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Table: Contracts awarded up to 31 May 2009

Country Project Contractor Client Estimated value ($m) Date
Algeria Four contracts covering aerial geographical survey of the Ain Regada field in the Soukh Aras province, installation of intelligent devices at unspecified locations, installation of submersible well pumps and borehole and excavation-imaging services Shoabi Group (Saudi Arabia) Sonatrach na 06/05/2009
Algeria Engineering, procurement, and construction contract to build a new marine export terminal to accommodate a new urea and ammonia plant near Arzew, 400 kilometres west of Algiers Saipem (Italy) Sonatrach 268 10/05/2009
Algeria Construction of buildings and infrastructure at the central processing facility unit which will process oil and gas from the El-Merk field Orascom Construction Industries (Egypt) Groupement Berkine 280 10/05/2009
Algeria Expanding Djen Djen port, 350 kilometres east of Algiers and includes extending the north and east breakwaters by 400 metres and 250 metres respectively. Daewoo will also create a new breakwater and an absorbing beach Daewoo Engineering & Construction (South Korea) Algeria’s Transport Ministry na 29/05/2009
Bahrain Provide project management services on the expansion of Bahrain International Airport (BIA) in Manama Hill International (US) Bahrain Airport Company na 28/05/2009
Egypt Construction of the 140,000-square-metre, three-level Cairo Festival City retail shopping centre Joint venture of the UAE/UK’s Al-Futtaim Carillion and Egypt’s Orascom Construction Industries Al-Futtaim Group 340 06/05/2009
Egypt Drilling exploration in four of seven offhsore gas blocks BG Group (UK) (Block One); BP (UK) BP as part of a consortium with the UK/Dutch Shell Group and Petronas (Malaysia) (Block Three) (Block Two); Total (France) and Enel (Italy) (Block Four) Egyptian Gas Holding Company (Egas) na 13/05/2009
Egypt Consultancy contract for the country’s nuclear power programme WorleyParsons (Australia) Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) 183 14/05/2009
Egypt Supply of wellhead systems and ongoing support on the company’s gas exploration efforts in its Nile Delta concession Plexus Holdings BP Egypt 2.5 19/05/2009
Iran Development of Gaz port, including spending $200m over five years on new recreational facilities Development of Gaz port, including spending $200m over five years on new recreational facilities Golestan Ports & Shipping Department and the Municipalities Co-operation Organisation na 07/05/2009
Iran Drilling two wells on the Darkhovin oil field with an option for more work following their completion Oil Exploration Operations Company (OEOC) National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) na 26/05/2009
Iraq Contract to supply 24 helicopters to Iraq Bell Helicopter Iraqi Defence Ministry 60.3 05/05/2009
Iraq Supplying four C-130J Super Hercules transport planes to the Iraqi Air Force Lockheed Martin (US) Iraqi Air Force 292 06/05/2009
Kuwait Renovation of sanitary drainage networks in the Hadiya and Riqqa areas Copri Construction Enterprise Kuwait’s Public Works Ministry 11.7 18/05/2009
Kuwait Provide seismic data processing services Paradigm Earth Sciences Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) 6.9 20/05/2009
Kuwait Consultancy services covering financial, health, safety, environment, reputation, compliance, governance and human resources for the upgrading of KOC’s marine facilities Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) 22 20/05/2009
Morocco Add two 350MW units to the plant the Jorf Lasfar independent power project (IPP) Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (Taqa) Office National de l’Electricite na 13/05/2009
Oman Building the northern runway, taxiway system, aprons, roads, utility buildings and other civil works at Muscat International Airport Greece’s Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC) and Turkey’s TAV Transport & Communications Ministry 1,300 12/05/2009
Oman Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the second phase of the Duqm power plant in the Al-Wusta region Global Chemicals & Maintenance Systems Rural Areas Electricity Company na 20/05/2009
Oman A 16-year service agreement on Oman LNG’s 12 gas turbines at the Qalhat complex in the northeast of the sultanate GE Oil & Gas (US) Oman LNG na 20/05/2009
Qatar Two-year contract extension for maintenance and shutdown work at RasGas’ liquefaction plant Transfield Worley Trags (local/Australian) Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company (RasGas) 100 07/05/2009
Qatar Provision of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and installation and commissioning services for extra-high voltage underground power cables in the Doha area Prysmian Cables & Systems Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) 64 19/05/2009
