In Oman, we’re maximising the output of oil reservoirs using a range of enhanced oil recovery techniques. Also in the Sultanate our long-standing relationship with key client Petroleum Development Oman is continuing as we provide maintenance engineering and engineering, procurement and construction management services under a six year framework contract.
In Abu Dhabi, we’re managing construction of a giant 400,000 barrels per day refinery at Ruwais, building on our industry-leading safety record – we helped initiate a working culture on the AED295 million Bab Gas Compression Plant project that enabled 20 million hours to be completed without a lost time accident.
In Iraq, we’re working for major international companies to restore oil and gas facilities and prepare the ground for the development of giant and super-giant fields in the south of the country.
Following on from our role as lead designer for infrastructure on Abu Dhabi’s low carbon Masdar City, we have roles on many of the region’s landmark development projects. We’re supervising construction on the northern quarter of Abu Dhabi’s 960 hectare, AED7 billion South Shamkha housing development.
Our infrastructure finance and management team is playing a major part in easing Bahrain’s housing shortage, where there’s a waiting list of 55,000 families for social housing. Under a public private partnership (PPP), 4100 homes are to be built over the coming two years on three sites, including the newly reclaimed North Bahrain New Town.
In Dubai we’re developing a 25 year master plan for the management of solid waste, aiming to recycle 70% by segregating waste at source. We’re also providing the detailed design for the luxury Dubai Pearl development, which will provide a home for 9000 people and a workplace for a further 12,000.
We have been working in Saudi Arabia since the 1970s and continue to be active in the power generation, water, buildings and transport sectors. Current projects include an investigation into rising groundwater in Riyadh, updating hydrogeological maps and identifying ways to reduce the water level.
Our input to the Gulf’s power generation and transmission network goes back more than 50 years. We’re now working on some of the region’s newest power plants including the Sur independent combined cycle power project in Oman. It will be among the most efficient in the world. Meanwhile in the northern Emirates we designed and supervised installation, testing and commissioning of three 400kV double circuit overhead transmission lines.
2011 saw the completion of two major transport projects and we continue to be involved in key schemes across the region. In Qatar we undertook detailed design and supervised construction of the Terminal Metro station at Doha International Airport. In Abu Dhabi we were project manager for the 81km Ruwais Bypass, a key part in the Gulf road network. We’re also designing all bridges and road diversions as well as the diversion of overhead power lines on the first rail project in the UAE, Etihad Rail Phase 1.