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Top Middle East construction contracts of September 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Huge contracts were awarded to major construction projects across the Middle East, with large activity in KSA

Developments on The Red Sea Project is beginning to gather pace
TRSDC
Developments on The Red Sea Project is beginning to gather pace

September 2019 was arguably one of the busiest months of the year for Middle East-based contractors, but activity was particularly potent for Saudi Arabia’s Nesma, Dar Al-Handasah, Huta Hegerfield and Saudconsult was among the busy entities that won contracts during the month for significant projects such as the Red Sea Project and Saudi Aramco’s existing and upcoming developments.

As well as Saudi Arabia, there were also big contracts inked across the region including India's Larsen & Toubro; Egypt's Elsewedy Electric; Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority; global engineering and construction contractor Orascom Construction and Oman’s Galfar, amongst many others.

The Middle East’s top construction contracts of September 2019 were:

  1. TRSDC awards Coastal Village deals to Huta Hegerfield, Saudconsult
  2. Galfar wins $60m Saipem contract for Oman's $7bn Duqm Refinery
  3. India's L&T wins contract for Navi Mumbai International Airport
  4. Saudi's Nesma wins $1.6bn contract for The Avenues-Riyadh Phase 1
  5. RTA awards construction contracts for Oud Metha, Satwa bus stations
  6. Egypt's Elsewedy Electric wins $20m EPC contracts from EETC
  7. Dar Al-Handasah wins five-year Saudi Aramco Gesi contract
  8. Orascom, Siemens win contract to rebuild 1.6GW power plants in Iraq
  9. Spain’s Sener wins contract for Brooge oil refinery in Fujairah
  10. PDO picks Oman's Be'ah for $44m waste management contract

Please note that this list is not a ranking

1.TRSDC awards Coastal Village deals to Huta Hegerfield, Saudconsult

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), developer of Saudi Arabia's The Red Sea Project, awarded contracts for ground improvement works at its Coastal Village to Huta Hegerfield and Saudconsulting Services (Saudconsult)

Huta Hegerfield’s contract involves land raising and ground improvement for the 150ha Coastal Village area, which will house workers, management staff, and other employees of The Red Sea Project, as well as corporate offices, housing, and supporting facilities.

Saudconsult’s contract includes construction supervision consultancy services to ensure all elements of the design and construction remain on schedule, as well as monitoring the quality of all construction works.

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The Red Sea Project is among the biggest developments across the region

2. Galfar wins $60m Saipem contract for Oman's $7bn Duqm Refinery

Galfar Engineering & Contracting has been awarded a subcontract worth $59.9m (OMR23m) by Italy’s Saipem to work on Oman’s $7bn (OMR2.69bn) Duqm Refinery.

In a statement undersigned by chief executive officer Dr Hans Erlings, Galfar said the contract is scheduled for completion by 27 November 2020.

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Galfar is one of Oman's largest contractors

3. India's L&T wins contract for Navi Mumbai International Airport

Indian contractor Larsen & Toubro (L&T) secured an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to develop infrastructure for Navi Mumbai International Airport, the second international aviation facility within Mumbai.

The transportation infrastructure, and buildings and factories units of L&T Construction will deliver the contract, which comprises departure and arrival terminal forecourts, a 3,700m-long runway, and multi-level car parks.

Other works covered under the contract include taxiway systems, airfield ground lighting, and a passenger terminal building that has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects with a capacity of 10 million passengers per annum.

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Larsen & Toubro will develop of  the second international aviation facility within Mumbai

4. Saudi's Nesma wins $1.6bn contract for The Avenues-Riyadh Phase 1

Nesma & Partners, headed by founder and president, Imad Gholmieh, won a $1.6bn (SAR6.2bn) construction contract for Phase 1 of the kingdom’s $3.5bn (SAR13bn) The Avenue – Riyadh from Shomoul Holding Company — part of Kuwait Bourse-listed real estate firm, Mabanee.

Scope of work for phase 1 of The Avenues – Riyadh comprises the mall, parking area, gardens, and internals roads.

According to information published on Mabanee’s website, the project is scheduled to be inaugurated in 2022.

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The Avenue – Riyadh is set to be inaugurated in 2022

5. RTA awards construction contracts for Oud Metha, Satwa bus stations

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract for constructing two bus stations at Oud Metha and Al Satwa with the facilities designed for sustainability and People of Determination.

The integrated stations will feature parking spaces, pick-up and drop-off points, retail outlets, restaurants, and offices.

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6. Egypt's Elsewedy Electric wins $20m EPC contracts from EETC

Elsewedy Electric, a wires and cables service provider, was awarded two engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts worth $19.8m by Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for the construction of the 100km Qusser-Marsa Allam-Bernes 220kV overhead transmission lines.

Both the contracts will be implemented over a period of six months, starting from the date of contract award.

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7. Dar Al-Handasah wins five-year Saudi Aramco Gesi contract

Saudi Aramco picked Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) to deliver a general engineering and project management services infrastructure (Gesi) contract spanning five years, which covers Aramco’s existing and upcoming infrastructure projects.

Dar Al-Handasah said it would provide consultancy services including engineering, design, and project management for Aramco.

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Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) will deliver a Gesi contract spanning five years for Aramco

8. Orascom, Siemens win contract to rebuild 1.6GW power plants in Iraq

Egyptian contractor Orascom Construction is set to team up with German conglomerate, Siemens to revamp two power plants in Iraq.

According to the contractor, work on the plants are set to be completed “within 28 months”.

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9. Spain’s Sener wins contract for Brooge oil refinery in Fujairah

UAE-based Brooge Petroleum and Gas Investment Company (BPGIC) reportedly awarded a contract to Spanish engineering firm Sener for the construction of an oil refinery in Fujairah as part of its expansion plan.

The first phase of the 250,000 barrels-per-day refinery is expected to finish by Q1 2021.

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BPGIC will deliver the contract in Fujairah

10. PDO picks Oman's Be'ah for $44m waste management contract

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) awarded a $44m (OMR17m) waste management contract to the sultanate’s Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (Be'ah) to manage non-hazardous waste and waste yards within PDO’s concession area, with the contract being signed for a seven-year period.

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