Qatar Provide a vessel as well as two remotely operated vehicles, and technical support services for Qatar’s $20bn Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) project Joint venture of Italy’s Geolab and the UK’s Hallin J Ray McDermott na 20/05/2009
Qatar Electrical, instrumentation and telecommunications work on a gas-loading facility at Ras Laffan. The work on phase six of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and loading facility includes the supply of materials, erection, testing and pre-commissioning Kentz Group Qatargas na 27/05/2009
Saudi Arabia Mechanical, civil, electrical, and chemical engineering work at a major integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex at Rabigh Jacobs Zate Rabigh Refining & Petrochemicals Company 1.5 13/05/2009
Saudi Arabia Drilling, well intervention, and the provision of artificial lift technologies to improve the flow of oil from a number of fields in southern Oman Weatherford Oil Tools Middle East (US) Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) na 17/05/2009
Saudi Arabia Construction of a corporate data centre in Dhahran, with a total built-up area of 11,000 square metres Al-Latifia Trading & Contracting Saudi Aramco 191 18/05/2009
Saudi Arabia National Contracting Company to build double circuit 123Kv transmission lines in Tabuk, National Power Construction Corporation to build a double circuit line at Medina and Mohammed al-Ojaimi Contracting to construct 110kV cables for the new Al-Quwaizah, Al-Nuzhah and Mena 3 substations National Contracting Company, National Power Construction Corporation and Mohammed al-Ojaimi Contracting Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) 78 20/05/2009
Saudi Arabia Provide key tubular high-pressure low-density polyethylene process for ethylene vinyl acetate plant at Jubail ExxonMobil (US) Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) na 24/05/2009
Saudi Arabia Design, supply and install three 110kV substations that will serve the growing power needs of Mecca ABB (Switzerland) Saudi Electricity Company 100 27/09/2009
UAE Construction of two towers at Marina Square development on Abu Dhabi’s Reem island CSHK (China) Tamouh Investments 234 05/05/2009
UAE Construction of a retail area, and office and residential Nation Towers project on Abu Dhabi Corniche National Projects Construction and Arabtec Construction International Capital Trading 436 10/05/2009
UAE Above-ground electrical and instrumentation work on the Emirates Aluminium power plant Target Engineering Construction Company Emirates Aluminium (Emal) 19 14/05/2009
UAE The Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is scheduled to open in 2012 and will comprise a 24,000 square metre complex below a shallow dome Pascall & Watson (UK) Abu Dhabi’s Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) na 17/05/2009
UAE Build the new headquarters building for Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Company (Ipic) Commodore Contracting Company Ipic 245 17/05/2009
UAE Diversion of 220kV and 400kV transmission lines to a new 400/220/33kV substation and contracts covering variations to its existing projects in Abu Dhabi KEC International (India) Abu Dhabi Transmission & Despatch Company 12.1 20/05/2009
UAE Construction of a multi-floor car park at Al-Ghusais that will serve the Green line of the metro when it opens in 2010 and construction of bus stations in Al-Ghusais, Satwa and Deira Dhabi Contracting Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) 204 26/05/2009
UAE Building six towers between the sea and the Central Park area of the Shams Abu Dhabi development Al-Rajhi Projects & Construction, and Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises Tameer Holdings na 26/05/2009
UAE Provision of technical assurance, risk and safety management, asset management, and industrial inspection on a major pipeline project connecting Abu Dhabi and Fujairah Germanischer Lloyd (Germany) International Petroleum Investment Company na 27/05/2009
UAE Deal covers an offshore gas dehydration platform and flare system linked by a bridge to the existing Umm Shaif super complex of oil and gas platforms. It also includes a 39-kilometre-long pipeline linking the Umm Shaif complex to the Das island processing facility National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) Abu Dhabi Maritime Company (Adma-Opco) 350 29/05/2009
UAE GE will supply compressors to improve production at the Asab and Sahil fields, while ABB will supply speed-drive systems which will control them. ABB’s part of the contract also covers motors, transformers and converters at the two installations GE Oil & Gas (US) and ABB (Switzerland) Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Operations (Adco) 80 31/05/2009
  Total     4,499.0  

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