The Middle East's top construction contracts of November 2020

November 2020 has shone a light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel as contracting giants get back on their feet, slowly but surely. Some of the projects that stood out with their contract awards were Siraj Power, ACWA Power, Elsewedy Electric, SS Lootah, Hassan Allam, and AESG, among others. 

The Middle East’s top construction contracts of November 2020 were:

1. ACWA Power signs first major PPP utilities package with TRSDC

2. SirajPower wins contract to design, construct, operate, and maintain 1.8MWp solar rooftop plant for Al Ghurair Group's Gulf Extrusions’ facility

3. GE has secured a contract from the Kuwait Ministry for maintenance of 54 substations

4. Gammon & Billimoria wins $100m contract for the Phases 3 and 4 within Deyaar's Midtown

5. Elsewedy Electric wins $90m EPC contract for smart traffic info system

6. SS Lootah wins $5.5m concrete contract from Azizi Developments 

7. Hassan Allam secures contract for Phase 1 of Cairo Metro Line 4

8. Atkins picks AESG as specialist consultant for Six Flags Qiddiya

9. Rezaik Abdallah Al-Gedrawy & Co wins contract to build part of 4,000 homes in ROSHN's 20km2 Riyadh community.

10. Bee'ah and Sharjah Cement Factory sign alternative fuel contract

Please note that this list is not a ranking.

1. ACWA Power signs first major PPP utilities package with TRSDC

Saudi Arabia's The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) signed its first major public-private partnership (PPP) utilities package with ACWA Power as part of its commitment for the 28,000km2 destination to be solely powered by renewable energy.

TRSDC revealed that the deal will be its highest-value contract to date, which will be led by ACWA Power to design, build, operate and transfer The Red Sea Project’s utilities infrastructure.

All of the utilities will be delivered under a single agreement, which includes the provision of renewable power, potable water, wastewater treatment, solid waste management and district cooling for the 16 hotels, international airport and infrastructure that make up phase one of the project.

UAE-based solar energy provider, SirajPower, is in collaboration with Al Ghurair Group, to implement solar systems across their facilities in the UAE.

To commence the first phase of the deal, SirajPower has been appointed to design, construct, operate, and maintain a 1.8MWp solar rooftop plant for Gulf Extrusions’ facility, which is part of the Al Ghurair Group and is located at Jebel Ali in Dubai. The aluminum rails that will be used to mount the solar PV panels will be manufactured by Gulf Extrusions. The project covers 4,500 solar panels that will annually generate 3GWh of clean energy.

Source: Constructionweekonline