The Middle East’s top construction contracts for November 2019

Arabtec, The Red Sea Development Company, and RTA all inked huge contract wins during November 2019

Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal contract was among the top list of awards for November 2019
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Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal contract was among the top list of awards for November 2019

As most of us wind down for the end of the year, this was not the case for the Middle East’s construction sector as we witnessed multiple significant contract awards during November 2019.

While the likes of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), Arabtec, and The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) all continued to secure major contracts during the month, there was also noticeable activity from Omani contractors such as Galfar.

Other firms such as Orascom, ADNOC, and India’s Larsen & Toubro also had a successful month in November 2019 for contract wins.

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

  1. Eagle Hills awards MJM main works contract for Kalba Waterfront mall
  2. RTA inks contract to upgrade three Dubai metro stations
  3. India’s L&T wins EPC contract for Dhanbad water treatment plants
  4. Adipec 2019: Adnoc awards Bab field EPC contract, invests $490m
  5. Oman bus plant construction contract to be signed in November
  6. Arabtec wins $100m contract for Emaar Misr's Greek Village
  7. Galfar wins $24m O&M contract for Oman's Sultan Qaboos University
  8. Orascom records $1.8bn Middle East contract awards in 9M ending Sep'19
  9. Nas, Airport Dimensions win Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal contract
  10. TRSDC awards 77km of roads construction contract to Binyah

Please note that this list is not a ranking.

  1. Eagle Hills awards MJM main works contract for Kalba Waterfront mall

Eagle Hills Sharjah, a joint venture between Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer Eagle Hills, awarded a contract for the main works of the Kalba Waterfront in Sharjah to MJM Contracting llc.

The contract involved the architecture, infrastructure, and landscaping of the Kalba Waterfront mall – an integrated leisure and shopping destination with a total built area of 20km2 that is due to open in H2 2020 along the edge of Kalba’s natural lagoon.

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The contract involves architecture, infrastructure, and landscaping of the 20km2 mall along Kalba’s natural lagoon in Sharjah

2. RTA inks contract to upgrade three Dubai metro stations

Dubai’s Road and Transport (RTA) was awarded a contract to revamp three metro stations – Dubai Internet City, Damac Properties and UAE Exchange – as part of the five-year plan to improve transport services across the emirate.

Located on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro, the selection of the stations was based on several factors such as the number of riders and people of determination, population density, geographical surroundings, and transfers to other transit means, according to RTA.

The firm added that the step is a part of a 5-year plan for the enhancement of metro and marine transport stations and their surroundings to enhance multi-modal transit integration and better mobility for travellers.

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Upgrades will be made to Dubai Internet City, Damac Properties and UAE Exchange metro stations on the red line

3. India’s L&T wins EPC contract for Dhanbad water treatment plants

India's Jharkhand Urban Infrastructure Development Company Limited (JUIDCO) awarded the construction arm of India's Larsen & Tubro (L&T) - L&T Construction - an EPC contract to launch Phase 2 of the Dhanbad Urban Water Supply Scheme.

The scope of L&T Construction's work on the project will comprise the design and construction of an intake structure of capacity 77 MLD; two water treatment plants of aggregate capacity of 15.5 MLD; 584km of transmission and distribution pipelines; ground level service reservoirs of aggregate capacity of 8,600kl; as well as house service connections, and associated electromechanical and instrumentation works, including operation and maintenance for five years.

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EPC contract comprises design and construction work on intake structure of two 15.5MLD capacity plants

4. Adipec 2019: Adnoc awards Bab field EPC contract, invests $490m

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) announced an investment of $489m (AED1.8bn) to upgrade its Bab onshore field, which is considered as the state-owned oil giant’s largest onshore producing assets.

Reports said the investment aimed to support Adnoc’s first field producing Murban grade crude for long-term crude oil production capacity.

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5. Oman bus plant construction contract to be signed in November

According to Thomson Reuters, the first phase of Oman’s first bus manufacturing plant worth $90m will be signed in November 2019.

Although the foundation stone for the $415 million project was laid on 30 November, 2017, Thomson Reuters Projects reported that the project had been pushed back several times since September 2018.

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6. Arabtec wins $100m contract for Emaar Misr's Greek Village

Dubai-based contractor Arabtec Construction bagged a construction contract worth $99.6m (AED366m) for Greek Village, developed by Egyptian Exchange-listed Emaar Misr, the Egyptian arm of Mohamed Alabbar-led Emaar Properties.

Greek Village represents Phase 1 of the Marrasi Egypt’s six phases and is located on the north coast of the North African nation. Once completed, the village will showcase the “essence of Santorini” through its architecture.

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Arabtec will build 42 townhouses, 18 residential buildings, and seven bungalows, offer support services for infrastructure, landscaping

7. Galfar wins $24m O&M contract for Oman's Sultan Qaboos University

Oman’s Galfar Engineering and Contracting won a $24.1m (OMR9.3m) contract from the Sultanate's Sultan Qaboos University to provide electro-mechanical, and civil operation and maintenance (O&M) services at the university, which is located in Al Khoudh, Muscat.

In a stock market filing undersigned by chief executive officer, Hans Erlings, the Omani contractor said the tender was awarded on 19 November 2019.

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Tender awarded on 19 November 2019 for a two-year period starting from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021

8. Orascom records $1.8bn Middle East contract awards in 9M ending Sep'19

Egyptian contracting giant Orascom Construction which is listed on both Nasdaq Dubai and Egyptian Bourse has posted $1.8bn of new contract awards in the Middle East in the first nine months ending 30 September 2019.

In a stock market filing the company revealed that $965m worth of contracts were added to its portfolio in Q3 2019.

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Contracting giant to design, build, and operate two monorail systems in Egypt alongside Bombardier and Arab Contractors

9. Nas, Airport Dimensions win Abu Dhabi's Midfield Terminal contract

A joint venture of National Aviation Services (Nas) and Airport Dimensions has been picked by Abu Dhabi Airports Co (ADAC) for the construction and management contract of its Midfield Terminal’s 3,500m2 lounge, located at the heart of the terminal.

In a statement, Abu Dhabi Airports said that the contract will combine Nas’ regional operational experience, and Airport Dimensions’ skill in managing passenger needs at international airports.

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Nas' regional knowledge and Airport Dimensions' expertise in airport design and management to help complete the project

10. TRSDC awards 77km of roads construction contract to Binyah

The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the developer of Saudi Arabia’s 28,000km2 The Red Sea Project has picked Saudi Arabian Real Estate Infrastructure Company (Binyah) to construct 77km of coastal and inland road network at the kingdom’s upcoming tourist destination.

In a statement, TRSDC said that the contract was awarded to the Saudi Arabian contracting firm following a competitive tender.

Binyah will design and build 77km of roads, including a 10km-long highway, a 13km airport access road, interconnecting roads within The Red Sea Project, in addition to an access road to the bridge connecting the main hub island.

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The contract covers a 10km-long highway, a 13km airport access road, as well as interconnecting roads for the gigaproject

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