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HLG secures $608m contract to build reservoir in Qatar

May 2015


Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG), a leading construction group in the region, said it has been awarded a QR2.2-billion ($608 million) contract by the Qatar’s General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) to build the world’s largest reinforced concrete reservoirs in the country.

A subsidiary of global contractor Leighton Holdings, HLG said the reservoirs will have a capacity of 100 million gallons each.

As per the contract, HLG will responsible for the construction, testing and commissioning of five reservoirs as well as the pumping stations, said the company.

Besides the UAE group will take care of the pipework and the mechanical, electrical, civil, structural, architectural and external work for the 100-acre primary reservoir and pumping station (PRPS) facility at Rawdat Rashed area in Qatar, it added.

The project, the seventh one awarded to HLG by Kahramaa, is set to start this month and is slated for completion in the second quarter of 2018.

Commenting on the win, HLG chief executive and managing director Jose A Lopez-Monis said the mega reservoir project is aligned with the group’s core capabilities and the contract award validated the high value placed by the client on the capabilities and the proven performance of the group.

“Qatar is a very important market for us. We have had a local office in Doha since 2005, and during this time we have been involved in a number of projects perfectly aligned with our expertise and experience,” he added.

Elsewhere, HLG has also won a RO37-million ($95.8 million) contract to build the second five-star hotel on the beachfront of Bandar Jissah bay in Oman.

The contract was awarded by Saraya Bandar Jissah, the developer of the newest integrated tourism complex (ITC) in the sultanate.

According to the contract, HLG will undertake structural and civil works, fit-out and interior works, furniture, fixtures and equipment, alongside mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services and roads, car-parking and landscaping, said the company.

The hotel will offer 112 rooms and will be modelled on the traditional Omani village architecture. It will be structured around three levels with different heights flowing down to the beach level.

With this contract, HLG will be constructing both of Saraya Bandar Jissah’s five star hotels which are set to open in 2017.

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