There was a total of $12.8bn-worth of contracts awarded in September 2015 for 129 projects in the region, with major awards in Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE and Saudi Arabia.

 Middle East Contracts Awarded September 2015

Consortium wins key Doha road contract

Qatar’s Public Works Authority (Ashghal) awarded a $340m contract to build a 40-kilometre long road at the Doha Industrial Area to a consortium led by Athens-based Terna. The other consortium members are local firm Consolidated Gulf Contractors and UAE-based Wade Adams.

The contract calls for the rehabilitation and recostruction of the road in addition to the installation of a new sewage network, new substations as well as telecoms network facilities.

The construction work is set for completion in 2018. The consortium will also maintain the new road for 400 days following completion of construction.

The other consortium members are local firm Consolidated Gulf Contractors and UAE-based Wade Adams.

Kuwait awards $385m solar contract

The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (Kisr) awarded the $385m contract to a consortium of Spain’s TSK Electronica and the local Kharafi National to build a 50MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant at its Shagaya renewable energy park.

The TSK-led group had submitted the low bid for the scheme. The solar plant is scheduled to come online in December 2017.

The deal had been signed on the 12 September.

The scheme, which will be Kuwait’s largest solar project, was retendered in December 2014, after bids were originally submitted in November 2013.

 Chinese contractor wins Saudi power deal

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Chinese contractor Sepco 3 was awarded the contract to build the 1,755MW PP14 main power island component of PP14 power plant in Riyadh.

MEED reported in May that Sepco 3 had submitted a low bid of SR1.1bn ($299.5m) for the deal. The firm signed the contract with state utility Saudi Electricity Company (SEC).

Nakheel awards three Dubai contracts

Local developer Nakheel awarded three contracts for work on its Nad al-Sheba villa community in Dubai.

Abu Dhabi-based Trojan General Contracting was awarded the AED830m ($226m) contract for package one, which is made up of 489 villas.

The second contract, for 482 villas, which was valued at AED789m, was awarded to the local United Engineering Construction (UNEC).

Finally, the AED781m contract for package three, which covers the construction of 468 villas, was awarded to Abu Dhabi-based Metac General Contracting.

The local Arif & Bintoak Consulting Architects & Engineers was awarded a AED27m contract in 2014 to provide design and engineering services on the project.

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