Pakistan)||Ruwais Fertiliser Company (Fertil)||180||20/07/07|
|Build Conrad Hotel on Sheikh Zayed road||Joint venture of Arabtec Construction Company and Dubai Contracting||Private Property Management||293||20/07/07|
|Build Grand Prix race track on Yas island||Joint venture of Cerbarco (Bahrain) and WCT (Malaysia)||Aldar Properties||354||20/07/07|
|Build villas in Jumeirah Park residential complex||Dodsal (US)||Nakheel||250||20/07/07|
|Build villas at Victory Heights golf development||Al-Jaber Group||Dubai Sports City/Arcapita||272||27/07/07|
|Build district cooling plant||Overseas AST||Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower)||33||27/07/07|
|Design and build villas at Arabian Ranch||Arabtec Construction||Emaar Properties||na||27/07/07|
|Construction of first-phase infrastructure for Al-Salam City||Emirates Road Contracting||Tameer||175||27/07/07|
|Engineering services in Divided Zone||Amec (UK)||Saudi Arabian Texaco/Kuwait Gulf Oil Company Joint Operations||40||06/07/07|
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