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HLG wins $163m Abu Dhabi projects

July 2011

AL HABTOOR Leighton Group (HLG) has secured two new projects in Abu Dhabi worth more than Dh600 million ($163.4-million).

These include Dh510-million ($138 million) Qusahwira Phase One building and services project for the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operation (Adco), which involves the construction of accommodation and administration complexes at Adco’s Qusahwira oilfield. The project also includes facilities such as a sport centre, clinic, workshops and external works such as hard and soft landscaping, side-walks and roadworks. Work is due for completion by December 2012.

The Qusahwira project was followed by the award of the chilled water plant project at the new Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, which HLG is currently building in joint venture with Murray and Roberts.

Under the terms of the Dh110-million ($30 million) contract, the group will design and construct chilled water facilities for the new university. The project will consist of two plants with a combined capacity of 9,200 tonnes of refrigeration (TR).

Each plant will include water chillers, cooling towers, a water storage tank, primary chilled water pumps and condenser water pumps. The plants will be designed with additional space to enable future modules of a similar size to be added to meet eventual requirement of 15,800 TR.

Work on the project has already commenced and it is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of this year.

The Al Habtoor Leighton Group is a 45 per cent owned associate of Leighton Holdings, headquartered in the Middle East.

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