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Table: Contracts awarded in November 2007

Project Contractor Client Estimated value ($m) Date
Algeria
Marine survey on planned Galsi gas pipeline to Italy; includes survey of landing points in Algeria, Sardinia and Italy Fugro (Netherlands) Galsi S.p.A 26 02/11/2007
Build gas compression facilities at Salah field Petrofac International Consortium of the BP (UK), Statoil (Norway) and state energy company Sonatrach 600 30/11/2007
Egypt
Front-end engineering and design contract; covers onshore processing facilities for 300 million cubic feet a day of gas and 4,000 barrels a day of condensate on the Abu Sir and El-King fields KBR (US) North Alamein Petroleum Company (Nalpetco) 10 02/11/2007
Kuwait
Build Siddiq W 300/132-kV substation, and expand Ahmadi W 132/11-kV substation to 300 kV Siemens – Germany Electricity & Water Ministry 93 26/11/2007
Provide oil field services, including coiled tubing, slicklines and well-lines, wellhead maintenance, surface well testing facilities and logging services Gulf Drilling & Maintenance Company Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) 24.3 27/11/2007
Build control and meteorology centres at Kuwait International Airport Syed Hamid Behbehani & Sons Company Directorate General of Civil Aviation 38 27/11/2007
Build Kuwait’s first reverse osmosis desalination plant Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (South Korea) Electricity & Water Ministry 320 30/11/2007
Oman
Build third production line at plant near Muscat China National Building Material Equipment Corporation (China) Oman Cement Company 162 09/11/2007
Carry out two-rig drilling programme Dalma Energy & Company (Muscat) BP na 09/11/2007
Collect seismic data over 2,800 sq kms at central Khazzan and Makarem tight gas fields Global Geophysical Services (US) BP na 09/11/2007
Process new seismic data and reprocess existing seismic data at central Khazzan and Makarem tight gas fields PGS Data Processing (Norway) BP na 09/11/2007
Carry out front-end engineering and design contract. Covers evaluation of options for appraisal phase of early production from central Khazzan and Makarem tight gas fields WorleyParsons- Australia BP na 09/11/2007
Qatar
Engineering, procurement and construction contract for gas treatment centres on Qatalum aluminium smelter at Mesaieed industrial area Solios Environement (France) Qatalum na 02/11/2007
Front-end engineering and design contract on plant planned at Masaieed Uhde Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco) na 25/11/2007
Saudi Arabia
Build container terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port China Harbour Engineering Company Saudi Trade & Export Development Company (Tusdeer) na 09/11/2007
Supply three compression trains for olefins and styrene complex in Jubail – supply cracked gas, propylene refrigerant and binary refrigerant compressors GE Oil & Gas (Florence) National ChevronPhillips na 15/11/2007
Work on expansion of the Hajj terminal and construct facilities for docking Airbus A380 superjumbos Al Shaer Engineering Saudi Binladin Group 69 22/11/2007
UAE
Carry front-end engineering and design on the Asab, Bab, Bu Hasa and Ruwais modifications project Veco (US/Canada) Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company (Gasco) na 02/11/2007
Install electrical and telecoms systems and street lighting for Jumeirah Golf Estates scheme Al-Buraq Contracting Istithmar Leisure 47 09/11/2007
Carry out underground piping work for Jumeirah Golf Estates scheme ETA Ascon (Dubai) Istithmar Leisure 51 09/11/2007
Build Agronomy Centre at Jumeirah Golf Estates scheme Hennessey Construction Istithmar Leisure na 09/11/2007
Construction of Gulf hotel development in Abu Dhabi, featuring five-star hotel consisting of several interconnected towers, 105 chalets and a large waterfront with a marina, canals and waterways Al-Habtoor Engineering Enterprises Abu Dhabi National Hotels 272 09/11/2007
Build eight buildings at Indigo Central development along Sheikh Zayed Road System Construct Indigo Properties 35 09/11/2007
Construction of Hasik-Ash Shuwaymiyah Road in Dhofar Governorate Galfar Engineering and Contracting Ministry of Transport and Communication 177 12/11/2007
Land levelling contract at Seeb International Airport Galfar Engineering and Contracting Ministry of Transport and Communication 42 12/11/2007
Expand gas processing facilities at offshore lower and upper Zakum fields; covers installation of two 220 million-cubic-feet-a-day gas injection compressors, air-cooling system, dehydration units, pressure vessels and reboilers Consortium of the National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) and Technip (France) Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company 370 21/11/2007
Total 2,336.3

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