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
na05/03/2009
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
na11/03/2009
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
Total9,405.5

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