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Table: Contracts awarded in March 2007

Project Contractor Client Estimated value ($m) MEED issue
Arcapita headquarters construction Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East-South Africa)/Nass Contracting Arcapita 160 30/03/07
Oil exploration blocks Petrocorp International (Australia)/United Oil Company (Syria)/Melrose Resources (UK)/Gujarat State Petroleum Company (India) Ganoub el-Wadi Petroleum Company na 02/03/07
Gas liquefaction plant expansion Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industried Egyptian Natural Gas Company 200 23/03/07
El-Tebbine power plant civil engineering Orascom Construction Industries Cairo Electricity Production Company na 16/03/07
El-Tebbine power plant water pumps TMB (Italy) Cairo Electricity Production Company na 16/03/07
South Surra international tennis complex Wara Consruction Company Kuwait Commercial Market Complex Company 100 02/03/07
Drilling rigs Burgan Company for Well Drilling, Trading & Maintanence Kuwait Oil Company 242 16/03/07
Drilling rig Kuwait Drilling Company Kuwait Oil Company 161 16/03/07
Emergency power supplies Combined Group Ministry of Energy (Electricity & Water) 283 23/03/07
Emergency power supplies ECC Energy Solutions Ministry of Energy (Electricity & Water) 317 23/03/07
Conversion of Al-Zour power plant to combined cycle Siemens (Germany)/Alghanim International Contracting & Trading Company Ministry of Energy (Electricity & Water) 728 23/03/07
Tripoli West steam power plant extension Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (Korea)/Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company (Korea)/Daewoo Engineering & Construction (Korea)/Archirodon Construction (Geneva-based) Gecol 1,200+ 02/03/07
Sebha housing units CKG Engineering & Construction (Indonesia) Organisation for Development of Administrative Centres 274 09/03/07
Salalah methanol plant construction GS Engineering & Construction (South Korea) Salalah Methanol Company 721 16/03/07
Musaimeer road upgrade Combined Group (Kuwait) Public Works Authority 76 16/03/07
NDIA concourse C superstructure Taisei Corporation (Japan)/TAV (Turkey) NDIA Steering Committee 700 30/03/07
Saudi Arabia
Yanbu second-phase aromatics plant Hanwha Corporation (South Korea) Safra Company 500 02/03/07
Seawater reinjection facilities, Khurais Tekfen (Turkey) Saudi Aramco 200 02/03/07
Khurais crude increment programme Contracting & Construction Enterprises Saudi Aramco 134 09/03/07
Jubail ethylene amines complex PMC and FEED Jacobs Engineering (US) Arabian Amines Company 150 09/03/07
Substation at Jubail 2 Areva T&D (France) Saudi Electricity Company 148 16/03/07
Extension of Tihama power plant Al-Toukhi Contracting Saudi Electricity Company 129 16/03/07
Ground handling and catering services Saudi Arabian Airlines Sama Airlines na 23/03/07
Phase 2 acetyls complex civil engineering works and utilities construction Nasser al-Hajri Corporation Saudi International Petrochemical Company na 30/03/07
Yas island project management KBR (US) Aldar Properties na 09/03/07
Phase 1 Jebel Ali M power and desalination station Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (South Korea)/Fisia Italimpianti (Italy) Dubai Electricity & Water Authority 1,690 09/03/07
Emirates Financial Towers construction TAV (Turkey) Emirates International Holding/Moafaq al-Gaddah group 120 16/03/07
Construction of Sky Courts development in Dubailand Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises National Bonds Corporation 409 23/03/07
Trans-emirates oil pipeline PMC ILF Consulting Engineers (Germany) International Petroleum Investment Company na 30/03/07
U-bora mixed-use tower complex construction TAV (Turkey) Bando Housing Corporation (South Korea) 191 30/03/07
Fairmont Palm hotel construction Dubai Contracting Company IFA Hotels & Resorts (Kuwait-based) 136 30/03/07
Taj Grandeur Residences construction ETA Ascon ETA Star 93 30/03/07
Jumeirah ake Towers Construction Al-Ahmadiah Contracting Al-Fajer Properties 272 30/03/07
Total 9,334

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