KAHRAMAA awards $68m reservoir contracts

Habtoor Leighton Group set to build additional reservoirs for Oman

HLG will construct ten additional reservoirs for KAHRAMAA. (GETTY IMAGES)
HLG will construct ten additional reservoirs for KAHRAMAA. (GETTY IMAGES)

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) has award a contract valued at US $68 million to the Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) for the construction of additional reservoirs at the Al Duhail and Umm Qarn Reservoir and Pumping Stations. Operating as Leighton Contracting Qatar, the firm will take responsibility for building nine new six million gallon reservoirs at Umm Qarn, and one 25 million gallon reservoir at Al Duhail.

The contracts also cover the pipe works, associated MEP and instrumentation works, together with landscaping and road works.

“We have placed considerable effort into securing repeat work for reputable clients to whom we have demonstrated our ability to deliver large, complex projects. These projects are a strong indication of the outstanding relationship our Qatar team has developed with KAHRAMMA,” said HLG CEO and MD Laurie Voyer.

“Qatar is a key market for us and this project confirms our status as one of the largest and most established contractors in the country. We have been operating here for more than six years, employ over 6,000 people across the country and have completed a range of large-scale infrastructure and building projects for both the private and public sector,” he added.

This is the fourth project that KAHRAMMA has awarded to HLG. An original contract valued at $210 million was agreed in 2009 for the construction of the Duhail and Umm Qarn reservoirs, and this was followed by further deals in 2010 and earlier this year to construct additional reservoirs.

The project is set to begin construction immediately, with completion expected within 12 months.



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