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Table: Contracts awarded in October 2007

Project Contractor Client Estimated value ($m) MEED issue
Algeria
Build 130 kilometre-long railway line from Oued Tlelat to Tlemcen and 200-kilometre line from Tlemecen to Moroccan border Condotte with Rizzani de Eccher (Italy Anesrif 1,296 05/10/07
Build 120-kilometre railway track from Saida to Moulay-Slissen Astaldi (Italy) Anesrif 514 05/10/07
Upgrade part of rail track between El-Affroun and Khemis Miliana and build track from Thenia to Bordj Bou Arrerridj China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation and Ozgun (Turkey) Anesrif 2,412 05/10/07
Egypt
Carry out feasibility studies for greenfield aromatics plant KBR (US Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (EChem) na 19/10/07
Advise government on tendering process for 12 railway stations in Nile Delta Alexandria Naeem Holding Government na 26/10/07
Kuwait
Construct 61 kilometres of sewers under Kuwait Sewerage Improvement Project Mushrif General Trading & Construction Company (Kuwait) Public Works Ministry na 05/10/07
Provide measurement services for use during drilling processes Schlumberger (US) Kuwait Oil Company 80.4 05/10/07
Build gas pipeline between booster station 140 and the GCMB manifold United Gulf Construction Company Kuwait Oil Company 7.2 12/10/07
Provide in-house project management services WorleyParsons (Australia) Kuwait Oil Company 311 19/10/07
Build four towers for Kuwait Business Town development First United General Trading & Contracting Kuwait Business Town Real estate Company na 26/10/07
Qatar
Front-end engineering and design work for gas sweetening facilities integrated project at Masaieed WorleyParsons (Australia) Qatar Petroleum na 05/10/07
Build Barwa Commercial Avenue development Hochtief (Germany) Barwa Real Estate Company na 26/10/07
Saudi Arabia
Supplying air-conditioning equipment Zamil Air Conditioners na 16 05/10/07
Building 13-kilometre road connecting King Abdullah Economic City with Bay La Sun Village Saudi Binladin Group Gnaar, The Economic City 34.4 05/10/07
Supervision of the worldscale ethylene dichloride complex Jacobs Engineering (US) Arabian Chlor Vinyl Company na 05/10/07
Design masterplan for Ajman project in Riyadh Nikken Sekkei (Japan) JV of Tameer Holding, Al-Shoula Holding Group and Land Company for Property Development & Investment na 12/10/07
Project management for King Abdullah Financial District development Hill International (US) Public Pension Agency 11.4 12/10/07
Build methylamines and dimethyl-formamide plant in Jubail Larsen & Toubro (India) Chemanol 60 19/10/07
UAE
Build souk component of the redevelopment of central market in Abu Dhabi Mushrif General Trading & Construction Company (Kuwait) Alder Properties 58 05/10/07
Design German Business Park at Dubai Silicon Oasis Fischer Architects (Germany) Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority and Bin Jabr Group na 05/10/07
Build Meena Plaza development in Abu Dhabi Zelan Contracting and Al-Ambia (Malaysia) Tamouh Investments 254 05/10/07
Design and supervision consultancy services for tameer Towers RMJM (UK) Tameer Holding na 05/10/07
Project management consultancy on Asab, Bab, Bu Hasa and Ruwais modification project Engineers India (India) Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Company na 12/10/07
Design office complex in Abu Dhabi Aedas (Hong Kong) Abu Dhabi Investment Council na 12/10/07
Build i-rise tower in Dubai Al-Naboodah Contracting Realty Capital Middle East 151 19/10/07
Provide commercial management services for Al-Raha Beach development EC Harris (UK) Aldar Properties na 19/10/07
Build submarine telecoms cable between UAE and Keya Alcatel-Lubcent (France) na 82 19/10/07
Build skycourts development at Dubailand China State Construction Engineering Corporation (China) National Bonds Corporation 409 26/10/07
Total 5,696.4