Top 10 Middle East contract wins - July 2017

Construction Week takes a count of the top construction contracts awarded within the Middle East in the month of July

Top 10 contract wins in July 2017.
Top 10 contract wins in July 2017.

1. HLG wins $168m contract for Expo village project

HLG Contracting has been awarded a $168m contract by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) for the construction of the Expo Village Parcels 10 and 11 residential towers.

According to the contract, HLG will be responsible for the construction of five 16-storey towers with a total built-up area of 155,000m2.

According to Trade Arabia, the scope of work includes the setting up of concrete frames, masonry, facades, fit-out, external works, and provisional sums for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) and façade cleaning system.

Construction will begin soon on the project and will be completed by mid-2019.


2. Deyaar awards $163m contracting deal for Midtown project

Deyaar Development has awarded Belhasa Engineering and Contracting Company as the main contractor in a $163m (AED600m) deal for its Midtown Afnan and Dania districts.

The contract, which includes the construction of 1,238 units, will last for 29 months from the signing date, with the superstructure in Afnan and Dania districts expected to be completed by December 2018.

The company aims to reach 15% to 20% completion by the end of this year, it said in a statement.

The first two phases of the Midtown project have been launched and will feature a total of 27 building within a built-up area of almost 465,000m2.

The Afnan District features 659 apartments while Dania District has 579 apartments, offering studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom units.


3. Orascom bags $100m contract to build 650MW power plant in Egypt

Orascom Construction has secured a $100m (EGP1.8bn) contract to build a power plant in Egypt.

Located in Walideya, the steam-turbine facility will have a capacity of 650MW.

The scope of Orascom’s contract includes the full civil works package for the project.

The contractor stated that the development’s proximity to its existing power plant project in Assuit will facilitate efficient mobilisation on the site.

Orascom is currently building power plants with a total capacity of 11,000MW, including the two largest gas-fired combined-cycle power plants (CCPPs) in the world.


4. Arabtec scoops $96m contract to build UAE Pavilion for Expo 2020

Arabtec Construction, a wholly owned subsidiary of UAE-based Arabtec Holding, has been awarded a $96m (AED353m) contract to build the UAE Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai.

The contract was awarded by Abu Dhabi National Media Council (Abu Dhabi NMC), according to a statement issued by Arabtec Holding to Dubai Financial Market (DFM).

The UAE Pavilion has been designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava to resemble a falcon in flight.

The project will be situated opposite Al Wasl Plaza in the centre of Expo 2020’s 4.38km2 exhibition area.


5. Arabtec Holding’s Target lands contracts worth $78.7m in UAE

Target Engineering Construction Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, has won four contracts worth a combined $78.7m (AED289m) in the UAE.

Three of the projects are located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and one is situated in Dubai’s Business Bay area.

Target’s Abu Dhabi contract awards include a cofferdam removal and revetment construction project in the Western Region; the fabrication and installation of duplex stainless steel process tanks in Taweelah; and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) works for the upgradation and replacement of a substation on Das Island.

The Business Bay deal relates to an “award-winning high-rise development”, according to a missive issued by Arabtec Holding to Dubai Financial Market (DFM).


6. Galfar Engineering wins $68m road works contract in Oman

Oman-based Galfar Engineering and Contracting Company has been awarded a contract worth $68m (OMR26.24m) for road works at Al Batinah Expressway project in the sultanate. 

The contract was awarded by the Ministry of Transport and Communications for works related to traffic opening at the Expressway as part of package three of the project, according to a disclosure statement posted on MSM website, the Times of Oman reported.

The contract has a completion period of 426 days, which includes 30 days for mobilisation.



7. DEWA awards $62m contract for power distribution complex

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a contract worth $62m (AED227m) for the construction of a complex for its distribution power division at Al Ruwaiyah, Dubai.

The complex will include three warehouses with field offices within a total area of 5,377m2 as well as a mosque, staff accommodation, five 50-seat bus stops and parking for 52 heavy vehicles.

The contract also includes the construction of a five-floor office building with basement and a multi-story car park.


8. Arabtec subsidiary wins $31m MEP contract in Dubai Creek Harbour

Emirates Falcon Environmental Co (EFECO) has inked a $31m (AED113m) deal with Al Naboodah Co for the Creekside 18 project in Dubai.

Under the terms of the contract, EFECO – a wholly owned subsidiary of UAE-based construction giant, Arabtec Holding – will conduct mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) works for the project, which is located within Dubai Creek Harbour.

In a statement issued to Dubai Financial Market (DFM), Arabtec Holding revealed that EFECO had been selected to complete MEP works for Creekside 18’s two 37-storey residential towers.

EFECO will commence work on the project in July 2017, and the contract is scheduled to be delivered within 22 months.


9. Dutco awarded $12.5m contract for new DEWA headquarters

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a $12.5m contract (AED 46m) to UAE contracting firm Dutco Balfour Beatty for the development of the first phase of its new headquarters, named Al Sheraa.

Dutco Balfour Beatty won the deal after beating 10 leading international companies with the lowest bid. The scope of work in Phase 1 includes shoring, dewatering, excavation, piling, fencing and associated works, according to a report by the UAE state news agency.

Al Sheraa is the tallest, largest, and smartest government net Zero Energy Building, ZEB, in the world. It will have over 186,000m2 of office space in over 1.86ha of land in the heart of the Cultural Village in Al Jadaf district, the report said.

The building will have 16,500m2 of photo-voltaic solar panels on the roof to produce over 3,500 kilowatts (kW). The building will also include an additional 2,000m2 of building-integrated photo-voltaic panels.



10. SSH bags infra contract for Bahrain’s Hasabi Waterfront Development

The contract, which was awarded by Manara Developments, will see the Kuwait-headquartered consultancy provide design and construction supervision for the project’s infrastructure works.

Located in the south of the country, next to the Durrat Al Bahrain archipelago, Hasabi Waterfront Development will feature both residential and commercial components.

The project will include three- and four-bedroom villas, three-storey residential buildings, commercial units, food and beverage (F&B) outlets, and beach facilities.

Each of Hasabi Waterfront Development’s villas will boast its own private jetty.

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