Top 10 GCC contract wins – September 2017
Construction Week takes a count of the top construction contracts awarded in the GCC region in the month of September 2017
1. Oman’s SEZAD inks $517m contract with Boskalis Westminster
The Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) awarded a contract worth $517.1m (OMR199.1m) to Boskalis Westminster for the construction of a liquid berth at Duqm port.
The planned berth will allow Duqm Port to export liquid refined products, said SEZAD in a statement.
Under the terms of the deal, Boskalis Westminster will carry out detailed engineering designs, construction of marine infrastructure, and dredging and reclamation works.
Meanwhile, Worley Parsons Engineering has been engaged to oversee the engineering and construction works of the project, which is expected to be completed within 32 months from the date of the awarding of the contract.
2. Dubai Municipality chairman approves $354m groundwater contract
A contract worth $354m (AED1.3bn) was approved to develop a rain and groundwater drainage system in Dubai.
Spanning 400km2, the system will be developed for districts around the Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), Expo 2020 Dubai site, and nearby urban centres.
HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance, and chairman of Dubai Municipality, approved the contract award.
According to Hussain Nasser Lootah, the director-general of Dubai Municipality, a second phase will also be developed as part of the project.
3. India's L&T scoops $262m Kuwait EPC contract
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced that its hydrocarbon division has been awarded a pipeline contract worth almost $262.3m (₹1700 crore) by Kuwait Oil Company.
Under the terms of the deal, L&T will carry out the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a new crude transit line from North Kuwait to Ahmadi.
In a statement, the company revealed that the project is expected to complete in Q3 2020.
According to L&T, it bagged the order despite facing “stiff international competitive bidding”.
4. Oman’s Mazoon Dairy awards $72m manufacturing plant contract
Mazoon Dairy Company appointed Al Adrak Trading and Contracting as the main contractor for a $259.8m (OMR100m) dairy and juice manufacturing plant project in the Governorate of Al Buraimi.
The value of the main contract is $72.5m (OMR27.9m), Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
Construction works on the project will commence next month and complete by Q3 2018.
Under the terms of the deal, Al Adrak will implement a main dairy farm, a feeding centre, milking parlours, staff accommodation, a management office building, utilities, and a road network.
5. Emaar Properties awards $53m Forte contract to Arabtec’s Target
Target Engineering Construction Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of UAE-based construction giant, Arabtec Holding, was awarded a $53.4m (AED196m) contract by Emaar Properties.
Under the terms of the deal, Target will conduct main works for Phase 1 of Emaar’s Forte project in Downtown Dubai.
The scope of the contract involves the construction of five basements for two residential towers, according to a missive that Arabtec issued to Dubai Financial Market (DFM).
Target plans to commence work on Forte this month, and expects to complete its package of within a year.
6. Saudi's Dallah awards $37m contract to expand Nakheel hospital
Dallah Healthcare Company awarded a $37m (SAR140m) contract to begin works on the West Expansion project, due to be carried out at Dallah Hospital in Riyadh's Al Nakheel area.
A contract for structural construction has been awarded to Youssef Marroun Contacting Co.
The contract's scope also includes mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) works.
Up to 150 beds and 30 clinics will be added to the hospital as part of the contract.
7. Galfar awarded $6.3m substation contract in Oman
Galfar Engineering & Contracting awarded a $6.3m (OMR2.4m) contract to design, supply, and build a substation in Oman.
The contract for the project, located west of Muaskar Al Murtafa'a, was awarded to Galfar by a government entity.
Galfar has 21 days to complete mobilisation works for the project, which is due to be completed within a year.
Dr Hans Erlings, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Galfar, said the company expects "reasonable income" from the project.
These details were revealed in a missive issued by Galfar to the Muscat bourse.
Power project development is on the rise in the sultanate.
8. Dubai's RTA awards $4m contract to build Culture Village road
Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a $4m (AED14.9m) contract to build a road connecting Sheikh Rashid Street to Culture Village.
Construction works will be implemented in collaboration with Dubai Properties Group, with the project due for completion in Q1 2018.
Through the provision of additional entry and exit points, Culture Village will be linked with the surrounding roads network at Al Jaddaf through the project.
9. Mammoet wins heavy-lift contract for petrochemical plant in Oman
Mammoet was contracted to provide heavy-lift and transportation services for the largest under-construction petrochemical plant in Oman.
Under the terms of the deal, the Dutch lifting company will transport approximately 75 units to the Sohar facility, including a 100m-long fractionator and four bullets weighing more than 1,000 tonnes.
The units will be transported using self-propelled platform trailers, according to Mammoet. The plant’s largest components will necessitate the temporary removal of street lights and road signs.
10. ALEC wins main contract for One Za’abeel project
UAE-based Alec was appointed lead contractor for the One Za’abeel project in Dubai.
The contract scope includes site excavation, preparatory works, and the construction of a seven-floor basement, according to the company.
Shoring and piling were recently completed and all works are currently underway.
The 480,000m2 two-tower, high-rise mixed-use development incorporates luxury residences, a luxury and ultra-luxury hotel, serviced apartments, office spaces, a retail podium, and a panoramic sky concourse.