Al Khan and Almoayyed sign the deal.

Al Khan and Almoayyed sign the deal.

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December 2016

Almoayyed Contracting in Harbour Row deal

Almoayyed Contracting has been appointed the main contractor for the Harbour Row project in Bahrain Financial Harbour by its developer GFH Real Estate (GFHRE), the real estate arm of the GFH Financial Group.

As per the deal, all contracting works, including foundations, construction, mechanical, internal and external finishing works of the project, will be implemented by Almoayyed Contracting.

The $150-million development consists of 450 residential units, in addition to retail outlets with a waterfront view as part of the Bahrain Financial Harbour project, which is located at the heart of the capital Manama, says Majed Al Khan, the chief executive  of GFHRE, after signing the deal with Hala Almoayyed, the executive director of Almoayyed Contracting.

“We are delighted to be associated with Almoayyed Contracting to execute this prestigious project of Harbour Row. We have envisioned this project to be a standard bearer in terms of quality and value and for that reason we have selected Almoayyed Contracting to lead in the project’s execution and meet our unique and high specification requirement standards,” states Al Khan.

“They have the technical, financial and managerial strengths that give us confidence and that will ensure the Harbour Row project is delivered on schedule and to the highest quality standards,” he adds.



GE signs substation contract

GE Energy Connections said one of its units has won a contract from Indian construction group L&T to support seven 66/11-kV substations with advanced protection and automation systems at Lusail City mega-development in Qatar.

With this contract, the company is setting a new benchmark in localised provision of power solutions by supporting the power supply of Qatar’s future smart city, the Lusail City, which will also be the host venue of Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup.

GE Energy Connections said its Grid Solutions business will be providing both the main relays marking the exclusive provision of all protection equipment for the substations.

In addition, more than 400 protection panels and the full DS Agile substation automation system for the seven substations are provided by Grid Solutions, it states.

These substations, protected and automated by GE, are located in Qetafian Island South, West 1, West 2, Wadi 1, Wadi 2, North and Marina. The panels are scheduled for supply by April next year and all the seven substations will be energised by the end of 2017. The substations at Lusail City will support the electricity needs of nearly 450,000 people who are expected to take up residence in the mega development.

The 80,000-seater Lusail stadium, which is set to host the opening and final matches of the Qatar 2022 Fifa World Cup, is also part of this master-planned development.



Serco wins Dubai Trolley contract extension

Serco, a British outsourcing company, said it has won a three-year contract extension from Dubai developer Emaar Properties for managing the operations and maintenance of the Downtown Dubai Trolley System until 2019.

The initial operation and maintenance contract was awarded to Serco in 2015, said the company, which specialises in the operation of public and private transport and traffic control, aviation, detention centres, call centres, prisons and schools.

The extension to 2019 reinforces the strength of Serco’s services portfolio delivering a fully integrated transport approach for the 500-acre Downtown Dubai mega-development. Serco’s participation in the project began in August 2014 when it was engaged by Emaar under an early operator involvement contract, giving advice on the system during the design phase.  

David Greer, chief executive of Serco Middle East, says: “This award asserts our position as the region’s leading provider of high quality transport operations and maintenance services. The trolley is the first of its type in the Middle East and we are delighted to extend our partnership with Emaar and to continue to deliver the highest quality of service to the public.”



Danish firm inks $200m cement plant deal in Iraq

Denmark-based FLSmidth, a leading equipment supplier to the global mining and cement industries, has signed a contract worth more than $200 million with Iraq Cement to install a production line with a capacity of 6,000 tonnes of cement per day in the Al Muthana region.

The contract is a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) order, comprising engineering, all FLSmidth equipment supplies, erection and construction, as well as commissioning and training once completed. The cement plant will produce 6,000 tonnes per day and will feature state-of-the-art equipment, including the latest technology to ensure an environment-friendly and energy-efficient production process.

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