HLG awarded major pipeline contract in Qatar

The Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) — one of the leading diversified international contractors in the Middle East and North Africa — has announced that it has been awarded a US$300 million contract for the construction of pipelines for two sections of Doha’s Mega Reservoir Corridor Main 1 (Packages A & B) for Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA).

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According to the media release by HLG, the company that operates as Leighton Contracting (Qatar) WLL, will be responsible for the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 120km of 1600mm diameter ductile iron pipes and fitting, as well as for trench excavation, backfilling and construction of all valve chambers.

This is the fifth contract awarded to HLG by KAHRAMAA, which had previously contracted HLG for the construction of two reservoirs and associated works in Shahaniya (2010) and for the construction of the Al Kaaban reservoir and pipeline, as well as a reservoirs project (2012).

The contract with  KAHRAMAA brings the total value of new project awards to HLG during 2014 to AED7.4 billion (US$2 billion) — close to doubling HLG’s December 2013 work in hand to AED16.5 billion (US$4.48 billion).

HLG CEO and Managing Director José Antonio López-Monís said the pipelines project was aligned with HLG’s core capabilities and the award validated the high value placed by the client on the capabilities and proven performance of the Group.

“Securing repeat business from key government clients demonstrates that HLG remains a preferred contractor for clients to whom we have demonstrated our ability to deliver complex projects, safely, on time and on budget,” Mr López-Monís said.

“Since 2009, HLG has been awarded QAR2.18 billion worth of contracts by KAHRAMAA. Our regionally-based team has an exceptional rapport with KAHRAMAA, and we expect this to continue well into the future.”

The pipelines project commenced in June 2014 and is scheduled for completion in Q3, 2016.

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