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ISSUE 11

NOVEMBER 2011

Projects

Abu Dhabi to spend Dh5.8 billion on wastewater projects in 2012

More than one-third of 2012 budget will be spent on Step tunnels scheme Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC) plans to spend AED5.8bn ($1.6bn) on wastewater projects in 2012. Speaking at MEED's 7th Annual Middle East Wastewater Treatment and Reuse conference in Abu Dhabi on 21 November, ADSSC planning and forecasting department manager Malcolm Haddock said that much of the spending will be on the AED2bn strategic tunnels enhancement programmed (Step) project.

ADSSC is about to formally award a contract to Brazil's Odebrecht to build a pumping station as part of the Step

scheme. Construction has already started on the projects' three tunnel packages that were awarded by ADSSC in 2009 and 2010.

Etihad Rail invites prequalification for stage two contract covers civil works Main

Etihad Rail is inviting companies to submit prequalification documents in December, 2011 for six contracts on stage two of the $11bn national railway. The main works for stage two will be done by four railway design and build infrastructure contracts. It will cover civil works, structures, track works, facilities and utilities. Companies are asked to submit prequalification documents by 13 December. The second contract covers railway integration and systems. The successful contractor will be responsible for the design, procurement, manufacturing, installation and systems integrations. This also includes testing and commissioning management. Prequalification documents must be submitted by 14 December. The third contract covers the supply of all switches and crossings for stage two. Companies must submit prequalification documents by 12 December. Stage two will involve extending the railway line for 137 kilometres from Ruwais to Ghweifat. It also involves a 190km extension from Liwa Junction to Al Ain and an 186km extension from Al Ain to Jebel Ali. This will also include a branch to Khalifa Port. Stage two also includes building a 78km line from Industrial City Abu Dhabi to Mussafah. The extensions will include the construction of depots, freight facilities, marshalling years and passenger stations which will be built at a later date. Work on stage two will start in 2012 and be ready in 2016. The civil and tracks contract for the first phase was awarded to a consortium led by Italy's Saipem in October

The first phase of the railway involves building a 265-kilometre track between the port of Ruwais and gas fields at Shah and Habshan. The first part of the work will involve building the line from Ruwais to Habshan, which will be able to transport 10,000 tonnes a day (t/d) of granulated sulphur. This will increase to 20,000 t/d when the line is

completed to Shah.

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Abu Dhabi sets up Dh70 million plastics recycling facility

The Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi has set up a $19m recycling plant to dispose of plastic waste. The factory, which has two production lines each with a capacity of 25t a day, has been designed to host two more production lines in future, doubling its capacity. "By diverting material from landfill and recycling waste materials on one site, the negative environmental impacts of transportation are minimised," Reinhard Goeschl, GM of Emirates Environmental Technology, told Gulf

News.

The facility will process plastic recovered by the sorting station, from mixed waste collected from households, business establishments, and organisations across the Al Ain area. In addition, the CWM Abu Dhabi has set up a tire recycling facility in partnership with Omnix international. The facility, located in the new industrial city, has a production capacity of 6.3t an hour.

1,220 units at Al Raha completed

1,220 units have been completed this year at the Al Raha Beach development and another 800 units will be completed by the end of this month Abu Dhabi's largest real estate developer Aldar Properties' chief executive officer has said that 1,220 units have been completed this year at the Al Raha Beach development and another 800 units will be completed by the end of this month. "A total of 116 showrooms have been completed in Motor City and tenants are moving in soon," Sami Asad told delegates at a MEED conference in the capital. Asad said that Aldar is working on the Yas Mall on Yas Island and that work will be completed in 2013. The Yas Island water park project is due for completion in 2012, he added. It reported a profit of Dh144 million for the quarter ended September 30, compared with a net loss of Dh731.2 million in the same period a year ago. Aldar recently appointed Greg Fewer, an executive at Mubadala, as it new chief financial officer. Aldar's portfolio of projects in the emirate of Abu Dhabi is valued at more than $75 billion (Dh275.40 billion) with the entire portfolio slated to be completed and delivered within this decade.

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UAE MAJOR CONTRACTORS

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Company Name Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company, Abu Dhabi Doosan Heavy Industries, Abu Dhabi Korean Electric Power Company (KEPCO)-Korea Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCC), Abu Dhabi Wade Adams, Dubai Arabtec Construction, Dubai M+W Group Van Oord, Dubai Samsung Engineering, Abu Dhabi Al Habtoor Leighton, Dubai Khansaheb Civil Engineering Kharafi National, Abu Dhabi Arabian Construction Company (ACC), Abu Dhabi Al Habtoor Leighton, Abu Dhabi Al Futtaim Carillion LLC JGC Corporation, Abu Dhabi Tecnimont SpA, Abu Dhabi GS Engineering & Construction, Abu Dhabi China State Construction & Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), Dubai SK Engineering & Construction Company, Abu Dhabi Daewoo Engineering & Construction Ltd, Abu Dhabi Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting, Abu Dhabi Saipem S.p.A, Abu Dhabi China Petroleum Engineering Construction Corporation Samsung C&T Corporation, Abu Dhabi

Project Value (US$ mln)

23,777 22,693 20,000 9,990 8,579 8,565 8,000 7,700 6,955 6,533 5,484 5,242 5,042 4,927 4,719 4,700 4,700 4,200 3,846 3,778 3,600 3,555 3,546 3,290 3,021

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