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HLG secures two new projects in Abu Dhabi 27 April 2011

HLG secures two new projects in Abu Dhabi

Al Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has secured two new projects in Abu Dhabi worth over AED600 million.

The Group has been awarded the AED 510 million Qusahwira Phase 1 building and services project for the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operation (ADCO).

The project consists of 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.

The AED 110 million contract is for the design and construction of chilled water facilities for the new University. The project will consist of two plants with a combined capacity of 9,200 Tons of Refridgerant (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 2011.

Al Habtoor Leighton Group CEO and Managing Director Laurie Voyer said the two contact awards continued a good start to the year for the Group.

“These two awards give another boost to our work in hand and position us well as we move into 2011,” he said.

“It is particularly pleasing to secure our first project for ADCO, with whom we hope to do further work for in the future. The chilled water project is also important, as it reaffirms the quality of the work we have done to date on the main university project.

“This continues our good start to the year, and with a number of new prospects on the horizon we are looking forward to another successful year ahead.”