Middle East contracts awarded: March 2008

12 March 2008
Over $12bn worth of contracts were awarded across the Middle East region in March, according to this selected checklist compiled from MEED reports throughout the month.

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Table: Contracts awarded in March 2008

ProjectContractorClientEstimated value ($m)Date
Build a desalination plant on a build-own-operate basis in Mactaa, northern Algerian province of OranHyflux (Singapore)Algerian Energy Company46831/03/2008
Provide transportation services to the US military in Iraq, Jordan and TurkeyAgility (Kuwait-based)US Defensena24/03/2008
Build a new storage tank at gathering centre 1Bridge & Roof Company (India)Kuwait Oil Company8.603/03/2008
Supply with emergency well servicesWild Well Control (Houston-based)Kuwait Oil Company28.603/03/2008
Upgrade the Minagish water injection plantAlmeer Technical Services Company (Atsco) (local)Kuwait Oil Company12.212/03/2008

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

Bechtel (US)Sirte municipalityna06/03/2008
Build Sirte International AirportJoint venture of unnamed Malaysian companiesSirte municipalityna06/03/2008
Build two highwaysChina Railway Groupna27518/03/2008

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

VA Tech Wabag (Austria)Rural Areas Electricity Companyna06/03/2008
Contract for the third phase development of the Marmul field in the south of the sultanateGulf Petrochemical Services & Trading (GPS) (local)Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)6118/03/2008
Consultancy contract for the Fort Hotel development, near MuscatBarker Barton & Lawson (UK)Oman Tourism & Development Company (Omran)



Architect and lead design consultants

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


Project managerBeca International (New Zealand-based) Oman Tourism & Development Company (Omran) na27/03/2008
Supply water to The Wave project in MuscatTarget (local)Public Authority for Electricity & Water15.527/03/2008
Carry out ground and civil works for the rectifier station at Qatalum's planned aluminium smelter at MesaieedAl-Jaber Engineering (local)Qatalumna04/03/2008
Front-end engineering and design contract for acid gas removal project at the Dukhan oil fieldTechnip (France)na250+17/03/2008
Technology contract for work on Shell Group’s $20bn Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) projectMetso Automation (Finland)JGC Corporation (Japan)na19/03/2008
Ras Laffan C independent water and power project in QatarConsortium of Suez Energy International (Belgium) and Mitsui & Company (Japan)Qatar Petroleum and Qatar Electricity & Water Company3,70025/03/2008
Construction contract at Ras Laffan portJoint venture between Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) (Athens-based), Six Construct (Belgium) and Halcrow (UK)Qatar Petroleum (QP)1,70028/03/2008
Saudi Arabia
Design, deploy and manage a second- and third-generation mobile communications network in Saudi ArabiaMotorola (US)Zain (Kuwait)33502/03/2008
Build a major water pipeline as part of the scheme to develop a new water transmission network in the Eastern ProvinceYuksel Holding Yuksel Insaat, and Yuksel Saudia Company (local/Turkish)Saline Water Conversion Corporation37503/03/2008
Maintenance agreement to carry out checks on its fleetAlsalam AircraftSamana05/03/2008
Install aluminium and glass facades at King Abdullah University for Science & Technology (KAUST) near JeddahUnited Arab Aluminium Company (UAAC)Saudi Aramco3209/03/2008
Provide and transport two jack-up rigsHercules Offshore (Houston-based)Saudi Aramco31625/03/2008

Supply cracking heaters for an ethylene cracker in the Gulf

CB&I Lummus Global (US)na14026/03/2008

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

Petrofac International (UAE-based)Hayan Petroleum Company (HPC) (local/Croatian)45425/03/2008
Water network development contract on Abu Dhabi islandAbu Dhabi Maintenance & Construction Company (Admac)Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company3204/03/2008
Build a sewage treatment plant on Yas IslandMetito (Sharjah-based)Aldar Propertiesna06/03/2008
Construction of a commercial centre in the Khalidiya areaTarget Engineering Construction Companyna16306/03/2008
Build a quality control laboratory building at RuwaisTarget Engineering Construction CompanyAbu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc)26.1506/03/2008

Construction of a police complex on Das Island

Target Engineering Construction CompanyAbu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc)26.1506/03/2008
Build the Marina 101 tower at Dubai MarinaTAV Gulf (Turkey)JV of Sheffield Real Estate (local) and Rustar Real Estate (Russia)21811/03/2008
Build a teaching hospital at Dubai Health Care CityAl-Naboodah Laing O’Rourke (local/UK)Dubai Health Care City57212/03/2008
Build the Opus project at Dubai’s Business BayNasa Multiplex (local/Australian)Omniyat Properties21812/03/2008
Build two high-voltage substations in DubaiConsortium of Areva (France) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (South Korea)Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa)23413/03/2008
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 capacityFisia Italimpianti (Italy) and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (South Korea)Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa)na13/03/2008
Build a 70-storey tower in the emirate of AjmanTri Union Builders (Singapore)Ajman-based private investor10913/03/2008
Main construction contract for the Porto Dubai project - involves building a boutique hotel and 47 luxury villasArabtec Construction (local) Zabeel Investments (local)27214/03/2008
Build a new interchange at MafraqAl-Jaber Group (local)Abu Dhabi Municipality20516/03/2008
Expansion of the Mushrif water reservoirMammut Building Systems (Dubai-based)Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa)17016/03/2008
Design and build 68 villas at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club in Arabian RanchesArabtec Construction (local)Emaar Properties14116/03/2008
Build external structures for the red line stations of the Dubai MetroArchitectural Engineering (China)Roads & Transport Authority5019/03/2008
Build a cement plant in HabbabSharaf Group (local)Fujairah Municipalityna19/03/2008
Build a 2.2 kilometre-long cut-and-cover tunnel running under Salam street and leading onto Mina roadJV of Samsung Corporation (South Korea) and Saif bin Darwish (local)Abu Dhabi Municipality87120/03/2008
Construction of two interchanges on the eastern ring road leading onto Salam street from the Maqta bridge areaMohammed Abdulmohsin Kharafi & Sons (Kuwait)Abu Dhabi Municipality217.820/03/2008
Build a hotel tower in the Al-Barsha area of Dubai, on Sheikh Zayed roadDutco Balfour Beatty (local/UK)Al-Ali Property Investments (local)22925/03/2008
Two major earthworks packages for the Khalifa Industrial Zone at TaweelahAl Jaber GroupAbu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)Total of 27225/03/2008
Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting Establishment
Construction of 96 resort-style villas at Sanctuary Falls located in the Jumeirah Golf Estates developmentArabtec Construction (local)Sheikh Holdings (local)11226/03/2008



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