Leighton Wins $200m Iraq Contract
By John Lee.
Habtoor Leighton Group (HLG) has been awarded a sub-contract for the construction of infrastructure in Southern Iraq and is part of an engineering, procurement and construction project to deliver a central production facility.
The Australian reports that the contract is valued at more than $200 million.
HLG CEO and Managing Director Laurie Voyer (pictured) said, the project is in line with the Group’s strategy to diversify its work by type and geography and will be the first contract HLG has been awarded in Iraq.
“HLG has developed an outstanding reputation for delivering complex projects in remote locations, and we are delighted to be working on this key project,” he said.
HLG’s initial scope of works comprises the partial engineering, and construction of civil, utility, and infrastructure works, including:
- Site offices
- Earthworks, roads and buildings
- Equipment installation, electrical and instrumentation
- Oil and water storage tanks
“This project provides HLG with an opportunity to demonstrate our outstanding construction capabilities and ability to deliver the project to the highest international standards,” said HLG Chairman, Riad T Sadik.
“We appreciate the importance of this project, and its successful delivery will stand HLG in good stead to secure additional oil and gas-related work – further cementing our position as one of the leading diversified international contractors in the Middle East and North Africa,” Mr Sadik said.
Works will commence immediately, with completion scheduled for early 2014.
(Sources: HLG, The Australian)