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Middle East's top 10 contract wins of June 2018

A summary of the top contracts awarded in the Middle East last month

Jacobs' contract deepens its role in Saudi Arabia.
Jacobs' contract deepens its role in Saudi Arabia.
Adeeb's win is its first in the Indian Ocean area.
Adeeb's win is its first in the Indian Ocean area.
ONEIC's CEO, Rashid bin Mohammed Al Ghailani.
ONEIC's CEO, Rashid bin Mohammed Al Ghailani.
CSCEC won repeat business from Damac in June.
CSCEC won repeat business from Damac in June.
Depa Group is led by Hamish Tyrwhitt.
Depa Group is led by Hamish Tyrwhitt.
Arabtec Group subsidiary, EFECO, won a contract to work on Emaar's Creek Horizon development.
Arabtec Group subsidiary, EFECO, won a contract to work on Emaar's Creek Horizon development.
Expansion is under way at Kuwait International Airport.
Expansion is under way at Kuwait International Airport.
Musanada is developing modern Emirati homes for the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority.
Musanada is developing modern Emirati homes for the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority.
Italian engineer Saipem is active in the Middle East.
Italian engineer Saipem is active in the Middle East.
EPC contractor SNC-Lavalin is based in Montreal, Canada.
EPC contractor SNC-Lavalin is based in Montreal, Canada.

10. Jacobs bags three-year Saudi oil complex contract

US project management and engineering firm Jacobs won a three-year contract of undisclosed value to work on Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company's (YASREF) oil refinery in Saudi Arabia.

Jacobs won the engineering services contract through its Saudi Arabian subsidiary, Jacobs Zate.

By supplying front-end engineering design (FEED), procurement, construction management, commissioning support, and handover work for a mix of YASREF projects, Jacobs will help get the infrastructure in place to ramp up oil production on the west coast of the kingdom.

Meanwhile, the chairman of Jacobs, Steve Demetriou, broke into Construction Week's Power 100 list of the most influential people in the Middle East last month.

9. Adeeb nets $2.7m FM contract for private Seychelles client

Contractor Adeeb Group was awarded a $2.7m (AED9.9m) facilities management (FM) contract from an undisclosed client in the Seychelles.

It the the first contract signed by the Abu Dhabi-based FM and MEP firm for work on archipelagos in the Indian Ocean.

Adeeb's FM contract covers supply of a HVAC system; power and lighting; a plumbing and drainage system; a telephone, wi-fi, and smart TV system; water treatment and testing; gate and barrier services; pest control; irrigation and landscaping; swimming pool maintenance; and elevator maintenance.

8.  ONEIC awarded $5m Omani power contract

Oman National Engineering and Investment Company (ONEIC) bagged its ninth contract of the year, securing a $5.1m (OMR1.9m) deal to set up electricity feeders in Alsharqiyah North Governorate. 

Its 12-month contract to build 33kV feeders running from grid stations in Sinaw and Samad on behalf of its client, Muscat-based Mazoon Electricity Company, started on 26 June.

ONEIC put pen to paper on the contract on 13 June.

7. CSCEC to build roads in $19m Damac contract

China State Construction and Engineering Company (CSCEC) won a $19.6m (AED72m) deal to build roads and infrastructure for Damac's billion-dollar luxury villa community, Akoya Oxygen.

CSCEC – whose chief executive officer, Yu Tao, is ranked second on the 2018 Construction Week Power 100 list – will build roads for Akoya Oxygen clusters Victoria, Avencia, and Amargo, which collectively have 1,623 villas.

The deal strengthens the relationship between CSCEC and Damac, with the latter awarding the former a $163m (AED600m) contract to build a tower at the Aykon City master development in February 2018.

6. Depa wins $21m Saudi transport fit-out contract

June was a good month for the Arabtec Group with two of its business units, Depa and EFECO, winning contracts collectively worth more than $50m.

Interior solutions group, Depa Limited, won a $21.7m (SAR81.9m) fit-out deal for what it described as a "significant transport project" in Riyadh.

The client was not disclosed but Depa Limited said it was the second contract awarded by the same client. 

5. Arabtec unit EFECO wins $31m MEP contract from Emaar

Emirates Falcon Electromechanical Company (EFECO) won a 31.8m (AED117m) MEP contract for Emaar Properties' Creek Horizon Plot 19 in Dubai.

It was the second contract win of the month for business units connected to regional construction giant Arabtec Holding, following Depa Limited's fit-out deal for a major Saudi transport project.

EFECO's 20-month MEP contract was awarded by the main contractor on site, AFC.

Separately, Hamish Tyrwhitt, chief executive officer of Arabtec Holding, climbed two places in this year's version of the Power 100.

4.  Dutch firm wins $34m contract for Kuwait International Airport

Dutch Deerns won a $33.4m (KWD10.2m) five-year contract from Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to install navigation and meteorology systems at Kuwait International Airport. 

The Netherlands-based firm will supervise the systems' installation, and update KWI's technical guidelines.

3. Musanada awards $327m Al Ain property contract

UAE construction consultancy Al Suweidi Engineering Consultants won supervision consultancy service contracts for two projects in Al Ain.

Musanada awarded the contracts for the two residential developments, which include 510 villas, and have a construction value of more than $326.7m (AED1.2bn).

It is developing the modernist Emirati-style homes in Al Saad and Suweihan for the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority and is set for completion in Q1 2020.

2. Saipem nabs $1.3bn contract to build offshore Gulf pipeline

Italian engineering powerhouse Saipem secured a $1.3bn engineering and construction contract to build four offshore pipelines in the Middle East.

The loss-making contractor, however, did not reveal the identity of its client or the Middle Eastern countries in which the four pipelines will be built as part of its engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) contract.

Its scope includes the end-to-end delivery of two 32-inch export pipelines, two 24-inch corrosion-resistant alloy intra-field pipelines, as well as risers, spool pieces, and subsea structures, including onshore and offshore brownfield modifications.

Earlier this year, Saipem posted a narrowed loss of $2.4m for Q1 2018, significantly improving on the $331m loss it made in the same period a year earlier.

1. SNC-Lavalin wins $1.5bn contract for Omani plastics plant

Canadian player SNC-Lavalin scooped the most lucrative contract reported in June, signing a deal to design and build a greenfield polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics plant 150km southeast of Oman's capital Muscat.

SNC-Lavalin is developing for its client, Project Development & Management International, and estimate the cost of building the plastic factory could rise to $1.5bn (OMR576m).

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