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Table: Contracts awarded in March 2008

Project Contractor Client Estimated value ($m) Date
Build a desalination plant on a build-own-operate basis in Mactaa, northern Algerian province of Oran Hyflux (Singapore) Algerian Energy Company 468 31/03/2008
Provide transportation services to the US military in Iraq, Jordan and Turkey Agility (Kuwait-based) US Defense na 24/03/2008
Build a new storage tank at gathering centre 1 Bridge & Roof Company (India) Kuwait Oil Company 8.6 03/03/2008
Supply with emergency well services Wild Well Control (Houston-based) Kuwait Oil Company 28.6 03/03/2008
Upgrade the Minagish water injection plant Almeer Technical Services Company (Atsco) (local) Kuwait Oil Company 12.2 12/03/2008

Build a commercial port with a projected handling capacity of 8 million tonnes

Bechtel (US) Sirte municipality na 06/03/2008
Build Sirte International Airport Joint venture of unnamed Malaysian companies Sirte municipality na 06/03/2008
Build two highways China Railway Group na 275 18/03/2008

Build a desalination plant in the Duqm area, east of Oman

VA Tech Wabag (Austria) Rural Areas Electricity Company na 06/03/2008
Contract for the third phase development of the Marmul field in the south of the sultanate Gulf Petrochemical Services & Trading (GPS) (local) Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) 61 18/03/2008
Consultancy contract for the Fort Hotel development, near Muscat Barker Barton & Lawson (UK) Oman Tourism & Development Company (Omran)



Architect and lead design consultants

Maya Overseas (Swiss-based) Oman Tourism & Development Company (Omran)


Project manager Beca International (New Zealand-based) Oman Tourism & Development Company (Omran) na 27/03/2008
Supply water to The Wave project in Muscat Target (local) Public Authority for Electricity & Water 15.5 27/03/2008
Carry out ground and civil works for the rectifier station at Qatalum’s planned aluminium smelter at Mesaieed Al-Jaber Engineering (local) Qatalum na 04/03/2008
Front-end engineering and design contract for acid gas removal project at the Dukhan oil field Technip (France) na 250+ 17/03/2008
Technology contract for work on Shell Group’s $20bn Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) project Metso Automation (Finland) JGC Corporation (Japan) na 19/03/2008
Ras Laffan C independent water and power project in Qatar Consortium of Suez Energy International (Belgium) and Mitsui & Company (Japan) Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Electricity & Water Company 3,700 25/03/2008
Construction contract at Ras Laffan port Joint venture between Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) (Athens-based), Six Construct (Belgium) and Halcrow (UK) Qatar Petroleum (QP) 1,700 28/03/2008
Saudi Arabia
Design, deploy and manage a second- and third-generation mobile communications network in Saudi Arabia Motorola (US) Zain (Kuwait) 335 02/03/2008
Build a major water pipeline as part of the scheme to develop a new water transmission network in the Eastern Province Yuksel Holding Yuksel Insaat, and Yuksel Saudia Company (local/Turkish) Saline Water Conversion Corporation 375 03/03/2008
Maintenance agreement to carry out checks on its fleet Alsalam Aircraft Sama na 05/03/2008
Install aluminium and glass facades at King Abdullah University for Science & Technology (KAUST) near Jeddah United Arab Aluminium Company (UAAC) Saudi Aramco 32 09/03/2008
Provide and transport two jack-up rigs Hercules Offshore (Houston-based) Saudi Aramco 316 25/03/2008

Supply cracking heaters for an ethylene cracker in the Gulf

CB&I Lummus Global (US) na 140 26/03/2008

Build a gas treatment plant at the Jihar field located in the Hayan block

Petrofac International (UAE-based) Hayan Petroleum Company (HPC) (local/Croatian) 454 25/03/2008
Water network development contract on Abu Dhabi island Abu Dhabi Maintenance & Construction Company (Admac) Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company 32 04/03/2008
Build a sewage treatment plant on Yas Island Metito (Sharjah-based) Aldar Properties na 06/03/2008
Construction of a commercial centre in the Khalidiya area Target Engineering Construction Company na 163 06/03/2008
Build a quality control laboratory building at Ruwais Target Engineering Construction Company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) 26.15 06/03/2008

Construction of a police complex on Das Island

Target Engineering Construction Company Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) 26.15 06/03/2008
Build the Marina 101 tower at Dubai Marina TAV Gulf (Turkey) JV of Sheffield Real Estate (local) and Rustar Real Estate (Russia) 218 11/03/2008
Build a teaching hospital at Dubai Health Care City Al-Naboodah Laing O’Rourke (local/UK) Dubai Health Care City 572 12/03/2008
Build the Opus project at Dubai’s Business Bay Nasa Multiplex (local/Australian) Omniyat Properties 218 12/03/2008
Build two high-voltage substations in Dubai Consortium of Areva (France) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea) Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) 234 13/03/2008
Engineering, procurement and construction contracts for the M station project at Jebel Ali in Dubai to build 140 million g/d and 2,030 MW capacity Fisia Italimpianti (Italy) and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (South Korea) Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) na 13/03/2008
Build a 70-storey tower in the emirate of Ajman Tri Union Builders (Singapore) Ajman-based private investor 109 13/03/2008
Main construction contract for the Porto Dubai project – involves building a boutique hotel and 47 luxury villas Arabtec Construction (local) Zabeel Investments (local) 272 14/03/2008
Build a new interchange at Mafraq Al-Jaber Group (local) Abu Dhabi Municipality 205 16/03/2008
Expansion of the Mushrif water reservoir Mammut Building Systems (Dubai-based) Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) 170 16/03/2008
Design and build 68 villas at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club in Arabian Ranches Arabtec Construction (local) Emaar Properties 141 16/03/2008
Build external structures for the red line stations of the Dubai Metro Architectural Engineering (China) Roads & Transport Authority 50 19/03/2008
Build a cement plant in Habbab Sharaf Group (local) Fujairah Municipality na 19/03/2008
Build a 2.2 kilometre-long cut-and-cover tunnel running under Salam street and leading onto Mina road JV of Samsung Corporation (South Korea) and Saif bin Darwish (local) Abu Dhabi Municipality 871 20/03/2008
Construction of two interchanges on the eastern ring road leading onto Salam street from the Maqta bridge area Mohammed Abdulmohsin Kharafi & Sons (Kuwait) Abu Dhabi Municipality 217.8 20/03/2008
Build a hotel tower in the Al-Barsha area of Dubai, on Sheikh Zayed road Dutco Balfour Beatty (local/UK) Al-Ali Property Investments (local) 229 25/03/2008
Two major earthworks packages for the Khalifa Industrial Zone at Taweelah Al Jaber Group Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) Total of 272 25/03/2008
Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting Establishment
Construction of 96 resort-style villas at Sanctuary Falls located in the Jumeirah Golf Estates development Arabtec Construction (local) Sheikh Holdings (local) 112 26/03/2008



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