Middle East contracts awarded: March 2009

10 March 2009

Over $9.4bn worth of contracts were awarded across the Middle East region up to 31 March, according to this selected checklist compiled from MEED reports.

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Table: Contracts awarded in March 2009

CountryProjectContractorClientEstimated value ($m)Date
AlgeriaBuild a central processing facility on the El-Merk oil production hubPetrofac InternationalAlgeria’s Sonatrach and the US’ Anadarko2,20012/03/2009
AlgeriaContract to run the Port of Algiers on a 30-year concessionDP Worldnana19/03/2009
AlgeriaConstruction contract for the development of the Menzel Ledjmet East (MLE) field in the southeast of the countrySaipemSonatas and Italy’s Eni1,80023/03/2009
AlgeriaConstruction contract for wellhead services at Isarene concessionSahara Well Construction Services (local/US)Petroceltic Internationalna23/03/2009
BahrainBuild the infrastructure and ancillary works for a desalination plant at the Durrat al-Bahrain developmentNass Contracting CompanyEnergy Central Company
Electricity & Water Authority
BahrainConsultancy contract to refurbish the Sitra power and desalination plant in BahrainKuljian Corporation (US)Electricity & Water Authority3.209/03/2009
BahrainDesign and build contract to build a 65-tonne district cooling plant at the Durrat al-Bahrain developmentDrake & Scull International (DSI)Durrat Khaleej al-Bahrain Company16216/03/2009
EgyptCivil works contract on the planned Abu Qir power plantOrascomWest Delta Electricity Production Company25819/03/2009
EgyptContract to charter an offshore drilling rig in Egypt called Scarabeo 6SaipemBurullus Gas Company, a joint venture of the UK’s BG Group, Egyptian Natural Gas Company (Egas) and Malaysia’s Petronas40026/03/2009
IranEngineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build a 240,000 tonne-a-year (t/y) ammonia plantChina Tianchen Chemical Engineering Corporation and Iran’s Mehvar Sazan CompanyStar Aria Ammonia Chemical Companyna09/03/2009
IraqPurchase and operation of 12 new drilling rigsIraq Drilling Company has signed a joint venture agreement with the UK’s Mesopotamia Petroleum Company (MPC)40004/03/2009
IraqSeismic assessment contract on the Al-Ahdab oil fieldBGPAl-Waha Petroleumna25/03/2009
IraqContract to procure and deliver 22 helicopters to IraqAeronautical Radio IncorporatedIraq government80.631/03/2009
JordanPreferred bidder to build a wind farm at Al-KamshahGreek firms Terna Energy and Vector Aeolian Parks, and the local Enara Energy InvestmentsJordan’s Energy & Mineral Resources Ministryna26/03/2009
KuwaitBuild transformers at the Saad al-Abdullah substationNational Contracting Company (NCC)Electricity & Water Ministry66.404/03/2009
KuwaitConstruction of crude oil flow pipelines in north KuwaitCombined Group Contracting CompanyKuwait Oil Company (KOC)13516/03/2009
KuwaitDesign, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of three new 300/400kV substationsABBElectricity & Water Ministry40017/03/2009
MoroccoContract 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 CasablancaAbu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa)nana31/03/2009
OmanContract to build the second phase of the Salalah bypass in Dhofar governorateOman Company for Building & ContractingSupreme Council for Town Planning5116/03/2009
OmanProvide design and construction supervision services on the Batinah dual carriageway contractBosphorus Technical Consulting Corporation (Turkey)Transport & Communication Ministry26024/03/2009
OmanEngineering, procurement and construction contract covers approximately 35 kilometres of duplex stainless steel flowlines and pipelines alongside electrical distribution and infrastructure protection systemsAl-Hassan Engineering Group (Ahec)Petroleum Development Oman2524/03/2009
OmanEngineering, procurement and construction contract (EPC) for a scheme to supply water to Qurayat, southeast of Oman’s capital MuscatTargetThe Public Authority for Electricity & Water46.624/03/2009
QatarThe 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 QatarHarscoUK/Dutch Shell Groupna05/03/2009
QatarLong-term services contract for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) and gas processing plantsChiyoda Al-Mana Engineering (CAEL)Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company (RasGas)30012/03/2009
Saudi ArabiaOverhaul the diesel generators and repair parts at the Asir, Al-Baha and Sharourah power plants in the southwest of the kingdomTrans Arabian Technical Services CompanySaudi Electricity Company3.202/03/2009
Saudi ArabiaOnshore engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the development of its Karan gas fieldHyundai Engineering & Construction (South Korea)Saudi Aramco1,30002/03/2009
Saudi ArabiaCogeneration and utilities package on the Karan gas field developmentPetrofac (UK)Saudi Aramcona02/03/2009
Saudi ArabiaBuild a substation at the Manifa oil fieldNational Contracting Company (NCC)Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)14103/03/2009
Saudi ArabiaManage the construction of the main power supply at ManifaAl-Jazirah Engineers & ConsultantsSaudi Electricity Company (SEC)8.503/03/2009
Saudi ArabiaManufacturing 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 plantJ Ray McDermottSaudi Aramco1,20009/03/2009
Saudi ArabiaBuilding the central gas processing facility on the developmentGS Engineering & ConstructionSaudi Aramcona09/03/2009
Saudi ArabiaProcurement and installation work on the south Safaniya and Berri oil fields and the Karan gas developmentJ Ray McDermottSaudi Aramco
Saudi ArabiaFront end engineering and design (FEED) contract for a major new petrochemicals plant at Jubail in Saudi ArabiaShaw Group (US)Arabian Petrochemicals Company (Petrokemya)na22/03/2009
UAEBuild an interchange serving the Mirdif City Centre project in DubaiDutco Balfour BeattyRoads & Transport Authority5004/03/2009
UAEBuild a block of four towers at its Marina Square development on Abu Dhabi’s Reem islandSK Engineering & Construction Company (South Korea)Tamouh Investments37305/03/2009
UAEContract to build a new multipurpose exhibition hall at Dubai World Trade CentreKhansaheb Civil EngineeringDubai World Trade Centrena19/3/2009
UAEContract for boring tunnels and construction of pump stations for man-made lakes on Tiger Woods golf development in DubailandAl-Nasr Contracting CompanyTatweerna22/03/2009
UAEContract involves building office and retail structures, eight low-rise residential buildings and 193 townhouses on Royal Estates development at Dubai Investments ParkAristocrat Star InvestmentsPowerline Group (Thailand)16326/03/2009
UAEConstruction work at the Harvard Medical School at Dubai Health Care CityAl-Naboodah ContractingDubai Healthcare Cityna30/03/2009
UAERaw materials supply contracts for its aluminium smelter complex at TaweelahUS-based Koppers and Italy’s FluoridEmirates Aluminium (Emal)na10/03/2009

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