The Middle East's top 10 contract wins of September 2018

Work for Riyadh Metro, Expo Village, and Adnoc's liquefied natural gas expansion project were among the contracts awarded in September 2018

SSH will provide architecture services for Emaar's Grande Tower in Dubai.
SSH will provide architecture services for Emaar's Grande Tower in Dubai.

10. DWTC hands $13m Expo Village contract

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) awarded fit-out and joinery firm Abanos a $13.4m (AED49.2m) contract to supply and install non-fire-rated and fire-rated doors, kitchen cabinets, and wardrobes for Dubai's Expo Village.

Abanos described the contract as a "landmark in the history" of the sub-contractor, which will deliver carpentry and joinery works for the 48.85ha Expo Village site.

READ: Dubai World Trade Centre awards $13m Expo Village contract

9. Takreer awards China-based Wison $80m refinery package

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) awarded China's Wison Engineering Services an $80m (AED293.8m) engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning contract to work on its Sulphur Recovery Unit Replacement Project.

Wison will supply design, testing, and start-up services to the sulphur recovery unit, which is part of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's Ruwais Refinery Complex. It will complete its scope in 2021.

READ: China's Wison wins $80m EPCC contract for Abu Dhabi project 

8. SSH wins architecture contract for Emaar's Grande Tower 

Architecture services for Emaar Properties' 78-storey Grande Tower in Dubai's Opera District will be supplied by SSH, which won a contract of undisclosed value for the project this month.

The architecture and engineering consultancy was appointed by Canada-headquartered WSP to lead architectural services for Grande Tower, a high-rise building with 866 apartments, including several penthouses.

It is a repeat win for SSH, which has worked on other Emaar projects, such as Creek Horizon.

READ: Dubai's Emaar awards Grande Tower contract to SSH

7. Ducorr to supply Shindagha Bridge with anti-corrosion system

Sharjah-based Ducorr will supply Dubai’s $107.3m (AED394m) Shindagha Bridge with a cathodic protection system (CPS) to help prevent corrosion.

As a cathodic protection specialist, Ducorr will be tasked with protecting key parts of the bridge against corrosion.

In May, Belhasa Six Construct, a unit within Belgian Besix Group, won an infrastructure contract for Shindagha Bridge, which is a key element of the $1.37bn (AED5.1bn) Shindagha Corridor project.

READ: Sharjah firm wins contract for Dubai's $107m Shindagha Bridge

6. CSCEC ME wins repeat work for Damac's Aykon City project

China State Construction and Engineering Corporation Middle East (CSCEC ME) was awarded a $139m (AED512m) construction contract for Damac's mixed-use Aykon City development in Dubai. 

CSCEC ME will build Tower C, a residential tower of Damac's $2bn ( mixed-use development located off Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. This came after CSCEC ME won a $163m (AED600m) contract in February 2018 to build another tower, with space for 53 serviced apartments, at the Aykon City site.

READ: CSCEC ME wins Damac's $139m Aykon City construction contract

5. Arada awards $272m infra contracts for Sharjah megaproject

Sharjah-based real estate developer Arada awarded an infrastructure contract $28m (AED103m) for its Aljada development. Dubai-headquartered contractor BIC Contracting, which was formerly known as HLG, has won the contract. 

The deal is first part of the $272m (AED1bn) total infrastructure package designed by engineering firm Jacobs, which will be awarded for the 2.2km2 project.

READ: Dubai's BICC wins first of Arada's $272m infra contracts in Sharjah

4. Chinese engineer awards Saudi Aramco gas contract to Irish firm

Engineering, procurement, and construction contractor, Sepco-2, awarded a commissioning services contract for Saudi Aramco's gasification project in Jazan to Dublin-based Shanahan Engineering. 

Shanahan will work with Sepco-2 on the Jazan Integration Gasification Combined Cycle (JIGCC) Power Block project. Under its agreement, the Irish contractor will supply a commissioning management team and commissioning management programme.

JIGCC will, upon completion, generate more than 2,500-megawatts of power.

READ: China's Sepco-2 awards contract for Saudi Aramco's Jazan project

3. Operations and maintenance contract signed for $23bn Riyadh Metro 

The second operations and maintenance contract was awarded for Saudi Arabia’s $23bn (SAR86.3bn) Riyadh Metro in September. The Flow Consortium, comprising Alstom, Ansaldo, and Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, is set to operate and manage Lines 3-6 of the metro.

This comes after Arriyadh Development Authority awarded a similar contract for Lines 1 and 2 to Capital Metro Company, a joint venture of RATP Group’s RATP Dev and Saudi Public Transport Company.

The value of Flow Consortium's contract was not disclosed.

READ: Second O&M contract awarded for Saudi's $23bn Riyadh Metro

2. Consortium clinches $871m Adnoc contract

A consortium of Arabtec Holding’s Target Engineering and Spain’s Tecnicas Reunidas won a $871.2m (3.2bn) contract for Phase 2 of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's (Adnoc) liquefied natural gas expansion initiative. 

Target Engineering is a subsidiary of Arabtec Holding. Its 54-month work on Adnoc's gas expansion and development project will begin October. 

Gas processing trains, supporting utilities, and offsite facilities to transfer 245 million standard cubic feet a day of additional low-pressure gas to Habshan from Das Island in the UAE will be built for the project.

READ: Arabtec subsidiary's consortium wins $871m Adnoc LNG contract

1. Russia to lead Egypt's biggest rail project through $1bn contract 

A Russia-led joint venture will work on a rail project with Egypt’s Ministry of Transport under an agreement valued at $1.2bn.

Moscow-headquartered Transmashholding is expected to lead the Russian-Hungarian venture that will work on the project, which some has described as the largest rail project in Egypt.

READ: Russia to lead Egypt rail project through $1bn contract

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