The UAE’s Arabtec, India’s L&T, US’s McDermott, and Saudi’s Al Fouzan were among last month’s most successful contractors



The Holy Month of Ramadan in 2019 started in the first week of May, and the month marked a busy period for the Middle East’s construction industry all the way through to Eid Al-Fitr, declared on 4 June, 2019, with contractors such as America’s McDermott, the UAE’s Arabtec, India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Oman’s Galfar Engineering & Contracting, and Saudi Arabia’s Al Fouzan being among the top contract winners during the month.

Contracts were awarded for significant Middle Eastern construction projects during the month of May 2019, including the UAE’s Museum of the Future and Ruwais refining complex, Oman’s Rusail-Nizwa Road, and 4,100 homes across Saudi Arabia.

he Middle East’s top 10 construction contracts of May 2019 were:

  1. McDermott wins Adnoc contract for Umm Shaif project in Abu Dhabi
  2. L&T, Outotec consortium wins $606m Ma’aden gold factory award
  3. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Housing, US’s Katerra to build 4,100 homes
  4. Arabtec wins contracts for Dubai’s Villanova and India’s Raheja; Target bags Ellington homes
  5. Saudi Arabia’s Sabic awards $67m contract to Germany’s Bilfinger
  6. Orascom-led JV wins $739m EPC contract for Egypt water plant
  7. Emaar selects SSH for Dubai’s Creek Beach District project
  8. Oman’s Galfar wins $224m Rusail-Nizwa road construction contract
  9. Al Fouzan wins contract for Saudi Arabia-funded Bahrain medical hub
  10. Dubai’s Museum of the Future to get Sherwin-Williams fire coating

Please note that this list is not a ranking.

McDermott wins Adnoc contract for Umm Shaif project in Abu Dhabi

Early-May 2019 saw American contractor McDermott picked to deliver front-end engineering design (Feed) services  on design-competition basis for Phase 1 of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company’s (Adnoc) Umm Shaif Gas Cap Condensate Development project in Abu Dhabi, with the offshore contract also including the submission of an engineering, procurement, construction, and installation (EPCI) proposal for the scheme.

In a statement, the Houston, Texas-headquartered builder said its London office would implement the project’s Feed scope, with support from its offices in Dubai and Chennai, India.

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