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Table: Contracts awarded in March 2009

Country Project Contractor Client Estimated value ($m) Date
Algeria Build a central processing facility on the El-Merk oil production hub Petrofac International Algeria’s Sonatrach and the US’ Anadarko 2,200 12/03/2009
Algeria Contract to run the Port of Algiers on a 30-year concession DP World na na 19/03/2009
Algeria Construction contract for the development of the Menzel Ledjmet East (MLE) field in the southeast of the country Saipem Sonatas and Italy’s Eni 1,800 23/03/2009
Algeria Construction contract for wellhead services at Isarene concession Sahara Well Construction Services (local/US) Petroceltic International na 23/03/2009
Bahrain Build the infrastructure and ancillary works for a desalination plant at the Durrat al-Bahrain development Nass Contracting Company Energy Central Company
Electricity & Water Authority
na 05/03/2009
Bahrain Consultancy contract to refurbish the Sitra power and desalination plant in Bahrain Kuljian Corporation (US) Electricity & Water Authority 3.2 09/03/2009
Bahrain Design and build contract to build a 65-tonne district cooling plant at the Durrat al-Bahrain development Drake & Scull International (DSI) Durrat Khaleej al-Bahrain Company 162 16/03/2009
Egypt Civil works contract on the planned Abu Qir power plant Orascom West Delta Electricity Production Company 258 19/03/2009
Egypt Contract to charter an offshore drilling rig in Egypt called Scarabeo 6 Saipem Burullus Gas Company, a joint venture of the UK’s BG Group, Egyptian Natural Gas Company (Egas) and Malaysia’s Petronas 400 26/03/2009
Iran Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a 240,000 tonne-a-year (t/y) ammonia plant China Tianchen Chemical Engineering Corporation and Iran’s Mehvar Sazan Company Star Aria Ammonia Chemical Company na 09/03/2009
Iraq Purchase and operation of 12 new drilling rigs Iraq Drilling Company has signed a joint venture agreement with the UK’s Mesopotamia Petroleum Company (MPC) 400 04/03/2009
Iraq Seismic assessment contract on the Al-Ahdab oil field BGP Al-Waha Petroleum na 25/03/2009
Iraq Contract to procure and deliver 22 helicopters to Iraq Aeronautical Radio Incorporated Iraq government 80.6 31/03/2009
Jordan Preferred bidder to build a wind farm at Al-Kamshah Greek firms Terna Energy and Vector Aeolian Parks, and the local Enara Energy Investments Jordan’s Energy & Mineral Resources Ministry na 26/03/2009
Kuwait Build transformers at the Saad al-Abdullah substation National Contracting Company (NCC) Electricity & Water Ministry 66.4 04/03/2009
Kuwait Construction of crude oil flow pipelines in north Kuwait Combined Group Contracting Company Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) 135 16/03/2009
Kuwait Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of three new 300/400kV substations ABB Electricity & Water Ministry 400 17/03/2009
Morocco Contract to extend the Jorf Lasfar coal-fired power plant in Morocco in two phases, with a total generating capacity of 500MW at the site, southwest of Casablanca Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) na na 31/03/2009
Oman Contract to build the second phase of the Salalah bypass in Dhofar governorate Oman Company for Building & Contracting Supreme Council for Town Planning 51 16/03/2009
Oman Provide design and construction supervision services on the Batinah dual carriageway contract Bosphorus Technical Consulting Corporation (Turkey) Transport & Communication Ministry 260 24/03/2009
Oman Engineering, procurement and construction contract covers approximately 35 kilometres of duplex stainless steel flowlines and pipelines alongside electrical distribution and infrastructure protection systems Al-Hassan Engineering Group (Ahec) Petroleum Development Oman 25 24/03/2009
Oman Engineering, procurement and construction contract (EPC) for a scheme to supply water to Qurayat, southeast of Oman’s capital Muscat Target The Public Authority for Electricity & Water 46.6 24/03/2009
Qatar The contract covers rental scaffolding, framework equipment and general erection and dismantling services on its $16bn Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant at Ras Laffan in Qatar Harsco UK/Dutch Shell Group na 05/03/2009
Qatar Long-term services contract for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas processing plants Chiyoda Al-Mana Engineering (CAEL) Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company (RasGas) 300 12/03/2009
Saudi Arabia Overhaul the diesel generators and repair parts at the Asir, Al-Baha and Sharourah power plants in the southwest of the kingdom Trans Arabian Technical Services Company Saudi Electricity Company 3.2 02/03/2009
Saudi Arabia Onshore engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the development of its Karan gas field Hyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea) Saudi Aramco 1,300 02/03/2009
Saudi Arabia Cogeneration and utilities package on the Karan gas field development Petrofac (UK) Saudi Aramco na 02/03/2009
Saudi Arabia Build a substation at the Manifa oil field National Contracting Company (NCC) Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) 141 03/03/2009
Saudi Arabia Manage the construction of the main power supply at Manifa Al-Jazirah Engineers & Consultants Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) 8.5 03/03/2009
Saudi Arabia Manufacturing and installation of four platforms, and the construction of a 110-kilometre subsea pipeline to carry offshore sour gas from the Karan field for treatment and processing at the onshore Khursaniyah gas plant J Ray McDermott Saudi Aramco 1,200 09/03/2009
Saudi Arabia Building the central gas processing facility on the development GS Engineering & Construction Saudi Aramco na 09/03/2009
Saudi Arabia Procurement and installation work on the south Safaniya and Berri oil fields and the Karan gas development J Ray McDermott Saudi Aramco na 11/03/2009
Saudi Arabia Front end engineering and design (FEED) contract for a major new petrochemicals plant at Jubail in Saudi Arabia Shaw Group (US) Arabian Petrochemicals Company (Petrokemya) na 22/03/2009
UAE Build an interchange serving the Mirdif City Centre project in Dubai Dutco Balfour Beatty Roads & Transport Authority 50 04/03/2009
UAE Build a block of four towers at its Marina Square development on Abu Dhabi’s Reem island SK Engineering & Construction Company (South Korea) Tamouh Investments 373 05/03/2009
UAE Contract to build a new multipurpose exhibition hall at Dubai World Trade Centre Khansaheb Civil Engineering Dubai World Trade Centre na 19/3/2009
UAE Contract for boring tunnels and construction of pump stations for man-made lakes on Tiger Woods golf development in Dubailand Al-Nasr Contracting Company Tatweer na 22/03/2009
UAE Contract involves building office and retail structures, eight low-rise residential buildings and 193 townhouses on Royal Estates development at Dubai Investments Park Aristocrat Star Investments Powerline Group (Thailand) 163 26/03/2009
UAE Construction work at the Harvard Medical School at Dubai Health Care City Al-Naboodah Contracting Dubai Healthcare City na 30/03/2009
UAE Raw materials supply contracts for its aluminium smelter complex at Taweelah US-based Koppers and Italy’s Fluorid Emirates Aluminium (Emal) na 10/03/2009
Total 9,405.5

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