Qatar gets another cut of construction activity

US $700 million contract awarded on new Doha International Airport, in a week of deals

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By  Sean Cronin Published  October 1, 2005

Billions of dollars worth of contracts have been awarded in Qatar over the last week on a raft of oil, gas and transport projects. More than US $700 million (QR2.5 billion) of work has been awarded on the new Doha International Airport project. Sino-Malaysian joint venture Sinohydro-Gamuda-WCT has taken a $492 million package for design and construction of airfield facilities, which include two runways, three parallel taxiways, electrical and lighting work. A $197 million contract has also been awarded to local outfit Midmac Contracting for the design and construction of both airside and landside roadways. A $12 million job for the labour compound infrastructure was won by Al Jaber Engineering. Qatar’s booming oil and gas industry also produced a flurry of project awards over the last week. Qatar Shell GTL awarded a project management contract to JGC Corp of Japan and Kellogg Brown & Root, a subsidiary of US Halliburton, for the Pearl gas-to-liquids project at Ras Laffan in Qatar. French engineering contractor Technip and Japan’s Chiyoda signed a contract with the RasGas venture to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a scheme involving two of the world’s largest LNG trains. The deal is understood to be worth around US $4 billion. Qatar’s construction frenzy comes as petrodollars swell the state’s coffers. The government has earmarked about $30 billion for infrastructure developments and a further $15 billion

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