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

Operations and maintenance contract signed for $23bn Riyadh Metro

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

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


By  Oscar Rousseau CWonline